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Thinking of You/Get Well Card Drive

The School of Education and Human Services wants to make the campus community aware of a need from Michele Marable, PhD, professor emeritus of teacher education, who retired in fall 2017. She was recently diagnosed with brain cancer and is currently undergoing treatments at Roswell Park Cancer Center. She remains positive and upbeat but the process is scary, lonely and grueling.

If you know Michele, we are asking you to write her a note of encouragement. Notes can either be sent to Michele at her home address listed below or by bringing it to the dean’s office (BA 201) and we will send all of them to her. Please give your cards to the dean’s office by Monday, January 27 at 12:00 p.m. so that they are included in the shipment.

Your letters and cards will be a blessing to Michele and her family. Please keep Michele, her husband, Rick, and their two children, Olivia and Julian, in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you.

Michele Marable

12780 Moran Lane

Silver Creek, NY 14136

Submitted by: Jeff Lindauer, dean, Education and Human Services

Eat and Learn About Catholicism and Racial Justice

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Join the Religious Studies and Theology Department for a reading group on the topic of racism and the Catholic Church on Wednesday, January 30 at 1:00 p.m. in the library. The group will read Racial Justice and the Catholic Church by Rev. Bryan Massingale, professor of theological and social ethics at Fordham University.

Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

For more information and to RSVP, contact Nancy Rourke, PhD, associate professor, Religious Studies and Theology, at

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Submitted by: Nancy Rourke, PhD, associate professor, Religious Studies and Theology

Faculty Photo Sessions

Photo shoots will be taking place for all faculty members who would like a head shot or are in need of a new head shot. Head shots are strongly encouraged, as they are used under the faculty sections on the Canisius website. There will be three photo sessions in various locations across campus for those who are available.

Photo Sessions:

Monday, January 28 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Old Main vestibule

Tuesday, January 29 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Science Hall Atrium

Thursday, January 31 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Lyons Hall 1st floor (by the main staircase)

To sign up for a day and time, click here.

More than one person can sign up for a time slot, as each head shot will not take more than a few minutes of your time!

Let’s ring in the new year with a fresh photo!

For questions regarding the sessions, contact Brianna Blank, multimedia producer for marketing and brand engagement, at

Submitted by: Brianna Blank, multimedia producer, Marketing and Brand Engagement

Go Move Challenge

The 2019 Go Move Challenge, a long-standing annual event among Jesuit institutions, begins on Friday, February 1. Throughout the month, faculty and staff at participating institutions record their minutes of movement to determine which Jesuit institution is the most active. This is a great opportunity to increase your activity levels throughout the month of February.

Awards go to the university that tracks the most minutes, as well as the university that averages the highest number of minutes per participant. Several important details about the challenge are listed below:


  • Starts: 3:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Friday, February 1, 2019
  • Ends: 2:59 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Thursday, February, 28, 2019
  • Eligible participants: full-time and part-time faculty and staff from any Jesuit university 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.

If you are interested in participating in the challenge, register here.

There is a FAQ page on the challenge website that provides additional information on the details of the challenge. Participants in the challenge will also receive a free cell phone credit card/ID holder. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Braun at Ext. 2240 or at

Submitted by: Mary Braun, assistant, Human Resources

Environmental Justice – Through the Lens of Laudato Si

Join the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, the Canisius Sustainability Initiative, and College of Arts and Sciences on Monday, February 4 at 4:00 p.m. in the Regis Room for a presentation by Rev. Eduardo Agosta Scarel, PhD, chair, professor and researcher at the School of Astronomy and Geophysics at the State University of La Plata.  

The presentation, entitled “Environmental Justice – Through the Lens of Laudato Si,” is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Margaret Stefanski, associate professor of modern languages, literatures and cultures, at

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Submitted by: Maureen Kanczak, administrative associate, Environmental Studies