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Campus Candid

Ol’ Saint Nick visited the Canisius campus on Saturday for the college’s annual Breakfast with Santa.  Hosted by the President’s Office, the morning event included a full breakfast for campus faculty and staff and their families, as well as arts and crafts activities, cookie decorating, a holiday performance and pictures with Mr. Claus.

Thanks to the entire Breakfast with Santa planning committee, all of whom did so much to make Saturday’s event a memorable one for the children.  The committee included Laura McEwen and her graduate assistant Jennifer Manzella, Kelly Harper, Paula Ferjado-Heyward, Sydnie Perkins and John Occhipinti. Special thanks to Greg Wood, PhD, aka “Santa.” Also thanks to Connie Pileri in Event Services and her team, and a number of volunteers including students, faculty, staff and members of their families and friends who helped with set up, craft activities and clean up. We had some corporate partners too who supported the event – Chartwells, New Era, Balloon Masters and Sion Photography.

Submitted by: Erica Sammarco, associate vice president, President’s Office

Canisius in the News

The Buffalo News featured Canisius President John J. Hurley in its Sunday, December 16 edition.  The article, entitled “Speaking Softly, Canisius Leader Makes Loud Impact in Catholic Dialogue,” details how President Hurley is using his office to lead in a way that sets him apart.

Click here to read the full article.

Also interviewed by The Buffalo News over the weekend, George Palumbo, PhD.  The professor of economics contributed to two stories by reporters Dave Robinson and Jonathan Epstein.  The first highlights the ways in which the region’s tight job market is finally paying off for workers. The second story examines the Buffalo’s strong housing market and the rise in home prices.


Submitted by: College Communications

Interested in Learning About Spiritual Direction

If you are interested in learning more about entering into spiritual direction or the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius, attend an informational lunch on Tuesday, December 18 at 12:00 p.m. in Old Main 219. For more information or to reserve a spot, RSVP to Sarah Signorino, director, Mission and Identity, at Ext. 2424 or

William Barry and William Connolly in The Practice of Spiritual Direction describe spiritual direction as “help given by one Christian to another, which enables that person to pay attention to God’s personal communication to him or her, to respond to this personally communicating God, to grow in intimacy with this God and to live out the consequences of the relationship.”

Visit the Ignatian Spirituality website for information, resources and FAQ’s about spiritual direction.

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Mission and Identity

Charitable Gifts to Canisius

Canisius is very fortunate for its loyal donors. In order to ensure continued support and so that donors are able to claim the benefits of their gift on their 2018 taxes, please forward any donations that may have been received by your department to Advancement Services GM 203 attention: Katie Huck, director, Advancement Services. All gifts to the college must be recorded in Banner so that a proper tax receipt may be issued by Monday, December 31. This is an ongoing policy, and as we get to the end of the calendar year time is critical.

If you have any questions, contact Katie Huck at Ext. 8211 or by email at Thank you and happy holidays!

Submitted by: Katherine Huck, director, Advancement Services