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Extraordinary Change Sports Consultants

Greg Reeds, associate professor of sport psychology at Canisius, is launching a new sports performance enhancement program here in WNY. Extraordinary Change Sports Consulting is a sports consulting agency specializing in the enhancement of athletic performance. The programs focus on the growth of individual athletes, teams and clubs according to their designated mission. Reeds is partnering with Don Luce, former Buffalo Sabre, and Corrin Rutkowski, mental training expert, in this venture.

Click here to view the media release.

Submitted by: Greg Reeds, associate professor, Kinesiology

Canisius in the News

Canisius President John J. Hurley was published in the My View section of The Buffalo News on Monday, June 10 with an article entitled “Lessons in compassion on trip to El Salvador.” Click here to read the article. 

President Hurley was quoted in an article published by The National Catholic Reporter on Thursday, June 6 about moving forward with initiatives to solve the Catholic Church abuse crisis. Read the full article here.

Steven Gattuso, professor of finance and economics and executive director of the Golden Griffin Fund, contributed his two cents on credit cards in a piece on Read the full article here.

Submitted by: College Communications

This Week’s Food Trucks

The Cheesy Chick will be on campus today, Tuesday, June 11 in the Bagen Hall lot for lunch from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The truck will serve a variety of mac and cheese along with grilled cheese. To add this event to your calendar, click here.

Center Street Smokehouse will be on campus tomorrow, Wednesday, June 12 in the Lyons Hall lot for lunch from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The truck will serve Southern staples such as pulled pork, brisket and sweet potato fries. To add this event to your calendar, click here.

Please contact Mary Braun, assistant for human resources, at Ext. 2240 with any questions.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, assistant, Human Resources

Corporate Challenge: Join the Canisius Hospitality Tent!


Jeffrey Lindauer, PhD, Steps Down as Dean

Dear Colleagues,

With mixed feelings, I write to tell you that Dr. Jeffrey Lindauer has decided to step down from the dean’s position and, following a fall sabbatical, return to the faculty in the Department of Kinesiology. Jeff has done an extraordinary job leading the School of Education and Human Services over the past six years.

Time and again, Jeff focused his dedication to our Jesuit mission in ways that created new opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to truly live that mission. He is an outstanding role model for a faith-filled life. During his tenure as dean, Jeff has made remarkable strides in strengthening the college’s profile in Buffalo city schools. The Center for Urban Education, Teach for America, and the Western New York Residency Program are excellent examples of his commitment to the children and the future of this community. Through his efforts, Canisius advanced conversations on race, justice, and educational equity in the region. His vision has reinforced the college’s position as a nexus between theory and practice among educational institutions at all levels.

In addition, he was critical to our successful accreditation review in 2016 and the creation of new academic programs, including the ongoing development physician’s assistant program.

He has led the SEHS with intelligence, humility, sensitivity, and foresight. It has been an honor for me to work with him over the past few years. His thoughtful and consistent leadership have built a strong culture of trust in the School of Education and Human Services and he will certainly be missed. There is no doubt, however, that Jeff’s many talents will find new outlets as he returns to the faculty in the Kinesiology Department.

I am very pleased to announce that Dr. Nancy Wallace has accepted the position of Interim Dean of the School of Education and Human Services. Her appointment becomes effective on July 22, 2019.

Please join me in gratitude for Jeff’s outstanding service and in congratulating Nancy as she assumes her new role.

All the best,


Submitted by: Margaret McCarthy, PhD, vice president, Academic Affairs

Sisters of St. Mary Pentecost Event

The 200th anniversary of the founding of the Sisters of St. Mary Pentecost event will take place Sunday, June 9 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Mt. St. Mary Auditorium, located at 3756 Delaware Avenue in Kenmore, NY.

There will be a brief narrative about performances by various groups such as the Buffalo Choral Arts Society, representatives from local schools, St. Martin de Porres Church Choir, Clann na Cara Irish Dancers, Our Lady of Hope Ministries and Holy Cross Gesture Group.

If you can spare the time, and I know this is already a busy time, I’d love to see you there! It would be wonderful to have the Canisius presence with us on that day.

Submitted by: Sr. Patricia Brady, SSMN, director, Center for Service Learning