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New AVP for Human Resources and Compliance Named

I am pleased to announce that Linda M. Walleshauser, PHR, will join Canisius College as the new associate vice president for human resources and compliance on Monday, October 19, 2015.

Linda has extensive experience in human resources, serving most recently as the human resources manager and member of the senior leadership team at Kaleida Health, Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. Prior to Kaleida, Linda was the human resources business partner at Goodyear Dunlop Tires of North America LTD, where she was a key advisor to the leadership team. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in human resources from Syracuse University. She also received certification as a professional in human resources (PHR) from the HR Certification Institute.

Linda will lead the human resources and compliance functions and be a key member of Canisius College’s senior administration. I look forward to working with Linda in advancing and promoting the many initiatives and opportunities at Canisius.

Please join me in welcoming Linda to the college.

Submitted by: Marco F. Benedetti, vice president, business & finance

Athletics Unveils Redesign

The Canisius Athletic Department and NeuLion are proud to launch a new web design for the school’s official athletic department’s website, has been the premier source for information on Canisius athletics since summer of 2008. The site has undergone three redesigns and the latest edition proves to be the most innovative layout to date. A new, dynamic presentation with a cleaner layout, easier-to-read menus and a focus on social media platforms greatly enhance the viewing experience for readers while continuing to provide high-quality content that Golden Griffin fans have come to enjoy.

Fans will notice an emphasis on social media, especially Twitter, with the official athletic department Twitter handle (@GoGriffs) on the home page and each of the 20 varsity programs’ Twitter feeds appearing on each individual sports page. The new video-on-demand section is cleaner and allows fans to watch video content with fewer clicks.  A new side-menu allows fans to find what they’re looking for in a more timely fashion.

The new will also be accompanied by a mobile site and with APPs available through the Apple store and via Android’s Google Play.

Submitted by: Matt Reitnour, assistant athletic director, athletic communications

Cross Country to Defend Titles This Weekend

Looking to introduce a little racing into your Saturday schedule? Then stop by Delaware Park at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 17 and watch your Golden Griffins host their annual invitational.

The women get things started at noon as they look to defend their title against 10 opponents over the 5K course.

The men’s race starts at 12:45 p.m. and also features 10 opponents over an 8K tract. The men will also be defending their title from a year ago.

Featured opponents include Cornell, Robert Morris and Detroit Mercy.

For additional information, visit

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

Women’s Soccer Returns to the Demske

Your Canisius women’s soccer team has won two of its past four games.  The team returns Saturday, October 17 to meet the Quinnipiac Bobcats. The women are coming off a shutout victory at Iona.

The game is slated for 7:00 p.m. at the Demske Sports Complex. The game is critical to both squads as they are tied in the standings with a 2-4 conference record.

For additional information, visit

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

Reminder for Bundle Up Buffalo!

Just a reminder to clean out your closets this weekend and bring any new or gently used coats, boots, scarves, gloves/mittens, hats or blankets to Campus Ministry’s main office in Old Main 207. All donations will support Jericho Road Community Health Center’s Bundle Up Buffalo 2015 campaign to help refugees prepare for winter weather!

The last day to drop off items is Wednesday, October  21.

Submitted by: Luanne Firestone, associate campus minister, campus ministry