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Yoga and Pilates Classes

There’s still time to get in on the free Pilates and yoga classes offered during the spring 2020 semester. Sponsored by the Human Resources Department for faculty and staff, these classes are great for all levels of expertise. The next class is tonight Wednesday, February 26 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. See below for more 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. Feb. 26 –         Regis Room
  2. Mar. 4 –          Regis Room
  3. 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, assistant, Human Resources

Nominate a Senior for the ALANA Achievement Award

Time is running out 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. They are due tomorrow, Thursday, February 27.

Submitted by: Rev. Patrick Lynch, SJ, chair, Committee for Outstanding Senior ALANA Achievement Award

Spring 2020 Archives Speaker Series

Canisius College Archives and Special Collections will host its Spring 2020 Archives Speaker Series presentation with a book launch, in collaboration with City of Light Publishing this Friday, February 28 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library.

Mixed-media artist Elizabeth Leader is drawn to places and objects most people would mindlessly pass by. When she discovered a photo album on a curbside in Buffalo’s East Side, she wondered how she might find clues to the lives of the people in the pictures. Whose faces are those lost in another time? Out of these artifacts, Leader created art that brought their stories to life.

Elizabeth Leader and librarians Lisa Sullivan and Kathleen DeLaney will share how “finding Eleanor” led to personal stories of Buffalo’s rich immigrant history, the workplaces and urban landscapes filled with legacies and secrets living among rubble that make for more mysteries to be solved.

Her new book, titled Discarded Ancestors debuts Elizabeth Leader as a non-fiction writer and features her artwork inspired by the photo album.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Books will also be available for purchase.

For more information contact Kathleen DeLaney, archivist/special collections librarian, at Ext. 8421.

Submitted by: Kathleen M. DeLaney, archivist & special collections librarian, Archives & Special Collections

A Busy Weekend for Men’s Basketball

Your Canisius men’s basketball team has a busy slate of home games this weekend with two of the top teams in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference coming to Buffalo.

The Griffs host league powerhouse Iona on Thursday, February 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the KAC, before meeting St. Peter’s on Saturday, February 29 at 2:00 p.m. on Hall of Fame Day. The Gaels, winner of five of their last six games, moved into league contention with an 8-8 record in conference play, while St. Peter’s won five straight and is now 12-5 in the MAAC.

Click here to add the Iona game to your calendar.

Click here to add the St. Peter’s game to your calendar.

Canisius, which leads the nation in conference losses of five points or less with seven, reversed the trend this past Sunday, coming from 18 down to stun Manhattan at Draddy Gym. The Griffs lost a tight, three point game at Iona earlier this season, however they handed St. Peter’s one of their five league losses in Jersey City last month.

For discounted faculty-staff tickets, call 716-888-TIXX.


Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

First Spring Home Game is Friday

Even though the calendar still reads February, Canisius will host its first outdoor game of the spring season this Friday, February 28. Your Golden Griffins women’s lacrosse team meets St. Bonaventure at 4:00 p.m. at the Demske Sports Complex. There is no admission charge for the game.

For game information, visit

Click here to add this game to your calendar.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics