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Canisius Fund Thanks Faculty, Staff Contributors At Luncheon

During a special luncheon yesterday (February 14) in the Grupp Fireside Lounge, Canisius President John J. Hurley thanked faculty and staff who donated to the Canisius Fund during the current campaign.  Current and former faculty and staff have contributed more than $75,000 to date in the current campaign.  The faculty and staff drive is co-chaired by Gary Everett, director of public safety, and Walter Sharrow, PhD, professor emeritus of history.  Donations are still being accepted and may be made by contacting the Canisius Fund at Ext. 2712.  Payroll deduction options are available.

Submitted by:  Chuck Pustelnik, director, web services

MAAC Swim, Dive Championships This Weekend

Steve Pochatko ‘12

For the second consecutive year, Canisius hosts the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships at the Flickinger Center in downtown Buffalo.  Events run Thursday (February 16) through Saturday (February 18) with preliminary heats commencing at 10 a.m. each day and finals starting at 6 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at or at the door.  Fans can watch a webcast of all the action on the MAAC web site, or visit for daily updates on Griffin swimmers and divers.

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

Free Movie Passes For 21 Jump Street

See 21 Jump Street starring Jonah Hill & Channing Tatum before it opens in theaters at an advanced screening tonight (February 15) at 7:30 p.m. at the Regal Elmwood Center.  To receive the screening passes, go to and enter RSVP Code: WOMEU41Q.

Visit for more information on the film and to watch the trailer.

Submitted by:  Kathy Kelly, administrative associate, human resources

Seventh Annual Digital Day March 2

The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) and Faculty Technology Support Center (FacTS) invite the college community to the seventh annual Digital Day on Friday, March 2.  The afternoon will explore educational technologies that can enhance the teaching and learning process.  This event is free and open to the public.

There will be presentations by education professionals from colleges, universities, and school districts from Western New York.  The keynote address, “Teaching Metacognition: Encouraging Students to Reflect on Their Learning,” will be given virtually by Tamara Rosier, PhD.

Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. on the second floor of the Student Center and will run until the closing Panel Discussion at 5 p.m.  Click here for detailed schedule and here to register.

Submitted by:  Pat Coward, PhD, director, Center for Teaching Excellence