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Milestones on Main Street: Question of the Day

Which Canisius alumna was a leading figure in the effort to map the human genome?

a. Catherine Burzik ’72
b. Mary Grace Diehl ’74
c. Norma Nowak ’79
d. Cherylyn Harley Lebon ’88

Bonus: Everyone who responds to today’s question will be entered in a random drawing to receive some Canisius ‘swag’ and a gift card, generously donated by the Canisius Bookstore.

Submit your answers on the college’s Facebook page.

Submitted by:  Marketing and Communication

Souper Sunday Fundraiser for Alternative Spring Break experience

Come out to support the 23rd annual Alternative Spring Break (ASB) service-immersion experience at the Souper Sunday Fundraiser this Sunday, February 3 from 11a.m. – 1 p.m. in Grupp! There will be two kinds of chili, homemade bread bowls, cookies and beverages. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased from any ASB participant, in Campus Ministry or at the door. This year, 27 students, staff and faculty will be serving at Journey’s End Refugee Services, Freedom House Detroit, Harpers Ferry National Park and the Erie Benedictine Community.
Questions can be directed to Sarah Signorino at x2424 or

Submitted by:  Sarah Signorino, associate campus minister, campus ministry


Notice and Acknowledgement of Pay Rate and Payday

The New York State Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA) requires that employers provide for employees the Notice and Acknowledgement of Pay Rate and Payday form that outlines pay rate, overtime rate (if applicable), pay frequency along with pay day, and other information about Canisius College. Faculty and staff will be able to identify their primary language and accept this notification with a click of a button.

Please use the following link or the link in MyCanisius under Web HR (Pay Rate Acknowledgement) to see your notice. Enter your email username and password. Please sign electronically by hitting the “acknowledgement” button. A print option will appear once you have signed. Print a copy of the notification for your records and remember to log out to protect your privacy. If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at ext. 2240.

Submitted by:  Deborah J. Winslow-Schaber, director, human resources

Canisius College Women’s Business Center to Host Open House

The Canisius College Women’s Business Center (WBC), located in Demerly Hall, will host an open house on Thursday, February 28. All local women business owners are welcome to attend.

A meet and greet will be held from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Programs will be offered at 5 p.m. and
6 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Women business owners can tour the WBC, meet the WBC staff and find out more information about the programs it offers. Hear from current members about how the WBC has helped their businesses. Free parking, adjacent to the building, is available.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the WBC at Ext. 8280 or visit

Did you know you can help?

In-kind donations provide important resources to enhance the Canisius experience. Whether it be a donation of gently-used instrumentation for a lab or a reception for students hosted by a generous alumnus, these contributions are valued and deserve to be recognized in the spirit of “joyful receiving” that we honor all gifts to the college. This includes outright gifts, and gifts-in-kind donations of goods and or services. The Canisius Fund records all gifts and uses this information to report on our rankings of participation to various funding sources. Please remember to notify us of these gifts by filling out the “Gift-in-Kind” form to the Canisius Fund Office that can be found Gift in Kind Form.

Submitted by: Jeanmarie Cieslica, director of Canisius Fund