Select Page

President Announces Canisius Hamlin Park Initiative

President John J. Hurley invites you to attend a news conference this afternoon during which he will announce the creation of a new college-sponsored housing program designed to return college-owned houses in the Hamlin Park neighborhood to owner-occupiers.

The news conference will be held at 2 p.m. on the lawn of the Montante Cultural Center.  Mayor Byron Brown will be in attendance.

We hope you can join us for this exciting announcement.

Submitted by: Office of Public Relations

The Spiritual Exercises Of Saint Ignatius Will Begin At Canisius

Faculty and Staff are invited to begin doing a form of The Spiritual Exercises.  Different Ignatian retreats in daily life are now offered here at Canisius, and they are designed for busy people.  Two versions of individually-designed Ignatian retreats are personally designed to accomplish what you are seeking in relation to the Mystery of God/Love.  A team of trained spiritual companions (sometimes called spiritual directors) accompany all participants.

The First-Experience is for those who want to take a gentle first step further into their spiritual life.  This session begins in mid-September and is open to people of all denominations, religions and spiritualities.  This experience can be done individually or in a group, which will not require sharing personal information.  There are three requirements for the First Experience:

  1. Flexibility to discover the rhythm of your prayer or reflection in your daily life.
  2. Meeting with spiritual companion at convenient intervals.
  3. Monthly meetings as a group.

This program begins in mid-September.

The full version of the Spiritual Exercises is called The Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life (SEEL).  This journey is for those who have established some daily rhythm of union with the Divine, and feel a desire to go deeper into this relationship.  This involves:

  1. Praying the Spiritual Exercises for a longer period of time on a daily basis.
  2. Conversation every week or two with a spiritual companion who is trained in this process.
  3. Meeting once a month with group.

For more information, please call Rev. Tom Colgan. S.J. at Ext. 2488, Email him at or visit him in Old Main 207.  Information and application forms for SEEL are available here.

Submitted by: Rev. Tom Colgan, S.J., campus ministry

Hurley Welcomes New Students, Families At Convocation

John J. Hurley, president of Canisius College, addresses more than 700 members of the Class of 2014 and their parents and families on August 25 during student convocation in the Koessler Athletic Center. The event was held as part of the new student orientation program which included various events to welcome the new students to campus.

Submitted by: Chuck Pustelnik, director, web services

New Shuttle Bus Begins On-Campus Travels Today (August 30)

The Department of Public Safety announces the purchase of a brand new shuttle. Shuttle driver Fred Sarden (pictured above, in front of the new vehicle) will take the first passengers across the campus today (August 30). The new van will continuously travel throughout each day between the Delavan Townhouses and the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center. It will also be used for special purposes on campus as needed.

“I am proud of our excellent vehicles provided to us by the college for the shuttle service,” said Gary M. Everett, director of public safety, “and we appreciate the hard work of the shuttle drivers. They transport more than 25,000 riders around the campus area each year.”

The new 2010 Chevy Express van was custom fitted with special seating for the college’s needs. It replaces a gently used van that has been given to the Office of Campus Ministry which will replace an older vehicle that was in use.

Submitted by: Gary M. Everett, director, public safety