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Canisius Hosts MMHSAA Basketball Finals Tonight

Canisius College will host the Monsignor Martin High School Athletic Association Boy’s Basketball Championships tonight, March 1 at the Koessler Athletic Center (KAC). The first of two games tip-off at 6:00 p.m.

With a sell-out expected, parking in the KAC lot will be limited on Wednesday evening. Students planning to utilize the KAC are encouraged to take the campus shuttle. A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase, in the Canisius College Ticket Office starting at 5:30 p.m.

Submitted by: Tim Seil, assistant director, athletic facilities

Upcoming ArtsCanisius Events

ArtsCanisius has a busy week ahead with three events scheduled in the Montante Cultural Center.

The Festival of Ensembles will be held on Friday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Montante. The event features a performance by the four Canisius College music ensembles. Tickets to the concert cost $5 with all proceeds benefitting the Concert Band, Chamber Orchestra, Chorale and Jazz Ensemble.

The Buffalo Silver Band will be visiting the Montante on Saturday, March 4 at 7:30 PM.  Their program “Around the World in 80 Minutes” showcases music written by composers from North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. There is now admission fee for the concert but free will offerings in support of the ensemble are being graciously accepted. The Buffalo Silver Band writes the following about its ensemble:

You might not be surprised that some of our musicians (about 25 percent) are music educators or retired music educators. The remaining 75 percent are a broad cross-section of non-music professions, some retired: university faculty, university administrators, high school faculty, information technologists, artists, engineers, scientists, psychologists and entrepreneurs. They have in common a love of music- enough love to keep them in musical shape by their practice regimen.

The final concert on Monday, March 6 is a Meet-the-Faculty recital at noon, which will be held in the newly dedicated Andy Anselmo Gallery on the second floor of the Montante Cultural Center.  This performance features faculty members Ellen Barnum, bassoon, and Bryan Eckenrode, cello in a 50-minute program highlighting music from the Baroque to the Modern eras written for bassoon solo or two bass instruments.  This event is free of charge.

We hope you can join us for one or more of these events. If you have any questions, contact the fine arts or music office at Ext. 2536.

Submitted by: Ellen Barnum, director, ArtsCanisius

Community Supported Agriculture Program Returns for 2017

The college is offering the opportunity to participate in the Porter Farms @Work program for the summer of 2017.

Porter Farms runs an organic community supported agriculture program (CSA). Members can purchase shares, which entitle them to a season’s worth of produce from Porter Farms. The farm provides a wide variety of fresh, organic vegetables in a socially and environmentally responsible fashion.

With the @Work program, Porter Farms bring the shares to campus each week which in turn saves members time from having to drive to Elba.

More information on the program and how to join can be found here.

Submitted by: Dawn Rotterman, benefits specialist, human resources

Buffalo WordPress Users Group

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The group meets every first and third Thursday of the month, in Lyons Hall Room 309 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. It’s free to attend and all are welcome

If you have time, please visit and RSVP “Yes”.

Submitted by: Benjamin Dunkle, associate professor, digital media arts

Reeds Serves as Keynote Speaker at Psychology Conference

mid-south-confGreg Reeds, PhD, associate professor of kinesiology, served as the keynote speaker and featured presenter at the 20th Annual Mid- South Psychological Conference. The Conference was hosted by the Psychology Department of the University of Tennessee-Martin on February 25. Psychology faculty from five universities (Vanderbilt, UT-Knoxville, UT-Martin, Christian Brothers University and The University of Memphis, Lambuth) were in attendance along with student research presenters.

The keynote address was titled Contemporary Research in Sport Psychology. The address focused on two aspects of an ongoing research project about interpreting children’s self-esteem drawings. This is a joint research project with Lauren Cavanaugh, PhD, assistant professor of kinesiology and Canisius’ Ignatian Scholarship student Mary Morgan ’18. The second emphasis presented research in the area of animation and information processing: A Case for Considering Learning Styles when Teaching Team Tactics and Strategy.

The special interest presentation by Reeds was titled Developing Mental Toughness in Sport: Psychological Interventions.

Submitted by: Greg Reeds, PhD, associate professor, coordinator, sport studies and psychology