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Check out what Associate Professor of Digital Media Arts P.J. Moskal has to say in today’s Buffalo News about a new video game competition being launched by Mayor Byron Brown.  Click here to read the story.

Plan to Attend President Hurley’s Town Hall Meeting

Faculty and staff are invited to attend a Town Hall meeting with President John J. Hurley on Friday, February 20. The meeting will be held in the Grupp Fireside Lounge in the Richard E. Winter Student Center from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

President Hurley will talk about the latest developments at Canisius and take any questions you may have. As always, you are invited to pose questions at the microphone or you may write your questions on index cards, which will be collected during the meeting and presented to President Hurley.

A second Town Hall meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 14.

Submitted by: Laura A. Montaro, executive associate to the President

“Griffin Week” Tips Off Friday Night

The annual “Griffin Week,” presented by UNYTS, tips off Friday night, February 20, when your Canisius women’s basketball team hosts Rider at 7 p.m. in the Koessler Athletic Center. Tumblers will be given to the first 100 students who attend. Also, “Griffin Week” t-shirts will be on sale this week and next at the C-Block Office. The cost of the shirts is $3.00 for students; $5.00 for staff. This year’s design includes an image of Petey with the words “In Petey We Trust.”

For more information on all of “Griffin Week” activities, visit

Faculty and staff are reminded of two things for “Griffin Week.” If you are planning to attend the basketball double-header vs. Niagara games on Tuesday, tickets are limited. Less than 125 remain for the game.

Also, all faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in the UNYTS Blood Drive scheduled for next Monday, February 23 and Tuesday, February 24. This is an annual competition versus Niagara and donations from faculty and staff are welcome and encouraged.

Go Griffs!

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Hockey Hosts Senior Night This Saturday

Your Golden Griffin hockey team closes out its regular season home schedule on Saturday, February 21 when the team meets Mercyhurst at 7:35 p.m. in the HARBOR-CENTER.

The contest will be the second of a weekend home and home series with both games having huge implications for home ice and a first round tournament bye.

The Lakers enter the weekend tied for second with Bentley with 31 points, while your Griffs are a point behind in fourth with 30. Playoff action begins in two weeks.

Prior to the game, the Griffs’ 10 seniors will be honored in a pre-game ceremony. It is also “Dress for Success” Night with a red carpet and photographer available to anyone who would like their picture taken. The game is presented by UNYTS.

For additional information,please visit

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Now Accepting CEEP Applications for 2015-2016

Any office on campus can employ a Canisius Earning Excellence Program (CEEP) student with an appropriate research project. A 3.25 GPA (or higher) is required and all students in all majors may apply to work in academic departments, administrative offices or off campus. The rate for CEEP is $9.50 per hour, minus taxes, for a maximum of 250 hours.

Faculty and staff who employ students from the Canisius Earning Excellence Program are asked to remind their students to fill out applications for 2015-2016 CEEP awards. Renewal is not automatic.

For more information on CEEP and to access the online application, click here.

Please direct any questions to Kathy Peter, in the Office of Academic Affairs, at Ext. 2121.

Submitted by: Kathy Peter, executive associate, Academic Affairs