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Center for Urban Education Created at Canisius

Canisius and the National Urban Alliance for Effective Education (NUA) partnered to create a Center for Urban Education housed in the college’s School of Education & Human Services.  The Center will enhance the quality of teaching and learning in urban school systems in Buffalo and across Western New York.

The NUA believes in the capacity of all public school children to achieve the high intellectual performances demanded in higher education and the workplace.

“Canisius is excited to launch a center committed to inspiring urban students to reach the highest levels of academic performance,” says President John J. Hurley.

“The college has a long history of preparing educators, and we look forward to housing this innovative center and partnering with NUA and the Buffalo Schools,” adds Jeffrey R. Lindauer, PhD, dean of the School of Education & Human Services.

Click here to read more. The announcement was covered by The Buffalo News and WBFO Radio.

Submitted by College Communications

Patrick is New Executive Director of the CPD at Canisius

Jennifer M. Patrick, MBA ’00 is the new executive director of the Center for Professional Development (CPD). Patrick is responsible for project management, quality management and resource allocation for both custom and open enrollment programs. She develops and implements strategy for open enrollment programs and marketing for increased promotion and visibility of Canisius College to the business community.

“We are incredibly excited to have Jennifer as a member of the Canisius team,” says Daniel J. Borgia, PhD, dean of the Richard J. Wehle School of Business. “Her broad and deep leadership experience, coupled with her entrepreneurial mindset and passion for Canisius and Buffalo, will ensure that the CPD remains the preeminent professional development and executive education organization in the Buffalo-Niagara region.”

Read more here.

Submitted by: College Communications


Faculty-Staff Day Set for Saturday

Please note that the Griffs take on Marist College, not Manhattan as noted in the subhead.

The annual Faculty-Staff Day with the men’s basketball team is set for Saturday, January 14 when your Griffs host Marist at the Koessler Athletic Center (KAC). Game time is set for 2:00 p.m. with free tickets available all week at the Human Resources Office located in Horan O’Donnell 001. Pearl Street Grill and Brewery is sponsoring the game with prizes awarded to fans throughout the game.

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

January “Crossroads” Now on SoundCloud

The January broadcast of “Crossroads” is now available on the Canisius SoundCloud.

Joseph Van Volkenburg is this month’s featured guest.  The senior associate campus minister spoke to program host Rev. Patrick J. Lynch, SJ, about the college’s partnership with St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy, and the various volunteer work in which Canisius students, faculty and staff are involved.

“Crossroads” is a monthly radio program produced by the Network of Religious Communities.  It airs on the first Sunday of each month at 6:00 a.m. on MIX-96 (96.1 FM) and at 6:30 a.m. on JACK-FM (92.9 FM).

Submitted by: College Communications