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Campus Candids

Pictured (l-r): Rev. Frederick G. Betti, SJ; Rev. Thomas R. Slon, SJ; Rev. Patrick J. Lynch, SJ; Rev. Joseph M. McShane, SJ; and Deacon Gary P. Andelora

Campus Ministry welcomed the university’s newest Griffs at Sunday evening’s first Mass of the academic year. The liturgy unites students in fellowship, faith formation and service.

Pictured above (l-r) Father Betti with students; Spencer J. Liechty, director of Campus Ministry; and Jonathan D. Lawrence, PhD, associate professor of religious studies and theology

Another beloved Canisius tradition followed Sunday’s Mass. The annual C-Block bonfire drums up school spirit at the start of each academic year. There’s also the favorite “purple swap” – anyone who brings something in the color of our Niagara University rival, receives some Canisius swag.

Submitted by: University Communications

Canisius in the News

Executive Director of the Golden Griffin Fund Steven A. Gattuso is featured in the latest edition of WalletHub’s “Ask the Experts” series. In this edition, Gattuso discusses how many credit card accounts the average person should have. Click here to read the story.

Submitted by: University Communications

Labor Day Holiday

The University will be closed on Monday, September 4 in recognition of the Labor Day holiday. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 5.

We wish you a safe and enjoyable weekend with your families and friends!

Submitted by: Linda M. Walleshauser, SPHR-SHRM-CP, associate vice president, Human Resources & Compliance


Attend the MSCHE Campus Forum TODAY

Dr. Anne Wahl, our Middle States Vice President Liaison will hold an open forum for faculty, staff and students today, August 30, 2023, from 12:30 – 1:30 pm in the Science Hall Commons. This is the next step of our reaccreditation process which began last fall.   This process will require involvement across all areas of the university, so broad participation will facilitate a comprehensive and inclusive self-study report and if your schedule permits, we strongly encourage you to make arrangements to join the open forum.

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) accreditation is essential for Canisius to access U.S. Department of Education Title IV funding (federal financial aid, including PELL grants, GI Bill) and state funding (including TAP, HEOP, Bundy Aid, HECap grants) that afford so many of our students the opportunity to attend Canisius.

Submitted by: Office of the President

Richard E. Stanton, PhD

I’m saddened to share that Professor Emeritus Richard E. Stanton, PhD, passed away on August 23. He was 91 years old.

Dr. Stanton came to Canisius in 1957 as an assistant professor of chemistry and achieved emeritus status in 1996.  During nearly four decades at Canisius, he was an advocate and mentor, and shared his love of science with thousands of students.

Respected by his peers, Dr. Stanton was a leading researcher in theoretical chemistry. Credited for the concept of “kinetic balance,” he was a frequent contributor to scientific journals. He served as a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Dr. Stanton earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry summa cum laude from Niagara University, a master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and completed his doctorate in theoretical chemistry from Notre Dame in 1957.

For more information, find Dr. Stanton’s obituary here. Please keep Dr. Stanton, his family and friends in your prayers.

Submitted by:  Sara R. Morris, PhD, vice president, Academic Affairs