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Canisius in the News

Faculty members in the Political Science Department have been busy providing expert comment regarding current events.

Kevin Hardwick, PhD, associate professor, examines President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office in this video for Spectrum News.

Hardwick also weighed in on Trump’s new tax plan and the concerns for New Yorkers. Watch the full video here.

Professor Mike Haselswerdt, PhD, is interviewed by Buffalo News reporter Robert J. McCarthy about the upcoming Buffalo mayoral election. Click here to read the full article.

Submitted by: College Communications

CSPA Has a New Name

The New York State Department of Education approved changing the name of the College Student Personnel Administration (CSPA) master’s program to Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration (HESAA).

“The new name reflects more accurately the content of the program,” said Sandra Estanek, PhD, professor of graduate education and leadership and director of HESAA.  “We prepare administrators to work in institutions of higher education, especially in areas of student affairs. The name also matches more closely the keywords that are used most often to search online for master’s programs in this field,” she added.

The New York State approval is effective immediately and the college is in the process of working through all of changes that need to be made. The class of 2017 had the choice of graduating as CSPA or HESAA and “voted to be the first HESAA graduates in May,” said Estanek. “We changed the academic codes in time for registration for fall classes and we are changing all of the financial codes in time for the new fiscal year on June 1, which marks when we will fully be HESAA.” CSPA celebrated its 20th anniversary this year and looks forward to the next 20 as HESAA.

Submitted by: Sandra Estanek, PhD, professor, graduate education and leadership

Sew REDI Buffalo Receives Service Organization of Excellence Award

Sew REDI Buffalo, an initiative of Canisius Enactus, has been recognized with the 2017 Phi Delta Kappa Buffalo-Niagara Chapter 0047 President’s Service Organization of Excellence Award.  Sew REDI Buffalo received its award at the Past President’s Banquet and Awards Ceremony held on April 28.

Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) is a professional association for educators. PDK’s mission is to be the experts in cultivating great educators for tomorrow while continuing to ensure high-quality education for today.

Sew REDI Buffalo educates and economically empowers members of Buffalo’s refugee community through sewing. Canisius Enactus, a volunteer student organization dedicated to using the power of entrepreneurial action to create a better world for all of us, is advised by Patricia A. Hutton, PhD, professor of economics.  The team’s work with refugees is supported by many community volunteers.

Visit to learn more about Sew REDI Buffalo and to purchase or custom order products.

Submitted by: Patricia A. Hutton, PhD, professor, economics

Shoelace and Belt Drive

A group of Canisius students, Team Kino, will be traveling to the Arizona-Mexico border to partner with the Kino Border Initiative at the end of May for a service-immersion experience. The group is bringing donations and is asking for your help! The team is collecting shoelaces and belts which will be given to recently deported migrants.  Please drop off all donations to the Office of Campus Ministry located in Old Main Room 207. Donations will be accepted through Friday, May 5.

Please consider supporting a great cause!

Submitted by: Alice Zicari, associate campus minister, Campus Ministry

Baseball Team Hosts Kent State

Your Golden Griffin baseball team hosts Kent State on Wednesday, May 3 at 3:00 p.m. on the Demske Turf. Canisius enters the non-conference tilt with a 26-17 overall record, while Kent State is 27-13.

The two programs have been a couple of the more successful baseball teams in the Northeast in recent years.

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Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director, external affairs