The Women’s Business Center (WBC) at Canisius was in the spotlight last week when WKBW-TV Channel 7 featured a story on the center’s women empowerment movement. The WBC hosted several organizations on campus to find ways to bridge the gap in women-owned businesses. Click here to watch the story.
Clayton Staton has been named director of public safety at Canisius. Staton is responsible for providing a safe and secure environment for all Canisius students, faculty, staff and visitors to the campus. He will enforce federal, state and local laws, as well as Canisius’ rules and regulations, and will work to ensure that the Public Safety Department plays a critical role in the university’s emergency preparedness and response, including organizing safety training for the campus.
“Clayton joins Canisius with 33 years of law enforcement experience; he will undoubtedly be an asset to our campus community,” said Harold O. Fields, EdD, vice president for student affairs and dean of students. “His diverse background includes a commitment to service, extensive law enforcement experience, expertise in crisis preparedness, as well as campus safety and security. These experiences make him an ideal candidate for the position.”
Staton is a State of New Jersey certified Security Officer Registration Act (SORA) instructor and private security consultant. In the position, Staton is responsible for instructing security officer candidate courses including national incident management system (NIMS), incident command system (ICS), the role of the security officer, use of force, ethics, active shooter, bomb threat management, suspicious activity reporting and homeland security.
The Borders and Migration Initiative along with ArtsCanisius invites the campus community to join them at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 in the Library Learning Center for an art history lecture featuring the current Narsiso Martinez: From These Hands (De EstasManos) exhibit at the Buffalo AKG Art Museum.
Andrea Alvarez, PhD, associate curator at the Buffalo AKG, will discuss this solo exhibition that features a selection of works that exemplify the artist’s unique practice of combining drawing and painting on reclaimed produce boxes. The exhibition will run through April 8, 2024.
The lecture is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be provided by the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library.
This event is co-sponsored by ArtsCanisius and the Borders and Migrations Initiative.
The Canisius Earning Excellence Program awards students with funding for intellectually demanding projects that create opportunities for applied learning outside the classroom. The work completed through this program is closely related to a career or scholarly field and directly related to faculty scholarship. By working alongside faculty on research-focused projects, students are able to achieve a high level of preparedness for maintaining professional working relationships and for continued studies at the graduate level.
Canisius University undergraduates in any major may apply for a CEEP award if they have a 3.2 or higher overall GPA and if they have a faculty or university administrator sponsor with an appropriate CEEP project. Please note: Students with an overall GPA below 3.2 may apply for a CEEP award, but awards will only be granted if the student’s overall GPA is higher than 3.2 at the end of the spring semester and/or if their semester GPA was 3.4 or higher in the past two semesters.
CEEP students receive stipend payments deposited into their accounts with student records at the end of each semester. This allows students to receive federal work-study (if eligible) in addition to their CEEP project.
More information and current online application are available on the Academic Affairs CEEP Information Page on the myCanisius portal. Students will also receive an email notification with details regarding the application process. Please note, current CEEP award recipients interested in continuing their project next year will need to fill out new applications for the 2024-25 award. Renewal is not automatic.