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Canisius in the News

Bill Collins, vice president for institutional advancement, penned an article for today’s “My View” column in The Buffalo News titled “A die-hard Bonnie’s Golden Griff moments.” The column reflects on Collins’ six-year tenure at the college. He retires from his position at the end of this month.

Click here to read the article.

Submitted by: College Communications

Brown Bag Teaching Lunch

Enjoy lunch and conversation with your colleagues today, Wednesday, January 29 at 12:00 noon when the Office of Academic Affairs hosts a brown bag teaching lunch in the Faculty Lounge of Old Main.

This casual event is a follow up to the brown bag teaching lunch in December and the teaching retreat earlier this month. Come and go as your schedule permits and bring whatever topic is on your mind.

If you’re interested in attending or have ideas for other faculty development events, please contact Jenn Lodi-Smith, PhD, interim assistant vice president for academic affairs, at

Submitted by: Jennifer Lodi-Smith, interim assistant vice president, Academic Affairs; associate professor, Psychology

Men’s Basketball Hosts a Pair of Games This Weekend

Your Golden Griffin men’s basketball team hosts a pair of Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference games this weekend at the Koessler Athletic Center.

Canisius meets Quinnipiac at 7:00 p.m. on Friday night before battling Marist on Super Bowl Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Quinnipiac (10-8;5-3) is one game behind Monmouth for first place, while Marist is tied with the Griffs in the latest league standings.

Once again, Friday is a Craft Beer Night with Flying Bison serving up your favorite local beverages prior to tip-off and at halftime. The Griffins Den opens at 5:45 pm, with a full buffet and your selection of beverages.

Sunday’s Super Bowl contest is presented by Pepsi. It’s also Military Appreciation Day with military members receiving two complimentary tickets if ordered in advance. Call 716-888-TIXX for more information.

Click here to add the Quinnipiac game to your calendar.

Click here to add the Marist game to your calendar.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Spring Lifelong Learners Courses Begin Thursday

The Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies (ICMS) presents two new Lifelong Learners Courses for spring 2020. Beginning this Thursday afternoon, January 30, and continuing for six weeks, is Jesus: From Messiah to God. From 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. in Science Hall 1017, Drs. Rebecca Krawiec and Matthew Mitchell, of the Religious Studies and Theology Department, will examine the Jewish beliefs about Messiahs and Saviors leading to the views of Jesus in the four Gospels of the New Testament. They will then look at the social implications of teaching a divine Jesus versus traditional Roman notions of the human and divine. The course concludes with the Council of Nicea and the controversies surrounding a fully divine Son of God. Register through the ICMS website here.

Click here to add the January 30 event to your calendar.

On March 26, ICMS’s second course offering begins: Arthur: The Once and Future King. Information is also available at the link. Visit ICMS’s website for more events and news here.

Click here to add the March 26 event to your calendar.

Submitted by: Kristina Laun, Social Media & Web Administrator, ICMS

Stay in Shape with Pilates and Yoga Classes

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Don’t miss out on your opportunity to sign up for free Pilates and yoga classes this spring 2020 semester.  Sponsored by the Human Resources Department for faculty and staff, these classes are great for all levels of expertise. See below for the upcoming dates so you can mark your calendars:

Pilates Classes (led by Instructor Larry Tassini, laboratory manager, Biology) will continue to take place on Wednesdays from 5:00-6:00 p.m., at the following locations:

  1. Jan. 29 –         Regis Room
  2. Feb. 12 –         Regis Room
  3. Feb. 19 –         Regis Room
  4. Feb. 26 –         Regis Room
  5. Mar. 4 –          Regis Room
  6. Mar. 11 –        Regis Room

Yoga Classes (led by Instructor Madonna McKernon, administrative specialist, Student Affairs) will take place on Tuesdays from 5:00-6:00 p.m. at the following locations:

  1. Mar. 3 –          Grupp Fireside Lounge
  2. Mar. 10 –        Regis Room
  3. Mar. 31 –        Regis Room
  4. Apr. 7 –          Regis Room
  5. Apr. 14 –        Regis Room
  6. Apr. 21 –        Regis Room
  7. Apr. 28 –        Regis Room
  8. May 12-          Regis Room

To ensure we supply enough mats and equipment, please RSVP to Bethany Voorhees at Ext. 2240 or via Email at We hope to see you there!

Submitted by:  Bethany Voorhees, hr assistant, Human Resources