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“Count your Steps” Begins Today (March 26)

The college, in conjunction with Independent Health, is introducing a walking challenge beginning Monday (March 26). It involves an 8-week pedometer based walking program that encourages participants to increase their number of steps. A pedometer will be provided to assist employees  in tracking steps each day.

It is not necessary to participate in a structured walking program.  What’s necessary is wearing a pedometer and completing the walking log and submitting it weekly to Samantha Taylor, the graduate assistant supporting the wellness initiative or Dawn Rotterman. For those that exercise in another form, a conversion chart is available on the GrifFit web page.

To help achieve fitness goals, the college will sponsor a walk three times a week, from noon to 1:00 p.m. Interested walkers can meet in front of the Library at noon on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays beginning March 26.

If you wish to participate in this program, please contact Dawn Rotterman at or at Ext. 3151.

Submitted by:  Dawn Rotterman, associate, human resources

Meet-the-Faculty Recital Today (March 26)

The Meet-the-Faculty recital on Monday (March 26) features music from the Baroque Era for voice, cello and harpsichord, performed by Canisius College faculty members Cristen Gregory, soprano; cellist Bryan Eckenrode and harpsichordist Jane Cary. The program includes a sonata for cello and piano by Viennese-born composer Johann Sebald Triemer, an aria from Handel’s opera Alessandro and one from Purcell’s masque The Fairy Queen. The concert is at noon and is free and open to the public. For more information visit

Submitted by:  Ellen Barnum, assistant director, ArtsCanisius