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Campus Candids

Lenten observances are continuing at Christ the King Chapel. This season’s theme is from Pope Francis’ “Encuentro” (“Encounter”). Canisius’ faith community received world globe stress balls.

International student Mmesoma, from Nigeria) is assisting with services.

Submitted by: Rev. Fred Betti, SJ, chaplain, Mission and Ministry

Free Tax Prep at Canisius

The Canisius University Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program has appointments available to have your taxes done FOR FREE on campus by IRS-certified volunteers. To schedule an appointment, Email Shannon Jemiolo, PhD, assistant professor of accounting, at

Submitted by: Shannon Jemiolo, Assistant Professor, Accounting

Nominations Open for Distinguished Faculty Award

The Office of Alumni Engagement invites you to submit nominations for the 2024 Kenneth L. Koessler Distinguished Faculty Award.

Individuals eligible for nomination must meet the following criteria:

The Kenneth L. Koessler Distinguished Faculty Award recognizes outstanding full-time faculty members of the university who are distinguished for contributions to the academic world and teaching excellence. One award may be given per year.

The Kenneth L. Koessler Distinguished Faculty Award is presented at the Honors Convocation on May 17, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.

Please submit nominations to the Office of Alumni Engagement no later than  Friday, March 8, 2024. 

The nomination form is available ONLINE. Please complete the section of the form that corresponds to the Kenneth L. Koessler Distinguished Faculty Award.

Questions? Please reach out to Lauren Orlowski, director of Alumni and Constituent Engagement, at

Submitted by: Sarah Sterzinger Assistant Director of Alumni and Constituent Engagement

Soup, Chili, Chowder Cookoff

Everyone’ favorite cookoff is back in 2024.

All are welcome to gather in the Old Main Faculty Lounge between 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.  on Thursday, March 21, 2024 for our annual Soup, Chili and Chowder cookoff.

Enter your famous fare – or – just taste and vote for your favorite.

Prizes will be awarded in each category and best overall – bragging rights apply!

RSVP or enter HERE, or contact Maggie Burkard at Ext. 2120 or at

Submitted by: Employee Engagement Committee