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Breakfast With Santa December 17

Canisius College faculty and staff are invited to attend with their children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews the annual Breakfast with Santa Claus on Saturday, December 17 from 10 .a.m – 1 p.m. in the Student Center Dining Hall.

Colleen Kenline (center, back row), administrative associate for the Canisius Fund, is joined by her family during last year’s Breakfast with Santa Claus.

Santa will be making an appearance at Canisius to visit with the children and give them each a special gift.  In addition to a hot breakfast, there will be arts and crafts and family photos with Santa.  The faculty/staff member is responsible for bringing a gift for each child (maximum of $15 each) that will be given by Santa at the event.

Registration is required as space is limited.  The cost for breakfast is $17 per adult, and children age 11 or older; children 10 and under are free.  Please drop off registration form, gift(s) wrapped and labeled with child’s full name on the package and payment prior to the event to Connie Pileri,, in the Office of Campus Programming & Leadership Development, SC LL, by Wednesday, December 7.

For a registration form or more information, click here (Adobe Acrobat PDF).

Also, volunteers are needed to assist with setting up the dining hall on Saturday, December 16, working hour shifts at the event and cleaning up at its completion.  Please contact Michael Odojewski at Ext. 2180 or at to volunteer.

Merry Christmas!

Submitted by:  Michael J. Odojewski, coordinator, event management

Women’s Basketball Hosts Eastern Michigan November 27

Courtney VandeBovenkamp

The Golden Griffin women’s basketball team will host the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Sunday, November 27 at 2 p.m. in the Koessler Athletic Center.  For ticket information, please visit or call Ext. 2885.

Also, men’s and women’s basketball schedule cards are available.  Those who would like some for their offices can Email

And faculty and staff should save the date for Faculty-Staff Appreciation Day on December 4 when Canisius hosts a basketball doubleheader.
Details to follow.

Happy Thanksgiving and Go Griffs!

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

How To Lock A Workstation

The new myCanisius portal implements a single sign-on environment; that is, users only need to enter a username and password once, and the user will be automatically authenticated to services such as Banner and Email.

While this is more convenient than entering a password over and over again, it also means that another person can sit down at a computer after a portal login and access other systems under a username other than their own.  For this reason, ITS suggests that users lock their workstation screens whenever they leave their desks.

On Windows computers, a screen is locked by pressing the Windows key and the L key simultaneously. This will lock the screen, and require a Canisius password to unlock.

On Mac OS X computers, a screen is locked by using the screen saver.  In the Security section of System Preferences, check the box that says “Require Password immediately after sleep or screen saver begins.”  Then, in the Desktop and Screen Saver section of System Preferences, designate a “Hot Corner” to turn on the screen saver.  When the mouse pointer is pushed into that corner of the screen, the screen saver will activate and a password will be required to turn it off.

Please direct any questions on this to Matthew Gracie via Email at

Submitted by:  Matthew Gracie, information security administrator, ITS

Alumni Photographers Show Now Open

The Invitational Alumni Photo Show is now open until December 9 in the Peter A. and Mary Lou Vogt Gallery, located in the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library.

Juried and curated by Thomas A. Wolf, adjunct professor of fine arts, this photo show contains the current work of Erin Oveis Brant ‘00, David Kafer ‘08, and J. Matthew Kianka ’06. These alumni are former photography students in the studio art program and are now active in photography.

Submitted by: Jan Nagle, fine arts