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Here you will find Canisius College graduate students sharing their thoughts and experiences. These posts explore the dedication and responsibilities of a being a graduate student, as well as the triumphs and successes.

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Now that the Graduate School machine is chugging along, an object in motion should, theoretically, stay in motion, right?  Looking forward to a possible entry into the Ph.D program is, therefore, a distinct possibility for the future. Acquiring a Ph.D is an endeavour not to be taken lightly; the amount of hours and effort it takes to write [...]

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Ladies and Gentlemen, put your hands together for the Graduate School of Rock band…Let me introduce you to the people that make the weekly drive and effort all worthwhile… On steel drums, Sug; the heart and soul of the band, Sug shares her love with everyone, allowing all types of vocabulary to fly around the room, [...]

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What kind of teacher do we want to be upon completion of Graduate School?   Here are some of the teaching styles encountered thus far along the way: The Bueller - Speaks…in…monotone..loves…research…but probably hasn’t taught an actual child since Moses created the tablet.  Can commonly be heard saying, “The scientist attached to this theory is….?  Usual reaction from the students [...]

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Graduate School!  How exciting it was to think about finally becoming a teacher after many years, and acquiring my Masters Degree at the same time!  Exciting and challenging; you see, I’m a “mature” student; mature in age, yet not in manner’.  What led me to attend Canisius after completing my undergrad in 1996 (yes, I [...]

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I went to see the fiction writer, Zadie Smith when she was in town a few weeks ago. This was an entirely pleasant experience. She was brought in as part of the Babel series that Just Buffalo puts on. I was so excited to see her, as she is one of my top five fiction [...]

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First, hello. It has been too long. Second, I’d like to propose a toast. Raise your glasses! I just want to tell you about the lovely time I had at Canisius on a Sunday morning in March. It was part of The Writing Project of Western New York. We had a “reading frenzy” of student [...]

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Madeline? Arnold?   Are you out there? March 26, 2012   Thank You.   First. Little KIDS: 1. You have to read this.   I pledge allegiance   (are you with me?)   to the FLAG.

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Just kidding. But seriously, Canisius just proved that it’s . . .what would be the word that Professor Charles Sykes would use—jive, bop, rocking?  I don’t know. What I do know is that I went to a free event that Canisius had last night and it was awesome.  They brought in this very talented ethnomusicologist [...]

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and I’ll tell you some of my secrets.   I’m nearing the end of my master’s program at Canisius.  I have six weeks left of student teaching left to do.  I’m not sure what elementary or middle school I will do this at, but I know that my advisor Dr. Tryjankowski and perhaps some of [...]

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I’m not going to lie to you.  I’m in Florida.  It’s beautiful.   I’m in a beautiful location with palm trees that sway; lizards that squirm and turtles that float casually up to the surface and then gently fall back down.   The label on my S. Pellegrino water bottle is peeling off—probably because of [...]

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