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 9/11 Remembrance  

Pick up American flags at the Griff Center

Canisius College will honor the 16th anniversary of 9/11 on Monday, September 11 by passing out American flags outside the Griff Center for Academic Engagement, Old Main 013. Please stop by throughout the day and show your support for those who were impacted by this tragic event.

Thank you for joining us and taking a day to remember, reflect and come together as a community.

Submitted by: Sierra Bonerb, assistant director, Griff Center for Academic Engagement

Digital Humanities Speaker Series September 19

Hear Angela Washko discuss her game/dating simulator

DigitalThe Digital Humanities Speaker Series begins for the 2017-18 year by welcoming digital artist Angela Washko to campus on Tuesday, September 19 at 4 p.m. in Lyons Hall 418.  Washko will discuss her project “The Game: The Game 2.0,” a video game/dating simulator that she says explores “the complexity of the construction of social behaviors around dating as well as the experience of being a femme-presenting individual navigating this complicated terrain.”  Washko’s work is featured in a solo exhibit at Squeaky Wheel from September 15 to December 9.

To learn more about this and related events, see the Digital Humanities Group site here.

To learn more about Washko’s exhibit, check out Squeaky Wheel’s website here.

The Digital Humanities Group thanks our friends at The Squeaky Wheel and The Department of Art at the University at Buffalo for helping organize this special opportunity, and thanks to Angela Washko for coming to Buffalo to share her creation with us!

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, Center for Online Learning & Innovation

Welcome Home

Faculty and staff receive discount for reunion weekend

Come join alumni, family, friends and fellow staff members at our Welcome Home Party on Friday, September 22 from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. in Science Hall. Enjoy the new format of our tent party, featuring live music from A List, dinner from local food trucks (Lloyd, Frank’s Gourmet Hot Dogs, Ru’s Pierogi and Sweet Melody’s), and drinks from 21 Brix Winery, Resurgence Brewery and Bootleg Bucha. We are offering faculty and staff a discounted rate of $25 until September 18!

Click here to register. Enter promotion code FACSTAFF when selecting your tickets (see screenshot below) to get your discounted rate.


You may also call the Alumni Engagement Office at Ext. 2700 to purchase tickets or if you have any questions. Don’t miss the party of the year!!!!

Submitted by: Sharon Kasperczyk, senior assistant director, Office of Alumni Engagement





Volleyball Hosts Tournament this Weekend

Team opens season at home

2017-18-vb-1There will be plenty of volleyball action in the Koessler Center this weekend as three out-of-state teams converge on campus to compete in a round-robin tournament with your Golden Griffins. Bucknell, Charlotte and Eastern Washington will all be in town. Canisius is slated to battle Bucknell at 6 p.m. today, Friday, September 8, Charlotte at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 9 and Eastern Washington at 6 p.m. on Saturday night. Other games will be played throughout the day on Friday and Saturday with a complete schedule available at This weekend will be the home openers for the volleyball team, as they have started the campaign with their first seven games away from campus.

For additional information, visit the Canisius athletics web site at There is no admission charge for any of the games.

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

Men’s and Women’s Soccer Teams in Action this Weekend

Enjoy a free alternative to the Bills game

M. Soccer #2Don’t have a need to watch the Bills home opener? Looking to soak in some sunshine while watching NCAA Division I soccer? Then come by the Demske Sports Complex, enjoy a hot dog and cold drink, and watch your men’s and women’s teams battle regional opponents.

The men get things started at 1 p.m. on Sunday, September 10 with a contest against Central Connecticut State. The women finish the day’s action with a 4 p.m. tilt versus St. Bonaventure. The men are off to a 2-1 start, while the women are 3-2. Both teams have away games on Friday night.

There is no admission charge for soccer (much less expensive than an NFL game!). For more information, visit

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