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Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Candidate on Campus Monday

Canisius College is in the final stages of recruiting a new vice president for student affairs and dean of students. This position provides leadership to the departments of Campus Ministry, Athletics, Public Safety, Student Life and International Student Programs, in addition to the Counseling Center and Student Health Center. The person in this position will also be jointly responsible (with the vice president for academic affairs) for the overall operations of the Griff Center for Academic Engagement and the Office of Study Abroad and International Partnerships.

On behalf of the search committee, I am pleased to announce that the first of four finalists, Cary Anderson, EdD, will be on campus next week Monday, March 4 and Tuesday, March 5.  We are in the process of finalizing the schedules for the other three candidates and will announce them as they become available.

Information about each finalist will be posted in The Dome and on the myCanisius portal under the “VP for Student Affairs Search” tab located on the blue navigation bar across the top of the page.  An online evaluation form will also be posted here for any campus community members who wish to submit feedback.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in the process and attend the Campus Forum scheduled for  Dr. Anderson on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 3:00 – 4:00 pm, in the Grupp Fireside Lounge. 

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The vice president for student affairs and dean of students will play a critical role in the life of the college. Please consider attending the open forums and participating in the search.

On behalf of the Search Committee,

Peg McCarthy

Chair/Search Committee

WNY Brain Bee Winner

On Saturday, February 23, area high school students competed in the WNY Brain Bee at Canisius College. Claire Mullen, from Mt. Mercy Academy, won the competition and will represent WNY in the U.S. Brain Bee in April at Penn State Medical School. Last year’s winner, Destiny Overton, also attended Mt. Mercy Academy and is currently a freshman at Canisius College. Ravneet Sood, from Williamsville East High School, won second place. Calvin Hunt, from Clarence High School, won third place.

The WNY Brain Bee seeks to motivate students to learn about the brain and inspire them to pursue careers in neuroscience.

Submitted by: Elizabeth Hogan, chair, Biology

BuffaLocal Fish Fry Friday

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Beginning March 6, Ash Wednesday, and every Friday throughout Lent, Chartwells will serve beer batter fish sandwiches featuring locally brewed Rusty Chain vienna style beer, fries and a drink for only $5, courtesy of Flying Bison Brewing Company.

Chartwells will also raffle off a bicycle courtesy of GObike Buffalo and will give away tickets to this year’s SkyRide on Sunday, May 19.

A beloved Buffalo mainstay, Flying Bison Brewing Company, is the first stand-alone brewery to operate in the city since Iroquois Brewing closed in 1972. Since 2007, Flying Bison has partnered with GObike Buffalo to support its mission of building a thriving, dynamic and connected city by promoting biking, alternative transportation options and improved streetscapes. GObike Buffalo encourages bicyclists of all ages and interest levels through their community bike workshop, the installation of signature bike racks, community education, and creating fun, innovative and highly anticipated events.

Each year, GObike Buffalo hosts the SkyRide, a fundraiser that brings thousands of cyclists on a citywide tour of historic locations, highway infrastructure and new bicycle facilities. Riders experience the scenic views of downtown Buffalo and the waterfront from the 100-foot-high skyway and Olmsted’s parks and parkways by bicycle.

Submitted by: Sharif Hamdy, marketing manager, Chartwells

Tune in to “Crossroads”

Set your radio dial early this Sunday, March 3 when Rev. Patrick J. Lynch, SJ, hosts the latest edition of “Crossroads.”

The focus of this month’s conversation is “God in the Fruit Belt.” Special guests on the program include Denise Barr, president of the Fruit Belt Advisory Council and Alan Core, pastor of First Centennial Missionary Baptist Church on High Street. The pair will discuss the history of different ethnic groups who live in the Fruit Belt, land trust issues and community efforts to protect this area and its affordable housing.

“Crossroads” is a monthly radio program produced by the Network of Religious Communities and hosted by Father Lynch, professor of religious studies and theology. 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).

If you miss Sunday’s broadcast, you can hear it on the Canisius SoundCloud starting Monday, March 4.

Submitted by: College Communications