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Religious Studies Professor Receives Borsch-Rast Book Prize and Lectureship

Timothy Wadkins, PhD, professor of religious studies and theology, was awarded the Borsch-Rast Book Prize and Lecturship. His prize-winning book, The Rise of Pentecostalism in Modern El Salvador: From the Blood of the Martyrs to the Baptism of the Spirit, traces the Protestant-Evangelical renaissance and its deep interactive connection to modernization in El Salvador, “the smallest, most violent and most densely populated country in Latin America.” Pentecostal movements in this traditionally and still predominantly Roman Catholic country are diverse, involving different social classes, the wealthy as well as the poor, women leaders as well as men, the educated and the uneducated.

The award honors those who exemplify quality scholarship that has applications for a general audience, offer a new perspective on biblical or other sacred texts, historical, cultural, ethical, theological or religious issues, and exemplify creativity and an innovative approach.

Submitted by: College Communications 

Artist Talk and Reception Re-scheduled for Friday, November 30

The Art History Department welcomes all members of the Canisius community to an artist talk and reception for Kyla Kegler’s “Feel Me in the Library” on Friday, November 30 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. This event was originally scheduled for Friday, November 16.

The artist will be in attendance to aid in contemplation and negotiation of behaviors that offer a means of resisting apathy and enhancing empathy. The installation itself plays on its unique context within the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library, serving as a haven where students may retreat from their cerebral activities for some moments of somatic exploration.

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, visiting assistant professor and program director, Art History


Makerspace Event Designed to Send Messages of Hope

Please join the Art History Department for a holiday card workshop on Friday, November 30 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library. Help make cards for detainees at the Batavia Detention Center and members of the military. This Makerspace event is co-hosted by the Digital Media Program and the Art History Program with a generous donation of supplies from Taheri and Todoro, PC.

For more information about this activity, please contact Ben Dunkle, professor of digital media arts, at or Yvonne Widenor, visiting assistant professor and program director of art history, at

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, visiting assistant professor and program director, Art History


Buffalove Affinity Group

Please join the Office of Mission and Identity for its first Buffalove Affinity Group on Friday, November 30 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. in the Regis room.

How are you connected to the Buffalo community? The office of Mission and Identity would love to hear about your research, partnerships, connections, volunteer service, advocacy and neighborhood involvement. The Buffalove Affinity Group is a chance to share what you are passionate about, collaborate and connect with colleagues.

Finger foods and beverages will be provided. For more information or questions, contact Erden Ertorer, PhD, clinical instructor of physics/mathematics and statistics, at Ext. 2499 or by Email at or Sarah Signorino, director of Mission and Identity, at Ext. 2424 or by Email at

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Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Mission and Identity

“New Life” Gospel Ensemble

Join the Canisius College Gospel Ensemble for a “New Life Gospel Explosion” on Saturday, December 1 at 7:00 p.m. in Palisano. The event is free and open to the campus community.

Submitted by: Madonna Privitere McKernon, administrative specialist, Student Affairs