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Outdoor Campaign Launches – New series of billboards call attention to college’s distinctions

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During the next few weeks, the Office of Marketing and Brand Engagement will share highlights and updates from its 2018-19 undergraduate and graduate marketing campaigns which launched in August and continue throughout the spring.

New Outdoor Campaign

In your travels throughout the area during the next few weeks, be on the lookout for a new series of Canisius digital billboards. Designed to highlight the quality and return on investment of a Canisius education, this new campaign showcases some of our proudest undergraduate distinctions. The boards can be seen in four high traffic locations on the 33, 190, 290 and 7 Corners in the southtowns. A total of eight billboards will be introduced throughout the campaign that runs from February 11 through April 14. The effort is part of our overall strategy to maximize yield for the 2019 freshman class.

Submitted by: Matt Wojick, associate vice president, Marketing & Brand Engagement

Remembrance Service: Thursday 2/14 for the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Parkland School Shooting

A Service of Remembrance will take place on February 14 at 5:30 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel for the victims and families on the one year anniversary of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.  The service will last approximately 15 minutes and we will toll the bells of the chapel 17 times in remembrance of those who lost their lives.

Submitted by: Mike Hayes, director, Campus Ministry

Canisius Announces 2019 Commencement Speakers

Canisius welcomes two leaders from the Western New York community to campus this May to deliver commencement addresses for the undergraduate and graduate classes of 2019.  

Hon. Lawrence J. Vilardo ’77, U.S. District Court Judge, will deliver remarks to the graduate Class of 2019 on Wednesday, May 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Koessler Athletic Center. David N. Campbell, co-founder and chair of All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response, will address the Canisius College undergraduate Class of 2019 on Saturday, May 18 at 10:00 a.m., also in the Koessler Athletic Center.

Canisius will confer honorary degrees upon Vilardo and Campbell during commencement ceremonies. The college will also confer honorary degrees upon four others. Click here to read more about these honorary degree recipients and the 2019 commencement speakers.

Submitted by: College Communications

Hoops Hosts Pair of Games

The Canisius men’s basketball team returns to the KAC this weekend to host Fairfield University on Friday, February 15 at 7:00 p.m. during “Family Friday.” Click here to add this event to your calendar. Canisius battles Manhattan on Sunday, February 17 at 2:00 p.m. Click here to add this event to your calendar.

With a sweep of road games at Rider and St. Peter’s last weekend, the Griffs (8-4) have moved within 1/2 game of first place team Monmouth (9-4). Canisius is currently tied with Siena for second place, is 1/2 game ahead of Quinnipiac (7-4) and a full game up on pre-season first place selection Rider (7-5).

All reserved tickets will be priced the same as general admission. Tickets are available throughout the week by calling (716) 888-8499. Faculty and staff discounts are available.

For more information, visit

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Informally-Formal Concert

Join the Art History Department in welcoming Joshua Lauretig, oboist with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, as he performs on Tuesday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center as part of the ArtsCanisius BPO Connection concert.

Accompanied by Maxwell Pipinich, bassoon and Susan Schuman, piano/harpsichord, Lauretig will perform works by Malcolm Arnold, Giuseppe Sammartini, Francis Poulenc, Jeffrey Agrell, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Pasculli.

Tickets are $15 for general admission and $7 for students. They can be purchased online here or at the door. Visit the ArtsCanisius website for the most up-to-date listing of music performances, art history lecture and art exhibits.

Submitted by: Yvonne Widenor, visiting assistant professor and program director, Art History; director, ArtsCanisius