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The Canisius Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) inducted 43 students at a ceremony held in the Regis Room on Sunday, April 15. In addition, Matthew K. Enstice MBA ’04, president and CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC), Beth A. Gill, PhD, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and Ronald M. Rivas, associate professor, of management were inducted.

Students ranking in the top 10 percent of baccalaureate and top 20 percent of graduate programs at schools accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) are eligible for this honor.

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Beta Gamma Sigma inductees join an expanding worldwide network of more than 625,000 outstanding business professionals who have earned the BGS recognition.

Congratulations to all of our inductees.

Submitted by: Mary Ellen Carver for Richard A. Wall, PhD, interim dean, Wehle School of Business

Canisius in the News

On Saturday, April 14, President John Hurley was a guest on r-House radio show hosted by Peter Hunt on WBEN-AM 930 radio.  The discussion involved the cost and value of a private education, financing private education and Canisius’ impact in the community.

Listen to the program here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Town Hall Meeting on April 19

At the suggestion of a member of our campus community, the vice presidents and I will change the format for our upcoming Town Hall meeting tomorrow, Thursday, April 19 at 2:30 pm in Regis. Instead of my usual report followed by Q&A, the vice presidents and I will host a series of round table discussions.  This will give us a chance to talk with you about some of the key priorities in our respective areas and discuss, as a smaller group, any thoughts or questions you may have on your mind. We will do these in 15-minute sets to give you an opportunity to talk with several groups.  I hope this new approach will lead to informative and engaging conversations.

Refreshments will be served.

Submitted by: John J. Hurley, President

Ignatian Scholarship Day is Today!

The 11th annual Ignatian Scholarship Day is today, Wednesday, April 18. Presentations are underway and continue until 4:30 p.m.

The day includes poster, oral and multi-media presentations in various locations in Science Hall. There will also be performances in Christ the King Chapel, as well as two- and three-dimensional art showcased in both the Alumni Gallery and Science Hall Atrium.

You can view the Ignatian Scholarship Day schedule to plan your visit. This schedule is posted on the ISD portal page within the Academic Affairs community page in myCanisius.

We hope that you plan to attend this event and encourage your students to attend as well.

As a reminder, Monday/Wednesday/Friday classes do not meet today. Monday/Wednesday and Wednesday only classes do meet today.

Thank you for supporting our Canisius students and faculty mentors.

Submitted by: Connie Pileri, assistant dean of students/director, Office of Event Services

Giving Day 2018

Get ready…. #CanisiusGivingDay is one week away (4.25.18)! This year’s Giving Day is all about celebrating the students who call Canisius home and the people and programs that make Canisius an exceptional place.

Here’s what you need to know about #CanisiusGivingDay 2018:

The goal: 2,398 donors in 24-hours. One donor for every undergraduate student.

  • This year we have six overall donor challenges, with each challenge unlocking $10,000 or more! These donor challenges are reflective of current Griffins (i.e., 1,066 in honor of the number of graduate students).  View this year’s challenges!
  • You are invited to celebrate with us all day on 4.25.18! Check out our on-the-go events.
  • Buffalo is lightning up! In celebration of #CanisiusGivingDay, the Peace Bridge, Electric Tower, Phillips Lytle, LLP, One Seneca Tower and City Hall will light up blue and gold between 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. on 4.25.18.
  • The 2018 #CanisiusGivingDay video was unveiled last week.  The video highlights student responses to the question, “What does Canisius mean to you?” If you missed the video, watch it here.
  • We need you to help make noise on social media leading up to and on Giving Day. Check out our Giving Day Toolkit which has graphics, sample social media content and email templates.
  • Visit to make your Giving Day gift in support of the Canisius Fund or the area on campus that means the most to you – the leaderboards will go live at 12:00 a.m.!

Thank you so much for helping to make #CanisiusGivingDay 2018 the most impactful yet! If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Submitted by: Summer Handzlik, director, Canisius Fund