The Canisius men’s soccer team will host its senior night ceremonies prior to the game Saturday, October 31 against Manhattan.
Kickoff is slated for 7:00 p.m. with the following seniors being celebrated before the game:
#4 Ryan Schroen
#0 Andrew Coughlin
#11 Alex De Carolis
#6 Nicoló Baudo
#21 Eric Ashley
#18 Chris Berardi
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Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director, external affairs
On Thursday, November 5, the Canisius College International Relations Program will welcome more than 380 students from 17 area high schools to campus for the 37th Annual High School Model United Nations Conference. The conference features six concurrent simulations of international deliberative bodies including the United Nations Security Council, the Economic and Social Council and the Human Rights Council. There will also be a historic simulation of the UN Security Council from May 1965, just as a decolonization crisis was intensifying in Southern Rhodesia and as tensions were escalating between India and Pakistan over the disputed territory of Kashmir.
Student-delegates will represent countries from around the world – some 188 delegations in all – and will discuss, debate and attempt to formulate resolutions on such pressing issues as the situation in Yemen; the twin migration crises in the Mediterranean and Southeast Asia and the problems associated with trans-border drug trafficking; development-oriented concerns about the economic empowerment of women and free trade agreements (FTAs) like the Trans-Pacific Partnership; and human rights concerns about the migration crises, FTAs and executions.
A volunteer staff of nearly two dozen Canisius College students will moderate and adjudicate the proceedings, which challenge participants to learn rules of parliamentary procedure as well as information about specific countries’ positions on controversial international issues. The staff is largely drawn from the Model UN Diplomacy Organization, our new student club known as MUNDO.
The International Relations Program is a multidisciplinary program that offers a major and a minor, and draws upon exceptional faculty in the Departments of History, Political Science and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, as well as International Business and other programs and departments at the college. We are delighted to welcome the high school students and their advisors to campus and we hope you will help us in making our guests feel welcome.
Submitted by: Jonathan DiCicco, PhD, associate professor, political science, director, international relations