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Watch Baseball Host Marist in Three-Game Series

Connor Panas '15

With nine games left to play on the conference baseball schedule, this week’s three-game series against Marist looms large for playoff positioning. Canisius will host the Red Foxes in a twin bill on Saturday which starts at 2:00 p.m. and for a single game Sunday afternoon with the first pitch slated for 3:30 p.m.

The Griffs enter this weekend in fourth place in the MAAC with a league record of 9-6. The top six make the post-season tourney with the top two receiving coveted first round byes. Canisius sits a half-game out of second place and has a one-game lead over Marist.

For additional information, visit www.GoGriffs.com

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

Alpha Phi Sigma Inducts Five

On Thursday, April 23, students Daylyn Blackman ’15, Kristina Rossetti ’17, Megan Stoll ’17, Julian Patterson ’16 and Shantinique DePass ’16 (missing from photo) were inducted into Alpha Phi Sigma, the criminal justice honor society.

Congratulations!

Submitted by: Maureen Kanczak, administrative associate, Modern Languages, Literature & Cultures

Congratulate the Iota Tau Alpha Inductees

Iota Tau Alpha, the athletic training national honor society, held its induction ceremony Tuesday, April 28. Five new members were inducted along with an honorary membership awarded to Kinesiology Professor Peter Koehneke.

Pictured from left-to-right are:
Back Row: Matthew O’Sullivan ’15, vice president; Joshua Janson ’17; Alexander Peters ’17; Adam Mourgas ’17; Jacob Radlich ’17; Bennett Quigley ’15, treasurer; and Iannick Remillard ’16, president.

Front row: Brianna Pullo ’15, Peter Koehneke, Honorary Member.

Submitted by: Pete Koehneke, chair/professor, Kinesiology

Learn How the “Movement in Elementary Activities” Gives Back

On April 13 and 27, Dr. Lauren Cavanaugh’s Movement in Elementary Activities (PED 311/PED 511) class hosted 50-60 second graders from Buffalo Public School #17. During this time, the Canisius students led the second graders in a variety of age-appropriate games and activities including soccer skills and parachute games. Pictured below is the Cha Cha Slide cool down activity.

Cha Cha real smooth!

Submitted by: Lauren Cavanaugh, PhD, assistant professor, Kinesiology Department

President Hurley’s Pilgrimage: Final Reflection

Thank you for following my pilgrimage to the Holy Land.  This was a unique opportunity to explore my personal relationship with Jesus Christ in a new and vivid way by tracing his steps in the Holy Land.

I tell our students at Open Houses and at Freshman Convocation that I hope that they will find – as St. Ignatius Loyola did – that life is all about a relationship with God and it is the process of exploring that relationship that brings about a transformation in human beings.  I’ve always believed that to be true, but the experiences of the past week have confirmed it for me again.

The Sea of Galilee

I have tried to make these reflections something more than just a travelogue.  There is no doubt that the places we visited and the things that we saw were an important part of the experience.  We had the opportunity to see the places where Jesus actually lived, walked, preached, healed, died and rose from the dead.  We learned that not every single detail can be pinned down with absolute certainty and a certain amount of it is part of the wonderful mystery of our faith.  But, in the end, I am left with a much better appreciation of Jesus as fully human and fully divine.

Jerusalem at sunset

When our Canisius students go on retreats or service or immersion trips, we warn them at the end that it is very likely that they will be flooded with emotions because of the intensity of the experience.  I am no different, and in addition to the emotions, I’m left with some essential questions that Fr. Jim Martin posed to us on the last day of the pilgrimage:

-Where did I meet God on this journey and where did God move me?

-What did I learn about Jesus on this journey and how am I closer to him?

-What do all of these experiences mean and what difference will they make in my life?

These are lifetime questions.  No matter how holy or significant the site you visit may be, it’s never a “one and done” proposition.  Our relationship with God needs to be a lifetime journey.  Stay tuned!

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