Get Ready for Giving Day

In preparation for Giving Day on April 25, the Canisius Fund team is forwarding the links for all the program pages as well as the ‘next steps’ memo to program directors.

If, for some reason, you missed the email with your program’s Giving Day page link, please contact Kimberly Walkow, annual leadership society giving coordinator, at or at Ext. 2712.

Once you receive the ‘next steps’ memo, be sure to review the timeline that was included. And don’t hesitate to contact the Canisius Fund with any questions. Your assistance is what will help make Giving Day a success for your program – and Canisius.

Submitted by: Kimberly Walkow, annual leadership society giving coordinator, Canisius Fund


Peter Canisius, the Humanities and Jesuit Education

Rev. Brian Dunkle, SJ, returns to Canisius for lecture on theological scholarship

Rev. Brian P. Dunkle, SJ, will return to Canisius today, Monday, March 5, 2018, to celebrate the upcoming establishment of the Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies at Canisius. Father Dunkle will provide a brief lecture, entitled “Peter Canisius, the Humanities and Jesuit Education,” at 7:00 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge. The event is free and open to the public.

Father Dunkle may be familiar to many on campus, as he spent several years as a resident of Loyola Hall and a member of the Classics Department. He is currently an assistant professor of historical theology in the School of Theology and Ministry at Boston College. Father Dunkle also recently published the well-received book Enchantment and Creed in the Hymns of Ambrose of Milan (Oxford UP 2017).

We are delighted he has agreed to spend a few days with us at Canisius to share his thoughts on Jesuit education and theological scholarship.

Submitted by Kathryn Williams, PhD, chair, Classics Department



Headline:        Support Student International Service-Immersion Experiences

Subhead:        Attend the annual RAISE Benefit

Campus Ministry’s annual RAISE Benefit will take place this Wednesday, March 7, Thursday, March 8 and Friday, March 9, 2018. RAISE directly benefits the 25 team members going on service-immersion experiences this summer in Poland, with the Mustard Seed Community in Jamaica, and with the Kino Border Initiative on the U.S./Mexico border.

Basket raffles, 50-50 tickets, silent auction items (including a 3-hour photo session with Tom Wolf), grilled cheese/soup lunch, and a bake sale will be available in the OM second floor lounge, next Wednesday and Thursday from 10am-4pm, and Friday from 10am-2pm.  Other items include tennis lessons, handmade blankets, swing dance lessons, massages, restaurant gift certificates and babysitting.

Our basket and silent auction items will then move to the Montante Cultural Center on Friday, March 9 from 5-8pm for our RAISE Benefit dinner. Live music, delicious food and drink from Chartwells Dining, and the raffles will be available. Tickets for this dinner are $25 for adults, $10 for students and children over 10, and free for children 10 and under. There is also a package deal for 4 adult tickets for $75.

Tickets are available in Campus Ministry, OM 207 and at the door.

Please contact Sarah Signorino, Ext. 2424 or with any questions.

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, assistant director, Campus Ministry


Register Now for Shoes for the Shelter 5K

Registration is open for the 20th Annual Canisius College Shoes for the Shelter 5K, presented by Independent Health. Registration forms can be found on-line at (click on the rotating banner ad in the middle of the page or click on the athletics tab across the top).

The registration fee for faculty, staff and students is reduced. The cost is $20 for faculty and staff and only $15 students. The price increases by $5 if the runner waits to register on the day of the race.

This year’s event is on April 15 at 10 a.m. The run begins and ends near the intersection of Main and Delavan. Participants are encouraged to donate any old shoes they have in their closets. Last year’s total of 2,897 pairs of shoes increased the all-time total to 38,049 pairs collected since 2001. Even non-runners are encouraged to donate shoes. They may be dropped off anytime at KAC Room 181 or can be deposited in specially marked boxes around campus the week prior to the race.

There are special awards for male and female faculty and staff runners, and for male and female students. For more information, call 888-2977.

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director, External Events

Canisius in the News

Jeffrey R. Lindauer, PhD, dean of the School of Education and Human Services, is among 19 members of AJCU’s Conference of Education Deans who signed a statement in support of DACA students.  The letter, published in the National Catholic Reporter, reads, in part, that “Deporting these young people just as they are poised to make strong contributions to this country – after investing so many resources to educate them in our public schools – is poor public policy and not in the public interest.”

Click here to read the statement in its entirety.

Meridian Magazine, a publication of the Latter-Day Saints, refers to research conducted by James P. Donnelly, PhD, on end-of-life dreams and visions had by people in the final weeks of their lives.

Donnelly is a professor of counseling and human services at Canisius.  His research revealed that most patients, receiving end-of-life hospice care, reported at least one vision per day that involved previously deceased friends and relatives, and that the impact of these pre-death experiences was profoundly meaningful for patients.

To learn more, read the Meridian Magazine article, entitled “Are the Dying Visited by the Dead.”

Submitted by: College Communications

All-College Honors Program Announces Thesis Defense Week

The All-College Honors Program is pleased to announce its fall schedule for thesis defenses next week. The topics range from the movie industry in China to the treatment of adult schizophrenia to tattoos in the workplace. All are welcome to attend these public events, which constitute the culmination of the Honors experience at Canisius. Each defense will be held in Science Hall 1017 and last no more than 45 minutes. Questions and comments are encouraged. See the complete schedule below.

Honors thesis defense schedule (F2017)a

Submitted by: Bruce Dierenfield, PhD, professor of history and director of the All-College Honors Program

KAC Building Hours Over Thanksgiving Break

The Koessler Athletic Center hours will be reduced during Thanksgiving Break. They are: Tuesday, November 21 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Wednesday, November 22 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Thursday, November 23 – Saturday, November 25, closed; and Sunday, November 26 from 5 p.m.- 9 p.m.  Please note that open swimming will not take place when the building is closed.

Submitted by: Tim Sei, assistant director, Athletic Facilities