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KAC Ticket Office Hours/Teams Busy Over the Holidays

Your KAC ticket office will be closed from Dec. 22 through January 1. It will open again at 10 a.m. on January 2. The women’s basketball team is home January 3 and 5.

Following Saturday’s (12/21) holiday hoops doubleheader in the KAC, both basketball teams and the hockey team will be in action the week after Christmas. Women’s basketball games and hockey games can be heard on, while the men’s games will air on line and on 1400 AM. The men’s game at Notre Dame will also be on ESPNU.

Dec. 21 – W. Basketball vs. Quinnipiac at 2 p.m.(KAC) and M. Basketball vs. Lamar at 4:15 p.m. (KAC)

Dec. 28 – Hockey vs. U/Mass Lowell at 4 p.m.

Dec. 29 – W. Basketball @ Manhattan at 2 p.m., M. Basketball @ Notre Dame at 5 p.m., Hockey @ Vermont at 7 p.m.

Dec. 31 – W. Basketball @ Marist at 2 p.m.

January 3 – Hockey @ Holy Cross at 7 p.m.

Jan. 4 – M. Basketball @ St. Peter’s at 2 p.m. and Hockey @ Holy Cross at 4 p.m.

Jan. 6 – M. Basketball @ Marist at 7 p.m.

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

Griffs Celebrating New Years With Two Conference Games

Your Canisius women’s basketball team will be busy the first week of January when they host a pair of conference games at the Koessler Center.

The Griffs meet Iona at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 3 and then grapple with St. Peter’s at 2 p.m. on January 5.

Tickets for those games can be purchased today (Friday, December 20) or tomorrow at the KAC ticket office. The ticket office will be closed from December 22 to January 1 and will open again at 10 a.m. on January 2.

During the week between Christmas and New Years, your women’s basketball team will play at Manhattan (12/29 and Marist 12/31). The games can be heard on

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

Web Services Welcomes Tim Ruof

The department of web services welcomes Tim Ruof as web communications specialist. Ruof has extensive experience in search engine optimization (SEO) and online content marketing, most recently as Sr. SEO Strategist for Hearst Corporation. At Hearst, he provided SEO customer service and contributed to online content strategy & design. Ruof will be responsible for implementing SEO strategy across the site to increase organic search traffic, and will assist web services social media and online marketing initiatives. Welcome Tim!

Submitted by: David Courtney, director of web services

Under the Dome: Off Until After New Year

Your favorite daily newsletter is going on hiatus over the holidays.

Under the Dome will publish its last issue of the year on Friday, December 20. Don’t worry, though. It’ll be back after the New Year: Under the Dome will publish once during the week of January 6. The daily Under the Dome schedule will resume with the start of classes on Monday, January 13.

Until then, may you have the Merriest of Christmas’ and a Happy and Healthy New Year!

Submitted by Marketing & Communication

Canisius Seismograph Has New Home Behind Lyons Hall

If you wondered why there was a giant dirt pile behind Lyons Hall near Forest Lawn Cemetery, the mystery is solved! During the first week in December, a new vault was built for the Canisius seismograph machine (the Nanometrics Trillium 120P, purchased in 2010). According to Mark Castner, director of the Braun-Ruddick Seismograph Station and adjunct professor of physics, the seismic vault is four foot by four foot square and nearly 11 feet deep, as the station needed to sit on bedrock. But what was equally important to the location (and the reason for the move) was its distance from Main St.

“When I first procured the machine back in 2010 and put it on the pier in the basement of Old Main, I noticed a strange pattern of noise and it wasn’t random,” says Castner. “It didn’t take me long before I went to the web and looked up the subway schedule. The pattern on the screen matched exactly to the subway schedule!”

Castner also tested the machine in the basement of Christ the King Chapel and near the Delavan Townhouses before selecting its current location behind Lyons Hall, which is most ideal because of its distance from Main St. and access to power sources.

“The new machine is extremely sensitive and picks up not only the ground motion of the subway but nearby freight trains and even car traffic, so it’s imperative that we found this new location away from cultural noise,” adds Castner.

Castner received technical assistance for the seismic vault construction from Won-Young Kim, senior research scientist and his team from the Lamont- Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University, and help from the Department of Facilities Management.  As part of Lamont- Doherty’s seismic network, Canisius already transmits data to Columbia from its new location. You can see the data here:  Select CCNY from the station list at the bottom of the screen and click the SUBMIT button.

Submitted by Marketing & Communication