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Abby Johnson on Campus Tonight

Abby Johnson, a national speaker and pro-life advocate, will be at Montante Cultural Center tonight, February 9 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Admission is free for all Canisius students, so come one and all. Please join us for a peaceful, loving event. Johnson recently spoke at the March for Life in Washington D.C. in January 2017.

All other tickets are SOLD OUT. The Canisius College Students for Life Club is thankful for the surrounding community’s interest in Abby Johnson’s visit, but will regretfully have to turn away any patrons seeking $10 tickets at the door.

Submitted by: Camille M. Pontrello, PhD, adjunct professor, teacher education, Center for Service-Learning


Commencement 2017 Speakers Announced

Two Canisius College alumni will address the undergraduate and graduate classes of 2017, during commencement ceremonies in May.

Christine M. Licata-Culhane ’67, MS ’71, EdD, will deliver remarks to the graduate Class of 2017 on Wednesday, May 17 at 7:00 p.m. Nelson D. Civello ’67 will address the Canisius College undergraduate Class of 2017 on Saturday, May 20 at 10:00 a.m.

christine-licataChristine Licata-Culhane is the senior associate provost and professor in the Division of Academic Affairs at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). She has worked in the field of education for more than 40 years. In her current role, Licata Culhane is responsible for providing oversight and support for academic program development, and advancing student academic success and retention initiatives. She also serves as the university’s liaison with the State of New York Department of Education and oversees the accreditation process. Licata-Culhane is past vice chair of the Canisius Board of Trustees.

Nelson Civello PictureNelson D. Civello is the former president of the Fixed Income Capital Markets Group for Dain Rauscher Corp and past chair of The Bond Market Association. He returned to alma mater following his retirement to launch the Golden Griffin Fund (GGF) and establish the Financial Markets Lab, from which the GGF operates. The GGF is a student-run investment management program that allows students to make real investments using real money. Civello was a visiting professor in the program until his retirement in 2008. He now works to raise awareness of and resources for stomach cancer patients through Debbie’s Dream Foundation.

Canisius will confer honorary degrees upon Civello and Licata-Culhane during commencement ceremonies. Also receiving honorary degrees are Bishop Matthew H. Clark, Michael “Mitch” Flynn, Amy J. Habib MS ’63, and L. Nelson “Nick” Hopkins, MD.

Click here to read much more about this year’s commencement speakers and honorary degree recipients.

Submitted by: College Communications

ALANA Achievement Award

Please consider nominating a senior for the ALANA Achievement Award. The senior who is selected will exhibit the Jesuit value of magis and receive an impressive Canisius College diploma frame ($100.00 value) during the Honors Convocation on Friday, May 19, 2017.

How do you nominate an ALANA senior? First, ensure that the senior whom you have in mind matches the criteria for the award and complete the nomination form here.

Please note, self-nominations are accepted. All nominations must be in by Tuesday, February 28. Direct any questions to the ALANA Student Center at Ext. 2787 or to Erin Robinson, PhD, associate professor of sociology, anthropology and criminal justice, and award committee chair at Ext. 2748.

Thank you so much for supporting this important program.

Submitted by: Maureen Kanczak, administrative associate, Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice

Teach and Learn at Next Google Apps Meetup

GAFECanisiuslogoThis semester, the Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) is hosting a meetup series focused on Google Apps for Education, a set of tools ideally suited for teaching, learning and collaboration via the web. The next meetup will take place Tuesday, February 28 at noon.  Bring your lunch! We’ll meet in Old Main 119, where computers, internet and collaborative spirit are plentiful.

The first meetup was well attended by faculty and staff interested in learning and sharing tips for Google Drive, YouTube and related apps.

If you use Google Apps to teach, help students, make administrative work less burdensome or facilitate research, please show us!  Bring your questions for the group!  Complete novices, casual users and power users all welcome!

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