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Campus Candids

The Women & Gender Studies Program hosted a benefit reading of “Any One of Us: Words from Prison” last night in the Grupp Fireside Lounge. We had 30 people in attendance – from Canisius students, staff and faculty, to area high school students, to members of the community.

Pictured from left to right: Kathleen DeLaney (Archivist/Special Collections Librarian), Eliza Fields ’14,Samira Williams ’13, Tolani Blagogee ’14, Rayel Louis-Charles ’15, Johanna Fisher (Adjunct Faculty, English/Co-Director of the Women & Gender Studies Program) and Claire Kovacs (Assistant Professor, Fine Arts – Art History).

Submitted by: Claire Kovacs, assistant professor, Fine Arts Department

Baron and Gibbons in Line for National Recognition

Two Golden Griffins – Billy Baron from men’s basketball and Kyle Gibbons from hockey – are in line to receive national recognition and you have the opportunity to participate in their success.

Baron, one of the nation’s leading scorers, is one of 24 finalists for the Bob Cousy Award. The award is handed out annually to the top point guard in the country. To vote for Billy, please visit and cast your vote. The 24 finalists will be narrowed down to five in early March with the winner announced prior to the Final Four. For additional information, visit

Gibbons, who is nearing the all-time record at Canisius for goals scored in a career, is a finalist for the Senior Class Award. The Senior Class Award not only goes to an outstanding hockey player, but also to one who is active on campus and in his community. To vote for Kyle, please visit Kyle is one of ten finalists for the award. For additional information, visit Voting continues through the month of March.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call 888-2977.

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate director, athletics

National Prizewinner Gives Piano Recital March 1

Arts Canisius will host a piano recital featuring Jennifer Campbell. On Saturday, March 1 at 3 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center The recital is free and open to the public.

Campbell is a finalist of the 2012 Sixth New York International Piano Competition, a biennial event presented under the auspices of The Stecher and Horowitz Foundation. Her extensive repertoire ranges from works of J.S. Bach to Israeli composer Avner Dorman. Campbell has appeared on U.S. and Danish Television and radio, and was featured in the PBS documentary about the 5th Julia Crane International Piano Competition.
A proponent of bringing classical music into local communities, Campbell is a coordinator for Creative Access, a program that brings music to homeless centers, hospitals, schools, and retirement homes in the Baltimore area.
Campbell’s program will include works by Schubert, Beethoven, Scriabin, Debussy, Dorman and Brown.

For more information, please call the Canisius Fine Arts Office at 716-888-2542, email, or visit us at

On-campus parking is free. All lots are open to the public during concert times.

Submitted by: Martha Malkiewicz, co-director of ArtsCanisius

2014 Ignatian Scholarship Day Application Deadline

The deadline for submitting online student abstracts is one week away. Students can apply for ISD 2014 until Monday, March 3 through the online application on the myCanisius portal.
The seventh annual Ignatian Scholarship Day will be held on Friday, April 11, 2014 at various venues on campus. This event is an opportunity for every student to submit accomplished work from the current or previous semester for exhibit, presentation, or performance in a conference environment similar to that of a learned society or organization. ISD will begin at 10:00 a.m. with a poster session in Science Hall Atrium and Commons and presentations will begin in Science Hall classrooms. The day will conclude with a performance by the Canisius Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble in the Montante Cultural Center.
The types of presentations students can choose from are poster displays, oral papers, digital presentations, two or three dimensional art, and artistic performances.
In addition, Canisius College academic clubs are invited to participate with exhibits and demonstrations in Science Hall Atrium. Academic club presidents should contact Kathy Peter at Ext. 2121 for an Academic Club application.
If you would like more information on Ignatian Scholarship Day 2014, please visit the myCanisius ISD portal in the Academic Affairs Community Page.

Submitted by: Kathy Peter, executive associate, Academic Affairs

Strength and Conditioning Minor recognized by NCSA

The Strength and Conditioning minor in the Department of Kinesiology recently was accepted as a National Strength and Conditioning Association Education Recognition Program (NSCA ERP) Recognized Strength & Conditioning Program. This honor recognizes regionally accredited academic institutions for their educational programs that have met, and continue to meet, educational guidelines recommended by the NSCA. ERP recognitions are good for three years and gives students completing the minor discounts on exams, exam preparation materials and provides additional career and networking opportunities.

More information on the Strength and Conditioning minor at Canisius can be found at

Submitted by: Karl Kozlowski, assistant professor, Kinesiology