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Avoid Email Phishing Scams

We are all sent emails to our Canisius email inboxes that appear to have been sent by other employees insisting that we click links or reply promptly. Lately, many of us have received vague emails allegedly sent by colleagues and supervisors that need our help and might ask for our mobile phone number or money.

These are phishing scams designed to get you to reply or click a link and at some point, supply them with money or sensitive information that allows them to access our accounts or data. Many times, these come from email addresses other than Canisius accounts, which are easy for anyone to create. (Free email services, such as gmail or take just minutes to set up). If you receive emails that claim to come from colleagues at non-Canisius email addresses, do not click links or reply to that email. If you suspect that the message or request might be genuine, contact that individual through their Canisius address or office telephone number to verify.
More sophisticated or skilled phishing scams can even send emails that claim to come from an employee’s (past or present) Canisius address. If you are at all suspicious, call that person’s telephone or forward the email to the Canisius College Help Desk for verification. The extra time and effort is well spent to avoid a more costly and time-consuming recovery.
Faculty and staff should use Canisius email addresses for official college business. With phishing and other scams common these days, if you use a private email account not supplied by the college, you may find recipients at the college do not reply to you. So for any college business, work in your Canisius email account.
Email phishing and scam efforts are a common challenge across business, healthcare, education and government, and are difficult to block without causing additional problems. We all need to exercise prudence when replying to emails or clicking links in emails or on websites. Again, if you ever have any questions concerning an email from a fellow employee of the college, please verify the authenticity of the message through other means, such as the telephone.

Here’s a quick video with tips on avoiding email scams:

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, Center for Online Learning & Innovation

Canisius in the News

WKBW-TV Channel 7 recently featured Canisius student Joe Licata MSEd ’20 in a story entitled “What it means to be an athlete.”

Licata is the athletic director at Bishop-Timon and currently enrolled in the graduate P/HETE program at Canisius. Earlier this year, he started to incorporate wheelchair basketball into gym classes, an idea he had after taking an adaptive physical education class at Canisius, taught by Adjunct Professor Joe Evans.

Click here to watch the story.

Submitted by: College Communications

This Week’s Food Trucks

Mineo & Sapio’s Street Eats will be on campus today, Tuesday, June 18 in the Bagen Hall lot for lunch from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The truck will serve signature sandwiches and delicious wraps. To add this event to your calendar, click here.

The BBQ Food Truck will be on campus this Thursday, June 20 in the Lyons Hall lot from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The truck will serve smoked chicken wings, ribs, pulled pork and chorizo. To add this event to your calendar, click here. Please note that this is a change from the original Salad Bar food truck. 

Please contact Mary Braun, assistant for human resources, at Ext. 2240 with any questions.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, assistant, Human Resources

Canisius College Summer Basketball Clinics

Canisius College will hold two free basketball clinics at the Koessler Athletic Center over the next two weekends.

The women’s clinic will be run by Scott Hemer, head women’s basketball coach, his staff and team on Saturday, June 22 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The men’s clinic will be run by Reggie Witherspoon, head men’s basketball coach, his staff and team on Saturday, June 29 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

All participants must be enrolled in grades one through six due to NCAA compliance rules and regulations. The clinic will be capped at the first 100 participants enrolled. All clinic participants will also receive a gift from DICK’S Sporting Goods, sponsor of the clinics.

Parents can sign children up for the clinic by providing the name(s) of the participants, age(s), contact number, e-mail address and mailing address to Nick Wojcicki, sales coordinator for athletics, at or by calling (716) 888-8256.

Submitted by: Nick Wojcicki, sales coordinator, Athletics

TIAA Representative on Campus

Molly Amos, financial consultant for TIAA, will be on campus Wednesday, July 10 and Tuesday, July 23 in Old Main 110 for individual counseling sessions. She will meet with individuals to review and discuss current investments, answer questions and review their options to help meet retirement goals.

To schedule an appointment, contact the TIAA Service and Scheduling Group at 1-800-732-8353 or click here to schedule your appointment online.

Click here to add this event to your calendar. (July 10)

Click here to add this event to your calendar. (July 23)

Submitted by: Dawn Rotterman, benefits manager, Human Resources