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Sew REDI Program Featured on WIVB-TV Channel 4

Sew REDI Buffalo, a program started by Pat Hutton, PhD, professor of economics, and her Enactus students, is featured in a story on WIVB-TV Channel 4.

The program offers economic independence to local resettled refugees. Students and community volunteers help teach refugees how to sew products such as purses and scarves. Volunteers then show participants how to sell their goods to the community.

Watch the story here.

Submitted by: College Communications


Tracy Callaghan Named Employee of Distinction

The Human Resources Department is pleased to announce that Tracy Callaghan is the Canisius College Employee of Distinction for December 2017! Tracy was nominated by Sydnie Perkins, counselor in the Griff Center.

At Canisius for nine years, Tracy currently works as the assistant director of the Griff Center. Tracy was selected based on her kind and compassionate interactions with students, staff and visitors of the college, as well as her understanding and practice of the college’s mission and values.

Please join us in congratulating Tracy on this achievement! To nominate a coworker for future months, click here.

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

Canisius Joins the Go Move Challenge

The Human Resources Department is pleased to announce that Canisius College is participating in the Go Move Challenge from February 1, 2018 to February 28, 2018.  This is the first year that Canisius will participate in the long-standing annual event exclusively offered to Jesuit institutions. Throughout February, faculty and staff record their minutes of movement to determine which Jesuit institution is the most active. Awards go to the university that tracks the most minutes, as well as the university which averages the most number of minutes per participant. Several important details about the challenge are listed below:


  • Starts: 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Thursday, February 1, 2018
  • Ends:  8:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday, February, 28, 2018
  • Eligible participants:  full-time and part-time faculty and staff from any Jesuit university that has registered in advance
  • Except for challenge administrators, each participant must create a new account using their valid university email address on, even if they participated last year
  • Each participant must record their own minutes on the challenge website; no one can enter minutes for another participant
  • There is no limit to how often minutes can be recorded


  • The university with the highest number of minutes by the end of the challenge is recognized and receives the plaque for the calendar year
  • The university with the highest average number of minutes per participant is recognized
  • The collective minutes accumulated by all participating Jesuit institutions is recognized and announced in an AJCU newsletter

If you are interested in participating in the challenge, you can register at .

There is also an FAQ page on the challenge website that provides additional information on the details of the challenge. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Braun at Ext. 2240 or at

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


Longtime Facilities Employee Stephen Liebig Passes Away

It is with great sadness that we announce that Stephen F. Liebig passed away on January 11, 2018 after a long illness. Stephen worked in the Facilities Department, most recently as the lead in the mailroom. He was the beloved husband of Bonnie J. Liebig and devoted father of Stephen M. (Amanda) Liebig and Emily Liebig.

Funeral services were held this past weekend. Online condolences can be shared at

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this very difficult time.

Submitted by: Linda Walleshauser, associate vice president of Human Resources and Compliance