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Pictured: Canisius President John J. Hurley with Bishop Edward Scharfenberger at the Movement to Restore Trust symposium held on Saturday, December 7 at the Montante Cultural Center

Bishop Edward Scharfenberger attended the Movement to Restore Trust’s symposium at the Montante Cultural Center on Saturday, December 7, 2019.  This was Bishop Scharfenberger’s first public appearance since being appointed interim apostolic administrator for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo after the resignation of Bishop Richard Malone.

Sessions at the symposium included a communal discernment of the qualities desired in the next bishop of Buffalo, the results of which will be shared with the Apostolic Nuncio in Washington D.C., who will have a critical role in the selection of the next bishop.  It also included a discussion of what will likely happen should the Diocese of Buffalo file for bankruptcy. 

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

WGRZ-TV Channel 2 news investigative reporter (and Canisius alumnus) Steve Brown ’83 interviewed President John J. Hurley on December 6 about possible next steps in healing the fractured Buffalo Catholic Diocese.

Click here to watch the story.

Economics Professor George Palumbo, PhD, is quoted in a Buffalo News story titled “Buffalo reassessed: Uneven growth belies citywide renaissance.”

Click here to read the story.

Business First reporter Allissa Kline spoke with Ian Redpath, chair of the Accounting Department, for an article titled “Competition for talent drives CPA firms to start early with offers, internships.”

Click here to read the story.

Submitted by: College Communications

It’s Trivia Wednesday

The campus community is invited to watch The Dome for special “Trivia Wednesdays,” which will be published throughout the school year in every Wednesday edition. The first person to respond to with the correct answer will win Canisius “swag.”

Additionally, once a month on Wednesdays, there will be a special giveaway in which the winner will receive some of the newly-designed Canisius sesquicentennial gear.

Winners will be announced the following Wednesday of each week along with the correct trivia answer. This week’s giveaway question is:

What is Anne Burrell’s, class of ’91, claim to fame?

(a) Host, “Secrets of a Restaurant Chef”

(b) Co-host, “Worst Cooks in America”

(c) Author, Cook Like a Rock Star

(d) All of the above

Congratulations to Sandy Miller, director of corporate and foundation relations for institutional advancement, who was last week’s special Trivia Wednesday winner! Last week’s question and answer was:

Canisius College has hosted many elected officials throughout its history, including former presidents and presidential candidates.

Which of the following did NOT speak at Canisius?  C

(a) Harry Truman (b) Jimmy Carter (c) Woodrow Wilson (d) William Clinton

Submitted by: College Communications

Suicide Prevention Training for Faculty and Staff

The Counseling Center is offering suicide prevention training for faculty and staff on Monday January 6 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. in Old Main Room 223. QPR, the “CPR” for suicide prevention, stands for Question the person about suicide, Persuade the person to get help and Refer the person to 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 to register for this training. To learn more about QPR, click here.

Submitted by: Eileen Niland, director, Counseling Center

Employee of Distinction

November EE Distinction Photo - Lisa Fischer.jpg

The Human Resources Department is pleased to announce that Lisa Fischer is the Canisius College Employee of Distinction for November 2019!

At Canisius for 12 years, Lisa currently works as the assistant registrar for the Student Records & Financial Services Department. She was selected for this award based on her strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to plan well and her commitment to excellence, all of which have made her indispensable in the office.

Lisa has helped Canisius run smoothly since the day she arrived. She is able to balance a positive attitude with the realities of what can and cannot be done, and effectively communicates what she can do. She responds professionally and promptly to students, faculty, staff and administrators at all times, and has been an asset to both her department and to Canisius College.

Please join the Human Resources Department in congratulating Lisa on this achievement!

To nominate a coworker for the upcoming months, click here.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, assistant, Human Resources