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Huge Weekend for Men’s Basketball

Canisius Men’s Basketball hosts Quinnipiac in the KAC at 7:00 p.m. tonight, Friday, December 1, for their MAAC Opener.

Quinnipiac is 5-1 on the season but the Griffs are winners of three of the last four games. Both teams are playing extremely well and it should be a great match-up. Stop by the Griff-mas Sale on Friday at the Koessler Athletic Center from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. for an exclusive ticket offer. 

Of particular note, the match-up in the post between Canisius’s reigning MAAC Player of the Week, Frank Mitchell and Quinnipiac’s Paul Otieno should be incredible.

Then, make sure to come back to the KAC on Sunday, December 3 as Canisius hosts St. Peter’s at 1:00 P.M. The game is a “We win, you win” with free rewards from Tim Hortons if Canisius beats the Peacocks.

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

Alpha Sigma Nu Induction Ceremony

Pictured above: ASN Student Inductees (top row, l-r) Dennis Assiam, Graduate student in Higher Education & Student Affairs Administration, Courtney Lyons, Class of 2025, Mason Bowes, Class of 2024, Kian Porhomayon, Class of 2025, Madeleine Kemp-de Vega, Graduate student in Higher Education & Student Affairs Administration, Eryn Broshar, Graduate Student in Physician Assistant Studies, (first row, l-r) Madeline Weltin, Class of 2024, Ella Planter, Class of 2024, Hawa Saleh, Class of 2024, Haley Siegel, class of 2025, Madison Folsom, Graduate student in Physician Assistant Studies.

Also inducted: Alpha Sigma Nu Honoree Dr. Allyson D. Backstrom, Ph.D. Director of the Dr. George E. Schreiner ’43 Pre-Medical Center
(not present for photo)

Group photo: President Steve K. Stoute, (front row, first on the right) Dr. Thomas Chambers, Ph.D. (second row, first on the left), the current Alpha Sigma Nu Board members: Olivia Rutowski, Chapter President (front row, third from right), Jebediah Braunscheidel (second row, first from right), and Abriana Will (front row, second from right)

The Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society of Jesuit Colleges and Universities extends its heartiest congratulations to its new Alpha Sigma Nu inductees. A total of 15 students and one Honoree were inducted at the Alpha Sigma Nu Induction Ceremony on Wednesday, November 29 2023 in Christ the King Chapel. (Three were unable to attend the ceremony: Mary Helen Nowotarski, Nejla Reggero and Haley Welch.)

Alpha Sigma Nu recognizes those students who distinguish themselves in scholarship, loyalty and service. The only honor society permitted to bear the name Jesuit, Alpha Sigma Nu encourages its members to a lifetime pursuit of intellectual development, deepening Ignatian spirituality, service to others, and a commitment to the core principles of Jesuit education. Selection to Alpha Sigma Nu is one of the highest honors awarded to students in the top 15% of the class on a Jesuit campus.

Submitted by: Veronica Serwacki, Canisius chapter coordinator, Alpha Sigma Nu; executive associate, College of Arts & Sciences

Griff-mas Sale

Stock up on Canisius and Nike gear ahead of the Christmas and the holiday season.

We will have an impressive selection of Nike and Canisius gear at the Koessler Athletic Center from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. today, Friday, December 1.

Shoppers will also receive an exclusive ticket offer for stopping by the sale.

Happy Shopping, Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from the Griffs.

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

TIAA Live Webinars


Don’t lose sight of your long-term financial goals and be intentional about setting aside some time to plan for your retirement.

You can start by planning to sit in any these (see above) free webinar sessions being offered by TIAA in December.  Each workshop is designed to equip you with the insights and strategies needed to conquer your retirement goals.

Click here to log in and register.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, projects assistant

Career Partners International Final Session

Please join us on Thursday, December 7, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., for the final session of our professional development series.  Hosted by Career Partners International, the series is open to all faculty and staff.

Session 4: Navigating Procrastination and Managing your Time Effectively


We all experience lack of motivation and focus from time to time. Many of us believe that we have to improve our mindset or that we’re just lazy, but these emotional states have deeper meanings behind them. We’ll discuss the WHY behind these tactics and how we can begin to navigate and shift into productivity, excitement, and flow more easily. Participants will also complete a time assessment, understanding where they spend their time on a daily basis, to identify where they can create change.

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