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(L-R):  Stephanie Crockatt, executive director of Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy and Linda Walleshauser, associate vice president, Human Resources and Compliance.

Nearly 75 people attended the Happy Hour for a Cause to benefit Olmsted Parks hosted by Canisius at the Westin Buffalo (Courtyard). A long-standing tradition, the Happy Hour for a Cause events allow local professionals to meet and network in a laid back environment while benefiting a local charity.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

Economics professors George Palumbo and Julie Anna Golebiewski interviewed by The New York Times

New York Times’ reporter Jesse McKinley interviewed economics professors George Palumbo, PhD and Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, for an article entitled “Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion: Is New York Getting Its Money’s Worth.”

The story appeared in the July 2 edition.  Click here to read the article in its entirety.

Fajardo-Heyward discusses what motivates migrants to flee their countries in The Buffalo News

In the “Another Voice” column in The Buffalo News, Paola Fajardo-Heyward, PhD, director of the Latin American Studies Program and associate professor of political science, details several important points that have been left out of the debate over the immigration crisis at the U.S. border.

Read more here.

Klump weighs in regarding Trump’s Supreme Court justice choice on WBEN Radio

Bob Klump, director of the Frank G. Raichle Pre-Law Center, commented on President Trump’s choice of Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court justice on WBEN 930 a.m. morning news on July 10.

 Listen here.

He was a guest on the Baurle and Bellavia show on WBEN a.m. radio on June 27. Klump analyzed President Trump’s candidates for Supreme Court justice, discussed the nomination process and weighed the different factors that go into selecting a candidate.

Listen here.

Russell’s research on children and pet loss runs on, the website for a Spanish magazine about relationships, ran an article about research by Josh Russell, PhD, assistant professor of animal behavior, ecology and conservation on children and pet loss.

Read more here.

In The Buffalo News, O’Malley ᾽72 likens his fondness for books to the sirens in Odysseus

During his time as a Canisius student, Adjunct Professor of English Thomas O’Malley ᾽72 spent countless hours reading between the stacks of books in the library.  O’Malley chronicled his experiences in a “My View” article for The Buffalo News.

Read more here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Fall Preview Days on Campus!

Fall Preview Days are on Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 21 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Incoming students and their families will be on campus both days to visit Canisius and prepare for New Student Orientation and the beginning of classes. Students and their families will be attending sessions and moving around campus so please be on the lookout for our new Griffins and be sure to say hello!

Submitted by: Phil Ciallela, assistant director, Student Life

Register Now for Blue and Gold Golf Classic

The 21st Annual Blue & Gold Golf Classic is slated for July 30 at Western New York’s best golf experience – Crag Burn Golf Club. Tee time is scheduled for noon with registration and lunch set to open at 10:30 a.m.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Canisius Blue and Gold Fund, which helps develop the next generation of Golden Griffin champions by providing essential funding that impacts our programs in the areas of scholarships, coaching excellence, recruiting and team travel.

Click here to register or call Ext. 2977 for additional information.

Submitted by: John Maddock, senior associate athletic director, External Affairs

Performance Appraisals

As announced by President Hurley last week, the college community will focus on a core set of objectives as part of the performance appraisal discussion given the ongoing enrollment challenges that we face.

As you prepare for your individual meeting with your supervisor, please be prepared to discuss the following question and how your responses might fit into your objectives for the coming year.

As you think about your role at Canisius College, how can you improve the student experience at Canisius and help increase student enrollment in the year ahead?

Please plan to include any feedback within the “Next Year’s Objectives” section of the performance appraisal.

As a reminder, all performance appraisals should be completed by Friday, August 3. If you have any questions, please contact Linda Walleshauser at Ext. 2244 or or Jennifer Skowron at Ext. 2247 or Thank you!

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