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The Department of Kinesiology hosted the Western Zone New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AHPERD) annual conference for the fifth consecutive year on Monday, March 2 at the Koessler Athletic Center. A record number of physical and health educators from the local Western New York area were in attendance with more than 130 who participated.

Students from the college’s Physical and Health Education Teacher Education program highlighted the day’s events alongside other presentations from the United States Tennis Association, American Heart Association, USA Rugby, and local area health and physical educators. In addition, winners of the Western Zone Get Moving Video NY contest were announced. Canisius students took two of three top honors in the competition.

Submitted by: Clancy M. Seymour, PhD, instructor, Kinesiology

Don’t Miss the RAISE Benefit This Week!

Check out the more than 40 basket and raffle items on the second floor of Old Main this week through Thursday! Our event moves to the Montante Cultural Center Thursday, March 12 for a $5 pasta dinner from 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Winners will be chosen starting at 6:30 p.m.

Thank you for supporting our students fundraising for International Service-Immersion trips to El Salvador, Poland and Jamaica!

To meet this year’s teams and see what they are fundraising for, click here to visit the website.

Submitted by Luanne Firestone, Campus Ministry

Join Men’s Basketball as they Host a Tournament Game

The Canisius Golden Griffin men’s basketball season lives on. Your Griffs will host a first-round CIT game on Wednesday, March 18 at 7 p.m. versus an opponent to be determined later this week.

Tickets are on sale at the KAC box office and on Ticketmaster. Tickets will be priced at $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. Season ticket holders will have until noon on Wednesday, March 18 to claim their seats. For ticket information, please call 888-2885.

For additional information, please visit

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

Learn about Digital Resources for Faculty: Teaching, Social Media, and Scholarship

Each day, the Canisius College FacTS Center is adding to or updating a range of useful technology resources for Canisius faculty. These include procedures, tutorials, and tips for:

  • Conducting and continuing your class during temporary circumstances when your classroom isn’t available (such as big snowstorms!)
  • Getting started in teaching online, or augmenting your face-to-face classes with powerful online tools.
  • Using social media tools and sites effectively for your course, program, project, or office.
  • Learning about digital scholarly tools and projects, particularly in the emerging field of Digital Humanities.

Check out these new or improved resources (and more!) at our Wiki pages.

As always, FacTS Center conducts classroom workshops on campus for Desire2Learn and Google Drive. Sign up here!

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, academic technology specialist, ITS

Hear Linda Peterson ’69, PhD, Discuss Women in the Sciences

Linda Peterson ’69 PhD, adjunct professor in the Department of Physiological and Cellular Sciences at the University of British Columbia, will speak at Canisius in the Science Hall Commons on Tuesday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m. Peterson’s lecture is free and open to the public.

Peterson will discuss her educational and professional experiences, and what she has learned as a woman working in the sciences. She will provide advice and suggestions to students about professional school. A question and answer session will follow Peterson’s presentation.

Peterson also serves on the admissions committee for the University of British Columbia’s Medical School. Prior to her tenure at the University at British Columbia, Peterson was assistant dean for undergraduate medical education at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa.
Her lecture is co-sponsored by the Women in Science Club, the Society of Pre-Health Professionals, BBB Biological Society and the American Chemical Society.

Submitted by: Marketing and Communication