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Sport Management Classes Raise Funds for P.U.N.T Foundation

On Monday, March 27, students in Sport Management and Administration presented a $2,600 check to the Brian Moorman P.U.N.T. Foundation. As part of the Micro-Tyco Challenge, students were placed into teams and given $1 of seed capital and challenged to generate as much real wealth as possible during the month of February.

Groups used a variety of ideas to raise money including raffling off front row tickets to a Buffalo Sabres game, offering a moving service for businesses, raffling off Buffalo Bills merchandise and beginning a dog-sitting service.

Gwen Mysiak and Bridgett Moffett of the P.U.N.T. Foundation were on hand to accept the check from the students. During the presentation, Carolyn Woomer, shared the inspiring story of her son, Jed, with the class and how the P.U.N.T. Foundation assisted her family during their time of need. Jed, a former captain of the Tonawanda High School swimming team, passed away of heart complications caused by chemotherapy after a surgery. The students heard first-hand the effect that their hard work would have on other local families.

Submitted by: College Communications

Religious Studies to Host Sister Ilia Delio

ilia-delioOn Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Montante Cultural Center, the Department of Religious Studies will host Sister Ilia Delio to present a lecture entitled, “Consciousness and the New Cosmology.”

Sister Delio is the Josephine C. Connelly Chair in Theology at Villanova University.  She is also the author of 17 books including Care for Creation (co-authored with Keith Warner and Pamela Woods) which won two Catholic Press Book Awards in 2009.

This lecture is free and open to the public.  For more information please contact Timothy Wadkins, PhD, professor of religious studies, at Ext. 2824.

Submitted by: Rosemary Evans, administrative associate, Religious Studies

19th Annual Shoes for the Shelter 5K

Want to go for a morning walk or jog with 400 of your closest friends? Register now for the 19th Annual Canisius College Shoes for the Shelter 5K, presented by Independent Health. Applications are available online at Great prizes are available for faculty, staff and students.

Don’t forget to start gathering your old and unused shoes as you commence with spring cleaning. Special shoe boxes will be placed strategically around campus starting next week.

For additional information, call John Maddock, associate athletic director at Ext. 2977.

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director, external affairs

Softball Home Opener is Wednesday

Your Canisius softball team opens play at the Demske Diamond, this Wednesday, March 29, with a doubleheader against Big 4 rival University at Buffalo. First pitch, for game one, will be at 4:00 p.m. with game two to start at approximately 6:00 p.m.

For additional information, visit There is no admission charge for softball games.

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director, external affairs

Retirement Seminar Series

Have you been contemplating retiring in the next three to five years but have questions? Then consider attending the Retirement Fair on Friday, March 31 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Regis Room.

Greg Tedone, a financial consultant with TIAA, will present “Paying Yourself: Income Options in Retirement.”

Ben Stump from the Social Security Administration will discuss options for your Social Security income and how to apply for Medicare.

Teresa Barone from Independent Health will provide information on Medicare plans.

To learn more about the seminar click here.  To reserve your spot and to ensure there are enough materials for everyone, please register online here.

Submitted by: Dawn Rotterman, benefits specialist, Human Resources