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New Interfaith Prayer Room Opening in Library!

A new Interfaith Prayer Room will be opening this week in the ALB library. The room was created in response to student need and will be a quiet, reflective space for all members of our campus community to enjoy. It is located at BL-021, in the lower level of the library, along the rear wall, next to the Emeritus Suite and along the Hughes Avenue side of the building.

The official ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony will be held this Friday, August 30 at 10:30 a.m. and will include blessings and prayers shared by students, faculty and staff of many faiths. All are welcome!

Submitted by:  Luanne Firestone, associate campus minister

Koessler Open Swim

The Koessler Open Swim times are as follows:

  • Monday – Friday 1130 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday 630 p.m. – 830 p.m., Tuesday/Thursday 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

For any questions please call Julie Wysocki at 888-8271.

Submitted by:  Julie Wysocki, equipment manager, Koessler Athletic Center

Join Team Canisius in the Walk for Suicide Prevention, Saturday, September 14

On September 14 the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) will host the Buffalo Out of the Darkness Community Walk at Delaware Park. Canisius College will be participating and we are hoping that you will consider walking with us to support the education and prevention of suicide.

A life is lost to suicide every 14 minutes in the United States. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among fifteen to twenty-four year olds and the second leading cause of death among college students. However, most Americans remain unaware that suicide is a national health problem. The impact suicide has on the lives of family members, friends, co-workers and the community is devastating. The loss of human potential is enormous.

A major goal of this event is to show support for the families and friends of the more than 38,000 Americans who die by suicide, and the 20 million people who suffer from depression, each year. Support of the community walk also helps to raise funds for suicide prevention research and educational programs, erase the stigma surrounding suicide and its causes, and encourage those who are suffering from mental illness to seek treatment.

Please join Team Canisius College as we raise awareness and funds to bring suicide Out of the Darkness. Online registration is now available at (be sure to join Team Canisius). For more information click here, or contact the Counseling Center at Ext. 2620.

Click here to view the flyer.

Submitted by: Charita Price, counselor, counseling center

Classroom Upgrades for Fall 2013

Welcome back from the Media Center! This summer saw the completion of the lower level of Science Hall, upping the number of Instructional Technology Classrooms in that building to 15. Some other highlights include:

  • Upgrade of CT 204 from a Level 1 to Level 3 classroom (with SMART Board)
  • Upgrade of OM 400 from a Level 2 to a Level 3 classroom
  • Five existing rooms received LCD projector upgrades

For a complete listing of changes, please visit the Media Center’s What’s New? page.

Instructions for use for all of the new and renovated Instructional Technology Classrooms have been updated online and can be found by visiting the Media Center’s What’s In My Classroom? page.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns about instructional technology in the classroom or would like to schedule training, please feel free to contact Bob Grabowski (ext. 3278) or Dan Drew (ext. 2569).