It’s back to class for Canisius faculty and students. The freshman Class of 2017 is comprised of approximately 700 students, many of whom moved into Bosch and Frisch residence halls on Wednesday, August 21.
Several faculty and staff also moved into new spaces over the summer.
OFFICE & DEPARTMENT MOVES
The Office of Mission and Identity is now housed in Horan O’Donnell 003A, alongside the Office of Community-Based Learning, which relocated to Horan O’Donnell 003B (the former conference room for the Office of Retention).
The new semester also means a new home for the Physics Department, which moved from Horan O’Donnell into its state-of-the-art space on the lower level of Science Hall. The department’s new real estate includes three classrooms, seven teaching labs, six research labs, two team project rooms and several faculty offices. There is also a machine shop and administrative space.
The Physics Department shares the lower level of Science Hall with the Information Technology Services (ITS) Department, which moved out of the Wehle Technology Center and into its own new space this summer. Months of pre-planning for the move resulted in minimal interruption of IT services across campus.
ITS and the Physics Department join the departments of Computer Science and Mathematics, the Institute for Autism Research and the Dr. George E. Schreiner Pre-Medical Center, which moved into Science Hall last summer.
Click here to view more pictures of Science Hall’s lower level.
And here’s something more to “perk” you up.
The Science Café, located in Science Hall, will begin brewing Starbucks coffee this semester. This “hot” addition complements Science Café’s already popular menu items, which include pastries, grab-on-the-go sandwiches, salads and snacks.
$3.4 MILLION GRANT
If you were away this summer you may have missed a couple significant news stories involving Canisius College:
The U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences awarded the Institute for Autism Research a four year, $3.4 million research grant. It is the largest research grant ever awarded to Canisius. Click here to read more about the grant.
News also “broke” about the Ice Griffs, which will be the primary tenant in the new HARBORcenter, when it opens in fall 2014. The unique partnership between Canisius and the Buffalo Sabres enables the Golden Griffin hockey program to compete and practice in the $172 million multipurpose hockey and entertainment complex located in Buffalo’s Canalside District. Click here to read more about the partnership.
Finally, as the fall semester gets underway, be sure to mark your calendars for the following important events:
Thursday, August 29
- Mass of the Holy Spirit, 1:15 p.m., Montante Cultural Center
- C-Block Bonfire, 7:00 p.m. at the Bart Mitchell Quad
- ISHAR Lecture: Frans B.M. de Waal, PhD / World Renown Behavioral Biologist, 7:00 p.m. at the Montante Cultural Center
Thursday, September 5
- President’s Convocation, 2:30 p.m. at the Montante Cultural Center
Monday, September 16
- Fitzpatrick Lecture: Paul Farmer, MD, PhD / Improving Healthcare for the World’s Poorest, 7:00 p.m. at the Montante Cultural Center