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Fall 2011 Service Recognition Ceremony Friday (November 11)

The campus community is invited to attend the Fall 2011 Service Recognition Ceremony on Friday (November 11) at 3 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.  Congratulations are extended to the following colleagues being honored this fall.  Click here (Adobe Acrobat PDF) to see the list of honorees.

Submitted by:  Deborah J. Winslow-Schaber, director, human resources

Former CFO, White Collar Criminal, To Speak Thursday (November 10)

Mark Morze, former CFO of ZZZZ Best and convicted white collar criminal, will speak at Canisius on Thursday (November 10) from 3 to 5 p.m. in Montante Cultural Center.  The presentation is free and open to the public.

Morze spent four and a half years in federal prison for stealing $100 million in the ZZZZ Best Carpet Cleaning fraud during the 1980s.  He created more than 10,000 phony documents to fool auditors, lawyers, bankers and the company’s own controller.  Today, Morze speaks to college students, CPA Societies and other groups about the importance of ethics in business.

Submitted by:  Patricia Johnson, assistant professor, accounting

Golden Griffs vs. UB Pre-game Reception

All faculty and staff are invited to join Canisius alumni, family and friends for a pre-game reception at Santora’s before the Canisius Men’s Basketball team take on the UB Bulls on Tuesday, November 22.  The reception will be held from 5 – 6:30 p.m. with tip-off at 7 p.m. at UB’s Alumni Arena.

Cost is $20 in advance and includes pizza, wings and soda with a cash bar, game ticket and Canisius College “Basketball” t-shirt.  Cost will be $25 at the door.  To purchase a package online, click here or call Ext. 2700 for more information.

Submitted by:  Sharon Kasperczyk, program coordinator, alumni relations

Learn To Swim Program Offered For Children

The Canisius College swimming and diving program is offering a “Learn to Swim” camp for boys and girls, six to 12 years old, at the Koessler Athletic Center Pool from December 27 – 30. Children of faculty, staff and administrators are welcome to attend.

The goal of the camp is to help swimmers of all levels improve their skills and to develop their strokes and competitive abilities. In doing so, the groups will have a maximum of three swimmers per session, allowing instructors to give personal instruction to each swimmer. A member of the Canisius College men or women’s swimming and diving team will lead each group in a session.

Each swimmer will be evaluated and grouped based on skill level on the first day of lessons.  All swimmers need to possess basic swimming skills (i.e. floating, basic understanding of swim strokes, etc.) in order to attend the camp.

The cost of the camp is $80.00 and includes a ticket for the December 28 basketball doubleheader at the Koessler Athletic Center.  The camp will be held in two sessions with Session I running from 10:30 a.m. – Noon and Session II running from Noon – 1:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Scott Vanderzell, clinic director and head coach of the Canisius College men’s and women’s swimming and diving team, at Ext. 8472 or

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