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It’s Trivia Wednesday

The campus community is invited to watch The Dome for special “Trivia Wednesdays,” which will be published throughout the school year in every Wednesday edition. The first person to respond to with the correct answer will win Canisius “swag.”

Additionally, once a month on Wednesdays, there will be a special giveaway in which the winner will receive some of the newly-designed Canisius sesquicentennial gear.

Winners will be announced the following Wednesday of each week along with the correct trivia answer.

This week’s giveaway question is:

Which Canisius alumna was a leading figure in the effort to map the human genome:

a. Cherylyn Harley Lebon ’88

b. Norma Nowak ’79

c. Catherine Burzik ’72

d. Mary Grace Diehl ’74

Congratulations to Summer Handzlik, director of the Canisius Fund, who was last week’s Trivia Wednesday contest. The question was:

Canisius’ study abroad program is affiliated with more than 21 universities in 12 countries. Which of the following locations is NOT included on that list?

(a) Seoul, South Korea

(b) Queensland, Australia

(c) Cairo, Egypt

(d) Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

The correct answer was: (c) Cairo, Egypt

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

Canisius President John J. Hurley and Vice President for Student Affairs Dan Dentino hosted an impromptu media session on Tuesday, March 3, to discuss, publicly, the college’s recent travel advisory and safety recommendations related to COVID-19 and the campus community. Canisius was the first among Western New York’s colleges and universities to recommend that students attending other universities for study abroad experiences return home.

Click on the links below to read or view the various stories that aired:

WGRZ-TV Channel 2

WIVB-TV Channel 4

WKBW-TV Channel 7

WBEN Radio 930 AM

WBFO Radio 88.7 FM

Submitted by: College Communications

Vice President for Academic Affairs- Open Forum This Thursday

Faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in an open forum with Sara Morris, PhD, candidate for the vice president for academic affairs, on Thursday, March 5 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in Grupp Fireside Lounge.

Information about Morris can be found on the myCanisius portal under the “VP for Academic Affairs Search” tab located on the blue navigation bar across the top of the page. After the open forum, an evaluation form will also be posted here to allow the campus community to submit feedback.

The vice president for academic affairs will play a vital role in the life of the college.  Please consider attending this event.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, Human Resources Generalist

Golden Griffin Fund Team Wins Big at CFA Institute Research Challenge of WNY

Pictured (left-right): Steven Gattuso ’87, MBA ’89, director of the Golden Griffin Fund, Nick Stinson ’20, Andrew Sagun ’20, Cameron Rosenecker ’19, MBA ’20 (captain), Luca Zambito ’20, Justin Begley ’20, and Richard A. Wall ’78, professor emeritus of finance and faculty advisor to the Golden Griffin Fund

A five-person team from the Canisius College Golden Griffin Fund secured first place in the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Research Challenge of Western New York, held Friday, February 28 at Syracuse University.  Canisius College has dominated the CFA Research Challenge in Western New York since its inception in 2010, securing first-place wins for the past 10 consecutive years. The Canisius team overcame competitors including SUNY Geneseo, University of Rochester and SUNY Oswego to take home the first place prize.  The team now advances to the Americas Regional Challenge, to be held April 20-22 in New York City.

The Golden Griffin Fund team that took home first place in this year’s CFA Research Challenge in Western New York was comprised of Justin Begley ’20, Luca Zambito ’20, Cameron Rosenecker ’19, MBA ’20 (team captain), Andrew Sagun ’20 and Nick Stinson ’20.  

The subject company for this year’s CFA Research Challenge was Graham Corp.  Headquartered in Batavia, NY, Graham Corp. is a global leader in the design and manufacture of engineered-to-order vacuum and heat transfer equipment for process industries and energy markets.

Click here to read more about the team’s win.

Submitted by: College Communications

Nominate Students to Apply for Orientation Leader Positions

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Applications close this Friday, March 6 for Orientation Leader positions! We are seeking energetic students who are passionate about Canisius and wish to be a part of the New Student Orientation team for the 2020-21 academic year. Students can apply by logging into Canisius Life through the myCanisius portal and searching for “New Student Orientation.”

Submitted by: Kathleen Brucato, associate dean of students & Title IX Coordinator