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KAC Building Spring Break Hours

The Koessler Athletic Center will adjust its hours of operation for the upcoming break. Open swim takes place during open hours of operation.  Hours are: Wednesday, March 28 from 8 a.m. ‒ 4 p.m., Thursday, March 29 from 8 a.m. ‒ 1p.m., Friday, March 30 ‒ Sunday, April 1: Closed, Monday, April 2 ‒ Friday, April 6: 8 a.m. ‒ 4 p.m., Saturday, April 7: Closed, Sunday, April 8 from 5 p.m. ‒ 10 p.m. and Monday, April 9: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Submitted by: Tim Seil, assistant director, Athletic Facilities


Baseball Battles Cornell on April 3

Take in a doubleheader over Easter break

Looking to spend a relaxing afternoon at the ballpark during Easter Break? Then check out the Griffs doubleheader against Cornell, Tuesday afternoon, April 3 at the Demske Sports Complex. First pitch for game one is at 1:00 p.m., with an expected start time for game two at approximately 5:30 p.m.

Canisius is off to a 13-7 start with wins over Ohio State, NC State and West Virginia, while The Big Red is 2-9 with games at Penn State and Princeton before travelling to Buffalo.

For more information, visit

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


What Have We Learned About War

Naples Conversations Series welcomes O’Brien Steinfels

The Joseph J. Naples Conversations in Christ and Culture is proud to present a lecture by Margaret O’Brien Steinfels on Tuesday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Grupp Fireside Lounge. O’Brien Steinfels is a writer and editor who edited a number of magazines and journals including Commonweal and Church, Christianity & Crisis. She retired as co-director of the Fordham Center on Religion and Culture in 2012 and currently writes a column for Commonweal. The event is free and open to the public.

Submitted by: Rosemary Evans, administrative associate, Religious Studies and Theology




President Hurley featured in St. Michael’s Speakers Series

Education is the Key to Success

President John Hurley is among the featured speakers in The Downtown Jesuits Speakers Series at St. Michael Church, 651 Washington Street in Buffalo on Thursday, April 12 at 7 p.m. President Hurley will give a talk entitled “The Promise & Challenge of Higher Education in Buffalo-Niagara.” The event, which takes place in the church, is free and open to the public. Free parking is available. To register, email Additional speakers include Canisius alumni Anthony Colucci ᾿55 and Nancy Ware ᾿78. Click the flyer to the left for more details.

Submitted by: College Communications.




Campus Candid

Inspired by the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, last month that killed 17 people, a contingent of Canisius students traveled to Washington, D.C. for the March for Life. They joined thousands of people across the United States and around the world who marched in support of gun control on Saturday. The group was led by Darby Ratliff, graduate assistant, Campus Ministry.

Submitted by: Phil Ciallela, assistant director, Student Life.

Turnitin is now in D2L!


This spring, ITS integrated Turnitin into D2L.  Turnitin software includes an originality checker that can help students avoid plagiarism.  Turnitin also provides tools so faculty can provide detailed feedback to students about their writing. You can easily employ Turnitin within your D2L dropboxes.  Both you and your students can access Turnitin features and feedback through D2L, rather than having to login at Turnitin’s separate site.  Within the D2L dropbox editor, you will see the Turnitin toolset on a new tab.  Even if you prefer to read and grade paper copies, you can still instruct students to upload papers to Turnitin via D2L.

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


Tim Hortons Sponsors Lacrosse Game on Tuesday

Team Hosts Regional Rival

Your Golden Griffins men’s lacrosse team will host regional rival Hobart Tuesday evening, March 27 at the Demske Sports Complex. Game time is set for 7 p.m. with the game carried on ESPN3. It’s also Tim Horton’s Night with fans receiving free coffee, hot chocolate and Timbits.

Your Griffs were 3-3 heading into Saturday’s conference opener at Siena, while the Statesmen were 3-4, including a win versus Colgate, before they played St. Joe’s on Saturday.

For additional information, visit For tickets call 888-TIXX.

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


#CanisiusGivingDay is Coming

Please consider becoming a Giving Day Ambassador

On Wednesday, April 25, the Canisius Community will once again come together to make a collective impact for our students. This year’s Giving Day will celebrate the students who live and learn at 2001 Main Street by striving to reach a goal of 2,398 donors in 24 hours. That equals one donor for every undergraduate student.

We need your help to make Giving Day 2018 a success. Please consider signing on as a Giving Day Ambassador and help us spread the word about #CanisiusGivingDay! You can sign up by completing our  Giving Day Ambassador form or by emailing Kim Walkow at

What is a Giving Day Ambassador? 
Giving Day Ambassadors have a simple, yet very important mission – spread the word about #CanisiusGivingDay!

What do Ambassadors do? 
Spread the word about #CanisiusGivingDay via social media and email.  Wondering what to post? We’ve got you covered! Giving Day Ambassadors will have access to our Ambassador Toolkit, which provides easily customizable, click and paste social media posts and graphics, as well as a communication timeline (we’ll send you reminder emails along the way, too). Giving Day Ambassadors help build the #CanisiusGivingDay movement through actively sharing and recruiting new Giving Day Ambassadors and encouraging others to participate in and donate on Giving Day.

Thank you so much for helping to make #CanisusGivingDay 2018 the most impactful yet! Together WE CAN, again!

Submitted by: Summer Handzlik, director, Canisius Fund