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Campus Candid

Students in the Department of Kinesiology hosted fourth grade students from Stanley Makowski (BPS #99) and The Falk School Tuesday, March 7 at the Koessler Athletic Center. Students from Dr. Karl Kozlowski’s exercise principles course (HED 337) and Dr. Clancy Seymour’s assessment in physical education course (PED 441/541) assessed students’ fitness levels using the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America’s FitnessGram Assessment.  This includes the PACER, push-up, sit-and-reach and curl-up batteries. Watch a video from the day here. Make sure you’re logged into your Canisius Gmail account.

Both schools underwent testing during the fall semester and returned for follow-up. The experience provides kinesiology majors the opportunity to analyze pre-and post-test data and conduct fitness assessments in an authentic environment.

Submitted by: Clancy Seymour, EdD, assistant professor/director, physical & health education

Canisius in the News

Ruth J. Schwendler left Canisius a surprise – more than $1 million in her will!  Bill Collins, vice president for institutional advancement, tells The Buffalo News, “In the fundraising world, we refer to this as the bluebird, the bluebird of happiness.  So we were absolutely thrilled.”

The gift established the Ruth J. Schwendler Scholarship in Memory of Henry and Clara Schwendler and provides as much as $50,000 per year in financial aid to Canisius students.

Read more here.

Submitted by: College Communications

The Restoration Hem Project

rhp-bxw-logo-02172017In celebration of Women’s History Month, Jennifer Kaiser, founder of The Restoration Hem Project, will speak tonight, March 8 at 6:00 p.m. in Grupp Fireside Lounge.

Jennifer Kaiser is a graduate of the University of Southern Florida, Tampa. After moving to Atlanta, she became involved in community volunteering and service-based projects with her church. Those projects, she says, “…ignited in me a desire to better understand the injustices and struggles that people face outside my suburban reality.”

While in Zimbabwe, Kaiser was particularly struck by the lack of the simplest resources, including underwear and feminine hygiene supplies. She learned that a girl will miss an average of 60 days of school per year due to lack of feminine hygiene products. This leaves girls vulnerable to an elevated school dropout rate, early marriage, sexual exploitation and infection and disease.

The Restoration Hem Project is built on the belief that every girl deserves uninhibited access to life’s opportunities. The project brings girls local access to sustainable feminine hygiene solutions and empower them to boldly pursue their dreams and education. Kaiser now spends time between the U.S., where she works at the Georgia Aquarium and Zimbabwe, where she and a group of local girls began sewing reusable sanitary pad kits and preparing feminine hygiene seminars for rural schools.

Please join us to learn how the Restoration Hem Project is impacting our own Buffalo homeless, immigrant and refugee communities through the work of the Canisius College Women & Gender Studies Club.

Sponsored by the Women & Gender Studies Program, Women and Gender Studies Club and the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library and Archives and Special Collections, the event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information contact Kathleen DeLaney, librarian, archives and special collections at

Submitted by: Kathleen DeLaney, librarian, archives and special collections

Soups On!

Beginning today, March 8 through Friday, March 10, Campus Ministry will hold its annual RAISE basket raffle and silent auction from 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. on the second floor of Old Main.

Along with the raffle will be an opportunity to support Campus Ministry’s Team KINO. With a $5 donation, you will receive homemade soup, a slice of bread, a baked good and a drink! All proceeds from the SOUPer fundraiser will go to Team KINO who will be partnering with the KINO Border Initiative, working with migrants on the Arizona-Mexico border. Gluten Free (GF) and Dairy Free (DF) are available! See the menu below for items served each day during the fundraiser. Soup’s on!

Wednesday: Chili (vegan/GF/DF) and potato cheese soup

Thursday: Lentil curry (vegan/GF/DF) and beans and greens (vegan/GF/DF)

Friday: Potato leek (vegan), chicken noodle and tomato basil (vegetarian/GF)

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Signorino, assistant director of campus ministry, at Ext. 2424.

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, assistant director, Campus Ministry

TIAA Representative on Campus

Greg Tedone, a financial consultant for TIAA, will be on campus for individual counseling sessions on the following days:

  • Tuesday, March 28, Student Center Conference Room #205
  • Thursday, March 30, Student Center Conference Room #205
  • Tuesday April 25, Student Center Conference Room #205

Greg will meet with individuals to review and discuss current investments, answer questions and review options to help meet retirement goals.

To schedule an appointment, contact the TIAA Service and Scheduling Group at 1-800-732-8353 or click here to schedule your appointment online.

Submitted by: Dawn Rotterman, benefits specialist, Human Resources