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Dr. Barbara Irwin, Professor of Communication Studies, was interviewed this weekend for an upcoming documentary about Reading Rainbow, the children’s reading motivation series co-produced by WNED-TV, Buffao’s public television station.  Dr. Irwin worked at WNED in the mid-1980s, helping with local and national promotion, community outreach, and the production of book review segments featuring local children.  She is currently writing a book about the early history of the show with series co-creator Tony Buttino. 

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

Buffalo News Reporter Jay Tokasz interviewed Dan Dentino, PhD, vice president for student affairs, and Sara Morris, PhD, vice president for academic affairs, for its May 3 edition. Both vice presidents were interviewed about whether Covid-19 vaccines should be required on college campuses. To read the story, click here.

Political Science Professor Kevin Hardwick, PhD, also weighed in with The Buffalo News on May 3 for an article titled “The Tangled Web of Erie County Politics.” Click here to read the story.

Submitted by: College Communications

HESAA Grad Students Present Masters Thesis Findings

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On Wednesday, April 28, 2021, seven students from the Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration (HESAA) presented their masters thesis findings to the campus community. Below are the names and thesis titles of the masters candidates (pictured above from left to right) who presented their research findings:

Zoey Maggiore ’21: Covid-19 and the Disruption of Student Engagement

Angelina Yearwood ’21: Intercultural Interactions that Impact Latina Student Adjustment

Jenny Rose Anacan ’21: Food Insecurity at Canisius College

Cliff-Simon Vital ’21: Influence of Foreign-Born Parents on the Undergraduate Experience

Stephanie Wolcott ’21: Proactive Advising in Jesuit Higher Education: Impact of Academic Mentorship

Michael Stilson ’21: How Career Planning Professionals Work with First Generation Students

April Henry ’21: Institutional Strategies for Effective Reentry of Study Abroad Participants

Sandy Estanek, PhD: adviser and professor emerita, Graduate Education & Leadership

Submitted by: Mark Harrington, EdD, assistant vice president, Student Success; graduate program director, Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration; assistant professor, Graduate Education and Leadership

ALANA Graduation

Today, May 5 at 5:30 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center, the ALANA Student Center will host the 2021 ALANA Graduation Ceremony, recognizing our graduating students of color. Campus community members are welcome to support the event by attending the ceremony in person or viewing it virtually. Below, please find the Zoom meeting information. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the ALANA Student Center at
Webinar ID: 978 7239 3280

Phone one-tap: US: +16465588656,,97872393280# or +13017158592,,97872393280#
Join by Telephone

For higher quality, dial a number based on your current location.
US : +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799

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

Canisius to Host Conference on Diversity and Equity

Canisius College will host the 2021 annual meeting of the AJCU’s Conference on Diversity and Equity.

Bennie Williams, assistant dean of students and director of the Multicultural Student Center, is vice chair of the conference. This year’s meeting will take place on June 2 – 3, virtually, and focus on anti-racism efforts at our Jesuit Institutions. The conference is free of charge and individuals can register here.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Bennie Williams at

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