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This Sunday on “Crossroads”

Tune in to “Crossroads” this Sunday, March 1 when Rev. Patrick J. Lynch, S.J., hosts religious studies and theology professors Rev. Benjamin Fiore, S.J. and Rebecca Krawiec, PhD.

The topic of conversation will center on Christianity in the Middle East. Specifically, the group will discuss the Coptic Christian Church, as well as the Chaldean Christians in Iraq and Syria.

“Crossroads” is a monthly radio program produced by the Network of Religious Communities and hosted by Father Lynch. The program airs on the first Sunday of each month at 6:00 a.m. on MIX-96 (96.1 FM) and at 6:30 a.m. on JACK-FM (92.9 FM).

In case you miss it, you can always catch “Crossroads” on the college’s iTunes site.

Submitted by: Marketing and Communication

Journalist and Best-Selling Author to Speak at Canisius

Dana Goldstein, a journalist and New York Times best-selling author, will speak at Canisius College on Monday, March 9 at 7 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. Goldstein’s lecture, entitled “The Teacher Wars: The History and Politics of America’s Most Embattled Profession,” is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event is presented by The William H. Fitzpatrick Chair of Political Science Lecture Series.

Goldstein, a Bernard L. Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation and the author of the New York Times bestseller The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession (Doubleday). She is a staff writer at The Marshall Project and a contributor to Slate, The Atlantic and other magazines. Goldstein writes about education, social science, inequality, criminal justice, women’s issues, cities and public health. Previously, she was an associate editor at The Daily Beast and The American Prospect. Goldstein holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Brown University.

Goldstein has provided expert commentary to many major national media outlets including CNN, MSNBC, NPR, C-SPAN, Bloomberg Radio and PRI.

For more information, contact the Office of Public Relations at Ext. 2790.

Submitted by: Marketing and Communication

MAAC Basketball Tournament Gets Underway

Your Golden Griffin men’s and women’s basketball teams are heading to Albany next week for the MAAC Championships. The women open on either Thursday, March 5 or Friday, March 6 while the men’s team is scheduled to play at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 7. Neither team has locked down an opponent.

For ticket information for all games throughout the tournament, call 716-888-2885 or check the web site.

If you can’t make it to Albany, the men’s games will be broadcast on WECK 1230 AM or 102.9 FM. All men’s and women’s games can be heard on the Canisius web site.

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director, external affairs

TIAA CREF Representative on Campus

Anne Anderson, individual consultant for TIAA-CREF, will be on campus, Thursday, March 26, in the Student Center Executive Conference Room for individual counseling sessions. She will meet with individuals to review and discuss current investments, answer questions and review their options to help meet retirement goals.

To schedule an appointment, contact the TIAA CREF Service and Scheduling Group at 1-800-732-8353.

Submitted by: Dawn Rotterman, benefits specialist, Human Resources

Campus Candid

Rebecca McKeon, kindergarten teacher at Amherst School District’s Windemere School and former adjunct professor at Canisius, was the highlighted inspirational speaker for the Teacher Education Club (TED) on Tuesday, February 25.  McKeon spoke passionately about the joy of the teaching profession. Specifically, she addressed the issue of the Common Core.  McKeon has been involved with much of the foundational work that led to her team’s successful implementation of the NYS Common Core standards. She discussed a variety of challenges that arose from working in an inclusive setting, particularly with English as Second Language learners.  McKeon encouraged our teacher candidates in TED to enthusiastically embrace the challenges in education today, and to do so with a positive attitude.


Submitted by: Submitted by: Nicki M. Calabrese, PhD, faculty advisor for TED