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Last Day to Submit CEEP 2020-2021 Applications

Today, Friday, February 21, is the last day for students to submit applications for the 2020-2021 Canisius Earning Excellence Program (CEEP) awards. Supervisors will have until Friday, February 28 to submit approvals.

What is CEEP?

The Canisius Earning Excellence Program awards students with funding for intellectually demanding projects that create opportunities for applied learning outside the classroom. The work completed through this program is closely related to a career or scholarly field and directly related to faculty scholarship. By working alongside faculty on research-focused projects, students are able to achieve a high level of preparedness for maintaining professional working relationships and for continued studies at the graduate level.

What are the requirements?

A 3.3 or higher GPA is required for all applicants. 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 during the same semester. The hourly rate for CEEP 2020-2021 projects is $12.50 and students may apply for a maximum of 150 hours.

How can a student apply?

More information and links to the online applications are available on the Academic Affairs page on the myCanisius portal. Please note, current CEEP award recipients interested in continuing their project next year will need to fill out new applications for the 2020-2021 award. Renewal is not automatic.


If you have any questions regarding the award and application process, contact Jenn Lodi-Smith at Ext. 2513.

Submitted by: Emily McGorry, executive associate, Academic Affairs

Ignatian Scholarship Day

The 13th annual Ignatian Scholarship Day (ISD) is Wednesday, April 15 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Science Hall, Christ the King Chapel and Alumni Gallery.

This event is an opportunity for every student to submit accomplished work from the current or previous semester for an exhibit, presentation or performance in a conference environment.

Students can apply for ISD 2020 using the online application located in myCanisius. The types of presentations students can choose from are poster displays, oral papers, digital presentations, two-or-three dimensional art and artistic performances.

Applications will be accepted Monday, February 24 through Friday, March 6 at 5:00 p.m.

Faculty members are asked to review and endorse applications by Monday, March 16.

To apply or endorse Ignatian Scholarship Day submissions, please visit the Ignatian Scholarship Day page on the academic affairs community page. For more information, contact the Office of Event Services at Ext. 2180.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: Connie M. Pileri, assistant dean for student affairs/director, Office of Event Services

Final Home Hockey Game is Tonight

Your Canisius hockey team plays its final regular season home game tonight, February 21, when Robert Morris visits the LECOM HarborCenter at 7:35 p.m. Both teams will travel to Pittsburgh immediately following the game to complete the two-game weekend series at the Colonials rink.

Reduced priced tickets for faculty and staff are available by calling 716-888-TIXX. For more information on the game, visit Canisius could host a home playoff series in March depending on the outcome of their final four regular season games.

Three of the Griffs retro-style jerseys (see picture) will be auctioned off during Friday’s game. The raffle tickets are $5 each or three for $10.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

The Heart & Mind Connection

Mental health can have a dramatic effect on heart heath and vice versa. This article explains how stress can negatively affect the heart and how to reduce this stress through meditation techniques.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, assistant, Human Resources

RAISE Benefit Coming Soon!

Campus Ministry is hosting its annual RAISE Benefit in early March.  More than 25 Canisius students will take part in one of the college’s 2020 international service-immersion experiences this summer, journeying to locations around the globe to live out the Jesuit ideals of men and women with and for others.  This year’s trips include experiences in Jamaica, Poland, El Salvador and the U.S.-Mexico border.

Students are excited to embark on this transformative experience but they need your help! Student participants are expected to raise funds to cover the cost of their experiences. You can help them meet their goal by:

  • Submitting a basket or raffle item for our RAISE Benefit by March 6
  • Purchasing a ticket for our RAISE Benefit dinner scheduled for Thursday, March 12 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. The night will be complete with food tastings from around the world, live music and a cash bar.  Basket and raffle winners will be chosen! Click here to add this event to your calendar.


Single tickets are $25 each

Group Discount: 4 tickets for $75!

Buy your tickets here

Any questions?  Contact Kaitlyn Buehlmann in Campus Ministry at

Submitted by: Kaitlyn Buehlmann, associate campus minister, Campus Ministry