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Canisius in the News

Canisius President Steve Stoute earned a place on Business First’s “Power 250” list. The annual roll identifies and recognizes the region’s most influential leaders. President Stoute ranks at No. 80 among the honorees.

In November 2022, Business First named President Stoute to its “Power 100 Business Leaders of Color.”

Submitted by: College Communications

Stress Less Day

As part of Stress Less Day on campus, Tara McPherson, a corporate wellness consultant at Lawley Benefits Group and Michelle Carbery, senior corporate wellness specialist at Independent Health, will present over lunch and refreshments for faculty and staff on Wednesday, March 22 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in Regis Room.

Registration is limited to 80 participants and will be collected on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Please RSVP to Bethany Voorhees at by Wednesday, March 15, and provide any dietary restrictions if applicable.

Click here to add this event to your digital calendar.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, executive associate, President’s Office

Implications of Chatbot Technology

In his most recent column for “Connecting Writing Centers Across Borders,” a blog of WLN, A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship, Dr. Graham Stowe gives his thoughts on whether ChatGPT and other AI systems pose a threat to college writing instruction and considers whether these technologies could be used to help college writers.

Click here to read the blog.

Dr. Stowe is assistant professor English at Canisius and director of our college writing center.

Submitted by: Mick Cochrane, professor, English; director, Creative Writing

Basketball Doubleheader on Saturday

The Canisius men’s and women’s basketball teams will close out the 2022-23 regular season tomorrow afternoon (March 4) at the Koessler Athletic Center when the teams host a MAAC doubleheader on Senior Day for both programs. Saturday is also Family Day at the Koessler Athletic Center.

Prior to the start of both games tomorrow, the men’s and women’s basketball programs, along with the school’s cheer, dance and pep band, will honor their graduating students. The Senior Day activities will be begin at 12:35 p.m. for the women’s team and the spirit squads and at approximately 3:25 p.m., for the men’s basketball team.

The annual Family Day event will feature large inflatable bounce houses, an inflatable bowling game and corn hole. The Family Day event will be held in the Patrick Lee Gymnasium and is set to open to anyone in attendance at 12:30 p.m.

Faculty and staff tickets start at just $10, and can be purchased through the Canisius Ticket Office in the main lobby of the Koessler Athletic Center in advance, or on the day of the game.

Please join us and help the Griffs “Defend Main Street” in the final two home basketball games of the season!

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

Postseason Hockey Returns to Buffalo this Weekend

The Canisius hockey team will play host to Army in the first round of the 2023 Atlantic Hockey Playoffs this weekend at LECOM Harborcenter, starting tonight (Friday, March 3) at 7:00 p.m.

Game two in the best-of-three series is set for Saturday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m., and game three, if necessary, is scheduled for Sunday, March 5 at 5 p.m.

Tickets for Canisius Faculty and Staff are on sale now for $10. Tickets can be purchased in advance in person at the Canisius Ticket Office in the main lobby of the Koessler Athletic Center or by phone by calling (716) 888-TIXX. Tickets are also available for purchase on game days at LECOM Harborcenter as well.

Join the Griffs for playoff hockey this weekend downtown at LECOM Harborcenter!

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