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Open Forum is Today for VP for Enrollment Management Candidate

Faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in an open forum, today, February 24, with Kevin Hearn, candidate for the vice president for enrollment management. Hearn will be available to speak with the campus community from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. in Old Main 223. 

Information about Hearn is posted on the myCanisius portal under the “VP for Enrollment Management Search” tab located on the blue navigation bar across the top of the page. An evaluation form is also posted here for you to submit feedback. 

The vice president for enrollment management will play a vital role in the life of the college.  Please consider attending this event.

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Submitted by: Erica Sammarco, associate vice president, President’s Office

Women’s Hoops Hosts Niagara Tonight

The next installment of the Battle of the Bridge competition takes place this evening (Monday, February 24) when your Canisius women’s basketball team hosts Niagara at the Koessler Athletic Center. Game time is slated for 7:00 p.m. with free Anderson’s Ice Cream for all fans immediately after the game. All tickets are $5.00

Canisius currently leads the Canal Cup competition, 12-10.

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Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Blaze Pizza Fundraiser Today

Support students participating in Campus Ministry’s international service-immersion experiences to El Salvador and the U.S.-Mexico border by attending their Blaze Pizza Fundraiser.

The fundraiser will take place today, Monday, February 24 from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Blaze Pizza in the Boulevard Shopping Center, located on Niagara Falls Boulevard.

If you show the flyer (above) at the time of purchase, Blaze Pizza will donate 20 percent of the proceeds from your meal to the team.  Thank you for your support!

Submitted by: Kaitlyn Buehlmann, associate campus minister, Campus Ministry

It’s the Last Week of the Go Move Challenge!

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Don’t let Petey down.  Finish the Go Move challenge strong!

This is the last week of the challenge, so let’s make it count! If you have not signed up already, there is still time. You can back-date any movement you have had during the entire month of February. Make sure your log is all caught up by Thursday, February 28th at 11:59 p.m. Also, don’t forget to stop by Human Resources to claim your Go Move tote bag once you have signed up, modeled above by our fabulous mascot.

For further details on how to participate in the challenge, please read below:

Canisius College has accepted the challenge and will compete against its sister schools in the 2020 Go Move Challenge.  The objective is to see which Jesuit school can be the most active during the month of February.  Awards go to the university that tracks the most minutes, the university that averages the most number of minutes per participant and the region with the most minutes.

Read below for all the details about the challenge and then watch this video:


  • Register at, even if you participated last year
  • Click the “LOG IN / REGISTER” button on the top menu bar
  • In the “REGISTER” box, enter your university email address and other required information, including your division or college/school
  • Click the “SUBMIT” button when finished
  • You will receive a confirmation email with your user email and password


  • Starting February 1, visit
  • Click the “LOG IN / REGISTER” button on the top menu bar
  • In the “LOG IN” box, enter your email address and password
  • In the “LOG MY WORKOUT” box, select the type of activity, add an activity description, enter the number of minutes, and select a single date or date range for logging multiple days
  • Click the “LOG IT” button when finished
  • Users can delete minutes that were entered in error     


  • Starts: 12:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Friday, February 1, 2020
  • Ends: 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Thursday, February, 28 2020 (NOTE: Minutes will not be accepted after the challenge ends.)
  • Use the Go Move Challenge social media sites to share photos: FBInstaTwitter
  • Open the mobile-friendly challenge website from your phone’s browser to enter minutes on the go!
  • Read the challenge FAQ at

If you have any questions, please contact Bethany Voorhees, assistant, Human Resources, at or 716-888-2240.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, assistant, Human Resources

H. David Sheets, PhD, Contributes to National Institute of Standards Report on Forensics

H. David Sheets, PhD, director of the graduate program in data analytics, was one of 23 participants who contributed to “Forensic Handwriting Examination and Human Factors: The Report of the Expert Working Group for Human Factors in Handwriting Examination.”  The report was recently published by the National Institute of Standards (NIST) and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and is available by clicking here.

The joint NIST/NIJ panel of experts, of which Sheets was a part, was charged with:

  • Examining and analyzing the human factors in current policies, procedures, and practices within

the field of forensic handwriting examination.

  • Developing practices based on scientifically sound research to reduce the likelihood of errors in

forensic document examination

  • Evaluating various approaches to quantifying measurement uncertainty within forensic document


  • Publishing findings and recommendations that include future research initiatives.

The working group consisted of an international group of forensic science experts in handwriting examination (working as sole practitioners or in larger forensic laboratories), legal scholars, academics in forensic science, statisticians, cognitive scientists and representatives of professional organizations.  The 246-page document was produced to serve as a technical guideline for forensic practice.

Submitted by: H. David Sheets, director, Graduate Program in Data Analytics