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Canisius in the News

Singer/actor Jacob Latimore and children’s author Munson Steed inspired hundreds of local high school students from the city of Buffalo Public and suburban school districts at the college’s Black History Month celebration on February 16.

Watch the story that aired on WGRZ-TV Channel 2 here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius Team Takes Home First Place in CFA Challenge for Seventh Consecutive Year

IMG_2551Pictured (l-r) Richard A. Wall, PhD, faculty advisor; Jeffrey Spencer ’17; Cory Cullen ’17; Jesse Caulkins ’16 MBA ’17 (team captain); Meghan Federico ’17; Auston Ingram ’17; and Steven Gattuso ’87, MBA ’89, director of the GGF

Congratulations to the five-person team from the Canisius College Golden Griffin Fund (GGF), which took home first place in the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Research Challenge of WNY.  Canisius secured its win over the University of Rochester (second place) and SUNY Geneseo (third place).  This is the seventh consecutive first-place win for Canisius in the seven years of this competition. The event was hosted by the college on Monday, February 20.

The GGF team that took home first place in the Western New York CFA Institute Challenge was comprised of Jesse Caulkins ’16, MBA ’17 (team captain), Cory Cullen ’17, Meghan Federico ’17, Auston Ingram ’17 and Jeffrey Spencer ’17.    The team now advances to the America’s regional competition in Seattle, WA, on April 6-7, where it will compete with college and university teams from North and South America.  The winner of the America’s regional competition then vies for the global CFA championship.

In 2015, Canisius College won the global championship title, placing first over more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 865 universities in 70 countries.

Click here to read much more about this past weekend’s GGF win.

Submitted by: College Communications

Mindful Eating

Tomorrow, February 22, Victoria Davis, a speaker from the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), will present a seminar on Mindful Eating at 3:30 p.m. in the Student Center Conference Room.

Davis’ presentation is adapted from the National Institute of Health’s Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT). Attendees will develop strategies to more positively relate to their experiences with food and relationship with their bodies.

Click here to learn more about staying healthy!

Submitted by: Brianna Fasanello, human resources assistant, Human Resources

Ignatian Scholarship Day

The 10th annual Ignatian Scholarship Day will be held on Wednesday, April 5 from 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. in Science Hall and Christ the King Chapel. This event is an opportunity for every student to submit accomplished work from the current or previous semester for an exhibit, presentation or performance in a conference environment similar to that of a learned society or organization.

The types of presentations students can choose from are poster displays, oral papers, digital presentations, two-or-three dimensional art and artistic performances. The online application will close on Tuesday, February 28.

Faculty members are asked to endorse applications from February 13 – March 3.

To apply, endorse submissions or for more information on Ignatian Scholarship Day, please visit the Academic Affairs community page on the myCanisius portal here, or contact the Office of Event Services at Ext. 2180.

Submitted by: Connie Pileri, assistant dean of students/director, event services

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