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Campus Candid

On December 7 at the Academic Computing Advisory Committee Christmas party, Charlie Goodsell, PhD, associate professor of psychology and Yvonne Widenor, visiting assistant professor of art history, spoke of their experiences implementing computers to teach online.  Goodsell’s discussion, “My academic computing experience teaching an online social science course” and Widenor’s, entitled “My academic computing experience teaching an online humanities course,” were both given to a full house in the President’s Board Room.


Submitted by: Charles Wigley, PhD, professor, communication studies

New summerMAX Research

Results of a new community-based randomized clinical trial conducted by researchers at the Institute for Autism Research (iar) at Canisius College found a comprehensive summer treatment (summerMAX) to be highly effective for high-functioning children with autism spectrum disorder (HFASD).

Children with the disorder experience lifelong impairments involving social-communicative functioning and restricted and repetitive interests and behaviors. Despite their significant challenges, there continues to be a severe need for effective comprehensive treatment programs for these children.

The summerMAX program is a comprehensive psychosocial treatment developed by iar co-founders and co-directors Christopher Lopata, PsyD and Marcus L. Thomeer, PhD.

Read the entire story here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Student Retention Committee

The Canisius College Student Retention Committee is committed to enhance and reinforce a culture of undergraduate and graduate student support and success resulting in consistent and steady increases in student success, retention and graduation rates. The group meets every other Tuesday from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. If you are interested in joining the committee, please feel free to contact Annie Dobies, assistant vice president, director, Griff Center, at Ext. 3749 or Kevin Smith, assistant vice president, director, Student Records and Financial Services, at Ext. 8501. If you are not able to be part of the committee but would like to share suggestions or insights about student retention, please feel free to contact Annie or Kevin.

Submitted by: Annie Dobies, assistant vice president, director, Griff Center

Men’s Basketball Begins MAAC Schedule

After an awesome overtime win against the University at Buffalo this past weekend, it’s time for Griff fans to get ready for the MAAC home-opener versus conference power Siena on Monday, January 2 at 2:00 p.m., at the Koessler Athletic  Center.

The KAC box office is open this week and closes at noon on Thursday, December 22 and will not re-open until noon on January 2. Call 888-TIXX, or stop in and buy your seats now for Western New York’s hottest college basketball team. Tickets are also available throughout the holiday at Ticketmaster or at the door on game day.

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Go Griffs!

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