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Prazmark ’75 to Discuss Global Sports Marketing

Robert Prazmark ’75, founder and CEO of 21 Sports and Entertainment Marketing Group Inc., will lecture on global sports marketing today, November 16at 5:00 p.m. in the college’s Science Hall atrium. Prazmark will be on campus as part of the Canisius Distinguished Guest Lecturer Series in Sport Management.

Prazmark is one of the most highly-regarded executives in the sports and entertainment business, and is uniquely recognized within the Olympic Movement. In August 2004, Sports Business Journal named Prazmark the Olympics’ eighth most influential person in the world. He is the all-time leading seller of Olympic-related programs. He is also an expert at consulting and negotiating the rights and benefits offered by various Olympic entities.

During a career in which he revolutionized sports and event marketing while pioneering the field of intellectual marketing, Prazmark has brokered more than $3.5 billion in sponsorship and media relationships to date in all areas of sports and entertainment marketing, not just the Olympics.

Previous accomplishments include work with the Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins, NASA, The Smithsonian Institution and World Cups. All of these activities have earned Prazmark a recommendation as a worldwide leader in event creation and complex deal making.

Submitted by: Shawn O’Rourke, PhD, associate dean, school of education

Meet-the-Faculty Concert Postponed

This is a friendly reminder that the Meet-the-Faculty recital scheduled for today, November 16 is being postponed to a date in the spring semester.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ellen Barnum, director, ArtsCanisius, at Ext. 2536 or at

Submitted by: Ellen Barnum, director, ArtsCanisius

Open Enrollment for Dental Plan

Open enrollment for the dental plan will begin on Tuesday, November 17 and run through Tuesday, December 1. There are no plan or rate changes for 2016.

A representative from Guardian will be on hand to review the plans and answer questions. Open enrollment is your chance to make a change for the new plan year. If you are satisfied with your plan and do not wish to make any changes then you do not need to complete an enrollment form.

If you wish to make a change then you will need to complete a new enrollment form.

Open enrollment meetings will be held in Regis North on the follow dates and times:
Tuesday, November 17
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 18
10:00-11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
2:00-3:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact Dawn Rotterman at  or at Ext. 3151.

Submitted by: Dawn Rotterman, benefits specialist, human resources

Women’s Business Center to Hold a LinkedIn Workshop

The Women’s Business Center will hold a LinkedIn Workshop Thursday, November 19 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Canisius Center for Professional Development, 300 Corporate Pkwy., Amherst, NY 14226

Attendees will learn how to build their brands, generate leads, expand their networks and market their businesses! Our expert instructor will guide participants in utilizing LinkedIn as part of their social media marketing strategies!

To register, call 888-8280 or register online at

Submitted by: Karen Burke, coordinator, women’s business center

United Way Cookies

The United Way Committee would like to thank the Canisius community for contributions to the United Way Campaign that currently total $19,400. We would like to remind those that intend to give, but haven’t done so as of yet, the campaign will end Monday, November 30.

You will notice at registers throughout campus the United Way sign and logo beginning November 16th and running through November 24th. Canisius is offering two additional options to participate in the United Way Campaign and demonstrate to the community that we are truly men and women for others.

Canisius is selling United Way cookies for one dollar with all proceeds going to the campaign at the following locations: Economou Dining Hall, Science Hall Café and in the 2.MATO bakery case. The cookies will be a sweet way to continue to show your support for the Canisius College/United Way Campaign. Please stop by one of the locations and treat yourself and your friends to a delicious cookie. The second initiative will give you the option of adding money to your purchase and will be offered at all registers throughout the campus. The add-on option will be offered in $0.50, $1 or $2 increments during your time of purchase.

All monies collected for the campaign will directly contribute to the health and well-being of individuals and families who live here in Erie County. Your contribution will be invested in local programs to ensure that children and youth reach their full potential; families attain financial stability and independence; and people of all ages are healthy and safe.

Thank you for your consideration and support!

Submitted by: Sharon Federico, assistant to the vice president’s, business and finance, academic affairs