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Alpha Sigma Nu Induction 2021

The Canisius College chapter of Alpha Sigma Nu, the honor society of Jesuit colleges and universities, recently inducted 36 new members: 11 juniors, 17 seniors, 2 graduate students and 1 MBA student.

Four honorary members were included in this number: Eric Gansworth, professor of Creative Writing and Literature; Fatima Rodriguez Johnson MS ’98, associate dean for diversity and inclusion; Rev. John J. Mattimore, SJ, chief mission and ministry officer; Richard Reitsma, PhD, chair of the department of modern languages, literatures and cultures and associate professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies; Melissa Bekelja Wanzer, EdD, professor of communications, integrated marketing communications and women and gender studies.

The graduate students inducted were Lauryn Saldana, Harley Buczkowski and Samantha Makowski.

Sarah Batt, Brian Cornell, Andrew Erdman, Jenna French, James Garvey, Erin Guntrum, Eisa Hashmi, Charlotte Kacprowicz, Zacahry Lundy, James Lyon, Martha Marquez Luna, Cameron More, Sanjoy Paul, Nicholas Ruszczyk, Taryll Sigler, Michael Steffan and Joseph Wood were the seven seniors inducted.

The junior inductees were Alyssa Deacon, Heather Gotro, Matthew Johnson, Veronica LaPort, Dylan Lis, Vivian Mundschau, Michael Peppy, Keith Powers, Cara Smith, Meghan Swiatek and Alexander Yunke.

Submitted by: College Communications

Students Read Stories for Community Partners

During Virtual Service Week, Canisius students recorded themselves reading children’s stories, which will be shared with non-profit organizations and local schools. Rebecca Praetzel (left) read Where the Wild Things Are and Morgan Morris read The Itsy Bitsy Spider

Submitted by: Mary Rockwell, PhD, director, The New Buffalo Institute

Join Us for Virtual Service Week – Happening Now!


Virtual Service Week started this Monday! The week of service will continue to Sunday, April 25. Each day of the week will feature community partner spotlights, service challenges, advocacy activities and donation suggestions based on select themes.

Check out the website to see what activities are happening. In-person service activities are scheduled for Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, April 25.  Please register on our site and participate!

Submitted by: Mary Rockwell, PhD, director, The New Buffalo Institute

Canisius in the News

Canisius Economics Professor Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, was quoted in The Buffalo News in a recent interview with David Robinson. Golebiewski commented on the uneven recovery in Western New York from the recession caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Click here to read the article.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius CFA Team Advances to the Americas Finals Again!

The Canisius CFA Institute Research Challenge team won the semi-finals bracket and advanced to the Americas Finals yesterday afternoon! This marks six out of seven years reaching the Americas Finals! The Americas Finals is composed of the final five teams in the Americas out of roughly 500.   

On Wednesday, April 21, Canisius presents in the Americas Finals with 4 other universities, 2 of which will advance to the Global Final Five on Thursday, April 22. 

The Golden Griffin Fund team that competed in the CFA Research Challenge is comprised of Deu Awuok ’21, Tim Shubsda ’21, Michael Steffan’21 (team captain), Nicholas Szabo ’21 and Tucker Weppner ’21.

The subject company for this year’s CFA Research Challenge was National Fuel.  Headquartered in Williamsville, NY, National Fuel is a diversified energy company with $6.2 billion in assets distributed among the five operating segments, including Exploration and Production, Pipeline and Storage, and Energy Marketing.

Submitted by: College Communications