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Alpha Kappa Psi Wants You

Alpha Kappa Psi, the professional co-ed business fraternity on campus, invites faculty and staff to participate in their newest fundraising event in the spirit of Thanksgiving. If you are well-loved by your students and want to find a great way to give back to a charity of your choice, look no further.

On  Tuesday, November 14 or Wednesday, November 15, Alpha Kappa Psi will host the first annual “AKPie Your Professors and Staff” event.  The date and exact times will be determined by faculty and staff responses and availability.

The premise of this fundraiser has two parts. In addition to selling delicious homemade pie for $1 a slice, students can buy tickets for $3 each or two for $5. Students can throw one pie in the face at the professor of their choice per ticket. (The pies will be whipped cream on a plate, so as not to waste perfectly good pie).

We will be provide protective gear including ponchos and goggles. We ask that you to be available for “pie-ing” for short time blocks during the event according to your availability.

The professor or staff member who takes the most pies to the face gets to choose which charity we donate a portion of the proceeds. We hope this gives you some incentive to encourage your classes and students you know to come and support your charitable efforts! The other portion of proceeds will help offset student expenses for our annual trip to the Principled Business Leaders Institute Conference which will be held in Boston this year in February.

If you are interested in participating in this event, please email Lauren Reno at to discuss any questions you may have and to work out details for the timing of the event. We hope to get a great turnout for this event, and continue it annually as a Thanksgiving tradition from this year forward. Please note that we encourage every department to be represented at this event.

Thank you for your time and consideration and we hope to hear from you soon!

Submitted by: Phil Cialella, assistant director, Office of Student Life


Doodles Exhibit

Today is last day on view

Today, Friday, November 3 is the last day for Zbigniew Brzezinski’s exhibit Doodles: Drawings of Subconscious Amusement in the Peter A. and Mary Lou Vogt Gallery (Lyons Hall, fourth floor). The gallery is open daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Brzezinski was one of the most influential political scientists and strategists of the U.S. foreign policy. He served as an adviser to the presidential campaigns of John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Hubert H. Humphrey and Jimmy Carter. Brzezinski served as President Carter’s national security adviser from 1977 to 1981. Upon leaving the White House, he remained active in policy debates, serving on various committees and task forces during Ronald Reagan administration. During his long career, he earned the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Order of the White Eagle (Poland’s highest civilian decoration), among numerous other honors. Brzezinski was a prolific author, and his most recent book Strategic Vision, was a New York Times best seller.

Submitted by: Margaret Stefanski, PhD, associate professor, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures



Griffs to Host MAAC Playoff Soccer Game

Canisius is #3 Seed

Your Canisius men’s soccer team will host their first-ever MAAC playoff game this Sunday, November 5 at 1 p.m. All the action versus Iona will take place at the Demske Sports Complex. Canisius (11-3-4; 5-1-4) finished the season as the #3 seed in for the tournament, while Iona (5-6-4;4-4-2) is the #6 seed.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5.00 for children and students (Canisius students admitted free with ID). For more ticket information, call 716-888-TIXX. For game information, visit the soccer playoff page at The winner advances to the MAAC semifinals, November 9.

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


Reflecting on Silence

Film tells story of Jesuit priest’s journey to Japan

Please join us on Wednesday, November 8 at 5:30 p.m. in the Regis Rooms for a viewing of Martin Scorsese’s film “Silence.”  “Silence” tells the story of a young Portuguese Jesuit priest’s journey to Japan in the 17th century to investigate charges of apostasy against his Jesuit mentor. The novel, which raises profound questions about faith, justice and suffering was adapted into a film two other times before Martin Scorsese developed his own version, which ranks among his finest work. A panel discussion to reflect on the film will follow the screening. The panel will consist of Rev. James Pribek, SJ, associate professor of English, Jennifer Lodi-Smith, PhD, associate professor of psychology and Michael Forest, PhD, chair and associate professor of philosophy.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. For more information contact Phillip Reed, PhD, associate professor of philosophy, at

Submitted by: Rosemary Evans, administrative associate, Religious Studies and Theology

Stress Less Day

Take time out to decompress

Make sure to mark your calendars for this year’s Stress Less Day, sponsored by the Wellness Committee! On Wednesday, November 15 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., we will  gather in the Grupp Fireside Lounge for a series of activities to help us take some time out of our day to relax. Please see the flyer below for details, and be sure to stop for as long as you’re able.

Save the Date Stress Less Day

Submitted by: Mary Braun, human resources assistant, Human Resources

Leveraging On-the-Job Opportunities to Encourage Employee Growth

Employee Assistance Program presents seminar

The Employee Assistance Program presents a seminar for supervisors regarding employee growth and development on Thursday, November 16 from 1 – 2:00 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge.

One of the key reasons employees leave organizations is a lack of opportunities to grow and develop. Managers who understand how to empower their employees to take on new challenges not only build organizational capability but ensure their employees remain engaged and motivated to contribute. In this session, you’ll learn how to listen in a way that identifies opportunities to your encourage employee growth and tips for overcoming barriers to employee development.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Mary Braun at Ext. 2240 or at

Submitted by: Mary Braun, human resources assistant, Human Resources