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Yesterday, February 9 was National Pizza Day! Did you celebrate?

Submitted by: College Communications

Pie Wars!

The Blue and Gold Brigade, the official Pep Band of Canisius College, is running its Pie Wars fundraiser to assist in postseason travel expenses to the MAAC tournament in March, to play and cheer on our basketball teams.  A member of the Canisius community will be chosen to get a pie in the face during halftime at tonight’s men’s basketball game against Niagara.

Here is how you can participate:

  • Drop off donations at our booth in the library today, February 10 from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. or drop off donations directly to Bryan Sibbits, director of the Blue and Gold Brigade, in Lyons Hall Room 120 until 4:00 p.m.
  • Put your donations into the jars of our victims (I mean, volunteers!) who you would like to see get a pie in the face.
  • The volunteer with the most money in their jar “wins” the pie in the face!

This year, we have three wonderful volunteers who have graciously donated their time (and face) to support this fundraiser:

Eddie Zirnheld ’15 – Eddie is an alumnus and current graduate student in the Sport Administration Program. Eddie serves as a graduate assistant in athletics, running game day promotions for both the men’s and women’s basketball games.

Elias Ayoub ’17 – Elias is a senior and current president of the Undergraduate Student Association (USA).

Joseph Van Volkenburg – “JVV” is a senior associate campus minister and an avid Canisius athletics supporter.

The “pie-ing” will also be videotaped and shared in The Dome in case you are not able to attend the game.

Thank you for all of the support and enthusiasm you have shown the Pep Band thus far. It is appreciated and noticed by the students and myself!

Submitted by: Bryan Sibbitts, Pep Band Director, athletics

Candlelight Mass this Sunday

Join Campus Ministry in Christ the King Chapel this Sunday, February 12 at 8:30 p.m. for a Candlelight Mass!

We will turn off the lights and light candles for a prayerful, meditative atmosphere while singing along with the music ministry, listening to Scripture and partaking in the Eucharist. Rev. Bob Pecoraro, SJ, will preside and offer a homily.

All are welcome to attend!

Submitted by: Paul Stage, associate campus minister, Campus Ministry

Top 3 Reasons to Attend Griff Fair

Griff Fair, the annual career and internship fair hosted by the Griff Center, will take place on Tuesday, February 28 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. in Science Hall.

Griff Fair is open to all majors and class years. A variety of employers will be in attendance offering internships, full- and part-time opportunities!

Why should you attend?

  1. Explore new industries and careers! Are you still deciding on a major or unsure about career options? Stop by and ask the recruiters about the different positions they offer and what types of majors they hire.
  2. Practice your elevator pitch! This is your chance to dress professionally and practice introducing yourself. Practice makes perfect and Griff Fair is a welcoming environment for you to gain experience.
  3. Build your network! You never know who you might meet and how those connections can help lead you to the next opportunity. Remember – your network increases your net worth!

Attending Griff Fair has benefits for all students, whether you are ready to apply for an internship or job, learn about new industries or build your network.

Register today in Handshake. We hope to see you there!

Submitted by: Julie Zulewski, employer relations, Griff Center for Academic Engagement