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Canisius in the News

Canisius College President Steve Stoute was included among six Buffalo Niagara leaders invited by The Buffalo News to share their ideas on how to make everyone part of the region’s growth. The article appeared in the newspaper’s annual Prospectus, a special section that includes the views of area business and community leaders on progress made, opportunities ahead and the steps needed to ensure that more people are part of the community’s growth.

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Submitted by: College Communications

REMINDER: Submit Your Nominations

The Office of Alumni Engagement is looking for nominations for the Kenneth L. Koessler Distinguished Faculty Award and Distinguished Senior Awards. The deadline for each is Friday, March 3! Both nominations can be submitted online here. The awards will be presented the Friday before Commencement.

The Kenneth L. Koessler Distinguished Faculty Award recognizes outstanding faculty members of Canisius College. To qualify a faculty member must:

  • Be a full-time faculty member of the college
  • Have served in that capacity at the college for at least three years
  • Be distinguished for contributions to the academic world and teaching excellence

The Distinguished Senior Award shall be presented to seniors who have distinguished themselves through leadership roles and involvement with the college. To qualify a senior must:

  • Be in good academic standing
  • Have distinguished themselves through leadership roles and involvement with the college

Submitted by: Cecelia Gotham, director, Alumni Engagement

Conversations in Christ and Culture Lecture

The Canisius College Conversations in Christ and Culture Lecture Series presents “The Bickering among Our Sects: Catholic Identity and Religious Freedom,” on Tuesday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m.  Delivering the presentation will be Finbarr Curtis, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Georgia Southern University.   The event takes place in the Grupp Fireside Lounge, and is free and open to the public.

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Submitted by: Philip Reed, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Bailey Awarded NEH Digital Projects Grant

Richard A. Bailey, PhD, Fitzpatrick Professor of History and Associate Professor of History, recently received notification that the National Endowment of Humanities (NEH) awarded a Digital Projects for the Public Prototype Grant to the proposed project “Lucy Terry Prince: A Window in African American Life in Early Rural New England.”

Bailey will join a team of renowned scholars including Joanne Pope Melish, Christy Clark-Pujara, Thomas Doughton, Kerri Greenidge, and Jared Hardesty as they work with artist David Cooper and the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association (PVMA) in the Old Deerfield Village Historic Landmark District in Massachusetts, to build an immersive and interactive website focusing on the lives and contributions of enslaved and free Africans in early rural New England.

The project will focus on Lucy Terry Prince, the first documented African American poet. Her life, from birth and captivity in Africa c.1726 to enslavement in Deerfield, MA, to her death as a free woman in Vermont in 1821, encompasses signal events in the lives of enslaved people. Lucy’s life illuminates important aspects of the Revolutionary era: a) how the slave trade and enslaved African American labor were instrumental in creating a thriving maritime economy in colonial New England; b) how desire for independence fueled by that economy gave rise to Revolutionary political principles that enslaved people seized upon to obtain their freedom; c) how African Americans struggled to enact those principles after the Revolution; and d) how, in this context, African Americans cultivated and expressed their essential humanity and self-determination.

Submitted by: Richard A. Bailey, associate professor, Department of History

Wanted: Giving Day Ambassadors

Canisius College Giving Day – to be held on Wednesday, April 5 – is just a little over a month away!  Giving Day is a yearly tradition that showcases the power of community and collective generosity.  The Canisius community will come together for 24 hours to celebrate the spirit of the Blue & Gold and give back to support the next generation of Golden Griffins.

The Office of Annual Giving & Stewardship is looking for the Canisius community to sign up to be Giving Day Ambassadors.  Our ambassadors are a dedicated group of alumni and friends who help to organically spread the word about Giving Day – via social media, word of mouth and Email.

Registration to become an Ambassador is open now!  Please click here to sign up and help us to make this the biggest and best Giving Day Canisius has ever seen.

We are ONE Canisius creating countless leaders!

Submitted by: Erin Zack, senior director, Annual Giving and Stewardship