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ICMS Fall 2020 Schedule of Events

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The Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies is back with a new semester of virtual events. For six weeks, which began Thursday, September 10, our Lifelong Learners courses will discuss the legend and influence of King Arthur. Then on Tuesday, October 13, the topic switches to an examination of romantic literature during the Middle Ages for another six weeks. Space is still available for these classes. See our website for details.

On Friday, September 11, Classics Tea@2 will meet via ZOOM. Visit with old friends and meet new ones. Everyone is welcome at Tea@2! Email for the meeting passcodes.

Plans are also being finalized for our Brown Bag seminars and speaker series. Watch this space for more details as they become available.

Submitted by: Kristina Laun, social media and website administrator, ICMS

Griff Center Career Team Offers Class Presentations

The Griff Center career team offers class presentations on a variety of topics including:

  • Resume and Cover Letter Development
  • Professional Branding and Networking using LinkedIn and Handshake
  • Internship and Job Search
  • Interviewing **New** Virtual Interviewing – Zoom Etiquette
  • Presentations tailored by Major/Industry

Do you need to be out of class on a particular day? Don’t cancel your class! The career team would be happy to host a presentation and/or give an overview of career services available to undergraduate and graduate students.

See what faculty/staff have to say:

Thank you for presenting to our student teachers. Career Development is an important part of the physical and health education teacher education (P/HETE) program at the college. Your knowledge in the field of career services is second-to-none and extremely helpful for all future professionals. My teacher candidates always enjoy your engaging exuberance in the classroom.”

Dr. Clancy M. Seymour – Director of P/HETE and Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology

“I want to thank you for the 4-part professional development series you conducted over the summer for our Canisius Pre-Med/Pre-Health students. Numerous students who participated in these events have reached out to me to share how helpful these sessions have been. Helping our current students and recent alumni build their LinkedIn profiles and resumes, develop networking strategies with our Canisius alumni (and others), and starting to hone their interview skills will help these students and recent alumni achieve their goals. Your willingness to work around the schedules of these students/alumni is especially appreciated.”


Dr. Allyson Backstrom – Director of the George E. Schreiner, M.D., ’43 Pre-Medical Center

Interested in booking a presentation?  Email or

Submitted by: Eileen Abbatoy, senior associate director, Career Development

Daily Mass at Christ the King Chapel

All are invited to daily Mass at Christ the King Chapel from 12:05 – 12:25 p.m.

Here are the Mass Intentions for today.

Friday                        Marcella Tirak Wyant

Submitted by: Rev. Jack Mattimore, SJ, campus minister

Ignatian Guide to Civic Engagement

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The Jesuit Conference Office of Justice and Ecology created an Ignatian Guide to Civic Engagement as an invitation to deeper prayer, reflection, analysis and dialogue.

The guide includes a multitude of topics such as finding God in all things, Ignatian spirituality and civic engagement. See the table of contents in the link above for the full list of topics covered.

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Office of Mission & Identity

Updated Human Resources Contact List


The Human Resources Department wishes to provide an updated contact list for the campus community. This list outlines the various questions that can be addressed to each member of the HR Department.

Please see the attached PDF file for our full contact list. Feel free to call or Email us with any questions.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, human resources generalist