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(L-R) ABEC majors Rhianna Miller ᾿19 and Kristiane Printup ᾿19

Students in Dr. Sue Margulis’ conservation biology course (BIO 322) hosted their annual poster session in Science Hall on Thursday, May 3. It was a great success! Visitors learned about the dangers of plastic straws and some good alternatives, search engines that help plant trees, and the benefits of community gardens. The students did a fantastic job on the final day of the semester!

Submitted by: Sue Margulis, PhD, associate professor, animal behavior, ecology and conservation and biology

Canisius in the News

WNY Catholic Magazine ran a photo of Robert George, who spoke at Canisius on April 12 as part of the Frank G. Raichle Lecture Series on Law in American Society. George is the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University.

Click here to see the photo.

Submitted by: College Communications

A Night to Remember

The Canisius College Board of Regents hosted its 52nd Regents Scholarship Ball on Saturday, May 5 at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.  Nearly 500 guests attended the annual gala to support the Board of Regents Scholarship Fund.

The Regents Ball began as a friend-raiser in 1996, hosted by the Board of Regents.  Today, the gala raises scholarship support for promising students who might not otherwise be able to take advantage of a Canisius education.

The Board of Regents also confers its Distinguished Citizen Award at the onset of the evening.  The 2018 award recipient is Candace S. Johnson, PhD, president and CEO of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.  The board recognized Dr. Johnson for her outstanding contributions to the health and well-being of the Western New York community.

Click here to view a photo gallery from the Regents Ball.  And, watch Wednesday’s edition of “The Dome” for a video highlight of the evening.

The Buffalo News also captured all the ‘glitz and glam’ from the  annual Regents Scholarship Ball.  Click here to view the photo gallery.

Submitted by: College Communications

 

 

Men’s Lacrosse Scores MAAC Championship

The men’s lacrosse team earned its third Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) championship on Saturday, May 5 with a 10-9 overtime victory against Detroit Mercy.  The win gives the Golden Griffins an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.  They’ll play host to Northeast Conference champion Robert Morris on Wednesday, May 9 at 4:00 p.m. in the Demske Sports Complex for the opening round of the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship.

Tickets for the  game are on sale now: $10 for adults and $5 for children (18 and under). They can be purchased online through TicketMaster.com, by calling the Canisius Ticket Office at (716) 888-TIXX, or by stopping by the Ticket Office in the main lobby of the Koessler Athletic Center between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Tickets will also be sold at the ticket office on Wednesday, May 9, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., and will  be available at the gate.

If you can’t make it to the game to cheer on the Golden Griffins, you can still show your support by donning your best Blue & Gold gear on Wednesday!

To read the full story of the MAAC championship win, click here.

To learn more about the Golden Griffins’ NCAA competition, click here.

ROTC Commissioning

The Army Reserve Officers Training Corp (ROTC) program at Canisius College will commission 13 cadets as second lieutenants during a ceremony on Friday, May 18 at 10:00 a.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. The guest speaker is Brigadier General Michel Natali, Commander of the 53rd Troop Command, New York Army National Guard.

Five students attend Canisius College, six attend the State University of New York at Buffalo, one attends D’Youville College and one attends the State University College at Buffalo. The Canisius students being commissioned are:

 

  • Audrey Browne, a health and wellness major, has been assigned to the Medical Service Corps.  She will attend her Basic Officer Leader Course at Fort Sam Houston and will be assigned to Company C (MED), 427th Brigade Support Battalion, Buffalo, NY; New York Army National Guard.
  • Dylan Cory, a health and wellness major, has been assigned to the Infantry. He will attend his Basic Officer Leader Course at Fort Benning, GA, with a subsequent assignment to the199th, 11th Infantry Second Battalion, Fort Benning,  GA.
  • Anna DeCosta-Klipa, an animal behavior, ecology and conservation major, has been assigned to the Corp of Engineers.  She will attend a Basic Officer Leader Course at Fort Leonard Wood, MO.  DeCosta-Klipa’s subsequent assignment will be with Company C, 554th Engineer Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood, MO.
  • Tyler Gates, an international relations major, has been assigned to the Infantry. He will attend a Basic Officer Leadership Course at Ft. Benning, GA, with a subsequent assignment to the 199th, 11th Infantry Second Battalion, Fort Benning, GA.
  • Tyler Nixon, a health and wellness major, has been assigned to the Medical Service Corps.  His first assignment is to serve at ROTC Advanced Camp this summer.  He will then attend the Basic Officer Leader Course at Fort Sam Houston, TX, with a subsequent assignment to the 3rd FA, 2nd Regiment; Fort Bliss, TX.

 

Submitted by: College Communication