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

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 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 or contact Darby Ratliff in Campus Ministry at

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

United Way Campaign Extended

The United Way Committee would like to remind you that our campaign will continue this year through Thanksgiving. Thank you to the 50 employees who already donated to this year’s campaign. With this support, Canisius College is already helping to make a big difference in the Buffalo community!

However, there is still work to be done to help us achieve our goal of 70 donors. As a reminder, a donation of as little as $1 per week can provide tax representation services for up to eight families. Two dollars per week can provide 10 hours of tutoring for 25 local children. Please consider making your online pledge today.

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Submitted by: Mary Braun, human resources assistant, Human Resources