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Canisius Commemorates Veterans Day

Canisius College will host a series of events today (Monday, November 11) to remember and honor all who have served in our nation’s Armed Forces. All Canisius faculty and staff are encouraged to set aside a few minutes of time today to participate or discuss the topic in your classes.

The following events are scheduled:

  • 12:00 p.m. Official Veterans Day Observation with wreath laying (Greatest Generation Memorial in front of Old Main)
  • 12:30 p.m. Remembrance Ceremony: Roll Call reading honoring Western New York’s fallen Heroes.
  • 7:00 p.m. Men’s Basketball tips off the 2013-2014 season. Veterans and members of our armed forces will receive a free ticket. A pre-game ceremony will recognize our veterans.

All all faculty and staff who are Veterans are encouraged to proudly wear their medals or ribbons. Veterans Day is one of the few days where veterans are encouraged to wear their ribbons or medals. Each and every one of you are encouraged to dust off that old ribbon set or medals and wear them proudly on Monday the 11. Show the campus that you served. Be visible.

Yellow Ribbons will be available at all of the Veterans Day Events.

Submitted by: Andrew Overfield, associate director, Admissions

Meet-the-Faculty Recital Today

The final Meet-the-Faculty Recital of the semester is today, Monday, November 11 at 12 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. Violist and adjunct professor at Canisius Leslie Salathé, performs with BPO cellist Nancy Anderson and pianist Alfred Frenning. The recital features works by Bartok, Bridge, Handel and Kalliwoda. This recital is free and open to the public. For more information call the Music Office at x2536 or visit

Submitted by: Ellen Barnum, ArtsCanisius codirector

The Barons Are Back – First Hoop Game is tonight

Your Canisius men’s basketball team opens the 2013-14 season Monday night at the Koessler Athletic Center against South Dakota. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m.

Coach Jim Baron and his son, Billy, the MAAC’s Preseason Player of the Year, are looking to pick up where they left off last year when the Griffs posted their first 20 win season in over a decade.

The Canisius lineup features the combination of a seasoned group of veterans and an energetic bunch of newcomers.

Tickets are still available for the game as are season tickets. The contest will be the Griffs only home game in November.

For additional information call 888-2885 or visit

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

Canisius CEO Chapter Takes Home National Awards

The Canisius College chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) won two awards at the 2013 CEO National Conference and Competition that took place in Chicago, IL, from October 31 – November 2. The Canisius chapter competed against more than 400 colleges and universities to win these coveted awards.

The Canisius team won the CEO Best Chapter Award in the Marketing Plan category. Canisius’ marketing plan submission was developed by Stephen Grimm ’14, a marketing and finance major at Canisius.

Ji-Hee Kim, PhD, director and associate professor of entrepreneurship in the Department of Management, won first place in the CEO Best Chapter Advisor category. Nominated by her students, this is the third time Kim has received this award. She was also recognized in 2008 and 2011.

To read more about the national CEO conference and competition, and the Canisius students who participated, click here.

Submitted by: Marketing and Communication

Santa Claus is coming….for Breakfast

Canisius College faculty and staff are invited to attend Breakfast with Santa Claus with their children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. This event will be on Saturday, December 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Center Dining Hall.

Santa will be making his seventh 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 and family photos with Santa.

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

Registration is required as space is limited. The cost for breakfast will be $15 per adult and for children age 11 or older; children 10 and under are FREE.

Please drop off the registration form, gift(s) wrapped and labeled with your 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 4th.

For a registration form or more information, go to Breakfast with Santa Registration link.

Additionally, we are in need of volunteers to assist on that day with working 30 minute 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 J. Odojewski, Office of Event Management