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Campus Forum Today at 2:00 p.m.

The first of three Strategic Planning and Prioritization Committee (SPPC) Forums will take place today, February 3rd from 2:00 -3:30 in the Science Hall Commons. Open to all members of the Canisius College community, this forum will solicit campus input on goals and key objectives that will help frame the pillars of our strategic plan. Those individuals that are not able to attend the in-person forum are encouraged to complete a survey that will be available immediately following the forum

Two additional forums are scheduled for March 2 from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. in the Science Hall Commons and Monday, April 3 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the Regis Room. These forums will provide the opportunity to fine tune the strategic plan and review survey results.

Please consider joining us for as many of these events that you are able and contributing to the strategic planning process.

Submitted by: Academic Affairs

 

Copernicus work on display in February

In celebration of the 550th anniversary of the birth of Mikolaj Kopernik (Nicolaus Copernicus), 1473-1543, in Torun, Poland, The Permanent Chair of Polish Culture at Canisius College will host a number of events celebrating “the father of modern astronomy.”

Click HERE for more information

The kick-off event and reception will take place at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library in the Ring of Knowledge just outside the Grosvenor Room on the Main Floor of the Downtown Library, One Lafayette Square on Sunday, February 5, 2023 at 2:30 p.m.

The program opening and reception will be held on Sunday, February 5, 2023 – 2:30 p.m. Please RSVP to  wyrobekml@gmail.com by Feb. 1

Copernicus work will remain on display from February 1 – 28, 2023

Submitted by: Academic Affairs

Foster Youth Program Funding

Canisius College has been awarded funding from the New York State Department of Education to support foster youth.  The Foster Youth College Success Initiative (FYCSI) provides direct aid to students for tuition and fees, books, transportation, summer college prep programs, tutoring, supplemental housing and meals or medical expenses not otherwise covered by a student health plan.

Click here for more information. 

Who is an eligible foster youth?

  • Students adopted from foster care after their 13th birthday;
  • Students living with a relative or kin under a kinship foster care agreement;
  • Students who have spent at least one night in foster care after their 13th birthday;
  • Students with foster care experience outside of New York State, additional verification is required to confer “Foster Youth” eligibility;
  • Students must reside in New York State.

FYCSI funds are available to all students, please note students are not required to be enrolled in the HEOP program in order to be eligible.

If you know of a student who may qualify for this additional funding, please direct them to complete this FORM and return it to Fatima Rodriguez Johnson at rodrig23@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Academic Affairs

Change is Possible Because of You.

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Congratulations to Shannon Lyons ’07, coordinator for annual giving and stewardship and Ryan Grimmer, collection and discovery services coordinator in the Library.  They are the latest winners in the United Way campaign prize drawing.  We are grateful for their pledge to help break a cycle of hardship for families across Erie County. Change starts at United Way and change is possible because of you!.

With a pledge of $1 per week you can still qualify to win the United Way’s grand prize, a pair of 2023 Buffalo Bills Season Tickets!  The drawing will take place next week!

You can make your gift online. Your Login is your Canisius College Email address.

Here’s how:
Go to uwbec.unitedwayepledge.org
1. Click [FORGOT USER ID OR PASSWORD?]
2. Type in your Work Email
3. Check the box marked [I’m not a robot]
4. Click [E-MAIL MY INFORMATION] (only make one request)
5. Check your Work Email inbox for an email from donotreply@uwbec.org
6. Click the reset password e-Pledge link in the email (will expire within 24 hours)
7. Create a new password and click [Save]
8. Click the [Continue] button

Please know that you do have the ability to designate your favorite charity as the recipient of all or part of your donation.

Submitted by: The United Way Committee

United We Win

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Congratulations to Monika McFoy, associate director of support services in the Griff Center, who was selected as this week’s United Way prize winner.

Thank you to Monika and everyone who has joined United Way in working to break a cycle of hardship that affects so many in our community. Real community change takes time, but it starts with people like you who give.

Your 2022 support means that:

  • More babies in our community will be born healthy.
  • More children will be ready for kindergarten.
  • More workers have the skills and supports to find and keep better-paying jobs.
  • More people like you have the opportunity to learn, connect, and serve through United Way engagement & volunteer initiatives.

Our annual United Way campaign will soon come to an end, but there is still time to participate by making a pledge online.   Here’s how:
Go to uwbec.unitedwayepledge.org
1. Click [FORGOT USER ID OR PASSWORD?]
2. Type in your Work Email
3. Check the box marked [I’m not a robot]
4. Click [E-MAIL MY INFORMATION] (only make one request)
5. Check your Work Email inbox for an email from donotreply@uwbec.org
6. Click the reset password e-Pledge link in the email (will expire within 24 hours)
7. Create a new password and click [Save]
8. Click the [Continue] button

Don’t forget, the united way will draw a pair of 2023 Buffalo Bills Season Tickets the week of December 12th.  A pledge of just $1 per week makes you eligible for this prize or a $1,000 gift card!

Please know that you do have the ability to designate your favorite charity as the recipient of all or part of your donation.

Submitted by: The United Way Committee