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Celebrate Constitution Day

Come celebrate Constitution Day by participating in a Constitution Trivia contest on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge. The event is co-sponsored by Phi Alpha Delta and The Frank G. Raichle Pre-Law Center. All are invited to attend and participate.

For more information, contact James Whitaker at

Submitted by Amy Beiter, administrative associate, Political Science

This Week in the Griff Center for Student Success

Please help spread the word to students and encourage them to attend the various information tables, workshops and information sessions that Griff Center for Student Success has planned throughout the semester.

Submitted by: Dominique Gagnier, staff, Griff Center

El Camino de Santiago

El Camino is a one-week walk that follows one of the oldest medieval pilgrimage routes to St. James Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, located in the Northeast part of Spain. Santiago de Compostela is the legendary burial place of St. James, venerated by Christians around the world. Archetypical travels of St. James, and his supposed entombment in the Iberian Peninsula, gave birth to the eschatological myth and created one of the most important pilgrimages in the medieval world known as El Camino de Santiago. Faculty and students walked El Camino first in 2016 and later in 2018. The next trip will take place in May of 2020. Spaces are limited.

The information session is scheduled for Tuesday, September 17, 2019 in OM 314, from 4:00 – 4:50 p.m.

For more information, contact Margaret Stefanski, PhD, associate professor, Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, at or at Ext. 3736.

Submitted by: Margaret Stefanski, PhD, associate professor, Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Suicide Prevention Training


The Counseling Center is offering suicide prevention training for students, faculty and staff on Thursday, September 19 from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. in Old Main 204.

QPR, the “CPR” for suicide prevention, stands for Question the person about suicide, Persuade the person to get help, and Refer the person for help. QPR is designed to increase one’s ability to recognize suicidal thoughts and behaviors and to refer the person who is at risk to a professional resource. Those who have previously participated in this workshop are encouraged to take it again to refresh their skills.

Email Jillian Kelly at to register for this training. Space is limited. To learn more about QPR, click here.

Submitted by: Eileen Niland, director, Counseling Center

Canisius at the Buffalo Humanities Festival


It’s time to get your tickets for the sixth annual Buffalo Humanities Festival!  Canisius is cooperating with other local institutions to sponsor the event, which will feature presentations by Jennifer Desiderio, PhD, associate professor, English and Kathryn Williams, PhD, chair and associate professor, Classics. To purchase tickets click here. Please note that tickets purchased by 11:59 p.m., Sunday, September 15, will include lunch prepared by the West Side Bazaar.

See the schedule for full details and highlights including Friday’s keynote featuring Matt Taibbi, New York Times bestselling author, contributing editor at Rolling Stone and co-founder of The Beast.

Please spread the word among colleagues, students, and friends, and check out the Festival’s blog and Facebook page!