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Dean of Arts and Sciences Search

The final candidate for the position of Dean of Arts and Sciences, Harry R. Dammer, PhD, will visit Canisius today, December 10 and Friday, December 11. Faculty and staff are invited to attend Dammer’s open forum today, December 10 from 3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. in Horan O’Donnell Room 109.

Information about each finalist is posted on the myCanisius portal under the “Dean of Arts & Sciences Search” tab located on the blue navigation bar across the top of the page. Please take time to review their curricula vitae and attend the open forums here.

Electronic surveys are also available for each candidate. As you interact with a candidate by attending an open forum or in any other scheduled meetings, please take the time to provide thoughtful feedback by filling out the appropriate survey.

The deadline for all surveys will be Tuesday, December 15.

Submitted by: Richard Shick, PhD, search committee chair

Canisius Bookstore Holding Final Sale

This is it, the final sale of the season at the Canisius bookstore! All gifts and apparel are on sale. Buy one item and receive 20 percent off, buy two and receive 25 percent off, buy 3 items and you receive 30 percent off!

Hurry over and stock up for everyone on your Christmas list.

Submitted by: Andrew Thomas, manager, bookstore

Hockey Hosts Conference Leader This Weekend

Your Golden Griffin hockey team will play its final home game of 2015 on Sunday, December 13 at 7:35 p.m. versus Robert Morris. The Colonials currently sit in first place in Atlantic Hockey. All of the action will takes place at HARBORCENTER.

For additional information, visit Reduced price tickets for faculty-staff can be obtained by calling 716-888-TIXX.

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

Serve as One of Santa’s Elves for St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy

St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy and Campus Ministry will be moving wrapped toys on Thursday, December 17, from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The wrapped toys will be moved from a secret location to St. Luke’s Mission Mall.

This is open to faculty, staff, alumni, students and family and friends of the college!

• Vans will leave for St. Luke’s from in front of the college’s Tower Lot at 6:15 p.m. You may choose to follow us over in your car so you may leave immediately following.

• The group will meet at St. Luke’s at 325 Walden Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14211 at 6:30 p.m.

• St. Luke’s will provide pizza for all the volunteers.

• St. Luke’s provides Christmas for 2600 families.

• It is like working in Santa’s workshop getting the toys ready.

For more information and to sign up, contact Joe Van Volkenburg in Campus Ministry, at 888-2875 or by email at

Submitted by: Joe Van Volkenburg, Campus Ministry

Banner Security Requests

ITS is implementing a new email address for the purpose of making Banner security requests. Having this separate email address available will allow us to better facilitate having a primary and a secondary backup person handling the requests.

Please send any requests for Banner security to:

Tracy Wass has taken on new database administrator responsibilities and is now the primary person to be handling the Banner security requests and software upgrades. Tracy has been a dedicated member of the ITS staff for many years and we are grateful to her for taking on these additional responsibilities.

Submitted by: Larry Deni, CIO, Information Technology Services