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Honeywell Supports WNY Chemistry Olympiad

HW_PresentationCanisius College is the recipient of a $10,000 grant from Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company’s corporate citizenship initiative. Representatives from Honeywell’s Buffalo Research Laboratory presented the check to Mariusz Kozik, PhD, chair of chemistry and biochemistry and coordinator of the Western New York Chemistry Olympiad, at a gathering of Honeywell and Canisius College administrators in Science Hall on Wednesday, June 15.

The funds will be used to offset costs associated with students’ preparation and participation in the Western New York Chapter of the International Chemistry Olympiad. The Chemistry Olympiad is a local, national and international competition designed to stimulate and promote achievement in high school chemistry. It is sponsored nationally by the American Chemical Society and hosted locally by Canisius College.

Read more about the Honeywell grant here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Serve Buffalo’s Homeless with Campus Ministry and the Burrito Project

IMG_8385Faculty, staff, family members and students are invited to join the Office of Campus Ministry and the Buffalo Burrito Project on Tuesday, June 28 and Tuesday, July 26.

The Burrito Project is a ministry of hospitality and provides home-made burritos to the marginalized and homeless population in downtown Buffalo. This ministry serves some of God’s most vulnerable and forgotten children.

Burritos will be prepared in the kitchen located in the undercroft of Christ the King Chapel from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. From 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., the group will walk a four-mile route and serve burritos, snacks and cold drinks. A college van follows the team as we walk.

You may choose to help prepare the burritos, prepare and serve or just serve. Most people prepare and serve.

To sign-up email Joe Van Volkenburg at Please include your name and your cell number. Thank you for your consideration.

Submitted by: Joe Van Volkenburg, Campus Ministry

Canisius Family Day at Darien Lake and Coca-Cola Field

The Office of Alumni Engagement is hosting the following events:

Canisius Family Day at Darien Lake

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Registration begins at 2:30 p.m. in Pavilion #12. The cost per person is $30 (children two-and-under are free).The price includes admission into all the parks (you may enter anytime during the day), parking, two-and-a-half-hours of beverages from 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. and one-and-a-half hours of food buffet 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Canisius Family Day at Coca Cola Field

Friday, August 12, 2016

Canisius Day at the Buffalo Bisons Game begins at 7:05 p.m. The Bisons take on the visiting Pawtucket Red Sox. The cost per person is $15 which includes your game ticket as well as a voucher for a hot dog and a soft drink.

If you are interested in attending either of these events, please contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at 716-888-2700.

Submitted by: Courtney Papaj, event coordinator, Office of Alumni Engagement

Google Drive Now Available for all Faculty and Staff

gafecanisiuslogo62All faculty and staff now have Google Drive provided as part of Google Apps for Education. This is a secure, password-protected online (“cloud”) storage space where users can store files to be accessed in a variety of places and on various devices. Google Drive also allows users to share large or numerous files that are impractical as email attachments. An easy-to-use productivity toolset, including Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms, makes collaborating on projects much easier than passing documents back and forth via email.

Your Google Drive space can be found by clicking the link under “My Applications” in the MyCanisius navigation launchpad (lefthand menu, after logging in.)

See this link for details on your Canisius Google Drive space, including possibilities for how you may use it to save time and effort:

This summer, the Center for Online Learning & Innovation offers workshops introducing Google Drive to faculty and staff:

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, instructional designer, online learning and innovation center

Campus Candid

Fourteen high school students from the Erie 1 BOCES Legal Academy graduated on Wednesday, June 8, 2016.  More than 50 family members and friends attended the ceremony held in the Marie Maday Theatre at Canisius College.


The BOCES high school students, who were enrolled in the New Vision Legal Academy senior honors class for the 2015-2016 academic year, received instruction at Canisius College while benefiting from the Jesuit college experience. Patricia Erickson, PhD, interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Robert Klump, Director of the Raichle Pre-Law Center, are the academic coordinators between Canisius and Erie 1 BOCES Legal Academy.

Four of the high school students will be freshmen at Canisius for the upcoming 2016-2017 academic year.

Submitted by: Veronica Serwacki, executive associate, college of arts and sciences