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There were some happy campers at the Canisius College Summer Science camp, thanks to a $10,000 grant from National Grid! The grant, which will support programming at the annual camp, was presented on August 9.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

Domenic Romanello ᾿19, a junior animal behavior, ecology, and conservation (ABEC) and anthropology dual major, is participating in a unique research project that involves two of the world’s least studied non-human primates: the iconic big-eyed bushbabies, also known as galagos.

The study, led by a team from The University of Colorado at Boulder, compares the smaller galago, which is the size of a human hand, to the larger thick-tailed galago, which is cat-sized. Researchers want to better understand how body size may affect their ability to deal with challenging temperature environment.

Read more about the primate research project in an article on Health Medicine Network’s website here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Power 100

power-100-women-16x9 750xx3200-1800-0-1Members of the Canisius College community make up 16 percent of Business First’s Power 100 Women list for 2017. The list highlights the most influential women in the eight counties of Western New York.  Business First compiled these rankings and defined “power” by the level of influence a woman has at her company, in her city or county and the length of her career. Only women who live full-time in Western New York were considered.

Of the 100 named, four Canisius alumnae were in the Top 10. Below is a complete listing of those members of the Canisius community who were honored:

Canisius alumnae:

 

#6 – Rhonda Frederick MPA ’03, president and CEO, People Inc.

#7 – Allegra Jaros ’93, MBA ’96, president, Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo; vice president, Kaleida Health

#9 – Kimberly Minkel ’96, executive director, NFTA

#10 – Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker ’82, president and CEO, Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

#20 – Norma Nowak ’79, PhD, executive director, NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences; founder and chief scientific officer, Empire Genomics LLC

#29 – Laura Zaepfel ’86, vice president of corporate relations, Uniland Development Co.

#31 – Susan O’Sullivan ’04, vice president, advanced solutions, Cisco Business Unit, Ingram Micro U.S.

#40 – Jill Syracuse ’83, executive vice president and chief engagement and servicing officer, Independent Health

#52 – Mary Roberts ’77, executive director, Martin House Restoration Corp.

#55 – Nadine Marrero ᾽99, director of development, city of Buffalo

#71 – Nancy Ware ’78, president and CEO, EduKids Inc.

#76 – Anne Gioia ’71, HON ’97, co-founder and trustee, Roswell Park Foundation

#92 – Linda Dobmeier ’83, chair, Buffalo State College Council; vice president, Dobmeier Janitorial Supplies Inc.

 

Canisius honorary degree recipients:

 

#8 – JoAnn Falletta HON ’00, music director, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

#44 – Denise Roche HON ’92, chair, NFTA Board of Commissioners; retired president, D’Youville College

#61 – Mindy Rich HON ’15, vice chair, Rich Products Corporation; president, Rich Entertainment Group

Submitted by: College Communications

Burkard is Named Enrollment Management and Institutional Research Manager

 

maggie-burkardI am pleased to announce that Maggie Burkard has accepted the position of Enrollment Management and Institutional Research Manager, effective July 24, 2017. This position reports to Kathleen Davis and Lauren Young in the Departments of Enrollment Management and Institutional Research, respectively.

Maggie is responsible for assisting in budget management, program planning and development, as well as for interpreting, monitoring and analyzing information regarding the operating policies and procedures of the college.

Maggie graduated from Buffalo State College with a bachelor of science degree in business management and subsequently earned her MBA at Canisius. Prior to accepting this position, she served as the program coordinator for the Women’s Business Center, the executive associate and office manager in the Department of Admissions, and later, its enrollment management data and budget coordinator. Maggie brings experience and a proven track record of success to the enrollment management area, which will be invaluable in meeting the goals and objectives of both departments.

I am confident that Maggie will be an excellent match for this position, and that she will continue to be a strong asset to the Enrollment Management and Institutional Research departments. Maggie will be located in Lyons 121 and can be reached at Ext. 2500 or at burkardm@canisius.edu.

Please join me in congratulating Maggie on her new position!

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

 

Parking Permit Reminder

If you have not already done so, it’s time to register for your employee parking tag for 2017-18.  Your current tag expired on August 15, 2017.

To purchase a permit you will need:

  • Your Canisius username and password
  • If you are not paying via payroll deduction, your credit card or checking/savings account information for payment
  • Vehicle description (year, make, model, color)
  • Vehicle license plate number

You can pay via payroll deduction, credit or webcheck.  Your tag will be sent to you once you’ve registered and paid, via interoffice mail.

If you pay with cash, you must still register on-line but will need to pay at the Student Records and Financial Services Office (Bagen 106) at which time your tag will be given to you.

TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE:   https://apps.canisius.edu/staffparking

For more information, contact Shelly Baronich, accounting associate, Controller’s Office at Ext’ 8529 or send an e-mail to baronicm@canisius.edu.

Submitted by:  Shelly Baronich, accounting associate, Controller’s Office

Summer Hours End

Summer hours will end on Friday, August 18. Starting Monday, August 21 all college departments will resume regular working hours (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) with a one-hour lunch break.

Fall classes begin on Monday, August 28.

We hope everyone had a wonderful summer!

Submitted by: Linda M. Walleshauser, PHR, SHRM-CP, associate vice president, human resources and compliance

Wiki Upgrade on Thursday, August 17

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Tomorrow, Thursday, August 17, Canisius ITS is performing an upgrade to our wiki system, Confluence.  A growing number of offices, departments and committees use Confluence to easily post and maintain information on the web.  The wiki and its various pages may be unavailable for several hours on Thursday and Friday while this is performed.

For users, the upgraded wiki will look and work much the same as it does now but collaboration on wiki pages will be improved.  Please e-mail the Helpdesk (helpdesk@canisius.edu) with questions or concerns.

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

 

Move in Volunteers Needed!

The Office of Student Life is looking for volunteers to help move in our new students on August 24 from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. We will provide all volunteers with breakfast and lunch in the dining hall. If you are able to volunteer, please fill out our volunteer form. Call Caitlin Daley at 888-8304 with any questions. Thank you!

Submitted by: Caitlin Daley, housing coordinator, Student Life

 

 

Adjunct Faculty Orientation, August 24 and September 7

new-adjunct-orientationThe Center for Online Learning & Innovation is hosting two adjunct faculty orientation sessions on Thursday August 24 and Thursday September 7 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. On August 24, attendees can arrive early at 4:00 p.m. to participate in a guided tour of Bouwhuis Library.

These sessions are not mandatory but are a fantastic way to quickly get up to speed on the essentials for teaching at Canisius College.  Adjunct faculty who are teaching at Canisius for the first time this fall can obviously benefit but adjunct instructors who have taught at Canisius in the past are also welcome.  It’s a good opportunity to learn about resources and support available to you at Canisius!

See the Center for Online Learning & Innovation blog here for details.

Please RSVP to Kathy Peter at peter@canisius.edu or at 888-2121 so we have an estimate of the number of people attending.

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

All Invited to the Mass of the Holy Spirit

All are cordially invited to the annual Mass of the Holy Spirit, a campus-wide celebration to be held at 9:30 am on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.  The Most Reverend Richard J. Malone, bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, will preside over Mass. The Mass itself is a centuries-old tradition in which we joyfully ask the Holy Spirit to be with us throughout the academic year, keeping us faithful and true to the ideals formed by Jesuit education. The Mass is open to people of all denominations and faith backgrounds, as well as those of no faith background.  This year, a special blessing of all campus leadership will take place. This will include the faculty, student leadership, and administrative leadership.

I personally invite you to participate in this event.  It is helpful for our students to know that faculty and staff join them in celebrating the start of the new academic year.  It is also important for the campus community to come together and celebrate as part of our enduring campus culture. As you may recall, the new academic calendar specifies that classes that meet MWF will not be scheduled to meet on September 13. This was revised in order to encourage greater participation by all.

Any faculty member (full-time or part-time) in need of regalia should contact the Canisius Bookstore, at Ext. 2336 or 0527mgr@follett.com to arrange for regalia to be rented for you. You can also stop by the bookstore to submit your order, or complete and return the form here to them via e-mail. All orders must be confirmed by end of day Friday, September 1.

Event: Mass of the Holy Spirit

Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Time: Line up at 9:15 a.m., procession and opening remarks begin at 9:30 a.m.

Procession Line-Up: Faculty Lounge in Old Main

Opening Remarks: Outside Christ the King Chapel

Mass: Montante Cultural Center

Dress: Faculty, please wear your full academic regalia. Time spent in the heat outside will be minimal.

For more information, contact Lisa Fischer, support manager for Academic Affairs, at Ext. 2120.

Submitted by: Peg McCarthy, PhD, vice president for academic affairs

Canisius College Training

The Office of Enrollment Management will again host Canisius College training. The department is currently in the process of reaching out to academic and non-academic departments to schedule 30- minute presentations highlighting updates and key points of interest.

In the past, these training sessions were very beneficial for student recruitment, athletic recruitment, institutional advancement, and provide general campus knowledge. Below are the dates, times and locations of the training during the first two weeks of the semester. Please feel free to share with your staff and encourage them to attend to expand their knowledge of our programs.

The sessions will take place during the following times:

Wednesday, August 30   from 8:30 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m., Lyons Hall Room 118

Wednesday, September 6   from 8:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m., Lyons Hall Room 118

Thursday, September 7   from 8:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m., Lyons Hall Room 118

Detailed session schedules will be posted in The Dome prior to the session days. Contact Linsday Miller, senior assistant director of undergraduate admissions, at Ext. 2209 if you have questions.

Submitted by: College Communications

New D2L Course Merge Request Form is Now Live!

d2lmergeblogwhiteAs part of a series of upgrades this summer to support teaching and learning, Information Technology Services has created a new Desire2Learn course merge request form for faculty.  This makes requesting a merge of courses and sections into a single D2L course space easier, and replaces the old process of gathering your course information into an email to send to the ITS helpdesk.    You can access the course merge request tool here, within MyCanisius (the Portal) under “My Applications” in the lefthand menu, and on your D2L My Home page.

If you have any questions or concerns about merging your courses in Desire2Learn, contact the helpdesk (helpdesk@canisius.edu, Ext. 8340).

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

 

Campus Candid

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Thank you to everyone who took advantage of the food trucks on campus this summer! Pictured above at R&R BBQ are (l-r) Erica Sammarco, associate vice president, President’s Office; Maureen Hidy, payroll manager, Controller’s Office; and Denise Rogers, payroll associate, Controller’s Office.

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

Canisius in the News

President John Hurley outlines the future of Canisius College in an article in Business First. He also discusses his long tenure at the college and how proud he is to serve as president.

“There isn’t a place I go where people don’t pull me aside and tell me how Canisius made a difference in their lives, or their children’s lives, or the grandchildren’s lives,” says President Hurley.

In an article in The Boston Globe, Molly Burhans 14 talks about her GoodLands Project, which uses cutting-edge GIS software to map the global Catholic Church.

Read the story in PDF form here: Business First Profiles John Hurley

Memorial Mass for Rev. Vincent M. Cooke, SJ

Faculty, staff, alumni and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass for Rev. Vincent M. Cooke, SJ, on Saturday, August 12 at 9 a.m. in Christ the King Chapel. Vincent Cooke 1 001

Father Cooke, the former president of Canisius College and provincial of the New York Province of the Society of Jesus, passed away on June 22, 2017 in Murray-Weigel Hall on the Fordham University campus from pancreatic cancer. He was 81.

Rev. Michael F. Tunney, SJ, rector of the Fairfield University Jesuit Community and former director of Mission and Identity at Canisius College, will serve as the principal celebrant and homilist.

Father Cooke served as the 23rd president of Canisius College from July 1993 through July 2010.  During his tenure, he led a dramatic transformation of Canisius from a local commuter college into a regionally-prominent residential, comprehensive university through his strategic pursuit of high-quality academics, faculty, facilities and students.

After retiring from Canisius, he returned to New York City to become assistant to the provincial for higher education for the New York Province of the Society of Jesus. Later he served as assistant for strategic planning for the Maryland, New England and New York Provinces.

Read more about Father Cooke here. 

Submitted by: College Communications

Wish JVV Well Today

stLuke'spicsCampus Ministry invites the college community to honor our longtime colleague Joe Van Volkenburg (JVV), who will be leaving Canisius College for a campus ministry position with Canisius High School.  We will gather today from 3 – 4:30 p.m. in Grupp Fireside Lounge.  A brief presentation will be made at 3:15 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Mike Hayes, director of Campus Ministry at Ext. 2487.

Submitted by: Mike Hayes, director of Campus Ministry

Watch “Campus Chat” with Bishop Malone

Tune in to Channel 7 this Saturday, August 12 at noon when Bishop Richard J. Malone meets with Canisius College students for his inaugural “Campus Chat” program.

Canisius students enjoyed the rare opportunity to “chat” with the Bishop, ask questions and engage in conversation.  “Campus Chat with Bishop Richard J. Malone” is a half-hour program that allows college students the unique opportunity to sit down with Buffalo’s spiritual leader and chat without scripts, pretenses, or judgements…Just honesty.

Watch promos for “Campus Chat” here and here.

Submitted by: College Communications

 

Kasperczyk Appointed Senior Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement

kasperczyk-sharon-photoI am pleased to announce that Sharon Kasperczyk’s new title is senior assistant director of Alumni Engagement. Sharon’s new title aligns with her responsibilities in the Office of Alumni Engagement.

Sharon’s ongoing and exceptional dedication to the college’s alumni is greatly appreciated, and these qualities make her a perfect fit for the senior assistant director position.

She earned an associate’s degree from Canisius in social sciences in 2012.

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

 

Sullivan is Assistant Director of Advancement Events

sullivan-courtney-pictureI am pleased to announce that Courtney Sullivan is the new assistant director of advancement events in the Alumni Engagement Department, effective July 10, 2017. This position reports to Liz Culliton.

Courtney is responsible for planning, coordinating and executing high quality events and functions to support institutional priorities.

Courtney graduated from Canisius this spring with a master’s degree in communication and leadership. Prior to accepting this position, she served as the alumni event Coordinator. Courtney brings experience and a proven track record of success in the Alumni Engagement area, which will be invaluable in meeting the departmental goals and objectives.

Please join me in congratulating Courtney on her promotion!

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

Indoor Cycling Event on Campus

The Office of Alumni Engagement with Revolution Indoor Cycling invite you to join alumni, and friends to enjoy the experience of cycling!

The event takes place Saturday, August 19 in the Koessler Plaza (Main Quad) at 12:30 p.m.

Please join fellow Griffs and members of the Buffalo Chapter in the Pailsano Paviltion after the cycling event for some networking, mimosas, bloody marys and brunch!

Costs for the event are:

Cycling: $15.00  – Brunch: $10.00 – Attend both events: $20.00

We hope to see you there for this exciting new event!  Kindly register by August 14.  If you are interested in attending, contact Sharon Kasperczyk in the Alumni Engagement Office at Ext. 2703 or register online here. 

Submitted by: Sharon Kasperczyk, senior assistant director of alumni engagement

 

The August Broadcast of “Crossroads” is on the Canisius Cloud

The August broadcast of “Crossroads” is now available on the Canisius SoundCloud.

gill-2015Elizabeth A. Gill, PhD, is this month’s featured guest.  The dean of the College of Arts & Sciences discusses education and spirituality with program host Rev. Jonathan D. Lawrence, PhD, associate professor of religious studies and theology at Canisius and director of the Religion in Western New York Project.  The conversation focuses on Gill’s introduction to Jesuit spirituality at Canisius. Gill also shares her sociological background on death, dying and memorialization.

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

Jonathan Lawrence is filling in as program host while Rev. Patrick Lynch, SJ, is on sabbatical.

Submitted by: College Communications

Coming Soon: D2L Course Merges Made Easy!

d2lmergeblogwhiteCanisius College ITS is deploying a new D2L course merge form for faculty in time for the Fall 2017 semester.  The form, which will make requesting course merges in Desire2Learn easier to do, will be ready by mid-August, at which point you can use it to merge your courses for fall 2017.  You will no longer need to request merges via email to the ITS Help Desk.

If you have built course content in one of your courses, you will be able to preserve that completely.  Call or email ITS helpdesk (helpdesk@canisius.edu, x8340) with any questions or concerns.  

Thanks for your patience.  We look forward to showing you our new merge form!

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

Check out Tweets from Physics

Do you think that Twitter is only used by politicians and presidents?  It’s not.  If you want to hear about exciting things happening in the universe of physics or physics at Canisius College, follow our tweets at @CanUPhysics.

Submitted by: The Canisius College Department of Physics

Today’s Cookout – location change

We’ve had a great response for our Cookout in the Quad  – so great, in fact, that we need to move the location into the Economou Dining Hall of the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center.  But the weather forecast looks ideal, so feel free to bring your picnic blanket and take your lunch outside or enjoy the cool comfort of the dining hall.

Campus Candid

Robotkid_nSeventeen local middle school children participated in the Art, Robotics & Technology for Youth summer robot workshop from July 24-28 in Science Hall. Students created unique working robots and built electronic art projects.  Debra Burhans, PhD, associate professor of computer science, supervised the camp, along with Karthik Dantu, PhD, assistant professor of computer science and engineering at the University at Buffalo.

Submitted by College Communications

Cookout in the Quad

We’ve had a great response for our Cookout in the Quad – so great, in fact, that we need to move the location into the Economou Dining Hall of the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center. But the weather forecast looks ideal, so feel free to bring your picnic blanket and take your lunch outside or enjoy the cool comfort of the dining hall.

Thank you. We look forward to seeing you!

Submitted by Office of the President

McCarthy a Woman of Influence

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Margaret C. McCarthy, PhD, is one of 26 area women set to receive the Women of Influence Award, presented by Buffalo’s Business First.  

The vice president for academic affairs is being recognized in the Inspiration Category, which honors women leaders who, “through their words, actions and attitude, inspire those who work with and around them.”

The Women of Influence Awards will be presented September 19 at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.

Congratulations Peg!

Submitted by College Communications

The Science of Climate Change

untitled-png-sheetsPhysics Professor H. David Sheets, PhD, will be a featured speaker at “The Science of Climate Change,” an environmental forum hosted by WGRZ-TV Channel 2 and its “2 the Outdoors” program.

The free event takes place at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, August 2, at Tifft Nature Preserve, located at 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd.

The environmental forum will review the history of climate change research that’s been collected and what the implications are heading into the future.

In addition to Sheets, keynote speakers include Ryan McPherson from the University at Buffalo Department of Sustainability and Jack Kanack, a weather consultant for “The Doctor of Weather.”

Submitted by College Communications

R&R BBQ On Campus August 3rd!

Don’t forget that the R&R BBQ food truck is coming to Canisius tomorrow, Thursday, August 3! The truck will be parked in the Bagen Hall lot from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  See the menu below.   Feel free to call or text ahead to 472-7130.  Please include name, order, and pick-up time.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Mary Braun at Ext. 2240.

MENU

Sandwich Combo $9.50 (Choice of BBQ sandwich, one side, drink and cornbread or chips)

1/2 Rack of Ribs $12.50 (Choice of 1 side and cornbread)

BBQ Sandwich (all topped w/ coleslaw) $5.25 (Pulled pork, pulled beef brisket, pulled chicken or buffalo chicken

Nachos $7.50 (Homemade chips topped w/ your choice of meat – pork, beef brisket or chicken – cheese sauce, original BBQ sauce and jalapenos)

Platter $10.50 (Choice of 1 pulled meat & 2 sides plus cornbread)

Meat Lover’s Platter $12 (All 3 pulled meats plus choice of side and cornbread)

Sides $3.25 (Mac-n-cheese, coleslaw, potato salad, tomato/cucumber salad, BBQ pork-n-beans)

 Cornbread $.50

Giant Homemade Cookies $2 (Chocolate chip, peanut butter and rocky road)

Submitted by Mary Braun, HR assistant

ITS Service Interruptions

On Saturday, August 5, ITS scheduled essential electrical work on the UPS system in Old Main that supplies power to the campus network core infrastructure, servers, telephone system, and internet (connecting) equipment.

The work will require approximately six hours to complete. In an effort to minimize downtime, we are installing temporary power hookups for critical equipment.

Starting on Friday, August 4, at 6:00 p.m., there may be short, temporary outages of various services as equipment is moved to alternate power in preparation for Saturday’s electrical work.

Submitted by Mike Szymendera, ITS

Serious Games Meetup Group Returns

seriousgamesmeetup2On Friday, September 8 at 11:00 a.m., Serious Games Meetup Group convenes its first meetup of the Fall 2017 semester.  Leah MacVie, PhD, will show us games she has employed in her classroom, and the ways she has encouraged future teachers to think about gaming as part of pedagogy.  Games needn’t be complicated, tech-heavy, and big-budget activities – Professor MacVie and her students play and create “analog” paper and card games that enable learners to experience concepts as processes and activities.
Serious Games can serve a wide variety of purposes: educational, scientific simulation, healthcare and therapy, personnel training, emergency management, city planning, and politics.  The Serious Games Meetup Group explores learning theories and game design, and conducts workshops for faculty that explore digital and analog game use and creation.  And yes, we play some games, too!
The group, facilitated by P.J. Moskal, PhD, associate professor of Digital Media Arts, and Mark Gallimore, PhD, instructional designer in the Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI), will meet on the first Friday of the month for one-hour sessions.
Submitted by Mark Gallimore, PhD, instructional designer, COLI

Campus Candid

The Canisius community enjoyed cuisine from The Flaming Fish and Lloyd Taco last week.  Donna Ortolani, Center for Global Education assistant for International Student Programs, stopped by to pick up some tacos! Next, R&R BBQ food truck rolls onto campus August 3.

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Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

Ten local high school students participated in the week-long Be the Light Theology Institute at Canisius. The immersion experience exposed them to the wonders of faith and tragedies of injustice in the city of Buffalo.

Read a story in WNY Catholic about Be the Light here.

Submitted by: Marketing and Communications

Next Week’s Featured Food Truck

food-truck-flyer-2017-option-151-RETRYThe R&R BBQ food truck arrives on campus on Thursday, August 3 to serve their traditional slow-cooked barbeque in the Bagen Hall parking lot from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Please see the flyer for dates of future food truck visits, and be sure to keep an eye on your email for further details.  If you have any questions, please contact Mary Braun at Ext. 2240.

Submitted by: College Communications

Have an Opinion?

facebook-betsy73The latest issue of Canisius Magazine is in homes now and we’re curious to know – What did you think?

Share your opinion about the most recent issue – and anything else you would like to read about in future issues of the alumni publication – by taking our brief survey.

Simply click here.  It takes a minute – literally!

Submitted by: Audrey Browka, managing editor, Canisius Magazine

 

Sunday Mass in Christ the King Chapel

Sunday Mass in Christ the King Chapel will now be offered at 7 p.m. only beginning on August 27 with Mass on the Grass.

Weekday Mass will continue to be offered at 12:05 p.m. Monday – Friday when the college is in session.

If you need further details, please contact Campus Ministry at  Ext. 2420 or email hayes28@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Mike Hayes, director of Campus Ministry

 

Digital Humanities Summer Workshop Series Complete

The Digital Humanities Summer Workshop Series wrapped up two weeks ago with the third and final session, focused on useful features in ARCGIS, a premier Geographic Information System.  Faculty from various programs and departments, as well as staff from ITS and Institutional Research attended this workshop.

warfordarcgis2ARCGIS is a powerful toolset for analyzing data through maps, and Erin Warford, adjunct professor of classics, guided participants as they discovered new spatial analysis techniques.  Participants learned how to incorporate data from scans or photographs of paper maps into digital maps.  Now, scholars can discover new insights by comparing information garnered from several maps or databases, and produce their own multi-layered maps for publication.  Thanks again to Dr. Warford for sharing her GIS skills with colleagues at Canisius College!

The Digital Humanities Workshop Series was made possible by the College of Arts & Sciences, the Digital Humanities Group, and the Center for Online Learning & Innovation.

Mark Gallimore, Instructional Designer, Center for Online Learning & Innovation

 

Campus Candid

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On Wednesday, July 12, Rev. Thomas Slon, SJ, blessed the new Canisius Public Safety vehicle. The 2017 Chevrolet Impala replaces a 2007 Ford Police Interceptor. The car has updated safety, electronic and emergency equipment packages and boasts improved fuel mileage.

Those present included (pictured from l-r) Steve Erdman, public safety officer; Sababu Norris, director of ALANA; Terri Mangione, PhD, vice president for student affairs; Rev. Thomas Slon, SJ, rector of the Jesuit community and public safety chaplain; Brian McIntyre, public safety officer; Wil Johnson, director of public safety; Nate Billings, public safety officer; and Matthew Mulville, senior associate dean of students (not pictured).

Submitted by: Wil Johnson, director of public safety

Canisius in the News

“A Free College Education – For All” is the subject of today’s Another Voice, in The Buffalo News.  Thomas J. Caulfield, EdD, emeritus professor of counselor education, authored the opinion piece, which looks at the impact that New York State’s new Excelsior Scholarship program will have on private colleges.

Click here to read the article.

 

Canisius Mourns the Loss of Henry Heubusch

heubush_dn_obit_photoIt’s an unusual person who can teach beginning chemistry students one day and advise leading scientists at NASA the next – but Henry Heubusch ’45, MS ’48, HON ’92 was one such man.

The former chemistry professor and rocket scientist passed away on Tuesday, July 11 at the age of 92.

After receiving undergraduate and graduate degrees in chemistry from Canisius, Heubusch went to work as a quality control manager for the Direct Sales Pharmaceutical Co. before joining Bell Aerospace in 1951.  He spent the next 33 years as Bell’s chief chemist.  A research scientist and expert in propellant chemistry, Heubusch designed, staffed and directed Bell’s propellants research laboratory, which supported such NASA projects as the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, the Mercury and the Gemini.  The U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force also used Heubusch’s propellants.

Heubusch retired from Bell in 1984 and joined the faculty at Canisius. In 1992, the college conferred upon him an honorary doctorate degree for his impressive achievements in aerospace.

Click here to read Henry Heubusch’s full obituary, published in The Buffalo News.

 

 

Zulewski is New Director of Graduate Enrollment and Corporate Engagement

zulewski-julie-photoPlease join us in congratulating Julie Zulewski, who has been appointed as the director of  Graduate Enrollment and Corporate Engagement, effective July 10, 2017. Julie will lead effective and innovative marketing and recruitment strategies to attract, recruit, and enroll graduate students.  In addition to the traditional modes of graduate recruitment, she will leverage business, alumni, and community connections to expand the college’s network and increase graduate enrollment. Julie will establish strategic corporate partnerships to promote awareness of Canisius graduate programs in the workplace.  She will partner with the Griff Center and Office of Alumni Engagement to build upon corporate relationship opportunities.

Julie was hired in 2009 in the Admissions area and has progressed into many roles including the assistant director of Graduate Admissions, the director of Graduate Admissions, and most recently as the associate director of the Griff Center.

Julie holds a bachelor of science degree in Elementary Education from Buffalo State College, a Montessori preprimary degree from Buffalo Montessori Teacher Education Program and a master of education degree in elementary education from SUNY at Buffalo. She is a key member of our strategic leadership admissions team and reports to Kathleen Davis, vice president of enrollment management. Congratulations Julie!

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

Griffs Under 40

The summer issue of Canisius Magazine hits mailboxes this week.  In advance of the “public release,” the President’s Office hosted a private unveiling on Thursday, July 13, for those alumni featured in the cover story entitled “Griffs Under 40.”

This special issue introduces readers to some (but by no means all) of the entrepreneurs, executives, doctors, lawyers, educators and advocates who demonstrate that Canisius graduates young leaders – vested with the knowledge that who they become is every bit as important as what they become.

Click here to view pictures from the Griffs Under 40 event.

Click here to read Canisius Magazine.

Hot Off the Press! Introducing the Inaugural Edition of Wehle Business Magazine

On behalf of Dean Dan Borgia, PhD, the Richard J. Wehle School of Business is excited to reveal its bi-annual e-magazine to further engage faculty, staff, students and alumni. Enjoy program updates, news, recognition and opportunities to learn more about all Wehle Business has to offer!

Read the summer 2017 edition here.

Submitted by: Gianna Pelosi, graduate assistant, Wehle School of  Business

 

 

Follow WSB on Social Media!

Stay connected and updated with the Richard J. Wehle School of Business through its new social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Follow, like and share to support the great accomplishments of your fellow Griffins!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WehleBusiness/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/organization/16244406/admin/updates

Submitted by: Gianna Pelosi, graduate assistant, Wehle School of Business

Moskal’s Work Displayed at Squeaky Wheel

PJ Moskal, PhD, associate professor and director of the digital media arts program, is part of Shape of a Pocket, an interactive exhibit currently ongoing at Squeaky Wheel Film and Media Art Center.  His work, entitled Invaders, engages passersby to play a videogame that involves fending off spy drones with their smartphones.

Read more about the exhibit and Moskal’s work here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Serve Buffalo’s Homeless with Campus Ministry and the Burrito Project

Faculty, staff, students, alumni and their families are invited to join Campus Ministry and the Buffalo Burrito Project on Tuesday, July 25.

groupThe Burrito Project is a ministry of hospitality and provides homemade burritos to the homeless and marginalized population in downtown Buffalo. This ministry serves some of God’s most vulnerable and forgotten children.

Burritos will be prepared in the Undercroft (basement) of Christ the King Chapel from 6:15  – 7:15 p.m. From 7:15 – 8:45 p.m. the group will walk a four-mile route serving burritos, snacks and drinks. A college van follows as participants walk.  (Please note time change. We ask you to arrive in the Chapel at 6:15 p.m. and not 6:00 p.m., as the new times better serves those in need).

You may choose to just prepare the burritos, prepare and serve or just serve. Most people do both.

To sign up or for more information, please email Joe Van Volkenburg in Campus Ministry vanvolkj@canisus.edu or call Ext. 2875.

Submitted by: Joe Van Volkenburg, senior associate campus minister

Reminder: Firedrills Planned on Campus for Friday, July 21

This is a reminder that fire drills will be held on Friday, July 21, 2017 beginning at 9:00 am and ending at approximately 3:00 pm. The buildings included are:

Bouwhuis Library

Churchill Tower

Old Main

Bagen Hall

Horan O’Donnell

Richard E. Winter Student Center

Palisano Pavilion

Christ the King Chapel

Loyola Hall

New Science Hall

Health Science

Koessler Athetic Center

Lyons Hall

Montante Cultural Center

Demerly Hall

23 Agassiz

Regulations forbid announcing the exact times. When the alarm sounds, please leave the building by the nearest exit as shown on the posted emergency exit routes. Generally, a drill lasts no more than six or seven minutes. All persons must leave the building they are in when the alarm sounds. One person may remain in each office or suite to answer phones. Elevators may not be used.

 

Please note: If you are involved in an event which cannot be interrupted without serious complications, please notify Lt. Rick Miller in the Public Safety Office at Ext. 2330 or rmiller@canisius.edu who will discuss an exemption for your event.

Canisius Welcomes Cast and Crew of “Cold Brook”

1B87D01D-CD05-4991-B988-213A1F90BC95The cast and crew of “Cold Brook” arrived this morning for a day of filming in Lyons Hall.  The feature film is the directorial debut of Western New York native William Fichtner, who also stars in the film.

The set is closed during filming. The front entrance to and first floor of Lyons Hall will also be closed to foot traffic today.  Please use the back door to enter the building.

Cold Brook” also stars Kim Coates (“Sons of Anarchy”), Brad Kenke (“Orange is the New Black”) and tells the story of two small-town men who embark on a big-time adventure and, ultimately, do the right thing.  The movie is set on a college campus. Canisius is one of several local locations being used as a backdrop for the film.

Stay tuned to the college’s social media accounts for more photos from today’s shoot.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

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The New York Times interviewed Peter Galie, PhD, emeritus professor of political science, about whether this may be the year for a constitutional convention for New York.

Click here to read the story in its entirety.

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Food Management reports that Canisius is “easily one of the most vegan-friendly and healthy campuses” for students.  The magazine recognized the college for its flavorful and fun plant-based menu. 

Click here to read more.

ARCGIS Workshop: Beyond the Basics

The third and final workshop in the Digital Humanities Summer Workshop series is scheduled for Wednesday, July 19 at 10:00 a.m. in Science Hall, Room 1008.

Building on the earlier ARCGIS workshop in June, this session will cover additional ARCGIS tools and methods valuable for scholarship. For those of you who attended the previous workshop, this is an excellent opportunity to further explore the potential of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for scholarly applications.

The workshop will be led by Erin Warford, PhD, adjunct professor of classics.

Space is limited, so register today!

The 2017 Digital Humanities Summer Workshop Series is made possible by support from the College of Arts and Sciences, the Center for Online Learning & Innovation, and the Digital Humanities Group.

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

“Stop Stress This Minute” Presentation

Is stress holding you back from being the person you want to be? Do you find yourself frequently irritated or even overwhelmed by stress? Then Independent Health’s “Stop Stress This Minute” presentation on Thursday, July 20 in the Student Center Conference Room from 3  – 4 p.m. is the perfect learning opportunity for you. A representative from Independent Health outlines quick and easy methods for controlling and managing stress, such as relaxation exercises, time management strategies, and behavior change techniques. Join us to start taking back control of your life. With these techniques, you’ll be able to lower your stress levels and focus on enjoying your summer!

If you have questions, please contact Dawn Rotterman at Ext. 3151.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, human resources assistant

Fire Drills Held Friday, July 21

Fire drills will be held on Friday, July 21 beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at approximately 3 p.m.

The buildings  included are:

  • Bouwhuis Library
  • Churchill Tower
  • Old Main
  • Bagen Hall
  • Horan O’Donnell
  • Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center
  • Palisano Pavilion
  • Christ the King Chapel
  • Loyola Hall
  • Science Hall
  • Health Science
  • Koessler Athletic Center
  • Lyons Hall
  • Montante Cultural Center
  • Demerly Hall
  • 23 Agassiz

Regulations forbid announcing the exact times. When the alarm sounds, please leave the building by the nearest exit as shown on the posted emergency exit routes. Generally, a drill lasts no more than 6 or 7 minutes. All persons must leave the building they are in when the alarm sounds. One person may remain in each office or suite to answer phones. Elevators may not be used.

Please note: if you are involved in an event which cannot be interrupted without serious complications, please notify Lt. Rick Miller in the Public Safety Office at Ext. 2330 or email rmiller@canisius.edu to discuss an exemption for your event.

Submitted by: Kathy Peter, executive associate, academic affairs

Griff Link is now Canisius Life

Welcome to Canisius Life! (formerly Griff Link). The site has been redesigned with a new user interface and mobile capabilities for our students. New features allow students to stay up-to-date with on-campus events, manage their club, and better communicate with organization members. If your office or department had information on Griff Link, everything has moved over to Canisius Life. You do not have to do anything on your end.

If you have any questions, please contact Phil Ciallela in the Office of Student Life at Ext. 2414.

Submitted by:  Phil Ciallela, assistant director of Student Life

Lights, Camera, Action!

On Wednesday, July 12, Lyons Hall Parking Lots 1 (Admissions Lot) and 3 (lot behind Lyons Hall) will be closed to accommodate filming of the movie “Coldbrook.”  The front entrance to and first floor of Lyons Hall will also be closed to foot traffic on Wednesday.  Please use the back door to enter the building.

The set will be closed during filming, but we hope to take photos to share in The Dome and on social media.

williamfichtner__140501011113Buffalo native William Fichtner will make his directorial debut and star in the movie. “Cold Brook” also stars Kim Coates (“Sons of Anarchy”) and Brad Kenke (“Orange is the New Black”), and tells the story of two small-town men who embark on a big-time adventure and, ultimately, do the right thing.  The movie is set on a college campus. Canisius is one of several local locations being used as a backdrop for the film.

Lyons Hall Lots will reopen on Thursday, July 13.  Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Submitted by: College Communications

Blue and Gold Golf Classic is July 31

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If hitting the links during the summer months is a passion of yours, then consider entering the 20th annual Blue & Gold Golf Classic. This year’s event will be held July 31 at noon at Western New York’s premier, private golfing destination – Crag Burn Golf Club in East Aurora. The cost is $250 per golfer with proceeds benefitting the Blue & Gold Fund. Fee includes access to the range, lunch prior to teeing off, golf cart, food stations, and golf contests during the event and dinner afterwards. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy the day with friends and to mingle with prominent Canisius supporters and Golden Griffin athletic administrators and coaches. To register, visit www.GoGriffs.com.

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate director of athletics for external events

EMPLOYEE PARKING

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It’s time to register for your 2017-18 employee parking tag.  Your current tag expires on  August 15, 2017.  To register, simply go to myCanisius, login with username and password, click on Campus Services (left side), click Purchase Parking , and follow the prompts.  Make sure to “submit” OR simply click on the link below.

You can pay via payroll deduction, credit or webcheck.  Your tag will be sent to you via interoffice mail once you’ve registered and paid.

If you pay with cash, you must still register online but will need to pay at the Student Records and Financial Services Office in BA-106, at which time you will receive your tag.

If you have any questions, please call Shelly Baronich in the Controller’s Office at Ext. 8529.

TO REGISTER IMMEDIATELY-CLICK HERE:   https://apps.canisius.edu/staffparking

Submitted by: Shelly Baronich, accounting associate, Controller’s Office

Canisius in the News

The Buffalo News highlights the “lasting legacy” for the late Rev. Vincent M. Cooke, SJ, in today’s editorial section.

Buffalo News reporter Dale Anderson remembered Father Cooke as a “visionary” in his front-page story, which announced the passing of the former Canisius College president.  Click here to read the story:

Click here to read more about Father Cooke’s history as a Jesuit:

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News II

Area job growth is steady but Western New York remains slow to recover from the 2009 Great Recession, compared to the rest of the nation. So says Economics Professor George Palumbo, PhD, who is quoted in the following story in The Buffalo News.

Click here to read the story.

Call for Nominations

Do you know someone who should be nominated to receive an honorary degree from Canisius?  Click here to read the attached memo from President Hurley regarding the nomination process.

Submitted by: Erica C. Sammarco, associate vice president, assistant to the president, secretary, Board of Trustees

 

Summer Sale is On!

Now is the time to get great savings on all your favorite Canisius gear! In order to make room for the  fall apparel, we are making tons of markdowns on your favorite gear including Under Armor hoodies, Champion t-shirts and League Ra-Ra shirts.

Stop in to the store Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. or shop online at www.canisiusshop.com.

Submitted by: Andrew Thomas, manager, Canisius Bookstore

Dial into “Crossroads” this Sunday

Dennis Smith, a member of the Veterans Treatment Court mentor team, will be the featured guest on “Crossroads” this Sunday, July 2. Program host Rev. Jonathan D. Lawrence, PhD, speaks with Smith about the mentor group, which is vital to the success of veteran defendants struggling with substance dependency and/or mental illness. Additionally, Smith will discuss his journey into joining the Baha’i religious community.

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

In case you miss Sunday’s broadcast, the July program will be available on the Canisius SoundCloud beginning Wednesday, July 5.

Jonathan Lawrence is filling in as the “Crossroads” program host while Rev. Patrick Lynch, SJ, is on sabbatical. Lawrence is associate professor of religious studies and theology at Canisius and director of the Religion in Western New York Project.

 Submitted by: College Communications

Time is Running Out

There are only a few more days to register for the WPCampus 2017 event, being hosted by Canisius College in Science Hall, July 14 – 15, beginning at 8:00 a.m. each day.

The event marks the second annual in-person conference for web professionals, educators and people dedicated to the confluence of WordPress in higher education. All WPCampus events and resources are open to faculty, staff, students, and even professionals outside higher education, from all over the world.

If you use or are considering using WordPress in your classroom or for your academic content, this event is a must.

Tickets and registration are available through June 30. Click here to register.

A limited number of free tickets is available for the conference. Interested participants can contact Ben Dunkle, professor of digital media arts, for the necessary coupon code. He can be reached at dunkleb@canisius.edu.

For more information about the WPCampus organization, click here. 

Submitted by: Ben Dunkle, professor, Digital Media Arts

 

Beyond the Basics

The third and final workshop in the Digital Humanities Summer Workshop series is scheduled for Wednesday, July 19 at 10:00 a.m. in Science Hall, Room 1008.

Building on the previous workshop, during which ARCGIS was introduced, this session will cover the specific tools and methods within ARCGIS.  For those of you who attended the previous workshop, this is an excellent opportunity to further explore the potential of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for scholarly applications.

The workshop will be led by Professor Erin Warford.

Space is limited, so register today!

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The 2017 Digital Humanities Summer Workshop Series is made possible by support from the College of Arts and Sciences, the Center for Online Learning & Innovation, and the Digital Humanities Group.

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

Canisius in the News

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President John Hurley was quoted for a front-page story in The Buffalo News about the complications that the Excelsior Scholarship Program poses to local private colleges.

To read the full article, click here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News II

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The spring season may be over for the women’s lacrosse team but some members will have a busy summer. Head Coach Scott Teeter and Second Team All-American Erica Evans ’18 will represent Team Canada in the Women’s Lacrosse World Cup in England, July 12-22 and in the World Games in Poland, July 27-30.

The Griffs also took the top spot in The Buffalo News College Power 10 Rankings for the spring season, beating out the Niagara County Community College’s baseball and UB’s men’s tennis teams.

To read more, click here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News III

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Justin Rogers, director of undergraduate admissions, was interviewed by Spectrum News about Canisius’ decision to opt in to New York State’s new Enhanced Tuition Awards program.

Watch the interview here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Buffalo Burrito Project

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Faculty, staff, family members, students and alumni are invited to join the Office of Campus Ministry and the Buffalo Burrito Project on Tuesday, June 27 and Tuesday, July 25.

The Burrito Project is a ministry of hospitality and provides homemade burritos to the marginalized and homeless population in downtown Buffalo. This ministry serves some of God’s most vulnerable and forgotten children.

Burritos will be prepared in the kitchen located in the undercroft of Christ the King Chapel from 6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. From 7:15 p.m. – 8:45 p.m., the group will walk a four-mile route and serve burritos, snacks and cold drinks. A college van follows the team as we walk.  (Please note time change-we ask you to come to the Undercroft at 6:15pm and not at 6:00 pm as this time frame works best to serve those in need.)

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You may choose to help prepare the burritos, prepare and serve or just serve. Most people prepare and serve.

To sign-up, email Joe Van Volkenburg at vanvolkj@canisius.edu with your name and cell number.

Submitted by: Joe Van Volkenburg, senior campus minister, Campus Ministry

Celebrate Dianna Civello

The campus community is invited to a gathering on Wednesday, June 28 at 11:00 a.m. in Lyons 118 to congratulate and thank Dianna Civello for her 14 years of dedicated service to Canisius.  Please join the institutional advancement team as they wish Dianna the best of luck upon her retirement.  Light refreshments will be served.

Throughout her tenure, Dianna forged a vision and path for fundraising at the college.  As associate vice president for institutional advancement, Dianna was a driving force behind the college’s Legacy of Leadership campaign.  She leaves the college on a high note, raising more than $1,000,000 last fiscal year.

Dianna co-founded the Medical Advisory Board in 2004 and most recently founded the Women of Canisius in 2015.  She was inducted into the DiGamma Honor Society in 2008 for her service to the college, including the period when she stepped up to serve as interim vice president for institutional advancement.

Dianna will remain involved at Canisius coordinating guest speakers for the Pre-med Program.

Submitted by: Institutional Advancement

Follow WSB on Social Media

Stay connected with the Richard J. Wehle School of Business through its new social media accounts. You can find the school on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Follow, like and share to support the great accomplishments of fellow Griffins!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WehleBusiness/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/organization/16244406/admin/updates

Submitted by: Gianna Pelosi, graduate assistant, Wehle School of Business

Campus Candid

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Four Canisius alumni were sworn in as Buffalo Police officers during a ceremony on Friday, June 9 in the Montante Cultural Center.  Congratulations to Brendan M. Barren ’16, Jake J. Giarrano ’15, William C. Lis ’11 and Thomas J. Olejniczak ’09.

Submitted by: College Communications

Campus Candid II

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The inaugural Urban Fruits & Veggies farmers market at Canisius was a big success!  The mobile farmers market rolled onto the Canisius campus this past Monday and sold out within an hour.  But don’t worry!  Increased inventory for next Monday’s market will ensure plenty of fruits and veggies for all.

The market sets up shop in the Bagen parking lot each Monday from 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. through October 16.  Please note Urban Fruits & Veggies will not be on campus July 3, September 4 and October 9 since the college is closed on those dates.

Urban Fruits & Veggies accepts cash, credit and debit cards and is open to anyone who wishes to purchase fresh produce or fruit.

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Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

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Josh Russell, PhD, assistant professor of animal behavior, ecology and conservation, studied the effects of pet loss on children. When children suffer the loss of a pet, they often describe it as “the worst day of their lives” and feel a member of the family has died.  He recently discussed this research in an article in The New York Times.

To read the article, click here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Welcome Mary Braun ’14

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Please welcome Mary Braun ’14, human resources assistant, to the Human Resources Department. Mary earned her bachelor’s degree in English and creative writing from the college.  Mary comes to us from Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled where she was an administrative assistant and later promoted to human resources generalist. She will be a resource for all HR functions, including recruitment, HRIS, benefits and employee relations.

In her spare time, Mary is also the music coordinator at Queen of Angels Roman Catholic Church.

Submitted by: Linda Walleshauser, associate vice president for human resources and compliance

Cochrane Awarded $10,000 NEA Grant

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) awarded Mick Cochrane, PhD, professor and chair of English, a $10,000 grant for the Contemporary Writers Series. Cochrane’s grant, effective June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018, is part of more than $82 million given out to 1,029 local arts projects across the country in the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017.

Developed by Cochrane, The Contemporary Writers Series brings nationally and internationally known writers to campus to share their work and to discuss their art with Canisius students in an informal setting.

For more information, click here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Center for Urban Education Hosts Education Expert

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The new Center for Urban Education at Canisius with the support from the JUSTICE Project, hosted Yvette Jackson, PhD, of the National Urban Alliance on June 8, 2017.

Jackson provided a stimulating professional development session for K-12 school partners and School of Education and Human Services faculty members. Jackson’s discussion related to her recent publication, The Pedagogy of Confidence: Inspiring High Intellectual Performance in Urban Schools.

Submitted by: Linda Murray, administrative associate, Office of Educational Partnerships

Buffalo Burrito Project

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Faculty, staff, family members, students and alumni are invited to join the Office of Campus Ministry and the Buffalo Burrito Project on Tuesday, June 27 and Tuesday, July 25.

The Burrito Project is a ministry of hospitality and provides homemade burritos to the marginalized and homeless population in downtown Buffalo. This ministry serves some of God’s most vulnerable and forgotten children.

Burritos will be prepared in the kitchen located in the undercroft of Christ the King Chapel from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. From 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., the group will walk a four-mile route and serve burritos, snacks and cold drinks. A college van follows the team as we walk.

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You may choose to help prepare the burritos, prepare and serve or just serve. Most people prepare and serve.

To sign-up, email Joe Van Volkenburg at vanvolkj@canisius.edu with your name and cell number.

Submitted by: Joe Van Volkenburg, senior campus minister, Campus Ministry

Breakfast and Brainstorming

Please join the Griff Center staff for a light breakfast as the group brainstorms new and creative ways to serve Canisius’ first generation students. Your input is greatly appreciated! We will meet in the Tutoring Center, located in 315 Old Main on Thursday, June 22 at 9:30 a.m.

If you plan to attend, email Monika McFoy, senior counselor in the Griff Center, at mcfoym@canisius.edu by Tuesday, June 20.

Submitted by: Monika McFoy, senior counselor, Griff Center

WBC Entrepreneurial Workshop

On Thursday, June 22 the Canisius Women’s Business Center (WBC) hosts an Entrepreneurial Workshop for those thinking about starting a business. The workshop will be held from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the WBC located in Demerly Hall, 2365 Main Street. The cost of the workshop is $30, which includes a hardcover entrepreneurial book to take home, a customized profile that lists your entrepreneurial strengths, as well as the opportunity to engage and network with a roomful of like-minded women. Also includes refreshments and free parking.

This workshop will explore the skill set of successful entrepreneurs, consider your business idea and the vision for your business and identify the next steps in your entrepreneurial journey.

To register, or for more information, visit www.thewomensbusinesscenter.com or call 716-888-8280.

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

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

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All Canisius faculty and staff are invited to participate in the free 2017 Digital Humanities Summer Workshop Series, introducing digital mapping tools for research and teaching. Digital mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) are powerful resources that scholars, students and professionals use in a wide variety of fields.  The series is led by Erin Warford, PhD, adjunct professor of classics, who has nine years of experience using geographic information systems in academia and industry.

Our next workshop on Thursday, June 22 at 2:00 p.m. will introduce ARCGIS, a powerful, industry-standard application.

Find more information and register for any or all of the workshops here.

These workshops are brought to you by the Digital Humanities Working Group and the Center for Online Learning & Innovation. We’d like to thank Dr. Warford for making this special opportunity possible!

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, PhD, instructional designer, COLI

Campus Candid

Canisius College received a $10,000 grant from Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company’s corporate citizenship initiative. Representatives from Honeywell’s Buffalo Research Laboratory presented a 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 in Science Hall on Tuesday, June 6.

IMG_3874Pictured from l-r: Robert Stewart ’11, PhD, research chemist, Honeywell; Marci Gregson, senior manager of human resources, Honeywell; Mariusz Kozik, PhD, professor and chair, chemistry, Canisius; David Nalewajek ’74, PhD, research fellow, Honeywell; Robert Sikorski, Buffalo plant manager, Honeywell; and Sandy Miller, director of corporate and foundation relations, Canisius

The funds will be used to offset student costs associated with 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 College.

Submitted by: College Communications

Campus Candid II

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A group of 10 Canisius students are participating in a three-week international teaching internship in Oviedo, Spain, at Colegio San Ignacio (CSI).  Living with families from CSI, the students are working as English language teachers and are immersed in Spanish culture while in the beautiful old world city of Oviedo.

The group organized the ‘first edition’ of American Day at CSI. Spanish students spent a day surrounded by American culture, traditions, stories and activities. The school was dripping with American decor. They danced and sang karaoke to tunes such as to “Born in the USA” by Bruce Springstein and “Surfin’ USA” by the Beach Boys.

The grand finale of the internship is a three-day English immersion camp held at a spectacular Jesuit compound in the coastal town of Celorio. This year, 75 fourth-grade students will attend. Canisius students facilitate all aspects of the camp, stressing English language acquisition.

Submitted by: Nicki M. Calabrese, PhD, associate professor, Education Department

Canisius in the News

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Peter Galie, PhD, professor emeritus of political science, discussed the basics of the New York State 2017 Constitutional Convention on WCNY, “The Capitol Pressroom.”

Listen to the full interview here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Men’s Basketball Hosts Skills Clinic Saturday

The Canisius men’s basketball team and DICK’S Sporting Goods host a free skills clinic on Saturday, June 10 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Koessler Athletic Center.

The clinic includes instruction from Canisius head basketball coach Reggie Witherspoon, his staff and selected 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 120 participants enrolled. All players who sign up receive a special gift from DICK’S Sporting Goods.

Participants need to 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 and service manager, Athletics

Mobile Farmers Market Coming to Canisius

Beginning Monday, June 12, Canisius hosts a mobile farmers market through Urban Fruits & Veggies. Visit the mobile market in the Bagen parking lot every Monday from 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. through Monday, October 16. Fresh produce and vegetables will be available each week. Urban Fruits & Veggies accepts cash and credit cards.

Please note Urban Fruits & Veggies will not be on campus July 3, September 4 and October 9 since the college is closed on those dates.

Please contact Human Resources at Ext. 2240 with any questions.

Submitted by: Dawn Rotterman, benefits specialist, Human Resources

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

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All Canisius faculty and staff are invited to participate in the free 2017 Digital Humanities Summer Workshop Series, introducing digital mapping tools for research and teaching. Digital mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) are powerful resources that scholars, students and professionals use in a wide variety of fields.  The series is led by Erin Warford, PhD, adjunct professor of classics, who has nine years of experience using geographic information systems in academia and industry.

Our next workshop on Thursday, June 22 at 2:00 p.m. will introduce ARCGIS, a powerful, industry-standard application.

Find more information and register for any or all of the workshops here.

These workshops are brought to you by the Digital Humanities Working Group and the Center for Online Learning & Innovation. We’d like to thank Dr. Warford for making this special opportunity possible!

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, PhD, instructional designer, COLI

Brains at Work

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During finals week, the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library was a beehive of student activity. More than 17,700 individual guests entered between May 5 and May 12, using every available space in the building 24/7.

Groups of students gathered around white boards charting business plans, tracing biological processes or marking down the characteristics of various historical events. In the collaborative learning spaces, students conducted last-minute presentation practice and reviewed notes and Powerpoint presentations from classes.

On the second floor (the silent floor), individual students were immersed in their studies, requiring absolute silence.

The library staff is proud to offer students a safe and suitable environment for all types of learning activities.We wish the graduating class of 2017 the best of luck and we wish all other students and faculty a wonderful and restorative summer break.

The Library will be open during summer sessions, Monday – Thursday from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.; Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Please consult the Library website for further information.

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

Canisius in the News

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Kevin Hardwick, PhD, associate professor of political science, sat down with WIVB-TV, Channel 4 reporter Luke Moretti to discuss the fake news phenomenon. Hardwick believes that President Trump is the first to put a name to fake news.

Moretti also interviewed Cindy Skrzycki ’76, senior lecturer in the English Department at the University of Pittsburgh and David Shribman, Pulitzer Prize-winning editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Both Skrzycki and Shribman spoke at the Fitzpatrick Lecture in April about discerning truth from untruth in the media.

To watch the full story, click here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Forward Your Department’s Charitable Donations

We have always been aware of how fortunate Canisius is to have loyal donors. In order to ensure continued support, please forward any donations that are received by your department to Advancement Services, AG-202, attention: Katie Huck by today, May 31. This is an ongoing policy and we would like to ensure they are recorded in the correct fiscal year that they are received, unless otherwise noted.

If you have any questions, please call Katie Huck, director, advancement of services, at Ext. 8211 or by email at huckk@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Katherine Huck, director, advancement services

Catch “Crossroads” This Sunday, June 4

Wendy Miller Backman, the executive director of the United Church Home Society and Senior Wishes, will be the featured guest on “Crossroads” this Sunday, June 4.  Program host Rev. Jonathan D. Lawrence, PhD, speaks with Backman about the issues and challenges facing senior citizens today.  Backman will also share success stories from Senior Wishes, a project that helps low income senior citizens fulfill wishes.

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

In case you miss Sunday’s broadcast, the June program will be available on the Canisius SoundCloud beginning Monday, June 5.

Jonathan Lawrence is filling in as program host while Rev. Patrick Lynch, SJ, is on sabbatical. Lawrence is associate professor of religious studies and theology at Canisius and director of the Religion in Western New York Project.

Submitted by: College Communications

Digital Humanities Spotlight: Erin Warford, PhD

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This spring, the Canisius College Digital Humanities Group commissioned a special promotional video to highlight the scholarship of Erin Warford, PhD, adjunct professor of classics. Digital Media Arts major Tyler Rahner ’17 filmed, edited and produced the video.

Click here to view the video.

Warford discusses how her research furthers classical Greek studies with geographic information system (GIS) technologies. Using GIS, she explores temples, roads, the relationship between religion and statecraft, and the pilgrims’ experiences in ancient Attica.

For more information, visit us at canisius.edu/dh.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, PhD, instructional designer, COLI

Microsoft Office Seminars

The Canisius Center for Professional Development (CPD) partnered with Quality PC Training to offer a variety of Microsoft Office training to local companies, as well as Canisius College faculty and staff. See the training sessions below.

Training Seminar Seminar Date Seminar Cost*
Microsoft Office Excel 2010 -Level 1 May 9, 2017 $200
Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010 – Level 1 May 16, 2017 $200
Microsoft Office Excel 2010 -Level 2 June 6, 2017 $200
Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010 – Level 2 June 13, 2017 $200

*Cost for Canisius College employee

If you have any questions, contact the CPD at Ext. 8490.

Submitted by: Colleen Kowtun, manager of sales operations, CPD

Campus Candid

Congratulations to Lisa Fischer, executive associate to the vice president for academic affairs, who received her bachelor of science degree in management on Saturday, May 20.

FischerPictured from left to right: Sara Morris, PhD, associate vice president for academic affairs; Lisa Fischer, executive associate to the vice president for academic affairs and Margaret McCarthy, PhD, vice president for academic affairs.

Submitted by: College Communications

Commencement 2017

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The Koessler Athletic Center (KAC) was decked out in blue and gold for the college’s 2017 commencement activities.  The KAC was filled to capacity with proud family members, friends, faculty and staff who gathered to celebrate with the graduates.

Graduate Ceremony

Veteran educator and administrator Christine M. Licata-Culhane ’67, MS ’71, EdD, addressed the graduate commencement class on Wednesday evening, May 17.  Licata-Culhane told graduates that the “dedicated Canisius faculty is what distinguishes the Canisius brand of graduate education from all the rest.”

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See photos from the Graduate Ceremony.

ROTC Commissioning

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The Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program at Canisius College commissioned 14 cadets as second lieutenants during a ceremony on May 19. Five of the newly-commissioned cadets graduated from Canisius. They are:

  • Conor P. Driscoll, a criminal justice major, assigned to the Adjutant General Corp, 36th Signal Battalion, Korea;
  • Alyssa L. Fox, an animal behavior, ecology and conservation major; assigned to the Army National Guard, Medical Services Corp, Co C, 427th, Buffalo, NY;
  • David A. Kerling, a biology major granted an educational delay to attend the State University of New York School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences;
  • Michael J. Kuebler, a sports management major assigned to Transportation Corps HHC, 1st Battalion, 10th Mountain Division in Fort Drum, NY; and
  • Chalice Lee, a political science major, assigned to Military Intelligence, 301 Combat Information Operations Battalion in Fort Totten, NY.

Baccalaureate Mass

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On Friday, May 19, the campus community gathered in the Koessler Athletic Center for Baccalaureate Mass celebrated by the Most Rev. Richard J. Malone, Bishop of Buffalo. Baccalaureate Mass is a tradition that honors a graduating class and dates back to medieval times.

View photos from the Mass here.

Undergraduate Ceremony

Nelson D. Civello ’67, retired president of the Fixed Income Capital Markets Group for Dain Rauscher Corp. and past chair of the Bond Market Association, delivered the undergraduate commencement address on Saturday, May 20.

Civello told graduates that his class “faced and helped to reform the world as Jesuit trained soldiers, and we are now bringing that world to you…We are a bit tired now and need to hand the baton off to you.  We will recede and become your counselors as you will become the doers.”

Civello finished his address by asking that graduates take a selfie to upload to Instagram using the hashtag #NelsonGriffGrad.

During undergraduate ceremonies, Thomas M. Banchich, PhD, professor and chair of the Classics Department, led the faculty procession as this year’s Kenneth L. Koessler Distinguished Faculty Award winner. Given annually by the Alumni Association, the prestigious award recognizes one faculty member for teaching excellence and outstanding contributions to the academic world.

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Canisius also conferred honorary degrees upon Amy J. Habib MS ’63, past chair of the board of directors of Petri Baking Products Inc.; Bishop Matthew H. Clark, retired bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester; Michael “Mitch” Flynn, owner and creative director of Flynn and Friends and founder of the Ride for Roswell; and L. Nelson Hopkins, MD, internationally recognized pioneer of endovascular neurosurgery.

The Alumni Association presented the 2017 LaSalle Medal, its highest honor, to Nora E. Eberl ’92 and Thomas G. Smith ’71.  The award recognizes outstanding Canisius alumni whose substantial contributions to the college have, over time, advanced the interests and mission of alma mater. Eberl is the third generation co-owner of Eberl Iron Works Inc.  Smith is a former partner with Hartner, Secrest & Emery LLP.

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During his address to the Class of 2017, President Hurley told graduates, “You will be in our prayers always at Canisius.  And you should know that no matter where life takes you, no matter what challenges you face, you will always have a home at Canisius…May God bless Canisius College and may God bless the great Class of 2017!”

Click here to see photos from the undergraduate ceremonies.

View videos from each of the Commencement ceremonies here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Board of Trustees Highlights

The Board of Trustees met on Monday, May 8.  Highlights from the meeting include a report on the 2017-2018 budget picture and the impact of mission-centric experiences in the academic  program through service-learning, research and other co-curricular experiences presented by Beth Gill, PhD, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

To read more, click here.

Submitted by: Erica C. Sammarco, AVP, assistant to the president and secretary, board of trustees

College-Wide Shredding

A campus-wide shredding event will take place for all college-related materials. A secure central shredding location will be used and managed by the Facilities Management Department. Please note this event is intended for Canisius College-related material only. No personal shredding material will be accepted.

All material to be shredded must be boxed. If you need boxes, please place a work order in the Facilities Management online work order system, which is located in the MyCanisius Portal, under My Applications, Facilities Work Order.

Once all of your department shredding is boxed, place a new work order to have these boxes picked up and moved to the central shredding location. Please be patient: The Facilities Management Department will complete work orders according to staff availability.

Please do not call the Facilities Management Department for boxes or pick-up as you will only be referred to the work order system to place your requests.

The cut-off date for placing work orders to pick up shredding is Friday, May 26, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

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

Campus Candid

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Congratulations to the following Canisius employees, who are among the members of the graduate Class of 2017:

From left to right: Justine Mejak, transfer admissions counselor, Admissions; Tiffany Fuzak, assistant registrar, Student Records and Financial Services; Bryan Sibbits, graduate admissions counselor, Admissions; and Courtney Sullivan, event coordinator, Alumni Engagement.

Submitted by: College Communications

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