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Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Minor

Beginning in fall 2017, the Department of Management will offer an interdisciplinary entrepreneurship minor. This minor is designed for students who want to expand their educational opportunities, knowledge and experiences in entrepreneurship (either for-profit and/or not-for-profit). Students enrolled in this minor will learn to develop an entrepreneurial mindset, which includes the ability to recognize creative business opportunities. Students will also learn how to develop the business plans needed to pursue these opportunities and bring business ideas to life. The interdisciplinary entrepreneurship minor promotes academic excellence, innovation and student success by providing excellent, diverse and innovative learning experiences and opportunities.

Any student from each of the three schools may enroll regardless of their chosen majors. To enroll, students must complete the appropriate minor request form. For additional information or questions, please contact Ji-Hee Kim, PhD, director of entrepreneurship and associate professor of management, at or by calling at 716-888-2606. Students can also learn about this minor by visiting the program website.

Students enrolled in the interdisciplinary entrepreneurship minor are expected to become members of the Canisius Chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) and/or Canisius Innovation Lab (CIL).

Submitted by: Daniel J. Borgia, PhD, dean, Richard J. Wehle School of Business

Students Present Work at National Conference

Mariusz Kozik, PhD, chair and professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and Sarah Evans, PhD, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, traveled with three students to present posters on their research at the 253rd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in San Francisco, CA.

Ben Swanson ’17 and Jack Verdi ’19 presented their poster “Further Investigation of Transition Metal Substituted Polyoxotungstates in Non-Polar Solvents using 2D DOSY 31P NMR and Density Functional Theory.” Demi Xenos ’17 presented her poster “What Makes Lyme Disease Tick?  Impact of Mutations on Global Regulator BosR.”
In addition, these students accepted the Outstanding Student Chapter Award on behalf of the Canisius Student Chapter of the American Chemical Society (SCACS).  The Canisius SCACS is one of only 46 chapters nationwide to be given this highest honor, which is the ninth consecutive annual award given to the Canisius Chapter. In addition, the Canisius SCACS also received a Green Chemistry Award, for its green chemistry activities.

Submitted by: Phil Sheridan, PhD, professor, chemistry and biochemistry

TIAA Representative Returning in April

Greg Tedone, financial consultant for TIAA, will be back on campus Tuesday, April 25, Tuesday, May 16 and Thursday, June 16, in the Student Center Executive Conference Room 207.  Tedone will meet with individuals to review and discuss current investments, answer questions and review options to help meet retirement goals.

To schedule an appointment, contact the TIAA Service and Scheduling Group at 1-800-732-8353 or click here to schedule your appointment online.

Submitted by: Dawn Rotterman, benefits specialist, Human Resources

Canisius Innovation Conference

On May 18, Canisius College will host the 2017 Canisius Innovation Conference. This free, one-day event will focus on technology in teaching and learning, online learning, and innovation in K-12 and higher education. For details, and to register, check out the event site at

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, PhD, instructional designer, COLI