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“The Dome” Debuts on January 22

We listened to what you had to say and created a new and improved version of our online employee newsletter, Under the Dome.  Renamed “The Dome,” the first edition will launch on Wednesday, January 22, 2014.

In addition to its new look, you will have the flexibility to read “The Dome” in its entirety or to view only articles of interest.   Added features include “Campus Candids” with photos of our faculty, staff, students and events.  We hope the campus community will contribute photos to this section.

Watch for “The Dome” on January 22.

Submitted by: Public Relations

Last Chance for Flu Shots

The Visiting Nurses Association and Student Health are offering a last chance opportunity for on-campus flu vaccinations on January 22, 2014 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. outside of the Student Health Center in the tunnel of Frisch Hall.

The cost is $30. Insurance accepted includes Independent Health, Univera, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York and Medicare Part B. Please bring your insurance card with you. Pneumococcal vaccinations are also available for $80 and are covered by the plans noted above. Flu activity is at its peak now and vaccination is the best protection.

Submitted by: Patricia Creahan, APRN, BC Director of Student Health

Huge Weekend For Hockey Team

Your Golden Griffin hockey team hosts one of the highest scoring and hottest teams in college hockey this weekend when Bentley (11-8-2;9-3-2) comes to Buffalo. The Falcons currently sit in second place in Atlantic Hockey, while your Griffs (8-11-1; 7-5-1)have a hold on fifth place, as the league nears its halfway point of the season.

Bentley has the top two goal scorers in the conference and is averaging just a shade under 3.5 goals per game.

The weekend series faces-off at noon on both Saturday and Sunday at the Buffalo State Sports Arena. Tickets are available this week at the KAC or at the door.

Call 716-888-2885 for additional information.

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

Taking the Lead Speaker Series Welcomes Denny Strigl

The Center for Professional Development is happy to announce that former President and CEO of Verizon Wireless, Denny Strigl ’74, HON ’11, will speak at the next Taking the Lead speaker series event on February 24 from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.  The topic of his talk is “What it Takes for Managers to Consistently Deliver Strong Results in Their Organizations!”

Strigl has experience delivering breakthrough results that have led to exponential growth in a highly-competitive industry, despite increasingly globalized competition and economic pressures. Over the course of two decades, he took Verizon Wireless from $192 million in sales to $62 billion. Verizon’s customer base went from 257,000 to 91.2 million, during that same period of time. At the time of his retirement, Denny Strigl was president of Verizon Communications, the 14th largest Fortune 500 Company. More about Denny Strigl.

This quarterly speaker series features entrepreneurs and innovative thought leaders from a variety of industries who will share their insights and experiences with the local community in order to support, encourage and inspire students and business leaders in their entrepreneurial pursuits.

Registration: The event is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a reception at which Denny Strigl will sign the book he co-authored with Frank Swiatek ’65, Managers, Can you hear me now? Immediately following Denny Strigl’s remarks, he will sign there will be a book signing and reception. To register, click here.  Register now!

Submitted by: The Center for Professional Development,, 716-888-8490

Join the “Beat Niagara Challenge”

The men’s basketball team will take on its biggest rival, Niagara University, on January 22 during the first of a six-game square-off between the two schools in four weeks (men’s basketball, women’s basketball and ice hockey). You can support our students on and off the court by attending a pre-game reception. The event will take place in the Science Hall Commons from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The cost is $30 per person and includes a discounted ticket to the game; pre-game buffet; beer, wine and soda; and a $10 donation to support student scholarships through the Canisius Fund. The cost is $20 for those who do not need a game ticket.

Tickets are going fast.  Please register by Friday, January 17.

Get in the game and join the “Beat Niagara Challenge.” To register, contact the Alumni Office at 716-888-2700 or 800-201-4952 or visit us online at

Unable to cheer on the Griffs at the game but still want to show your support?  Click here to learn more about the “Beat Niagara Challenge.”

Submitted by: The Office of Alumni Engagement