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Canisius Care Flexible Spending Open Enrollment Ends

Open enrollment for the 2011 Canisius Care Flexible Spending accounts ends on December 3.

For 2011, over-the-counter drugs will no longer be eligible for reimbursement without a prescription from a physician.  This applies to any claim incurred on or after January 1, 2011, even if the claim is applied to 2010 funds.  The change, however, does not apply to other medical items such as bandages, crutches or blood sugar test kits, obtained over the counter.

To obtain reimbursement for over-the-counter drugs in 2011, submit a script to Independent Health with the receipt showing the cost of the prescription.  A script with refills only needs to be submitted with the first claim for reimbursement.

Questions regarding Canisius Care should be directed to Dawn Rotterman at Ext. 3151 or

Submitted by:  Dawn Rotterman, associate, human resources

Help Needed For 12-Hour Adoration

Help is needed for the 12-Hour Eucharisitc Adoration on Wednesday (December 1).  Volunteers are needed to spend 30-60 minutes in prayer for various intentions.  Each hour will have a specific intention to pray for along with personal intentions.  Please consider contributing time to pray for our campus and community. To sign up, Email Michael Slish, coordinator of eucharistic adoration, at  Available times for adoration are 10-11 a.m., 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., 12:30 – 1 p.m., 1 – 2 p.m., 2 – 3 p.m., 3 – 4 p.m., 6 – 7 p.m., and 8 – 9 p.m. followed by Mass.

Submitted by:  Michael Slish, coordinator of eucharistic adoration, campus ministry

Women’s Basketball Home For Two This Week

Ashley Durham ’13

The Golden Griffin women’s basketball team looks to extend its two game winning streak with home games on Wednesday (December 1) against cross-town rival University of Buffalo and Saturday (December 4) versus Duquesne.

Wednesday’s game, presented by Buffalo Steak and Sub, tips off at 7 p.m. in the Koessler Athletic Center.  Father Dugan bobbleheads will be given to Canisius fans who attend the game.

Saturday’s contest is Faculty-Staff Day presented by Pearl Street Grill.  All faculty and staff will receive two free tickets to the game with school ID and will be eligible to win a $50 gift certificate to Pearl Street and two tickets to the Bills game versus the Patriots.  Tip-off is slated for 2 p.m.

And…..don’t forget the annual Nike Tent Sale is Wednesday (December 1) in the cafeteria from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Purchase officially licensed name-brand apparel at a fraction of the original cost.  Items on sale include sneakers, hoodies, running shorts and much, much more…

For more information on Canisius athletics, go to

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

Hamlin Park Elementary Kids Visit Campus

Students from Hamlin Park Elementary visited the college on Tuesday, November 23 to learn more about the Canisius campus and have lunch in the cafeteria. Their visit was part of a community-based learning component Canisius students participate in through FYS 101: Exploration of Academic Writing: Teaching for Equity and Social Justice. The Hamlin Park students were able to gain a better understanding of the college environment as the FYS students experience it.

Canisius students in FYS 101 partner with Hamlin Park Elementary School under the guidance of Mary Beth Zanghi at Hamlin Park, to support classroom learning. Students evaluate their own experiences and the community service experience against the writing of authors related to issues such as diversity, race, socio-economic status, culture, and gender and the social justice movement that promotes educational and socio-economic equity for all learners in all educational settings.

This experience is facilitated and supported by Sr. Patricia Brady, director, community-based learning; Elizabeth Brandjes, director, educational partnerships; and Karen Dutt-Doner, PhD, professor of education, School of Education & Human Services.

Submitted by: Public Relations

Enrollment Forms For Life Insurance Changes Due Tomorrow (November 30)

A reminder that enrollment forms for changes in optional life insurance must be turned into the Human Resources Department by November 30, 2010.  Please direct questions regarding life insurance coverage under Prudential to Dawn Rotterman at Ext. 3151 or by email at

Please note that the changes in the life insurance plan only apply to non-union plans.

Submitted by:  Dawn Rotterman, associate, human resources