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Hassett Discusses President’s Executive Order

Eva Hassett, executive director of the International Institute, will be on campus Thursday, February 23 from 12:00-1:30 p.m. in the Regis Room to facilitate a conversation around President Trump’s Executive Order on immigration and what it means for the Buffalo community. The event is sponsored by the Office of the President, the Office of Campus Ministry and USA Justice.

Please join us for a soup lunch conversation, as well as a question and answer period. USA Justice is sponsoring handcrafted gifts made by refugee entrepreneurs from the West Side Bazaar following the conversation.

Submitted by: Luanne Firestone, senior associate campus minister, Campus Ministry

Congratulations to the 2017 Lorch Award Winners

The Women and Gender Studies Program invites the Canisius community to the annual Dr. I. Joan Lorch Award celebration. The award ceremony will take place Wednesday, March 22 at 5:00 p.m. in the Science Hall Commons. The event is free and open to the public. Appetizers and drinks will be served.

The  Lorch Award for Women and Gender Studies honors “a person who has made a significant contribution to women and who exemplifies the pursuit of liberation and justice regarding sex, gender, and sexuality.”

This year we celebrate three outstanding women in the following categories:

Canisius Student Award:
Christina Estimé ’17
Philosophy and English dual-major with a minor in justice

Canisius Colleague Award:
Erin Robinson, PhD, associate professor of sociology

Community Award:
Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senator for New York.

Submitted by: Tanya Loughead, PhD, professor, philosophy

Google Apps Workshop for Faculty

The Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) is conducting a Google Apps for Education workshop tomorrow, February 23, at 1:00 p.m. in Old Main 115 for faculty members. The workshop will focus on Google Drive and related Apps such as Google Docs and Google Slides.

These apps make it easy for faculty to provide specific feedback on student writing or other creative work.  Plus, all Google Apps allow easy collaboration for students working in groups. Come see how these tools turn traditional assessments into something richer with more communication between students and professors.

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

Griffs Hot Streak Continues at Home on Thursday

The hottest team in college hockey is home at the HARBORCENTER on Thursday, February 23 when the Griffs host Mercyhurst at 7:00 p.m. Canisius is riding a 14-game unbeaten streak and can tie the longest streak in the country this season (Denver had 15 earlier in the year) with a win or a tie. The Griffs last loss was in early January.

It’s also Senior Night with goalie Charles Williams, defenseman Geoff Fortman and forward Josh Kielich making their final regular season appearances at home. Canisius will host a quarterfinal series for Atlantic Hockey, March 10, 11 and 12 (if necessary).

The first 500 ticketed fans will be rewarded with a Cory Conacher ’11 bobblehead doll. Conacher made appearances in the NHL this season with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

For additional information, visit For tickets, call 716-888-TIXX. Don’t forget, faculty and staff receive discounted tickets with a valid Canisius ID.

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