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Campus Candids

Students in the Spanish Conversation (SPA 324) course, taught by Richard Reitsma, PhD, assistant professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies, participate in a dual language immersion via Skype with peer learners at ITESO in Guadalajara, Mexcio, a fellow Jesuit institution. Students spend half the class having an English conversation with the students, then switch to Spanish for the other half.

Submitted by: Richard Reitsma, PhD, assistant professor, Spanish and Latin American Studies

Softball Home Opener Scheduled for Tuesday

Your Canisius softball team will play its home opener on Tuesday afternoon vs. the University at Buffalo. First pitch for the doubleheader is scheduled for 3 p.m. at the Demske Sports Complex.

Canisius has played its first 22 games on the road, including an 11 game schedule in California during spring break.

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Submitted by: John Maddock, associate director, Athletics


Faculty and Staff ITS Demonstrations

Each week, on various days, times, places, and topic, I will make myself available to all faculty and staff to help with, or demonstrate different software or application topics. I’ll post the topic to be offered, the place and time each Monday or Tuesday in The Dome. My first topic will be Checkbox Basics on Tuesday, April 1 between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge. No registration is required however if you have a laptop please bring one.

If anyone has any questions or even “special requests on topic” please address them to Joe Rizzo at or give me a call at Ext. 8354.

Submitted by: Joseph F. Rizzo, academic technology specialist, ITS

Campus Candids

Persis Vehar, Canisius Composer-in-Residence, and Michael Colquhoun, adjunct professor of fine arts/music pose after the Persis Vehar Competition for Excellence in Composition. Student composers from area high schools have their works chosen, performed and critiqued at the Montante Cultural Center by the internationally known composers, Vehar and Colquhoun. Vehar received recognition for her many years of work with students both on and off the campus.

Submitted by: Martha Malkiewicz, co-director of ArtsCanisius