Canisius in the News

Jeffrey R. Lindauer, PhD, dean of the School of Education and Human Services, is among 19 members of AJCU’s Conference of Education Deans who signed a statement in support of DACA students.  The letter, published in the National Catholic Reporter, reads, in part, that “Deporting these young people just as they are poised to make strong contributions to this country – after investing so many resources to educate them in our public schools – is poor public policy and not in the public interest.”

Click here to read the statement in its entirety.

Meridian Magazine, a publication of the Latter-Day Saints, refers to research conducted by James P. Donnelly, PhD, on end-of-life dreams and visions had by people in the final weeks of their lives.

Donnelly is a professor of counseling and human services at Canisius.  His research revealed that most patients, receiving end-of-life hospice care, reported at least one vision per day that involved previously deceased friends and relatives, and that the impact of these pre-death experiences was profoundly meaningful for patients.

To learn more, read the Meridian Magazine article, entitled “Are the Dying Visited by the Dead.”

Submitted by: College Communications

Time is Running Out

The Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Committee is accepting nominations through this Friday, February 9 for the 2018 MLK Awards.  This honor recognizes Canisius community members who promote social justice, racial harmony, civil rights, advocacy for the poor or change through non-violence.

Nominations are accepted from faculty, staff and current students of Canisius College. Please make a nomination here. MLK Awards will be presented at the Spring Honors Convocation.

For more information, contact the Office of College Communications at Ext. 2790.

Submitted by Gary Everett, chief, Canisius College Public Safety (retired) and chair, Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Committee

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.

Pop-Up Drop-In 2018.png

Just Another Theory

Congratulations to Matthew Dela Cruz, the winner of the first Canisius Big Physics Question.  Matthew is an 11th grader at Monsignor Scanlan High School in the Bronx, NY.

You can read his essay by clicking here.

The Canisius Big Physics Question is an annual contest for high school students to answer “a really big question” in physics.  The contest is sponsored by the Physics Department.

Submitted by: Michael H. Wood, PhD, chair, Physics Department



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

Federal Tax Table Updated

In accordance with the Internal Revenue Service change to the income-tax withholding tables for 2018, the college made the necessary adjustments which will be reflected in your next paycheck. For many, less tax will be withheld, resulting in more money in your paycheck.

Click here to read more about the new IRS Withholding Tables:

Please consult with your tax advisor if you have any questions.

Submitted by: Maureen Hidy, payroll manager, Controller’s Office