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POSTPONED- John Haught Lecture

This event has been postponed due to weather. Details on the future event will be released shortly.

The Joseph J. Naples ’41 Conversatons in Christ & Culture Lecture Series presents John Haught, “Can Christian Theology Make Sense of Evolution?”

John F. Haught is Senior Fellow of Science & Religion at Georgetown University’s Woodstock Theological Center. He specializes in systematic theology but has a particular interest in issues that pertain to science, cosmology, evolution, ecology and religion.

Haught is the author of 18 books and hundreds of articles but perhaps best known for his classic study God After Darwin: A Theology of Evolution. He lectures internationally on many issues related to science and religion and is the recipient of several recognitions including the 2002 Owen Garrigan Award in Science and Religion, the 2004 Sophia Award for Theological Excellence, and the 2008 Friend of Darwin Award from the National Center for Science Education.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Tim Wadkins at Ext. 2824 or

Submitted by: Marilyn Tokarczyk, administrative associate, religious studies

Milestones on Main Street: Question of the Day

One of the most common questions asked by Canisius alumni is ‘Why did the college build Churchill Academic Tower in front of Old Main.’

Two other locations were actually considered. Can you guess where they were?

Submit your answers to the college’s Facebook page.

Submitted by: Marketing and Communication

Catholic Studies Panel Discussion

Coming up on Monday, October 29 – it’s the Catholic Studies Program and Office of Mission and Identity’s Panel Discussion on Catholic commitments and the 2012 Election!

Several controversial ideas have recently collided at the intersection of American politics and Catholicism. Many questions concerning the roles of Catholic beliefs and teaching, religious freedom, and conscience in governmental policies and decision-making have come to the fore. These questions are magnified due to the coming election. Many believe that the “Catholic vote” – if one exists – could have a significant role in determining the winner.

To facilitate this conversation, the Catholic Studies Program at Canisius College and the Office of Mission and Identity is sponsoring a panel discussion on Catholic commitments and the 2012 Election entitled: “Catholic Faith, Catholic Vision, Catholic Vote?: The 2012 Election.”

The discussion will take place on Monday, October 29, 2012, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, in Grupp Fireside Lounge. Our panelists are Richard Bailey (History), Kathleen Delaney (Librarian and Archivist), Rev. Martin X. Moleski, SJ (Religious Studies) and Nancy Rourke (Religious Studies).

Light refreshments will be provided.

Topics include: the role of conscience in political discourse, the Church and the HHS mandate, and the Church’s relationship with unions.

Please join us for what is sure to be a stimulating event with good discussion!

For more information, please contact Nancy Rourke ( or Stephen Chanderbhan (

Submitted by: Stephen Chanderbhan, assistant professor of philosophy

Deborah Beis Honored for Gift of Books to Library

Visit the Curriculum Center on the first floor of the Bouwhuis Library, and try to imagine how a gift of 2000 books might impact the lives of little readers, or their parents, teachers or practice teachers. Now, add in the faculty, administrators and staff. Pretty soon, you’d need many more fingers and toes to keep track of your counting. But that didn’t stop Deb Beis. She imagined it, and made it happen.

On Thursday, October 25, Deborah Beis, adjunct professor of education, was honored for her contribution to the Library’s Curriculum Center. Her thoughtful donation of more than 2,000 books and other curricular resources has made it possible to line the shelves in the cozy corner Curriculm Center. These childrens and young adult books, including all of the Newbery and Caldecott winners, have made it possible for Canisius education majors, area school children, faculty, and others in the Canisius community and beyond to enhance their literacy skills or simply indulge in the fun of reading.

Thank you, Deborah Beis, for making our Curriculum Center a rich place of learning and enjoyment.

Submitted by: Kathleen DeLaney, archvist/reference librarian

Need a Passport? Reminder

Looking to travel in the future? In need of a passport?

On Monday, October 29th there will a representative from the Erie County Clerk’s Department present in the Study Abroad Office (HO 014) to process passport applications. The representative will be able to expedite passports in 3 – 5 days for those that may need them in a hurry.

Two passport photos can be taken for $10 (or you can provide one that was taken elsewhere.)

If interested, call Margaret at Ext. 2141 to schedule your 15-minute appointment.

Submitted by: Kathy Kelly, administrative associate, human resources