Twenty-two students, alumni and faculty from the Anthrozoology master’s program participated in the International Society for Anthrozoology meeting in Orlando, FL from Monday, July 1 – Thursday, July 4. The conference was hosted by Beacon College alumni Brian Ogle MS ’14 and Bryan Cushing MS ’14. Nine students and alumni participated in a panel session led by Kristin Stewart, PhD, professor of anthrozoology at Canisius, that explored whether current public views regarding animals are reflected in the law.
The following students and alumni delivered podium presentations: Jessica Austin MS ’14, Jamie Feinstein MS ’19, Adriana Pisano Beaumont MS ’17 and Julia Johnson ’19.
The following individuals presented posters: Dani Brown MS ’19, Eva Cross MS ’19, Patrick Flynn ’19, Selenia Murillo MS ’15, Molly Sumridge MS ’19 and Katrina Winsor MS ’20.
Submitted by: Christy Hoffman, PhD, program director, Animal Behavior Ecology and Conservation
Canisius’ food truck season continues this month! Click here to view the full food truck schedule for July, which includes visits twice a week from local food trucks.
All trucks serve lunch from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. If you would like to check out the trucks’ menus and plan your lunches in advance, the links are available below. Attached to each truck is an invitation that will allow you to add the event to your Outlook calendar via an RSVP link. Simply click “RSVP,” list your name and email address, and the option to add the event to your Outlook calendar will appear.
The Great Foodini will come to campus tomorrow, Wednesday, July 10 in the Bagen Hall lot. To add this event to your calendar, click here.
Maria’s Bene Cibo will come to campus on Wednesday, July 17 in the Lyons Hall lot. To add this event to your calendar, click here.
The Salad Bar will come to campus on Thursday, July 18 in the Bagen Hall lot. To add this event to your calendar, click here.
Pizza Amore will come to campus on Tuesday, July 23 in the Lyons Hall lot. To add this even to your calendar, click here.
Six Canisius faculty, administrators
and alumni recently attended the Association of Jesuit Colleges and
Universities Conference on Diversity and Equity (AJCU-CDE) in Syracuse, NY from
June 17-19, 2019. This year’s conference, entitled Magis: Breaking the Cycle
of Marginalization on College Campuses, took place on the campus of Le Moyne
The AJCU-CDE (formerly known as the Conference on Minority Affairs) was founded in 1981 to provide a forum for professionals and students from Jesuit colleges and universities across the United States to share information relative to students of color.
Lilly Adams-Dudley ’72, MS ’76, Canisius’ retired associate dean and director of COPE, co-founded the AJCU-CDE.
“The theme, Magis: Breaking the Cycle of Marginalization on College Campuses,” is particularly important as we all strive to become more diverse and inclusive campuses,” says Fatima Rodriguez Johnson MS ’98, associate dean of diversity and inclusion. “The workshops hosted by our colleagues at John Carroll University and Santa Clara University provided great insight for developing comprehensive strategies for inclusion and tools for diversifying the professoriat.”
year, the AJCU-CDE hosts a meeting in June on the campus of an AJCU member
institution that brings together colleagues from all areas of campus to discuss
the broad range of issues that significantly impact the education of students
of color and the retention of faculty and staff of color at Jesuit institutions
of higher education.
Sababu Norris, director of the ALANA Student Center, is a long-time participant in the AJCU-CDE and has held multiple leadership positions over the years. ”Offering valuable support to students and colleagues, the AJCU-CDE creates, educates and as a bonus, invigorates its membership,” he says. “The AJCU-CDE provides an impressive network of experienced and accessible leaders.”
Participants took part in engaging
diversity workshops, listened to informative keynote speakers, sampled delicious
food, and enjoyed networking with faculty and staff from 17 Jesuit institutions.
Canisius alumnus Bennie Williams ’11, MS ’13, director of Le Moyne College’s
Office of Inclusive Excellence & Global Education, who served as interim
vice chair for the AJCU-CDE, also did a fantastic job as the conference’s main
The Canisius contingent included:
Devonya Havis, PhD, associate professor of philosophy, who served as one of
the keynote speakers. Her talk, entitled “Improvising upon and Inhabiting Magis: Modes of Being Otherwise,” received an appreciation award.
Sababu Norris, director of the ALANA Student Center. Norris received a handsome plaque from the AJCU-CDE E-Board for his work in higher education, including the creation of the Canisius College Performance Troupe. Norris was surprised and humbled by the gift. Williams ’11, MS ’13, told the banquet audience that he attended Buffalo’s Bennett High School and witnessed a performance of the Troupe, which inspired him to attend Canisius College!
Fatima Rodriguez Johnson MS ’98, associate dean of diversity
and inclusion and Canisius’ campus representative for the AJCU-CDE
Gustavo Dos Santos’17, MS ’20,
graduate assistant in the Office of Student Life
Neil Savoy ’16, MS ’18, area director, Office of Campus Life & Leadership, Le
Bennie Williams’11, MS ’13, director
of Le Moyne College’s Office of Inclusive Excellence & Global Education, AJCU-CDE’s
vice chair and main campus host
Africa Network for Animal Welfare (ANAW) hosted 14 Canisius students from Sunday, June 16 – Saturday, June 29. The students participated in wildlife conservation activities in Nakuru, Laikipia and Samburu counties. The tour’s objectives included understanding the involvement and participation of communities in wildlife conservation, learning about the impacts of habitat conservation and restoration efforts on animal behavior and biology, learning about the functional models combining cultural practices and modern-day innovations in conservation, and understanding the association between gender, traditions and community perspectives of animals.
During their stay, the students participated in activities such as de-snaring and animal monitoring. They visited various institutions and organizations that have programs in protecting endangered species. They were able to take note of the various initiatives these organizations are undertaking to protect wildlife species. They also interacted and learned from the local communities who live in some of the world’s wildlife hotspots.
ANAW is a renowned
provider of experiential tours for animal welfare enthusiasts. Participants
enjoy hands-on experiences in animal welfare work while interacting with local
communities and learning about indigenous cultures.
Submitted by: Sue Margulis, PhD, professor and
chair, Animal Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation; professor, Biology
Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies Dennis Duling, PhD and his
wife, Gretchen Duling, PhD, are the featured guests on the July edition of
“Crossroads.” The pair will speak with program host Rev. Patrick J.
Lynch, SJ, about their new book, A Final River to Cross: The
Underground Railroad at Youngstown, NY.
The book fills the
gap in documenting Youngstown’s role in the Underground Railroad in New York
State. It also offers further proof of the existence of, support for and
operation of the Underground Railroad in Western New York.
is a monthly radio program produced by the Network of Religious Communities and
hosted by Father Lynch, professor of religious studies and theology. It airs on
the first Sunday of each month at 6:00 a.m. on MIX-96 (96.1 FM) and at 6:30
a.m. on JACK-FM (92.9).
The July edition of “Crossroads” originally aired on Sunday, July 7. If you missed the broadcast, you can catch it on the Canisius SoundCloud.