Peter Canisius, the Humanities and Jesuit Education

Rev. Brian Dunkle, SJ, returns to Canisius for lecture on theological scholarship

Rev. Brian P. Dunkle, SJ, will return to Canisius today, Monday, March 5, 2018, to celebrate the upcoming establishment of the Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies at Canisius. Father Dunkle will provide a brief lecture, entitled “Peter Canisius, the Humanities and Jesuit Education,” at 7:00 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge. The event is free and open to the public.

Father Dunkle may be familiar to many on campus, as he spent several years as a resident of Loyola Hall and a member of the Classics Department. He is currently an assistant professor of historical theology in the School of Theology and Ministry at Boston College. Father Dunkle also recently published the well-received book Enchantment and Creed in the Hymns of Ambrose of Milan (Oxford UP 2017).

We are delighted he has agreed to spend a few days with us at Canisius to share his thoughts on Jesuit education and theological scholarship.

Submitted by Kathryn Williams, PhD, chair, Classics Department



Headline:        Support Student International Service-Immersion Experiences

Subhead:        Attend the annual RAISE Benefit

Campus Ministry’s annual RAISE Benefit will take place this Wednesday, March 7, Thursday, March 8 and Friday, March 9, 2018. RAISE directly benefits the 25 team members going on service-immersion experiences this summer in Poland, with the Mustard Seed Community in Jamaica, and with the Kino Border Initiative on the U.S./Mexico border.

Basket raffles, 50-50 tickets, silent auction items (including a 3-hour photo session with Tom Wolf), grilled cheese/soup lunch, and a bake sale will be available in the OM second floor lounge, next Wednesday and Thursday from 10am-4pm, and Friday from 10am-2pm.  Other items include tennis lessons, handmade blankets, swing dance lessons, massages, restaurant gift certificates and babysitting.

Our basket and silent auction items will then move to the Montante Cultural Center on Friday, March 9 from 5-8pm for our RAISE Benefit dinner. Live music, delicious food and drink from Chartwells Dining, and the raffles will be available. Tickets for this dinner are $25 for adults, $10 for students and children over 10, and free for children 10 and under. There is also a package deal for 4 adult tickets for $75.

Tickets are available in Campus Ministry, OM 207 and at the door.

Please contact Sarah Signorino, Ext. 2424 or with any questions.

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, assistant director, Campus Ministry


Register Now for Shoes for the Shelter 5K

Registration is open for the 20th Annual Canisius College Shoes for the Shelter 5K, presented by Independent Health. Registration forms can be found on-line at (click on the rotating banner ad in the middle of the page or click on the athletics tab across the top).

The registration fee for faculty, staff and students is reduced. The cost is $20 for faculty and staff and only $15 students. The price increases by $5 if the runner waits to register on the day of the race.

This year’s event is on April 15 at 10 a.m. The run begins and ends near the intersection of Main and Delavan. Participants are encouraged to donate any old shoes they have in their closets. Last year’s total of 2,897 pairs of shoes increased the all-time total to 38,049 pairs collected since 2001. Even non-runners are encouraged to donate shoes. They may be dropped off anytime at KAC Room 181 or can be deposited in specially marked boxes around campus the week prior to the race.

There are special awards for male and female faculty and staff runners, and for male and female students. For more information, call 888-2977.

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director, External Events

Pop-Up Drop-In

Beginning today, Wednesday, February 7 and continuing through the end of the spring semester, the Counseling Center will offer “Pop-Up Drop-Ins” for students who seek mental health services.

The outreach effort provides brief, informal and convenient opportunities for students to meet with counselors and helps to reduce barriers for those who seek help.

The “Pop-Up Drop-Ins” will take place in Old Main 209, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. every Wednesday.

See below for more information.

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Canisius’ Sexual Violence Prevention Team and USA co-host film viewing

The campus community is invited to attend the viewing of “Escalation” tonight, Wednesday, February 7 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. in the Regis Room of the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center.

The 40-minute film chronicles a college relationship from its sweet beginnings through its escalation to abuse.  Following the film, members of the Counseling Center will help facilitate a brief discussion on relationship abuse among college students.

Sponsored by the college’s Sexual Violence Prevention Team and the Undergraduate Student Association, the event coincides with the national #ThatsNotLove campaign, an initiative aimed at ending relationship violence by raising awareness of what abuse looks like.

Submitted by: Michael Cammarata, associate director, Counseling Center



Men’s Basketball Hosts Packed Schedule at KAC

Three games over five days.  Plus, Saturday is Hall of Fame Day

Free tickets for Canisius employees, Hall of Fame Day and free Oreos and ice cream highlight a packed schedule of college basketball this weekend at the Koessler Athletic Center.

The Griffs open the busy slate on Thursday night, February 8 when the energetic Jimmy Patsos brings his Siena Saints into town for a 7:00 p.m. tip. Siena is one of two conference teams to defeat Canisius this season.

Thursday is also Faculty-Staff Night.  All Canisius employees receive free tickets to the game for themselves and immediate family members. Just stop by the Human Resources Office to pick up your complimentary tickets. As an added bonus, it’s Oreo night!  That means a free mini pack of Oreos goes out to the first 600 fans (sorry, milk not included)!

Saturday is Hall of Fame Day with former Griffs Mary Boller ’07, volleyball; Scott Maybee ’94, diving; Ryan Puntiri ’01, soccer, hockey and football; and Kevin Ross ’07, lacrosse all being enshrined along with former Director of Public Safety Gary Everett.  Everett is this year’s recipient of the Father Dugan Award. Game time is 2:00 p.m. on Saturday versus Quinnipiac.  The Hall of Fame ceremonies take place during halftime of the game.

Monday, Canisius welcomes Fairfield to the KAC for a 7:00 p.m. tip. It’s Athletes for Athletes Night.  All fans receive a free cup of Anderson’s ice cream after the game.

For tickets, call 888-TIXX and for more info on the Griffs, visit

MAAC Standings (through 2/4)

Team            Conf   Overall

Rider               10-2    17-7

Canisius       9-2     15-9

Iona                  9-3     15-9

Niagara           8-4     15-10

Manhattan     6-6     11-13

Quinnipiac     6-6     9-15

Fairfield          4-7     9-13

Monmouth    3-9     7-16

Siena              3-8    7-17

St. Peter’s      3-9     9-14

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate director, Athletics

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