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Chadwick Named Provost and Chief Academic Officer at Xavier

Scott A. Chadwick, PhD, has accepted the position of provost and chief academic officer at Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH.  Chadwick came to Canisius in 2007 and serves as vice president for academic affairs, the college’s mission and identity officer and professor of communication studies.  He begins his new duties at Xavier on July 1.  Click here to read more.

Submitted by Public Relations

Young Piano Virtuoso Performance

ArtsCanisius, in conjunction with the Stecher and Horowitz Foundation present award-winning pianist Leann Osterkamp on Saturday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. The performance will feature works by Bach, Mozart, Mendelssohn, R. Schumann, Mesto and Tchaikovsky. Osterkamp, who is 19 years old, is a rising young artist recognized for her dynamic sound and compelling performances. She was named a “Young Steinway Artist” in 2010 and was a finalist in the 4th New York Piano Competition, where she received outstanding recognition for her performance of the commissioned work. Osterkamp’s participation in the competition will be profiled in the forthcoming PBS documentary “On a Personal Note.” This recital is free and open to the public. For more information, visit

Submitted by:  Ellen Barnum, assistant director, ArtsCanisius

WST Annual Film Festival

Celebrate Women’s History Month by joining us for the Women’s Studies (WST) annual film festival. This year’s films include, Aurore, The Heretics, Saving Face and Barbie Nation. Each film viewing will be followed by refreshments and conversation led by faculty and WST Club members. The film dates are as follows: February 28,  March 8, March 16, and March 30. More information can be found on the fliers around campus or by emailing Johanna Fisher at

Submitted by:  Johanna Fisher, adjunct professor, English/women’s studies

Presidential Campaign Experiences Shared

Four alums with experience doing presidential campaign advance work will share their experiences on Wednesday, March 2, at 3 p.m. in Regis South. Patrick Morris, Ron Keohane, Lucian Sikorskyj, and Jerry Paradise will offer insights and answer questions.

Advance work includes the planning and execution of a candidate’s campaign event. It involves every detail of the event including airport arrivals, motorcades, site selection and setup, the event itself, crowd-building, the press, and “Wheels Up!” The US Secret Service may be involved, as well. It is exciting and exhausting, as teams arrive four or five days ahead of the event and have that much time to put everything together. Then they go do it again.

It is a great way for young people to get on a presidential campaign. This year, there should be lots of opportunities to work for Republicans.

Refreshments will be available.

Submitted by:  Michael V. Haselswerdt, PhD, professor, political science; director, William H. Fitzpatrick Institute of Public Affairs and Leadership

Lunch Time Laptop Seminars

All are invited to bring your lunch to the Student Center Executive Conference Room for the first in a series of Lunchtime Laptop Seminars offered by FacTS and facilitated by Marie Larcara. These are one hour, informal gatherings where best practices and available tools on specific topics will be shared. There are three dates and topics now available:

  • Thursday, March 3 at 12:00 p.m. – Content, Writing, and Technology: The Connection to Student and Faculty Success
  • Thursday, April 7 at 12:00 p.m. – PLAGIARISM! The Never-ending Battle for Truth!
  • Thursday, May 5 at 12:00 p.m. – How to Be Hybrid: The How and Why to Use Online Discussion in Your F2F Classroom

To sign up for any or all of the above, click here.

Submitted by: Marie Larcara, EdD, instructional designer, ITS