Jr. Griffs Club Seeks Members

YQLJCCKPBWMJHZE_20160826194249Are you looking for a great way for your children to enjoy Golden Griffin sports? Then sign them up for the Jr. Griffs Club. The cost is only $20 for the first child and $10 for each additional child.

Your $20 membership includes:

  • Official Jr. Griffs Club membership card
  • Official Jr. Griffs Club T-shirt
  • Birthday card from Petey the Golden Griffin
  • Free general admission ticket to all home men’s and women’s basketball, hockey and men’s lacrosse regular-season games (must be accompanied by a paid adult)
  • A monthly newsletter
  • Autograph opportunities
  • A coupon for 20 percent off an item at the Golden Griffin merchandise stand
  • Much, much more!

*Due to NCAA compliance rules, members must be in 8th grade or below and/or 12 years old  or younger. 2017-18 memberships are valid August 1, 2017-June 30, 2018.

For more information, contact Lewis Vaccaro at Ext. 2885 or send an email to vaccaro7@canisius.edu

To register, visit GoGriffs.com

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director for external affairs

Campus Candid


Today’s Campus Candid comes to you from halfway around the world! Nate Cronk, associate director of international admissions, is in India for several weeks to recruit and explore partnership opportunities for Canisius. Pictured here, he speaks with the media in Hyderabad about Canisius as a welcoming place to study.

Submitted by: College Communications

Faculty Tenure and Promotion Ceremony




Congratulations to the 17 faculty members recognized for promotions, tenure status, emeritus status or for their retirement during a ceremony Friday in the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library. Each faculty member selects a book that is particularly significant to them, which the library puts on display for several weeks. The books are then added to the library’s permanent collection.

Front row (L-R) Erin E. Robinson, PhD, professor of sociology/anthropology/criminal justice; Jennifer Lodi-Smith, PhD, associate professor of psychology and Kristine Kasbohm, director, Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library.

Back row (L-R) James Donnelly, PhD, professor of counseling and human services; Jeremy Steinbacher, PhD, associate professor of chemistry/biochemistry; E. Christine Moll, PhD, associate professor of counseling and human services; Thomas Reber, PhD, associate professor of English; Janet McNally, associate professor of English; B.J. Khang, PhD, professor of mathematics and statistics; Thomas Banchich, PhD, professor of classics and President John Hurley.

21682782_10156589718093356_334548988_oCongratulations to all honorees:

Thomas Banchich, PhD, professor of classics, on his retirement from the Classics Department;

James Birx, PhD, professor of sociology/anthropology/criminal justice, on his retirement from the Sociology

/Anthropology/Criminal Justice Department;

Keith Burich, PhD, professor of history, on his retirement from the History Department;

Stephen Chanderbhan, PhD, in honor of receiving tenure in the Philosophy Department and a promotion to associate professor;

Ellen Conley, PhD, former vice president of student affairs, in honor of achieving professor emerita status;

Byung-Jay Kahng, PhD, in honor of his promotion to professor in the Mathematics/Statistics Department;

Michael Haselswerdt, PhD, professor of political science, on his retirement from the Political Science Department;

Marguerite Kermis, PhD, professor of psychology, on her retirement from the Psychology Department;

Peter Koehneke, PhD, professor of kinesiology, on his retirement from the Kinesiology Department;

Jennifer Lodi-Smith, PhD, in honor of receiving tenure in the Psychology Department and a promotion to associate professor;

Janet McNally, in honor of being awarded tenure in the English Department and a promotion to associate professor;

E. Christine Moll, PhD, associate professor of counseling and human services, on her retirement from the Counseling and Human Services Department;

Thomas Reber, PhD associate professor of English, on his retirement from the English Department;

Erin E. Robinson, PhD, in honor of her promotion to professor in the Sociology/Anthropology/Criminal Justice Department;

Jeremy Steinbacher, PhD, in honor of receiving tenure in the Chemistry/Biochemistry Department and a promotion to associate professor; and

Charles Wigley, PhD, professor of communication studies, on his retirement from the Communication Studies Department.

Submitted by: College Communications


Women’s Soccer Meets Marist

Team plays MAAC home opener

beaulieu_1080_am4i6677On Wednesday afternoon, September 20, Canisius will host its first conference game when Marist pays a visit to the Demske Sports Complex. Game time is 4 p.m. All fans are encouraged to wear gray as part of Athletes for Athletes day. For this observance, all of our Canisius student-athletes (400 of them) will attend the game and wear their new gray sweatsuits (“groutfits”).  Canisius has Athletes for Athletes day once a year for a different sport.

It’s conference season for the women’s soccer team. After a successful non-conference slate that saw your Griffs compile a 5-2 mark that included wins over UB and St. Bonaventure, the team opened MAAC play over the weekend at Iona.

For additional information, visit GoGriffs.com

Submitted by John Maddock, associate athletic director, External Affairs

Next COLI Brown Bag Meetup is September 20

Learn how Google Apps can make coursework or daily tasks easier

COLIBrownBagMeetupOn Wednesday, September 20 at noon in Old Main 115, the Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) hosts its second Brown Bag Meetup.  Bring your lunch and learn about Google Apps. Faculty and staff can share tips for using Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, YouTube, and more for coursework, scholarly research or day-to-day administrative tasks.  As always, COLI staff will be on hand to help those new to Google Apps get acquainted with this powerful online toolset, and to share the latest tips, resources and other things we’ve recently discovered.  All students, faculty and staff are welcome!

Submitted by Mark Gallimore, instructional designer, COLI

On-Campus Flu Shots

Two dates in October offered

Student Health and Wegmans will be offering flu vaccinations to anyone age 18 years or older on the following days: October 3 from 8:30 a.m. ‒  4 p.m. in the Science Hall Atrium and October 5 from 4:00 ‒ 6:30 p.m. in the Student Center Lobby.

Wegmans accepts most health insurance companies. Bring a current health insurance card as proof of coverage. Those who need to pay out of pocket should bring a credit card.

The cost for the flu vaccine is $29.99 or $42.99, depending on the type of vaccination selected.

To learn more about the types of flu vaccines available, go to https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/index.html

Submitted by: Patricia Creahan, director, Student Health


Campus Candid


During training, Canisius Fund student callers participated in the Great Egg Drop, a team building activity which requires groups to build a structure out of ordinary materials to protect a raw egg from breaking when dropped from a high elevation. Calling for the 2017-18 annual campaign kicked off on Sunday, September 10.

Submitted by: Summer Handzlik, director, Canisius Fund

Canisius in the News

Peter J. Galie, PhD, professor emeritus of political science, spoke with WIVB-TV Channel 4 about how New York State residents have the unique opportunity to vote on making changes to the state constitution through a constitutional convention. A referendum will appear on the November ballot.

Watch the story here.

Submitted by:College Communications