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Datelines - 2002

January 17

Canisius College launched an Employer Assisted Housing Program designed to assist Canisius employees with the purchase of homes in designated areas of the city of Buffalo.


January 25

The Canisius College Web site admissions pages were ranked first in the Red Dot Group's Enrollment Power Index (EPI) of top colleges and universities admissions pages in the United States. The Canisius College web site was created in association with LiquidMatrix Corporation of Orchard Park, NY, using their ActiveCampus product.


February 5

Saludos Hispanos, a leading career and education magazine for bilingual Hispanics, presented Canisius College with its "2001 Educators of Distinction" award. The award is given to institutions that have demonstrated a commitment to higher education for Hispanics.


February 12

Morris Dees, civil rights attorney and chief counsel for The Southern Poverty Law Center, spoke at Canisius College. The event was held in conjunction with the college's annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration and was co-sponsored by the William H. Fitzpatrick Chair of Political Science.


February 13

Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, a pioneer in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s, spoke in the Montante Cultural Center.


March 6

Mark Shields, political correspondent for The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer spoke at Canisius College.


March 16

Tri-Beta, Canisius College's Biology Honor Society, hosted a concert to benefit the Western New York Leukemia Society.


March 28

The Center for the Global Study of Religion at Canisius College welcomed Robert Wuthnow, professor of sociology, as a speaker in the Conversations in Christ and Culture lecture series.


April 15

Hannah Pick, childhood friend of Anne Frank, shared her memories of Anne as part of a community interfaith service in remembrance of the Holocaust.


May 3

A new online auction at the Canisius College web site will benefit the college's Regents Scholarship Fund.


May 8

Chester Stranczek '01 HON, entrepreneur, businessman and mayor of Crestwood, Illinois, and his wife, Diane, have presented Canisius College with a $1 million gift in support of the renovation project currently underway at the college's Koessler Athletic Center.


May 23

Mary Lu Littlefield, director of design and publication services at Canisius College was named the 2002 David I. Levy Communicator of the Year by Brainstorm, the Communicators Club of Buffalo Inc. The award recognizes outstanding achievement and service of a professional in the communication industry.


May 28

Canisius College has received a generous gift from The John R. Oishei Foundation for continued support of it Oishei Professors Program.


June 9 - 23

The offices of International Student Programs and Academic Affairs at Canisius College hosted the Hungarian traveling exhibit, "Realization of a Dream." The exhibit commemorated the 19th century nationalist Lajos Kossuth and his visit to the United States in 1952.


August 23

Stanton H. Hudson, director of the Organizational Communication and Development Graduate Program at Canisius College, has been elected to The College of Fellows of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). Hudson is the first person from Western New York to receive this prestigious honor.


August 26

Twenty minority students from the city of Buffalo began their studies at Canisius College on full-tuition, four-year scholarships, awarded through the college's McGowan Learning Community Scholarship Program.


September 16

Canisius College co-sponsored "Crossing Borders 2002", a multi-disciplinary conference on Canada, the United States and border issues.


October 7

"With the Same Rhythm (Con el Mismo Ritmo)", a commissioned artwork funded by an anonymous donor which reflects elements of Latino/a culture, was unveiled in the Grupp Fireside Lounge. It will be permanently housed in the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library.


October 9

The Canisius College Student Constitutional Reform Commission has completed a three-year research project on the New York State Constitution. More than 75 political science majors participated in the project.


October 18

Dr. Paula McNutt, professor of religious studies at Canisius College, attended the Defense Department's Educators and Defense Conference.


October 22

David Kaczynski, brother of convicted "Unabomber" Ted Kaczyski, shared his personal story and offered an analysis of the current death penalty system in the Montante Cultural Center.


October 22

It was announced that the college will purchase the BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York complex at Main Street and Jefferson Street form The Uniland Partnership of Delaware, L.P. for $18.45 million.


November 6

Dr. Elenora Bergman, deputy director of the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw, Poland, and a leading expert on Jewish historical sites in Poland spoke at Canisius College. Her lecture was entitled, "The Present and Future of Jewish Historical Sites in Poland."


November 7

Dr. Wayne Gall from the New York State Department of Health gave a lecture on Lyme disease at Canisius College.


November 14

The Canisius College Raichle Pre-Law Center commemorated the 25th anniversary of the New York State Constitution with a panel discussion entitled, "The New York Constitution: Past-Present-Future." The panel discussion was held in conjunction with the Buffalo/Erie County Historical Society and The League of Women Voters of Buffalo/Niagara.


November 15

A traditional Lakota "Iowanpi" or healing ceremony was conducted by Roy Stone, a medicine man from the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota.


November 17

A Mass celebrated completely in French was held at the Canisius College Christ the King Chapel. The principal celebrant was Rev. Daniel P. Jamros, S.J.


November 21

Dr. Wayne Gall from the New York State Department of Health gave a lecture at Canisius College on West Nile Virus. The lecture and the one held on November 7 were made possible by a grant from the John R. Oishei Distinguished Teaching Professorship Program. 


December 5, 6, 7 & 8

The Canisius College Little Theatre presented "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" at the Marie Maday Theatre on campus.


December 8

Canisius College hosted its annual German Christmas Mass at the college's Christ the King Chapel. The principal celebrant was Rev. Daniel P. Jamros, S.J.