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Fall 2010 Service Recognition Ceremony November 12

To acknowledge the contributions of all faculty, staff and administrators who make the college all that it is, the 10th annual Service Recognition Ceremony will be held on Friday, November 12 at 3 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.  All are welcome to honor Canisius College faculty, staff, and administrators who have reached their fifth, 10th, and 15th anniversaries of service.

Congratulations are extended to the following colleagues being honored this fall. Click here (Adobe Acrobat PDF) to see the list of honorees.

The names of employees who joined Canisius any time during the years 1995, 2000, or 2005 appear on the list.  Human resources doesn’t want to miss anyone so if this is your year to be recognized for five, 10, or 15 years of service and you do not find your name on the list, please call the Office of Human Resources at Ext. 2247 or Email

Submitted by:  Deborah J. Siegrist, director, human resources

Lecture On Religion, Mental Illness Today (October 7)

The Joseph J. Naples ’41 Conversations in Christ & Culture Lecture Series presents a lecture by Rosemary Radford Ruether, PhD, entitled “Religion and Mental Illness” today (October 7) at 7:30 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge.  The lecture is free and open to the public.  A reception will follow the lecture.

Ruether is professor of feminist theology at the Claremont Graduate University’s School of Religion. She holds a PhD in classics and patristics from the Claremont Graduate University and 12 honorary doctorates.  A prolific writer, she has taught theology at the Graduate Theological Union of Berkeley, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Northwestern University, Howard University, and at Princeton, Harvard and Yale Universities.

Ruether has written books on theology, ecofeminism, and Christian history.  Her work has been translated into Spanish and German.  Her most recent book, Many Forms of Madness: A Family’s Struggle with Mental Illness and the Mental Health System, is a memoir written collaboratively with her son David.  The book tells the story of her family’s experiences with our system of providing care for the mentally ill.

For more information contact Nancy Rourke, PhD, at

Submitted by:  Marilyn Tokarczyk, administrative associate, religious studies

Cyber Security Tip Of The Day

Users of wireless devices at Canisius, such as a laptop or wi-fi enabled smartphone, should be using the CanisiusWireless network.  This network includes additional encryption features to help safeguard data in transit.  It is available in all academic and administrative buildings on the main Canisius campus.  Documentation for connecting to CanisiusWireless can be found here.

Submitted by:  Matthew Gracie, information security administrator, ITS

This Week Is National Drive Safely Work Week

Canisius College is observing National Drive Safely Work Week and reminds all faculty, staff and students that deadly crashes involving drivers distracted by talking and texting while driving highlight a growing danger on local roads.

According to the Department of Transportation, more than 5,400 people died in 2009 on our roads as a result of crashes involving a distracted driver.  To eliminate these distractions for your safety in commuting to and from the Canisius campus, please follow these guidelines:

  • Turn cell phones off or put them on silent or vibrate before starting the car
  • Pull over to a safe place if a call must be made or received while on the road
  • Inform everyone you frequently speak with on your cell phone that you won’t be answering calls while driving
  • Don’t text while driving

Submitted by:  Dave Teloh, safety director, human resources