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Register for the 23rd Annual Blue & Gold Golf Classic

Registration is now open for the 23rd Annual Blue & Gold Golf Classic. This year’s event is scheduled for August 3 at Wanakah Country Club. Tee times will begin at 11:00 a.m. on both the first and 10th tees with a box lunch available upon arrival and dinner in small groups upon conclusion. Entry fee includes golf, a cart, lunch, dinner, a bottle of wine and a gift bag containing a Nike duffel and a sleeve of golf balls.

To register, visit and click on the rotating banner ad across the front of the web site.

For questions, call 716-888-2977.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Emergency Food Assistance – Volunteers Needed

Due to loss of employment, hundreds of families in our community are without food.  Through the efforts of Pastor Kinzer Pointer and the Health Equity Task Force, a food supply is available and ready for packaging but volunteers are needed.  If you are available on Monday, June 29 at 9:00 a.m., please join us Mt. Olive Church, located at 701 East Delavan Avenue (come to the parking lot adjacent to McDonalds), to help sort and pack groceries for needy families.  Social distancing guidelines will be strictly observed. Volunteers are asked to please wear a mask or face shield.

To sign up or get more information, contact Mary Rockwell at

Submitted by: Mary Rockwell, director, New Buffalo Institute

Immersion on Migration

The Office of Campus Ministry invites you to participate in a virtual immersion experience with the Kino Border Initiative (KBI).

The immersion will take place July 27-31 via Zoom and will offer participants an opportunity to explore the theme of migration as well as deepen their understanding of the broader context of the border and immigration. Sessions will consist of conversations with migrants and KBI staff, a virtual border crossing and desert walk, and daily reflections. You can learn more about the experience and see the complete schedule here.

There is no cost to participate but participants do need to complete a brief application as there are a limited number of spots available.  Applications are due Wednesday July 1.  The immersion is open to all Canisius faculty, staff and students.

Please contact Kaitlyn Buehlmann, associate campus minister, at for more information.

Submitted by: Kaitlyn Buehlmann, associate campus minister, Campus Ministry

Ignatian Prayer Vigil for Lamentation and Racial Justice


The Office of Campus Ministry invites you to join us and the Ignatian Solidarity Network for a virtual Ignatian Prayer Vigil for Lamentation and Racial Justice on the one month anniversary of the killing of George Floyd tonight, Thursday, June 25 from 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET.

The vigil will be an opportunity for each of us, as members of the Ignatian family, to gather for shared prayer across our network, and to lament and commemorate the black lives that have been lost due to police brutality and white supremacy in the United States. You can RSVP here to let us know you plan to participate.

In the wake of George Floyd’s death, Pope Francis reminded us that “we cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form and yet claim to defend the sacredness of every human life.” With this in mind, during the prayer vigil, anonymous lamentations from across the network will be shared to illuminate the many emotions people are feeling in this present moment. The ISN invites you to use this form to share a lamentation. Several submissions will be shared during the prayer service, and we will silently uplift all of the stories that were submitted but not read out loud.

Submitted by: Kaitlyn Buehlmann, associate campus minister, Campus Ministry

Promoting a Safer, More Sustainable Environment on Campus

As the campus prepares to reopen, there will be some changes implemented to make progress on the college’s Sustainability Plan and also enable the campus to maintain a clean, safe environment. Starting this summer, we will introduce a new process for the collection of waste on campus. Changes include the following:

  • Trash cans will be removed from all classrooms and offices.
  • Plastic liners will no longer be used or supplied for the collection of recyclables.
  • Receptacles for the collection of trash and recyclables will be centrally located in the corridors.
  • All trash and recyclables need to be deposited at the collection points.

The facilities staff will monitor and empty the receptacles as necessary. Please note that it is very important to separate trash from recyclables as any trash found in a recycle bin sends the entire bin to the landfill.

As the Sustainability Plan for the campus was being developed, the college enlisted the help of Waste Management to perform a waste audit. The audit revealed that an extremely large quantity of plastic bags was being used to collect trash. This was due in large part to the frequency with which the trash was being collected and the number of collection points located throughout campus. Waste Management’s recommendation was to centralize the collection points and reduce the number of receptacles contained in each building.

Not only does this initiative support the college’s commitment to sustainability, this new process effectively reduces the number of touch points for the transfer of germs. All of our plans are attentive to the heightened standards for cleaning, disinfection and the health and safety of our faculty, students and employees. These measures will help us to reduce the potential for exposure during the collection and handling of trash and recyclables, both in classrooms and offices. Our success with the Sustainability Plan and in the containment of COVID-19 will both require the support and cooperation of the entire Canisius community.

We look forward to welcoming everyone back to campus. God bless and be safe.

Submitted by: Tom Ciminelli, director, Facilities Management