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Canisius in the News

WGRZ-TV 2 interviewed participants at the Canisius College Burrito Project last night. This monthly program is a ministry of hospitality and provides home-made burritos to the marginalized and homeless population in downtown Buffalo.

Read the story and view photos here.

E. Christine Moll, PhD, chair of counseling and human services, will discuss how to manage holiday stress on the “Access Utah” program on Utah Public Radio today, Wednesday, November 25 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Listen live here.

Submitted by: Marketing and Communication

A Public Reading with Christopher Bram

On Monday, November 30 at 7:00 p.m., in Old Main Room 314, the Canisius College Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, he Fitzpatrick Institute, USA Diversity, embraceWNY and UNITY will co-host author Christopher Bram, who will be reading “How Do We Talk About Slavery” from his forthcoming book The Art of History, which will be published in 2016.

Bram is the author of nine novels, including the book that became the Academy-Award winning movie Gods and Monsters, starring Ian McKellen and Brendan Fraser. His most recent book is a literary history, Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America. He lives with his partner, Draper Shreeve, in New York City and teaches nonfiction writing at the Gallatin School of New York University.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Richard Reitsma, PhD, at or at Ext. 2408.

Submitted by: The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures

Santa Claus is Coming…for Breakfast!

Canisius College faculty and staff are invited to attend Breakfast with Santa Claus with their children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. This event will be on Saturday, December 19 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Student Center Economou Dining Hall.

Santa will be making his annual appearance to visit with children and give them each a special gift. In addition to a hot breakfast, there will be arts and crafts and family photos with Santa.

The faculty or staff member is responsible for bringing a gift for each child (maximum $15 each) which will be given to their child at the event by Santa.

Registration is required as space is limited. The cost for breakfast will be $15 per adult and for children age 11 or older; children 10 and under are FREE.

Please drop off the registration form, gift(s) wrapped and labeled with your child’s full name on the package and payment prior to the event, to Connie Pileri,, in the Office of Event Services (Student Center, lower level – 003), by Monday, December 14.

For a registration form or more information, click here or you can pick up a form in the office of Event Services (SC-003).

Additionally, we are in need of volunteers to assist on that day with working 30-minute shifts at the event and cleaning up at its completion. Also, if you are able to make a gift donation for the door prize table it would be greatly appreciated.

If you can assist in any way, please contact Rich Kennedy at Ext. 2181. For additional contact information about the event, contact Connie Pileri at Ext. 2192 or Anne-Marie Dobies at Ext. 3749.

Merry Christmas!

Submitted by: Connie Pileri, assistant dean of students, director, event services