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Canisius in the News

The Sunday edition of The Buffalo News featured an interview with Canisius’ President-elect Steve Stoute about his move to Buffalo and his plans to attract more students. Click here to read the Q&A.

Several local and national news outlets are sharing the story of Ukrainian student-athlete George Maslennikov, who plays for the men’s basketball team at Canisius.  Maslennikov’s mother lives in the Black Sea port city of Odessa. He copes with this worry while also continuing to play basketball and attend classes.   

Click the links below to read more about Maslennikov’s story, as well as other Ukrainian student-athletes who are experiencing similar struggles across the United States. 

USA Today, click here

CBS Sports, click here

The Buffalo News, click here

WIVB-TV Channel 4, click here

WGRZ-TV Channel 2, click here

WKBW-TV Channel 7, click here 

Submitted by: College Communications

Paul Knight ’21 and his Photography Exhibit in the Alumni Gallery

ArtsCanisius and the Department of Communications faculty invite you to explore the work of Paul Knight ’21 (DMA) in his exhibit “Hidden Locations in Plain Sight” in the Alumni Gallery. With the generous support of Professors Ben Dunkle and Tom Wolf, Knight chose fifteen recent photographs to display on campus.

As a student, Knight saw the beautiful photographs from Professor Wolf’s Travel Photography students on display in this Gallery and hoped to one day have his work exhibited there. We are so pleased to help him realize that dream.

To inquire about purchasing a print of one of these images or his other work, please contact Paul at or visit his website at or follow him on Instagram @Paullknight

Submitted by:Yvonne K. Widenor, assistant professor and program director, Art History Program, Fine Arts Department, Director and Studio Art Galleries Director, ArtsCanisius


Gay Liberation NOW! Exhibit in the Peter A. and Mary Lou Vogt Gallery

Please join ArtsCanisius, the Women and Gender Studies Program, UNITY Student Club, YDSA Student Club, the DMLLC LGBTQ+ Speaker Series, the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion as they host the exhibit, “Gay Liberation NOW: Buffalo Mattachine and the Myth of Stonewall \” Exhibit in the Peter A. and Mary Lou Vogt Gallery in the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library. The exhibit’s Opening Reception will occur on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 5:00 P.M. in the Library and is free and open to the public. There will be light refreshments. 1970s party attire is permitted. Please share the Library’s current mask policy with attendees from outside the College community.

In “Gay Liberation NOW!,” the Buffalo-Niagara LGBTQ History Project reexamines the Stonewall myth by demonstrating that a parallel movement for gay liberation developed in Buffalo during the 1960s and early ‘70s. This local movement is notable for giving the world its first gay liberation anthem, building the third largest gay community center in the US, and including transgender activists at a moment when few gay organizations did. The Buffalo-Niagara History Project’s banner exhibit tells the story of how the Mattachine Society of the Niagara Frontier (MSNF), Buffalo’s first gay rights organization, came into existence. It outlines MSNF’s; greatest accomplishments, highlights places in the city that were central to the emergence of a local gay liberation movement and introduces audiences to some of Buffalo’s most iconic gay rights activists.

The Buffalo-Niagara LGBTQ History Project is a volunteer-run organization that preserves, archives, curates, and shares local LGBTQIA+ community histories. Through these techniques, they create opportunities for civic education, intergenerational dialogue, and political action. They assert that local and regional activist histories matter as much as those that originate in large cities on the American coasts.

“Gay Liberation NOW: Buffalo Mattachine and the Myth of Stonewall ” Exhibit will be on view until March 18, 2022. For more information about this reception and the exhibit, please contact Dr. Tanya Loughead at or Professor Yvonne Widenor, Director of ArtsCanisius, at

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, assistant professor and program director, Art History Program, Fine Arts Department, Director and Studio Art Galleries Director, ArtsCanisius


Suit Up! A Discounted Shopping Event on 3/13/22

Suit Up! is a partnership between Canisius College and JCPenney to offer you an opportunity to get career and professional items at a great price.  Participants receive an Extra 30% off on the career and professional categories, giving you up to 60% off select career wear, shoes and accessories.

How do I get the extra 30% off?
Suit Up will be held in store on March 13, 2022 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at JCPenney at the Boulevard Mall. Career Development staff will be in attendance.
If you prefer to shop online, you may also text your school code, GRIFF, to 67292 and the coupon will be sent to your phone. The online coupon can be used in store, as well.

Where do I go to shop?
JCPenney has a special page set up to help you find the key categories you will need for your professional life. The page is:

What merchandise is included in the Suit Up coupon?
All career wear key categories are included in the offer. Suiting, dress shirts/blouses, ties, belts, dress socks/hosiery, dress shoes, and various accessories.

Please contact with any questions!

Submitted by: Sheila Pettigrew, senior assistant director, Griff Center Career Development