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Canisius in the News

The Hill, a top U.S. political website, reported on Jennifer Granholm’s visit to Canisius on Tuesday evening.  The former Michigan Governor spoke at the college as part of the William H. Fitzpatrick Lecture Series.

The Hill reported on a question, asked of Granholm, about the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius CEO Chapter Wins Big at National Competition

For the eighth time in nine years, the Canisius College chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) took home two Best Chapter Awards at the CEO National Conference and Competition, which took place in Tampa, FL from October 27-29.  The Canisius team competed against CEO chapters from more than 400 colleges and universities.

The Canisius chapter received first place in the “Outstanding Entrepreneurial Networking Initiative” category.  The chapter was recognized for its efforts to encourage and enhance networking electronically, in-person and via such events as regional conferences, an on-campus speaker series and on-site visits to various businesses.

The Canisius chapter was also awarded second place in the “Outstanding Campus E-Diffusion” category.  This award recognized the Canisius team for promoting entrepreneurship to non-business school students.

In addition to these two awards, the Canisius CEO chapter was selected as one of three top universities in the “Outstanding Chapter Fundraising” category.

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Submitted by: College Communications

Tomorrow: Serious Games Meetup Group

SeriousGamesMeetup2Tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. in Lyons Hall Room 122, come to the first meeting of the Serious Games Meetup Group.  Our goal is to familiarize faculty and staff with theories and tools for the design and development of serious games or games for purposes other than pure entertainment.

Serious games can serve a wide variety of purposes: educational, scientific simulations, healthcare and therapeutic processes, personnel training, emergency management, city planning and politics. The group will explore learning theories, game design, and conduct workshops using various applications and “game engines” that will aid faculty and staff in the development of serious games…and yes we will play games too!

The group, facilitated by P.J. Moskal, PhD, associate professor of communication studies and Mark Gallimore, PhD, instructional designer in the Center for Online Learning and Innovation (COLI), will meet on the first Friday of the month at 1:00 p.m. for one-hour sessions.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, PhD, instructional designer, COLI

Volleyball Hosts Final Two Home Games This Weekend

Your Canisius volleyball team closes out the home portion of its schedule this weekend with games on Saturday, November 5 and Sunday, November 6.  On Saturday, the Griffs host Fairfield at 1:00 p.m. and Sunday Canisius meets Quinnipiac, also at 1:00 p.m.

The Griffs will close out the regular season the following weekend at Iona and Manhattan.

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

And the Winners Are…

Congratulations to the three lucky winners of the Canisius Financial IQ Challenge sponsored by TIAA: Mary Koehneke, associate director, Student Records and Financial Services; Scott Clark, director of user services, ITS; and Erin Finnegan, associate athletic trainer, Kinesiology.

Each will receive a $100 American Express gift card.

Thank you to all who participated!  We trust you found the quiz challenging and informative.

Submitted by: Dawn Rotterman, benefits specialist, Human Resources