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Baseball Team Opens Six Game Homestand

Shane Zimmer

The Golden Griffin baseball team opens a six-game homestand on Wednesday (March 28) when UB visits the Demske Sports Complex for a single game at 4 p.m.

The Griffs then host Rider in a big three game MAAC series over the weekend. Saturday’s twin bill is slated to start at 2 p.m, while Sunday’s single game features a 12 p.m first pitch. Both Canisius and Rider took two of their first three league games and are picked to finish first and second, respectively, in the MAAC.

The homestand concludes with a 3 p.m. doubleheader on Wednesday, April 4 against Cornell. It will be the first visit to the DSC for the Big Red since the mid-90’s.

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

W. Lax Begins Defense of MAAC Title

The Canisius College women’s lacrosse team begins defense of its 2011 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title with a league game versus Manhattan, this Saturday (March 31) at 11 a.m. The Griffs are coming off a challenging non-conference slate that featured the nationally-ranked Vanderbilt and Ohio State programs. The Griffs blasted St. Bonaventure in its last outing, 20-6.

Carly Quinn – MAAC Offensive Player of the Week

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

Annual NYS Fire Inspection

The college’s annual New York State Fire Inspection is scheduled to take place April 2 – 13. In preparation for the inspection, please take note of the following items in your areas:

1. Are all fire doors kept closed?
– Fire doors must be kept closed.
– Door stops are NOT permitted.

2. Are hallways and stairways clear at all times and kept free of all clutter?
– Hallways and stairways must be clear and free of clutter.

3. Are all fire extinguishers visible with access that is clear and free of obstructions?
– Access to fire extinguishers must be clear and free of obstructions.

4. Are extension cords being used?
– All appliances must be plugged directly into outlets or power strips.
– Extension cords are NOT permitted.

5. Are cover plates missing at light switches and electrical outlets?
– All light switches and outlets must be protected with cover plates.

6. Are all ceiling tiles in place?
– Missing ceiling tiles must be replaced.

7. Have combustible materials accumulated in offices and storerooms?
– The accumulation of combustible materials in office and storerooms must be kept to a minimum.

8. Is there sufficient clearance beneath the ceiling in storage areas?
– In sprinklered rooms, 18-inches of clear space must be maintained between the ceiling and any obstruction.
– In unsprinklered rooms, 24-inches of clear space must be maintained between the ceiling and any obstruction.

9. Are candles being burned?
– Candles are NOT permitted, except in the Chapel.

Your assistance with keeping fire doors closed, maintaining clear hallways and stairways, eliminating extension cords, etc. is greatly appreciated. Work orders can be submitted to address building-related issues (missing ceilings tiles, electrical cover plates, etc.).

It is important to maintain a fire safe campus. If you have any questions or require additional information, please feel free to contact Tom Ciminelli in the Facilities Management Office at Ext. 8243. Thank you again for your assistance.

Submitted by: Tom Ciminelli, fire marshal, facilities management

10th Annual WNY Student Composers’ Day

The 10th Annual WNY Student Composers’ Day featuring the prize-winners of the “Persis Vehar Competition for Excellence in Composition” is tonight (March 27) at 7:30 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. The event is free and open to the public.

The prize- winners will each present their own compositions and receive comments from Canisius College’s composer-in-residence, Persis Vehar, and adjunct professor Michael Colquhoun, PhD, who are the competition’s adjudicators. The winners are:

  • First prize: Natalie Buckle
  • Second prize: Aaron Roberston
  • Third prize: Alexandria Kemp
  • Honorable Mentions: Leonardo Ranallo and Collin Kemeny

Contact the Fine Arts/Music Office at Ext. 2536 or visit for more information.

Submitted by:  Ellen Barnum, assistant director, ArtsCanisius

“Count your Steps” Begins Today (March 26)

The college, in conjunction with Independent Health, is introducing a walking challenge beginning Monday (March 26). It involves an 8-week pedometer based walking program that encourages participants to increase their number of steps. A pedometer will be provided to assist employees  in tracking steps each day.

It is not necessary to participate in a structured walking program.  What’s necessary is wearing a pedometer and completing the walking log and submitting it weekly to Samantha Taylor, the graduate assistant supporting the wellness initiative or Dawn Rotterman. For those that exercise in another form, a conversion chart is available on the GrifFit web page.

To help achieve fitness goals, the college will sponsor a walk three times a week, from noon to 1:00 p.m. Interested walkers can meet in front of the Library at noon on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays beginning March 26.

If you wish to participate in this program, please contact Dawn Rotterman at or at Ext. 3151.

Submitted by:  Dawn Rotterman, associate, human resources