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(L-R) Summer Handzlik, director, Canisius Fund and Matt Gorczyca, assistant director, Canisius Fund.

The Canisius Fund is excited to unveil the 2017-18 Faculty and Staff Donor Recognition Wall located outside the library near Tim Hortons. To the 234 faculty and staff donors who already gave, thank you! The 2017-18 Faculty & Staff Campaign will officially kick-off the week of February 12 with the Canisius Fund’s annual coffee tour.



This year’s wall features Olivia Miller ’21, who is among the many Canisius students grateful for the support of our donors.

Submitted by: Summer Handzlik, director, Canisius Fund





Canisius in the News

Director of Undergraduate Admissions Justin Rogers is interviewed by Rochester’s Democrat & Chronicle about “Excellence Within Reach,” Canisius’ proactive initiative aimed at competing with New York State’s Excelsior Scholarship program.

Click here to read more.

Sharpshooting guard Kassius Robertson ᾿17 injected new life into the University of Missouri basketball program. The 6-foot-3 former Griff joined the team last spring as a graduate transfer, added much needed scoring to the squad and helped turn them into a conference leader.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch recaps his stellar career – so far, in this latest article.

Canisius Receives Gift from the late Jerry ’55, HON ’94 and Barbara Castiglia

Canisius College received a $500,000 gift from the estate of Joseph “Jerry” Castiglia ’55, HON ’94, a loyal and longtime friend of the college who passed away in September 2017, and his wife Barbara.

The gift will fund two restricted endowment accounts Castiglia established in 1997 during the Imagine Canisius Capital Campaign. One completes his generous commitment to fund an endowment for the Accounting Department and the other completes funding of an endowed scholarship program for fifth-year accounting majors.

Among the most generous benefactors of the college, the Castiglias endowed the Joseph J. Castiglia ᾿55 Family Scholarship Fund in 1991, which provides annual need-based scholarships for accounting students. Jerry Castiglia served as national chair of the successful Imagine Canisius capital campaign, which exceeded its $30 million dollar goal by $9 million dollars when completed in June 2000.

In recognition of his extraordinary contributions to Canisius, including service as president of the Alumni Association and four terms as a Trustees, the Board of Trustees elected Castiglia a trustee emeritus – or lifetime trustee.  A very grateful alma mater also recognized its loyal son with a LaSalle Medal, induction into the DiGamma Society, the Distinguished Alumni Award, an honorary degree and the Board of Regents Distinguished Citizen Award.

Submitted by: College Communications

Go Move Challenge

The Go Move Challenge is underway and runs throughout February. Faculty and staff at participating institutions record their minutes of movement to determine which Jesuit institution is the most active. Awards go to the university that tracks the most minutes, as well as the university which averages the highest number of minutes per participant. You can still sign up. To participate in the challenge, register here.

Our Go Move representative sent free Go Move pop sockets for everyone at Canisius who participates in the Go Move Challenge. A pop socket is a collapsible stand, placed on the back of your phone, which allows you to hold the phone more easily.

All who sign up for the Go Move Challenge can stop by the Human Resources Office in Old Main 100 to pick up your free pop socket. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Braun at Ext. 2240 or Good luck with the challenge!

Mary Braun, human resources assistant, Human Resources

Attention iAdvise Users

On Monday, February 12, iAdvise updates to its newest version, including a completely reworked user interface (UI) to better serve the campus community. The presentation of data in iAdvise is improved for easier navigation and is now completely responsive/scalable. This means that every aspect of iAdvise works on all devices, including phones, tablets and PCs. Although it may look different, all of the information in the previous version is still available in this version. No information has been removed.

We know that students soon meet with advisors for progress reports and for advisement prior to registration, so we are providing information/training sessions for anyone who is interested.

Sessions are held in Science Hall, lower level, in the ITS conference room, on Wednesday, February 7 from 1 – 2 p.m. and Thursday, February 8 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Reservations are not necessary. If you are unable to attend any of the sessions, check out the iAdvise preview below.

iAdvise Spring 2018 Update

If you have questions about use of iAdvise for grade changes, advisor assignments, academic or student data, please contact Student Records and Financial Services at Ext. 2990 for assistance. If you have questions regarding advisement, progress reports, student of concern/status reports, contact the Griff Center at Ext. 2170. If you are encountering errors accessing/using iAdvise or need technical assistance, please contact the Help Desk at Ext. 8340.

Submitted by: Michele Folsom, director of administrative computing