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All-College Honors Fall Lecture

The All-College Honors Program will welcome David O’Connor, PhD, professor of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, to campus tomorrow, Thursday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Grupp Fireside Lounge for its fall lecture. O’Connor will discuss “Love and Self-Sufficiency in Ancient Greek Thought.”

The event is free and open to the public and is co-sponsored the Philosophy and Classics departments.

For more information, contact Philip Reed, PhD, professor of philosophy,

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: Maureen Kanczak, administrative assistant, Sociology/Criminal Justice/Environmental Studies

M&T Bank Cybersecurity Presentation

Representatives from the cybersecurity division at M&T Bank will be on campus to give a presentation on Friday, October 18 at 1:00 p.m. in Science Hall 1028. The event will follow with a Q&A session.

The event is free and open to faculty and students, and is sponsored by the Computer Science Department. For more information, contact Jeffrey Spaulding, PhD, assistant professor of computer science, at

Submitted by: Jeffrey Spaulding, PhD, assistant professor, Computer Science

Physics/Pre-Engineering Seminar

Sean Tulin, PhD, assistant professor of physics and astronomy at York University, will be on campus Friday, October 18 at 2:10 p.m. in Science Hall 1028 to discuss his research on dark matter, the elusive part of the universe that has only been detected through its interaction with gravity.

Tulin is a theoretical physicist whose research lies at the interface of particle physics, astrophysics, nuclear physics and cosmology.

Submitted by: Michael Wood, PhD, chair and professor, Physics

Submitted by: Michael Wood, PhD, chair and professor, Physics

First United Way Basket Winner

Congratulations to our first United Way basket winner, Lindsay Miller, associate director for undergraduate admissions.

The United Way Committee will draw a name each Monday during the campaign, which runs until Friday, November 22. When you donate to the 2019 campaign, your name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of the baskets listed below. You will be eligible to win the first Monday after you pledge and throughout the remaining weeks of the campaign, so get your pledge in early.

Thanks to donations from Academic Affairs, Advancement, Athletics, Admissions, Alumni, Student Accounts, Student Life and the Canisius Bookstore, we offer the following raffle baskets:

  • Framed Sesquicentennial Print of Old Main under construction in 1924
  • “A” Parking Pass
  • (1) Lottery Basket
  • “Out on the Town” Basket: $24 AMC Movie Gift Cards, (4) tickets to a Canisius Athletics event, tee shirt, sun glasses, blue & yellow wig, New Era cap, drawstring bag, mug, cell phone pocket, stuffed Griffin, plastic glasses, plus some extras.
  • (3) “Gear up” Baskets:
    1. “Always a Griffin” hoodie (XL), Canisius Fund t-shirt, post-it note pop-up dispenser, Canisius car magnet, mug, water bottle, New Era cap, Sesquicentennial post-it notes
    2. Canisius fleece (M), t-shirt (M), New Era Cap, Canisius mug, water bottle, phone grip & stand, phone pocket, Sesquicentennial post-it notes, Canisius gloves & socks and a Petey magnet.
    3. Canisius wind breaker (L), (2) t-shirts, mug, water bottle, pop socket, cell phone pocket, Canisius magnet, “Always a Griffin” neck warmer, New Era cap, Sesquicentennial post-it notes

You can access the donation button on your MyCanisius portal page. Your pledge does not carry over from last year so please take the following steps to make your pledge:

  2. Click [Forgot User ID or Password?]
  3. Enter Work Email
  4. Enter Verification Code
  5. Click [Email My Information]
  6. Check your Work Email inbox for an email from
  7. Click the reset password e-Pledge link in the email (will expire within 24 hours)
  8. Create a new password and click [Save]
  9. Click the [Continue] button

If you have any questions about the process of making your e-pledge, please contact one of the following members of the United Way Committee: Linda Walleshauser, associate vice president, Human Resources & Compliance (Ext. 2244); Mary Braun, human resources assistant (Ext. 2240); Maggie Burkard, academic affairs support manager (Ext. 2120); Emily McGorry, executive assistant, Academic Affairs (Ext. 2121); Sharon Federico, assistant to the vice presidents, Student Affairs and Business & Finance (Ext. 2130); and Bethany Voorhees, human resources assistant (Ext. 2246.)

Submitted by: Emily McGorry, executive associate, Academic Affairs