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Caption: (L-R) Amanda Nastevski MBA ᾿19 gets advice from Eric Bond, director of recruiting for Mass Mutual, at the MBA Career Networking Event.

More than 60 people attended the MBA Alumni Career Networking Event on Thursday, March 8 at the Hotel Henry Resort and Conference Center. Participants included current undergraduate and graduate students, prospective graduate students, graduate business alumni and members of the MBA Alumni Board of Directors. Free headshots, resume review and advice, food and beverages, and tours of Hotel Henry were available.

View a video of the event here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Men’s Basketball to Play in CBI Tournament

Your Canisius Golden Griffins men’s basketball team (21-11) had their season extended Sunday evening when they accepted an invitation to the College Basketball Invitational (CBI). The CBI is a 16 team event that is played at campus sites. Unlike other post-season collegiate events, the championship is a best in two games out of three format.

The Griffs open the tournament in the Koessler Center this Wednesday evening (March 14) when the team hosts Jacksonville State (AL) at 7 p.m. The Gamecocks have a record similar to Canisius at 21-12. They dropped a five point decision at UB earlier in the year, downed Richmond by 33 and had close losses to Mississippi State (3 points) and Oregon State (1 point). The team features a balanced scoring attack with three players in double figures.

Tickets for the game go on sale today at 10 a.m. and may be purchased by calling the KAC box office at 888-TIXX or by visiting Season ticket holders have until noon on Wednesday to claim their seats. All tickets are priced at $15.00. The Griffins Den will open for food and beverage service at 5:45 p.m.

For additional information, visit

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

#CanisiusGivingDay Video

The 2018 #CanisiusGivingDay video is being filmed this week! Faculty and staff are invited to share what Canisius means to them, as well as highlight the many life-changing experiences donors make possible for the Canisius community.

Stop by the following filming locations from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.:

  • Monday, March 12 – Old Main (near the Financial Markets Lab)
  • Tuesday, March 13 – Science Hall Commons
  • Wednesday, March 14 – Koessler Athletic Center
  • Thursday, March 15 – Library

Submitted by: Matt Gorczyca, assistant director, Canisius Fund

Help Gorillas!

Did you know that recycling your cell phone can help wild gorillas? Coltan, a mineral used in cell phone batteries, is mined in a key gorilla habitat. Eco-Cell is a company that recycles cell phones, which reduces the need to mine coltan. The Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation (ABEC) Department collects old cell phones, tablets, iPods and other small electronic devices. Please drop these items off in the Eco-Cell box in the ABEC office (HS201), Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. – 5 a.m, through the end of March. You can also help gorillas by participating in Yoga with Koga at the Buffalo Zoo on April 15. Proceeds will benefit the Limbe Sanctuary in Cameroon.

More information and tickets are available here.

Submitted by: Sue Margulis, PhD, chair and associate professor, Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation and Biology



SHRM Clothing Drive for Peaceprints

The Canisius College Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is collecting men’s professional business clothing (suits, ties, shirts, pants, shoes, jackets, etc.) to donate to the Peaceprints of WNY organization. Peaceprints works with previously incarcerated men and women to assist in their reentry into the workplace. There is a donation box located in the library until Wednesday March 14. Thank you for any donations you can offer.

Submitted by: Robyn Brouer, PhD, associate professor, Management