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Second Candidate For VP Of Academic Affairs On Campus Today

The second of three candidates for the open vice president for academic affairs position will visit the Canisius College campus today (February 13).

Bridget Keegan, PhD, director of scholarships and fellowships, and director of world literature at Creighton University, will be on campus on today (February 13). There will be two opportunities for the campus community to engage in conversation with Keegan. The first opportunity will be today (February 13) from 2 – 3 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center where she will be introduced and available to answer questions from the campus community in an open forum.  The second forum will be held today (February 13) from 4 – 5:30 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center where Keegan will speak more directly about faculty matters with faculty members. Both forums are open to the campus community.

Information about the candidates is available though myCanisius and Angel.  The final candidate will arrive on campus on Wednesday, February 15. Visit schedules for these candidates will be posted as soon as they are completed.

The search committee will make every effort to have this process as inclusive as possible, and everyone is encouraged to take advantage of the opportunities that are available to meet with the candidates.

Submitted by: Maryann Wayne, executive associate, vice president, business & finance on behalf of Mariusz Kozik, PhD and Patrick Richey, co-chairs, VPAA search committee

Symposium Brings Zoo Experts To Campus

Jeffrey P. Bonner, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Saint Louis Zoo, speaks during The Future of Zoos symposium held February 10-11.  Co-hosted by The Canisius College Institute for the Study of Human-Animal Relations (ISHAR) and The Buffalo Zoological Gardens, the event featured presenters and participants from leading zoological parks, conservation societies and zoological architecture firms who spoke on the future of zoos.  Coordinated by Michael Noonan, PhD, director of the college’s ISHAR program, “The Future of Zoos” symposium was sponsored by a generous grant from Al and Noura Gress, friends of Canisius College.  Additional support was provided by the William H. Fitzpatrick Institute of Public Affairs and Leadership at Canisius College, and the Buffalo Zoological Gardens.

Submitted by:  Office of Web Services

Graduate Open House, Wine & Cheese Reception Thursday (February 16)

The Canisius College Office of Graduate Admissions is hosting a Graduate Open House and Wine & Cheese reception on Thursday (February 16) from 5:30 – 7 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge.

Prospective students will be able to meet Canisius graduate admissions staff, faculty, alumni and current students; network with other professionals in their fields; and enjoy a complimentary wine and cheese reception.  Prospective students can also:

  • Learn about accelerated degree programs that allow completion of a graduate degree in as little as one year.
  • Learn about programs in the School of Education & Human Services, the Wehle School of Business, the Office of Professional Studies and the College of Arts & Sciences.
  • Meet with a financial aid representative.

For more information, contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at Ext. 2545 or visit us online here.

Submitted by:  Julie Zulewski, assistant director, graduate admission

“Dear Lisa” Lecture Teaches Warning Signs Of Dating Violence

Canisius College presents “Dear Lisa,” a lecture by Tom Santoro, tonight (February 13) at 7 p.m. in the Regis Room.  Santoro’s lecture, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Office of Campus Programming and Leadership Development.

“Dear Lisa” tells the story of Santoro’s 18 year-old daughter, Lisa, who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend on July 29, 1984.  He had stalked and lured her to his home to kill her.  Following his daughter’s death, Santoro decided to focus his energy from heartache into a mission to educate as many young people as possible about the signs of dating violence and about how to make respect the center of all healthy relationships.  Santoro’s lecture is designed to encourage students to recognize patterns of abuse, escalation and incidents in dangerous relationships.  He facilitates a discussion about domestic and dating violence that allows students to share their thoughts and explore their perceptions of the issue.

Santoro has visited hundreds of high schools and colleges across the country, and reached more than a quarter million students and teachers with his message.  He has appeared on local and national television outlets including The Montel Williams Show and The Oprah Winfrey Show.

For more information, contact Katie Martoche in the Office of Campus Programming and Leadership Development, at Ext. 2190.

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