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Milestones on Main Street: Question of the Day

Campus parking was at a premium up until Canisius purchased the BlueCross BlueShield building and parking pavilion in 2007. Can you guess how many parking spaces the three story ramp added?

a. 1,050
b. 1,200
c. 1,350
d. 1,425

Submit your answer on the college’s Facebook page.

Submitted by: Marketing and Communication

Canisius Fund

Thank you to the nearly 200 committed faculty and staff who have contributed to the 2012-2013 Canisius Fund so far this year.

Your contributions totaling $70,000 have helped to augment financial aid and provide academic resources that make the Canisius experience a success by any measure.

We look forward to thanking all donors who make their gift by January 31, 2013 with a special invitation to a recognition luncheon for faculty and staff, on February 12.

If you have not made your gift and would like to,  please access the form here; make a gift on our website or send your check made payable to Canisius College to the Canisius Fund, Lyons 206. Thank you.

Submitted by: Jeanmarie Cieslica, director of Canisius Fund

Another of the MAAC Elite Visits KAC on Thursday

After hosting first place Niagara this past Sunday afternoon, your men’s basketball team jumps right back into action on Thursday evening when they host third place Loyola at 7 pm. The Greyhounds, with a 7-3 league mark, lead Canisius by a game in the conference standings. Loyola won last year’s MAAC title.

For additional information visit For tickets, call 888-2885.

Only four home games remain!! Don’t miss the excitement.

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

Volunteers Needed for Regional Science Olympiad

Canisius College is once again hosting the annual NYS Lake Erie/Niagara Region Science Olympiad competition on Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Approximately 450 students from area high schools will be participating in the competition this year. Volunteers are needed to assist throughout the day in various capacities.

Those interested in volunteering should contact Lisa Fischer by Thursday, January 31 at x2120 or Any amount of time contributed will be appreciated as we still have numerous time slots to fill.

Each student will receive a certificate of participation from the NYS Science Olympiad organization. If you would like to learn more about the competition, please refer to the NYS Science Olympiad webpage:

We hope that you are able to join us in supporting our regional high school students as they show off all of their hard work and dedication to the sciences.

Submitted by:  Lisa Fischer, executive associate to the vice president, academic affairs

Teaching Tea Schedule for Spring 2013

Teaching Teas are Back!

Join your colleagues for informal and wide-ranging discussions about teaching, learning, students, classes, or anything else that happens to come up.

This semester’s themes will be Academic Integrity (the topic for the keynote address at this year’s Digital Day) and Student Retention.

We will meet in the Center for Teaching Excellence for good conversation and a good cup of tea (bring your own mug!)

Save these dates:

Wednesday, January 30 from 2:30-4:00 pm
Tuesday, February 12 from 2-3:30 pm
Wednesday, March 13 from 2:30-4:00 pm
Tuesday, April 9 from 2:00-3:30 pm
Wednesday, May 1 from 2:30-4:00 pm

Submitted by: Pat Coward, director of the center for teaching excellence