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Annual Report of Donors

am4i5038-annsmall52Ann L. Woloszynski ’90, MBA ’94 learned the significance of simple gestures early on at Canisius.  Those values remain with her today – and alma mater is a fortunate beneficiary.

The career mentor and member of the Women’s Leadership Council recently named Canisius a beneficiary in her will.

You can read Ann’s story – and many more donor profiles – in the newly-released Annual Report of Donors.

Submitted by: College Communications

What’s Happening in the Griff Center?

Here’s a snapshot of events in the Griff Center for Academic Engagement. Special events include a time management workshop and a luncheon with Norm Orlowski, president and CEO of Niagara Insurance Association, both on Tuesday, November 29.

For more information, visit the Griff Center in Old Main Room 013 or call Ext. 2170.

Submitted by: Donna Ortolani, senior counselor, Griff Center

Hoops and Hockey Are Home Over Break

There will be no shortage of activity around the Koessler Athletic Center (KAC) and at HARBORCENTER this week. The men’s and women’s basketball teams and hockey team are all looking for some home cooking during the Thanksgiving holiday. Catching a Golden Griffins game is a great way to spend some quality family time supporting the Griffs at an affordable cost.

On Wednesday, November 23, head coach Reggie Witherspoon’s men’s basketball team hosts Tennessee State at 7:00 p.m. in the KAC. On Saturday, November 26, your women’s team will battle Lamar at 1:00 p.m. on the home hardwood.

On Friday, November 25, the hockey team, behind standout goaltender Charles Williams ’17, entertains Mercyhurst at 7:35 p.m. at the HARBORCENTER.

Tickets for all games can be purchased at the KAC box office on Tuesday or Wednesday, or at the door beginning 90 minutes prior to game time. Call 888-TIXX for more information.

For more information about the teams and the games, visit

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

Serious Games Meetup Group

SeriousGamesMeetup2Come to the second meeting of the Serious Games Meetup Group on Friday, December 2 at 10:30 a.m. in Lyons Hall Room 122. The goal is to familiarize faculty and staff with theories and tools for the design and development of serious games or games for purposes other than pure entertainment.

Serious games can serve a wide variety of purposes: educational, scientific simulations, healthcare and therapeutic processes, personnel training, emergency management, city planning and politics. The group will explore learning theories, game design and conduct workshops using various applications and “game engines” that will aid faculty and staff in the development of serious games…and yes we will play games too!

The group, facilitated by P.J. Moskal, PhD, associate professor of communication studies and Mark Gallimore, PhD, instructional designer in the Center for Online Learning and Innovation (COLI), will meet on the first Friday of the month for one-hour sessions.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, PhD, instructional designer, COLI

Girls in the Moon Reading and Launch Party

Janet McNally ’02, assistant professor of English and creative writing at Canisius, marks the release of her first young adult novel, Girls in the Moon, with a reading and launch party on Thursday, December 1 at 7:00 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge of the college’s Student Center.  The event, which includes a book signing and reception, is free and open to the public.

Read more about McNally here.

Submitted by: College Communications