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Members of the Canisius community gathered in the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library on Friday to congratulate those recognized at the annual Faculty Promotion Reception.  In total, 11 faculty members received a promotion, tenure or achieved emeritus status.  Each faculty member also dedicates a book to the library that influenced their professional careers.

The honored faculty are:

Robyn Brouer, PhD, management, awarded tenure
The Essentials of English Grammar by L. Sue Baugh

Katie Costanzo, PhD, biology, awarded tenure
A Naturalist’s Guide to the Arctic by E.C. Pielou

Richard Escobales, PhD, mathematics and statistics, achievement of professor emeritus
The Joy of the Gospel
by Pope Francis

Paola Fajardo-Heyward, PhD, political science, awarded tenure
Activists Beyond Borders by Margaret E. Keck and Kathryn Sikkink

Charles Goodsell, PhD, psychology, awarded tenure
Witness for the Defense by Elizabeth Loftus and Katherine Ketcham

Marjorie Harrington, PhD, education, achievement of professor emerita
Sign Language, Sustainable Development and Equal Opportunities
by DeClerck and Paul

Tanya Loughead, PhD, philosophy, promotion to professor
Animal Liberation by Peter Singer

Lisa Morey, PhD, biology, awarded tenure
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Laks by Rebecca Sklott

Phillip Sheridan, PhD, chemistry and biochemistry, promotion to professor
Teacher Man by Frank McCourt

Kenneth Scherkoske, PhD, physics, achievement of professor emeritus
Topics in Algebra
by I.N. Herstein

Edward Szewczak, PhD, marketing and information systems, achievement of professor emeritus
Selected Readings on the Human Side of Information Technology
Information Science Reference, 2009

Submitted by: College Communications

United Way Kick Off Event

united-way68Please join us for the United Way kick-off event today, September 19 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge!

President Hurley and the United Way Committee will be in attendance.

The United Way of Buffalo and Erie County is a world-class organization that transforms the quality of life in our community. Karen Christie will discuss how the United Way brings people, organizations and resources together to improve community well-being.

Compeer, a non-profit organization that trains volunteers to develop relationships with children, adults, military veterans and seniors to promote good mental health, will also participate. Presentations by Compeer employee Karen Bartowiak and past client CeCe Martin, who has benefitted from Compeer’s services, will discuss the resources that are provided to clients, how to promote positive mental health and how the United Way impacts their lives.

A schedule of events will be distributed and cookies will be served!

Submitted by: The United Way Planning Committee, Canisius College

Canisius Presents Acclaimed Irish Writer

DonoghueCanisius presents award-winning Irish writer Emma Donoghue who will read from her works on Tuesday, October 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center for the college’s 14th annual Hassett Reading. The event, which is free and open to the public, will include a book signing, question and answer period, and reception. Part of the Canisius College Contemporary Writers Series, the Hassett Family Readings are supported by the distinguished Buffalo family that includes attorneys Joseph M. Hassett, ’64 PhD and Paul M. Hassett Jr. ’62.

Emma Donoghue was born in Dublin. She earned an undergraduate degree from the University College Dublin and a PhD in 18th-century literature from Cambridge. Donoghue has written for the screen stage, and radio. She also has written historical and contemporary novels and short stories. Her novel, Room, was an international bestseller, published in 39 countries, a New York Times Best Book of 2010, and a finalist for the Man Booker, Commonwealth and Orange Prizes. Donoghue’s film adaptation of Room won Best First Screenplay at the Independent Spirit Awards and an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. Her most recent book, The Wonder, will be published later this month by Little Brown.

For more information, contact Mick Cochrane, PhD, professor of English, at (716) 888-2662.

Submitted by: College Communications

Sing the National Anthem at Athletic Events

peteyWould you like to showcase your vocal talents on the hardwood or the ice this season? The Canisius athletics are currently looking to increase its list of faculty, staff, students and alumni who are interested in singing the national anthem at all home basketball and hockey games. Hockey games will also require the Canadian anthem to be sung.

For those interested, contact Mike Seaman ’17 in athletics at 888-2987.

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

Buffalo City Mission Presentation and Tour

BCMOn Thursday, September 22, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., the Masters of Business Alumni Association is sponsoring an event entitled, “The Face of Homelessness,” presented by Mark J. Nigro MBA’88, CFO of the Buffalo City Mission. Nigro will discuss the issue of homelessness in the Buffalo region and how the Buffalo City Mission is helping those in need.  Attendees will also be able to tour the Buffalo City Mission facility following the presentation. The event is $10 and proceeds go directly to the City Mission. Light refreshments will be served.

To register for the event, click here.

The Buffalo City mission is located at 100 East Tupper Street, Buffalo NY  14203.

Submitted by: Laura McEwen, assistant dean, director, Graduate Business Programs