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Karl Kozlowski, PhD, associate professor of kinesiology, presents a session entitled “Development of Strength & Conditioning Program Utilizing CrossFit Methodology at the Western Zone Conference hosted by PHETE.

The physical and health education/teacher education program (PHETE) hosted the annual conference for the Western Zone of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AHPERD) on Tuesday, April 17 at the Koessler Athletic Center.  With more than 120 physical and health educators from the Western New York area in attendance, this marks the seventh year that the Canisius PHETE program hosted the conference.

Teacher candidates from the PHETE program also presented a workshop entitled Gamification in Physical Education: The Effective Way.”  Other presenters included the First Tee of Western New York, US Games, New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Narcan Training and many other local health and physical education professionals.  Karl Kozlowski, PhD, associate professor of kinesiology, also presented a popular session entitled “Development of Strength & Conditioning Program Utilizing CrossFit Methodology.”

A special thanks to Greg Reeds, PhD, associate professor of kinesiology; Lauren Cavanaugh, PhD, assistant professor of kinesiology; Jane Pope, administrative associate, kinesiology; Tim Seil, assistant director, athletic facilities; Pat Clarke, director of athletic facilities; and PHETE majors Allie Cornacchia MS ᾿19, Amber Schiele BS ᾿18, Kaley Vazquez-Regan MS ᾿19 and Matt Chase MS ᾿19 for their efforts to make this conference a huge success.

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

Caption: Renowned Catholic thinker Robert P. George, professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, delivered the Raichle Lecture on Law in American Society on April 12 in the Grupp Fireside Lounge. George’s lecture, entitled “Constitutional Structures, Civic Virtue and Political Culture,” included discussion of the Catholic doctrine of subsidiarity, which, as articulated by Pope Pius XI in his 1931 encyclical Quadragesimo Anno, which holds that social and political issues should be handled by the lowest or least centralized authority or association necessary for their resolution.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

AJCU Connections includes history of Christ the King Chapel

The April issue of Connections, the monthly online newsletter of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) featured stories about prayer spaces on Jesuit college campuses. The issue included a history of Christ the King Chapel written by President John Hurley. The piece details the chapel’s building and construction and the significance of its stained glass windows.

Read the article here.

Hardwick talks about Comey’s new book on WBEN

Kevin R. Hardwick, PhD, associate professor of political science, discussed former FBI director James Comey’s new book on WBEN 930 am radio, noting that it is unlikely that the book will shed any light on the Mueller investigation.

Listen to the story here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Christiano᾿19 Receives GEICO Achievement Award

(L-R) Petey; President John Hurley; Randall Filighera, College Recruiting Team, GEICO; Natalia Christiano ᾿19, GEICO Achievement Award recipient and the GEICO Gecko. 

Canisius student Natalia Christiano ᾿19 was one of only two students in New York State to receive the GEICO Achievement Award.

Natalia is a business major boasting a 3.70 grade point average.  She is an active student as president and treasurer of the college’s concert band – she plays the flute – and a member of the Women in Business Club for aspiring business leaders.

“Natalia is a shining example of what it means to be a Canisius student,” said President John Hurley. “She lives the lessons of her Catholic Jesuit education.  She is intelligent, compassionate and committed to serving the needs of others. “

Natalia devotes time to service as well. She is a middle school youth leader for girls at her local church and a Teacher’s Desk volunteer, where she works to provide school supplies for children in need.

GEICO Achievement Award recipients are recognized for dedication to academic success, leadership and community service.

Submitted by: College Communications

2018-2019 CEEP Awards Announced

On behalf of the Canisius Earning Excellence Program (CEEP) Review and Recommendation Committee, Sarah R. Morris, PhD, associate vice president for academic affairs, announces the 2018-2019 CEEP students and their mentors. The Canisius Earning Excellence Program is an exciting learning and earning opportunity that pairs students with Canisius faculty or administrators for educationally-rewarding experiences. These positions of excellence are more intellectually demanding, more likely to create genuine learning for the student, more closely related to a career or scholarly field, and more directly related to faculty research than most work opportunities on campus.

Please click the link below to view the list of students and their mentors.

2018-2019 CEEP Awards Winners

Submitted by: Kathy Peter, executive associate, Academic Affairs

Honors Thesis Defense Week

The All-College Honors Program will hold its Honors Thesis Defense Week from April 23 through April 27. All are welcome to attend this public event, which takes place every semester. Some of the thesis topics this semester are: an international comparison of zoos, physicians and nonverbal communication, genetically modified foods, the gun control debate, gut microbes, tax fraud, queer ecology and black womanhood in the popular media.

Click the link below to view the entire Thesis Defense Week schedule.

Honors Thesis Defense Week schedule (S2018)

Submitted by: Bruce Dierenfield, PhD, director, All-College Honors Program