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Griffs Cheerleaders to Host Youth Clinic

The Canisius College Cheerleaders are hosting their first Youth Clinic on Saturday, January 28 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The clinic is for girls ages 5-14. Participants will be taught a routine to perform at halftime of that day’s Men’s Basketball Game against Manhattan.

All participants will receive a Griffs Cheer t-shirt, lunch and game ticket for only $30. Parents/friends can order tickets to come watch at a discounted rate.

For more information, click here.

If you have any questions or would like to sign up, call Joe LaVare Ext. 8286 or visit

Submitted by: Joe LaVare, manager, ticket sales

Final Call for Griffs Under 40

40-under-40_1-griffs-under-4017Canisius Magazine is looking for faculty, administrators and staff to help identify the college’s best and brightest young alumni.  Those individuals selected will be featured in the spring/summer 2017 edition.

To be eligible for selection, nominees must be 39 years or younger as of June 1, 2017, and they must have received a degree (undergraduate or graduate) from Canisius College.  Editors are looking to feature innovative, inspiring and impressive graduates who are using their Jesuit, Catholic education to make a difference in their professions and/or through their community advocacy.

We realize that choosing only 40 of our young graduates will be an extremely difficult task so please keep in mind when submitting nominations to choose those who are doing extraordinary things at a young age.

Please click here to nominate someone for Griffs Under 40.  Again, all nominations must be received by January 31, 2017.

If you have questions, contact Eileen Herbert, executive editor, Canisius Magazine at or Ext. 2791 or Audrey Browka, managing editor, Canisius Magazine, at or Ext. 2792.

Submitted by: College Communications

Call for Distinguished Faculty and Senior Nominations

The Office of Alumni Engagement is now accepting nominations for the Distinguished Faculty Award and the Distinguished Senior Award, and we need your assistance!

Please help us nominate a senior who has characterized his or herself through academic excellence and leadership roles at the college and/or a full-time faculty member who you feel should receive recognition for his or her contributions to the academic world and teaching excellence.

To nominate an individual for either award, click here. Nominations are due by February 6, 2017.

Submitted by: Courtney Sullivan, event coordinator, Office of Alumni Engagement

Western New York Prosperity Fellowship is Recruiting!

The Western New York Prosperity Fellowship is seeking entrepreneurial-minded students who are looking to make a positive impact on Western New York.  There will be two information sessions – Thursday, February 2 at 12:00 p.m. in Grupp Fireside Lounge and Friday, February 3 at 1:30 p.m. in Regis North, located on the second floor of the Student Center.

This fellowship offers scholarships up to $25,000, as well as many exciting events throughout the year.

Submitted by: Emma Pastori, graduate assistant, Management Department

COLI Workshops this Spring

In the Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI), we’re still scheduling our spring workshops but we’ve got a lot on the calendar so far.  As in the past, these are a useful way to get to know a technology or technologies related to teaching, learning, research and other kinds of productivity.  For example, you may use D2L to avoid the photocopier but the online gradebook might save you time, too.

Take a look!

If you have any suggestions for workshops that may be useful for you and your colleagues, please let us know by emailing us at!

COLI Quick Tip! Make it easier to find things in MyCanisius (the Portal).

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, PhD, instructional designer, COLI