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College Presents Panel On Contributions By Cardinal Newman

Canisius College marked the beatification of Victorian Catholic theologian John Henry Cardinal Newman by the Roman Catholic Church with a panel discussion of Newman’s work and its continuing significance to the role of Catholic colleges and universities yesterday (September 20) in the Grupp Fireside Lounge.

Panelists included (pictured above, from left to right) John J. Hurley, president, Canisius College; Sister Denise A. Roche, GNSH, PhD, president, D’Youville College; Msgr. J. Patrick Keleher, director of the Newman Center, University at Buffalo; and Rev. James M. Pribek, S.J., PhD, associate professor of English, Canisius College. Scott A. Chadwick, PhD, vice president for academic affairs at Canisius, served as moderator.

Submitted by: Office of Web Services

All Invited To Fall Faculty Meeting

All faculty and staff are invited to the fall faculty meeting tomorrow (September 22) in the Grupp Fireside Lounge.  Refreshments will be served starting at 3 p.m. with the program beginning at 3:15 p.m.  Scott A. Chadwick, PhD, vice president for academic affairs, will address the state of academic affairs.  Time for questions and answers will follow.

Brief presentations will be given by Jonathan Lawrence, PhD, associate professor of religious studies & theology; Kris Kasbohm, associate director of the Library for access; and Leah MacVie, instructional designer, ITS.  Break-out discussions will be on information literacy with an emphasis on what it is, why it is important, how student skills in information literacy can be introduced and reinforced at many points throughout the core curriculum and majors, and what kinds of in-class activities and assignments can be used to help students develop and demonstrate those skills.

Submitted by:  Lisa Fischer, executive associate, academic affairs

International Student Host Family Program Seeks Host Families

To encourage cultural exchanges and communication, the Office of International Student Programs sponsors a host family program which pairs international students with American families from the Canisius community.

Host families include the international students in family events, activities, and holiday celebrations.  Families are encouraged to contact and invite their students to family outings at least once per month.  Students do not live with their host family.  The response of students wishing to participate in this program has been enthusiastic this semester.  The program needs willing volunteers to help international student adapt to and learn about American culture.

For more information about the program, or to submit an application, please visit the International Student Program website here or contact Samantha Pitler at

Submitted by:  Kathleen Farley, assistant director, residence life

Women’s Soccer Home For Two, Blue & Gold Winner Announced

Kelly Reinwald

The Golden Griffins women’s soccer team will host a pair of contests this weekend at the Demske Sports Complex.  The Griffs, who knocked off the University at Buffalo this past weekend, meet Delaware State at 3 p.m. Friday (September 24) and then battle Colgate at Noon on Sunday (September 26) in a game that will be televised regionally by Time Warner Cable.

Coach Jim Wendling’s squad is off to a 4-4 start and is undefeated in two home matches.  Kelly Reinwald leads the Griffs with four goals and three assists, while freshman Brianna Smith tops the team with five goals.

For additional information on Canisius soccer, visit

Also, this week’s Blue & Gold Friday winner is ticket #614568.  Please Email Mike Kochczynski ( to collect this week’s prize.  Go Griffs!

Submitted by:  John Maddock, associate athletic director – external affairs, athletics

Online Learning Community Now Available

The Online Learning Community (OLC) is designed to provide instructors, staff, and students with an online network to learn and share uses of educational technology.  Currently, the OLC includes a forum with technology-topic boards, numerous tutorials for ANGEL and other educational technologies, resource pages, the latest news on technology as it relates to Canisius College, and much more.  Please join us in creating our community by clicking here.

Submitted by:  Leah MacVie, instructional designer, ITS