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Feasts of All Saints, All Souls This Week

Today (November 1) is the Feast of All Saints, a Roman Catholic Holy Day.  Masses will be held Christ the King Chapel at 8 a.m., 12:05 p.m., 1 p.m. and 5:10 p.m.  Tomorrow (November 2) is the Feast of All Souls with Masses in Christ the King Chapel at 12:05 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Submitted by:  Rev. John Bucki S.J., director, campus ministry

Snow Emergency Reminder

There are two college responses to serious inclement weather and/or emergency conditions (classes are cancelled and college is closed).

(1) Classes Are Cancelled:
On such days, classes will not be held.  However, college offices will remain open and all administrators and administrative support employees are expected to report to work.  Those personally unable to report due to conditions may excuse themselves after consulting with their supervisor.  Employees may charge such absence to earned time off.

(2) College Is Closed:
On such days, classes will not be held and administrators and administrative support employees are not expected to report to work, except for essential operating personnel as noted below.  Full-time and part-time employees scheduled to work on that day will be paid regular salary.  Essential operating personnel are expected to report to work even when the college is closed due to weather conditions.  Essential operating personnel include: public safety administrators, officers & dispatchers; facilities administrators & employees; and dining services employees.

Canisius Alert will notify those who have signed up for closing notices.  Those who have not signed up and would like to, click here.

To clarify closure status, call the college’s weather line at 888-3131 (updated 6:30 a.m. daily) or log on to the Canisius College home page at to confirm whether the “College is Closed” or “Classes are Cancelled.

Submitted by:  Deb Winslow-Schaber, director, human resources

Senior Weekend For Volleyball

Layne Adams ‘12

The Canisius volleyball team will host its final two games of the season this weekend at the Koessler Athletic Center.  The Griffs, who are coming off a weekend sweep of Manhattan and St. Peter’s, will look to extend their momentum as Siena and Marist visit the KAC.  The Griffs host Marist, currently in third place, on Saturday (November 6) at 2 p.m. and fourth-place Siena on Sunday (November 7) at 2 p.m.

This weekend’s contests will be the final home appearances for seniors Joanna Burt, Layne Adams, Janelle Davis and Danielle Brawn.

No admission charge. For additional information, visit

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

Counseling Seminar Series Event November 12

On Saturday, November 12, the Department of Counseling and Human Services will sponsor a workshop in the Grupp Lounge from 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.  Topics covered include clinical approaches and considerations to understanding sexual challenges of children and adolescents, secondary traumatic stress disorders, and counseling for veterans and veterans’ families.  All Canisius faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.

Tom Mazur, PsyD, a local clincial psychologist; Matthew Baker, a readjustment counselor and family therapist at the Buffalo Veterans Center; and Kristy D’Angelo, former coordination of clinical staff development at Crisis Services for 11 years will give presentations.  Cost for the workshop is $20 for students and $50 for professionals. Payment is non-refundable.  Lunch will be served.

Registration forms may be picked up outside of the Department of Counseling and Human Services in Churchill Tower, Room 802. The deadline for registration is Saturday, November 5.  For more information, contact Rosemary Evans at Ext. 3298.

Submitted by:  Rosemary Evans, administrative associate, counseling and human services

O’Neil Premiers Interdisciplinary Performance

Jamie O’Neil, associate professor of digital media arts, will premier “Four Mad Humours” from November 2 – 5 at 8 p.m. each evening at The Alt Theatre in Buffalo.  O’Neil is co-creator and media designer of the bi-national, interdisciplinary performance series, which links American and Canadian cities and performers.  He collaborated with Gerry Trentham, (co-creator and choreographer of the project) as well as Jesse Deganis-Librera ’11, a graduate of the digital media arts and All-College Honors programs.

To read more about this, click here.

Submitted by:  Jamie O’Neil, associate professor, digital media arts