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Go Red For Women

Canisius College representatives joined colleagues and friends in the WNY community to support the Go Red For Women Luncheon on February 7.

United by the passion to end heart disease and stroke in women, tens of thousands of women gather for Go Red for Women luncheons across the country each year. Each luncheon is a unique event led by local leaders to meet the needs of our community. Featuring inspiration, education and community among women, the Go Red for Women luncheon is a powerful and moving experience! Thank you to our attendees for supporting this worthwhile event!

Linda Walleshauser

Kim Venti

Mary Ellen Bakowski

Aimee Larson

Donna Anderson

Lauren Kicak

Tracie Barletta

Alison Stoute

Julia Faller

Submitted by: Linda M. Walleshauser, SPHR-SHRM-CP, Associate Vice President for Human Resources & Compliance

“Nature in Black and White”

Please join us as we host the first in a series of faculty and staff art shows in the Peter A. and Mary Lou Vogt Gallery in the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library.

ArtsCanisius is thrilled to share the talents of Dr. Sue Margulis from the ABEC and Biology departments with our campus community this semester.

“Nature in Black and White” includes drawings and photographs created when Sue was between 15 and 23 years of age and demonstrate an affinity for animals that has not wavered.

The exhibit will be on view until late March, and Dr. Margulis has offered to lead students in FAH272 Animals in Art through the exhibit as well.

If you would like to participate in a future faculty/staff art exhibit, please contact Yvonne Widenor, Director of ArtsCanisius, at

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, Assistant Professor and Program Director, Art History and Music Programs, MLLC Department, Director and Studio Art Galleries Director, ArtsCanisius

Copernicus: The Art of the Heavens

The Permanent Chair of Polish Culture at Canisius, the Chopin Singing Society and Polish Arts Club of Buffalo present Chopin & Copernicus: The Art of the Heavens on Sunday, February 26 at 2:30 p.m. at the Montante Cultural Center.  The free and open to the public event celebrates the 550th birthday of the Father of Modern Astronomy, Nicolaus Copernicus.  A reception follows the program.

Chopin & Copernicus: The Art of the Heavens is a multimedia program of music, images and memorabilia. The program features the Chopin Singing Society in a short program of Renaissance music and a premiere of Jerzy Kolaczkowski’s De Revolutionibus, in an arrangement by Dr. Thomas Witakowski of the Buffalo State College Music Department.

Kolaczkowski was a 20th century musician, composer, and conductor born in 1907 in Lviv, Ukraine of Polish ancestry.  The piece features a narration related to Copernicus, which will be rendered by radio personality Andrew Golebiowski.  The program continues with pianists, Maria Chomicka and Melanie Bebak in music of Chopin with a display of images from the Webb and Hubble telescopes, as well as images and quotes of Copernicus, by Paul Krupinski of the Strasenburgh Planetarium in Rochester.

Items related to Chopin and Copernicus will be on display.  For more information, please contact Mary Lou Wyrobek at

Submitted by: College Communications

Kairos Retreat

Campus Ministry is inviting faculty and staff members to participate in the Kairos Retreat this semester. The Kairos Retreat is taking place March 24-26 beginning late-afternoon Friday until mid-afternoon Sunday.

The individual would need to commit to being present for the duration of the 2 night, overnight experience at Cradle Beach Retreat Center, present a retreat talk from assigned topics, and fully participate in a small group with students during the course of the weekend.

No prior retreat experience is necessary. We are looking for faculty and staff who are willing to be vulnerable and share deeply, personally, and appropriately with students as well as receive and listen to the sharing of others and provide a supportive presence during the course of the weekend.

If you are interested or have questions, please contact Spencer Liechty at with the following information:

  • Name, role at the college
  • Kairos experience: if you have attended or led before, if so what year?

Even if you are not able to personally participate, we would appreciate you encouraging students to sign up to attend the retreat. Students can sign up using the link here.

Thank you for your support of this meaningful Canisius College tradition!

Submitted by: Spencer Liechty, director, Campus Ministry

Humanitea Updates

Please consider joining us for Humanitea – an informal chat with hot beverages and/or treats. The next tea will be Friday, February 24, at 2:00 p.m. in OM219.

This is an updated schedule from the previous notice in The Dome. For any questions about Humanitea, please contact Yvonne Widenor at or Ext. 2531.

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, Assistant Professor and Program Director, Art History and Music Programs, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures