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Blue and Gold Fridays

Sport your blue and gold and submit a photo or video using the hashtag #canisiuspride, post on Instagram or email to

Deadline for submissions is 2 p.m. on Fridays.

Submitted by: College Communications

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advocacy On Campus

Crisis Services now offers on-campus advocacy and support for all members of the Canisius community.  Kaitlyn Richter, domestic violence and sexual assault advocate, will be in Bosch 103 on Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 9 a. m. – 5 p.m. or by appointment.

The on-campus crisis services advocate is available to help any member of the campus community who has experienced dating/domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking. The advocate is a free and confidential resource who can help Canisius students, faculty and staff with support and advocacy, exploration of available options, referrals to counseling and medical services, assistance with the campus judicial process and/or criminal court and law enforcement advocacy. The on-campus advocate can also provide assistance getting reimbursed through the Office of Victim Services for costs incurred because of a crime.

The crisis services advocate is also available to faculty and staff for guest lectures and events. Presentations are customizable to the group’s needs and include topics such as:

  • Unhealthy Relationships 101
  • Sexual Violence 101
  • How to Handle a Disclosure of Domestic or Sexual Violence
  • Explanation of Crisis Services & Other Community Resources for Domestic/Sexual Violence

For more information, contact Kaitlyn Richter at (716) 381-0338 or The Crisis Services 24/7 Hotline is (716) 834-3131.

Submitted by: Eileen Niland, director, Counseling Center




Masses for All Saints Day Today

Two times offered in Christ the King Chapel

Masses for All Saints Day today will be held at12:05 p.m. and 7 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel.

Submitted by: Mike Hayes, director of Campus Ministry


It All Comes Down to Today’s Game

Men’s Soccer is at 4 p.m.

A regular season championship is on the line this afternoon, November 1, when your Golden Griffin men’s soccer team hosts Manhattan at the Demske Sports Complex. Golden Griffin seniors will be honored prior to the 4 p.m. kickoff.

This is what we know. Canisius (5-1-3) and Manhattan (6-3-0) are tied for third place with one game remaining (a team gets three points for a win and one for a tie) with 18 points. Rider and Fairfield are tied for first with 20 points and they play each other tonight. A Canisius win coupled with a tie between the Broncs and Stags vaults Canisius into a first place tie, where they take the lead title on a tie-breaker. (Canisius tied Rider and beat Fairfield). A Canisius win and a W/L scenario between Rider and Fairfield secures 2nd place for the Griffs. A Canisius loss could drop them to as low as fifth place. The top four seeds are guaranteed at least one home playoff game.

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

U.S. Military History Month Film Series

Four documentary films to be screened

The Canisius Military Science Department (ROTC) and the Canisius History Department present U.S. Military History Month. During the month of November, four documentary films will be shown in Lyons 418 from 3 – 5 p.m. every Wednesday. Each event will include a scheduled World War II veteran guest speaker. Come experience and learn the true cost of freedom and the brave men and women that paid the price.

Free U.S. flag pins will be given out while supplies last.

Film Schedule

November 1                           First World War

“World War I was called the war to end all wars. Sadly, that did not turn out to be true but it was in fact, the first modern war. Tanks, machine guns, and widespread use of submarines to hunt merchant ships were all developed with deadly accuracy during this four-year nightmare.”

(40 min)

November 8                           Tough Old Gut (WWII)

“Eleven months after Pearl Harbor, Churchill convinces the American forces to join the Allies in taking Italy. After an initial setback in North Africa, the German war machine begins losing its air of invincibility.”

(51 min)

November 15                         Morning: June-August 1944 (WWII)

“On the morning of June 6, 1944, the Allies stage the largest human invasion in history on the beaches of Normandy. The human cost is enormous and for the Germans it is the beginning of the end.”

(51 min)

November 29                      Warrior (WWII)

“A measured and undecidedly unromantic look at the heat of battle, warrior weaves together eyewitness accounts and rarely seen archival footage to reveal the deadly realities of combat.”

(51 min)

Submitted by: Dwayne Wood, instructor, Department of Military Science

College to Host Model UN Conference on Thursday

More than 400 high school students to gather

Tomorrow, Thursday, November 2 , the Canisius College International Relations Program will welcome to campus 430 students from 20 area schools for the 39th Annual High School Model United Nations Conference. It will be a day of diplomacy, public speaking and collaborative, experiential learning facilitated by Canisius College students.

This year’s conference has expanded to feature eight concurrent simulations. Settings include international deliberative bodies like the United Nations Security Council, the Human Rights Council, and Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). New innovations to the conference are a Crisis Committee for experienced delegates and an International Criminal Court (ICC), in which students will try infamous figures from world history, including Saddam Hussein. The conference also features a historic simulation of the UN Security Council in 1977.

Student-delegates represent countries from around the world and will discuss, debate, and attempt to formulate resolutions on pressing issues of the day, including the threat posed by North Korea, the situation in South Sudan, and terrorism in Europe, as well as sustainable public transportation, access to water, human rights violations in Chechnya and youth crime prevention, among others.

A volunteer staff of two dozen Canisius College students will moderate and adjudicate the proceedings, which challenge participants to learn rules of parliamentary procedure as well as information about specific countries’ positions on controversial international issues. The staff is largely drawn from the Model UN Diplomacy Organization, our student club affectionately known as MUNDO. Many though not all of the club’s members are International Relations majors.

The International Relations Program is a multidisciplinary program that offers a major and a minor and draws upon exceptional faculty in the departments of History, Political Science and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, as well as International Business and other programs and departments at the college. As a program we are delighted to welcome the high school students and their advisors to our campus on November 2, and we hope you will help us in accommodating our guests.

Advisory: Please take special care when driving near Montante Cultural Center, Science Hall, and the Student Center between the hours of 7 – 9:00 a.m. and 2 – 3:30 p.m. as there may be student delegates and school buses present in these areas. Also, there will be a crowd in the West Wing of the Dining Hall between 11:45 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., so we are grateful for your patience.  Thank you for making our guests feel welcome on campus!

The International Relations Program thanks the Canisius College staff (especially event services, public safety, dining services, the media center, the print shop, admissions, and Amy Beiter of the Political Science Department) and our college volunteers for making this stimulating and educational experience possible for our guests.

Submitted by: Jonathan M. DiCicco, PhD, associate professor of political science and International Relations Program Director

Canisius Welcomes David McDonald

Lecture to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution

On Thursday, November 2, David McDonald, PhD, the Alice D. Mortenson/Petrovich Distinguished Chair in Russian History and professor of history at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, will give a public lecture entitled “Rereading Lenin’s The State and Revolution: Backwardness, History, and the State in Russian Thought.” The lecture will be held in the Grupp Fireside Lounge at 5:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Submitted by: Steven Maddox, associate professor, history


Serious Games Meetup is Friday

Experience Virtual Reality

On Friday, November 3, the Serious Games Meetup meets in LY 333 at 11:00 AM!  This time, it’s a Virtual Reality (VR) exhibit.  VR is well-known for thrill-inducing roller coaster rides and other entertaining experiences.  However, it can also be a powerful tool for immersive and interactive story-telling experiences that serve educational purposes.  Attendees will be able to experience VR applications including games, simulations and historical recreations.  Digital Media Arts Professor P.J. Moskal, PhD, and his students have been working in VR and will show some projects.

Serious Games serves a wide variety of purposes: educational, scientific simulation, healthcare and therapy, personnel training, emergency management, city planning and politics.  The Serious Games Meetup Group explores learning theories and game design, and conducts workshops for faculty, staff and students that explore digital and analog game use and creation.  And, they play some games, too.

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