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Ignatian Scholarship Day Schedule Now Set

More than 450 graduate and undergraduate students, as well as almost 50 off-campus guests from some of Canisius’ partnership schools, are scheduled to participate in Ignatian Scholarship Day Friday, April 15.  Posters, papers, multimedia presentations, musical performances, and artistic displays are now being completed and readied.  The Canisius Chorale, under the direction of Frank Scinta, will end the day with a concert at 7 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.

To see a complete set of all the titles and abstracts of the works being presented, go to the Ignatian Scholarship Day (ISD) website here.

The link for 2011 presentations contains a searchable database to find the location and time of each presentation.  Check the website in the coming weeks for further listings of the schedule of activities.

Faculty members are reminded to bring their classes to take advantage of the many opportunities to view the tremendous work done this year by Canisius students.  Please make plans now to join in the many, varied activities of the day.

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

Shoes For The Shelter 5K April 10

The 13th Annual Shoes for the Shelter 5K, presented by Independent Health, will be held April 10 at Forest Lawn Cemetery.  All members of the Canisius community are invited to participate in either the one mile fun walk at 11:40 a.m. or the 5K race/walk at Noon.

Save money by registering in advance at  Advance, online registration ends April 7.  Pre and post-race entertainment will be provided by The Keepers.

In addition, everyone is encouraged to do some spring cleaning around the house this week and drop off any old or unwanted sneakers or shoes in one of the conveniently located Shoes for the Shelter drop boxes located around campus.  Boxes can be found in the Koessler Athletic Center (KAC), Student Center Dining Hall, lower level of the Student Center (Outside the C-Block office), Old Main Cafe, Health Science Center, Delavan Townhouses, Lyons Hall and Frisch Laundry Room.  Approximately 13,000 pairs of shoes have been collected since 2001.  When dropping off, please make sure pairs of shoes are attached so they do not get separated.

For additional information, call Ext. 2977 or visit

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

Financial Seminars To Be Presented By TIAA CREF

TIAA-CREF financial seminars will be conducted on Thursday (March 31) in Lyons Hall, Room 118 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.  Chris Trombetta, TIAA-CREF managing consultant, will discuss early and mid-career investment strategy at the 10 a.m. seminar.  He will discuss retirement options for participants either preparing for or thinking of retirement in the next five years at the 2 p.m. seminar.  All seminar materials will be available in the Department of Human Resources for those unable to attend.

Submitted by:  Dawn Rotterman, associate, human resources

Author Wes Moore Lecture Monday (April 4)

The School of Education and Human Services and the William H. Fitzpatrick Institute of Public Affairs and Leadership present an evening with Wes Moore on Monday, April 4 at 6 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge.  This event is free and open to the public.

Moore is a youth advocate, Army combat veteran, promising business leader and author.  His book, The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, is a memoir about his life and its startling similarity to that of another Wes Moore from the same city.  Their destinies were ultimately determined by two very dissimilar series of life events.  His story tells a larger tale of personal accountability, chance, fate, and family and the vital importance of education and community in the lives of a generation of boys trying to make their way in a hostile world.  Copies of Moore’s book will be available for sale and signing afterwards.  To read more about him, click here.

The School of Education will also host an online book review community where the Canisius community can share thoughts on Moore’s book.  To subscribe to the Canisius College Partnership Book club, click here.

Submitted by:  Donna Ortolani, executive associate to the dean, School of Education and Human Services