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Canisius Deepens Commitment to Sustainability

Canisius College is now a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) to further campus efforts toward building a healthy and just world. Through membership in AASHE, Canisius will receive support in advancing its sustainability initiatives throughout the institution and in the community.

AASHE enables higher education institutions to meet their sustainability goals by providing specialized resources, professional development and a network of peer support. Membership covers every individual at an institution, so the entire campus community can take advantage of member benefits.

“AASHE counts on the support of progressive institutions like Canisius to fulfill its mission of facilitating leadership to transform our planet,” said AASHE Executive Director Meghan Fay Zahniser. “As the gateways to knowledge, higher education institutions have a unique opportunity to make sustainability part of everyone’s agenda. I welcome Canisius to our family of colleges, universities, associations and businesses driving the transformation to a sustainable world.”

AASHE is an association of colleges and universities working to create a sustainable future. To further its mission of empowering higher education to lead the sustainability transformation, AASHE provides resources, professional development and a network of support to enable institutions of higher education to model sustainability in all areas, from governance and operations to education and research.

To read more on AASHE, click here.

Submitted by: Veronica Serwacki, executive associate to the dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Baseball in Buffalo

Your Canisius Golden Griffins are ready to take the turf at the Demske Sports Complex for the first time this season after opening with 23 games on the road. Canisius will meet the Monmouth Hawks on Saturday, April 1 at 3:00 p.m. for a doubleheader. The Griffs will conclude the three-game conference series with a game on Sunday, April 2 at noon.

After sweeping Quinnipiac earlier this season, the Hawks own a 3-0 conference record.

There is no admission charge to watch Canisius baseball. For additional baseball information, visit

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

Serious Games Meetup

The Serious Games Meetup Group convenes on Friday, April 7 at 10:30 a.m. in Lyons Hall Room 122.  The group’s goal is to familiarize faculty and staff with theories and tools for the design and development of games for purposes other than pure entertainment.

Serious games can serve a wide variety of purposes: educational topics, scientific simulations, healthcare and therapeutic processes, personnel training, emergency management, city planning and politics. The group will explore learning theories, game design and conduct workshops using various applications and “game engines” that will aid faculty and staff in the development of serious games…and yes we will play games too!

The group, facilitated by P.J. Moskal, associate professor of communication studies and Mark Gallimore, PhD, instructional designer in the Center for Online Learning and Innovation (COLI), meets on the first Friday of the month at 1:00 p.m. for one-hour sessions.

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

Canisius in the News

In an interview with Spectrum News’ Capital Tonight, Political Science Professor Michael V. Haselswerdt, PhD, discussed the potential impact of new digital ads placed by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee that target Republicans who supported the recently-failed American Health Care Act.

Watch the story here.

Submitted by: College Communications