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Campus Candids

Women’s lacrosse is helping to make dreams come true!

The Golden Griffins teamed up with Sleep in Heavenly Peace of Buffalo to build bunk beds for children in need. The Griffs put their sanding and sawing skills to work to construct a record 42 beds in a single day!

It’s moments like this that remind us of the power of teamwork and giving back

Submitted by: University Communications

President’s Town Hall

Just a reminder that Canisius President Steve Stoute will host a Town Hall for the campus community tomorrow, Thursday, February 8, at 3:00 p.m. in the Chester HON ’01 and Diane Stranczek Science Hall Commons. At this time, he will discuss strategic initiatives, delve into more detail about the President’s Innovation Fund, and engage the campus community in a discernment about the future of Jesuit higher education.

Those planning to attend tomorrow’s Town Hall are encouraged to watch the 6:00 minute video (above), produced by the International Association of Jesuit Universities and featuring Rev. John Dardis, SJ, general counsellor for discernment and apostolic planning for the Society of Jesus.

Click here to add the Town Hall to your digital calendar.

On Thursday, January 25, President Stoute announced that Canisius will invest $1 million over the next five years to fund innovative concepts and practices that have the potential to advance the university’s strategic agenda and achieve verifiable positive outcomes for students.

This opportunity is made possible by alumni and donors who responded in remarkable ways over the past year by investing in the President’s Innovation Fund. The fund enables donors to make unrestricted gifts to support initiatives with the greatest potential to move Canisius forward.

Submitted by: University Communications

Online MS in Education Among Best in Nation

The School of Education & Human Services (SEHS) at Canisius University earned high marks on the U.S. News and World Report 2024 rankings for Best Online Master’s in Education Programs. The ranking puts Canisius in the top 100 nationally at No. 88, rising 54 places on this year’s list. Canisius was also ranked No. 1 in Western New York and No. 4 in New York State. This is the seventh consecutive year the university was named to the list.

The rankings considered five general categories: engagement, faculty credentials and training, peer assessment, services and technologies, and student excellence. Canisius scored high in these categories, including ranking No. 17 nationally and No. 1 in New York State in faculty credentials and training. 

“These outstanding rankings from U.S. News are a testament to the long tradition of excellence within the School of Education & Human Services,” said Nancy Wallace, PhD, dean of the SEHS. “This is a reflection of the exceptional knowledge and professional experience our faculty bring to the classroom.” 

Click here to read the full story.

Submitted by: University Communications

2024 MLK Celebration

In recognition of Black History Month, Canisius University will honor the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a presentation featuring nationally-renowned speaker Joshua Fredenberg, EdD.  His lecture, titled “Advancing the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” is scheduled for today, Wednesday, February 7 at 3:30 p.m. in the Regis Room, located on the second floor of the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center.  The event is sponsored by the ALANA Student Center and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion.

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

Community Engagement and Volunteer Fair

The New Buffalo Institute will host a Community Engagement and Volunteer Fair this Thursday, February 8, from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., in the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center, outside of the dining hall.

This is a great opportunity for the Canisius community— especially students — to connect with community partners and learn about available volunteer opportunities, and even potential internships. We hope everyone will consider spreading the word and encouraging students to attend.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Shana Richardson, director of the New Buffalo Institute, at or at Ext. 2128.

Submitted by: Shana Richardson, Director, New Buffalo Institute