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P/HETE Hosts Western Zone Conference

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, March 12 at the Koessler Athletic Center.

With record attendance of more than 180 physical and health educators from the Western New York area, this marks the eighth year that the Canisius P/HETE program hosted the conference.  Teacher candidates from the P/HETE program also presented two workshops entitled “Using Social Media in PE” and “SWAT Ball.”  Other presenters included the First Tee of Western New York, U.S. Games, United State Tennis Association, a Project Play WNY,  and many other local health and physical education professionals.

Associate Professor of Kinesiology Greg Reeds, EdD, also presented a session entitled “Teacher, Parent Coach: Common Techniques Used by Teachers, Parents and Coaches” while colleagues Clancy Seymour, EdD, assistant professor/director of P/HETE, and Eileen Abbatoy, associate director of the Griff Center, co-presented their own workshop called “Successful Interviewing & Earning Job Offers.” 

The keynote address, “Life is Short, Live it Well,” was delivered by Curt Hinson, PhD, an adjunct faculty member in the online physical education program here at Canisius College.

A special thanks to Greg Reeds, Jane Pope, administrative associate for  kinesiology, Tim Seil, assistant director of athletic facilities, Pat Clarke, director of athletic facilities; Andy Bishop, a kinesiology graduate assistant, Jeff Koch, a teacher candidate and mascot, and the many P/HETE majors on hand for their efforts to make this conference the most successful ever.

Submitted by: Clancy Seymour, EdD, director, P/HETE

Data Analytics in the Food Industry

Nick Corcoran, IS director for applications at Rich Products, will discuss how data analytics is used in the food industry during a presentation scheduled for Wednesday, March 27, 2019. (The time and location will be posted at a later date.)

“Using Analytics to Drive Success in the Food Manufacturing Industry” will examine different types of analytics and the keys to success around engaging end users. Corcoran will also utilize real-world examples to show how data and analytics are used to drive labor efficiencies, production output and sales engagement at Rich Products.

Submitted by: Mel Crotzer, PhD, adjunct professor, Mathematics & Statistics