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Volleyball Continues Home Stand

The Canisius women’s volleyball team continues its home play this weekend with games two and three of a five-game home stand. The Griffs will host Siena College tomorrow, Saturday, November 9 at 1:00 p.m. Click here to add this event to your calendar. They will then host Marist University on Sunday, November 10 at 1:00 p.m. Click here to add this event to your calendar.

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Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Academic Talent Search Summit

High school students from McKinley, MST Bennett, MST Seneca, Buffalo Academy of Visual and Performing Arts and Sweet Home High Schools will visit Canisius College today, Friday, November 8 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. for an informational day of college life.

The Office of Admissions will lead college tours for the students as well as a special athletic tour at the Koessler Athletic Center, where they will be greeted by John Maddock, senior associate athletic director for external affairs.

Prior to the college tours, students will see the movie “Off The Glass,” which tells the story of Ritchie Campbell, who will be the keynote speaker and special guest of the day. Following the viewing, there will be a discussion with students about the importance of following their dreams and getting a college education.

Campbell was most recently interviewed by Claudine Ewing of WGRZ Channel 2 in May 2017. The topic was “Rise, Fall, Redemption.”

For more information, contact the Academic Talent Search Program at Ext. 3280.

Submitted by: Elizabeth Caffee, director, Academic Talent Search Program

The Sin of Jesuit Slaveholding: Continuing the Conversation on Racism

The campus community is invited to hear the story of the Jesuits’ sale of 272 slaves to save Georgetown University in 1838 on Friday, November 15 from 1:00 – 2:15 p.m. in the library instruction room, located on the main floor. The webinar will host Cheryllyn Branche, one of the descendants of this sale, and Rev. Timothy Kesicki, SJ, president of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States.

For more information, contact Fatima Rodriguez Johnson, associate dean of diversity and inclusion, at or Ext. 2118.

Submitted by: Fatima Rodriguez Johnson, associate dean; Diversity & Inclusion; Rev. Patrick Lynch, SJ, professor emeritus, Religious Studies & Theology


Permanent Chair of Polish Culture Concert

The Permanent Chair of Polish Culture at Canisius College and the Polish Arts Club will host Karolina Fraczak, Springfield Symphony violinist, on Friday, November 15 at 7:00 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel.

Karolina Fraczak

Fraczak is currently working toward her master’s degree in violin performance at Missouri State University under the guidance of David Hays, DMA, string area coordinator in the Music Department. She will perform with Yuet Yang Siew, pianist, who is also a prize-winning performer studying at Missouri State University under the direction of Wei-Han Su, DMA, keyboard area coordinator in the Music Department. Both Fraczak and Siew began performing at a young age. 

The concert will feature music by Moniuszko, Szymanowski and Wieniawski. The event is co-sponsored by the Center for Polish Studies at Daemen College and the Polish Arts Club of Buffalo. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the Fine Arts Department at Ext. 2542.

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Submitted by: College Communications

Don’t Miss Out!

The Canisius Fund Office is sponsoring an information and training session on Tuesday, November 19 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. in Grupp Fireside Lounge for anyone interested in fundraising for their department, team or institute on #CanisiusGivingDay 2020 (scheduled for Wednesday, April 22, 2020).

It’s hard to believe that #CanisiusGivingDay is six months away, but the Canisius Fund team is hard at work already planning for the day’s success. In order to make sure you have the time and resources to maximize the day and raise extra funding for your area on campus, be sure to check out this session!

You’ll hear from colleagues who have seen incredible success on past Giving Days, as well as receive tips, suggested timelines and more from the Canisius Fund staff to give you everything you need to succeed.

You won’t want to miss opportunity! RSVP to the Canisius Fund team at by Thursday, November 14.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Submitted by: Matt Gorczyca, assistant director, Canisius Fund