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VP for Business & Finance Search Committee Appointed

Canisius President John J. Hurley has appointed the following committee members, to supervise the college’s search for a permanent vice president for business & finance:

Dr. Sara R. Morris (Co-Chair)    

Vice President, Academic Affairs

Dr. H. David Sheets   (Co Chair)

Director, Data Analytics Program

Dr. Denise Rotondo

Dean, Richard J. Wehle School of Business

Dr. James Goldstein

Associate Professor, Accounting

Ms. Linda Walleshauser

Associate Vice President, Human Resources & Compliance

Mr. Bennie Williams

Assistant Dean of Students &

Director, Multicultural Student Center

Ms. Sandy Miller

Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations

Submitted by: Erica Sammarco, associate vice president, President’s Office

Historian Paul Harvey, PhD, Presents “The Unadulterated Message of Nonviolence: From Howard Thurman to Martin Luther King”

Canisius College presents a live webinar by Paul Harvey, PhD, on Monday, March 22, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.  Harvey is Distinguished Professor of History and Presidential Teacher Scholar at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS).  Harvey researches, writes and teaches in the field of American history from the 16th century to present. 

Register here for the talk titled, The Unadulterated Message of Nonviolence: From Howard Thurman to Martin Luther King, presented under the auspices of the college’s William H. Fitzpatrick Chair of Political Science Lecture Series. 

Harvey was named Distinguished Professor of History at UCCS in 2017. That same year, he was designated to give the Shriver Lectures in American History at Stetson University in Florida; those lectures later were published as the book “Southern Religion in the World: Three Stories.” He was named a Presidential Teacher Scholar in 2009.

Harvey is the author/editor of thirteen books and numerous articles, including most recently, “Howard Thurman and the Disinherited: A Religious Biography” (2020), “Christianity and Race in the American South: A History” (2016), and “Bounds of Their Habitation: Religion and Race in American History” (2016).

Read more here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Today is Canisius Giving Day!


Today is the big day! Canisius Giving Day is finally here and collectively alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents and friends will be coming together and showing the power of being ONE CANISIUS!

Be sure to post a selfie to social media using the hashtags #CanisiusGivingDay and #OneCanisius and tag Canisius College so we can collect and share how we are virtually turning campus blue and gold on this special day! You’ll also have the chance to be one of ten lucky winners who will be randomly selected to choose an area on campus to receive a $100 bonus prize! The Canisius Fund team has already posted a photo that you can use as inspiration!

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Be sure to check out canisiusgivingday.com where you can view our leaderboards, donor heat map and social media tagboard, as well as the totals of donors and dollars raised throughout the day!

Submitted by: Matt Gorczyca, assistant director, Canisius Fund

Sip, Sip, Hooray! Friday is Employee Appreciation Day!

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We’re a full year into dealing with Covid-19 and it’s clear how hard everyone has been working to do their best in the face of so many challenges and transitions. As a small token of appreciation, take a break and enjoy a cup of coffee or hot chocolate on President Hurley from the Tim Hortons on campus! We look forward to the days when we can all gather together again and celebrate as a community.

Faculty and staff should stop by the Human Resources Office in Old Main 100 or the President’s Office in Bagen 100 on any weekday between 8:30 – 4:30 p.m. to obtain a voucher for a medium-sized coffee or hot chocolate.  Vouchers are valid to use on either Friday, March 5 or Monday, March 8. 

If you have any questions, please contact Bethany Voorhees at 716-888-2100 or

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, executive associate, President’s Office

“A Call to Conversion: Eliminating anti-Blackness as a Jesuit Catholic University”

Mary J. Wardell-Ghirarduzzi, PhD, vice provost and chief diversity officer at the University of San Francisco (USF) will present a webinar on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 from 4 – 5:30 p.m. Register here for the talk titled, “A Call to Conversion: Eliminating anti-Blackness as a Jesuit Catholic University.”

Please note that the date of this webinar has changed from February 24.  The registration link remains the same.

Click here for more information.

Submitted by: College Communications