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Canisius in the News

President John J. Hurley was featured in an article by this past Friday, January 4 about his role in the fight for sex abuse reform in the Buffalo Diocese. Read the full story here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Gregory Alan Thornbury Lecture

The History Department, Philosophy Department, Conversations in Christ and Culture Lecture Series, Phi Alpha Theta and the History Club invite campus students and the community to kick off the spring 2019 semester on Wednesday, January 16 at 6:00 p.m. in Grupp Fireside Lounge. Gregory Alan Thornbury, PhD, vice president of development at the New York Academy of Art, will present a talk entitled “Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music? Larry Norman and the Struggle to Mix Faith with Art.”

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: Richard Bailey, chair and associate professor, History

Annual MLK Award Nominees Requested

The Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Committee is accepting nominations through Wednesday, February 6 for the 2019 MLK Awards. This honor recognizes Canisius community members who promote social justice, racial harmony, civil rights and advocacy for the poor or change through non-violence.

Nominations are accepted from faculty, staff and current students of the college. Make a nomination here. MLK Awards will be presented at the Spring Honors Convocation.

For more information, contact the Office of College Communications at Ext. 2790.

Submitted by Gary Everett, retired chief, Canisius College Public Safety and chair, Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Committee

Faculty Photo Sessions

Photo shoots will be taking place for all faculty members who would like a head shot or are in need of a new head shot. Head shots are strongly encouraged, as they are used under the faculty sections on the Canisius website. There will be three photo sessions in various locations across campus for those who are available.

Photo Sessions:

Monday, January 28 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Old Main vestibule

Tuesday, January 29 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Science Hall Atrium

Thursday, January 31 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Lyons Hall 1st floor (by the main staircase)

To sign up for a day and time, click here.

More than one person can sign up for a time slot, as each head shot will not take more than a few minutes of your time!

Let’s ring in the new year with a fresh photo!

For questions regarding the sessions, contact Brianna Blank, multimedia producer for marketing and brand engagement, at

Submitted by: Brianna Blank, multimedia producer, Marketing and Brand Engagement