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Campus Candid

On October 3, students from Dr. Jane Fisher’s English 309 Transatlantic Modernism course crossed the Canadian border to attend the Shaw Festival’s production of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest.

Students studied the comedy before planning this trip, which was generously funded by College of Arts & Sciences Dean Tom Chambers.

The fall weather was beautiful and class members explored Niagara-on-the Lake before the matinee. Afterwards, they compared favorite lines and characters from the play, such as the famous aphorism “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”

Submitted by: Jane Fisher, associate professor, English

Canisius in the News

The Institute for Autism Research at Canisius made front page news on Sunday, October 9. The Buffalo News ran an in-depth article about the success of the Institute’s intervention treatment programs for children with autism, and reported on how a nearly $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense is enabling Canisius researchers to study whether the interventions can be widely available through after-school programs.

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Submitted by: College Communications

The Letter: A Message for Our Earth

Canisius College will screen the film “The Letter: A Message for Our Earth,” for the campus community on Monday, October 17, from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. in the Regis Room.

This feature length documentary is an unprecedented call to action from one of the world’s most iconic leaders, Pope Francis. In it, he calls on all people to stand together for the future of our planet and offers a humbling reminder of our responsibility as members of a society to come together in solidarity for the greater good of one another and the preservation of our planet.

The film screening is among a series of events the college is hosting during President Steve Stoute’s inaugural year at Canisius.

Submitted by: Jennifer Lodi-Smith, AVPAA & Professor, Psychology

Eric Gansworth Debuts New Book

Professor Eric Gansworth will mark the release of his newest novel, My Good Man, with a book reading, signing, and reception on Thursday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge.  The event is free and open to the public, and the book will be available for purchase at that time.

My Good Man is a coming-of-age story about a young indigenous man, tackling issues of race, class and masculinity.  Brian is a 20-something reporter who, as the only Indigenous writer in a small city newsroom, is assigned to stereotypical stories that homogenize the Tuscarora reservation community.  But when a mysterious roadside assault lands a family friend in the hospital, Brian must revisit the complex life on the reservation where he was raised.  The resulting narrative takes readers through Brian’s childhood and ‘slice of life’ stories on the reservation.  More profound is how the book chronicles Brian’s attempt to balance himself between Haudenosaunee and American life, between the version of his story that would prize the individual over all else and the version of Brian that depends on the entire community’s survival. 

My Good Man is Eric Gansworth’s fourth book for young people.

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Submitted by: College Communications

Faculty/Staff Season Tickets on Sale Now

The Canisius ticket office would like to remind faculty and staff that they can purchase season tickets for all home hockey and men’s and women’s basketball games for the 2022-23 season at a discounted rate.

Faculty and staff interested in purchasing hockey season tickets can do so for as little as $110. The 2022-23 home hockey schedule opens up Tuesday, October 18, when the Golden Griffins play host to RPI at LECOM Harborcenter. Face-off is set for 7 p.m.

Faculty and staff season tickets for the full 28-game home men’s and women’s basketball schedule are priced at $130. The 2022-23 home basketball slate for both teams opens up on November 7, when the women’s team hosts cross-town rival Buffalo and the men’s team plays Youngstown State in a college hoops doubleheader at the Koessler Athletic Center. The action that evening starts with the women’s game at 5:00 p.m., followed by the men’s contest at 7:30 p.m.

Faculty and staff looking to bring a group to a Canisius home game are encouraged to call Daren Dunnewold, senior sales, service and development consultant, by phone at Ext. 8286, or vial Email at

As always, if you have ticketing questions, please visit, or call Ticket Office Manager Todd Hummel at Ext. 8499.

Submitted by: Matt Reitnour, Associate Athletic Director for Communications, Athletics