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Canisius in the News

Jeffrey R. Lindauer, PhD, dean of the School of Education and Human Services, is among 19 members of AJCU’s Conference of Education Deans who signed a statement in support of DACA students.  The letter, published in the National Catholic Reporter, reads, in part, that “Deporting these young people just as they are poised to make strong contributions to this country – after investing so many resources to educate them in our public schools – is poor public policy and not in the public interest.”

Click here to read the statement in its entirety.

Meridian Magazine, a publication of the Latter-Day Saints, refers to research conducted by James P. Donnelly, PhD, on end-of-life dreams and visions had by people in the final weeks of their lives.

Donnelly is a professor of counseling and human services at Canisius.  His research revealed that most patients, receiving end-of-life hospice care, reported at least one vision per day that involved previously deceased friends and relatives, and that the impact of these pre-death experiences was profoundly meaningful for patients.

To learn more, read the Meridian Magazine article, entitled “Are the Dying Visited by the Dead.”

Submitted by: College Communications

Time is Running Out

The Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Committee is accepting nominations through this Friday, February 9 for the 2018 MLK Awards.  This honor recognizes Canisius community members who promote social justice, racial harmony, civil rights, advocacy for the poor or change through non-violence.

Nominations are accepted from faculty, staff and current students of Canisius College. Please make a nomination here. MLK Awards will be presented at the Spring Honors Convocation.

For more information, contact the Office of College Communications at Ext. 2790.

Submitted by Gary Everett, chief, Canisius College Public Safety (retired) and chair, Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Committee

Pop-Up Drop-In

Beginning today, Wednesday, February 7 and continuing through the end of the spring semester, the Counseling Center will offer “Pop-Up Drop-Ins” for students who seek mental health services.

The outreach effort provides brief, informal and convenient opportunities for students to meet with counselors and helps to reduce barriers for those who seek help.

The “Pop-Up Drop-Ins” will take place in Old Main 209, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. every Wednesday.

See below for more information.

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Go Move Challenge Off to Great Start

The Go Move Challenge is off to a great start at Canisius.

As the number of challenge participants steadily increases, the college team is up to 4,300 minutes of activity logged for the month of February.

The Student Health Department is leading the charge in accomplishing its fitness goals.  According to Patricia Creahan, director of student health, the department has 100 percent participation and a ‘go get ‘em’ attitude with team members encouraging one another, daily, to get up and move.

If you are interested in participating in the challenge, it’s not too late.  Click here to register.

There is also an FAQ page on the Go Move 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


Just Another Theory

Congratulations to Matthew Dela Cruz, the winner of the first Canisius Big Physics Question.  Matthew is an 11th grader at Monsignor Scanlan High School in the Bronx, NY.

You can read his essay by clicking here.

The Canisius Big Physics Question is an annual contest for high school students to answer “a really big question” in physics.  The contest is sponsored by the Physics Department.

Submitted by: Michael H. Wood, PhD, chair, Physics Department