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Women of Canisius Present: How to Plan, Execute, and Savor Retirement Webinar

All are welcome to join the Women of Canisius Leadership Council on March 24, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. on Zoom as it presents best practices (and learned experiences) on how to be financially, emotionally and psychologically prepared to write your next chapter.

Cynthia Vance, JD, CFP®, ChFC®, AIF® will share the ABCs of early, effective financial planning for retirement. 

Teresa Amabile ’72, HON ’97, PhD, will offer guidance for planning and enjoying retirement, based on seven years of research into the psychological and social aspects of this life-changing transition. 

To round out our program, Cathy Bolz ’85, MBA ’90 provides practical tips on how to savor choices and leverage new contacts and opportunities in your “next chapter.”

Following the presentation, there will be a Q&A session with the panelists, moderated by Maureen Hurley, co-chair of the Women of Canisius Leadership Council.

For more information and to register, click here.

Submitted by: Sarah Sterzinger, assistant director of Alumni Engagement


TIAA March Webinars


Get your finances in check with the help of webinars offered by TIAA for the month of March.

Take a look at the list for days, times and how to register to attend.

Click here to get started!

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, executive associate, President’s Office

The Lifelong Learning Center Book Club Meets Thursday

The Lifelong Learning Center (LLC) at Canisius College will hold its Spring 2022 Book Club on Thursday, March 3, at 1:30 p.m. in OM 418. 

As part of its lunchtime Brown Bag Seminar series, we will look at Sharon Kay Penman’s When Christ and His Saints Slept (1995). This historical fiction novel is about the period of English history known as The Anarchy. 

These sessions are non-scholarly, informal and relaxed, and are free and open to the public. No prior reading of the book is required. No prior knowledge of the subject is needed. Masks are required for in-person attendees or join us over Facebook Live: @LLICanisius. Bring your lunch and join the conversation. 

In-person attendees must fill out a health screening, here.

Submitted by: Kristina Laun, administrator, Social Media & Website LLC


St. Patrick’s Day Service Opportunity

The New Buffalo Institute is looking for volunteers to help serve lunch at Vive la Casa, a shelter for refugees and asylum seekers, on Thursday, March 17.  We plan to decorate the dining room and provide a meal to 80 people, primarily families with children. 

If you would like to volunteer by making a dish, showing off your Irish dancing, setting and/or cleaning up, please Email Mary Rockwell at   

The event should run from about 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Thank you in advance for your help!

Submitted by: Mary Rockwell, Ph.D., director, The New Buffalo Institute


Employee Burnout & Mental Well-Being Presentation


As part of Stress Less Day on campus, Tara McPherson, a corporate wellness consultant at Lawley Benefits Group, will present on the following topic: Employee Burnout & Mental Well-Being on Wednesday, March 16 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in Grupp Fireside Lounge.

Mental health disorders are among the most burdensome health concerns in the United States. According to Mental Health America, nearly 1 in 5 American adults will have a diagnosable mental health condition in any given year and 46% of Americans will meet the criteria for a diagnosable mental health condition sometime in their life. Burnout is also on the rise. A survey conducted by Indeed in the Spring of 2021, found that over half (52%) of survey respondents are experiencing burnout in 2021 – up from the 43% who said the same in Indeed’s pre-COVID-19 survey. Burnout is not a medical diagnosis, but it can be a step in the path towards other kinds of problems, like depression or anxiety.

During this presentation, McPherson will cover the following topics: an overview of mental health and burnout, strategies for managing mental health and burnout in the workplace, and takeaways for individuals to play an active role in their personal wellbeing journey.

Please join us on Wednesday, March 16 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in Grupp Fireside Lounge in the Student Center. A boxed lunch will be served. Registration is limited to 80 participants, so registration will be collected on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please RSVP to Bethany Voorhees at by Thursday, March 10th, and provide any dietary restrictions if applicable.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, executive associate, President’s Office