Canisius Online - May 2014


The pomp and circumstance for Commencement 2014 will be a bit more celebratory, as undergraduate ceremonies move back to campus for the first time since 1967.  Undergraduate commencement exercises will be held on Saturday, May 17 in the Koessler Athletic Center, and will include three ceremonies. The first, for the entire graduating class, will begin at 10 a.m. and include the commencement address by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.

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Jon Luther will address the graduate Class of 2014 during graduate ceremonies on Wednesday, May 14 at 7 p.m. in the Koessler Athletic Center.  A veteran of the food-service industry, Luther is the retired chair and CEO of Dunkin’ Brands.

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50th Reunion Celebration for Class of 1964

The Class of 1964 will celebrate its 50th reunion this coming weekend. The weekend will include a social on May 16, a dinner dance on May 17, and the annual Golden Plus Mass and Brunch on Sunday, May 18.

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Ashli Skura Dreher ’95 Honored by President Obama

Ashli Skura Dreher ’95 met with President Obama at The White House May 1. Skura Dreher is a special education teacher in the Lewiston-Porter School District and the 2014 New York State Teacher of the Year. She was one of 53 educators and finalists, from around the country, who met with President Obama prior to his naming the National Teacher of the Year. 

Skura Dreher graduated from Canisius in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education.

Homecoming Weekend

Make plans now to attend the new Always a Griffin Homecoming Weekend September 25-28. The weekend includes events and activities for all alumni, parents and friends, with special events for those graduates celebrating milestone reunions.

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Canisius Night at the Bisons

bisons logoCome enjoy America’s favorite pastime with the college’s Alumni Office on Friday, June 6 when it hosts Canisius Night with the Bisons at Coca Cola Field. For $15, you’ll receive a game ticket, drink and hot dog plus the Friday night fireworks display after the game.

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Canisius Hosts Darien Lake Day

Darien Lake logoGet your “fun on” at Darien Lake July 17, when alumni, family and friends are invited to spend the evening at the amusement park.  For $20 per person, you’ll receive parking, admission to the theme park and the waterpark, one hour of all-you-can-eat buffet, and two hours of unlimited soft drinks.

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Graduate Summer Classes Start May 19 and June 30

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There is Still Time to Take the Canisius Magazine Survey

Thank you to those who have completed the Canisius Magazine survey.  If you have not taken the survey, there is still time to share your thoughts. Your answers will help shape the future of your alumni publication!

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