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Annual Christmas Mass & Luncheon

President John J. Hurley cordially invites Canisius faculty and staff to attend the Annual Canisius College Christmas Mass & Luncheon on Wednesday, December 22.

For further details and to RSVP by December 15, please click here: View details and reply

If you run into any issues with the link, please send Bethany Voorhees an Email at to RSVP instead.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, executive associate, President’s Office



Christmas Carols to Welcome the Holiday Season

Cantio Sacra will perform a selection of favorite Christmas carols in the library vestibule on Wednesday, December 8 at 1:00 p.m.  Under the direction of Mason Cancilla, Cantio Sacra will fill the hallway entrance with song and the joyous spirit of Christmas.  Let Cantio Sacra help you reduce your stress and engage the spirit of Christmas!

Submitted by: Veronica Serwacki, executive associate to the dean, College of Arts & Sciences



Mittens, Hats and Scarf Drive

The New Buffalo Institute is collecting mittens, hats and scarves for the organization None Like You/We Care.  They are hosting a giveaway on December 11.  Please help them distribute warm clothing to our neighbors.  See more details on their flyer.  

A bin for donations is located outside of the Library.

Thanks for your contributions!

Submitted by: Mary Rockwell, PhD, director, The New Buffalo Institute


The Magis Podcast Episode 6: The Constructive Uses of Humor

Students in Barbara Irwin, Ph.D., and Jamie O’Neil’s communication classes are teaming up this semester to create episodes of “The Magis Podcast,” featuring student-faculty dialogues at Canisius College. 

In this week’s episode, Connor Beals (COM ‘23) and Dr. Melissa Wanzer sat down to discuss the constructive uses of humor.  In this thought-provoking conversation, the idea that humor can be a valuable and strategic communication tool in a variety of situations is discussed.

Students involved in the production are Brayden Fuller (CSC ‘23), Connor Beals, David Dobrasz (SPMT & JRN ‘23), Jordan Read (DMA ‘22), and Matt Kwiakowski (DMA ‘22)

Watch the trailer:

Listen on Spotify:

Submitted by: Katie McMahon, graduate assistant, Communication Studies Department


Guardian & Uprise Health

With the holidays just around the corner, Guardian & Uprise Health have shared their December Newsletter, which focuses on managing holiday stress, holiday safety and prioritizing your mental health during the holidays. Take some time to read this article to find steps that you can take to keep you and your loved ones mentally and physically healthy this season.

Additionally, please note that IBH Population Solutions has now rebranded to Uprise Health. You can visit their website for further details at

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, executive associate, President’s Office