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Synchro Hosting Penn State on Saturday

Your Canisius synchro team, fresh off a huge win last weekend over the team that placed second in the country in 2012 – Incarnate Word – hosts Penn State and Wheaton on Saturday afternoon.

The Canisius Invitational begins at Noon in the KAC pool. The event features competition in solo, duet, trio and team disciplines. There is no admission charge.

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

Ignatian Scholarship Day to Take Place on April 19th

Canisius College will hold its sixth annual Ignatian Scholarship Day on Friday, April 19, 2013 on the second floor of the Winter Student Center, Montante Cultural Center and other campus venues. This event is a celebration that showcases the research, scholarship, and performances of our undergraduate and graduate students through poster displays, oral paper presentations, multimedia presentations, two or three-dimensional art, or artistic performances (poetry, drama, vocal or instrumental music) throughout the day, as well as a concert by the Canisius Concert Chorale in the evening.

This event is an opportunity for every student to submit the best work from the current or a previous semester for exhibit, presentation, or performance in a conference environment similar to that of a learned society or organization. Participating in the event is a mark of high quality academic and creative work.

Each student presentation must be endorsed by a member of the Canisius full-time or adjunct faculty, staff or administration. Approval implies that the work has been seen and the endorser believes it is worthy of college-wide presentation. All endorsed proposals will be in the celebration.

Students will electronically submit an abstract describing their work (the form will be available beginning Feb. 1 and can be accessed here – Once the student completes and submits the form online, an email will be sent to the faculty member(s) named as mentor. Faculty members are asked to review the submissions and endorse.

The following timeline is important:
Friday, February 1, 2013: Student online submission and endorser approval process begins
Friday, March 1, 2013: Deadline for completed student abstracts submitted online
Tuesday, March 5, 2013: Deadline for faculty endorsement process. No further submissions can be accepted due to printing deadlines.

For questions, contact Amanda Snider (X 2123) in the Office of Academic Affairs. Further information as well as a video of last year’s event can be found on the Ignatian Scholarship Day website:

Submitted by:  Amanda Snider, assistant director of academic special events, academic affairs

Milestones on Main Street: Question of the Day

English Professor and Lowery Writer-in-Residence Mick Cochrane recently authored his fourth book, Fitz, which is also his first young adult novel. Can you guess which of the books below were also authored by Cochrane

a. Flesh Wounds
b. Mending Skins
c. Sport
d. The Girl Who Threw Butterflies

Submit your answer on the college’s Facebook page.

Bonus: Everyone who answers today’s question will be entered in a random drawing to receive Chartwell’s Bucks, good at any dining location on campus!

Submitted by:  Marketing and Communication

Project Management Basics Courses offered to college community

CPD is once again opening up enrollment to our Project Management Basics Certification course to all Canisius College faculty and staff at no charge. Project management provides value to organizations facing pressures to complete efforts “faster, better, cheaper”. This one day workshop is on Wednesday, February 27 from  9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at our training facility in Amherst. To register please contact Blake Carbone, CPD coordinator at

Submitted by: Blake Carbone, coordinator, Center for Professional Development

Hockey Hosts Holy Cross This Weekend

Can you believe only six points separate 2nd place from 10th place in Atlantic Hockey? Right in the thick of that race are your Griffs and their opponent this weekend, Holy Cross. With only 10 games remaining, every game, and every point, is crucial.

Canisius hosts the Crusaders on Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 2 pm (that’s a change from the original schedule) at the Buffalo State Sports Arena. New Era caps will be given away on Sunday.

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