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Canisius physical education/teacher education majors hosted Anthony Lafornara’s fourth grade physical education students from Stanley Makowski (BPS #99) on October 17 at the Koessler Athletic Center. Students from Dr. Clancy Seymour’s teaching methods of physical education course (PED 441/541) collaborated with Lafornara’s students to assess fourth grade student fitness levels using several different methods. Lafornara ᾽88 and his students will return in the Spring 2018 semester for follow-up testing.  The experience is enjoyable for the fourth graders and allows teaching majors the opportunity to analyze pre- and post-test data and conduct fitness assessments in an authentic environment.

Submitted by: Clancy Seymour, EdD, assistant professor/director of Physical & Health Education Teacher Education

Get to Know…

Get to Know…

Chris Lee, PhD, associate professor of religious studies and theology

Although he teaches in the Department of Religious Studies and Theology, Chris Lee, PhD, is a cultural anthropologist by training. He examines the impacts of globalization on two different South Asian communities: working class weavers in the Hindu pilgrimage city of Varanasi, India and white-collar expatriates from India and Pakistan who work in the Arabian Gulf.

“I primarily work with poets in both of these communities because they are sophisticated in articulating the realities of their situations but also because, since 1994, I have studied and performed Urdu poetry myself,” says Chris.

Chris also serves as director of the college’s Graduate Scholarship Office. In this role, he assists Canisius students in the application process for Fulbright Scholarships, Goldwater Scholarships and Boren Scholarships.

In the classroom, Chris teaches courses in Asian religions, Islam, Hindu and the Anthropology of Religion.  His popular “Magic, Science and Religion” course features a unit on zombies.

“While zombies may seem like a frivolous thing to study in a college class, they are a great way to show how useful anthropology can be,” says Chris. “Given that zombies don’t exist, why are they so popular now? What do they mean? We discuss these and many other questions in the context of movies and literature.”

The Contemporary Writers Series and the Institute for Global Study of Religion lectures are among Chris’ favorite on-campus events.  He enjoys fly-fishing, reading cookbooks and cooking (which he incorporates into many of his courses).

Did you know…? Chris plays blues harmonica and coached the women’s rugby team at Canisius.

Submitted by: College Communications

 

The Chili Cook-Off is Oct. 19

The United Way Chili Cook-Off is tomorrow, Thursday, October 19, from 12 – 2 p.m. in the Regis Room. For a $5 donation, you can taste all of the entries in the cook-off. A vegan chili will be offered as well as oyster crackers and cheese. All proceeds will be donated to this year’s United Way campaign.

Click here to purchase tickets. For planning purposes, if you would like to purchase tickets with cash at the door, please RSVP to Mary Braun at braun5@canisius.edu and bring exact change on the day of the cook-off.  We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

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

Griff Center Resources

Every day in the Griff Center, there is an event, workshop or information session to help our students with all aspects of their Canisius career and beyond. Please help us to promote these services and events to your students. We are also here to help those who have not yet decided on a major and need help with spring 2018 registration. Remind students to sign up in Handshake if they are nearing graduation and looking for a job or stop in for help with their resumes.

Check out the flyer below for upcoming events at the Griff Center.

THIS WEEK IN THE GRIFF CENTER 10-16-2017

Stay tuned to The Dome to see what exciting events we will offer next.

Submitted by: Sharon Sicignano, administrative associate, Griff Center for Academic Engagement

Blue and Gold Fridays

Sport your blue and gold and submit a photo or video using the hashtag #canisiuspride, post on Instagram, or email to braun5@canisius.edu.

The deadline for submissions for October Blue and Gold Fridays is 2 p.m. on Friday.  The winner(s) will be announced in The Dome on Monday, October 30.

Submitted by: College Communications

EVENTS

EVENTS

 Men’s Soccer Home Today

Team squares off against Monmouth

Your Golden Griffin men’s soccer team returns to the Demske Sports Complex for a MAAC showdown this afternoon, Wednesday, October 18 against Monmouth. Kickoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. With wins in three of their last four games, Canisius is 9-3-1 overall and 3-1-1 in league play. The Griffs trail third place Fairfield by a point in the conference standings with a game in hand. Monmouth is 4-7-2 on the season and 1-3-1 in the MAAC.

For more information, visit www.GoGriffs.com

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director, External Events

 

 

Hocktoberfest @ HARBORCENTER Continues This Weekend

Saturday is annual Pink Out game

Canisius hockey continues its six-game season opening home stand this weekend as the Colgate Red Raiders make their first-ever visit to HARBORCENTER. Colgate, a proud and long-standing member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference, comes into Buffalo with a 2-2-1 record and a number 18 spot in the weekly Pairwise rankings. Game time on Saturday, October 21, is slated for 7:35 p.m.

Canisius is 1-1 after its season-opening split with Robert Morris this past weekend.

There are two special treats on Saturday. First it’s the Griffs annual Pink Out game, presented by the American Cancer Society. Fans are encouraged to wear pink and the first 500 fans will receive pink Thundersticks. In addition, the Canisius Blue & Gold Brigade Pep Band will welcome the Colgate Raider Pep Band to Buffalo. The two squads will battle throughout the game for musical supremacy. Even if you are not a hockey fan, you will enjoy the Battle of the Bands on Saturday night.

For tickets, call 716-888-TIXX. Game information can be found at GoGriffs.com

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director, External Events

International Archaeology Day is Oct. 20

Design your own hieroglyphic

Have you always secretly wanted to be Indiana Jones? Well, we can’t help you with that ‒ Indiana Jones was actually a pretty terrible archaeologist! However, you can visit Grupp Fireside Lounge on Friday, October 20 from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. to learn more about what archaeologists do. In honor of International Archaeology Day, students from the Introduction to Archaeology class will present posters on famous sites such as Stonehenge, Angkor Wat, the tomb of King Tutankhamun and much more. Also come by to design your Egyptian hieroglyphic cartouche, snack on some ancient foods, and see how the Digital Media Arts program works with archaeologists on a 3D reconstruction of Old Fort Niagara! Students will be present from 9:30 -10:30 a.m. to answer questions but the posters will be up until 3:30 p.m.

Submitted by: Erin Warford, PhD, adjunct professor, Classics

 

 

 

 

Physics Seminar on Robotics is Oct. 23

Lanighan ᾽12 to speak on his belief space planning research

The Department of Physics will present a robotics seminar by Michael Lanighan ᾽12 on Monday, October 23 at 3:00 p.m. in Science Hall Room 1028.  Refreshments will be served.

Lanighan graduated from Canisius with degrees in physics and computer science.  Currently, he is in graduate school at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst working on his PhD.

Lanighan’s belief space planning research examines how robots reason before they perform a task. He developed robot software for NASA as an intern and hopes to develop robot applications for the healthcare field.

Lanighan was featured in the Griffs Under 40 issue of Canisius Magazine. Read more about him here.

Submitted by: Michael Wood, PhD, chair, Physics/Pre-engineering

Join Yoga with Koga Nov. 5

 Help save African apes!

Are you a yoga fan? Do you want to support an important conservation effort? Here’s your chance to do both. The Buffalo Zoo and the Canisius College Ape Research Team are collaborating to host a fun-filled event at the Buffalo Zoo on Sunday, November 5. Tickets for “Yoga with Koga” are now on sale. For $20, you receive zoo admission, a one-hour yoga class (at either 11 a.m. or 1 p.m.), healthy snacks, and access to a basket raffle. All funds raised will benefit the Limbe Sanctuary in Cameroon, a member of the Pan-African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA). PASA supports collaborative efforts amongst sanctuaries throughout Africa that care for animal orphans whose mothers were killed for meat, and primates confiscated from the pet trade. Tickets are available from Sue Margulis (margulis@canisius.edu or Ext. 2773, cash only) or online here (credit only).

Submitted by: Sue Margulis, PhD, associate professor, Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation

 

 

Digital Humanities Speaker Series Nov. 14

Lawrence to speak on technology in research

On November 14, the 2017 Digital Humanities Speaker Series continues!  Join us in Lyons Hall, Room 418 at 4:00 p.m. to hear Jonathan Lawrence, PhD, speak about his journey in digital scholarship and his latest project.

What does digital humanities mean and how does it relate to research and teaching in higher education?  Professor Lawrence will describe the impact of changing technology in his experiences as a student, teacher and scholar.  He will share examples of how technology allows us to do traditional research activities in new ways as well as examples of new options that are possible with technology.  Lawrence’s Religion in Western New York Project examines religious diversity through oral histories, statistical data and archival materials.  He will also share some examples of ways he has incorporated digital humanities into course activities.

Jonathan D. Lawrence, PhD, is an associate professor of religious studies at Canisius College.  He is currently engaged in an ethnographic study of religious diversity in the Buffalo area.  He is an ordained minister serving a small protestant congregation in North Tonawanda and working with Buffalo’s interfaith community.

The Digital Humanities Speaker Series highlights pioneering work in digital humanities, and inspires faculty and students to consider, experiment with and collaborate on new research projects or pedagogical methods employing digital technologies.  For more information, visit www.canisius.edu/dh

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, instructional designer, Center for Online Learning and Innovation

 

 

 

 

 

Canisius in the News

In an article in Crain’s New York Business on October 9, Peter J. Galie, PhD, professor emeritus of political science, discussed how New York State voters will have the chance to approve the creation of a constitutional convention on November 7. If approved the ballot initiative could set in motion a do-it-yourself lawmaking process.

Read the article here.

Town Hall Meeting

If you were unable to attend President Hurley’s Town Hall meeting on Thursday, October 12, you can read the recap below.

President Hurley provided an update regarding the Excelsior Scholarship Program noting that there was no question that it had an impact on the college’s enrollment.  Of the more than 75,000 applicants, he reported that 22,000 students received scholarships, including 299 to ECC, 488 to Buffalo State, 517 to Geneseo, 553 to Fredonia and 1,571 to UB.  Another 23,000 students have their tuition covered by TAP and Pell.

The president summarized his recent meeting with Rep. Chris Collins during which he discussed protection of federal student aid programs like PELL and SEOG, regulation of higher education by the federal government and DACA reform.  President Hurley reiterated the college’s support for the protection of Dreamers, the nearly 800,000 foreign born young people who are currently residing in the U.S. under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

He noted that as part of larger community advocacy efforts, October 16-20 has been designated as Protect Dreamers Higher Education week and encouraged the Canisius community to contact members of Congress and engage in advocacy activities that celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of Dreamers on college and university campuses, inform our communities about the issues, and let our political leaders know where we stand.

President Hurley praised everyone who worked to successfully announce Excellence Within Reach. President Hurley noted that everywhere he goes in the city people are talking about the tuition reduction initiative.  Many, he said, have seen the TV commercial, which he played for the group.  He also shared some analytics noting that the Excellence Within Reach video was viewed more than 7,500 times in the first few days following the announcement.  In addition, there was a 52 percent increase in traffic to the website and traffic from social media was up an amazing 572 percent!

President Hurley admitted the hard work of recruiting the freshman class is still ahead.

He finished the Town Hall by reviewing the faculty and staff engagement items being instituted as a result of the work of the engagement teams, including recognition and appreciation initiatives and increased communication.

In response to a question submitted about the status of the 403(b) retirement plan reduction and concern for the time frame of this adjustment, President Hurley acknowledged that it was originally presented to the Board of Trustees as a one year adjustment. But at a special meeting in June, the Board did not feel comfortable that it could commit to that timeline.  As such, the Board moved to temporarily suspend the 8 percent contribution to the employee retirement plan and reduce it to 4 percent for FY 2018 and prioritize the restoration of the contribution as circumstances allow.  President Hurley said this is a top priority as we develop and monitor the annual operating budget.  He has asked the college Budget Committee to address this issue specifically with every draft budget that is prepared.

Submitted by: College Communications

 

United Way Campaign Prize Winners Announced!

United Way Campaign Weekly Prize Winners Announced!

It’s not too late to give

The United Way committee will feature a basket raffle each Friday. When you donate to the 2017 campaign, your name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of the baskets listed below.  You will be eligible to win the first week you pledge and throughout the campaign, so pledge early!

Congratulations to our first United Way basket winner, Allyson Backstrom, PhD, pictured left.

And congratulations to Mary Ann Langlois, pictured right, who was a United Way challenge winner. The United Way of Western New York has a daily prize drawing for the winner of the United Way challenge.

Four remaining prize baskets include:

  • Donated by Linda Walleshauser – “grateful” bowl set, leaf serving dish, (2) hand painted mugs, fall table runner, (4) fall kitchen towels, “thanks” sign
  • Donated by ROTC – cooler on wheels, water bottle, tumbler, mug, padfolio, nylon drawstring bag
  • Donated by Student Records – “A” parking pass
  • Donated by Athletics – XL t-shirt, large Nike pullover, large Dri-Fit polo, scarf, (4) tickets to men’s basketball

When you give to the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, not only does your gift help those in need in our community, it also allows the United Way to do the work that no one nonprofit can do alone. Thanks to you, the United Way can identify the areas of most need, tackle those issues head on, and promote volunteerism and engagement throughout the community. Please consider giving a gift this year.

Also, please note that your donation can be designated directly back to Canisius College! Help us to achieve our goal to increase participation from 72 to 100 donors!

The campaign will continue through November 10. You can access the donation button on your MyCanisius portal page. Your pledge does not carry over from last year so please take the following steps to make your pledge:

How to make your e-pledge:

  1. https://uwbec.unitedwayepledge.org
    2. Click [Forgot User ID or Password?]
    3. Enter Work Email
    4. Enter Verification Code
    5. Click [Email My Information]
    6. Check your Work Email inbox for an email from donotreply@uwbec.org
    7. Click the reset password e-Pledge link in the email (will expire within 24 hours)
    8. Create a new password and click [Save]
    9. Click the [Continue] button

If you have any questions about the process of making your e-pledge, please contact a member of the United Way committee: Mary Braun, human resources assistant (Ext. 2240), Maggie Burkard, enrollment management and institutional research manager (Ext. 2500), Sharon Federico, assistant to the vice presidents for student affairs and business & finance (Ext. 2130), and Linda Walleshauser, associate vice president for human resources & compliance (Ext 2240).

The United Way Chili Cook-Off is another way you can give to the United Way. The event is just one week away, and tickets are now available! For a $5 cover charge, you can taste all of the entries in the Cook-Off. All proceeds will be donated to this year’s United Way campaign. Purchase tickets here. While there are plenty of chili donations, we are still in need of some side items, such as cheese, oyster crackers, and napkins. If you would like to donate, please contact Mary Braun at Ext. 2240 or braun5@canisius.edu.

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

EVENTS

Canisius welcomes Peter Ahrensdorf, PhD

Davidson College professor to speak on heroes in the ancient world

The All-College Honors Program will host a free public lecture by Peter Ahrensdorf, PhD, on Wednesday, October 18, at 7 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge. Ahrensdorf is a chaired professor of political science at Davidson College in North Carolina.

The talk is entitled “The Contest between Achilles and David: Homer, the Bible and the Question of Human Excellence.”  This lecture seeks to shed light on the contrast between Classical Greece and the Bible over the question of what constitutes a fully virtuous and admirable human being by comparing Homer’s Achilles, the foundational hero of the Greeks, with David, the heroic poet-king of the Bible.  Through an examination of Achilles and David as men of war, as men of faith, as men of passion and as men of reason, this lecture attempts to clarify the most surprising and thought-provoking features of the contest between Achillean and Davidic excellence.

Light refreshments will be served.

Submitted by: Bruce Dierenfield, PhD, professor of history & director of the All-College Honors Program

 

The Center for Urban Education to Host Jabari Mahiri, PhD

Topic of lecture is “A New Racial Literacy for Educational Equity”

The Center for Urban Education at Canisius College, in partnership with the National Urban Alliance, presents “A New Racial Literacy for Educational Equity,” on Thursday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.  Jabari Mahiri, PhD, professor of education and William and Mary Jane Brinton Family Chair in Urban Teaching at the University of California, Berkley, will be the keynote speaker. Sandy E. White ᾽77, president of Mustard Seed World Consulting Group, will serve as moderator.

Panelists include:

  • Robert Gioia, president of the John R. Oishei Foundation
  • Yvette Jackson, senior scholar at the National Urban Alliance for Effective Education
  • Jeffrey Lindauer, PhD, dean of the School of Education and Human Services, Canisius College
  • Nadia Nashir, assistant superintendent of multilingual education for Buffalo Public Schools
  • David Rust, executive director for Say Yes to Education, Buffalo
  • Finune O. Shaibi ᾽05, supervisor of multilingual student placement for Buffalo Public Schools

The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call the Center for Urban Education at Ext. 3294.

Submitted by: Jeffrey R. Lindauer, PhD, dean, School of Education and Human Services

 

Campus Candid

Mark Castner.jpg

Pictured left is Mark Castner, director of the Braun-Ruddick Seismograph Station. He represented Canisius on Saturday, October 6, at the annual Earth Science Day hosted by the Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center. Visitors  received an up-close look at a seismograph in operation, as kids jumped up and down to simulate an actual earthquake.

Jerimiah Wagstaff ’20, (pictured to the right) also attended the event. He is a pre-engineering major and Castner’s lab assistant.

Submitted by: College Communications

Blue and Gold Fridays

Are you sporting your Blue and Gold today? If so, submit a photo or video, tweet using the hashtag #canisiuspride, post on Instagram, or email to braun5@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: College Communications

 

EVENTS

Hockey Home Opener Tonight

Free tickets available for faculty and staff

Come join President Hurley tonight, Friday, October 13, at HARBORCENTER as the Canisius Hockey Team opens its 2017-18 season on Faculty Staff Night. All faculty and staff can pick up free tickets for themselves and family members at the Human Resources office until 4 p.m. today. Faculty and staff can also receive two free tickets at HARBORCENTER by showing their Canisius ID. Game time is 7:35 p.m. and all tickets include a non-alcoholic drink coupon that can be redeemed at HARBORCENTER concession stands. Make sure to arrive early as President Hurley and 1957 graduate John Christiano unfurl the team’s championship banner prior to the opening face-off against Robert Morris. The first 1,000 fans on Friday receive a free replica banner.

The two teams also meet Saturday, October 14 at 7:35 p.m. at HARBORCENTER. It’s Poster Night and fans who arrive early will receive a free schedule poster.

For additional information, call 888-TIXX.

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director, External Events

Swim Teams Kicks Off Busy Weekend

Cheer on your favorite Golden Griffin teams

Seven Golden Griffin teams are home this weekend in one of the busiest two-day periods on the 2016-17 athletic calendar.

Kicking things off will be the home openers for the men’s and women’s swim teams. The Griffs host perennial MAAC power Marist at 10 a.m. today, Friday October 13 in the Flickinger Center pool. There is no admission charge.

In addition, the men’s and women’s cross-country teams host their annual alumni meet Saturday, October 14 at Delaware Park. Races start at noon and 12:45 p.m.

Women’s soccer continues its quest for playoff positioning as they battle St. Peter’s at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the Demske Sports Complex. The Griffs are 7-6-1 on the season.

Rowing will be at the West Side Rowing Club on Sunday, October 15 as the team hosts the Head of the Niagara. Racing begins at 10 a.m., weather permitting.

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director, external events

Upcoming ArtsCanisius Events

Enjoy Concert Band and Meet-the-Faculty Recital

The Canisius College Concert Band directed by Paul D. Biddle will join forces with the Erie County Wind Ensemble, John Maguda, director, this Saturday, October 14 at 5:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.  Each ensemble will perform works on their own and then combine for several selections. Additionally, each group will perform a work for oboe solo and concert band with guest oboist Paul Schlossman.  Tickets for this concert are $5. All proceeds support the college’s Concert Band.

On Monday, October 16, the second Meet-the-Faculty Recital takes place at noon in the Montante Cultural Center and features percussionist Tiffany Nicely.  Percussionists Ringo Brill, Gabriel Gutierrez, Cory Shelton and Jamie Sunshine will accompany Nicely in a program of music for Mexican marimba and traditional malinke drumming.  This performance is free and open to the public.

We look forward to seeing you at these events.

Submitted by: Ellen Barnum, ArtsCanisius director

 

 

 

 

Center for International Education Open House

Faculty and staff are invited to wine and cheese reception

The newly-created Center for International Education will host a wine and cheese reception for faculty and staff members on Wednesday, October 18 at 3:30 p.m. on the lower level of the Student Center (003).

The Center serves as a central location for the many international initiatives at Canisius and includes the following offices: International Student Programs (Kathleen Brucato, director), International Partnerships and Study Abroad (Brian Smith, director), and the newly-established Institute for Global Engagement, directed by Timothy Wadkins, PhD. The Center is part of an initiative to expand international experiences at Canisius and includes opportunities for faculty-led academic programs.

Submitted by: Donna Ortolani, assistant, Center for International Education

COLI Brown Bag Meetups

Bring your lunch and share tech tips!

The Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) hosts its next Brown Bag Meetup on Wednesday, October 18 at noon in Old Main 115.  The topic is Desire2Learn.

On most Wednesdays in the fall and spring semesters, COLI hosts a Brown Bag Meetup.  Keep an eye on The Dome for announcements of upcoming specific meetups. Bring your lunch!  Meet with other Canisius faculty and staff to share tech tips. Share your latest project, completed or otherwise, for feedback and suggestions.  Show us what you’re doing in your classes or in your research, using web-based technologies.  As always, COLI staff will be on hand to answer questions, and share the latest tips, resources and other things we’ve recently discovered.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, Center for Online Learning & Innovation

Canisius to host Kahindi Lekalhaile

Speaker to discuss animal welfare

The Canisius Zoological Society is pleased to announced that Kahindi Lekalhaile, director of public affairs for the African Network for Animal Welfare (ANAW)  speak on Thursday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the Regis Room. ANAW works throughout Africa to promote protection and humane care of all animals. This talk is free and open to the public.

Submitted by: Sue Margulis, PhD, associate professor, ABEC and Biology

Volleyball Clinic

Fun Fridays with Canisius Volleyball

Women’s volleyball coaches and players will hold a volleyball clinic on Friday, October 20 from 6 – 8:00 p.m. in the Koessler Athletic Center main gym.

ALL girls and boys ages 8-13 are invited to train side-by-side with a parent or a friend, have a chance to work together and have some FUN! The cost is $20 per attendee and $30 for one attendee and guest.

To register contact Women’s Head Coach Lenika Vazquez at vazquez5@canisius.edu or call Ext 8458.

Submitted by: Mohamed Diyani, assistant coach, Women’s Volleyball

 #THAT’S NOT LOVE

 “Escalation” chronicles an abusive relationship

The Canisius College sexual violence prevention team and the Undergraduate Student Association will screen the film “Escalation,” on Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge.

The film follows a college relationship from its euphoric beginning through its escalation to abuse. Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the screening, which will be followed by a facilitated discussion.  Mary Travers Murphy, executive director of the Family Justice Center, will provide opening remarks.

This program is free and refreshments will be available following the discussion. For more information, contact Eileen Niland at nilande@canisius.edu or call the Counseling Center at Ext. 2620.

Submitted by: Eileen Niland, director, Counseling Center

 

 

Golden Griffin Counseling Seminar

The Four Components of Heroin Addiction and Recovery

The Golden Griffin counseling seminar presents “Four Components of Heroin Addiction and Recovery,” on February 24, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge.

The seminar/discussion will be facilitated by Davina Moss-King, PhD. Moss-King is the president and owner of Positive Direction and Associates, Inc. and has more than 25 years of experience counseling individuals with substance use disorders. She is also an adjunct professor of counseling and human services at Canisius.

A light breakfast will be provided. The cost is $20 for students with valid ID and $35 for professionals.

Register online here or obtain a registration form from Churchill Tower 802.

For more information, call the Counseling and Human Services Department at Ext. 3298 or email Holly D’Angelis, PhD, at tanigosh@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Holly D’Angelis, PhD, chair/professor, Counseling and Human Services

Canisius in the News

During an interview with True Viral News, George Palumbo, PhD, professor of economics and finance, noted that both income and earnings are starting to grow in this region. Last year, he said, percent growth in pay for Erie County finally matched national growth percentages.

Read the story here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Town Hall Meeting is Tomorrow

All Canisius faculty and staff members are invited to attend President Hurley’s Town Hall meeting tomorrow, Thursday, October 12 in the Regis Rooms from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

The president will give an update on a number of important topics and welcome questions.  For those who do not wish to publicly present questions at the Town Hall, you may submit your inquiry in advance of the meeting by clicking here.  Your submissions will be completely anonymous and are due by 9:00 a.m. on the morning of the event.

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

Excellence Within Reach

Following last week’s campus announcement, Excellence Within Reach officially kicked off with an integrated marketing and public relations campaign.

In addition to significant media coverage (see the most up-to-date list below), the tuition initiative is being supported by an advertising campaign that includes television, radio, display, Facebook and video advertising as well as a major social media push on the college’s Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat channels.

The campaign’s goal is to generate widespread awareness among high school students and parents throughout the Northeast in an effort to increase interest among a wider pool of prospective students. The seven-week marketing campaign is scheduled to run through November 11.

Watch the television commercial currently running in Buffalo and Rochester here.

View the Excellence Within Reach webpage here.

Excellence Within Reach media hits.

The Buffalo News Editorial Board             

The Buffalo News

Business First

AmericanTowns.com

National Catholic Reporter

cityandstateny.com

OneNewsPage.com 

NYUp.com

Channel 2

Channel 4

Channel 4 (second story)

Channel 7

Spectrum News

Niagara Frontier Papers

localsyr.com – Channel 9 Syracuse

WYRK Radio

WBFO Radio

WBEN Radio

WLVL Radio

Submitted by: College Communications

Get to Know…

Jonathan DiCicco, PhD, associate professor of political science

Jon DiCicco, PhD, exemplifies the model of the teacher-scholar. His classes are challenging, innovative and popular. Jon participates annually in conferences to present his work on international rivalry and war, foreign policy-making and teaching methods.

As director of the International Relations Program since 2011, Jon is a dedicated advisor and mentor to international relations majors and he helped the Model United Nations program to flourish. He says he is proud to serve the collective mission of Canisius College.

“Every day I am amazed and inspired by fellow members of the Canisius College faculty and staff whose devotion to cultivating an atmosphere of higher learning transcends the call of duty,” says Jon, who also serves as an elected member of the Faculty Senate and the Strategic Planning Committee.

He adds, “Often without compensation or credit, people selflessly give their time, energy, and expertise to make this institution something greater than the sum of its parts. Their collective efforts as individuals for and with others is astonishing. Together with our students, they make Canisius a special place to work.”

His peer-reviewed article, “The Things They Carried: Generational Effects of the Vietnam War on Elite Opinion” (co-authored with Ben Fordham), is forthcoming in the highly respected journal International Studies Quarterly.

Did you know?

As a vegetarian and former warehouse worker, Jon continues to be surprised at how much he misses driving a forklift and how little he misses eating meat.

Submitted by: College Communications

 

Welcome to Canisius

Canisius College welcomed several new faculty and staff members to our campus in August and September. If you happen to see them on campus, be sure to say hi!

Daniel Higgins is a clinical instructor of journalism. Daniel has previously taught at Hilbert College and SUNY Buffalo.

Secil Ertorer, PhD, is an assistant professor of sociology. Previously, Secil was an assistant professor at York University in Toronto, ON.

Tyler Kron-Piatek ’14 is a digital media arts lab assistant. While attending Canisius as a student, Tyler worked in the library.

Alison Novak is the new alumni engagement coordinator. Prior to Canisius, Alison was a boutique promoter at Blush Buffalo.

Sasha Bailey is an assistant coach for women’s rowing. Sasha comes to Canisius from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Nicholas Tober ’07 is an advisor for Canisius Enactus. Currently, Nicholas also works at M&T Bank as an assistant vice president/marketing manager.

Valerie Diamond is a reference librarian. Before coming to Canisius, Valerie worked for many years at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, MD.

Eugene Kmidowski joined Canisius as a public safety officer. Eugene worked for many years as a corrections officer in the town of Gowanda.

Brandon Bielecki ’16 is an assistant baseball coach. He also works as an assistant baseball coach for Tyler Junior College in Tyler, TX.

Please join the Human Resources Department in welcoming our new faculty and staff to campus.

Submitted by: Linda Walleshauser, associate vice president for Human Resources and Compliance

Witherspoon Receives Black Achiever Award

Congratulations to Reggie Witherspoon, head men’s basketball coach, who is the recipient of the 2017 Black Achievers Award from Black Achievers Inc.  The organization honored 32 outstanding individuals at a gala on Saturday, October 7 at the Adam’s Mark Hotel.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius Canine Research Team Collects Airline Travel Kennels

The Canisius Canine Research Team is collecting airline-approved kennels and carriers to send to Puerto Rico. Kennels and carriers can be dropped off Saturday, October 14, from 12 – 3 p.m. in the Health Science Parking lot. Pet owners and animal rescues in Puerto Rico are in desperate need of travel kennels so they can travel with their animals out of Puerto Rico. Without a proper airline kennel, some pet owners may be forced to leave their pet behind when they depart Puerto Rico. The kennels can also be dropped off at Fetch ‘n Catch (6517 Transit Rd, Bowmansville) or A Pawsitive Experience (6440 Schultz Rd, Lake View) through Thursday, October 19.

Visit the Canisius Canine Research Team’s Facebook page here for more details:

Submitted by: Christy Hoffman, PhD, assistant professor, Animal Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation

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Canisius to Host Javier Corrales

Talk focuses on LGBT Rights in Latin America

On Thursday, October 12 at 6:00 p.m., Javier Corrales, PhD, professor of political science at Amherst College, presents “The Amazing Expansion of LGBT Rights in Latin America and the Even More Amazing Backlash.”

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Grupp Fireside Lounge. The event is presented by the Latin American Studies Program, the International Relations Program, the Women & Gender Studies Program and the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

For more information, please contact Paola Fajardo-Heyward, PhD, associate professor of political science, at fajardop@canisius.edu

Submitted by: Amy Beiter, administrative associate, Political Science

Next Serious Games Meetup is October 13

MacVie discusses how to incorporate games into course design

The second Serious Games Meetup of the 2017-18 academic year is set for Friday, October 13 at 11:00 a.m. in Lyons Hall Room 122.  Leah MacVie, PhD, returns to speak about games for teaching and learning.  The upcoming meetup is a workshop-style gathering. MacVie will demonstrate practical ways to incorporate gamification principles into course design.  Come and find out how you can add game elements to your courses!

Serious Games serves a wide variety of purposes: educational, scientific simulation, healthcare and therapy, personnel training, emergency management, city planning and politics.  The Serious Games Meetup group explores learning theories and game design, and conducts workshops for faculty, staff, and students that explore digital and analog game use and creation.  And they play games, too.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, instructional designer, Center for Online Learning & Innovation

Canisius in the News

0770c76Insight into Diversity interviewed Economics Professor Patricia A. Hutton, PhD, about the ways in which business schools can create a more diverse pipeline of students and faculty.  Hutton spoke specifically about the college’s Enactus Program, for which she is faculty advisor.  Enactus partners with migrant and inner-city populations through several student-led programs.

Click here to read the story in its entirety.

Insight into Diversity is a national, online and print publication that connects businesses with potential employees to better reflect diversity in communities.

Submitted by: College Communication

Blue and Gold Fridays

Today marks the beginning of October’s Blue and Gold Fridays. We look forward to another month of photo and video submissions showcasing your Canisius spirit.

Take a photo or video, tweet using the hashtag #canisiuspride, post on Instagram or email to braun5@canisius.edu.

The weekly winner will be chosen at 2 p.m. today.

Submitted by: College Communications

 

Free Hockey Tickets for Faculty and Staff

The Department of Athletics is offering free hockey tickets to the Griffs home opener vs. Robert Morris on Friday, October 13 at 7:35 p.m. at HARBORCENTER.

hockey-murrayCanisius faculty and staff are eligible to receive two free general admission tickets and two complimentary non-alcoholic drink vouchers.  The complimentary tickets may be picked up any day from October 2 – October 13 in the Human Resources Office, Old Main 100, from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The first 1,000 fans will receive a replica championship banner in recognition of the team’s regular season title last March. Canisius President John Hurley will unveil the actual banner prior to face-off.

Find game day information at GoGriffs.com.

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate director of athletics, External Events

Graphic Novel Collection Dedicated

mrl-graphic-novel-10032017The ALB librarians and staff commemorated Banned Books Week with the dedication of the graphic novel collection in memory of their late colleague, Michael R. Lavin MBA’ 86. Mike, a part-time evening and weekend reference librarian, passed away suddenly on June 24, 2017.

Shown in the photo to the left are Mike’s son Andrew and wife, Irene Lavin, who also is a librarian, at the dedication of the graphic novel collection named in his honor. The collection is located on the library’s first floor.

He had a life-long love of comics and championed the graphic novel as an important literary genre. Through his efforts, the library’s graphic novel collection has grown and gained a reputation for excellence.

In addition to his Canisius degree, Mike held a master of library science degree from UB. He concentrated his professional practice on business and management, and regularly worked with students and faculty of the Wehle School of Business to provide reference services and instruction classes.

Mike’s scholarly publications included Comic Books and Graphic Novels : What to Buy; Comic Books for Young Adults : A Guide for Librarians and A Librarian’s Guide to Marvel Comics. He served on the editorial board of the Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship for more than 20 years and wrote a standard textbook in library education programs entitled Business Information: How to Find It, How to Use It.

Mike’s family and friends, including several librarians from throughout WNY attended the dedication ceremony on Thursday, September 28.

 

Submitted by: Kathleen DeLaney, archivist and special collections librarian, archives & special Collections

Vote for Petey!

peteyPetey the Griffin has advanced to round two of the 4th Annual College Court Report Mascot Mayhem Contest! Vote now and help Petey win the title of “Top Mascot!”  You can cast one vote per day and round two voting closes on Sunday, October 8.

Vote for Petey here.

Submitted by: College Communications

 

 

 

 

 

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Fall into Savings at the Bookstore

Get great deals on Under Armour gear

Now through this Saturday, October 7, the College Bookstore is discounting all Under Armour clothing by 25%! The bookstore has a great selection of full-zip hoodies, long sleeve and short sleeve tees as well as some awesome quarter zips. Stop in, stock up and save!

Submitted by, Andrew Thomas, bookstore manager

Hockey Home Tonight

Discount tickets available to faculty and staff

The first chance to watch your hockey team is tonight, Friday, October 6, when the Griffs host Ryerson in a 7:35 p.m. exhibition tilt. Discounted tickets are available for faculty and staff at the KAC Ticket Office or the HARBORCENTER ticket kiosk the night of the game. For additional game day information, visit www.GoGriffs.com.

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director, External Events

Castner Presents at Earth Science Day

Director of Braun-Ruddick Seismograph Station represents Canisius

Mark Castner, director of the Braun-Ruddick Seismograph Station, will represent Canisius College on Saturday, October 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the annual Earth Science Day at the Penn Dixie Fossil Park and Nature Reserve.

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Children of all ages, as well as adults, will find something of interest. View a drill rig up close and in action during a coring demonstration. Talk to geologists and earth scientists about what they do, and ask questions of knowledgeable professionals about natural gas exploration and extraction. Learn more about earthquakes and see a seismograph in operation. View the sun and solar flares through special telescopes.  Collect and keep all the fossils you find.

This year the event is free to all and parking is available onsite. Most of the exhibits are sheltered but the weather forecast is looking good! Additional information is available here.

Submitted by: Mark Castner, director, Braun-Ruddick Seismograph Station

Women’s Soccer Returns Home

Team squares off against Rider this Saturday

beaulieu_1080_am4i6677Your Canisius women’s soccer team returns to the friendly confines of the Demske Sports Complex on Saturday, October 7, when they meet Rider in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tilt. Game time is slated for 1 p.m. No admission charge. For more information, visit www.GoGriffs.com

Subhead: John Maddock, associate athletic director, External Affairs

 

 

International Education Hosts Open House

Enjoy a wine and cheese reception

The newly-created Center for International Education will host a wine and cheese open house for faculty and staff on Wednesday, October 18 at 3:30 p.m. in the Richard E. Winter Student Center (lower level-003).

The Center serves as a central location for the many international initiatives at Canisius and includes the following offices: International Partnerships and Study Abroad (Brian Smith, director); International Student Programs (Kathleen Brucato, director) and the newly-established Institute for Global Engagement, directed by Timothy Wadkins, PhD. The Center is part of an initiative to expand international experiences at Canisius and includes opportunities for faculty-led academic programs.

Please join us to learn more! Light food and drinks will be served.

Submitted by: Donna Ortolani, assistant, Center for International Education

200 Years on the Erie Canal

ALB Library celebrates the bicentennial with special exhibit

flight-of-5-lockport-nyThe Canisius College ALB Library celebrates the bicentennial of the Erie Canal with a traveling exhibit. “Two Hundred Years on the Erie Canal” was created by the Empire State Library Network in partnership with the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), with funding from Humanities New York. The exhibit, which also will travel to other libraries around New York State, features four standing panels, each with a different theme indicative of the Erie Canal’s history: “Dreamers and Builders,” “Canal Culture,” “Yankee Ingenuity” and “Moving Ideas.” The panels all feature images taken from historical photographs, art and documents from the DPLA. The website provides access to digitized images contributed by libraries across the country, many are from Western New York libraries and archives, including Canisius. A companion online exhibit is available through an electronic kiosk next to the panel exhibit or online here .

“Two Hundred Years on the Erie Canal” is located near the graphic novel collection on the first floor of the ALB Library. It is free and open to the public during regular library hours now through the end of October to commemorate National Archives Month.

For more information, contact Kathleen DeLaney, archivist and special collections librarian, at delaneyk@canisius.edu or ext.8421.

Submitted by: Kathleen DeLaney, archivist and special collections librarian, Archives & Special Collections

 

President Announces Reduction in Tuition

 

NewClapWhen President John J. Hurley announced that he was lowering the college’s tuition by 23 percent, the crowd packed into Science Hall, erupted into cheers and applause! More than 400 members of the campus community turned out to hear the good news Monday at 4 p.m. in the Science Hall Commons. In a bold move, President Hurley unveiled Excellence Within Reach, a new plan to reduce tuition for full-time undergraduate students from $34,966 annually to $27,000, beginning with the fall 2018 semester. The initiative is designed to make the college’s transformative Catholic, Jesuit education more accessible to all.

Relive the moment below.

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The audience had the opportunity to preview the Excellence Within Reach video during the event.

The excitement continued during a news conference yesterday, Tuesday, October 3, attended by all local media outlets.

WGRZ- Channel 2

WIVB – Channel 4

WKBW – Channel 7

Spectrum News

WBFO 88.7 FM

WBEN 930 AM

The Buffalo News

Business First

WSYR Channel 9 (Syracuse)

The social media buzz from students, alumni and friends of the college has been overwhelming. Check out our Twitter here.

Learn more about Excellence Within Reach here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Get to Know…

Get to Know…

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Sue Gruttadauria, administrative associate for computer science, mathematics, physics and the core curriculum

No matter what area of the college Sue Gruttadauria supports, she is able to juggle multiple responsibilities with a smile on her face.

Sue’s journey at Canisius began in 2001 in the Annual Fund Office.  She later worked in Student Advisement and Adult Academic Services before landing in her current post in the Departments of Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and the Core Curriculum in October 2015.

Involved in many campus organizations, Sue is a recipient of the I. Joan Lorch Women and Gender Studies award for her contributions to women on campus.  A strong ally of the LGBT community, Sue supports UNITY, Campus Ministry’s Always Our Children retreats, and serves as a board member for the Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus.

She is also proud that she has donated platelets every two weeks for the last 25 years.

Sue is a regular at Canisius events. “I love to take advantage of the variety of speakers on campus, some of which Canisius gets before other schools,” she says. In particular, she recalls Judy Shepard (Matt Shepard’s mother), Dan Savage, Dustin Lance Black and Laverne Cox.

Sue also enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her daughter, son and grandson.

Did you know…? Sue has a brown belt in Judo and competed in the Empire State Games.  Twenty years ago she competed against Colleen Rosenteel, U.S. Women’s Olympic Judo Heavy Weight.

Submitted by: College Communications

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Welcome to #Hocktoberfest

Men’s hockey hosts six home games in October

harborcenterYour defending Atlantic Hockey regular season champions take to the HARBORCENTER ice Friday, October 6 when they kick off their season with an exhibition tilt against Ryerson. Face-off at the downtown rink is at 7:35 p.m.

Friday’s game will be the first of six home contests for the Griffs this month, a series of contests labeled #Hocktoberfest. Individual game and season tickets are now on sale with alumni discounts available. The full #Hocktoberfest schedule is listed below. Call 888-TIXX for your tickets.

Friday, October 6 vs. Ryerson at 7:35 p.m.

Friday & Saturday, October 13-14 vs. Robert Morris at 7:35 p.m. (Friday – first 1,000 fans receive a replica championship banner; also Faculty-Staff Night with free tickets available in Human Resources Office)

Saturday, October 21 vs. Colgate at 7:35 p.m. (Pink the Rink Night in conjunction with American Cancer Society; first 500 fans receive Pink Thundersticks)

Friday and Saturday, October 27-28 vs. Air Force at 7:35 p.m. (Friday is Military Appreciation Night. All military [with valid ID] receive free admission.)

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director, External Events

KAC Columbus Day Weekend Hours

Regular hours resume Wednesday, October 11

The Koessler Athletic Center has reduced hours for the Columbus Day holiday.  They are: Friday, October 6 from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday, October 7 – Monday, October 9: closed; Tuesday, October 10: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. and Wednesday, October 11: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.  Please note: There will be no open swim from Saturday 10/7 – Monday 10/9. Open swim will resume Tuesday 10/10 from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Submitted by: Matthew Ferguson, facilities coordinator, Department of Athletics

 

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Students in the capstone in kinesiology (KIN 494) course visited the Museum of DisABILITY History on Tuesday, September 26. Students took a tour of the facility, which included a comprehensive historical analysis of the disabled as a minority group from both a domestic and global context. The presentation closed with a discussion about the role that sport has played historically in the advancement of disability civil rights.

Submitted by: Clancy M. Seymour, EdD, assistant professor/director of physical and health education/teacher education

United Way Campaign Kicks off Today!

When you give to the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, your gift helps those in need in our community, and allows the United Way to do the work that no one nonprofit can do alone. Thanks to you, the United Way can identify the areas of most need, tackle those issues head on, and promote volunteerism and engagement throughout the community. Please consider giving a gift this year. Also, please note that your donation can even be designated directly back to Canisius College!

Our goal is to increase participation from 72 to 100 donors this year! The UW committee will feature a basket raffle each Friday. When you make a donation to the 2017 campaign, your name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of the baskets featured in the photo below. The first drawing will be on Friday, October 6. You will be eligible to win the first week you pledge and throughout the entire six-week period, so pledge early! Drawings will continue every Friday throughout the campaign!
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Prize baskets to choose from include (L-R) Donated by Admissions: Fleece blanket, large T- shirt, baseball cap, water bottle, flip flops, tech gloves, umbrella. Donated by Linda Walleshauser: “grateful” bowl set, leaf serving dish, two hand painted mugs, fall table runner, four fall kitchen towels, “thanks” sign. Donated by ROTC: cooler on wheels, water bottle, tumbler, mug, padfolio, nylon drawstring bag. Donated by Student Records: “A” parking pass. Donated by Athletics: XL T- shirt, large Nike pullover, large Dri Fit polo, scarf, four tickets to men’s basketball. Donated by Alumni: “Always a Griff” XL sweatshirt, medium T-shirt, water bottle, lanyard, chap stick, binder clip, pen, charging port, bracelet, cell phone pocket.

Our campaign will run from October 2 through November 10. You can access the donation button on your MyCanisius portal page. Your pledge does not carry over from last year so please take the following steps to make your pledge:

How to make a United Way e-pledge:

  1. https://uwbec.unitedwayepledge.org
    2. Click [Forgot User ID or Password?]
    3. Enter work email
    4. Enter verification code
    5. Click [Email My Information]
    6. Check your work email inbox for an email from donotreply@uwbec.org
    7. Click the reset password e-Pledge link in the email (will expire within 24 hours)
    8. Create a new password and click [Save]
    9. Click the [Continue] button

If you have any questions about the process of making your e-pledge, please contact a member of the United Way Committee, which includes: Linda Walleshauser, associate vice president for Human Resources & Compliance, (Ext.2244); Mary Braun, human resources assistant (Ext. 2240); Maggie Burkard, enrollment management and institutional research manager (Ext. 2500); and Sharon Federico, assistant to the vice presidents for Student Affairs and Business & Finance (Ext. 2130).

Submitted by: Linda Walleshauser, associate vice president for Human Resources & Compliance

Blue & Gold Fridays

Our first month of Blue and Gold Fridays is in the history books.  Thank you to all who participated and showed that our Griffin pride runs strong!

This week’s winner is the Department of Athletics.  Enjoy their video here.

And now…drum roll please…the September Fans of the Month are The Admissions Department! Chosen by a random drawing of September’s winners, Admissions won a pizza party courtesy of the Human Resources Department.

Congratulations to all and please keep your photos and videos coming.  Enjoy a gallery of September’s submissions here.

Submitted by:  College Communications

Charitable Donations

We are aware of how fortunate Canisius is to have loyal donors. In order to ensure continued support, and so our donors are able to claim the benefits of their gift on their 2017 taxes, please forward any donations received by your department to Advancement Services AG202 attention: Katie Huck. All gifts to the college must be recorded in Banner so that a proper tax receipt may be issued to the donor. If you have any questions please contact me at Ext. 8211 or send an email to huckk@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Katie Huck, director, advancement services

Meals on Wheels Volunteer Opportunity

As part of our engagement initiatives, faculty and staff have expressed interest in volunteer opportunities that are available within our community. Meals on Wheels may be the perfect volunteer opportunity for you. Meals on Wheels is currently in need of volunteers to pick up meals from the main location on Jefferson Avenue and deliver them to the homes of meal recipients. This will take only 30 minutes to one hour of your time.

If you can consistently volunteer your time on any day of the week sometime between 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., please contact Darby Ratliff, graduate assistant for Campus Ministry, at Ext. 2875 or at ratliffd@canisius.edu. We hope that you will join us in this excellent opportunity to give back to the Buffalo community!

Submitted by: Mike Hayes, director, Campus Ministry

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Canisius Hosts Fifth Annual Ibero-American Film Festival

Event Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

el-amparo-5-1200-600The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures is proud to sponsor the fifth annual Ibero-American Film Festival beginning Tuesday, October 3 at 6:00 p.m. in the Canisius Language Resource Center, Old Main 314.  Each week throughout the month of October, a different film will be shown. The Spanish Film Club series was made possible with the support of Pragda, and the Embassy of Spain in Washington D.C., and the Spain-USA Foundation. Special thanks to the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain.

October 3/El Emparo/Rober Calzadilla / Colombia, Venezuela / 2016 / 99 min
The festival is free and open to the public. For more information and a full schedule, contact me at stefansm@canisius.edu or click here.

Submitted by: Margaret Stefanski, PhD, associate professor of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Men’s Soccer Meets Niagara on Red, White and Blue Day

Show off your spirit and support the Griffs

m-soccer-324The annual Battle of the Bridge men’s soccer battle takes place Wednesday, October 4 when your Golden Griffins host Niagara at 7:00 p.m. at the Demske Sports Complex. It’s Athletes for Athletes Night with all fans encouraged to show their USA spirit by wearing red, white and blue. In addition, the hockey team will be honored at halftime by receiving their Atlantic Hockey Conference championship watches.

Canisius was 6-2-1 heading into this past Saturday’s game at Fairfield.

For additional information, visit www.GoGriffs.com. There is no admission charge for soccer

John Maddock, associate athletic director, external events

 

 

 

 

 

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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

Blue and Gold Fridays

Today is week five of Blue and Gold Fridays. It’s your final opportunity to be our September Fan(s) of the Month.

To be part of the fun, take a photo or video, tweet using the hashtag #canisiuspride, post on Instagram or email to braun5@canisius.edu.

The weekly winner will be chosen at 2 p.m. today.

On Monday, October 2, we will announce weekly winner (s), our first monthly winner (s) and showcase a gallery of all submissions to date. Good luck!

Submitted by: College Communications

2017-18 Annual Security and Fire Report

The 2017-18 Annual Security and Fire Report is now available online.  The report, which  includes 2014-16 crime and fire statistics, is published in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

Click below to view the report.

https://www.canisius.edu/sites/default/files/%2A/2017_fire_safety_report.pdf

Submitted by: Wil Johnson, director, Public Safety

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Volleyball and Women’s Soccer Host Games

Cheer on your Griffs this weekend

2017-18-vb-4Your Canisius volleyball and women’s soccer teams share the spotlight this weekend with games on campus.

The volleyball squad hosts a pair of MAAC matches. The Griffs meet Fairfield at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 30 and then host Quinnipiac at the same time on Sunday, October 1 in the Koessler Athletic Center.

The women’s soccer team takes to the Demske Sports Complex at 1 p.m. Saturday when the Fairfield Stags pay a visit to Buffalo.

There is no admission charge at any of the three events. For additional information, please visit www.GoGriffs.com.

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director, External Events

Tune into “Crossroads”

Wadkins is featured guest in discussion about his new book and the revival of the Protestant-Evangelical spirit of El Salvador

wadkinsBe sure to tune into “Crossroads” this Sunday, October 1, when Religious Studies & Theology Professor Timothy H. Wadkins, PhD, will be the featured guest.

Program host Rev. Patrick J. Lynch, SJ, interviews Wadkins about his new book, The Rise of Pentecostalism in Modern El Salvador, and the circumstances that prompted him to write it.  The discussion will include Wadkins’ insight into the revival of the Protestant-Evangelical spirit in El Salvador, the divided response of this movement by the Catholic Church, and the different types of Pentecostal churches in El Salvador.

“Crossroads” is a monthly radio program produced by the Network of Religious Communities.  It airs on the first Sunday of each month at 6:00 a.m. on MIX-96 (96.1 FM) and at 6:30 a.m. on JACK-FM (92.9).

If you miss Sunday’s broadcast, the October edition will be available on the Canisius SoundCloud beginning Monday, October 2.

Submitted by: College Communications

 

Canisius Hockey to Host Faculty and Staff Night at HARBORCENTER

Get two complimentary tickets and beverage vouchers

faculty-staff-nightCheer on the Griffs as they play Robert Morris on Friday, October 13 at 7:35 p.m.

Faculty and staff are eligible for two free general admission tickets and complimentary non-alcoholic drink vouchers with college ID.

Tickets are available in the Human Resources Office, Old Main Room 100, during normal business hours from October 2 through 13. Additional tickets may be purchased in advance at the Koessler Athletic Center box office or at HARBORCENTER the night of the game.

The first 1000 fans in attendance will receive replica championship banners.

For more information, call the Human Resources Department at Ext. 2240

Submitted by: Linda Walleshauser, associate vice president for Human Resources and Compliance

 

Get to Know….

Mary Anne Neil, administrative associate for teacher education

17308842_10101128537379192_59122301411748398_nMore than 15 full-time faculty members and 30 adjunct professors at the undergraduate and graduate levels depend on the dedication and support of Mary Anne Neil. She treats her co-workers and students as if they are family and looks forward to coming to the office.

“There is never a day I wake up and mind going to work,” says Mary Anne. “I truly enjoy all the people and the students. I love my job!”

Known for her attention to detail, Mary Anne also oversees the work studies and graduate assistants and occasionally helps out in the President’s Office.

Three of Mary Anne’s four children are Canisius graduates: Thomas ᾿10, Stephen᾿13 and Connor᾿16.

“In my spare time I love to cook and travel, especially to visit my daughter in Florida,” says Mary Anne.

Closer to home she enjoys spending time with her family including her two grandchildren.

Did you know….Mary Anne was a competitive figure skater until the age of 15. For 25 years, she taught ice skating lessons for children and adults.

Submitted by: College Communications

Blue and Gold Fridays

Last chance to be in contention for Fan(s) of the Month

It’s week five of Blue and Gold Fridays, which means it’s your last chance to be entered for Fan(s) of the Month.

To get in on the action, take a photo or video, tweet using the hashtag #canisiuspride, post on Instagram or email to braun5@canisius.edu.  Weekly winners will be chosen at 2 p.m. on Fridays.

On Monday, October 2, we will announce our week five winner and our first monthly winner. We will also provide a gallery of all submissions to date. Good luck!

Submitted by: College Communications

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Men’s Soccer Opens League Play Today

Team boasts best non-conference record

m-soccer-2Your Golden Griffin men’s soccer team opens conference play this afternoon, Wednesday, September 27 versus Siena at the Demske Sports Complex. Tip-off is slated for 4:00 p.m. Canisius has the MAAC’s best non-conference record at 6-2, and will look to start a new winning streak today against the Saints.

For more information, visit GoGriffs.com

Don’t forget to download the Blue and Gold Win Rewards app in the App Store and Google Play Store! Check-in, earn points and get rewarded!

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate director of athletics, External Events

“From Motown to Hip Hop”

Talk focuses on the history of African American music

harold1On Thursday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge, historian Claudrena Harold of the University of Virginia will give a free public talk entitled “From Motown to Hip Hop: The Evolution of African American Music.” The talk considers how musical expression ‒ by James Brown, Sam Cooke, the Supremes, Arentha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Nina Simone, Michael Jackson and Public Enemy, among others ‒ and consumption have provided black women and men with a vehicle for entertainment, community building, political organizing and economic uplift. Professor Harold comes to Canisius under the auspices of the distinguished lectureship program of the Organization of American Historians. Light refreshments will follow the lecture.

Submitted by: Bruce Dierenfield, PhD, professor of history and director of the All-College Honors Program

 

 

 

Bring Your Best Self to Work

Attend EAP Seminar and be more productive

Would you like to discover how to create an open, positive and productive work environment for yourself and others around you? If so, the Employee Assistance Program’s “Bringing Your Best Self to Work” seminar is a great place to start. This seminar, which will be held in the Student Center Conference Room on Wednesday, October 4 from 2:30 ‒ 3:30 p.m., outlines several strategies for making the most of your work environment. Discussion topics include:

  • Evaluating your short and long-term goals for your position
  • Examining your own work ethic and productivity
  • Identifying the strengths and weaknesses that you bring to the workplace
  • Learning the most effective communication techniques
  • And many more!

If you are interested in attending the “Bringing Your Best Self to Work” seminar, please contact Mary Braun at Ext. 2240 or at braun5@canisius.edu.

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

Yoga with Koga

Event at the Buffalo Zoo supports the Pan-African Sanctuary Alliance

yoga-with-koga-logo-colorAre you a yoga fan? Do you want to support an important conservation effort? Here’s your chance to do both. The Buffalo Zoo and the Canisius College Ape Research Team are collaborating to host a fun-filled event at the Buffalo Zoo on Sunday, November 5. Tickets for “Yoga with Koga” (Koga is the adult male gorilla at the zoo) are now on sale. For $20, you receive zoo admission, a one-hour yoga class, healthy snacks and access to a basket-raffle. All funds raised will benefit the Limbe Sanctuary in Cameroon, a member of the Pan-African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA). PASA supports collaborative efforts amongst sanctuaries throughout Africa that care for animal orphans whose mothers were killed for meat, and primates confiscated from the pet trade.

Tickets can be purchased online here or by contacting Sue Margulis, PhD, chair and associate professor of animal behavior, ecology and conservation and biology at margulis@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Sue Margulis, PhD, chair and associate professor of animal behavior, ecology and conservation and biology

 

 

Campus Candid

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More than 20 alumni couples who were married by the late Rev. John Bucki, SJ, former director of campus ministry, received a special blessing from Deacon Gary Andelora, during the Memorial Mass for Father Bucki. Deacon Gary is a volunteer, doing his Deaconical service in Campus Ministry.

The Mass took place on Saturday afternoon, September 23, during Homecoming weekend.

Blue and Gold Fridays

And our Fans of the Week are….The Student Affairs Division! Click here to see their video entry.

Please note that we miscalculated, and there is actually one more chance to be in contention for the September Fan(s) of the Month!

The winner(s) for the upcoming Blue and Gold Friday, September 29, will be the last in the running for September’s Fan(s) of the Month.  Winners from Blue and Gold Fridays on September 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 will all be in contention.  The September Fan(s) of the Month winner(s) will be announced in the October 2 edition of The Dome. We will also share all of September’s photo and video submissions.

Thank you to everyone for your enthusiasm and for proudly wearing your #canisiuspride!

Submitted by: College Communications

Chili for Charity

There is still time to participate in the college’s first chili cook-off on Thursday, October 19 from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Regis Rooms.

Bring a sampling of your famous chili in a crockpot to share with the Canisius community, and support a great cause. Volunteers are also needed to bring bread, cheese and crackers to the event.

Members of the Senior Leadership Team will serve as judges and award prizes.  Tickets to sample all entries are $5, and all proceeds benefit United Way.  See the flyer below for more information.

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The event is organized by the United Way Campaign Committee.  For tickets, or to participate, please contact Mary Braun at Ext. 2240 or braun5@canisius.edu.

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

 

EVENTS

Building Trust: Organizing for Social Justice

Organizers of Women’s March on Washington to Speak

icon13Tomorrow night, Tuesday, September 26, two nationally recognized organizers of the Women’s March on Washington will speak at Canisius as part of the William H. Fitzpatrick Chair of Political Science Lecture Series.

National co-chairs Tamika D. Mallory and Bob Bland will take the stage at the Montante Cultural Center at 7:00 p.m. for a lecture entitled “Building Trust: Organizing for Social Justice.”

Mallory and Bland were two of four national co-chairs of the Women’s March held in Washington, D.C. on January 21, 2017.  The march mobilized five million people in an effort to call attention to a world that is equitable, tolerant, just and safe, and one in which the human rights and dignity of each person are protected.

Click here to learn more about the women who helped coordinate the largest protest in U.S. history.

Submitted by: College Communications

Upcoming COLI Brown Bag Meetups

Bring your lunch and share tech tips

The Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) hosts its next Brown Bag Meetup Wednesday, September 27 at noon in Old Main 115. Keep an eye on The Dome for announcements of upcoming specific meetups. On most Wednesdays in the fall and spring semesters, COLI hosts a Brown Bag Tech Meetup.  Bring your lunch!  Meet with other Canisius faculty and staff to share tech tips. Share your latest project, completed or otherwise, for feedback and suggestions.  Show us what you’re doing in your classes or in your research, using web-based technologies.  As always, COLI staff will be on hand to answer questions, and share the latest tips, resources and other things we’ve recently discovered.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, Center for Online Learning & Innovation

Campus Candids

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Kathleen B. Davis, vice president for enrollment management, is in Vietnam exploring partnership opportunities for Canisius in collaboration with several other Jesuit colleges and universities. She is also conducting international recruitment on behalf of the college. Pictured (L to R) at the Loyola University Chicago Vietnam Center, is Gerry Zaboski, vice provost for enrollment management and external affairs, The University of Scranton; Kathleen B. Davis; Mark Kopenski, president, Global Student Recruitment Advisors; Chris Albright, director, Loyola University Chicago Vietnam Center and Wilson Potts, assistant program coordinator, Loyola University Chicago Vietnam Center.

 

 Submitted by: College Communications

Welcome Home is Tonight!

Faculty and staff are invited to join alumni and friends of the college at our Welcome Home party tonight, Friday, September 22 from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. in and around Science Hall.  Enjoy the new format of the tent party and partake in live music from A-List, dinner from local food trucks (Lloyd Taco, Franks Gourmet Hot Dogs, Ru’s Pierogi and Sweet Melody’s) and drinks from 21 Brix Winery, Resurgence Brewery and Bootleg Bucha.

Tickets for faculty and staff are $25 and are available online here. Be sure to enter the discount code FACSTAFF. Tickets are also available at the door.

Don’t miss out on the party of the year! We’ll see you there!

Submitted by: The Office of Alumni Engagement

Blue and Gold Fridays

This is week four of Blue and Gold Fridays, which means it’s your last chance to be in contention for our Fan(s) of the Month.

To get in on the action, take a photo or video, tweet using the hashtag #canisiuspride, post on Instagram or email to braun5@canisius.edu by 2 p.m. today, Friday, September 22.

On Monday, we will announce our first monthly winner and showcase a gallery of all submissions to date. Good luck!

Submitted by: College Communications

EVENTS

Busy Homecoming Weekend for Athletics

Catch men’s soccer and women’s volleyball

A trio of events highlight this weekend’s homecoming slate for the Athletic Department.

m-soccer-3Your surging men’s soccer team plays the feature game on the weekend with a contest against Binghamton on Saturday, September 23 at 7 p.m. The Griffs are now 6-1 after sweeping a daunting road trip with 2-1 victories at both Cornell and Rutgers. The Griffs six-game winning streak is the longest in school history. Free soccer scarves will be given to the first 100 fans who can prove they follow the men’s soccer team on Twitter @GriffsSoccer. Canisius was ranked third in the Northeast prior to their win at Big 10 member Rutgers.

The women’s volleyball team looks to build off its first conference win of the season last weekend at St. Peter’s when they host a pair of MAAC matches. Saturday afternoon Canisius meets Siena, while on Sunday, September 24, the Griffs host Marist. Both matches start at 1 p.m.

Both the soccer game and the volleyball battle against Marist will be broadcast live on ESPN3.

For additional information, visit www.GoGriffs.com.

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director, External Events

ArtsCanisius Piano Recital

Event showcases award-winning pianist

unnamedArtsCanisius and the Stecher & Horowitz Foundation present pianist Mackenzie Melemed in a performance on Sunday, September 24 at 2 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. This annual recital presents young pianists, at the beginning of their musical careers, who have received a prize at the bi-annual New York International Piano Competition.  This concert is free and open to the public.

Melemed was a prize-winner at the 2012 New York International Piano Competition. Since then, he garnered first prize at the Maj Lind International Piano Competition in Finland this year.  Melemed is also the recipient of the Gina Bachauer Piano Competition, awarding him a performance in the fall and a full-tuition scholarship at the Julliard School of Music where he studies with Robert McDonald.

Melemed will perform works by some of the keyboard’s greatest composers including Bach, Beethoven, Haydn, Liszt and Scriabin.

Submitted by: Ellen Barnum, ArtsCanisius director

 

Free DACA Renewal Clinic

Legal assistance available to those in need

DacaThe Community Justice Clinic at the University at Buffalo is holding a free legal clinic on Monday, September 25 from 9:00 a.m. –  2 p.m. for community members who may need assistance applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) renewal. The clinic will be held in O’Brian Hall, Room 507 on the North Campus.

Please call (716) 645 – 2167 or email law-cjc@buffalo.edu to schedule an appointment. If the times do not work, they will make alternative arrangements to assist.

Please feel free to share this information!

Submitted by: Kathleen Brucato, director, Office of International Student Programs

 

 

 

Canisius College Video Institute to Premiere “Gym Jones”

Alumni showcase talents in original film

The Canisius College Video Institute is proud to premiere the alumni short film “Gym Jones” on Monday, September 25 at 7 p.m. in the Science Hall Commons.

gymposter-1080x137539The film was produced by Christopher Collins ᾿14 and Erin Gaddi ᾿14. Collins moved to Los Angeles after working full-time for two years as a graphic designer for the NFL.  He teamed up with Gaddi to make the original film, which showcases both of their talents.

“Gym Jones” is a comedic film about a confused gym rat named Phil who owns a fitness brand.

View the trailer here.

The event is free of charge and light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Jamie O’Neil at oneilj@canisius.edu.

Submitted by David Goodwin, graduate assistant, Communication Studies

 

 

Upcoming COLI Brown Bag Meetups

Bring your lunch and share what you do with web-based technologies

COLIBrownBagMeetupThe Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) hosts its next Brown Bag Meetup Wednesday, September 27 at noon in Old Main 115. Keep an eye on The Dome for announcements of upcoming specific meetups. On most Wednesdays in the fall and spring semesters, COLI hosts a Brown Bag Tech Meetup.  Bring your lunch!  Meet with other Canisius faculty and staff to share tech tips. Share your latest project, completed or otherwise, for feedback and suggestions.  Show us what you’re doing in your classes or in your research, using web-based technologies.  As always, COLI staff will be on hand to answer questions, and share the latest tips, resources and other things we’ve recently discovered.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, Center for Online Learning & Innovation

 

 

 

Get to Know…

Erik Michaelsen MBA ᾿16, instructional media technician, Media Center

ErikErik Michalsen’s work day is never boring. He could be recording a lecture, teaching someone how to use a camera, transferring course materials from VHS to DVD or MP3, or restoring functionality to a classroom projection system.

“It is satisfying to know that whatever my task, it helps students learn something that in some way will help them achieve their goals in life,” says Erik.

Erik carries out the operations of the Media Center, which includes signing out photography and video equipment to students, faculty and staff and answering questions about equipment usage. He also records and edits on-campus lectures and events, and ensures that the Lyons Hall television studio runs smoothly. Most recently, Erik added responding to Help Desk calls related to classroom projection systems to his duties. He also presents tutorials on video production and editing to classrooms and groups at the college.

Erik is grateful that his job enables him to witness some interesting speakers.

“Over the years I heard Ralph Nader, Hillary Clinton and Jane Goodall speak,” he says. “And I enjoy being involved in commencement each May as the technical director for the livestream.”

In his spare time, Erik likes to work on his 2002 Mustang and 1978 Mustang CB550K (motorcycle). He enjoys reading, especially science fiction and writes short stories he hopes to get published someday. Erik is also teaching himself to play the guitar and concertina (similar to a mini accordion). A licensed drone pilot, Erik uses the drone to conduct aerial videography. He can take video and pictures from up to 400 feet above the ground.

Submitted by: College Communications

New Admissions Staff Welcomed This Summer

This summer, Canisius welcomed three new counselors to the Admissions Department.

henson-tyra-photo Tyra Henson, admissions counselor, comes to Canisius from Bank of America Merchant Services.
Kayla Maggiore ’14, admissions counselor, previously was an undergraduate assistant in the Office of Admissions. maggiore-kayla-photo
seaman-michael-photo Michael Seaman ’17, graduate admissions counselor, formerly worked as an assistant for external affairs in the Athletics Department.

Please join us in welcoming these new members of the admissions team!

Submitted by: Linda Walleshauser, associate vice president for Human Resources and Compliance

German-American of the Year

lynn-engle-german-american-photoThe Federation of German-American Societies of WNY named Lynn Engle, adjunct professor of modern languages, literatures and cultures, as the German-American of the Year. She accepted her award at German Fest, which took place over Labor Day weekend. Engle was honored for her work as program director of the Buffalo – Dortmund Sister City Student Exchange Program and for establishing a new study abroad program between Dortmund, Germany and Buffalo State College. She was also recognized for her Fulbright Award to Leipzig, Germany in June. In addition to Canisius, Engle teaches German at SUNY Buffalo State College.

Pictured (L-R) Karl Cole, president of the German-American Societies of WNY, Lynn Engle, adjunct professor of modern languages, literatures and cultures, Joe Roetter, safety director, human resources and John Schmidt,member, board of directors of the Federation of German-American Societies.

Submitted by: Maureen Kanczak, administrative associate, Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Jr. Griffs Club Seeks Members

YQLJCCKPBWMJHZE_20160826194249Are you looking for a great way for your children to enjoy Golden Griffin sports? Then sign them up for the Jr. Griffs Club. The cost is only $20 for the first child and $10 for each additional child.

Your $20 membership includes:

  • Official Jr. Griffs Club membership card
  • Official Jr. Griffs Club T-shirt
  • Birthday card from Petey the Golden Griffin
  • Free general admission ticket to all home men’s and women’s basketball, hockey and men’s lacrosse regular-season games (must be accompanied by a paid adult)
  • A monthly newsletter
  • Autograph opportunities
  • A coupon for 20 percent off an item at the Golden Griffin merchandise stand
  • Much, much more!

*Due to NCAA compliance rules, members must be in 8th grade or below and/or 12 years old  or younger. 2017-18 memberships are valid August 1, 2017-June 30, 2018.

For more information, contact Lewis Vaccaro at Ext. 2885 or send an email to vaccaro7@canisius.edu

To register, visit GoGriffs.com

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director for external affairs

EVENTS

One-Day Only Clothing Sale at the Canisius Bookstore!

Save big on your favorite Griffs gear

The Canisius Bookstore is holding a one-day only clothing sale today, Wednesday, September 20. All clothing is 25 percent off! That’s right, ALL CLOTHING! There are no product or brand restrictions. Guess what? All drinkware is also 25 percent off. Still not good enough you say? How about 50 percent off all clearance items! It’s just one day, so don’t miss out!

Submitted by: Andrew Thomas, bookstore manager

Data Analytics Series

Sheets discusses software that estimates geological time scales

David Sheets, PhD, professor of physics presents “The Chronology Engine: Estimating Timelines,” today, Wednesday, September 20 at 2:00 p.m. in Science Hall Room 1053 as part of the Data Analytics Speakers Series.

Chronology Engine photoDuring his seminar, Sheets will present and discuss the Chronology Engine, a software method for estimating geological time scales.   In addition to helping us understand the timing of events such as mass extinctions in the fossil record, the Chronology Engine may have other applications in research areas such archaeology and climate studies but also commercial applications in scheduling and sequencing.  The Chronology Engine was designed to handle large amounts of incomplete and/or contradictory data, and to produce estimates of the uncertainty in the answers it produces, and topics of general interest in data analytics.

For more information, contact Veronica Serwacki, executive associate to the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, at Ext. 2154.

Submitted by: Veronica Serwacki, executive associate to the dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

 

Leading Jesuit Peace Advocate Speaks at Canisius

Peace in Colombia: Challenges and Opportunities

F. De RouxRev. Francisco de Roux, SJ, a leading Jesuit peace advocate from Columbia, presents “Peace in Colombia: Challenges and Opportunities” tomorrow, Thursday, September 21 at 6:00 p.m. in the Regis Room. The event, which is free and open to the public, is presented by the Latin American Studies Program and the Conversations in Christ and Culture lecture series.

Father de Roux will speak about his involvement in forging the 2016 Colombian peace agreement between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, which ended Colombia’s 52-year civil war.

For more information, contact Paola Fajardo-Heyward, PhD, director of the Latin American Studies Program, at fajardop@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Amy Beiter, administrative associate, Political Science

Buffalo Humanities Festival

Event features Canisius faculty

dome2017graphicIt’s time to get your tickets for the fourth annual Buffalo Humanities Festival held from September 22-24, 28-30!  Canisius is cooperating with other local institutions to sponsor the event, which features presentations by Erin Robinson, PhD, professor of sociology, anthropology and criminal justice and Barbara Porter, PhD, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. To purchase tickets click here.  See the schedule for full details and highlights including Friday’s keynote featuring environmental author and activist Bill McKibben.

Please spread the word among colleagues, students and friends, and check out the Festival’s blog and Facebook page!

Submitted by: Julie Gibert, PhD, associate professor of history

 

 

 

gymposter-1080x137575Canisius College Video Institute to Premiere “Gym Jones”

Alumni showcase talents in original film

The Canisius College Video Institute is proud to premiere the alumni short film “Gym Jones” on Monday, September 25 at 7 p.m. in the Science Hall Commons.

The film was produced by Christopher Collins ᾿14 and Erin Gaddi ᾿14. Collins moved to Los Angeles after working full-time for two years as a graphic designer for the NFL.  He teamed up with Gaddi to make the original film, which showcases both of their talents.

“Gym Jones” is a comedic film about a confused gym rat named Phil who owns a fitness brand.

View the trailer here.

The event is free of charge and light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Jamie O’Neil at oneilj@canisius.edu.

Submitted by David Goodwin, graduate assistant, Communication Studies

Organizers of Women’s March on Washington Speak at Canisius

National co-chairs Mallory and Bland present “Building Trust: Organizing for Social Justice”

The William H. Fitzpatrick Chair of Political Science Lecture Series at Canisius College welcomes to campus two nationally recognized organizers of the Women’s March on Washington. National co-chairs Tamika D. Mallory and Bob Bland will speak at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 26 in the Montante Cultural Center. Their lecture, entitled “Building Trust: Organizing for Social Justice,” is free and open to the public.

1481116953806-malloryTamika Mallory and Bob Bland were two of four national co-chairs of the Women’s March, held in Washington, D.C. on January 21, 2017. The march mobilized five million people of all backgrounds and from all seven continents in an effort to call attention to a world that is equitable, tolerant, just and safe and one in which the human rights and dignity of each person is protected, and the planet is safe from destruction. Grounded in the nonviolent ideology of the Civil Rights Movement, the Women’s March was the largest coordinated protest in U.S. history.

 

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Click here to read more about both speakers.

Submitted by: College Communications

 

 

 

 

 

Suicide Prevention Training

Learn how to recognize at-risk individuals

The Counseling Center is offering suicide prevention training for students, faculty and staff on Tuesday, September 26 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in Old Main 308 and on Monday October 16 from 2:00 p.m. –  3:30 p.m. in Old Main 104.

The training is called “Question, Persuade and Refer” (QPR), also known as the CPR for suicide prevention. QPR is designed to increase one’s ability to recognize suicidal thoughts and behaviors and to refer the person who is at risk to a professional resource.

To learn more about QPR, click the link below:

https://www.canisius.edu/sites/default/files/%2A/qpr_brochure_2011-2012.pdf

Those who participated in this workshop previously are encouraged to take it again to refresh their skills. To register, please email Ivy Wang, outreach coordinator for the Counseling Center, at wangi@canisius.edu or call the Counseling Center at Ext. 2620 to reserve a seat. Space is limited.

Submitted by: Eileen Niland, director, Counseling Center

 

 

Campus Candid

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Today’s Campus Candid comes to you from halfway around the world! Nate Cronk, associate director of international admissions, is in India for several weeks to recruit and explore partnership opportunities for Canisius. Pictured here, he speaks with the media in Hyderabad about Canisius as a welcoming place to study.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

The Williamsville School District opted to eliminate the class rank system. Undergraduate Admissions Director Justin Rogers discussed what factors Canisius considers, other than class rank, to evaluate students for admission in an article in The Buffalo News.

Read the entire article here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Blue and Gold Fridays

This week the competition was stiff and it was too tough to pick just one winner – so we have two!

Our fans of the week are the Office of Admissions and the Business and Finance Division.

Check out the Admissions Boomerang here and the Business and Finance Division video below:

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To get in on the action of Blue and Gold Fridays, take a photo or video, tweet using the hashtag #canisiuspride, post on Instagram or email to braun5@canisius.edu.  Weekly winners will be chosen at 2 p.m. on Fridays and winners will be announced on Mondays.

Submitted by: College Communications

 

 

Canisius Fund Ice Cream Social

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Pictured above (L-R): Alex Brewer, director of tax, endowment and grants accounting; Leah MacVie, director of the Center for Online Learning and Innovation; Sarah Signorino, assistant director of campus ministry; Marie McMullen, assistant director, admissions processing; Maggie Burkard, enrollment management and institutional research manager and Lisa Fischer, academic affairs support manager.

The campus community filled the Grupp Fireside Lounge last week to enjoy an Ice Cream and Dessert Reception for those who supported the 2016-17 Faculty and Staff campaign.

It was wonderful to see such a great turnout and heartwarming that so many faculty and staff members support our students in this way. Gifts to the Canisius Fund support scholarships, academic and athletic excellence and travel immersion opportunities, all of which provide our students with life-changing experiences.

Kate Campanaro ᾿18 lived and worked in an orphanage in Poland during an international service-immersion experience offered through the Office of Campus Ministry in 2016.

“I came to Canisius because of all the colleges I considered, Canisius was the only one that stood for something more. The international service-immersion experiences that I had the opportunity to participate in were life-changing, eye-opening, and inspiring. Thank you, Canisius Fund donors for making these experiences possible for students like me.”

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Pictured left: Summer Handzlik, director of the Canisius Fund, serves up some chocolate ice cream for Sue Margulis, PhD, chair and associate professor of animal behavior, ecology and conservation and biology.

 

 

 

GaryJJH_oPictured (L-R): Retired Director of Public Safety and Canisius Fund Cabinet Member Gary Everett with President John Hurley and E. Christine Moll, PhD, associate professor of counseling and human services.

Thank you again for your support.

Submitted by: Summer Handzlik, director, Canisius Fund

 

 

Faculty Tenure and Promotion Ceremony

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Congratulations to the 17 faculty members recognized for promotions, tenure status, emeritus status or for their retirement during a ceremony Friday in the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library. Each faculty member selects a book that is particularly significant to them, which the library puts on display for several weeks. The books are then added to the library’s permanent collection.

Front row (L-R) Erin E. Robinson, PhD, professor of sociology/anthropology/criminal justice; Jennifer Lodi-Smith, PhD, associate professor of psychology and Kristine Kasbohm, director, Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library.

Back row (L-R) James Donnelly, PhD, professor of counseling and human services; Jeremy Steinbacher, PhD, associate professor of chemistry/biochemistry; E. Christine Moll, PhD, associate professor of counseling and human services; Thomas Reber, PhD, associate professor of English; Janet McNally, associate professor of English; B.J. Khang, PhD, professor of mathematics and statistics; Thomas Banchich, PhD, professor of classics and President John Hurley.

21682782_10156589718093356_334548988_oCongratulations to all honorees:

Thomas Banchich, PhD, professor of classics, on his retirement from the Classics Department;

James Birx, PhD, professor of sociology/anthropology/criminal justice, on his retirement from the Sociology

/Anthropology/Criminal Justice Department;

Keith Burich, PhD, professor of history, on his retirement from the History Department;

Stephen Chanderbhan, PhD, in honor of receiving tenure in the Philosophy Department and a promotion to associate professor;

Ellen Conley, PhD, former vice president of student affairs, in honor of achieving professor emerita status;

Byung-Jay Kahng, PhD, in honor of his promotion to professor in the Mathematics/Statistics Department;

Michael Haselswerdt, PhD, professor of political science, on his retirement from the Political Science Department;

Marguerite Kermis, PhD, professor of psychology, on her retirement from the Psychology Department;

Peter Koehneke, PhD, professor of kinesiology, on his retirement from the Kinesiology Department;

Jennifer Lodi-Smith, PhD, in honor of receiving tenure in the Psychology Department and a promotion to associate professor;

Janet McNally, in honor of being awarded tenure in the English Department and a promotion to associate professor;

E. Christine Moll, PhD, associate professor of counseling and human services, on her retirement from the Counseling and Human Services Department;

Thomas Reber, PhD associate professor of English, on his retirement from the English Department;

Erin E. Robinson, PhD, in honor of her promotion to professor in the Sociology/Anthropology/Criminal Justice Department;

Jeremy Steinbacher, PhD, in honor of receiving tenure in the Chemistry/Biochemistry Department and a promotion to associate professor; and

Charles Wigley, PhD, professor of communication studies, on his retirement from the Communication Studies Department.

Submitted by: College Communications

Mass of the Holy Spirit

36392748893_ca61b3d0c8_zIn case you were not able to view photos of the Mass of the Holy Spirit, here they are again. We apologize for any inconvenience.

More than 400 members of the Canisius community filled the Montante Cultural Center for the Mass of the Holy Spirit on Wednesday, September 13. Following Mass, participants enjoyed brunch in the Student Center.

It is a long-standing tradition at Catholic and Jesuit schools to invite the Holy Spirit into our midst as the school year begins. Rev. Richard Malone, Bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, presided at the Mass. Members of the Canisius Jesuit community concelebrated.

See more photos from the Mass of the Holy Spirit here.

Submitted by: College Communications

EVENTS

Women’s Soccer Meets Marist

Team plays MAAC home opener

beaulieu_1080_am4i6677On Wednesday afternoon, September 20, Canisius will host its first conference game when Marist pays a visit to the Demske Sports Complex. Game time is 4 p.m. All fans are encouraged to wear gray as part of Athletes for Athletes day. For this observance, all of our Canisius student-athletes (400 of them) will attend the game and wear their new gray sweatsuits (“groutfits”).  Canisius has Athletes for Athletes day once a year for a different sport.

It’s conference season for the women’s soccer team. After a successful non-conference slate that saw your Griffs compile a 5-2 mark that included wins over UB and St. Bonaventure, the team opened MAAC play over the weekend at Iona.

For additional information, visit GoGriffs.com

Submitted by John Maddock, associate athletic director, External Affairs

Next COLI Brown Bag Meetup is September 20

Learn how Google Apps can make coursework or daily tasks easier

COLIBrownBagMeetupOn Wednesday, September 20 at noon in Old Main 115, the Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) hosts its second Brown Bag Meetup.  Bring your lunch and learn about Google Apps. Faculty and staff can share tips for using Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, YouTube, and more for coursework, scholarly research or day-to-day administrative tasks.  As always, COLI staff will be on hand to help those new to Google Apps get acquainted with this powerful online toolset, and to share the latest tips, resources and other things we’ve recently discovered.  All students, faculty and staff are welcome!

Submitted by Mark Gallimore, instructional designer, COLI

On-Campus Flu Shots

Two dates in October offered

Student Health and Wegmans will be offering flu vaccinations to anyone age 18 years or older on the following days: October 3 from 8:30 a.m. ‒  4 p.m. in the Science Hall Atrium and October 5 from 4:00 ‒ 6:30 p.m. in the Student Center Lobby.

Wegmans accepts most health insurance companies. Bring a current health insurance card as proof of coverage. Those who need to pay out of pocket should bring a credit card.

The cost for the flu vaccine is $29.99 or $42.99, depending on the type of vaccination selected.

To learn more about the types of flu vaccines available, go to https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/index.html

Submitted by: Patricia Creahan, director, Student Health

 

Campus Candid

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During training, Canisius Fund student callers participated in the Great Egg Drop, a team building activity which requires groups to build a structure out of ordinary materials to protect a raw egg from breaking when dropped from a high elevation. Calling for the 2017-18 annual campaign kicked off on Sunday, September 10.

Submitted by: Summer Handzlik, director, Canisius Fund

Canisius in the News

Peter J. Galie, PhD, professor emeritus of political science, spoke with WIVB-TV Channel 4 about how New York State residents have the unique opportunity to vote on making changes to the state constitution through a constitutional convention. A referendum will appear on the November ballot.

Watch the story here.

Submitted by:College Communications

It’s Blue and Gold Friday

The excitement continues to grow as more and more members of the campus community celebrate Blue and Gold Fridays!

Don’t be left out!  Take a photo or video, tweet using the hashtag #canisiuspride, post on Instagram or email to braun5@canisius.edu.  Weekly winners will be chosen at 2 p.m. on Fridays and winners will be announced on Mondays.

Submitted by:  College Communications

 

Canisius Holds First Chili Cook-Off

The Canisius United Way Campaign Committee will host a Chili Cook-off on Thursday, October 19 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. in the Regis Room. Members of the Senior Leadership Team will serve as judges. Prizes will be awarded! Tickets to the event are $5 to sample all entries. All proceeds go towards our United Way campaign.

So bring a pot of your famous chili in a crockpot to share with the campus community and support a great cause.  We are also looking for volunteers to bring bread, cheese or crackers for the event. See the flyer below for more information.

Fall 2017 United Way Chili Cook-Off Final PDF (002)

For tickets and to participate, contact Mary Braun at Ext. 2250 or braun5@canisius.edu

 

Discounted Faculty-Staff Season Tickets on Sale

crumptonThe Canisius College Department of Athletics is offering discounted season tickets for all faculty and staff. A reserved season ticket for hockey, which includes 17 home games is only $100 (less than $6 per game).  A reserved seat for all home men’s basketball games, plus a general admission ticket for all home women’s games is just $125. A regular hockey season ticket lists at $150 ($50 savings for faculty/staff), while a basketball season pass is normally sold for $220 ($95 savings for faculty/staff). To purchase your season ticket(s), call Todd Hummel at Ext. 2885.

The regular season opener for hockey is less than a month away (October 13) when the Griffs unfurl their league championship banner before the team hosts Robert Morris. The schedule includes home games with Clarkson, Colgate, Niagara and NCAA participant Air Force.

The women’s basketball team opens its season on November 10 against Colgate. They host Bona five days later. The men open the home portion of their slate on November 18 when Youngstown State pays a visit to the KAC. Canisius also hosts Bona and Niagara as part of their 13 game home schedule.

For additional information, visit www.GoGriffs.com

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director, External Affairs

 

Update Your Contact Information Today!

As our new school year begins, it is extremely important that all faculty and staff ensure that their emergency contact and address information is accurate. With that in mind, we ask that you please take just a few moments to review your information found under “Campus Services” in the Canisius College portal, under the heading “Campus Alert/Update Emergency Contacts.”  The portal can be accessed here.

Or go directly to the emergency contact update form here.

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Braun at Ext. 2240 or at braun5@canisius.edu.

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

EVENTS

The First Meet-the-Faculty Recital of the Year is Monday!

Aylward and Cary to perform

jane-ansgarPlease join us for the first Meet-the-Faculty Recital of the 2017-18 ArtsCanisius season on Monday, September 18 at noon in the Montante Cultural Center. This program is free and will be over in time for you to make your 1 p.m. class!

Our first concert features violinist Ansgarius Aylward, director of the Canisius College Chamber Orchestra, and harpsichordist Jane Cary, professor emerita of fine arts at Canisius College. The duo will perform a delightful program of music from the Baroque Era.  The recital will feature the music of French composers Rameau, Loeillet and Marais as well as the German Baroque master composer J.S. Bach.

We look forward to seeing you at the performance.

Submitted by: Ellen Barnum, director, ArtsCanisius

Peace in Colombia: Challenges and Opportunities

Leading Jesuit peace advocate to speak at Canisius

F. De RouxRev. Francisco de Roux, SJ, a leading Jesuit peace advocate from Columbia, presents “Peace in Colombia: Challenges and Opportunities” on Thursday, September 21 at 6:00 p.m. in the Regis Room. The event, which is free and open to the public, is presented by the Latin American Studies Program and the Conversations in Christ and Culture lecture series.

Father de Roux will speak about his involvement in forging the 2016 Colombian peace agreement between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, which ended Colombia’s 52-year civil war.

For more information, contact Paola Fajardo-Heyward, PhD, director of the Latin American Studies Program, at fajardop@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Amy Beiter, administrative associate, Political Science

Canisius College Video Institute to Premiere “Gym Jones”

Canisius alumni showcase talents in original film

gymposterThe Canisius College Video Institute is proud to premiere the alumni short film “Gym Jones” on Monday, September 25 at 7 p.m. in the Science Hall Commons.

The film was produced by Christopher Collins ᾿14 and Erin Gaddi ᾿14. Collins moved to Los Angeles after working full-time for two years as a graphic designer for the NFL.  He teamed up with Gaddi to make the original film, which showcases both of their talents.

“Gym Jones” is a comedic film about a confused gym rat named Phil who owns a fitness brand.

View the trailer here.

The event is free of charge and light refreshments will be served. For more information,  contact Jamie O’Neil at oneilj@canisius.edu.

Submitted by David Goodwin, graduate assistant, Communication Studies

Canisius College Video Institute to Premiere “Gym Jones”

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The Canisius College Video Institute is proud to premiere an alumni short film “Gym Jones” on Monday, September 25th at 7 p.m. in the Science Hall Commons.

The film was produced by two Canisius alumni, Christopher Collins (’14) and Erin Gaddi (’14). Collins moved to Los Angeles after working full time as a graphic designer in the NFL for two years. He realized he wanted to be in the tv and film industry. Chris learned he could advance the fastest by making his own content, which is what the business is yearning for in 2018. So he teamed up with Gaddi to make an original film, showcasing both of their talents.

The comedic film is about a confused gym rat named Phil, who owns a fitness brand. He makes and sells instructional videos. But after his boss pushes him in a different direction, Phil starts to wonder why he got into this mess in the first place.

The event is free of charge and light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Jamie O’Neil at oneilj@canisius.edu

Campus Candid

flagsTo remember those impacted by the tragedy of 9/11, the Canisius College Democrats Club placed American flags in the Quad yesterday. The event, held on Monday, September 11, was coordinated by The Office of Student Life and Sierra Bonerb, assistant director of the Griff Center for Academic Engagement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Submitted by: College Communications

Get to Know…

eckenrodeYou may see Bryan Eckenrode walking to the Canisius campus with his cello strapped to his back.  Eckenrode has made the trek from his nearby home since he came to Canisius more than 15 years ago.  An adjunct professor, Eckenrode teaches cello in the fine arts/music department.

He also teaches at Buffalo State College, Villa Maria College and Nichols School.

Eckenrode conducts the Amherst Symphony Orchestra, the Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony and the Warren Philharmonic Orchestra in Warren, PA.

Eckenrode has a strong connection to the Canisius music faculty, its students and alumni.

“Many students that I taught kept in touch and now play in the orchestras that I conduct,” says Eckenrode. “Some actually come back for lessons with me after they graduate from Canisius.”

Eckenrode teaches seven different instruments and plays 14, including the bagpipes, which he often performs at weddings, funerals and graduations. He performs film soundtracks, including a series of short black and white Christmas movies for Turner Classic Movies and a PBS Series entitled “Glorious Battle: the Seize of Fort Erie,” which aired nationwide.

Eckenrode and his wife, Cristen Gregory, a soprano, often perform together and will present a program at the Montante Cultural Center in February 2018.

While it might seem that he has little time left for anything but music, Eckenrode has an interesting hobby. “I love to work on my old cars, including a 1960 Volkswagen Beetle that I bought when I was 20, a 1990 Yugo and Renault convertible GTA,” he says.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius Climbs to No. 22 on U.S. News & World Report Rankings

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Canisius College climbed to the 22nd spot in the top tier of U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 rankings for America’s Best Colleges (Regional Universities – North).  The college was recognized for its first-year student retention rate, average graduation rate, small class sizes, student-faculty ratio (11:1) and its average alumni giving rate.

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In addition, U.S. News & World Report included Canisius on its list of Great Schools, Great Prices, and named it a Best College for Veterans.

To read more about this year’s U.S. News & World Report Rankings, click here. 

Mass of the Holy Spirit is Today

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All are cordially invited to attend this year’s Mass of the Holy Spirit today, September 13, 2017.  It is a longstanding tradition at Catholic and Jesuit schools to invite the Holy Spirit into our midst as the school year begins.

Please gather in front of the chapel at 9 a.m. for a 9:15 a.m. start to the ceremony.  From there, we will process to the Montante Cultural Center to begin Mass at 9:30 a.m.

Rev. Richard Malone, Bishop of Buffalo, will be the celebrant along with concelebrants from the Canisius Jesuit community.

For information, contact Mike Hayes, director of Campus Ministry, at hayes28@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Mike Hayes, director of Campus Ministry

 

 

EVENTS

Fall Fest is Saturday, September 23

Faculty and staff receive discounted tickets

fall-1The Office of Student Life would like to invite faculty and staff to attend Fall Fest sponsored by the Student Programming Board (SPB) on Saturday, September 23. Vendors, food trucks and activities such as pumpkin decorating, mini-pie eating and more will take place in the Quad from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Food truck tickets will be discounted for Canisius faculty and staff at $5. Children under 12 are free. We hope to see you there.

Submitted by: Phil Ciallela, assistant director, Office of Student Life

 

 

 

 

 

Faculty-Staff Day Set For Hockey Home Opener

Witness historic event at HARBORCENTER

hockey-murrayThe Canisius Athletics Department and Human Resources are joining forces to offer faculty and staff an opportunity to witness a historic event at HARBORCENTER the evening of October 13. Your 2017 Golden Griffins will unfurl their regular season conference championship banner prior to face-off of their 7:35 p.m. contest against Robert Morris. All faculty and staff will receive two complimentary tickets to the game, along with complimentary non-alcoholic drink tickets, if they pick up their tickets in advance at the Human Resources (HR) office. Tickets will be available in HR from the morning of October 2 until noon on October 13. Additional tickets for the game can be purchased in advance at the KAC ticket office or the night of the game at HARBORCENTER. Replica banners will also be given away for free on game night to the first 1,000 fans in attendance.

Stay tuned for additional information as we get closer to game day.

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director, external affairs

 

Blue and Gold Fridays

Our second Blue and Gold Friday is down in the history books!

margaretOur Fan(s) of the Week are (L-R) Margaret Kraatz, financial aid specialist for Student Records and Financial Services and Kathleen Mathews, executive associate to the dean of Education and Human Services. Congratulations!

Thanks to all for proudly wearing your #canisiuspride. We can’t wait to see next week’s entries!

Remember, we celebrate Blue and Gold Fridays every week. Take a photo or video of yourself ‒ or a group of office colleagues ‒ wearing blue and gold. Tweet photos using the hashtag #canisiuspride, post on Instagram or email to braun5@canisius.edu. You will be in the running to be a Blue and Gold Fan(s) of the Week.  Weekly winners will be posted in The Dome and will also be in contention to be the Fan (s) of the Month and win a prize! Please note that weekly winners will be chosen at 2 p.m. on Fridays so be sure to post, email or send your photos before the deadline. Weekly winners will be announced on Mondays.

In support of this initiative, our campus bookstore is offering a 30 percent employee discount coupon for one Canisius business apparel item.

Please click below to access the Bookstore coupon.

Employee Discount Coupon

Submitted by: College Communications

EVENTS

9/11 Remembrance Today

Pick up anniversary flags in the Griff Center

Canisius College honors the 16th anniversary of 9/11 today, September 11 by passing out American flags outside the Griff Center for Academic Engagement, Old Main 013. Please stop by throughout the day and show your support for those who were impacted by this tragic event.

Thank you for joining us and taking a day to remember, reflect and come together as a community.

Submitted by:  Sierra Bonerb, assistant director, Griff Center for Academic Engagement

Canisius to Commemorate Constitution Day

Raichle Pre-Law Center hosts panel discussion

The Canisius College Raichle Pre-Law Center, along with the Bar Association of Erie County, commemorates Constitution Day on Tuesday, September 12 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. The event includes a panel discussion entitled “Responding to Constitutional Imperfections: The Theory and Practice of Constitutional Amendment throughout the United States.”

Speakers will include:

  • Christopher Bopst, chief legal and financial officer, Sam-Son Logistics
  • Professor James Gardner, University at Buffalo Law School
  • Lisa Parshall, PhD, associate professor of political science and history, Daemen College

The group examines how constitutions in the United States  – federal and state – are subject to amendment.  Robert A. Klump, director of the Frank G. Raichle Pre-Law Center, serves as moderator.  For more information, contact Klump at Ext. 2884.

Submitted by: College Communications

25LIVE Offline on September 14

Event services system software temporarily down for upgrade

25LIVE will be offline on Thursday, September 14 from 1-2:30 p.m. for a software upgrade.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact the office of Event Services at Ext. 2180.

Submitted by: Connie Pileri, assistant dean of students; director, Event Services

COLI Faculty Development Workshop

Thomas Tobin, PhD, will speak on October 12

Professional-DevelopmentThe Center for Online Learning & Innovation welcomes Thomas J. Tobin, PhD, to Canisius to conduct a faculty development workshop on October 12, 4:00 ‒ 5:30 p.m. The workshop is open to all Western New York-area teachers. Drawing upon Universal Design for Learning (UDL) concepts developed for learners with disabilities, Tobin discusses how faculty can create new kinds of learning for all students. Professors learn how to practically and efficiently build UDL into their courses to benefit many kinds of students.

Tobin spent five years as the coordinator of learning technologies in the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, and is now a faculty developer and professional consultant in State College, Pennsylvania. Read more about Tobin here.

For details, location and to register for this opportunity, please visit COLI’s blog.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, instructional designer, Center for Online Learning & Innovation

 

 

Campus Candid

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Leah MacVie, PhD, director of the Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI), helps Sheri Jablonski, adjunct professor of kinesiology, build her course on the web during COLI’s first Brown Bag Meetup on Wednesday, September 6.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, instructional designer, Center for Online Learning & Innovation

Canisius in the News

Mark Castner, director of the Braun-Ruddick Semismograph Station at Canisius, discusses the minor earthquake that occurred near Newfane earlier this week.

Listen to the story on WBEN AM here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Memorial Mass for Rev. Bucki, SJ

Please join the Canisius community at a memorial Mass for Rev. John P. Bucki, SJ, on Saturday, September 23 at 4:30 p.m. in the college’s Christ the King Chapel.

bucki-7dd2eba5-a758-43cf-a530-20adf73d61551Father Bucki, who served as director of campus ministry at Canisius from 2001 to 2012, passed away on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, NY, from lung cancer. He was 67.

At the time of his passing, Father Bucki was rector of the Jesuit Community and director of campus ministry at LeMoyne College in Syracuse, where a wake and Mass of Christian Burial will take place on the following dates:

 

 

 

WAKE:              

Friday, September 15, 2017

3 – 5:00 p.m. / 7 – 9:00 p.m.

Panasci Chapel, LeMoyne College

Syracuse, New York 13214

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:

Saturday, September 16, 2017

12:00 p.m.

Panasci Chapel, LeMoyne College

Syracuse, New York 13214

BURIAL:                

Jesuit Cemetery, Auriesville, NY

 

Expressions of condolence may be sent to Father Bucki’s sister and/or brother:

Barbara Bucki-Ohm

382 Highmount Road

West Coxsackie, NY 12192

 

Carl Bucki

225 Halston Pkwy

East Amherst, NY 14051

 

 

Watch the President’s Convocation

jjhFaculty and staff filled the Montante Cultural Center on Wednesday, September 6 to hear President John J. Hurley give his annual state-of-the-college address.

Click here to view the President’s Convocation.

Submitted by: College Communications

It’s Blue and Gold Friday!

Last Monday we announced our first Fan of the Week for Blue and Gold Fridays ‒ and you could be next!

Showcase your #canisiuspride when you don your best blue and gold attire. Take a photo or video, Tweet using the hashtag #canisiuspride, post on Instagram, or email to braun5@canisius.edu. Please note that weekly winners will be chosen at 2 p.m. on Fridays so be sure to post, email or send your photos and video before the deadline. Weekly winners will be announced on Monday.

Remember, in support of this initiative, the campus bookstore is offering a 30 percent employee discount coupon for one Canisius business apparel item. Please click below to access the Bookstore coupon.

Employee Discount Coupon

Submitted by: College Communications

EVENTS

 9/11 Remembrance  

Pick up American flags at the Griff Center

Canisius College will honor the 16th anniversary of 9/11 on Monday, September 11 by passing out American flags outside the Griff Center for Academic Engagement, Old Main 013. Please stop by throughout the day and show your support for those who were impacted by this tragic event.

Thank you for joining us and taking a day to remember, reflect and come together as a community.

Submitted by: Sierra Bonerb, assistant director, Griff Center for Academic Engagement

Digital Humanities Speaker Series September 19

Hear Angela Washko discuss her game/dating simulator

DigitalThe Digital Humanities Speaker Series begins for the 2017-18 year by welcoming digital artist Angela Washko to campus on Tuesday, September 19 at 4 p.m. in Lyons Hall 418.  Washko will discuss her project “The Game: The Game 2.0,” a video game/dating simulator that she says explores “the complexity of the construction of social behaviors around dating as well as the experience of being a femme-presenting individual navigating this complicated terrain.”  Washko’s work is featured in a solo exhibit at Squeaky Wheel from September 15 to December 9.

To learn more about this and related events, see the Digital Humanities Group site here.

To learn more about Washko’s exhibit, check out Squeaky Wheel’s website here.

The Digital Humanities Group thanks our friends at The Squeaky Wheel and The Department of Art at the University at Buffalo for helping organize this special opportunity, and thanks to Angela Washko for coming to Buffalo to share her creation with us!

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, Center for Online Learning & Innovation

Welcome Home

Faculty and staff receive discount for reunion weekend

Come join alumni, family, friends and fellow staff members at our Welcome Home Party on Friday, September 22 from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. in Science Hall. Enjoy the new format of our tent party, featuring live music from A List, dinner from local food trucks (Lloyd, Frank’s Gourmet Hot Dogs, Ru’s Pierogi and Sweet Melody’s), and drinks from 21 Brix Winery, Resurgence Brewery and Bootleg Bucha. We are offering faculty and staff a discounted rate of $25 until September 18!

Click here to register. Enter promotion code FACSTAFF when selecting your tickets (see screenshot below) to get your discounted rate.

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You may also call the Alumni Engagement Office at Ext. 2700 to purchase tickets or if you have any questions. Don’t miss the party of the year!!!!

Submitted by: Sharon Kasperczyk, senior assistant director, Office of Alumni Engagement

 

 

 

 

Volleyball Hosts Tournament this Weekend

Team opens season at home

2017-18-vb-1There will be plenty of volleyball action in the Koessler Center this weekend as three out-of-state teams converge on campus to compete in a round-robin tournament with your Golden Griffins. Bucknell, Charlotte and Eastern Washington will all be in town. Canisius is slated to battle Bucknell at 6 p.m. today, Friday, September 8, Charlotte at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 9 and Eastern Washington at 6 p.m. on Saturday night. Other games will be played throughout the day on Friday and Saturday with a complete schedule available at GoGriffs.com. This weekend will be the home openers for the volleyball team, as they have started the campaign with their first seven games away from campus.

For additional information, visit the Canisius athletics web site at GoGriffs.com. There is no admission charge for any of the games.

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director, external affairs

Men’s and Women’s Soccer Teams in Action this Weekend

Enjoy a free alternative to the Bills game

M. Soccer #2Don’t have a need to watch the Bills home opener? Looking to soak in some sunshine while watching NCAA Division I soccer? Then come by the Demske Sports Complex, enjoy a hot dog and cold drink, and watch your men’s and women’s teams battle regional opponents.

The men get things started at 1 p.m. on Sunday, September 10 with a contest against Central Connecticut State. The women finish the day’s action with a 4 p.m. tilt versus St. Bonaventure. The men are off to a 2-1 start, while the women are 3-2. Both teams have away games on Friday night.

There is no admission charge for soccer (much less expensive than an NFL game!). For more information, visit www.GoGriffs.com.

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director, external affairs

 

 

 

Soccer Doubleheader Scheduled for Sunday afternoon

Don’t have a need to watch the Bills home opener? Looking to soak in some sunshine while watching NCAA Division I soccer? Then come by the Demske Sports Complex, enjoy a hot dog and cold drink and watch both your men’s and women’s teams battle regional opponents.

The men get things started at 1 pm with a contest against Central Connecticut State. The women finish the day’s action with a 4 pm tilt versus St. Bonaventure. The men are off to a 2-1 start, while the women are 3-2. Both teams have away games on Friday night.

No admission charge for soccer (much less expensive than NFL games). For more information, visit www.GoGriffs.com.

Welcome Home 2017

Come join alumni, family, friends and fellow staff members at our Welcome Home Party on Friday, September 22  from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. in Science Hall. Enjoy the new format of our tent party and partake in live music from A List, dinner from local food trucks (Lloyd, Frank’s Gourmet Hot Dogs, Ru’s Pierogi and Sweet Melody’s), and drinks from 21 Brix Winery, Resurgence Brewery and Bootleg Bucha. We are offering faculty and staff a discounted rate of $25 until September 18!!

Go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/homecoming-weekend-2017-tickets-3700851045 to register and enter promotion code FACSTAFF to get your discounted rate. Enter promotional code while selecting your tickets

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You may also call the Alumni Office at ext. 2700 to enter or if you have any questions. Don’t be left out of the party of the year!!!!

Campus Candid

Bonfire 2017

Hundreds of students gathered in Bart Mitchell Quad on August 31 for the annual bonfire as part of Welcome Week. The popular event is sponsored by the Office of Student Life.

Photo credit: Patrick Burke MS ’18, graduate student in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration program.

Submitted by: Matthew Mulville, senior associate dean of students/director of student life

 

Today is President’s Convocation

All are cordially invited to attend President John J. Hurley’s annual convocation address today (Wednesday, September 6) at 4 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. The event marks a special coming together among our campus community at the onset of the fall semester to hear from the president about the state of the college. President Hurley will share some of the strategic initiatives the college will undertake in the coming year. All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. If you are unable to attend, President Hurley’s remarks will be posted to the website. A cocktail reception will follow.

Submitted by: Laura Montaro, executive associate to the president

Get to Know…

21396989_10156555097553356_1374834939_nIn my position I am fortunate to be able to interact with students on a daily basis,” says Laura Zirnheld, student records specialist, Student Records and Financial Services Center,

“It’s really fascinating to watch them grow into young adults.”  Laura’s cheerful, nurturing demeanor with students epitomizes the concept of cura personalis.

Among her many duties, Laura is mainly responsible for registering students for classes, making major changes, and processing transfer credit and GriffAudit exceptions.  Described as the ultimate team player by her co-workers, Laura values excellence and strives to do things right the first time.

Canisius is a family affair for the Zirnhelds. Laura, is from the Class of 1984, her husband, Mark, graduated in 1982. The Zirnhelds’ daughter, Julie is a member of the Class of 2012 and son, Eddie is a member of the Class of 2015. He also obtained a master’s degree in sport administration in 2017.

 

Laura and her husband, Mark, are pictured above at the Koessler Athletic Center.

“One of my greatest thrills was handing our  son Eddie his undergraduate diploma in 2012 and marshalling his row when he received his master’s degree in sport administration,” says Laura.

The Zirnhelds can be regularly spotted at men’s and women’s basketball games and volleyball matches. In her spare time, Laura enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, reading and knitting.

Submitted by: College Communications

Blue and Gold Fridays

The first Blue and Gold Friday was a huge success!  Thank you to all for the creative submissions and for showcasing your #canisiuspride. It was a tough decision but our first Fan(s) of the Week are:

George Ambrusko, housekeeper, facilities management; Summer Handzlik, director, Canisius Fund; Courtney Sullivan, assistant director, advancement events; and Alison Novak, alumni engagement coordinator.

Check out their energetic Boomerang below:

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Remember, we celebrate Blue and Gold Fridays every week. Take a photo or video of yourself ‒ or a group of office colleagues ‒ wearing blue and gold. Tweet using the hashtag #canisiuspride, post on Instagram, or email to braun5@canisius.edu. You will be in the running to be the Blue and Gold Fan of the Week.  Weekly winners will be posted in The Dome and will also be in contention to be the Fan of the Month and win a prize! Please note that weekly winners will be chosen at  2 p.m. on Fridays so be sure to post, email or send your photos and videos before the deadline. Weekly winners will be announced on Mondays.

In support of this initiative, our campus bookstore is offering a 30 percent employee discount coupon for one Canisius business apparel item.

Please click below to access the Bookstore coupon

Employee Discount Coupon

Submitted by: College CommunicationsS

EVENTS

Adjunct Faculty Orientation is September 7

Learn about resources and support

The Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) is hosting an adjunct faculty orientation session on Thursday September 7 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

new-adjunct-orientationThis session is not mandatory but is a great way to quickly get up to speed on the essentials for teaching at Canisius College.  Adjunct faculty who are teaching at Canisius for the first time this fall and those who  taught at Canisius in the past will benefit.  It’s a good opportunity to learn about resources and support available to you at Canisius!

See the COLI blog here for details.

Please RSVP to Kathy Peter at peter@canisius.edu or at Ext. 2121.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, instructional designer, Center for Online Learning & Innovation

Serious Games Meetup September 8

See how MacVie uses games in the classroom

seriousgamesmeetup292On Friday, September 8 at 11:00 a.m. in Lyons 122, Serious Games Meetup Group convenes its first session of the fall 2017 semester.  Leah MacVie, PhD, adjunct professor, School of Education and Human Services and director, Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI), will share games she employs in her classroom, and the ways she encourages future teachers to think about gaming as part of pedagogy.  Games needn’t be complicated, tech-heavy, and big-budget activities – Professor MacVie and her students play and create “analog” paper and card games that enable learners to experience concepts as processes and activities.

Serious Games serves a wide variety of purposes: educational, scientific simulation, healthcare and therapy, personnel training, emergency management, city planning, and politics.  The Serious Games Meetup Group explores learning theories and game design, and conducts workshops for faculty, staff, and students that explore digital and analog game use and creation.  And yes, we play some games, too.

All students, faculty, staff, and alumni are welcome.

The group, facilitated by P.J. Moskal, PhD, associate professor of digital media arts, and Mark Gallimore, PhD, instructional designer,COLI, meets on the first Friday of each month for one-hour sessions.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, instructional designer, Center for Online Learning & Innovation

TIAA Financial Consultant on Campus

Review and discuss retirement goals

Greg Tedone, financial consultant for TIAA, is on campus several times in the upcoming weeks for individual counseling sessions. The schedule is as follows:

Date                                                    Time                                       Location

Tuesday, September 19                      10:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.                     Science Hall Room 1017

Wednesday, September 20                9:00 a. m. – 2:30 p.m.                      Science Hall Room 1017

Tuesday, October 24                          10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.                     SC Exec Conf Room 205

He will meet with individuals to review and discuss current investments, answer questions, and review options to help meet retirement goals.

To schedule an appointment, contact the TIAA Service and Scheduling Group at 1-800-732-8353 or click here to schedule your appointment online.

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

“From Motown to Hip Hop”

Honors Program presents lecture on the evolution of African American music

The Canisius College All-College Honors Program presents “From Motown to Hip Hop: the Evolution of African American Music,” on Thursday, September 28 at 7 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Bruce Dierenfield, PhD, director of the All-College Honors Program, at dierenfb@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: College Communications

 

Bouwhuis Library News and Happenings

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We have been busy at the Library over the summer, and now invite everyone to come see our changes.  In the Lower Level, bound periodicals are now located in the stacks, and the metal shelving was removed, opening the main space into a comfortable place to collaborate, study, or relax. There is ample seating, offering small discussion areas as well as study carrels.

New Acquisitions continue to arrive. Please check the main Library home page for lists of new book and DVD arrivals. The list changes frequently, so check often. Faculty should contact their Library Liaison about requesting acquisitions in their disciplines.

Library Instruction will continue as usual. Any faculty member wishing to have a class session with a member of the instructional staff can make a reservation on the form here. We have access to a set of tutorials designed to supplement Information Literacy instruction. Any faculty member who is interested in accessing the tutorials should contact Pat Coward at cowardp@canisius.edu  or call Ext. 2839.

Course Reserves can be requested by faculty via the Library website here. Items that may be on reserve for a class include: books, videos, course readers, textbooks and recordings. Due to copyright laws, course reserves are removed at the end of each semester. Anyone who has put items on reserve in previous semesters should renew the reserves or pick up their personal copies.

Interlibrary Loan and Connect NY continue to be part of our services to faculty and students. If we do not own a copy of an item, faculty and students can request it via these links: Interlibrary Loan or Connect NY. They may ask for your Canisius log-in information.

Reference Consultation is also available to students and faculty. Appointments can be made for a one-on-one meeting with a librarian who can assist with beginning the research process, finding and using information resources, and presenting the results of research. Appointments can be made in person at the Reference Desk and online: http://library.canisius.edu/book-a-librarian.

Special Events are coming in September. Keep an eye out for details on the annual Faculty Tenure, Promotions and Retirement Reception, on September 15 and Banned Books Week coming later in the month.

Regular Hours are now in effect. They are: Mon-Thur. 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.; Friday 7:30-8:00 p.m.; Saturday 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 am.

Submitted by: Patricia Coward, PhD, library assessment and instruction coordinator, Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library

 

Celebration of Service Survey

As part of our ongoing efforts to receive faculty and staff feedback regarding Canisius College’s annual Celebration of Service, as well as to increase attendance at this event, the Engagement Team has created a brief Celebration of Service survey. By taking a few minutes to answer these simple questions, you allow us to create an event that caters to the needs of the entire Canisius community. The survey can be found here.

Please contact Mary Braun at  Ext. 2240 or at braun5@canisius.edu with any questions.

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

We’re Having Technical Difficulties

We are experiencing technical difficulties with The Dome, but didn’t want you to miss out on today’s edition.  So, please excuse any formatting issues or irregularities.  We hope to resolve these issues before Wednesday’s edition.

Thank you!

Submitted by: College Communications 

Campus Candids

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Faculty from the physical and health education teacher education program hosted the Orientation Olympics on Saturday, August 26 on the Lyons Hall lawn. More than 300 new students took part in cooperative activities to break the ice and get to know one another.

Student orientation leaders, Ronnie Rivas ᾿18, Phil Ciallela, assistant director of student life and Clancy Seymour EdD, assistant professor/director of Physical & Health Education Teacher Education, organized the event.

Submitted by: Clancy Seymour, EdD, assistant professor/director of Physical & Health Education Teacher Education

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