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The Women and Gender Studies Program recognized three women at its annual Dr. I. Joan Lorch Award celebration on Wednesday, March 22. This year’s three winners are:

Canisius Student Award:
Christina Estimé ’17
Philosophy and English dual-major with a minor in justice

Canisius Colleague Award:
Erin Robinson, PhD, associate professor of sociology

Community Award:
Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senator for New York

The  Lorch Award for Women and Gender Studies honors “a person who has made a significant contribution to women and who exemplifies the pursuit of liberation and justice regarding sex, gender, and sexuality.” See photos from the event below.

Photos courtesy of Tanya Loughead, PhD, professor of philosophy.

Submitted by: College Communications

Giving Day is April 26

On Wednesday, April 26, Canisius will hold its second annual Giving Day. We know that Canisius is an extraordinary place with extraordinary people, and on April 26 we have the opportunity to show the rest of the world just how truly special we are, AGAIN!

We’re aiming to double last year’s Giving Day donor total with 2,001 participants – in honor of year two and the college’s address on Main Street.

When we meet this goal, members of the Class of 1967 will contribute $100,000 for student scholarships, academic and athletic excellence and programs that animate our Jesuit educational mission!

You have the opportunity to support what you love most about Canisius on Giving Day and in doing so you will:

Inspire others to follow your lead (sign on as a Giving Day Ambassador to encourage alumni, former students, friends and colleagues to give on Giving Day).

Help the college surpass its 2,001 donor goal to unlock the Giving Day Challenge Grant (and help populate various Giving Day leaderboards).

In addition, your Giving Day gift will count towards this year’s Faculty & Staff Giving Campaign. And we will gratefully display your name alongside your colleagues on the Faculty & Staff Donor Recognition Wall, located outside of the library.

Thank you for all that you do to inspire our students!  Together, WE CAN provide them with the best possible experiences.

Thank you in advance for participating in Giving Day. Stay tuned for more information…

Submitted by: Canisius Fund

Quesadillas for Kino

Lloyd Taco Truck will be on campus tonight, March 23, from 8:30 – 11:30 p.m. serving quesadillas to help support Team Kino. Stop by to purchase a $5 meal which includes a large cheese quesadilla, nacho chips, salsa, sour cream and a drink. The truck will be parked in Frisch Circle in the Bart Mitchell Quad. Cash only please.

Proceeds will benefit Team Kino’s upcoming immersion trip. The group will partner with the KINO Border Initiative to work with migrants on the Arizona-Mexico border.

Submitted by: College Communications

Workman Leads Cat Pawsitive Program

MKW Ares Portrait - WEPFor the second year, Miranda Workman, clinical assistant professor of animal behavior, ecology and conservation (ABEC) and anthrozoology, is the lead trainer-mentor for the Cat Pawsitive program. Workman collaborates with team leaders for the Baltimore County Animal Shelters to identify good candidates for behavioral training, such as older cats, cats who have been at the shelter longer than average, and adolescent cats who aren’t dealing well with the confinement of shelter life.

Developed by cat expert Jackson Galaxy from the hit TV show “My Cat From Hell” and a team of animal behavior experts, Jackson Galaxy Foundation’s Cat Pawsitive is a mojo-enhancing, positive-reinforcement clicker training initiative that enriches day-to-day life for cats in shelters, builds new skills for cats as well as shelter staff and volunteers, promotes the human-cat bond and helps improve adoptability.

Read more about Workman’s role with the Cat Pawsitive program here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Interactive Art Installation Exhibit

is53_finalThe campus community is invited to the opening reception of an interactive art installation by multi-media artist Gary L. Wolfe on Friday, March 24 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Peter A. and Mary Lou Vogt Gallery in the library. The exhibit will run until Friday, April 21.

According to Wolfe, “The task of visually interpreting text and/or image has its share of problems. In opting to create visual art in response to Biblical text (the 53rd chapter of the Hebrew prophet, Isaiah) I found myself wrestling with a number of issues embodied in the questions posed above. By presenting these questions to you, I invite you to share my journey and my wrestling in some thoughtful way, as you interact with this visual commentary on IS53.”

Submitted by: Maria Pabico, gallery director, Fine Arts