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flagsTo remember those impacted by the tragedy of 9/11, the Canisius College Democrats Club placed American flags in the Quad yesterday. The event, held on Monday, September 11, was coordinated by The Office of Student Life and Sierra Bonerb, assistant director of the Griff Center for Academic Engagement.







Submitted by: College Communications

Get to Know…

eckenrodeYou may see Bryan Eckenrode walking to the Canisius campus with his cello strapped to his back.  Eckenrode has made the trek from his nearby home since he came to Canisius more than 15 years ago.  An adjunct professor, Eckenrode teaches cello in the fine arts/music department.

He also teaches at Buffalo State College, Villa Maria College and Nichols School.

Eckenrode conducts the Amherst Symphony Orchestra, the Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony and the Warren Philharmonic Orchestra in Warren, PA.

Eckenrode has a strong connection to the Canisius music faculty, its students and alumni.

“Many students that I taught kept in touch and now play in the orchestras that I conduct,” says Eckenrode. “Some actually come back for lessons with me after they graduate from Canisius.”

Eckenrode teaches seven different instruments and plays 14, including the bagpipes, which he often performs at weddings, funerals and graduations. He performs film soundtracks, including a series of short black and white Christmas movies for Turner Classic Movies and a PBS Series entitled “Glorious Battle: the Seize of Fort Erie,” which aired nationwide.

Eckenrode and his wife, Cristen Gregory, a soprano, often perform together and will present a program at the Montante Cultural Center in February 2018.

While it might seem that he has little time left for anything but music, Eckenrode has an interesting hobby. “I love to work on my old cars, including a 1960 Volkswagen Beetle that I bought when I was 20, a 1990 Yugo and Renault convertible GTA,” he says.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius Climbs to No. 22 on U.S. News & World Report Rankings

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Canisius College climbed to the 22nd spot in the top tier of U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 rankings for America’s Best Colleges (Regional Universities – North).  The college was recognized for its first-year student retention rate, average graduation rate, small class sizes, student-faculty ratio (11:1) and its average alumni giving rate.

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In addition, U.S. News & World Report included Canisius on its list of Great Schools, Great Prices, and named it a Best College for Veterans.

To read more about this year’s U.S. News & World Report Rankings, click here. 

Mass of the Holy Spirit is Today


All are cordially invited to attend this year’s Mass of the Holy Spirit today, September 13, 2017.  It is a longstanding tradition at Catholic and Jesuit schools to invite the Holy Spirit into our midst as the school year begins.

Please gather in front of the chapel at 9 a.m. for a 9:15 a.m. start to the ceremony.  From there, we will process to the Montante Cultural Center to begin Mass at 9:30 a.m.

Rev. Richard Malone, Bishop of Buffalo, will be the celebrant along with concelebrants from the Canisius Jesuit community.

For information, contact Mike Hayes, director of Campus Ministry, at

Submitted by: Mike Hayes, director of Campus Ministry