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Craig Chindemi Relocating to FL for a New Position

Craig Chindemi, vice president for institutional advancement, has given me notice that he has accepted a new position as the vice president and chief philanthropic officer for the Martin Memorial Foundation in Stuart, Florida.

In the time that Craig has been at Canisius, he led the college’s Institutional Advancement division through the final leg of the Legacy of Leadership campaign, which exceeded its goal by $5.5 million. This was a critical period for Canisius’ fundraising efforts and I want to thank him for his service.

Craig will remain at Canisius through the end of the calendar year. The college will conduct a national search for his permanent replacement.

Please join me in congratulating Craig on his new position and wishing him and his wife, Patricia, all the best.

Submitted by: President John J. Hurley

Distracted Driving

Distracted driving occurs any time you take your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel, or your mind off your primary task – driving safely. Talking on the phone, texting, or any non-driving activity you engage in is a potential distraction and increases your risk of crashing.
If it’s so risky, why do people do it?

  • Some don’t realize the danger.
  • Others simply ignore it.
  • Some feel it’s necessary to stay connected with family and friends.
  • Others feel “it will never happen to me,” infallibility.

The solution is simple: stop driving distracted, and adopt a zero tolerance policy.

Note: Texting was once a secondary offense. You could not be stopped except for some other offense. That is no longer the case. It’s now a primary offense. You can be stopped.

New Law: Move over for emergency vehicles.

On parkways, interstates and other controlled access highways with multiple lanes, you must move over, out of the lane immediately adjacent to any emergency vehicle or hazard vehicle.

Submitted by David W. Teloh, safety director

Event Reservation (R25) Training

The Office of Event Management will be conducting training classes on the Event Reservation (R25) System. This class is designed for those new to the event scheduling system or for those that need a refresher. Classes are being offered on Thursday, October 25 and Thursday, November 15 in WT-303 at 10:00 a.m.

Learn such things as where to find the event calendar. What is a G1? What is a lavalier microphone? And so much more!

Please email Mark Dzielski at to reserve your seat. If you are unable to attend those dates but would still like training, email Mark as well.

Submitted by:  Michael Odojewski, coordinator, event management

Information Technology Service Workshops: Some Things Old and Some Things New

ITS is offering workshops on the following topics:

  • ANGEL Crash Course
  • ANGEL: Rubrics (NEW)
  • Check Box: and Introduction to Surveys (NEW)
  • E-Mail Retention and Taming Your Inbox
  • New to Mac Computers?
  • Outlook: Scheduling Meetings Painlessly (NEW)
  • Are You Smarter Than Your Notebook?: Intro to SMART Boards (NEW)

To register for one of these sessions, log into your myCanisius portal, under the Online Tools select E-mail, ANGEL, and Services and finally the “All Applications and Services” link. You’ll find the link to our workshops under Campus Services. This will take you directly to the registration form. Complete the form, select the workshops you wish to attend, and hit submit. It is that easy!

Submitted by: Jodi Moore, academic technology specialist