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Campus Candid

Faculty, staff and students gathered Wednesday, March 1 to celebrate Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Lenten season.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

Time Warner Cable (TWC) News reporter Kevin Jolly sat down with Political Science Professors Mike Haselswerdt, PhD and Kevin Hardwick, PhD, on Wednesday for a point-counterpoint conversation about President Trump’s address to Congress Tuesday evening.

Watch the interview here.

Submitted by: College Communications

President’s Town Hall Rescheduled

Dear Faculty and Staff:

Because of an inadvertent scheduling conflict with the faculty-only forum today, President Hurley’s Town Hall meeting is going to be replaced with a meeting for all staff and administrators to review the staff engagement survey results. This presentation will take place today, March 2, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Regis Rooms. The Town Hall meeting has been rescheduled for April 20 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., also in the Regis Rooms.

The review of the staff engagement survey results and a discussion of next steps will be led by Lauren Young, director of institutional research and effectiveness, and Linda Walleshauser, associate vice president of human resources and compliance.  The engagement surveys have been an important vehicle for campus feedback and have provided a critical baseline of information about faculty and staff attitudes and perspectives.

Thank you to all of those who participated in the survey. We hope you will be able to attend today to continue your involvement in the conversation and learn about the next steps.

Submitted by: Erica C. Sammarco, associate vice president, assistant to the president, secretary, Board of Trustees

Learn to Build a Video Game Environment

On Friday, March 3, the Serious Games Meetup Group convenes at 10:30 a.m. in Lyons Room 122 for a very special opportunity: learn to build a game environment! Attendees will learn how to build a basic structure of a First Person Shooter (FPS) game, minus the shooting, using Unity game engine. No knowledge of programming is required.

bj_blazkowiczBJ Blazkowicz is an American spy of Polish decent and protagonist of the Wolfenstein 3D computer game (id Software, 1992). His goal in the game is to fight the Nazis behind enemy lines and save the world from their evil. The game is considered to be the starting point of the First-Person Shooter (FPS) genre which still dominates the game industry today.

PJ Moskal, PhD, associate professor in digital media arts, will conduct a workshop on how to build a FPS game prototype that could be utilized for educational purposes such as architectural visualizations, training applications and others.

Bring your own computer with Unity installed (free download at or use a lab computer.

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

Roses of the Prophets

On Friday, March 3, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on the second floor of Old Main, several representatives of the Muslim community, accompanied by Canisius students, will hand out roses to celebrate Roses of the Prophets.  This beautiful gesture by the WNY Muslim community reaches out in friendship to all faiths.  Along with the roses will be an accompanying card with a quote from one of three prophets important to Islam: Mohammed, Jesus and Moses.

Come by and receive a rose and quote and celebrate the beauty of religious diversity!

Submitted by: Sr. Pat Brady, director, center for service-learning