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Black History Month Lecture Series

Celebrate Black History Month with the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor.  The organization is hosting a series of (virtual) lectures throughout the month of February.  All are free and open to the public, and begin at 6:00 p.m.

The first lecture in the series is scheduled for February 2 and is titled “James Clipper: The REAL Story.”  Jesse Clipper was the first African American soldier from Buffalo to die in World War I. This lecture takes a deep dive into his life story and will reveal that there is far more to this Buffalo hero than commonly known.

To register for this lecture or view the full list of upcoming events, click here.

Submitted by: Mary Rockwell, PhD, director, The New Buffalo Institute

Anti Racism Workshop

As part of Black History Month, The ALANA Student Center will host a workshop on Anti Racism on Wednesday, February 2 at 5:00 p.m. in Old Main 214.

The workshop will cover racism, allyship, bystander intervention, as well as the Black Lives Matter movement. As part of this workshop, students will learn how to be allies to students from marginalized backgrounds. This is done by connecting the Jesuit value of being people for and with others.  Register for the workshop here.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Hannah Davis, graduate assistant in the ALANA Student Center, at

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


12th Annual “Women Who Walk in Footsteps of Greatness” Gala

Public Safety Director Kimberly Beaty will be the keynote speaker at the 12th annual Women Who Walk in the Footsteps of Greatness gala. The event takes place Saturday, March 19 at 5:00 p.m. and honors local and national women for their community, professional and historical accomplishments. Beaty is a former recipient of this award.

The event will be a semi-formal sit down dinner at 5:00 p.m. More information can be found on the above flyer including where to RSVP.

Submitted by: College Communications

Hospice Bouquet Sale

The Student Records & Financial Services Center has teamed up with Hospice Buffalo to take orders for the organization’s 36th annual Hospice Spring Bouquet Sale. 

Orders with payment are due no later than Friday, February 11

Cash and checks are accepted. Checks can be made out to Hospice Buffalo. You can also Venmo payment to @Allaina-Rosemarie. 

This year, mixed bouquets can be purchased for $12; a tribute bouquet is $35. (For every tribute bouquet purchased, a $12 bouquet will be sent to brighten the day of a current Hospice patient.)

Submitted by: Submitted by: Margaret M. Kraatz, financial aid specialist, Student Records & Financial Services

CEEP 2022-23 Applications

Students can submit applications for the 2022-23 Canisius Earning Excellence Program (CEEP) awards beginning Tuesday, February 1 through Friday, February 25.

The Canisius Earning Excellence Program awards students with funding for intellectually demanding projects that create opportunities for applied learning outside the classroom. The work completed through this program is closely related to a career or scholarly field and directly related to faculty scholarship. By working alongside faculty on research-focused projects, students are able to achieve a high level of preparedness for maintaining professional working relationships and for continued studies at the graduate level.

Canisius College undergraduates in any major may apply for a CEEP award if they have a 3.2 or higher overall GPA and if they have a faculty or college administrator sponsor with an appropriate CEEP project. Please note: Students with an overall GPA below 3.2 may apply for a CEEP award, but awards will only be granted if the student’s overall GPA is higher than 3.2 at the end of the spring semester and/or if their semester GPA was 3.4 or higher in the past two semesters.

CEEP students receive stipend payments deposited into their accounts with student records at the end of each semester. This allows students to receive federal work-study (if eligible) in addition to their CEEP project.

More information and current online applications (opening on Tuesday, February 1) are available on the Academic Affairs CEEP Information Page on the myCanisius portal. Students will also receive an email notification with details regarding the application process. Please note, current CEEP award recipients interested in continuing their project next year will need to fill out new applications for the 2022-23 award. Renewal is not automatic.

If you have any questions regarding the award and application process, contact Amy Beiter ( or Jenn Lodi-Smith (

Submitted by: Amy Beiter, curriculum and student support project associate, Academic Affairs