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Canisius College received a $10,000 grant from Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company’s corporate citizenship initiative. Representatives from Honeywell’s Buffalo Research Laboratory presented a 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 Tuesday, June 6.

IMG_3874Pictured from l-r: Robert Stewart ’11, PhD, research chemist, Honeywell; Marci Gregson, senior manager of human resources, Honeywell; Mariusz Kozik, PhD, professor and chair, chemistry, Canisius; David Nalewajek ’74, PhD, research fellow, Honeywell; Robert Sikorski, Buffalo plant manager, Honeywell; and Sandy Miller, director of corporate and foundation relations, Canisius

The funds will be used to offset student costs associated with 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.

Submitted by: College Communications

Campus Candid II

A group of 10 Canisius students are participating in a three-week international teaching internship in Oviedo, Spain, at Colegio San Ignacio (CSI).  Living with families from CSI, the students are working as English language teachers and are immersed in Spanish culture while in the beautiful old world city of Oviedo.

The group organized the ‘first edition’ of American Day at CSI. Spanish students spent a day surrounded by American culture, traditions, stories and activities. The school was dripping with American decor. They danced and sang karaoke to tunes such as to “Born in the USA” by Bruce Springstein and “Surfin’ USA” by the Beach Boys.

The grand finale of the internship is a three-day English immersion camp held at a spectacular Jesuit compound in the coastal town of Celorio. This year, 75 fourth-grade students will attend. Canisius students facilitate all aspects of the camp, stressing English language acquisition.

Submitted by: Nicki M. Calabrese, PhD, associate professor, Education Department

Men’s Basketball Hosts Skills Clinic Saturday

The Canisius men’s basketball team and DICK’S Sporting Goods host a free skills clinic on Saturday, June 10 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Koessler Athletic Center.

The clinic includes instruction from Canisius head basketball coach Reggie Witherspoon, his staff and selected Canisius student-athletes.

All participants must be enrolled in grades one through six, due to NCAA compliance. The clinic will be capped at the first 120 participants enrolled. All players who sign up receive a special gift from DICK’S Sporting Goods.

Participants need to provide their name, age, parent name, parent contact number and mailing address.

Please send the above information to Joe LaVare, ticket sales and service manager, at or by calling (716) 888-8286.

Submitted by: Joe LaVare, ticket sales and service manager, Athletics

Mobile Farmers Market Coming to Canisius

Beginning Monday, June 12, Canisius hosts a mobile farmers market through Urban Fruits & Veggies. Visit the mobile market in the Bagen parking lot every Monday from 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. through Monday, October 16. Fresh produce and vegetables will be available each week. Urban Fruits & Veggies accepts cash and credit cards.

Please note Urban Fruits & Veggies will not be on campus July 3, September 4 and October 9 since the college is closed on those dates.

Please contact Human Resources at Ext. 2240 with any questions.

Submitted by: Dawn Rotterman, benefits specialist, Human Resources