Canisius Online January 2013

ALWAYS A GRIFFIN: Alumni Weekend 2013

Attention classes of 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003 and 2008: it's your reunion year! Plans are underway for special milestone reunion receptions during Alumni Weekend 2013 which is May 31 - June 2. Visit the Alumni Weekend web page to see who’s attending, get more information or join your class reunion committee!

Canisius Magazine Gets Online Makeover

Canisius Magazine Online

The New Year brings with it a new look for the Canisius Magazine website. The retooled pages are more visually appealing and easier to navigate. They include all the regular features of Canisius Magazine (past and present), as well as expanded and exclusive content, photos and videos (see “Web Extras”). Also added to the new and improved Canisius Magazine website is a direct link for alumni to submit class notes and photos, or to update contact information (see “Keep Up with Canisius”). So take a moment, stop by the new site, read about your fellow alumni and stay connected to Canisius!

3 For a Cure Campaign

Women's Basketball 3 for a CureThe women’s basketball team is raising awareness and funds all season long for neurofibromatosis, a rare genetic disease afflicting local resident Leah Manth. The team is asking fans to make a donation for each three-point basket made by the Golden Griffins. The fundraiser supports research efforts and honors Manth, a North Tonawanda youth who attended a Canisius basketball camp last summer and has since been given an honorary locker and seat on the team bench. To learn more and donate, go to or facebook.

Young Professionals Networking Event

The Center for Professional Development is hosting a Young Professionals Networking event Feb. 12 at Milos in Williamsville. The event is hosted in conjunction with the Young Professionals Leadership Certification Program. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with members of Buffalo Business First’s newly recognized 30-under-30 group, many of whom are Canisius alumni. Recent graduates of the Young Professionals Leadership Certification Program will also be in attendance. The event costs $10 to attend. To learn more and register, go to and click on program listing.

Sip, Mingle, Learn!

Catholic Charities of Buffalo is hosting its first-ever free networking event hosted by Flying Bison Brewing Company. Meet alumni from area Catholic colleges, enjoy three complimentary beer samples and a brewery tour and discover how Catholic Charities helps people in need in WNY. The event is on March 7 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Flying Bison Brewing Company (491 Ontario Street in Buffalo.) Please confirm your attendance by March 1 with David Greenman at 716-847-8378 or

Upcoming Events

Alumni & Family Ski Day at Holiday Valley
February 9

March 8
DiGamma Honor Society Annual Dinner (for DiGamma members only)

March 9
MAAC Tournament Alumni Reception

March 14 - 19
Florida alumni receptions

March 21
All-College Honors Annual Banquet (All-College Honors alumni are invited to attend)
featuring guest speaker Fidelma Fitzpatrick '91

Sports Hall of Fame

Sports Hall of Fame Inductees

Pictured (l-r) are the 2013 Sports Hall of Fame inductees who were honored on January 19: Don Colpoys (baseball coach), Lynn Stoczynksi ’01 (softball), Kristy Grossman ’02, MS ’07 (women’s lacrosse) , Brian Swatland ’98, MS ’02 (football), Shauna (Geronzin) Green ’02 (women’s basketball) and Bruce Fenn (father of men’s basketball inductee Darren Fenn ’01, who was unable to attend.)