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Submitted by: Marketing and Communication

Hockey Season Opener on Saturday

Your Golden Griffin hockey team hosts the Penn State Nittany Lions in the season opener this Saturday, October 10 at HARBORCENTER. Face-off is scheduled for 7:35 p.m.

Discounted tickets for faculty and staff are available by calling 888-TIXX.

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

Town Hall Meeting

Faculty and staff are invited to attend a Town Hall meeting with President John J. Hurley on Tuesday, October 13. The meeting will be held in the Grupp Fireside Lounge in the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

President Hurley will discuss the latest developments at Canisius and answer questions. As always, attendees are invited to pose questions at the microphone or may write any questions on index cards, which will be collected during the meeting and presented to President Hurley.

Additional Town Hall meetings will be held on Monday, November 23, 2015, Tuesday, February 9, 2016 and Wednesday, April 13, 2016.

Submitted by: Laura Montaro, executive associate to the President

Estanek Named ACPA Diamond Honoree

Sandra Estanek, PhD, professor of graduate education and leadership and director of the master’s program in College Student Personnel Administration (CSPA), has been named a 2016 Diamond Honoree by American College Personnel Association: College Student Educators, International. The ACPA Foundation raises money to support research, scholarship, and professional development that advance college student development and success. Funds raised in honor of each honoree’s outstanding and sustained commitment to higher education go to support the ACPA Foundation and its research, scholarship and programs.

Estanek was nominated by two CSPA alumni, Edward Wright MS ’08 and Matthew McKay MS ’09, who agreed to serve as co-chairs of the fund raising effort to support her nomination. Each nominee is responsible for raising $2,500. If that amount is raised on her behalf, Estanek will be honored at the 2016 ACPA convention in Montreal, Canada in March 2016.

“This is an honor for the Canisius CSPA program as well as for me,” said Estanek, “especially because I was nominated and supported by alumni. As we look forward to our 20th anniversary next year, it is wonderful to see Canisius recognized with a Diamond Honoree as older programs at UB, Buffalo State and Syracuse have been. Professional development is something that we value highly in CSPA so I am happy to support the ACPA Foundation’s efforts to raise money for this purpose.”

Contributions can be made through the following link:

Submitted by: Jeff Lindauer, dean, School of Education and Human Services

PHETE Hosts BPS #99 and The Falk School

The Physical and Health Education Teacher Education (PHETE) program in the Department of Kinesiology welcomed students from Stanley Makowski (School #99) and The Falk School yesterday to the Koessler Athletic Center.  PHETE majors assessed student fitness levels using the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America’s Fitnessgram Assessment which includes the PACER, Push-Up, Sit and Reach and Curl-Up batteries.  Both schools will return in the spring semester for follow-up testing.  The experience is enjoyable for the children and allows PHETE majors to conduct fitness assessments in an authentic environment.

Submitted by: Clancy Seymour, EdD, director, physical and health education, teacher education, assistant professor