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Aimee Larson, director of the Physician Assistant Studies program, served as a panelist in Business First’s recent roundtable discussion titled “The Future of Healthcare: Education.” Larson was one of three panelists from area institutions who addressed how colleges are educating students to practice in an ever-changing and ever-challenging field. Click here to read the story.

Submitted by: College Communications

Reminder Re: Early Closure Friday

Please note that the last Friday of early closure at 1:00 p.m. is this Friday, August 12. Please contact the Human Resources Department at Ext. 2240 with any questions.

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

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

Employee Parking Tags

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It’s time to register for your 2022-2023 employee parking tag. Your current tag expires on August 15, 2022. To register online for your parking tag simply go to myCanisius; login with username & password; click on Campus Services (left side), click Purchase Parking follow the prompts make sure to “submit”.

If you have any questions, please call JoAnn Feary, Controller’s office at Ext 8528.

Submitted by: JoAnn Feary, Controller’s Office

Canisius Students Awarded WNY Prosperity Fellowships

Eleven Canisius College students are recipients of a 2022-23 Western New York Prosperity Fellowship.  Generously supported by the Prentice Family Foundation, Western New York Prosperity Fellowships assist undergraduate and graduate students who have an entrepreneurial drive and want to make a difference in Western New York. The fellowship program identifies the most promising talent in Western New York and immerses them in a robust educational and professional development program with the goal of developing economic leaders within the community. In addition, the fellowship program combines financial assistance in the form of scholarships with paid, credit-bearing internships to assist fellows in acquiring both academic and practical experiences in their intended professions.

The Canisius recipients of the 2022-23 Western New York Prosperity Fellowships are:

  • Hayley Abrams ’24, management
  • Daniel Bowen ’24, finance / psychology
  • Adam De Arcos ’23, MS business analytics
  • Antonio Deemer ’23, animal behavior, ecology and conservation
  • Jay Henley ’23, accounting / accounting systems and analytics
  • Myles Hervey ’22, MBA accounting
  • Sameria Mbili ’23, international relations / political science
  • Nyles Moore ’24, MS education
  • Alex Sanker ’24, entrepreneurship
  • Mariana Silva ’23, international business / marketing
  • Britney Upshaw ’24, integrated marketing communications

Click here to learn more about the WNY Prosperity Fellowships.

Submitted by: College Communications

August Food Truck Schedule

Canisius’ summer food trucks will finalize its season at the end of August! Plan ahead by checking out the August schedule along with links to their menus:

Tuesday, August 16 – The Great Aussie Bite  – Lyons Hall Lot – 11am – 2pm

Thursday, August 18 – LuGia’s Ice Cream on Wheels – Bagen Lot  – 11am – 2pm

Tuesday, August 23 – Center Street Smokehouse (see menu below) – Lyons Lot  – 11am – 1pm

Wednesday, August 24 – Buffalo’s Best Grill & Catering – Bagen Lot – 11am – 2pm

Additionally, as dates and times are subject to change and additional food trucks added or canceled, please keep an eye on The Dome for food truck updates throughout this month.

We hope that you’ll enjoy the excellent food options heading your way this summer! If you have any questions, please contact Bethany Voorhees at Ext. 2100 or Lynn Incardona at Ext. 2246.

Center Street Smokehouse Food Truck Menu:

  • Pig Plate : garbage plate style with mac ‘n’ cheese, pulled pork, red slaw, cheddar jack cheese, bacon and spicy BBQ sauce $14.00
  • Brisket Sandwich: slow smoked beef brisket, chopped and topped with cheddar jack cheese: $13.00
  • Pulled Pork Sandwich: hickory smoked pork , topped with red slaw and pickle $12.00
  • Pulled Chicken Sandwich: grilled chiavetta’s chicken, topped with cheddar jack cheese $12.00
  • Smokehouse Burrito: pulled pork, dirty rice, cheese, sour cream and fresh garden cilantro salsa $12.00
  • Deluxe rice bowl: choice of chicken or pork with dirty rice , sour cream and fresh garden cilantro salsa $12.00
  • Bacon Mac ‘n’ Cheese: our in-house made macaroni and cheese topped with real bacon $6.00
  • Fresh Squeezed Lemonade 32 oz. $7.00
  • Soda/water $2.00
  • Chips $1.00

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, executive associate, President’s Office

Office Relocations

The ALANA Student Center (ASC) and the Center for International Education (CIE) have swapped spaces.

ASC is now located in the lower level of the Student Center (003) and CIE is located in the lower level of Frisch Hall (008). All phone numbers will remain the same.

Please contact Bennie Williams at willi100@canisius.edu if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to the community visiting us in our new spaces.

Submitted by: Bennie D. Williams, assistant dean of students, ALANA Student Center

Summer Faculty Development Week

If you plan on attending the 2022 Summer Faculty Development Week (SFDW) and want breakfast or lunch, please make sure you sign-up no later than August 10th!

Here are some of the session highlights:

  • Diversifying the Library Collections
  • Guest Speaker Presentation: The Post-Covid, Distracted, Silent, Disengaged, ADHD, Anxious, Depressed, Unable to Self-Regulate Students: How to Learn to Love Them!
  • Self-Care and Wellness
  • QPR Suicide Prevention Training
  • Mission and Identity in the Classroom
  • Community-Based Learning Workshop
  • Grant Incubator

And many more!

Check out the SFDW webpage here for all session information and links for the sign-up sheet (linked here).

Guardian & Uprise Health Newsletter

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August’s newsletter from Guardian & Uprise Health focuses on care for the whole person. Take some time to read through the above newsletter to learn more about helping family get back to school, immunization awareness month, interactive exercises for wellbeing, and other resources and events.

For further details on Canisius’ Employee Assistance Program, click here. Access code: worklife

This month’s newsletter also features a webinar titled “Focus, Productivity, and Procrastination,” which will take place on Thursday, August 18 from 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, executive associate, President’s Office

Campus Candid

Photo: Brianna Blank ’14

Demolition work on the Science Hall parking garage is moving swiftly. Here’s the scene from late last week.

The college is replacing the 70-year old ramp with a surface parking lot to better accommodate the campus community. When complete, the parking area will be well lit, provide areas of green space and integrate pedestrian and bicycle-friendly design elements.

Photo: Lisa Mastropaolo

Thank you to Lisa Mastropaolo, system administrator from ITS, for snapping this photo of the sunrise over the ruins.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

Kinesiology Professor Mike Dolan is quoted in the July 29 edition of The Buffalo News. Dolan spoke about the college’s new articulation agreement with D’Youville University, which gives sports and exercise healthcare majors at Canisius guaranteed admission into graduate programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy and chiropractics at D’Youville. Click here to read the story.

Buffalo News Reporter David Robinson spoke with Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, for a story about the June unemployment numbers in the Buffalo Niagara region. The associate professor of economics and finance weighed in saying that rising wages, especially at the low end of the pay scale, are increasing the competition for entry-level workers. Click here to read the full story.

Submitted by: College Communications

5th Annual Appreciation Luncheon

The Office of Human Resources is pleased to present the fifth annual Faculty & Staff Appreciation Lunch. As our community reconnects and prepares for the start of the fall semester, we also look forward to celebrating the arrival of President Steve Stoute to Canisius College! The luncheon will take place in the Economou Dining Hall on Wednesday, August 17 from Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Please join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of last year, look forward to the new academic year ahead, and take some time to enjoy each other’s company.

Please RSVP here or to Bethany Voorhees at voorheeb@canisius.edu by Thursday, August 11.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, executive associate, President’s Office

Update Your Email Signature

In advance of the fall 2022 academic year, the College Communications Department is asking faculty, staff and administrators to update their Outlook Email signatures, so as to create consistency in Email communications across campus and to external constituents.

Instructions on how to update your Email signature for MAC Outlook and Outlook for PCs can be found below or by visiting the Creative & Web Services page on the Canisius portal. Click here for more detailed instructions.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR OUTLOOK ON PC
(The following instructions are for the Outlook desktop version)

  1. Before beginning, be sure to sign into the Canisius Portal
  2. Download Canisius logo here [link to logo]
  3. Open Outlook
  4. Click on File > Options > Mail
  5. Open Signatures
  6. Click on existing signature to edit or add a new signature
  7. Click on Insert Picture icon to add logo
  8. Enter information (see below for appropriate font type and size)
  9. Save changes

FORMAT INFORMATION FOR OUTLOOK ON PCs

Name – 12 pt. Calibri Bold (or similar)
Title – 10 pt. Calibri Bold
Canisius College – 10 pt. Calibri
2001 Main Street – 10 pt. Calibri
Buffalo, NY 14208 – 10 pt. Calibri
P: 716.888.XXXX – 10 pt. Calibri
C: 716.XXX.XXXX – 10 pt. Calibri
name@canisius.edu – 10 pt. Calibri

INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAC OUTLOOK
(The following instructions are for the Outlook desktop version)

  1. Before beginning, be sure you’re signed into the Canisius Portal
  2. Download Canisius logo here [link to logo]
  3. Open Outlook
  4. Open Preferences
  5. Open Signatures
  6. Click on existing signature to edit or add a new signature
  7. Go to > Format > Insert Logo at the top of the Signatures window
  8. Enter Information (see below for appropriate font type and size)
  9. Save changes

FORMAT INFORMATION FOR MAC OUTLOOK SIGNATURES

Name – 14 pt. Calibri Bold (or similar)
Title – 12 pt. Calibri Bold
Canisius College – 12 pt. Calibri
2001 Main Street – 12 pt. Calibri
Buffalo, NY 14208 – 12 pt. Calibri
P: 716.888.XXXX – 12 pt. Calibri
C: 716.XXX.XXXX – 12 pt. Calibri
name@canisius.edu – 12 pt. Calibri

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius Move-In Crew Needs You!

The Office of Student Life is seeking volunteers to participate in various capacities on move-in day, Wednesday, August 24, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This would be a great way to welcome our newest Griffs to the Canisius College community.

If you are interested and able to volunteer, please click here or on the following link: https://forms.gle/kN1USRQuMZcikeXz8.

If you have any questions, Email Al Pilato at pilato1@canisius.edu.

Hope to see you on August 24!

Submitted by: Harold Fields, EdD, vice president, Student Affairs

Remembering Richard Uschold ’53

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered for Professor Emeritus of Mathematics Richard L. Uschold ’53, PhD, at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 6 in St. Christopher’s Church, located at 2660 Niagara Falls Blvd. in the Town of Tonawanda. Uschold passed away on March 27, 2022 at the age of 93.

He joined the Mathematics Department in 1956, and served as department chair for several years. Uschold earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Canisius in 1953, a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame in 1955, and a PhD in mathematics from the University at Buffalo in 1963.  He served on the President’s Advisory Council, Academic Council, and as vice chair of the Faculty Senate. Richard earned two Bene Merenti awards (1976, 1996) given for 20 years of service to the college. He was awarded emeritus status in 1999.

Devoted to his students, he shared his passion for mathematics in the classroom. A mentor, he was faculty advisor to the Math Club.  Highly respected by his mathematics peers, Richard was a member of the American Math Society, Math Association of America, National Council of Teachers of Math, History of Science Society and Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society.

Submitted by: College Communications

Work Order System Off-line Friday

The Facilities Work Request (Order) system will be off-line on Friday August 5 from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. Please postpone entering any work requests until after that time.  If you have an urgent request during the maintenance time frame, please contact the Facilities Office at (716) 888-2250 for assistance.

Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Submitted by: Tom Ciminelli, director, Facilities

Free Fitness Classes

Don’t miss out on these free, in-person fitness classes offered by Independent Health today, Wednesday, August 3 and Wednesday, August 10:

30-Minute Meditation & Stretch Class – Outer Harbor Lawn Area – Wednesday, August 3 from 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. – Learn breathing, meditation and stretches to help trigger a relax response to lower anxiety and stress.

30-Minute Body Weight Strength Class – Outer Harbor Lawn Area – Wednesday, August 3 from 7:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Activate your glutes and build core strength to support a healthy lower back.

Low Back Health Seminar – RiverWorks, 2nd Floor – Wednesday, August 10 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. – The Independent Health Wellness Team and Buffalo Rehab Group help you learn:

  • Why back health is so important
  • What happens as we age
  • How to prevent low back issues
  • How to manage low back pain

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, executive associate, President’s Office

Canisius in the News

Business First’s Lian Bunny reported on two of the college’s most popular advanced degree programs in the School of Education and Human Services, for a July 21 story. Bunny interviewed Lorrei DiCamillo, associate dean of the education school, about the Western New York Teacher Residency Program, which DiCamillo co-directs. Bunny also spoke with Meg Keller-Cogan, the program director for the college’s Educational Leadership and Administration Program. Click here to read the story.

Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, was interviewed twice in the past week by The Buffalo News. Reporter Jonathan Epstein spoke with the associate professor of economics and finance about the approval for an Amazon warehouse in the Town of Niagara. Click here to read the story.

Golebiewski also spoke with Reporter David Robinson for a story that examined why consumers hold the key to Buffalo Niagara’s economy, as hiring slows and prices soar. Click here to read the story.

Submitted by: College Communications

Denise Rotondo Among Power 200 Women

Kudos to Denise Rotondo, PhD, dean of the Richard J. Wehle School of Business, for earning a place on Business First’s list of “Power 200 Women.” The annual ranking identifies the region’s top female professionals who are helping to shape Western New York’s future, “day in and day out.”

This is the third time Rotondo has appeared on the “Power 200 Women” list.

Submitted by: College Communications

In Memoriam

Canisius College lost a dear colleague on July 18 when Professor Emeritus James J. McGoldrick, PhD, passed away.  He was 89. 

James spent nearly four decades at Canisius, teaching Russian (up until 1970) and German language, culture and literature.  He achieved emeritus status in 2001. 

James is best remembered for fostering German-American relations through his exemplary involvement and inspiration in the twinning of Buffalo and Dortmund in 1977.  He introduced an exchange agreement between Canisius College and the University of Dortmund in 1980 and soon after, secured internship opportunities for our German majors in Dortmund. Innumerable German and American students, from both cities, took advantage of this unique opportunity.  

For his efforts in advancing the friendship between Germany and the United States, James received the “German Federal Service Cross on a Sash” (“Bundesverdienstkreuz am Band”) in 1987.  It was conferred upon him by Germany’s then-president, Dr. Richard von Weizsäcker. 

James McGoldrick is survived by his wife, Rita, and six children.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. today, Wednesday, July 27, at St. Mark’s Church located at 401 Woodward Avenue. 

Requiescat in pace.

Submitted by: College Communications

Remembering Richard Uschold ’53

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered for Professor Emeritus of Mathematics Richard L. Uschold ’53, PhD, at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 6 in St. Christopher’s Church, located at 2660 Niagara Falls Blvd. in the Town of Tonawanda. Uschold passed away on March 27, 2022 at the age of 93.

He joined the Mathematics Department in 1956, and served as department chair for several years. Uschold earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Canisius in 1953, a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame in 1955, and a PhD in mathematics from the University at Buffalo in 1963.  He served on the President’s Advisory Council, Academic Council, and as vice chair of the Faculty Senate. Richard earned two Bene Merenti awards (1976, 1996) given for 20 years of service to the college. He was awarded emeritus status in 1999.

Devoted to his students, he shared his passion for mathematics in the classroom. A mentor, he was faculty advisor to the Math Club.  Highly respected by his mathematics peers, Richard was a member of the American Math Society, Math Association of America, National Council of Teachers of Math, History of Science Society and Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society.

Submitted by: College Communications

Counsel General of Republic of Poland Visits Canisius

The Permanent Chair of Polish Culture at Canisius College is hosting the Consul General of the Republic of Poland in New York City, Adrian Kubicki, for two events on August 15, 2022.  The Consul General will be speaking at the Science Commons on the Canisius College campus at 12:00 p.m., addressing the Polish Government’s perspective on the Russo-Ukraine War and the efforts to assist Ukrainian refugees in Poland. 

Light refreshment will be provided. 

The Science Commons is located at 1901 Main Street with parking available on Main Street as well as on the college campus. 

Appointed in 2020, Consul General Kubicki is a graduate of the University of Warsaw and completed his MA in foreign relations at Collegium Civitas.  Prior to joining the Polish foreign service in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he worked as a journalist and with LOT Polish Airlines. 

At 4:00 p.m. on August 15, Consul General Kubicki will be the featured presenter at the re-dedication ceremony of the Polish Armed Forces Exhibit at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park.  The ceremony will take place by the WWII Monument to Polish veterans or, in the event of inclement weather, at the Hangar.  The renovation of the Exhibit on the USS Little Rock is under the direction of Shane Stephenson, director of Museum Collections at the Naval Park and intern Matthew Opalinski, with assistance from Rachael Tempo, as well as the Polish Legacy Project.   

Funded by the Permanent Chair of Polish Culture at Canisius, thanks to a bequest from Stanley C. Blake, Veteran of the Polish Armed Forces and of the U.S. Air Force, this redesign and re-dedication memorializes the Polish Veterans who served in Poland’s Armed Forces in WWII, the first to fight Nazi aggression and Stanley C. Blake (Kazimierz Stanislaw Wojcik), Veteran of the Polish Armed Forces of WWII, Concentration Camp Survivor and Veteran of US Air Force.  The Chopin Singing Society will add their voices to the ceremony and political dignitaries will also be present. 

Attendees will have an opportunity to briefly visit the Exhibit after the ceremony.  Both events are free and open to the public.

Submitted by: Mary Lou Wyrobek, adjunct instructor

August Food Truck Schedule

Canisius’ summer food truck season will finalize its season at the end of August! Plan ahead by checking out the August schedule along with links to their menus:

Tuesday, August 16 – The Great Aussie Bite  – Lyons Hall Lot – 11am – 2pm

Thursday, August 18 – LuGia’s Ice Cream on Wheels – Bagen Lot  – 11am – 2pm

Tuesday, August 23 – Center Street Smokehouse (see menu below) – Lyons Lot  – 11am – 1pm

Wednesday, August 24 – Buffalo’s Best Grill & Catering – Bagen Lot – 11am – 2pm

Additionally, as dates and times are subject to change and additional food trucks added or canceled, please keep an eye on The Dome for food truck updates throughout this month.

We hope that you’ll enjoy the excellent food options heading your way this summer! If you have any questions, please contact Bethany Voorhees at Ext. 2100 or Lynn Incardona at Ext. 2246.

Center Street Smokehouse Food Truck Menu:

  • Pig Plate : garbage plate style with mac ‘n’ cheese, pulled pork, red slaw, cheddar jack cheese, bacon and spicy BBQ sauce $14.00
  • Brisket Sandwich: slow smoked beef brisket, chopped and topped with cheddar jack cheese: $13.00
  • Pulled Pork Sandwich: hickory smoked pork , topped with red slaw and pickle $12.00
  • Pulled Chicken Sandwich: grilled chiavetta’s chicken, topped with cheddar jack cheese $12.00
  • Smokehouse Burrito: pulled pork, dirty rice, cheese, sour cream and fresh garden cilantro salsa $12.00
  • Deluxe rice bowl: choice of chicken or pork with dirty rice , sour cream and fresh garden cilantro salsa $12.00
  • Bacon Mac ‘n’ Cheese: our in-house made macaroni and cheese topped with real bacon $6.00
  • Fresh Squeezed Lemonade 32 oz. $7.00
  • Soda/water $2.00
  • Chips $1.00

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, executive associate, President’s Office

RSVP for Summer Faculty Development Week

The Sign-Up Sheet for the Summer Faculty Development Week (SFDW) is now Live! Click here to go to the SFDW page and sign-up now!

A few of the highlights:

  • Information Technology for Faculty
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Collaborative Annotation via Hypothes.is
  • Diversifying the Library Collections
  • Self-Care and Wellness
  • QPR Suicide Prevention Training
  • Classroom Technology
  • Mission and Identity
  • Grant Incubator
  • Introductory R Workshop

Other Community activities happening during SFDW include the Employee Luncheon (click here to RSVP separately) and the Canisius Women’s Soccer team will kick off the season versus St. Francis Brooklyn at the Demske Sports Center!

Pedagogy Primer Podcast

In Episode 13, we give a brief monologue on some tips and activities that instructors can use to help students take better notes during class. We also cover a few ways instructors can encourage students to become more involved in the lecture.

Click Here to Listen

Great Resources

Barkley, Elizabeth F., and Claire Howell Major. Interactive Lecturing a Handbook for College Faculty. Jossey-Bass ; John Wiley & Sons, 2018. Open WorldCathttps://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1696854.

Davis, Tessa. “Https://Twitter.Com/Tessardavis/Status/1359819223212699648.” Twitterhttps://twitter.com/tessardavis/status/1359819223212699648. Accessed 16 Mar. 2022.

“Home.” The K. Patricia Cross Academyhttps://kpcrossacademy.org/. Accessed 17 Mar. 2022.

McMurtie, Beth. “A ‘Stunning’ Level of Student Disconnection Professors Are Reporting Record Numbers of Students Checked out, Stressed out, and Unsure of Their Future.” The Chronicle of Higher Educationhttps://www.chronicle.com/article/a-stunning-level-of-student-disconnection?utm_source=Iterable&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=campaign_4057895_nl_Academe-Today_date_20220412&cid=at&source=&sourceid=&cid2=gen_login_refresh. Accessed April 12, 2022.

Other Links

Note-taking and Studying for College (guide for students)

Creating SlideDecks

Microsoft Lens App for Scanning Written Documents

Buffalo’s Best Grill & Catering Food Truck

Buffalo’s Best Grill & Catering Food Truck will be here tomorrow, July 21st in Bagen Hall Lot from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Click here to check out their menu.

If you have any questions, please contact Bethany Voorhees at Ext. 2100 or Lynn Incardona at Ext. 2246.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, executive associate, President’s Office

Summer Faculty Development Week

The Academic Affairs Office is organizing a Summer Faculty Development Week for August 15-19. This will be hosted on campus in Old Main. Each session will be approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes long.  Breakfast and lunch will also be served all five days in the Faculty Lounge.

Bookmark this page to stay tuned for more information and other events happening this week!

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, Instructional Designer, COLI

Canisius Community Development Opportunities

New Policy on Academic Integrity

Academic Affairs and the Center for Online Learning and Innovation are organizing a series of great on-campus development events during the week of August 16 – 19, of interest to all Canisius College employees.  These sessions include such topics as practical web development skills, self-care, and efforts to create a more inclusive campus that promotes diversity and a supportive community for all students, faculty and staff.  Here’s some examples:  

Wednesday, August 17

Self-Care and Wellness 

9:00 – 10:15 a.m.

Dr. Jonathan Lawrence, associate professor, Religious Studies and Theology 

This session will introduce some of the health and wellness resources the college and our insurance providers offer, and will include a short walk in Forest Lawn Cemetery across the street (weather permitting; please wear comfortable shoes) 

WordPress for Research 

1:00 – 2:15 p.m.

Benjamin Dunkle, associate professor, Digital Media Arts 

WordPress is the most popular website management tool in the world. It’s also free and open-source. 

In this session, you’ll learn how to use it as a tool for publishing a variety of content types. No experience with WordPress is required. 

QPR Suicide Prevention Training 

2:30 – 3:45 p.m.

Eileen Niland, LMHC, director, Counseling Center 

Charita Price, LMHC, counselor, Counseling Center 

QPR, the “CPR” for suicide prevention, stands for Question the person about suicide, Persuade the person to get help and Refer the person to help. QPR is designed to increase your ability to recognize suicidal thoughts and behaviors and to refer a student who is at risk to campus and community resources.  In this session, counselors from the Canisius Counseling Center will offer QPR methods and resources for faculty and staff.   

For now, pencil these into your calendar.  Stay tuned to The Dome for updates and a sign-up sheet, since more sessions are in planning right now!   

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, Instructional Designer, COLI

Food Trucks Today and Tomorrow

Food Trucks will be here today and tomorrow during lunchtime, starting as early as 11:00 a.m. The links to the trucks’ menus are available below along with the times and locations they will be available.

Wednesday, July 13 – The Great Aussie Bite  – Bagen Hall Lot – 11:00 a.m. –  2:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 14 – LuGia’s Ice Cream on Wheels– Lyons Lot  – a.m. –  2:00 p.m. 

If you have any questions, please contact Bethany Voorhees at Ext. 2100 or Lynn Incardona at Ext. 2246.

 

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, executive associate, President’s Office

5th Annual Faculty Staff Appreciation Luncheon

The Office of Human Resources is pleased to present the fifth annual Faculty & Staff Appreciation Lunch. As our community reconnects and prepares for the start of the fall semester, we also look forward to celebrating the arrival of President Steve Stoute to Canisius College! The luncheon will take place in the Economou Dining Hall on Wednesday, August 17 from Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Please join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of last year, look forward to the new academic year ahead, and take some time to enjoy each other’s company.

Please RSVP here or to Bethany Voorhees at voorheeb@canisius.edu by Thursday, August 11.

We hope you can make it!

 

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, executive associate, President’s Office

Canisius Community Development Opportunities

New Policy on Academic Integrity

Academic Affairs and the Center for Online Learning and Innovation are organizing a series of great on-campus development events in the week of August 16th – 19th, of interest to all Canisius College employees.  These sessions include such topics as practical web development skills, self-care, and efforts to create a more inclusive campus that promotes diversity and a supportive community for all students, faculty and staff.  Here’s some examples:  

Self-Care and Wellness 

9:00AM – 10:15 A.M. 

Dr. Jonathan Lawrence, Associate Professor, Religious Studies and Theology 

This session will introduce some of the health and wellness resources the college and our insurance providers offer, and will include a short walk in Forest Lawn Cemetery across the street (weather-permitting – please wear comfortable shoes) 

WordPress for Research 

1:00PM – 2:15 P.M. 

Benjamin Dunkle, Associate Professor of Digital Media Arts 

WordPress is the most popular website management tool in the world. It’s also free and open-source. 

In this session, you’ll learn how to use it as a tool for publishing a variety of content types. No experience with WordPress is required. 

QPR Suicide Prevention Training 

2:30 – 3:45 P.M. 

Eileen Niland, LMHC, Director, Counseling Center 

Charita Price, LMHC, Counselor, Counseling Center 

QPR, the “CPR” for suicide prevention, stands for Question the person about suicide, Persuade the person to get help and Refer the person to help. QPR is designed to increase your ability to recognize suicidal thoughts and behaviors and to refer a student who is at risk to campus and community resources.  In this session, counselors from the Canisius Counseling Center will offer QPR methods and resources for faculty and staff.   

For now, pencil these into your calendar.  Stay tuned to the Dome for updates and a sign-up sheet, since more sessions are in planning right now!   

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, academic technologist, COLI

Institute for Autism Research Receives $925k Grant

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Autism Research Program announced that it awarded researchers at the Institute for Autism Research (IAR) a three-year grant totaling approximately $925K.  The grant will be used to test a unique school social intervention for autistic children.

Addressing the complex social challenges of autistic children (without intellectual disability [ID]) is difficult and social skills interventions are sometimes used in an effort to improve their social performance and outcomes. Despite the clear need, few receive systematic and effective social intervention. Studies of social interventions delivered in clinical settings for this population have suggested some positive effects but the benefits rarely translate to school settings. Efforts to develop and implement school social interventions have been hindered by barriers in the school environment such as lack of resources, staffing and training, and limited time during the school day. As such, there is a need for feasible and effective social interventions that can be delivered by non-professional (paraprofessional) school staff in school settings, including as part of after-school programs.

Click here to learn more about the Institute for Autism Research and how it will use the grant to advance and assess intervention effects.

Submitted by: College Communications

Revised Mileage Rate

As of July 1, 2022, the IRS changed the mileage rate to $0.62.5 cents per mile. The change will be made to the travel expense report.

Submitted by: JoAnn Feary, accounts payable/payroll specialist, Controller’s Office

Securely Share Files

Sharing files, such as forms, images, etc., as email attachments is simple and easy. For files that do not include sensitive or private information, this is not necessarily a bad way to share files. But for files that include sensitive or personal information, such as Social Security Information, home addresses, tax information, etc., sharing it as an email attachment is not a great idea and can even pose security issues and breaches in privacy or FERPA. To ensure that this information cannot fall into the wrong hands, the best thing to do is to upload the file to OneDrive or Google Drive and share it with the intended recipient by putting in their email. This requires users to sign in to be able to view these files, allowing you to ensure that only the intended user is viewing these files. View the links below to see how sharing with either of these cloud-storage platforms works.

OneDrive

OneDrive is very similar overall to Google Drive, with respect to secure storage and sharing of files. You can be very granular in your sharing settings and permissions with OneDrive. Once you figure out how to share using OneDrive, most of the other sharing options in MS365 are very similar.

Check out this video to view how to do basic (but secure!) sharing in OneDrive.

If you are interested in sharing a file or folder with your class, you can view this page. If you need to share the file or folder with a group of people, it is the same idea. However, instead of getting the email list from D2L, you need to get the emails from an email chain or manually type them in. To just get a sharing link or add a user to a sharing link, you can view this page. To manage your sharing links, review this page.

For more tutorials on using MS365 and related products, check out this page.

Google Drive

Google Drive can also be used to securely share files and folders, though you have slightly fewer options and settings to choose from.

View this link for securely sharing a file or folder with a handful of people.

For securely sharing with a class, view this link. You can also use this method to share with a group of people. Just find your list of emails and paste them into the sharing area.

For more tutorials about Google Drive for Faculty and Staff, you can check out the Wiki page here.

If you would like to bookmark this information for later use, please go to the Securely Sharing Files wiki page, located here.

Brief campus phone outage (rescheduled)

The upgrade to the campus phone system that was scheduled for last weekend (July 8-10) had to be postponed.  It has been rescheduled for this coming weekend, July 15 -17.  During the upgrade, there will a brief 10-15 minute outage on Friday night between 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. while the campus phones reconfigure themselves and register with the new server.

If you are experiencing issues post upgrade, please contact the ITS Help Desk at helpdesk@canisius.edu or 716.888.8340.

Submitted by: Lisa Mastropaolo, system administrator, ITS

10-digit dialing for local calling becomes effective this week

As announced back in October, the 716 area code needed to move to 10-digit local dialing due to the adoption of 988 as the new 3 digit number for the National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline going live on July 16, 2022.  Starting October 24, 2021, carriers were allowed to disable the ability to dial local calls using only 7-digits.

The FCC mandates that “On July 15, 2022, all providers must complete this process in all of the affected area codes in their service areas. On and after this date, local calls dialed with only 7 digits may not be completed, and a recording will inform you that your call cannot be completed as dialed. Consumers must hang up and dial again using the area code and the 7-digit number.”

As of the time of this writing, our provider has not yet disabled 7-digit dialing.  If you have not gotten in the habit of dialing local calls using 10-digits, please do so now by dialing a 9 + 10 digit number.

Self-Assessment Deadline Approaching

The performance appraisal process at Canisius College is designed to encourage open discussion between our managers and employees to review progress, establish priorities and discuss career development opportunities across the campus. Please refer to the important reminders below.

PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL UPDATES

The first step in the appraisal process is for employees to complete a self-assessment through Dynamic Forms. For your convenience, all staff will now have access to all of prior performance appraisals in the portal under the Human Resources tab in “HR Appraisal History”.

All notifications will be generated through your Canisius e-mail account and will be sent directly from hr@canisius.edu. Please save any e-mails that you receive regarding your appraisal.

 

SELF-ASSESSMENT DEADLINE-JULY 15

  • Employees will continue to receive an e-mail invitation from hr@canisius.edu with a link to the Self-Assessment until the document is submitted.
  • Once the assessment is completed, the Supervisor will receive an e-mail notification advising them to move forward with the preparation of the performance appraisal.

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT-DEI

As a reminder, we have made a change to the professional development question to include any Diversity, Equity and Inclusion activities that staff have participated in this past year. This arises out of the DEI and Racial Equity Workshops and the Canisius College Strategic Plan for Racial Equity and Inclusion and its goal to “increase institutional capacity to address racial equity by developing awareness, knowledge and skill of all members of the college community.” To assist staff in defining what may be included as participation in DEI professional development, please see the examples below:

  • Juneteenth
  • Buffalo Niagara Partnership D&I Symposium and other speaker series
  • ALANA Speaker Series
  • AJCU sponsored trainings, speakers, or other activities
  • United Way 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge or other speaker activities
  • Faculty Development Week D&I sessions
  • Other volunteer opportunities on campus

 

PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL TIMELINE-JULY 18 – AUGUST 12

  • Performance appraisal meetings should be scheduled between July 18 and August 12.
  • We encourage all Supervisors to pre-schedule your appraisal meetings in advance to assure completion by August 12.
  • Once completed, the Supervisor will then submit the appraisal.
  • The employee will receive a final e-mail to add comments and sign to acknowledge the appraisal was received and reviewed.

 

If you have any questions regarding completing the self-assessment, please contact Mary Braun at braun5@canisius.edu  or ext. 2247.

 

To assist Supervisors in completing performance appraisals, please plan to attend the following zoom training session.

Wednesday 7/20 at 2:00 p.m.

https://canisius.zoom.us/j/92050183470

  

Please contact Linda Walleshauser  at walleshl@canisius.edu or ext. 2244 or Mary Braun at braun5@canisius.edu  or ext. 2247 if you have any questions regarding the process.

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

New York State COVID TREATMENT HOTLINE

All New Yorkers , regardless of income or health insurance coverage who test COVID-19 positive, are eligible to be evaluated for treatment by calling 888-TREAT-NY (888-873-2869) or completing an evaluation at the NYS COVID-19 ExpressCare Therapeutics Access website, for a telemedicine visit.

The Hotline is available 24-hours per day, seven days a week and operated by experienced Health + Hospitals professionals who have the clinical training to prescribe treatment and recommend referrals if needed. The ExpressCare Therapeutics  platform  is a service that allows New Yorkers to receive virtual care from a New York State provider.

The telemedicine visit will include a clinical assessment by medical providers who will identify the appropriate COVID-19 treatment plan, which may include a prescription for Paxlovid or Molnupiravir. These oral antiviral medications have both been proven to decrease hospitalization for those that are at risk for severe disease. When given soon after positive COVID-19 diagnosis these antivirals also help fight infection and shorten recovery time.

As all treatments require a prescription, those who test COVID-19 positive should always talk to their own health care provider first if possible or call 888-TREAT-NY to determine what treatment is best for them.

Submitted by: Patricia Creahan, director, Student Health

Chemistry and Biochemistry Summer Research Symposium

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry hosted its 6th annual Summer Research Symposium on Friday, July 8, in the first floor hallway of Horan O’Donnell.  Ten students presented posters on the latest results from their summer research projects in the areas of chemistry, biochemistry, and physics.  Over 50 students, faculty, administrators, alumni, and family members attended this celebration of our student researchers.

 

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

Canisius in the News

Local media outlets reported on both the retirement of President John J. Hurley on June 30 and the start of Steve Stoute’s tenure as the college’s 25th president.

Buffalo News Higher Education Reporter Janet Gramza spoke with President Steve Stoute his primary goal, which is to “meet students where they are.” Click here to read the story.

The Buffalo News Editorial Board praised President John Hurley in a July 1 article, describing his tenure as a “remarkable ride” and commending him for a “job well done.” Click here to read the story.

Additionally, WGRZ-TV Channel 2 anchor Maryalice Demmler did a feature story on President Hurley, in advance of his June 30 retirement. Click here to watch.

Submitted by: College Communications

Announcing the Employees of Distinction

The Human Resources Department is pleased to announce the Employees of Distinction this year for the months of April and May!

Scott Clark (above) was selected as the Employee of Distinction for April. At Canisius for about 26 years, Scott currently works for the ITS Department as director of user services. He was nominated for this award by Tom Prince, who shared the following:

“Scott Clark has been in the ITS Department at Canisius for 25+ years and has been (and continues to be) one of the main reasons that our students, faculty and staff have been able to perform all of their computer-related tasks with so much consistency. One of his strengths is that he constantly looks for better ways to get things done, instead of using the same methods just because that’s the way it’s always been done. His attention to detail on everything is balanced by his relaxed management style – he’s involved in everything he needs to know about without micro-managing the team. We have all been around for many years and he trusts our group to complete our projects without feeling like he has to intercede in the middle of any project. Scott is well-respected across campus for his technical knowledge and for his mature manner as he interacts with his peers in other departments.

Just as importantly, Scott leads our team by jumping into the trenches. He takes a regular shift on the phones at the help desk and assists anyone who walks in to our area with a confident, friendly attitude. He has created and distributed numerous help articles on our help desk wiki page and provided extended phone support throughout the pandemic as the situation required. Scott continues to provide great support for our projects by budgeting smartly. We always seem to be able to get the equipment we need at the right time, if not ahead of time.

In his spare time, Scott has also found another way to work with our students, as he has also coached the Canisius Rifle Team for many years. He has served as an instructor for the NYS Pistol Permit Course over the years and he brings his knowledge and expertise to the members of the team as well. When he’s not on campus, you can find Scott in his woodworking shop. He now has practically every tool known to man, and he knows how to use all of them! The next time you run into Scott you should ask him to show you some of his work that he posts from time to time online. He is very good! A man who truly does extraordinary work for the entire campus, Scott Clark is extremely deserving of this award. It is my hope that he receives the recognition he’s earned in his many years of service to Canisius College. Thank you for your consideration of this nomination.”

Jennifer Herrmann (above) was selected as the Employee of Distinction for the month of May.  At Canisius for about 16 years, Jen currently works as the associate dean & care manager for the Griff Center. She was nominated by Mark Harrington, who shared the following:

“Jen has done an outstanding job as associate dean of student success and care manager in supporting students over the past two years through the Covid-19 pandemic.

In her non-clinical role, she works to connect students to resources on campus and off campus. Given the challenges of the past two academic years, there has been a significant increase in behavioral concerns and mental health issues and Jen has been instrumental in assisting students connect to resources they need in order to be successful. In addition, Jen does all of this with a positive attitude, bleeding Canisius blue and gold. We are lucky to have Jen as part of the Canisius College community!”

Please join the Human Resources Department in congratulating Scott and Jennifer on their well-deserved achievements!

To nominate a coworker for future Employee of Distinction, click here.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, executive associate, President’s Office

Brief Campus Phone Outage

Over the course of this coming weekend (July 8 -10), there will be an upgrade to the campus phone system.  During the upgrade, there will a brief 10-15 minute outage on Friday night between 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. while the campus phones reconfigure themselves and register with the new server.

If you are experiencing issues post upgrade, please contact the ITS Help Desk at helpdesk@canisius.edu or 716.888.8340.

Submitted by: Lisa Mastropaolo, system administrator, ITS

July Food Truck Schedule

Canisius’ summer food truck season continues this month with some tasty options! Plan ahead by checking out the July schedule along with links to their menus:

Wednesday, July 13 – The Great Aussie Bite  – Bagen Hall Lot – 11am – 2pm

Thursday, July 14 – LuGia’s Ice Cream on Wheels Lyons Lot  – 11am – 2pm

Wednesday, July 20 – The Cheesy Chick – Lyons Lot  – 11am – 2pm

Thursday, July 21 – Buffalo’s Best Grill & Catering – Bagen Lot – 11am – 2pm

Additionally, as dates and times are subject to change and additional food trucks added, please keep an eye on The Dome for food truck updates throughout the summer.

We hope that you’ll enjoy the excellent food options heading your way this summer! If you have any questions, please contact Bethany Voorhees at Ext. 2100 or Lynn Incardona at Ext. 2246.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, executive associate, President’s Office

Virtual Campus Tour Reshoot

Admissions would like to notify campus that we are hosting the vendor, YouVisit, to reshoot our Virtual Campus Tour. The camera crew will be on site from Monday 7/11 – Thursday 7/14. You will see them around campus taking photos throughout the week.

Submitted by: Kayla Maggiore, Senior Admissions Counselor, Undergraduate Admissions

CORRECTION: Simplified Zoom Login

Correction (in italics below) to the Simplified Zoom Login post:

As previously announced, ITS is streamlining the Zoom login on July 7th, 2022. This means authentication for all accounts in the Canisius College Zoom instance will be restricted to the standard Canisius SSO login.  Previously, it was possible to authenticate using a password stored at Zoom.

The Canisius Single-Sign On (SSO) screen is becoming your gateway to all Canisius online resources. This means you need only one strong password, backed by multi-factor authentication.

A few other features are:

  • Go directly to canisius.zoom.us to access your online Zoom account instead of going to zoom.us.
  • For the desktop and mobile app, you can login using the Canisius Single Sign-On (SSO), too. See how at this tutorial.
  • This change should have little to no impact on scheduled meetings, saved recordings, or Zoom settings. It simply streamlines the login process.

This makes our Zoom license more secure but equally important, it makes your job managing your Canisius digital resources easier. You no longer need to remember a separate password for Zoom!

Securely Share Files

Sharing files, such as forms, images, etc., as Email attachments is simple and easy. For files that do not include sensitive or private information, this is not necessarily a bad way to share files. But for files that include sensitive or personal information, such as Social Security Information, home addresses, tax information, etc., sharing it as an email attachment is not a great idea and can even pose security issues and breaches in privacy or FERPA. To ensure that this information cannot fall into the wrong hands, the best thing to do is to upload the file to OneDrive or Google Drive and share it with the intended recipient by putting in their email. This requires users to sign in to be able to view these files, allowing you to ensure that only the intended user is viewing these files. View the links below to see how sharing with either of these cloud-storage platforms works.

OneDrive

OneDrive is very similar overall to Google Drive, with respect to secure storage and sharing of files. You can be very granular in your sharing settings and permissions with OneDrive. Once you figure out how to share using OneDrive, most of the other sharing options in MS365 are very similar.

Check out this video to view how to do basic (but secure!) sharing in OneDrive.

If you are interested in sharing a file or folder with your class, you can view this page. If you need to share the file or folder with a group of people, it is the same idea. However, instead of getting the email list from D2L, you need to get the emails from an email chain or manually type them in. To just get a sharing link or add a user to a sharing link, you can view this page. To manage your sharing links, review this page.

For more tutorials on using MS365 and related products, check out this page.

Google Drive

Google Drive can also be used to securely share files and folders, though you have slightly fewer options and settings to choose from.

View this link for securely sharing a file or folder with a handful of people.

For securely sharing with a class, view this link. You can also use this method to share with a group of people. Just find your list of emails and paste them into the sharing area.

For more tutorials about Google Drive for Faculty and Staff, you can check out the Wiki page here.

If you would like to bookmark this information for later use, please go to the Securely Sharing Files wiki page, located here.

Essentials for Online Courses and Programs

In a recent revision to the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the U.S. Department of Education (USED) has elaborated a requirement for instructed online courses offered by colleges and universities participating in Title IV funding. This includes regular and substantive interaction (already an acronym! RSI). This set of standards ensures that both faculty and students regular participate in online classes, rather than treating them as self-paced correspondence courses.

At Canisius College our online classes are not correspondence courses, but instead are properly instructed or taught by active faculty. RSI requirements are great practices for any online teaching, and are familiar to anyone teaching online courses at Canisius.

You can read more about RSI requirements, and suggestions to meet them, at our guide.

No list is complete, as there are many fantastic ways to interact with your students using technology available on the internet. That said, here are some quick basics, with tips on how to promptly align your course with RSI:

All courses require Regular interaction.  This includes

  1. Good course design: repetitive and well-documented organization of content and activities.
  2. Frequent instructor-initiated communications, starting with a course orientation and including weekly communications.
  3. Frequent assignments, with individual feedback to students.
  4. Use of the D2L gradebook to monitor and help students monitor their own progress.
  5. Course pace enforced with start dates on content and regular deadlines for assignments.
  6. Regular office hours (via Zoom or D2L chat) posted on your syllabus.
  7. Instructor emails to students who have drifted away from the class.

All courses require at least two forms of substantive Interaction.  This means

  • Direct instruction: Synchronous teaching via Zoom, live chat, or similar realtime remote technology.
  • Assessing or providing feedback on student’s work.  See the third and fourth points above; frequent, helpful and actionable feedback to students beyond just numerical grade scores.  An instructor should monitor student engagement through assessments and participation in course activities.
  • Providing information or responding to questions regarding the content of a course or competency.  Scheduled (remote) office hours, Course FAQs, prompt replies to student emails, course and weekly orientations, and excellent course documentation all contribute to this.
  • Facilitating a group discussion regarding the content of a course or competency.  Assign regular asynchronous discussions, and participate in them yourself.

Substantive interaction may involve many other options than just those above.  What the USED seeks is proactive participation by the instructor during the course, rather than just course-building, caretaking, and answering student questions.  In synchronous courses, discussion meetings via Zoom can help satisfy RSI although exclusively lecturing via Zoom is insufficient.

To understand RSI, it is helpful to describe an alternative: correspondence courses that are self-paced and in which an instructor – or “subject matter expert,” “facilitator,” or really caretaker takes a passive role. Subject matter experts may develop such courses and star in recorded lectures. Possibly, someone grades student work, or grading may be automated. In correspondence courses, someone may answer occasional student questions if and as they come in. Students in correspondence courses are not eligible for federal financial aid.

We discuss these at greater length in our Online Faculty Development CourseOnline Updates workshops, weekly emails and newsletters, and other faculty development. More importantly, we offer a greater variety of tools and options so you are not just limited to the above. As always, you can email us with specific questions about online teaching methods and technology.

Guardian & Uprise Health Newsletter

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July’s newsletter from Guardian & Uprise Health focuses on care for the whole person. Take some time to read through the above newsletter to learn more about the physical and mental health connection, tops for a whole person care approach, using coaching to be a better manager, and other resources and events.

For further details on Canisius’ Employee Assistance Program, click here. Access code: worklife

This month’s newsletter also features a webinar titled “Compassion Fatigue,” which will take place on Thursday, July 21 from 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, executive associate, President’s Office

A Movement, Not a Moment

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The Canisius community is invited to participate in A Movement, Not a Moment: Reflecting on the Past, Present and Future of Black Freedom in America, which takes place this Saturday, July 9 at 11:00 a.m. at the Buffalo Museum of Science auditorium.

The presentation features Dr. Russell Wigginton, president of the National Civil Rights Museum. He will discuss urgent topics of civil and human rights and the pursuit of social justice. The conversation will include time for audience member questions. Ekua Mends-Aidoo and Kendra Brim, local Diversity, Equity and Inclusion professionals and hosts of the “Black Gems Dive In Podcast,” will moderate the conversation. Delaware North will also sponsor day-long free visitation for individuals and families to the museum on July 9. 

Please RSVP to the speaking engagement by calling the museum at 716.896.5200×321 or at sciencebuff.org.

This is also a free day at the museum for the general public, thanks to sponsorship from Delaware North. 

Submitted by: Jenn Lodi-Smith, assistant vice president, Academic Affairs

4th of July Holiday

As a reminder, the college will be closed on Monday, July 4 in recognition of the 4th of July Holiday. The college will reopen on Tuesday, July 5. We wish you a safe and Happy 4th of July!

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

 

 

Department of Kinesiology and D’Youville University Sign Articulation Agreement

The Canisius College Department of Kinesiology in the School of Education and Human Services has entered into a formal articulation agreement with the School of Health Professions at D’Youville University for many of their allied health care majors. Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Sports and Exercise Health Care at Canisius who meet specific program requirements are guaranteed admission to the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) and Master’s in Occupational Therapy (OT MS) programs at D’Youville University. This agreement allows students the opportunity to pre-plan their undergraduate and graduate career paths to facilitate their transfer to graduate allied health care studies.

“Job growth in the allied health care professions is expected to grow faster than average in the next ten years” said Mike Dolan MS, ATC, CSCS, professor and co-director of the Sports and Exercise Health Care program at Canisius. “We are excited to partner with D’Youville University to provide our students a clear and accessible path to graduate work in physical therapy, chiropractic care, and occupational therapy.”

The Sports & Exercise Health Care program prepares students to apply research and clinical practice to optimize the health of people from all walks of life. Students take coursework in human anatomy and physiology, with a focus on human motion, injury recognition, evaluation, care and rehabilitation techniques. Undergraduates in this field participate in over 500 hours of clinical experience and make connections in a variety of sports medicine-related sectors.

“We are delighted to collaborate with Canisius College to offer meaningful, seamless, and cost-efficient pathways for undergraduate students seeking advanced healthcare professions training in graduate programs at D’Youville University” said Dr. Lisa Rafalson, PhD, Dean of the School of Health Professions at D’Youville University.

The Department of Kinesiology at Canisius also administers an undergraduate program in Health and Wellness, an undergraduate minor in Strength and Conditioning and graduate programs in Health and Human Performance and Applied Nutrition.

Submitted by: Karl Kozlowski, PhD, chair, Kinesiology Department

Food Trucks Today and Tomorrow

Food Trucks will be here today and tomorrow during lunchtime, starting as early as 11:00 a.m.   The links to the trucks’ menus are available below along with the times and locations they will be available. Don’t miss out!

Wednesday, June 29 – Center Street Smokehouse – Lyons Hall Lot – 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (See below for menu.)

Center Street Food Truck Menu:

  • Pig Plate : garbage plate style with mac ‘n’ cheese, pulled pork, red slaw, cheddar jack cheese, bacon and spicy BBQ sauce $14.00
  • Brisket Sandwich: slow smoked beef brisket, chopped and topped with cheddar jack cheese: $13.00
  • Pulled Pork Sandwich: hickory smoked pork , topped with red slaw and pickle $12.00
  • Pulled Chicken Sandwich: grilled chiavetta’s chicken, topped with cheddar jack cheese $12.00
  • Smokehouse Burrito: pulled pork, dirty rice, cheese, sour cream and fresh garden cilantro salsa $12.00
  • Deluxe rice bowl: choice of chicken or pork with dirty rice , sour cream and fresh garden cilantro salsa $12.00
  • Bacon Mac ‘n’ Cheese: our in-house made macaroni and cheese topped with real bacon $6.00• Fresh Squeezed Lemonade 32 oz. $7.00
  • Soda/water $2.00
  • Chips $1.00

Thursday, June 30 – The Cheesy Chick – Bagen Hall Lot  – 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The July Schedule will be posted in The Dome next week, so stay tuned!

If you have any questions, please contact Bethany Voorhees at Ext. 2100 or Lynn Incardona at Ext. 2246.

 

 

 

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, executive associate, President’s Office

Salud Market Now Open

Have you tried the new healthy foods cafe  SALUD,  located in the plaza on West Delevan and Main Street?  Latinx entrepreneur Marielynn Miller has a mission to bring healthy foods to our neighborhood.  The offerings include salads, smoothies and sandwiches, as well as fresh produce from a local farm.

Stroll down for lunch and say hello!

Submitted by: Mary Rockwell, PhD, director, The New Buffalo Institute

Summer Faculty Development Week

The Academic Affairs Office is organizing a Summer Faculty Development Week for August 15-19. This will be hosted on campus in Old Main. Each session will be approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes long.  Breakfast and lunch will also be served all five days in the Faculty Lounge.

Bookmark this page to stay tuned for more information and other events happening this week!

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, Academic Technologist, COLI

Simplified Zoom Login

As previously announced, ITS is streamlining the Zoom login on July 7, 2022. This means all Canisius faculty and staff with Zoom pro licenses will login to Zoom using their Canisius College password, at the Canisius Single-Sign On (SSO) screen, instead of a separate password exclusively for Zoom.

The Canisius Single-Sign On (SSO) screen is becoming your gateway to all Canisius online resources. This means you need only one strong password, backed by multi-factor authentication.

A few other features are:

  • Go directly to canisius.zoom.us to access your online Zoom account instead of going to zoom.us.
  • For the desktop and mobile app, you can login using the Canisius Single Sign-On (SSO), too. See how at this tutorial.
  • This change should have little to no impact on scheduled meetings, saved recordings, or Zoom settings. It simply streamlines the login process.

This makes our Zoom license more secure but equally important, it makes your job managing your Canisius digital resources easier. You no longer need to remember a separate password for Zoom!

Essentials for Online Courses and Programs

In a recent revision to the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the U.S. Department of Education (USED) has elaborated a requirement for instructed online courses offered by colleges and universities participating in Title IV funding. This includes regular and substantive interaction (already an acronym! RSI). This set of standards ensures that both faculty and students regular participate in online classes, rather than treating them as self-paced correspondence courses.

At Canisius College our online classes are not correspondence courses, but instead are properly instructed or taught by active faculty. RSI requirements are great practices for any online teaching, and are familiar to anyone teaching online courses at Canisius.

You can read more about RSI requirements, and suggestions to meet them, at our guide.

No list is complete, as there are many fantastic ways to interact with your students using technology available on the internet. That said, here are some quick basics, with tips on how to promptly align your course with RSI:

All courses require Regular interaction.  This includes

  1. Good course design: repetitive and well-documented organization of content and activities.
  2. Frequent instructor-initiated communications, starting with a course orientation and including weekly communications.
  3. Frequent assignments, with individual feedback to students.
  4. Use of the D2L gradebook to monitor and help students monitor their own progress.
  5. Course pace enforced with start dates on content and regular deadlines for assignments.
  6. Regular office hours (via Zoom or D2L chat) posted on your syllabus.
  7. Instructor emails to students who have drifted away from the class.

All courses require at least two forms of substantive Interaction.  This means

  • Direct instruction: Synchronous teaching via Zoom, live chat, or similar realtime remote technology.
  • Assessing or providing feedback on student’s work.  See the third and fourth points above; frequent, helpful and actionable feedback to students beyond just numerical grade scores.  An instructor should monitor student engagement through assessments and participation in course activities.
  • Providing information or responding to questions regarding the content of a course or competency.  Scheduled (remote) office hours, Course FAQs, prompt replies to student emails, course and weekly orientations, and excellent course documentation all contribute to this.
  • Facilitating a group discussion regarding the content of a course or competency.  Assign regular asynchronous discussions, and participate in them yourself.

Substantive interaction may involve many other options than just those above.  What the USED seeks is proactive participation by the instructor during the course, rather than just course-building, caretaking, and answering student questions.  In synchronous courses, discussion meetings via Zoom can help satisfy RSI although exclusively lecturing via Zoom is insufficient.

To understand RSI, it is helpful to describe an alternative: correspondence courses that are self-paced and in which an instructor – or “subject matter expert,” “facilitator,” or really caretaker takes a passive role. Subject matter experts may develop such courses and star in recorded lectures. Possibly, someone grades student work, or grading may be automated. In correspondence courses, someone may answer occasional student questions if and as they come in. Students in correspondence courses are not eligible for federal financial aid.

We discuss these at greater length in our Online Faculty Development CourseOnline Updates workshops, weekly emails and newsletters, and other faculty development. More importantly, we offer a greater variety of tools and options so you are not just limited to the above. As always, you can email us with specific questions about online teaching methods and technology.

D2L Summer Updates

Pronouns are now available in the Classlist

Image courtesy of D2L

You and your students can now add their pronouns to the Classlist. You will also be able to see their pronouns in their Student Card.

To add your pronouns:

  1. Click on your icon (it likely has a picture of you) in the upper-right.
  2. Then choose Account Settings. The first thing you should see is a section titled “Pronouns”.
  3. You must first check the box to “Allow others to see my pronouns”. You can then choose the “Use different pronouns” and type in your pronouns.

Now, when you go to the classlist, you and your students will see your pronouns appear after your name in the Last Name, First Name column. If your students enter their pronouns, you will be able to see them as well.

You can also see a student’s pronouns when you hover over their image when grading a dropbox item, viewing a discussion, or viewing their progress.

Also, keep in mind that the pronouns in Account Settings is separate from your pronouns in Profile. Your pronouns will appear in the classlist and profile cards only if you use the pronouns in Account Settings.

Check out this video to see how to set your preferred pronouns and places where the students’ (and your) pronouns will appear to the rest of the class.

Grade Exemptions

There may be times when you need to exempt a student or students from an assignment, within the grade book.  This means that assignment is not calculated as part of their grade.

The general process:

  1. Go to a grade item that you want to give an exemption on
  2. Find the student you want to give the exemption to and select the checkbox
  3. Select “Exempt” in the upper-left menu
  4. Save and close

D2L will automatically update the grade to a very noticeable grey box with the word “Exempt” and the student will also see “Exempt” on the grade as well. If it is set up properly, the final calculated grade will auto-update as well. It works in reverse, too. if you unexempt a student from a grade, D2L will remember that student’s grade and re-calculate everything.

If you prefer a text and image tutorial, click here. A video tutorial can be viewed here.

New Quiz Editor Screen

Image courtesy of D2L

The Quiz Editor Screen is being updated to be more in line with the Dropbox Editor Screen. View the D2L Article here on it. And here is the COLI tutorial giving a quick overview. This will potentially make making quizzes easier and faster since you don’t have to go through so many pages to change the settings. For now, this will be set to Opt-in. Note, however, that this new screen will become the default at some point in the future.

Quickly Copy Dropboxes

Images courtesy of D2L

If you have ever forgotten to copy a dropbox from a previous course or wanted to use a dropbox from a current course, now you can without having to manually redo it or use the Course Import/Export/Copy tool. Simply click on the dropdown arrow to the right of the dropbox you want to copy and choose “Copy to other courses”. Then find the course you want to copy to and follow the on-screen prompts.

Here is a quick video showing how to copy a dropbox from one course to another.

Rubric Status Now Prominently Displayed

Images courtesy of D2L

In the next update, rubrics will now have their status displayed prominently, making it easier to understand if you are using a published rubric or an archived rubric.

D2L Text Editor Bigger Buttons

Image courtesy of D2L

The D2L Text Editor will now have larger buttons. This will make it easier to see the options available to you and also make it less likely to accidentally click on the wrong option.

Updates to D2L Dropbox Error Messaging

Image courtesy of D2L

Have you ever had a student email you in a panic saying that D2L won’t let them upload to the Dropbox? D2L is now providing an improved error message which may help alleviate this issue. Now, whenever a student uploads a file with an invalid file name, they will get the above message.

For more D2L Tutorials, click here.

Campus Candids

The campus community demonstrated a tremendous outpouring of support and engagement at last week’s Juneteenth celebration.  More than 90 Canisius faculty and staff members came together for an afternoon of education, conversation and service work at various locations around the college neighborhood. 

Canisius’ active involvement in the East Side is especially important this year as our community continues to heal in the wake of the horrific Tops Market shooting last month.

Juneteenth commemorates the anniversary of the date when news of emancipation finally reached most enslaved African Americans in Texas in 1865.  Juneteenth was celebrated on June 19 this year.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

Buffalo News Reporter David Robinson interviewed Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, for a June 17 article titled “No Signs of a Slowdown for the Buffalo Niagara Job Market.” The associate professor of economics noted that despite soaring prices, rising interest rates and a plunging stock market, the local job industry appears to be holding up well.

Click here to read the story.

Submitted by: College Communications

Staff Performance Appraisal Process Begins

The performance appraisal process at Canisius College is designed to encourage open discussion between our managers and employees to review progress, establish priorities and discuss career development opportunities across the campus. In addition to helping plan for the development and progression of our talent pool, introducing regular communication with staff regarding performance management allows for planned, consistent conversations that will drive engagement, and convey a sincere interest in individual development and career planning.

PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL SCHEDULE

The first step in the appraisal process is for employees to complete a self-assessment through Dynamic Forms. For your convenience, all staff will now have access to all prior performance appraisals in the portal under the Human Resources tab in “HR Appraisal History”.

All notifications will be generated through your Canisius E-mail account and will be sent directly from hr@canisius.edu. Please save any E-mails that you receive regarding your appraisal.

  • Employees will receive an E-mail invitation from hr@canisius.edu with a link to the Self-Assessment form on June 22nd.
  • Once the assessment is completed, the Supervisor will receive an E-mail notification advising them to move forward with the preparation of the performance appraisal.
  • Employees should complete the self-assessment by July 15.
  • Performance appraisal meetings should be scheduled between July 18 and August 12.
  • We encourage all Supervisors to pre-schedule your appraisal meetings in advance to assure completion by August 12.
  • Once completed, the Supervisor will then submit the appraisal.
  • The employee will receive a final E-mail to add comments and sign to acknowledge the appraisal was received and reviewed.

Training sessions will be scheduled to assist staff in completing the self-assessment. To assist Supervisors in completing performance appraisals, please note that Zoom training sessions will be scheduled. Watch for additional information including dates and times.

 Please contact Linda Walleshauser  at walleshl@canisius.edu or Ext. 2244 or Mary Braun at braun5@canisius.edu  or Ext. 2247 if you have any questions regarding the process.

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

Sport Programs Move to Business School

The Richard J. Wehle School of Business is adding three new programs to its academic offerings beginning in fall 2022. The new academic programs being offered are: sport management (bachelor’s degree), sport administration (master’s degree) and sport product development (master’s degree).  Originally housed in the college’s School of Education and Human Services, all three academic programs consistently rank among the best in the nation and produce graduates who secure successful careers at the intercollegiate, amateur and professional sports levels, as well as in facility and event management. 

“We are excited to welcome new colleagues and the excellent programs they have built into the Wehle School of Business,” said Dean Denise M. Rotondo, PhD.  “There was already an existing connection between the business and sport programs, as we share many alumni, as well as a steadfast commitment to helping students launch rewarding careers.  But by moving the sport programs into the Business School, we now have a unique opportunity to partner on new and emerging fields in the sports business industry.”

Click here to read more.

Submitted by: College Communications

Summer Faculty Development Week

The Academic Affairs office is organizing a Summer Faculty Development Week for August 15-19. These will be hosted on-campus in Old Main. Each session will be approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes long.  Breakfast and Lunch will also be served all five days in the Faculty Lounge.  

Bookmark this page to stay tuned for more information and other events happening this week!

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, academic technologist, COLI

D2L Updates Summer

Pronouns are now available in the Classlist

Image courtesy of D2L

You and your students can now add their pronouns to the Classlist. You will also be able to see their pronouns in their Student Card.

To add your pronouns, click on your icon (it likely has a picture of you) in the upper-right. Then choose Account Settings. The first thing you should see is a section titled “Pronouns”. You must first check the box to “Allow others to see my pronouns”. You can then choose the “Use different pronouns” and type in your pronouns.

Now, when you go to the classlist, you and your students will see your pronouns appear after your name in the Last Name, First Name column. If your students enter their pronouns, you will be able to see them as well.

You can also see a student’s pronouns when you hover over their image when grading a dropbox item, viewing a dicussion, or viewing their progress.

Check out this video to see how to set your preferred pronouns and places where the students’ (and your) pronouns will appear to the rest of the class.

Grade Exemptions

There may be times when you need to exempt a student or students from an assignment, within the grade book.  This means that assignment is not calculated as part of their grade.

The general process:

  1. Go to a grade item that you want to give an exemption on
  2. Find the student you want to give the exemption to and select the checkbox
  3. Select “Exempt” in the upper-left menu
  4. Save and close

D2L will automatically update the grade to a very noticeable grey box with the word “Exempt” and the student will also see “Exempt” on the grade as well. If it is set up properly, the final calculated grade will auto-update as well. It works in reverse, too. if you unexempt a student from a grade, D2L will remember that student’s grade and re-calculate everything.

If you prefer a text and image tutorial, click here. A video tutorial can be viewed here.

New Quiz Editor Screen

Image courtesy of D2L

The Quiz Editor Screen is being updated to be more in line with the Dropbox Editor Screen. View the D2L Article here on it. And here is the COLI tutorial giving a quick overview. This will potentially make making quizzes easier and faster since you don’t have to go through so many pages to change the settings. For now, this will be set to Opt-in. Note, however, that this new screen will become the default at some point in the future.

Quickly Copy Dropboxes

Images courtesy of D2L

If you have ever forgotten to copy a dropbox from a previous course or wanted to use a dropbox from a current course, now you can without having to manually redo it or use the Course Import/Export/Copy tool. Simply click on the dropdown arrow to the right of the dropbox you want to copy and choose “Copy to other courses”. Then find the course you want to copy to and follow the on-screen prompts.

Here is a quick video showing how to copy a dropbox from one course to another.

Rubric Status Now Prominently Displayed

Images courtesy of D2L

In the next update, rubrics will now have their status displayed prominently, making it easier to understand if you are using a published rubric or an archived rubric.

D2L Text Editor Bigger Buttons

Image courtesy of D2L

The D2L Text Editor will not have larger buttons. This will make it easier to see the options available to you and also make it less likely to accidentally click on the wrong option.

Updates to D2L Dropbox Error Messaging

Image courtesy of D2L

Have you ever had a student email you in a panic saying that D2L won’t let them upload to the Dropbox? D2L is now providing an improved error message which may help alleviate this issue. Now, whenever a student uploads a file with an invalid file name, they will get the above message.

For more D2L Tutorials, click here.

Hurley Appointed President Emeritus

The Canisius College Board of Trustees unanimously adopted a resolution appointing John J. Hurley as President Emeritus.

“This is an honorary title reserved for a president who is retiring and who has provided distinguished service to Canisius College,” said Martin Berardi, chair of the Board of Trustees.  Berardi praised President Hurley for his exceptional level of commitment to Canisius and for exemplifying the highest standards of personal and professional integrity, civic responsibility, vision and leadership.

As President Emeritus, Hurley may be called upon from time-to-time by incoming President Steve Stoute, or the Board to offer counsel or participate in special events.

Hurley, the 24th president of Canisius College, will retire at the end of the upcoming academic year after leading the college for 12 years.  He will remain in office until June 30, 2022.

Hurley is currently the longest tenured president among Western New York colleges and universities.  He joined Canisius in August 1997 as vice president for college relations and general counsel, after practicing law in Chicago and Buffalo for 16 years.  In 2009, the college’s Board of Trustees selected Hurley to succeed Rev. Vincent M. Cooke, SJ, and he became the college’s first lay president in July 2010.

Submitted by: College Communications

Campus Reception in Celebration of John J. Hurley

All faculty and staff are invited to attend a light reception for President John J. Hurley as he prepares to retire from Canisius College at the end of this month. Please join us on Thursday, June 23 between 3pm-5pm in the Bart Mitchell Quad (behind the Chapel) as we extend our thanks and best wishes to him after 25 years of dedicated service and leadership. Please RSVP here by this Friday, June 17.

We hope you can make it!

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, executive associate, President’s Office

Food Trucks are Back this Summer!

The Human Resources Department is pleased to announce that we will once again host a series of food trucks on campus this summer!

Below, is the schedule so far for the month of June. If you would like to check out the trucks’ menus and plan your lunches in advance, the links are available below. For June, we will simply be having two food trucks come to campus:

Wednesday, June 29 – Center Street Smokehouse – Lyons Hall Lot – 11:00am – 1:00pm

Thursday, June 30 – The Cheesy Chick – Bagen Hall Lot  – 11:00am-2:00pm

We will provide the schedules for July and August as soon as they have been finalized, so stay tuned.

Additionally, as dates and times are subject to change and additional food trucks added, please keep an eye on The Dome for food truck updates throughout the summer. We hope that you’ll enjoy the excellent food options heading your way this summer! If you have any questions, please contact Bethany Voorhees at Ext. 2100 or Lynn Incardona at Ext. 2246.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, executive associate, Office of the President

Employee of Distinction Nominations

Nominate a co-worker for a job well done for the month of June by completing the Employee of Distinction nomination form here. Please have all June submissions completed no later than the end of the day on Thursday, June 30. 

The Employee of Distinction program provides an excellent opportunity to show appreciation and support for co-workers and to reward them for all they do. The application will request an explanation as to why a 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.

The information provided in the application will be used to make a fair and objective selection. Upon supervisor approval, the Employee Engagement Team reviews all nominations and votes each month.

Submissions after that date will be considered for the month of July. Once a decision is made for June, the Employee of Distinction will be featured in The Dome.  Contact the Human Resources Department at Ext. 2240 or Bethany in the President’s Office at Ext. 2100 with any questions.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, executive associate, President’s Office

Delightful Watercolors in the Peter A. and Mary Lou Vogt Gallery in the Library

This summer we have the work of local artist Seth Brauchler on view in the Peter A. and Mary Lou Vogt Gallery in the Library. The exhibit, “Memories of Light,” is a series of plein air paintings from the Niagara/Buffalo region that “seek to explore the inherent beauty of these spaces and challenge the division between the natural and the artificial” according to the artist. Brauchler recently had his work on view at the Buffalo Art Movement, and we a thrilled to showcase his work on campus. Please stop by and enjoy this treasure trove of landscapes and cityscapes that celebrate our region.

Please contact Professor Yvonne Widenor, director of ArtsCanisius, for information about this and future art exhibits in our three gallery spaces at widenory@canisius.edu. We invite faculty, staff, and alumni to share their artistic practices with our community in these areas and welcome suggestions for events, artist talks, and lectures.

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, Assistant Professor and Program Director, Art History Program, MLLC Department, Director and Studio Art Galleries Director, ArtsCanisius

Fitness in the Parks

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Independent Health and the YMCA are making it easy to get fit this summer by offering FREE outdoor classes. All you need to do is show up!

Take a look at the details above, which include the full list of classes offered, regular meeting times and locations around Western New York. Classes run through August 31, along with a few locations that will continue to host through September. To find out more details, you can visit their website at independenthealth.com/fitpark.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, executive associate, Office of the President

Start Using Panopto Today

Panopto is a video content management system (CMS) that Canisius College has paid for. It is a lot easier to use than YouTube, Google Drive and similar services for a few reasons. 

Why should you not use YouTube or Google Drive to host your videos?

To start off with, YouTube now puts ads on everything. Even if you don’t necessarily see it on the video(s) when you watch it, your students may be seeing ads for shopping websites and various other products (often catered to them based on their interests), both of which can be disruptive to the flow of the lecture and the note-taking process. Ads could appear right in the middle of your lecture while you are explaining a complex topic. You can private videos and then share a link, but then you are still up against YouTube Studio, not to mention YouTube’s seemingly ever-changing Copyright policies and potential DMCA takedowns.

Additionally, Google Drive is no longer giving Canisius College unlimited space. This may mean that you have to reduce your digital footprint in Google Drive so you are below a certain limit. The easiest way to do that is to move videos out of your Google Drive. Some videos can be over 1GB. So, if you typically did 1 video per week over the course of a semester, that’s 16GB right there. Google Drive also does not do closed captions natively and there is no way to edit a video that has been uploaded. Plus, sometimes sharing the video can be difficult in general. As a quick example, say you link a video in Google Drive for students to view. Maybe you took the extra steps to input individual students’ email addresses to share with. And then you get a panicky email from a student saying that they cannot view the video. Perhaps you forgot to add their email or maybe (and probably more likely) they logged in with a personal Gmail account and forgot to switch to their Canisius account.

So, why should you use Panopto?

Panopto is built right into D2L. You can record, upload, and edit videos without signing into or navigating another platform or service. This streamlines the video creation and upload process, saving you more time in general. It is also quick and easy to add a Panopto Video to your D2L class. Simply click on the Add Activities button and choose Add Panopto Video. You can view a quick tutorial here. The Panopto tools (web recorder and editor) are simple and easy to use as well. However, if you would prefer to use your own video editing software instead and then upload to Panopto, you can do that as well. 

Panopto is secure. You do not have to worry about setting security permissions, adding emails, or trying to determine who is viewing your video. Panopto videos are automatically shared securely only with the student in the class that you uploaded the video. These videos are also set up to make it difficult for students to share them with others. You can also view who has watched your video from the stats page for that video. Here is a quick tutorial on how to access the stats page.

You can also set Panopto up so students can record assignments and presentations. As noted above, this can be a huge help if a student forgets to share the video with you. Any video that a student uploads to the dropbox folder will be shared with you automatically, removing that headache. And grading each student’s video is not much different from grading a paper. This can all be done right from a D2L Dropbox with a few very simple adjustments. View these videos for a brief overview of how to do this.

If you would like some one-on-one training on Panopto, please contact either Tyler Kron-Piatek or Mark Gallimore. If you want to learn more about Panopto yourself, you can view the Panopto Wiki here or view some of the quick tutorials below, which can be viewed in the Getting Started Section of the Panopto Wiki:

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, Academic Technologist, COLI

D2L Updates Summer 2022

Pronouns are now available in the Classlist

Image courtesy of D2L

You and your students can now add their pronouns to the Classlist. You will also be able to see their pronouns in their Student Card.

To add your pronouns, click on your icon (it likely has a picture of you) in the upper-right. Then choose Account Settings. The first thing you should see is a section titled “Pronouns”. You must first check the box to “Allow others to see my pronouns”. You can then choose the “Use different pronouns” and type in your pronouns.

Now, when you go to the classlist, you and your students will see your pronouns appear after your name in the Last Name, First Name column. If your students enter their pronouns, you will be able to see them as well.

You can also see a student’s pronouns when you hover over their image when grading a dropbox item, viewing a dicussion, or viewing their progress.

Check out this video to see how to set your preferred pronouns and places where the students’ (and your) pronouns will appear to the rest of the class.

Grade Exemptions

There may be times when you need to exempt a student or students from an assignment, within the grade book.  This means that assignment is not calculated as part of their grade.

The general process:

  1. Go to a grade item that you want to give an exemption on
  2. Find the student you want to give the exemption to and select the checkbox
  3. Select “Exempt” in the upper-left menu
  4. Save and close

D2L will automatically update the grade to a very noticeable grey box with the word “Exempt” and the student will also see “Exempt” on the grade as well. If it is set up properly, the final calculated grade will auto-update as well. It works in reverse, too. if you unexempt a student from a grade, D2L will remember that student’s grade and re-calculate everything.

If you prefer a text and image tutorial, click here. A video tutorial can be viewed here.

New Quiz Editor Screen

Image courtesy of D2L

The Quiz Editor Screen is being updated to be more in line with the Dropbox Editor Screen. View the D2L Article here on it. And here is the COLI tutorial giving a quick overview. This will potentially make making quizzes easier and faster since you don’t have to go through so many pages to change the settings. For now, this will be set to Opt-in. Note, however, that this new screen will become the default at some point in the future.

Quickly Copy Dropboxes

Images courtesy of D2L

If you have ever forgotten to copy a dropbox from a previous course or wanted to use a dropbox from a current course, now you can without having to manually redo it or use the Course Import/Export/Copy tool. Simply click on the dropdown arrow to the right of the dropbox you want to copy and choose “Copy to other courses”. Then find the course you want to copy to and follow the on-screen prompts.

Here is a quick video showing how to copy a dropbox from one course to another.

Rubric Status Now Prominently Displayed

Images courtesy of D2L

In the next update, rubrics will now have their status displayed prominently, making it easier to understand if you are using a published rubric or an archived rubric.

D2L Text Editor Bigger Buttons

Image courtesy of D2L

The D2L Text Editor will not have larger buttons. This will make it easier to see the options available to you and also make it less likely to accidentally click on the wrong option.

Updates to D2L Dropbox Error Messaging

Image courtesy of D2L

Have you ever had a student email you in a panic saying that D2L won’t let them upload to the Dropbox? D2L is now providing an improved error message which may help alleviate this issue. Now, whenever a student uploads a file with an invalid file name, they will get the above message.

For more D2L Tutorials, click here.

Canisius Masters Theses Available Digitally

The Canisius College Digital Legacy Theses Collection that includes more than 700 legacy graduate theses (ca. 1920 – 2000, non-inclusive) is now available. Graduate students at Canisius College authored the theses in this collection.  College Student Personnel Administration (now Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration) and All-College Honors theses are not included in this collection due to copyright and publishing permissions.

Have you ever wondered what your parents or grandparents were writing about when they were in college? What issues were of concern to students in the 1940’s (or 20’s or 70’s)? These graduate-level theses offer glimpses into academic studies, curricula, language, and social mores of the times they were written. They contribute commentary on a rich ethnic, racial, and ecumenical urban environment in and around campus. They document brick and mortar changes to the College and western New York region. Societal aspects of the theses include descriptions of college life and traditions like Moving Up Day, awards, inductions to honor societies, extracurricular activities, and sports (ex. Little Three rivalries at the “Aud”), as well as comparison to other Jesuit or state/public institutions. The theses cover educational practices and innovations. There are also discussions of Buffalo schools, churches, neighborhoods, and the demographics of the city.

A number of the theses are comprised of comparative studies that include solid “current” data to provide a glimpse into a fixed point in time.  The theses themselves are of interest as products with visual or graphic arts such as fonts, attachments, maps, and graphs drawn or written by hand.

We are grateful to Kathleen Delaney, Reference Librarian and Archivist, who painstakingly reviewed the digital versions of the theses for quality control and to ensure that each thesis was completely digitized.  The collection is searchable through the Canisius library catalog: https://library.canisius.edu (use the drop down menu to limit your search to Theses). For assistance with searching the collection or viewing a digitized these, please contact the College Archivist by emailing archives@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Sara R Morris, vice president for Academic Affairs

Faculty Exchange Lectures in Poland

 

June 2: Eat, Migrate, Love: Gastronomic and Sexual Desire as Identity

Richard Reitsma, PhD, is currently on a faculty exchange program at the University of Warsaw in the American Studies Center, organized with Margaret Stefanski, PhD, the Permanent Chair in Polish Culture at Canisius, Daemen University and the Kosciuszko Foundation.

Reitsma is teaching a course on LatinX in the U.S. in literature and film.  He has welcomed virtual guests including scholars such as Dr. Deborah Kanter, Dr. Octavio Gonzáez and Dr. Paola Fajardo Heyward; authors Emanuel Xavier, Benjamin Alire Saenz, Michael Nava, Jaime Manrique and Homeboy Industries Reformed Gang Member Gabriel López.

Reitsma has also been invited to give a series of lectures on immigration, LatinX, and LGBTQIA+ issues. He has already presented a keynote talk for the center’s conference on Gender & Sexuality in American Studies (May 23, 2002).  His paper was “Queer Identity & Queer Spaces in Cuba, Mexico, and the U.S.”

On June 2, Reitsma presented the last lecture in the American Studies Center colloquium series.  His talk is available on the University of Warsaw’s YouTube Channel.  Later in June, Reitsma will present a talk on U.S. Immigration issues in Krakow and another in Przemysl.  He also plans to visit Ukrainian Refugee centers in Poland, as part of his ongoing research on issues of immigration.

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

Canisius Yearbooks Used for Genealogical Research

Lisa Sullivan, collection services librarian at the Andrew L. Bouwhuis, SJ, Library wrote The Canisius College AZUWUR and Your Search for an Ancestor, which was published in The Western New York Genealogist, vol 49 no 1 June 2022. The article discusses how the library’s collection of Canisius yearbooks can assist with ancestry research.

Contact Lisa Sullivan for more information at sullival@canisius.edu or 716-888-8403.

Submitted by: Kristine Kasbohm, director Andrew L. Bouwhuis, SJ, Library

Canisius College Hosts Western New York Association of College Career Centers (WNYACCC)

On Thursday, June 2, Canisius College hosted the first in-person full day meeting of the Western New York Association of College Career Centers (WNYACCC) since 2019.  Sheila Pettigrew, associate director of Career Development and President of WNYACCC, coordinated the event for the consortium comprised of the 17 local area colleges and universities who regularly meet to share best practices and to collaborate on events to benefit the WNY community of college students, alumni and employers.  This year’s meeting included a powerful DEI workshop from the National Federation for Just Communities of WNY, Inc. along with a meeting of the Teacher Recruitment Days Committee and a general body annual meeting.

To learn more about WNYACCC, go to www.wnyaccc.org.

Submitted by: Eileen Abbatoy, director, Career Development, Griff Fair for Student Success

Courseleaf Review Session

The 2022-2023 Academic Catalog is scheduled to go live the first week of July. Therefore, we are asking that all catalog page and program curriculum edits be completed by Thursday, June 30. To help you with these changes, we have set up virtual review sessions and linked helpful instructions on the Academic Affairs wiki page. The virtual review sessions will go over the Courseleaf modules for the catalog (CAT), courses (CIM for Courses), and program requirements (CIM for Programs). Links to these modules are accessible from the portal. This training is recommended for any current or future chairs/program directors, faculty members who intend to develop new courses, faculty members who oversee minors or other curricula, administrative associates to academic departments, or anyone designated as a page owner. Contact Amy Beiter for the list of assigned pages.  A review session is being offered the following date and time:

Additional review sessions will be added if needed. If you have any questions or require additional assistance with any edits or updates, please reach out to Amy Beiter at beiter5@canisius.edu or 716-888-2121.

Submitted by: Amy Beiter, curriculum and student support project associate, Academic Affairs

Mission in Curriculum

Several Canisius College faculty have begun a resource called Mission-in-Curriculum, which offers Canisius instructors opportunities to incorporate the College’s Jesuit mission and identity into their courses.

This website is a growing collection of case-studies, describing how different professors have tied their disciplinary content and activities to Catholic social teaching, the Catholic intellectual tradition, and various aspects of Jesuit pedagogy and spirituality. This is not an evangelical effort; rather, it grounds what we teach, across our disciplines, in social, cultural, and intellectual structures that are characteristic of Jesuit Higher Education. It is what we do that most other colleges and universities do not do.

Periodically, check back to this resource and see the new case studies that have been added.  Also, visit the separate sections on Jesuit Higher Education, Catholic Social Teaching, and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition to see and hear concise descriptions of what these offer. We envision this as a living, growing resource, so we anticipate making improvements and additions based on faculty needs. Feedback is most welcome.

Likely, you are already doing something in your classes that connect with these concepts, and may need to only identify them to students (which can help them grasp how their Canisius Jesuit education benefits them on various levels.) If you can share what you are doing, COLI offers an honorarium and assistance in developing a case study of your own, to be published on this site.

 

Faculty/Staff Invited to Reunion Tent Party

School’s out for the summer … and that means the Alumni Tent Party is right around the corner.

Faculty and staff are invited to join us in the Quad, on Friday, June 3 at 7 p.m.  It will be three years since we’ve been able to host an in-person tent party and the Alumni Engagement Office is excited to welcome alumni back to campus – and we know that they love bumping into past faculty and staff members whom they connected with while being a student – so please consider joining us for drinks, food trucks, ax throwing and more!

Details and registration can be found online here (as well as a list of folks registered to attend): Canisius College Reunion Tent Party! Tickets, Fri, Jun 3, 2022 at 7:00 PM | Eventbrite

Submitted by: Erin Zack, director, Office of Alumni Engagement

 

2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration

Dear Members of the Canisius Community –

In the wake of the violent massacre that tore our Eastside community apart earlier this month, our support of and involvement with Juneteenth takes on particular meaning this year. While we continue to pray for those whose lives were lost and for the families and friends affected by grief, this is among our campus community’s opportunities to take action through education, conversation and service.

The 2nd annual Juneteenth Celebration at Canisius College will be held on Wednesday, June 15, 2022.  All faculty, staff and students are invited to share in a day of solidarity in honor of our African American community.  The event begins at 11:45 a.m. in the Science Hall Commons with lunch and concludes with a dessert reception and performance by Vibrant Strings at 4:30 p.m.  All are welcomed and encouraged to participate, and we ask that you please RSVP by Thursday, June 9. Click here to RSVP.

Juneteenth commemorates the anniversary of the date when news of emancipation finally reached most enslaved African Americans in Texas, and Canisius is proud to honor this day. It was on June 19, 1865, when Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger along with more than 1,800 federal troops, arrived in Galveston, TX, to take control of the state from the Confederate rebellion, nearly two months after the war’s last major battle.  Gen. Granger issued an order confirming the freedom promised in President Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Emancipation Proclamation and denied them by the Confederate government.  Only through the 13th Amendment, ratified six months later in December of 1865, did emancipation put an end to slavery in all of the United States, not just in the areas once occupied by the Confederate army.

In collaboration with Juneteenth Inc. of Buffalo, Canisius will have an opportunity to hear from the organization’s leaders and participate in service projects throughout the city of Buffalo, including clean-up efforts in Hamlin Park and other designated locations identified by Juneteenth. Canisius’ Juneteenth celebration hopes to inspire conversation, action and hope in our ongoing work toward anti-racism, diversity and inclusion.

Members of the college community are also invited to attend activities held throughout the month including the Sanfoka Days, (May 29 – June 16) and the Mafaa Memorial, June 21, 6:00 p.m., Broderick Park .  For more details on events and opportunities to volunteer for the city of Buffalo Juneteenth Celebration, please click here.

Resources on the history and celebrations of Juneteenth are also available below:

The Office of Human Resources also invites members of the campus to participate in the Buffalo Niagara Partnership Diversity & Inclusion Symposium, Thursday, June 16 from 10:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This unique event delivers the ongoing learning necessary in the D&I realm in a one-day virtual format that is filled with inspirational discussions and non-stop knowledge. The event is open to all faculty and staff.  To register for this online event, please use the link below and select tickets. You will be choosing the first line that states D&I Symposium Corporate Pass RSVP.

www.eventbrite.com/e/290576380777/?discount=2022DIScorp

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, executive associate, President’s Office

June TIAA Webinars

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It’s already June so why not take some time to get your finances in check with the help of some new webinars offered by TIAA.

Take a look at the list for days, times and how to register to attend.

Click here to get started!

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, executive associate, President’s Office

Courseleaf Review Sessions

The 2022-2023 Academic Catalog is scheduled to go live the first week of July. Therefore, we are asking that all catalog page and program curriculum edits be completed by Thursday, June 30. To help you with these changes, we have set up virtual review sessions and linked helpful instructions on the Academic Affairs wiki page. The virtual review sessions will go over the Courseleaf modules for the catalog (CAT), courses (CIM for Courses), and program requirements (CIM for Programs). Links to these modules are accessible from the portal. This training is recommended for any current or future chairs/program directors, faculty members who intend to develop new courses, faculty members who oversee minors or other curricula, administrative associates to academic departments, or anyone designated as a page owner. Contact Amy Beiter for the list of assigned pages. The review sessions are being offered on the following days and times:

Additional review sessions will be added if needed. If you have any questions or require additional assistance with any edits or updates, please reach out to Amy Beiter at beiter5@canisius.edu or 716-888-2121.

Campus Candids

Canisius President John J. Hurley presided over his final commencement ceremonies this past weekend, as his tenure at the college comes to a close on June 30. (Click here to read President Hurley’s commencement address.) The series of celebrations kicked off on Wednesday, May 18 with graduate commencement ceremonies, at which time approximately 180 degrees were conferred. Canisius also conferred honorary degrees upon Nancy Nielsen, MD, PhD, clinical professor at the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and George Scott ’80, president of the Colored Musicians Club.

(Above, l-r) Nancy Nielsen, MD, PhD, President John J. Hurley and George Scott

(Above) Baccalaureate Mass, held Friday, May 20 in Christ the King Chapel

Graduates, their families and friends gathered at Christ the King Chapel on Friday, May 20 for the Baccalaureate Mass. The liturgical ceremony dates back to 1760 in the U.S. and is offered in thanksgiving for the blessings God has bestowed upon graduates and their growth in wisdom.

Commencement ceremonies continued on Saturday, May 21, with the college hosting two separate ceremonies.  Commencement for the College of Arts and Sciences took place at 10:30 a.m.  Ceremonies for the School of Education and Human Services and the Richard J. Wehle School of Business followed at 1:30 p.m.  An estimated 345 degrees were conferred between the two ceremonies. 

President John Hurley presents Aaron Salter III, the son of fallen Tops Markets security officer, a posthumous bachelor’s degree, during 2022 commencement ceremonies.

Among those receiving degrees during undergraduate ceremonies on Saturday was Aaron Salter Jr.

Salter was the security guard working at the Tops Markets on Jefferson Avenue May 14 when a gunman entered the store and killed 10 Black people, including Salter, in a race-filled hate crime. Canisius posthumously awarded Salter a bachelor’s degree, during undergraduate commencement ceremonies on May 21.  He attended Canisius from 1984 – 1988 but put his education on hold because of work and family.  Salter was just three credits (or one class) shy from finishing his degree in communications.  His son, Aaron Salter III, accepted the degree from President Hurley on stage, at which time graduates, family members and faculty gave an emotional standing ovation.

(Above): Canisius confers an honorary degree upon Robert J. Butler, PhD, professor emeritus of English and longtime director of the All-College Honors Program, during undergraduate commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 21.

Canisius also conferred honorary degrees upon Erik Brady ’76, retired sportswriter for USA Today and contributing columnist for The Buffalo News; Robert J. Butler, PhD, professor emeritus of English and longtime director of the All-College Honors program at Canisius; Myron, MD and Joyce Glick, founders of the Jericho Road Community Health Center in Buffalo, a Federally Qualified Health Center; and Hon. Shirley Troutman, associate judge of the New York Court of Appeals. 

In addition to the conferral of honorary degrees, the Canisius College Alumni Association bestowed its LaSalle Medal upon two graduates: Lee C. Wortham ’79, who recently concluded seven years as a member of the Board of Trustees, including four (2017 – 2021) as chair and Anthony M. Masiello ’69, HON ’96, former mayor of Buffalo and member of the Canisius College Board of Trustees.

Submitted by: College Communications

The Dome to Switch to Summer Schedule

After today, Wednesday, May 25, The Dome will switch to its summer schedule and publish once a week, on Wednesdays. This schedule will continue until the first week of classes for the fall 2022 semester. At that time, The Dome will return to its regular publishing schedule on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

The deadline for summer submissions is 2:00 p.m. each Tuesday.

Submitted by: College Communications

Annual Shredding Event

It’s time to start thinking about the annual shredding event.  Materials will be collected between June 13  – 24.  All materials identified to be shredded must be placed in boxes with the top secured with tape and clearly marked “SHRED”.  When the boxes are ready, please submit a Facilities Work Order to schedule a pick-up.  The Facilities Work Order form (not to be confused with a Facilities Project Request) is located on the portal under the Applications menu.

Shredding is reserved for materials that are confidential, sensitive or private in nature.  Materials that are not considered confidential, sensitive or private in nature should be placed in recycle bins located throughout the campus.  This event is for College related materials only.  Personal material will not be accepted.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Facilities office.  Facilities Work Orders will not be taken over the phone.  A Facilities Work Order must be submitted identifying the location and number of boxes to be picked-up.  We ask for your help with managing our precious resources.  Please collect all of your shredding materials before submitting the work order so we can efficiently plan our pick-ups.

Submitted by: Tom Ciminelli, director, Facilities Management

Joshua Russell Awarded Research Fellowship

Joshua Russell, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation and program director of the Anthrozoology graduate program was awarded a $4,000 research fellowship at North Carolina State University for summer 2022. The fellowship is named after Tom Regan, animal rights scholar and author of The Case for Animal Rights (1983). Supported by the Culture & Animals Foundation, recipients are granted access to NCSU’s Animal Rights Archive—the largest scholarly archive of animal rights collections in the country.

Russell’s project will focus on animal rights and humane education materials in the archives that are aimed at children as well as parents, families and educators. In particular, the research will emphasize the history of discourses around children’s moral responsibility to other animals through practices such as the keeping of companion animals, hunting and fishing, animal-based agriculture and husbandry and more. This historical context supports Russell’s long-term qualitative research project focusing on children’s experiences of animal death and loss.

The fellowship will also aid in providing historical grounding for Russell’s undergraduate and graduate coursework, including courses such as Introduction to Anthrozoology, Children and Animals, and Humane Education.

Submitted by: Joshua Russell, associate professor, Animal Behavior, Ecology & Conservation

Call for Proposals

The Office of Student Life is excited to announce that it will be hosting a leadership conference for our student leaders from August 21 -23!

We are now seeking proposals for 50-minute breakout sessions. For more information or to submit a proposal please click here.

Submitted by: Jason Francey, Director of Student Engagement, Office of Student Life

 

Canisius in the News

Canisius College honored the life of Aaron Salter Jr. during undergraduate commencement ceremonies this past weekend, when it, posthumously, conferred a bachelor of arts degree upon the Tops Market security guard who lost his life in the racially motivated shooting. Salter fired multiple times at the shooter before being shot and killed himself. Salter’s son, Aaron Salter III, accepted the Canisius diploma from the college on Saturday. His father needed only three credit hours – or one class – to complete his degree. All the local media outlets attended commencement ceremonies to report on the degree conferral:

The Buffalo News

WGRZ-TV Channel 2

WIVB-TV Channel 4

WKBW-TV Channel 7

Submitted by: College Communications

Human Resources Updates

As we eagerly move into the summer months, please review these important reminders and updates from the Office of Human Resources.

Use of Vacation Time Through June 30

For all regular staff not subject to the college’s collective bargaining agreement, your vacation and personal time is available for your use through June 30, 2022. Staff are permitted to carry over 5 days (37.5 hours) of vacation time into the new benefit year, beginning July 1..

Personal leave must be used by June 30 and will not carry over into the next year. Please check your balances in Self-Service Banner and work with your supervisor to schedule your time off.

 Early Closure on Fridays & Summer Hours Program Begins!

  • Early closure on Fridays will begin on May 27 and will continue through August 12 with the following hours:  8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Effective May 31, office hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
  • Some offices may be required to staff their offices on Friday afternoons to meet the needs of students. As we have in past years, alternative scheduling options will remain available.

Please contact the Office of Human Resources with any questions. Thank you!

Submitted by: Linda M. Walleshauser, Associate Vice President for Human Resources and Compliance

ITS Software Requests

ITS will be preparing the campus computer labs for the next academic year.  To do this efficiently we need your input.  We are starting from a clean slate so any previously installed software may not be available unless it is specifically requested. Our goal is to provide faculty and students the software they need for teaching and research. 

Please use the Google form below to review the basic list of software that will be included in the lab builds and submit your requests for additional software before June 10th.  This includes podium computers in classrooms and software in AppsAnywhere.   Requests received after this date may not be able to be accommodated in a timely fashion. 

https://forms.gle/TC4wmkDTMsxmNNwo9

Why are we doing this? 

With the turnover in staff and faculty, and changes in faculty practices during the pandemic era, there is a lot of software out there that is no longer used.  These software builds keep getting bigger and bigger.  If we eliminate unused or redundant software, we could save the college significant amounts of money without impacting the quality of a Canisius education. This will also make computers easier for students to navigate.  We are going to start evaluating new versions of the computer operating systems (MacOS Monterey and Windows 11) later this year for deployment in 2023 so we need this updated software list in preparation for this task.  

We are also going to expand the ITS web pages with computer and software recommendations for students.  If we know these software needs we can better recommend computer specifications for incoming freshman and current students if they choose to bring a laptop with them to campus.  With these recommendations we can also include a list of software that particular academic programs may need.  

We will be expanding the ITS “New Computer” pages in the weeks to come.  This is a great resource for students, staff and faculty to explore options for personal computer purchases and recommendations.  Links to purchase software and hardware for home use are already available and will be expanded based on some of this information.  

Feel free to check it out… http://www.canisius.edu/newcomputer

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

 



Opportunities to Help

As things have unfolded in the days since the horrifying attack at Tops Market, Canisius intends to remain engaged on the issues, events and conversations that are emerging from this dark day in Buffalo’s history. 

The New Buffalo Institute and others across campus have been working to coordinate opportunities to get involved in the community response efforts.  The list of current initiatives is now available by clicking here. This page also includes an option (in the top right) to submit new opportunities or to identify emerging needs in the community. As new information becomes available, the page will be updated and the campus community will be informed.

Submitted by: College Communications

Journalism Students, Alumni, Faculty Report on Buffalo Shooting

Members of the Canisius community working in the field of journalism have been reporting and broadcasting from the scene of the May 14 shooting on Jefferson Avenue, about a mile from campus. Current students, alumni and faculty have all been using their skills to inform the community, nation and the world about what has happened in Buffalo.

Aidan Joly ’22 has been writing for The Washington Post, including a byline on the front page of the Sunday, May 15 paper.

Emyle Watkins ’20 has been working in her capacity as a reporter for WBFO 88.7 FM as well as the national NPR program “All Things Considered.”  and has contributed to reports on the BBC World Service and BBC Radio Scotland about the tragedy.

Bradley Berchou ’20, a videographer for WIVB-TV Channel 4, has been filming interviews and images from the scene for a local audience.

Adam Duke ’19 and Eric Piotrowski ’20 are web producers at WGRZ-TV Ch. 4. Hannah Nelson ’22 is currently an intern at the same station. They have all contributed to their station’s coverage efforts.

Assistant Professor of Journalism Dan Higgins has been continuously contributing to The New York Times since the shooting on Saturday. He is also writing for The Daily Beast about the incident. On Tuesday, he appeared on BBC Radio Ulster’s “Evening Extra” to add context and commentary on President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden’s visit to the community.

Julia Barth ’23, the incoming editor-in-chief of The Griffin, has been shadowing Professor Higgins as he provides coverage for The Times and other national media outlets this week.

Submitted by: Dan Higgins, assistant professor of journalism, Department of Communications

 

Call for Proposals

The Office of Student Life is excited to announce that it will be hosting a leadership conference for our student leaders from August 21 -23!

We are now seeking proposals for 50-minute breakout sessions. For more information or to submit a proposal please click here.

Submitted by: Jason Francey, director of student engagement, Office of Student Life

Honeywell Supports Chemistry Olympiad

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Pictured (l-r): Michelle Mattice, Emily Tankersley, Dr. Mariusz Kozik and Dr. Robert Stewart ’11, PhD

Canisius College is the recipient of a grant from Honeywell to support the Western New York Chemistry Olympiad. On May 16, 2022, representatives from Honeywell presented Dr. Mariusz Kozik, professor of chemistry and biochemistry and coordinator of the Western New York Chemistry Olympiad, with a check for $10,000 to support student preparation and participation in the 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. Honeywell has supported the Chemistry Olympiad for 25 years and has donated nearly $250,000 in support of this initiative.

Submitted by: Sandy Miller, Sr. Director of Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations

Women of Canisius Induction Pinning Ceremony

On May 17, the Office of Alumni Engagement and the Women of Canisius Leadership Council held their annual pinning ceremony.

This tradition welcomes female graduates into the alumni affinity group. Alumnae Catherine Niederpruem ’17 spoke about how her life was forever impacted by her Canisius education and the importance of being true to yourself following graduation. Congratulations to the newest inductees!

Submitted by: Sarah Sterzinger, assistant director, Alumni Engagement

Live Well, Work Well

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Check out May’s Newsletter from Lawley Insurance Group, which offers advice on elevating psychological resiliency, protecting your vision and how to spring clean your routine.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, executive associate, President’s Office

Service of Remembrance

Campus Ministry will offer a brief service in remembrance of the victims from this weekend’s mass shooting, today, Wednesday, May 18, at 10:00 a.m. in Christ the King Chapel. All are welcomed to take time out of your day to participate.    

Submitted by: Sandra M. Estanek, PhD, Interim Vice President for Student Affairs

Opportunities to Help East Side Community

Many of our neighbors in the city of Buffalo are suffering right now. They are struck with grief, fear and anger. At the same time that they are suffering emotionally, residents of the East Side are also struggling to find basic food and supplies.  Tops Market on Jefferson Avenue was the only full-service grocery store located in this part of Buffalo.  While it is closed, there are a number of initiatives underway to get food, health, and personal care items to those who need it. 

We are grateful that so many Canisius students, faculty, staff and alumni have reached out wanting to know how they can help.  The Canisius College New Buffalo Institute and others across campus have been working with community partners to understand the needs and organizing our resources to support them. Here is how you can get involved:

First Fruits Food Pantry at Lincoln Memorial United Methodist Church, 641 Masten Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209

Donations for the following items are requested:

  • Canned corn
  • Canned Green beans
  • Chicken or vegetable broth
  • Canned tomatoes diced/stewed 
  • Canned carrots
  • Canned mixed vegetables
  • Beans dry or canned (cannellini, kidney, black, chili, pinto, black eyed peas, red)
  • Canned tuna, salmon, chicken
  • Peanut butter
  • Healthy cereals
  • Pasta and sauces
  • Rice

Donations can be dropped off on the Northland Avenue side of the church on Friday (which is prep day, and Saturdays 9:00 am – 12 noon.

Monetary donations are also greatly appreciated:

  • First Fruits Food Pantry c/o Lincoln Memorial United Methodist Church, 641 Masten Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209
    • Lincoln Memorial Cashapp account name – $changelivesthrulove 
    • Lincoln Memorial Venmo account name – Lincoln-UMC

Upper Room Church of God in Christ on 141 Florida St., Buffalo, NY 14208

Canisius College has partnered with the Upper Room Church of God to provide food to the community in the Spillman Parking Lot.

Donations for the following items are requested:

  • Perishable items: Dairy items, milk and eggs
  • Laundry and dish detergents
  • Bread/Baked goods
  • Personal health & hygiene items

Monetary donations are also greatly appreciated by the Upper Room Church: Cashapp  $COGICUPPERROOM

Buffalo Community Fridge, 257 E. Ferry Street, Buffalo, NY 14208

Donations for the following items are requested:

  • Fresh Produce
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Cheese
  • Baby formula and baby food
  • Juice
  • Water
  • Labeled cooked/canned meals (no raw meat)

Monetary donations are also being accepted by Buffalo Fridge at Venmo@bflocommunityfridge

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