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Pictured (l-r) are Ian Day, vice president, enrollment management; Marco Benedetti, vice president, business and finance and John Hurley, president.

The Undergraduate Student Association (USA) hosted its annual Thanksgiving sit-down dinner on Wednesday, November 14 in the Economou Dining Hall. Students enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving meal served by Canisius faculty and staff.


Submitted by: College Communications

Thanksgiving Timesheets

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, employees will need to submit their timesheets by Tuesday, November 20. Approvers will still have until Monday, November 26.

Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Submitted by: Lynn Incardona, payroll associate, Finance


Early Closure Reminder

In gratitude for everyone’s continued hard work and knowing that many campus community members will be preparing feasts or traveling to be with loved ones for the Thanksgiving holiday, the college will close on Wednesday, November 21 at 2:00 p.m. and will stay closed through Friday, November 23. Essential operating personnel must report according to their schedules. The college will reopen on Monday, November 26.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends!

Submitted by: Linda M. Walleshauser, associate vice president, Human Resources and Compliance/Interim Title IX Coordinator

A Full House for a Guest Speaker

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On Tuesday, November 13, the Classics Department, the All-Honors Program, the Religious Studies and Theology Department and the Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies (ICMS) hosted Anthony Kaldellis, PhD, professor of classics at Ohio State University. The event was a part of the Thomas M. Banchich Annual Lecture in Classics.

Kaldellis spoke about the influences of the Byzantine civilization on the classical Greek canon and its study today. Members of the Canisius community and a history class from SUNY Geneseo attended. Kaldellis was introduced by Kathryn Williams, PhD, chair of the Classics Department and Thomas Banchich, PhD, professor emeritus of classics.

A small reception followed. Kaldellis and ICMS held a well-attended Scholars-in-Action conversation later that afternoon in Loyola Hall discussing his new project: “A New History of Byzantium.” Visit the ICMS website for upcoming events.

Submitted by: Kristina Laun, staff, Institute for Medieval and Classical Studies 

Teaching Kitchen is Back


Please join Chartwells on Wednesday, November 28 at 5:00 p.m. in the Economou Dining Hall as Sharif Hamdy, marketing director for Chartwells and 25-year culinarian, hosts a special Teaching Kitchen. Traditional Middle Eastern hummus will be the main dish on the menu.

Hamdy joined the Chartwells team in 2016. Prior to that, he spent most of his adult working life on the kitchen line with internationally known names like Hard Rock Café to smaller single owner establishments such as pizzerias and casual and fine dining restaurants.

He started cooking his own meals at 12 years old as a latch-key kid who had two working parents. He learned how to make hummus at the age of 11 by his grandmother, Tehto, in Giza, Egypt. She could not speak English and Sharif only had a basic understanding of Arabic.

Hummus is one of the easiest and most versatile snacks that can be made. In 15 minutes or less, you can have a healthy dip that goes with almost anything such as toasted pita bread, celery, carrots, wheat thins, rye toast and more. It’s fast, cheap and is a healthy option that is also inherently vegan.

Please join Chartwells for this fun and exciting event. Limited space is available. Visit the link to sign up. Class participants will each receive a gift courtesy of Chartwells.

Submitted by: Sharif Hamdy, marketing manager, Chartwells