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Sesquicentennial Mural Debuts

The campus community is invited to celebrate the completion of the sesquicentennial mural on campus.  Please join us as we celebrate this beautiful addition to our campus on Tuesday, February 4 at 4:00 p.m. in the hallway between Old Main and the Library. 

The college continues to commemorate its 150-year anniversary throughout the 2019-20 academic year with events and speakers that showcase Canisius’ academic distinctions, social justice initiatives and Catholic, Jesuit identity.

The mural, hand painted by Buffalo artist Edreys Wajed, represents 150 years of Canisius excellence. Wajed will be in attendance at tomorrow’s event.

Refreshments will be served.

Submitted by: College Communications

LAST CHANCE: Opt-in to participate!

#CanisiusGivingDay 2020 is just three months away!

If you would like to fundraise for your area you must “opt-in” by today, Monday, February 3.

What does that mean? If you plan to actively fundraise for your respective area on Giving Day, you must notify the Canisius Fund Office by today, as campaign pages and designations will only be created for the programs, departments, teams, etc. that indicate they are participating.

Please Email Suli Calianno, Canisius Fund coordinator, at or call Ext. 2712 today to officially opt-in!

We need to provide our Giving Day software provider a list of the areas fundraising so they can create individual campaign pages and designations that donors can support.

We cannot guarantee that we will be able to add more once we submit our list to the software vendor, so it’s critical that you let us know if you plan to participate.

Submitted by: The Canisius Fund Team

Coming Up from the ICMS

Tomorrow, Tuesday, February 4, Campbell Price, PhD, will speak at 7:00 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge. Price is the curator of the new exhibit opening at the Buffalo Museum of Science, Golden Mummies of Egypt. Join the Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies as Price speaks about the accidental discovery of thousands of mummies dating from the Greco-Roman Era of Egyptian history.

Submitted by: Kristina Laun, social media & web administrator, ICMS

Nominate a Senior for ALANA Achievement Award

The time has come to nominate a deserving ALANA senior for the ALANA Achievement Award, presented annually during Spring Honors Convocation.

The ALANA Achievement Award acknowledges the accomplishments of an African American, Latinx American, Asian American or Native American (ALANA) graduating senior who exemplifies the Jesuit value of magis through academic excellence, exceptional leadership, character, dedication and service to Canisius and the community-at-large.

Nominations can be submitted by clicking here, and are due by Thursday, February 27.

Submitted by: Rev. Patrick J. Lynch, SJ, chair, Committee for Outstanding Senior ALANA Achievement Award; professor emeritus, Religious Studies & Theology

Participate in New Magis: Canisius Collaborators Retreat

The Office of Mission & Identity is launching a series of “Magis” retreats that will focus on discernment.  Faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to attend a two-night, three-day Magis: Canisius Collaborators Retreat over spring break.

Our new Magis program was inspired by  Boston College’s Halftime Retreat—an experience that focuses on discernment and three central questions: What brings me joy? What am I good at? What does the world need from me?

The retreat will take place from Tuesday, March 17 (arrival around lunch) – Thursday, March 19 (departure after dinner) at the Mercy Spirituality CenterThis retreat will provide participants with ample time for reflection and quiet at the Mercy Spirituality Center, located next to Highland Park in Rochester.

We will continue building community across divisions at Canisius by each briefly sharing part of our own story (professional, personal or spiritual). Each day will include shared meals, a nightly Examen, optional spiritual direction and lots of unstructured time for you to care for your whole person.

Limited spaces are available. If interested, please apply here. Spots will be given on a first come, first served basis. Applications are due by Wednesday, February 19.

There is no cost to attend. Housing, meals, and programming will be provided.

Questions can be directed to Sarah Signorino, director of Mission & Identity, at Ext. 2424 or

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Office of Mission & Identity