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Students enjoyed a turkey dinner with all the trimmings served by faculty and staff at the RHA Thanksgiving Sit-Down Dinner on Wednesday, November 15.

Submitted by: Phil Cialella, assistant director, Student Life

Canisius in the News

An article about the Institute for Autism Research at Canisius ran in the November issue of Connections, the monthly newsletter of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU). Co-Directors Christopher Lopata PsyD, and Marcus L. Thomeer, PhD, were quoted.

Read the article here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Get to Know…


Madonna Privetere McKernon teaching her Wednesday night Hatha Yoga class to faculty and staff in the Regis Room.

Madonna Privetere McKernon is known for her caring and compassionate attitude, listening ear and problem-solving ability.   An executive associate for student life and public safety, she provides administrative support to residence hall students, the general student population through activities and clubs and public safety officers. Madonna previously worked for the vice presidents of student affairs and business and finance.

“I love being a part of a community that values learning and illuminates our students’ personal paths so they can blossom,” she says. “Everyone at Canisius travels in our students’ journeys, from timid freshmen beginnings to joyful graduation and beyond.”

Madonna is the proud mother of five children (and their significant others). Three of them serve in the Army and one is an Army veteran.

A Hatha Yoga instructor, Madonna currently teaches a course to faculty and staff at Canisius. She is pursuing her 500-hour certification at the Himalayan Institute in Buffalo.

“I found healing through my yoga studies and I see many of my students find peace as well,” says Madonna.

In her spare time, Madonna enjoys quilting, cooking, knitting and baking.

Did you know…? Madonna holds three Canisius degrees: a bachelor’s degree in English and communication studies (1983), a bachelor’s degree in art history (2009) and a master’s degree in education (2012).

Submitted by: College Communications

McCarthy Selected for Irish Education 100

Congratulations to Margaret McCarthy, PhD, vice president for academic affairs, who is included in the 2017 Irish Education 100. Those on the list are honored for leadership in education across the United States.

McCarthy will be recognized, along with the other recipients, at an awards ceremony in December in New York City.

Submitted by: College Communications

Reese is College Court Report Fan-Voted Player of the Week

For his efforts over the past week, Golden Griffins sophomore Isaiah Reese ᾽20 was selected as the College Court Report Fan-Voted Player of the Week for November 13-19, 2017.

During the men’s basketball home opener for the Canisius Golden Griffins  vs. Youngstown State on Saturday, November 18, Reese recorded the first triple-double in the program’s 114-year history. He went for 23 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists in the win. Reese also recorded three steals for an all-round strong performance.

The home fans were treated to quite the performance from Canisius. Not only did the team put up 104 points in a 20-point win over the Penguins, they saw one of the best performances in Canisius basketball history.

Reese received a commanding 86 percent of the fan vote in College Court’s weekly Twitter poll. He beat out Tre’Shaun Fletcher (Toledo), Chima Moneke (UC Davis), and Jahad Thomas (UMass-Lowell) for the weekly honor.

Read more about Reese here.

Submitted by: College Communications