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Spotlight on Student-Faculty Collaboration

SFC-ISD-spotlight ElsinghorstEach spring, Canisius showcases student works at the annual Ignatian Scholarship Day.  This year, more than 150 students presented their works as posters, research talks, readings, musical performances, artistic displays and other presentations. The both graduate and undergraduate students who participated showcased works in a wide range of disciplines including the arts and humanities, social sciences, education, business, math and science.

The projects themselves ranged widely from explaining programming that the students helped organize to students’ original creative work or research.  Many of these works began as class assignments or thesis projects. These presentations often require extensive collaboration between students and faculty or staff members, resulting in some of the closest interactions between the students and their mentors.  The opportunity to work closely together and to pursue projects that are personally meaningful to the students demonstrate the magis that is a hallmark of a Jesuit education.

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

Canisius Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma Inducts Top Business Students

The Canisius College Wehle School of Business Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma congratulated 33 new inductees at its ceremony held on April 17 at Salvatore’s Restaurant. Inductees join an expanding worldwide network of more than 625,000 outstanding business professionals who earned recognition through lifetime membership in Beta Gamma Sigma.  Students ranking in the top 10 percent of the baccalaureate and top 20 percent of graduate programs at schools accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) are eligible for this invitation.

The 33 inductees included 30 business students as well as Nancy W. Ware ’78, MBA ’85, president and CEO of EduKids Inc.; Margaret C. McCarthy, PhD, professor and vice president for academic affairs; and James C. Goldstein Jr, PhD, assistant professor of accounting.

Click here to see the full list of students inducted into the Canisius Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma.

Submitted by: Mary Ellen Carver, office of the dean, Richard J. Wehle School of Business

Fr. Haus Memorial Lecture is April 22

In conjunction with UP-STAT 2016, the Fr. Haus Memorial Lecture will be held on Friday, April 22 from 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. in Science Hall 1013. Richard De Veaux, PhD, professor of statistics at Williams College, will present a lecture entitled “Modeling the Effect of Age in Human Performance.”

Abstract: The past 50 years have witnessed an incredible improvement in the sport
performances of “masters” athletes — those over 35 years old. Men and women as old
as 104 are pushing the envelope of what’s possible for their age group every year
in running and swimming events. Using hundreds of thousands of individual events from
the U.S. masters swimming organization and several running events, De Veaux will attempt to model
the average deterioration in performance that one can expect from age 35 to 100 in
various events and distances in running and swimming.

To read more on the lecture, click here.

Submitted by: Anthony Weston, PhD, professor, mathematics and statistics

Canisius Volleyball Hosts Spring Event This Weekend

The Canisius College women’s volleyball team invites all families, friends and alumni to attend the Family and Friends Alumni Day on Saturday, April 23. The event will begin with an open clinic for boys and girls ages 12-18 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The cost for the clinic is $35 per attendee. It is not too late to join in all the fun, click HERE to register!

Directly after the clinic, all are invited to stay to meet the players, get autographs and then even get to watch them play!

To wrap up the day, there will be free admission to the alumni match, which begins at 1:00 p.m. We hope to see you there!


Submitted by: Rachel Stoklosa, assistant coach, women’s volleyball

Rowing Team Hosts Black Rock Cup

Looking for a unique way to start your Saturday? The Canisius rowing team will host the annual Black Rock Cup at the West Side Rowing Club Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. Races will run at 9:00 a.m., 9:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. with the Varsity 8 slated to begin at 9:45 a.m. Feel free to bring your blanket, wine and cheese and enjoy a fun hour on the water.

For more information, visit

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