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Students and teachers from PS #17 joined members of the Canisius community at the East West Community Garden.

The Canisius East West Community Garden group recently gathered to finish construction of the garden boxes and cut the lawn with a manual mower (no gas mover was used!). Children and their teachers from PS #17 participated and had a wonderful time digging in the soil, finding worms and insects and experiencing the wonders of the outdoors.  Neighbors, as well as representatives from the Oxford Block Club and the Congolese community lent a hand to dig holes for the bed frames.

The community garden at 1032 Lafayette Avenue is a cooperative garden on Canisius’ campus in partnership with the 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.

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Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

Dugan is front and center for Stanley Cup playoffs

Eileen Dugan, theatre-artist-in-residence and director of Little Theatre, is being called the “Goddess of the Golden Knights.” She has been doing voice overs during the playoffs for the NHL’s Las Vegas Golden Knights and voiced the the elaborate pre-game show for game one of the Stanley Cup finals between the Golden Knights and the Washington Capitals.  A local actor, director and voice over talent, Dugan says when asked by the team if she could do a “Game of Throne-sy” type of voice, she said ‘of course I can!’

Dugan was interviewed by several major media outlets, including Hockey Night in Canada.

Read the Channel 2 story here.

Listen to the 97 Rock story here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Director of Mission and Identity Appointed

It is my pleasure to announce that Sarah Signorino ᾿04, MS ᾿08,᾿12 has been appointed director of Mission and Identity beginning July 9, 2018.

Sarah has worked in campus ministry for 12 years, most recently as the assistant director.  She participated in more than 20 service immersion trips with Canisius and, in her previous role as co-director of the Be the Light Youth Theology Institute, Sarah focused on building community partners and advocating for social justice in Buffalo.

Sarah is a triple alumna of Canisius, receiving her two bachelor’s degrees, one with a dual major in English and women’s studies and the other with a dual major in political science and religious studies and theology.  She also received her master’s degree in college student personnel administration.

Sarah is the recipient of the I. Joan Lorch Award, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award, and the Cyril O. Schommer, SJ, Memorial Prize in Religious Studies. She is a member of the Di Gamma and Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Societies.

Please join me in congratulating her on this appointment!

Submitted by: Margaret Cain McCarthy, PhD, vice president for academic affairs

Reunion Tent Party

The Office of Alumni Engagement would like to invite faculty and staff to celebrate Reunion Tent Party along with the reunion class years of 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013 and 2018! We are offering faculty and staff a discounted rate of $25.00 per person ($40 at the door). The party is on Friday, June 8, 2018 in the Main Quad from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Come enjoy live music by cover band A-List, dinner from the following food trucks: Lloyd, Frank’s Gourmet Hot Dogs, Chef’s, Sassi Cakes, Fat Lady’s Pies and Cakes and drinks from 21 Brix, Flying Bison Brewery and Bootleg Bucha!

To register, call the Alumni Office at Ext. 2700 or click here.

Submitted by: Sharon Kasperczyk, senior assistant director, Office of Alumni Engagement

Baseball Headed to the NCAA Tournament

On Saturday, May 26, the Canisius baseball team won its third MAAC championship in the last six years after the Golden Griffins defeated Monmouth 11-0 in the MAAC Tournament championship game, played at Richmond County Bank Ballpark in Staten Island, N.Y. The win improved Canisius’ record to 35-20 for the season and also gave the Griffs an automatic berth into the 2018 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship.

On Friday, June 1, Canisius will open play in the Minneapolis Regional, when the Blue and Gold faces No. 14 Minnesota. That game will be broadcast live on ESPN3, and game time is set for 8 p.m. The Griffs will then play either UCLA or Gonzaga in the second-game of the double-elimination regional on Saturday, June 2. Game time and broadcast network will be announced.

Check GoGriffs.com, or the team’s official Twitter handle @GriffsBaseball, for coverage leading up to this week’s NCAA appearance.

Submitted by: Matt Reitnour, assistant athletic director, Communications