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Canisius in the News

0770c76Insight into Diversity interviewed Economics Professor Patricia A. Hutton, PhD, about the ways in which business schools can create a more diverse pipeline of students and faculty.  Hutton spoke specifically about the college’s Enactus Program, for which she is faculty advisor.  Enactus partners with migrant and inner-city populations through several student-led programs.

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Submitted by: College Communication

Blue and Gold Fridays

Today marks the beginning of October’s Blue and Gold Fridays. We look forward to another month of photo and video submissions showcasing your Canisius spirit.

Take a photo or video, tweet using the hashtag #canisiuspride, post on Instagram or email to

The weekly winner will be chosen at 2 p.m. today.

Submitted by: College Communications


Free Hockey Tickets for Faculty and Staff

The Department of Athletics is offering free hockey tickets to the Griffs home opener vs. Robert Morris on Friday, October 13 at 7:35 p.m. at HARBORCENTER.

hockey-murrayCanisius faculty and staff are eligible to receive two free general admission tickets and two complimentary non-alcoholic drink vouchers.  The complimentary tickets may be picked up any day from October 2 – October 13 in the Human Resources Office, Old Main 100, from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The first 1,000 fans will receive a replica championship banner in recognition of the team’s regular season title last March. Canisius President John Hurley will unveil the actual banner prior to face-off.

Find game day information at

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate director of athletics, External Events

Graphic Novel Collection Dedicated

mrl-graphic-novel-10032017The ALB librarians and staff commemorated Banned Books Week with the dedication of the graphic novel collection in memory of their late colleague, Michael R. Lavin MBA’ 86. Mike, a part-time evening and weekend reference librarian, passed away suddenly on June 24, 2017.

Shown in the photo to the left are Mike’s son Andrew and wife, Irene Lavin, who also is a librarian, at the dedication of the graphic novel collection named in his honor. The collection is located on the library’s first floor.

He had a life-long love of comics and championed the graphic novel as an important literary genre. Through his efforts, the library’s graphic novel collection has grown and gained a reputation for excellence.

In addition to his Canisius degree, Mike held a master of library science degree from UB. He concentrated his professional practice on business and management, and regularly worked with students and faculty of the Wehle School of Business to provide reference services and instruction classes.

Mike’s scholarly publications included Comic Books and Graphic Novels : What to Buy; Comic Books for Young Adults : A Guide for Librarians and A Librarian’s Guide to Marvel Comics. He served on the editorial board of the Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship for more than 20 years and wrote a standard textbook in library education programs entitled Business Information: How to Find It, How to Use It.

Mike’s family and friends, including several librarians from throughout WNY attended the dedication ceremony on Thursday, September 28.


Submitted by: Kathleen DeLaney, archivist and special collections librarian, archives & special Collections

Vote for Petey!

peteyPetey the Griffin has advanced to round two of the 4th Annual College Court Report Mascot Mayhem Contest! Vote now and help Petey win the title of “Top Mascot!”  You can cast one vote per day and round two voting closes on Sunday, October 8.

Vote for Petey here.

Submitted by: College Communications