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2018 403(b) Limits Announced by IRS

On October 19, 2017, the IRS announced that the limits for 403(b) plans will change for 2018. The 2017 annual limit is currently $18,000 and will increase to $18,500 in 2018.  The catch up for employees over age 50 remains at $6,000.  This allows for a potential contribution of $24,500 for 2018.

You are eligible to change your TIAA contributions up to four times in a calendar year at any time.

If you would like to change your contributions for calendar year 2018, download and return the completed form below to Human Resources by December 11, 2017 in order to have it take effect for the first paycheck in 2018.

2018 Salary Reduction Agreement

Submitted by: Dawn Rotterman, benefits specialist, Human Resources



Faculty and Staff Stress Less Day Today

Enjoy a variety of activities

Don’t forget that the Faculty and Staff Stress Less Day is today, Wednesday, November 15 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m in the Regis Room!  Please note: The Campus Candid that ran in Friday’s Dome was from the Students’ Stress Less Day and NOT from the Faculty and Staff Stress Less Day. We apologize for any confusion.

Everyone is welcome to join us and take some time out of their day for a series of activities that promote relaxation. Activities will include a Make Your Own Stress Ball station, a massage therapist ($1 per minute; 10 minutes maximum), Legos, Play-doh, coloring and more! Water and tea will also be provided.

Please feel free to stop by at any time and stay for as long as you are able! If you have any questions, contact the Human Resources office at Ext. 2240.

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

The Bookstore’s Biggest Sale of the Year

Get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping

The Canisius College Bookstore’s biggest sale of the year is today, Wednesday, November 15. Take 25 percent off almost everything in the store including all outerwear, long-sleeved tees, polos and fleece jackets. Take 25 percent off all drinkware, diploma frames and blankets, too. Stop in, start your holiday shopping early and save! Can’t shop at the store? Simply go to to find the same great savings!

Submitted by: Andrew Thomas, store manager, Canisius College Bookstore

Free Ice Cream at Women’s Basketball

Team hosts rival St. Bonaventure

How can anyone pass up free ice cream, especially when it comes from Anderson’s?

Tonight, Wednesday, November 15, your Canisius women’s basketball team hosts Big 4 rival St. Bonaventure at the Koessler Athletic Center.  All fans will receive free ice cream after the contest, courtesy of Anderson’s. Tip off is set for 7 p.m.

For additional information, visit

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director, External Affairs


Leveraging On-the-Job Opportunities to Grow Your Employees

Attend an EAP workshop for supervisors

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

One of the key reasons employees leave organizations is a lack of opportunity 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 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

Hockey Returns Home This Weekend

Two hosts two game series

After splitting four games on the road the past two weekends, your Golden Griffin hockey team returns home on Friday, November 17 to begin a two game series versus Bentley. Game time on Friday is set for 7:35 p.m., while Saturday’s game begins at 4:35 p.m. to allow fans the opportunity to get back to the KAC in time for the men’s basketball home opener.

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director, External Affairs



Free Hats at Men’s Basketball Home Opener

Griffs square off against Youngstown

Your Canisius men’s basketball team opens the home portion of its schedule Saturday, November 18 when they host the Youngstown Penguins at 7 p.m. in the Koessler Center. Free hats will be given to the first 250 ticketed Griffs fans, courtesy of New Era Cap.

The Griffs are led by senior forward Jermaine Crumpton and sophomores Isaiah Reese and Malik Johnson. Freshman sensation Takal Molson poured in 25 points last Saturday at University at Buffalo, shattering the school record for most points by a freshman in his first collegiate game.

Tickets are on sale throughout the week at the KAC box office, or by calling 888-TIXX. Game information can be accessed at

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director, External Affairs




Western New York Prosperity Fellowship Holds Information Sessions

Encourage students to attend and learn more

The Western New York Prosperity Fellowship at Canisius College will hold information sessions for all undergraduate students and business graduate students interested in applying on Monday, November 27 at 5:30 p.m. in SH 1004 and Thursday, December 1 at 1:00 p.m. in SH1013B. The Western New York Prosperity Fellowship is seeking entrepreneurial-minded students who have a desire to stay in Western New York to make a difference.

Please encourage your students to join us to learn more about the fellowship and hear from current students and alumni about their experiences!

Submitted by: Robyn Brouer, PhD, director, WNY Prosperity Fellowship