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Congrats – Canisius Advances to Global Finals at CFA Institute Research Challenge

The Canisius College CFA Team

A team of Canisius College students secured a spot in the Global Finals of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Research Challenge taking place in Atlanta, GA this week.  Canisius will compete against the University of Florida and two other schools, representing Europe and Asia, for a chance to win the international competition.  The finals competition begins at 4:00 p.m. today, Friday, April 17.  Watch it live by clicking here. This is the first time Canisius College has advanced to the Global Finals in the CFA Institute Research Challenge.

“The competition and talent from prestigious universities is fierce,” says Richard A. Wall, PhD, vice president for academic affairs and the Canisius team advisor.  “The CFA Challenge is one of the most rigorous and competitive financial competitions in the world.  Our students worked extremely hard and their success speaks to the in-depth, forward-thinking training they receive in equity research at Canisius.”

The CFA Institute Research Challenge is an annual global competition that provides university-sponsored teams with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis.

Click here to read more about the competition.

Submitted by: Marketing and Communication

Ignatian Scholarship Day is Today!

Canisius presents its 8th annual Ignatian Scholarship Day, today, in Science Hall and Christ the King Chapel. Presentations begin at 11:00 a.m. and end by 4:00 p.m.

Students will make poster, oral, and media presentations. There will also be performances, and two- and three-dimensional art.

You can view the Ignatian Day schedule to plan your visit. This schedule is posted on the myCanisius portal under the “Need to Know” section located in the center of the page under Ignatian Scholarship Day.

Plan to attend this academic event and encourage your students to attend as well.

Thank you for supporting our Canisius students and faculty mentors.

Submitted by: Kathy Peter, executive associate, Academic Affairs

Canisius in the News

A piece of London history has been on display at Canisius for more than 30 years. Plenty of people pass it every day and have no idea what it is. It’s the gate from the notorious London Newgate Prison.

Weighing 1,800 pounds, the gate is made of solid oak and iron.  This gate was the last to close behind many condemned prisoners, as they were led to the gallows.

Click the link to watch the story featured on Channel 7 and see librarian Kathleen DeLaney speak on the important piece of history and the connection it has with Canisius College.

Submitted by: Marketing and Communication

Check Out the Canisius Chorale at the Latest Sacred Spaces Concert

The Canisius College Chorale, under the direction of Frank Scinta, will continue its 2014-2015 Sacred Spaces concert series with a program on Sunday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. The performance will be held in All Saints Church, 76 Church Street, Lockport, NY 14094.

The concert will feature works by Hogan, Mendelssohn, Buxtehude, Dawson, Ticheli and others.

Sacred Spaces stems from an idea the choir proposed nine years ago to feature its music in some of Western New York’s most beautiful and acoustically resonant environments – namely, the sanctuaries of our area’s churches. As a result, the choir has visited nearly 40 houses of worship with its repertoire of sacred and secular music spanning five centuries.

Admission to the event is free.

Please join us for an evening of great choral singing!

Submitted by: Frank Scinta, adjunct professor, fine arts

Catch the Video Institute’s Film Premiere

The Canisius College Video Institute will premiere its latest documentary, “The Very Same House: Recidivism in Buffalo,” on Thursday, April 23 at 1:00 p.m. in the Lyons Hall 418 Screening Room. The event, co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice, is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

A panel discussion will follow the screening. The 10-minute film was produced by David Goodwin COM/JRN, under the guidance 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 Dr. Irwin and Jamie O’Neil, associate professor in the Digital Media Arts Program.

Submitted by: Barbara J. Irwin, PhD, professor, communication studies