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Chemistry and Biochemistry Announce New Business Concentration

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is pleased to announce the new chemistry with business concentration degree that will be available starting in fall 2017.

Chemical industries comprise the largest manufacturing sector in the U.S. (as measured by GDP) and encompass pharmaceutical, agricultural, petrochemical, manufacturing chemicals and consumer products. In addition to employment as chemists in traditional chemical industries, chemistry and biochemistry graduates have careers in a broad range of areas including intellectual property, law, environmental policy, sales and marketing. The chemistry with business degree will help prepare our graduates to enter a broader range of career paths.

Submitted by: Mary O’Sullivan, PhD, professor, chemistry and biochemistry

Blessing of Brains this Sunday

Stressed over finals? Do you have too many papers to write with not enough time in the day? It’s time again for Campus Ministry’s Blessing of the Brains!

Take an hour to re-center, de-stress and pray with our campus community at Campus Ministry’s Blessing of the Brains.  Students, faculty and staff are all invited to join the 8:30 p.m. Mass this Sunday, May 7 in Christ the King Chapel to receive individual blessings on their brains. Let God into the midst of your finals week and see what happens!

Mass is open to the public and no RSVP is needed.

If you have any questions, contact Paul Stage, associate campus minister, at Ext. 2423 or at

Submitted by: Paul Stage, associate campus minister, Campus Ministry

Tune in to Woodward on “Crossroads”

Assistant Professor of English, Marshelle Woodward, PhD, will be the featured guest on the Sunday, May 7 broadcast of “Crossroads.”  Program host, Rev. Jonathan D. Lawrence, PhD, will speak with Woodward about the Protestant Reformation in England and its influences on English literature.

“Crossroads” is a monthly radio program produced by the Network of Religious Communities.  It airs on the first Sunday of each month at 6:00 a.m. on MIX-96 (96.1 FM) and at 6:30 a.m. on JACK-FM (92.9).

In case you miss Sunday’s broadcast, the May program will be available on the Canisius SoundCloud beginning Monday, May 8.

Jonathan Lawrence is filling in as program host of “Crossroads” while Rev. Patrick Lynch, SJ, is on sabbatical. Lawrence is an associate professor of religious studies and theology at Canisius and director of the Religion in Western New York Project.

Submitted by: College Communications

Softball Closes Out Regular Season on Sunday

Your Golden Griffin softball team concludes its regular season Sunday, May 7 when it plays host to Niagara. The first game of the MAAC doubleheader is scheduled to start at 3:00 p.m. The nightcap game is expected to begin around 6:00 p.m.

Canisius needs to win both games to have a chance at making the conference playoffs.

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

Cap and Gown Update

All students graduating this month received an email with a link to their personal cap and gown update.

Survey results are extremely valuable to future students. By completing this short (3-5 minute) survey you will help other students learn about “what’s next” after graduation. Your feedback will help us plan for meeting student needs in the future.

Students who complete the survey by Saturday, May 20 will be entered to win a Hewlett Packard 14” Notebook! Check your email and complete your cap and gown update today!

Submitted by: Julie Zulewski, associate director, Griff Center