KAC Building Hours Over Thanksgiving Break

The Koessler Athletic Center hours will be reduced during Thanksgiving Break. They are: Tuesday, November 21 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Wednesday, November 22 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Thursday, November 23 – Saturday, November 25, closed; and Sunday, November 26 from 5 p.m.- 9 p.m.  Please note that open swimming will not take place when the building is closed.

Submitted by: Tim Sei, assistant director, Athletic Facilities

Chartwells Rolls Out New Catering Menu

Canisius’ dining service, Chartwells, is pleased to announce an all-new menu for its catering service called “The Gathering.” We are always striving to grow and improve and we feel this menu showcases what our chefs do best ‒ creating delicious food with the freshest ingredients.

Our mission is to provide our guests with exceptional quality and service along with a creative cutting-edge dining experience. We are offering an even more diverse array of cuisine from around the country and the world, featuring a wide selection of plant-based and vegetarian items. We’ve added some exciting new artisan sandwiches, hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, local, national and international theme meals, box lunches and salads, staffed carving stations and authentic signature desserts from our pastry chef, Allison Hannon.

View our complete menu and place orders using our new online ordering platform here:

You can also download a printer-friendly menu by logging on to our website here:

If you have questions or need assistance in planning your event, call us Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Ext. 2325.

Submitted by: Sharif Hamdy, marketing director, Chartwells

Campus Candid


On September 23, the Dr. George E. Schreiner ’43 Pre-Medical Center hosted Mock Interview Day.

Eileen Abbatoy, associate director for the Griff Center for Academic Engagement, and 11 young alumni representing three medical schools and one dental school, helped our current students prepare for their professional interviews. Students practiced three interview formats (one-on-one, multiple mini and group) and then received feedback and interview tips.

Submitted by: Allyson Backstrom, Director, Dr. George E. Schreiner ’43 Pre-Medical Center Pre-Medical Center

2017-18 Annual Security and Fire Report

The 2017-18 Annual Security and Fire Report is now available online.  The report, which  includes 2014-16 crime and fire statistics, is published in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

Click below to view the report.


Submitted by: Wil Johnson, director, Public Safety


Men’s Soccer Opens League Play Today

Team boasts best non-conference record

m-soccer-2Your Golden Griffin men’s soccer team opens conference play this afternoon, Wednesday, September 27 versus Siena at the Demske Sports Complex. Tip-off is slated for 4:00 p.m. Canisius has the MAAC’s best non-conference record at 6-2, and will look to start a new winning streak today against the Saints.

For more information, visit GoGriffs.com

Don’t forget to download the Blue and Gold Win Rewards app in the App Store and Google Play Store! Check-in, earn points and get rewarded!

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate director of athletics, External Events

“From Motown to Hip Hop”

Talk focuses on the history of African American music

harold1On Thursday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge, historian Claudrena Harold of the University of Virginia will give a free public talk entitled “From Motown to Hip Hop: The Evolution of African American Music.” The talk considers how musical expression ‒ by James Brown, Sam Cooke, the Supremes, Arentha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Nina Simone, Michael Jackson and Public Enemy, among others ‒ and consumption have provided black women and men with a vehicle for entertainment, community building, political organizing and economic uplift. Professor Harold comes to Canisius under the auspices of the distinguished lectureship program of the Organization of American Historians. Light refreshments will follow the lecture.

Submitted by: Bruce Dierenfield, PhD, professor of history and director of the All-College Honors Program




Bring Your Best Self to Work

Attend EAP Seminar and be more productive

Would you like to discover how to create an open, positive and productive work environment for yourself and others around you? If so, the Employee Assistance Program’s “Bringing Your Best Self to Work” seminar is a great place to start. This seminar, which will be held in the Student Center Conference Room on Wednesday, October 4 from 2:30 ‒ 3:30 p.m., outlines several strategies for making the most of your work environment. Discussion topics include:

  • Evaluating your short and long-term goals for your position
  • Examining your own work ethic and productivity
  • Identifying the strengths and weaknesses that you bring to the workplace
  • Learning the most effective communication techniques
  • And many more!

If you are interested in attending the “Bringing Your Best Self to Work” seminar, please contact Mary Braun at Ext. 2240 or at braun5@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, human resources assistant, Human Resources

Yoga with Koga

Event at the Buffalo Zoo supports the Pan-African Sanctuary Alliance

yoga-with-koga-logo-colorAre you a yoga fan? Do you want to support an important conservation effort? Here’s your chance to do both. The Buffalo Zoo and the Canisius College Ape Research Team are collaborating to host a fun-filled event at the Buffalo Zoo on Sunday, November 5. Tickets for “Yoga with Koga” (Koga is the adult male gorilla at the zoo) are now on sale. For $20, you receive zoo admission, a one-hour yoga class, healthy snacks and access to a basket-raffle. All funds raised will benefit the Limbe Sanctuary in Cameroon, a member of the Pan-African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA). PASA supports collaborative efforts amongst sanctuaries throughout Africa that care for animal orphans whose mothers were killed for meat, and primates confiscated from the pet trade.

Tickets can be purchased online here or by contacting Sue Margulis, PhD, chair and associate professor of animal behavior, ecology and conservation and biology at margulis@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Sue Margulis, PhD, chair and associate professor of animal behavior, ecology and conservation and biology