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Fall 2016 Service Recognition Ceremony

Family members, friends and members of the Canisius community gathered in Montante Cultural Center on Friday, November 4 for the 16th annual Fall Service Recognition Ceremony. The event honors Canisius employees who are celebrating their five-, 10- and 15-year service anniversaries.

Congratulations! Enjoy photos from the event below.

Submitted by: College Communications

Get to Know…

Marks Picture“I enjoy being part of the faculty at Canisius because once a Griff always a Griff! Working with the students who have a career path similar to mine is very rewarding.” – Mark A. Warner

Mark Warner ’84 has been a dedicated adjunct in the Kinesiology Department for the past 16 years.  As an alumnus of the program and a practicing teacher, Mark brings a wealth of insight to his courses.  Always one to inject humor into real life experiences, Mark is respected by faculty and the students for his ability to motivate – whether it’s during a ropes teambuilding course or in the classroom.  The Kinesiology Department and its students are indebted to Mark for his enthusiastic dedication to alma mater and his excellence in the instruction of future professionals in education.

Mark is currently a physical education teacher at Hamburg Middle School, a post he’s held for the past 26 years.

Did you know… Canisius is a family tradition for the Warners. Mark ’84 and his wife Maryann ’82 were married in Christ the King Chapel in 1985. They have a son, Dan, and two daughters, Jessica ’13 and Kristen ’14.

Submitted by: College Communications

Meet-the-Faculty Recital Today

ArtsCanisius proudly presents the Meet-the-Faculty Recital today, November 7 at noon in the Montante Cultural Center.  Today’s recital features mezzo-soprano Melissa Thorburn and Richard Falkenstein, PhD, playing the lute, in a performance of music by John Dowland, Giulio Caccini and Jean-Baptiste Besard.

Thorburn, an adjunct professor, teaches voice in addition to music courses here at Canisius and Falkenstein is chair of the Fine Arts Department. The duo performs in recitals in Western New York and has performed in France as well.

This recital is free and open to the public and should run under an hour, so it is the perfect way to spend your lunch hour.  For questions or additional information, please call the Fine Arts Office at Ext. 2542.

Submitted by: Ellen Barnum, director, ArtsCanisius

Caffeinated Connections


On Wednesday, November 16, The Women’s Business Center and Ashker’s Juice Bar & Cafe are pairing up to offer a completely new and innovative platform for you to broaden your business network while enjoying an awesome environment! The event will be held at Ashker’s Juice Bar and Café, 1002 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

The event is targeted for businesses and individuals involved or interested in the financial and legal industries.

CAFFEINATED:  Get revved up because you will make up to 30 connections and a minimum of 10 quality business contacts, potential customers, referral sources or potential partners.

CONNECTIONS:  No one will be standing in a corner without anyone to talk to or be stuck with a talker for 20 minutes!  We will be moving everyone around in the room to encourage maximum connectedness!

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity for networking that is highly effective and so much fun! Caffeinated beverages will be provided by Ashker’s Juice Bar and Café.

For more information and to register call 716.888.8280 or click here.

Submitted by: Karen Burke, coordinator, Women’s Business Center

Thanksgiving Safety

The kitchen is the heart of the home, especially on Thanksgiving. Safety in the kitchen is important on this day when there is a lot of activity and people at home. Accidents can happen. Click here to review a great informational piece regarding safety and awareness for Thanksgiving Day!

Submitted by: Brianna Fasanello, human resources assistant, Human Resources