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Hockey Team Hosts Niagara in First Round of Playoffs

ConacherYour Golden Griffin hockey team will host Niagara University this weekend at HARBORCENTER in an opening round playoff series for Atlantic Hockey. The best two-out-of-three battle will see games at 7:35 p.m. on Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5 at 5:05 p.m. Canisius defeated and tied the Purple Eagles during the regular season. If necessary, a third game will be played Sunday.

Tickets are priced at $10 for general admission, $15 for reserved and $25 for drink rail seats. Fan Packs and Family Four Packs will be sold for each game. A Fan Pack is valid for two sandwiches, two adult beverages and one popcorn, while a Family Pack is for four hot dogs, four fountain beverages and two bags of popcorn.

Call 716-888-TIXX to purchase game tickets and visit for game information.

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

Dr. I. Joan Lorch Award Celebration

The Women and Gender Studies program invites you to the annual Dr. I. Joan Lorch Award Celebration. The award ceremony will take place with appetizers and drinks on Thursday, March 10 at 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge. The event is free and open to the public.

The Dr. I. Joan Lorch Award for Women and Gender Studies honors individuals who have made significant contributions to women and who exemplify the pursuit of liberation and justice regarding sex, gender and sexuality. This year we celebrate three outstanding award winners in the following categories:

Canisius Student Award: Elizabeth Sawka ’16.

Canisius Colleague Award: Melissa Mosko PhD, assistant professor, philosophy

Community Award: The ‘Di Gamma Five’

Each of the award winners will deliver a brief speech outlining why the fight for justice in sex and gender is vital in our world today.

Submitted by: Tanya Loughead, PhD, associate professor, philosophy

Computer De-construction Event

Join the Physics and Engineering Club on Friday, March 18 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Science Hall Atrium. Several broken computers, destined for the recycling bin, will be available for dismantling by the public.  Bring your own broken electronics and we will recycle them.  Screwdrivers and other tools of deconstruction will be provided.  Knowledgeable physics majors will be around to answer your questions. Refreshments will be provided.

Submitted by: Michael Wood, PhD, chair, physics

James Crowdle Award Ceremony

Crowdle Dinner 23On Friday, February 26, the student chapter of the American Chemical Society (SCACS) and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry presented the James H. Crowdle Award for Distinction in Chemistry to David Nalewajek ’74, PhD. The Crowdle Award was presented to Dr. Nalewajek at a dinner in Grupp Fireside Lounge that was attended by more than 50 students, alumni and faculty.

The Crowdle Award is the highest honor the department bestows on it alumni. Dr. Nalewajek was recognized for his exceptional research accomplishments in the field of fluorine chemistry, in particular his development of new molecules to replace ozone depleting and global warming contributing chlorfluorocarbons, as well as his extensive volunteer work sharing his excitement for science with students in Buffalo area schools.

Dr. Nalewajek earned his PhD in chemistry from the University at Buffalo in 1978. He is currently a Research Fellow in the Buffalo Research Laboratory at Honeywell International Inc. He is the holder of 80 U.S. patents and is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Schoellkopf Medal from the Western New York section of the American Chemical Society (2003) and the Canisius College Distinguished Alumni Award (2009). He was elected a fellow of the American Chemical Society in 2015.

More information about the Crowdle Award can be found at

Pictured above, Dr. Nalewajek and current students at the Crowdle Award dinner.

Submitted by: Phillip Sheridan, PhD, associate professor, chemistry and biochemistry

Spring 2016 Celebration of Service

The college takes pride in the commitment of its faculty, administration and staff, and will recognize those individuals who have reached 20, 25, 30, 35-or-more years of service at the annual Celebration of Service ceremony on Friday, April 29, at 3:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. Canisius is the excellent institution it is today because these colleagues have given of their time and talents over the years.

This event is a way to celebrate their successes and achievements and to honor them as well as those who will be retiring from the college this year.  Click here to view a list of 2016 honorees.  Please call Ext. 2240 if you are not on the list, but believe that you should be included.

Submitted by: Linda Walleshauser, associate vice president, human resources and compliance