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“Who’s Who Among American Universities and Colleges”

Faculty, administrators and students,

Each semester, Canisius College is given the opportunity to nominate a number of talented junior and senior students for inclusion in the publication “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.” As chair of the selection committee, I would like to invite you to actively participate in the nomination of juniors and seniors for this honor. In order to obtain the broadest base of nominees, junior and senior Canisius students have been invited to submit their own names for nomination this year. The selection committee is still hopeful that most faculty members and administrators will take the time to nominate any students they feel are deserving of this honor. Reconsideration of students not selected last year but highly recommended is appropriate.

In choosing nominees, please bear in mind the three criteria, which will serve as a guide to the selection committee:

1. Academic achievement as demonstrated by the maintenance of at least a 3.0(B) grade point average.
2. Significant participation in at least one extra-curricular activity on campus and one off campus, or two on campus activities if nothing off campus.
3. Evidence of exemplary character and leadership qualities.

Please include as much detail as possible in the nomination. It is highly encouraged to include a copy of the student’s resume to the attached application. The deadline for nominations is February 1, 2016. Applications are to be brought to the Office of Student Life, in the lower level of Dugan Hall. Attached is the application.

Any questions or concerns feel free to contact me, Jenna Cochrane, at

Submitted by: Jenna Cochrane, coordinator, student life

Men’s Soccer Hosts Senior Night

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

International Relations Program to Host High School Model UN Conference

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

Canisius in the News

The Huffington Post interviewed James P. Donnelly, PhD, associate professor of counseling and human services, about his recent research on end-of-life dreams and visions.

Click here to read the article in its entirety.

Submitted by: Marketing and Communication

Men’s Hoops Opens Play on Friday Night

Your men’s basketball team opens the exhibition portion of its season Friday night when Ryerson University out of Toronto, Canada pays a visit to the Koessler Athletic Center. Game time for the first contest of the season is set for 7:00 p.m.

For ticket information call 716-888-TIXX. Discounted season tickets for faculty and staff are now available to purchase.

Canisius will also host Buffalo State, Friday, November 6, at 7:00 p.m. for its final exhibition game of the preseason.

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