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Campus Candid

Makerspace on campus is a place where students can create physical or digital items in common work spaces using shared resources and equipment. Makerspaces are meant to be a mechanism for encouraging students to explore and learn outside the classroom. Thanks to the generous support of Taheri and Todoro, P.C., the January Makerspace participants knitted and crocheted a warm and colorful scarf for the bronze griffin sculpture outside of Science Hall! Please stop by to admire their work and take a selfie or two. Use the hashtag #Makerspace@CanisiusCollege if you like.

The Makerspace event in January 2018 was sponsored by the Art History Program.

Stay tuned for future Makerspace events!

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

Canisius in the News

USA Today article by Brady ’76 chronicles alumna’s confrontation with Muhammad Ali during the boxer’s campus visit fifty years ago

USA Today sports writer Eric Brady ᾿76 wrote an article about the 50th anniversary of Muhammad Ali’s visit to Canisius. During Ali’s talk, the legendary boxer and Sharon Tolbert-Glover ᾿68, a history major and former nun, squared off in a fiery exchange.

Read more here.

Vescio outlines WBC’s expansion into Niagara County in an article in the Niagara Gazette

Sara Vescio, executive director of the Women’s Business Center (WBC) at Canisius College, spoke with the Niagara Gazette about her efforts to bring the center’s programs to clients in Niagara County. Successful programs are now in place thanks to scholarship funds contributed by Yahoo and the Greater Lockport Development Corporation.

Read more here.

Hardwick weighs in with Spectrum News regarding President Trump’s comments during a rally that hints of a run for re-election 

In a story for Spectrum News, Kevin Hardwick, PhD, associate professor of political science, said a rally for Rep. Rick Saccone, a Republican Congressional candidate from Western Pennsylvania, was perfectly timed for Trump to hint at a possible run for re-election in 2020.

Watch the story here.

Woodruff ’18 explains human interference in animal communication on WGRZ’s 2TheOutdoors

Mary Woodruff ᾿18, an animal behavior, ecology and conservation/psychology dual major, discussed how animals communicate (and it’s not always vocal) on WGRZ-TV Channel 2’s 2TheOutdoors program. She also elaborated on the many ways that humans interfere with animal communication, .

Watch the story here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Hockey Advances to Semi-Finals in Rochester

Your Golden Griffin hockey team defeated American International College two games to one this past weekend, holding the Yellow Jackets to only three goals in three games. As a result, the second seeded Griffs advance to Friday night’s semifinals against No.5 seed Air Force at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester. Game time will be approximately 7:45 p.m. Friday’s other semifinal pits No. 1 seed Mercyhurst versus No.7 Robert Morris. That game starts at 4:30 p.m., with the Canisius game to start one hour after the completion of game one.

Should Canisius win Friday night,tickets for Friday’s semifinals and Saturday’s championship game are $16 for adults, $12 for students and $6.75 for children ages 2-12.

They may be purchased at the door or in advance by calling Ben Cerow, box office manager, at (585) 758-5382 or Josh Swan, assistant manager, at (585) 758-5384.

For additional information on Canisius hockey, visit

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

MLK Award Winners

James Phillips, a security officer with the Department of Public Safety and Malik Stubbs ᾿18, a political science/urban studies dual major, are recipients of 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Awards from the college. Congratulations!

The Martin Luther King Jr. Awards recognize Canisius community members, students and non-students who demonstrate qualities promoting social justice, racial harmony, civil rights, advocacy for the poor or change through non-violence.

Honorees will be recognized during the Spring Honors Convocation.

Submitted by: College Communications

Employee of Distinction

As a reminder, all nominations for this month’s Employee of Distinction are due by Thursday, March 15. This program provides an excellent opportunity to show appreciation and support for your co-workers and to recognize them for a job well done. The Employee of Distinction nomination form is located here.

To nominate a co-worker, explain why you think your candidate is worthy of the award. A list of factors to consider when submitting a nomination include the nominee’s history of accomplishments, level of determination, motivation and interpersonal skills. Upon supervisor approval, all nominations are reviewed by the college’s Employee Engagement Team, which will use the information provided in the application to make a fair and objective selection. Each month, the Employee of Distinction is featured in The Dome.

Please contact the Human Resources Department at Ext. 2240 with any questions.

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