Canisius in the News

Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, professor of economics, spoke with the editorial board at The Buffalo News last week about wages in the Buffalo metropolitan area. The editorial appeared in the paper on Saturday, November 3. Read the full article here.

WKBW Channel 7 interviewed Kevin Hardwick, PhD, professor of political science, on Monday, November 5 about the balance of power in the New York State Senate. Watch the story here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Matt Gorczyca Named Employee of Distinction

The Human Resources Department is pleased to announce that Matthew Gorczyca, assistant director of the Canisius Fund, is the Canisius College Employee of Distinction for September 2018! Matt was nominated for the award by his supervisor, Summer Handzlik, director of the Canisius Fund.

An alumnus who has now worked at the college for one year, Matt was selected for this award based on his consistently optimistic attitude, his willingness to lend a hand to colleagues in any department and his attention to detail.

Please join the Human Resource Department in congratulating Matt on this achievement!

To nominate a coworker for the upcoming months, click here.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, assistant, Human Resources

Marketing and Communication Reorganizes

To align with redefined roles and responsibilities, the Office of Marketing and Communication has been reorganized into the Office of Marketing and Brand Engagement, and the Office of College Communications. The following changes result from the move:

Matt Wojick becomes associate vice president for marketing and brand engagement with responsibility for institutional and enrollment marketing, branding, external partnerships, creative services, the college’s website and social media channels.

Staff members within the Office of Marketing and Brand Engagement include:

Josh Kruk, director of digital marketing

Patty Herkey, creative director

Gwen Ito, marketing copywriter

Cody Weiler, art director

Stephanie Masood, marketing project manager

Brianna Blank, multimedia producer

Eileen Herbert is named chief communications officer/director of college communications.  Herbert is responsible for the college’s internal and external communications, media relations and issues management, and managing a communications program on social media. She is executive editor of Canisius Magazine.

College Communications staff includes:

Audrey Browka, who is named senior associate director of college communications. Browka is the managing editor of Canisius Magazine and a primary writer and point of contact for the media.  She is the department’s second ranking communications professional.

Kristin Etu, associate director of college communications

Wojick and Herbert both report to Bill Collins, vice president for institutional advancement.

Submitted by: Institutional Advancement

Early Closure Announced

In gratitude for everyone’s continued hard work and knowing that many campus community members will be preparing feasts or traveling to be with loved ones for the Thanksgiving Holiday, the college will close on Wednesday, November 21 at 2:00 p.m. and will stay closed through Friday, November 23. Essential operating personnel must report according to their schedules. The college will reopen on Monday, November 26.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends!

Submitted by: Linda M. Walleshauser, associate vice president, Human Resources and Compliance/Interim Title IX Coordinator

Canisius CEO Chapter Excels at 2018 Global Conference and Pitch Competition

2018 CEO Awards.JPG

Pictured (l-r): Nathan Waley ’21, Austin Klink ’19, Alexandra Gerspach ’20, Nicholas Buyers ’20, Dr. Ji-Hee Kim, Jonathan Wess ’21, Thomas Gilmore ’22, Gabriela Sun ’20, Jennifer Trybuskiewicz ’21 and Katherine Doyle ’20

Another year means more success for the Canisius College chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO). For the eleventh time in as many years, the college’s CEO team took home Best Chapter Awards from the CEO Global Conference and Pitch Competition, which took place November 1 – 3 in Kansas City, MO. The Canisius team competed against CEO chapters from more than 400 colleges and universities.

The Canisius CEO chapter was recognized as one of the top three universities in the Global Chapter of the Year category. The award is presented to a CEO club that demonstrates excellence in developing its organization and leaders, and offers meaningful experiences for CEO members.

Ji-Hee Kim, PhD, faculty advisor to the chapter and director of the Canisius entrepreneurship program, won first place in the category for Outstanding CEO Chapter Advisor.

Click here to read the chapter’s complete success story from the conference.

Submitted by: Ji-Hee Kim, PhD, director and associate professor, Entrepreneurship and Management