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GrifFit Health Screenings Today, Tomorrow (November 15 & 16)

The second step of the GrifFit wellness program, which features individual health screenings and assessments, will be conducted by the Independent Nurses Association today (November 15) from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Regis South and tomorrow (November 16) from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in KAC Room 201.  Testing will include blood pressure, cholesterol, and BMI measurements, and all results are kept confidential.  “Knowing your numbers” is an important tool for maintaining good health.

After the health screenings, faculty and staff who participate will receive information regarding the online health assessment.  The health screening results are needed to complete the assessment.

To best serve everyone’s busy workday and ensure appropriate screening resources are available, appointments are encouraged by calling the Office of Human Resources at Ext. 2240.  In order to provide the greatest flexibility and to encourage maximum participation, appointments can be approximate times.  Walk-ins are also welcome.

Biometric and health assessment information is vital knowledge in building a path toward wellness.  With 100 percent participation in GrifFit, Canisius will be on its way to creating a healthy and strong community.

Submitted by:  Deborah J. Winslow-Schaber, director, human resources

President Hurley Helps Serve Up PB&Js To Students

Canisius President John J. Hurley (left) was joined by M. Fernanda Astiz, PhD (center), associate professor of adolescence education, and Erica C. Sammarco (right), assistant to the president, to served fresh PB&J sandwiches in the Commuter Lounge yesterday (November 14).  They were participating in the monthly PB&J Monday program sponsored by the Commuter Student Association and the Office of Campus Programming & Leadership Development.

Submitted by:  Office of Web Services

Soup With Substance Native American Program Tomorrow (November 16)

This month’s Soup With Substance lecture will feature a talk by Ruchatneet Printup, Tuscaroran of the Turtle Clan, on Wednesday (November 16) from noon – 12:30 p.m. in Regis South.  This event is free and open to the public.

Printup will speak about the Haudenosaunee who are indigenous people of the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy also known as the “People of the Longhouse.”  Printup works for Native American Community Services of Buffalo.

This special program for Native American Heritage Month, which is observed nationwide during November, is sponsored by Chartwells Dining Services and the ALANA Student Center.  For more information, contact Kathleen Mathews in the ALANA Student Center at Ext. 2787 or

Submitted by:  Kathleen Mathews, administrative associate, ALANA Student Center