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Campus Candids


Students, faculty and staff lined the Koessler Plaza on Monday, August 28 for the Griffin Welcome Walk. The event is held to give incoming students a warm welcome back to campus.

Submitted by: College Communications












Submitted by: College Communications




Canisius in the News

Canisius in the News

In July, Canisius welcomed a group of high school students for immersion experiences, academic instruction and faith sharing/reflection. Jesuits magazine featured Canisius’ own “Be the Light Institute” in their summer 2017 issue.

Read the article here.

Spotlight on Teaching and Learning

itl-bio-boot-camp-spotlightLast week a group of more than 60 students taking Introductory Biology in the fall participated in the inaugural three-day BIO Boot Camp, which included both academic and social activities. Several faculty members from the Biology and ABEC departments volunteered their time to introduce students to a variety of critical skills such as how to take notes, how to study for quizzes and exams, how to take quizzes and exams, and presenting and interpreting data. After each introduction, students had the opportunity to practice the skill, even experiencing mini-lectures and taking a couple of quizzes!!

biology-boot-camp2The social activities included a student mixer, a session to get to know the faculty, a meet the faculty dinner, game night, movie nights, and a break to watch the eclipse. The students can now tell you who, from biology and/or ABEC, has been skydiving, who has visited 45 states, who is in a viral YouTube video, and whp has danced in the Nutcracker.

Andrew Stewart, PhD, assistant professor of biology and the Canisius Science Scholars Program Director, was pleased both with the turnout and with the evaluations. The vast majority of the students said that they were happy with the program and would do it again. One common refrain was how nice it was to get to know the faculty before the semester started. Student surveys later this year will be used to refine the program, which was sponsored by Stewart’s grant from the National Science Foundation.


Submitted by: Sara Morris, associate vice president, Academic Affairs

Get to Know…

katherinehuck_0Get to Know….

Katherine Huck, director of advancement services

“I love being part of the Canisius community where we all share the same mission,” says Huck. “I also enjoy getting to know the students and learning about what they want to do with their lives.”

Huck is committed to leading the advancement services team, which includes Carol Lower and Linda Rahner. The team manages the college’s alumni database and processes the financial, biographical, and demographical updates to maintain the database. Huck’s team also works with donors and supports the gift officers to help facilitate giving to the college.

“I believe adaptability is a key skill that anyone who works in advancement needs to have,” adds Huck, who has worked at the college nearly six years.  “A sense of humor is also necessary!”

Huck is grateful that her children, Connor ᾿19, and Blake ᾿21, now attend Canisius College and are exposed to its Jesuit values.

She and her family volunteer every year at the St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy Santa’s Helpers event.  In her spare time, Huck likes to spend time with her family, camp, quilt and hike.

Submitted by: College Communications


Blue and Gold Fridays Kick Off This Week!

As part of President Hurley’s commitment to engagement, we are pleased to introduce Blue and Gold Fridays!  Classes are back in session and sports teams are back in action, so let’s show our Canisius pride and wear blue and gold beginning this Friday, September 1!  Continuing each Friday throughout the year, wear blue and gold business casual apparel to show your school spirit!

If you take a photo of yourself – or a group of office colleagues – wearing blue and gold and tweet your photo using #canisiuspride, post on Instagram, or email to with #canisiuspride in the subject line, you will be in the running to be a Blue and Gold Fan of the Week!   Weekly winners will be posted in The Dome, and also be in contention to be the Fan of the Month and win a prize!  Please note that weekly winners will be chosen at 2 p.m. on Fridays, so be sure to tweet or email your photos before the deadline.  Weekly winners will be announced on Mondays.

In support of this initiative, our campus bookstore is offering a 30% employee discount coupon for one Canisius business apparel item including:

Men’s and Women’s Under Armour Zip Ups

Men’s and Women’s Polo Shirts

Men’s and Women’s Button Down Shirts (As available)

Scarves and Ties

Men’s and Women’s Sweaters

Men’s and Women’s Fleece Zip Ups

Please click below to access the Bookstore coupon.

Employee Discount Coupon

Watch for additional information and a link to the discounted site from the Athletics Department.

Please contact the Human Resources Office at Ext. 2240 with questions.

Submitted by: Linda Walleshauser, associate vice president for human resources & compliance