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Panel To Discuss Cardinal Newman Contributions Today (September 20)

Canisius College will mark the 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 today (September 20) at 3 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge, Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center.

The beatification ceremony for Cardinal Newman took place yesterday (September 19) in Birmingham, England. 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.

Submitted by: Public Relations

Canisius College United Way Campaign Begins

The Canisius College United Way Campaign will begin today (September 20) and will run through Monday, October 18.  The college’s goal is $30,000 and with everyone’s help, the college will be able to meet its goal for the 11th consecutive year.

The United Way of Buffalo and Erie County exists to bridge the gap between those who need help and those who want to help.  Envelopes containing a pledge form will be in faculty and staff mailboxes or delivered to offices.  Those who do not receive a pledge form and wish to contribute to the campaign may contact Pat Brawn or Judy Bruce in OM 102 or Ext. 2130.  It doesn’t matter who you are or how much you give, as long as you contribute something to help those who are less fortunate.

Submitted by:  Ellen O. Conley, PhD, vice president, student affairs

Tenure, Promotion Ceremony Held

Congratulations to the 19 Canisius faculty members who were recently promoted, or granted tenure or emeritus status. A ceremony and reception to honor them was held in the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library on Friday, September 17 .

Joseph O’Donnell, PhD (right), chair of the accounting department, is congratulated on his promotion to professor by John, J. Hurley (center), President of Canisius College, and Joel A. Cohen, PhD (left), associate vice president for library and information services.

Honored at the event were John Dahlberg, PhD; Janet Ferguson, PhD; Holly Fetter, PhD; Julie Henry, PhD; John Kalb, PhD; Leonid Khinkis, PhD; Christopher Lopata, PsyD; Joseph O’Donnell, PhD; Jamie O’Neil; Rev. James Pribek, S.J.; Susan Putnam, PhD and Erin Robinson, PhD. Emeritus honorees are David Costello, PhD; Frank Dinan, PhD; Daniel Falkowski, PhD; Eugene O’Connor, JD; Patricia VanVerth, PhD; Trevor Watt, PhD; and Paul Young, PhD.

Each honoree dedicated a book of his/her choice to the library’s main collection, which includes a personal dedication by the respective faculty member on the inside cover. The books are on display on the first floor of the library.

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