Campus Candids


Kathleen B. Davis, vice president for enrollment management, is in Vietnam exploring partnership opportunities for Canisius in collaboration with several other Jesuit colleges and universities. She is also conducting international recruitment on behalf of the college. Pictured (L to R) at the Loyola University Chicago Vietnam Center, is Gerry Zaboski, vice provost for enrollment management and external affairs, The University of Scranton; Kathleen B. Davis; Mark Kopenski, president, Global Student Recruitment Advisors; Chris Albright, director, Loyola University Chicago Vietnam Center and Wilson Potts, assistant program coordinator, Loyola University Chicago Vietnam Center.


 Submitted by: College Communications


Busy Homecoming Weekend for Athletics

Catch men’s soccer and women’s volleyball

A trio of events highlight this weekend’s homecoming slate for the Athletic Department.

m-soccer-3Your surging men’s soccer team plays the feature game on the weekend with a contest against Binghamton on Saturday, September 23 at 7 p.m. The Griffs are now 6-1 after sweeping a daunting road trip with 2-1 victories at both Cornell and Rutgers. The Griffs six-game winning streak is the longest in school history. Free soccer scarves will be given to the first 100 fans who can prove they follow the men’s soccer team on Twitter @GriffsSoccer. Canisius was ranked third in the Northeast prior to their win at Big 10 member Rutgers.

The women’s volleyball team looks to build off its first conference win of the season last weekend at St. Peter’s when they host a pair of MAAC matches. Saturday afternoon Canisius meets Siena, while on Sunday, September 24, the Griffs host Marist. Both matches start at 1 p.m.

Both the soccer game and the volleyball battle against Marist will be broadcast live on ESPN3.

For additional information, visit

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

ArtsCanisius Piano Recital

Event showcases award-winning pianist

unnamedArtsCanisius and the Stecher & Horowitz Foundation present pianist Mackenzie Melemed in a performance on Sunday, September 24 at 2 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. This annual recital presents young pianists, at the beginning of their musical careers, who have received a prize at the bi-annual New York International Piano Competition.  This concert is free and open to the public.

Melemed was a prize-winner at the 2012 New York International Piano Competition. Since then, he garnered first prize at the Maj Lind International Piano Competition in Finland this year.  Melemed is also the recipient of the Gina Bachauer Piano Competition, awarding him a performance in the fall and a full-tuition scholarship at the Julliard School of Music where he studies with Robert McDonald.

Melemed will perform works by some of the keyboard’s greatest composers including Bach, Beethoven, Haydn, Liszt and Scriabin.

Submitted by: Ellen Barnum, ArtsCanisius director


Free DACA Renewal Clinic

Legal assistance available to those in need

DacaThe Community Justice Clinic at the University at Buffalo is holding a free legal clinic on Monday, September 25 from 9:00 a.m. –  2 p.m. for community members who may need assistance applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) renewal. The clinic will be held in O’Brian Hall, Room 507 on the North Campus.

Please call (716) 645 – 2167 or email to schedule an appointment. If the times do not work, they will make alternative arrangements to assist.

Please feel free to share this information!

Submitted by: Kathleen Brucato, director, Office of International Student Programs




Canisius College Video Institute to Premiere “Gym Jones”

Alumni showcase talents in original film

The Canisius College Video Institute is proud to premiere the alumni short film “Gym Jones” on Monday, September 25 at 7 p.m. in the Science Hall Commons.

gymposter-1080x137539The film was produced by Christopher Collins ᾿14 and Erin Gaddi ᾿14. Collins moved to Los Angeles after working full-time for two years as a graphic designer for the NFL.  He teamed up with Gaddi to make the original film, which showcases both of their talents.

“Gym Jones” is a comedic film about a confused gym rat named Phil who owns a fitness brand.

View the trailer here.

The event is free of charge and light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Jamie O’Neil at

Submitted by David Goodwin, graduate assistant, Communication Studies



Upcoming COLI Brown Bag Meetups

Bring your lunch and share what you do with web-based technologies

COLIBrownBagMeetupThe Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) hosts its next Brown Bag Meetup Wednesday, September 27 at noon in Old Main 115. Keep an eye on The Dome for announcements of upcoming specific meetups. On most Wednesdays in the fall and spring semesters, COLI hosts a Brown Bag Tech Meetup.  Bring your lunch!  Meet with other Canisius faculty and staff to share tech tips. Share your latest project, completed or otherwise, for feedback and suggestions.  Show us what you’re doing in your classes or in your research, using web-based technologies.  As always, COLI staff will be on hand to answer questions, and share the latest tips, resources and other things we’ve recently discovered.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, Center for Online Learning & Innovation




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

Canisius Fund Ice Cream Social


Pictured above (L-R): Alex Brewer, director of tax, endowment and grants accounting; Leah MacVie, director of the Center for Online Learning and Innovation; Sarah Signorino, assistant director of campus ministry; Marie McMullen, assistant director, admissions processing; Maggie Burkard, enrollment management and institutional research manager and Lisa Fischer, academic affairs support manager.

The campus community filled the Grupp Fireside Lounge last week to enjoy an Ice Cream and Dessert Reception for those who supported the 2016-17 Faculty and Staff campaign.

It was wonderful to see such a great turnout and heartwarming that so many faculty and staff members support our students in this way. Gifts to the Canisius Fund support scholarships, academic and athletic excellence and travel immersion opportunities, all of which provide our students with life-changing experiences.

Kate Campanaro ᾿18 lived and worked in an orphanage in Poland during an international service-immersion experience offered through the Office of Campus Ministry in 2016.

“I came to Canisius because of all the colleges I considered, Canisius was the only one that stood for something more. The international service-immersion experiences that I had the opportunity to participate in were life-changing, eye-opening, and inspiring. Thank you, Canisius Fund donors for making these experiences possible for students like me.”


Pictured left: Summer Handzlik, director of the Canisius Fund, serves up some chocolate ice cream for Sue Margulis, PhD, chair and associate professor of animal behavior, ecology and conservation and biology.




GaryJJH_oPictured (L-R): Retired Director of Public Safety and Canisius Fund Cabinet Member Gary Everett with President John Hurley and E. Christine Moll, PhD, associate professor of counseling and human services.

Thank you again for your support.

Submitted by: Summer Handzlik, director, Canisius Fund



Mass of the Holy Spirit

36392748893_ca61b3d0c8_zIn case you were not able to view photos of the Mass of the Holy Spirit, here they are again. We apologize for any inconvenience.

More than 400 members of the Canisius community filled the Montante Cultural Center for the Mass of the Holy Spirit on Wednesday, September 13. Following Mass, participants enjoyed brunch in the Student Center.

It is a long-standing tradition at Catholic and Jesuit schools to invite the Holy Spirit into our midst as the school year begins. Rev. Richard Malone, Bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, presided at the Mass. Members of the Canisius Jesuit community concelebrated.

See more photos from the Mass of the Holy Spirit here.

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

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

Submitted by: Patricia Creahan, director, Student Health