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On Saturday, January 27, Barbara Burns, PhD, professor of teacher instruction/differentiated education, hosted the third annual Mathematics Professional Development Conference for teachers of grades pre-K through 12 held in Science Hall. The theme of this year’s conference, “Doing the Math,” was addressed by keynote speaker Joy Guarino, assistant professor of dance at Buffalo State College. Her talk was entitled “Learning Math with the Mind and Body” and Guarino discussed how math and dance/movement are tied together. The theme was carried throughout the day at 22 breakout sessions. One hundred thirty teachers and teacher education students attended the event.

Submitted by: Barbara Burns, PhD, professor of teacher instruction/differentiated education

Canisius in the News

Canisius in the News

Zachary Bohn᾿19 noticed the chicken crunch roll was a particularly popular snack at his father’s Hertel Avenue restaurant. So the economics/finance, management and communication studies triple major turned it into a successful business idea.

Zach and his father incorporated “The Original Crunch Roll Factory” which now produces products for more than 600 restaurants and other food service companies.

Read more about Zach’s booming business in Business First.


Submitted by: College Communications

2018-2019 CEEP Application Process Now Open

Faculty and staff who employ students from the Canisius Earning Excellence Program (CEEP) are asked to remind their students to fill out applications for 2018-19 employment. Renewal is not automatic. Any office on campus can employ a CEEP student with an appropriate project. The online application is open for students from February 1, 2018 to February 28, 2018.

A 3.33 or higher GPA is required and undergraduate students in all majors may apply to work in academic departments and administrative offices. College policy prevents students from receiving both CEEP and federal work-study during the academic year. Students may receive CEEP in the summer and work-study during the fall and spring or vice versa but not both in the same time period.

More information and current online applications are available on the myCanisius portal here. Click on the CEEP link located in the center “Need to Know” section on the portal.

The rate for CEEP is $11.25 per hour minus taxes, for a maximum of 150 hours.

If you have questions, contact Sara R. Morris, PhD, acting vice president for academic affairs, or Kathy Peter, executive associate for academic affairs at Ext. 2121.

Submitted by: Kathy L. Peter, executive associate, Academic Affairs

Free Tickets for Faculty and Staff

Free tickets for the men’s basketball game versus Siena scheduled for Thursday, February 8 in the Koessler Athletic Center are now available in the Human Resources Office. Canisius employees may pick up complimentary tickets for themselves and immediate family members. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m. and free packages of Oreos will be available to the first 600 fans as they enter the facility. In addition, athletics will give away two $25 gift certificates to Riverworks.

For additional information on the game visit

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director, External Affairs



Super Bowl Sunday Mass

Held at 5 p.m. instead of 7 p.m.

Please note that Mass will be held at 5 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel on Super Bowl Sunday, February 4, instead of 7 p.m. The regular 7 p.m. time resumes next Sunday, February 11.

Submitted by: Mike Hayes, director of Campus Ministry







Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper Luncheon

Jill Spisiak Jedlikca to speak

The All-College Honors Program hosts a free luncheon with Jill Spisiak Jedlicka, executive director, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, on Wednesday, February 7 at 12 p.m. in Student Center Room 205. She was featured in The Buffalo News for her work in restoring the Buffalo River, New York State’s fifth most unhealthy and stressed waterway. Anyone interested may contact Joan Wadsworth to RSVP at Ext. 2215 or

Submitted by: Bruce Dierenfield, professor of history and director of the All-College Honors Program



Canisius to Offer Seminar on Heroin Addiction and Recovery

Sponsored by the Department of Counseling and Human Services

The Canisius Golden Griffin Counseling Seminar presents “Four Components of Heroin Addiction and Recovery” on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to

1 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge.  Light breakfast is included.

The seminar is presented by Davina Moss-King, PhD.  Moss-King is the president and owner of Positive Direction and Associates Inc. She has more than has 25 years of experience counseling individuals with substance abuse or use disorders.

This Golden Griffin Counseling Seminar is sponsored by the Department of Counseling and Human Services at Canisius College. The cost is $35 for professionals and $20 for students.  Click here to register. For more information, call (716) 888-3298 or email Holly D’Angelis, PhD, chair and associate professor of clinical mental health counseling, at

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius Dance Griffs to Host Clinic Feb. 25

Children of faculty and staff are invited to attend

The Canisius Dance Griffs will hold an instructional winter clinic on Sunday, February 25 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Koessler Athletic Center in conjunction with the Canisius men’s basketball home game.

All participants in the clinic will learn a routine from the Dance Griffs and then perform at halftime. The clinic is open to children ages 5-14. The dance clinic features instruction by former Toronto Raptors dancer Morgan and several Bandettes, who dance for the NLL’s Buffalo Bandits.

The cost is $30 for the clinic, which includes a T-shirt, lunch and a ticket for the Canisius men’s basketball game. The February 25 date features a home game against Marist. It is also Senior Day. Game time for the contest is set for 2 p.m.

An online registration form for the Canisius Dance Clinic can be found here.

To sign up or for more details, contact Joe LaVare via email at or call (716) 888-8286.

Submitted by: Joe LaVare, ticket sales manager, Athletics