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Honeywell Supports Chemistry Olympiad


Pictured (l-r): Michelle Mattice, Emily Tankersley, Dr. Mariusz Kozik and Dr. Robert Stewart ’11, PhD

Canisius College is the recipient of a grant from Honeywell to support the Western New York Chemistry Olympiad. On May 16, 2022, representatives from Honeywell presented Dr. Mariusz Kozik, professor of chemistry and biochemistry and coordinator of the Western New York Chemistry Olympiad, with a check for $10,000 to support student preparation and participation in the Olympiad.

The Chemistry Olympiad is a local, national and international competition designed to stimulate and promote achievement in high school chemistry. It is sponsored nationally by the American Chemical Society and hosted locally by Canisius College. Honeywell has supported the Chemistry Olympiad for 25 years and has donated nearly $250,000 in support of this initiative.

Submitted by: Sandy Miller, Sr. Director of Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations

Women of Canisius Induction Pinning Ceremony

On May 17, the Office of Alumni Engagement and the Women of Canisius Leadership Council held their annual pinning ceremony.

This tradition welcomes female graduates into the alumni affinity group. Alumnae Catherine Niederpruem ’17 spoke about how her life was forever impacted by her Canisius education and the importance of being true to yourself following graduation. Congratulations to the newest inductees!

Submitted by: Sarah Sterzinger, assistant director, Alumni Engagement

Live Well, Work Well

Check out May’s Newsletter from Lawley Insurance Group, which offers advice on elevating psychological resiliency, protecting your vision and how to spring clean your routine.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, executive associate, President’s Office

Service of Remembrance

Campus Ministry will offer a brief service in remembrance of the victims from this weekend’s mass shooting, today, Wednesday, May 18, at 10:00 a.m. in Christ the King Chapel. All are welcomed to take time out of your day to participate.    

Submitted by: Sandra M. Estanek, PhD, Interim Vice President for Student Affairs

Opportunities to Help East Side Community

Many of our neighbors in the city of Buffalo are suffering right now. They are struck with grief, fear and anger. At the same time that they are suffering emotionally, residents of the East Side are also struggling to find basic food and supplies.  Tops Market on Jefferson Avenue was the only full-service grocery store located in this part of Buffalo.  While it is closed, there are a number of initiatives underway to get food, health, and personal care items to those who need it. 

We are grateful that so many Canisius students, faculty, staff and alumni have reached out wanting to know how they can help.  The Canisius College New Buffalo Institute and others across campus have been working with community partners to understand the needs and organizing our resources to support them. Here is how you can get involved:

First Fruits Food Pantry at Lincoln Memorial United Methodist Church, 641 Masten Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209

Donations for the following items are requested:

  • Canned corn
  • Canned Green beans
  • Chicken or vegetable broth
  • Canned tomatoes diced/stewed 
  • Canned carrots
  • Canned mixed vegetables
  • Beans dry or canned (cannellini, kidney, black, chili, pinto, black eyed peas, red)
  • Canned tuna, salmon, chicken
  • Peanut butter
  • Healthy cereals
  • Pasta and sauces
  • Rice

Donations can be dropped off on the Northland Avenue side of the church on Friday (which is prep day, and Saturdays 9:00 am – 12 noon.

Monetary donations are also greatly appreciated:

  • First Fruits Food Pantry c/o Lincoln Memorial United Methodist Church, 641 Masten Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209
    • Lincoln Memorial Cashapp account name – $changelivesthrulove 
    • Lincoln Memorial Venmo account name – Lincoln-UMC

Upper Room Church of God in Christ on 141 Florida St., Buffalo, NY 14208

Canisius College has partnered with the Upper Room Church of God to provide food to the community in the Spillman Parking Lot.

Donations for the following items are requested:

  • Perishable items: Dairy items, milk and eggs
  • Laundry and dish detergents
  • Bread/Baked goods
  • Personal health & hygiene items

Monetary donations are also greatly appreciated by the Upper Room Church: Cashapp  $COGICUPPERROOM

Buffalo Community Fridge, 257 E. Ferry Street, Buffalo, NY 14208

Donations for the following items are requested:

  • Fresh Produce
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Cheese
  • Baby formula and baby food
  • Juice
  • Water
  • Labeled cooked/canned meals (no raw meat)

Monetary donations are also being accepted by Buffalo Fridge at Venmo@bflocommunityfridge

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