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Lorgnier Receives French Olympic Committee Grant

Nicolas Lorgnier, PhD, associate professor of kinesiology, received a €4,000 ($4,500) grant from the French Olympic Committee in order to expand his research on value congruence. The study makes the hypothesis that the fit between the values of the Olympic movement and the values of the public has an impact on the perceived quality of the Olympic brand.

The research involved undergraduate students in sport management during spring 2016 and continued to be collected in the United States this fall. The Olympic grant will allow Lorgnier to expand his research to France in spring 2017. Lorgnier will compare the findings and present the results to executive members of the French Olympic Committee and fellow academic researchers in summer 2017.

Submitted by: Pete Koehneke, chair, professor, Kinesiology

Music is in the Air

The Fine Arts Department welcomes all to attend the three student ensemble concerts this weekend in the Montante Cultural Center, which will feature hundreds of students studying a variety of disciplines on campus. All three concerts begin at 7:30 p.m., and are free and open to the public

On Friday, December 2, the Canisius College Concert Band, directed by Paul D. Biddle, and the Canisius College Jazz Ensemble, with its new director, Russell Scarbrough, will perform.

Saturday, December 3 features the Canisius College Chorale directed by Frank Scinta.  The concert will include works of Vivaldi, Faure, Ticheli, Whitacre, Dawson and others. Now in its 20th season, the Canisius College Chorale remains one of Western New York’s most active collegiate music ensembles. Composed of 100 undergraduate and graduate members, the Chorale regularly presents concert programs to school, church, and community audiences throughout Western New York and Southern Ontario. In recent years, the Chorale has performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Ars Nova Chamber Musicians, Amherst Symphony Orchestra, Camerata di Sant’Antonio, Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus, Vocalis Chamber Choir, Choirs or Blessed Sacrament Church and St. Louis Church  and the Dave Brubeck Quartet.

On Sunday, December 4, the Canisius College Chamber Orchestra, led by Ansgarius Aylward, will perform.

Additional information can be found online at or by calling the Fine Arts/Music office at 888-2536.

Submitted by: Ellen Barnum, director, ArtsCanisius

Gifts to the College

We have always been aware of how fortunate Canisius is to have loyal donors.  In order to ensure continued support so our donors are able to claim the benefits of their gifts on their 2016 taxes, please forward any donations  that have been received by your department to Advancement Services in AG202 to the attention of Katie Huck.

All gifts to the college must be recorded in Banner so that proper tax receipts may be issued by December 31, 2016.   This is an ongoing policy and as we approach the end of the calendar year, time is critical.

If you have any questions please call Katie Huck at Ext. 8211 or email at

Thank you and happy holidays!

Submitted by: Katherine Huck, director, Advancement Services

Wrap Up Your Courses in Desire2Learn

COLID2LWith holidays, unpredictable weather and travel obligations, the end of the fall semester can be very busy.  It pays to plan ahead and the Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) has a checklist to help you track essential procedures for wrapping up the online portion of your courses.  There aren’t many steps but they ensure that your students’ grades are reported and archived properly and your course content is preserved for future use.  Looking further out, our start-of-semester checklist helps us prepare to teach in the spring, too.

See these checklists here

COLI Quick Tip!  Quickly email your classes.

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