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WBFO-88.7 featured Sew REDI Buffalo in a story about a new consortium that is encouraging women to find their passion with purpose. Sew REDI was launched in 2011 by Emerita Professor of Economics/Finance Patricia Hutton, PhD, as a way to help female refugees become self-sufficient.

Click here to read the story.

Submitted by: College Communications

Women’s Basketball Home on Wednesday

Your Canisius women’s basketball team continues its three game homestand Wednesday evening, November 20, when Colgate visits the Koessler Athletic Center. Game time is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

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Submitted by: John Maddock, senior associate director, Athletics

Finding God in Stressful Times

Mary Beth Werdel, PhD, director of pastoral care and counseling at Fordham University, visits Canisius on Tuesday, November 19 for a talk titled “Finding God in Stressful Times.”  Werdel’s lecture will take place from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in Loyola Hall and examines what science tells us about the connection between stress and spirituality.

Werdel currently teaches graduate level courses in pastoral care and counseling at Fordham.  Her research focuses on the intersection of spirituality and well-being during times of loss, stress and trauma. She  has made numerous presentations in the area of stress related growth at research conferences, continuing education seminars and public academic events.  She is also widely published.  Werdel’s most recent book, As Faith Matures: Beyond the Sunday God, was published by Ligouri in 2012.

Most recently she worked as a bi-lingual Spanish speaking family therapist. In this role she assisted families who had recently immigrated from Mexico, El Salvador, and Honduras.

Submitted by: Rev. Patrick J. Lynch, SJ, professor emeritus, Religious Studies & Theology

Improve your Negotiation Skills


Members of the Canisius community are invited to participate in the next BN360 workshop set for Tuesday, November 19. “Developing Your Negotiation Skills” will take place from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, located at 257 West Genesee Street in Buffalo.

Whether in the boardroom or the courtroom, at the used car lot or the kitchen table, there are countless scenarios in our everyday lives that require us to negotiate. In this unique and interactive session, participants will work through real-life negotiation scenarios to learn best practices from a commercial litigator and gain hands-on experience in practicing negotiation skills.

Tickets for “Developing Your Negotiation Skills” are free for BN360 Members (promo code required) and $25 for non-members.  (If you do not know your promo code, contact Rachael Herrman at

Click HERE to register.

Refreshments are included. Free event parking is available.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, assistant, Human Resources

Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death and the leading cause of kidney failure in the United States.  Type 2 diabetes makes up nearly 95 percent of diabetes cases.  Fortunately, Type 2 diabetes is preventable.  Incorporating the suggested lifestyle changes, above, can help.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, assistant, Human Resources