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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


All Invited to the Spring Faculty Meeting

All faculty and staff are invited to the spring faculty meeting next Wednesday, March 4 in the Grupp Fireside Lounge. Refreshments will be served starting at 3 p.m. with the program beginning at 3:15 p.m. Richard A. Wall, PhD, vice president for academic affairs, will address the state of academic affairs and answer questions.

Submitted by: Lisa Fischer, executive associate, Academic Affairs

Women’s Business Center presents “Navigating the Visual Social Media Platforms”

From words to pictures, learn why marketers are shifting from social media to visual media. Discover strategies to leverage the power of Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube to share products, promote your business and inspire customers!
This hands-on, educational workshop will be held in the computer lab at the Canisius Center for Professional Development on Thursday, April 23, from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Please call Karen Burke, WBC Coordinator, at 888-8282 to register.

Submitted by: Karen Burke, administrative associate, Women’s Business Center

Hockey Playoff Tickets on Sale

Your Golden Griffin hockey team will host an Atlantic Hockey quarterfinal hockey series versus an opponent to be determined, March 13, 14 and 15 (if necessary). All games will be played at the HARBORCENTER. Start times are 7:35 p.m. on the 13th and 14th and 5:05 p.m. on Sunday the 15th.

Tickets for the games go on sale Friday morning in the KAC box office. They are priced at $12.00 for adults and $5.00 for students and children. To order your seats, please call 716-888-2885.

For additional information, visit

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

Order Regalia for Commencement Activities

Faculty members wishing to obtain rental regalia to wear during the upcoming commencement season 2015 are encouraged to contact the bookstore to place their order as soon as possible. To comply with the lead-time requirements of our vendor, we will be finalizing our order on Friday, March 20.

Orders placed after March 20 cannot be guaranteed to be correct.

The good news is that our vendor has saved last year’s information in their system. This means that if you ordered regalia last year and no changes are necessary, simply notify the bookstore that you wish to order again.

If you have not ordered regalia in previous years, simply contact Andrew Thomas, bookstore manager, with necessary information or drop your order to any member of the bookstore staff with the following information:

Approximate weight:
Cap size (S, M, L etc.):
Highest degree achieved:
Specific field of study:
Institution where degree was earned:
Institution city and state:
Telephone number:

Note: Due to the considerable expense to Canisius in procuring this regalia, please refrain from ordering unless you are certain that you plan to attend the events and make use of it.

Contact for further information:

Andrew Thomas, Bookstore Manager
Phone: 888-2335
Fax: 883-5027

 Submitted by: Amanda Snider, assistant director of special events, Academic Affairs