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Fifth Annual Conservation Poster Session

The fifth annual conservation biology poster session will take place Thursday, May 4 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Science Hall atrium.

Students of the conservation biology course share their ideas about things you can do here in Buffalo to help conservation efforts. The students have worked incredibly hard and want the entire Canisius community to learn how to become “greener.”


For more information, contact Sue Margulis, PhD, associate professor of ABEC and Biology at

Submitted by: Sue Margulis, PhD, associate professor, ABEC and Biology

Pep Band Unveils New Name and Logo

18118490_1948984811989819_479229869746643092_nThe Canisius College Pep Band will dawn its new name and logo this coming fall semester. “Blue and Gold Brigade” was developed this past fall by a “name the band” survey sent out to the Canisius College community.

Anna Gleason ’17, a senior alto saxophonist and public relations chair for the brigade, designed the new logo that was released publicly this week.

The band appreciates all of the support the campus has shown them over the past two years. With this rebrand, they hope to further cement the band on campus for years to come.

Submitted by: Bryan Sibbitts, pep band director, Athletics


Digital Humanities Summer Workshop Series: Digital Mapping

warfordsummerworkshopheaderAll Canisius faculty and staff are invited to participate in our free 2017 Digital Humanities Summer Workshop Series, introducing digital mapping tools for research and teaching. Digital mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are powerful resources that scholars, students and professionals use in a wide variety of fields.  The series is led by Erin Warford, PhD, adjunct professor of classics, who has nine years of experience using Geographic Information Systems in academia and industry.

In these workshops attendees will learn:

  • How to build course content, assessments and student projects using StoryMaps, a web application that closely integrates geography with other forms of content (text, images and video). See examples here.
  • Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and digital mapping useful across a wide variety of applications, from the simple (class assignments) to the very complex (scholarly research).
  • Basics of ARCGIS, a powerful, industry-standard Geographic Information System.

You can find more information, and register for any or all of the workshops here.

These workshops are brought to you by the Digital Humanities Working Group and the Center for Online Learning & Innovation. We’d like to thank Dr. Warford for making this special opportunity possible!

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

Campus Candid

The Most Rev. Richard J. Malone, Bishop of Buffalo, visited the campus yesterday for an open discussion with Canisius students.  During the “Conversation with the Bishop,” students talked about faith, service, Pope Francis and what it means to receive a Jesuit education.  The “Conversation” was filmed by the Diocese of Buffalo’s Daybreak TV Productions for a TV and social media special.  Watch The Dome for air dates.

Bishop Malone ended the event with a prayer and then posed with students in front of the Griffin statue.

Submitted by: College Communications

Griffs Fly High


Yesterday’s #CanisiusGivingDay broke all records.

Nearly 1,900 Griffs stepped forward with their support of Canisius resulting in an increase of 806 donors and $113,000 and still counting.

The $335,000 that was raised unlocked several challenges, including $24,000 from the Board of Trustees and $20,000 to support women’s rowing. Contributors to the Contemporary Writer’s Series, Women’s Rowing, and alumni from the Classes of 1977 and 2014 put these programs and classes atop their respective leaderboards.

Our #CanisiusGivingDay momentum must continue for us to successfully unlock the $100,000 Challenge Grant put forth by the 50-year Reunion Class of 1967. We need only 111 donors to surpass our goal. It’s never too late to make your gift.

Our Golden Griffin community demonstrated just how high WE CAN soar together.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank You!

Submitted by: Erin Hartnett, director, Canisius Fund