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Students in PED 311/PEG 511 Movement in Elementary Activities get hands-on experience teaching elementary students. The course, taught by Lauren Cavanaugh, PhD, assistant professor of kinesiology, partners with second graders from School 17 each spring semester.

The second graders paid a visit to the Koessler Activity Center on Monday, May 2 to participate in locomotor relay races, locomotor tic-tac-toe, mini golf, basketball shooting and dribbling skills, a dancing station and two tag games stations.

Submitted by: Public Relations

Spotlight on Faculty Scholarship

fs-haeusser-small-things-consideredSociety has gradually recognized that Earth is but a speck compared to the vastness of the universe. Biology is going through a similar process with the realization that plant and animal life are ironically miniscule compared to the gargantuan scope of microbial life. Despite the growing appreciation of microbes for the health of all life and the planet, we still often forget to give much notice to this ‘invisible’ biological universe.

Since 2012 Daniel P. Haeusser, PhD, assistant professor in the Biology Department, serves as an associate editor and contributor for Small Things Considered, an esteemed microbiology blog with more than 1000 posts and two million views. Started by former American Society for Microbiology (ASM) president Moselio Schaechter, the blog shares exciting, unexpected and unusual stories from the microbial world with the general public.

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Small Things Considered in June, ASM Press will publish In the Company of Microbes: 10 Years of Small Things Considered in both electronic and paperback formats. This ‘best-of’ collection includes selections written and edited by Haeusser and reflects on the interactions between microbes and other life, conveying the sense of amazement and adventure that microbiology research holds.

Haeusser also integrates the blog into his BIO305 (General Microbiology) and BIO307 (Environmental & Pathogenic Microbiology) courses as it features writing from amateur enthusiasts from high school through graduate school students and professionals alike. The blog enables students to gain experience communicating complex scientific concepts of interest to a broad audience.

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

Handle with Care

20160429_120340The 1,500-pound bronze statue of the Golden Griffin is enroute to Canisius, scheduled to arrive on campus tomorrow Wednesday, May 4. The college’s majestic mascot will trek more than 1,200 miles from its creator in Norma, OK, to its final nesting place at 2001 Main Street. The half-eagle-half-lion departed for Buffalo over the weekend, and rested in Indiana Sunday night and in Ohio last night.

Once he arrives at Canisius, the six-foot tall, eight-foot long legendary creature will be permanently perched outside Science Hall (near the commons area entrance).

A gift from the Undergraduate Student Association, the Golden Griffin symbolizes Canisius pride and will most certainly become etched into the college’s storied tradition.

Learn more about the college’s mythological mascot by reading “The Griffin Speaks.” Written by USA Today’s Erik Brady ’76, the story first appeared in Canisius Magazine (spring 2007) to commemorate the 75th birthday of the Golden Griffin at Canisius.

Submitted by: Public Relations

Women’s Lacrosse Hosting MAAC Championship This Weekend

Your top-seeded Canisius women’s lacrosse team will host the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Championship this weekend at the Demske Sports Complex.

The event faces off on Friday, May 6 at 4:00 p.m. when Marist and Monmouth clash for the right to advance to Sunday’s title game. Canisius hosts Fairfield at 8:00 p.m. with the winner playing at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 8. The winner of the championship contest on Sunday advances to the NCAA Tournament.

Tickets are priced at $10 for adults and $5 for students. Canisius students are admitted free with a valid ID. To purchase your tickets in advance, call 716-888-2885.

_n5h1779vanlaekenTournament Schedule

Friday, May 6

Game #1 – 4:00 p.m. – #2 Marist (9-7; 6-2) vs. #3 Monmouth (11-7; 6-2)

Game #2 – 8:00 p.m. – #1 Canisius (11-5; 8-0) vs. # 4 Fairfield (9-8; 4-4)

Sunday, May 8

Game #3 – 12:00 p.m. – winner Game #1 vs. winner Game #2

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

Google Apps for Education Summit – Call for Presenters


Those who use Google Apps for Education (GAFE) in teaching or scholarship are invited to submit presentation proposals for the upcoming GAFE conference. Individuals may submit multiple proposals. Please forward on to anyone else who would be interested. Those selected receive a complimentary ticket to the two-day summit.

Submit Session Proposals Here

As the host school, Canisius receives a select number of tickets. Canisius College faculty members can apply to attend the summit for free. If you are a faculty member who is interested in implementing Google Apps for Education in your teaching (but not interested in presenting), we encourage you to fill out this short form to express your interest in attending. Individuals will be selected on a first come, first served basis:

Submitted by: Leah MacVie, instructional designer, academic affairs