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Campus Candid


The Physical and Health Education Teacher Education (PHETE) program in the Department of Kinesiology hosted a health and physical education teacher panel on Tuesday, October 4.

Coordinated largely by the efforts of adjunct professor Courtney Kelly MS ’01, teacher candidates in attendance included those from health curriculum and teaching methods in physical education courses, taught by Clancy Seymour ’97, MS ’99, EdD.

Panelists included Chris Dolce ’97 (Smallwood Elementary, physical educator), Stefan Henn MS ’94 (Amherst Middle, physical educator), Janet Battaglia (Amherst Middle, physical educator), Kiel Illg ’07, MS ’09, PhD (director of health, physical education and athletics, Amherst Central Schools), Paul Wierzbieniac (Amherst High School, physical educator), and Michael Hardy ’15 (Lackawanna Central Schools, physical and health educator).

The event proved valuable for those present with a rich discussion about the current trends in the health and physical education teaching profession.

Submitted by: Clancy Seymour, EdD, assistant professor/director, physical & health education teacher education, Department of Kinesiology

Sustainability: From Rio to Buffalo


Thais Corral, a world renowned leader in sustainability, will speak at Canisius College tonight, Thursday, October 6 at 6:30 p.m.   Her lecture, entitled “Sustainability: From Rio to Buffalo,” will be held in the Montante Cultural Center.  To register for the event, email Coral Snodgrass, PhD, professor of management, at  Students are free with their Canisius ID.

Corral will discuss how the 2016 Olympic host city of Rio de Janeiro opened the grounds for the demands of the people in the local communities to be included in the solutions for chronic problems they are facing – access to clean water, pollution and excessive traffic.

Attendees will learn the story of a famous non-profit in the outskirts of Rio named “SINAL do Vale,” which has played a large role on a local level to address these problems in unique ways; a model from which Buffalo and the Great Lakes Region can learn.

To watch a video message from Thais Corral, click here.

City Mission Needs Your Help

The Buffalo City Mission is in need of volunteers for Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

The City Mission provides dinner (Turkey Express) for 5,500 on Thanksgiving Day.  On Christmas, the Mission provides dinner (Ham Bone Express) for 4,000.

Registration for Thanksgiving Day is underway.  (Registration for Christmas begins in November.)

There are two options for volunteers interested in serving at the City Mission on Thanksgiving Day:

Option 1: Deliver Hot Thanksgiving Dinner. The time commitment is between 60-90 minutes. Volunteers are responsible for one route. Each team will have a map and receive 5-6 sites for delivery with about 30 meals total. Every 15 minutes, between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., there are 12 delivery teams being deployed into the community. Bring a friend or the family and share in a time of giving as you meet the needs of others through the Turkey Express.

Option 2: Kitchen volunteers are needed on Thanksgiving morning. Help prepare the meal at Buffalo City Mission on Thanksgiving Day. The time commitment is 7:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Registration is already underway for Thanksgiving Day.  It fills up fast so interested volunteers should register for the above volunteer positions by contacting The Buffalo City Mission Volunteer Department at 854-8181, Ext. 404 / Ext. 419.

For more information, contact Joe Van Volkenburg, senior associate campus minister, at Ext.  2875.

Submitted by: Joe Van Volkenburg, senior associate campus minister

Coaches’ Huddle

smith_hc1_0320Looking for a chance to discuss Canisius basketball with new coach Reggie Witherspoon and veteran women’s coach Terry Zeh?

Want to check out the latest happenings at the HARBORCENTER with hockey mentor Dave Smith?

The Canisius Athletic Department is organizing a “Meet and Greet,” Tuesday, October 18, at Buffalo Riverworks. The event will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and feature brief talks by each of the three coaches, plus free hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

The event is for friends of the programs and college hoop and hockey fans, season ticket holders and corporate partners. Please RSVP by October 14 by calling 888-2972.

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate director of athletics, external affairs