Campus Candid

Students in the physical and health education/teacher education (PHETE) program collaborated with the physical education (PE) program at Buffalo Public School No. 17 on Tuesday, April 10. Teacher candidates from Dr. Clancy Seymour’s Assessment in Physical Education (PED 371/571) class implemented the PE metrics assessment protocol for four physical education classes (K-4 children). The students of School No. 17 were very excited and the exercise proved to be a great learning experience. The classes provided PHETE majors with the opportunity to apply assessment strategies that are useful for grades K-12. Special thanks to Phil Smith ’13 and Tricia Vezina, physical education teachers at BPS No. 17, for coordinating this event.

Submitted by: Clancy Seymour, EdD, assistant professor/director, Physical and Health Education/ Teacher Education

What Does Canisius Mean To You?

The 2018 #CanisiusGivingDay video is live! This year’s Giving Day video highlights student responses to the question, “What does Canisius mean to you?” From the faculty and staff, to our academic and athletic programs, to the Jesuit mission of service and research opportunities – our students covered every facet of the Canisius experience. Check out the video below and consider sharing it on your social media platforms to help spread the word about this year’s Giving Day on Wednesday, April 25. Together WE CAN, again!

Stay tuned for more information…

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Submitted by: Summer Handzlik, director, Canisius Fund

Faculty Participation at Commencement Week Activities

Commencement week is around the corner. To reserve your spot for the commencement exercises, Spring Honors Convocation and Baccalaureate Mass, please fill out this brief form. The form must be completed by Wednesday, May 9. It is very important that you reserve your spot to ensure you have a seat at the ceremonies.

The schedules for the Spring Honors Convocation, Baccalaureate Mass, commencement exercises and related activities are listed on the Academic Affairs portal page and the commencement website.

All faculty members are expected and encouraged to attend the ceremonies pertaining to the level at which they teach, since students look forward to having their mentors join them in celebration of their academic accomplishments.

Please share this information with anyone who may not ordinarily read electronic information.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the office of Event Services at Ext. 2180 or Academic Affairs at Ext. 2121.

Submitted by: Connie Pileri, assistant dean of students/director, Office of Event Services

Commencement Photos for Employees

Employees of the college who are receiving a degree or who have a spouse or child receiving a degree are welcome to have a complimentary family photograph taken immediately following the graduate and undergraduate ceremonies.

To request a photo, click here and complete the online request form. Your request must be received by Monday, May 7.  You will be notified of your photo time and location at a later date.

Please share this information with anyone who may not ordinarily read electronic information.

If you have any questions, contact the office of Event Services at Ext. 2180 or email commencement@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Connie Pileri, assistant dean of students/director, Office of Event Services

EVENTS

Softball Home This Weekend

Doubleheader vs. Siena

After 29 straight games away from home, your Golden Griffin softball team returns to Buffalo for its home opener. On Saturday, April 14, the team hosts a conference twin bill versus Siena. First pitch for game one is slated for noon at the Demske Sports Complex.

For more information, visit ww.GoGriffs.com

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director, External Affairs

 

 

Shoes for the Shelter 5K is This Sunday

20th anniversary of popular race

The 20th annual Shoes for the Shelter 5K is this coming Sunday, April 15. The race starts at 10 a.m. from the corner of Main and Delavan.

There is a pre-race Mass set for 8:30 a.m. with a post-race celebration at approximately 10:20 a.m. (both held in the Patrick Lee Center). Awards will be distributed at 11 a.m. for age groups, male and female, from under 10 to over the age of 90. Awards will also be given to male and female top three finishers for faculty/staff, students and alumni.

Donations of shoes will be accepted for the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Registration can be done in person at Room 181 in the KAC  throughout the week or on-line at Go Griffs.com. Packet pickups are slated for Friday and Saturday afternoon in the Koessler Center.

For more information, call Ext. 2977.

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director, External Affairs

Serious Games Meetup

Group explores science education

The last Serious Games Meetup of the 2017-18 academic year is Friday, April 20 at 11 a.m. in the DMA Lounge on the 3rd floor of Lyons Hall. We’ll look at some things related to science education, including simple 3D physics development in Unity, and Kerbal Space Program, a humorous but sophisticated spaceflight mechanics simulator.

Serious Games can serve a wide variety of purposes: educational, scientific simulation, healthcare, therapy, personnel training, emergency management, city planning and politics.

 

 

The Serious Games Meetup is sponsored by the Digital Humanities Group.  Here, faculty, staff and students explore learning theories and game design and conduct workshops where participants explore digital and analog game use and creation.  And yes, they play some games, too!

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, instructional designer, Center for Online Learning & Innovation

 

 

Star Paws

Dog walk to benefit The Institute for Autism Research

Grab your pooch and head down to Fredonia for Star Paws: A Dog Walk to Benefit the Institute for Autism Research on Sunday, April 22 from 12 – 4 p.m. Registration for the Star Wars-themed dog walk around the Fredonia State campus begins at 11 a.m. at the SUNY Fredonia clocktower. The event will feature food, raffles, games, live music and more. Registration forms are available at the SUNY Fredonia ticket office. If you are unable to attend the walk, but would like to donate to the Institute for Autism Research, click here.

Submitted by: College Communications