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Spiel the Wine Toasts President Hurley

Canisius President John J. Hurley served as a guest on WGRZ-TV’s “Spiel the Wine.”

The weekly program invites local wine enthusiasts to share their favorite vintages. President Hurley also revealed the individual with whom he would most like to share a glass of wine and conversation.

Click here to watch President Hurley’s guest appearance.

Submitted by: Marketing and Communication

Benedetti Named Vice President of Business and Finance

Marco F. Benedetti is the new vice president for business and finance at Canisius College, effective November 4.  As a member of the college’s senior administrative team, Benedetti is responsible for all financial and administrative functions of the college, including finance, audit, facilities, human resources and business services. He will work closely with President John J. Hurley to formulate the institution’s overall fiscal strategies and serve as liaison to several Board of Trustees committees.

Benedetti has 25 years of experience in building and leading accounting and finance teams.  He was most recently with Greatbatch Inc., the Clarence-based publicly-traded medical device and technology company, where he served as vice president of finance in charge of financial planning and analysis, investor relations and treasury activities.  Benedetti previously was director of finance and corporate controller at International Imaging Materials, Inc. (IIMAK).  He began his career in auditing in the Buffalo office of KPMG.  Benedetti holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in management information systems and an MBA with concentrations in accounting and finance from the University at Buffalo.  He is a Certified Public Accountant.

Submitted by: Marketing and Communication

United Way Campaign Update

We have completed the first week of our online campaign, and thank all those who have so generously made their pledges. We are currently approaching 10% of our goal. If you have not made your pledge yet, *click here to make a donation*.

Please select “Get a Password” to begin. Just a reminder that all those that are pledging a donation of $1 or more per week are automatically entered into weekly drawings for a variety of fun prizes. Any questions: please email Madonna McKernon in Student Affairs at Thank you for making a difference!

Submitted by: Madonna Privitere McKernon, executive associate to vice president of student affairs

College of Arts & Sciences Colloquium Series

“King Kong & Anthropology: An 80th Anniversary Celebration of the Classic Film” will be presented by Dr. H. James Birx, Professor of Anthropology, at the next Arts & Sciences Colloquium on Thursday, October 31 at 3:30 p.m. in the Student Center Regis South.

Beyond its obvious “beauty-and-the-beast” theme, the classic film “King Kong” (1933) is rich in contrasts, stereotypes and symbolism. Freudian psychology and Darwinian evolution pervade this unique movie about a huge gorilla that thrives with dinosaurs in a primeval jungle, but meets his demise while trying to overcome the technology of modern civilization. Now, 80 years after its premiere, one is still impressed with this meticulously-made motion picture masterpiece.

This event welcomes all faculty and staff.

Submitted by: Veronica Serwacki, executive associate to dean, College of Arts and Sciences

R25 upgrade and outage

With our ongoing emphasis towards improving our campus room reservation system, R25 (resource 25) will be off line on October 31. A necessary migration of information will render the system inaccessible. Please plan appropriately as reservations cannot be requested or reviewed during this period.

Thank you for your patience during this process.

Submitted by: Mark Dzielski, assistant event coordinator, event management