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Canisius in the News II

An article on discusses the slow job growth across upstate New York despite the money being used for economic development subsidies.

George Palumbo, PhD, professor of economics and finance, says that the government only has a limited impact on a state’s economy. “The dynamics of the state economy are driven primarily by market forces, not government,” he said.

Click here to read the full article.

Submitted by: College Communications

Spotlight on Student-Faculty Collaboration

meec-kyle-spotlightJon O’Brien, PhD, and Andrew Stewart, PhD, assistant professors of biology, took three students to the Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference (MEEC) at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana from Saturday, March 18 – Sunday, March 19. Two seniors, Andrew Beiter (photo below) and Kyle Samson (in the spotlight) presented at the conference.

Andrew’s talk focused on an analysis of Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly) viability of different dietary sterols. Kyle spoke about relative body-size scaling in Drosophila melanogaster (fruit flies).

meec-andrew-lighterMEEC is an annual regional conference is organized and directed entirely by graduate students and is hosted by a different Midwestern institution each year. The conference focuses on students of all levels and provides a professional atmosphere to interact with and learn from their peers. This is the second year Canisius has sent students to participate in the MEEC conference.

Submitted by: Sara Morris, PhD, associate vice president, Academic Affairs

51st Annual Regents Scholarship Ball

The 51st annual Canisius College Regents Scholarship Ball will be held Saturday, May 6 at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. Cocktails begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. This event is the primary fundraiser for the Board of Regents Scholarship Fund which distributes more than $80,000 annually in scholarships to deserving students.

The Regents Ball also provides an opportunity to pay tribute to individuals who have been outstanding contributors to the community. This year the Board of Regents will honor Chris Koch, the fourth generation CEO of the family-owned company, New Era Cap, with the 2017 Distinguished Citizen Award.

Faculty and staff tickets are currently on sale for $80. Your reservation may be completed by registering online here by Friday, April 21.

For more information, please contact Cece Gotham at (716) 888-8228 or at

Submitted by: Cece Gotham, assistant director, Stewardship and Events

Sport Management Classes Raise Funds for P.U.N.T Foundation

On Monday, March 27, students in Sport Management and Administration presented a $2,600 check to the Brian Moorman P.U.N.T. Foundation. As part of the Micro-Tyco Challenge, students were placed into teams and given $1 of seed capital and challenged to generate as much real wealth as possible during the month of February.

Groups used a variety of ideas to raise money including raffling off front row tickets to a Buffalo Sabres game, offering a moving service for businesses, raffling off Buffalo Bills merchandise and beginning a dog-sitting service.

Gwen Mysiak and Bridgett Moffett of the P.U.N.T. Foundation were on hand to accept the check from the students. During the presentation, Carolyn Woomer, shared the inspiring story of her son, Jed, with the class and how the P.U.N.T. Foundation assisted her family during their time of need. Jed, a former captain of the Tonawanda High School swimming team, passed away of heart complications caused by chemotherapy after a surgery. The students heard first-hand the effect that their hard work would have on other local families.

Submitted by: College Communications

Religious Studies to Host Sister Ilia Delio

ilia-delioOn Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Montante Cultural Center, the Department of Religious Studies will host Sister Ilia Delio to present a lecture entitled, “Consciousness and the New Cosmology.”

Sister Delio is the Josephine C. Connelly Chair in Theology at Villanova University.  She is also the author of 17 books including Care for Creation (co-authored with Keith Warner and Pamela Woods) which won two Catholic Press Book Awards in 2009.

This lecture is free and open to the public.  For more information please contact Timothy Wadkins, PhD, professor of religious studies, at Ext. 2824.

Submitted by: Rosemary Evans, administrative associate, Religious Studies