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Hockey Hosts Military Appreciation Weekend

Ben Danford

The Canisius ice hockey team will host the Air Force Academy, Sunday (January 29) at 4:05 p.m. and Monday (January 30) at 7:05 p.m. at the Buffalo State Ice Arena.  The Falcons have captured the AHA title three of the past four years and currently reside in fourth place, four points in front of the Griffs.

In recognition of the Air Force Academy playing Canisius, the Golden Griffin athletic department is offering free tickets to either game for anyone with a valid military ID. There will also be a free open skate following Sunday’s battle.

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

Twin Bill In KAC Friday (January 27)

Chris Manhertz

The Canisius basketball teams return to the friendly confines of the Koessler Athletic Center Friday (January 27) for a conference doubleheader.  The Canisius women open play at 5 p.m. versus Loyola with the men closing out the evening’s festivities with a 7:15 p.m. start against red-hot Manhattan.  It’s also Tim Hortons and Hart Hotels Night with lots of prizes and fun events on tap for an exciting Friday night.

For additional information, visit the new Griffs web site at  Call Ext. 2885 for tickets.

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

Bonfire Video Is NACA Competition Finalist

A video of the annual Canisius bonfire is a finalist for the second annual Your Best Campus Tradition™ video competition sponsored by the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA).  The video was produced by the Office of Campus Programming & Leadership Development on behalf of the Spirit Committee and created by the Media Center.

Canisius is a finalist in Category 2 and is competing against videos from the University of Alabama-Hunstsville and Berry College.  Only NACA members will be able to vote for their favorite.  Winners will be announced at NACA’s 2012 National Convention next month.

Submitted by:  Chuck Pustelnik, director, web services

“Move It Mondays” Begin Today (January 23)

The office of Campus Programming & Leadership Development (CPLD) is proud to present “Move It Mondays: The day that all health breaks loose!” Beginning today (January 23) and each Monday while classes are in session, students, faculty, and staff are invited to join CPLD for a one mile walk beginning at the Hughes entrance of Old Main at Noon.  We will walk inside in the winter months and move outside when the weather permits.

Also each Monday at 8:30 p.m., join CPLD at the Koessler Athletic Center for a free ZUMBA class taught by certified Zumba instructor and CPLD graduate assistant Shawn Lamb.  Zumba is sponsored by CPLD and the Residence Hall Association (RHA).

For more information, please contact CPLD at Ext. 2190.

Submitted by:  Katie Martoche, assistant director, campus programming & leadership development

Chorale Launches Spring Season, Invites New Members

The Canisius College Chorale invites students, faculty and staff to join its ranks for the upcoming Spring season of concerts.  The group’s first rehearsal will be Monday (January 23) at 6:30 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.  Rehearsals will continue each Monday evening at the same time.

Auditions are not necessary for membership and all are welcome. The course numbers for Chorale are FAM 181 (CRN: 40136) for 1 credit and FAM 171 (CRN: 40133) for 0 credit.

The Chorale ended a very successful Fall season that included performances throughout Western New York.  Its acclaimed “Sacred Spaces” series brought hosts of eager listeners to a number of the region’s most beautiful and historic churches.  And the choir’s annual Winter Concert drew a capacity audience to the college’s Montante Cultural Center again this year.  The coming season’s activities include performances in some of the region’s finest concert venues.

For more information, call Ext. 2536, 907-0466 or send an Email to

Submitted by:  Frank Scinta, adjunct professor, fine arts