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Canisius in the News

Kevin R. Hardwick, PhD, professor of political science discusses City Comptroller Mark Schroeder and his possible run for Mayor of Buffalo on WIVB-TV Channel 4. Hardwick adds that Schroeder is “doing all the right things,” but questions whether it will be enough.

Watch the full story here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Get to Know…

IMG_0268“Canisius has been a very special part of my life for a long time. I feel privileged to have been able to teach the subject I love – history – for the past fifteen years.”

Ray Barker, PhD, has consistently been one of the most popular adjunct professors at Canisius. In addition to his lively classroom manner, he engages students outside of the class in the Anime Club, in the Tutoring Center and through his management of the North Park Theatre. Ray provides opportunities for learning informally through cinema and his love of film.

One of Ray’s favorite aspects of teaching is when he has a student early on in their academic career and again years later. “It is always a pleasure to see the intellectual and personal growth that takes place in our undergraduates over just a few years,” he said.

Ray’s father, Kenneth, also taught at Canisius in the Biology Department. He would take Ray to campus when he was younger. Perhaps this is why Ray feels that he has grown up on the Canisius campus.

Did you know…one of Ray’s former students Lindsey Visser ’14, recently graduated from Oxford University in England with a master’s degree in history. Having kept in contact, Lindsey told Ray that his Medieval World course was her favorite course at Canisius – she even brought her notes from class with her to Oxford. “That really made me feel good about my teaching!” said Ray.

Submitted by: College Communications

Need Help? The Tutoring Center is Open!

The Tutoring Center, located in Old Main 315, is now open for the spring semester.  Office hours are on Sundays from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.; Monday – Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; and Fridays from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The center provides a variety of opportunities for students to achieve academic success. The services are free-of-charge and open to all Canisius students. There is typically always a mathematics, writing, accounting and science peer or adjunct professor tutor available. Please feel free to drop in — no appointment is necessary!

Please visit our website for a detailed schedule of tutors.

Submitted by: Annie Dobies, assistant vice president, Griff Center for Academic Engagement

The Blessing of Throats

The annual Blessing of Throats will be this Friday, February 3, at 12:05 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel. Held each year on the Feast of Saint Blaise, the Blessing of Throats is an opportunity to pray for a cure to any sickness. Saint Blaise is a patron of throat illnesses and many people turn to Saint Blaise for healing miracles.

Have your throat blessed, no matter what your affliction may be.

Submitted by: Paul Stage, associate campus minister, Campus Ministry

Griffs Head to Battle Against Army

It’s a battle among the Atlantic Hockey elite this weekend as your first-place Golden Griffins host fourth-place Army West Point in a conference showdown. Canisius is riding the wave of an eight-game unbeaten streak that has propelled them to the top of the conference. Meanwhile, Army, who swept the Griffs earlier in the year, is tied for the fourth and final home playoff spot.

Friday, February 3 is Military Appreciation Night. Two complimentary tickets will be given to fans who display a valid military ID. There is also a free open skate event at Canalside for all students from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Game time is 7:35 p.m. Puck drop for the game on Saturday, February 4 is scheduled for 4:05 p.m.

The two teams feature great goaltending with Charles Williams (1.88 GAA) guarding the pipes for the Griffs and Williamsville native Parker Gahagen (1.84 GAA) minding the nets for the Black Knights.

Please note, due to a Harlem Globetrotters exhibition game at KeyBank Center on Friday , the ramp parking prices will be elevated. The Buffalo Sabres play Saturday evening, so expect congestion leaving the HARBORCENTER. The subway is always a great option.

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