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During training, Canisius Fund student callers participated in the Great Egg Drop, a team building activity which requires groups to build a structure out of ordinary materials to protect a raw egg from breaking when dropped from a high elevation. Calling for the 2017-18 annual campaign kicked off on Sunday, September 10.

Submitted by: Summer Handzlik, director, Canisius Fund

Canisius in the News

Peter J. Galie, PhD, professor emeritus of political science, spoke with WIVB-TV Channel 4 about how New York State residents have the unique opportunity to vote on making changes to the state constitution through a constitutional convention. A referendum will appear on the November ballot.

Watch the story here.

Submitted by:College Communications

It’s Blue and Gold Friday

The excitement continues to grow as more and more members of the campus community celebrate Blue and Gold Fridays!

Don’t be left out!  Take a photo or video, tweet using the hashtag #canisiuspride, post on Instagram or email to  Weekly winners will be chosen at 2 p.m. on Fridays and winners will be announced on Mondays.

Submitted by:  College Communications


Canisius Holds First Chili Cook-Off

The Canisius United Way Campaign Committee will host a Chili Cook-off on Thursday, October 19 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. in the Regis Room. Members of the Senior Leadership Team will serve as judges. Prizes will be awarded! Tickets to the event are $5 to sample all entries. All proceeds go towards our United Way campaign.

So bring a pot of your famous chili in a crockpot to share with the campus community and support a great cause.  We are also looking for volunteers to bring bread, cheese or crackers for the event. See the flyer below for more information.

Fall 2017 United Way Chili Cook-Off Final PDF (002)

For tickets and to participate, contact Mary Braun at Ext. 2250 or


Discounted Faculty-Staff Season Tickets on Sale

crumptonThe Canisius College Department of Athletics is offering discounted season tickets for all faculty and staff. A reserved season ticket for hockey, which includes 17 home games is only $100 (less than $6 per game).  A reserved seat for all home men’s basketball games, plus a general admission ticket for all home women’s games is just $125. A regular hockey season ticket lists at $150 ($50 savings for faculty/staff), while a basketball season pass is normally sold for $220 ($95 savings for faculty/staff). To purchase your season ticket(s), call Todd Hummel at Ext. 2885.

The regular season opener for hockey is less than a month away (October 13) when the Griffs unfurl their league championship banner before the team hosts Robert Morris. The schedule includes home games with Clarkson, Colgate, Niagara and NCAA participant Air Force.

The women’s basketball team opens its season on November 10 against Colgate. They host Bona five days later. The men open the home portion of their slate on November 18 when Youngstown State pays a visit to the KAC. Canisius also hosts Bona and Niagara as part of their 13 game home schedule.

For additional information, visit

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director, External Affairs