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In conjunction with KidsLit Week and the WNY Children’s Book Expo, students in Dr. Barbara Irwin’s COM 385 – Media & Children course visited elementary schools this week to read to students. Canisius students pictured at St. Luke’s Our Lady of Hope School, are (back row from L-R) Selvedin Planincic ᾽17 and A’Lea Jackett ᾽18.

Submitted by: College Communications

Catholic Community Delivers Climate Change Letter to President Trump

President John J. Hurley was among the leaders of more than 150 Catholic colleges and universities, religious congregations, national organizations and health care providers to sign a climate change letter issued to the Trump Administration and Congress asking them to do the following:

  • Support the Senate’s request to provide $10 million to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
  • Participate meaningfully in the deliberations of the UNFCCC
  • Honor our nation’s commitment to the Green Climate Fund.

In the letter, the Catholic leaders also affirm the Church’s longstanding commitment to care for creation and reiterate the U.S. bishops’ call to act upon the widely-accepted understanding of climate change science.

Click here to read the letter in its entirety.

Submitted by: College Communications

Adopt-a-Family from St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy

St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy provides gifts to families in need during the Christmas season. Adopting a family is a great way to spread cheer.

When you adopt a family, you’ll receive information regarding that family (ex. boy, age 7; girl, age 12, etc.) so you have an idea of what to purchase. Please drop off gifts in Campus Ministry by December 19.

You can also join us at St. Luke’s on December 20 at 6:00 p.m. to distribute gifts!

To adopt a family, please contact Darby Ratliff at or Ext. 2875. To sign up to help with distribution, please visit

Submitted by: Darby Ratliff, graduate assistant, Campus Ministry


Clothing Drive for Students of Herman Badillo Bilingual Academy

Please join Latin American Students and Friends (L.A.S.A.F.) and Campus Ministry in gathering donations for the students of Herman Badillo Bilingual Academy (School 76).

  • The school is accepting donations of warm, winter children’s clothing, particularly coats, hats, scarves and boots, which can be dropped off at Campus Ministry.
  • We’ll be delivering donations on December 16, so please bring them by December 15!

If you have any questions, contact Darby Ratliff in Campus Ministry ( or (Ext. 2875) or Alexa Valdez, president of L.A.S.A.F., (

Submitted by: Darby Ratliff, graduate assistant, Campus Ministry

Final United Way Basket Winner Announced

Congratulations to our final United Way basket winner, Shelly Baronich, accounting associate in the Controller’s Office. Shelly is pictured here with the basket donated by ROTC.

We are extending our United Way campaign through Thanksgiving, which is on November 23. Therefore, there is still time to make a donation! Please consider giving a gift this year.

Your donation can be designated directly back to Canisius College. Help us to achieve our goal to increase participation from 72 to 100 donors! Contact the Human Resources Department at Ext. 2240 with questions.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, human resources associate, Human Resources