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Canisius in the News

Losing a pet is hard enough. But helping your child through the grieving process can be even harder. Anthrozoology Professor and Program Director Joshua Russell, PhD, suggests how parents can best navigate this difficult moment – in the latest issue of Parents magazine.

Submitted by: College Communications

Athletics Selling “Choose Love” T-Shirts

On Monday, September 26, the Canisius Athletic Department announced it will be selling “Choose Love” t-shirts with the Canisius Golden Griffin logo to help raise funds for the Lt. Aaron Salter Memorial Scholarship Fund.

All net proceeds from the sale of these t-shirts will go directly to the Lt. Aaron Salter Memorial Scholarship Fund, which will be awarded to a graduating high school senior from a Buffalo Public or charter school “whose work ethic and civic passion echo Salter’s and is mechanically inclined and interested in improving upon existing technology in such a way that will make life easier for future generations.”

Shirts can be purchased online through, or by CLICKING HERE. The cost is $18.

Aaron Salter Jr. was the security guard working at the Tops Markets on Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo on May 14, when a gunman entered the store and killed 10 people. Salter fired multiple times at the shooter before being shot and killed himself.

In May, Canisius College honored his life and memory during undergraduate commencement ceremonies, when it posthumously conferred a bachelor of arts degree upon Salter. Salter’s son, Aaron Salter III, accepted the Canisius diploma from the College. His father needed only three credit hours – or one class – to complete his degree.

Submitted by: Matt Reitnour, associate athletic director, Communications, Athletics

Former Hassett Reader Feltrinelli International Poetry Prize

Michael Longley in Montante Cultural Center, 2018

Kairos Retreat

Campus Ministry is inviting faculty and staff members to participate in the Kairos Retreat this semester. The Kairos Retreat is taking place November 4-6, beginning late-afternoon Friday until mid-afternoon Sunday.

The individual would need to commit to being present for the duration of the two-night, overnight experience at Cradle Beach Retreat Center, present a retreat talk from assigned topics, and fully participate in a small group with students during the course of the weekend. We also ask that you attend at least two pre-retreat meetings at a time/date to be determined.

No prior retreat experience is necessary. We are looking for faculty and staff who are willing to be vulnerable and share deeply, personally, and appropriately with students as well as receive and listen to the sharing of others and provide a supportive presence during the course of the weekend.

If you are interested or have questions, please contact Spencer Liechty at with the following information:

  • Name, role at the college
  • Kairos experience: if you have attended or led before, if so what year?

Please express your interest by Friday September 30th 

Thank you for your support of this meaningful Canisius College tradition!

Submitted by: Spencer Liechty, director, Campus Ministry

Upcoming Online Faculty Development Course


The Center for Online Learning & Innovation offers a five-week mini-course for Canisius College faculty, that prepares professors to teach online and hybrid courses.  This course provides many practical tips for teaching online, but more importantly, helps faculty explore new pedagogies for active learning, social presence, and community building in courses on the internet.

The OFDC can help professors craft engaging, interactive online experiences for students that go hand-in-hand with limited use of the classroom. This spring semester, we are offering two courses, one starting on October 3rd and ending on November 4th, and a second one starting October 17th and ending on November 18th. To RSVP for either, please check out the COLI faculty development events here.