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

Chartwells Rolls Out New Catering Menu

Canisius’ dining service, Chartwells, is pleased to announce an all-new menu for its catering service called “The Gathering.” We are always striving to grow and improve and we feel this menu showcases what our chefs do best ‒ creating delicious food with the freshest ingredients.

Our mission is to provide our guests with exceptional quality and service along with a creative cutting-edge dining experience. We are offering an even more diverse array of cuisine from around the country and the world, featuring a wide selection of plant-based and vegetarian items. We’ve added some exciting new artisan sandwiches, hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, local, national and international theme meals, box lunches and salads, staffed carving stations and authentic signature desserts from our pastry chef, Allison Hannon.

View our complete menu and place orders using our new online ordering platform here:

You can also download a printer-friendly menu by logging on to our website here:

If you have questions or need assistance in planning your event, call us Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Ext. 2325.

Submitted by: Sharif Hamdy, marketing director, Chartwells

Campus Candid


On September 23, the Dr. George E. Schreiner ’43 Pre-Medical Center hosted Mock Interview Day.

Eileen Abbatoy, associate director for the Griff Center for Academic Engagement, and 11 young alumni representing three medical schools and one dental school, helped our current students prepare for their professional interviews. Students practiced three interview formats (one-on-one, multiple mini and group) and then received feedback and interview tips.

Submitted by: Allyson Backstrom, Director, Dr. George E. Schreiner ’43 Pre-Medical Center Pre-Medical Center