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Philosophy Professor Philip Reed, PhD, published an article in the latest edition of PSYCHE Magazine. The piece, titled “Why so Many Plagiarists are in Denial About What They Did Wrong,” can be read by clicking here.

Submitted by: University Communications

Updated: Griffs vs. Bentley Hockey

A great night of hockey just became even better – and more affordable!

All faculty and staff receive two free tickets to Saturday night’s crucial hockey game between Canisius and Bentley.

Game time is 6:00 p.m. at the LECOM Harborcenter in downtown Buffalo on Saturday, February 10.

After the game, skate rental is available to skate with the team and Petey, as well as 250 Tim Hortons gift cards.

Submitted by: Mike Kochczynski, Assistant Athletic Director, Department of Athletics


Faculty Writing Retreat

We are pleased to announce that Academic Affairs will sponsor the 2024 Winter Faculty Writing Retreat on campus, Tuesday, February 20.

Faculty scholarship is critical to the academic excellence of Canisius, and time for scholarship has been far too lean in the past four years. With this opportunity, we hope to provide the gift of time and recognize the importance of scholarship at the university.

Breakfast, lunch and childcare will be provided. Participants will be invited to work at Loyola Hall and enjoy a number of spaces for individual work and/or group work. We hope that the retreat gives a chance to further our scholarly and creative projects as well as get to know our colleagues a bit better.

Applications are due by Wednesday, February 14.  Click here to apply.   

Please direct any questions to Yvonne Widenor, assistant vice president of Academic Affairs at

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, Instructional Designer, COLI

New York State AHPERD Western Zone Awards

On Monday evening, the Western Zone Physical Education and Health Association held its 2024 Awards Ceremony at the Brawlers PUB in the Pearl Street Grill. This event recognized a distinctively Canisius University group of honorees:

Tim Mondello ’99, MS ’05, Admin ’14 received the Elementary PE Teacher of the Year Award for his excellence in Teaching at the Global Concepts Charter School.

Julie Hodge ’02, MS ’04 was recognized as the Health Education Teacher of the Year. Julie teaches at Herbert Hoover Middle School.

John Strong ’98 was the 2024 honoree as the Western Zone’s Amazing Person. John is an assistant professor at Niagara County Community College where he also serves as the chief diversity and equity officer. John was a member of the Canisius NCAA Division IAA football team where he met his wife Kelly who was a member of the Women’s volleyball team. The Strong’s son, Jackson, is currently pursuing his degree in Health and Physical Education at Canisius and is a member of the baseball team.

Congratulations to this year’s award winners.

                                     Photo (l-r): John Strong, Tim Mondello, Julie Hodge and Brian Rosintoski, Western Zone President



Submitted by: Greg Reeds, Adjunct Professor, Kinesiology

Still Time to Order Your Spring Bouquet

There’s still time to get in on Hospice Buffalo’s 38th annual Spring Bouquet Sale!

The Student Records & Financial Services Center has once again teamed up with Hospice Buffalo to take orders.  This year, you can purchase a gorgeous mixed bouquet for $14 or a tribute bouquet for $35. (For every tribute bouquet purchased, a $14 bouquet will be sent to brighten the day of a current Hospice patient.) Orders with payment are due no later than Tuesday, February 13. Cash and checks are accepted. Checks can be made out to Hospice Foundation.

Flowers will delivered on Monday March 4 and you will be contacted when they arrive for pick up.

If you have any questions, please contact Allaina Faulise at or Margaret Kraatz at Help us bring a dose of springtime and happiness to the people impacted by serious illness and loss.

Submitted by: Margaret M. Kraatz, financial aid specialist, Student Records & Financial Services