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UTD to Publish Weekly During Break

Under the Dome will be published weekly until the beginning of the Spring 2013 semester. Please look for editions on Thursday, January 3 and Wednesday, January 9. Daily editions will resume on the first day of classes, Monday, January 14.

Please submit news items by 2 p.m. on the day prior to publication.

Submitted by: Marketing and Communication

Riga Talks Santa Research on Tampa Radio

Tune in to hear Dr. Frank Riga discuss the origins of Santa on Senior Voice America, WHNZ 1250 AM Radio, Tampa, on Thursday, December 20 at 4:06 p.m. To hear the live interview, go to and click the arrow in the “live radio box.” The interview will also be posted on this site later in the day.

This has been a busy season for Dr. Riga, emeritus professor of English and Santa expert. He was also interviewed by the Brazilian newspaper, Correio Braziliense, about why children sometimes fear Santa. Check out the front page of our website to read more about Dr. Riga’s Santa research.

Submitted by: Marketing and Communication

Faculty-Staff Nights Highlight Sports Schedules

The annual Faculty-Staff Nights for men’s and women’s basketball highlight a busy year-end schedule for Golden Griffin athletics. The schedule also provides plenty of opportunities for employees of Canisius to enjoy the Griffs without conflicting with school schedules. Here is a listing of home events between Dec. 19 and January 2.

Dec. 27 – M. Basketball vs. Alcorn State – 7 pm (Faculty-Staff Night). Faculty and Staff receive up to two free tickets by presenting school ID. (One Canisius College employee will win a $30.00 gift certificate from Pearl Street)

Dec. 29 – W. Basketball vs. Vermont – 2 pm (Faculty-Staff Day) Same opportunities as listed above at men’s game.

Dec. 29 & 30 – Ice Hockey vs. Army – 7 pm – Buffalo State Sports Arena(Military Appreciation Nights) Military with valid ID receive up to two free tickets for either or both games. We will also be welcoming many Wounded Warriors to the contests.

For ticket information, call 888-2885. The box office is open all of this week.

For additional information, visit

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