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Canisius in the News

Robert Davis, PhD, professor emeritus of accounting, commented on the state of the investigations into the finances of the Community Action Organization of Western New York. Both the FBI and New York State Attorney General’s office are searching for evidence of improprieties.

Click here to read The Buffalo News story.

Submitted by: College Communications

Assumption Thursday

Assumption Thursday, a Holy Day of Obligation in the Diocese of Buffalo, is today, Thursday, August 15.   Mass will be offered at 12:05 p.m. in the Loyola Hall Chapel with Rev. Thomas Slon, S.J., rector, Canisius Jesuit community, presiding.

Submitted by: Mike Hayes, director, Campus Ministry

Employee Appreciation Lunch

Members of the Admissions team gather for the Employee Appreciation Lunch. (L-R) Matt Kwiatkowki, assistant director of undergraduate admissions, Jack Neitz, admissions counselor, Ian Day, vice president for enrollment management and Justin Rogers, director of undergraduate enrollment.

The Economou Dining Hall was packed with college employees who gathered for the 3rd annual Employee Appreciation Lunch on Wednesday, August 14. Guests enjoyed a picnic lunch of hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, potato salad and ice cream for dessert. The event was hosted by President John Hurley.

(L-R) Mike Hayes, director, campus ministry; Kaitlyn Buehlmann, associate campus minister and Lauren Carlin, graduate assistant, campus ministry.

Pictured above left: (left row, front to back) Gwen Baggs Ito, marketing copywriter, Suli Lyon, Canisius Fund coordinator and Matt Gorczyca, assistant director, Canisius Fund. Right row, front to back: Courtney Sullivan, Leadership giving officer, Canisius Fund and Summer Handzlik, director, Canisius Fund.

Pictured above right: (L-R) Chuck Wigley, PhD, professor emeritus of communication studies; Robert Butler, PhD, professor emeritus of English and Walter Sharrow, PhD, professor emeritus of history.

Submitted by: College Communications

Campus Beautification Project

Front row (L-R): Linda Walleshauser, associate vice president, human resources and compliance; Veronica Serwacki, executive associate to the dean of arts and sciences; Laura Montaro, executive associate to the president;  Maggie Burkard, academic affairs support manager and Mary Ellen Carver, executive associate to the dean of the Wehle School of Business.

Back row (L-R):  Kris Lorence, grounds foreman, facilities management; Ian Day, vice president for enrollment management; Sharon Federico, Business and Student Affairs support manager, Bill Collins, vice president for institutional advancement and Shane Dembowski, groundskeeper, facilities management.

Members of the Canisius community gathered on Tuesday, August 13 to help beautify the campus in preparation for the arrival of the students for the fall semester. The project involved weeding various flowerbeds. Unfortunately, the group’s efforts were interrupted by a brief rain shower!

Submitted by: College Communications

Watch This Month’s Episode of “Kaleidoscope”

The Canisius College Video Institute production of the August episode of “Kaleidoscope” premiered earlier this month on WGRZ-TV 2. This 30-minute television program celebrates the religious diversity of our region and is produced in conjunction with the Network of Religious Communities. “Kaleidoscope” will rebroadcast each Friday at 6:30 p.m. on Spectrum Cable 20 and each Sunday at 8:00 p.m. on Charter 6 in Olean, NY.

For more than 150 years, Christ the King Seminary has grown and faced the challenges of theological education and spiritual formation.  In these challenging times, Christ the King Seminary is reshaping its mission and offerings and plans to renovate its educational center.  In the first segment, Dr. Stan Bratton talks with Michael Sherry, academic dean, Christ the King Seminary and Deacon Timothy Chriswell, director of deacons for the Diocese of Buffalo, about the current offerings and vision for the seminary in East Aurora, New York

Hajj, the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, is the largest gathering of Muslim people in the world. It is one of the five pillars of Islam and a religious duty which must be carried out by every able-bodied Muslim who can afford to do so, at least once in a lifetime. In the second segment, Dr. Stan Bratton talks with Imam Fajri Ansari, Masjid Nu’Man, about his Hajj Pilgrimage in 2018.

Students in the Canisius College Video Institute produce “Kaleidoscope” under the guidance of Barbara J. Irwin, PhD, professor of communication studies and co-director of the Video Institute, and Paula DeAngelis-Stein ‘86, MS ‘02.

Submitted by: Barbara J. Irwin, PhD, professor, Communication Studies; co-director, Video Institute