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Datelines - 2009

January 17-21


Canisius College junior history major, Katherine L. Fish, '10, and her sister, Lauren A. Fish, '08, participated in the University Presidential Inaugural Conference in Washington, D.C.  held during inauguration week for the 44th President of the United States.

February 19

The Richard J. Wehle School of Business Entrerpreneurs Organization welcomed  Douglas C. Pileri, Vice President for IBM Global Services, whose lecture was entitled "How to Outwit Your Global Future."

February 23

The Counseling Programs at Canisius earned national accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling Related Educational Programs.

February 24

The Canisius College Video Institute screened the documentary “Rubia en Espana.” The film follows Canisius student Erin Bagwell '09 through her study abroad semester in Oviedo, Spain.

February 26

Canisius hosted a reading and reception for Mick Cochrane's newest publication, "The Girl who Threw Butterflies." Cochrane is professor of English and Lowery Writer-In-Residence at Canisius College.

March 5

Canisius College welcomed the IU Soul Revue, part of Indiana University's African American Arts Institute.

March 27

Bernard Woma, a renowned xylophonist from Ghana performed at Canisius College as part of the African American Experience Program.

March 27

Little Theatre performed “Twelfth Night” by William Shakespeare.  Little Theatre is the theater arts club on campus.

April 1

Dr. Sandra P. Cookson, chair and professor of the English Department, was the recipient of a Traditional Fulbright Scholar Award.  She used her award to teach American Poetry at Udmurt State University in Izhevsk, Russia.

April 3

James R. Deuschle, CPA was honored with the Dr. Joseph R. Coppola ’40 Award.

April 7

Canisius College Contemporary Writer Series welcomed acclaimed fiction writer Alice McDermott.

April 16

A lecture given by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. entitled, "Our Environmental Destiny" was sponsored by the William H. Fitzpatrick Chair Lecture Series.

April 8

Timothy H. Wadkins, PhD., professor of Religious Studies and Director of the Institute for the Global Study of Religion, receives a Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation Grant to benefit Loyola High School near Chennai, India. 

April 17

President, Rev. Vincent Cooke, S.J. announced the Creation of the Institute for the Global Study of Religion. The Institute is an educational, research and public outreach initiative of the Religious Studies and Theology department. Dr. Timothy Wadkins will serve as director of the Institute.

April 30

Fox News Channel’s Fred Barnes visit to Canisius College was co-sponsored by the Canisius College Republicans, The Young America's Foundation and "The Courier."

April 23

Christopher R. Lee, PhD, was a recipient of a Fulbright Hays Research Abroad Fellowship. Dr. Lee is an associate professor of Religious Studies and Theology at Canisius.

May 5

Canisius College President Fr. Vincent M. Cooke, S.J., announced he will retire from his position as president of Canisius College at the end of the 2010 school year.

May 5

The Fitzpatrick Institute appointed Natalie Photiadis ’10 and Raymond Kleinfelder ’11 as the first Institute Fellows. As Fellows, they will develop and present programs designed to raise environmental awareness and activism on campus.

May 5

Canisius College received a NCAA Grant to support Alcohol-Education Programs on Campus.  The Grant is a 3 year, $30,000 CHOICES Grant from the NCAA.

May 6

Canisius College introduced a new Masters Program in International Business beginning Fall, 2009 which will be offered through the Richard J. Wehle School of Business.

May 12

The Canisius College Board of Trustees announced the creation of a Presidential Search Committee.

May 16

Robert M. Bennett chancellor of the NYS Board of Regents addressed the Canisius College Class of 2009 at Graduate Commencement Ceremonies May 13, 2009.

May 16

The Most Rev. Robert J. Cunningham, Bishop of Ogdensburg, addressed the Canisius College Class of 2009 at the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremonies.

May 16

The Canisius Alumni Association conferred the LaSalle Medal upon Laura A. Montante Zaepfel during the undergraduate commencement ceremonies May 16, 2009.

May 20

Canisius College created the Institute for the Study of Human-Animal Relationships. Michael Noonan, PhD., will serve as Director.

May 22

Two Canisius students were awarded Fulbright Scholarships.  Myroslava Senkiv ’09 used her scholarship for a research project at the Banking Institute of Kyiv, and Amanda Schenk ’09 used her Scholarship for research in Sri Lanka.

June 10

Canisius College Student, Candace B. Lukasik, was awarded a Critical Language Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State.  The scholarship is awarded to U.S. citizens who are undergraduate, Master's and PhD students or recent graduates.

June 16

Canisius College launched three new on-line graduate programs. 1. Master of Science in Literacy Education 2. Master of Sports Administration  3. School Building Leader/School District Leader Certification Program.

July 2

The Canisius College Annual Fund Surpassed its Goal.

August 3

Canisius College announced a new major in Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation to be directed by Dr. Michael Noonan, Professor of Biology and Director of the Institute for The Study of Human – Animal Relationships at Canisius.

August 5

The Association for Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities (ASACCU) renamed its Young Alumni Award in honor of Dr. Sandra M. Estanek, Associate Professor of Graduate Education and Leadership at Canisius College.

August 6

Justin Young, a freshman Chemistry major at Canisius, was Awarded an Ignatian Scholarship for the 2009-10 semester.

September 15

Renowned Neurosurgeon L. Nelson Hopkins presented a lecture at Canisius College sponsored by the George E. Schreiner '43 Premedical Center Distinguished Speaker Series.

September 19

ArtsCanisius presented a Photography Exhibit by renowned Polish Art curator, Magdalena Durda-Dmitruk.



September 20

Pulitzer Prize winning historian, James M. McPherson, spoke at Canisius College under the auspices of The William H. Fitzpatrick Chair Lecture Series.  His lecture was entitled “Stretching the Constitution: Lincoln as Commander in Chief."

September 21

Canisius College unveiled the “Journey of Dreams” an original oil painting created by Buffalo State College professor Lin Xia Jiang and Justin Dahl. The painting was commissioned by the Canisius College Asian American Art Committee and friends of the Multicultural Programs Advisory Board.

October 2

Canisius College welcomed Pulitzer Prize winning Polish author Alex Storozynski. His talk was co-sponsored by the Permanent Chair of Polish Culture, the Department of Modern Languages, Digital Media Arts Program and the History Department at Canisius College.

October 20

Canisius College Board of Trustees named John J. Hurley the new Canisius College President.  Hurley is the first lay president in the school's history.

October 24

Canisius College Center for the Global Study of Religion hosted Rev. Mitch Pacwa S.J, founder and director of Ignatius Productions, as part of the Center's "Conversations in Christ & Culture" lecture Series.

October 29

Canisius College Contemporary Writers Series welcomed celebrated writer Professor of Africana Studies, John Edgar Wideman.

October 29

Canisius College Center for the Global Study of Religion hosted Linda E. Thomas, PhD, as part of the Center's "Conversations in Christ & Culture" lecture Series.

November 2

A replica of the Berlin Wall was built at Canisius as part of “Freedom Without Walls,”  a week long program commemorating of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall. The commemoration ran from Nov. 2 through Nov. 8. Canisius was one of 28 colleges across the country chosen by the Federal Republic of Germany to participate in the anniversary event.

November 4

“Boxcar” a Spanish language play was presented at Canisius College sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Programming.

November 19

Canisius College Center for the Global Study of Religion hosted Dolores C. Huerta, co-founder and Vice president emeritus of United Farm Workers of America as part of the Center's "Conversations in Christ & Culture" lecture Series.

December 2

The Canisius College Accounting Society hosted Aaron Beam, Jr., former Chief Financial Officer of HealthSouth whose lecture was entitled, "HealthSouth, the Wagon to Disaster."

December 8

Michael H. Wood PhD assistant professor of Physics was a recipient of a Single Investigator Cottrelle College Science Award from the Research Corp. for Science Advancement (RCSA).

December 10

Canisius College Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Scott Chadwick, announced the appointment of David E. Ewing, PhD, as the new Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.