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Engagement Team Zoom Meeting-5/19

I hope that you are your families are safe and well. It is time for our Employee Engagement Team to reconnect with a different focus for this quarter.

As we continue to work remotely, our team will be meeting to discuss best practices from our individual remote work experiences and other virtual event opportunities that can assist us as a campus community in remaining connected during these challenging times. Our engagement survey results will be tabled until we have the opportunity to review these with our leadership team.

Our meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 19 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Please Email Linda Walleshauser at if you are interested in joining us. We look forward to sharing and hearing your ideas.

Submitted by: Linda Walleshauser, associate vice president, Human Resources & Compliance 




The Economic Impact of COVID-19

The Richard J. Wehle School of Business at Canisius College will present a live webinar on Tuesday, May 12 at 12:00 p.m. titled “The Economic Impact of Covid-19 and What it Means Going Forward.”

The webinar is being hosted by Canisius College Professors of Economics George M. Palumbo, PhD and Julie Anna M. Golebiewski, PhD, both of whom are scholarly experts on the local, regional and national economies. Because the webinar is live, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of Palumbo and Golebiewski. 

To register for the webinar, click here.

To learn more, click here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Life Imitates Art: Hispanic Edition

Students in Dr. Richard Reitsma’s SPA 217: Introduction to Composition spent the semester studying economics, political and social movements, women’s and indigenous rights, and music and art.

Once we transitioned to online learning, students explored how art and music reflect human experiences, shape political and social reality, and provide solace.  They also explored how lessons of suffering and deprivation during dictatorships, wars or other tragedies served to remind them to be strong and persist in their resolve, to recognize their relative privilege, and find inspiration in figures as diverse as Sor Juana and Frida Kahlo to Bad Bunny.

Students were also given the opportunity to recreate an artwork of impact and meaning to them, from any artist from the Spanish-speaking world.  These are some of the inspiring results.  More images (and the brief essays) can be viewed by clicking here, although they are written in Spanish.

Submitted by: Richard Reitsma, PhD, chair, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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

Spiritual Exercises for Our Times

The Institute for the Advanced Jesuit Studies will offer the virtual retreat: Manresa: Spiritual Exercises for our Times, starting tonight, Monday, May 11 from 8:00-8:45 p.m. and continuing each evening at the same time, through Thursday, May 14.

It was in a cave in Manresa, Spain, where Saint Ignatius composed the Spiritual Exercises. In this time of seclusion, he came to know God in a profoundly intimate way. In our time of seclusion, we too, can find God in a deeper, more profound way.

The retreat will consist of:

  • Presentation (20 minutes)
  • Faith Sharing in Zoom breakout rooms (20 minutes)
  • Closing Prayer (5 minutes)

To register for this virtual retreat, click here.

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Mission & Identity