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Canisius in the News

Political Science Professor Kevin Hardwick, PhD, spoke to several media outlets about the future of Rep. Chris Collins.  Follow the links below to read the stories


“Democrats See Opportunity After Collins is Charged”

WIVB-TV (Channel 4)

“GOP Legislator’s Analysis: “It’s almost impossible for Collins to be off the ballot.”

WGRZ-TV (Channel 2)

“27th District Viewpoints from Clarence”   

The Wyoming County Press Examiner interviewed Andy Smith, director of sports medicine at Canisius, for an August 8 story entitled “Athletic Trainers Provide More than Ice.” Click here to read the story.

Nancy Rourke, PhD, professor of religious studies and theology, discussed Pope Francis’ call for the abolition of the death penalty on the August 6 radio program “Connections,” which airs on WXXI-AM News in Rochester, NY.  Click here to listen to the interview.

The Buffalo News featured a story on Alan G. Weinstein, PhD, professor emeritus of management and marketing, on August 3.  Weinstein is the co-author of a new book entitled Unleashing Human Energy Through Culture Change: From a Toxic Culture to a High Energy, High Performance Organization Click here to read the story.

The Buffalo News featured Canisius Marketing Professor Paul Sauer, PhD, in an August 2 story entitled “A New Prescription for Parkinson’s Patients: Hula, Flamenco and tap-dancing.” Click here to read the story.

Bakowski Named Major Gift Officer

Canisius College named Mary Ellen Bakowski a major gift officer within the Institutional Advancement Division.

Bakowski’s responsibilities include identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding long-term philanthropic relationships with the college’s most generous donors.  She reports to Kimberly Venti, associate vice president for Institutional Advancement.

Bakowski comes to Canisius with more than 30 years of development and advancement experience. She earned a bachelor’s degree in management in 1985 and a master’s in business administration in 1990 from Canisius.  Bakowski was director of development services at the college from 1986-1993.

Click here to read more about Bakowski’s career in development.

Submitted by: College Communications

Mark Your Calendars

The start of the 2018-19 academic year is less than two weeks out and the calendar is filling up fast with back-to-school events and activities.  Below is a brief list of what’s to come.  Be sure to save the dates and hopefully we’ll see you there!

Thursday, August 23

Move-In Day

8:30 a.m.

Frisch Circle / Eastwood parking lot


Welcome Rally

2:45 p.m.

Koessler Athletic Center / Main Gym


Wednesday, August 29

C-Block Bonfire

7:00 p.m. / Activities start

8:15 p.m. / Fire is lit

Bart Mitchell Quad


Wednesday, September 12

Mass of the Holy Spirit

9:30 a.m. / Christ the King Chapel

10:00 a.m. / Montante Cultural Center

*Buffalo Bishop Richard J. Malone presides


Friday, September 21

Faculty Tenure and Promotion Ceremony

2:00 p.m.

Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library

Submitted by: College Communications

Savor the New Menu Options at Canisius

Just in time for the start of the new school year, Chartwells is introducing four new dining concepts on campus that are sure to prove mouth-watering.  Even more tempting, the campus community is invited to sample items from two of the new menus – at a discounted rate – today through Friday, August 17. Below is a bit more information about each new dining option – that will sure to have you craving more:

Carved & Crafted (Student Center Dining Hall)- This brand new Deli Station features delicious, made-to-order sandwiches, subs, wraps and pockets along with new artisan delights and favorite staples.  

Today through Friday, August 17, between 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., campus employees can enjoy a sandwich and drink for only $3.99. 

500° – Savor the flavor of this new brick oven artisan pizza and pasta dining option.  500° features Chartwells’ top-notch blend of spices, quality ingredients and locally-sourced artisan crusts – baked to perfection and served up hot.  Whether you’re hungry for the ever-beloved cheese and pepperoni pizza or vegetarian and vegan options, 500° has just the pie for you.

Today through Friday, August 17, between 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., campus employees can order two (2) slices of pizza and a beverage for just $3.00.

Menuworx (Student Center Dining Hall)- This new exhibition concept features a rotating menu of authentically prepared entrees from around the world. Whether you’re craving cuisine from South America or Asia, the Middle East or Africa and Europe, Menuworx culinary options deliver a world-class experience in dining discovery.

Market (Old Main Snack Bar)- Market is a brand new convenience retail grab-and-go dining option. Market will offer a fresh new experience to the campus featuring a variety of fresh made foods, a selection of soups, snacks, beverages and in-house, cold-brewed Starbucks teas.

Submitted by: Sharif Hamdy, marketing manager, Chartwells


Campus Ministry Introduces New Mass Times

Campus Ministry is introducing the following new Mass times for the 2018-19 academic year.  Please contact Campus Ministry at Ext. 2420 with any questions.

Sunday Mass

8:30 p.m. / Christ the King Chapel

Weekday Masses

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

12:05 p.m./ Christ the King Chapel

Tuesday, Thursday

5:20 p.m. / Loyola Hall Chapel (*Please enter from the Quad.) 

Communion Services will be held on Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel

Submitted by: Mike Hayes, director, Campus Ministry