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Throwback Thursday

It’s Throwback Thursday!

Each Thursday, throughout the summer, the Office of College Communications will include historical facts about the college in The Dome, on Facebook and Twitter. It’s all part of our yearlong sesquicentennial celebration, which culminates in September 2020 when Canisius turns 150 years old. 

Today, we flash back to August 2000 when New York State granted peace officer status to the Canisius College Department of Public Safety. Peace officers have the same authority as police officers with the exception of being able to serve a warrant. They are restricted to their own geographic jurisdiction.

The Canisius Public Safety Department was the first private security organization in New York State to receive peace officer status.

Submitted by: College Communications

Winners Post 20 Under to Win Blue & Gold Golf Classic

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Congratulations to the team of Jeff Donner, Shane Broad ’23, Jack Haxton and Michael Donner ’22 for posting a 20 under score of 52 at Wanakah Country Club to win the 23rd Annual Blue & Gold Golf Classic, which took place August 3.

The team posted 14 birdies, 3 eagles and 1 par on their scorecard. Eighty golfers enjoyed a mostly sunny day. Proceeds from the event support the Blue & Gold Fund.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

 

Academic Affairs Q&A and Web Workshop Week

In the second week of August, Canisius College faculty and librarians will lead a series of workshops focused on methods and resources for teaching during the fall 2020 semester. Faculty will present ways in which they have promoted learning communities in online course spaces, developed creative ways to present content and communicated effectively with students in web-based courses, especially during the Covid-19 crisis.

Additionally, COLI and library staff will present resources and options for web-based course content. Each workshop will be held via Zoom and will run about one hour and 15 minutes. You can see workshop descriptions and sign up for workshops here.

To kick off Web Workshop Week, Academic Affairs will conduct a Q&A session on the preceding Friday, August 7 at 9:00 a.m. Vice President for Academic Affairs Sara Morris, PhD, will be in attendance to answer questions you may have specifically concerning teaching and coursework in the fall 2020 semester. Please RSVP to attend using this form.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, COLI

Canisius College Athletics with Balanced Body Foods

Canisius_FirstTimeUsers_1080x1080 (1).pngStart eating healthy today! In partnership with Canisius College Athletics, Balanced Body Foods is offering 10 percent off meals for all first time users. The Balanced Body Foods menu features a variety of healthy and tasteful options for everyone to enjoy! Click here to learn more.

Submitted by: Nick Wojcicki, marketing coordinator, Athletics

 

Download and Save Your Zoom Recordings

Those who use Zoom for web conferencing, meetings and courses frequently make recordings of the online sessions. Canisius’ Zoom license has a limit of total online storage for all users. Periodically, the Zoom administrators at Canisius must delete old videos within the Zoom account. In most cases, videos still stored in Zoom accounts are no longer in use or haven’t been viewed recently.

After Friday, August 14, videos stored within Zoom recorded before Monday, May 18, 2020 will be deleted.

If you have videos stored in Zoom that you continue to use in coursework or administrative work, please download and transfer them to your Canisius Google Drive by Friday, August 14, 2020.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, COLI

Trivia Tuesday

It’s Trivia Tuesday!

The campus community is invited to watch The Dome for special “Trivia Tuesdays,” which will be published in every Tuesday edition throughout the summer. The first person to respond to pubrel@canisius.edu with the correct answer will win Canisius “swag.” Additionally, once a month on Tuesdays, there will be a special giveaway in which the winner will receive some of the newly designed Canisius Sesquicentennial gear.

Winners will be announced the following Tuesday of each week along with the correct trivia answer.

This week’s special giveaway question is: In what year did Canisius officially move into the computer age, digitizing 200,000 student records for the first time.

a. 1980

b. 1982

c. 1978

d. 1976

Pictured: Grant Guzda, help desk manager for ITS, from his previous Trivia Tuesday win in November 2019

Congratulations to Grant Guzda, help desk manager for ITS. Grant was the winner of last week’s Trivia Tuesday contest! We’ll have some Canisius swag waiting for him once the campus returns to normal operations. Thanks for playing!

Last week’s Trivia Tuesday question was: Which sport did Canisius add to its NCAA Division I women’s offerings in fall 2011: 

a. Rowing

b. Golf

c. Bowling

d. Diving

The correct answer was: (a) Rowing

Submitted by: College Communications

Web Workshop Week Starts Next Week!

In the second week of August, Canisius College faculty and librarians will lead a series of workshops focused on methods and resources for teaching in the fall 2020 semester. Faculty will present ways in which they have promoted learning communities in online course spaces, developed creative ways to present content and communicated effectively with students in web-based courses, especially during the COVID-19 crisis. Additionally, COLI and library staff will present resources and options for web-based course content. Each workshop will be held via Zoom and will run about one hour and 15 minutes. You can see workshop descriptions and sign up for workshops here.

To kick off Web Workshop Week, Academic Affairs will conduct a Q&A session on the preceding Friday, August 7, at 9:00 a.m. Vice President for Academic Affairs Sara Morris, PhD, will be in attendance to answer questions you may have specifically concerning teaching and coursework in the fall 2020 semester. Please RSVP to attend using this form.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, COLI

Know Justice, Know Peace: A Jesuit Antiracism Retreat

“Know Justice, Know Peace” is a four-week retreat hosted by The Jesuit Post (TJP) that seeks to assist Christians in their growth as antiracist followers of Jesus. It will consist of 12 short talks published in the form of videos and podcasts on The Jesuit Post’s media platforms.

To Dismantle White Supremacy in Our Lives

As a Jesuit retreat, participants will follow the basic structure of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola and be provided varied tools along the way from the Jesuit spiritual tradition.

Week one focuses on sin and its consequences. In this case the sin examined is racism and the consequences is the oppression of Black Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC).

Week two focuses on what it means to be a follower of Jesus and how antiracism is a necessary component of such discipleship.

Week three contemplates the passion and death of Jesus and we can see this in the unnecessary suffering and violence towards BIPOC.

Finally, week four focuses on the resurrection of Jesus and thus examines where one can find hope in the struggle towards becoming an anti-racist society.

As an “antiracist” retreat, the Jesuit Post considers racism as a matter of white supremacy. It invites participants to focus on their relationship to white supremacy: how they are influenced by it in different ways or contribute to it, and how they can begin eradicating its causes. Because white supremacy is mainly perpetrated by people who are white or pass for white, this retreat is directed mostly towards them. However, people of color will also find this retreat beneficial.

The retreat will begin on  August 3 and continue for four weeks. The talks will be published three times a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 4:00 p.m. ET. You can find those talks here.

St. Ignatius counsels all at the beginning of a retreat to start with a sense of generosity and openness. As participants embark on this retreat, you are encouraged to center yourself in a love that lives in truth. Pray with those words of St Ignatius: “Love is shown more in deeds than in words.”

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Office of Mission & Identity

“The Doctrine of Discovery” – Virtual Conference

“Mother Earth’s Pandemic: The Doctrine of Discovery” will offer panel discussions and perspectives from indigenous peoples in a virtual conference from 6:00-9:00 p.m. on August 6, 13 and 20. Panel discussions will feature activists such as Tink Tinker and a keynote by Turtle Clan Faithkeeper and Syracuse University’s first native graduate, Oren Lyons. Panel discussions will be followed by small group discussions.

Registration is available here. It is open to the public and participants can attend one virtual conference for $10, two for $30 or all three for $50.

The “Doctrine of Discovery,” better described as the “Doctrine of Christian Discovery and World Domination,” established the worldview that not only brought devastation to the natural world but also impaired the ability for human beings to live in proper relationship with the Earth.

Fifteenth century Papal Bulls, issued by the Vatican, justified the assault upon indigenous peoples as an artificial justification to take possession of their bodies, lands and resources in order to finance their New World Order. This worldview advanced the Age of Discovery as an extension of the Crusades and was the conceptual framework behind the Protestant Reformation, the establishment of Nation States around the world and later secularized to define colonialism, white supremacy and global capitalism.

The conference will examine how the doctrine of discovery is influencing public discourse even today. “It is a unifying piece of our shared history that explains quite a lot about why we are in the kind of very turbulent moments that we are right now,” says Philip Arnold, associate professor and chair of the Religion Department at Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences. “It is something that connects many of the issues around legal issues, the environment, even religion.”

If you are interested in attending one, two or all three sessions, please contact Sarah Signorino, signoris@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Office of Mission & Identity

Throwback Thursday

It’s Throwback Thursday!

Each Thursday, throughout the summer, the Office of College Communications will include historical facts about the college in The Dome, on Facebook and Twitter. It’s all part of our yearlong sesquicentennial celebration, which culminates in September 2020 when Canisius turns 150 years old. 

Today, we flash back to July 31, 1951, the Feast of St. Ignatius and the day on which Canisius dedicated Christ the King Chapel. The spiritual centerpiece of campus was designed by the prominent Buffalo architect Duane Lyman – draftsman of such noted city landmarks as the Saturn Club and 800 West Ferry. The archetypal pattern and the overmastering symbol of the chapel is a cross formed by the intersection of the nave and the transept. The stone cross, positioned above the entrance to the chapel, is an ancient Celtic cross, the Cross of Iona, which dates to the earliest days of Christianity in Ireland and Britain. The chapel also features five rose windows, each having its own historic significance. 

Click here to learn more about the rose windows and the complete history of Christ the King Chapel, as written by President John J. Hurley. 

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius College Help Desk: Ready to Assist!

The Canisius College Help Desk, staffed by ITS User Services, stands ready to assist you with information technology problems, concerns and possibilities in your work at the college. You can quickly contact the Help Desk at Ext. 8340, by Email at helpdesk@canisius.edu or visit http://helpdesk.canisius.edu.

Questions addressed to the ITS Help Desk regarding D2L, Google Drive, Qualtrics and other applications are efficiently routed to COLI staff. This is a better option than Emailing individual COLI or ITS staff members, since it allows many COLI and ITS employees to see and assist with your questions, resulting in better response times. Where concerns overlap between COLI and ITS divisions, we can easily work together to assist you.

Before you contact the ITS Help Desk, save time by visiting the COLI Wiki and browsing various self-paced training resources. We are continually updating these with new and better guides and tutorials.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, COLI

Tim Hortons Reopening

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Tim Hortons will be reopening on August 3. They will be open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 – 2:00 p.m.

A full menu and the usual takeout service will be available. In addition, for convenience, an express line serving beverages and bakery case items only has been added.

Limited socially-distanced seating will be available.

Please wear a mask when placing orders and practice social distancing while waiting for your items to be prepared.

For our customers’ and our associates’ safety, we are a cashless restaurant accepting credit cards, Griff Bucks, Griff Choice and Apple Pay as forms of cashless payment.

Submitted by: Chartwells

Summer Hours

Please note that the last Friday of early closure at 1:00 p.m. is this Friday, July 31. Please contact the Human Resources Department at Ext. 2247 with any questions.

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Submitted by: Mary Braun, Human Resources Generalist

Training Available for Your New Xerox Printer

Not sure how to load assorted paper stock, envelopes or use the finisher on the new Xerox devices?

If you would like training for your department on using the new Xerox printer/copier that was recently installed, please contact ComDoc to schedule.  Send an Email to Amanda.young@xerox.com and she or someone from ComDoc will connect with you and get a date scheduled for your entire department to receive training from one of ComDoc’s staff.

Also, click here for the latest information about ordering supplies for printers.

There is now a drop-off box located outside the ITS Help Desk in the lower level of Horan- O’Donnell for old used and unused toner.  If you have cartridges left over from the previous devices, please drop them off or send them through campus mail to the ITS Help Desk ASAP.  Be sure to mark on the box if they are used, and seal the box properly so they do not leak toner.

Feel free to contact the Help Desk if you have any questions, comments or concerns.

Submitted by: Scott Clark, director, User Services/ITS

Online Zoom Recordings to be Deleted

Those who use Zoom for web conferencing, meetings and courses frequently make recordings of the online sessions. Canisius’ Zoom license has a limit of total online storage for all users. Periodically, the Zoom administrators at Canisius must delete old videos within the Zoom account. In most cases, videos still stored in Zoom accounts are no longer in use or haven’t been viewed recently.

After Friday, August 14, videos stored within Zoom recorded before Monday, May 18, 2020 will be deleted.

If you have videos stored in Zoom that you continue to use in coursework or administrative work, please download and transfer them to your Canisius Google Drive by Friday, August 14, 2020.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, COLI

Trivia Tuesday

It’s Trivia Tuesday!

The campus community is invited to watch The Dome for special “Trivia Tuesdays,” which will be published in every Tuesday edition throughout the summer. The first person to respond to pubrel@canisius.edu with the correct answer will win Canisius “swag.” Additionally, once a month on Tuesdays, there will be a special giveaway in which the winner will receive some of the newly designed Canisius Sesquicentennial gear.

Winners will be announced the following Tuesday of each week along with the correct trivia answer.

This week’s special giveaway question is: Which sport did Canisius add to its NCAA Division I women’s offerings in fall 2011: 

a. Rowing

b. Golf

c. Bowling

d. Diving

Sarah Signorino, pictured above, following her September 2019 Trivia Tuesday win

Congratulations to Sarah Signorino, director of Mission & Identity. Sarah was the winner of last week’s Trivia Tuesday contest! We’ll have some Canisius swag waiting for her when the campus returns to normal operations. Thanks for playing!

Last week’s Trivia Tuesday question was: Which Canisius College president had the longest tenure in the position:

a. Rev. Vincent M. Cooke HON ’10, SJ

b. Rev. James McGinley HON ’60, SJ

c. Rev. James Demske ’47, HON ’76, SJ

d. Rev. Philip E. Dobson, SJ

The correct answer was: (c) Rev. James Demske ’47, HON ’76, SJ, was the longest-tenured president at Canisius College. Appointed by the Board of Trustees in 1966, he served 27 years in the role.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

The Buffalo News editorial board endorsed recent decisions by the Canisius College Board of Trustees and President John Hurley for “doing the difficult but necessary work of shaping the institution of the future.” The editorial appeared in the Saturday, July 25 edition of the paper.  Click here to read the article.

Submitted by: College Communications

Physician Assistant Program Receives Accreditation

After considerable commitment from the college and extensive alumni community, the Canisius College Physician Assistant (PA) Studies program received accreditation and program approval for the first cohort of students beginning in January 2021.

Prior to formal accreditation, the program was granted permission to accept applicants by the New York State Education Department, and has been actively reviewing applications. The PA program is part of the college’s increased focus on investing in emerging growth areas such as allied health and offering degrees that provide a pipeline to professional careers in high-demand areas.

Click here to read the full article.

Submitted by: College Communications

Tim Hortons Reopening

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Tim Hortons will be reopening on August 3. They will be open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 – 2:00 p.m.

A full menu and the usual takeout service will be available. In addition, for convenience, an express line serving beverages and bakery case items only has been added.

Limited socially-distanced seating will be available.

Please wear a mask when placing orders and practice social distancing while waiting for your items to be prepared.

For our customers’ and our associates’ safety, we are a cashless restaurant accepting credit cards, Griff Bucks, Griff Choice and Apple Pay as forms of cashless payment.

Submitted by: Chartwells

Tyler Kron-Piatek Joins COLI!

The Center for Online Learning & Innovation welcomes new team member Tyler Kron-Piatek. Tyler brings extensive technology experience for teaching and learning, and is a long-time member of the Canisius community.

In 2017, he earned a bachelor’s degree in digital media arts at Canisius. He later completed his master’s degree at University at Buffalo. Tyler has taught and mentored students at Canisius for several years, most recently as a full-time faculty member in the Digital Media Arts Program during the 2019-20 year.

Tyler will assist Canisius faculty and students with web-enhanced teaching and learning, especially during the fall 2020 semester.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, COLI

August Web Workshop Week

In the second week of August, Canisius College faculty and librarians will lead a series of workshops focused on methods and resources for teaching in fall 2020 semester. Faculty will present ways in which they have promoted learning communities in online course spaces, developed creative ways to present content and communicated effectively with students in web-based courses, especially during the COVID-19 crisis. Additionally, COLI and library staff will present resources and options for web-based course content.

Each workshop will be held via Zoom and will run about one hour and 15 minutes. You can see workshop descriptions and sign up for workshops here.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, COLI

Download and Save Zoom Recordings

Those who use Zoom for web conferencing, meetings and courses frequently make recordings of the online sessions. Canisius’ Zoom license has a limit to total online storage for all users. Periodically, the Zoom administrators at Canisius must delete old videos within the Zoom account. In most cases, videos still stored in Zoom accounts are no longer in use or haven’t been viewed recently.

After Friday, August 14, videos stored within Zoom recorded before Monday, May 18, 2020 will be deleted.

If you have videos stored in Zoom that you continue to use in coursework or administrative work, please download and transfer them to your Canisius Google Drive by Friday, August 14, 2020.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, COLI

Throwback Thursday

It’s Throwback Thursday!

Each Thursday, throughout the summer, the Office of College Communications will include historical facts about the college in The Dome, on Facebook and Twitter. It’s all part of our yearlong sesquicentennial celebration, which culminates in September 2020 when Canisius turns 150 years old. 

Today, we flash back to July 4, 1907, the date postmarked on the postcard above. It features a view of the Buffalo Hospital of the Sisters of Charity prior to it being purchased by Canisius College in 1947 and becoming the Delavan Division. The Delavan annex housed freshmen and sophomores enrolled in Business Administration and Social Studies courses.

Submitted by: College Communications

August Web Workshop Week

In the second week of August, Canisius College faculty and librarians will lead a series of workshops focused on methods and resources for teaching in fall 2020 semester.  Faculty will present ways in which they have promoted learning communities in online course spaces, developed creative ways to present content and communicated effectively with students in web-based courses, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.  Additionally, COLI and library staff will present resources and options for web-based course content.

Each workshop will be held via Zoom and will run about one hour and 15 minutes.  You can see workshop descriptions and sign up for workshops here.

*These workshops were originally scheduled for the last week of July but had to be postponed.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, COLI

Changes to Ordering Supplies for Printers

The way the college gets supplies for the printer-copiers is changing.

Toner will no longer be automatically shipped to each device. There was too much over shipment and loss of items to make this work on our campus. From now on, all requests for supplies will go through the ITS Help Desk.

When you receive the “low toner” messages on a device, please contact the ITS Help Desk and they will send you the appropriate items. Do not replace them until the device indicates to replace them but this way you will have them on hand when needed.

You can submit these requests to the Help Desk by calling Ext. 8340, Emailing helpdesk@canisius.edu or by visiting http://helpdesk.canisius.edu.

If you find your device is out and you do not have toner on hand you can also visit the Help Desk in Horan O’Donnell Room 016 and pick it up as needed. Staple cartridges for devices that have that finishing option are also available at the Help Desk. There is no longer an additional charge for these supplies.  Paper ordering has not changed.

Click here to see the article on the Canisius College wiki page for more information on all these procedures related to printing and supplies.

If you have spare toner left over from the old devices, please drop it off at the Help Desk or send it via campus mail.  We will sort through it and return what we can to ComDoc or reuse on campus as possible.

Feel free to contact the Help Desk if you have any questions, comments or concerns.

Submitted by: Scott Clark, director, User Services/ITS

Protect Your Computing Environment

With malware, destructive hacking, ransomware and phishing in the news again today affecting Erie Community College computer systems, ITS wants to remind everyone to stay safe and be vigilant when you are at your computer. Please review this video from the Center for Online Learning and Innovation.

Check out our “Quick Tip” video on avoiding email phishing scams and malware. Click here to view.

Click here for the article regarding ECC, titled “Erie Community College Target of Ransomeware Cyber Attack.”

Submitted by: Scott Clark, director, User Services/ITS

Trivia Tuesday

It’s Trivia Tuesday!

The campus community is invited to watch The Dome for special “Trivia Tuesdays,” which will be published in every Tuesday edition throughout the summer. The first person to respond to pubrel@canisius.edu with the correct answer will win Canisius “swag.” Additionally, once a month on Tuesdays, there will be a special giveaway in which the winner will receive some of the newly designed Canisius Sesquicentennial gear.

Winners will be announced the following Tuesday of each week along with the correct trivia answer.

This week’s special giveaway question is: Which Canisius College president had the longest tenure in the position:

a. Rev. Vincent M. Cooke HON ’10, SJ

b. Rev. James McGinley HON ’60, SJ

c. Rev. James Demske ’47, HON ’76, SJ

d. Rev. Philip E. Dobson, SJ

Jennifer Herrmann, associate dean student success

Congratulations to Jennifer Herrmann, associate dean of student success, who was the winner of last week’s Trivia Tuesday contest! We’ll have some Canisius swag waiting for Jennifer when the campus returns to normal operations. Thanks for playing!

Last week’s Trivia Tuesday question was: In which profession did Canisius President John J. Hurley ’78 work, prior to returning to alma mater in 1997 to become vice president for college relations?

Answer: President Hurley practiced law for 16 years prior to return to alma mater in 1997. 

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

Local news outlets reported on Canisius College and its plans for the future amidst a budget deficit, due to falling enrollment and exacerbated by COVID-19 concerns. The links to those stories are below and include a front-page article in The Buffalo News and a report from Inside Higher Ed.

Click here to see WKBW-TV Channel 7’s report.

Click here to see the report on WIVB-TV Channel 4.

Click here to see a report from WHEC News (Rochester).

On July 18, Business First ran a feature story about Canisius’ new vice president for enrollment, Danielle Ianni. In it, Ianni talks about stepping into the position at a time when all institutions of higher education are trying to ensure stability during COVID-19. Click here to read the article. 

Buffalo News Reporter David Robinson interviewed Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, for a story in the July 17 edition. In it, the assistant professor of economics offered insight on the local job market, its signs of progress and indicators of where the recovery is headed. Click here to read the story.

Submitted by: College Communications

Workshop on Decolonizing Service Learning

Devonya Havis, PhD and Melissa Mosko, PhD, of the Philosophy Department are hosting a workshop on “Decolonizing Service Learning” as part of their Open Buffalo & Partnership for the Public Good Public Research Fellowship.

The workshop situates service learning and immersion experiences in higher education within what Anibal Quijano calls the “coloniality of power.” The coloniality of power refers to social and economic structures of power and control constitutive of modern, liberal societies. What then shifts in how we might understand and craft experiential learning when actively troubling existing service narratives? How can this positively alter our praxis? Service learning must be investigated through its various power structures: the structure of professor and student, academic institutions and the communities in which they are located, urban and suburban and the binary of the intellectual and “native.”

Rather than abandon community-based learning and service learning, they envision possibilities for decolonizing service learning and reflect on experiences building the Immersion East Side Program at Canisius College over the last 10 years.

The workshop will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, July 21 from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Click here for more information.

Submitted by: Melissa Mosko, associate professor, Philosophy

Celebrate the Feast of St. Ignatius

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Due to COVID-19, the IggyFest street festival will be postponed. You can, however, join us for Mass at St. Michael’s downtown.on July 31 at 5:15 p.m. See the flyer above for more information.

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Office of Mission & Identity

Online Faculty Development Course

The Center for Online Learning & Innovation is offering a five-week mini-course for Canisius College faculty, that prepares professors to teach online and hybrid courses. This course provides many practical tips for teaching online but more importantly, helps faculty explore new pedagogies for active learning, social presence and community building in online courses.

Specifically for fall 2020, the Online Faculty Development Course (OFDC) can help professors craft engaging, interactive online experiences for students that go hand-in-hand with limited use of the classroom. Email coli@canisius.edu to RSVP for the next OFDC which starts July 27.

Also, click here to check out the fall 2020 Multi-Modal Teaching Guide.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, COLI

Webinar: Confronting Racism in Faith

On Friday, July 24 at 11:00 a.m. there will be an interfaith webinar called Confronting Racism in Faith, hosted by the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies. The webinar aims to address the historical relationship between religion and racism and the role faith can play in responding to the moment, among other topics. Included in the panelists will be Rev. Greg Chisholm, SJ, pastor of St. Charles Borromeo in Manhattan. Click here to register for the event.

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Office of Mission & Identity

Help Desk and Lanyards

As of July 20, the ITS Help Desk has been staffed in person to assist faculty and staff with their return to campus. At least one Help Desk staff member will be on campus each day from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Feel free to call before you stop by in case we are out and about on campus or schedule an appointment. The rest of the staff will still be working off site but are always available able to answer questions via phone or email.

If you are on campus, feel free to come by the Help Desk in Horan-O’Donnell Room 016 and get your Canisius branded lanyard.

As always, if you have any computer issues, questions, comments or concerns feel free to contact the Help Desk at 888-8340, email to helpdesk@canisius.edu or visit http://helpdesk.canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Scott Clark, director, User Services/ITS

Throwback Thursday

Bernard L. Martin, PhD, dean of the college’s School of Business

It’s Throwback Thursday!

Each Thursday, throughout the summer, the Office of College Communications will include historical facts about the college in The Dome, on Facebook and Twitter. It’s all part of our yearlong sesquicentennial celebration, which culminates in September 2020 when Canisius turns 150 years old. 

Today, we flash back to July 1966 when Canisius appointed Bernard L. Martin, PhD, dean of the college’s School of Business. Recruited from the College of Business at Eastern Michigan University, Martin’s efforts during his 12-year tenure shaped the business school into one of the finest in the Northeast.

He assembled first-rate faculty, introduced the marketing major and initiated and developed the master of business administration program. Martin spearheaded the business school in its successful accreditation from the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business – an unrivaled accomplishment in the field of education. He also spent considerable time fostering relationships between the college and area business leaders. A precursor to what is today the Business Advisory Council, the group opened doors to students for authentic learning experiences.

Submitted by: College Communications

Campus Candid

This past week, the New Buffalo Institute (NBI) collaborated with Upper Room Church of God in Christ, our neighbor on Florida Street. Pastor Daniel Benning (pictured below) and Nurse Trinetta Alston (pictured above) used the Spillman parking lot to offer Covid-19 testing for the community.

The church also conducted worship services and hosted a drive-in movie night, a great way to enjoy a hot summer night!  We look forward to collaborating in the future.

 

 

Submitted by: Mary R. Rockwell, Director, The New Buffalo Institute

Women’s Business Center Receives Grant from First Niagara Foundation

KeyBank, in partnership with the First Niagara Foundation, has awarded the Women’s Business Center (WBC) at Canisius College a $25,000 grant.  The grant will be used to support the WBC’s “Launch” and “Grow” programs, which support women of all backgrounds and experiences through the steps of business establishment and early stage women-owned businesses through strategic expansion.  The lack of such an intensive, long-term program in Western New York for start-up businesses led the development of these two unique programs at Canisius.

“We at KeyBank are proud to partner with Canisius College to help provide women entrepreneurs with the resources and training necessary to launch successful businesses,” said Elizabeth Gurney, executive director of the KeyBank and First Niagara Foundations.

To read the full release, click here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Watch This Month’s Episode of “Kaleidoscope”

The Canisius College Video Institute production of the July episode of “Kaleidoscope” premiered earlier this month on WGRZ-TV 2. This 30-minute television program celebrates the religious diversity of our region and is produced in conjunction with the Network of Religious Communities. “Kaleidoscope” will rebroadcast each Friday at 6:30 p.m. on Spectrum Cable 20 and each Sunday at 8:00 p.m. on Charter 6 in Olean, NY.

Every year since 1937 the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has celebrated the stories from the Book of Mormon in the Hill Cumorah Pageant, one of the world’s largest outdoor theatrical productions. In the first segment of this episode, program host Dr. Stan Bratton, executive director of the Network of Religious Communities, interviews David, Dana and Moira Dwyer about the Hill Cumorah Pageant and their participation in it.

The second segment focuses on Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), which brings together theological students and clergy of all faiths (pastors, priests, rabbis, imams and others) into supervised encounters with persons in crisis to learn how to minister to them. Bowen Theory postulates that the family is an emotional unit that regulates development and behavior of its members. Dr. Stan Bratton talks with Rev. Robert Spilman, a certified Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor, about CPE and how Bowen Theory helps him understand the functioning of families and congregations

Students in the Canisius College Video Institute produce “Kaleidoscope” under the guidance of Barbara J. Irwin, PhD, professor in the Department of Communication and co-director of the Video Institute, Jamie O’Neil, associate professor of Digital Media Arts and co-director of the Video Institute, and Paula DeAngelis-Stein ’86, MS ’02.

Submitted by: Barbara J. Irwin, Ph.D., professor, Department of Communication

Trivia Tuesday

The campus community is invited to watch The Dome for special “Trivia Tuesdays,” which will be published in every Tuesday edition throughout the summer. The first person to respond to pubrel@canisius.edu with the correct answer will win Canisius “swag.” Additionally, once a month on Tuesdays, there will be a special giveaway in which the winner will receive some of the newly designed Canisius Sesquicentennial gear.

Winners will be announced the following Tuesday of each week along with the correct trivia answer.

This week’s special giveaway question is: In which profession did Canisius President John J. Hurley ’78 work, prior to returning to alma mater in 1997 to become vice president for college relations?

Summer Handzlik, director, Canisius Fund

Congratulations to Summer Handzlik, director of the Canisius Fund, who is the winner of last week’s Trivia Tuesday contest. Summer is a frequent player of our Trivia Tuesday contests. We’ll have some Canisius swag waiting for her when the campus returns to normal operations. Thanks for playing!

Last week’s Trivia Tuesday question was:

In what year was the Canisius College Sports Hall of Fame established:

a. 1960

b. 1973

c. 1963

d. 1959

The correct answer was: (c) 1963

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

WBEN Radio (930AM) interviewed Canisius President John Hurley on Monday, July 13 about how the college is preparing for in-person learning when classes resume in the fall. Click here to listen to the full interview.

President Hurley was also one of several college and university presidents interviewed by WGRZ-TV Channel 2 Reporter Jackie Roberts on July 9, for a story about preparations to welcome students back to class in the fall. Click here to watch the story.

Submitted by: College Communications

A Conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci and Georgetown Students

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Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health and a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, will join Georgetown University students for an update on the COVID-19 pandemic, a consideration of its implications for public policy, and a candid conversation about the unique risks and responsibilities young people have in mitigating the spread of COVID-19.

The inherent uncertainty of a global pandemic, combined with the evolving and changing understanding of the disease and the effectiveness of potential interventions, present a unique challenge for policymakers. The situation is further complicated by the significant spread of misinformation and disinformation on social media, making it difficult to rally support around necessary policies. As one of the most visible leaders in public health, Fauci brings years of experience and deep expertise to global and national efforts to combat COVID-19.

This event is co-sponsored by Georgetown’s Global Health Initiative, Institute of Politics and Public Service at the McCourt School of Public Policy (GU Politics), the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and the Kalmanovitz Initiative on Labor and the Working Poor.

The virtual conversation will take place today, Tuesday, July 14 at 4:00 p.m. (EST) and will be moderated by the Global Health Initiative’s John Monahan and GU Politics’ Mo Elleithee.

Participants may view the livestream on GU Politics’ social media channels (Facebook and Twitter) and on the Global Health Initiative’s website.

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Office of Mission & Identity

#JesuitMuseums

As part of an initiative by museum directors at Jesuit colleges and universities to keep collections open to the community during the pandemic, Canisius College’s Studio Art Galleries Director and Professor Yvonne Widenor, contributed information about a painting that was on view last semester on campus. “Arcadia” by Rev. Michael F. Tunney, SJ, was part of his “Home/Work” exhibit in the Peter A. and Mary Lou Vogt Gallery in the library in January and February 2020. Father Tunney is a Jesuit artist and rector at Fairfield University.

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, visiting assistant professor and director, Art History Program, Fine Arts Department, director and Studio Art Galleries director, ArtsCanisius

Storytelling in the Higher Education Classroom: Why It Matters

The journal College Teaching recently featured an article written by Canisius Professor M. Fernanda Astiz, PhD, from the Teacher Education Department.  The article, titled “Storytelling in the Higher Education Classroom: Why It Matters,” highlights the importance of sharing life stories with students in the classroom. 

Storytelling can aid with discussion surrounding pressing issues such as immigration and injustice, among others. Astiz writes that “storytelling is a humanizing practice which, if properly grounded in thought, can guide inquiry and foster critical thinking.” 

Click here to read the article in its entirety.

Submitted by: College Communications

Webinar Series: White Faculty as “Allies” in the Academy

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On Tuesday, July 21, the Wabash Center for teaching and learning in theology and religion will host a webinar, open to the campus community.  “Criss-crossing Boundaries of Structural and Personal: White Faculty as ‘Allies’ in the Academy” will engage participants in an interracial dialogue about the challenges to and possibilities for meaningful antiracism that can be manifested if white faculty make intentional choices about committing to their colleagues and challenging their institutions to become places where faculty and scholars of color may thrive.

The webinar will begin at 3:00 p.m. and be hosted by Rev. Dr. Melanie L. Harris, an associate professor of religion at Texas Christian University, and Rev. Dr. Jennifer Harvey, an award-winning author, educator and public speaker.

Register in advance here.

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Office of Mission & Identity

Throwback Thursday

It’s Throwback Thursday!

Each Thursday, throughout the summer, the Office of College Communications will include historical facts about the college in The Dome, on Facebook and Twitter. It’s all part of our yearlong sesquicentennial celebration, which culminates in September 2020 when Canisius turns 150 years old. 

Today, we flash back to July 1968 when Canisius College purchased the building at the corner of Delavan and Jefferson avenues from the New York Telephone Company. The plan was to convert the building into a health center that would house the Biology and Psychology departments. That plan came to fruition in spring 1971.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius College Welcomes Students Back to Campus for Fall Semester

Canisius College is making plans to welcome students back to campus for the fall semester. The college is proceeding with all the necessary planning and safety measures for students to return to classrooms and residence halls beginning on August 31, 2020. 

The college’s Recovery Task Force developed the reopening plan informed by the latest guidance from local, state and federal government officials and public health authorities.  The health and safety of students, faculty, staff and their families, remains the college’s top priority and continues to lead all decision-making.

Click here for details regarding the college’s return to campus. 

Submitted by: College Communications

Balanced Body Food Offer through Canisius College Athletics

June_CanisiusAds_BB-02.jpgGet back on your health journey after the July 4th holiday! Balanced Body Foods, in partnership with Canisius College Athletics, is here to bring healthy meals right to your door. Use code UNITE2020 at checkout for FREE delivery.  Check out all their options and order at balancedbodyfoods.com today.

Submitted by: Nick Wojcicki, athletics, Marketing Coordinator

Trivia Tuesday

The campus community is invited to watch The Dome for special “Trivia Tuesdays,” which will be published in every Tuesday edition throughout the summer. The first person to respond to pubrel@canisius.edu with the correct answer will win Canisius “swag.” Additionally, once a month on Tuesdays, there will be a special giveaway in which the winner will receive some of the newly designed Canisius Sesquicentennial gear.

Winners will be announced the following Tuesday of each week along with the correct trivia answer.

This week’s special giveaway question is: In what year was the Canisius College Sports Hall of Fame established:

a. 1960

b. 1973

c. 1963

d. 1959

Congratulations to Laura Montaro, executive associate to President John Hurley, who is the winner of last week’s Trivia Tuesday contest. This is Laura’s first time winning our Trivia Tuesday contest. We’ll have some Canisius swag waiting for her when the campus returns to normal operations. Thanks for playing!

Last week’s Trivia Tuesday question was:

The Canisius community dedicated the Greatest Generation Memorial in November 2007 as a permanent tribute to alumni who served during the war years of 1941 – 1943. Where is the memorial located on campus?

(a) In the Quad, near Koessler Plaza

(b) In front of Lyons Hall, on Main Street

(c) In the plaza, between Bagen Hall and Old Main

(d) Outside the ROTC Offices at the Health Science Building

The correct answer was: (c) In the plaza, between Bagen Hall and Old Main

Submitted by: College Communications

New Arts & Sciences Associate Dean

It is my pleasure to announce that Philip A. Reed, PhD, has agreed to serve as the full-time associate dean for the College of Arts & Sciences. His three-year term begins on August 1, 2020. Please join me in congratulating Phil on his appointment.

Reed came to Canisius College in 2009 as a member of the Philosophy Department. He was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2015 and to the rank of professor in 2019. Reed earned his PhD in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame.  He also holds a Master of Arts degree in philosophy from that institution. He earned his BA from Davidson College, also in philosophy.

Reed has completed the degree requirements for a Master of Business Administration from Canisius College. A specialist in ethics and applied ethics, Reed has taught an extensive list of courses at Canisius College, including many in the All-College Honors program. He was interim director of Honors in fall 2019 and has provided extensive service to the college, ranging from the Christ and Culture Lecture Series to Faculty Senate. Currently, he serves as chair of the Philosophy Department.

Reed’s list of scholarly accomplishments includes more than a dozen articles and book chapters, co-editing a volume on David Hume’s moral philosophy, book reviews and encyclopedia entries, a score of refereed or invited presentations, and several awards and fellowships. An accomplished scholar, dedicated teacher, conscientious faculty member and keen analytical mind, Reed embodies the qualities inherent in a Catholic, Jesuit institution of higher learning.

He will work closely with Barbara Porter, PhD the current associate dean, to transition into his new role. I want to personally thank Dr. Porter for her many years of dedicated, tireless and passionate service to the students, faculty and staff at Canisius College, and I wish her well on her retirement. At some point we’ll be able to assemble in sufficient numbers to recognize her contributions.

Special thanks to the search committee, which devoted extensive hours to this search amid coronavirus and remote working conditions:  Dave Devereux, Jenn Lodi-Smith, Jon O’Brien, Kris Kasbohm and Jen Herrmann.

Submitted by: Tom Chambers, PhD, dean, College of Arts & Sciences

 

 

 

Faithful Voting and Global Concerns Webinar

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To help voters prepare for the 2020 U.S. elections, the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns is offering a series of webinars to dive deeper into the key world issues featured in their series of two-page global issue briefs, Faithful Voting and Global Concerns.

The next webinar is this Thursday, July 9 from 12:30-1:00 p.m. EDT and will focus on climate change, an issue of critical importance for the upcoming elections and the Church.

Chloe Noel, the program coordinator for the Faith Economy Ecology, will speak on the threat of climate change, the Catholic Church’s response and the ways U.S. voters can call upon electoral candidates to promote sustainable climate policy. There will be an opportunity for Q&A.

Click here to register for the webinar.

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Office of Mission & Identity

Faith & Justice in the Time of COVID-19

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While Be the Light won’t be happening this year due to COVID-19, we’re excited to offer “Faith & Justice in the Time of COVID.”  All current high school students, alumni of the Be the Light Institute and former student leaders are invited to sign up.
For more information, use this link.
Submitted by: Darby Ratliff, co-director, Be the Light Youth Theology Institute

Faith and the Faithful in the 2020 Elections

The 2020 presidential campaign is being reshaped by the COVID-19 pandemic, the economic crisis it created and the national focus on racism in the aftermath of the killings of George Floyd and other African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement officers. These challenges are testing our faith, our politics, our religious communities and our nation.

The Initiative on Catholic Social Thought at Georgetown University will take a closer look at these challenges on Friday, July 10 at 12:00 p.m. when it hosts a live-streamed conversation titled “Faith and the Faithful in the 2020 Elections: Religion, Racism and the COVID-19 Crisis.”

This online dialogue will focus on how the social and economic costs of the pandemic and the moral and human costs of racism may be affecting religious communities and voters in advance of the November elections; how are our leaders and communities responding; what our obligations are; and opportunities in this time of crisis as citizens and as believers. Further discussion will examine how recent United States Supreme Court decisions affect the views and choices of religious voters and the dynamics of the campaign.

In this volatile context, the attitudes of evangelical, Catholic and other religious voters may be shifting dramatically, with old alignments losing ground to new realities. What do we know now? What are the implications of potential shifts for religious communities, U.S. politics and the November 2020 elections?

The role of religion, racism and the COVID-19 crisis will be addressed by a panel of respected journalists and political leaders who bring differing religious, racial, generational and political perspectives and backgrounds:

  • Michael Gerson is a Washington Post columnist and a policy fellow with the ONE Campaign. He was a speechwriter for President George W. Bush and a former senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.
  • Justin Giboney is an attorney and a political strategist in Atlanta, Georgia. He is also the president and co-founder of the AND Campaign, a Christian civic organization that focuses on asserting the compassion and conviction of Jesus Christ in the public square.
  • Jeanné Lewis is running as an independent candidate for Washington, DC City Council. She is also the vice president and chief engagement officer at the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy.
  • Gabby Orr is a White House reporter for POLITICO and has been covering Donald Trump since the day he announced his 2016 presidential campaign. She covers social issues, religion, the vice president and the 2020 campaign.

John Carr, director of the Initiative, will moderate the online conversation.

Click here to learn more about this upcoming conversation or to RSVP to the event.  All who RSVP will receive an Email, on the day of the discussion, with instructions on how to join the live-stream.

This online conversation is a Public Dialogue and Salt and Light Gathering for young leaders in public life and is co-sponsored by Georgetown’s Institute of Politics and Public Service. It is part of the Faith and the Faithful series organized by the Initiative and is supported by the Democracy Fund.

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Office of Mission & Identity

Book Discussion: Richard Rohr’s Everything Belongs

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Please join the Office of Ignatian Spirituality for a three-week online book discussion of Richard Rohr’s Everything Belongs: The Gift of Contemplative Prayer. Virtual meetings will take place on the following Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. EDT: July 15, July 22 and July 29.

In Everything Belongs, author Richard Rohr helps us understand that intimacy with God cannot be achieved in the rational mind. By practicing contemplation, we learn not to reason better but to see things differently, including ourselves and other people. As our perspective becomes wider, we discover that everything belongs.

Please click here to pre-register by July 10 or contact Karen Silver at ksuero@jesuits.org or 516-675-4012.

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Office of Mission & Identity

Examen in Daily Life

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Charis, a young adult ministry, is offering a new online retreat titled “Examen in Daily Life.”  The retreat will offer time and space for prayer and a deeper connection to God in a location and schedule of your choosing. Charis will also provide resources for prayer.  No experience is required.

The retreat runs Monday, July 20 through Thursday, July 23, with set times for opening and closing sessions,  The remainder can be completed on the participant’s own schedule. Click here for more information and to register.

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Office of Mission & Identity

One Ignatian Community

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On the eve of the Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola, Thursday, July 30, the Office of Ignatian Spirituality will host a bilingual prayer service.  This is an opportunity for individuals to gather online to pray, as one Ignatian community, for healing, justice and peace. The prayer will be facilitated by leaders and partners from the various works of the Office of Ignatian Spirituality.

The bilingual prayer service is scheduled for Thursday, July 30 from 7:00-7:30 p.m. ET.  The event is free and open to all. RSVP here and a link will be sent with instructions on how to join the live, online prayer service.

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Office of Mission & Identity

Throwback Thursday

It’s Throwback Thursday!

Each Thursday, throughout the summer, the Office of College Communications will include historical facts about the college in The Dome, on Facebook and Twitter. It’s all part of our yearlong sesquicentennial celebration, which culminates in September 2020 when Canisius turns 150 years old. 

Today, we flash back to July 1, 1993 when Rev. Vincent M. Cooke, SJ, officially became the 23rd president of Canisius College. Father Cooke’s first order of business was the formulation of a strategic plan for what Canisius should look like in 20 years. That plan would eventually grow Canisius in extraordinary ways.

During Father Cooke’s tenure, Canisius completed a total of 24 capital projects over the course of 17 years at a price tag of nearly $150 million. Nearly half of that investment included the renovation or construction of eight residence hall projects to meet the increasing demand by students of on-campus living.

Submitted by: College Communications

Campus Candid

This weekend, eight neighborhood residents gathered at the East West Community Garden on Lafayette Avenue to tend to their new beds. All beds have now been claimed!

Grandma J, Dayatra and Bree represent three generations of gardeners who spent the day working on their plot together. August and his dad joined the community garden for a fun summer activity and to grow vegetables for their family.

The New Buffalo Institute partners with nonprofits and grassroots organizations on Buffalo’s East Side and is committed to social justice and providing a welcoming place for community partners to convene, voice concerns and exchange ideas.  Check us out on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

https://www.facebook.com/New-Buffalo-Institute-Canisius-College-110313490679328/?modal=admin_todo_tour

-Instagram: @newbuffaloinstitute

-Twitter: NBICanisius

Submitted by: Mary R. Rockwell, director, The New Buffalo Institute

21-Day Ignatian Racial Equity Challenge

The Ignatian Solidarity Network presents a 21-day Email campaign that will provide daily resources to learn, pray and act on a variety of issues related to racial justice and equity. This challenge begins July 20 and continues through August 9.

Click here to RSVP.

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Office of Mission & Identity

Watch This Month’s Episode of “Kaleidoscope”

The Canisius College Video Institute production of the July episode of “Kaleidoscope” premieres on Saturday, July 4 at 5:30 a.m. on WGRZ TV 2. This 30-minute television program celebrates the religious diversity of the region and is produced in conjunction with the Network of Religious Communities. “Kaleidoscope” is rebroadcast each Friday at 6:30 p.m. on Spectrum Cable 20 and each Sunday at 8:00 p.m. on Charter 6 in Olean, NY.

Every year since 1937 the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has celebrated the stories from the Book of Mormon in the Hill Cumorah Pageant, one of the world’s largest outdoor theatrical productions. In the first segment of this episode, program host Dr. Stan Bratton, executive director of the Network of Religious Communities, interviews David, Dana and Moira Dwyer about the Hill Cumorah Pageant and their participation in it.

The second segment focuses on Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), which brings together theological students and clergy of all faiths (pastors, priests, rabbis, imams and others) into supervised encounters with persons in crisis to learn how to minister to them. Bowen Theory postulates that the family is an emotional unit that regulates development and behavior of its members. Stan Bratton interviews Rev. Robert Spilman, a certified Clinical Pastoral Education supervisor, about CPE and how Bowen Theory helps him understand the functioning of families and congregations.

Students in the Canisius College Video Institute produce “Kaleidoscope” under the guidance of Barbara J. Irwin, PhD, professor in the Department of Communication and co-director of the Video Institute, Jamie O’Neil, associate professor of Digital Media Arts and co-director of the Video Institute, and Paula DeAngelis-Stein ’86, MS ’02.

Submitted by: Barbara J. Irwin, Ph.D., professor, Department of Communication

Canisius Business Student Competes in “X-Culture”

Canisius College student Sara F. Nicolas was part of a winning multinational team that competed in the “X-Culture” competition during the spring 2020 semester.  Nicolas’ team was one of 28 winning teams that earned near perfect scores in the competition.  A total of 975 teams competed from around the world. 

“X-Culture” is a large-scale experiential learning project which, this year, engaged more than 6,000 undergraduate and graduate business students from 652 universities in 100-plus countries.  Participating students are placed in virtual teams of about six and charged with completing a consulting project for a multinational company.  As part of the competition, teams are required to complete a market analysis of their assigned company, and develop marketing messaging, promotional materials, operations management considerations and pricing strategies.  The competition is all that more challenging as each student on a team represents a different country and therefore must navigate cultural differences, time-zone dispersions and communication barriers. 

Nicolas is a marketing major at Canisius with an expected graduation date of spring 2021.  She became involved in the “X-Culture” competition upon enrolling in a Global Marketing Strategy course at Canisius, taught by Coral R. Snodgrass, PhD, professor of management. As part of the coursework, Snodgrass requires students to participate in the multinational competition.  

Click here to read more about the competition and Nicolas’ winning project.

Submitted by: College Communications

Making Meaning in a Pandemic

“Reflections on COVID-19,” a free, interdisciplinary summer course, is resonating with the Canisius community and Buffalo at-large. To date, more than 250 individuals have registered for the collaborative learning opportunity aimed at helping people better understand the challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic and how we can respond with knowledge, empathy, faith and resilience. The interdisciplinary approach provides rich perspectives on critical topics that include everything from the science of disease to plagues and responses in the ancient world, and much more.

Each class (i.e. module) is fully digital (not live) and taught using a combination of PowerPoint and video presentations, recorded interviews with subject-matter experts, films, video chats and other online discussions and readings. There is no official start or end date for the course. Rather participation is self-paced and people are encouraged to sign up for as many modules as they would like.

For more information or to view a list of the various modules offered in this course, click here.

“Reflections on COVID-19” is a non-credit bearing course.

Submitted by: College Communications

Face Covering CDC Guidance

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As we return to campus, please review the following guidance from the CDC regarding how to safely wear and take off a cloth face covering. Faculty and staff are being provided with two face coverings with the Canisius logo. As you return to campus, please check with your supervisor or human resources to receive your masks.

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

Novena for Racial Justice

In the Catholic tradition, a novena is an ancient form of devotional prayer over a period of nine days for a specific intention. The Ignatian Solidarity Network invites you to join their Novena for Racial Justice via text message to unite with the Ignatian family in prayer and action.

Click here to RSVP.

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Office of Mission & Identity

Additional Security Features in Zoom

Beginning July 19, Zoom will require that all scheduled meetings have a passcode or waiting room.

In Zoom, a passcode is simply an additional security code that is added to the join link. As before, when you share a link with a participant, they click the link and join the meeting. However, if a participant attempts to join the meeting by entering the meeting number into their Zoom app, they will also be prompted to enter the passcode, which can be found (along with the meeting link) in the invitation text.

Another option is a waiting room. For any meetings scheduled or active in your account on July 19, if they lack either a passcode or waiting room, Zoom will add a waiting room by default. Here’s an explanation for how the waiting room feature works in Zoom:

The passcode and meeting room options are selectable when scheduling any meeting in Zoom. You can select either one or both.

In COLI, if we had to choose a favorite for teaching courses remotely, it would be the waiting room. Students can be told beforehand to expect it and after a quick scan of all participants, the professor can simply approve all. If students subsequently attempt to join late, the professor can be sure of which students may have missed something earlier to their arrival.

Zoom has a more comprehensive discussion of this available here.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, COLI

Trivia Tuesday

The campus community is invited to watch The Dome for special “Trivia Tuesdays,” which will be published in every Tuesday edition throughout the summer. The first person to respond to pubrel@canisius.edu with the correct answer will win Canisius “swag.” Additionally, once a month on Tuesdays, there will be a special giveaway in which the winner will receive some of the newly designed Canisius Sesquicentennial gear.

Winners will be announced the following Tuesday of each week along with the correct trivia answer.

This week’s special giveaway question is: The Canisius community dedicated the Greatest Generation Memorial in November 2007 as a permanent tribute to alumni who served during the war years of 1941 – 1943. Where is the memorial located on campus?

(a) In the Quad, near Koessler Plaza

(b) In front of Lyons Hall, on Main Street

(c) In the plaza, between Bagen Hall and Old Main

c. Outside the ROTC Offices at the Health Science Building

Congratulations to Suli Calianno, Canisius Fund coordinator, who is the winner of last week’s Trivia Tuesday contest. Suli is a frequent player of Trivia Tuesday and often among the first to respond. We’ll have some Canisius swag waiting for her when the campus returns to normal operations. Thanks for playing!

Last week’s Trivia Tuesday question was: In what year was the Golden Griffin ‘born’?

a. 1942

b. 1950

c. 1938

d. 1933

The correct answer was: (c) 1933

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News



Buffalo News Reporter David Robinson interviewed Economics Professor Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, for a story in the June 25 edition. Golebiewski offered insight into the potential duration of the region’s economic recovery. The article, titled “COVID-19 Dug a Big Hole for the Local Economy. The Climb Out is Just Beginning,” can be read here.

Submitted by: College Communications

July 4th Holiday

The college will close at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 2. All but essential operating personnel are included in this early closure. The college will be closed on Friday, July 3 and will reopen on Monday, July 6. We wish you a safe and Happy 4th of July Holiday!

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

Return to Campus

Dear Canisius Community,

I hope that you have been enjoying the beautiful summer weather and enjoying some time with family and friends.

As you know, our three-stage Return to Campus Plan for faculty and staff began on Monday, June 29.  The college’s Recovery Task Force developed the plan with the latest guidance from local, state and federal government officials and public health authorities. The health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and their families remains our top priority and continues to lead our decision-making regarding the reopening of the campus.

We have prepared a Return to Campus Guide which includes detailed information for transitioning back to work on campus.  The Guide outlines carefully thought-out health, safety and cleaning protocols, flexible work from home policies, changes to some offices and physical workspaces and much more.  Please read the guide carefully to ensure you have all the necessary information.

 Here are a few important items to note when returning to work on campus:

  • You will be required to access the building you work in using swipe access with your college ID card.
  • Each employee will receive two washable facemasks that can be picked up in the Office of Human Resources. 
  • All Canisius College employees must complete a Daily Health Screening for COVID 19 prior to reporting to work on campus.  Employees who answer “No” to any questions should stay home.
  • As announced last summer, parking for the Main Eastwood (Bagen) Lot will not have relaxed parking rules during the summer. Only “A” permits are permitted to park in the Main Eastwood Lot.  Please also remember that the Tower Lot is designated for Visitors Only throughout the year.  As a courtesy to our guests, please observe these restrictions. Flexible parking is permitted in other employee parking lots effective June 29 through August 14, 2020. 

We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the stress levels of employees across the country. We have made every effort to make certain that the campus and workspaces are safe for our employees to return to work.

As a community, we share the responsibility to work together to keep our friends, families and colleagues safe and healthy. We look forward to welcoming you back to campus!

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

Klump Appointed to NYS Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Robert A. Klump, director of the Raichle Pre-Law Center and adjunct professor of Political Science, has been appointed to a four-year term as a member of the New York State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. State advisory committees are comprised of citizens familiar with local and state civil rights issues. The members assist the commission with its fact-finding, investigative and information dissemination functions. Reports issued by advisory committees have contributed to policy changes at the national, state and local levels.

Submitted by: Robert A. Klump, director, Raichle Pre-Law Center

Canisius Diversity & Inclusion Statement

In September 2019, a subcommittee began meeting to develop a Canisius College Diversity & Inclusion Statement.  The subcommittee consists of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, student affairs and facilities management staff, as well as neighbors from the Hamlin Park Community & Taxpayers Association. The guiding principles for the statement were to frame diversity and inclusion work as an integral part of our mission and identity, to communicate the importance of our urban location and being in solidarity with others, and to make a commitment to address diversity and inclusion issues at the macro and micro levels of the institution. The statement is both descriptive and aspirational. Our final draft of the statement, reflecting feedback from the senior leadership team, was presented and approved by the college Strategic Planning Committee this past February.

Canisius College Diversity & Inclusion Statement:

Consistent with our Catholic Jesuit mission and identity, we stand in solidarity with and advocate for everyone of all abilities, identities, life experiences and perspectives.

As a campus located in a diverse Buffalo community, we are committed to:

  • Creating a culture of acceptance, awareness, learning, respect and understanding inside and outside of the classroom
  • Pursuing academic excellence through a curriculum of diverse ideas and vibrant interpersonal classroom experiences that challenge individuals to grow
  • Promoting a safe and welcoming experience that encourages questioning and discussion
  • Advancing equity by removing institutional barriers to success for all members of the community
  • Developing lifelong learners who contribute to an increasingly diverse and global society

I would like to thank the following subcommittee members for their thoughtful contributions and collaboration:

Stephanie Barber Geter, president, Hamlin Park Community & Taxpayers Association

Sierra M. Bonerb, associate director, Support Services-Accessibility Support & Veterans

Paola C. Fajardo-Heyward, associate professor, Political Science/Faculty-Student Liaison, Faculty Senate

Deanna Garwol, student, Campus Ministry Intern

Susan C. Gruttadauria, administrative associate, Computer Science, Math, Physics, and Core

Donald Hamilton, staff, Facilities Management

Mylan Hawkins, student, ULLC

Abby Hughes, student, USA President

Jabril Moore, graduate student, HESA

Lizzy Nankumba, student, ULLC

Rodrigo Ortiz, student, Executive Board LASAF

Brian Smith, director, International Students & Study Abroad

Malini C. Suchak, associate professor, ABEC

If you have any questions or would like to share your thoughts on the statement, I welcome your feedback. Please email me at rodrig23@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Fatima Rodriguez Johnson, associate dean, Diversity & Inclusion

Further Information About Printing

As faculty and staff start to return to campus, you may notice that there is a new printer/copier in your department.  All of the campus Xerox devices have been replaced. None of the HP printers were affected. Those will remain unchanged. If your printer has not yet been changed, it will happen before July 3. ITS and ComDoc are running a little behind in the rollout and there are a few devices not installed or configured yet. If you can swipe your ID card and see your print jobs sent to MyColor or MyGrayscale FollowMe print queues, then the device is set up and ready to go.

We will be performing some testing at each device and cleaning up cables during the week of June 29. If you previously had any extra features like extra paper trays or envelope specific trays, those will be arriving soon. The new devices were scaled and sized according to your typical use so you may see some feature changes but overall all the features are still available in most cases. In areas where color printing was not heavily used, we have scaled back but everyone can still print to any of the color devices in public spaces same as before.

We are working on updating all of the printer documentation in the Canisius Wiki.

Check back for updates in the Wiki. We will be adding training materials, tutorial videos and user manuals for all the new devices.

All users will now be using the MyColor and MyGrayscale print queues. There are many reasons for this change including safe handling of papers during the COVID pandemic, needs to increase accountability, security, HIPAA and FERPA concerns and to make our campus more environmentally friendly. The new devices will no longer directly release print jobs. You will need to swipe your ID card and select the print jobs you want to release. To do this most users have already switched to using this Follow-Me queues (MyColor & MyGrayscale). Once you print to those queues, you can go to any of the over 100 devices on campus and get your printouts. They are held on the servers for 24 hours if you cannot print them right away. Banner printing will still directly print for now. Be sure not to leave these items on the printers for extended periods of time.

As part of new campus initiatives, all users will need their ID cards for printing, building access and identification while on campus. You will be required to carry it whenever you are on campus.  The college will be providing Canisius-branded lanyards to everyone if you choose to use one. You can pick yours up at the ITS Help Desk. You may also prefer to purchase your own retractable ID card holder. These are available on Amazon and other retail locations. You may need a hole in your ID card because of this. ITS will provide guidance on how to do this yourself in the Wiki soon so the magnetic stripe on the back is not damaged. You can also stop by the ITS Help Desk and we can do it for you. If you do not have an ID card or yours is not working, you can always get a new one at the Public Safety dispatch office in the lower level of Bosch Hall. Please note that for security reasons only one ID card can function at a time.  If you get a replacement card, your old one will no longer function.

Student copy card policy is not changing but is going to be more strictly monitored. These generic department ID cards were never meant to be left on the copiers as a convenience option to copying and scanning. As the new devices were installed, in some cases, copy cards were found unattended in offices. These cards were returned to ITS. There is a loss of accountability and the appearance is that your student workers are printing thousands of copies a month. Individual users must use their own ID cards for their print and scanning needs. These cards are only to be used for student workers in the department that need to print as part of the job function so it does not count against their student print quota. More information about this policy is available in the Wiki here.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns please contact the ITS Help Desk at helpdesk@canisius.edu, call 888-8340 or visit http://helpdesk.canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Scott Clark, director, User Services/ITS

Immersion on Migration

The Office of Campus Ministry invites you to participate in a virtual immersion experience with the Kino Border Initiative (KBI).

The immersion will take place July 27-31 via Zoom and will offer participants an opportunity to explore the theme of migration, as well as deepen their understanding of the broader context of the border and immigration. Sessions will consist of conversations with migrants and KBI staff, a virtual border crossing and desert walk, and daily reflections. You can learn more about the experience and see the complete schedule here.

There is no cost but participants do need to complete a brief application as there are a limited number of spots available.  Applications are due Wednesday July 1.  The immersion is open to all Canisius faculty, staff and students.

Please contact Kaitlyn Buehlmann, associate campus minister, at buehlmak@canisius.edu for more information.

Submitted by: Kaitlyn Buehlmann, associate campus minister, Campus Ministry

Throwback Thursday

Buffalo Bills owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr. meets his inaugural scholarship recipients

It’s Throwback Thursday!

Each Thursday, throughout the summer, the Office of College Communications will include historical facts about the college in The Dome, on Facebook and Twitter. It’s all part of our yearlong sesquicentennial celebration, which culminates in September 2020 when Canisius turns 150 years old. 

Today, we flash back to June 1995 when Ralph C. Wilson Jr., owner of the four-time defending AFC Champion Buffalo Bills, visited Canisius to permanently endow a $500,000 sports scholarship. The Ralph C. Wilson Sports Scholarship annually awards four student-athletes, from Western New York or Southern Ontario, who are in good academic standing and play a college-level varsity sport.

At the time of Wilson’s gift, it was one of the 10 largest scholarship endowments in college history. It has since benefited nearly 100 student-athletes.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

Economics Professor Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, provided insight to Buffalo News Reporter David Robinson about the region’s jobs report for May. The article, titled “From Highest to Simply High: Local Unemployment Rate Fell in May,” can be read by clicking here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Register for the 23rd Annual Blue & Gold Golf Classic

Registration is now open for the 23rd Annual Blue & Gold Golf Classic. This year’s event is scheduled for August 3 at Wanakah Country Club. Tee times will begin at 11:00 a.m. on both the first and 10th tees with a box lunch available upon arrival and dinner in small groups upon conclusion. Entry fee includes golf, a cart, lunch, dinner, a bottle of wine and a gift bag containing a Nike duffel and a sleeve of golf balls.

To register, visit www.GoGriffs.com and click on the rotating banner ad across the front of the web site.

For questions, call 716-888-2977.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Emergency Food Assistance – Volunteers Needed

Due to loss of employment, hundreds of families in our community are without food.  Through the efforts of Pastor Kinzer Pointer and the Health Equity Task Force, a food supply is available and ready for packaging but volunteers are needed.  If you are available on Monday, June 29 at 9:00 a.m., please join us Mt. Olive Church, located at 701 East Delavan Avenue (come to the parking lot adjacent to McDonalds), to help sort and pack groceries for needy families.  Social distancing guidelines will be strictly observed. Volunteers are asked to please wear a mask or face shield.

To sign up or get more information, contact Mary Rockwell at mary.rockwell@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Mary Rockwell, director, New Buffalo Institute

Immersion on Migration

The Office of Campus Ministry invites you to participate in a virtual immersion experience with the Kino Border Initiative (KBI).

The immersion will take place July 27-31 via Zoom and will offer participants an opportunity to explore the theme of migration as well as deepen their understanding of the broader context of the border and immigration. Sessions will consist of conversations with migrants and KBI staff, a virtual border crossing and desert walk, and daily reflections. You can learn more about the experience and see the complete schedule here.

There is no cost to participate but participants do need to complete a brief application as there are a limited number of spots available.  Applications are due Wednesday July 1.  The immersion is open to all Canisius faculty, staff and students.

Please contact Kaitlyn Buehlmann, associate campus minister, at buehlmak@canisius.edu for more information.

Submitted by: Kaitlyn Buehlmann, associate campus minister, Campus Ministry

Ignatian Prayer Vigil for Lamentation and Racial Justice

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The Office of Campus Ministry invites you to join us and the Ignatian Solidarity Network for a virtual Ignatian Prayer Vigil for Lamentation and Racial Justice on the one month anniversary of the killing of George Floyd tonight, Thursday, June 25 from 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET.

The vigil will be an opportunity for each of us, as members of the Ignatian family, to gather for shared prayer across our network, and to lament and commemorate the black lives that have been lost due to police brutality and white supremacy in the United States. You can RSVP here to let us know you plan to participate.

In the wake of George Floyd’s death, Pope Francis reminded us that “we cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form and yet claim to defend the sacredness of every human life.” With this in mind, during the prayer vigil, anonymous lamentations from across the network will be shared to illuminate the many emotions people are feeling in this present moment. The ISN invites you to use this form to share a lamentation. Several submissions will be shared during the prayer service, and we will silently uplift all of the stories that were submitted but not read out loud.

Submitted by: Kaitlyn Buehlmann, associate campus minister, Campus Ministry

Promoting a Safer, More Sustainable Environment on Campus

As the campus prepares to reopen, there will be some changes implemented to make progress on the college’s Sustainability Plan and also enable the campus to maintain a clean, safe environment. Starting this summer, we will introduce a new process for the collection of waste on campus. Changes include the following:

  • Trash cans will be removed from all classrooms and offices.
  • Plastic liners will no longer be used or supplied for the collection of recyclables.
  • Receptacles for the collection of trash and recyclables will be centrally located in the corridors.
  • All trash and recyclables need to be deposited at the collection points.

The facilities staff will monitor and empty the receptacles as necessary. Please note that it is very important to separate trash from recyclables as any trash found in a recycle bin sends the entire bin to the landfill.

As the Sustainability Plan for the campus was being developed, the college enlisted the help of Waste Management to perform a waste audit. The audit revealed that an extremely large quantity of plastic bags was being used to collect trash. This was due in large part to the frequency with which the trash was being collected and the number of collection points located throughout campus. Waste Management’s recommendation was to centralize the collection points and reduce the number of receptacles contained in each building.

Not only does this initiative support the college’s commitment to sustainability, this new process effectively reduces the number of touch points for the transfer of germs. All of our plans are attentive to the heightened standards for cleaning, disinfection and the health and safety of our faculty, students and employees. These measures will help us to reduce the potential for exposure during the collection and handling of trash and recyclables, both in classrooms and offices. Our success with the Sustainability Plan and in the containment of COVID-19 will both require the support and cooperation of the entire Canisius community.

We look forward to welcoming everyone back to campus. God bless and be safe.

Submitted by: Tom Ciminelli, director, Facilities Management

It’s Trivia Tuesday

The campus community is invited to watch The Dome for special “Trivia Tuesdays,” which will be published in every Tuesday edition throughout the summer. The first person to respond to pubrel@canisius.edu with the correct answer will win Canisius “swag.” Additionally, once a month on Tuesdays, there will be a special giveaway in which the winner will receive some of the newly designed Canisius Sesquicentennial gear.

Winners will be announced the following Tuesday of each week along with the correct trivia answer.

This week’s special giveaway question is: In what year was the Golden Griffin ‘born’?

a. 1942

b. 1950

c. 1938

d. 1933

Congratulations to Anthony J. Bellia, dean emeritus of enrollment management, who is the winner of last week’s Trivia Tuesday contest. We’ll have some Canisius swag waiting for Tony when the campus returns to normal operations.

Last week’s Trivia Tuesday question was: What was the original name of the DiGamma Honor Society?

The correct answer was: The Coffin Club

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

Vice President for Enrollment Management Danielle Ianni, PhD, spoke with The Buffalo News about the college’s decision to suspend the requirement that students submit SAT or ACT scores when applying for admission in fall 2021. The article can be read by clicking here.

The Buffalo News also interviewed Economics Professor Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, for a June 18 article about the Buffalo Niagara region’s private-sector jobs, which fell 21percent from a year ago in May. The full article can be read here.

And on June 19, Mary Owusu, assistant professor of marketing and director of the college’s Integrated Marketing Communications Center, spoke with Buffalo News Reporter Jason Wolf for a story about why the Buffalo Bills chose to publicly support ‘Black Lives Matter.’ The article can be read here.

The Wall Street Journal reached out to Political Science Professor Kevin Hardwick, PhD, for insight into New York’s Primary Day election and how it is unprecedented in several ways. Hardwick spoke specifically about the race to represent the 27th Congressional District. The seat has been vacant since Chris Collins pleaded guilty to insider-trading charges in November. Click here to read the story.

Hardwick also weighed in with WIVB-TV Channel 4 about today’s Primary Day race involving the special election in New York’s 27th Congressional District. Click here to watch the story, titled “Coronavirus and Two Elections: Experts Say Expect Confusion in the 27th.”

Clancy Seymour, EdD, spoke with a reporter from On Board and E: Erie 1 BOCES Journal about the new physical education standards for schools, which were recently adopted by New York State. Seymour is the director of physical and health education teacher education (P/HETE) at Canisius and was a member of the team that developed the new standards, which are intended to guide physical education teachers.

On Board is the online publication of the New York State School Boards Association. Click here to read the full article.

E: Erie 1 BOCES Journal is a printed publication of educational trends and programs affecting the local community. Click here to read its article on the new physical education standards.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius College Presents Live Webinar on Big Data

The Canisius College School of Arts & Sciences will present a live webinar on Thursday, June 25 at 12:00 p.m. titled “Causal Impacts: Extracting Evidence of Causality from Big Data.”  The webinar is being hosted by H. David Sheets, PhD, director of the MS program in data analytics at Canisius.  Because the webinar is live, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.    

To register for the webinar, click here.

Considered ‘the next frontier for innovation,’ data analytics is becoming a necessity for U.S. businesses, which consider it a key tool for investigating complex issues, identifying and solving problems, better decision-making and providing an edge over competitors. To learn more about the data analytics program and the upcoming webinar, click here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Virtual Immersion on Migration

The Office of Campus Ministry invites you to participate in a virtual immersion experience with the Kino Border Initiative (KBI).

The immersion will take place July 27-31 via Zoom and will offer participants an opportunity to explore the theme of migration as well as deepen their understanding of the broader context of the border and immigration. Sessions will consist of conversations with migrants and KBI staff, a virtual border crossing and desert walk, and daily reflections. You can learn more about the experience and see the complete schedule here.

There is no cost to participate but participants do need to complete a brief application as there are a limited number of spots available.  Applications are due Wednesday July 1.  The immersion is open to all Canisius faculty, staff and students.

Please contact Kaitlyn Buehlmann, associate campus minister, at buehlmak@canisius.edu for more information.

Submitted by: Kaitlyn Buehlmann, associate campus minister, Campus Ministry

Jesuit Book Club Welcomes Author Alice McDermott

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The Jesuit Book Club, from the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States, is an online community open to anyone interested in Ignatian spirituality. Their summer reading selection is The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott, who will join in a live conversation about her novel on July 27. Sign up to read along and get more info at jesuits.org/bookclub.

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Office of Mission & Identity

Emergency Relief Fund Helps Students in Need

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When the need is greatest, the Canisius community shines brightest! There is no better example than the support of our Emergency Relief Fund, which is directly benefiting students in need as a result of COVID-19. The impact has been astounding and will continue to help students continue their Canisius education.

Submitted by: Matthew Gorczyca, assistant director, Canisius Fund

Canisius College East West Community Garden is Growing!

Sandrine and Joseph Musumbu tend to their garden bed in the East West Community Garden.

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The Canisius College East West community garden is now open! The garden has beds available for the community. Please see the flyer for contact information if you are interested in planting and maintaining a bed.

Submitted by: Mary R. Rockwell, director, The New Buffalo Institute

Follow-Me Printing

Upon the return to campus over the next several months, notice that the Xerox printer/copiers all look shiny and new. There was a new agreement signed with ComDoc and the college received  a new leased pool of devices. There are some changes to the interface but overall they should be faster and have larger screens. If you or your department would like instructions on using the new devices from one of ComDoc’s trainers, you can contact ComDoc to make arrangements starting June 1.

All users will now be using the MyColor and MyGrayscale print queues. In order to increase accountability, security and make our campus more environmentally friendly, the new devices will no longer directly release print jobs. You will need to swipe your ID card and select the print jobs you want to release.

Most users have already switched to using this Follow-Me queue. Once you print to those queues, you can go to any device on campus and get your printouts. They are held on the servers for 24 hours if you cannot print them right away.

New documentation in the Canisius Wiki will be available soon for the new devices. If you have any questions, comments or concerns please contact the ITS Help Desk at helpdesk@canisius.edu, call 888-8340 or visit http://helpdesk.canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Scott Clark, director of User Services/ITS

Throwback Thursday

It’s Throwback Thursday!

Each Thursday, throughout the summer, the Office of College Communications will include historical facts about the college in The Dome, on Facebook and Twitter.  It’s all part of our yearlong sesquicentennial celebration, which culminates in September 2020 when Canisius turns 150 years old. 

Today, we flash back to June 19, 1911 when more than 1,500 people witnessed the laying and blessing of the cornerstone at the “new” Canisius College on Main Street in Buffalo, NY.

Attired in military splendor, Col. John L. Schwartz, president of the Alumni Association and head of the college’s Building Fund Committee, addressed the crowd. Col. Schwartz spoke about the committee’s campaign to raise $100,000 for the new building. He explained how its 140 members, many of them businessmen, abandoned their work for days at a time to canvass the city asking for donations of a dollar or more. In the end, the volunteers of the Building Fund Committee raised $100,059. Soon after, Buffalo Bishop Rev. Charles H. Colton turned the first spade of earth and the building of Old Main began.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

Business First Reporter G. Scott Thomas interviewed Economics Professors George Palumbo, PhD, and Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, in advance of Buffalo’s new employment numbers, which are due out today. The article, titled “Is More Bad News Coming,” can be read by clicking here.

Canisius President John J. Hurley is quoted in the latest issue of Politics & Business, a digital magazine published by Gildshire Magazines. The article, titled “Will College Kids be Physically in School This Fall,” can be read by clicking here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Watch This Month’s Episode of “Kaleidoscope”

The Canisius College Video Institute production of the June episode of “Kaleidoscope” premieres on Saturday, June 6 at 5:30 a.m. on WGRZ-TV 2. This 30-minute television program celebrates the religious diversity of the region and is produced in conjunction with the Network of Religious Communities. “Kaleidoscope” is rebroadcast each Friday at 6:30 p.m. on Spectrum Cable 20 and each Sunday at 8:00 p.m. on Charter 6 in Olean, NY.

In the first segment, program host Stan Bratton, PhD, executive director of the Network of Religious Communities, speaks with Buxees Singh about the life and significance of Guru Arjan, the fifth Guru and a martyr who was known for contributing to and compiling the Sikh Scriptures, as well as for his teaching that Sikhism is open to all, regardless of caste.

Pentecost is the commemoration of the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples of Jesus, and it marks the beginning of the Christian Church. Bratton interviews Rev. Jeff Carter, of Ephesus Ministries, about Pentecost and the Pentecostal movement.

Students in the Canisius College Video Institute produce “Kaleidoscope” under the guidance of Barbara J. Irwin, PhD, professor in the Department of Communication and co-director of the Video Institute, Jamie O’Neil, associate professor of Digital Media Arts and co-director of the Video Institute, and Paula DeAngelis-Stein ’86, MS ’02.

Submitted by: Barbara J. Irwin, PhD, professor, Department of Communication

Ignatian Prayer Vigil for Lamentation and Racial Justice

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The Ignatian Solidarity Network invites you to join a virtual Ignatian Prayer Vigil for Lamentation and Racial Justice on the one month anniversary of the killing of George Floyd on Thursday, June 25 from 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET.

The vigil will be an opportunity for each of us, as members of the Ignatian family, to gather for shared prayer across our network to lament and commemorate the black lives that have been lost due to police brutality and white supremacy in the United States. You can RSVP to let us know you plan to participate here.

In the wake of George Floyd’s death, Pope Francis reminded us that “we cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form and yet claim to defend the sacredness of every human life.” With this in mind, during the prayer vigil, anonymous lamentations from across the network will be shared to illuminate the many emotions people are feeling in this present moment. The ISN invites you to use this form to share a lamentation. Several submissions will be shared during the prayer service, and we will silently uplift all of the stories that were submitted but not read out loud.

Before we can move forward as an Ignatian family, it is important that we acknowledge the pain among us and lament all that has happened.

This prayer vigil is a small action. In the coming weeks, we will share other ways that we hope to more deeply commit to anti-racism work. However, we will do so acknowledging we are an organization that is predominantly white-led. In addition, we work within an Ignatian and Catholic landscape that historically, and even today, is often complicit in the sin of racism, both implicitly and explicitly.  We know that in working for racial justice we will, at times, fall short and make missteps but to fulfill our faith-based social justice mission rooted in the Gospel, we must make this a priority.

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Office of Mission & Identity

Kino Border Initiative Virtual Immersion Experience

The Office of Campus Ministry invites you to participate in a virtual immersion experience with the Kino Border Initiative.

The immersion will take place July 27-31 via Zoom and will offer participants an opportunity to explore the theme of migration as well as deepen their understanding of the broader context of the border and immigration.  Sessions will consist of conversations with migrants and KBI staff, a virtual border crossing and desert walk, as well as daily reflections. You can learn more about the experience and see the complete schedule here.

There is no cost to participate, but participants do need to complete a brief application as there are a limited number of spots available.  Applications are due Wednesday July 1The immersion is open to all Canisius faculty, staff and students. 

Please contact Kaitlyn Buehlmann, associate campus minister, at buehlmak@canisius.edu for more information.

Submitted by: Kaitlyn Buehlmann, associate campus minister, Campus Ministry

ITS Database Maintenance Scheduled

ITS will be applying database security patches on Saturday June 20, 2020 from 7:00 – 10:00 a.m. During this maintenance window Banner, Self Service Banner (SSB), Griff Audits and custom Canisius Web Applications (iAdvise, HR Appraisals, athlete travel contracts, budget management, etc.) will be unavailable.

If you have any questions please contact the ITS Help Desk at 888-8340, helpdesk@canisius.edu or visit http://helpdesk.canisius.edu

Submitted by: Michele Folsom, director of Administrative Computing, ITS

Using Video in Online Courses

Please join Kris Kasbohm, director of the Bouwhuis Library, for a conversation about best practices for the use of video in online courses on Monday, June 22, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. via Zoom video conference. Kris will discuss legal/copyright concerns and the cost of using DVDs and streaming video. The library offers a variety of ways to access films, and librarians will be on hand to answer questions. If you are thinking of using video for a course in the fall, please attend this session.

Interested participants should contact Kris Kasbohm directly, at kasbohmk@canisius.edu, for information on how to connect to the Zoom meeting.

Submitted by: Academic Affairs

It’s Trivia Tuesday

The campus community is invited to watch The Dome for special “Trivia Tuesdays,” which will be published in every Tuesday edition throughout the summer. The first person to respond to pubrel@canisius.edu with the correct answer will win Canisius “swag.” Additionally, once a month on Tuesdays, there will be a special giveaway in which the winner will receive some of the newly designed Canisius Sesquicentennial gear.

Winners will be announced the following Tuesday of each week along with the correct trivia answer.

This week’s special giveaway question is:

What was the original name of the DiGamma Honor Society?

Brandi Banks ’13, senior graduate admission counselor

Congratulations to Brandi N. Banks ’13, senior graduate admissions counselor, who is the winner of last week’s Trivia Tuesday contest. We’ll have some Canisius swag waiting for Brandi when the campus returns to normal operations.

Last week’s Trivia Tuesday question was:

Approximately 2,600 Canisius students participate in global service initiatives throughout the year. Can you guess how many hours of service they rack up in total:

(a) 33,000 hours

(b) 45,000 hours

(c) 62, 500 hours

(d) 26,000 hours

The correct answer was: (b) 45,000 hours

(Full disclosure: 55,000 is the most current number of service hours completed annually by students. We’re accepting (b) as the correct answer because there was a typo. Selection (b) was supposed to read 55,000. Our apologies for any confusion.)

Submitted by: College Communications

Making Meaning in a Pandemic: Free Summer Course

How do we make sense of a global pandemic that has caused millions of deaths around the world?

Join us for a new interdisciplinary course titled “Making Meaning in a Pandemic.” In this special summer course, Canisius faculty, alumni and guest presenters will explore the many ways humankind has responded to disease-related crises throughout history.

The course is a collaborative learning opportunity to better understand challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic and how we can respond with knowledge, empathy, faith and resilience. An interdisciplinary approach, the hallmark of a liberal arts education, can provide rich perspectives on critical topics, including unprecedented public health disasters.

Topics include: The science of disease | Plagues and responses in the ancient world | Art and pandemics | Catholic and Jesuit responses to plagues | Pandemics through a feminist lens | State surveillance during a pandemic | Frontline healthcare perspectives from Canisius alumni | Covid-19 and marginalized communities | and MORE!

Participants are encouraged to attend as many modules as they would like, whether that means one session or all of them. This is a free, non-credit-bearing course.

Click here to register.

Submitted by: Richard D. Reitsma, PhD, chair, associate professor of Spanish, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Join Jesuit Refugee Service USA to Recognize World Refugee Day

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Join Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) USA to recognize World Refugee Day on Thursday, June 18, at 2:00 p.m. ET for an online dialogue on asylum.

Those who are fleeing violence in search of safety are being turned away at our borders. Even in a pandemic, we can both protect public health and continue to welcome asylum seekers.

Join JRS/USA as experts discuss the current situation on the U.S./Mexico border, the impact of US policies on asylum seekers in Mexico and what we can do to ensure our system of asylum stays intact even during a global pandemic.

Speakers include:

  • Yael Schacher, senior U.S. advocate, Refugees International
  • Patricia Hernandez Lopez, country director, JRS Mexico
  • Joanna Williams, director of education and advocacy, Kino Border Initiative
  • Giulia McPherson, JRS/USA, director of advocacy and operations (Moderator)

RSVP TODAY

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Office of Mission & Identity

 

“Wrestling with Whiteness” Course from Jesuits West

Jesuits West is offering a four-week “Wrestling with Whiteness” course this July. Fall sessions with different time options will be announced at a later date.

This series will run for four weeks, with online sessions Wednesdays from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. PT, July 1, July 8, July 15 and July 22.

The training will center on creating a shared understanding of white supremacy, grounded in theology and Catholic identity. Participants will learn to articulate their own story of whiteness, opportunity and privilege and analyze how their work is impacted by implicit bias and white supremacy. Participants will get equipped with tactics of resistance to train, organize and move other white people in the work of dismantling white supremacy.

Training outline:
Session 1 – Whiteness and White Supremacy: What is it and how does it show up? Take a deeper dive into the history of whiteness and understanding our role in it, and begin to explore the concept of an “opportunity story.”
Session 2 – Story of Self: Moving from guilt to positive and accountable white identity. Articulating our stakes as white folks in racial justice work. Guidance and training on articulating how your personal story brings you into the work of racial justice.
Session 3 – Implicit Bias and White Supremacy Culture: What are implicit bias and white supremacy culture and how do they show up in our work and activism? Exploring how this gets in our way of truly building power and what is the work we need to do in order to counter it.
Session 4 – Calling In and Relational 1-1s on Race: How do we invite more white folks into this work, challenge our white peers in their relationship to race and how do we build meaningful relationships with people of color.

Participants must be:
– Committed to doing the work of racial justice and dismantling white supremacy.
– Active with a Jesuit parish, school, university or other ministry. That includes attending as a student, working at, volunteering with etc.
– Committed to attending all 4 cohort sessions by video and completing assigned preparation and homework.
– 16 years old or older.

Participants can register here for the summer session or register to receive information about the fall sessions.

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Office of Mission & Identity

Resources for Reflection and Action

A number of colleagues have reached out to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to share the actions they are taking to address structural racism, inequity and social injustice.  There are also members of the college community who would like to start and/or continue conversations with their departments and offices in an effort to respond to the challenge framed in President John Hurley’s message, “to reflect on the injustice in front of our eyes, on our campus, in our hometown of Buffalo, in New York State, in the United States and in the world …  How can we recommit ourselves to the promotion of justice in the lives of people of color?  How can we address this in our teaching and learning, in our scholarship and in our service activities?”

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion has compiled a list of resources that might be helpful as individuals, offices and departments engage in this work of reflection and action:

Websites and Podcasts:

Books:

  • “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” by Michelle Alexander
  • “The Fire Next Time” by James Baldwin
  • “White Fragility” by Dr. Robin DiAngelo
  • “How To Be An Antiracist” by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
  • “We Want to Do More Than Survive” by Bettina Love
  • “Sister Outsider” by Audre Lorde
  • “So You Want to Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Olou
  • “Stamped:  Racism, Antiracism, and You” by Jason Reynolds and Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Film/Video

  • 13th by Ava DuVernay on Netflix
  • The Black Power Mixtape (1967-1975) on Netflix
  • Race: the Power of An Illusion available through the Canisius Library
  • I Am Not Your Negro, directed by Raoul Peck on Amazon Prime
  • The Danger of a Single Story, TedTalk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on YouTube
  • The Urgency of Intersectionality, TedTalk by Kimberle Crenshaw on YouTube

Social Media:

  1. Antiracism Center: Twitter
  2. Audre Lorde Project: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
  3. Black Women’s Blueprint: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
  4. Color Of Change: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
  5. Colorlines: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
  6. Equal Justice Initiative (EJI): Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Special thanks to Melissa Mosko, PhD, associate professor of philosophy, who contributed to this list and who is developing a more extensive list of resources for the college.

Submitted by: Fatima Rodriguez Johnson, MS ’98, associate dean for Diversity & Inclusion

TIAA Counseling Sessions Available

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Molly Amos, financial consultant for TIAA, is available for individual counseling sessions virtually.  She will meet with individuals to review and discuss current investments, answer questions and review their options to help meet retirement goals.

See the attached flyer for information on how to make a virtual appointment.

Submitted by: Dawn Rotterman, benefit manager, Human Resources

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