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Canisius’ record-setting year featured in a Business First story

Canisius topped $10 million in fundraising in 2017-18. Business First outlined the details in a story. Read it by clicking the link below.

Canisius College set fundraising record in 2017-18 – Buffalo – Buffalo Business First

Submitted by: College Communications

Dobies discusses graduate assistantships in Business First article

 In a Business First article, Anne Marie Dobies ᾽92, MS ᾽99, MS ᾽06, EdD, assistant vice president and director of the Griff Center, talked about how graduate assistants at the college gain relevant experience in their fields while financing their educations.

Click the link below to read the article.

The quiet way masters and PhD students make money while getting ahead – Buffalo – Buffalo Business First

Submitted by: College Communications

Research by Canisius professors regarding the adoptability of black cats featured on

Do black cats have a harder time getting adopted? The latest research by Miranda Workman, clinical instructor of animal behavior, ecology and conservation and Christy Hoffman, PhD, assistant professor of animal behavior, ecology and conservation and director of anthrozoology, explores this topic.

Read about the research here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Photo Essay by Alumnus Featured in USA Today

A photo essay of scenes along Route 66 by David Kafer ᾽08 recently appeared in USA Today. As a Canisius student years ago, David participated in the first offering of Tom Wolf’s Travel Photography course. He went on to graduate school to earn an MFA in photography and is currently based in Los Angeles.  See his essay here.

Submitted by: Richard Falkenstein, chair, and Tom Wolf, adjunct professor, Fine Arts Department


International Jesuit Higher Education

Canisius College President John J. Hurley is the featured guest on the next edition of “Crossroads,” scheduled for broadcast on Sunday, August 5.

The focus of this month’s program is “International Jesuit Higher Education.” President Hurley will discuss his recent trip to the University of Deusto in Bilbao, Spain, where leaders from some 200 Jesuit colleges and universities around the world united to consider the common Ignatian mission and to commit to a deep collaboration to further that mission.

“Crossroads” is a monthly radio program produced by the Network of Religious Communities and hosted by Rev. Patrick Lynch, SJ, professor of religious studies and theology. It airs on the first Sunday of each month at 6:00 a.m. on MIX-96 (96.1 FM) and at 6:30 a.m. on JACK-FM (92.9).

If you miss this Sunday’s program, you can always catch it on the Canisius SoundCloud.

Submitted by: College Communications

McCarthy Named to Business First’s Power 125 Women

Margaret C. McCarthy, PhD, vice president for academic affairs, is among Business First’s 2018 Power 125 Women. In addition, members of the Canisius College community make up 17 percent of Business First’s 2018 Power 125 Women list. The list highlights the most influential women in the eight counties of Western New York.

Business First compiled these rankings and defined “power” by the level of influence a woman has at her company, in her city or county and the length of her career. Only women who live full-time in Western New York were considered. Click here for a complete listing of those members of the Canisius community who were honored.

Submitted by: College Communications

Dobies Earns Doctorate

Anne Marie Dobies, 92, MS ᾽99, MS ᾽06, EdD, assistant vice president and director of the Griff Center, recently obtained a doctorate of education in leadership in higher education from the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, 2018.

Her dissertation defense was entitled:  How can Canisius College Improve Transfer Student Retention: A Decision-Making Analysis.

Congratulations, Annie!

Submitted by: College Communications

New Food Trucks Arrive in August

Our food truck season continues into the month of August with several new offerings! The schedule has changed since the beginning of the summer, so please see the calendar below for further details. Weekly email updates on the trucks will continue as well.

Food Trucks August 2018

All trucks serve lunch from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 a.m. If you would like to check out the trucks’ menus and plan your lunches in advance, the links are available below:

Additionally, don’t forget that the Massachusetts Avenue Mobile Market will park at the Health Science lot on Spillman and East Delavan from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, August 22
  • Wednesday, September 26
  • Wednesday, October 24

Please contact Mary Braun with any questions at Ext. 2240. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Submitted by: Mary Braun, human resources associate, Human Resources