We are well into the semester, and it’s wonderful to have the students’ energy and enthusiasm surrounding us again after a quiet summer on campus. We’ve had a number of special events to usher in the new year. Among them is one of our most beloved annual traditions – the Mass of the Holy Spirit – established by the Society of Jesus in 1548 at its first Jesuit school in Messina, Italy. At this mass, students, faculty, and staff of all faiths and traditions come together to ask the Holy Spirit to guide all members of our campus community in their work and in their pursuit of knowledge. As you’ll read in this month’s newsletter, this happens in  numerous ways in student life at Canisius, through academic programs, of course, but also through clubs, organizations, service experiences, travel and immersion, and internships. Canisius faculty and staff are very proud of our work with the students and that has translated into some impressive distinctions for Canisius. We are honored to be ranked in the top tier of Regional Universities- North, and among the top 10 for Best Value in a Regional University by U.S. News and World Report. Likewise, Money magazine includes Canisius among the top third in its list of best colleges for your money – in the nation. The Canisius experience is truly exceptional, and I hope that your children make the most of the opportunities that are available to them. If ever they or you, as their guardians, have questions or need support, advisement, or assistance, you’ll find countless resources to help them along the way.