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Today’s edition of The Dome debuts a fresh new look. The biggest change you will see is that articles appear in blue text on a white background. This format is more in line with the style of the college’s website. We hope you find it visually appealing and easier to read. We also removed functionality items that were obsolete and moved others around to make them easier for you to use. We hope you like the updates to your Dome newsletter.  Feel free to let us know what you think!

Submitted by: College Communications

Beaty ᾿86 Honored by NAACP

(L-R) Sababu Norris, director of ALANA; Terri Mangione, PhD, vice president for student affairs; Kathleen Brucato, director of international student programs; Kimberly Beaty ᾿86, director of public safety; Anne Marie Dobies ᾿92, MS ᾿99, MS ᾿06, assistant vice president and director of the Griff Center and Mike Hayes, director of campus ministry.  

Canisius Director of Public Safety Kimberly Beaty ᾿86 received a Medgar Evers Award from the Buffalo chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She accepted the award at a ceremony June 9.

Beaty was recognized for espousing the spirit of the NAACP in practice and in deeds. Medgar Evers Awards are named for the Civil Rights activist who served as the first state field secretary of the NAACP in Mississippi until his assassination in 1963.

Congratulations Kimberly!

Submitted by: College Communications

Employee of Distinction

(L-R) Matt Kochan, librarian, head of public services and John J. Hurley, president.

The Human Resources Department announced Matt Kochan as the Canisius College Employee of Distinction for May 2018! Matt was nominated for the award by several of his coworkers.

At Canisius for eight years, Matt currently works as the librarian, head of public services in the library. Matt was selected for this award based on his outstanding customer service skills when interacting with students, faculty, staff and visitors; his consistent embodiment of Canisius’ vision and ideals; and his willingness to regularly perform tasks above and beyond the call of his job duties.

Please join us in congratulating Matt on this achievement!

To nominate a coworker for future months, click here. As a reminder, this month’s nominations are due by Friday, June 15.

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

Dedicated to Serve

Every year, members of our graduating class decide to do something courageous. Before continuing their education or finding a job, they decide to put their Jesuit education to good use immediately by committing a year or more of full-time volunteer service to marginalized communities all over the world.

To these 14 young alumni we want to say, Canisius is proud of you!

Let’s give them a round of applause!

The following new graduates committed to a year of service:

  • Lindsey Bradley, Mercy Volunteer Corps, Friendship Park Loaves & Fishes in Sacramento, CA
  • Emily Smith, Mercy Volunteer Corps, Mercy Retirement and Care Center in Oakland, CA
  • Rachael Weissenburg, Mercy Volunteer Corps, Saint Michael’s Association for Special Education, Window Rock, Arizona
  • Amanda Momoh, Mercy Volunteer Corps, Mercy High School, Baltimore, MD
  • Pamela Rivas, Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest, Community Health Specialist for House of Charity, Spokane, WA
  • Lydia Beinhauer, Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest, YMCA ASPIRE program, Yakima, WA
  • Madelyn Reed, Faith Community at Covenant House, New York City, NY
  • Zachia Gayle, AmeriCorps, City Year, Miami, FL
  • Timothy Utz, AmeriCorps, Washington AIDS Partnership, Washington, D.C.
  • Christina Kolbmann, AmeriCorps, Dune Steward through the Student Conservation Association, Watertown, NY
  • Manenfy Tavarez, AmeriCorps VISTA, Erie County Youth Bureau, Buffalo, NY
  • Patricia Beaulieu, AmeriCorps, City Year, Philadelphia, PA
  • Grace Lindsey, AmeriCorps VISTA, Family Promise of Western New York, Buffalo, NY
  • Peyton Richmond, AmeriCorps VISTA, Rural Outreach Center, Western New York.

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, assistant director, Campus Ministry

Venti Named Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Kimberly A. Venti has been named associate vice president for institutional advancement (AVPIA) at Canisius. She is responsible for creating, implementing and evaluating a comprehensive, multi-year plan to increase donors and dollars in support of Canisius. Venti is charged with engaging internal and external stakeholders in the planning and implementation of a compelling case for support of Canisius.

Venti works closely with President John J. Hurley and Vice President for Institutional Advancement William M. Collins, members of the Board of Trustees, and staff on development and implementation of a high-level prospect strategy. She also serves as leader of the development team, and provides day-to-day oversight for the staff by providing advice and guidance to development officers and support staff.

Venti has more than 15 years’ experience in development and fundraising for higher education and several of Buffalo’s major medical centers. Prior to Canisius, she was director of campaigns and major gifts at Erie County Medical Center (ECMC), where she created and directed a multi-million dollar capital campaign for the hospital’s new Trauma Center and Emergency Department. Venti also previously served as director of development for the University at Buffalo’s Jacob’s School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences where she was a key staff member in raising funds to build a new medical school downtown as part of a $200 million comprehensive campaign.

Venti holds a master’s degree in multidisciplinary studies and a bachelor’s degree in general studies from the State University College at Buffalo.

Submitted by: College Communications

 

 

 

Canisius Establishes Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies

Canisius recently established an Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies (ICMS) to provide interdisciplinary learning and research opportunities for students, faculty and residents of the greater Buffalo community in an effort to enrich lives through intellectual engagement. As a collaborative effort of faculty from the Departments of Classics, English, Fine Arts, History, Philosophy and Religious Studies and Theology, ICMS embraces Canisius’ Jesuit tradition by bridging disciplines in its quest for greater understanding of the past and the present.

“So much of what is happening in the world today, good and bad, is rooted in the past,” said Kathryn Williams, PhD, chair of Classics and a co-founder and co-director of ICMS. “Greater awareness of ancient and medieval societies provides critical perspectives on current events and can help us as we strive to create a better tomorrow.”

ICMS launched in March with a public lecture on “Peter Canisius, the Humanities and Jesuit Education.” Additional events included a unique interpretation of Beowulf with a Celtic harp performance and a course on “The Great Persian War.”

Read more here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Campus Candid

Canisius College President John Hurley and SUNY Erie President Dan Hocoy, PhD, signed a student housing agreement this morning at a 10 a.m. during a news conference at the Delavan Townhouse Community Center.

Presidents Hurley and Hocoy signed the agreement which leases space for approximately 65 SUNY Erie students in Canisius’ Delavan Townhouses beginning in August for the fall academic year, and discussed the importance of the public-private partnership between the two institutions.  Canisius and SUNY Erie also recently signed a dual admissions agreement.

Read more here.

Several media outlets covered the news conference.  Click here to read an article in The Buffalo News.

Watch a video of the news conference here.

Submitted by: College Communications

 

 

 

President Hurley Releases Statement of Support for UCA in Nicaragua

Canisius President John J. Hurley released a statement on Monday, June 4, 2018 expressing solidarity with the college’s Jesuit sister institution, the University of Central America (UCA) of Nicaragua, following the violent repression of peaceful protests.

President Hurley’s complete statement can be read by clicking here.

Submitted by: College Communications

 

Honeywell Continues Support of WNY Chemistry Olympiad

 

(L-R): Robert Stewart ’11, PhD, research and development scientist, Honeywell; Mariusz Kozik, PhD, chair, chemistry and biochemistry;  David Nalewajek ’74, PhD, research fellow, Honeywell;  Robert Sikorski, plant manager, Honeywell’s Buffalo research laboratory and Sandy Miller, director, Corporate and Foundation Relations.

Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company’s corporate citizenship initiative, donated a $10,000 grant to Canisius in support of the Western New York Chemistry Olympiad. Representatives from Honeywell’s Buffalo Research Laboratory presented the check to Mariusz Kozik, PhD, chair of chemistry and biochemistry and coordinator of the Western New York Chemistry Olympiad, at a gathering of Honeywell and Canisius College administrators on June 4.

The funds will be used to offset costs associated with students’ preparation and participation in the Western New York Chapter of the International Chemistry Olympiad. The Chemistry Olympiad is a local, national and international competition designed to stimulate and promote achievement in high school chemistry. It is sponsored nationally by the American Chemical Society and hosted locally by Canisius.

Read more here.

Submitted by: College Communications

 

Cochrane’s “Last Lecture” Trending on Good Reads

A “Last Lecture,” by Mick Cochrane, PhD, chair of English, based on Randy Pausch’s book of the same name, is currently trending on the Daily Good email newsletter with more than 14,000 reads. The chair of English initially delivered the four inspiring stories to the All-College Honors Program.

Read it here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Students Travel to Oviedo, Spain

 

 

Eight Canisius College students recently completed a three-week international education internship where they taught English at Colegio San Ignacio (CSI) in Oviedo, Spain. This is the eighth year of nurturing a rich partnership with CSI, which is a Jesuit concertado public school, pre-K through grade 13, with 1,200 students. This professional experience included expanding two special events. Canisius students hosted American Week, during which CSI students celebrated U.S. traditions through school events and individual classroom activities. There was a grand finale that included an American lunch of hot dogs and hamburgers with a ‘healthier’ cookie made with cream cheese frosting and fresh strawberries and blueberries. Canisius students also facilitated a four-day English immersion camp held at Spain’s Jesuit retreat compound located in the beautiful coastal town of Celorio. The bus ride home was filled with singing American songs, so we know they learned some English! Canisius students enjoyed a unique educational experience as well as a rich personal experience. Double click on each photo to make it full-size.

Submitted by: Nicki Calabrese, PhD, associate professor, Special Education/Childhood Education

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P/HETE Partners with Buffalo Public Schools

The Canisius physical and health education/teacher education (P/HETE) program and Kristin Finn, PhD, professor of teacher education, hosted two local Buffalo Public Schools (BPS) last week at the Koessler Athletic Center.  Fourth graders from BPS No. 17 and BPS No. 54 visited the Patrick Lee Gymnasium on May 30 and June 1 to complete their end-of-year fitness assessments. Clancy Seymour, EdD, assistant professor and director, physical and health education/teacher education and teacher candidates in the P/HETE program administered all fitness batteries.  With more than 140 students in attendance, the experience was enjoyable for the fourth graders and allowed the P/HETE program to conduct research while cultivating local BPS partnerships.  A special thanks to Phil Smith ’13 and Tricia Vezina, physical education teachers at BPS No. 17, and Karin Seymour ᾿98, MS ᾿08 and Derek Swader ᾿02, physical educators at BPS No. 54, for their help in coordinating this event.  In addition, thanks to Public Safety Director Kim Beaty who was gracious enough to provide a Canisius peace officer to escort the children from BPS No. 17 to KAC and back to school.

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

 

Independent Health June Wellness Tips

Independent Health has provided us with a useful wellness tip sheet about water safety. As Buffalo finally starts to enjoy the warmer weather, it’s important to be aware of how to stay safe while swimming, particularly if you have young children. Please see the PDF below for further details. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact the Human Resources Department at Ext. 2240.

JuneWellnessTip2018

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

 

Social Security Standard

The Social Security Administration has provided us with a copy of its most recent newsletter. Here you will find Social Security’s latest information, current news items and FAQs. Please see the PDF below for further details. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact the Human Resources Department at Ext. 2240.

Social Security Standard – May 2018

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

 

Network File Servers Unavailable Sunday, June 10

On Sunday, June 10 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., ITS will perform service upgrades to the FILER server.  This will interrupt access to files stored on the network file servers, your shared folders and home directories.

If you have any questions and/or concerns regarding access during this period, please contact ITS prior to the weekend.  The Help Desk can be reached at Ext. 8340 or email to helpdesk@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Scott Clark, director, User Services

History Professor Richard Bailey is Featured Guest on Crossroads

Associate Professor of History Richard Bailey, PhD, joined the latest edition of “Crossroads” on Sunday, June 3.

Bailey weighed in on the conversation, which focused on Wendell Berry, an acclaimed poet whose works celebrate the holiness of life and everyday miracles often taken for granted.

“Crossroads” is a monthly radio program produced by the Network of Religious Communities and hosted by Rev. Patrick Lynch, SJ, professor of religious studies and theology. It airs on the first Sunday of each month at 6:00 a.m. on MIX-96 (96.1 FM) and at 6:30 a.m. on JACK-FM (92.9).

If you missed this past Sunday’s program, you can always catch it on the Canisius SoundCloud.

Submitted by: College Communications

EVENTS

Faculty Meetup

Online and hybrid coursework

This summer, the Center for Online Learning and Innovation (COLI) invites online and hybrid instructors to a meetup on Wednesday, June 27 from 6:00 ‒ 7:30 p.m. in the Library Learning Center Classroom.

For more than a decade, Canisius College faculty have taught high quality online and hybrid courses.  In the process, our professors have pioneered methods in this relatively new medium for teaching and learning.

During the meetup, we can share our experiences in, reflections on, and ambitions for teaching online. Rather than having a formal presentation, faculty should come as colleagues to share their insights and concerns.  In your online courses, what worked for you?  What didn’t?  How do you measure your success?  What would you like to do teaching online that you’re not doing now, either because you’re still planning or building it, or because you face an obstacle of some sort?

We also invite any faculty interested in teaching online or hybrid classes, but who have not yet done so.  Please bring your questions for our seasoned veteran online faculty, and gain valuable insights from those who have built excellent online courses.

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

 

Campus Candid

Students and teachers from PS #17 joined members of the Canisius community at the East West Community Garden.

The Canisius East West Community Garden group recently gathered to finish construction of the garden boxes and cut the lawn with a manual mower (no gas mover was used!). Children and their teachers from PS #17 participated and had a wonderful time digging in the soil, finding worms and insects and experiencing the wonders of the outdoors.  Neighbors, as well as representatives from the Oxford Block Club and the Congolese community lent a hand to dig holes for the bed frames.

The community garden at 1032 Lafayette Avenue is a cooperative garden on Canisius’ campus in partnership with the Oxford Square Block Club, PS #17, PS #74, the Congolese Refugee Communities and others. This garden is at the center of the college’s sustainability initiative. It is a place where Canisius community members, students and neighbors can meet, play, work on their raised beds, grow food, eat food and get to know one another. We have a lot to learn from each other!

Read more about the garden here.

Double click on the photo to the left to make it appear full size.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

Dugan is front and center for Stanley Cup playoffs

Eileen Dugan, theatre-artist-in-residence and director of Little Theatre, is being called the “Goddess of the Golden Knights.” She has been doing voice overs during the playoffs for the NHL’s Las Vegas Golden Knights and voiced the the elaborate pre-game show for game one of the Stanley Cup finals between the Golden Knights and the Washington Capitals.  A local actor, director and voice over talent, Dugan says when asked by the team if she could do a “Game of Throne-sy” type of voice, she said ‘of course I can!’

Dugan was interviewed by several major media outlets, including Hockey Night in Canada.

Read the Channel 2 story here.

Listen to the 97 Rock story here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Director of Mission and Identity Appointed

It is my pleasure to announce that Sarah Signorino ᾿04, MS ᾿08,᾿12 has been appointed director of Mission and Identity beginning July 9, 2018.

Sarah has worked in campus ministry for 12 years, most recently as the assistant director.  She participated in more than 20 service immersion trips with Canisius and, in her previous role as co-director of the Be the Light Youth Theology Institute, Sarah focused on building community partners and advocating for social justice in Buffalo.

Sarah is a triple alumna of Canisius, receiving her two bachelor’s degrees, one with a dual major in English and women’s studies and the other with a dual major in political science and religious studies and theology.  She also received her master’s degree in college student personnel administration.

Sarah is the recipient of the I. Joan Lorch Award, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award, and the Cyril O. Schommer, SJ, Memorial Prize in Religious Studies. She is a member of the Di Gamma and Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Societies.

Please join me in congratulating her on this appointment!

Submitted by: Margaret Cain McCarthy, PhD, vice president for academic affairs

Reunion Tent Party

The Office of Alumni Engagement would like to invite faculty and staff to celebrate Reunion Tent Party along with the reunion class years of 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013 and 2018! We are offering faculty and staff a discounted rate of $25.00 per person ($40 at the door). The party is on Friday, June 8, 2018 in the Main Quad from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Come enjoy live music by cover band A-List, dinner from the following food trucks: Lloyd, Frank’s Gourmet Hot Dogs, Chef’s, Sassi Cakes, Fat Lady’s Pies and Cakes and drinks from 21 Brix, Flying Bison Brewery and Bootleg Bucha!

To register, call the Alumni Office at Ext. 2700 or click here.

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

Baseball Headed to the NCAA Tournament

On Saturday, May 26, the Canisius baseball team won its third MAAC championship in the last six years after the Golden Griffins defeated Monmouth 11-0 in the MAAC Tournament championship game, played at Richmond County Bank Ballpark in Staten Island, N.Y. The win improved Canisius’ record to 35-20 for the season and also gave the Griffs an automatic berth into the 2018 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship.

On Friday, June 1, Canisius will open play in the Minneapolis Regional, when the Blue and Gold faces No. 14 Minnesota. That game will be broadcast live on ESPN3, and game time is set for 8 p.m. The Griffs will then play either UCLA or Gonzaga in the second-game of the double-elimination regional on Saturday, June 2. Game time and broadcast network will be announced.

Check GoGriffs.com, or the team’s official Twitter handle @GriffsBaseball, for coverage leading up to this week’s NCAA appearance.

Submitted by: Matt Reitnour, assistant athletic director, Communications

Food Trucks are Coming!

The Human Resources Department is pleased to announce that we will once again host a series of food trucks on campus this summer! We have assembled a robust schedule of new and exciting food trucks, as well as several of last year’s favorites. Please see the calendar below for further details:

Food Truck Calendar 2018

All food trucks will park in the Bagen Hall lot unless otherwise specified. As dates and times are subject to change, and as we may add one or two more trucks in August, please keep an eye on The Dome for food truck updates throughout the summer.

Additionally, the Sociology Department will host the Massachusetts Avenue Project mobile truck on campus throughout the summer. The purpose of the Massachusetts Avenue Project’s Growing Green Mobile Market is to serve areas of Buffalo where access to healthy, affordable and fresh food is limited. The truck is stocked with a variety of seasonal fruits, vegetables and eggs. Naturally grown or certified organic produce is stocked whenever possible, and prices are generally lower than local grocery stores. The Mobile Market accepts cash, SNAP benefits (food stamps), and WIC Farmers  Market Nutrition Program checks. The truck will be parked in the Health Science lot along Delavan Avenue on Wednesday, June 27 and Wednesday, July 25 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. More dates will be announced in The Dome.

We hope that you’ll enjoy all of the excellent food options heading your way this summer! If you have any questions, please contact Mary Braun at Ext. 2240.

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

Lactation Room Opens on Campus

As a breastfeeding-friendly employer, and in an effort to provide a welcoming environment for all members of the campus community and guests, Canisius College has established a Lactation Room in the basement level of Old Main, OM 009.

The Lactation Room is a private space where lactating mothers are welcome to pump milk or nurse. The room contains comfortable chairs, a small refrigerator for storing milk, and several electrical outlets.

The room is equipped with a numeric code lock on the door. Anyone who needs to use the space may request the code from Mary Braun, human resources assistant, at Ext. 2240 or at braun5@canisius.edu.

Please contact the Human Resources Department at Ext. 2240 with any questions and stay tuned for news of other Lactation Rooms opening around campus in the coming months.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, Human Resources Assistant, Human Resources

Be The Light Youth Theology Institute

Just a few spots remain for BTLI 2018!  The application and nomination deadline has been extended to June 1.

At Be the Light, we study pressing issues of justice and injustice that we can witness right here in Buffalo, NY.  Then, with the help of Canisius College faculty, staff, students and friends, we learn and strategize about what it takes to address them wherever they are.  Through prayer, reflection and study, participants will learn about themselves, their world, and their place in it.  By becoming knowledgeable, faithful, and just leaders, they will become the change they want to see in the world.

BTLI 2018 will take place from July 23-28.  Again, we will accept applications until Friday, June 1, from current high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors.  Each applicant must also receive a nomination from an adult mentor.  Spots are limited.

The total cost of the program is $50, which includes all meals and accommodations in our air-conditioned dorm.  Scholarships to cover this cost are available.  Monetary assistance with out of town travel is not available.

For more information, along with links to our application form and nomination form, click here.

You may also e-mail us for more information at BetheLightInstitute@canisius.edu. One of our institute co-directors or graduate assistant will be happy to answer any questions you have!

Learn.  Lead.  Be the Light.

Like us on Facebook here.

Submitted by: Stephen Chanderbhan,PhD, assistant professor of philosophy and co-director of Be the Light Youth Theology Institute

ITS Software Requests for Fall

ITS is currently making plans for the labs and instructional technology classrooms (ITCs) for the 2018-19 academic year. The various computer labs will utilize AppsAnywhere as a means to stream software to everyday users. More information about AppsAnywhere can be found here.

ITS will install the following packages on all lab and ITC computers.

If you require any specialized software that is not in the standard list, please complete this Google Form by Friday, June 22 to assure installation.

Software requests from previous years must be resubmitted.

If you have any questions, please review the following contacts:

  • Windows software – Matt Gleason (Ext. 8343 or gleason5@canisius.edu)
  • Macintosh software – Greg Rusch (Ext. 8347 or ruschg@canisius.edu)

Submitted by:  Gregory Rusch, computer support technician, ITS

 

ITS Help Desk

Effective immediately, the ITS Help Desk will be open Monday – Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. These hours will be in effect until Friday, August 24.  The Help Desk will also be closed for the July 4 break July 4-6.  Have a pleasant summer.

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

EVENTS

Faculty Meetup

Online and hybrid teaching

For more than a decade, Canisius College faculty have taught high quality online and hybrid courses.  In the process, our professors have pioneered methods in this relatively new medium for teaching and learning.

This summer, the Center for Online Learning and Innovation invites online and hybrid instructors to a meetup on Wednesday, June 27 from 6:00 ‒ 7:30 p.m. in the Library Learning Center Classroom.

During the meetup, we can share our experiences in, reflections on, and ambitions for teaching online. Rather than having a formal presentation, faculty should come as colleagues to share their insights and concerns.  In your online courses, what worked for you?  What didn’t?  How do you measure your success?  What would you like to do teaching online that you’re not doing now, either because you’re still planning or building it, or because you face an obstacle of some sort?

We also invite any faculty interested in teaching online or hybrid classes, but who have not yet done so.  Please bring your questions for our seasoned veteran online faculty, and gain valuable insights from those who have built excellent online courses.

COLI supplies refreshments!

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

 

 

Lactation Room Opens in Old Main

As a breastfeeding-friendly employer, and in an effort to provide a welcoming environment for all members of the campus community and guests, Canisius College has established a Lactation Room in the basement level of Old Main, OM 009.

The Lactation Room is a private space where lactating mothers are welcome to pump milk or nurse. The room contains comfortable chairs, a small refrigerator for storing milk, and several electrical outlets.

The room is equipped with a numeric code lock on the door. Anyone who needs to use the space may request the code from Mary Braun, human resources assistant, at Ext. 2240 or at braun5@canisius.edu.

Please contact the Human Resources Department at Ext. 2240 with any questions and stay tuned for news of other Lactation Rooms opening around campus in the coming months.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, Human Resources Assistant, Human Resources

Commencement 2018

Resplendent in blue and gold, the Koessler Athletic Center was filled to capacity for this year’s graduate and undergraduate ceremonies held on May 16 and 19, respectively.  Proud families, friends, faculty and staff were on hand to congratulate members of the Class of 2018.

Canisius alumnae from the Western New York medical community shared their words of inspiration with the graduates.

Allegra C. Jaros ’93, MBA ’96, president of the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, addressed the graduate class on Wednesday evening. Jaros and Rev. Daniel L. Benning, pastor of the Upper Room Church of God in Christ in Buffalo and New York Central Jurisdiction’s Chief Adjutant, received honorary degrees during the ceremony.

Norma J. Nowak ᾿79, PhD, executive director of the University at Buffalo New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences delivered the undergraduate commencement address.

Nowak and the following alumni received honorary degrees during the ceremony:

Edward Burke Carey ’69, president of Carey Realty Investments in Columbus, OH and former chair of the Canisius College Board of Trustees; LeRoi C. Johnson ’71, attorney and acclaimed artist; Daniel P. Starr 58, PhD, professor emeritus of history at Canisius and longtime director of athletics; and Gerald Zon ’67, PhD, director of business development for TriLink BioTechnologies in San Diego, CA, which provides services for educators and academic researchers in gene therapy, chemotherapy and diagnostics.

The Alumni Association presented the 2018 LaSalle Medal, its highest honor, to Vincent Mancuso Sr.᾿68, MBA ᾿77, retired senior executive vice president, HSBC Bank. The award recognizes outstanding Canisius alumni whose substantial contributions to the college have, over time, advanced the interests and the mission of alma mater.

The Canisius Classes of 1968 and 1958 commemorated their 50- and 60-year reunions, respectively, during undergraduate ceremonies this year. Mancuso celebrated his Golden Jubilee (50-year) reunion.

The Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program at Canisius College also commissioned 13 cadets as second lieutenants during a ceremony on May 18.

1st Row (L-R): Malysa Battaglia (UB), Audrey Browne (Canisius), Joshua Cadore (UB), William Cannon (UB), Dylan Cory (Canisius), Anna DeCosta-Klipa (Canisius) and  Labis Eyoto (D’Youville).

2nd Row: (L-R) Erich Fleck (Buffalo State), Tyler Gates (Canisius), Hassan Ishtiaq (UB), Tyler Nixon (Canisius), Oscar Orozco (UB) and Joseph Ventresca (UB).

 

Timothy H. Wadkins, PhD, professor of religious studies and theology, this year’s Kenneth L. Koessler Distinguished Faculty award recipient, led the faculty procession and recession at commencement ceremonies.

Click here to enjoy more photos from this year’s commencement exercises.

Submitted by: College Communications

 

 

Charitable Gifts to the College

We have always been aware of how fortunate Canisius is to have loyal donors. In order to ensure continued support, please forward/scan any donations received by your department to Advancement Services, AG202, attention: Katie Huck. This is an ongoing policy that helps the college ensure the gift is recorded and the donor is provided with a charitable gift receipt. If you have any questions, please call Katie Huck, director of advancement services, at Ext. 8211 or email huckk@canisius.edu

Thank you.

Submitted by: Katie Huck, director, Advancement Services

Independent Health Wellness Tip

This month, Independent Health has created a useful informational flyer regarding digestive health. These tips, which identify digestive issues and suggest treatments for existing problems, are useful for everyone! Please see the flyer below for more information, and as always, feel free to contact the Human Resources Department at Ext. 2240 with any questions.

MayWellnessTip2018

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

EVENTS

Google Sites for Online Lessons

Learn about this simple website builder

The Center for Online Learning and Innovation (COLI) will host a workshop on Google Sites on Tuesday, May 29 at noon in Old Main 119. 

In this workshop for Canisius faculty and staff, learn the basics of using Google Sites and related apps to create interactive lessons and training modules.  The summer is a good time to pick up skills for and experiment with quick and easy technologies for teaching and learning.

Google Sites is a simple website builder that’s part of the Google toolset supplied to all Canisius faculty, staff and students, and it requires a lot less time than other web-building tools.  Google Sites is ideal for creating online lessons that contain all sorts of media and even interactive elements.  Other Google Apps-generated media, including forms and slides, embed nicely within a Google Site.  Students can create sites themselves for assignments that foster critical analysis of web-based presentation.   Google Sites is also great for creating training content outside of courses.

Refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP by emailing coli@canisius.edu.  Hope to see you there!

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, director, COLI

Campus Candid

 

(L-R) Jennifer Hyder, senior admissions processing associate and Lauren Kicak, assistant director graduate admissions.

Congratulations to Jennifer Hyder and Lauren Kicak, who are among the members of the Class of 2018. Hyder, senior admissions processing associate, received her MBA, and Kicak, assistant director graduate admissions, obtained her MS in sport administration.

Submitted by: College Communications

National International Relations Honor Society Inducts 10 Students

International Relations Honor Society Inducts 10

Group joins nationwide network of like-minded professionals

Pictured here among participants in Dr. Jonathan DiCicco’s international relations senior seminar are seven of the 10 Sigma Iota Ro (SIR) inductees. Front row, (L-R): Brianna Wrobel ᾿18, Moriah Harris ᾿18, Toria DiStefano ᾿18 (SIR), Allecia Hirtreiter ᾿18, Peyton Richmond ᾿18, Jonathan DiCicco, PhD, associate professor of political science and director, International Relations Program; Charlotte Bamford ᾿18 (SIR), Desmond Metzger ᾿18 and Caitlin Orgek ᾿18 (SIR). Back row, left to right: Patrick Murray (SIR), Tyler Gates (SIR), Jenna Grainer ᾿18  (SIR), Ellen Hamlett ᾿18, Nathan Baumgartner (SIR), Paul Castricone ᾿18 and Therese Coward. Not pictured: SIR honorees Asher Havis-Walton ᾿18, Megan Poynter ᾿19 and Rachael Sparacino ᾿19.

Canisius College’s International Relations Program is proud to announce that 10 high-achieving international relations majors were inducted into Sigma Iota Rho (SIR), the national honor society for international studies. With the induction of this inaugural class of eight graduating seniors and two juniors, Canisius College joins more than 170 other colleges and universities across the United States and Europe as an institutional member of SIR. Student members of the organization benefit from participating in a network of like-minded professionals who share a background in international relations.

The newly-established Eta Iota chapter of SIR is led by founding president Caitlin Orgek ᾿18.  Orgek and seven other seniors ‒ Charlotte Bamford ᾿18, Nathan Baumgartner ᾿18, Toria DiStefano ᾿18, Tyler Gates᾿18, Jenna Grainer ᾿18, Asher HavisWalton ᾿18 and Patrick Murray᾿18 – will proudly wear their SIR honor cords at commencement exercises this Saturday. Megan Poynter ᾿19 and Rachael Sparacino ᾿19, inducted as juniors on the strength of their exemplary academic performance, will return from study abroad to lead Canisius College’s Eta Iota chapter of SIR for the 2018-19 academic year.

The International Relations Program and the Political Science Department offer our enthusiastic congratulations to these newly-inducted members of SIR and wish them well in all of their future endeavors!

Submitted by: Jonathan M. DiCicco, PhD, associate professor of political science and director, International Relations Program

EVENTS

EVENTS

Online Faculty Development Course Begins Next Week

Learn to teach hybrid and online courses

The Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) is running its Online Faculty Development Course (OFDC) beginning on Monday, May 21 (This course runs for five weeks and is entirely online).

The OFDC helps prepare faculty to teach online and hybrid courses.  Discover new methods, tools and techniques for building course content and teaching online.

The course is available to all Canisius College faculty.  Whether you plan to teach an online or hybrid course in the future, aren’t yet sure you’ll teach online, or would just like to know more about online courses and coursework, this is an excellent opportunity.  Please enroll by contacting coli@canisius.edu.

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

COLI Lunchtime Workshop

Google Sites on May 29

The Center for Online Learning and Innovation (COLI) will host a workshop on Google Sites on Tuesday, May 29 at noon in Old Main 119 . Lunch will be served.  Google Sites is a simple website builder that’s part of the Google toolset supplied to all Canisius faculty, staff, and students, and it requires a lot less time than other web-building tools.  Google Sites is ideal for creating online lessons that contain all sorts of media and even interactive elements.  Other Google Apps-generated media, including forms and slides, and embed nicely within a Google Site.  Students can create sites themselves, for assignments that foster critical analysis of web-based presentation.   Google Sites is also great for creating training content outside of courses.

In this workshop for Canisius faculty and staff, learn the basics of using Google Sites and related apps to create interactive lessons and training modules.  The summer is a good time to pick up skills for and experiment with quick and easy technologies for teaching and learning.   Please RSVP by emailing coli@canisius.edu.  Hope to see you there!

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

Women’s Business Center Entrepreneurial Workshop

Find out if you have what it takes to run your own business!

It’s time for you to take that first step and find out if you should start your own business!  Our Entrepreneurial Workshop will be held on Thursday, June 14, 2018, from 5:30 p.m. ‒ 8:00 p.m. at the Women’s Business Center, Science Hall Room SH 063.

The workshop includes a comprehensive skills assessment, advice and guidance from our experienced business mentor and time for your questions!  During this workshop you will….

  • Explore the mindset and lifestyle of an entrepreneur
  • Understand the rare talents of an entrepreneur
  • Assess your personal entrepreneurial talents and identify ways to build on your talents for business success
  • Discuss principles of small business success
  • Consider your business idea and the vision for your business
  • Identify the next steps in your entrepreneurial journey

The investment into your future (course fee) is $30.

Fee includes your own hardcover entrepreneurial book to take home, a customized profile listing your entrepreneurial strengths, suggestions to manage your challenges, as well as the opportunity to engage and network with a roomful of like-minded women.  Light refreshments will be served and free parking is provided.

Call 888-8280 or register online here.

Submitted by: Karen Burke, coordinator, Women’s Business Center

 

 

Canisius in the News

 

USA Today sports writer Erik Brady ᾿76 wrote  an article about Alex Valvo ’16, MSA ’18, an ice hockey referee with NCAA Division I, NCAA Division III and USA Hockey. When he shared his coming out story, Valvo describes how he found a community of support at Canisius and from his fellow officials.

Valvo graduates tonight with a master’s degree in sport administration.  He’ll attend Saturday’s commencement ceremonies as his final assignment as a GA in Event Services.  Valvo starts a new job with an advertising firm on Monday.

Read more here.

Beaty Sworn in as New Director of Public Safety

Kim Beaty ᾿86 was sworn in as the new director of public safety during a ceremony on Tuesday, May 15. Previously she was deputy police commissioner of Operations and Homeland Security for the Buffalo Police Department (BPD). Beaty replaces Wil Johnson, who will retire this month after serving Canisius with distinction for three years.

Submitted by: College Communications

Campus Candid

(L-R) Wil Johnson, director of public safety and Kimberly Beaty ᾿86.

Members of the campus community gathered yesterday to welcome Kimberly Beaty ᾿86 and witness her swearing in as the new director of public safety. Beaty previously was deputy police commissioner of Operations and Homeland Security for the Buffalo Police Department (BPD). She replaces Wil Johnson, who will retire this month after serving Canisius with distinction for three years.

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(L-R) Wil Johnson, Kimberly Beaty and Gary Everett, retired director of public safety.

Submitted by: College Communications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Summer Hours

Summer hours begin on Monday, May 21, 2018 and end on Friday, August 17, 2018.

College departments may adjust their hours of operation (based on department need) to 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a 30-minute lunch break.

As communicated by President Hurley, we will also pilot a modified schedule for Fridays for administrative staff.  During the weeks of May 21 through July 27, Canisius will adjust its operating hours on Fridays to 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Because the college must still meet the needs of students and maintain the operation, certain departments will adopt some modified rules that have been discussed at a departmental level.  From July 27 through August 17, the college will return to the traditional summer hours, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with a 30-minute break for lunch.  Summer hours are available to administrative staff not enrolled in the collective bargaining unit of the college.

Please contact the Human Resources Department at Ext. 2240 with any questions. Have a safe and happy summer!

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

The Dome Summer Schedule

The Dome will switch to weekly issues for the summer months. Friday, May 18, is the final daily post. Starting Wednesday, May 23, The Dome will publish every Wednesday until the first week of classes for the fall semester. The deadline for submissions is 2:00 p.m. on the Tuesday before publication.

Submitted by: College Communications

The New D2L Launches Tomorrow!

Tomorrow, May 17, D2L transitions to a new look and feel.  Our usual end/beginning-of-semester video for faculty features additional tips to prepare for the new interface.

COLI’s D2L Semester End/Start Checklist can help you wrap up your spring semester courses and prepare you to teach in the summer or fall.

We’re overhauling our D2L Tutorial Video Set.  Compared to the old videos, the new tutorials are shorter and show the most efficient methods of using D2L, based on faculty experience and feedback. Plus, they show new features added to D2L in the past several years.  Until they are replaced, the old videos are available to faculty and staff, since procedures in the old and new D2L are mostly the same.

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

EVENTS

Watch May’s Episode of Kaleidoscope

Program celebrates religious diversity

The Canisius College Video Institute production of the May 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” rebroadcasts each Friday at 6:30 p.m. on Spectrum Cable Channel 20 and each Sunday at 8:00 p.m. on Spectrum Channel 6 in Olean, NY.

In the first segment, host Stan Bratton, PhD, talks with Fr. Greg Jakubowicz, OFM, campus minister, St. Joseph University Church, about the meaning and commemoration of Pentecost and the Franciscan orders, to which he belongs.

In the second segment, Bratton speaks with Imam Adnan Ahmed of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community about the meaning of Ramadan, keeping the Ramadan fast and the Ahmadiyya Muslim community.

Students in the Canisius College Video Institute produce “Kaleidoscope” under the guidance of Barbara J. Irwin, PhD, professor of communication studies and co-director of the Video Institute, and Paula DeAngelis-Stein ’86, MS ’02, a producer with Daybreak Productions, the broadcast arm of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo.

Submitted by: David Goodwin, graduate assistant, Communication Studies

Online Faculty Development Course Begins Next Week

Learn to teach hybrid and online courses

The Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) is running its Online Faculty Development Course (OFDC) beginning on Monday, May 21 (This course runs for five weeks and is entirely online).

The OFDC helps prepare faculty to teach online and hybrid courses.  Discover new methods, tools and techniques for building course content and teaching online.

The course is available to all Canisius College faculty.  Whether you plan to teach an online or hybrid course in the future, aren’t yet sure you’ll teach online, or would just like to know more about online courses and coursework, this is an excellent opportunity.  Please enroll by contacting coli@canisius.edu.

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

COLI Lunchtime Workshop

Google Sites on May 29

The Center for Online Learning and Innovation (COLI) will host a workshop on Google Sites on Tuesday, May 29 at noon in Old Main 119 . Lunch will be served.  Google Sites is a simple website builder that’s part of the Google toolset supplied to all Canisius faculty, staff, and students, and it requires a lot less time than other web-building tools.  Google Sites is ideal for creating online lessons that contain all sorts of media and even interactive elements.  Other Google Apps-generated media, including forms and slides, and embed nicely within a Google Site.  Students can create sites themselves, for assignments that foster critical analysis of web-based presentation.   Google Sites is also great for creating training content outside of courses.

In this workshop for Canisius faculty and staff, learn the basics of using Google Sites and related apps to create interactive lessons and training modules.  The summer is a good time to pick up skills for and experiment with quick and easy technologies for teaching and learning.   Please RSVP by emailing coli@canisius.edu.  Hope to see you there!

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

Free Basketball Clinic June 2

Boys and girls grades 1-6 are welcome

The Canisius men’s  and women’s basketball teams and Dick’s Sporting Goods will host a free skills clinic on Saturday, June 2 in the Patrick Lee Gym at the Koessler Athletic Center.

The clinic for boys will run from 10:30 a.m – 12:00 p.m., while the clinic for girls will run from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The clinic includes instruction from Canisius head basketball coaches Reggie Witherspoon and Scott Hemer, their staffs and select Canisius student-athletes.

All participants must be enrolled in grades one through six, due to NCAA compliance. The clinic will be capped at the first 100 participants enrolled. All players who sign up receive a special gift from Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Participants must provide their name, age, parent name, parent contact number and mailing address.

Please send the above information to Joe LaVare, ticket sales and service manager, at lavarej@canisius.edu or by calling (716) 888-8286.

Submitted by: Joe LaVare, ticket sales manager, Athletics

 

Canisius in the News

Alex Valvo ’16, MSA ’18, an ice hockey referee with NCAA Division I, NCAA Division III and USA Hockey, shared his coming out story with outsports.com.  Valvo describes how he found a community of support at Canisius and from his fellow officials.

“One would think that attending a Catholic school would drive me even further into the closet,” said Valvo.  “In fact it did the opposite.  In my four years at Canisius I was exposed to a world I never got to experience at my rural high school. I met people who were openly gay and proud of it. They weren’t social outcasts; they were actually fun to hang out with.”

Valvo also found support from his fellow officials. “The fears I had about coming out to everyone were erased in just one night.  I could finally officiate a game without a huge weight on my shoulders.”

“No current or former NHL player has ever come out as gay,” added Valvo.  He said his intention in sharing his story was to inspire hope for young hockey players or hockey officials struggling with their sexuality.

A graduate assistant with the college’s Office of Event Services, Valvo will receive a master’s degree in sport administration during Wednesday’s graduate commencement.

Read more here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Beaty Sworn in as Director of Public Safety

Kimberly L. Beaty ᾿86 will be sworn in as the college’s new director of Public Safety on Tuesday, May 15 at 3:30 p.m. in Old Main 223.  The campus community is welcome to attend.  Beaty replaces Wil Johnson who served the college with distinction for 3 years.

Beaty has served as deputy police commissioner of Operations and Homeland Security for the Buffalo Police Department (BPD).  She has served in law enforcement with the BPD for 31 years.

Read more about Beaty here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Photo courtesy WGRZ-TV Channel 2

Commencement 2018

Commencement 2018

Commencement week is a special time at Canisius.  It’s an important event that marks a momentous occasion in the lives of our students and energizes the entire campus community. Below is a list of our commencement activities.  Enjoy the pomp and circumstance!

Wednesday, May 16

Graduate Commencement Exercises – 7:00 p.m. – KAC  (More Information)

Friday, May 18

ROTC Commissioning – 10 a.m. – Montante Cultural Center

Honors Convocation – 2 p.m. – Montante Cultural Center

Baccalaureate Mass – 4:30 p.m. – KAC (More Information)

Saturday, May 19

Undergraduate Commencement Exercises  (More Information)

(Tickets required)

General ceremony – 10:00 a.m. – KAC

College of Arts and Sciences – 12:30 p.m. – KAC

School of Education and Human Services & the Wehle School of Business – 3:00 p.m. – KAC

Submitted by: College Communications

 

JP Morgan Corporate Challenge

Would you like to spend a beautiful summer evening running, walking or socializing at Delaware Park with other members of our campus community? Are you looking for the perfect way to celebrate the end of both the winter and the school year? Then sign up for this year’s JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge! Registration for the event ends tomorrow, Tuesday, May 15 at 5:30 p.m., so sign up now!

The 3.5 mile course begins and ends at Delaware Park and will take place on Thursday, June 14.  All faculty and staff, whether they are racers, joggers or walkers are invited to join the Canisius College Corporate Challenge Team. The race start time is 6:45 p.m. The Canisius College hospitality tent opens at 5:00 p.m. and Chartwells will provide refreshments before and after the race.

To register to run or walk on the Canisius team, click here.

If you don’t want to walk or run in the race but would still like to come have refreshments and socialize, no problem! The hospitality tent entry fee is only $6.00 and includes parking at Demerly Hall for Canisius College participants. Simply RSVP to Mary Braun at braun5@canisius.edu or at Ext. 2240. For all participants, make check payable to Canisius College and send payment to Gary Lew, Facilities Management Office, Bagen Room 07.

Please see the flyer below for further details. If you have any questions, please contact Gary Lew at Ext. 2255 or Mary Braun at Ext. 2240.

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

Canisius Hosts BN360’s Happy Hour for a Cause

Canisius College hosts the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s first Happy Hour for a Cause of the summer on Thursday, June 28 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at The Westin Buffalo (Courtyard), 250 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo.

A long-standing tradition, the Happy Hour for a Cause events allow local professionals to meet and network in a laidback environment while benefiting a local charity. This happy hour will benefit The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy (BOPC), a community organization that promotes, preserves, restores, enhances and ensures maintenance of Olmsted Parks and Parkways in the greater Buffalo area to guarantee Olmsted Park experiences for current and future generations.

This event has many excellent benefits—it’s an inexpensive charity event, hosted by the college, where participants can relax and enjoy making new connections with like-minded professionals in the area. For more information and to register for the event, click HERE. If you have any questions, contact Mary Braun at Ext. 2240 or at braun5@canisius.edu.

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

EVENTS

Baseball Concludes Regular Season This Week

Team battles for first-round bye week

Your Canisius baseball team concludes the regular portion of its schedule this week with a three-game conference series versus defending MAAC champion Marist. Game times this week are noon on Thursday, May 17 and Friday, May 18 with a twin bill slated for Thursday and a single game on Friday.

The Griffs and Red Foxes are locked in a battle with Quinnipiac, Monmouth, Manhattan and Siena for one of the two first-round byes in next week’s conference championships on Staten Island. For more info, visit GoGriffs.com.

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

 

Watch May’s Episode of Kaleidoscope

Pentecost, Ramadan topics of this month’s program

The Canisius College Video Institute production of the May episode of “Kaleidoscope” premiered earlier this month on WGRZ-TV Channel 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” rebroadcasts each Friday at 6:30 p.m. on Spectrum Cable Channel 20 and each Sunday 8:00 p.m. on Spectrum Channel 6 in Olean, NY.

In the first segment, host Stan Bratton, PhD, talks with Fr. Greg Jakubowicz, OFM, campus minister, St. Joseph University Church, about the meaning and commemoration of Pentecost, and the Franciscan orders, to which he belongs.

In the second segment, Bratton speaks with Imam Adnan Ahmed of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community about the meaning of Ramadan, keeping the Ramadan fast and the Ahmadiyya Muslim community.

Students in the Canisius College Video Institute produce “Kaleidoscope” under the guidance of Jamie O’Neil, associate professor of digital media arts and co-director of the Video Institute, and Paula DeAngelis-Stein ’86, MS ’02, a producer with Daybreak Productions, the broadcast arm of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo.

Submitted by: David Goodwin, graduate assistant, Communication Studies

 

The New D2L

Debuts on May 17

On May 17, D2L transitions to a new look and feel.  Our usual end-of-semester video for faculty features additional tips to prepare for the new interface.

COLI’s D2L Semester End/Start Checklist can help you wrap up your spring semester courses and prepare you to teach in the summer or fall.

We’re overhauling our D2L Tutorial Video Set.  Compared to the old videos, the new tutorials are shorter and show the most efficient methods of using D2L, based on faculty experience and feedback. Plus, they show new features added to D2L in the past several years.  Until they are replaced, the old videos will continue to be available to faculty and staff, since procedures in the old and new D2L are mostly the same.

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

It’s That Time of Year Again …

The annual performance appraisal process is now underway at Canisius.  Employees are asked to complete their self-assessments by Friday, June 29; supervisors must complete all performance appraisals by Friday, August 3.

The performance appraisal process is designed to encourage open discussion between supervisors and employees so as to review individual progress, establish priorities and discuss career development opportunities.

The bullet points below provide more details related to the performance appraisal process:

  • The first step in the performance appraisal process is for employees to complete a self-assessment.
  • To access the Self-Assessment, login to MyCanisius – Applications – HR Appraisal.
  • Once completed, the self-assessment is forwarded to the supervisor to utilize in preparing the employee’s performance appraisal.
  • The supervisor will complete the performance appraisal and then schedule a meeting to review the details and finalize goals for the next year.
  • Once completed, the supervisor will then submit the appraisal.
  • The employee will receive the final document and add comments and sign to acknowledge the appraisal was received and reviewed.
  • The appraisal will be available to view at the vice president’s level.

Watch for additional tips to consider when completing the self-assessment.

If you have any questions, contact Linda Walleshauser at Ext. 2244 / walleshl@canisius.edu or Jennifer Skowron at Ext. 2247 / skowronj@canisius.edu.

Be sure to watch for additional tips to consider when completing the self-assessment.  Those will be coming in the next few weeks.

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

Recognize a Colleague for a Job Well Done

Just a reminder that nominations for this month’s Employee of Distinction are due by Tuesday, May 15. This program provides an excellent opportunity to show appreciation and support for your co-workers and to recognize them for a job well done. The Employee of Distinction nomination form is located here.

To nominate a co-worker, explain why you think your candidate is worthy of the award. A list of factors to consider when submitting a nomination include the nominee’s history of accomplishments, level of determination, motivation and interpersonal skills.

All nominations are reviewed by the college’s Employee Engagement Team, which uses the information provided to make a fair and objective selection.

The Employee of Distinction is featured each month in The Dome.  The recipient also receives a non-monetary incentive and is presented with the award by the president and his/her supervisor.

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Braun at x2240 or at braun5@canisius.edu.

Health Center Starts Summer Hours

The Student Health Center will operate on a modified schedule during the summer months.  The reduced hours begin Monday, May 14 and continue through Friday, August 17.

The business office of the Student Health Center will be open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  (These hours may vary in May and June to accommodate staff vacation leave). The office will be closed entirely on Thursdays throughout the summer. 

In addition, medical and nursing clinic hours end today, Friday, May 11.  In the event of a medical emergency on campus, please call 911 or Public Safety at Ext. 2330.

Students in need of medical attention  for non-emergent illnesses or injuries should seek care at Western New York Immediate Care, MASH Urgent Care or at their primary medical providers.

Students who need assistance with health requirements should Email student health at health@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Patricia Creahan, director, Student Health

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mailroom Posts Summer Hours

Beginning Monday, May 21, the mailroom will suspend regular delivery and pickup to-and-from campus departments for the summer.  Regular services will resume Monday, August 20.

In the interim, employees can visit the mailroom service window in Science Hall to pick up and send mail.  Summer hours in the mailroom are Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  (Please note that the service window may temporarily close during the day, as needed.)

See below for more detailed information regarding the pickup and delivery of mail during the summer months:

Picking Up Mail: In-bound mail, interoffice envelopes and parcels may be picked up at the mailroom service window.  Parcels deemed too heavy to carry will be delivered at the earliest opportunity.

Sending Mail: Out-bound mail, interoffice envelopes and parcels may be dropped off at the mailroom service window or in the drop box located near the mailroom. Please do not use the drop box located IN the Old Main Faculty Lounge. For out-bound parcels deemed too heavy to carry, contact the mailroom to arrange for a pickup.

If you have any questions, call Karl Fritz or George Ambrusko in the mailroom at Ext. 2245.

Submitted by: Gary Lew, director, Purchasing

Men’s LAX Suffers Season-Ending Loss

The men’s lacrosse team suffered a season-ending 12-6 loss against 18th ranked Robert Morris on Wednesday, May 9, in the first round of the NCAA Division I Tournament.

The Golden Griffins’ postseason included two upset wins in overtime last week to earn the team its first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) championship since 2012.  The Griffs end the season with an 8-9 record.

Click here to read more about Wednesday’s match-up.

CONGRATULATIONS GRIFFS ON A GREAT SEASON!

Cheer on Men’s LAX

The opening round of the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship gets underway today, Wednesday, May 9, as the Golden Griffins go up against Robert Morris at 4:00 p.m. in the Demske Sports Complex.

Tickets to the game remain available and can be purchased at the Ticket Office between 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. today.  They will also be available at the gate.  The cost is $10 for adults; $5 for children (18 and under).

The men’s lacrosse team earned the program’s third trip to the NCAA Championship by winning the MAAC Championship on Saturday, May 5, in dramatic fashion, with a 10-9 overtime victory against Detroit Mercy.  Robert Morris, the Northeast Conference champs, is making its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

 

College Communications Wins International Awards

The College Communications team won two Hermes 2018 Creative Awards.

The summer 2017 issue of Canisius Magazine (“Griffs Under 40”) earned a Platinum award – one of only 900 Platinum winners out of 6,000 entries from the U.S. and around the world achieved this highest honor.

The 2018 Impact Report won a Gold award – one of only 1,200 out of 6,000 entries to earn Gold.

Entries are judged on concept, story development, writing and design.  Kudos to the Canisius Magazine team – Eileen Herbert, executive editor; Audrey Browka, managing editor; Kristin Etu, writer; Patty Herkey, creative director and Cody Weiler, art director.

Hermes awards are administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP), an international organization consisting of several thousand marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, digital media production and free-lance professionals.

 

In Case You Missed It …

Guests to the Regents Scholarship Ball are still talking about the great time they had at the annual gala, held at the Hyatt Regency on Saturday, May 5. Nearly 500 friends of the college attended the event to help raise support for Canisius students.

The Canisius Board of Regents also conferred its Distinguished Citizen Award upon Candace S. Johnson, PhD, president/CEO of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Click here to view a ‘highlight reel’ from the ball.

Click here to view a video produced about Dr. Candace Johnson.

 

Help Desk Starts Summer Hours

The ITS Help Desk will begin its summer hours schedule next Monday, May 14.  The Help Desk will be open Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. These hours will be in effect until Friday, August 24.

Submitted by: Grant Guzda, help desk manager, ITS

D2L Transitions to New Look and Feel

 

On May 17, D2L transitions to a new look and feel.  Our usual end-of-semester video for faculty features additional tips to prepare for the “Daylight” interface, appearing between the spring and summer semesters.

COLI’s D2L Semester End/Start Checklist can help you wrap up your spring semester courses and prepare you to teach in the summer or fall.

We’re continually adding tutorials to our New D2L Tutorial Video Set.  Compared to the old videos, these are shorter and show the most efficient methods of using D2L, based on faculty experience and feedback. Plus, they show new features added to D2L in the past several years.

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

Events

Free Viewing of “Dream, Girl” Today

Alumna’s documentary film showcases empowering stories of women

There’s still time to secure a front-row seat to the online premier of “Dream, Girl.”  The film launches on YouTube today, Wednesday, May 9 at 9:00 p.m. and will be available through Thursday, May 10 at 10:00 p.m.

Click here to get access to “Dream, Girl” online.

Produced by Erin Bagwell, a 2009 graduate of the college’s digital media arts program and Video Institute, the documentary film showcases the empowering stories of women-run companies and the founders whose ambition and dedication drive them. The film features several female founders from a variety of diverse companies in tech, fashion, non-profit organizations and advertising.

“Dream, Girl” was screened in 27 different countries, including a May 2016 showing at the White House hosted by the National Women’s Business Council.  The Video Institute also hosted a red carpet event at the Montante Cultural center showcasing the film.

Submitted by: David Goodwin, graduate assistant, Communication Studies

Mark Your Calendars

Conference on teaching innovation kicks off May 22

Our colleagues at D’Youville College are hosting two fantastic events focused on digital, critical pedagogy.

Come explore critical and inclusive teaching techniques, savvy assessment strategies and technology for teaching, research and scholarship, with your Western New York colleagues.

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

Campus Candid

(L-R) ABEC majors Rhianna Miller ᾿19 and Kristiane Printup ᾿19

Students in Dr. Sue Margulis’ conservation biology course (BIO 322) hosted their annual poster session in Science Hall on Thursday, May 3. It was a great success! Visitors learned about the dangers of plastic straws and some good alternatives, search engines that help plant trees, and the benefits of community gardens. The students did a fantastic job on the final day of the semester!

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

Canisius in the News

WNY Catholic Magazine ran a photo of Robert George, who spoke at Canisius on April 12 as part of the Frank G. Raichle Lecture Series on Law in American Society. George is the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University.

Click here to see the photo.

Submitted by: College Communications

A Night to Remember

The Canisius College Board of Regents hosted its 52nd Regents Scholarship Ball on Saturday, May 5 at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.  Nearly 500 guests attended the annual gala to support the Board of Regents Scholarship Fund.

The Regents Ball began as a friend-raiser in 1996, hosted by the Board of Regents.  Today, the gala raises scholarship support for promising students who might not otherwise be able to take advantage of a Canisius education.

The Board of Regents also confers its Distinguished Citizen Award at the onset of the evening.  The 2018 award recipient is Candace S. Johnson, PhD, president and CEO of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.  The board recognized Dr. Johnson for her outstanding contributions to the health and well-being of the Western New York community.

Click here to view a photo gallery from the Regents Ball.  And, watch Wednesday’s edition of “The Dome” for a video highlight of the evening.

The Buffalo News also captured all the ‘glitz and glam’ from the  annual Regents Scholarship Ball.  Click here to view the photo gallery.

Submitted by: College Communications

 

 

Men’s Lacrosse Scores MAAC Championship

The men’s lacrosse team earned its third Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) championship on Saturday, May 5 with a 10-9 overtime victory against Detroit Mercy.  The win gives the Golden Griffins an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.  They’ll play host to Northeast Conference champion Robert Morris on Wednesday, May 9 at 4:00 p.m. in the Demske Sports Complex for the opening round of the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship.

Tickets for the  game are on sale now: $10 for adults and $5 for children (18 and under). They can be purchased online through TicketMaster.com, by calling the Canisius Ticket Office at (716) 888-TIXX, or by stopping by the Ticket Office in the main lobby of the Koessler Athletic Center between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Tickets will also be sold at the ticket office on Wednesday, May 9, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., and will  be available at the gate.

If you can’t make it to the game to cheer on the Golden Griffins, you can still show your support by donning your best Blue & Gold gear on Wednesday!

To read the full story of the MAAC championship win, click here.

To learn more about the Golden Griffins’ NCAA competition, click here.

ROTC Commissioning

The Army Reserve Officers Training Corp (ROTC) program at Canisius College will commission 13 cadets as second lieutenants during a ceremony on Friday, May 18 at 10:00 a.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. The guest speaker is Brigadier General Michel Natali, Commander of the 53rd Troop Command, New York Army National Guard.

Five students attend Canisius College, six attend the State University of New York at Buffalo, one attends D’Youville College and one attends the State University College at Buffalo. The Canisius students being commissioned are:

 

  • Audrey Browne, a health and wellness major, has been assigned to the Medical Service Corps.  She will attend her Basic Officer Leader Course at Fort Sam Houston and will be assigned to Company C (MED), 427th Brigade Support Battalion, Buffalo, NY; New York Army National Guard.
  • Dylan Cory, a health and wellness major, has been assigned to the Infantry. He will attend his Basic Officer Leader Course at Fort Benning, GA, with a subsequent assignment to the199th, 11th Infantry Second Battalion, Fort Benning,  GA.
  • Anna DeCosta-Klipa, an animal behavior, ecology and conservation major, has been assigned to the Corp of Engineers.  She will attend a Basic Officer Leader Course at Fort Leonard Wood, MO.  DeCosta-Klipa’s subsequent assignment will be with Company C, 554th Engineer Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood, MO.
  • Tyler Gates, an international relations major, has been assigned to the Infantry. He will attend a Basic Officer Leadership Course at Ft. Benning, GA, with a subsequent assignment to the 199th, 11th Infantry Second Battalion, Fort Benning, GA.
  • Tyler Nixon, a health and wellness major, has been assigned to the Medical Service Corps.  His first assignment is to serve at ROTC Advanced Camp this summer.  He will then attend the Basic Officer Leader Course at Fort Sam Houston, TX, with a subsequent assignment to the 3rd FA, 2nd Regiment; Fort Bliss, TX.

 

Submitted by: College Communication

Fiscal Year-End Reminder

As we approach the end of the Fiscal Year, here are some important dates to keep in mind:

Thursday, May 31, 2018 – LAST official business day
Checks will be processed on Tuesday, May 29, as this is our normal check processing day. All invoices and check requests must be in the Accounts Payable Office by the close of business on Friday, May 25 to allow for processing. Please keep in mind that the college will be closed on Monday, May 28 for the Memorial Day holiday. The finance system will be shut down on Thursday, May 31 and rolled to the new fiscal year.

REQUISITIONS AND PURCHASE ORDERS:
For capital Items: The requisition cut-off date for capital items is NOON on Friday, May 18. Please remember items must be received on campus by May 31 to be charged against the 2018 budget. Items received after May 31 will be charged to the 2019 budget.

For operating expenses: The requisition cut-off date for operating expenses is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23.

Please allow appropriate time for the approval process. Invoices should be submitted to the Accounts Payable Office as soon as possible. Please call Ext. 8525 with any questions.

VISA/CENTRESUITE:
Visa charges that POST AT THE BANK by May 31 will be charged to the 2018 budget. Any charge that posts at the bank after May 31 will be charged to the 2019 budget. Please remember that it can take anywhere from one to seven (1-7) business days from the time of purchase until the bank receives and posts the transaction to your account. Please contact JoAnn Feary at Ext. 8528 with questions.

Masses for Finals Week

Due to finals week, Weekday Mass will only be held on Thursday, May 10 at 12:05 p.m. to celebrate Ascension Thursday.

Campus Candid

Adalberto Pena ᾿19, digital media arts major and Physics Department workstudy student, makes final adjustments to the department’s new 3D printer.  Moments later, the printer successfully completed a test print.

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

Canisius Hires Inaugural Physician Assistant Program Director

It is my pleasure to welcome Aimee Larson MPAS, PA-C, to the Canisius community as the inaugural director of the Physician Assistant program. She comes to us after working as a physician assistant in a number of healthcare facilities and as a clinical preceptor in the Physician Assistant program at D’Youville College.

Please join me in welcoming Aimee to Canisius. She can be reached at larson8@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Jeff Lindauer, PhD, dean, School of Education and Human Services

Stop The Bleed Program

Congratulations to the pioneers from the ITS Department who completed the first on campus Stop the Bleed Training offered by Student Health on April 30, 2018.

They include Larry Deni, chief information officer; Michele Folsom, director of administrative computing; Tracy Wass, senior programmer analyst/DBA;  Pamela Dart,  programmer analyst; Lauren Barry, programmer analyst; Greg Rusch, computer support technician and Tom Prince, computer support specialist.

Stop the Bleed is a national program created after the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting to train public bystanders to respond to bleeding emergencies and to take actions to control bleeding until emergency response (EMS) personnel arrive to take over care of the victim (s).

The ITS team learned to recognize what life threatening bleeding looks like and the actions they should take to respond to a bleeding victim. They demonstrated competency in applying three bleeding control strategies.

Thank you to ITS for taking time to learn these very important life-saving skills.

Student Health offers Stop the Bleed training to campus departments or groups. Contact Patricia Creahan, creahan@canisius.edu to discuss training opportunities.

Submitted by: Patricia Creahan, APRN, BC, director, Student Health

College-Wide Shredding

Canisius will hold a campus-wide shredding event for all college-related materials. The Facilities Management Department will secure a central shredding location. Please note that personal material will not be accepted for shredding.

All material to be shredded must be boxed.  Boxes can be obtained by placing an online work order in the Facilities Management online work order system located in the MyCanisius Portal, under My Applications, Facilities Work Order.

Once your shredding is boxed, place a new work order to have these boxes picked up and moved to the central shredding location. Work orders for pick up can be placed between May 21, 2018 through May 31, 2018. Please be patient as the Facilities Management Department Staff will complete work orders according to staff availability and time schedules.

Please do not call the Facilities Management Department to request boxes or pick up of boxes. You will be referred to the work order system to place your requests.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Submitted by: Julie Daniel, operations office manager, Facilities Management Department

 

EVENTS

EVENTS

Softball concludes regular season with four home games

The regular season for the Canisius softball team comes to an end this weekend with a pair of MAAC doubleheaders at the Demske Sports Complex. The twin bills both start at noon with Iona providing the opposition on Saturday, May 5 and Fairfield battling the Griffs on Sunday, May 6.

The Griffs enter the final weekend in a four-way tie for sixth place. The top six teams make the conference playoffs. Iona is presently in fourth place (two games ahead of Canisius), while Fairfield sits in second.

For additional information, visit www.GoGriffs.com

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

 

 

Campus Candid

Star Paws: A dog walk to benefit the Institute for Autism Research (IAR) raised $4,500. The event took place on the Fredonia State campus on Sunday, April 22.

Marcus Thomeer, PhD, IAR co-director, was interviewed on KIX Country radio 96.5 about the event. WGRZ-TV Channel 2 also ran a story.

Read more about Star Paws here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

CatholicPhilly.com, news from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, included an article on Molly Burhans ᾿14 and her work with the Goodlands Project.

Burhans founded Goodlands to increase the Catholic Church’s understanding and ecological planning of its landholdings, in order to demonstrate how these lands can be a means for positive global environmental and social change.

GoodLands uses cutting-edge GIS software to map the global Catholic Church.

Read more here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Commencement 2018 Student Speakers Named

The following students will deliver the commencement addresses for the graduate and undergraduate classes of 2018:

  Neil T.M. Savoy ᾿15, MS ᾿18, from the higher education and student affairs administration program, will address the graduate class on Wednesday, May 16;
  Clayton M. Shanahan, a biology major, will address the class at the College of Arts & Sciences Ceremony;
  Anne-Marie K. DeRusso, an early childhood and childhood education major: and
  Connor J. Rosenecker, an economics and finance, management and psychology triple major, will represent their respective schools at the School of Education and Richard J. Wehle School of Business ceremony.

 

Please join the Office of Events Services in congratulating our student speakers for receiving this great honor.

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

Physics Hosts Spring Seminars

The Department of Physics hosts its Spring Seminars for students today, Wednesday, May 2 at 2:30 p.m. in Science Hall room 1013.

The Advanced Lab course (PHY351) in the physics and 3+2 engineering majors requires students to chose a scientific article and reproduce the experiment.  The students selected a unique array of topics including an electromagnetic projectile launcher, a cellphone spectrometer, a high-resolution spectrometer and a Watt balance to calibrate the kilogram.

The findings of science are wasted if they are not shared with the public.  Thus, the students are required to share their results with the campus community.  Each group will give a 20-minute, conference-style talk.  The schedule is:

  • 2:30 p.m. – Electromagnetic Projectile Launcher (Jeremy Anderthalt ᾿19, Tia Saunders ᾿18 and Sara Wesley ᾿19)
  • 2:50 p.m. – LEGO and Cellphone Based Spectrometer (Giuseppe Campanella ᾿18)
  • 3:10 p.m. – Coffee break with light refreshments
  • 3:20 p.m. – Integrating a High-Res Monochromomator into Canisius College’s Physical Chemistry Lab (Benjamin Russ ᾿19)
  • 3:40 p.m. – LEGO Watt Balance for an Inexpensive Definition of the Kilogram (Patrick Crowley ᾿19 and Shane Moran ᾿19)

Don’t miss this must-see event.

Submitted by: Michael H. Wood, PhD, chair, Physics

Annual Conservation Biology Poster Session

What better way to start off GriffFest than by learning about what you can do to help conservation. Please join the students of BIO322: Conservation Biology on Thursday, May 3 from  11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. in the Science Hall Atrium for their annual poster session. Learn about environmental issues facing everyone here in Western New York and what YOU can do to make a difference. There will be some interesting snacks (made with vegan honey) and opportunities to learn. So please join our students then head over for GriffFest.

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

Chemistry and Biochemistry Students Present Research

(L-R) Ben Russ ᾿19, Lauryn Rudin ᾿20,  Anthony Berardi ᾿19, Samantha Caico ᾿19, David Filion ᾿19, Filipino Gentile ᾿19 and Matthew Berardi ᾿20 at the Western New York American Chemical Society Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Seven chemistry and biochemistry majors presented research results at the 11th Annual Western New York American Chemical Society Undergraduate Research Symposium on Saturday, April 28 at the University at Buffalo.  Anthony Berardi ᾿19 gave an oral presentation on his work in the laboratory of Jeremy Steinbacher, PhD, associate professor of chemistry/biochemistry, entitled, ” β-Cyclodextrin-Based Amphiphiles as Contrast Agents for 19F Magnetic Resonance Imaging.”  The following posters were also presented:

  •  “Synthesis of Fluorinated Molecules for Functionalization of Porous Silica Nanoparticles for use as 19F NMR Contrast Agents,” by Samanatha Caico᾿19 and Lauryn Rudin ᾿20 (from the laboratory of Jeremy Steinbacher, PhD)
  • “Laser Ablation/Molecular Jet Laser Excitation Spectroscopy of CaNCO,” by David Filion ᾿19 and Ben Russ ᾿19 (from the laboratory of Phil Sheridan, PhD, professor of chemistry/biochemistry)
  • “Computational Study of Aluminum Monoisocyante Isomers,” by Ben Russ ᾿19 (from the laboratory of Phil Sheridan, PhD)
  • “The Aldol Condensation Lab Experiment:  Validation of Student Reaction Rate Observations,” by Matthew Berardi ᾿20 and Filippo Gentile ’19, (from the laboratory of Tim Gregg, PhD, associate professor of chemistry/biochemistry)

Double click each photo to make it appear full size.


Submitted by: Phillip Sheridan,PhD, professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

 

The Western New York Prosperity Fellowship

The Western New York Prosperity Fellowship is proud to announce nine new fellowship recipients and six returning fellows for the 2018-19 year. Congratulations to the following students:

  • Charles Bell ᾿19
  • Yaling Chen ᾿20
  • Patrick Collins ᾿20
  • Caylee Curtin ᾿20
  • Joey Hamilton ’19
  • Janelle Harb MBA ᾿19
  • Sheena Jarmon MBAA ᾿19
  • Brannon Jones MBA ᾿20
  • Austin Klink ᾿19
  • Brianna LaPrell ᾿19
  • Lee Locklear MBA ᾿19
  • Elise Miller ᾿19
  • Msaada Nankumba ᾿19
  • Nicholas Spinosa ᾿20
  • Adele Tucker ᾿20

The Canisius College Western New York (WNY) Prosperity Fellowship Program is an innovative program for students in their junior or senior years or graduate students who have entrepreneurial drive and want to make a difference in Western New York. The program combines fellowship assistance with credit bearing internships, skill and networking building to provide students with academic and practical experiences in their intended professions. Students receive significant financial assistance based on need so they can fully focus on making the most of their internships, educational experiences, networking and skill building opportunities. In return, students commit to working and giving back economically to Western New York for at least two years within a 10-year period upon graduation.

The Prosperity Fellowship Program is made possible by support from the Prentice Family Foundation, established in 2007 by Bryant and Joan Prentice.

This year, the fellows will be part of a week-long orientation process to prepare them for the year ahead.  By combining business etiquette training workshops, community service and tours of local companies, the students will be fully immersed in the Prosperity Fellowship program, as well as in Western New York.

Submitted by: Sarah Collins, graduate assistant, WNY Prosperity Fellowship

EVENTS

EVENTS

Baseball Hosts Bona Friday Night

Griffs kick off three-game series

Friday Night Lights comes to the Demske Sports Complex, Friday, May 4 when your Golden Griffin baseball team hosts St. Bonaventure in a 7 p.m. game. The contest is the first of a three-game series that finds the Griffs playing a doubleheader in Olean on Sunday afternoon, May 6.

Canisius is at 24-16 on the season with a pair of mid-week games at Niagara, while the Bonnies were 9-24 prior to a game versus Binghamton.

These are the final non-conference games on the Griffs schedule.

For additional information, visit www.GoGriffs.com

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

Religion and Change in Cuba

Dr. Richard Reitsma is featured guest on this month’s “Crossroads”

Richard D. Reitsma, PhD, is the featured guest on the May 6 edition of “Crossroads.”

The conversation will focus on religion and change in Cuba.  Specifically, the chair of the Modern Languages, Literature & Cultures Department will discuss the current political change in Cuba, the slow shift to accept different religions, state-run healthcare and education, and social justice.

“Crossroads” is a monthly radio program produced by the Network of Religious Communities and hosted by Rev. Patrick Lynch, SJ, professor of religious studies and theology. It airs on the first Sunday of each month at 6:00 a.m. on MIX-96 (96.1 FM) and at 6:30 a.m. on JACK-FM (92.9).

If you miss this Sunday’s program, you can always catch it – beginning next Monday, May 7 – on the Canisius SoundCloud.

Submitted by: College Communications

Watch “Dream, Girl” Free Online

Film produced by alumna Erin Bagwell

View the documentary film “Dream, Girl” free online on Wednesday, May 9. The film was produced by Erin Bagwell, a 2009 graduate of the college’s digital media arts program and an alumna of the Canisius College Video Institute.

“Dream, Girl” showcases the empowering stories of women-run companies and the founders whose ambition and dedication drive them. The film features several female founders from a variety of diverse companies in tech, fashion, non-profit organizations and advertising.

The film has received more than 200 requests for screenings in 27 different countries, including a May 2016 showing at the White House hosted by the National Women’s Business Council.  The Video Institute also hosted a red carpet event at the Montante Cultural center showcasing the film.

Click here  to RSVP to watch “Dream, Girl” online.

Submitted by: David Goodwin, graduate assistant, Communication Studies

New D2L Coming Two Weeks from Now!

Check out the new tutorial video

In two week’s time, D2L transitions to a new look and feel, just in time for the first summer session.  If you are teaching in the summer, check out our preview video and new tutorial video set to see what to expect on May 17.

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

 

 

Campus Candid

A 36-member Canisius team, including pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-optometry, and pre-pharmacy students, alumni and staff volunteered at a remote area medical pop-up clinic in Ashtabula, OH from April 20-22. The team volunteered a total of nearly 1,200 hours over three days helping to serve 948 patients in medical, dental and vision care. If you added the total value of their services, it would be $481,726.

Submitted by: Allyson Backstrom, PhD, director, George E. Schreiner ᾿43 Pre-Medical Center

 

Canisius in the News

WBFO reporter Mike Desmond did a story on the Education Trust-New York town hall forum on educational diversity co-hosted by the Canisius College Center for Urban Education last week.

Click here to listen to the story.

 

Submitted by: College Communications

 

 

Canisius Names Kimberly Beaty Director of Public Safety

I am pleased to announce that Kimberly L. Beaty is the college’s new director of public safety.  She replaces Public Safety Director Wil Johnson who will retire in May after serving Canisius with distinction for 3 years.

Beaty has served as deputy police commissioner of Operations and Homeland Security for the Buffalo Police Department (BPD). She has served in law enforcement within the BPD for 31 years.

Prior to her role as deputy commissioner, Beaty served as chief of the city’s “E” District, which encompasses the diversely populated Bailey/Kensington neighborhoods, the University at Buffalo, Canisius College, and several medical facilities, schools and business districts. She assisted communities in addressing crime and disorder problems by focusing on neighborhood initiative-based projects.

She works as a facilitator for the Erie County Law Enforcement Training Academy, focusing on the topic of Law Enforcement and Diversity Training, and has worked with United Neighborhoods and the University at Buffalo on the “Strategies to Reduce Racial Profiling: Buffalo New York Police Study Circles,” a project funded by the Department of Justice COPS Office.

Training several law enforcement agencies throughout New York State, Deputy Commissioner Beaty worked closely with staff at the Erie County Law Enforcement Academy and has served as a consultant in their efforts to promote problem solving strategies in community policing and efforts to reduce racial profiling and biased policing. As a training officer she worked at the Buffalo Police Training Academy for nine years.

“Kim’s experience as chief of “E” district and her expertise in community policing and diversity training, make her uniquely qualified to head the college’s Department of Public Safety and support the mission of the college,” said Terri L. Mangione, PhD, vice president for student affairs and Title IX coordinator.  “I am confident that with her leadership, Canisius will maintain our relationship with our Hamlin Park neighbors and build new relationships within the communities on the East Side of Buffalo.

As director of public safety at Canisius, Beaty will be responsible for providing a safe and secure environment for all Canisius students, faculty, staff and visitors to the campus.  Aside from enforcing federal, state and local laws, as well as Canisius’ rules and regulations, Beaty will work to ensure that the Public Safety Department plays a critical role in the college’s emergency preparedness and response, and organizes safety trainings for the entire campus.

Beaty is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions for her efforts in community policing, diversity and problem-solving. She is a member of the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police, New York State Women in Law Enforcement, the Afro-American Police Association of Buffalo, NY, Inc., National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Officers and the Erie County Law Enforcement Foundation. She also serves on the Erie County Law Enforcement Board of Directors and the NYS Office of Emergency and interoperable Communication Board.

Beaty earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from Canisius College in 1986.

She will retire from the Buffalo Police Department in June.

Submitted by: Terri L. Mangione, PhD, vice president for student affairs and Title IX coordinator

Celebration of Service

Bene merenti Tom Prince! The computer support specialist for ITS receives good wishes from President Hurley during Friday’s Celebration of Service.

Family, friends and colleagues filled the Montante Cultural Center to congratulate the more than 180 members of the college community honored at the Celebration of Service on Friday, April 27 at 3:00 p.m.

The ceremony honored all faculty and staff who have reached five, 10, 15, 20, 25 or more years of service to the college. The event also recognized those who have retired or will be retiring from the college this year. President John Hurley, Terri Mangione, PhD, vice president for student affairs and William Collins, vice president for institutional advancement presented the awards to honorees.

Guests enjoyed a musical interlude by Cantio Sacra and a post-ceremony reception.

In today’s Dome, we are highlighting a few members of our community who have reached significant milestones. Drs. Robert Butler and Robert Davis are the longest tenured faculty members among this year’s retirees. Tom Stabler has served Canisius for 45 years, longer than any other staff member being recognized at this year’s celebration.

Click the link below to see the entire list of honorees.

https://blogs.canisius.edu/the-dome/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2018/02/2018-Celebration-of-Service-Honorees-PDF.pdf

Robert Butler, PhD, Professor Emeritus of English

52 years of service and retirement

Dr. Robert Butler’s enthusiasm for teaching is just as infectious as it was 52 years ago.

During his tenure, he chaired the English Department, re-invigorated the All-College Honors Program, and most important of all, taught several generations of students, inspiring them with his love of literature and commitment to social justice.

Bob earned an international reputation as a scholar of African American literature, having published dozens of critical essays in distinguished, scholarly journals, and he has authored, co-authored, edited, and co-edited numerous books. As a young man, he worked as a community organizer and teacher in Mississippi and Alabama, and throughout his life, he demonstrated an unwavering commitment to civil and human rights.

Bob is particularly proud of his resurrection of a “near defunct” All-College Honors Program, which he went on to serve as director for 21 years. He also mentored fellow professors, who admired his passion for the relationship between scholarship and teaching. He holds a special place in his heart for his work teaching inmates at Attica, Collins and Wyoming Correctional Facilities.

Bob is often spotted riding his trusty Schwinn to work every day from the Town of Tonawanda (even in the winter)!

Robert R. Davis, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Accounting

51 years of service and retirement

(L-R) Richard Shick, PhD, professor of economics and finance and Robert Davis, PhD, professor emeritus of accounting. Dr. Shick celebrated 40 years of service to Canisius.

Robert Davis, PhD, leaves a remarkable legacy on the Department of Accounting and Canisius College. He and Canisius have been intimately intertwined for more than a half century. Bob first came to the college as an undergraduate and now he celebrates his retirement and emeritus status.

As professor of accounting, Bob has a unique ability to combine “real-world” experience with his deep understanding of accounting theory and practice. Bob is a dedicated educator who always encourages his students to strive for excellence while maintaining both rigor with fairness in the classroom.

He paved the way for the Accounting Department’s national reputation for excellence. Its graduates are consistently top performers on the New York State CPA exam.

Throughout his tenure at Canisius, Bob has earned the highest level of respect from his colleagues, students, and the Western New York community. He is known on campus as an educator, scholar, colleague and friend.

Thomas Stabler, director, Chemistry Lab

45 years of service

In his 45 years of service to the college, Tom Stabler most treasures his personal relationships with faculty members and students. As director of the chemistry lab for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, he is responsible for ordering chemicals and supplies for the department, maintaining inventory and multiple budgets, and supervising students who prepare the chemicals for the experiments each week in the general and organic chemistry laboratories.

“The fact that I reached this milestone means that I still enjoy coming to work each day!” says Tom. “My co-workers trust me to do my job and do it well.”

He also enjoys the independence his job offers him, as he deals with orders and budgetary issues, and maintains open lines of communication with the department chair.

Tom says one of the biggest changes he experienced since arriving at Canisius is the advancement of technology. “I performed all of my tasks on multi-part paper forms and swore I would never use a computer!” he says. But, Tom rose to the challenge!

In his spare time, Tom enjoys reading and watching movies.

Congratulations to all who celebrated milestones.

In the photo gallery, double click each image to make it appear full size.

Celebration of Service Photo Gallery

 

EVENTS

Your Canisius softball team continues its 10-game home stand Tuesday afternoon, May 1, when Siena pays a visit to the Demske Sports Complex. First pitch for game one of the doubleheader is scheduled for 3 p.m.

For additional information, visit www.GoGriffs.com

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

Canisius in the News

Cari Hurley ᾿18 writes about how the kindness of Canisius service workers embodies the college’s mission of men and women for others and deeply influences her experience.

Read the article here.

 

The lack of teacher diversity in Buffalo and Erie County was the topic of a forum hosted by WNED/WBFO and the Center for Urban Education at Canisius College. WBFO FM 88.7’s senior reporter Eileen Buckley examines how having a teacher of color could make a big difference for a student’s educational experience.

Listen to the story here.

Campus Candids

Buffalo was lit up in blue and gold in celebration of #CanisiusGivingDay 2018. The Peace Bridge, Electric Tower, City Hall, Phillips Lytle, LLP and One Seneca Tower all proudly displayed our school colors. WGRZ-TV Channel 2 gave a shout out on the illumination and mentioned #CanisiusGivingDay! Click on each image twice to make it appear full-size.

Submitted by: College Communications

Important Year-End Information

As we approach the end of the fiscal year, here are some important dates to keep in mind:

The LAST official business day of the fiscal year is Thursday, May 31, 2018.

Please note:  Checks will be processed on Tuesday, May 29 as this is our normal check processing day. All invoices and check requests must be in the Accounts Payable Office by the close of business on Friday, May 25 to allow for processing. Please keep in mind that the college will be closed on Monday, May 28 for the Memorial Day Holiday. The finance system will be shut down on Thursday, May 31 and rolled into the new fiscal year.

-REQUISITIONS AND PURCHASE ORDERS:

For Capital Items: The requisition cut-off date for capital items is NOON on Friday, May 18, 2018.  Please remember items must be received on campus by Thursday, May 31 to be charged against the 2018 budget. Items received after May 31 will be charged to the 2019 budget.

For Operating Expenses: The requisition cut-off date for operating expenses is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2018.

Please allow appropriate time for the approval process. Invoices should be submitted to the Accounts Payable Office as soon as possible. Please contact Accounts Payable at Ext. 8525 with any questions.

-VISA/CENTRESUITE:

Visa charges that POST AT THE BANK by May 31, 2018 will be charged to the 2018 budget. Any charge that posts at the bank after May 31 will be charged to the 2019 budget. Please remember that it can take anywhere from one to seven business days from the time of purchase until the bank receives and posts the transaction to your account. Please contact JoAnn at ext. 8528 with any questions.

Submitted by: JoAnn Feary, office manager, Controllers Office

Alpha Sigma Nu Induction

Nearly 30 members of the college community were inducted into the Canisius chapter of Alpha Sigma Nu, the honor society of Jesuit institutions of higher education. The society recognizes those students who distinguish themselves in scholarship, loyalty and service. Three faculty members were among the inductees. They are: Sandra Estanek, PhD, professor emerita of graduate education and leadership, Devonya Havis, PhD, associate professor of philosophy and Jamie O’Neil, associate professor of communication studies. Click each image twice to make it appear full-size.

Submitted by: College Communications

Dean’s Exceptional Achievement Awards

(L-R) Armand and Kim Petri and Laura and Troy Hillman, supporters and friends of the Institute for Autism Research; Dennis Koch, PhD, associate professor, Office of Professional Studies; Karl Kozlowski, PhD, associate professor, Kinesiology; John Breckner, PhD, adjunct professor, Counseling and Human Services; Michele Marable, PhD, professor emerita, Teacher Education; clinical supervisor, Office of Educational Partnerships; Shawn O’Rourke, PhD, assistant professor, Kinesiology and Elizabeth Turner, clinical supervisor, Office of Educational Partnerships.

Faculty, staff and community partners of the School of Education and Human Services gathered on Friday, April 20 in the Grupp Fireside Lounge to recognize the exceptional accomplishments of their peers.

Congratulations to the following individuals for their contributions to the School of Education and Human Services:

  • Full-Time Faculty Teaching Award: Dennis W. Koch, PhD, associate professor, Office of Professional Studies
  • Adjunct Faculty Teaching Award: John A. Breckner, PhD, adjunct professor, Counseling and Human Services
  • Outstanding Clinical Supervision Award: Elizabeth J. Turner, clinical supervisor, Office of Educational Partnerships
  • Faculty Scholarship Award: Karl F. Kozlowski, PhD, associate professor, Kinesiology
  • Service Award Faculty: Michele A. Marable, PhD, professor emerita, Teacher Education
  • Service Award Staff: Shawn M. O’Rourke, PhD, assistant professor, Kinesiology and director, Sport Administration Program
  • Community Partnership Award: Laura and Troy Hillman and Kim and Armand Petri, supporters and friends of the Institute for Autism Research

Submitted by: College Communications

EVENTS

EVENTS

Griffs Host Nationally Televised Game Tonight

Free popsockets and dollar hot dog day

For the very first time, Canisius men’s lacrosse hosts a game at the Demske Sports Complex that will be broadcast nationally on ESPNU. ESPNU studio host Matt Schick calls the play-by-play alongside color commentator Matt Ward. Schick is a native of Rochester and graduated from the University of Colorado.

The Griffs host Monmouth at 4 p.m. tonight, Friday, April 27 in the game that has a direct bearing on the MAAC’s final standings and playoff matchups. Canisius (6-7;3-2) and the Hawks (6-7;3-2) are tied for third in the league with this one last game remaining on each team’s schedule. The loser will face the top seed, Quinnipiac, in next week’s MAAC Tournament, while the winner will face-off against the number two seed – Detroit Mercy.

There will be Golden Griffin popsockets given away to the first 500 fans. It’s also Dollar Dog Day with all hot dogs being sold at the concession stands for only a buck.

Tickets are $5 for faculty and staff with Canisius ID. Children under 10 are also $5, while all other seats sell for $7.

For more information, visit www.GoGriffs.com

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

Softball Begins 10-Game Home Stand

Griffs face Monmouth and Rider

After playing only two of its first 37 games at home, the Canisius softball team opens a season-ending 10-game home stand this weekend. The Griffs are scheduled to host Monmouth on Saturday, April 28 and Rider on Sunday, April 29 with both doubleheaders slated to begin at noon at the Demske Sports Complex.

Fans are encouraged to check the www.GoGriffs.com web site after noon today (Friday, April 27) for any time or date changes. Saturday night’s women’s lacrosse playoff game may force softball to start earlier than scheduled. Inclement weather expected throughout the weekend could also impact schedule changes.

For more information, call Ext. 8267

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

Women’s Lacrosse to Host Niagara in MAAC Playoff Game

Griffs hold share of MAAC title

By virtue of its victory Wednesday evening over Niagara, your Canisius Golden Griffin women’s lacrosse team has claimed a share of the 2018 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title. The Griffs finished their regular season with a 6-2 league record along with Marist, Monmouth and Fairfield. Due to the MAAC’s tie-breaker policy, Canisius was awarded the fourth seed and will host #5 Niagara at the Demske Sports Complex Saturday evening, April 28 at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors, children and non-Canisius students. Canisius students are admitted free with a valid ID.

The game will be televised live on one of the ESPN platforms.

For additional information, call Ext. 2885 or visit www.GoGriffs.com.

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

April 30 Faculty Meetup is Cancelled

Are you interested in a summer meetup?

The Center for Online Learning & Innovation must cancel its April 30 Faculty Meetup.  However, COLI will offer faculty meetups in the fall 2018 semester, and possibly the summer if there is interest.

Meetups feature lively conversation over good food on topics of importance to professors.  COLI Director Mark Gallimore is considering a faculty meetup specifically for faculty teaching online and hybrid courses to be hosted sometime in the summer, perhaps on a weekday evening in early June.  If you are be interested in attending a summer faculty meetup, contact Mark at Ext. 8353 or gallimom@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, director, COLI

 

 

 

Canisius in the News

Chuck Pelitera, EdD, assistant professor of kinesiology and director of health and wellness, discusses whether cardio or strength training should come first in workouts on the fitness blog Aaptiv.com.

Read the story here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Campus Candids

 

 

Canisius students on the “Team Ape” research team participated in a fundraiser at the Buffalo Zoo on April 15. The event, entitled “Yoga with Koga,” raised more than $4,000 for the Limbe Wildlife Center in Cameroon. Limbe is a member of the Pan African Sanctuary Alliance and cares for primates (including gorillas) that are orphaned or displaced. This is an annual event, so join us next “APE-ril” for Yoga with Koga.

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

 

East West Community Garden Groundbreaking

President John Hurley puts the first shovel in the ground at the dedication of the East West Community Garden.  

The community came together for the groundbreaking and dedication of the East West Community Garden on Saturday, April 21.

President John Hurley, Canisius faculty and staff, and representatives from P.S. #17, the Congolese Refugee Communities and Oxford Square Block Club were on hand for the event,

The community garden at 1032 Lafayette Avenue is a cooperative garden on Canisius’ campus in partnership with Oxford Square Block Club, PS #17, PS #74, the Congolese Refugee Communities and others. This garden is at the center of the college’s sustainability initiative. It is a place where Canisius community members, students and neighbors can meet, play, work on their raised beds, grow food, eat food and get to know one another. We have a lot to learn from each other!

Read more about the garden here.

See more photos from the dedication and groundbreaking here.

Submitted by: College Communications

#CanisiusGivingDay is TODAY!

#CanisiusGivingDay is all about celebrating the students who call Canisius home and the people and programs that make Canisius an exceptional place…… and it’s happening NOW! The goal is to secure 2,398 donors in 24 hours – one donor for every undergraduate student. To build momentum throughout the day, the Canisius Fund has six Donor Milestone Challenges in place. Each challenge represents a group of students on campus. For example, the 1,066 Donor Challenge honors the number of graduate students on campus. Each challenge will unlock $10,000 for tuition assistance and scholarships. View the challenges here.

We need YOUR help to ensure #CanisiusGivingDay 2018 is the most impactful yet.

  • Make a gift! Visit canisiusgivingday.com to make a gift in support of the Canisius Annual Fund – the direct source of institutional aid for our students – or another designation of your choice.
  • Get loud on social media! Spread the word about #CanisiusGivingDay on your social media platforms. Visit our Toolkit for sample social media posts, Giving Day graphics and email content.
  • Celebrate #CanisiusGivingDay! Stop by one of our on-campus events and enjoy free treats! Click here for the Giving Day event schedule.

Thank you in advance for making #CanisiusGivingDay a success. Go Griffs!

Submitted by: Summer Handzlik, director, Canisius Fund

Administrative Professionals Day is Today!

Administrative Professionals Day is today, Wednesday, April 25!  The Human Resources team would like to express our sincere appreciation to the college’s administrative associates for all the good work they do and the value they add to our campus community. Enjoy this special recognition day!

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

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