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Music, Movement and the Arts in Education

Undergraduate students enrolled in Music, Movement and the Arts in Early Childhood Education have the opportunity to actively participate in seminars with arts and classroom teachers at Tapestry Charter School who integrate arts into their teaching practices. Seminar topics include creative movement and dance, drama and theater, visual arts, music, math and dance integration, and displaying and documenting children’s work.

Canisius students reflect each week on their learning experiences at Tapestry:

“The Tapestry sessions have pushed me to go out of my comfort zone in the best way. I have had an idea of what type of teacher I want to be since I was six years old. The program at Canisius and my field placements have helped me shape that idea. All of the things Tapestry stands for are all values I have as a teacher myself and I feel so lucky to learn from a school that shares the same ideas. These Tapestry art integration sessions have been the highlight of my week and taught me more than I have ever hoped.  I am so inspired. Every week I become more and more passionate.” Current student, spring 2017.

“I appreciate the collaboration between the teacher education program and the different teachers at Tapestry and I am once again overwhelmed with ideas for my future classroom.” Current student, spring 2017

Submitted by: Nancy Wallace, associate professor, director, school and community partnerships

Immersion East Side Accepting Applications

The Immersion East Side: Ignatian Seminar is now accepting applications. The Immersion takes place from May 22 – June 2. Students will live on campus in community, share meals and immerse themselves in the history and culture of Buffalo’s East Side. The cost is $250 which covers food, transportation and housing.

Students will register for IGSR 300 to receive academic credit in the fall 2017 semester. The course fulfills Justice and Field 1 requirements in the core curriculum.

For more information, contact Melissa Mosko, PhD, assistant professor of philosophy, at or Devonya Havis, PhD, associate professor of philosophy, at for more information.

Submitted by: Melissa Mosko, PhD, assistant professor, philosophy

Grant Writing Workshop

The Office of Academic Affairs invites all faculty and staff to participate in a Grant Writing Workshop on Tuesday, June 6 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Student Center Regis Rooms.

Topics at the workshop include:  Finding a Funding Source, Writing and Submitting a Grant Proposal, Demystifying the IRB process, Preparing a Logic Model and Tips and Techniques, from a panel of current Canisius grant recipients.

If you’re interested in attending the workshop, please reserve your seat by contacting Kathy Peter, executive associate in academic affairs, at no later than May 15.

Any questions regarding the Grant Writing Workshop can be directed to Sara Morris, PhD, associate vice president for academic affairs, at or Mary Ann Langlois, director of sponsored programs, at  A working lunch will be provided at the workshop.

Submitted by: Kathy Peter, executive associate, Academic Affairs