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On Wednesday, March 13 President Hurley, along with 16 additional faculty and staff including Peter Schaber, PhD, interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Denise Rotondo, dean of the Richard J. Wehle School of Business and Jeffrey Lindauer, PhD, dean of the School of Education and Human Services, visited M&T Bank for “Conversations with the President.”

The event began with a presentation by M&T for President Hurley and the Canisius faculty and staff. M&T employees, including Mike Todaro, executive vice president and Canisus College Board of Trustees member, spoke about the qualities for potential employees during the recruitment process. The presentation was followed by a tour of the historic branch. More than 100 Canisius alumni employed at M&T heard from Denise Rotondo, dean of the Richard J. Wehle School of Business, and President Hurley as they provided updates on the Wehle School of Business and Canisius College. The program wrapped up with a cocktail reception.

Submitted by: Erin Zack, director, Alumni Engagement

Help Desk Hours – Spring Break

Beginning today, Monday, March 18, the ITS Help Desk will be open Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. These hours will be in effect through Friday, March 22.

If you have any questions, please contact the Help Desk at helpdesk@canisius.edu, Ext. 8340 or Horan O’Donnell Room 016.

Submitted by: Grant Guzda, help desk manager, User Services

Using Data Analytics in the Food Industry

Nick Corcoran, director of application development at Rich Products, will discuss how data analytics is used in the food industry in a presentation entitled “Using Analytics to Drive Success in the Food Manufacturing Industry.” The event will take place on Wednesday, March 27 at 5:00 p.m. in Science Hall 1028.

Corcoran will examine the types of analytics used at Rich Products and keys to success when engaging end users. The presentation will show real world examples of how data and analytics are used to drive labor efficiencies, production output, and sales engagement.

Submitted by: Mel Crotzer, PhD, adjunct professor, Mathematics & Statistics

Griff Fair 2019

The Griff Center’s annual job and internship fair will take place on Thursday, March 28 from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. in Science Hall. Students may register for the Griff Fair on Handshake.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: Eileen Abbatoy, associate director, Griff Center

RAISE Benefit Raffle Prize

If you purchased basket raffle tickets to support the RAISE Benefit, one of the winning baskets is still unclaimed. The winning ticket number was 230143.

If this was your ticket, please contact Kaitlyn Buehlmann, associate campus minister for campus ministry, at buehlmak@canisius.edu or Ext. 2422 to claim your prize by Friday, March 22.

Submitted by: Kaitlyn Buehlmann, associate campus minister, Campus Ministry

Faculty Workshop: Reducing Plagiarism Through Responsible Note-Taking

The Andrew L. Bouhwuis Library and Center for Online Learning & Innovation will host a workshop, led by Malini Suchak, PhD, assistant professor in the undergraduate Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation program and the Anthrozoology graduate program at Canisius College. The event will take place on Monday, March 25 at 3:30 p.m. in the library resource center classroom.

The workshop will introduce a web-based tool that helps students avoid plagiarism. This program is available for free to the campus community and facilitates good research and note-taking practices and synthesis across sources. It is designed so that faculty can quickly and efficiently evaluate student work.

The workshop will include registering for the program, setting up a project and trying out the features from both the student and faculty perspectives. Snacks will be supplied!

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, Center for Online Learning & Innovation

Canisius Ed Tech Free Webinar Series

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The Canisius College Education Technologies Program is hosting a FREE webinar series on technology integration in the classroom. During each session, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about the technologies modeled. Participants will also earn Continuing Leadership and Leadership Education (CTLE) credits! 

The first session will be held on Wednesday, March 20 at 4:00 p.m. Jason Steinagle, Canisius Ed Tech professor and New York State Teacher of the Year, will host a session on using Google applications in the classroom.

This webinar will offer practical applications of Google Drive and Google Classroom for all grade levels and curriculum. Creating, communicating and sharing resources with colleagues and students is a critical component to designing the best teaching practices for classrooms. The session will also describe Flubaroo, a forms add-on that allows teachers to create self-graded assessments to easily report and analyze student performance.

To register for the webinar, click here.

Submitted by: Ronald H. Kotlik, director, Educational Technologies and Emerging Media Program

Board of Trustees Highlights

Highlights from the Monday, March 4 meeting of the Board of Trustees can be viewed here.

Submitted by: Erica C. Sammarco, associate vice president and assistant to the President and Secretary, Board of Trustees

Study Participants Needed for Research on Aging and Autism

The Institute for Autism Research and Department of Psychology recently received a $379,731 federal grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging to examine the relationship between aging and aspects of ASD in older adults.

We are asking for your help in this new program of research. Please reach out to older friends and family members who might be willing to participate in this study. You can also participate yourself.

The focus of this grant is on individuals age 65 and older. However, participants are not required to be 65 and older and they do not need a diagnosis of ASD to participate in this study. An important component of this research project is the assessment of adults of all ages with varying degrees of ASD characteristics from none – high.

To participate, simply go to:canisius.edu/iar_aging.

Study participants will complete approximately 30-90 minutes of internet based questionnaires and tasks. The timing will depend on your preferred pacing. Participants will be characterized on multiple domains of aging including physical health, cognitive performance, characteristics of ASD and psychological well-being.

Please be aware that you are under no obligation to participate. Your participation in this research will in no way impact your relationship with Canisius or the services you could receive in the future from the IAR or community-based ASD service programs.

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Lodi-Smith, associate professor of psychology, at lodismij@canisius.edu or (716) 888-2513.

Submitted by: Jennifer Lodi-Smith, associate professor, Psychology/IAR

Canisius in the News

Canisius President John J. Hurley sat down with WKBW-TV Reporter Charlie Specht on Wednesday, March 13 to discuss the “bold reforms” recommended by The Movement to Restore Trust.

Click here to watch the story.

Submitted by: College Communications

Vice President for Student Affairs Open Forum

Faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in the open forum with Anne Marie Dobies, EdD, candidate for the vice president for student affairs, today, March 15 from 1:00 – 2:00 in Regis North.  Information about Dobies is posted on the myCanisius portal under the “VP for Student Affairs Search” tab located on the blue navigation bar across the top of the page.  The vice president for student affairs and dean of students will play a critical role in the life of the college.  Please consider attending this event.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: Peg McCarthy, vice president, Academic Affairs; chair, Search Committee

Timekeepers Needed for Ignatian Scholarship Day

The Office of Event Services is in need of faculty, staff and administrator volunteers to serve as timekeepers for this year’s Ignatian Scholarship Day on Wednesday, April 10 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Timekeepers introduce the session and the student scholars, and keep time during the presentation.  Students have 10 – 15 minutes to present with approximately three minutes allotted for fielding questions before audience and presenters rotate out of the classroom.

Concurrent sessions run from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (10:00 – 10:50 a.m., 12:00 – 12:50 p.m., 2:00 – 2:50 p.m. and 4:00 – 4:50 p.m.), and each session is 20 minutes in length.  Volunteers have successfully made this happen like clockwork at past events.

It is customary that faculty/staff mentors serve as the timekeeper for their students’ papers or presentations.

If you are interested and available to assist, please send your availability, to eventmgt@canisius.edu or call the Office of Event Services at Ext. 2180.

Submitted by: Connie Pileri, assistant dean, Student Affairs; director, Event Services

Lacrosse Teams Home This Weekend

Your Canisius women’s and men’s lacrosse teams are home this weekend at the Demske Sports Complex.

The Canisius women meet Marquette at 3 p.m. today, Friday, March 15  while the men host Colgate at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 16.

Marquette arrives in Buffalo with a record of 4-4, while Colgate is 3-2 on the season. One of their three wins came against Syracuse.

There is no admission charge for women’s lacrosse. Men’s games are $5.00 for Canisius faculty and staff.

For additional information on the Griffs lacrosse programs, visit www.GoGriffs.com.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

P/HETE Hosts Western Zone Conference

The physical and health education/teacher education program (PHETE) hosted the annual conference for the Western Zone of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AHPERD) on Tuesday, March 12 at the Koessler Athletic Center.

With record attendance of more than 180 physical and health educators from the Western New York area, this marks the eighth year that the Canisius P/HETE program hosted the conference.  Teacher candidates from the P/HETE program also presented two workshops entitled “Using Social Media in PE” and “SWAT Ball.”  Other presenters included the First Tee of Western New York, U.S. Games, United State Tennis Association, a Project Play WNY,  and many other local health and physical education professionals.

Associate Professor of Kinesiology Greg Reeds, EdD, also presented a session entitled “Teacher, Parent Coach: Common Techniques Used by Teachers, Parents and Coaches” while colleagues Clancy Seymour, EdD, assistant professor/director of P/HETE, and Eileen Abbatoy, associate director of the Griff Center, co-presented their own workshop called “Successful Interviewing & Earning Job Offers.” 

The keynote address, “Life is Short, Live it Well,” was delivered by Curt Hinson, PhD, an adjunct faculty member in the online physical education program here at Canisius College.

A special thanks to Greg Reeds, Jane Pope, administrative associate for  kinesiology, Tim Seil, assistant director of athletic facilities, Pat Clarke, director of athletic facilities; Andy Bishop, a kinesiology graduate assistant, Jeff Koch, a teacher candidate and mascot, and the many P/HETE majors on hand for their efforts to make this conference the most successful ever.

Submitted by: Clancy Seymour, EdD, director, P/HETE

Data Analytics in the Food Industry

Nick Corcoran, IS director for applications at Rich Products, will discuss how data analytics is used in the food industry during a presentation scheduled for Wednesday, March 27, 2019. (The time and location will be posted at a later date.)

“Using Analytics to Drive Success in the Food Manufacturing Industry” will examine different types of analytics and the keys to success around engaging end users. Corcoran will also utilize real-world examples to show how data and analytics are used to drive labor efficiencies, production output and sales engagement at Rich Products.

Submitted by: Mel Crotzer, PhD, adjunct professor, Mathematics & Statistics

Campus Candid

(l-r) Brooke Smith, contest master; Dennis Gauda, division director; Erik Schneider, 1st place contestant; Susanna Toledo, 2nd place contestant
(l-r) Brooke Smith, contest master; Dennis Gauda, division director; Erik Schneider, 1st place contestant; Susanna Toledo, 2nd place contestant

Congratulations to Erik Schneider, housekeeper in Facilities Management, who won a Toastmasters area speech contest!  Schneider, a member of the Rhetorical Roar Toastmasters Club at Daemen College, earned top honors at an area Toastmasters International Speech Contest on March 7 in North Tonawanda. 

Schneider advances to compete against winners from five other Buffalo Niagara area Toastmasters contests at a competition being hosted by the Buffalo Psychiatric Center’s Toastmasters chapter at 9:30 a.m. April 13 in the Butler Rehabilitation Center Auditorium.

Speech contests are a Toastmasters tradition. Each year, thousands of toastmasters compete in the Humorous, Evaluation, Tall Tales, Table Topics and International speech contests.  Winners advance and compete in division, district and region quarterfinals. Region quarterfinal winners advance to the International competition, where they compete in the semifinals for a chance to take part in the World Championship of Public Speaking scheduled in August 2019 in Denver, CO.

“The Toastmasters Speech Contest is a wonderful opportunity for our members to showcase and improve their public speaking skills,” said Pam Gorman, program quality director and charter member of Rhetorical Roar. “We are proud of Erik and honored to have him represent our organization at this higher level of competition.”

Good luck in the next round Erik!

Submitted by College Communications

Vice President for Student Affairs Open Forum

Faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in the open forum with Daniel Dentino, PhD, candidate for the vice president for student affairs, today, March 13 from 3:00 – 4:00 in Grupp Fireside Lounge.  Information about Dr. Dentino is posted on the myCanisius portal under the “VP for Student Affairs Search” tab located on the blue navigation bar across the top of the page.  The vice president for student affairs and dean of students will play a critical role in the life of the college.  Please consider attending this event.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: Peg McCarthy, vice president, Academic Affairs; chair, Search Committee

Kittens on Campus Arrive March 25

Kittens will once again take up residence in the Margaret L. Wendt Animal Behavior lab in Science Hall from Monday, March 25 – Monday, April 15 and from Monday, April 22 – Thursday, May 2.  The campus community is invited to view training and enrichment sessions.

Miranda K. Workman’s ABEC 220: Animal Learning class, in cooperation with the SPCA Serving Erie County, will welcome five kittens for enrichment and training.

The sessions include teaching the kittens to walk into a carrier on their own and completing a small agility course, which makes them attractive adoption candidates and encourages positive relationships with humans that will help kittens transition to their new families. Stress and anxiety attached to catching and putting cats in a carrier are major reasons why cats are seen less often by veterinarians.

For these kittens, there will be no stress or anxiety, as they will choose to enter the carrier by themselves.

The kittens will be on campus until Thursday, May 2, and will then be available for adoption.  The days and times for enrichment are:

VIEWING SESSIONS (one hour each unless otherwise noted)

Mondays:

8:20 – 9:15 a.m.

1:00 p.m.

8:00 p.m.

*April 15 is a morning session only  

Tuesdays:

8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

1:00 p.m.

8:00 p.m.

Wednesdays:

8:20 – 9:15 a.m.

12:00 p.m.

8:00 p.m.

Thursdays:

8:20 – 9:15 a.m.

1:00 p.m.

8:00 p.m.

Fridays:

8:20 – 9:15 a.m.

1:00 p.m.

8:00 p.m.  

Saturdays:

10:00 a.m.

3:00 p.m.

8:00 p.m.  

Sundays:

10:00 a.m.

3:00 p.m.

8:00 p.m.  

If you are interested in adopting a kitten, please contact Miranda Workman at workmanm@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: College Communications

Brown Bag Seminar Series Continues

The Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies (ICMS) continues its spring 2019 Brown Bag Seminar Series on Wednesday, March 27 from 11:50 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. in Student Center room 207 with a presentation by Thomas Banchich, PhD, of the Classics and History Departments.

During his talk, Homeric Dolos and the Heroic Virtue of Dishonesty, Banchich will discuss how “[i]n the Odyssey, the word dolos signifies objects that do not look like what they actually are and the intellectual quality that helps create such deceitful objects. This presentation will consider dolos in the Odyssey and comparable notions in some modern ‘shame culture’ societies. It will suggest that Homer’s dolos is both a heroic virtue and a portent of the distinction between ‘appearance’ and ‘reality’ that becomes one of the distinctive features of later Greek thought.”

Be sure to bring a lunch and engage in this interesting and informal conversation. These talks are free and open to the public. For more information, visit the ICMS website.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: Kristina Laun, administrative associate, Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies  

Exhibition Celebration for Fotini Galanes

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The campus community is invited to celebrate a new site-responsive project by Fotini Galanes on Friday, March 29, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  in the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library. With Morphogenesis, Galanes adapted her signature graphite linework to a three-dimensional, suspended globe form in an exploration of the body and mind’s capacities to renew themselves and grow.

Submitted by: Emily Mangione, studio art galleries and college art collection director, Fine Arts

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographer Visits Canisius

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Canisius College welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer José Galvez to campus on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in Science Hall Commons.  Photographs on César Chávez and the Farm Workers Movement will be on display prior to the event, beginning March 19, in the college’s Alumni Gallery. 

Galvez will discuss his connection to his own Hispanic identity and his body of work focusing on César Chávez and the movement he started.  The event, which is free and open to the public, will include a Q & A session and reception.

For more than 40 years, Galvez has used black and white film to create a powerful and unparalleled historical record of the Latino experience in America. His compelling work, done with respect, pride and no pretense, captures the beauty of daily life. His photographs have been exhibited in museums and galleries in the United States and abroad, including the Smithsonian.

Click here to read more about Galvez and his upcoming visit to Canisius. 

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

The Buffalo News reported on the most recent symposium hosted by The Movement to Restore Trust on Saturday, March 9 in the Montante Cultural Center.  The initiative was founded by nine Catholic lay people in the Diocese of Buffalo.  Canisius President John J. Hurley is one of the group’s organizers. 

Buffalo News reporter Jay Tokasz covered the event, during which the organizing committee released its executive summary of the analyses and recommendations from its six workgroups, which have been meeting since early December.  These recommendations were also presented to Bishop Malone. Click here to read The Buffalo News article in its entirety.

Business First reported on the debut of Canisius’ new master’s degree in finance, which launches in fall 2019.  Denise Rotondo, dean of the Richard J. Wehle School of Business, was interviewed for the story. 

Click here to read the story. 

 

Submitted by: College Communications

Reminder: Town Hall Meeting Today, March 11

All Canisius faculty and staff members are invited to attend a Town Hall Meeting with President Hurley today, Monday, March 11 in the Regis Room from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. 

President Hurley will provide an update on a number of topics and respond to any questions you may have. 

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: Laura A. Montaro, executive associate, Office of the President

“Discrimination in Elite Public Schools: Investigating Buffalo”

The campus community is invited to participate in a discussion forum on Tuesday, March 26 at 5:00 p.m. in Grupp Fireside Lounge. The discussion will focus on the book “Discrimination in Elite Public Schools: Investigating Buffalo” by Gary Orfield and Jennifer B. Ayscue, Eds.

The discussion is organized by the Center for Urban Education. Community members, school staff and equity advocates will be in attendance. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact M. Fernanda Astiz, PhD, professor of Teacher Education, at astizm@canisius.edu or Lorrei DiCamillo, PhD, associate professor of Teacher Education, at dicamill@canisius.edu.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: M. Fernanda Astiz, PhD, professor of Teacher Education

Exercise Medicine Publishes Honors Thesis

Exercise Medicine recently published an honors thesis written by Jean-Marc Lucas ’18 entitled “The Underutilization of Lifestyle Modifications in Primary Care Medicine” in the journal of Exercise Medicine.

Lucas’ thesis focuses on the need for physicians to be better trained and utilize exercise and nutrition prescriptions in their practices. He is currently a graduate student at the University at Buffalo and plans on attending medical school following the completion of his master’s degree. Karl Kozlowski, PhD, associate professor of kinesiology, is co-author on the paper and served as Lucas’ mentor for his honors thesis. Lucas was an honors student and health and wellness major. The paper can be found here.

Submitted by: Karl Kozlowski, associate professor, Kinesiology

#MyCanisiusStory

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The college’s fourth annual Giving Day is Wednesday, April 3. This year the college will celebrate the thousands of unique stories that showcase just how special a place Canisius is and use those stories to inspire others to give back!

What’s your story? How has Canisius changed your life? What experiences have you encountered here that made you a better person and professional? Tell us!

Share your #MyCanisiusStory today by clicking the link here. These stories will help serve as content throughout #CanisiusGivingDay, when the entire Canisius community will come together and give back to support the programs, teams and opportunities that will change the lives of current students and create the stories that they will share for years to come.

Stay tuned for news and events leading up to Giving Day exclusively for faculty and staff!

Submitted by: Matt Gorczyca, assistant director, Canisius Fund

Shoes for the Shelter Race

The 20th annual Shoes for the Shelter 5K race is on Sunday, April 7 at 10:00 a.m. Canisius athletics will host the event for the final time. Bins will be placed around campus for shoe collection (any kind of style is accepted) beginning on Monday, March 25.

Faculty and staff will receive a discount for registering in advance. Runners, joggers and walkers are all encouraged to participate.

Register now at www.GoGriffs.com. For additional information, call Ext. 2977.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

NYS ACE Women’s Network

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The NYS ACE Women’s Network breakfast panel will take place on Wednesday, April 17from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in Grupp Fireside Lounge.

Fatima Rodriguez-Johnson, associate dean for diversity and inclusion at Canisius, will be a guest on the panel. For more information, contact Monika McFoy, institutional representative for ACE and senior counselor for the Griff Center, at Ext. 2265 or mcfoym@canisius.edu.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: Monika McFoy, senior counselor, Griff Center

Study Participants Needed for Research on Aging and Autism

The Institute for Autism Research and Department of Psychology recently received a $379,731 federal grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging to examine the relationship between aging and aspects of ASD in older adults.

We are asking for your help in this new program of research. Please reach out to older friends and family members who might be willing to participate in this study. You can also participate yourself.

The focus of this grant is on individuals age 65 and older. However, participants are not required to be 65 and older and they do not need a diagnosis of ASD to participate in this study. An important component of this research project is the assessment of adults of all ages with varying degrees of ASD characteristics from none – high.

To participate, simply go to:canisius.edu/iar_aging.

Study participants will complete approximately 30-90 minutes of internet based questionnaires and tasks. The timing will depend on your preferred pacing. Participants will be characterized on multiple domains of aging including physical health, cognitive performance, characteristics of ASD and psychological well-being.

Please be aware that you are under no obligation to participate. Your participation in this research will in no way impact your relationship with Canisius or the services you could receive in the future from the IAR or community-based ASD service programs.

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Lodi-Smith, associate professor of psychology, at lodismij@canisius.edu or (716) 888-2513.

Submitted by: Jennifer Lodi-Smith, associate professor, Psychology/IAR

This Week in the Griff Center

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Check out what is happening in the Griff Center this week.

Submitted by: Dominique Gagnier, graduate assistant, Griff Center

Reminder: Town Hall Meeting

All Canisius faculty and staff members are invited to attend a Town Hall Meeting with President Hurley on Monday, March 11 in the Regis Room from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

President Hurley will provide an update on a number of topics and respond to any questions you may have. Faculty and staff are also welcome to submit questions in advance of the meeting online by clicking here. Submissions are completely anonymous and are due by close of business today, Friday, March 8.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: Laura A. Montaro, executive associate, Office of the President

Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Search Continues

Cary Anderson, EdD, the first candidate for the vice president for student affairs and dean of students position, was on campus Monday, March 4 and Tuesday, March 5. If you had the opportunity to meet with Dr. Anderson, we ask that you complete the evaluation located on the portal here.

If you were not able to attend the campus forum, a video of Dr. Anderson’s presentation is available on the portal as well.

On behalf of the search committee, I am pleased to announce that next week we will hold two on-campus interviews for Daniel Dentino, PhD and Anne-Marie Dobies, EdD.

Information about each finalist has been posted on the myCanisius portal under the “VP for Student Affairs Search” tab located on the blue navigation bar across the top of the page.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in the process and attend the open forum with each candidate:

  • Daniel Dentino, Wednesday, March 13, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., Grupp
  • Anne-Marie Dobies, Friday, March 15, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Regis

The vice president for student affairs and dean of students will play a critical role in the life of the college. Please consider attending the open forums and participating in the search.

On behalf of the Search Committee,

Peg McCarthy

Chair/Search Committee

Basketball Teams Compete for Conference Championships

The men’s and women’s basketball teams will travel to Albany this weekend to compete for the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) championships with the hopes of earning a spot to compete in March Madness when the NCAA announces the tournament fields later this month.

The second seeded Golden Griffin men’s team will compete against Manhattan tonight, Friday, March 8 at 9:30 p.m. A Friday night win would move the Griffs to the Sunday, March 10 semifinals.

All men’s games can be heard on WECK 1230 AM. The men’s game tonight, March 8 will be televised on ESPN3. If they advance to the semifinals on Sunday, the game will be televised on ESPNU at 8:30 p.m. The men’s championship game on Monday, March 11 is at 9:00 p.m. on ESPN2.

The fifth seeded Golden Griffin women’s team will battle fourth seeded Monmouth University tomorrow, Saturday, March 9 at 2:30 p.m. A win would move the Griffs to the Sunday, March 11 semifinal at 11:00 a.m.

The women’s afternoon games tomorrow, March 9 and Sunday, March 10 (should they advance) will be on ESPN3. The women’s championship game is on Monday, March 11 at 2:30 p.m. on ESPNU.

On the men’s side, Takal Molson ’21 was named first team all-conference earlier this week and Malik Johnson ’20 was selected to the third team. On the women’s side, Sara Hinriksdottir ’19 earned second team kudos, while D’Jhai Patterson-Ricks ’20 was named to the third team.

For up to date tournament info, visit www.GoGriffs.com. To purchase tickets in the Canisius section call (716) 583-0378 or email Todd Hummel, ticket office manager, at hummelt@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

ticket office manager, at hummelt@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Canisius Introduces New Integrated Marketing Communication Major

Canisius College will launch a new bachelor of science degree in integrated marketing communication (IMC) in fall 2019. It is one of a very few such interdisciplinary programs of its kind in the nation.

Working with professors from the college’s Communication Studies, Digital Media Arts and Marketing departments, students will engage in a blend of coursework, including advertising, communication, consumer behavior, marketing, traditional and new media, promotions, public relations, research and sales.

Click here to read the full release.

Submitted by: College Communications

Regents Scholarship Ball is May 4

The Canisius College Board of Regents will host its 53rd annual Scholarship Ball on Saturday, May 4 at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. Cocktails begin at 6:00 p.m.; dinner is at 7:30 p.m. The event is the principal fundraiser for the Canisius College Board of Regents Scholarship Fund, which provides financial support to students who might otherwise not be able to take advantage of a Canisius education.

This year’s Distinguished Citizen Award recipient is Hon. Anthony M. Masiello ’69, HON ’96, former mayor of Buffalo. Masiello is president of Masiello, Martucci, Calabrese and Associates, a public affairs lobbying firm in Buffalo.

Canisius College Board of Regents member Stephen M. Ulrich ’88 and his wife, Kellie M. Ulrich, are co-chairs of the 53rd annual Regents Ball, tickets for which are now on sale. Tables of 10 are available for $2,500. Individual tickets are also available for $250.

Click here to read the full release.  

Submitted by: College Communications

Meet-the-Faculty Recital

ArtsCanisius will host the next Meet-the-Faculty recital on Monday, March 11 at 12:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.

Melissa Thorburn, mezzo-soprano and director of Cantio Sacra and Richard Falkenstein, guitar and chair/professor of fine arts, will perform works by John Dowland, Wolfgang A. Mozart, Franz Xaver Mozart and John Rutter. Original settings of poems by Edgar Allan Poe will also be featured.

The event is free and open to the public. The recital allows students, staff, faculty and friends of Canisius to enjoy the talents of the fine arts faculty.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, visiting assistant professor and program director, Art History; director, ArtsCanisius

P/HETE Majors Assess Childhood Fitness

The Canisius Physical and Health Education/Teacher Education (P/HETE) program hosted students from Stanley Makowski Buffalo Public School No. 99 on Tuesday, March 5 at the Koessler Athletic Center.

Alongside the assistance of Kristin Finn, PhD, professor of teacher education, and her students in HSV 303: Research Methods in the Social Sciences, P/HETE majors from Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Clancy Seymour’s PED 371/571: Assessment in Physical Education class collaborated with Tony Lafornara ᾽88 and Ashley Caputa MS ’07, MS ’10 to assess fourth grade student fitness levels using several different methods.

With more than 140 students in attendance, the experience was enjoyable for the fourth graders and allowed teacher education programs to conduct research while cultivating local BPS partnerships. In addition, teacher candidates are provided the opportunity to analyze pre- and post-test data and conduct fitness assessments in an authentic environment.

Submitted by: Clancy M. Seymour, EdD, assistant professor/director of Physical and Health Education Teacher Education

Important Registration Change for Summer and Fall!

Effective for the summer and fall 2019 registration period, students will begin using their new “Student Profile” to view grades, view their advisor contact information, look up classes, prepare registration plans (ahead of their registration date) and register for classes. The “Student Profile” provides students with a user and mobile friendly view of the biographical and academic information that is on their student record. This information is fed directly from Banner in the same way as it is for iAdvise.

Student Records will continue to support the previous registration process for this registration cycle only, but encourage students and advisors to familiarize themselves with the new process prior to the start of registration. Training documentation can be found by clicking on the “Learn about Student Profile” icon located under the “MyCampus” heading on the right-hand side of the “MyCanisius” portal. Registration dates are available on the academic calendar or in the advisement guide, which is located on the portal under the Schedule and Registration Heading.

Please note that Student Records will be rolling out an “Advisor Profile” later in the year as part of the Degreeworks degree audit implementation. In the “Advisor Profile”, advisors will be able to view advisee student profiles and registration plans that they have created in their Student Profiles.

By building registration plans ahead of time, students are able to discuss them with their advisor, and registering from a plan is much quicker than our current process! In addition, students can create multiple plans in order to have backup options quickly available to them.

If you have questions regarding the “Student Profile” or the new registration process, contact the Student Records and Financial Services Center at Ext. 2990, studentservices@canisius.edu or at the office located in Bagen Hall Room 106 between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily (7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on registration Tuesdays).

Submitted by: Lisa Fischer, assistant registrar, Student Records and Financial Services

Digital Humanities Workshop: Library Resources

The Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library and the Digital Humanities Group at Canisius College are teaming up to offer a special workshop on Tuesday, March 12 at 3:30 p.m. in the Library Resource Center Classroom. Pat Coward, PhD, library assessment and instruction coordinator, will lead the presentation. The workshop is designed for faculty focused on library resources for courses and student research.

It is the primary mission of academic libraries to stay current and offer as many up-to-date resources for faculty and students as time and budgets allow. The library frequently purchases new books and subscribes to new databases and other resources to help students and faculty conduct academic research. It’s hard to keep up with the changes, so this workshop will explore some of the newer offerings of the library. This interactive and hands-on workshop will demonstrate a variety of recently acquired resources that can be used to help students complete assignments with quality sources of information and some that can be used by instructors in the classroom.

By the end of the session, participants will be able to identify new services and resources available to students, as well as understand how to access and navigate them. Light refreshments will be served.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, Center for Online Learning & Innovation

Celebrating Pi Day!

The Honors Student Association will be selling pie slices on Thursday, March 14 from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the library for $2 per slice.

Submitted by: Rosalia Sedano, Honors Student Association 

Digital Humanities Speaker Series Recap: Dr. Kevin Garstki

The Digital Humanities Speaker Series teamed up with the Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies (ICMS) to invite Kevin Garstki, PhD, postdoctoral scholar at the University at Buffalo, to speak on campus on February 26.

Dr. Garstki is a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology (IEMA), SUNY University at Buffalo. During his presentation, he discussed the integration of digital tools and methods into archaeology at the excavation of the rural sanctuary site of Athienou-Malloura (8th century BCE – 2nd century CE). 

For more information on the Digital Humanities Speaker Series, click here.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, Center for Online Learning & Innovation

#MyCanisiusStory

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The college’s fourth annual Giving Day is Wednesday, April 3. This year the college will celebrate the thousands of unique stories that showcase just how special a place Canisius is and use those stories to inspire others to give back!

What’s your story? How has Canisius changed your life? What experiences have you encountered here that made you a better person and professional? Tell us!

Share your #MyCanisiusStory today by clicking the link here. These stories will help serve as content throughout #CanisiusGivingDay, when the entire Canisius community will come together and give back to support the programs, teams and opportunities that will change the lives of current students and create the stories that they will share for years to come.

Stay tuned for news and events leading up to Giving Day exclusively for faculty and staff!

Submitted by: Matt Gorczyca, assistant director, Canisius Fund

Ash Wednesday Masses

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Ash Wednesday is today, March 6. Mass will be held at 12:05 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. in the Chapel. Ashes will be distributed from 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in the chapel.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: Mike Hayes, director, Campus Ministry

Playoff Hockey at Niagara

The Canisius men’s hockey team will have the opportunity to knock off sixth-seeded Niagara University in the opening round of the Atlantic Hockey playoffs this weekend in a best two of three series on Friday, March 8, Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10 (if necessary). Game time on Friday is 7:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. All games will be played at Dwyer Arena on Niagara’s campus.

Tickets can be purchased at the door. They are $15 for adults and $5 for students.

For all of the Golden Griffins’ hockey playoff info, visit www.GoGriffs.com.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Support the RAISE Benefit!

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Campus Ministry’s annual RAISE Benefit is being held through tomorrow, Thursday, March 7. RAISE directly benefits students going on service-immersion experiences this summer in Poland, Jamaica, El Salvador and the U.S./Mexico border.

Basket raffles, 50-50 tickets, silent auction items and a bake sale will be available in the Old Main second floor lounge on Wednesday, March 6 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and Thursday, March 7 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Other auction items include Sabres tickets, a sightseeing cruise, restaurant gift certificates and more. Grilled cheese and vegetarian soup will be for sale in the Undercroft of the Chapel after the 12:05 p.m. Ash Wednesday Mass.

The basket and silent auction items will move to the Montante Cultural Center on Thursday, March 7 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. for the RAISE Benefit dinner. Join Campus Mininstry for a global food tasting, live music and cash bar. Raffles will be available for bidding. Tickets for this dinner are $25 for adults, $10 for students and children over 10, and free for children 10 and under. There is also a package deal for four adult tickets for $75.

Tickets are available online here, in Old Main 207 or at the door.

If you have any questions, contact Kaitlyn Buehlmann, associate campus minister, at Ext. 2422 or buehlmak@canisius.edu.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: Kaitlyn Buehlmann, associate campus minister, Campus Ministry

International Law Expert to Present Raichle Lecture

The Canisius College Frank G. Raichle Lecture Series on Law in American Society welcomes Harold Hongju Koh to campus on Thursday, March 28 at 7:15 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge on the second floor of the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center.  The event, entitled “The Trump Administration and International Law,” is free and open to the public. Koh’s lecture will be followed by a question and answer session and a book signing. His visit is co-sponsored by the International Relations Program at Canisius College.

Koh, the Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School, is one of the country’s leading experts in public and private international law, national security law and human rights. He began teaching at Yale Law School in 1985 and served as its dean from 2004 until 2009. From 2009 to 2013, Koh was Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State, service for which he received the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Award. From 1998 to 2001, Koh served as U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor.

Click here to learn more about Koh and his visit to Canisius.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: College Communications

Avoid Email Phishing Scams

Information Technology Services (ITS) and the Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) have some tips for avoiding email phishing scams.

We all receive emails in the Canisius inboxes that look vaguely like they were sent by ITS or other employees insisting that we click links or reply promptly. People we don’t know tell us they’ve tagged us in a Facebook feed or sent us some sort of goods in the mail (with a link to click for details). These are phishing scams designed to get you to reply or click a link in some way and at some point, supply them with sensitive information that allows them to access our accounts or data. Here’s a quick video with tips on avoiding email scams:

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, Center for Online Learning & Innovation

#MyCanisiusStory

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The college’s fourth annual Giving Day is Wednesday, April 3. This year the college will celebrate the thousands of unique stories that showcase just how special a place Canisius is and use those stories to inspire others to give back!

What’s your story? How has Canisius changed your life? What experiences have you encountered here that made you a better person and professional? Tell us!

Share your #MyCanisiusStory today by clicking the link here. These stories will help serve as content throughout #CanisiusGivingDay, when the entire Canisius community will come together and give back to support the programs, teams and opportunities that will change the lives of current students and create the stories that they will share for years to come.

Stay tuned for news and events leading up to Giving Day exclusively for faculty and staff!

Submitted by: Matt Gorczyca, assistant director, Canisius Fund

Ash Wednesday Masses and Distribution of Ashes

Ash Wednesday is Wednesday, March 6. Mass will be held at 12:05 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. in the Chapel. Ashes will be distributed from 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in the chapel.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: Mike Hayes, director, Campus Ministry

#MyCanisiusStory

The college’s fourth annual Giving Day is Wednesday, April 3. This year the college will celebrate the thousands of unique stories that showcase just how special a place Canisius is and use those stories to inspire others to give back!

What’s your story? How has Canisius changed your life? What experiences have you encountered here that made you a better person and professional? Tell us!

Share your #MyCanisiusStory today by clicking the link here. These stories will help serve as content throughout #CanisiusGivingDay, when the entire Canisius community will come together and give back to support the programs, teams and opportunities that will change the lives of current students and create the stories that they will share for years to come.

Stay tuned for news and events leading up to Giving Day exclusively for faculty and staff!

Submitted by: Matt Gorczyca, assistant director, Canisius Fund

Lorch Awards Ceremony and Happy Hour

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Betty Jean Grant, former Erie County Legislator

The Women & Gender Studies program invites the campus community to the annual Lorch Awards celebration on Wednesday, March 27 at 5:00 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge.

The Dr. I. Joan Lorch Award for Women & Gender Studies honors a person who has made a significant contribution to women, and who exemplifies the pursuit of liberation and justice regarding sex, gender and sexuality.

Award winners in the following categories are:

Canisius Student Award: Margaret Treichler ’19 and Joy Riso ’18
Canisius Colleague Award: Jennifer Desiderio, PhD, associate professor of English
Community Award: Betty Jean Grant, former Erie County Legislator (pictured above)

The event is free and open to the public. Drinks, appetizers and cake will be served. Each award winner will deliver a brief speech at the event. Congratulations to all of the honorees.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: Tanya Loughead, professor, Philosophy 

Study Participants Needed for Research on Aging and Autism

The Institute for Autism Research and Department of Psychology recently received a $379,731 federal grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging to examine the relationship between aging and aspects of ASD in older adults.

We are asking for your help in this new program of research. Please reach out to older friends and family members who might be willing to participate in this study. You can also participate yourself.

The focus of this grant is on individuals age 65 and older. However, participants are not required to be 65 and older and they do not need a diagnosis of ASD to participate in this study. An important component of this research project is the assessment of adults of all ages with varying degrees of ASD characteristics from none – high.

To participate, simply go to:canisius.edu/iar_aging.

Study participants will complete approximately 30-90 minutes of internet based questionnaires and tasks. The timing will depend on your preferred pacing. Participants will be characterized on multiple domains of aging including physical health, cognitive performance, characteristics of ASD and psychological well-being.

Please be aware that you are under no obligation to participate. Your participation in this research will in no way impact your relationship with Canisius or the services you could receive in the future from the IAR or community-based ASD service programs.

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Lodi-Smith, associate professor of psychology, at lodismij@canisius.edu or (716) 888-2513.

Submitted by: Jennifer Lodi-Smith, associate professor, Psychology/IAR

This Week in the Griff Center

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Check out what is happening in the Griff Center this week.

Submitted by: Dominique Gagnier, graduate assistant, Griff Center

Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Candidate on Campus Monday

Canisius College is in the final stages of recruiting a new vice president for student affairs and dean of students. This position provides leadership to the departments of Campus Ministry, Athletics, Public Safety, Student Life and International Student Programs, in addition to the Counseling Center and Student Health Center. The person in this position will also be jointly responsible (with the vice president for academic affairs) for the overall operations of the Griff Center for Academic Engagement and the Office of Study Abroad and International Partnerships.

On behalf of the search committee, I am pleased to announce that the first of four finalists, Cary Anderson, EdD, will be on campus next week Monday, March 4 and Tuesday, March 5.  We are in the process of finalizing the schedules for the other three candidates and will announce them as they become available.

Information about each finalist will be posted in The Dome and on the myCanisius portal under the “VP for Student Affairs Search” tab located on the blue navigation bar across the top of the page.  An online evaluation form will also be posted here for any campus community members who wish to submit feedback.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in the process and attend the Campus Forum scheduled for  Dr. Anderson on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 3:00 – 4:00 pm, in the Grupp Fireside Lounge. 

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

The vice president for student affairs and dean of students will play a critical role in the life of the college. Please consider attending the open forums and participating in the search.

On behalf of the Search Committee,

Peg McCarthy

Chair/Search Committee

WNY Brain Bee Winner

On Saturday, February 23, area high school students competed in the WNY Brain Bee at Canisius College. Claire Mullen, from Mt. Mercy Academy, won the competition and will represent WNY in the U.S. Brain Bee in April at Penn State Medical School. Last year’s winner, Destiny Overton, also attended Mt. Mercy Academy and is currently a freshman at Canisius College. Ravneet Sood, from Williamsville East High School, won second place. Calvin Hunt, from Clarence High School, won third place.

The WNY Brain Bee seeks to motivate students to learn about the brain and inspire them to pursue careers in neuroscience.

Submitted by: Elizabeth Hogan, chair, Biology

BuffaLocal Fish Fry Friday

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Beginning March 6, Ash Wednesday, and every Friday throughout Lent, Chartwells will serve beer batter fish sandwiches featuring locally brewed Rusty Chain vienna style beer, fries and a drink for only $5, courtesy of Flying Bison Brewing Company.

Chartwells will also raffle off a bicycle courtesy of GObike Buffalo and will give away tickets to this year’s SkyRide on Sunday, May 19.

A beloved Buffalo mainstay, Flying Bison Brewing Company, is the first stand-alone brewery to operate in the city since Iroquois Brewing closed in 1972. Since 2007, Flying Bison has partnered with GObike Buffalo to support its mission of building a thriving, dynamic and connected city by promoting biking, alternative transportation options and improved streetscapes. GObike Buffalo encourages bicyclists of all ages and interest levels through their community bike workshop, the installation of signature bike racks, community education, and creating fun, innovative and highly anticipated events.

Each year, GObike Buffalo hosts the SkyRide, a fundraiser that brings thousands of cyclists on a citywide tour of historic locations, highway infrastructure and new bicycle facilities. Riders experience the scenic views of downtown Buffalo and the waterfront from the 100-foot-high skyway and Olmsted’s parks and parkways by bicycle.

Submitted by: Sharif Hamdy, marketing manager, Chartwells

Tune in to “Crossroads”

Set your radio dial early this Sunday, March 3 when Rev. Patrick J. Lynch, SJ, hosts the latest edition of “Crossroads.”

The focus of this month’s conversation is “God in the Fruit Belt.” Special guests on the program include Denise Barr, president of the Fruit Belt Advisory Council and Alan Core, pastor of First Centennial Missionary Baptist Church on High Street. The pair will discuss the history of different ethnic groups who live in the Fruit Belt, land trust issues and community efforts to protect this area and its affordable housing.

“Crossroads” is a monthly radio program produced by the Network of Religious Communities and hosted by Father Lynch, professor of religious studies and theology. It airs on the first Sunday of each month at 6:00 a.m. on MIX-96 (96.1 FM) and at 6:30 a.m. on JACK-FM (92.9).

If you miss Sunday’s broadcast, you can hear it on the Canisius SoundCloud starting Monday, March 4.

Submitted by: College Communications

Art History Lecture on 19th Century Italian Art

ArtsCanisius will welcome Laura Watts, PhD, associate professor of art history at Daemen College, on Thursday, March 7 at 12:00 p.m. in the Regis Room for an art history lecture entitled “Regional Academies and Artistic Politics: Naples, Rome and Milan in 19th Century Painting.”

Watts will discuss the work of Tommaso Minard, Francesco Hayez and Gioacchino Toma and their stylistic developments achieved through their relationship with the regional academies in Naples, Rome and Milan.

The event is free and open to the public.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, visiting assistant professor and program director, Art History; director, ArtsCanisius

RAISE Benefit

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Campus Ministry’s annual RAISE Benefit will take place next Tuesday, March 5 – Thursday, March 7. RAISE directly benefits students going on service-immersion experiences this summer in Poland, Jamaica, El Salvador and the U.S./Mexico border.

Basket raffles, 50-50 tickets, silent auction items and a bake sale will be available in the Old Main second floor lounge on Tuesday, March 5 and Wednesday, March 6 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and Thursday, March 7 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Other auction items include Sabres tickets, a sightseeing cruise, restaurant gift certificates and more.

The basket and silent auction items will move to the Montante Cultural Center on Thursday, March 7 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. for the RAISE Benefit dinner. Join Campus Mininstry for a global food tasting, live music and cash bar. Raffles will be available for bidding. Tickets for this dinner are $25 for adults, $10 for students and children over 10, and free for children 10 and under. There is also a package deal for four adult tickets for $75.

Tickets are available online here, in Old Main 207 or at the door.

If you have any questions, contact Kaitlyn Buehlmann, associate campus minister, at Ext. 2422 or buehlmak@canisius.edu.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: Kaitlyn Buehlmann, associate campus minister, Campus Ministry

Academic Computing Advisory Committee Meeting

The next Academic Computing Advisory Committee (ACAC) meeting will be Wednesday, March 13 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the President’s Board Room. This is a one-time change from the usual meeting on the first Wednesday of each month.

The discussion will center around the replacement of Scantron with something more economical. Last year, approximately $10,000 was spent on Scantron jobs. Scott Clark, director of user services, will introduce alternative methods like open-source software.

The February meeting included discussion of tools to combat plagiarism, a student pilot program of AppsAnywhere and how you can help the gorillas by recycling your cellphone. Read more about it on the ACAC blog.

ACAC is a committee of faculty and staff that provides input on issues related to computing and technology on campus. All are welcome to attend.

Submitted by: Michael Wood, professor, Physics

TIAA Representative Back on Campus

Steve Masiangelo, financial consultant for TIAA, will be on campus once a month from March – June for individual counseling sessions. To view dates and locations, click here.

He will meet with individuals to review and discuss current investments, answer questions and review their options to help meet retirement goals.

To schedule an appointment, contact the TIAA Service and Scheduling Group at 1 (800) 732-8353 or click here to schedule your appointment online.

Submitted by: Dawn Rotterman, benefits manager, Human Resources

Hoops Doubleheader at KAC

Griffin Week continues tonight, Wednesday, February 27, as the women’s and men’s basketball teams host Niagara University in a key Battle of the Bridge matchup.

The women’s game takes place at 5:00 p.m. at the KAC and features two teams locked in a five-way tie for fourth place in the MAAC. The top five teams in the league receive a first round bye. Click here to add this event to your calendar. Canisius will close out the regular season on Saturday, March 2 against Manhattan College.

The men’s game takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the KAC. Click here to add this event to your calendar. Canisius seeks to move into a tie for first place with Iona. The Gaels are 11-6, while Canisius is in a four-way tie for second at 10-6. The Griffs need to secure a win tonight and on Friday, March 1 against Siena, and have Iona lose at Rider on Friday night in order to have a chance at the top seed in the MAAC Tourney. Canisius has already clinched a first round bye.

Tickets still remain for tonight’s game. To purchase discounted faculty-staff tickets, call (716) 888-8499.

For more information, visit www.GoGriffs.com.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Wing Sauce Re-Invented!

Anchor Bar, in collaboration with Miller Foods, has re-invented the Buffalo wing. Join Chartwells on Friday, March 1 in the dining hall for a “Buffalocal 5 Dollar Friday” as it introduces a new Anchor Bar wing sauce flavored with Miller’s horseradish. This fiery and flavorful sauce puts a brand new spin on this beloved Buffalo staple and regional claim to fame. Get five wings, fries and a drink for only $5! Additional wings will be 50 cents each.

In 1964, Dominic Bellissimo was tending bar at the now-famous Anchor Bar Restaurant in Buffalo. Late that evening, a group of Bellissimo’s friends arrived at the bar with large appetites. He asked his mother, Teressa, to prepare something for his friends to eat. They looked like chicken wings, a part of the chicken that usually went into the stock pot for soup. Teressa had deep fried the wings and flavored them with a secret sauce. The wings were an instant hit and it didn’t take long for people to flock to the bar to experience the new taste sensation. From that evening on, Buffalo wings became a regular part of the menu at the Anchor Bar. The phenomenon created in 1964 by Teressa Bellissimo has spread across the globe.

Submitted by: Sharif Hamdy, marketing manager, Chartwells

Canisius Big Physics Question Winners

The winners of the 2018-19 Canisius Big Physics Question are Josh Arnold, first place, Williamsville East High School, and Benjamin Zakes, second place, Medina High School. Arnold received a $100 gift card and a Canisius scholarship for $750. Zakes received a Canisius Scholarship for $500. He is a student of alumna Sara Rund Cinquino ’13.

This year’s question was “Why does time only move forward and not backward?” You can read the student essays here.

College is a time set aside to attack the big questions. Physics is a study of the natural laws governing the universe and is loaded with big questions. What came before the Big Bang? What is Dark Matter? Why is ice slippery? The Canisius Big Physics Question is a contest for high school students to answer a big question related to physics.

The 2019-20 question will be announced in September 2019.

Submitted by: Michael Wood, chair, Physics

Men’s Basketball Game to be Nationally Televised

For the first time in five seasons, a Canisius home basketball game will be televised on national TV. ESPNU will be on site to broadcast the men’s basketball game on Friday, March 1 at 9:00 p.m. against Siena at the KAC. Click here to add this event to your calendar.

To accommodate fans arriving early, The Griffin Den will open at 7:00 p.m. and feature a $10 buffet and $3 beverages. It is open to everyone.

Friday, March 1 is also senior night for the following players: Jibreel Faulkner, Jonathan Sanks and Marcale Lotts. They will be honored in a pre-game ceremony. Senior members of the cheer team will be saluted at halftime, as will Canisius’s top three finishers in the MAAC swimming and diving championships.

Tickets are available by calling (716) 888-8499. Canisius and Siena were in a four way tie for second place at the beginning of the week. The Saints feature freshman Jalen Pickett, who netted 46 points in a game earlier this month.

For more info, visit www.GoGriffs.com.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Lloyd Takes Over Menuworx

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Chartwells is proud to announce that on Tuesday, March 5, local favorite lloyd Taco Truck will be taking over Menuworx for lunch.

Lloyd is best known for being Buffalo’s first food truck that spawned a whole new way of dining in Western New York, paving the way for countless food trucks to serve delicious food throughout the city and outlying areas.

Pete Cimino ’03, founder and co-owner of Lloyd Taco Truck and Catering, and Chris Doraneo, have grown the business from a one-truck operation beginning in July 2010, to a four-truck family with taco factories on Hertel Avenue in North Buffalo and Main Street in Williamsville, a thriving catering business and a soft serve ice cream shop, “Churn Soft Serve & Coffee,” on Hertel.

Partnering with local farms whenever possible, sourcing hormone and antibiotic-free meats, and employing the age-old process of nixtamalization to make corn tortillas, Cimino and Doraneo have proven that great food can be made anywhere as long as you’re willing to put in the time and effort.

They are bringing that effort to Canisius to serve students, faculty and staff. This event will preempt Quesadilla Tuesday. Griff Bucks, cash, credit and meal swipes will be accepted.

If you have any questions, please contact Sharif Hamdy, marketing manager for Chartwells, at hamdys@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Sharif Hamdy, marketing manager, Chartwells

RAISE Benefit

Campus Ministry will host its annual RAISE Benefit on Thursday, March 7 at 5:00 p.m. More than 25 Canisius students will take part in one of the college’s 2019 International Service-Immersion Experiences this summer, journeying to locations around the globe to live out the Jesuit ideals of men and women with and for others. This year’s international service-immersion trips include experiences in Jamaica, Poland, El Salvador and the Mexican/U.S. border, where Canisius students will work with people who have suffered from war, hunger, neglect, discrimination and poverty.

Students are excited to embark on this transformative experience but they need your help! Student participants are expected to raise funds to cover the cost of their experiences. You can help them meet their goals by:

  • Submitting a basket or raffle item for our RAISE Benefit
  • Purchasing a ticket for our RAISE Benefit dinner scheduled for Thursday, March 7 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.

The night will be complete with food tastings from around the world, live music and a cash bar. Basket and raffle winners will be chosen!

Single tickets are $25 each and a group discount will be available for $75 for four tickets.

Click here to buy your tickets.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: Kaitlyn Buehlmann, associate campus minister, Campus Ministry

Saving Gorillas One Cell Phone at a Time

Canisius is partnering with the Buffalo Zoo for the “Gorillas on the Line” conservation initiative. Everyone has an old cell phone, tablet or palm pilot lying around. Here is an opportunity to recycle your cell phone and benefit gorilla conservation efforts.

Drop off your old cell phone by the end of April and help the Buffalo Zoo raise funds for gorilla conservation. The Canisius Zoological Society has decorated a number of boxes for this effort but any box will do. Answer the call to help gorillas!

If you would like a collection box for your department, contact Sue Margulis, associate professor of Animal Behavior Ecology and Conservation, at margulis@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Sue Margulis, associate professor, Animal Behavior Ecology and Conservation and Biology

Makerspace Project a Work in Progress

Makerspace is asking students, staff and faculty to donate clean plastic lids in an effort to create an art piece inspired by the work of Mary Ellen Croteau, an award-winning artist who creates large scale landscapes and portraits using plastic lids and the results are spectacular.

There are two donation boxes on campus. One in the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library (where the work will be displayed) and one outside of Lyons 306. All plastic lids are welcome, including water bottles, laundry containers, etc. Examples of Croteau’s inspiring work can be seen on her website.

If you have any questions, concerns or ideas for an image, contact Yvonne Widenor, visiting assistant professor and program director of art history, at widenory@canisius.edu. The Art History Department plans to create the work next year as part of the college’s Sesquicentennial celebration.

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, visiting assistant professor and program director, Art History; director, ArtsCanisius

Second Annual Art Show Fundraiser

The Art History Department is accepting artwork to be displayed as part of a silent auction to raise funds for arts organizations. Please consider submitting artwork in any media for the second annual Art Show Fundraiser which will take place on Wednesday, April 10 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Science Hall Commons.

Last year, the Art History Department sold more than 70 works of art and raised more than $300, which was donated to the Buffalo Arts Studio and A Blade of Grass. Those artworks were submitted by students and faculty, and ranged from photographs, paintings, computer art, ceramics and handknit wear. This year, clients at Baker Victory Services will participate and offer handmade note cards, jewelry and gourmet spice rubs.

Submissions can be dropped off in Lyons 306 no later than Monday, April 1. If you have any questions, contact Yvonne Widenor, visiting assistant professor and program director of art history, at widenory@canisius.edu

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, visiting assistant professor and program director, Art History; director, ArtsCanisius

Canisius Wins First Place in CFA Challenge for Ninth Consecutive Year


Pictured (l-r): Richard A. Wall, PhD, CFA, faculty adviser; Michael Maiorana ’19; Alexandra Pfeifer ’19, team captain; Allison Jennings ’19; Jennifer Keefer ’19 and Steven Gattuso, MBA, CFA, CFP, CFA mentor

For the ninth consecutive year, the Canisius College Golden Griffin Fund (GGF) team took home first place in the Western New York Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Research Challenge. The four-person GGF team secured its latest win at Niagara University on February 18, 2019. 

The team now advances to the Americas Regional, where it will compete against college and university teams from North and South America. The winner then moves on to vie for the worldwide CFA championship. The Americas Regional is April 23-24 and the global championship is April 25, both held in New York City.

The Golden Griffin Fund team that took home first place in the Western New York CFA Institute Challenge was comprised of Alexandra Pfeifer ’19 (captain), Allison Jennings ’19, Jennifer Keefer ’19 and Mike Maiorana ’19. 

Read the full release here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Roman ’20 Receives Rochester Academy of Science Research Grant

Antonio (Tony) Roman ’20, a junior biology major, recently received a competitive 2018-19 undergraduate student research grant from the Rochester Academy of Science (RAS) to help support his research in the Haeusser Lab on bacterial cell division. Roman’s research proposal, entitled “Mutations of Bacterial Cell Division Protein FtsZ Provide Insight into its Function,” received funding for the current spring semester and will culminate in a written report and future poster presentations at Ignation Scholarship Day and an upcoming RAS meeting.

Roman’s research employs a combination of genetics, biochemistry and microscopy to serve an integral part of collaboration between the Haeusser Lab and the Janakiraman Lab at the City College of New York Center for Discovery and Innovation.

Submitted by: Daniel Haeusser, assistant professor, Biology 

Lacrosse Hosts Fifth Ranked Team in the Country

The women’s lacrosse team will compete against Northwestern University, the fifth ranked NCAA Division I women’s lacrosse team in the country, today, Monday, February 25 at 1:00 p.m. at the Demske Sports Complex. Admission is free.

For additional information, visit www.GoGriffs.com.

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Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies / Digital Humanities Speaker Series

The Digital Humanities Group and the Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies (ICMS) will welcome Kevin Garstki, PhD, postdoctoral scholar at the University at Buffalo, to campus on tomorrow, Tuesday, February 26 at 4:00 p.m. in Grupp Fireside Lounge.

Digital technologies are impacting all stages of archaeological practice including excavation, documentation, analysis and publication. Garstki’s talk will trace the role that different digital methods now have in archaeology, from mobile recording in the field to 3D scanning and visualization. Garstki will discuss the digital transition that occurred at the excavation of the rural sanctuary site of Athienou-Malloura (8th century BCE – 2nd century CE) as a proxy for larger trends taking place in the field of archaeology.

Garstki is a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology (IEMA) at the University at Buffalo. He graduated with his PhD in anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is an anthropological archaeologist examining the impact of technology on prehistoric societies, as well as the effect of digital technology on modern archaeological epistemologies. His research addresses the question of how new digital methods can and should be utilized in archaeological research and cultural heritage studies.

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Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, Center for Online Learning & Innovation

Faculty Meetup: Online, Blended and Hybrid Courses

The Center for Online Learning & Innovation is hosting a meetup for all Canisius faculty interested in online and hybrid courses. The meeting will take place on Thursday, February 28 at 3:30 p.m. in the lower level library conference room.

Jennifer Stowe, adjunct professor for the literacy program, will lead the discussion.

The meeting will consider the perils and possibilities of teaching an online course for the first time. Whether you are a seasoned online professor, planning to begin teaching online or just interested in what online teaching looks like, join COLI for great conversation and refreshments!

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, Center for Online Learning & Innovation 

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Nominations for ALANA Achievement Award for Outstanding Senior

Canisius College would like to acknowledge the accomplishments of an African American, Latino/a American, Asian American, or Native American (ALANA) graduating senior who exemplifies the Jesuit value of Magis through academic excellence, exceptional leadership, character, dedication and service to Canisius and the community-at-large. Canisius is seeking nominations for the ALANA Achievement Award, which is presented annually at the Spring Honors Convocation. 

An online nomination form can be found here. Nominations are due Thursday, February 28.

Submitted by: David Sheets, director, Graduate Program in Data Analytics

Virtual Teach-in on Migration

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The Offices of Campus Ministry and Mission and Identity invite you to gather with members of the campus community for a virtual teach-in and an afternoon of reflection and conversation on Saturday, March 2 from 12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in Old Main 223.

Join the Ignatian Solidarity Network across the U.S. as it examines the current realities of migration – both on the border and in communities across the country – with dynamic speakers, prayer, virtual networking and shared reflection opportunities. Speakers include Rev. Pete Neeley, SJ, from the Kino Border Initiative / Iniciativa Kino para la Frontera and Marissa Montes, founder of the Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic.

For more information, questions and RSVPs, contact Kaitlyn Buehlmann, associate campus minister, at Ext. 2422. Lunch will be provided. We hope you can join us for this exciting event!

Learn more on the Ignation Solidarity Network website.

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Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Mission and Identity

Contemporary Writers Series

Michael Longley, one of Northern Ireland’s foremost contemporary poets, will present the 16th annual Hassett Reading on Thursday, March 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the college’s Montante Cultural Center.

Presented by the Canisius Contemporary Writers Series, the reading is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a question and answer period, reception and book signing. Books will be sold at the event and are available through Talking Leaves Books.

Read the full release here.

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Submitted by: College Communications

Permanent Chair of Polish Culture Hosts Benefit Concert

The Permanent Chair of Polish Culture at Canisius College and the Polish Arts Club will host a benefit concert on Thursday, March 14 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Michael Church, located at 651 Washington Street, Buffalo.

The concert, entitled Make a Joyful Noise, will feature young artists Brittany Mruczek, soprano; Dominik Wrona, pianist; and the Cantata Omnes Choir, directed by Maria Chomicka with Chelsea Brodka, featured choir soloist.

The event is free and open to the public. A reception to meet the artists will follow. Off-street parking will be available at St. Michael Church. A free-will offering will be accepted for the Scholarship Fund and checks may be made payable to the “Polish Singers Alliance.”

For more information, contact the Fine Arts Department at (716) 888-2542.

Submitted by: College Communications

Ignatian Scholarship Day

The 12th annual Ignatian Scholarship Day (ISD) is Wednesday, April 10 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Science Hall, Christ the King Chapel and Alumni Gallery.

This event is an opportunity for every student to submit accomplished work from the current or previous semester for an exhibit, presentation or performance in a conference environment similar to that of a learned society or organization.

Students can apply for ISD 2019 with the online application on the MyCanisius portal. The types of presentations students can choose from are poster displays, oral papers, digital presentations, two-or-three dimensional art and artistic performances.

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 8.

Faculty members are asked to review and endorse applications by Monday, March 18.

To apply or endorse Ignatian Scholarship Day submissions, please visit the academic affairs community page on the portal page. For more information, contact the office of Event Services at Ext. 2180.

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Submitted by: Connie M. Pileri, assistant dean for student affairs/director, Office of Event Services

Study Participants Needed for Research on Aging and Autism

The Institute for Autism Research and Department of Psychology recently received a $379,731 federal grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging to examine the relationship between aging and aspects of ASD in older adults.

We are asking for your help in this new program of research. Please reach out to older friends and family members who might be willing to participate in this study. You can also participate yourself.

The focus of this grant is on individuals age 65 and older. However, participants are not required to be 65 and older and they do not need a diagnosis of ASD to participate in this study. An important component of this research project is the assessment of adults of all ages with varying degrees of ASD characteristics from none – high.

To participate, simply go to: canisius.edu/iar_aging.

Study participants will complete approximately 30-90 minutes of internet based questionnaires and tasks. The timing will depend on your preferred pacing. Participants will be characterized on multiple domains of aging including physical health, cognitive performance, characteristics of ASD and psychological well-being.

Please be aware that you are under no obligation to participate. Your participation in this research will in no way impact your relationship with Canisius or the services you could receive in the future from the IAR or community-based ASD service programs.

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Lodi-Smith, associate professor of psychology, at lodismij@canisius.edu or (716) 888-2513.Submitted by: Jennifer Lodi-Smith, associate professor, Psychology/

This Week in the Griff Center

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Check out what is happening in the Griff Center this week.

Submitted by: Dominique Gagnier, graduate assistant, Griff Center

Canisius in the News

WBEN-AM Radio interviewed Canisius President John J. Hurley on Thursday, February 21 about the Vatican summit on clergy sexual abuse. Click here to listen to the interview.

Submitted by: College Communications

CANCELLED – Tigers in America

The February 25 presentation of “Tigers in America,” featuring the organization’s founder and president, William Nimmo, has been CANCELLED.

At this time, Nimmo’s lecture is not being rescheduled.

Submitted by: Mary Fiorella, administrative associate, Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation

Canisius Introduces MS in Finance

Beginning in fall 2019, the Richard J. Wehle School of Business will offer a new master of science degree in finance.

The graduate program is an extension of the college’s popular undergraduate degree in finance, which is ranked No. 18 in the country by U.S. News & World Report, and will provide advanced knowledge to students in the areas of corporate finance, investment management, portfolio management, and financial institutions and markets. 

The 30-credt hour program is distinguished by its offering of three specialized concentrations: investment research, risk management and data analytics.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, regional employment in these areas is expected to grow 11.5 percent through 2024.  In addition to the knowledge base, students will gain a strong foundation in ethics, standards of professional conduct, communication and team work. 

Click here to read more about the new MS in finance.

Submitted by: College Communications

CPA Exam Rankings

The Canisius College accounting program maintained its stronghold in New York State following results from the 2017 Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam. 

Alumni of Canisius’ undergraduate accounting program, who sat for the CPA exam for the first time within one year of graduation, earned the highest average score on the exam.The group ranked first (1st) out of 44 colleges and universities in the state. Click here to read the full release.

Submitted by: College Communications

Griffin Week Begins

Griffin Week, the annual athletic-filled slate of competition, begins tonight, February 22 with a Battle of the Bridge hockey game versus Niagara University. Puck drop is set for 7:35 p.m. at the HARBORCENTER. The seven seniors on the men’s hockey team, Ian Edmondson, Dylan McLaughlin, Cameron Heath, Jimmy Mazza, Matt McLeod, Felix Chamberland and Alex Jaekle, will be honored in a pre-game ceremony beginning at approximately 7:25 p.m.

Both teams are fighting for playoff positioning as the regular season enters its final week of competition. Canisius competes against Niagara on Saturday, February 23 at 7:00 p.m. at Niagara University.

Discounted tickets for faculty and staff are available by calling (716) 888-8499. Note: If you plan to attend the game tonight, February 22, it is strongly encouraged that you to take the subway. There is a concert at the Key Bank Center tonight at 7:00 p.m. and parking will be more expensive than usual.

The Canisius women’s basketball team will host a pair of MAAC games at the KAC this weekend. The Griffs host Siena College tonight, February 22 at 7:00 p.m. Click here to add this event to your calendar. They will host Monmouth University on Sunday, February 24 at 2:00 p.m. Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Canisius and Monmouth are tied for fifth place in the MAAC, both with 7-7 records, while Siena is a 1/2 game behind at 7-8. The top five teams receive a first-round bye in the MAAC Tournament. Sunday, February 24 is senior night for the following players: Sara Hinriksdottir, Zhane Irby, Amanda Schiefen and Maria Welch. They will be honored before tip-off.

The Canisius women’s lacrosse team opens its home portion of the 2019 schedule on Monday, February 25 at 1:00 p.m. at the KAC against 5th ranked Northwestern University. There is no admission charge. Click here to add this event to your calendar.

For additional information on Griffin Week and the games listed above, please visit www.GoGriffs.com.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

5 Dollar Friday: Sahlen’s Texas Hots

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This week’s “5 Dollar Friday” is Sahlen’s Texas Hots. Get two Texas Hots, fries and a drink for only $5!

Submitted by: Sharif Hamdy, marketing director, Chartwells

 

Canisius Representation at National Forensics Meeting

David Sheets, PhD, director of the graduate program in data analytics and professor of physics, will present a talk at the National Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in Baltimore, MD today, Friday, February 22. The talk will cover portions of the work of a joint expert working group of National Institute of Standards (NIST) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on human factors in forensic handwriting examinations. The report of this working group will be published shortly and presents national level guidelines for handling human factors in the forensic handwriting examination.

Sheets will present with other members of the working group, including Melissa Taylor (NIST), Emily Will, private document examiner in Raleigh, NC and Linton Mohammed, PhD, private document examiner in San Francisco, CA.

Sheets’ involvement with the statistics of impression evidence arose from his initial work with researchers from the State University at Buffalo on forensic analysis of human bitemark patterns. His criticisms of the weaknesses in many areas of forensic impression evidence interpretation lead to his invitation to work with the NIST/DOJ panel.

Submitted by: David Sheets, director, Graduate Program in Data Analytics

Griff Center Career Events

The Griff Center has several exciting career events coming up starting this Monday, February 25 with Rich Products.

The first career event in March is Suit Up! JC Penney, located in the Boulevard Mall, will have professional dress clothes discounted at 40 percent off. Discounts are available to students, alumni, faculty and staff.

Click here to view more upcoming events in the Griff Center.

Submitted by: Eileen Abbatoy, associate director, Griff Center

Farmworker Justice – Unjust NYS Laws

What must state lawmakers do to support the men and women who put food on our tables? Let’s work to present the issues to our local legislative offices.

Peace Action-Canisius and the Western New York Peace Center will host West Cosgrove, Western New York Coordinator for Rural Migrant and Ministry (RMM), and Ann Converso, legislative advocacy chair for the League of Women Voters of Buffalo Niagara on Monday, February 25 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in Science Hall.

For over 20 years, RMM has coordinated the statewide Justice for Farmworkers Legislative Campaign that has sought to ensure that the voices of workers are heard at the policy-making tables that impact their lives.

Submitted by: Terrence Bisson, professor, Mathematics and Statistics

Exhibition Opening for Ann Moody’s “Expanding the Grid”

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Join the Fine Arts Department for an artist’s talk and reception celebrating the opening of Ann Moody’s “Expanding the Grid” on Friday, March 1 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Vogt Gallery in Lyons Hall.

The new works by Ann Moody allude to the diverse uses of the grid – a structure that has served as a favorite motif of the early 20th century avant-garde as well as an underlying framework in contemporary comic book layouts and a traditional basis for quilt making – blurring the distinction between art and craft and high and lowbrow forms of visual creativity.

Ann Moody’s “Expanding the Grid” will be on display through Tuesday, April 16.

For more information on this and other exhibitions, please visit the ArtsCanisius website.

Submitted by: Emily Mangione, gallery director, Fine Arts

“A Conversation with Oxycontin”

The Red Thread Theatre received a grant to create a piece addressing the opioid crisis entitled “A Conversation with Oxycontin.” Eileen Dugan, theatre artist-in-residence in the English Department, is one of the co-artistic directors of the company, the playwright and will direct the premiere which will take place on Thursday, March 7 at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 9 at 2:00 p.m. at Buffalo library’s downtown branch.

The premise is OxyContin being interviewed on a talk show, defending his reputation and being confronted by the reality of his impact. There are “callers” to the show who bring different stories and points of view. 

Aubrey Dempsey ’20 will play the role of Naloxone, one of the medications helping addicts escape addiction. She has performed in a number of shows with the Little Theater and this will be her first professional acting job.

The project is funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts and the Cullen Foundation. Professionals from the therapy community will be in attendance and all members of the campus community are invited. If you have any questions, contact Eileen Dugan, theatre artist-in-residence, at Ext. 2650 or at dugane@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Eileen Dugan, theatre artist in residence, English

Canisius in the News

WBEN-AM Radio interviewed Canisius President John J. Hurley on Thursday, February 21 about the Vatican summit on clergy sexual abuse. Click here to listen to the story.

Submitted by: College Communications


Campus Candid

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Members of the Buffalo community engaged in conversation about the book From Odysseus to Harry Potter: The Evolution of the Hero with Robert Butler, PhD, professor emeritus of English, on Thursday, February 7.

This was the second week of the course, which includes topics on the classical hero, the modern hero, WWI antiheroic poetry and the American hero/heroine, with examples from Homer, Willa Cather and J. K. Rowling. This six-week class is part of the Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies (ICMS) Lifelong Learners Center courses. Previous courses included discussions about the Seven Wonders of the World and the Persian Wars.

Visit the ICMS website for more information about the program. The second offering of the semester, Medieval Art and Architecture, will be led by Eileen Sullivan, adjunct professor of fine arts and art history.

Submitted by: Kristina Laun, staff, Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies 

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