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Kathleen B. Davis, vice president for enrollment management, is in Vietnam exploring partnership opportunities for Canisius in collaboration with several other Jesuit colleges and universities. She is also conducting international recruitment on behalf of the college. Pictured (L to R) at the Loyola University Chicago Vietnam Center, is Gerry Zaboski, vice provost for enrollment management and external affairs, The University of Scranton; Kathleen B. Davis; Mark Kopenski, president, Global Student Recruitment Advisors; Chris Albright, director, Loyola University Chicago Vietnam Center and Wilson Potts, assistant program coordinator, Loyola University Chicago Vietnam Center.


 Submitted by: College Communications

Welcome Home is Tonight!

Faculty and staff are invited to join alumni and friends of the college at our Welcome Home party tonight, Friday, September 22 from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. in and around Science Hall.  Enjoy the new format of the tent party and partake in live music from A-List, dinner from local food trucks (Lloyd Taco, Franks Gourmet Hot Dogs, Ru’s Pierogi and Sweet Melody’s) and drinks from 21 Brix Winery, Resurgence Brewery and Bootleg Bucha.

Tickets for faculty and staff are $25 and are available online here. Be sure to enter the discount code FACSTAFF. Tickets are also available at the door.

Don’t miss out on the party of the year! We’ll see you there!

Submitted by: The Office of Alumni Engagement

Blue and Gold Fridays

This is week four of Blue and Gold Fridays, which means it’s your last chance to be in contention for our Fan(s) of the Month.

To get in on the action, take a photo or video, tweet using the hashtag #canisiuspride, post on Instagram or email to by 2 p.m. today, Friday, September 22.

On Monday, we will announce our first monthly winner and showcase a gallery of all submissions to date. Good luck!

Submitted by: College Communications


Busy Homecoming Weekend for Athletics

Catch men’s soccer and women’s volleyball

A trio of events highlight this weekend’s homecoming slate for the Athletic Department.

m-soccer-3Your surging men’s soccer team plays the feature game on the weekend with a contest against Binghamton on Saturday, September 23 at 7 p.m. The Griffs are now 6-1 after sweeping a daunting road trip with 2-1 victories at both Cornell and Rutgers. The Griffs six-game winning streak is the longest in school history. Free soccer scarves will be given to the first 100 fans who can prove they follow the men’s soccer team on Twitter @GriffsSoccer. Canisius was ranked third in the Northeast prior to their win at Big 10 member Rutgers.

The women’s volleyball team looks to build off its first conference win of the season last weekend at St. Peter’s when they host a pair of MAAC matches. Saturday afternoon Canisius meets Siena, while on Sunday, September 24, the Griffs host Marist. Both matches start at 1 p.m.

Both the soccer game and the volleyball battle against Marist will be broadcast live on ESPN3.

For additional information, visit

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

ArtsCanisius Piano Recital

Event showcases award-winning pianist

unnamedArtsCanisius and the Stecher & Horowitz Foundation present pianist Mackenzie Melemed in a performance on Sunday, September 24 at 2 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. This annual recital presents young pianists, at the beginning of their musical careers, who have received a prize at the bi-annual New York International Piano Competition.  This concert is free and open to the public.

Melemed was a prize-winner at the 2012 New York International Piano Competition. Since then, he garnered first prize at the Maj Lind International Piano Competition in Finland this year.  Melemed is also the recipient of the Gina Bachauer Piano Competition, awarding him a performance in the fall and a full-tuition scholarship at the Julliard School of Music where he studies with Robert McDonald.

Melemed will perform works by some of the keyboard’s greatest composers including Bach, Beethoven, Haydn, Liszt and Scriabin.

Submitted by: Ellen Barnum, ArtsCanisius director


Free DACA Renewal Clinic

Legal assistance available to those in need

DacaThe Community Justice Clinic at the University at Buffalo is holding a free legal clinic on Monday, September 25 from 9:00 a.m. –  2 p.m. for community members who may need assistance applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) renewal. The clinic will be held in O’Brian Hall, Room 507 on the North Campus.

Please call (716) 645 – 2167 or email to schedule an appointment. If the times do not work, they will make alternative arrangements to assist.

Please feel free to share this information!

Submitted by: Kathleen Brucato, director, Office of International Student Programs




Canisius College Video Institute to Premiere “Gym Jones”

Alumni showcase talents in original film

The Canisius College Video Institute is proud to premiere the alumni short film “Gym Jones” on Monday, September 25 at 7 p.m. in the Science Hall Commons.

gymposter-1080x137539The film was produced by Christopher Collins ᾿14 and Erin Gaddi ᾿14. Collins moved to Los Angeles after working full-time for two years as a graphic designer for the NFL.  He teamed up with Gaddi to make the original film, which showcases both of their talents.

“Gym Jones” is a comedic film about a confused gym rat named Phil who owns a fitness brand.

View the trailer here.

The event is free of charge and light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Jamie O’Neil at

Submitted by David Goodwin, graduate assistant, Communication Studies



Upcoming COLI Brown Bag Meetups

Bring your lunch and share what you do with web-based technologies

COLIBrownBagMeetupThe Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) hosts its next Brown Bag Meetup Wednesday, September 27 at noon in Old Main 115. Keep an eye on The Dome for announcements of upcoming specific meetups. On most Wednesdays in the fall and spring semesters, COLI hosts a Brown Bag Tech Meetup.  Bring your lunch!  Meet with other Canisius faculty and staff to share tech tips. Share your latest project, completed or otherwise, for feedback and suggestions.  Show us what you’re doing in your classes or in your research, using web-based technologies.  As always, COLI staff will be on hand to answer questions, and share the latest tips, resources and other things we’ve recently discovered.

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