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Celebration Of Scholarship Tomorrow (October 14)

The Inauguration Committee invites all members of the Canisius community to attend A Celebration of Scholarship tomorrow (October 14) from 1 – 3 p.m. in the Regis Rooms of the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center.

As one of the first events of Inauguration Week, A Celebration of Scholarship will show that teaching and learning are always the central mission of the college.  Highlights will include examples of outstanding faculty scholarship and faculty-student engagement which are among the hallmarks of Jesuit higher education.  Master of ceremonies for this event will be Scott A. Chadwick, PhD, vice president for academic affairs.

The schedule includes:

1 – 1:20 pm — “Where Entrepreneurial Leaders are Made” (with CEO, Can Do Society and MyLinkFace); Ji-Hee Kim, PhD, associate professor of entrepreneurship, management and marketing

1:20 – 1:40 p.m. — “The Electronica Project: Science Meets Art;” H. David Sheets, PhD; chair & professor, physics; Jamie O’Neil, associate professor, digital media arts

1:40 – 2 p.m. — “Enhancing the ‘Informed’ in Informed Consent: A Pilot Test of a Multi-media Presentation;” Melissa Wanzer, EdD, professor, communication studies

2 – 2:20 p.m. — “Autism Spectrum Disorders: Research and Treatment;” Christopher Lopata, PsyD, associate professor, education; and Marcus Thomeer, PhD, associate professor, education

2:20 – 2:40 p.m. — “What is the University?;” Tanya Loughead, PhD, assistant professor, philosophy

2:40 – 3 p.m. — “The Civil Rights Movement Up Close and Personal;” Bruce Dierenfield, PhD, professor, history, director of All-College Honors program.

3 p.m. — Concluding Remarks by John J. Hurley, president.  A reception will follow in Grupp Fireside Lounge.

Faculty members are encouraged to bring their classes for all or part of the celebration.

Submitted by:  Rose Marie Castner, special events coordinator, academic affairs

Women’s Soccer To Host Nationally Ranked Saints

Dina Gabrielli ’12

The Canisius College women’s soccer team (8-5 overall with a 2-1 MAAC record) returns home this weekend for a pair of games against the league’s top two teams.  Canisius hosts Siena Friday (October 15) at 7 p.m. before entertaining Marist on Sunday (October 17) at 1 p.m.  Both the Saints and Red Foxes are 4-0 in conference action, and Siena is ranked 25th nationally with an overall record of 12-0.  For more information on Canisius women’s soccer visit

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

Canisius Hockey Hits National Rankings

Cory Conacher tallied a hat trick in the season opener

The Canisius ice hockey team garnered the most votes in school history this past weekend.  The Griffs currently rank 31st in the U.S. College Hockey Online (USCHO) poll after receiving 10 poll votes.  Canisius split its weekend series at Western Michigan and is idle until playing at Mercyhurst on Tuesday, October 19.  The Griffs first home games are October 29 & 30 versus Army.  For tickets, call Ext. 2885.

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

Cyber Security Tip Of The Day

A password is not just an obstacle that one must surmount to get work done; it’s a method of authentication.  In other words, the computer system a person is interacting with believes that a person is who they claim to be.  This means that anyone else who knows your password is, from the computer’s point of view, you.  Never share a password with anyone, ever, because you are responsible for their actions under your account.  If someone on campus needs access to something, please call the Help Desk at Ext. 2299 for a safe and secure way to share that data.

Submitted by:  Matthew Gracie, information security administrator, ITS