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Campus Candids

Another Alumni Weekend is in the books and what an amazing weekend it was! Thank you to all the faculty and staff who volunteered at and attended the various events to make the weekend such a special opportunity for alumni to reconnect, reminisce and re-imagine Canisius. (Pictured above and below, images from Friday night’s Tent Party.)

(Pictured below): The “Celebrating Canisius” dinner drew a full house during Alumni Weekend. The event included remarks from President Steve Stoute, several testimonials from students about the value of their Canisius education, as well as the official unveiling of the new Canisius University logo.

Alumni Weekend concluded on Sunday with Mass in Christ the King Chapel, followed by an honorary breakfast for Canisius’ longtime fundraiser and friend-rasier, J. Patrick Greenwald (pictured below). The institution’s principal gift officer retired after 46 years of service to all things blue and gold. For those who know Patrick well, however, we know this is not ‘goodbye’ but simply ‘see you later.’

Submitted by: College Communications

Save the Date for New Student Convocation

Save the date to start a new Canisius tradition welcoming our incoming class at New Student Convocation on Thursday, August 24 at 4:00 p.m. in the Koessler Athletic Center!

As a part of the event, new students will process in through two lines of faculty and staff paralleling the procession at commencement. All faculty and staff attending will receive t-shirts sporting the new Canisius branding to wear for the occasion! We hope you will join in this exciting new tradition – stay tuned to your Email and The Dome for RSVP information later in the month.

Submitted by: Amy Beiter, curriculum and student support project associate, Academic Affairs




ROTC Commissioning

“HOOAH” to the five senior cadets from the Golden Griffin Battalion, who were commissioned as second lieutenants on June 2. They are (pictured l-r): Sean O’Meara, Aurora Camardo, Michael Norfolk, Julia Vanaskie and John Federice. Canisius salutes your service, bravery and commitment to our country.

Submitted by: College Communications

ULLC Documentary

The college is invited to view the documentary “How the ULLC Created Community & Changed a College Campus” on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. at the North Park Theatre (1428 Hertel Ave. Buffalo, NY 14216).

This documentary was created as part of the honor’s thesis by Mylan Hawkins ’23. There will be a question and answer period and a small reception will be hosted back on campus after the viewing. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Bennie Williams at

Submitted by: Bennie D. Williams, Assistant Dean of Students, ALANA Student Center

Say Yes Summer Camp

Canisius will be one of 27 sites for a Say Yes Summer Camp from July 10 – August 18.  Students from Buffalo public and charter schools, grades PK-6, will be on site from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. during the six-week summer program.  Many students are coming from neighborhood schools or live in the neighborhood!  Certified teachers, along with AmeriCorps Summer ABLE members will be supervising this multi-age camp focused on social-emotional development and preventing academic learning loss.  Students in need of reading support will have access to daily one-on-one tutoring through a Reading Ready grant from the Benedict Silverman Foundation.  Students will also participate in cooking classes, Girl Scouts, Tinkergarten, STEM activities, field trips and more!

You can find students on the third floor of Old Main, in the Library and out in the Quad!  Can we come visit or learn something from you on campus?  Do you have anything interesting to share with the campers? We’d love to bring the students to all different part of campus.  If so, please connect with Elizabeth Turner, summer camp director, at or 888-2768.

Submitted by: Elizabeth Turner, Director of Educational Partnerships, Teacher Education & Leadership Department