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Campus Candids

Six athletic training majors were inducted into the Iota Tau Alpha Honor Society for Athletic Training on April seventh. Pictured are (l – r) Peter Koehneke, professor of  kinesiology with inductees Matthew O’Sullivan ’15, Emily Elek ’14, Bennett Quigley ’15, Mariah Gorlewski ’14, Iannick Remillard ’15, and Corrin Zaccagnino ’14.

Submitted by: Pete Koehneke, chair/professor, Kinesiology

Health and Wellness Fair on Campus Today!

Students, faculty and staff are invited to stop by the first campus-wide Health and Wellness Fair today, Wednesday April 9th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Science Hall. In a collaborative effort the Counseling Center, CPLD, Human Resources and the Department of Kinesiology are bringing more than 20 vendors and service providers to campus – all in an effort to make Canisius College a healthier community during Wellness Week!

Submitted by: Karl Kozlowski, assistant professor, Kinesiology

Video Institute Premieres Philippines Documentary Tonight

The Canisius College Video Institute will premiere its latest documentary film, “Left Alone: Street Children in the Philippines,” today, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Regis Room South, Winter Student Center. The event is free and open to the public. A panel discussion and reception will follow the screening.

The 15-minute film, produced by Erin Gaddi (MGT’14) and Gabrielle Walter (COM ’15), examines the issue of children forced to struggle for survival on the streets in Manila. The students traveled to the Philippines in summer 2013 on an immersion trip with Timothy Wadkins, PhD, professor of religious studies and theology, as part of the Institute for the Global Study of Religion program. The film was produced under the direction of Barbara J. Irwin, PhD, professor of communication studies and co-director of the Video Institute.

The award-winning Canisius College Video Institute provides students with opportunities to put their classroom lessons to work on projects that enrich their learning and benefit the greater community. Students produce social documentaries and service-oriented videos – all connected by the theme of social justice – to promote discourse on ethical, social and cultural issues relevant to the world today. The Video Institute is co-directed by Irwin and Jamie O’Neil, associate professor and director of the Digital Media Arts Program.

For additional information about the event, e-mail or call (716) 888-2108.

Submitted by: Barbara J. Irwin, PhD, professor, Communication Studies

Canisius College Summer Reading and Writing Camp

The Canisius College Summer Reading and Writing Camp will run July 14-18 and July 21-25, Monday-Friday from 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. The camp will provide reading and writing experiences for students in grades 2-12. There is a reduced price for enrolling in both camps.

Students will be engaged in highly motivating small group activities (i.e. web quests, literature circles, readers’ theater, poetry jams) working with peers and with literacy interns. Interns are certified teachers who are near completion of the masters in literacy education. Canisius College faculty will be supervising the camp experience. For more information (click here) or contact Ginny Carver at or Ext. 3728.

Submitted By: Ginny Carver, administrative associate, Graduate Education and Leadership/Literacy Center

Stress Management Tips

Spring is a very busy time here at Canisius as the semester comes to an end and as we prepare for our commencement ceremonies. While it is an exciting time for the campus community, it can also be a stressful time. Below is a link to a 10-minute stress management presentation prepared by Independent Health for its clients. The presentation provides tips and techniques that you may find useful for relieving and managing stress.

Submitted by: Dawn Rotterman, associate, Human Resources