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Canisius in the News

WGRZ-TV Channel 2 Reporter Rob Hackford interviewed Jonathan Lawrence, PhD, associate professor of religious studies and theology, for a story about the steep decline in religious organization memberships.

Click here to watch the story.

Submitted by: College Communications

An Evening of Irish Poetry, Song and Conversation

The Canisius College Contemporary Writers Series presents the 17th Annual Hassett Reading: Yeats Now. The evening of poetry, song and conversation will feature Joseph Hassett ’64, PhD, Vincent O’Neill, Mary Ramsey and Daniel Mulhall, Ireland’s Ambassador to the United States.

The event will take place Tuesday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m.  Members of the Canisius community will have the option to join limited in-person seating in the Montante Culture Center. Additional attendees are invited to join virtually.

Click here for more information.

Submitted by: College Communications

Lend a Paw for Autism

Hail! Fredonia Records and SUNY Fredonia’s Music Industry program are hosting the 5th annual Lend a Paw for Autism, an event dedicated to fundraising for the Institute for Autism Research (IAR) at Canisius College.

This year, the event takes place virtually and runs through Saturday, May 15. To donate, click “Donate Here” on the flyer above or scan the QR code.

Click here for more information about IAR.

Submitted by: College Communications

The Africa Network for Animal Welfare

The ABEC Department is pleased to announce a special virtual webinar. Please join us on Wednesday, April 14, at 1:00 p.m. (EST) for a presentation from the Africa Network for Animal Welfare (ANAW). ANAW is a conservation and animal welfare organization based in Nairobi Kenya. ABEC and ANZO students had the privilege of traveling and working with ANAW during summer 2019. Please join us for this very special event:

Link to join Webinar

Submitted by: Sue Margulis, professor, ABEC

MLK Award Nominations

Canisius College would like to acknowledge a student and/or a non-student (faculty, staff, or administrator) who represent the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We would like to solicit nominations for an award or awards to be presented at the Spring Honors Convocation. The nominee(s) must demonstrate qualities promoting social justice, racial harmony, civil rights, human rights, advocacy for the poor or non-violence.

Please take a moment to nominate college members for this honor. Only current students, faculty and administrators can nominate Canisius College members. For each award category, student and non-student, please identify one or more of the following areas which make this person deserving of the award. Nominations can be made here:

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact or Bennie Williams, assistant dean of students, at

Submitted by: Bennie D. Williams, assistant dean of students, ALANA Student Center