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Canisius in the News

Several major local news outlets covered Roland Martin’s visit to Canisius yesterday.

WGRZ-TV reporter Claudine Ewing reported on Canisius College’s Black History Month celebration including an interview with TV host and journalist Roland Martin. Martin addressed more than 600 middle and high school students during the college’s annual educational and empowerment summit. The event was held at Zion Dominion Global Ministries and sponsored by the college’s Academic Talent Search Program.

Watch the story here.

Spectrum News reporter Rochelle Alleyene reported on the 50th anniversary of the college’s Afro-American Society and Roland Martin’s evening lecture. She interviewed Martin and Janelle Brooks ᾿04, MS ᾿06, chair of the 50th anniversary celebration committee.

Watch the story here.

In a WBFO-FM 88.7 news story, Mike Desmond reports that Roland Martin told a packed Montante Cultural Center that African American history is a mix of good and bad.

Listen to the story here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Campus Candids

The Canisius Fund’s annual coffee walk concluded last week. It was so nice to visit campus offices, to see many familiar faces and to meet so many new colleagues. We especially enjoyed drinking coffee and snacking on donuts with you. And for those of you who we missed, we hope you enjoyed the Tim Hortons coffee coupon that we left and we hope to see you on our walk next year!

If you have not yet made your commitment as part of the 2017-18 Faculty and Staff Campaign, please consider joining your colleagues by making a gift to the Canisius Fund today.  You can make your commitment online at or by calling the Canisius Fund Office at (716) 888-2712.

Below are a few pictures captured during the walk! Click on each image to enlarge it.

Submitted by: Summer Handzlik, director, Canisius Fund

Celebration of Service

The college community is invited to attend the annual Celebration of Service on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. Canisius takes pride in the dedication of its faculty, administration and staff and recognizes those individuals who have reached significant service milestones in their careers.

The Celebration of Service honors all employees who have reached 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 or more years of service at the college. The event also honors those who have retired or will be retiring from the college this year.

Canisius is the excellent institution it is today because these colleagues gave their time and talents over the years.  This event is a way to celebrate their successes and achievements.

Click on the list below for the 2018 honorees.

2018 Celebration of Service Honorees PDF

Please call Human Resources at Ext. 2240 if you are not on the list but believe that you should be included.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, human resources associate, Human Resources

Men’s Hockey Finishes Second in Atlantic Hockey

Your Golden Griffin ice hockey team defeated Niagara in its regular season finale at Dwyer Arena on Saturday, February 24 by a score of 3-2. With a record of 17-11 in the conference and 17-15-2 overall, the Griffs secured second place in the Atlantic Hockey Conference and second seed in the playoffs.

The team earned a bye in the first round and Canisius hosts the second-lowest of the remaining seeds in a best of three quarterfinal series, March 9-11 at Key Bank Arena at HARBORCENTER. Game times are as follows:

March 9 at 7:35 p.m., March 10 at 8:05 p.m. and March 11 (if necessary) at 7:05 p.m.

Reserved and general admission tickets are on sale at the Koessler Center box office or by calling 716-888-TIXX.

The Atlantic Hockey semifinals and finals will be held at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, NY, March 16 and 17.

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

2018-2019 Student CEEP Applications

Canisius Earning Excellence Program (CEEP)  student applications for 2018-19 awards are due today, Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Applications will be not accepted after this date.

The CEEP program funds unique learning experiences for undergraduate students working in close cooperation with a Canisius College faculty member or administrator.

Students with an appropriate research project with any office on campus can apply.  A 3.33 or higher GPA is required and undergraduate students in all majors may apply to work in academic departments and administrative offices. The rate of pay for CEEP is $11.25 per hour, minus taxes, for a maximum of 150 hours.

Faculty are asked to advise current CEEP students to fill out the online application form for the 2018-2019 academic year. Renewal of CEEP awards is not automatic.

Please direct any questions to Kathy Peter in the Office of Academic Affairs at Ext. 2121 or

Submitted by: Kathy Peter, executive associate, associate vice president for Academic Affairs