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Senior Day for Men’s Soccer

Two Golden Griffin seniors, Troy Brady and Manuele Cavazzoli, will play their final home game tomorrow, Saturday, November 2 against Monmouth University at 7:00 p.m. at the Demske. Brady leads Canisius with four goals and two assists on the season and was a first team all-conference selection as a sophomore. Cavazzoli has one goal and one assist.

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Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

David Shakarjian Named Employee of Distinction

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The Human Resources Department is pleased to announce that David Shakarjian is the Canisius College Employee of Distinction for September 2019!

At Canisius for eight years, David currently works as the senior programmer analyst/data base analyst for the ITS Department. He was selected for this award based on his knowledge, kindness and responsiveness, as well as his willingness to take the time to resolve any technological issue that departments may face in a clear and concise manner. David goes beyond the call of duty by teaching others how to avoid future issues and work more efficiently in their use of technology.

Please join the Human Resources Department in congratulating David on this achievement!

To nominate a coworker for the upcoming months, click here.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, assistant, Human Resources

Toys and Collection Drive

Support Public Safety’s annual toys and collection drive by donating clothing, household goods, gift cards and toys to those in need. The drive runs from Monday, November 4 through Friday, December 6. All items can be dropped off at the Office of Public Safety located under Palisano Pavilion.

Thank you in advance for your generosity and compassion.

Submitted by: Madonna McKernon, student affairs administrative specialist, Public Safety

Set Your Dial for “Crossroads”

If you’re up early this Sunday, November 3, be sure to tune into the monthly edition of “Crossroads.”

Program host Rev. Patrick J. Lynch, SJ, will interview Paul Cumbo, director of professional and staff development at Canisius High School and author of The Blue Doors: The Sesquicentennial of Canisius High School.

The newly-released book chronicles the origins of Canisius High School (and Canisius College) on Ellicott Street and then Washington Street, and details the separation of the two schools in 1912. The Blue Doors goes on to highlight the expansion of Canisius High School on Delaware Avenue and its growing diversity within the student body.

“Crossroads” is a monthly radio program produced by the Network of Religious Communities and hosted by Father Lynch, professor emeritus of religious studies and theology. It airs on the first Sunday of each month at 6:00 a.m. on MIX-96 (96.1 FM) and at 6:30 a.m. on JACK-FM (92.9).

If you miss the Sunday, November 3 broadcast, you can catch it starting Monday, November 4 on the Canisius SoundCloud.

Submitted by: College Communications

Fourth United Way Raffle Winner

UW Winner KimWalkow.jpgCongratulations to our fourth United Way basket winner, Kim Walkow, administrative specialist in the Wehle School of Business.

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:

  • (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.
  • Fall Home Decor Basket
  • (3) “Gear up” Basket
    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 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