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It’s Trivia Wednesday!

The campus community is invited to watch The Dome for special “Trivia Wednesdays” which will be published throughout the school year in every Wednesday edition. The first person to respond to pubrel@canisius.edu with the correct answer will win Canisius “swag.” Additionally, once a month on Wednesdays, there will be a special giveaway in which the winner will receive some of the newly-designed Canisius Sesquicentennial gear.

Winners will be announced the following Wednesday of each week along with the correct trivia answer.

This week’s giveaway question is:

Canisius College has hosted many elected officials throughout its history, including former presidents and presidential candidates. Which of the following did NOT speak at Canisius?

(a) Harry Truman (b) Jimmy Carter (c) Woodrow Wilson (d) William Clinton


Congratulations to Mary Ellen Bakowski, development officer for institutional advancement, who was last week’s special Trivia Wednesday winner! See below for last week’s question and answer.

What was the name of the predecessor to the now called Canisius Magazine? The Chronicle

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

Several media outlets interviewed Canisius President John J. Hurley in recent days, amid reports of the retirement of Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone and the upcoming Movement to Restore Trust symposium on how to move forward. Those media outlets include The New York Times , The Wall Street Journal, The Hill , Spirit Daily, The Buffalo News , WBEN-AM, WIVB-TV Channel 4 and WGRZ-TV Channel 2.

In addition, President Hurley wrote a piece for the “Viewpoints” column in the Saturday, November 30 edition of The Buffalo News. Read the article here.

Buffalo Spree caught up with Kimberly Beaty, director of public safety, for a Q&A interview. Read the story here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Holiday Open House

Join the Career Development Team for holiday cheer as it hosts a faculty open house today, Wednesday, December 4 in Horan O’Donnell 014. The event will run from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Learn about career services and how the Career Development Center can assist students. Hot cocoa and desserts will be provided.

Submitted by: Eileen Abbatoy, senior associate director, Career Development

 

Introductory ‘R’ Workshop

Learn the basics of R, the free statistical program that is becoming one of the normative data analytic tools in many disciplines today, Wednesday, December 4 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in Health Science 206.

The material will focus on applications rather than underlying math or programming and geared towards the individual who has never worked with R before, or is still getting comfortable with R and has taken one undergraduate-level statistics course. Ideally, individuals will come with a data set they want to work with, a question/hypothesis or two in mind about the data and some understanding of their discipline-specific best practices of how to approach the data.

Event agenda:

6:00 – 6:30 p.m.

  • Why we R (basics of best practices in transparency and open science, accessibility, etc.)
  • Installing R and RStudio
  • Installing packages

6:30 – 7:00 p.m.

  • Importing data
  • Preprocessing data

7:00 – 7:30 p.m.

  • Descriptive statistics
  • Inferential statistics

7:30 – 8:00 p.m.

  • Figures
  • Useful tools for doing more (Google, RMarkdown, online tutorials and forums)

These topics will be covered in the context of the data individuals bring with them. There will be an introduction on how to do each topic with time to implement the task and troubleshooting.

The event is open to all. Please encourage students to attend!

Submitted by: Jennifer Lodi-Smith, interim assistant vice president, Academic Affairs; associate professor, Psychology

All-Sesqui Men’s Basketball Team Honored

Pictured (l-r): Craig Wise ’95; Sugar Ray Hall ’85; Bill Maher, athletic director; Kevin Downey ’05; Brian Dux ’03; Johnny McCarthy ’56; Darren Fenn ’01; Lyndon Yaple, representing his great uncle Andy Anderson ’67; Darrell Barley ’96; John Morrison ’67; Anthony Masiello ’69; Hank Nowak Jr., representing his father Henry Nowak ’57 and John Hurley, president

Unable to attend: Billy Baron ’14; Mike Meeks ’96; Mike Smrek ’85; Frank Turner ’10 and Bill O’Connor ’63

Canisius men’s basketball honored its all-sesquicentennial team during halftime at the Canisius versus St. Bonaventure basketball game on Saturday, November 23. The team defeated its long-time rival 61-57 in front of nearly 4000 fans.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

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