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Men’s Soccer Continues Homestand

Your Canisius men’s soccer team continues its short two-game homestand Wednesday, September 26, when they host Quinnipiac in their conference opener. Kick-off at the Demske Sports Complex is slated for 4:00 p.m. The Golden Griffins were the coaches’ pre-season pick to win the MAAC, while Quinnipiac was the No. 4 selection.

For additional information, visit

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate director, Athletics

Wellness Fair

On Tuesday, October 2, Canisius College will host a Wellness Fair in an effort to promote a healthy workforce and encourage healthy choices.

The fair will take place in Science Hall Commons from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Vendors visiting the fair include Ashker’s Juice, the American Red Cross, Balanced Body Foods, Revolution Buffalo, Senior Wishes and a therapy dog.

Be sure to set aside some time to stop by the fair and learn more about the variety of services available to Canisius employees. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Braun at Ext. 2240 or

Submitted by: Mary Braun, assistant, Human Resources


Still “Spreading the Joy”

Members of the Canisius community pose with Rev. Paul Dugan outside the chapel at Murray-Weigel Hall on the campus of Fordham University. Pictured (front row, l-r): Canisius President John J. Hurley, Father Dugan and Carol Montante; (second row, l-r): George Eberl ’68, Carl Montante ’64, HON ’04, Maureen Hurley, Laura Zaepfel ’86, Walter Rooth ’64 and Christina Eberl.

Like Elvis, Cher and Madonna, Rev. Paul J. Dugan ’45, SJ, is known simply by one name – Doogs.  The legendary and beloved figure celebrated his 75th year as a Jesuit with family and friends at Murray-Weigel Hall on the Fordham University campus on Saturday, September 15.  Father Dugan earned his BA, MA and PhL at Woodstock College.  He entered the Jesuits in 1943.

While at Canisius, he served as moderator of athletics, a position he held for more than 40 years.  In this official capacity, Father Dugan attended to the spiritual needs of student-athletes.  But Doogs provided guidance, support, compassion, laughter and joy to everyone he met.  And, he continues to do so.

According to Dan Starr ’58, HON ’18, PhD, former athletics director at Canisius, it was the athletes in the 70s who coined the famous name as a term of affection.  The students, says Starr, considered Doogs one of the boys but they also treated him with the utmost respect.

Well wishers gather around Father Dugan following a celebration of his 75th year as a Jesuit.

The spiritual growth of students was of the greatest importance to Father Dugan.  But he was also well-known for his wonderful sense of humor.  His signature saying is “I’m spreading the joy.”  But for anyone who knows him, Doogs is the joy!

You can congratulate Father Dugan on his anniversary by Email at  If would like to make a donation to the Rev. Paul J. Dugan ’45, SJ, Scholarship in honor of this special milestone, please visit and note Father Dugan Endowment.

Did you Know?  At 94 years young, Father Dugan is the second oldest resident at Murray-Weigel Hall.  But, he says he plans to earn the title of the oldest!

Submitted by College Communications


Men’s and Women’s Soccer to Compete Saturday

The men’s and women’s Canisius College Golden Griffins soccer teams play on friendly turf this weekend with the ladies kicking off at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 22 at the Demske Sports Complex versus Manhattan, while the men host their home opener against St. Bonaventure at 7:00 p.m. The women’s game is a conference contest, while the men play their final non-conference game of the season.

For additional information, visit There is no admission charge for men’s or women’s soccer games.

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate director, Athletics

Study Abroad Fall 2019

Applications for those interested in studying abroad during the fall of 2019 are now being accepted. The application can be found on Canisius Life in the Canisius portal. If you teach or work with students who are interested in studying abroad next year, please encourage them to apply. The deadline is October 12, 2018. For more information,  call the office (Ext. 2400) or Email

Submitted by: Brian Smith, director, Study Abroad and International Partnerships

Campus Candid

Remember that beautiful bird spotted earlier in the week, hiding out in the greenery near Bagen Hall?  Well, our in-house ornithologist Sara R. Morris, PhD, associate vice president for academic affairs, confirmed it was a Tennessee Warbler. The bird breeds across Canada and in a few spots in the northern United States, and winters in Mexico and parts of northern South America.  “Tennessee Warbler’s don’t breed around here so this one is clearly migrating through,” Morris explains.

Submitted by: College Communications