Trevor Tumiel ’17 and Anthony Berardi ’19 are the recipients of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellowship in chemistry. NSF Graduate Fellowships provide three years of financial support to individuals early in their graduate training in STEM (Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics) fields. NSF Graduate Fellowships are among the most competitive and prestigious fellowships available to graduate students pursuing research in STEM fields.
Trevor Tumiel ’17
Trevor Tumiel earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry (American Chemical Society (ACS) certified track) in 2017. At Canisius, he conducted research for three summers with Steven Szczepankiewicz, PhD, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry. Tumiel is currently in his second year as a graduate student in the doctoral program in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Rochester where he conducts research in the laboratory of Todd Krauss, PhD, professor of chemistry. Tumiel’s fellowship proposal was titled “Exploiting Defects in Carbon Nanotubes for Photo-generated Charge Transport.”
Anthony Berardi ’19
Anthony Berardi will earn his bachelor’s degree in chemistry (ACS certified track) in 2019. At Canisius, he conducted research for three summers with Jeremy Steinbacher, PhD, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry. This fall, Berardi will enter the doctoral program at the University of Michigan in the Macromolecular Science and Engineering Program. His fellowship proposal was titled “Amphiphilic, Bottlebrush Polymers for Simultaneous 19F MRI and Drug Delivery.”
Submitted by: Phil Sheridan, professor and chair, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Pictured (l-r): Joseph Yakovac ’20, Brian Jordan ’19, Matthew Noto MS ’19, Mariana Militello ’20, Sarah Collins MS ’18, Spencer Neal MS ’19, Andrew Sagun ’20, Molly Murray ’20, Justin Begley ’20, Adelle Tucker ’20 and Robert Merii MS ’18
Pictured (l-r): Julie Anna M. Golebiewski, PhD, assistant professor of Economics and Finance; Denise Rotondo, PhD, dean of the Wehle School of Business and Coral R. Snodgrass, PhD, professor of management
On Sunday, April 7, the Wehle School of Business Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society for students in business majors at schools accredited by AACSB International, inducted the following 22 students:
Sarah Collins MS ’18, Quinton Corrao MS ’19, Moritz Kretschmer MS ’19, Natalie Manzella MS ’19, Jaspal Mathon MS ’19, Robert Merii MS ’18, William Montani MS ’18, Kimberly Mullane MS ’18, Spencer Neal MS ’19, Matthew Noto MS ’19, Gregory Rusch MS ’18, Nicholas Stevens MS ’19, Noah Gould ’19, Brian Jordan ’19, Justin Begley ’20, Patrick Collins ’20, Mariana Militello ’20, Molly Murray ’20, Andrew Sagun ’20, Matthew Tomasulo ’20, Adele Tucker ’20 and Joseph Yakovac ’20.
During the ceremony, the following faculty members were recognized for their accomplishments:
Dr. James S. Valone Undergraduate Teaching Award – Julie Anna M. Golebiewski, PhD, assistant professor of economics and finance
Dr. Marti Luther King Jr. Award – Coral R. Snodgrass, PhD, professor of management
Submitted by: Mary Ellen Carver, executive associate, Dean of the Wehle School of Business
As we near the middle of April (or “Ape-ril),” remember to recycle your cell phones to support gorilla conservation efforts. The cell phone drive will be coming to an end shortly.
If you have an old cell phone, tablet, iPad or iPod, please bring it to one of the collection stations on campus (the Animal Behavior Ecology and Conservation office located in Health Science 201 or the ITS help desk in the library). If you need cellphones picked up, email Sue Margulis, PhD, professor of Animal Behavior Ecology and Conservation and Biology, at email@example.com.
Submitted by: Sue Margulis, professor, Animal Behavior Ecology and Conservation and Biology
As we approach the end of the Fiscal Year, here are some important dates for requisitions and direct pay:
LAST OFFICIAL BUSINESS DAY: Friday, May 31, 2019 –
Note: checks will be processed on Friday, May 31 at 12:00 p.m. as this is the normal check processing day. All invoices and check requests must be in the Accounts Payable Office by the close of business on Friday, May 24 to allow for processing. Please keep in mind that the college will be closed on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day. The finance system will be shut down on Friday, May 31 and rolled to the new fiscal year.
REQUISITIONS AND PURCHASE ORDERS:
Capital items: A requisition must be turned into a PO for capital items by Friday, May 17 at 12:00 p.m. Please remember that items must be received on campus by Friday, May 31 to be charged against the 2019 budget. Items received after Friday, May 31 will be charged to the 2020 budget.
Operating expenses: The requisition cut-off date for operating expenses is Wednesday, May 24 at 5:00 p.m.
Please allow appropriate time for the approval process. Invoices should be submitted to the Accounts Payable office as soon as possible. If you have any questions, contact Accounts Payable at Ext. 8525.
Visa charges that post at the bank by Friday, May 31 will be charged to the 2019 budget. Any charge that posts at the bank after Friday, May 31 will be charged to the 2020 budget. Please remember that it can take anywhere from 1 – 7 business days from the time of purchase until the bank receives and posts the transaction to your account. If you have any questions, contact JoAnn Feary, office manager for the Controller’s Office at Ext. 8528.
Submitted by: JoAnn Feary, office manager, Controller’s Office
The Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) will run an Online Faculty Development Course throughout summer 2019 to help prepare faculty to teach online and hybrid classes. The course will run from Monday, May 27 – Saturday, June 29. The class is entirely online and simulates a real fully-online course so professors can learn to teach online while getting the online student experience.
Learn how to build engaging, rigorous online and hybrid courses that are powered by teaching skills and enthusiasm. Discover how to sensibly incorporate interactive learning, social engagement and teaching presence in an online class space. After this mini-course, faculty will craft effective and engaging web-based courses that incorporate their personality and talents as a professor, and Canisius College’s special blend of Jesuit identity and pedagogy.
This course is available to all Canisius College faculty. Whether you plan to teach an online course in the future, aren’t yet sure you’ll teach online or would just like to know more about online courses and coursework, this is an excellent opportunity.
To enroll, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. View the COLI Calendar for times and locations of other faculty development events.
Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, Center for Online Learning & Innovation