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FY19 Budget Request Process

Budget managers, please note that the budget request application is available on the Portal to start your FY19 budget requests.

For those who are new to the process or for anyone who needs a refresher, budget training and review sessions are on the following days:

Monday, January 22            11 a.m. ‒ 12 p.m.                   Regis Room

Tuesday, January 23            3 p.m. ‒ 4 p.m.                      Horan O’Donnell 103

Wednesday, January 31      2 p.m. ‒ 3 p.m.                      Regis Room

Thursday, February 1          9:30 a.m. ‒ 10:30 a.m.           Regis Room

Submitted by: Ronald Haberer, controller


Free Ice Cream During Lunch Today

Try the new soft serve

Soft serve ice cream is now available in the Economou Dining Hall. Enjoy free samples today, Friday, January 19 during lunch hours (10:30 p.m.-2 p.m.), courtesy of the Office of Student Life. Enjoy!

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







Men’s Basketball Watch Party at (716) Set for Tonight, Jan. 19

Wear your Griffs gear and enjoy food specials and prizes

(716) Food and Sport hosts a “Big 4 College Basketball Watch Party” tonight, Friday, January 19, as Canisius, UB and St. Bonaventure all play nationally televised games on the ESPN family of networks. The watch party starts at 7 p.m., and runs through the conclusion of the Canisius – Manhattan men’s basketball game which tips off at 9 p.m. on ESPNU. (716) Food and Sport is located at 7 Scott Street, Buffalo, inside HARBORCENTER.

At 7 p.m., UB plays at Western Michigan on ESPNU, while St. Bonaventure plays at Davidson on ESPN2. The Golden Griffins’ game at Manhattan wraps up the TV tripleheader. Canisius fans are encouraged to wear Griffs gear, as the staff at (716) hands out prizes and offers food specials to those wearing their school’s colors.

Canisius, which has won seven of its last eight games, is 11-9 overall and 5-1 in MAAC play after beating Monmouth at home January 15, by the score of 94-79. This marks the best start to league play for Canisius since the 2013-14 season.

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

Swim and Dive Teams Host Final Home Meet This Weekend

Canisius square off against Niagara

Want to witness intense competition where wins and losses are captured in fractions of seconds? Do you like to watch a sporting event where the athletes scream and yell as loud as the spectators? Then check out the annual Canisius vs. Niagara men’s and women’s swimming and diving meet at the ECC Flickinger Center this Saturday afternoon, January 20. Yes, it’s downtown as the KAC pool isn’t large enough to contain the enthusiasm and excitement this competition delivers. Competition starts at 1 p.m. as your Griffs have their final home meet of the season before hosting the MAAC Championship in mid-February.

If you and/or your family enjoy watching the swimming and diving events every four years at the Olympics, then don’t miss this competition. Some of the top swimmers in the MAAC are in the water and on the boards, so arrive on time and catch all the exciting action. No admission charge to watch, however you can spend a couple of bucks in our Chuck-a-Duck competition at one of the intermissions.

For more information, visit

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

A Cancer Vaccine: Between Cuba and Buffalo

Learn how science and medicine can work across national barriers

Come hear Kelvin Lee, MD, from the Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy Program at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, discuss his vaccine work with the Centro de Immunologia Molecular in Havana. The lecture takes place on Monday, January 22 from 7 ‒ 9 p.m. in the Science Hall Commons. Learn how science and medicine can work across national barriers.

Read more about Lee’s work here.

Hear additional first-hand reports comparing the medical system in Cuba and in the United States. This January Peace Coffeehouse is sponsored by Peace Action-Canisius, the WNY Peace Center, and its Latin American Solidarity Committee.

Submitted by: Terrence Bisson, PhD, professor of Mathematics and Statistics

Fundraiser at ALEX and ANI to Benefit Team Jamaica

Pick up some jewelry and help service-immersion

Shop for a cause with Campus Ministry on Monday, January 22, 2018 at the ALEX AND ANI Main Street store, 5429 Main Street. in Williamsville from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.!

Enjoy light snacks and browse the new Valentine’s Day Collection. Fifteen percent of the total sales directly benefit Team Jamaica, who will live and work with a Mustard Seed Community this June.

*Sales excludes CHARITY BY DESIGN products, items from LIBERTY COPPER and Affinity licensed collections and the purchase of gift cards.

Questions can be directed to Sarah Signorino at Ext. 2424 or

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, assistant director, Campus Ministry


Free Yoga is Back This Semester!

Join your colleagues to relax and restore

Are you looking for a way to incorporate activity, mindfulness and stress reduction into your workday? Look no further, because the Human Resources Department is once again sponsoring a yoga class during the Spring 2018 semester! All faculty and staff are invited to attend the class for an hour of relaxing, restorative Hatha Yoga. Classes, led by Madonna McKernon, executive associate, Student Life, run for eight weeks and begin on Tuesday, January 23. There is no cost for this program.

If you have never attended a yoga class before, this is a great opportunity to learn, as the class will focus on practicing the fundamentals of yoga.  Of course, those with experience are more than welcome as well, as this provides the opportunity to deepen and refine your practice! Mats are provided for the class but make sure to wear comfortable clothing. Together, the class will enjoy the gentle, restorative gifts of Hatha Yoga as they stretch, breathe, create space within, release tension, and relax.


All classes are on Tuesdays from 5:00 ‒ 6:00 pm for the following dates and locations.

Tuesday, January 23 & 30; March 6 & 20             Grupp Fireside Lounge

Tuesday, February 6 & 13; March 13                   Palisano

Tuesday, February 27                                         Science Hall Commons

To ensure that there are enough mats, please RSVP to Mary Braun at Ext. 2240 or We hope to see you there!

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


BN360 on Campus January 26

Access programming for young professionals

Canisius hosts BN360 on campus on Friday, January 26 at 10 a.m. in Lyons Hall 118. Because Canisius is a gold level partner of Buffalo Niagara 360, there are many benefits for young professionals on campus. BN360 hosts events and creates programming that is focused on professional growth and development opportunities. As an employee of the college, you can access all of these programs and events for free! Rachael Herrmann from the Buffalo Niagara Partnership shares more information on how to be an involved member and showcases all of the great events provided to BN360 members. This is a great opportunity to network right here on campus!


For more information, and to RSVP please contact Mike Seaman at 

See what BN360 offers here.

Submitted by: Mike Seaman, graduate admissions counselor