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Softball Has Busy Weekend at Home

The Canisius softball team will host a pair of conference doubleheaders this weekend at the Demske Sports Complex. The Griffs meet Manhattan at noon and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 8 before hosting St. Peter’s at noon and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 9.

For additional information or schedule changes, please visit

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

Students Tour Albright-Knox Art Gallery

On April 1, students in the Topics in Art History – Animals in Art class participated in an enthusiastically delivered and fascinating docent-led tour of “Menagerie: Animals on View.” This exhibit contains artwork from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s permanent collection. It includes video installation, paintings, sculpture and works on paper from a diverse number of artists such as Kelly Richardson, Albrecht Dürer, Bruce Nauman, Susan Rothenberg, Joan Miro and Frida Kahlo.

As part of their coursework, students discussed Kiki Smith’s “Born” (pictured here) and studied a variety of other works with animals as their primary focus. This inspired a beautifully organized exhibit, which was curated by Holly E. Hughes, Godin-Spaulding Curator & Curator for the Collection at Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

On Wednesday, April 19, Hughes will lecture on her distinguished role as a curator at the Albright-Knox as part of the art history lectures offered in conjunction with ArtsCanisius. For more information about her lecture, please visit

“Menagerie: Animals on View” is on display until June 4, 2017.

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, visiting assistant professor and director, Art History

Digital Humanities Speaker Series

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The second event in the College of Arts & Sciences Digital Humanities Speaker Series at Canisius is Thursday, April 27, at 4:00 p.m. in Lyons Hall room 418.

A new wave of enthusiasm about virtual reality (VR) poses interesting artistic challenges and opportunities for the creation of digital art. Immersion, a key component of a VR experience, plays an important role in the perception of art and in the emotional involvement of a viewer. Przemysław J. (PJ) Moskal, PhD, associate professor of digital media arts, examines traditions of immersion through the lens of the intertwined worlds of art, science and technology. Additionally, he will present emerging trends in VR and highlight some of recent artwork in this sphere.

Moskal is the director of the Digital Media Arts Program at Canisius College, where he teaches courses in interaction design, game development and animation as part of the game design concentration.

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

Volunteer for Commencement Ceremonies

Save the date and join in the celebration of our students’ successes at the 2017 Canisius College commencement ceremonies. Please consider volunteering at one or both of these memorable events for our students:

Graduate Commencement Ceremony
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Koessler Athletic Center

Undergraduate Commencement Ceremonies
Saturday, May 20, 2017
10:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Koessler Athletic Center

We are counting on our veteran volunteers and look forward to working with all newcomers. For more information on commencement opportunities and to access the online volunteer form, please go to the myCanisius portal under the Academic Affairs Community in the Commencement tab or click here.

If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Peter at Ext. 2121 or Lisa Fischer at Ext. 2120.

Submitted by: Kathy Peter, executive associate, Academic Affairs