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Holiday Joy!

In the mood for some holiday spirit?

Stop by the Old Main lobby today, December 7, at 12:45 p.m. to join Cantio Sacra in Christmas caroling!

Submitted by: Brad Wingert, director of Cantio Sacra, Fine Arts

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception this Thursday

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary will be celebrated on campus this Thursday, December 8, in Christ the King Chapel at 12:05 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

The Immaculate Conception is a Holy Day of Obligation in the Roman Catholic Church, which makes it a day that Catholics around the world recognize to be especially meaningful to their faith lives. On this day, we recognize that Mary, the future Mother of God, was born without sin in anticipation of her acceptance of Christ into her life and Christ’s redeeming love.

Rev. Tom Slon, SJ, rector of the Jesuit Community, will preside at the 12:05 p.m. Mass with our very own director of public safety, deacon Wil Johnson, providing a homily. Rev. Jim Pribek will preside at the 8:30 p.m. Mass.

If you have any questions, contact Paul Stage in the Office of Campus Ministry at 888-2423 or at

Submitted by: Paul Stage, Associate Campus Minister, Campus Ministry

Women’s Basketball Takes on UB

Come celebrate the holiday season with the women’s basketball team Thursday, December 8, as it hosts undefeated University at Buffalo at 7:00 p.m. in the Koessler Athletic Center. The first 400 Canisius fans will receive a “Defend Main Street” t-shirt. Free ice cream, courtesy of Anderson’s, will be available for everyone after the game. In addition, we will be supporting the “Holiday Spirit” by collecting funds for Pediatric Cancer Awareness.

Tickets to the game are only $5.00 and can be purchased in advance by calling 888-TIXX. For additional information, visit, or follow us on Twitter @CanisiusWBB or @GoGriffs.

Please note, this is the final women’s home game in 2016.They will return home January 5 for the ever-popular Kid’s Day Game at 11:00 a.m. vs. Marist.

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

Digital Humanities Working Group

dh-griff-may16-av-300x207Canisius faculty who are interested in learning about or participating in the digital humanities are invited to attend the second meeting of the Digital Humanities Working Group on Friday, December 9, at 10:00 a.m., in Old Main 417.

Several faculty members are actively involved in or are directing digital humanities work.  The Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) maintains a simple set of resources online at in anticipation of further faculty interest in digital methodologies for (broadly defined) digital humanities.  Now it is time for those interested (or merely curious) about digital scholarship in the liberal arts, fine arts, social sciences and related fields, to come together to discuss what resources could be collectively cultivated, or perhaps provided by support offices, to further digital humanities at Canisius.

Hope to see you there!

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

Final Check Run for 2016

Due to the holiday shutdown, the Controller’s Office will process the final check run before the new year on Thursday, December 22, at 10:00 a.m.  Please make sure you have all direct pays to the Controller’s Office for processing by Wednesday, December 21.

If you have any questions, please call Shelly Baronich at Ext. 8529 or JoAnn Feary at Ext. 8528.

Thank you! Happy Holidays!

Submitted by: Shelly Baronich, accounting associate, Controller’s Office