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Canisius in the News

Political Science Professor Kevin Hardwick, PhD, spoke to several media outlets about the future of Rep. Chris Collins.  Follow the links below to read the stories


“Democrats See Opportunity After Collins is Charged”

WIVB-TV (Channel 4)

“GOP Legislator’s Analysis: “It’s almost impossible for Collins to be off the ballot.”

WGRZ-TV (Channel 2)

“27th District Viewpoints from Clarence”   

The Wyoming County Press Examiner interviewed Andy Smith, director of sports medicine at Canisius, for an August 8 story entitled “Athletic Trainers Provide More than Ice.” Click here to read the story.

Nancy Rourke, PhD, professor of religious studies and theology, discussed Pope Francis’ call for the abolition of the death penalty on the August 6 radio program “Connections,” which airs on WXXI-AM News in Rochester, NY.  Click here to listen to the interview.

The Buffalo News featured a story on Alan G. Weinstein, PhD, professor emeritus of management and marketing, on August 3.  Weinstein is the co-author of a new book entitled Unleashing Human Energy Through Culture Change: From a Toxic Culture to a High Energy, High Performance Organization Click here to read the story.

The Buffalo News featured Canisius Marketing Professor Paul Sauer, PhD, in an August 2 story entitled “A New Prescription for Parkinson’s Patients: Hula, Flamenco and tap-dancing.” Click here to read the story.

Bakowski Named Major Gift Officer

Canisius College named Mary Ellen Bakowski a major gift officer within the Institutional Advancement Division.

Bakowski’s responsibilities include identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding long-term philanthropic relationships with the college’s most generous donors.  She reports to Kimberly Venti, associate vice president for Institutional Advancement.

Bakowski comes to Canisius with more than 30 years of development and advancement experience. She earned a bachelor’s degree in management in 1985 and a master’s in business administration in 1990 from Canisius.  Bakowski was director of development services at the college from 1986-1993.

Click here to read more about Bakowski’s career in development.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

President John J. Hurley was a guest on r-House radio show (WBEN NewsRadio 930), hosted by Peter Hunt, on Saturday, August 4.

The topics of discussion included the impact of Canisius alumni on the local economy, how Canisius develops new programs to meet the need for new jobs in the community, the shift in demographics and the current economic climate in New York State.

Listen to the interview here.

Submitted by: College Communications


Hope Begins With You

Plan to make your donation at the annual Red Cross Blood Drive

The American Red Cross brings its annual blood drive to campus for two days next month.  On Thursday, September 6 and Friday, September 7, members of the campus community can donate blood during the hours of 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Palisano Pavilion.

Walk-ins are welcome or interested participants can make an appointment by visiting

Submitted by: Andrew Nowak, lieutenant, Public Safety

Call the Ball

Know a young girl who wants to be ‘queen of the court?’  If so, consider signing her up for the annual summer skills volleyball camp, which runs next week, July 23 – 26, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at the Koessler Athletic Center.

Hosted by the Canisius volleyball team, this fun and interactive four-day camp is open to all girls entering 6th-12th grade and will cover all the fundamental skills of the game. Also available, a single day camp option which will be held on Thursday, July 26 for girls entering 10th – 12th grade.

For more information or to register, visit or contact a member of the Canisius coaching staff at

Submitted by: Chris Krueger, assistant volleyball coach, Athletics



Men’s LAX Suffers Season-Ending Loss

The men’s lacrosse team suffered a season-ending 12-6 loss against 18th ranked Robert Morris on Wednesday, May 9, in the first round of the NCAA Division I Tournament.

The Golden Griffins’ postseason included two upset wins in overtime last week to earn the team its first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) championship since 2012.  The Griffs end the season with an 8-9 record.

Click here to read more about Wednesday’s match-up.