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Canisius in the News

The December issue of “Connections” features Thomas A. Wolf, adjunct professor of fine arts/studio arts.

This month’s edition of the AJCU publication celebrates the arts on Jesuit campuses. Wolf is highlighted for the ways in which he integrates the Jesuit mission into his travel photography course.

Click here to read the story.

Submitted by: Marketing and Communication

Memorial Mass Planned for Linda Volonino

It is with great sadness that I inform the Canisius College community that Dr. Linda Volonino, professor of information systems in the Richard J. Wehle School of Business, passed away on Sunday, December 20 from complications of a stroke she suffered on campus earlier this month.  She was 63.

Dr. Volonino joined the Canisius faculty in 1986 and taught undergraduate and graduate coursework in telecommunications, information systems and data mining.  She also established coursework in computer forensics and cyber security.  Dr. Volonino authored several books on computer forensics including Computer Forensics for Dummies  (2008) which she co-authored with Reynaldo Anzaldua of South Texas College; e-Discovery for Dummies (2009), which she co-authored with Ian Redpath, JD, chair of the Accounting Department at Canisius; and Information Technology for Management: Digital Strategies for Insight, Action and Sustainable Performance (10th edition2013), which she co-authored with Gregory R. Wood, PhD, associate dean of the Wehle School of Business, and Efraim Turban, a visiting scholar at the Pacific Institute for Information System Management, University of Hawaii.

Outside of Canisius, Volonino shared her expertise with local and national law enforcement and government agencies, educating investigators on how to use computer forensics as a valuable criminal justice tool and also how to combat computer crime.

Volonino earned a BS in psychology from Mercy College and an MBA in management information systems and management science from the State University of New York at Buffalo, where she also received a PhD in management information systems, with minors in management science and managerial economics.

Dr. Volonino is survived by her mother, Dorothy, and two sons, Charles and Richard.

A memorial Mass for Dr. Volonino will be held on Saturday, December 26 at 11 a.m. at St John Gualbert Church, 83 Gualbert Avenue in Cheektowaga.

An on-campus memorial Mass will be held in Christ the King Chapel when the spring semester resumes. Campus Ministry will inform the community of the date and time as soon as possible.

Requiescat in pace.

Submitted by: John J. Hurley, president, Canisius College

Women’s Hoops Will Be Busy Over the Holidays

Your women’s basketball team will host a trio of games over the New Year’s holiday.

Canisius will renew its Big 4 rivalry with St. Bonaventure on Tuesday, December 29 at 7:00 p.m. in the Koessler Athletic Center. The following Saturday, January 2, your Griffs will commence the home portion of its MAAC schedule with a home game against Fairfield at 2:00 p.m. Siena College then pays a visit to the KAC on Monday, January 4 for a 7:00 p.m. league contest.

For additional information, visit For tickets, call 888-TIXX.

Submitted: John Maddock, associate athletic director, external affairs

Canisius College Celebrates Black History Month

The Department of Academic Talent Search (ATS) is planning its annual Canisius College Black History Month event for Thursday, February 25. The program is free to the public and will take place at the Buffalo Convention Center, 153 Franklin St. Buffalo, NY, 14202. ATS will have workshops and informational stations set up from various organizations. Some of the topics include educational and career opportunities, financial literacy and mental health. This year’s event will feature Civil and Human Rights Leader, former NAACP president, venture capitalist and author, Benjamin Jealous.

The Academic Talent Search Program of Canisius College is one of five federally funded Trio programs established under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. ATS serves approximately 600 youths recruited from area schools and community service organizations. The program provides educational, social, and career support services as well as co-curricular and cultural enrichment experiences. The Canisius College ATS program is proud to host inspirational role models that bring an inspiring message to the young people of Buffalo and encourage them to pursue their own dreams and goals.

Submitted by: Debbie LaBounty, administrative associate, talent search

Winter Break Hours Start Today

The college is pleased to announce that Christmas hours will be in effect starting today, December 21, through Friday, January 15, 2016. The hours will be from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with a 30-minute meal break. Adjustments in hours may be made where workloads require different operating hours.

Best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season!

Submitted by: Linda Walleshauser, AVP, human resources and compliance