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Classics Tea@2 Celebrated Reading Day and Graduates!

It was with pomp and circumstance that the faculty and students in Tea@2 met up on Friday, May 1, 2020 to celebrate students who are graduating and to continue our most cherished time together. Kathryn Williams, PhD, chair of the Classics Department, sent Katie Pabody ’20 a diploma written in Latin to celebrate her graduation.  Erin Warford, PhD, played her flute as part of the ceremony.

We hope to keep up our Tea@2 over the summer and everyone is most welcome to join. To be added to the Email invites, simply send an Email to Kathryn Williams at

Submitted by: Yvonne Widenor, visiting assistant professor and program director, Art History and Fine Arts Department


WNY Teacher Residency Highlighted in Prepared to Teach

The Canisius College Western New York Teacher Residency (WNYTR) program is highlighted in the spring 2020 Prepared to Teach publication, “Making Teacher Preparation Policy Work.”  WNYTR continues to work collaboratively with Bank Street College and its Prepared to Teach initiative through the New York State P-20 Collaborative, a network to transform teacher preparation.

Submitted by: Joyce Fanning, assistant director, Western New York Teacher Residency

Mount St. Mary Academy Hosted Erden Ertorer

Mount St. Mary Academy hosted Erden Ertorer, PhD, as part of the high school’s Career Speaker Day on April 30, 2020.  Ertorer, who is a clinical instructor of physics, spoke with students about careers in STEM fields and relevant programs offered by Canisius, and answered students’ questions.

Submitted by: Erden Ertorer, PhD, clinical instructor, Physics

One Jesuit Buffalo Hosts First Live Event

On May 12, One Jesuit Buffalo will offer its first “live” virtual event featuring speakers Zac Davis and Ashley McKinless from the podcast “Jesuitical.”

Davis and McKinless are also associate editors at America Media. They developed their podcast with young Catholics in mind but have attracted a very broad and diverse group of listeners.

So please mark your calendars,  invite your friends, grab your favorite beverage and join the (Zoom) conversation on May 12 at 6:00 p.m. at: .

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Mission & Identity

Meditation and Mental Health

Maintaining your mental health during these uncertain times can be challenging.  However, now is the time to prioritize your mental health and well-being and meditation can help reduce the stress.  The attached document provides information on how to start practicing meditation and provides tips for successful meditation.

Currently, Headspace is offering free resources to NY residents during the pandemic: More information can also be found here:

Need more information to help with these trying times, see the list below for some apps around mental health, mindfulness and work-life-balance.  Please note not all of these apps are free.

Talkspace iPhone & Google Play Online/virtual counseling and therapy
Headspace iPhone & Google Play Guided meditation and mindfulness app
Happify iPhone & Google Play Mental health and well-being
Insight timer iPhone & Google Play Meditation and sleep app
Calm iPhone & Google Play Meditation app for stress reduction and sleep help
Aura iPhone & Google Play Mindfulness app for managing stress, anxiety and increasing happiness
Breathe iPhone & Google Play Guided deep breathing app
Live Happy iPhone & Google Play App to increase happiness
Sleep Cycle iPhone & Google Play Smart alarm clock that analyzes your sleep and wakes you during your lightest sleep phase


Submitted by: Dawn Rotterman, benefit manager, Human Resources