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Canisius in the News

Keith Burich, PhD, professor of History, discusses the often forgotten children of the Thomas Indian School on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation for a story that aired on WGRZ-TV.

Watch the full story here.

Charles Pelitera, PhD, assistant professor of Kinesiology, talked to Time Warner News about how to keep on track with fitness goals during the holiday season.

Watch the full story here.

Rene De La Pedraja, PhD, professor of History, weighs in regarding Fidel Castro’s death in interviews with WIVB-TV and Time Warner News.

Click below to view each story.


Time Warner

Submitted by: College Communications

Candlelight Vigil for Victoria Brooks Today

The Canisius community is invited to come together to remember Victoria Brooks this afternoon at 5 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel.  Victoria, a freshman, and her mother, Christie, died on Friday.

Campus Ministry and Counseling Center staff will be present to talk and pray with members of the campus community. Candles will be available for people to light on the altar.

A formal memorial service will be offered at a future date.

For those wishing to contribute, the Gates Police Department is accepting donations for Victoria’s funeral expenses. Additional money raised will go to her remaining siblings.

Please make checks payable to Gates Chili Community Connections and send to Gates Police at 1605 Buffalo Road, Rochester, NY 14624.  To see the Facebook post from the Gates Police Department, click here.

Submitted by College Communications

Breakfast with Santa

All Canisius College faculty and staff members are invited to attend the ninth annual Breakfast with Santa with their children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. The event will be on Saturday, December 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Student Center Dining Hall.

Santa will be making his annual appearance at Canisius to visit with our children and give them each a special gift. In addition to a breakfast, there will be arts and crafts and a family photo with Santa.

Each faculty/staff member is responsible for bringing a gift for each child (maximum $15) which will be given to their child at the event by Santa.

Registration is required as space is limited. The cost for breakfast will be $15 per adult and for children age 11 or older; children 10 and under are FREE.  For a registration form, click here.

Please drop off the registration form, gift(s) wrapped and labeled with your child’s full name on the package and payment prior to the event, to Connie Pileri in the Office of Event Services (Student Center, lower level – 003), by Monday, December 12.

Additionally, we are in need of volunteers to assist on that day with working shifts at the event and cleaning up at its completion. Also, if you are able to make a gift donation for the door prize table, it would be greatly appreciated.

Merry Christmas!

Submitted by: Connie Pileri, assistant dean of students, director, Event Services