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Travel Policy Training

The college will roll out its new travel policy next week. An important aspect of this policy is the utilization of the college’s designated travel agency, The Travel Team. It is expected that the partnership with The Travel Team will achieve greater cost savings, stronger buying power and total transparency of all college related trends.

Training for the Concur Travel online booking tool is scheduled October 2nd and 3rd at 2:00 PM in Regis North for travelers who typically book their own travel. Please know The Travel Team’s technology is backed by travel experts, available 24/7 for any and all emergency situations. In addition agents are available to arrange complicated travel plans.

Additional training sessions will be scheduled in the upcoming weeks; including a session specific for travel arrangers – those who book travel arrangements for others.

Please call Kathy Kelly at 2240 to schedule your session.

Submitted by Dawn Rotterman, human resources associate

Dr. Carl J. Richard – Honors Scholar in Residence

Dr. Carl J. Richard, professor of history at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, whose research and teaching focus on early national American history and U.S. intellectual history, will be the All-College Honors Program Scholar in Residence next week. He will present two public lectures in the Student Center. On Monday, October 1 at 3:00 p.m. in Grupp Lounge, he will present “Twelve Greeks & Romans Who Changed the World.” On Tuesday, October 2 at 7:00 p.m. in Regis South, the topic will be “Greeks & Romans Bearing Gifts: How the Ancients Inspired the Founding Fathers.”

Sponsored by the Canisius All-College Honors Program, both lectures are free and open to the public.

Submitted by Sylvia Bigler, administrative associate, all-college honors program

Invitation to Staff to Complete The Spiritual Exercises

Next week a team of Spiritual Directors here at Canisius is offering The Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life, for staff working at Canisius College.

If you are interested, please contact Father Tom Colgan, S.J. For example, if you feel the need to be more connected with God, or you want to make a decision, or because something important is missing in your life, or you want better discernment when loving and serving others, this may be for you. Or, contact me if you just feel drawn to this Ignatian journey.

There is a team of Ignatian Prayer Guides here at Canisius who have been trained and are ready to walk with you on your journey.

The team of Ignatian Prayer Guides at Canisius are: Jan Sheridan, Father Tom Colgan, Betty Levin, Father Jim Dugan, Jerry Neuner, Kathy White, Veronica Serwacki, Sister Donna Lord, and Canon Barbara Price.

Please contact me this week if you can, and we will begin sometime next week. Thank you. (, X-2488)
Fr Tom Colgan, S.J.
Campus Ministry

Submitted by Fr Tom Colgan, S.J., campus ministry

Center for the Global Study of Religion Welcomes Mary Gail Frawley-O’Dea

The Canisius College Joseph J. Naples ’41 Conversations in Christ & Culture Lecture and Performance Series presents Mary Gail Frawley-O’Dea on Thursday, September 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Regis Room of the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Frawley-O’Dea is the clinical director at Presbyterian Samaritan Counseling Center in Charlotte, NC and a specialist in trauma psychology. Her first book, Treating the Adult Survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Psychoanalytic Perspective, has become a classic text in this field.

Frawley-O’Dea is perhaps more well-known for her public role as an advocate for victims in the Catholic sexual abuse scandal. She was the only psychologist invited to address the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, as they crafted a response to the sexual abuse crisis in the Church.

Her involvement with the scandal resulted in two books: Perversion of Power: Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church and Predatory Priests, Silenced Victims: The Sexual Abuse Crisis and the Catholic Church.

For more information about O’Dea’s lecture or The Joseph J. Naples Conversations in Christ and Culture Lecture and Performance Series, click here or contact Timothy Wadkins, PhD, professor of religious studies and director of Institute for Global Study of Religion, at Ext. 2824.

Submitted by: Marketing and Communication

DiCicco Honored with Freshman Advisor of the Year Award

Jonathan M. DiCicco, PhD, associate professor of political science and director of the International Relations Program, is the recipient of the 2012-2013 Canisius College Freshman Advisor of the Year Award. Christine J. Ryan, PhD, associate dean, undergraduate academic advisement, presented DiCicco with his award on Wednesday, September 26 during a ceremony in Bagen Hall. DiCicco was nominated by his freshman advisees. He was ultimately selected by a committee of academic administrators based on his dedication to freshman advisement and to his students. This is the third year that the college has honored a faculty member with the Freshman Advisor of the Year Award.

DiCicco serves as an academic advisor for international relations majors and is currently in his third year participating in the Freshman Academic Advising Program. In addition to receiving the award for his office, DiCicco’s name has been engraved on a perpetual plaque which is displayed in the Student Advisement Center.

Submitted by Marketing and Communication