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Senior Operating Team Begins Organizational Review

The Canisius College Senior Operating Team kicked off its first objective on Tuesday, October 26, with the launch of the organizational review process.

Howard Teibel, president of Teibel Inc., leads the discussion at the first organizational review meeting.

The organizational review is an in-depth study of the college’s operation that will result in various recommendations to strengthen the college’s efficiency, reduce expenses and identify new revenue sources across the college.

“The organizational review is one element in the overall strategic planning process,” explained President John J. Hurley. “The goal of the process is to look for creative ways to improve how we do business, as well as to uncover new revenue opportunities across campus.”

The 10 teams responsible for the study are comprised of more than 100 administrators, faculty and students, who will bring to the process multidisciplinary and cross-functional perspectives.

Hurley noted that an organization sees progress when people work together. He thanked the group for coming with “energy and enthusiasm” for the task at hand.

The study will be completed in 10 areas: Academic Administration, Non-Academic Administration, Student Engagement, Athletics, Facilities Utilization, Library and Information Technology, Institutional Advancement, Auxiliary Services, Professional Studies and Integrated Marketing.

The group analyses will be presented to the Senior Operating Team, who will finalize the recommendations for the president. President Hurley will then make final decisions regarding team recommendations and determine which recommendations will be presented to the Board of Trustees.

“The crucial success factor is that the organizational review will strengthen administrative support for the academic and administrative areas of the college and to ensure that our operations are optimized to support our highest priorities,” said Hurley.

Howard Teibel, president of Teibel Inc., is the facilitator of the Organizational Review Process. Teibel, a consultant, has significant experience working with higher education institutions to accomplish similar goals.

Submitted by:  Public Relations

Canisius Alert System Test Friday (October 29)

The Canisius Alert system will be tested Friday (October 29).  Those who have registered to receive a text alert will see the text messaging number #23177 or #63079 appear.

Those who have not registered for Canisius Alert may do so here.  For more information, please contact Kathleen Farley, assistant director, residence life at

Submitted by:  Kathleen Farley, assistant director, residence life

Free Movie Passes For Tonight (October 27)

Another pre-screening of Conviction has been added for the Buffalo area tonight (October 27) at 7:30 p.m. at the Amherst Theater.  Tickets are available here.  Use 4VIPG31Yfor the RSVP code.  Passes are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Submitted by:  Kathy Kelly, administrative associate, human resources

Model UN Conference Thursday (October 28)

The International Relations Program at Canisius College will host the 32nd annual Model United Nations Conference Thursday (October 28) at various locations throughout the campus.  More than 375 students from 18 local high schools will participate in a variety of sessions designed to provide them with practical experience in how the United Nations operates.  The conference program will also include a historic re-creation of the United Nations Security Council from October 1956 that will address the crisis over the Suez canal.

For a complete schedule, click here.

Submitted by: Larry Jones, PhD, professor, history

Saturday Night Soccer Showdown on Demske Pitch

Sam Zarka ’13

The Golden Griffin men’s soccer team meets Niagara in a Saturday (October 30) showdown on the Demske pitch at 7 p.m.  There is no admission charge.

The Griffs and Eagles are in a fight for a playoff spot as the season nears its conclusion.  The Griffs are tied for the fourth and final playoff spot with a 3-3 record and nine points, while Niagara sits in sixth with a 2-3-1 record.  The game also marks another contest in the annual Battle of the Bridge series between Canisius and Niagara.

For additional information, click here.

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director – external affairs, athletics