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Join a Conversation with Rev. James Martin, SJ


Magis Buffalo and Canisius College present a conversation with Rev. James Martin, SJ – “What Would Ignatius Say in These Challenging Times?” – via live “ZOOM” on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the college’s Montante Cultural Center.  Perhaps one of the most recognizable Jesuits in America, Father Martin is a social media pioneer.  Hundreds of thousands of followers – both Catholic and non-Catholic – look forward to his insightful, provocative and prayerful reflections via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  Father Martin has the unique ability to make matters of faith clear, user-friendly and relevant in today’s world. Father Martin is consultor to the Vatican’s Dicastery for Communication and editor-at-large of America, the national Catholic magazine published by the Jesuits.

The evening, which is free and open to the public, begins with Eucharist at 6:00 p.m. followed by light refreshments.  Father Martin will begin the conversation at 7:00 p.m.  Copies of Father Martin’s book The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything: A Spirituality for Real Life will be available for purchase during the event.

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Submitted by: College Communications

Call for Lorch Award Nominations – Deadline Extended

Nominations for the 2020 Dr. I. Joan Lorch Award have been extended through Tuesday, February 25.

The Dr. I. Joan Lorch Award for Women & Gender Studies honors individuals who have made significant contributions to women, and who exemplify the pursuit of liberation and justice regarding sex, gender and sexuality.

Please submit nominations for the Canisius Colleague Award, Canisius Student Award or Canisius Community Award to: Johanna Fisher, professor, English [] AND Melissa Mosko, professor, philosophy []. Include a one paragraph statement why the nominee should be considered for the award.

Submitted by: Johanna Fisher, adjunct professor, English, Women and Gender Studies; co-Director Women and Gender Studies

Workshop: Getting Started in Qualtrics

In this workshop, participants learn the basics of building online surveys or data collection forms using Qualtrics. Afterwards, users will be able to build, manage, operate, and distribute simple forms, and get the resulting data. They will also be ready to explore more advanced tools for enhancing their survey and data-form procedures. This workshop is useful for skilled and experienced survey researchers planning to move into Qualtrics. It is also valuable for faculty and staff who are considering online surveys or forms for the first time, and seeking an introduction to form-building and basic data collection on the web.

This workshop is offered as a classroom session on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. in Old Main 119.  The workshop is also available as an online session on Thursday, February 27 2020 at 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

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Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, Center for Online Learning & Innovation

Academic Talent Celebrates Black History Month

The campus community is cordially invited to attend Canisius College Academic Talent Search annual Black History Month Program on Thursday February 27, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. This event will be held at Zion Dominion Global Ministries located at 895 North Forest Road, Amherst, N.Y. 14221.

The theme this year is: “You Can… With Intellect and Heart.”

We have planned an exciting program for our students and their families. The focus of the program this year will be to highlight cultural, economic, and educational and health issues critical to the students we serve, their families, and communities in which they live.

There will be workshops and informational stations from various organizations consisting of educational opportunities, career choices, financial literacy, mental health and wellness, voter registration and cultural topics.

We will feature as keynote speaker, Jeremy Anderson, a leading educational expert, author of six books and motivational speaker in the educational arena.

This is a time when students can gain valuable information from professionals, businesses and community leaders as well as showcase their talents. We acknowledge your busy schedule but sincerely hope you will attend this event.

For registration information, please contact Lee Thomas, administrative specialist, at 716-888-3280 or Email  to confirm your attendance.

We look forward to seeing you at the Canisius College Academic Talent Search Annual Black History Month Program.

Submitted by: Lee Thomas, administrative specialist, Talent Search

Georgetown Law Professor and Constitutional Theorist to Deliver Raichle Lecture

The Canisius College Frank G. Raichle Lecture Series on Law in American Society welcomes Randy E. Barnett to campus on Wednesday, March 25 at 7:15 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge, located on the second floor of the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center.  The event, titled “Is the U.S. a Democracy or a Republic (and Why Does it Matter)?,” is free and open to the public.  Barnett’s lecture will be followed by a question and answer session. 

Randy Barnett is the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches constitutional law and contracts, and serves as director of the Georgetown Center for the Constitution.

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Submitted by: College Communications