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When walking the first floor of Science Hall, it’s hard to miss the new signage identifying the James H. Cummings Foundation Collaborative Learning Laboratory. Canisius received a $500,000 grant from the Cummings Foundation, which was used for renovations to the basement and first floor of Science Hall.

In recognition of the foundation’s generosity, the college named adjoining classrooms 1013A and 1013B in its honor. Classroom 1013A will now be known as Cummings South and 1013B will be Cummings North.

Canisius is extremely grateful to the Cummings Foundation for their investment in the college!

Submitted by: Sandy Miller, director of corporate and foundation relations, institutional advancement

Town Hall Meeting is March 2

All Canisius faculty and staff members are cordially invited to attend President Hurley’s Town Hall meeting next Thursday, March 2 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Regis Room.  He will give an update on a number of important topics and welcome any questions you may have.  For those who do not wish to publicly present questions at the Town Hall, you may submit your inquiry in advance of the meeting online by clicking here. Your submissions will be completely anonymous and are due by 9:00 a.m. the morning of the event.

Many thanks and we hope to see you next week.

Submitted by: Erica C. Sammarco, associate vice president, assistant to the president, secretary, Board of Trustees

USA President Talks NYS TAP

aaeaaqaaaaaaaalsaaaajdgwytgwyzkylwu4njmtngy5oc1imdnhltyynjuxnzy5zjdinw49Last week, Elias Ayoub ’17, president of the Undergraduate Student Association (USA), traveled to Albany with a group of Canisius students to participate in New York Student Aid Alliance Advocacy Day.  He and the Canisius contingent asked legislators to continue their support of all New York college students by increasing funding for TAP and opportunity programs.

While there, Ayoub was interviewed by the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU).  He spoke about his Canisius experience and stressed the importance of being able to choose where to attend college.  Ayoub’s full interview is now available on CICU’s YouTube Channel.  Click here to watch.

Submitted by: College Communications

Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony Highlights Weekend

There are lots of activities this weekend in the Koessler Athletic Center (KAC) as your Golden Griffin men’s basketball team concludes its regular season with a pair of games.

On Friday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m. Canisius hosts Fairfield. Free bobbleheads will be given to the first 200 ticketed fans and to the first 300 students (with ID) entering from the pre-game birthday party for Petey. The Griffs are one game ahead of the Stags in the conference standings.

SHOFSunday, February 26, is Senior Day and the Hall of Fame Ceremony. Golden Griffins Phil Valenti and Kiefer Douse will be honored before the game for their contributions to Canisius basketball. Tip off is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. At halftime, Canisius welcomes six inductees into the Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees are:

Andrea Bunten Sykes ’05 (Softball), Kevin Downey ’06, MBA ’07 (Basketball), Bryan Worosz ’05 (Hockey), Becky Zak Kelly ’06 (Basketball), the 1962-1963 men’s basketball team and this year’s recipient of the Rev. Paul J. Dugan, SJ, Award, James Lauffenburger ’60, PhD.

For tickets, call 888-TIXX. Remember, faculty and staff receive a discount with a valid ID.

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director, external affairs

Women’s Lacrosse Hosts Home Opener

The Canisius women’s lacrosse team opens its 2017 home schedule this Saturday, February 25, as it hosts Columbia at the Demske Sports Complex. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m. Admission is free to all fans.

Canisius, the defending Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) champions, are currently 1-2 on the year after falling to nationally-ranked Syracuse last weekend. The Griffs earned their first win of the 2017 season on February 13 with a 15-11 victory at Oregon.

Submitted by: Matt Reitnour, assistant athletic director, communications