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Alumni and Friends Holiday Party

The Office of Alumni Engagement invites faculty and staff to celebrate the most joyous season with the Canisius alumni community!  Check out the details below and then follow the link to register.

Friday, December 9 | 6:30 p.m. | Hartman’s Distilling Co.
55 Chicago St, Suite 110
Buffalo, NY 14204
$40 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, flatbreads and pork sliders
-Holiday cheer
To register, please click here. For questions, please reach out to Sarah Sterzinger at 716-888-2704 or via Email at

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: Sarah Sterzinger, assistant director, Alumni Engagement

A Christmas Brasstacular

Please join ArtsCanisius as it welcomes the Buffalo Silver Band back to campus December 10, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. The Montante Cultural Center will reverberate with the joyous sounds of the season. According to their calendar of events at, the program includes “two sleigh rides: Prokofiev’s classic ‘Troika’ and Leroy Anderson’s ‘Sleigh Ride’ (performed a la Glenn Miller!). Rounding out the holiday bill of fare a pinch of J.S. Bach (it can’t be Christmas without Bach!), a touch of John Rutter and a dash of Irving Berlin.”

Also noted on the band’s website, “the distinctive sound of the current Buffalo Silver Band is a result of a fairly standard instrumentation for British-style brass (silver) bands: 10 cornets, a flugelhorn, three tenor horns, two baritones, two euphoniums, three trombones, four basses, and [up to] four percussionists. Most brass bands today have instrumentation close to this assortment. Note that tenor horns are used rather than French horns, while cornets replace trumpets and no reed instruments are part of a strictly British style brass band.”

This is a free will offering, and we look forward to closing out the fall semester of events with this exciting concert. For more information, please contact Yvonne Widenor, Director of ArtsCanisius, at

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, Assistant Professor and Program Director, Art History and Music Programs, MLLC Department, Director and Studio Art Galleries Director, ArtsCanisius

Announcing the Employee of Distinction for November!

The Human Resources Department is pleased to announce that Kathleen DeLaney is the Canisius College Employee of Distinction for November 2022. Kathleen currently works as the Reference Librarian & Archivist and has worked in this role for more than 16 years. Kathleen was nominated for this award by Matt Kochan and Kristine Kasbohm, who wrote the following, respectively:

Kathleen Delaney does so much for the school that goes unnoticed and this nomination will hopefully change that. As the College Archivist, Kathleen is responsible for every important document and artifact that belongs to Canisius. Whether it be Board of Trustee meeting minutes, or the presidential mace for the inauguration, Kathleen is called upon should a member of the Canisius community need items like these. Not only is she the keeper of these records/items, she can tell you in detail the history of the items. Where they came from, who made them, who donated them are just a few of the questions she can answer in detail. If you listen long enough she most likely will tell you the date that they were given to the school (she probably knows what the weather was like as well). Being an alum of the school, Kathleen bleeds blue and gold. She not only invests her time, but also her love for the college in anything she does. It is well overdue that Kathleen should be recognized for her commitment to the college and these reasons are why I am nominating Kathleen Delaney for Employee of Distinction for the month of November.” -Matt Kochan, Library Access Services Coordinator

As an alum of Canisius, Kathleen is well-versed in our mission and values. She is committed to serving that mission in her work here and in the WNY community. As the college archivist, she has a great deal of contact with outside individuals and organizations. She maintains a professional demeanor as she builds bridges to our community. This approach has led to the acquisition of several archival collections that are significant to our neighborhood, including the House Opportunities Made Equal (H.O.M.E.) and the Women for Human Rights and Dignity collections. These collections help to preserve the history of our community and also provide opportunities for students to do research using primary sources right here on campus. Kathleen is the keeper of College history and the artifacts related to that. If you want to know what year female students were admitted to Canisius, or when Old Main was opened, or where the plane crashed on campus, Kathleen has those answers and many more. She preserves official records of the college from the founding to the present. She is also the caretaker for the college mace, seal, and many other items. Kathleen attends numerous College-sponsored events and volunteers to help with those events when she can. She also attends professional conferences, often at her own expense and on her own time. Events and conferences are not specifically part of her job so this demonstrates her enthusiasm for her work and for Canisius. She cares a great deal for Canisius, the library, and the archives & special collections department. The work Kathleen does is incredibly important to Canisius. It helps us to know where we’ve come from and also to define who we are as an institution. Her work often goes unnoticed in our day-to-day busyness but Kathleen has continued to do it well and happily for the 15-plus years she has worked here. It seems time for her to be recognized for that work by being named an employee of distinction.” -Kristine Kasbohm, Library Director

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

To nominate a co-worker for future months, click here.

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

Manage and Save Emails Indefinitely

Emails sent and received by faculty and staff have a default life of 120 days in our inboxes or sent mail folders. But we can easily extend the life of Emails, indefinitely, with a simple procedure that also helps us organize Emails for later retrieval if needed. We simply create folders in our account (but not in our inbox or sent mail folders), named and arranged however we find most convenient!

In our first Email Management Tutorial (Click the button below), we show how to do these procedures in Outlook Web, which is available to all faculty and staff, regardless of whether they use PC or Mac. In future tutorials we’ll look at Outlook Desktop and Mac Mail, but the procedures there are quite similar.


USA Sustainability School Supplies Collection

The USA Sustainability Committee will be collecting new or gently used school supplies that were not of use to you this semester to prevent them from entering the landfill. All school supplies will be donated to Jericho Road’s Community Health Center’s ParentChild+ Program for their free in-home early education program for children aged 2 – 4. Please consider donating. Collection boxes will be in the resident halls, the faculty lounge and in front of the library. We will be running the collection from December 9 -16. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

Submitted by: Genevieve Fontana, USA Sustainability President