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Monmouth Hawks Visit the KAC

The Canisius men’s basketball team will host Monmouth University on Thursday, January 24 at 7:00 p.m. at the Koessler Athletic Center. Monmouth (5-2 in MAAC play) has posted four consecutive victories, including a buzzer-beating win over Iona this past weekend to move into second place in the MAAC. Canisius (4-2), on the strength of road victories over Quinnipiac and Fairfield, is half of a game behind Monmouth heading into Thursday’s game, which is the annual Suits and Sneakers Night along with Athletes-for-Athletes.

The Griffins Den opens at 5:45 p.m. with a buffet dinner available for $10 and $3 for adult beverages.

Reduced price tickets are available for faculty and staff. Call (716) 888-8499 to order tickets.

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Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Whole Foods New Year, New You Event


Cheers to 2019! Come learn lasting ways to improve your overall well-being that will benefit your mind, body, taste buds and the environment on Saturday, January 26 at Whole Foods Market on Sheridan Drive in Amherst, NY. A day full of events includes:

  • 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – SWEAT with Mandy Pearce of Revolution Buffalo and Jacquie Maitner of Long and Lean Pilates

Join Mandy Pearce and Jacquie Maitner for a free killer paired up-combo workout in Bar 1818. Work through some HIIT (high intensity interval training), body weight exercises and resistance band work with Mandy. Jacquie will lead you through an intense ab and glute workout. Afterwards, enjoy a little Q&A and sample Perfect Bars; a whole food, protein packed, delicious nutrition bar. Please bring a mat and water and prepare to sweat it out!

  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – New Year, New You Cooking Class with Chef Rob

Join Chef Rob as he teaches how to make flavorful dishes using heart-healthy produce. He’ll show how easy it is to eat healthy by tossing, chopping and stirring flavor into every bite!

  • 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Storewide Healthy Vendor Samples and Demos with Buffalo’s Best

Sample scrubs and sip different health and wellness products from brands we love. Samples and demos will be provided by Bootleg Bucha, Alpine Made, Issas and more!

  • 2:00 p.m. Zero Waste Initiative Class with Kim

Help improve the environment by learning how to produce zero waste. Learn tips and tricks for how to recycle, compost waste and eliminate the use of plastic.

  • 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (all day)

Hourly prizes valued at $50 and under / $10 off $50 coupons given to every customer that shops!

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Submitted by: Nick Wojcicki, sales coordinator, Athletics

What is the Legacy About Racism in the U.S. Catholic Church?

What does it mean to represent Catholic education when it comes to race and racism? What is the legacy about racism in the U.S. Catholic Church? If you’ve been wondering, join the Religious Studies and Theology Department to discuss this topic.

All faculty, staff and students are welcome to an informal reading group on Wednesday, January 30 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. in the library instruction room. The group will read the book Racial Justice and the Catholic Church (Orbis Books, 2010) by Rev. Bryan Massingale, professor of theological and social ethics at Fordham University, and then discuss the first two chapters of the book.

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Chapters three and four will be discussed on Wednesday, February 27. Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Coffee and light refreshments will be provided courtesy of Public Safety.

Please RSVP to Nancy Rourke, associate professor of religious studies and theology, at or Ext. 2460.

These discussions are co-sponsored by the Office of Mission and Identity, the Office of the President, Campus Ministry, Public Safety, Immersion East Side and the Catholic Studies Program.

Submitted by: Nancy Rourke, associate professor, Religious Studies and Theology

College of Arts and Sciences Dean Search

The College of Arts and Sciences dean search committee is pleased to announce the finalists scheduled for on-campus interviews. The final candidates are:

  • Thomas Chambers, PhD, professor of history and faculty director of strategic enrollment management for graduate studies at Niagara University (Thursday, January 31 and Friday, February 1)

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  • Brian Walker, PhD, professor of biology at Fairfield University (Monday, February 4 and Tuesday, February 5)

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  • Peter Schaber, PhD, professor of chemistry and interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Canisius College (Thursday, February 7 and Friday, February 8)

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  • Lynne Texter, PhD, associate professor of communication and special assistant to the president for strategic initiatives at La Salle University (Monday, February 11 and Tuesday, February 12)

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The campus community will have an opportunity to interact with each candidate at an open forum. Each session will be videotaped and available for those who cannot attend. Times and locations of each session will be posted in The Dome at least one week in advance. The campus community will have an opportunity to evaluate each candidate via a Qualtrics survey and have another opportunity to evaluate the candidates after interviews are complete. We encourage you to be as involved as possible in this process.

The first candidate forum is with Thomas Chambers, PhD, on Thursday, January 31 from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Grupp Fireside Lounge. All are welcome to attend.

Information about each finalist is posted on the myCanisius portal under the “Dean of Arts & Sciences Search” tab located on the blue navigation bar across the top of the page. Please take time to review their curricula vitae and application letters prior to attending the open forums.

Electronic surveys are also available for each candidate.  As you interact with a candidate by attending an open forum or in any other scheduled meetings, please take the time to provide thoughtful feedback by filling out the appropriate survey. There will also be an opportunity to evaluate the candidates in a summary survey after interviews are complete.

Submitted by: Jeff Lindauer and Jen Desiderio, co-chairs, College of Arts and Sciences Dean Search

Canisius Celebrates During Black History Month

Canisius College will host Letitia A. James, attorney general of New York, on Thursday, February 28 as part of its Black History Month celebration. Her presentation, entitled “You Can … You Will … You Must,” will take place at the Buffalo Grand Hotel, located at 120 Church Street, and begins at 9:30 a.m. 

Sworn into office on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, James is the first African American and first woman to be elected New York State Attorney General. 

Comedian and social media personality “Shiggy” will be a special guest at the Black History Month event. He will address social media etiquette and protocol. 

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For more information, contact the Academic Talent Search program at Ext. 3281.

Submitted by: College Communications