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Battle of the Bridge Blood Drive Begins Today

Ever wonder how you can play a part in the annual Battle of the Bridge competition that takes place between Canisius and Niagara? Well, your chance begins today (Monday, February 23) and runs through tomorrow (Tuesday, February 24) with the annual blood drive, presented by Unyts.

Students on both campuses will be donating blood that goes to save lives in Western New York. Faculty and staff at Canisius and Niagara are also encouraged to join in the effort. The winning school will be recognized at the nationally-televised basketball doubleheader scheduled for the KAC on Tuesday night.

Remember it only takes 30 minutes of your time to save someone’s life.

For additional information on all the activities around Griffin Week, please visit

Go Griffs!

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

Buffalo Home Show Tickets Available Online Now

The Buffalo Home Show is March 6-8 and 13-15 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. Canisius employees may purchase discounted admission tickets for the home show on line by entering the promo code CANISIUS. Click here to purchase tickets.

Submitted by: Kathy Kelly, administrative associate, Human Resources

Body Transformation Program to be Offered by Independent Health

Independent Health will offer a program titled “Body Transformation” to all faculty and staff of the college. This eight-week program is designed for people who currently follow a structured exercise program that incorporates a minimum of moderate intensity resistance training and aerobic activity, or for those who have experience with such programs and want to get in better shape and change their body compositions. The goals of the program are to increase your strength, muscle tone and endurance, while decreasing your percentage of body fat. The Body Transformation program incorporates moderate-intensity aerobic activity, muscle strengthening resistance training and healthy nutrition. A booklet and tracker are included.

Dawn Kordylewski, corporate wellness specialist from the Independent Health Wellness Department, will provide a short introductory presentation each hour followed by body composition assessments (height, weight, BMI, body fat percentage using BIA machine). The body composition assessment will take about 5 minutes.

A final assessment will take place in  mid-April. Anyone who loses one percent of body fat or reduces his BMI by one point will be entered into a raffle for prizes.

Sessions for the presentation and assessments will be held:
• Tuesday, February 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Library Conference Room
• Wednesday, February 25, 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Library Conference Room
• Thursday, February 26, 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Science Hall Room 1017

Submitted by: Dawn Rotterman, benefits specialist, Human Resources

Need an Event Recorded?

The Media Center can provide personnel and equipment for the videotaping of on-campus events. In order to ensure availability, requests for taping should be made no later than 48 hours in advance of the requested time. The Media Center cannot guarantee service without sufficient notice. Please note that there is a $25 per hour charge for a one camera shoot for events taking place after hours or on the weekend.

Permission must be granted by the guest speaker(s) to be taped. Contact Dan Drew at Ext. 2569 to obtain a release form for the speaker to sign, as well as to discuss any other needs for the recording of your event (multiple camera setup, editing, DVD authoring, cost of service, etc.). The release form can also be downloaded from the Audio & Video Production section of the Media Center’s portal community.

Submitted by: Bob Grabowski, instructional support specialist, Media Center