Express Yourself

There are many ways today's college students express themselves. Fashion, music and art come to mind first. But this spring, Canisius students shared their stories in a strikingly unique way, as part of the Cura Personalis Project.

The campus initiative invited students, faculty and staff to express the Ignatian spiritual principle – care for the individual - in writing on their arms, faces and hands. Their responses, though all different, speak of strength, love and acceptance.  They were photographed by student Allina Santiago '13 (sociology).  The portraits went on display throughout the tunnel system of the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center.

The Cura Personalis project was part of a larger programming effort to celebrate the Lenten and Easter seasons at Canisius. Its inspiration came from Robert Fogerty, the creator of “Dear World,” a photography venture that invites individuals to express themselves to the world through distinct messages and portraits.