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Feast of Saint Blaise and Blessing of Throats

St. Blaise, a bishop who was martyred in the fourth century, has enjoyed widespread veneration in the Eastern and Western churches due to many cures attributed to him. While Blaise was being taken into custody, a distraught mother, whose only child was choking on a fishbone,
threw herself at his feet and implored his intercession. Touched at her grief, he offered up his prayers and the child was cured. Consequently, Saint Blaise is invoked for protection against injuries and illnesses of the throat.

A blessing of the throats will be offered after Mass on Tuesday, February 3 at 12:05 p.m.

Submitted by: Barb Wozniak, administrative associate, Campus Ministry

Kid’s Day is Coming/KAC Parking Restrictions on Thursday

The annual Kid’s Day basketball game will be held this Thursday, February 5 at 11 a.m. as your Canisius women’s basketball team hosts Fairfield in the Koessler Athletic Center. More than 2,200 elementary school children are due to be on campus for the contest.

Please note, that with Kid’s Day taking place, the upper Koessler lot will be closed from 10 p.m. on Wednesday, February 4 until Thursday afternoon. More than 30 school buses are expected to be on campus for the event and only those vehicles will be allowed access to the upper lot.

If you normally use the KAC lot on Thursdays, please park in the lower lot (near Florida Street), or park in the Health Science lots or the ramp.

For questions concerning Kid’s Day, please call 888-2977. For game information, visit

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

Dialogue on Title IX and Sexual Violence

There will be a “Dialogue on Title IX and Sexual Violence” event sponsored by Women & Gender Studies on Thursday, February 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge in the Richard E. Winter 42 Student Center.

Speakers for this event will be:

  • Sharon Nolan-Weiss, director, Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Title IX coordinator, University of Buffalo.
  • Terri Mangione, PhD, vice president, Student Affairs, Canisius College.
  • Eileen Niland, director and counselor, Counseling Center, Canisius College.
  • Three Canisius students: Christina Estime, Paula Uruburok, Gabrielle Walter.

A question and answer session/discussion will be moderated by:

  • Johanna Fisher, adjunct professor, English, co-director, Women & Gender Studies
  •  Tanya Loughead, PhD, associate professor, Philosophy and co-director, Women & Gender Studies
  • Melissa Mosko, PhD, assistant professor, Philosophy

Light refreshments will be provided by the Women & Gender Studies program.

Submitted by: Tanya Loughead, associate professor, Philosophy, co-director, Women & Gender Studies

Announcing New Office Supplies Dealer

Integrity Office Supply Co. has merged with Eaton Office Supply Company. No major changes are expected as Eaton’s will continue Integrity’s program with Canisius College:

  • Ordering guidelines will remain the same.
  • Always use the approved list of products whenever possible.
  • The approval process remains the same for ordering items not found on the approved list.
  • For more information, go to MyCanisius/College Policies/General Polices/Office Supply Procurement Policy.

How to log onto the Eaton’s website:

  • Beginning Monday February 2, the Integrity website will no longer be operational, and you will be directed to
  • Your log in information is as follows:
  • Username: Same username you used with Integrity
  • Password: eaton
  • If you are unable to log in, please call Customer Service at (716) 691-6100 Ext. 1
  • To change your password to something more secure: log in, go to My Account in the upper right hand corner, select My User Information, type in a new password in the password fields, and click ‘Submit.’
  • Eaton’s offers a web tutorial for you to reference while you’re navigating their website. If you need further assistance, please contact Customer Service at (716) 691-6100 Ext. 1 or Mike at (716) 691-6100 Ext. 330.

If you have any questions contact Joann Feary Ext. 8528 or Gary Lew Ext. 2255.

Submitted by: Gary Lew, director, Purchasing

Any Upcoming Retirements?

Canisius College’s Celebration of Service Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, April 10 at 3:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. The college would like to honor those faculty and staff members who will be retiring.

If you are planning on retirement from Canisius College in 2015, either before or after the April Ceremony, please contact Human Resources at or ext. 2247.

Submitted by: Deb Winslow-Schaber, director, Human Resource