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Canisius Supports Nation’s Veterans

Click here to read an article written by Andrew Overfield, retired US Army lieutenant and coordinator of the Office of Veteran Services. The article ran in the November issue of AJCU Connections and outlines how we support our nation’s veterans here at Canisius.

Submitted by: Marketing and Communication

Free Yourself From Smoking on November 21st

The American Cancer Society will mark the Great American Smokeout on Thursday, November 21. The campaign encourages smokers to use the day to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day.

By quitting — even for one day — smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier life – one that can lead to reducing cancer risk.

Smoking is the single largest preventable cause of disease, disability, and premature death in the United States. The numbers are sobering:
• Cigarette smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke result in more than 443,000 deaths a year.
• Smoking costs the United States about $96 billion each year in medical expenses and $97 billion in lost productivity due to premature death.

Quitting is difficult. Most smokers try to quit around 10 times before they are successful. Under the Affordable Care Act, prescription and over the counter tobacco cessation products are now covered with a zero ($0) co-payment and a valid prescription written by a licensed health care provider for those 18 years of age and older, and for pregnant women with no age limit. The following products are covered: patches, gums, nasal sprays, inhalers, lozenges, Chantix and bupropion (the generic version of Zyban). Please note: brand name Zyban will still have a copayment.

For information and resources to help you quit smoking, click here.
For more information about the Great American Smokeout, click here.

Submitted by: Dawn Rotterman, human resource associate, Human Resources

Beret Making Night with French Club

Canisius College’s French Club is hosting a Beret Making Night, Thursday November, 21 at 7 p.m. in Old Main 224. This event will allow students to discuss cultural stereotypes of France and the United States, while enjoying a fun evening of crafting. Light refreshments will also be served. This event counts as a cultural requirement for all Modern Languages courses.

All students and faculty are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Caitlin Canahai at

Submitted by: Eileen M. Angelini, professor of French, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Test of Canisius Alert System Friday, November 22, 2013

The test of the Canisius Alert System will take place Friday, November 22. Those who have registered to receive a text alert will see the text messaging number #23177 or #63079 appear.

Faculty, staff and students who have not registered for Canisius Alert may do so by logging on to the myCanisius portal, under the folder “Campus Services” on the left.

For more information, please contact Matt Mulville at

Submitted by: Matt Mulville, associate dean/director, residence life

Griff Choice Off-Campus Merchant Program

The college offers to students, faculty, and staff the Griff Choice Off-Campus Merchant Program. The Off-Campus Merchant Program accepts funds from your Griff Choice Account. All Griff Meal Plans come with $25 in Griff Choice and additional deposits of at least $5 can be made anytime. Griff Choice can be used throughout the entire year and is accepted as cash at the bookstore, all Dine On Campus locations, printing & vending machines with Griff Pass readers and off campus at participating locations. Purchases are subject to tax. Funds will carry over from year to year. Deposits are refundable when the account is closed in full; any funds remaining in open accounts are forfeited upon graduation. Participating merchants will display the Canisius College ID Card logo at their locations. You can open your Griff Choice Account and add additional funds on-line under the application and services section in your myCanisius.

Participating Merchants
• Buffalo Pizza (1769 Main St)
• Buffalo Transportation Taxi Service (716-877-5600)
• CVS (1678 Hertel Avenue)
• Elmwood Taco & Sub (937 Elmwood Ave)
• Just Pizza (300 Elmwood Ave)
• Pan’s Garden (1832 Main St./716-881-0551)
• Zetti’s (976 Elmwood Ave)
• Zonies (1122 Elmwood Ave)

Submitted by Kevin Smith, bursar, Student Accounts