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Website CMS Upgrade

The Web Services Department will be upgrading the CMS this morning (November 16) beginning at 8 a.m. This upgrade may result in the Canisius website being unavailable for a period of time between 8 A.M. and noon today. Please excuse any service interruptions.

Submitted by: David H. Courtney, director of web services

Public Safety 12th Annual Need Drive Now Underway

The Canisius College Department of Public Safety (CCPS) once again carries on the proud tradition of law enforcement helping those less fortunate during the holiday season. The 12th Annual CCPS Holiday Needy Drive to benefit the Ladies of Catholic Charities on Broadway in Buffalo is now underway. Donations of new and gently used toys, clothes, blankets, and household goods may be dropped off in the public safety briefing room anytime. Cash donations are also welcomed. Volunteers will drop off donations during the second week in December on a date to be announced. Help CCPS to make this the most successful Holiday Needy Drive to date!

For more information, contact Gary Everett, director of public safety, at Ext. 3197 or

Submitted by: Marketing and Communication

Santa Claus is coming…for Breakfast

Canisius College faculty and staff are invited to attend with their children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, Breakfast with Santa Claus! This event will be on Saturday, December 15, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Student Center Dining Hall.

Santa will be making his 6th appearance at Canisius to visit with our children and give them each a special gift. In addition to a hot breakfast, there will be arts and crafts, cookie decorating and family photo with Santa.

The faculty/staff member is responsible for bringing a gift for each child (max. $15 each) that will be given at the event by Santa.

Registration is required as space is limited. The cost for breakfast will be $15 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 Campus Programming & Leadership Development, SC LL, by Wednesday, December 5th.

For a registration form or more information, click here.

Additionally, we are in need of volunteers to assist on that day with working hour shifts at the event and cleaning up at its completion. Also, if you are able to make a gift donation for the door prize table, it would be greatly appreciated.

If you can assist in any way, please contact Michael Odojewski at x2180 or at Additional contact information for the event is Connie Pileri at x2190 or Anne-Marie Dobies at x3748.

Merry Christmas!

Submitted by:  Michael Odojewski, coordinator, event management

Canisius Chorale To perform In St. Pius X Church, Getzville

The Canisius College Chorale, under the direction of Frank Scinta, will continue its 2012 Sacred Spaces Concert Series with a performance on Sunday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m. in St. Pius X Church, 1700 North French Road, Getzville,NY.

The program is free and open to the public. It will feature works of Vivaldi, Gruber, Leontiv, Hogan, Dawson and others.

Sacred Spaces stems from an idea the choir proposed eight years ago to feature its music in some of Western New York’s most beautiful and acoustically resonant environments – namely, the sanctuaries of our region’s present and former churches. As a result, the choir has visited nearly thirty houses of worship with its repertoire of sacred and secular music spanning five centuries.

Join the Chorale as it presents a lovely evening of great choral music!

Submitted by:  Frank Scinta, adjunct professor, fine arts