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Last days to Help Support Leticia Banks’ Recovery

As a reminder, the website is now live for purchasing tickets for the basket raffle being held to raise money to support the recovery of Leticia Banks.

Leticia remains hospitalized as her physicians continue monitoring her progress and the long road to recovery. Leticia still relies on significant medical care and interventions. However, recently a few of Leticia’s friends were able to visit with her and her family at the hospital. This visitation opportunity was a notable marker on her recuperation journey.

This website provides a vehicle for individuals who want to offer financial support to Leticia and her family as they embark on a significant rehabilitation process. If you would like to donate funds to this effort but do not wish to participate in the basket raffle, there is an option on the website to donate.

Individuals who want to purchase raffle tickets can place their orders online, pick up their tickets, and deposit them in the raffle pools for the baskets they are interested in winning. Once purchased, your raffle tickets can be picked up in OM-102 between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Winners will be drawn on March 1; ticket purchases will be closed at noon on February 28.

Thank you all for considering supporting Leticia and her family through this initiative.

Submitted by: Harold Fields, EdD, vice president, Student Affairs

Campus Candid

Canisius President Steve Stoute

Flashing back this Friday morning to one year ago, when the Board of Trustees named Steve Stoute the 25th president of Canisius College. President Stoute’s inaugural year was marked by a call for the campus community to RISE:

✔ Renew its commitment to justice;
✔ Inspire a new generation of leaders;
✔ Serve all we encounter with love; and
✔ Empower others to do the same.

We can’t wait to see what the next year brings!

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

Nearly one year after the Board of Trustees appointed Steve Stoute as its next leader, The Buffalo News published an in-depth story about Canisius College’s 25th president in its February 23 edition. The article highlights President Stoute’s efforts to improve access, accessibility and attainment at Canisius.

Click here to read the story.

Submitted by: College Communications

WNYTR Hosts Classroom Management Workshop

Brian Sepe, a Canisius alumnus and instructional coach, hosted a workshop on classroom management for students in the college’s Western New York Teacher Residency (WNYTR) program, as well as current student teachers, on February 16. 

Using his own teaching, research and consulting experiences as a guide, Sepe led participants through exercises to identify their core values and how these can be translated into everyday classroom practices. Participants were asked to share vision statements for their ideal learning environment and brainstorm the classroom norms that would help them connect with their students most effectively, encouraging a “power with” instead of a “power over” mindset. 

Beyond this workshop, Sepe partners with mentor teachers in local school districts to provide leadership and coaching support as WNYTR students complete their one-year residency. You can learn more about Sepe and his work as an instructional coach by visiting his website

This event is part of a monthly series of professional development opportunities for WNYTR students. The next workshop, which will cover trauma-informed care, is scheduled for Monday, March 13. 

Submitted by: Christyn Sullivan, Graduate Assistant, Teacher Education and Leadership

Stress Less Day

As part of Stress Less Day on campus, Tara McPherson, a corporate wellness consultant at Lawley Benefits Group and Michelle Carbery, senior corporate wellness specialist at Independent Health, will present over lunch and refreshments for faculty and staff on Wednesday, March 22 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in Regis Room.

Registration is limited to 80 participants and will be collected on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Please RSVP to Bethany Voorhees at by Wednesday, March 15, and provide any dietary restrictions if applicable.

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