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Complimentary coffee, cider and fresh donuts may be on the way to your office, as the Canisius Fund enters week two of its annual coffee walk.

Week one included stops in Health Science, Science Hall, Churchill Tower, Lyons Hall, Horan O’Donnell and the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center. The Canisius Fund saw many familiar faces, met many new colleagues and handed out Canisius Fund reusable coffee sleeves to current faculty and staff supporters as a small way to “espresso” their gratitude.

Week two’s stops include Bagen Hall, the George Martin House, Old Main, the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library and the Koessler Athletic Center.

In addition to the coffee walk, the Faculty & Staff Donor Recognition Wall, located between Tim Hortons and the library entrance is back, proudly displaying the names of the college’s generous faculty and staff supporters for 2018-19 (as well as those who made a gift during Giving Day 2018). All of these initiatives continue to be part of our annual Faculty & Staff Giving Campaign, which is an opportunity for the campus community to come together and support our students in an additional way.

If you have not yet made your commitment as part of the 2018-19 Faculty & Staff Giving Campaign, please consider joining your colleagues by making a gift today. You can make your commitment online here or by calling the Canisius Fund Office at (716) 888-2712.

Submitted by: Summer Handzlik, director, Canisius Fund

Canisius in the News

Pictured (l-r): Bob Kennedy ’85, president of the NYC Alpha Sigma Nu Alumni Club; Cameron Rosenecker ’19, undergraduate chapter president; Kelly Bajorek ’18, undergraduate chapter vice-president; Rev. Patrick Lynch, SJ, Alpha Sigma Nu faculty adviser; Jeff Spencer ’17, vice president, Buffalo Alumni Club; and Anthony Tomasello ’16, president, Buffalo Alumni Club (Photo courtesy: AJCU)

Members of the Canisius chapter of Alpha Sigma Nu, the honor society of Jesuit universities, attended the Triennial Conference, which took place Thursday, October 11 – Saturday, October 13 at Seattle University in Seattle, WA. AJCU featured the conference in its latest newsletter.  Read the full article here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Border Initiative Week

The Canisius Border Initiative is hosting a week of events which began Friday, October 19. The Initiative is an Ignatian, collaborative effort by students, faculty and staff who seek to encourage discussion, reflection and engagement with refugee, immigration and border issues on a global scale. Click here for more information.

All events are free and open to the public.

Submitted by: Richard Reistma, PhD, chair, Modern Language Department

Reading and Fundraising Event with Charlie Vazquez

Charlie Vazquez, author and cultural consultant with more than 30 years of experience in the creative sector, will read from his new novel “Ricanstruction: Reminiscing & Rebuilding Puerto Rico” on Wednesday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Old Main 314. He has published several books of fiction and poetry, and edited four anthologies of fiction and memoir. Vazquez served as festival coordinator for Puerto Rico’s Festival de la Palabra for four years as well as having directed the BCA Bronx Writers Center for five. He is finishing a new novel and short story collection, and was featured in the anthology “Ricanstruction: Reminiscing & Rebuilding Puerto Rico.”

Submitted by: Richard Reistma, PhD, chair, Modern Language Department

Women’s Soccer Concludes Regular Season


The Canisius women’s soccer team concludes its regular season on Wednesday, October 24 with a 4:00 p.m. kickoff at the Demske Sports Complex versus Siena. The Griffs remain alive for a conference playoff spot but they must win their final two games to have a chance. For additional information, visit

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics