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Canisius to Announce Agreement with ESPN

The college is entering into a new agreement with ESPN under which its students will produce live Canisius athletic events for ESPN3. As a result, the college will offer a new program in Sports Broadcast Journalism beginning in the fall 2015 semester.
A state-of-the-art Golden Griffin Sports Broadcast Center will be built on the first floor of Science Hall, and students in the new program will staff the center. This is an exciting opportunity for Canisius and a unique collaboration between the academic and athletics programs, as well as an introduction of an applied technology presence in Science Hall.
While some learned about this initiative when it was presented by Athletic Director Bill Maher and Communication Department Chair John Dahlberg at the Spring Faculty Meeting, I wanted to be sure that the entire college community heard this good news before it was released to the local media.
Click here to read more about this exciting new endeavor.

Submitted by Richard A. Wall, PhD, vice president for academic affairs

Check out the New Undergraduate Student Association Executive Board

The Undergraduate Student Association held its 2015-2016 executive board elections from March 9-12. Nearly 600 students participated in the election process. The winners are listed below:

Richard Kubiak ’16 – President
Elias “Fenoose” Ayoub ’17 – Executive Vice President
Eric Walsh ’16 – Vice President for Business and Finance
Vance Stinson ’16 – Vice President of Student Organizations
Gina Trippe ’17 – Vice President for Communications

The new executive board will take effect at the end of April.

Submitted by: Beth Crvelin, student life

Participate in Open Forums for Public Safety Director Finalists

The Search Committee for the director of public safety is pleased to announce that four finalists for the position have been selected to visit Canisius in the coming week for a series of interviews with members of the campus community.

The finalists are:

·Dennis Richards, chief of detectives, Buffalo, NY Police Department

·Daniel Lyons, captain, New York State Police

·H. Wilson Johnson, captain, Rochester Police Department

·Terri Stewart, currently Director and Chief of Police, Ithaca College

Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to participate in the process and attend a one-hour forum with the candidates at the following times and locations:

Dennis Richards

–March 25 at 3:00 p.m. in the Student Center Room 205

Daniel Lyons

–March 26 at 3:00 p.m. in the Bouwhuis Library Conference Room, lower level

H. Wilson Johnson

–March 27 at 3:15 p.m. in Science Hall room 1013B

Terri Stewart

–March 30 at 3:00 p.m. in the Student Center Room 205

The position description, cover letters and CVs for the candidates along with a web-based evaluation for submission on feedback about the candidates are available for review on the myCanisius portal.

Please consider attending the open session and completing the web-based evaluation to ensure your thoughts and opinions are included in this search process.

Thank you on behalf of the Search Committee.

Submitted by: Kevin Smith, bursar

Review Voicemail Accounts After Upgrade

During the break, the campus voicemail system was upgraded. Messages were backed up before the upgrade and restored after the upgrade. You may have old messages that will reappear as new messages. Please review your voicemail accounts to verify new and old messages are accounted for. Problems or questions can be directed to the ITS Helpdesk at extension 8340.

Submitted by: Frank Kirstein, director computer infrastructure, ITS

Attend the Middle States Accreditation Team Open Faculty Meeting

As you may know, our Middle States team visit is scheduled for March 22-25. This is an important event that normally occurs every 10 years. Institutional accreditation is required for participation in most state and federally-supported programs, including grants and all student financial aid programs. Accreditation through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education is focused on the whole institution rather than a single program or unit.

Faculty members are invited and encouraged to attend the open faculty meeting on Tuesday, March 24 in Regis South at 3:30 p.m. All members of the campus community are invited to hear the closing team report on Wednesday, March 25 at 10:00 a.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.

Submitted by: Lisa Fischer, executive associate, Academic Affairs