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Campus Candid

Partners of the East-West Community Garden put their crops to bed on Friday, October 19. They harvested leftover veggies, took stock of how the summer went, cleaned up the beds, ate some snacks and talked about plans for next year! Pictured above are a few photos from the clean up.

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Canisius in the News




Buffalo News reporter David Robinson interviewed George Palumbo, PhD, professor of economics, about Western New York’s unemployment rate and the hunt for new hires.  Read the story in today’s edition.

City and State NY interviewed  Associate Professor of Political Science Kevin Hardwick, PhD, for an October 22 story about the status of Republican voters and Congressman (27th District) Chris Collins. Read the full article here.

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Esports Lab Unveiled

Channel 7 morning reporter Thuy Lan Nguyen visited campus before dawn today, October 24, broadcasting from the college’s new Esports lab.  Justin Rogers, director of undergraduate admissions and Kiernan Ensor, the college’s MAAC consultant, were on hand for interviews. Several members of the Golden Griffin Esports team also showed up at 4:30 a.m. to get the lab up and running and teaming with activity.   You can check out Channel 7’s coverage on YouTube by clicking here and here. Also, watch Twitter and Instagram for more posts about the story.

Unveiled earlier this fall, the Esports lab houses the college’s newest club sport – a competitive form of computer gaming.  The game room, outfitted with 12 top of the line PCs and new Xbox, Nintendo Switch and PS4 gaming consoles, is located in the basement of the Palisano Pavilion.

Currently 40 students participate on Canisius’ Esports team which is sanctioned by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC). Players vie for titles in games including League of Legends, FIFA, Fortnite and Supermash Bros., and compete against collegiate opponents that include MAAC rivals Quinnipiac, Siena College, Marist College and Iona.

Canisius is one of approximately 1,000 colleges and universities, nationwide, to launch an Esports program since Esports came into existence in 2014.

The college’s team is currently ranked in second place in Fortnite out of 8 schools in the Northeast. The college’s Esports team also competes in Overwatch, FIFA, and League of Legends. The team heads to Albany in March for ECAC competition.  Follow the latest news and match results follow @GriffsEsports on Twitter.

Read more about the gaming center and its offerings here.

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Chili Cook-Off: Last Chance to Buy Tickets!

The Canisius United Way campaign committee is hosting a chili cook-off tomorrow, Thursday, October 25 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Grupp Fireside Lounge. Members of the Senior Leadership Team will serve as judges. There will also be a People’s Choice Award that allows attendees to vote for their favorite chili. Tickets for the event are $5 to sample all entries, and all proceeds will go towards this year’s United Way campaign.

The committee is happy to announce that tickets for the event are on sale now! To purchase a ticket, click here. Admission also includes a small selection of lunch items, including flatbreads and drinks.

We will have eight contestants entered into this year’s Cook-Off:

Tim Seil – Genesee Chili

Kristin Hall – Sweet Potato Chipotle Chili

Jennifer Skowron – Vegan Chili

Julie Almendinger – Calico Beans Chili

Linda Walleshauser – Tailgate Steak Chili

Ginny Dadaian – Turkey Chili

Terry Nusstein – Chili Con Carne

Sandy Miller – Rockin’ Chili

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Mary Braun at Ext. 2240. The United Way committee hopes to see you at this great social event that benefits both the United Way campaign and our Canisius community!

Click Here to Add this Event to Your Digital Calendar.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, assistant, Human Resources

In Memoriam

Canisius College is saddened to report the passing of Professor Emeritus Daniel C. Falkowski, PhD, who died October 17, 2018 following a brief illness.  He was 80.

The professor of economics and international finance joined the Richard J. Wehle School of Business in 1975 following teaching positions at New York University, Rider University, Bentley University and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.  His scholarly work focused primarily on monetary policy in the European Union and the euro.  During his 30-year tenure at Canisius, Falkowski also taught at Attica Correctional Facility, helping inmates to earn their college degrees, and served as director of student recruitment and volunteers for the Canisius chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

Falkowski earned his undergraduate degree from Kent State University, and his master’s and doctorate degrees in economics and finance from New York University.

A celebration of his life was held Tuesday, October 23.

Submitted by: College Communications