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Planning For 2012 Academic Events Underway With New Coordinator

As planning is currently in process for large-scale academic events such as Ignatian Scholarship Day and Commencement, the Office of Academic Affairs has hired Amanda J. Snider, presently undergraduate admissions counselor and events coordinator for admissions, will assume duties as the Special Events Coordinator for Academic Affairs beginning with the spring semester 2012.  She replaces Rose Marie Castner who previously oversaw academic events.

In addition to Ignatian Scholarship Day and Commencement, Snider will also manage other academic events including Spring Honors Convocation.  She will work with a broad array of faculty and staff members throughout the college in the production of these significant events.

Currently, Snider works one day per week in the Office of Academic Affairs and will move to academic affairs full time next month.  Snider can be reached at Ext. 2123 or by Email at

Submitted by:  Jerome L. Neuner, PhD, associate vice president, academic affairs

Have A Healthy Holiday

Holiday nutritional and physical activity tips, and tips on managing holiday stress from Independent Health are now available on the college’s GrifFit page.  Click here to read these timely tips.

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

Free Hot Chocolate With Hockey Friday (December 9)

Captain Scott Moser

Looking for a fun and exciting way to kick off the weekend and support the Griffs that includes free hot chocolate?

Cover all the bases Friday (December 9) when the Canisius hockey team hosts Mercyhurst at 7 p.m. at the Buffalo State Ice Arena.  The Griffs return home after a four game New England road trip that saw them sweep AIC and get swept by Holy Cross.

The Griffs currently reside in fifth place in Atlantic Hockey with a league mark of 4-3-2, while the Lakers are in second with a conference record of 6-1-2.

Friday’s game is presented by the Hyatt Regency Buffalo with free hot chocolate available to all fans.  It’s also Athletes for Athletes Night so get there early, get a good seat and enjoy free hot chocolate.  This is the Griffs last home game until January.  For additional information, visit

And, Canisius faculty and staff should keep January 15 open for the annual Anderson’s Ice Cream Family Skate Night.  The game versus the University of Connecticut starts at 4 p.m. with free skating and ice cream to follow.  Info on how to obtain free tickets for the event to faculty and staff will be distributed in early January.  For more information, call Ext. 2977.

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

iPad User Group Meets Friday (December 9)

The iPad Users Group will meet Friday (December 9) at 1:30 p.m. in the Library Conference Room.  Scott Clark and Joe Rizzo of ITS will host the session.

This group is open to anyone who has an iPad, iPod, iPhone or those who are just thinking about getting one.  It is ideal for those who love their iPads and would like more ideas, tips and tricks to make the experience complete.  It is also great for those who want to share their experiences with others and discuss how they are using it including how it can be used in the classroom and sharing favorite apps.  Topics will be pertinent to all iOS devices.

Submitted by:  Joseph F. Rizzo, academic technology specialist, ITS