Canisius Online January 2014
Senior guard Billy Baron is coming off his best week in what’s becoming a spectacular season. Baron ranks sixth in the nation in scoring and has 25 or more points in five straight games. Last week he averaged 30.3 points, 7.3 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game in three contests. His play earned him player-of-the-week awards from the MAAC and ECAC.
Two members of the swimming and diving team were honored with the MAAC Swimmer of the Week Award. Junior Marissa Oakey was named Female Swimmer of the Week and freshman Wyatt Sintay was named Male Swimmer of the Week for their performances in Saturday’s sweep of Gannon. Like Baron, Sintay was also recognized by the ECAC and was selected the Division I – Metro/Upstate Men’s Swimmer of the Week.
Photo courtesy of MAAC Sports. Read more at GoGriffs.com.
The men’s basketball team will take on its biggest rival, Niagara University, on January 22 during the first of a six-game face-off between the two schools in four weeks (men’s basketball, women’s basketball and ice hockey). You can support our students on and off the court by attending a pre-game reception. The price is $30 per person and includes a ticket to the game; pre-game buffet; beer, wine and soda; and a donation to support the Canisius Fund. The price is $20 for those who do not need a game ticket.
Get in the game and join the “Beat Niagara Challenge.” To register, please contact the Alumni Office at 716-888-2700 or 800-201-4952 or visit us online at www.canisius.edu/beatniagara.
Unable to cheer on the Griffs at the game, but still want to show your support? Click here* to learn more about the "Beat Niagara Challenge."
The Office of Graduate Admission will host an information session from 5:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. during the Beat Niagara pre-game reception on January 22 in Science Hall. All who attend the session will receive two tickets to the game. The session will include information about the One Year MBA, Evening MBA, MBA in Professional Accounting, MS in Forensic Accounting and MS in International Business. Come enjoy the pre-game event, learn how a Canisius MBA can work for you and cheer on the Golden Griffs.
You’re invited to help plan the new “Always A Griffin” Homecoming Weekend for September 2014. Join your classmates and become a member of your class reunion committee. The Office of Alumni Engagement is looking for class committee members for the reunion classes of 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004 and 2009, plus affinity reunions for ALANA and Pre-Law graduates.
Click here to be a part of Homecoming Weekend.
The American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) confirmed what many Canisians have known all along – Buffalo is a great destination to live and attend college. AIER College Destinations Index 2013-14 ranked Buffalo #4 out of 20 top mid-size metros to attend college. Canisius ranked in the top five destinations along with San Jose, CA, Austin, TX, Pittsburgh, PA and Charlotte, NC.
The College Destinations Index (CDI) cites the “college experience” as more than simply attending a top-notch university. The city or town where the school is located is also important. The people students meet, the places they go, and the jobs they may hold are essential supplements to formal education.
The Sports Hall of Fame honors former outstanding varsity athletes as well as those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Canisius athletics in a non-playing capacity. All are invited to celebrate the newest and 51st class of inductees, who will be honored at a pre-game luncheon Sunday, February 9. They are: Derrick Bishop ’95 (hockey), Brian Dux ’03, MS ’13 (basketball), Mark Miyashita ’03 (lacrosse), Jill Wright ’03 (synchronized swimming) and the 1994 softball team.
Keith Stube, MD, will be presented with the first Rev. Paul J. Dugan, S.J. Award. This newly established award was created to recognize individuals for their significant contributions to Canisius athletics.
Click here to read more about each recipient.
Construction has begun to transform the Bouwhuis Library space into a technology-rich learning commons. Phase One of the renovation includes two new group study lounges and a new state-of-the-art classroom. The project also includes the expansion of the curriculum center, which houses a comprehensive collection of teaching materials to help education students enrich their lesson plans, and a complete transformation of the study space near the in-house Tim Horton’s. The latter will provide students with a more modernized, collaborative learning environment.
Continued support from restricted gifts to the Canisius Fund help to make the library renovation a reality. To make a gift, visit canisius.edu/gift; be sure to indicate “Library” in the Other Designation box.
Connecting alumni and students for the purpose of professional development is an important piece in the career preparation and success of students. More than 15 alumni came to campus to meet with members of the Undergraduate Student Association recently to network and offer career advice. The event was jointly managed by the students and members of the college’s Alumni Board. It was well-received by both alumni and students, and is part of a larger initiative to further leverage the skills and experience of alumni.
“We want to show the students that they shouldn’t be confined in their career path by their choice of major,” says Susan Polvino, a 1982 graduate and vice president for investment research at Citigroup in Buffalo. “Many of the alumni present took nontraditional paths to get to where they are today. We wanted the students to understand that their major is just a stepping stone and encourage them to explore all possibilities.”
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