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Canisius Hosts Panel To Discuss Contributions Of John Henry Cardinal Newman To Catholic Higher Education

Canisius College will mark the upcoming beatification of Victorian Catholic theologian John Henry Cardinal Newman by the Roman Catholic Church with a panel discussion of Newman’s work and its continuing significance to the role of Catholic colleges and universities on Monday, September 20, 2010, at 3 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge, Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center.

On September 19, 2010, in Birmingham, England, the beatification ceremony will take place for Cardinal Newman, one of the most influential Catholics of the 19th century. Cardinal Newman produced works in theology (Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine), literature (Apologia Pro Vita Sua), and education (The Idea of a University) that are now regarded as classics in their fields. His writings on the role of the laity, the church in the modern world, ecumenism, and religious freedom so influenced the Second Vatican Council that he is often seen as the “invisible father” of that council.

Cardinal Newman will be proclaimed “blessed” by Pope Benedict XVI himself during his papal tour. Beatification is a step in the process toward sainthood in the Catholic Church.

Panelists for the Canisius event include John J. Hurley, president, Canisius College; Sister Denise A. Roche, GNSH, PhD, president, D’Youville College; Msgr. J. Patrick Keleher, director of the Newman Center, University at Buffalo; and James M. Pribek, S.J., PhD, associate professor of English, Canisius College. Scott A. Chadwick, PhD, vice president for academic affairs at Canisius, will serve as moderator.

For more information, contact the Office of Public Relations at 888-2790.

Submitted by:  Public Relations

Students of Concern Reporting Form

The Office of Student Success and Retention needs help from Canisius faculty and staff in identifying students in need of support.  An online system is available that allows faculty and staff to submit concerns.  Click here to get started.

Faculty and staff should submit a report in the following instances:

  • The student seems emotionally distressed or overwhelmed
  • The student confides something that should be addressed on an administrative level
  • The student has stopped attending class and has not replied to attempts to contact him/her
  • Several attempts with no reply have been made to contact the student regarding missing or inadequate course work
  • The student indicates they are not planning to return Canisius next semester.
  • The student could benefit from a mentor

For more information, please contact Danielle LaMarre, coordinator of student retention, at or Ext. 3730.

Submitted by:  Danielle LaMarre, coordinator, student success & retention

Health, Human Performance Offers Free Living Healthy Workshops

The Health and Human Performance Department is offering a six-week workshop series for participants with ongoing health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, anxiety, arthritis and many others.  Sessions start Saturday (September 18) and continue September 25, and October 2, 16, 23 and 30 from from 9:30 a.m. to Noon at the Health and Human Performance Center in Demerly Hall (2365 Main Street, Buffalo, NY).

Taught by specially-trained volunteer leaders, some of whom have health conditions themselves, the workshops cover a new topic each week and provide opportunities for interaction and group problem-solving.  The workshops help participants:

  • Find better ways of dealing with pain and fatigue
  • Discover easy exercises to help improve or maintain strength and energy
  • Learn the appropriate use of medications
  • Improve nutrition
  • Talk effectively with family, friends and health professionals
  • Understand new treatment choices
  • Feel better about life

For more information or to register for this workshop series, call 878-2371.

Submitted by:  Dennis Koch, PhD, director, health and human performance

Free Movie Tickets For The Social Network

Free movie passes are available for a screening of The Social Network on Thursday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Regal Transit Theater in Williamsville. For passes, contact Kathy Kelly in human resources at Ext. 2240 or Email

Submitted by:  Kathy Kelly, administrative associate, human resources