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RAISE Benefit is March 10

Campus Ministry will host its annual RAISE Benefit event in early March.  More than 50 Canisius students will take part in one of the college’s 2017 Campus Ministry international trips this summer, journeying to locations around the globe to live out the Jesuit ideals of men and women for and with others.  This year’s international service-immersion trips include experiences in Jamaica, Guatemala, Poland and the Mexican – U.S. border. Canisius students will work with people who have suffered from war, hunger, neglect, discrimination and poverty.

New this year is a spiritual-immersion trip in partnership with the Institute for the Global Study of Religion (IGSOR) to Argentina. During their stay, students will explore their spirituality, and learn about the history of the Jesuits and their impact in Latin America.

Students are excited to embark on these transformative experiences but they need your help! Student participants are expected to raise funds to cover the cost of their experiences. Here’s how you can help them meet their goals:

  • Submit a basket or raffle item for our RAISE Benefit by Monday, February 27
  • Purchase a ticket for our RAISE Benefit dinner scheduled for Friday, March 10 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. The night will be complete with food tastings from around the world, live music and a cash bar.  Basket and raffle winners will be chosen! A single ticket to the event is $25 and a group discount of four tickets is available for $75. All tickets include a sheet of raffle tickets valued at $10!

Buy your tickets here:

 We truly appreciate the support of our Canisius family!

If you have any questions, contact Alice Zicari, associate campus minister at Ext. 2488 or by email at

Submitted by: Alice Zicari, associate campus minister, Campus Ministry

Fiddler on the Roof Comes to Marie Maday Theatre

African and Burmese children from Our Lady of Hope Parish in Buffalo will perform in Fiddler on the Roof on Saturday, February 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the college’s Marie Maday Theatre.  Come and rejoice in the music and cleverness of Fiddler on the Roof and applaud the efforts and performances of the children. These young people have all come to Buffalo as refugees, overcoming all manners of obstacles in their efforts to become part of American society. They have put in hours of practice under the skillful direction of the talented Jenny Serniuk, doctoral student at UB and musician.

The event is free and open to the public, however, registration is mandatory to gain admittance. To do this, please contact Sr. Pat Brady at Ext. 2177 or 861-4935 or by email at

A free-will offering would be very appreciated, but is not required.

Submitted by: Sr. Pat Brady, director, Center for Service-Learning

COLI Covers Campus Tech

The Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) is offering numerous workshops covering a variety of different topics this spring. As in the past, these are a useful way to get to know technologies related to teaching, learning, research and other kinds of productivity.  For example, Google Drive is a great toolset for providing students ongoing, comprehensive feedback on their writing.

Take a look!


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