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Canisius in the News

Kevin Hardwick, PhD, associate professor of political science, is interviewed on The Joy Cardin Show on Wisconsin Public Radio. Hardwick discusses Trump’s health care plan and how the president may have a hard time closing the deal on a new plan.

Listen to the full interview here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News II

Bill Collins, vice president for institutional advancement, sat down with WIVB-TV 7 reporter Ed Reilly to discuss the surprise gift left to the college by Ruth Schwendler.

“It really reinforces, for us, the mission that we’re on and how we’re fulfilling that mission for this community,” said Collins. “Funds like this help to make our education affordable for many, many, many students.”

To watch the full video, click here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Celebration of Service

The college community is invited to attend the annual Celebration of Service on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. Canisius takes pride in the dedication of its faculty, administration and staff and will recognize those individuals who have reached significant service milestones in their careers.

New this year, the Celebration of Service will honor all employees who have reached five, 10, 15, 20, 25 or more years of service here at the college. The event will also honor those who have retired or will be retiring from the college this year. There will no longer be a Service Recognition Ceremony in the fall.

Canisius is the excellent institution it is today because these colleagues gave their time and talents over the years.  This event is a way to celebrate their successes and achievements.

Click here for a list of 2017 honorees.

Please call Human Resources at Ext. 2240 if you are not on the list, but believe that you should be included.

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

KAC Operating Hours

The operating hours for the Koessler Athletic Center (KAC) are listed below:

Limited hours will be observed on Friday, March 10 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The KAC will be closed beginning Saturday, March 11 – Sunday, March 19.

Normal hours resume on Monday, March 20: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Submitted by: Tim Seil, assistant director, athletic facilities

Digital Humanities Speaker Series

The inaugural College of Arts & Sciences Digital Humanities Speaker Series at Canisius is Thursday, March 23, at 4:00 p.m. in the Regis Room. Special thanks to Erin Warford, PhD, adjunct professor of classics, who kicks off this series with a compelling discussion of how digital geographic information systems enable us to explore past social, political and religious life in new ways.

The Digital Humanities Speaker Series highlights pioneering work Canisius scholars are doing in digital humanities and inspires faculty and students to consider, experiment with and collaborate on new research projects or pedagogical methods employing digital technologies.  Our spring 2017 series is threaded with an underlying question: What is the relationship between humanities scholarly priorities and methods or practices of media design?

See the title and abstract of Warford’s presentation below:

Build Temples Not Walls: Mapping Border Sanctuaries and Pilgrimage Routes in Classical Athens

Borders are not always defined by walls. In ancient Athens, birthplace of democracy and at the height of its power in the 5th century BCE, the borders were marked by grand marble temples. Both Athenians and outsiders gathered at these temples to enjoy the cultural spectacle of festivals, which offered food, drink, song and dance, theatrical performances, athletic contests, and even secret initiation rituals! All of this displayed the wealth and power of Athens, as well as the touchstones of Athenian identity—myths, memorials, battlefields from the Persian Wars.

Spectacles are meant to be seen by an audience, of course. How did people get to these temples? And what was the journey like? Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping programs provide tools which I have used to reconstruct the roads that connected the city of Athens to its border sanctuaries, as well as what it was like to travel to them. As an example I will focus on the Sacred Way to Eleusis, which thousands of initiates walked every year during their initiation into the Eleusinian Mysteries, hoping for a happier afterlife. These roads were the arteries that linked Athens to her borders, the physical manifestation of the geographic and cultural unity of Athens.

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