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Annual New York State Fire Inspection

The college’s annual New York State Fire Inspection is scheduled to take place April 4 – 15.  In preparation for the inspection, please take note of the following items in your areas:

  1. Fire doors must be kept closed and door stops are NOT permitted.
  2. Hallways and stairways must be clear and free of clutter.
  3. Access to fire extinguishers must be clear and free of obstructions.
  4. All appliances must be plugged directly into outlets or power strips.  Extension cords are NOT permitted.
  5. All light switches and outlets must be protected with cover plates.
  6. Missing ceiling tiles must be replaced.
  7. The accumulation of combustible materials in office and storerooms must be kept to a minimum.
  8. In rooms with sprinklers, 18 inches of clear space must be maintained between the ceiling and any obstruction.  In rooms without sprinklers, 24 inches of clear space must be maintained between the ceiling and any obstruction.
  9. Candles are NOT permitted, except in Christ the King Chapel.

Assistance with the above is greatly appreciated.  Work orders can be submitted to address building related issues (missing ceilings tiles, electrical cover plates, etc.).  It is important to maintain a fire safe campus.

For questions or additional information, contact Tom Ciminelli in the facilities management office at Ext. 8243.

Submitted by:  Tom Ciminelli, fire marshal, facilities management

Winners Of Composition Competition Perform Today (March 29)

The ninth annual Western NY Student Composers’ Workshop featuring the winners of the First Annual “Persis Vehar Competition for Excellence in Composition” is today (March 29) at 7:30 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.  The performance features works by area high school and college age composers and should be a delight.  The competition was created by Canisius College Composer-in-Residence Persis Vehar and Michael Colquhoun, adjunct professor at Canisius. Admission is free.

Submitted by:  Ellen Barnum, assistant director, ArtsCanisius

Batter Up For Baseball, Softball

After playing a combined 43 games on the road, the Golden Griffin softball and baseball teams open their home schedules today (March 29) against Big 4 competition.

Mike Rappl’s softball team gets things underway with a single game at 2 p.m. against the University at Buffalo, while Mike McRae’s baseball team meets St. Bonaventure at 4 p.m.  Both contests will be played at the Demske Sports Complex.

Softball heads back out on the road next week before returning for a six game homestand, while the baseball team begins a five game homestand with today’s game.  The Griffs host UB Wednesday (March 30) at 3 p.m. before meeting Marist in a three game MAAC series over the weekend.

In related baseball news, shortstop Sean Jamieson (pictured) was named the Louisville Slugger National Baseball Player of the Week.  Jamieson hit .435 (10-for-23) with 11 runs scored, 14 RBI, four home runs and four stolen bases in five games last week.  The senior shortstop had three multi-hit games, scored at least two runs in four games and hit a homer in three of the five games.  Jamieson set the school record with nine RBI in the win at Morehead State and became the first Golden Griffin in 15 years to hit for the cycle.

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Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director – external affairs, athletics

Free Movie Screening Thursday (March 31)

There will be a free movie screening of Win Win starring Paul Giamatti and Amy Ryan on Thursday (March 31) at 7:30 p.m. at the Regal Quaker Crossings Theater.  Tickets are available on a first come first served basis by going to and entering the RSVP Code: 4VIPU8QU.  For more information about the movie, go to

Submitted by:  Kathy Kelly, administrative associate, human resources

Iron Chef Contest

Chartwell’s is looking for faculty and staff who want to have fun, excitement and free food.  Judges are needed for the annual Iron Chef Contest on April 4, 5 & 7 from 5 – 6:30 p.m.  Judges will evaluate clubs or groups of students on their cooking skills, enthusiasm, entrees, presentation abilities and more.  To become a judge, contact Barb Penrod at

Submitted by:  Barb Penrod, supervisor, Chartwell’s