Select Page Ranks Canisius No. 15 in NYS

The latest education ranking by places Canisius among the best online colleges in New York State.  According to the organization’s 2018-19 list of top online colleges, Canisius ranks No. 15 out of 91 public and private higher education institutions throughout New York.

Rankings focused on three main categories: availability of online programs, affordability and student services.

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Submitted by: College Communications

This Week in the Griff Center

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The Griff Center for Academic Engagement is ‘open for business’ and ready to help you get a head start on your coursework, class schedule and career options.  View the schedule above for more details about what’s happening this week in the Griff Center.

For more detailed information, checkout Handshake, the college’s platform for internship opportunities, full- and part-time job openings, or to sign up for on-campus interviews and register for information sessions, career fairs and more!

Submitted by: Dominique Gagnier, The Griff Center

Faculty and Staff: Plan to Attend CIM Workshops

Sara Morris, associate vice president for academic affairs, is offering three workshops this week to train faculty and staff on the new Courseleaf CIM (Curriculum Inventory Management) system. This system can be used to propose new courses, modify existing courses (and request core designations), and propose or modify curriculum requirements for majors, minors or graduate programs.

The workshops are being offered on the following days and times:

  • Tuesday, August 28 / 2:30-3:30 p.m. / SH 002C (the ITS conference room)
  • Wednesday, August 29 / 3:00-4:00 p.m. / OM 119
  • Friday, August 31 / 9:00-10:00 a.m. / SH 002C (the ITS conference room)

Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops if they intend to use them for this process.

As a reminder, any requests to add core curriculum designation to courses for spring 2019 are due by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 4.  These requests must be made in this system.

Submitted by: Sara Morris, associate vice president, Academic Affairs

Let Your Voice be Heard

Students, faculty and staff are cordially invited to join Cantio Sacra, a vocal chamber ensemble that performs sacred music at various events on campus. The group performs under the direction of Melissa Thorburn, adjunct professor of fine arts and music.  Its first meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 29 in Christ the King Chapel, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Thereafter, rehearsals will be in Lyons 404.  Please join us for a fun and exciting year!

Submitted by: Melissa Thorburn, adjunct professor, Fine Arts/Music


Give Me Some Truth

Acclaimed author and Professor Eric Gansworth reads from his newest novel on September 11

“Sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, always heartfelt.”  That’s just one of the many complimentary reviews of Eric Gansworth’s newest novel Give Me Some Truth.

The acclaimed author and professor of English will read from his latest work on Tuesday, September 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge.  The event is free and open to the campus community. Paintings, included in the novel, will be on display at the event.  Audience members who purchase the book at Talking Leaves or at the Canisius event will also qualify to enter a drawing for an original Eric Gansworth painting inspired by the novel.

Give Me Some Truth is a follow up to Gansworth’s first young adult novel, If I Ever Get Out of Here.  The story returns to the Tuscarora Nation reservation where high school senior Carson Mastick reasons that, if he can get a band together, he can win the local Battle of the Bands and get off the reservation.

Give Me Some Truth is Gansworth’s 11th book.  

Hope Begins With You

Plan to make your donation at the annual Red Cross Blood Drive September 6 and 7

The American Red Cross brings its annual blood drive to campus for two days next month.  On Thursday, September 6 and Friday, September 7, members of the campus community can donate blood during the hours of 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Palisano Pavilion.

Walk-ins are welcome or interested participants can make an appointment by visiting

Submitted by: Andrew Nowak, lieutenant, Public Safety