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Seymour Named President of NYS Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

The New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AHPERD) elected Clancy Seymour, EdD, president during the organization’s 82nd annual conference November 20-23.

Seymour is an assistant professor of kinesiology at Canisius and director of the Physical and Health Education Teacher Education (P/HETE) program. He currently teaches capstone and student-teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition, Seymour teaches classes in assessment and teaching methods. 

Click here to read more about his new role as president of AHPERD.

Additionally, the Canisius P/HETE program made a big splash at the NYS AHPERD Conference from Thursday, November 21 – Saturday, November 23. Students from the Physical and Health Education/Teacher Education (P/HETE) program attended the 82nd annual New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NYS AHPERD) conference in Verona, NY. Teacher candidates Gianna Marcantonio, Jacob Slade and Geoff Blake were honored as P/HETE Major Award Winners during the Amazing Persons Ceremony on Thursday, November 21st. Shawn Parkhurst and Johnathan Connelly alongside Kate Huber (counselor education), alumni of the P/HETE program, were also honored for their contributions to the health and physical education profession.

Clancy Seymour, EdD, assistant professor/assistant director of the Physical and Health Education Teacher Education, presented the new proposed version of the Physical Education Learning Standards to the Higher Education Teacher Education Academy and the general membership on Wednesday and Thursday at the conference. 

The Western Zone Chapter of the association and the Canisius College P/HETE program hosted a joint social for zone members, current teacher candidates and former alumni of the college with over 100 members in attendance. A special thanks to Joe Evans, adjunct professor of kinesiology, for his efforts to coordinate P/HETE attendance along with Dr. Seymour and Lauren Kicak, associate director for graduate admissions for her co-sponsorship of the event.

Submitted by: College Communications

Multi-Station Makerspace

Participate in a multi-station makerspace event today, Wednesday, December 4 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the Andrew L. Bouwhuis ’42 Library. Enjoy the therapeutic benefits of artistic practice through multiple stations.

The event is free and open to the campus community.

Submitted by: Fernanda Astiz, professor, Teacher Education


M&T Bank Cybersecurity and PenTest Presentation

Representatives from the Cybersecurity Division at M&T Bank will be on campus Friday, December 6 at 1:00 p.m. in Science Hall 1053 to give a presentation about cybersecurity and network penetration testing (PenTest). The event will follow with a Q&A session.

The event is free and open to faculty and students, and is sponsored by the Computer Science Department.

Submitted by Jeffrey Spaulding, PhD, assistant professor, Computer Science

Honors Thesis Defense Week

The college community is welcome to attend any of the All-College Honors Thesis Defenses running through tomorrow, Thursday, December 5. View the schedule below, which provides the names of the presenters, their topics, and the date, time and place of the defenses.

Philip Reed, professor, Philosophy; interim director, Honors Program


Supporting Your Scholarship Workshop

The Office of Academic Affairs invites faculty, adjunct faculty and staff to join colleagues at a workshop to help identify ways to support professional scholarship on Thursday, December 19 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

This one day workshop will include a presentation by Jennifer Swan and Holly Grant from the Arts Services Initiative of WNY and presentations by Canisius faculty members and administrators on topics identified as interesting to registered attendees.

If you’re interested in attending, reserve your seat here and provide topics you are interested learning about. The location of the workshop will be determined after registration closes.

If you have any questions, contant Mary Ann Langlois, director of sponsored programs, at or Jenn Lodi-Smith, interim assistant vice president for academic affairs, at

A working lunch will be provided at the Workshop.

Submitted by: Jenn Lodi-Smith, interim assistant vice president, Academic Affairs; Mary Ann Langlois, director, Sponsored Programs