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Campus Candids

On Sunday, October 2, the History Club convened on the field adjacent to Lyons Hall for a friendly game of kickball and some Paula’s Donuts.

Will this become an annual tradition?


Submitted by: Julie Gibert, associate professor, History

Canisius in the News

Business First Reporter Lian Bunny interviewed Shawn O’Rourke, PhD, about the bachelor’s degree program in sports management being moved from the School of Education to the Wehle School of Business. The interview was part of a larger story the publication ran about new degree offerings at local colleges and universities. O’Rourke is the program director for sport management, sport administration and sport product development. Click here to read the story.

Peter Hall, co-host of WBFO’s “Theater Talk” interviewed Irish playwright Marina Carr ahead of her October 6 visit to Canisius College. Carr is speaking at Canisius as part of the 18th annual Hassett Reading, presented by the Contemporary Writers Series. The event starts at 7:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. Click here to watch the WBFO interview.

Submitted by: College Communications

State of the College Recap

Canisius President Steve Stoute delivered his first State of the College address on Tuesday, October 4. College faculty, staff and administrators filled the Montante Cultural Center for the event, which included an approximately 30 minute presentation from President Stoute followed by a question-and-answer session.

President Stoute addressed the changing external environment faced by all of higher education. He then spoke about some of the internal challenges related to enrollment and revenue. Before opening the conversation up to the audience for questions, President Stoute suggested that “incredible opportunities” await for Canisius as the institution begins to embrace the changing higher education landscape, meet future students where they are and considers new partnerships and collaborations.

President Stoute’s State of the College address was recorded and can be viewed via the Canisius Portal.

Submitted by: College Communications

Fall Holiday Closure Reminder

Just a reminder that Canisius College will be closed on Monday, October 10 to celebrate the fall holiday. The college will reopen on Tuesday, October 11. We wish you a safe and enjoyable weekend!

Submitted by: Linda M. Walleshauser, SPHR-SHRM-CP, Associate Vice President for Human Resources & Compliance


Cullen Foundation Awards Grant to WNY Teacher Residency Program

Couldn’t ask for better news on this, World Teachers’ Day: Canisius College is proud to announce that the Cullen Foundation has awarded a significant, one-year grant to its Western New York Teacher Residency program.  The grant will fund scholarships to second-year resident students.  The Cullen Foundation has awarded nearly $400,000 to the Western New York Teacher Residency program, since the Canisius program was established in 2018. 

Similar to a medical school residency, the WNY Teacher Residency at Canisius College is a rigorous two-year program that couples master’s level classes with a full year of teaching in a classroom with a skilled mentor-teacher.  In the classroom, students learn the underlying theories of effective teaching.  They then practice and hone those skills in a one-year teaching residency in a Buffalo public or charter school. 

Click here to learn more about the residency program and the Cullen Foundation.

Submitted by: College Communications