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Science Hall Tour

Ed Cogan, director of facilities, leads Canisius faculty and staff on a pre-demolition tour of Science Hall on Friday (March 25). Renovation work on the building is scheduled to begin in late May. To read more about the project, click here.

Submitted by: Office of Web Services

Overfield Named Veterans Affairs Coordinator

Andrew Overfield is the college’s new coordinator of veteran’s affairs within the Office of Admissions. He will serve as the primary contact for prospective and current military veteran students and their family members. Overfield will actively advance Canisius’ position and recognition within the military community and coordinate with campus organizations and offices to foster the development of programs and activities designed to support veteran students.

A former Canisius student, Overfield retired from the U.S. Army with more than 26 years of service as an Armor officer and most recently as an African political military affairs expert. Andrew possesses extensive international experience serving his last 10 years in Germany, Botswana and Nigeria. He has a bachelor’s degree in Geography from the University of Vermont and a master’s degree in African studies from Ohio University.

Submitted by: James Bagwell, director, graduate admissions

Sarah Bareilles Tickets On Sale Now

Canisius faculty and staff can now buy tickets for the concert by three-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles in the Koessler Athletic Center on Sunday, April 17 at 6 p.m.  Doors open at 5:15 p.m. Elizabeth and the Catapult and Ximena Sarinana will perform as the opening bands.  The concert is sponsored by the Student Programming Board (SPB).

Tickets are $20 for faculty and staff through  For more information please contact Katie Martoche, assistant director, campus programming & leadership development at Ext. 2190.

Submitted by:  Katie Martoche, assistant director, campus programming & leadership development

Understanding Fukushima Lecture Tuesday (March 29)

The Department of Physics will hold a lecture and discussion entitled “Understanding Fukushima: A Layman’s Guide to Nuclear Physics, Radiation and Nuclear Reactors” on Tuesday (March 29) at 7 p.m. in Horan O’Donnell Room 107.  Light refreshments will be served.

Michael Wood, PhD, assistant professor of physics, and Robert Selkowitz, PhD, assistant professor of physics, will lead a discussion of nuclear physics, radioactive materials and radiation safety as they relate to the events at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.  Milburn Crotzer, PhD, adjunct professor of mathematics & statistics, will follow this with a survey of events at the Fukushima plant, scenarios for the future of the crisis, and a discussion of the design differences between the Fukushima plant and its American counterparts.  The talk will be followed by an open question and answer session.

This event is the first of a three-part series of talks about the Japan earthquake and tsunami.

Submitted by:  Robert Selkowitz, PhD, associate professor, physics

“Stand Your Ground” Expedition Event Tuesday (March 29)

All Canisius faculty and staff are invited to join the Canisius College School of Education & Human Services in welcoming the Tapestry Charter School’s fifth and sixth grade students to campus on Tuesday (March 29) from 6:30 – 8 p.m. in the Regis Room.

The students will present their interdisciplinary research and answers to the following questions:  “What turns a natural process into a natural disaster?” and “What is the potential impact of an earthquake on Buffalo?”

Submitted by:  Elizabeth Brandjes, director, field experiences and partnerships, School of Education & Human Services