Campus Candid

Noble Peace Prize nominee Kathy Kelly visited Dr. Erin Robinson’s Introduction to Sociology class on Wednesday, November 15 to discuss her work in creative non-violence.  Students had the opportunity to discuss peace and justice issues in the context of current global unrest, especially in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

Jeffrey Lindauer, PhD, dean of the School of Education and Human Services, is quoted in The National Catholic Reporter regarding the Center for Urban Education’s new Western New York Teacher Residency program.

Read the story here.

Submitted by: College Communication

Next Town Hall Meeting is December 6

All Canisius faculty and staff members are invited to attend a Town Hall Meeting with President John J. Hurley on Wednesday, December 6 in the Regis Rooms from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

President Hurley will provide an update on a number of topics and respond to any questions you may have.  Faculty and staff are also welcome to submit questions in advance of the meeting online by clicking here.  Submissions are completely anonymous and are due by close of business on Tuesday, December 5.

Submitted by: Laura A. Montaro, executive associate, Office of the President

Travel with President Hurley to El Salvador and Guatemala

President John J. Hurley, and his wife, Maureen, invite you to explore faith and social justice on a global scale with a trip to El Salvador and Guatemala from June 3-13, 2018.

Entitled Faith, Tradition and Modernization in Central America, the trip includes visits to Mayan ruins and an examination of Catholic and Mayan spirituality in the ancient villages along Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.

“The experience enables alumni and life-long learners to fulfill their interests in other cultures, forge deep bonds with other globally conscious adults and in-country experts, and have enriching, international educational experiences that connect them to people and places not available on a typical tour,” says Timothy Wadkins, PhD, director of the Institute for Global Engagement (IGE), who will lead the trip. “Most importantly, these trips illuminate and challenge the traveler’s own spiritual journey.”

The group will also travel to Guatemalan and Salvadoran civil war memorial sites where Catholic bishops, priests and peasants were martyred. They will visit Catholic cathedrals, Pentecostal mega-churches and congregations engaged in social service.

Participants will hear presentations from topical experts and enjoy a concert by a renowned Salvadoran folk singer. The seminar also includes opportunities for hiking, shopping, golf and a coffee plantation tour.

For more information, contact Timothy Wadkins, IGE director, at wadkins@canisius.edu or (716) 2824 or click here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Tom Wolf ’86 Offers Family Portrait Sessions

Are you still looking for that perfect Christmas card photo? On Tuesday, November 28, Photographer Tom Wolf ᾽86 will offer 10 – minute portrait sessions in Lyons Hall 411 from 2:00 – 8:30 pm. The cost is a $50 donation that will benefit the international service-immersion trips through Campus Ministry. Sign up at canisiuslocalservice.10to8.com or contact Darby Ratliff in Campus Ministry at ratliffd@canisius.edu

Submitted by: Darby Ratliff, graduate assistant, Campus Ministry

 

Blue and Gold Fridays

We have a weekly AND monthly winner! This energetic Boomerang below from members of the Advancement Division was the only submission received this month so the group earned the weekly and monthly titles. Congratulations to Summer Handzlik, director, Canisius Fund; Matt Gorczca, assistant director, Canisius Fund; Will Mason, Leadership Society Gift officer, Canisius Fund; Courtney Sullivan, assistant director, advancement events; and Alison Novak, alumni event coordinator, alumni engagement.

Thank you to all who have participated in Blue and Gold Fridays. Remember, during the month of December our Childhood Christmas Photo Contest replaces Blue and Gold Fridays.

Submitted by: College Communications