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Campus Candids

Thank you to everyone who lent a helping hand on Thursday, December 1 at the United Way’s Service to Go project. More than 30 faculty and staff rallied in the Old Main Lounge to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the Buffalo City Mission, which then distributed the sandwiches to families in need.

Pictured (left) Dennis Misko and Kim Venti, from Institutional Advancement; pictured (right) Jennifer Herrmann, Griff Center and Amy Beiter, Academic Affairs

Pictured (left) Erica Sammarco, President’s Office; (center) President Steve Stoute, Sara Morris, PhD, vice president of academic affairs and Karl Kozlowski, PhD, professor of kinesiology;

(right) Rachelo Lapinski, student affairs and Fatima Rodriguez Johnson, associate dean of diversity and inclusion.

Loading up the car to take the sandwiches to the Buffalo City Mission. Pictured (l-r) Erica Sammarco, Heather Mattiuzzo from the Buffalo City Mission,
and Lynn Incardona and Linda Walleshauser, from the Human Resources Department

Deck the Halls Holiday Contest

‘Tis the season to deck the halls – or in this case, the doors!

The Human Resources Department is hosting a holiday door decorating contest and every department is encouraged to participate.  Have fun, be unique and show your Christmas creativity.  Then, submit a photo of your department door to Stephanie Masood at by noon on Friday, December 16.  The department selected as having the most creative door will win a breakfast party.

(Bonus points when the department door picture is accompanied by a photo of the team decked out in their favorite holiday sweaters!)

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

Annual Christmas Mass & Luncheon

President Steve K. Stoute cordially invites Canisius faculty and staff to attend the Annual Canisius College Christmas Mass & Luncheon on Thursday, December 15, 2022.

For further details and to RSVP by Wednesday, December 7, please click here: View details and reply

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

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

Canisius College Alumni and Friends Holiday Party!

All faculty and staff are invited to celebrate the most joyous season with your Canisius Community!

Friday, December 9 | 6:30 p.m. | Hartman’s Distilling Co.
55 Chicago St, Suite 110
Buffalo, NY 14204
$35 per person
Use code “Griffmas” for a special staff and faculty discount!
Included with your ticket:
-Open bar from 6:30- 7:30 p.m.
-Buffet that includes charcuterie, flat breads and pork sliders
-Holiday cheer
To register, please click here. For questions, please reach out to Sarah Sterzinger at 716-888-2704 or by Emailing
Kindly register by December 2.
Please note: Tickets increase to $40 per person after December 2 and at the door.

In the spirit of the holiday season, Canisius College Alumni has teamed up with Buffalo Public School Hamlin Park to give 10 students in need a Christmas to remember. The Canisius College Buffalo Alumni Chapter has built this wish list from what the school provided. Our goal is to purchase everything on this list by December 14th. We will be wrapping and delivering the week of Dec 19th. Please select the provided address for Canisius College Alumni Lyons Hall at check out. We will take care of the wrapping and delivery for you!

Click here to view the Wish List!

Submitted by: Office of Alumni Engagement

You Can Help Us Reach Our Goal

The More Than a Game campaign to support the Canisius athletics’ Blue & Gold Fund and the college’s 20 varsity athletics programs is on the verge of reaching a historic milestone – and YOU can help us cross the finish line!

To date, the campaign has raised more than $297,000 – with the anticipation of reaching its $300,000 goal.

You can knock our socks off with a gift of $50 or more before Monday, December 5, and receive a pair of Canisius branded athletic crew socks!

Please visit and designate your gift to the Blue & Gold Athletics Fund or any of our 20 varsity athletic programs.

Thank you for your support of Canisius Athletics and Go Griffs!

Submitted by: Brandon Bielecki, Assistant Director, Annual Giving & Stewardship