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Campus Candids

Demonstrating that Canisius is committed to the greater good of community are these All-College Honors students, who recently spent the morning at St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy, prepping an estimated 2,000 lunches and dinners. Volunteers are critical partners at St. Luke’s, which ministers to the homeless and the hungry in our community.

Submitted by: University Communications

Congratulations to Bennie Williams

Congratulations to Bennie Williams. The assistant dean of students and director of the Urban Leadership Learning Community received the Advisor of the Year Award from National Association for Masterminds and Co-Curricular Advancement (NAMCA). Williams was recognized for his leadership in helping up-and-coming motivational speakers and educational trainers engage, entertain and educate audiences so they may find employment by high schools, colleges, universities and companies.

NAMCA’s mission is to get more women and BIPOC paid speaking opportunities at colleges, universities and beyond. It is the only such Black-owned organization in the college space.

Submitted by: University Communications

Buffalo Niagara Partnership Young Professionals Networking Event

You’re invited to BN360’s

Young Professional’s Guide Launch Party! 

Wednesday, November 1 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM | REGISTER

The Young Professional’s Guide to Networking and Development is your digital directory of professional development groups in the Buffalo Niagara region – and the Launch Party is your opportunity to connect with these groups in person!

Grab your business cards, bring a friend, and prepare to mix and mingle with the region’s young professionals on November 1st. You’ll have a chance to meet representatives from many of the professional development groups that are listed in our 2023-24 Young Professional’s Guide to Networking and Development. Connecting with a development group can help you get involved in your community, build your circle of influence, and advance your career. The Launch Party is designed to help you explore areas of interest, chat with groups that can aid in your professional development, and, of course, network!

Date: Wednesday, November 1
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo NY 14201

Tickets: Free Event (Cash Bar)

Entertainment: BPO Members will be playing live music and there will be a 360 camera to take fun pictures/videos (provided by Pioneer Experience)

We are thrilled to be hosting over 30 different groups including: 

All In: WNY Women’s Foundation 

Arts Services Inc 

Association of Fundraising Professionals of Western New York 

Association for Talent Development 

Black Buffalo Collective 

Buffalo Habitat Young Professionals 

Buffalo Niagara Human Resources Association 

Buffalo Niagara Sales & Marketing Executives 

Buffalo Urban League Young Professionals 

Buffalo Women of Color Group 

Construction Exchange 

Explore Buffalo YP 

Fifty Fabulous Women 

Hauptman Woodard YP 

InfoTech WNY 

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Buffalo Section 

Kevin Guest House 

Leadership Buffalo 

Project Management Institute 

National Association for Women in Construction 

National Black MBA 

NativityMiguel Jr. Board 

New York Young Insurance Professionals 

New York State Society of CPAs 

Next Generation United 

Risk Management Association 

Ronald McDonald House 

Society of Financial Service Professionals 

University at Buffalo Center for Entrepreneurial Leaders 

WNY Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association 

WNY Society of Women Engineers 

Young Non-Profit Professionals Network 

Please contact the Office of Human Resources with any questions!

Submitted by: Linda M. Walleshauser, SPHR-SHRM-CP, Associate Vice President for Human Resources & Compliance

Culture is Not a Costume

The ALANA Student Center is engaging in their annual Culture is not a Costume campaign that encourages individuals to evaluate their Halloween costumes to avoid being culturally inappropriate. Dr. Shyam Sriram, assistant professor of political science, will offer an academic lecture on cultural appropriation and offer ways to handle situations that may arise.

Click here to add this to your digital calendar.

Please contact Bennie D. Williams, assistant dean of students with any questions or concerns at

Submitted by: Bennie D. Williams, assistant dean of students 

Grant Group Meet Up

You are invited to join our grant writing group meet-up in the Old Main Faculty Lounge on Friday, Nov. 3 at 1:00 p.m.  The meet-up is open to all faculty and staff curious about grant writing!

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