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Cheer on Men’s LAX

The opening round of the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship gets underway today, Wednesday, May 9, as the Golden Griffins go up against Robert Morris at 4:00 p.m. in the Demske Sports Complex.

Tickets to the game remain available and can be purchased at the Ticket Office between 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. today.  They will also be available at the gate.  The cost is $10 for adults; $5 for children (18 and under).

The men’s lacrosse team earned the program’s third trip to the NCAA Championship by winning the MAAC Championship on Saturday, May 5, in dramatic fashion, with a 10-9 overtime victory against Detroit Mercy.  Robert Morris, the Northeast Conference champs, is making its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament.


College Communications Wins International Awards

The College Communications team won two Hermes 2018 Creative Awards.

The summer 2017 issue of Canisius Magazine (“Griffs Under 40”) earned a Platinum award – one of only 900 Platinum winners out of 6,000 entries from the U.S. and around the world achieved this highest honor.

The 2018 Impact Report won a Gold award – one of only 1,200 out of 6,000 entries to earn Gold.

Entries are judged on concept, story development, writing and design.  Kudos to the Canisius Magazine team – Eileen Herbert, executive editor; Audrey Browka, managing editor; Kristin Etu, writer; Patty Herkey, creative director and Cody Weiler, art director.

Hermes awards are administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP), an international organization consisting of several thousand marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, digital media production and free-lance professionals.


In Case You Missed It …

Guests to the Regents Scholarship Ball are still talking about the great time they had at the annual gala, held at the Hyatt Regency on Saturday, May 5. Nearly 500 friends of the college attended the event to help raise support for Canisius students.

The Canisius Board of Regents also conferred its Distinguished Citizen Award upon Candace S. Johnson, PhD, president/CEO of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Click here to view a ‘highlight reel’ from the ball.

Click here to view a video produced about Dr. Candace Johnson.


Help Desk Starts Summer Hours

The ITS Help Desk will begin its summer hours schedule next Monday, May 14.  The Help Desk will be open Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. These hours will be in effect until Friday, August 24.

Submitted by: Grant Guzda, help desk manager, ITS

D2L Transitions to New Look and Feel


On May 17, D2L transitions to a new look and feel.  Our usual end-of-semester video for faculty features additional tips to prepare for the “Daylight” interface, appearing between the spring and summer semesters.

COLI’s D2L Semester End/Start Checklist can help you wrap up your spring semester courses and prepare you to teach in the summer or fall.

We’re continually adding tutorials to our New D2L Tutorial Video Set.  Compared to the old videos, these are shorter and show the most efficient methods of using D2L, based on faculty experience and feedback. Plus, they show new features added to D2L in the past several years.

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