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WNY Prosperity Fellowship Information Sessions

Application deadline quickly approaches

Information sessions for the Canisius College Western New York (WNY) Prosperity Fellowship are on Monday, January 22 and Friday, February 2 at 1:00 p.m. in Grupp Fireside Lounge.

The WNY Prosperity Fellowship, sponsored by the Prentice Family Foundation, is an innovative program for students in their junior or senior years or graduate business studies, who have entrepreneurial drive and want to make a difference in Western New York. It combines fellowship assistance with credit bearing internships, skill and network building.  The fellowship provides students with academic and practical experiences in their intended professions. Students receive significant financial assistance based on need, so they can fully focus on making the most of their internships, educational experiences, networking and skill-building opportunities.

To apply for the fellowship, please visit our webpage here. 

Sara Collins, graduate assistant, Western New York Prosperity Fellowship


Makerspace is back!

Learn how to knit or crochet a scarf

Please join our next Makerspace activity as we teach you how to knit and/or crochet a scarf. Knitters and crocheters of all levels of experience are welcome to participate. We will meet Friday, January 26, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. in the glass box near Tim Horton’s inside the library. Supplies for this activity were purchased with funds from a generous donation from The Law Offices of Taheri and Todoro, P.C. Markerspace is a place where all members of the college community can create physical or digital items in common work spaces using shared resources and equipment. These events encourage students to explore and learn outside of the classroom.

This event is sponsored by the Art History Program in the Fine Arts Department.

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, visiting assistant professor and program director, Art History

Kids Day Comes to Canisius 

Women’s basketball takes on Quinnipiac

The 19th Annual Golden Griffins Kids Day, presented by Independent Health, takes place on Friday, January 26 when your Canisius women’s basketball team looks to extend its current three-game win streak against Quinnipiac, the top team in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Game time is slated for 11 a.m. and more than 2,000 elementary school children are expected to invade the Koessler Athletic Center for a morning of hoops and happiness. If you plan to attend, get ready for a crazy, fun atmosphere that includes almost as much dancing as it does basketball. Earplugs are allowed.

As for the action on the court, Canisius has moved to 4-4 in league play on the strength of three consecutive wins, two of which have come on the road. Meanwhile, Quinnipiac is 9-0 in the MAAC and is 55th (out of 349 Division I schools),

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

Purple Eagles Meet First Place Griffs at the KAC

Tickets are selling fast

It will be as big a showdown between Canisius and Niagara as we’ve seen in years when your Griffs host the Purple Eagles this Saturday, January 27 in the Koessler Center. Game time is 7 p.m. for this annual Battle of the Bridge contest. Your Griffs have sprinted to first place in the MAAC with a 7-1 league record, which includes a two – game sweep of projected league champion Iona. Meanwhile, Niagara has one of the most prolific scoring backcourt tandems in the country and recently registered a five- game winning streak.

Tickets will be difficult to find as less than 200 seats remained as of Tuesday morning. If you are planning to attend, please call 888-TIXX before the game sells out.

For more information, visit

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

Attention Administrative Associates

Schedule and host web meetings and conferences

We are offering a special development opportunity for Canisius College’s administrative associates:  Learn to web conference!  Meeting via the internet is now popular across campus, as more and more faculty and staff adopt web conferencing to save time and expense, and bring guests from around the world into classes.  In general, knowing how to schedule and manage web meetings is a valuable business skillset.

In this workshop, you’ll become familiar with Zoom, our web meeting and conference provider here at Canisius.  Learn how to schedule meetings, invite participants, and make subsequent changes to meeting plans when needed, even on short notice.  Plus, you’ll discover the various things you and your meeting participants can do, such as turn on and off webcams, present a slideshow, and ensure meetings run smoothly and professionally.

Web conferencing is useful across a wide variety of jobs, from day-to-day communications, to special projects, impromptu meetings to big events.  While the technology will likely evolve, most software for running web meetings is quite similar or will be in the future, so learning it now means learning new features or other applications will be easier.

Because they are highly interactive, space in these workshops is limited. RSVP by emailing Mark Gallimore.

Our February workshops are full!  But two web conferencing workshops are available in March:

  • Monday, March 5th at 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 20th at 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

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

Canisius College Celebrates Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Soup with Substance discussion

Canisius College celebrates the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a Soup with Substance discussion on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at noon in the Grupp Fireside Lounge.

Canisius alumna and award-winning journalist Sandy E. White ’77  interviews Kimberly L. Beaty ’86, deputy police commissioner for Operations and Homeland Security for the city of Buffalo, and Henry L. Taylor, PhD, professor of urban and regional planning at the University at Buffalo.  Western New York gospel singer Bessie Patterson presents a special performance.

The event is free and open to the public and includes free soup and beverages.  Bring your lunch and enjoy the discussion.

Submitted by: The ALANA Student Center