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Canisius in the News

WKBW-TV Channel 7 interviewed James Nowak for a December 5 story about the upcoming changes coming to FAFSA. The associate director of enrollment and financial aid outlined what students can expect with the new streamlined application process, as well as those changes that may impact students’ eligibility for financial aid. Click here to watch the story.

Robert Klump was interviewed on WBEN-AM Radio 930’s “Hardline” program December 3. The Raichle Pre-Law Center director and adjunct professor of political science provided insight about the life and legacy of former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.    Click here to listen to the story.

Steve Gattuso recently provided expert commentary on two articles for MoneyGeek. The executive director of the Golden Griffin Fund weighed in on the how to find the best car insurance for young drivers and how to find the best debt consolidation loans.

Submitted by: University Communications

More Than a Game

Canisius Athletics is thrilled to announce the success of the More Than a Game fundraising campaign, a concerted effort that supports each of the University’s 20 varsity athletic programs and the school’s 400-plus student-athletes.

Since the campaign launch on October 11, the campaign has resonated deeply with the Canisius community, resulting in an impressive total of more than $330,000 raised (surpassing our goal of $315,000), from 1,000-plus generous donors.

Funds raised during the More Than a Game campaign will enhance the overall athletic experience for student-athletes, providing critical support for equipment and apparel, nutrition, recruiting and program development. The incredible response from the Canisius community showcases the commitment to fostering excellence in both academics and athletics.

The campaign’s success is not only a testament to the generosity of the Canisius community but also highlights the collaborative effort with campus partners. Their contributions, whether through sharing on social media, promoting the campaign to fellow Griffs or making personal contributions, played a crucial part in achieving the fundraising goal.

Canisius University is proud to celebrate this milestone, emphasizing the collective power of a community united in support of our student athletes.

If you did not get a chance to participate in the More Than A Game campaign and would still like to support our student athletes, please click here to make a gift. Thank you!

Submitted by: Brandon Bielecki, Director of the Canisius Fund & Advancement Officer, Office of Advancement

Teacher Candidates Attend NYSCATE Conference

Teacher candidates were able to attend one day of the The New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education (NYSCATE) annual conference in Rochester, NY.

NYSCATE is a non-profit, professional organization representing more than 25,000 technology using educators and administrators in New York State. NYSCATE is an affiliate of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), and cooperates with such partners as the New York State Education Department, state and national educational organizations, private sector corporations, and publishers to further the use of technology in our schools.

NYSCATE is involved in helping define statewide policy regarding the use of technologies in education. The conference registration fees were paid for using donations from alumni of the special education program from past Giving Days.  This represents the first professional educational conference all of these candidates have attended and will hopefully be the first of many!

Submitted by: Marya Grade, chair, Teacher Education and Leadership

Winter Break Help Desk Hours

Help Desk hours for winter break through the first week of the spring semester are as follows:

Monday, December 11 – Friday, December 22: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Monday, December 25 – Tuesday, January 2: CLOSED (Winter Break)

Wednesday, January 3 – Friday, January 12: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Regular hours resume on Tuesday, January 16:

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

If you have any questions, visit the help desk located in Horan O’Donnell 016, by Email at or at Ext. 8340.

Submitted by: Grant Guzda, help desk manager, ITS



The 2024 Winter Faculty Development Week (WFDW) page is now live! WFDW will be from January 8th to the 11th online via Zoom.

Links for the Zoom Meetings are also available on the WFDW page.

Take a look at the full session lineup and RSVP today!

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, Instructional Designer, COLI