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Exhibition Opening of Kyla Kegler’s “Feel Me in the Library”

“Feel Me in the Library” is an experiential installation that reflects on the conditions of feeling and is on display in the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library through Friday, January 25. Through interactive tools and how-to guides, the work advocates finding feeling as a radical practice. In a moment in which we are ever-more distracted from intuitive feeling by traumatizing news headlines, increasing virtual mediation and the mindfulness industry’s commodification of self, “Feel Me in the Library” offers a means of resisting apathy and enhancing empathy. The installation plays on its unique context within Canisius’s library, serving as a haven where students and other members of the campus community may retreat from their cerebral activities for some moments of somatic exploration.

On Friday, November 16 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. join the Fine Arts Department for a reception and talk in the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library with the artist Kyla Kegler.

For more information on this and other Canisius Art Gallery exhibitions, please visit the ArtsCanisius website.

Submitted by: Emily Mangione, gallery director, Fine Arts

Strong Community School Partners

This past month, as part of the effort to re-engage Strong Community School partners, Anibal Soler, associate superintendent for the Office of Strategic Alignment and Innovation, met with local representatives of higher education. He shared the progress the Buffalo Public Schools (BPS) are making in our community schools with John Hurley, president of Canisius College and Lorrie Clemo, PhD, president of D’Youville College.

Also in attendance were representatives of Say Yes Buffalo, Bryant & Stratton, Trocaire, UB School of Education, Medaille College and Buffalo State College. As BPS enters the third full school year of the Education Bargain, continuing to focus on “getting better and breaking through,” Soler has asked the college partners to re-engage with the community schools as all continue to strengthen those partnerships.

Read more about the work happening in Buffalo Public Schools here.

Submitted by: Kathleen Mathews, executive associate dean, Education and Human Services

New York State Paid Family Leave Benefits 2019

The New York State Paid Family Leave deduction will increase beginning Tuesday, January 1, 2019. The current deduction will increase from 0.00126% of an employee’s weekly wage to 0.00153%. A weekly payroll calculator can be found on here.

Also in 2019, the Paid Family Leave maximum leave will increase to ten weeks and the benefit will increase to 55% of an employee’s average weekly wage – not to exceed $746.41 per week.

For more information on the New York State Paid Family Leave and the changes for 2019, visit the website.

Submitted by: Dawn Rotterman, benefits specialist, Human Resources