March faculty spotlight
Dr. Kevin Hardwick
Dr. Hardwick was raised in the Binghamton area, in Susquehanna Valley. He went to Binghamton University, and came to Canisius in 1989 after working for the State Senate until 1988. He looked all over the country for jobs, and was glad to find one in New York State, where he was already familiar with the State government.
Dr. Hardwick teaches classes on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and is part of the Erie County Legislature on Tuesday and Thursday. "I practice what I preach", Dr. Hardwick says. He tries to instill involvement in the government in all of his students. Politics matters! (No, not matter.) He enjoys his Public Administration course (only in spring semester) because his students become his staff, in which he gives projects to his groups, such as researching the opioid crisis in Western New York. He enjoys the Honors program because there is such a large mix of students, who may not picture themselves as getting involved in politics when they register for his honors course, American Government: A User's Guide. His primary goal is to emphasize that the government has an enormous effect on many professions, and that public awareness is very important.
When he was a senior in high school, Dr. Hardwick was the Student Council's representative for the Board of Education. After rumors of another teacher strike, he decided to run for a seat of the Board of Education, and was elected to a 3-year term on his last day of high school - and also on the only day he has ever had detention.
Thank you Dr. Hardwick, for always making your students laugh and teaching a terrific class!
March Student Spotlight
Connor Rosenecker chose Canisius because of the opportunity to excel. Between Canisius and Boston College, he believed Canisius could help him figure out what he wanted to do at an expense much lower than Boston could, and he also appreciated how connected Canisius was to the career opportunities in our community. He also almost chose the University at Buffalo, but after attending a meet and greet at an Honors event, Connor decided Canisius was the best decision for him.
Now a senior, Connor has certainly excelled. Connor is currently the Vice President of Business and Finance for the Undergraduate Student Association, part of the Golden Griffin Fund, President of Alpha Sigma Nu, Vice Student Master of Di Gamma, and also part of the Canisius Chorale. As for his majors, Connor is majoring in Economics, Finance, Management, and Psychology.
Connor has benefited from the experiential learning he has received through the Honors program, in classes or service learning. His favorite class by far was City Suburbs and Spaces taught by Dr. Reed. He loved studying architecture and its philosophical implications in cities; studying how our environment impacts our emotions and the questions that were raised.
Fun Fact: Connor is a leap year baby, so he's technically 5 1/2 years old! Thank you Connor for everything you have done at Canisius!