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Spotlight on Innovations in Teaching and Learning

ITL-google-glass-spotlightStudents in EDU122 (Technology in Education) are among the first in the college to pilot a new Google platform called Google Cardboard. Google Cardboard includes ‘virtual reality’ compatible apps for smartphones. Smartphones are then placed into headsets made out of cardboard.

Over the course of the semester students in EDU122 interact with three different varieties of apps: Google Cardboard, In360Tube (virtual reality video) and TimeLooper (virtual reality animations that loop the time from one time period to another in one location). Though students in EDU122 have a chance to interact with the different apps available to incorporate in their own teaching in the future, Google Cardboard can be brought into classes in nearly every subject area to show underwater life, Machu Picchu, a working compressor, the movement of the human spine or an algae cell.

Click here to watch the short compilation video from EDU122.

To learn more about Google Cardboard, click here.

For more information, please contact Leah MacVie at Ext. 8355.

Submitted by: Sara Morris, associate vice president, academic affairs

Canisius Maintains Prestigious AACSB Business Accreditation

The Canisius College Richard J. Wehle School of Business has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education. Accreditation has been earned by less than five percent of the world’s business programs.

“The Richard J. Wehle School of Business is the largest private institution in Western New York accredited by AACSB International,” says Richard A. Shick, PhD, dean of the Wehle School of Business. “We are extremely proud that the college has held this distinction of excellence since 1977. This achievement is a testament to the caliber of our faculty who continue to provide our students with rigorous academics to prepare them for today’s challenges and opportunities.”

To read more, click here.

Submitted by: Public Relations

Hall of Fame Day Highlights Busy Weekend for Men’s Basketball

Ryan_NU2652Two important games in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference race means a busy weekend for the men’s basketball team. The Griffs host Fairfield at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 18 before entertaining Marist at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 20.

Thursday night’s contest is hosted by both Wendy’s and Stop DWI with fans receiving complimentary burgers and Frosty’s at halftime on a first-come, first-served basis. The late tip-off is slated to accommodate the MAAC TV package, which is distributed through ESPN3. Darren Fenn ’01, who was unable to attend his Hall of Fame ceremony in 2013, will be in attendance to be recognized for his accomplishments as a Griff.

Saturday’s game, presented by The Buffalo News, will culminate a busy day for the new members of the Canisius Sports Hall of Fame. A lunch at 12:30 p.m. in Montante will tip-off their afternoon with induction ceremonies taking place at halftime of the game versus the Red Foxes. New inductees are Matt Vinc ’05 (lacrosse), Ryan Stewart ’97 (hockey), Genevieve Garcia Dispenza ’02 (softball), Jon Udwadia ’93, PhD (tennis) and Brian Cavanaugh (hockey coach). Dennis Misko ’67 will be presented with the Rev. Paul J. Dugan Award.

For additional information, visit For tickets, call 888-TIXX.

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

“Winning in Lent”

Matt Gorczyca ’13, MS ’15 wrote a reflection in his blog about Lent. Matt’s theme mirrors points made by Father James Pribek in his homily at Mass on Ash Wednesday; making Lent like a retreat so that we may return to ourselves.

To read the post in its entirety and to see Matt’s blog, click here:

Matt graduated in 2013 with degrees in communication studies and creative writing and earned his master’s degree in 2015 in communication and leadership.  In addition to maintaining his blog, Matt works in the Public Relations Office at Hilbert College.

Submitted by: Joe Van Volkenberg, assistant director, campus ministry