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Student-Faculty Recital

The Fine Arts Department and ArtsCanisius present the fall semester Student/Faculty Recital on Sunday, November 20 at 3:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.  This event is free and open to the public.  Performances include vocal and keyboard works performed by students and assisted by members of the Fine Arts/Music faculty.

Submitted by: Ellen Barnum, director, ArtsCanisius

Winter Weather and the College’s Normal Operations

As we enter the holiday season and with the lake being warmer than normal, the college needs to be prepared for the possibility of winter weather altering the college’s normal operation. There are four options for changes in normal operations due to weather:

  1. Cancellation of all classes; staff expected to report
  2. Closing the college; only essential operating personnel should report
  3. Delay of opening (essential operating personnel should report at normal time, other personnel should report once the college is open; the time of opening will be provided with the notification)
  4. Early closing of the college

If there will be a change to normal operation, early morning decisions will be communicated by 6:00 a.m. and decisions about evening classes (classes beginning after 4:00 p.m.) will be communicated by 2:45 p.m.

Information about class cancellation, college closure or college delay will be available by the following means:

  • The Canisius Alert System
  • The Canisius web site
  • The Canisius portal login page
  • The school closing information line (888-3131) and class cancellation line (888-3130).
  • TV stations (WGRZ-TV, Channel 2; WIVB-TV, Channel 4; WKBW-TV, Channel 7; Time Warner Cable-YNN)

For more information on school closing, delay of opening and all class cancellations, please log onto the MyCanisius Portal at In the “Need to Know” section there is an announcement about the procedures and plans for the impact of weather on normal college activities. If you expand that announcement, you can find the link to the document detailing when and how decisions will be made and communicated.

Submitted by: Sara Morris, PhD, associate vice president for Academic Affairs

“Pack the KAC” for Men’s Basketball Home Opener

After three road games to start the 2016-17 season, your Canisius Golden Griffins men’s basketball team opens the home portion of its schedule Monday, November 21 against the Skyhawks of Tennessee Martin. Tipoff for coach Reggie Witherspoon’s Koessler Athletic Center debut is slated for 7:00 p.m. The first 500 fans will receive a complimentary Fanny Pack on “Pack the KAC Night.” In addition, fans can pick up a free New Era Golden Griffin schedule poster after the game.

For tickets, call 888-TIXX, or stop by the box office in the KAC. It opens at 10:00 a.m. each weekday. For additional information visit or follow us on Twitter @GoGriffs.

(If you can be the first person to name the former University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach, who graduated from Tennessee Martin, then you win two free tickets to Monday night’s game. Submit your answer to

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