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Martin Luther King Jr. Award Winners

Canisius College announced the 2017 recipients of its Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Award.

This honor recognizes Canisius community members, students and non-students, who demonstrate qualities promoting social justice, racial harmony, civil rights, advocacy for the poor, or change through non-violence.

This year’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award recipients are Sarah Signorino, assistant director of campus ministry and Alie Iwanenko ’17, a senior international relations, Spanish and Latin American studies major.

Honorees will be recognized during the Canisius College Spring Honors Convocation in May.

Submitted by: Gary Everett, chief, Canisius College Public Safety (retired) and chair, Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Committee

Lyons Hall Parking

Facilities will begin repairs to the Lyons Hall roof on Tuesday, March 7 at approximately 7:00 a.m. The Lyons Hall rear parking lot, which is adjacent to the building, will be closed from March 7 until the completion of the project.  It is estimated that the work will take between 2-5 working days but this is weather dependent.  A crane/lift will be parked in the rear lot during the work period.

The rear exits to Lyons Hall will also be closed during this time.  Please enter and exit the building through the main front doors.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Submitted by: Wil Johnson, director, Public Safety

Human Rights Conference

On Tuesday, March 7 at 5:00 p.m. in the Palisano Commons, Melody LeBeau, co-founder and program director of “I Am Syria,” will discuss the lingering refugee crisis that affects hundreds of thousands of people today.

Students Andrew Beiter ’17 and Alie Iwanenko ’17 will also present. Beiter’s discussion, “Human Rights Defenders,” captures the burden of many Buffalo citizens that still lack some human rights. Iwanenko’s presentation is a thesis focusing on Latin American immigration to the U.S.

The event is co-sponsored by Peace Action Canisius, the International Relations Department and the Model United Nations Diplomacy Organization (MUNDO).

Submitted by: College Communications

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Weather permitting, your Canisius baseball team will host its earliest-ever spring game when the Griffs meet the University at Buffalo on Tuesday, March 7. All the action will take place at the Demske Sports Complex with first pitch slated for 3:00 p.m.

The Griffs were off to a 6-2 start prior to this past weekend when they battled Fordham in a four game series in North Carolina.

For more info on opening day, visit

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

This Week in the Griff Center

Check out the following events this week in the Griff Center!

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On Tuesday, March 7, a WNY AmeriCorps recruiter will visit the Employer Services Suite (HO 014). Contact Lu Firestone at for an appointment.

Wednesday, March 8 is Resume Wednesday! Have your resume proofread from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the Employer Services Suite. At 6:00 p.m. Chiampou, Travis, Besaw and Kershner LLP will host an information session on the LEAD Summit in the Student Center Conference Room.

On Thursday, March 9, Sierra Bonerb, assistant director of the Griff Center, hosts the Veteran Community Series at at 12:00 p.m. in the Veterans Lounge located in Old Main 320.

The summer and fall 2017 course schedules will be available in MyCanisius on Friday, March 10.

Submitted by: Darby Ratliff, graduate assistant, Griff Center