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Lifetime Achievement Award Named in Honor of Koehneke

KoehnekeThe Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) named its lifetime achievement award in honor of Peter M. Koehneke, professor of kinesiology and director of the college’s Athletic Training Program.  Koehneke presented the inaugural award during CAATE’s annual conference, which was held October 21-23 in Tampa, FL.

The Peter Koehneke Lifetime Achievement Award honors an outstanding leader in athletic training education who has made significant contributions of exceptional value to the field over a sustained period of service. Recipients of this award, through their dedication and work, have had a lasting influence on the course of the profession at the national and international level.

Read more here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Archives Speaker Series Wraps Up American Archives Month

The 2016-17 Canisius College Archives Speaker Series will present a multi-faceted program with local professors from Buffalo and prominent Catholic and public universities today, Wednesday, October 26 at 5:00 p.m. on the first floor of the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library.

Bruce Dierenfield, PhD, professor of history and director of the All-College Honors Program at Canisius, will be joined by David Gerber, PhD, professor emeritus of history at the University at Buffalo, for a presentation entitled: “Catholic and Profoundly Deaf: Jim Zobrest, Disability and the Delicate Balance Between Church and State.”

The program will look at the U.S. Supreme Court Case of Zobrest v. Catalina Foothills School District (1993), in which parents of a “profoundly deaf” young man from Arizona won the right to have the government pay for his sign language interpreter in a Roman Catholic high school. In particular, there will be an examination of how people understand the justice system and why they seek its assistance; the shifting boundary between church and state; and the relatively new field of disability studies.

Drs. Dierenfield and Gerber will also consider the challenges of investigating contemporary history, including conducting first-person interviews, using records of Supreme Court case participants and sifting through archival materials.

The Archives Speaker Series showcases scholars who have a special understanding of archival research based on their own experiences and who have completed a book or other expression of scholarship reliant on archival research.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information contact Kathleen DeLaney, archivist and special collections librarian, at or at 888-8421.

Submitted by: Kathleen DeLaney, archivist and special collections librarian, ALB

College to Host HS Model UN Conference Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Thursday, October 27, the Canisius College International Relations Program proudly welcomes to campus 400 students from 19 area high schools for the 38th annual High School Model United Nations Conference.

A volunteer staff of nearly two dozen Canisius College students will moderate and adjudicate the proceedings, which challenge participants to learn rules of parliamentary procedure and specific countries’ positions on controversial international issues. The staff is largely drawn from the Model UN Diplomacy Organization, a student club affectionately known as MUNDO. Many, though not all, of the club’s members are international relations majors.


Student-delegates will represent countries from around the world – 190 delegations in all – and will discuss, debate and attempt to formulate resolutions on pressing issues of the day, including the situations in Haiti, Libya and Syria; questions of human rights, sustainable development and indigenous peoples; and concerns about fossil fuel dependency and child labor.

Please take special care when driving near Montante Cultural Center, Science Hall and the Student Center between the hours of 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. as there may be high school student delegates and school buses present in these areas. We are delighted to welcome the high school students and their advisors to our campus tomorrow and we hope you will help us make our guests feel welcome on our campus.

Submitted by: Jonathan M. DiCicco, PhD, associate professor, Political Science; director, International Relations

Mid-Night Mania Slated for Thursday

The Golden Griffin men’s and women’s basketball teams will provide a sneak peek for their 2016-17 seasons Thursday, October 27 at 8:00 p.m. in the Koessler Athletic Center as C-Block and On-Campus Sports Promotions host Mid-Night Mania.

The hour-long extravaganza incudes a shooting and dunk contest, plus performances by the cheer and dance teams and the Blue and Gold Brigade (pep band). A chicken wing eating contest with an appearance by Ms. Chicken Wing and a half-court shooting event, where one student is guaranteed to win $500 worth of books, will wrap up the evening’s festivities.

For more information, call 888-2979.

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

TIAA Representative Adds Dates

Due to the number of requests for TIAA consultations, Greg Tedone, financial consultant for TIAA, is scheduled to be on campus for two additional days in November.  Tedone will be on campus Wednesday, November 9 in Science Hall Room 1017 and Thursday, November 10 in the Student Center Executive Conference Room.  He will meet with individuals to review and discuss current investments, answer questions and review options to help meet retirement goals.

To schedule an appointment, contact the TIAA Service and Scheduling Group at 1-800-732-8353 or click here to schedule your appointment online.

Submitted by: Dawn Rotterman, benefits specialist, Human Resources