Stress Less Day on Wednesday, March 16, was a campus-wide effort to support mental health and included activities such as essential oil/scrub making, succulent planting, journaling and yoga. The event had clubs from all over the campus come together to provide a stress-less day for students and faculty.
As part of Stress Less Day, more than 30 faculty and staff took some much-needed time out of their busy days to participate in a Mental Health Matters Session, presented by Tara McPherson, a corporate wellness consultant at Lawley Insurance & Lauren Dlugosz, wellness program manager at Independent Health.
The group learned about mental health and employee burnout in the workplace, current Canisius College benefits to assist with employee mental health needs, and takeaways for playing an active role in their personal well being journey. The session ended in a guided meditation exercise during which the group learned some helpful breathing and stretching techniques along with a bonus raffle to give away a stress relief and relaxation gift pack.
The lucky winner was Kristina Marohn, general chemistry lab coordinator for the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department, pictured above with Lynn Incardona, HR associate.
For those who were unable to make it, click here to view Canisius’ Employee Assistance and Mental Health Program, offered through Uprise Health & Guardian.
To log in, please use the following access code: wlm70101
Contact the Human Resources department with any questions.
President-elect Steve Stoute was a recent guest on WESN’s “AM Prime,” during which he spoke about his new role at Canisius. WESN is considered the premier content creator in Trinidad and Tobago, and features programming related to religion, culture, ethnicity and creed.
Highly motivated Canisius College students, who want to build on their undergraduate education with top-notch social work training, will be able to accelerate their course of study by completing both their BA or BS in psychology and the MSW in approximately five years under a new agreement between Canisius College and the University at Buffalo School of Social Work.
This recently signed cooperative agreement, newly announced by UB School of Social Work Dean Keith Alford and Canisius Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences Thomas A. Chambers, marks the first time that the UB School of Social Work partnered with a private college to offer a 3+2 program.The 3+2 Program is open to Canisius students who, by the completion of their third year of enrollment at the college, complete a minimum of 90 credits, including the common core and psychology major requirements. Canisius students interested in the 3+2 Program will be provided with individual academic advisement during the completion of the three-year degree plan.
The college recently received a $1 million gift from long-time benefactors John W. Rowe ’66, HON ’02, MD and Valerie A. Rowe, PhD. The gift will be used to support the development of Science Hall. John Rowe is the Julius B. Richmond professor at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in the Department of Health Policy and Management. Valerie Rowe is a retired associate professor at Fordham University’s School of Education.
Click here to read more about this significant gift and how it will be used.
The Canisius College Frank G. Raichle Lecture Series on Law in American Society welcomes Randy E. Barnett to campus on Monday, April 11 at 7:15 p.m. in the Regis Room, 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. A question and answer session will follow Barnett’s lecture.
Randy Barnett is the Patrick Hotung Professor of Constitutional Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches constitutional law and contracts, and serves as faculty director of the Georgetown Center for the Constitution.