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Campus Candids

Congratulations to the cast of characters from Student Records and Financial Services! These Mouseketeers secured first place in the university’s annual Halloween costume contest and will receive a pizza party, courtesy of the Human Resources Department.

Pictured (row 1, l-r): Alyce Heller (work study), Laura Zirnheld, Danielle Pagano and Abby Geist-Salone (work study); (row 2) Eileen Tally, Ida Bengtsson, Margaret Kraatz, Julie Almendinger and Allaina Faulise; (row 3) Lisa Seely, Erick Jones, Kevin Smith, (a cardboard) Scott Badman, Jim Ayers and Samantha Brennan.

Coming in a close were these creatures from ABEC. Their costumes were quite apropos considering their academic department. Pictured (from l-r) are: Chirantana Mathkari (cow), Malini Suchak (octopus), Robin Foster (red eyed tree frog), Jen Snekser (queen bee), Christina Perazio (fox), Sue Margulis (bat) and Maura Tyrrell (leucistic emperor moth).

Check out these ‘spook-tacular’ folks from the Advancement team. Way to get into the Halloween spirit!

Pictured left (bottom to top): Monica Cuan (work study), Sharon Federico, Katie Huck, Jessica Mitrovits, Sarah Sterzinger, Laura Moeller and Brandon Bielecki.

Pictured right (bottom to top) Philip Reutter (graduate assistant), Dianna Civello, AnneMarie Haumesser, Sandy Miller, Shannon Lyons, Lauren Orlowski and Mary Ellen Bakowski.

And we couldn’t resist including this submission from the Department of Kinesiology … According to funnyman Karl Kozlowski, the team “dressed as authentic ghosts in the KAC.”

Submitted by: University Communications

Ignatian Family Teach-In

Campus Ministry took a group of students to represent Canisius University on the national stage at the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ) in Washington DC this past weekend.

IFTJ is the largest annual Catholic social justice gathering in the United States and is a place for members of the Ignatian family (Jesuit institutions and larger church) to be empowered, re-energized, inspired, challenged, and supported by a community that sees faith and justice integrally linked. The Canisius group heard from inspiring speakers, attended breakout sessions on a variety of topics related to faith and justice, and were able to interact and network with organizations and other students from all over the country.

Submitted by: Spencer Liechty, director, Campus Ministry

McConnell Named a Leader in Academic Data

Chief Data Officer (CDO) Magazine recently named Jeff McConnell one of 90 Leaders in Academic Data for 2023.

According to the magazine, the list recognizes those who are at the forefront of data leadership in the academic sphere. “In an era defined by the transformative power of data-driven insights, these honorees have emerged as trailblazers, guiding their institutions towards a future shaped by innovative data strategies and unwavering commitment to excellence,” states the publication. “As we celebrate their achievements, we also recognize the pivotal role they play in nurturing the next generation of data leaders.”

CDO Magazine grew out of the annual Chief Data Officer and Information Quality Symposium (CDOIQ), founded in 2007 by the MIT Sloan School of Management, in partnership with the International Society of Chief Data Officers (isCDO) and ComSpark. 

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Canisius Ranked a Top Tier School for Online Phys Ed Program

Canisius University earned high marks in the newest rankings for “Best Online Physical Education Masters Programs,” published by University HQ. Canisius secured the No. 6 spot among 25 colleges and universities in the nation, named to the annual list.  Academics, affordability, graduate outcomes and reputation were all factors in determining the ranking. 

University HQ is an independent education organization that serves as an unbiased source of news and information about career paths, requirements, universities and scholarships for  students interested in higher education, so they may have all the necessary resources to prepare and plan career paths, in their chosen fields.  

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PA Student Wins NY State Society of PAs Scholarship

The PA program is proud to announce that Emily Cross, from the Class of 2025, was awarded one of three annual scholarships by the New York State Society of Physician Assistant (NYSSPA).

Emily is a first-year PA student at Canisius University and the social chair for Canisius University SPAA. She graduated from Skidmore College with a bachelor of arts in neuroscience and a minor in theater, and then completed her master’s degree in community health education at Merrimack College. Before attending graduate school, Cross spent time as a courier intern with Frontier Nursing University in Kentucky, where she learned about rural healthcare through remote hospice networks, the RAM Clinic and local volunteer work.

This award will be presented at the upcoming annual conference where she will represent Canisius University and its PA program remarkably well.

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Submitted by: Aimee Larson, Program Director, PA Studies