January 26, 2005
The Canisius Ambassadors for Conservation hosted the premiere of the educational video, “Elephus Maximus: The Biology and Conservation of the Asian Elephant" written and directed by Michael Noonan, PhD professor of psychology and biology at Canisius and founder of Canisius Ambassadors for Conservation. The video was produced on location in Sri Lanka in summer 2004 by students in the Canisius Ambassadors for Conservation program.
January 31, 2005
U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton gave a lecture on the Governmental Role in Caring for the Sick. Her visit was sponsored by The Canisius College Lecture Series on the Governmental Role in Effectuating the Corporal Works of Mercy.
February 2, 2005
Kim A. Pachetti was named Director of Sponsored Programs at Canisius College. Pachetti is responsible for securing academic grants at Canisius.
February 7, 2005
Edward M. Gramlich, PhD governor of the Federal Reserve System Board of Governors spoke at Canisius College. His lecture was part of the Canisius College Distinguished Business Leaders Lecture Series, created by the Hon. John J. LaFalce, class of 1961.
February 24, 2005
The 2004-2005 Canisius College Viewbook earned a Gold Award from Admissions Marketing Report, a national publication for marketing for higher education.
February 27, 2005
ArtsCanisius in conjunction with the Stecher and Horowitz Foundation presented award-winning pianist Hannah Sun in concert. Sun was the winner of the Stecher and Horowitz Foundation's New York Piano Competition in the 14-18 year old category.
February 28, 2005
Nicolas P. Retsinas, Director of Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, spoke on the country's housing and community development issues. Previously, Retsinas had served as assistant secretary for housing - federal housing commissioner at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Director of the Office of Thrift Supervision. The lecture was sponsored by The Canisius College Lecture Series on the Governmental Role in Effectuating the Corporal Works of Mercy.
March 1, 2005
The Canisius Center for the Global Study of Religion sponsored a lecture by Richard P. McBrien, the Crowley-O'Brien Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. The lecture was part of the "Conversations in Christ & Culture" Lecture series. McBrien's lecture was entitled, "The Catholic Church in the 21st Century."
March 3, 2005
Canisius College Contemporary Writers Series sponsored renowned Irish poet Eavan Boland. Boland is the recipient of a Lannan Foundation Award in Poetry and an American Ireland Fund Literary Award.
March 3, 2005
Thomas d'Aquino, president and chief executive of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, considered Canada's leading private sector architect of the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement, spoke as part of the Canisius College Distinguished Business Leaders Lecture Series, created by the Hon. John J. LaFalce, class of 1961.
March 15, 2005
Reverend Charles Sherrod, one of the founders of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) gave a lecture entitled: "The Albany Movement," as part of the Canisius College Program in African American Experience. Sherrod spearheaded SNCC's efforts in the Albany Movement of southwest Georgia. The Canisius College Program in the African American Experience, developed by Bruce J. Dierenfield, PhD through his Peter Canisius Distinguished Teaching Professorship, is funded by the John R. Oishei Foundation.
March 21, 2005
The Canisius College Ambassadorial Series sponsored a lecture, “The Work of An Ambassador and Spouse” given by the Hon. Anthony H. Gioia, former ambassador to Malta and his wife, Donna Gioia. The Ambassadorial Series was created by the Hon. John J. LaFalce '61 HON. '90, Peter Canisius Distinguished University Professor.
March 24, 2005
The Peter Canisius Distinguished Teaching Professors Program awarded professorships to four faculty members; Barbara J. Irwin, PhD, Communication Studies, Larry E. Jones, PhD, department of History, Peter Boehm, PhD, Department of Modern Languages, and Michael Noonan, PhD, Department of Psychology and Biology. The three year grants provide faculty with the resources necessary to enhance undergraduate teaching.
April 9, 2005
Ojibway author, storyteller and scholar Basil Johnson visited Canisius to lecture and join a panel discussion on the Thomas Indian School, a boarding school on the Cattaraugus Seneca Reservation. Johnson is an Anishinuabae member of the Cape Croker First Nation in Ontario, Canada.
April 14, 2005
Lawrence Guyot, Civil Rights leader and former head of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, spoke as part of the Canisius College Program in the African American Experience. His lecture was entitled, "Organizing Freedom Summer." The Canisius College Program in the African American Experience, developed by Bruce J. Dierenfield, PhD through his Peter Canisius Distinguished Teaching Professorship, is funded by the John R. Oishei Foundation.
April 14, 2005
Lamin Sanneh, PhD, the D. Willis James Professor of Mission and World Christianity at Yale University, presented a lecture at Canisius entitled, "Christianity Outside the West." Raised a Muslim, Sanneh later converted to Christianity and is a practicing Roman Catholic. His lecture was part of The Canisius Center for the Global Study of Religion's "Conversations in Christ" Lecture series.
April 16, 2005
Canisius College welcomed Broadway cabaret and concert entertainer Andy Anselmo '45 in concert. Anselmo is founding director of the Singers Forum in New York City, a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to teaching the vocal arts.
April 18, 2005
Susan Schmidt Bies, a member of the Board of Governors for the Federal Reserve System, spoke at Canisius as part of the Canisius College Distinguished Business Leaders Lecture Series, created by the Hon. John J. LaFalce, class of 1961.
April 20, 2005
David J. Garrow, presidential distinguished professor at Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Ga. gave a lecture entitled, "Why the Movement Needed Martin Luther King Jr." Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Garrow is a preeminent historian of the Civil Rights Movement. His visit to Canisius was sponsored by the Canisius College Program in the African American Experience, developed by Bruce J. Dierenfield, PhD through his Peter Canisius Distinguished Teaching Professorship. The program is funded by the John R. Oishei Foundation.
April 29, 2005
The Canisius College School of Education and Human Services was granted professional accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The U.S. Department of Education recognizes NCATE as a specialized accrediting body for schools, colleges and departments of education.
May 5, 2005
Canisius College and Mount St. Joseph’s Academy signed a new partnership agreement providing students at both institutions with enhanced programs of instruction in writing, the arts and health and wellness.
June 10, 2005
Canisius College sponsored a week long Summer Science Camp for students entering grades 5-9. There were four sessions that ran through the summer. The emphasis was on making science fun through hands-on activities.
June 20-27, 2005
Keith Burich, PhD, professor of History at Canisius led a trip to Native American cultural sites this summer. The trip, called the Reservation Experience, took travelers to the Rosebud Lakota Reservation in South Dakota. Visits to sacred Lakota sites in and around the Black Hills were included.
July 4- August 5, 2005
The 36th Annual National Youth Sports Program was held at Canisius College at the Koessler Athletic Center over the summer.
August 14-21, 2005
Keith Burich, PhD, professor of History at Canisius led an Old West Tour of Native American historical and cultural sites. The trip included visits to Yellowstone National Park, the Bighorn Mountains and the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Wyoming and Montana, as well as a stay at Crow Fair on the Crow Indian Reservation.
September 14, 2005
Julie Williams, acting comptroller in the Office of the Comptroller of Currency presented a lecture entitled, "Banking and Consumers," as part of the Canisius College Distinguished Business Leaders Series.
September 20, 2005
Rev. Michael D. Place, STD, past president and CEO of the Catholic Health Association of the United States spoke at Canisius as part of the Canisius College Lecture Series on the Governmental Role in Effectuating The Corporal Works of Mercy.
September 26, 2005
Rosanne L. Hartman, PhD, was named Director of the Canisius College Master's program in organizational communication and development at Canisius.
September 29, 2005
The Canisius College Women’s Business Center named Mary Lee Campbell-Wisley Chair of its board of directors. Campbell-Wisley, regional president of Univera Healthcare, is the first woman to hold that position at any Western New York health insurer.
September 29, 2005
Canisius College welcomed Polish pianist Slawomir P. Dobrzanski, D.M.A. in concert. Dobrzanski's visit was sponsored by the Permanent Chair of Polish Chair at Canisius.
October 3, 2005
The Canisius College Distinguished Business Leaders Series sponsored a lecture by U.S. Senator Paul S. Sarbanes. He spoke about the Sarbanes-Oxley Law, a law designed to reform the accounting industry.
October 11, 2005
Canisius College welcomed Douglas W. Kmiec, professor of Constitutional Law and Caruso Family Chair in Constitutional Law at Pepperdine Law School. Dr. Kmiec's lecture was entitled, “Catholic Faith in Public Life - Of Thomas More, JFK, and John Roberts” and was sponsored by the Frank G. Raichle Lecture Series on Law in American Society.
November 3, 2005
Rabbi Elyse Goldstein gave two lectures entitled, "Amazing Heroines: Feminist Analysis of Biblical Text and “Can We Meet the G-d of the Bible.” The lectures were jointly sponsored by the Canisius College Center for the Global Study of Religion's Conversations in Christ and Culture Lecture Series, with Temple Beth Zion, Buffalo Hadassah, and Women’s Education Committee of Jewish Federation.
November 12, 2005
Donald Moccasin, a Sicangu Lakota from the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, led a seminar on how to construct, conduct and participate in Native American sweat lodges. His lecture was sponsored by Keith R. Burich, PhD, Peter Canisius Distinguished Teaching Professor at Canisius College.
October 13, 2005
Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society at Fordham University, gave a lecture entitled, “Should the Church be Counter Cultural?” The lecture was part of the Canisius College Center for the Global Study of Religion's Conversations in Christ and Culture Lecture Series.
October 14, 2005
Chaplin of U.S. House of Representatives, Rev. Daniel Coughlin, spoke about the role of the chaplain in the U.S. House of Representatives. His lecture was made possible by Peter Canisius Distinguished University Professor Hon. John J. LaFalce '61.
October 17, 2005
Serrin M. Foster, president of the Feminists for Life of America, spoke at Canisius about "The Feminist Case Against Abortion." This lecture was made possible by Peter Canisius Distinguished University Professor Hon. John J. LaFalce '61.
November 16, 2005
Canisius College President Rev. Vincent M. Cooke, S.J., announced that Laurence W. Franz, PhD, vice president for Business and Finance at Canisius stepped down from the college's top financial post at the end of the academic year June, 2006.
December 11, 2005
The Annual German Christmas Mass was celebrated at Canisius College in Christ the King Chapel. Rev. Daniel P. Jamros, S.J., associate professor of religious studies, was the principal celebrant.
December 13, 2005
John J. Hurley, vice president for college relations at Canisius was elected to a two year term as the national chair of the Jesuit Advancement Administrators (JAA), an organization of advancement professionals serving Jesuit higher education in the United States.