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The Public Safety Department wishes to thank all the volunteers who arrived at Ladies of Charity to deliver a truckload of toys, clothing and household goods! Members of Student Life, Griffins Giving Back, Facilities and Campus Ministry all helped deliver the donations, which were so generous and heartwarming.  We are so grateful.

Submitted by: Madonna McKernon, student life specialist, Public Safety

Makerspace Holiday Card Workshops Wrap-up

Makerspace is an opportunity for all participants to engage in fun and creative activities. This year, the two holiday card workshops were no exception. Thank you to the students, faculty, administrators and staff who took time out of their day to send messages of holiday cheer and hope.

The first batch of holiday cards were sent to detainees at the Batavia Detention Center with the assistance of Grace Speranza and her associates at Justice for Migrant Families. The second batch of cards pictured below were sent to Fort Drum, NY for several soldiers who were injured during deployment and are at a Warrior Transition Unit. Thank you to Ben Dunkle, professor of Digital Media Arts, who prepared cards, purchased supplies and offered wonderful encouragement as participants worked on their handwriting and calligraphy skills.

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, visiting assistant professor and program director, Art History


Christmas Mass and Luncheon

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Members of the campus community are invited to attend a Christmas Mass and Luncheon with President Hurley on Thursday, December 20. Mass will begin at 11:30 a.m. in Christ the King Chapel followed by a luncheon at 12:00 p.m. in Economou Dining Hall. See the attached flyer for more information.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: Laura A. Montaro, executive associate, Office of the President

Paul Young’s Latest Book

Ross Publishing announced its latest book by Paul Young, EdD, emeritus professor of Education, entitled Niagara Falls, Survivor of the Ice Age, the Natural History of the Niagara River and Its Gorge. It is a recounting of the 12,000 year old factors producing the five prominent sections of the gorge, retreating glaciers, vanishing lakes, a forty acre whirlpool that reverses, variations in the height of the falls and differing volumes of water cascading over the falls. Included is the geologic history of the different rock layers along the gorge revealing how and where they were originally formed, and their impact on the seven mile gorge and its recession. The book is meant for the general reader, local residents and visitors to the area.

Submitted by: Paul Young, emeritus professor, Education 

University at Buffalo and North Dakota Tickets on Sale

The Holiday Break may be upon us, but that doesn’t mean the Golden Griffin athletic teams will be nestled all snug in their beds. They will have visions of sugar-coated victories dancing in their heads. The Canisius ticket office will be open over the holiday break to service any purchase you may want to make for yourself or for stocking stuffers.

The men’s basketball game against 14th ranked University at Buffalo and the hockey team’s two game series versus eight time national champion North Dakota will be the primary tickets on sale.

Men’s basketball will host University at Buffalo on Saturday, December 29 at 7:00 p.m. at the KAC. This will mark the first time a nationally ranked team has ever played in the Koessler Center, which has been hosting games since the late 70s. Only single reserved seats remain along with general admission tickets.

Hockey hosts 13th ranked North Dakota on Friday, January 4 and Saturday, January 5 at HARBORCENTER. Both games start at 7:35 p.m. Tickets still remain for both nights.

The ticket office remains open during normal business hours through Friday, December 21. It will re-open from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 27 and Friday, December 28. It will also be open from 2:00 p.m. – halftime on Saturday, December 29. It will re-open once again for normal business hours on Wednesday, January 2. To purchase tickets, call (716) 888-8499. Faculty and Staff tickets are discounted.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics