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Milestones on Main Street: Question of the Day

Long before he became president of Canisius, John J. Hurley ’78 was a student leader on campus. Can you guess which of the following organizations he was involved with as an undergraduate?

a. Chair, Canisius Debate Team
b. Captain, Golden Griffins Golf Team
c. Editor, The Griffin
d. All of the above

Submit your answer on the college’s Facebook page.

Bonus: Everyone who responds to today’s question will be entered in a random drawing to receive some Canisius ‘swag’ and Chartwells Bucks, redeemable at any dining facility on campus.

Submitted by: Marketing and Communication

Christmas Concert

Need a break? Want to connect to the spirit of Christmas?

Join us for an evening of Christmas carols: A Sing-Along on Friday, December 7 at 8:30 p.m. at Christ the King Chapel

Take a break from papers, exams, shopping, and stress to relax inside the candlelit sanctuary of Christ the King Chapel. The event is free and open to all.

Submitted by:  Rev. James L. Dugan, campus minister

Registration Deadline Extended for Breakfast with Santa

The deadline to register for Breakfast with Santa has been extended to Monday, December 10.

For a registration form or more information, click here.

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.

Cost is $15 per adult – Children 10 and under FREE. 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. 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 Monday, December 10, 2012.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Mike Odojewski at x2180 or at

Merry Christmas!

Submitted by:  Michael Odojewski, coordinator, event management

Support St.. Luke’s Mission of Mercy’s Sponsor-a-Teenager Program

St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy and Campus Ministry are partnering for Christmas.

St. Luke’s is providing Christmas for over 100 Teenagers who they regularly serve. Each year many Canisius Faculty/Staff turn to Campus Ministry for referrals and this is the program that is in need this year.

(Right: members of swimming and diving team at St. Luke’s Customer Appreciation Day October 2012)

St. Luke’s said it costs $50 per teenager. If that amount is too high, any level of giving will help provide a partial sponsorship. St. Luke’s welcomes all levels of giving! Each gift will include personal care items and some candy.

St. Luke’s asks for either gift cards from Target or Walmart or you may write a check at any level and send it to Campus Ministry by December 19. Please make checks payable to St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy. Please write sponsor a teenager in the memo portion.

St. Luke’s serves 600 people in their dining room each day, they also run a Food Pantry, a Mission Mall, and a Catholic Home School. In addition, they have two residences for men and 25 area homes where they shelter women and children.

St. Luke’s does not receive money from the government or the diocese. Trusting in God’s Divine Providence, their ministry depends on donations, both big and small, of many individuals who give generously from what God has blessed them with so that others may live.

Any questions, please contact Joe Van Volkenburg X2875 in Campus Ministry.

Submitted by:  Joe Van Volkenburg, assistant to the director, campus ministry