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Campus Candid

                                              Pictured above is the Canisius contingent who lobbied legislators to increase funding for financial aid for students from private colleges and universities.

A delegation of Canisius students traveled to Albany on Tuesday, February 13 for New York State Student Aid Alliance Advocacy Day.

They joined more than 1,100 students from 70 colleges to advocate for student aid for private institutions through the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU). Students from both the Undergraduate Student Association (USA) and the Higher Education Opportunity (HEOP) Program represented Canisius.

The Canisius contingent asked legislators to continue their support of all New York State college students by increasing funding for TAP and other financial aid programs. The group also met with their local legislators to advocate for aid for our Canisius students.

Submitted by: Neil Savoy ᾿15, MS ᾿18, student engagement coordinator, Student Life

Canisius in the News

Spectrum News talked to members of the Canisius delegation before they headed off to Albany to participate in yesterday’s New York Student Aid Alliance Advocacy Day.

Watch the story here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Town Hall Meeting

All Canisius faculty and staff members are invited to attend a Town Hall Meeting with President Hurley today, Wednesday, February 14 in the Grupp Fireside Lounge from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

President Hurley will provide an update on a number of topics and respond to any questions.

Submitted by: Laura Montaro, executive associate, Office of the President


Ash Wednesday Masses

Ash Wednesday is today, February 14 and marks the beginning of the Lenten Season for all Christians.  Masses are at 12:05 p.m. and 7 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel. Distribution of ashes will occur during both Masses.  Distribution of ashes outside of Mass times will occur from 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel.

For a primer on the season of Lent, check out a video here by

Submitted by: Mike Hayes, director, Campus Ministry

Canisius Connect Faculty/Staff Launch

Canisius Connect launches today to the Canisius faculty/staff community and the Office of Alumni Engagement and the Griff Center are asking you to get involved!

This new program is in direct response to the consistent question asked by our alumni, “How can I get help?” Our students want to know, “How can alumni help me in my career?” 

An email invitation will be sent today to all faculty/staff. The email comes from CampusTap and contains a link to click through to get to the website. From there, you can create a password and login and enter your professional information. You will then be prompted to take a brief personality quiz to help students and other alumni users determine personality fit when reaching out for advice.

Please note that Google Chrome is the recommended browser to support Canisius Connect.

This platform will only be as good as the amount of active users we secure. We need your help with this endeavor. We ask that you take the time to create your profile as faculty/staff are most often important influencers in a Griff’s professional journey.

If you have questions about the program or do not receive the email invitation, please let us know ( We will make sure to resend your email invitation.

For more information, please check out our website here. Thank you in advance for your assistance!

Submitted by: Ali Novak, alumni engagement coordinator, Alumni Engagement