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Rhonda Dyess-Hands (left) and Elizabeth Caffee (far right) join Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown (center), as he kicks off the city’s 2014 Summer Youth Internship Program.  Canisius’ Academic Talent Search had two students speak about their summer internship experiences as part of the mayor’s program: Shana Ford (second from left) and Malik DeWayne Stubbs (second from right). Both are currently freshman students at Canisius.

Submitted by: Rhonda Dyess-Hands, counselor, Academic Talent Search

Canisius Magazine Hits Mailboxes

The winter 2014 issue of Canisius Magazine arrives in mailboxes later this week. Get a ‘sneak peak’ at what’s inside by visiting Canisius Magazine online. In addition to all the regular features that appear in the print version, the online edition includes several Web Extras. In this issue you can:

Download the “Daily Progress Checklist.” Developed by Teresa Amabile ’72, HON ’97, PhD, the tool provides leaders with the practical framework necessary to support the continuous achievement of their employees.

Play Nut Warz, a mobile game developed by Canisius DMA students to help promote testicular cancer awareness.

Check out “In Print.” This new online feature serves as a clearing house for faculty-authored books that influence, inspire, and advance scholarly arguments.

While you’re visiting Canisius Magazine online, be sure to take a minute (literally!) to complete our survey. It’s your chance to tell us what you really think about the college publication.

See you online!

Submitted by: Public Relations


Minimizing Stress in Change

On February 13, 2014 the Human Resources Department in conjunction with Child & Family Services will host an enrichment seminar on stress and change.

The presenter, Jackie Stroh, will discuss how to deal positively with stress and change, and how to respond rather than react to the cycle of stress by setting goals and priorities.

There will be two sessions held in Regis South from 12-1 p.m. and 1:15-2:15 p.m. All faculty and staff are invited to attend.

Jackie Stroh is an MBA graduate of Canisius College and currently the president of CLARION CALL, LLC, an independent trainer and consultant for companies, non-profits and individuals, primarily in the areas of management development, team building, one on one coaching and conflict prevention.

Participation in this seminar is a metric that Independent Health utilizes to determine the college’s final medical insurance premiums.

Submitted by: Dawn Rotterman, human resources associate, Human Resources

Faculty Invited to Participate in Buffalo Humanities Festival

The Buffalo Humanities Festival will be held on September 26 and 27, 2014. The festival is modeled on very successful events held in Chicago and other cities; the plan is to make it an annual part of Buffalo’s cultural calendar.

The festival program committee is soliciting proposals relating to this year’s theme–“Migration Nation.” Presentations will be in a variety of formats—talks, roundtables, multimedia presentations, performances, etc. They should relate to the topic of migration in some way and should be designed for a diverse public audience.

The presentations will take place on Saturday September 27, at Buffalo State College. Other participating institutions are UB, Buffalo State, Niagara University, SUNY-Fredonia, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, and the Burchfield Penney Art Center. Each institution will have slots in the festival program.

If you’d like to offer a session—either alone or in collaboration with others–please contact Julie Gibert (, who is representing Canisius on the festival committee. A few sentences explaining your general topic and approach (talk? reading? roundtable? multimedia?) will suffice and are needed by Friday, February 14.

Click here to read more about the event.

Submitted by: Julie Gibert, associate professor, history

Griffs Host MAAC Swim and Dive Championships

Your Canisius men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are hosting the annual Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championships this weekend at the Flickinger pool on the campus of ECC. Doors open at 8:30 each morning with preliminary heats beginning at 10 a.m. Consolation and championship finals commence at 6 p.m. each evening. Tickets are available on-line at or at the door.

Both Canisius teams are favored to finish in the upper half of the meet. Spencer Bray (1000 Free), Matt Tanchick (100 Breast, 200 IM), Wyatt Sintay (200 Breast) , Eddie Quarantillo (1 and 3 meter Diving) and Hannah Graesser (50 Free) have all posted times/scores that rank among the top four in the league.

For additional information, call 888-2885 or visit

Submitted by John Maddock, associate athletic director- external affairs, Athletics