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Campus Candid

Nearly 35 members of the Canisius community enjoyed a beautiful day, camaraderie and a 3.5-mile walk or run during the 2018 JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge on Thursday, June 14.

Congratulations to the top male and female finishers:

James Oigara, EdD, associate professor of teacher education, with a finishing time of 24:47:00 and

Emily Mangione, adjunct professor of fine arts, with a finishing time of 25:46:00

Click the link below for the complete list of Canisius results.

CC 2018 results

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Canisius in the News

Mason’s Boy with the Rainbow Heart featured in The Buffalo News

An article about The Boy with the Rainbow Heart, a book written by Will Mason, Leadership Society gift officer, Canisius Fund; was featured in The Buffalo News. Mason dedicated the children’s book of acceptance to his sister Jessica Lake Mason, who struggled as a teenager to come out.

Read the article here.

A feature about alumna Jessica Underberg runs on the front page of The Buffalo News

Jessica Underberg ᾽98 grew up on a farm and went on to study social sciences at Canisius. Now she is manager/CEO of the Erie County Fair and Erie County Agricultural Society, one of the 10 largest fairs in the country.

Read the article here.

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IAR at Canisius Awarded $880,000 Grant from U.S. Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education recently awarded researchers at the Institute for Autism Research (IAR) at Canisius an $880,431 grant.  The grant will fully fund a three-year study of the long-term beneficial impacts from an innovative school intervention for high-functioning children with autism spectrum disorder (HFASD) developed by the IAR research team.

Children with HFASD comprise nearly half of all children with ASD and, despite relative strengths in cognitive and language skills, exhibit chronic and pervasive social impairments and restricted and repetitive behaviors that severely interfere with daily functioning leading to long-term negative outcomes. These long-term negative outcomes have led researchers to suggest that existing school interventions for these students are ineffective.

Researchers at the IAR have effectively treated the clinical impairments and symptoms of children with HFASD in their comprehensive summer program (summerMAX) for more than a decade. In an effort to more effectively treat these children in school settings, the research team adapted the summer program into a school-based intervention (schoolMAX), which they tested in an earlier, large-scale randomized trial funded by the U. S. Department of Education.

Results from the school study found that students with HFASD who received schoolMAX demonstrated significantly better social understanding and social skills and fewer ASD symptoms following treatment compared to students with HFASD who received their typical-educational programming.  This latest grant from the Department of Education will enable researchers to examine the long-term beneficial impacts of the treatment.

Click here to learn more about the IAR and how it will use its latest grant from the Department of Education.

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Sport Product Development

Sporting goods retail is big business these days, with sales in the U.S. averaging $60 billion annually – and growing.

To help meet the increasing need for development and management professionals in the sporting goods industry, Canisius College will introduce a new master’s of science degree in sport product development, beginning in fall 2018.  The online program is comprised of 33 credit hours (nine courses), two tracks (product design and retail management) and culminates with a six-credit internship. Upon completion of the program, graduates will have developed an understanding of theoretical foundations and their practical applications; be able to communicate that knowledge and apply it to the management and business of sport product; and recognize and implement those areas of professional obligations that include diversity and global awareness.

Click here to learn more about the program.

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Flipping Out

Lorrisa (Hint) Naugle ᾿07 and her husband, Chris, started FlipOut Academy in the Eastern Hills Mall in Clarence, NY.  Two years and 150 flips later, the couple pitched “Risky Builders,” to HGTV and landed a television pilot!

The pilot episode of “Risky Builders” is set to air Sunday, June 24 at 2 p.m. on HGTV. If the show receives enough support, it could be picked up for a full run of episodes.

Read more here.

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