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Canisius President John J. Hurley flipped Halloween on its head this past weekend when he went reverse trick-or-treating in the residence halls. With the help of a few resident assistants, President Hurley surprised students by delivering candy to their doors. The picture above was shared with us from the Office of Residence Life.

Submitted by: College Communications

Servoss Participates in National Conversation about School Resource Officers

Associate Professor of Psychology Timothy J. Servoss, PhD, spent last week participating in a national conversation about the impacts of school resource officers on students, school discipline and crime. Servoss was one of just nine researchers invited to participate in the week-long virtual meeting hosted by the U.S. Department of Justice and the National Institute of Justice. The federal agencies convened research scholars and practitioners to provide their perspectives, expertise and feedback on research, practice and policies regarding the roles of school resource officers and school-based policing. Servoss shared his specific expertise in discussions related to the impacts of school police on students and school discipline, and the use of school police moving forward. The outcomes from these meetings will be used to inform a report from the National Institute of Justice to Congress.

Security measures in American high schools are meant to keep students safe but research published by Servoss has found that the nationwide trends of embedding security cameras, resource officers and even police officers in schools are having unintended consequences. To learn more about Servoss’ research, click here.

Submitted by: College Communications

The Development and Assessment of Instructional Mobile Apps for Physics Students

Please join the Physics Department on Friday, November 6 at 2:10 p.m. as it welcomes Colleen Countryman ’07, PhD, to its latest seminar for a discussion about her research in physics education. Countryman specializes in the use of technology, especially mobile devices, in student learning.  Her work has become more important with the Covid-19 pandemic and many classrooms going online.

Countryman is a graduate of the Physics Department at Canisius College and is currently an assistant professor at Ithaca College.

If you would like to attend, please contact Michael Wood, PhD, at, for the Zoom meeting information.

Submitted by: Michael Wood, PhD, chair and professor, Physics

Imagining Together: A Guided Prayer for Hope and Healing

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Join Jesuits from the five provinces of the United States and Canada for a live-streamed guided prayer experience for hope and healing on Thursday, November 5 at 9:00 p.m. EST.  This event is sponsored by Jesuit Vocations and the Office of Ignatian Spirituality.

Click here to pray with us.

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Office of Mission & Identity