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Former Buffalo Bills player Steve Tasker stopped by campus on Tuesday, April 1 to be interviewed for a video the Public Relations Office is producing about Russ Brandon.  Brandon is the president and CEO of the Buffalo Bills and the 2014 recipient of the college’s Distinguished Citizen Achievement Award, which will be presented May 3 at the Regents Scholarship Ball.

Submitted by: Public Relations

Archives Speaker Series Today Featuring History Professor

Dr. Dean Pavlakis, adjunct professor of history, will present at the spring 2014 Archives Speaker Series, today, Wednesday, April 2 at 3:30 p.m. in ALB Library, second floor.

Pavlokis’ topic, “Connecting Through the Congo: Meeting Past & Present Through the Archival Collections of the Congo Reform Association,” explores his work among century old documents related to the pioneering humanitarian movement whose work continues its impact. He’ll share how “the serendipity of the archives” led him down some unexpected and completely surprising paths.

A Buffalo native, Pavlakis received his undergraduate degree in history and economics from Harvard. After receiving a management degree from Yale, he worked in banking for 23 years before making a career change to academe. He earned his MA and PhD from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and has served as an adjunct professor at UB and Canisius College, where his focus is on modern Europe, Africa and the dense web of connections between the two continents.

He is currently preparing a book on the Congo reform movement scheduled for publication in 2015.

The Archives Speaker Series showcases scholars with a special understanding of archival research, based on their own experiences, and who have completed a book or other expression of scholarship reliant on archival research.

This event, sponsored by Canisius College Rev. J. Clayton Murray, S.J., Archives & Special Collections, and the ALB Library, is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information contact archivist, Kathleen DeLaney, Ext. 8421 or

Submitted by: Kathleen DeLaney, archivist/reference librarian, Library

EdCamp Buffalo on Campus Saturday, April 5

Canisius College will be hosting the second annual EdCamp Buffalo on Saturday, April 5 in Science Hall. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.

EdCamp is a grassroots movement empowering educators to take charge of their professional development through free, participant-driven unconferences. For more information visit

EdCamp Buffalo is one of Western New York’s first education unconferences, bringing flexible professional learning to the dedicated educators of Western New York and Southern Ontario.

Submitted by: Kristen Frawley, adjunct, Differentiated Instruction

Men’s Lacrosse Home on Saturday

Your Golden Griffin men’s lacrosse team returns home this weekend for an important Saturday afternoon conference tilt versus Manhattan. Game time is slated for noon at the Demske Sports Complex. Your Griffs, which own a win over 13th ranked Albany, have a 4-5 record overall and a 1-2 mark in conference play, while Manhattan is 2-7, but 1-1 in the MAAC.

For additional information on the game, visit For tickets, call 888-2885.

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate director, Athletics

Melting into the Floor Relaxation Seminar

Join the Human Resources Department and the Counseling Center on Monday, April 7, for “Melting into the Floor.” Mike Cammarata, associate director for the college’s Counseling Center, will present two sessions in Regis South at 12:15-1:00 p.m. and at 4:15-5:00 p.m.

Using a three step process, participants will be able to learn and experience a simple yet powerful progressive relaxation sequence for combating stress. This hands-on experience will give new meaning to the word “relaxation.”

All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.

Submitted by: Dawn Rotterman, associate, Human Resources