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Five Basketball Seniors to Play Final Home Games

The careers of five extraordinary basketball players come to a conclusion this weekend as Elton Frazier, Julius Coles, Robert Goldsberry, Tomas Vazquez-Simmons and Greg Logins (pictured) play their final home games.

The Griffs host Manhattan on Friday at 7 p.m. and Loyola, MD. at 2 p.m. in the KAC with sixth place and a first round bye in the upcoming MAAC tournament riding on the outcome.

Friday is Tim Horton’s Night with fans receiving complimentary Timbits and hot chocolate at the door, while Sunday’s game is presented by Wendy’s and the Canisius College Bookstore with plenty of great prizes available on Fan Appreciation Day. Nearly 80 family members of men and women serving the country’s military are also expected to attend.

The five seniors all received their undergraduate degrees in three years and are currently furthering their education in various graduate programs. Their story has been told locally, regionally and nationally.

A ceremony will be held prior to Sunday’s tip-off to salute their achievements.

All faculty and staff will be admitted free to Sunday’s game, with college ID. General admission tickets have been reduced to $5  for both games on the weekend.

For more information call Ext. 2885 or go to

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

Great Auction and Basket Raffle

Come play the Great Auction and Basket Raffle next week in order to help students fundraise for their International Service-Immersion Experiences to Ecuador, El Salvador, Jamaica and Poland.

The Great Auction and Basket Raffle runs from Tuesday, March 1 – Thursday,  March 3 in the second floor Lounge in Old Main and tickets can be purchased on site ($1 for 3, $5 for an armslength, and $10 for wingspan). More than 50 prizes to win!

The event culminates this year with a $5 all-you-can-eat Pasta Dinner from Chef’s with salad bar, bread and drink. Dinner is served from 5-6:30 p.m. in Palisano Pavilion on March 3 and tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance anytime during our auction or from the Campus Ministry main office. Winners will be chosen directly following the dinner.

Submitted by:  Luann Firestone, associate campus minister, campus ministry

Jesuit Collaborative Visits Buffalo

Rev. Edward Quinnan, S.J., from the Jesuit Collaborative will be visiting Buffalo on one of the following three dates:

March 3 – 7
March 31 – April 5
April 7 – 13

To learn more about The Jesuit Collaborative, please email with the set of days that work best.

The Jesuit Collaborative is an Ignatian Spirituality Ministry of the New England, New York, and Maryland provinces of the Society of Jesus. It is a professional association of Jesuits, laypersons, clergy and religious who promote the Ignatian spiritual tradition by promoting networking, reflection, scholarship and learning while managing and coordinating the diverse ministries that flow from the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, founder of the Society of Jesus.

The Buffalo Collaborative Committee consists of local representatives from Canisius College, Canisius High School, St Michael’s Parish, and St. Joseph Center for Spirituality

Submitted by:  Rev. Tom Colgan, S.J., campus ministry

New Era Cap Giveaway Highlights Hockey Senior Day

Scott Jenks ’11

Complimentary vintage-style hockey caps from New Era highlight the promotional activities for Friday’s (February 25) final home game of the 2010-11 Golden Griffin hockey season.

The Griffs open the weekend home and home series with Mercyhurst at 7 p.m. in the Buffalo State Ice Arena.  All faculty and staff are admitted free and the first 150 Canisius fans receive a New Era cap.  Following the game, Canisius coach Dave Smith will honor his nine seniors.  The Griffs need to take three points this weekend from the Lakers in order to secure the fifth seed in the Atlantic Hockey championships.

For additional information, go to

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

Assistance With Filing Taxes Available

Through the Employee Assistance Program, Child & Family Services reminds Canisius faculty and staff that there are easy and free options available for help in preparing federal and state taxes.  There are several tax preparation sites throughout the city of Buffalo which are sponsored by Creating Assets, Savings & Hope (CASH) division of the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County.   To find a site nearby, click here and select “Find A Free Local Tax Center in Your Area Today.”

Online software available here provides other extremely useful tax information as well.  Users of the service must earn $57,000 or less (the community sites offer service to those earning $50,000 or less).  Also, returns are filed electronically and direct deposit is available where refunds are issued and received within eight to 15 days.

Submitted by:  Kathy Kelly, administrative associate, human resources