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Canisius in the News

Chuck Pelitera, EdD, assistant professor of kinesiology and director of health and wellness, discusses whether cardio or strength training should come first in workouts on the fitness blog

Read the story here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Campus Candids



Canisius students on the “Team Ape” research team participated in a fundraiser at the Buffalo Zoo on April 15. The event, entitled “Yoga with Koga,” raised more than $4,000 for the Limbe Wildlife Center in Cameroon. Limbe is a member of the Pan African Sanctuary Alliance and cares for primates (including gorillas) that are orphaned or displaced. This is an annual event, so join us next “APE-ril” for Yoga with Koga.

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


East West Community Garden Groundbreaking

President John Hurley puts the first shovel in the ground at the dedication of the East West Community Garden.  

The community came together for the groundbreaking and dedication of the East West Community Garden on Saturday, April 21.

President John Hurley, Canisius faculty and staff, and representatives from P.S. #17, the Congolese Refugee Communities and Oxford Square Block Club were on hand for the event,

The community garden at 1032 Lafayette Avenue is a cooperative garden on Canisius’ campus in partnership with Oxford Square Block Club, PS #17, PS #74, the Congolese Refugee Communities and others. This garden is at the center of the college’s sustainability initiative. It is a place where Canisius community members, students and neighbors can meet, play, work on their raised beds, grow food, eat food and get to know one another. We have a lot to learn from each other!

Read more about the garden here.

See more photos from the dedication and groundbreaking here.

Submitted by: College Communications

#CanisiusGivingDay is TODAY!

#CanisiusGivingDay is all about celebrating the students who call Canisius home and the people and programs that make Canisius an exceptional place…… and it’s happening NOW! The goal is to secure 2,398 donors in 24 hours – one donor for every undergraduate student. To build momentum throughout the day, the Canisius Fund has six Donor Milestone Challenges in place. Each challenge represents a group of students on campus. For example, the 1,066 Donor Challenge honors the number of graduate students on campus. Each challenge will unlock $10,000 for tuition assistance and scholarships. View the challenges here.

We need YOUR help to ensure #CanisiusGivingDay 2018 is the most impactful yet.

  • Make a gift! Visit to make a gift in support of the Canisius Annual Fund – the direct source of institutional aid for our students – or another designation of your choice.
  • Get loud on social media! Spread the word about #CanisiusGivingDay on your social media platforms. Visit our Toolkit for sample social media posts, Giving Day graphics and email content.
  • Celebrate #CanisiusGivingDay! Stop by one of our on-campus events and enjoy free treats! Click here for the Giving Day event schedule.

Thank you in advance for making #CanisiusGivingDay a success. Go Griffs!

Submitted by: Summer Handzlik, director, Canisius Fund

Administrative Professionals Day is Today!

Administrative Professionals Day is today, Wednesday, April 25!  The Human Resources team would like to express our sincere appreciation to the college’s administrative associates for all the good work they do and the value they add to our campus community. Enjoy this special recognition day!

Submitted by: Linda M. Walleshauser, associate vice president, Human Resources & Compliance