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Canisius in the News II

The spring season may be over for the women’s lacrosse team but some members will have a busy summer. Head Coach Scott Teeter and Second Team All-American Erica Evans ’18 will represent Team Canada in the Women’s Lacrosse World Cup in England, July 12-22 and in the World Games in Poland, July 27-30.

The Griffs also took the top spot in The Buffalo News College Power 10 Rankings for the spring season, beating out the Niagara County Community College’s baseball and UB’s men’s tennis teams.

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Submitted by: College Communications

Buffalo Burrito Project

Faculty, staff, family members, students and alumni are invited to join the Office of Campus Ministry and the Buffalo Burrito Project on Tuesday, June 27 and Tuesday, July 25.

The Burrito Project is a ministry of hospitality and provides homemade burritos to the marginalized and homeless population in downtown Buffalo. This ministry serves some of God’s most vulnerable and forgotten children.

Burritos will be prepared in the kitchen located in the undercroft of Christ the King Chapel from 6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. From 7:15 p.m. – 8:45 p.m., the group will walk a four-mile route and serve burritos, snacks and cold drinks. A college van follows the team as we walk.  (Please note time change-we ask you to come to the Undercroft at 6:15pm and not at 6:00 pm as this time frame works best to serve those in need.)

You may choose to help prepare the burritos, prepare and serve or just serve. Most people prepare and serve.

To sign-up, email Joe Van Volkenburg at with your name and cell number.

Submitted by: Joe Van Volkenburg, senior campus minister, Campus Ministry

Celebrate Dianna Civello

The campus community is invited to a gathering on Wednesday, June 28 at 11:00 a.m. in Lyons 118 to congratulate and thank Dianna Civello for her 14 years of dedicated service to Canisius.  Please join the institutional advancement team as they wish Dianna the best of luck upon her retirement.  Light refreshments will be served.

Throughout her tenure, Dianna forged a vision and path for fundraising at the college.  As associate vice president for institutional advancement, Dianna was a driving force behind the college’s Legacy of Leadership campaign.  She leaves the college on a high note, raising more than $1,000,000 last fiscal year.

Dianna co-founded the Medical Advisory Board in 2004 and most recently founded the Women of Canisius in 2015.  She was inducted into the DiGamma Honor Society in 2008 for her service to the college, including the period when she stepped up to serve as interim vice president for institutional advancement.

Dianna will remain involved at Canisius coordinating guest speakers for the Pre-med Program.

Submitted by: Institutional Advancement