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Veterans Day

Ahead of Veterans Day tomorrow, Saturday, November 11, Canisius University would like to extend a sincere “thank you” to the brave men and women of our campus community – and beyond – who are serving or have served our country.

Submitted by: University Communications

A Farewell for Chief Beaty

As many of you know, Chief Kim Beaty will depart Canisius to assume a new role at the University at Buffalo next week. Please join me in wishing Chief Beaty well in her future endeavors on Monday, November 13, 2023, from 3:30 -4:30 p.m. in the faculty lounge in Old Main. We are appreciative of Chief Beaty’s service to the Canisius.

The search for our next Director of Public Safety has commenced.  The search committee is being chaired by Shana Richardson, director of the New Buffalo Institute and Mark Piatkowski, associate director of student life.

In the interim, Public Safety will be led by Lt. John Hach.  Lt. Richard Miller will assume oversight of parking enforcement efforts.  We appreciate their willingness to support their colleagues and our campus during this transition.

Submitted by: Dr. Harold Fields, Vice President, Student Affairs

ArtsCanisius Hosts Fall Student Ensemble Concerts

Please join us and celebrate the musical talents of our students, faculty, and staff as our traditional end-of-semester ensemble concerts begin on Friday, November 17 with the Jazz Ensemble directed by Russell Scarbrough.

Next up will be the Chamber Orchestra on Sunday, December 3 led by Director Ansgarius Aylward.

Finally, the Canisius University Chorale, under the direction of Brad Wingert, will perform on Monday, December 4.

All of these concerts take place at 7:30 PM in Montante Cultural Center and are free and open to the public. For more information about these and other ArtsCanisius events, please visit or  Email 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

Family Day: Women’s Basketball vs. St. Francis (PA)

A great day of basketball and family fun with free inflatable games is scheduled for Saturday, November 11 at the women’s basketball game.

The women return to the Koessler Athletic Center at 1:00 p.m. for their home opener against St. Francis (PA).

Tickets for faculty, staff and their children (10 and younger) are $5 each.

Submitted by: Mike Kochczynski, Assistant Athletic Director, Department of Athletics

Resolving Conflict & Mastering Difficult Conversations

Please join us on November 14, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. for session three of our professional development series hosted by Career Partners International. The series is open to all faculty and staff.

Session 3: Resolving Conflict and Mastering Difficult Conversations

Program Description:

While conflict in the workplace is inevitable, healthy conflict is good for organizations and unhealthy conflict can be very damaging. Some people are conflict avoiders, and some are conflict seekers. This training will help you identify the common causes of conflict, different types of conflict, and five strategies for effectively resolving conflict. In addition, this training will uncover the fundamentals of a difficult conversation including when it is time to have one and how to overcome some of the common challenges that arise. You will learn a framework to prepare for any difficult conversation, as well as research based best practices on when, where, and how to have that difficult conversation. After this training you will have the tools to better navigate conflict and tackle difficult conversations.

The zoom information is below:

Lindsey Zajac is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 951 571 9440
Passcode: 9409

Please contact the Office of Human Resources with any questions.

Submitted by: Linda M. Walleshauser, SPHR-SHRM-CP, Associate Vice President for Human Resources & Compliance