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Canisius in the News

WBEN-AM Radio 930 interviewed James Nowak on its morning broadcast about the ongoing delays in the FAFSA process. Canisius’ associate director of enrollment and financial aid explained how the university is working closely with students and families to provide “good faith financial aid estimates.” Click here to listen to the interview.

Canisius University was a proud sponsor of this year’s “Go Red for Women” event, which was co-chaired by First Lady Alison Stoute and Associate Vice President for Human Resources and Compliance Linda Walleshauser.

The event was attended by more than 250 women and raised $100,000 in support of heart health initiatives for the American Heart Association. It also captured the attention of the local media.

Click here to watch the story that aired on WKBW-TV Channel 7.

Click here to watch the story that aired on WGRZ-TV Channel 2.

Submitted by: University Communications

Junior Achievement of WNY Looking for Volunteers

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Junior Achievement of Western New York is looking for volunteers for its upcoming “JA in a Day” volunteer opportunity.

The event will take place Tuesday March 26 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Charter School for Applied Technologies.

Junior Achievement serves schools throughout the eight counties of WNY, and works to recruit volunteers to go into classrooms and after-school settings to deliver professionally developed, age-appropriate, financial literacy, workforce readiness and entrepreneurship curriculum for students in grades K-12.

For more information, please reach out to Shana Richardson, Director of the New Buffalo Institute, at willia23@canisius.edu

Submitted by: Shana Richardson, director, New Buffalo Institute

Playoff Hockey and More, This Weekend of Griffs Athletics

It’s  a jam-packed weekend of home events for your Golden Griffins.

Starting at 3:00 p.m. today, Friday, March 1, Men’s Lacrosse hosts Cleveland State for their Home Opener. Free admission! Stop by the Demske Sports Complex and enjoy some great weather and great lacrosse.

Also tonight, at 7:00 p.m., Men’s Basketball hosts Mount St. Mary’s in a crucial matchup for MAAC Tournament seeding in the KAC. Tickets are $15 for reserved tickets or $10 for general admission for faculty and staff.

On Saturday, March 2, three great games are scheduled for the Golden Griffins:

Women’s Lacrosse hosts University of Detroit-Mercy at 11:00 a.m. on the “Demske Beach.” Both teams are raffling off gear each quarter for everyone in attendance. Free women’s basketball tickets for everyone in attendance.

Women’s Basketball hosts Rider for Senior Day at 1:00 p.m. in the KAC. Salute your graduating Griffs. Tickets are $5.

Playoff Hockey returns to Buffalo as Canisius hosts Mercyhurst at LECOM Harborcenter at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.

The action continues on Sunday, March 3 when Men’s Basketball hosts their Senior Day against Rider, in a potential MAAC Tournament preview. Support your Men’s Basketball seniors by visiting the KAC at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.

Submitted by: Mike Kochczynski, Assistant Athletic Director, Department of Athletics

LEGO Makerspace is Back

Please join us in the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library Friday, March 15, 2024 between 1:00 – 3:00 PM to continue working on the LEGO Disney Castle set OR build something engaging and fun to be displayed in Science Hall.

Contact Yvonne Widenor at widenory@canisius.edu for more information.

This event is open to students, faculty, and staff.

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs, Assistant Professor, Art History, MLLC Department, Director and Studio Art Galleries Director, ArtsCanisius

 

 

Capturing Stories of Hope

Canisius student Sarah Lynch ’24and Thomas Pauloz (Boston College ’24) will be premiering the film they produced this summer in Los Angeles about Homeboy Industries, the largest gang rehabilitation center in the world. It will debut this coming Tuesday, March 5 at 10:00 a.m. in Old Main 203 to the public. Everyone is welcome!

Thank you to Professor John Kryder who was their mentor on this trip, providing assistance with the filming process, feedback while editing the film, and everything in between.

This project would not have been possible without him, as well as many others who supported their film.

Submitted by: Sarah Lynch, Student, Communication

 

 

 

CALLI Book Club Meeting – Postponed

The CALLI Spring 2024 Book Club meeting has been postponed. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The new date is Tuesday, April 16h. Everything else remains the same: 1-2 PM in Old Main 219. We will be talking about A Morbid Taste for Bones: The First Chronicle of Brother Cadfael by Ellis Peters (1977). 

Bring your lunch and join us.

Submitted by: Kristina Laun, Book Club Hostess

Campus Candids

The Student Sustainability Committee recently unveiled its latest venture.

Griff’s Thrifts is a new second-hand clothing store on campus. From trendy pieces to timeless classics, Griff’s Thrifts gives pre-loved clothes new life, all while supporting Canisius’ sustainability initiatives.

You can find Griff’s Thrifts below the Penfold-Gareis Fitness Center. The store is open weekdays, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. (volunteer dependent). Students and faculty receive 10 free items per semester.

Submitted by: University Communications

Canisius in the News

The Buffalo News recently spoke with James Nowak for a February 27 story titled “New FAFSA Form Delays Push College Decisions Way Behind Schedule.” In the article, Canisius’ associate director of enrollment and financial aid speaks about the challenges that colleges, students and their families are facing as a result of the overhauled FAFSA process. Nowak also details the proactive approach Canisius is taking to help mitigate and minimize the issues faced by families. Click here to read the story.

Malini Suchak, PhD, weighs in on why our feline companions have a phobia of water in the latest edition of Inverse, an online science, technology and culture magazine. According to the professor and chair of ABEC and anthrozoology, a cat’s aversion to water isn’t due to a preservation instinct, as cats can swim and float if necessary. Rather, Suchak says, a cat’s hydrophobia comes from the water’s effects on their fur coats. Click here to read more.

Submitted by: University Communications

Forum on Innovation Fund

Calling all creative minds.

If you’ve been thinking about an innovative concept that has the potential to advance the university’s strategic agenda and achieve positive outcomes for students, then plan to attend the next forum on the President’s Innovation Fund. Set for Friday, March 8, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Regis Room of the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center, the forum will focus on how Canisius faculty and staff can submit proposals for funding, and the criteria that will be used in selecting applications. Light refreshments will be provided.

Click here to add this event to your digital calendar.

Earlier this month, President Steve Stoute announced that the university will invest $1 million over the next five years toward the creation of a competitive grant program designed to “unleash the power of innovation.” The President’s Innovation Fund will support original and inventive concepts and practices that demonstrate creativity and ingenuity, and foster academic excellence and innovation as outlined in the first pillar of the strategic plan, Answer the Call.

Click here to read more about the President’s Innovation Fund.

Submitted by: University Communications

Minoritized Faculty & Staff Affinity Group Meeting

Faculty and staff from marginalized racial identities are invited to a meeting with the Minoritized Faculty and Staff Affinity Group on Thursday, February 29 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Campus Ministry Conference Room (OM 219). The group will meet to check in with each other and plan upcoming engagement opportunities for the campus community.

Click here to add this event to your digital calendar.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to co-chairs Bennie Williams at willi100@canisius.edu or Stephanie Masood at masoods@canisius.edu.

We hope to see you there.

Submitted by: Stephanie Masood, Marketing Project Manager, Marketing

Canisius to Induct 10 into DiGamma Honor Society

Canisius University President Steve K. Stoute will be among 10 new members inducted into the institution’s DiGamma Honor Society on Thursday, April 18 at 6:00 p.m. at The Buffalo Club.   The prestigious honor society is comprised of Canisius alumni, faculty, administrators and students who have distinguished themselves working for the advancement of the university and through exemplary service on behalf of students and fellow alumni, over an extended period of time. This year, the DiGamma Honor Society is proud to induct eight alumni of Canisius University and two Canisius administrators.  The inductees are:  

•    Jeffrey E. Bogart ’93, credit analyst, Evans Bank;

•    Vincent D. Clark ’97, associate vice president of development and alumni relations, Pace University;

•    James R. Deuschle ’84, retired executive vice president and chief financial officer, Rich Products Corporation;

•    Christopher P. Devine ’98, chief financial officer, Pyramid Global Hospitality;

•    Lindy Feider ’06, MS ’08, associate director of academic achievement and student athlete support services, Canisius University;

•    Mickey P. Kearns ’91, clerk, Erie County;

•    Chris F. Malof MBA ’96, managing director, UBS Financial Services;

•    Steve K. Stoute, JD, president, Canisius University;

•    Shirley W. Struchen MA ’79, retired executive director and conference coordinator, Religion Communication Congress; and

•    Lee C. Wortham ’79, partner, Barrantys LLC andchair, Evans Bancorp Inc.

Submitted by: Office of Alumni Engagement

Novena of Grace

The Jesuit Community of Western New York invites the Canisius campus to join them in praying the “Novena of Grace,” in honor of St. Francis of Xavier, from March 4 – 12.

A Novena is a nine-day program that offers a set of prayers to St. Francis Xavier for a special intercession. It concludes on March 12, which is the date in 1622 when both Ignatius Loyola and Francis Xavier were declared saints.

According to Rev. Fred Betti, SJ, chaplain of mission and ministry, the Novena has been held for more than 124 years in Western New York, traditionally hosted by St. Michael’s and St. Ann’s churches, and attracts the faithful from far and wide. Over the course of the years, “many apparent cures and prayers have been answered,” says Father Betti. He continues, “The Novena was so popular in Buffalo culture that former Canisius faculty member, Roger Dooley, in his novel, The House of Shanahan, set an entire chapter of the protagonist’s adventures inside St. Michael’s Church during the March Novena.”

This year, in light of the reorganization of the Jesuits, the Novena is being offered at Christ the King Chapel, which is now home to a historic statue of Xavier – recovered from the former St. Ann’s Jesuit Church on Broadway.

The origins of the Novena date back to 1634 in Naples, Italy when a Jesuit, (Mastrilli) suffered a traumatic brain injury and, at the point of death, he had a vision of St. Francis Xavier and was instantly cured.

The Novena will be offered on the following days and times:

Wednesday, March 6 / 5:15 p.m. Mass

Saturday, March 9 / 12:05 p.m. Mass

Sunday, March 10 / 9:30 a.m. Mass

Submitted by: University Communications

Sip Sip Hooray!

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As a small token of our appreciation for all of the good work you do and your commitment to our campus community, please take a break and enjoy a medium-sized beverage from the Tim Horton’s on campus!

Faculty and staff can stop by Tim Horton’s on Friday, March 1 or Monday, March 4 to receive your complimentary beverage!

No voucher is required this year.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Human Resources at hr@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Linda M. Walleshauser, SPHR-SHRM-CP, Associate Vice President for Human Resources & Compliance

 

Changes in the Wiki

The Canisius University Wiki, a long-time host for policy and procedural documents, is getting a new look and feel as it moves to the Atlassian Cloud Platform. This is scheduled for Wednesday, February 28th, 2024, and will bring some improvements, but also some temporary disruptions.

  • If you own or maintain wiki pages, please check them on or after February 28th for broken links, missing content, or other possible concerns. Email helpdesk@canisius.edu if you require assistance.
  • In general, the next two weeks would be a good time to look for outdated pages, page content (including links), page permissions and especially file attachments.
  • Since the wiki must use different web addresses, links on web pages and spaces across the university will need updated, and some may be broken until fixed. Please be patient, and report broken links to helpdesk@canisius.edu.
  • To an extent possible, all old wiki pages will redirect to the new wiki’s home page. There, users can navigate to the things they need.
  • Links to wiki pages within old emails, news, and social media posts will expire and will not work. Please watch for new links, or go to the wiki using the MyCanisius Portal. The Wiki can be found on the righthand side of the MyCanisius portal:
  • If you send emails using boilerplate mail text that points to wiki spaces, your boilerplate text will need to be updated.
  • If you own or maintain wiki pages that you know are linked on the main Canisius site, in Google Sites, or in any other location, those links will need to be updated after February 28.

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

Black Ice Safety

Even through spring-like temperatures are upon us, the early mornings and late nights are still around freezing. Make sure you still follow winter walking procedures during these times.

  • Walk cautiously and avoid icy walking surfaces whenever possible.
  • In darkness, icy glazed spots or “black ice” can be difficult to see.
  • In cold temperatures, approach with caution and assume all wet slick spots on walking surfaces are frozen.
  • If you must step on the ice – take short steps and shuffle your feet like a penguin.

Submitted by: Matthew Moje, Safety Coordinator, Facilites

Campus Candids

Lenten observances are continuing at Christ the King Chapel. This season’s theme is from Pope Francis’ “Encuentro” (“Encounter”). Canisius’ faith community received world globe stress balls.

International student Mmesoma, from Nigeria) is assisting with services.

Submitted by: Rev. Fred Betti, SJ, chaplain, Mission and Ministry

Free Tax Prep at Canisius

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The Canisius University Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program has appointments available to have your taxes done FOR FREE on campus by IRS-certified volunteers. To schedule an appointment, Email Shannon Jemiolo, PhD, assistant professor of accounting, at jemiolos@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Shannon Jemiolo, Assistant Professor, Accounting

Nominations Open for Distinguished Faculty Award

The Office of Alumni Engagement invites you to submit nominations for the 2024 Kenneth L. Koessler Distinguished Faculty Award.

Individuals eligible for nomination must meet the following criteria:

The Kenneth L. Koessler Distinguished Faculty Award recognizes outstanding full-time faculty members of the university who are distinguished for contributions to the academic world and teaching excellence. One award may be given per year.

The Kenneth L. Koessler Distinguished Faculty Award is presented at the Honors Convocation on May 17, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.

Please submit nominations to the Office of Alumni Engagement no later than  Friday, March 8, 2024. 

The nomination form is available ONLINE. Please complete the section of the form that corresponds to the Kenneth L. Koessler Distinguished Faculty Award.

Questions? Please reach out to Lauren Orlowski, director of Alumni and Constituent Engagement, at orlowskl@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Sarah Sterzinger Assistant Director of Alumni and Constituent Engagement

Soup, Chili, Chowder Cookoff

Everyone’ favorite cookoff is back in 2024.

All are welcome to gather in the Old Main Faculty Lounge between 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.  on Thursday, March 21, 2024 for our annual Soup, Chili and Chowder cookoff.

Enter your famous fare – or – just taste and vote for your favorite.

Prizes will be awarded in each category and best overall – bragging rights apply!

RSVP or enter HERE, or contact Maggie Burkard at Ext. 2120 or at burkardm@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Employee Engagement Committee 

 

Canisius in the News

Business First Reporter Katie Anderson interviewed Eileen Abbatoy for a February 22 article titled “What Makes College Graduates Stay and Work in the Buffalo Area.” Canisius’ executive director of career development spoke about the university’s internship and fellowship programs, which she said “go a long way to keep students here.”

Click here to read the full story.

Submitted by: University Communications

Canisius Receives $5M for HEOP Program

Canisius University is excited to continue its 55-year history of serving New York State residents through the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program.

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) will provide $1,000,358 annually to support 95 students each year, totaling $5,001,794 for the 2024‐2029 cycle.

Canisius was one of the first private institutions to receive funding from the New York State Education Department to create the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), which supports individuals who face academic and financial challenges.  Like HEOP, Canisius believes in the potential for all students to be successful.  The NYS HEOP program has become a national model for access; significantly increasing the number of Black and Latinx students attending higher education. There are over 40,000 graduates of HEOP across the country.

Special thank you to Academic Affairs, Canisius Opportunity Programs for Education, Enrollment Management and the Office of  Sponsored Programs for assistance during the submission process.

Submitted by: Fatima Rodriguez Johnson, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

The Game: Canisius vs. Niagara

The Battle of the Bridge is on the line as Canisius hosts long-time rival, Niagara.

Limited tickets are available ($10 for general admission and $15 for reserved seats).

If you attend one men’s basketball game this year, this is the game to attend. Canisius-Niagara games are fun, intense, and typically very well-matched.

Game time is 7 PM in the Koessler Athletic Center, Friday, February 23. 

Submitted by: Mike Kochczynski, Assistant Athletic Director, Department of Athletics

Classroom Upgrades

The Media Center has upgraded several classrooms this academic year.

Total technology upgrades were completed in HS -111, HS-220, OM-104, OM-108, OM-314 and OM-423, each of which include new projectors, document cameras and control systems.

HO-103 was updated with HDMI connectivity.

In OM -414, a Smartboard was replaced with an 86” Viewsonic LED panel, an Epson document camera and control system.  LCD projectors were also upgraded in HS-206, OM-303, OM-403, SH-1030, SH-1008 and SH-1013 A&B, with laser projectors to improve image brightness and eliminate lamp failures during classes.

Additional upgrades include:

OM 414 – 86” Flat panel display / Panasonic laser projector

HS 111 – Teacher’s station with new Extron controller, document camera and display

HS 220 – New teacher’s station with new document camera and display

Submitted by: Nathan Johnson, Instructional Media Technician, Media Center

Changes in the Canisius Wiki

The Canisius University Wiki, a long-time host for policy and procedural documents, is getting a new look and feel as it moves to the Atlassian Cloud Platform. This is scheduled for Wednesday, February 28th, 2024, and will bring some improvements, but also some temporary disruptions.

  • If you own or maintain wiki pages, please check them on or after February 28th for broken links, missing content, or other possible concerns. Email helpdesk@canisius.edu if you require assistance.
  • In general, the next two weeks would be a good time to look for outdated pages, page content (including links), page permissions and especially file attachments.
  • Since the wiki must use different web addresses, links on web pages and spaces across the university will need updated, and some may be broken until fixed. Please be patient, and report broken links to helpdesk@canisius.edu.
  • To an extent possible, all old wiki pages will redirect to the new wiki’s home page. There, users can navigate to the things they need.
  • Links to wiki pages within old emails, news, and social media posts will expire and will not work. Please watch for new links, or go to the wiki using the MyCanisius Portal. The Wiki can be found on the righthand side of the MyCanisius portal:
  • If you send emails using boilerplate mail text that points to wiki spaces, your boilerplate text will need to be updated.
  • If you own or maintain wiki pages that you know are linked on the main Canisius site, in Google Sites, or in any other location, those links will need to be updated after February 28.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, COLI 

Hockey Senior Day

Celebrate graduating Griffs as Canisius hosts #20-ranked RIT.

Game time is 7 PM on Saturday, February 24 at the LECOM Harborcenter. 

Tickets are available for $10 for general admission.

Canisius has beaten three of the last five times and this rivalry produces incredible hockey.

Submitted by: Mike Kochczynski, Assistant Athletic Director, Department of Athletics

Create Filters in Excel

 

This latest quick tip is another Excel one. If your data has headers, you can quickly turn those headers into filters. Even if your data does not have headers, you can quickly add them. Here’s how:

  1. Select the entire row with your headers (typically the first row)
  2. Select the Data Tab
  3. In the Ribbon, click on Filter
  4. Excel will automatically create filters, using unique data in each column as options
  5. Click on the triangle icon to the right of the header you want to filter
  6. Click on the checkbox to the left of Select All to deselect all of the options
  7. Then, go down the list and select the options you want to filter by
  8. Click on OK
  9. Excel will automatically filter the data based on your criteria. If needed, multiple filters can be used at once
  10. To reset the filter, click on the symbol to the right of the header with the filter
  11. In the menu that appears, click on Clear Filter from “Header Name”

Click on the image below (or here) to view the tutorial video:

Click on the above image (or here) to view Applying Filters video.

For more tutorials on Excel and other Microsoft Office products, visit the Microsoft Office Support Wiki Page.

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

Midterms in D2L

 

With midterms coming up, it may be useful to review these features of D2L Quizzes and Dropboxes.

D2L Quizzes provides a robust tool to grade quizzes easier and quicker. Some features can help prevent cheating to a degree, like basic question randomization and advanced question randomization. If you want to use questions from a previous exam or quiz, the Question Library lets you copy questions to the mid-term. Additionally, for faster grading, you can connect the Quiz to the gradebook. You can also have your students sign an Academic Integrity Pledge before continuing to the Midterm. Customize the Quiz Result display to show students what questions they got and see where they need to brush up on their studying.

Please note that if you allow automatic grading of your exam, D2L will not automatically grade written responses. Those need to be graded manually. Inform your students that the grade they have immediately after completing the exam is not reflective of their overall grade. If you want to see all of the tutorials on the D2L Quiz tool that COLI has compiled, check the Online Quizzes and Exams in the Quizzes Tool Section.

D2L Dropboxes are a great way to receive student work in various formats but more notably PDFs, Microsoft Office files, JPGs or PNGs. You can also restrict the types of files the dropbox will accept. Attach the dropbox to the grade book or use a D2L Rubric and attach it to the dropbox for faster grading.

For more information on D2L Dropboxes, check out the Collecting Assignments in Dropboxes Section. For tutorials on D2L Rubrics, check out the Using Rubrics Section. If you would prefer, you can also sign up for COLI workshops or sign up for a Consultation with one of COLI’s staff members.

COLI has compiled other resources on the various tool sets in D2L. Check the D2L Self-paced Training for Faculty and Staff Wiki page.

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

Campus Candids

Students gave their professional wardrobes some love when the Griff Center for Student Success opened its pop-up shop on Valentine’s Day.

The pop-up shop runs through the end of February in Horan O’Donnell 014.  Career Development is still accepting donations of clean, gently used professional clothing.  All sizes needed!

Submitted by: Eileen Abbatoy, Executive Director, Career Development, Griff Center for Student Success

 

Canisius in the News

The Women’s Business Center (WBC) at Canisius was in the spotlight last week when WKBW-TV Channel 7 featured a story on the center’s women empowerment movement. The WBC hosted several organizations on campus to find ways to bridge the gap in women-owned businesses. Click here to watch the story.

Submitted by: University Communications

Canisius Names New Director of Public Safety

Clayton Staton has been named director of public safety at Canisius.  Staton is responsible for providing a safe and secure environment for all Canisius students, faculty, staff and visitors to the campus.  He will enforce federal, state and local laws, as well as Canisius’ rules and regulations, and will work to ensure that the Public Safety Department plays a critical role in the university’s emergency preparedness and response, including organizing safety training for the campus.

“Clayton joins Canisius with 33 years of law enforcement experience; he will undoubtedly be an asset to our campus community,” said Harold O. Fields, EdD, vice president for student affairs and dean of students. “His diverse background includes a commitment to service, extensive law enforcement experience, expertise in crisis preparedness, as well as campus safety and security.  These experiences make him an ideal candidate for the position.”

Staton is a State of New Jersey certified Security Officer Registration Act (SORA) instructor and private security consultant. In the position, Staton is responsible for instructing security officer candidate courses including national incident management system (NIMS), incident command system (ICS), the role of the security officer, use of force, ethics, active shooter, bomb threat management, suspicious activity reporting and homeland security.

Click here to read more.

Submitted by: University Communications

Canisius Welcomes Andrea Alvarez, PhD

The Borders and Migration Initiative along with ArtsCanisius invites the campus community to join them at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 in the Library Learning Center for an art history lecture featuring the current Narsiso Martinez: From These Hands (De Estas  Manos) exhibit at the Buffalo AKG Art Museum.

Andrea Alvarez, PhD, associate curator at the Buffalo AKG, will discuss this solo exhibition that features a selection of works that exemplify the artist’s unique practice of combining drawing and painting on reclaimed produce boxes. The exhibition will run through April 8, 2024.

The lecture is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be provided by the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library.

This event is co-sponsored by ArtsCanisius and the Borders and Migrations Initiative.

For more information about the exhibit, click here. 

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

JC Penney “Suit Up”

The Career Development Office is partnering with JC Penney at the Boulevard Mall for the third annual “Suit Up” event on Sunday, February 25, from 3:00  – 6:00 p.m.

The event is open to all students, faculty and staff.  Please stop by the Canisius table at JC Penney in the Boulevard Mall for your discount coupons.

Submitted by: Eileen Abbatoy, Executive Director, Career Development, Griff Center for Student Success

CEEP 2024-25 Applications

The last day to submit an online application for the 2024-25 Canisius Earning Excellence Program (CEEP) awards is Wednesday, February 28.  Supervisors will have until Friday, March 8 to submit approvals.

The Canisius Earning Excellence Program awards students with funding for intellectually demanding projects that create opportunities for applied learning outside the classroom. The work completed through this program is closely related to a career or scholarly field and directly related to faculty scholarship. By working alongside faculty on research-focused projects, students are able to achieve a high level of preparedness for maintaining professional working relationships and for continued studies at the graduate level.

Canisius University undergraduates in any major may apply for a CEEP award if they have a 3.2 or higher overall GPA and if they have a faculty or university administrator sponsor with an appropriate CEEP project. Please note: Students with an overall GPA below 3.2 may apply for a CEEP award, but awards will only be granted if the student’s overall GPA is higher than 3.2 at the end of the spring semester and/or if their semester GPA was 3.4 or higher in the past two semesters.

CEEP students receive stipend payments deposited into their accounts with student records at the end of each semester. This allows students to receive federal work-study (if eligible) in addition to their CEEP project.

More information and current online application are available on the Academic Affairs CEEP Information Page on the myCanisius portal. Students will also receive an email notification with details regarding the application process. Please note, current CEEP award recipients interested in continuing their project next year will need to fill out new applications for the 2024-25 award. Renewal is not automatic.

If you have any questions regarding the award and application process, contact Amy Beiter (beiter5@canisius.edu) or Yvonne Widenor (widenory@canisius.edu).

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

EAP February Newsletter

Uprise Health’s February Newsletter provides information on American Heart Month, essential facts to know for heart health, mindful approaches to cope with stress and much  more.  Read the newsletter by clicking here.  

Submitted by: Dawn Rotterman, Benefits/HRIS Manager, Human Resources

 

 

Free Virtual Wellness Classes

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Buffalo Rehab Group is offering free virtual wellness classes once a month followed by a Q&A with local wellness professionals.

View the flyer (above) for more information on dates and times, as well as how to register.

Submitted by: Dawn Rotterman, Benefits/HRIS Manager, Human Resources

Nominations Open for Distinguished Faculty Award

The Office of Alumni Engagement invites you to submit nominations for the 2024 Kenneth L. Koessler Distinguished Faculty Award.

Individuals eligible for nomination must meet the following criteria:

The Kenneth L. Koessler Distinguished Faculty Award recognizes outstanding full-time faculty members of the university who are distinguished for contributions to the academic world and teaching excellence. One award may be given per year.

The Kenneth L. Koessler Distinguished Faculty Award is presented at the Honors Convocation on May 17, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.

Please submit nominations to the Office of Alumni Engagement no later than  Friday, March 8, 2024. 

The nomination form is available ONLINE. Please complete the section of the form that corresponds to the Kenneth L. Koessler Distinguished Faculty Award.

Questions? Please reach out to Lauren Orlowski, director of Alumni and Constituent Engagement, at orlowskl@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Sarah Sterzinger, assistant director, Alumni and Constituent Engagement

A Birthday Bash for Chopin and Mickiewicz

In celebration of the 214th birthday of Chopin and the recent 225th birthday of Adam Mickiewicz, the Permanent Chair of Polish Culture at Canisius University, the Chopin Singing Society, the Polish Arts Club of Buffalo and the Adam Mickiewicz Library & Dramatic Circle join in presenting a multi-media extravaganza featuring the Chopin Singing Society, celebrating their 125th anniversary and joining with the Canisius University Chorale all under the direction of Dr. Bradley Wingert. The event, Celebrating the Arts:  A Birthday Bash for Chopin & Mickiewicz, takes place on Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 2:30 p.m. at the Montante Cultural Center, 2021 Main Street on the Canisius University Campus.

Additional artists presenting piano music of Chopin are Claudia Hoca, former pianist for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and current member and Assistant Director of Chopins, Melanie Bebak.  Poetry of Mickiewicz, considered the greatest Polish poet, will be offered. The presentations will have a backdrop of a PowerPoint presentation by Klara Chomicka-Frank of places and items of interest in the lives of the two artists, and there will be a display table of memorabilia offered for the audience’s enjoyment. A reception will follow.  The event is free and open to the public.

Submitted by: Matthew Kochan, Mary Lou Wyrobek Permanent Chair of Polish Culture

Create Using 3D Printers

The first Makerspace of the spring semester is scheduled for Friday, March 1, 2024  at 1:00 p.m. in SH-1008.

Mark Gallimore, PhD and Tyler Kron-Piatek from COLI will present an overview of TinkerCAD and the ways in which we can create items with the university’s 3-D printers. Faculty, staff and students are welcome to join.

For more information, please contact Yvonne Widenor at widenory@canisius.edu

Makerspace is a place where students can create physical or digital items in common work spaces, using shared resources and equipment. Makerspaces are meant to be a mechanism for encouraging students to explore and learn outside the classroom.

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs, Assistant Professor, Art History, MLLC Department, Director and Studio Art Galleries Director, ArtsCanisius

Festival of the Ensembles

ArtsCanisius is overjoyed to invite you to the Festival of the Ensembles on Friday, March 1, 2024 in Montante Cultural Center.

All three students ensembles – Chamber Orchestra, Chorale, and Jazz Ensemble, will perform that evening, and it is a wonderful celebration of our students’ talents and the sense of community they build when participating in these musical performance groups.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and tickets (general admission is $5) are available at the door or online at canisius.edu/artscanisius (click on the tickets and donation button on the homepage).

Please check out our future events online at canisius.edu/artscanisius or contact Yvonne Widenor, Director of ArtsCanisius, at widenory@canisius.edu

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs, Assistant Professor, Art History, MLLC Department, Director and Studio Art Galleries Director, ArtsCanisius

Stress Less Day Seminar

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Please plan to join Independent Health and Lawley as they offer a Stress Less Seminar on March 7 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge.

Presentations will include mindfulness eating and progressive relaxation techniques, along with information regarding mental health benefits that are currently part of our health insurance and employee assistance programs. Join your colleagues for this relaxing session and opportunity to engage with your peers.

Lunch will be provided!

Please RSVP to hr@canisius.edu by March 4.

Click here to add this event to your digital calendar.

Your mental health matters. We look forward to seeing you there!

Submitted by: Lynn Incardona, HR Associate, Human Resources

Canisius in the News

The Buffalo News reported on President Steve Stoute’s announcement that the university will invest $1 million over the next five years toward the creation of the President’s Innovation Fund, competitive grant program designed to unleash the power of innovation. Click here to read the story.

The London School of Economics recently published a blog authored by Shyam K. Sriram, PhD. In it, the assistant professor of political science reveals findings from new survey research that examines the history of nativism and anti-immigration sentiments in the U.S. Click here to read the blog.

Submitted by: University Communications

Submit Your Giving Day Initiatives

The Canisius Fund team is excited to roll out an innovative approach to Giving Day 2024. We will be asking Department Chairs and Program Directors to work with their deans and/or members of the SLT to help develop the initiatives we will be fundraising for on Giving Day. Anyone interested in submitting an initiative to be included on Giving Day will be asked to fill out a Google form and submit it through their Department Chair or Program Director.

  • For a summary of this year’s Giving Day process click here.
  • See an example initiative form with helpful notes and tips.
  • Initiatives should be submitted through our google form by Tuesday, February 20.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Canisius Fund team at 716-888-2712 or canfund@canisius.edu.

We look forward to working with you and having a successful Giving Day!

Submitted by: Jessica Mitrovits, Assistant Director – Canisius Fund, Office of Advancement

New Buffalo Institute Hosts First Mission Monday

On Monday, February 12, the New Buffalo Institute hosted its first Mission Mondays event of the semester!

Mission Mondays allow students the opportunity to create a DIY volunteer project that will benefit a local community partner. This past Monday, students created Valentine’s Day cards and decorated bags that they then packed with hygiene products. The hygiene bags will be donated to Compass House, an emergency shelter and resource center for displaced youth.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by the Commuter Lounge to decorate bags and create cards that offer words of affirmation and encouragement to the youth at Compass House!

Submitted by: Shana Richardson, Director, New Buffalo Institute

Cross Walk Safety

A quick reminder to anyone who crosses the street when leaving – or – going to Science Hall that you use the flashing beacons.

Submitted by: Matthew Moje, safety coordinator, Facilities

Open Swim Canceled

Due to lifeguard staffing shortages, Athletic Facilities is canceling open swim from today, Friday, February 16 through Sunday, February 18.   Open swim will resume Monday, February 19.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Submitted by: Pat Clarke, assistant athletic director, Athletic Facilities

Faculty Meetup: AI and Teaching

 

Generative Artificial Intelligence presents new challenges and possibilities for curriculum.  The AI and Society Initiative and the College of Arts and Sciences offer a series of meetups for faculty to discuss AI and its relationship to their courses and disciplines.  Our next AI and Teaching Meetup is 9:30 a.m., Thursday, February 22, in the Old Main Faculty Lounge.

RSVP here!

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

Midterms in D2L

 

With midterms coming up, it may be useful to review these features of D2L Quizzes and Dropboxes.

D2L Quizzes provides a robust tool to grade quizzes easier and quicker. Some features can help prevent cheating to a degree, like basic question randomization and advanced question randomization. If you want to use questions from a previous exam or quiz, the Question Library lets you copy questions to the mid-term. Additionally, for faster grading, you can connect the Quiz to the gradebook. You can also have your students sign an Academic Integrity Pledge before continuing to the Midterm. Customize the Quiz Result display to show students what questions they got and see where they need to brush up on their studying.

Please note that if you allow automatic grading of your exam, D2L will not automatically grade written responses. Those need to be graded manually. Inform your students that the grade they have immediately after completing the exam is not reflective of their overall grade. If you want to see all of the tutorials on the D2L Quiz tool that COLI has compiled, check the Online Quizzes and Exams in the Quizzes Tool Section.

D2L Dropboxes are a great way to receive student work in various formats but more notably PDFs, Microsoft Office files, JPGs or PNGs. You can also restrict the types of files the dropbox will accept. Attach the dropbox to the grade book or use a D2L Rubric and attach it to the dropbox for faster grading.

For more information on D2L Dropboxes, check out the Collecting Assignments in Dropboxes Section. For tutorials on D2L Rubrics, check out the Using Rubrics Section. If you would prefer, you can also sign up for COLI workshops or sign up for a Consultation with one of COLI’s staff members.

COLI has compiled other resources on the various tool sets in D2L. Check the D2L Self-paced Training for Faculty and Staff Wiki page.

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

Campus Candids

 

Canisius faculty, alumni, students and friends gathered in Christ the King Chapel this past Sunday, February 11 to celebrate World Marriage Day.

University Chaplain Rev. Fred Betti, SJ, invited all married couples in attendance to circle the alter, where he renewed their marriage vows. Couples of all generations participated in the vow renewal, many of whom were married in the Chapel as much as 50 years ago.

The celebration continued after Mass, as all were welcomed to Loyola Hall for a Pascki party to commemorate the start of Lent.

Submitted by: Rev. Fred Betti, SJ, chaplain, Canisius University

President’s Day

Just a reminder that The Dome will not publish on Monday, February 19 due to the President’s Day holiday.

The employee E-letter will return on Wednesday, February 21. Submissions for this edition are due by 2:00 p.m. the day prior.

Submitted by: University Communications

Ash Wednesday

Join Campus Ministry in observing Ash Wednesday.

Faculty, staff, students and alumni are invited to receive ashes, as a tangible symbol of our shared journey through Lent. Ashes will be distributed at the following times and locations on February 14, 2024:

12:05 p.m. – Mass
12:45-4:00 p.m. – Christ the King Chapel
1:00-2:00 p.m. – Science Hall Atrium
5:15 p.m. – Mass
7:15 p.m. – Mass

In addition to the distribution of ashes, confession will be offered on Ash Wednesday from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel.

Submitted by: University Communications

Congratulations to Golden Griffin Fund Team

A four-person team from the Canisius University Golden Griffin Fund (GGF) secured first place in the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Research Challenge of Western New York, held Saturday, February 10.  Canisius University has dominated the CFA Research Challenge in Western New York since its inception in 2010.  This year marks the 14th consecutive first-place win for Canisius.

The Canisius team overcame competitors including SUNY Geneseo, University at Buffalo, University of Rochester (2 teams), Ithaca College and St. John Fisher to take home the first-place prize. The team now advances to the sub-regional challenge for the Eastern portion of the U.S.

The Golden Griffin Fund team that competed in the CFA Research Challenge in Western New York is comprised of Garet Long ’24, Maura Jordan ’24Max Kouznetsov ’24 and Andrew Finnerty ’24 (team captain).

The CFA Institute Research Challenge is an annual global competition that provides university-sponsored teams with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis.  The competition tests the analytic, valuation, reporting, writing and presentation skills of students studying business, finance, and economics.  Teams are challenged to research a publicly traded company and write a written report with a buy, sell, or hold recommendation.  Teams must then present and defend their analysis to a panel of industry professionals who serve as judges in the competition.

Housed within the Richard J. Wehle School of Business and established in 2003, the GGF was one of the region’s first real-money, equity investment funds managed by undergraduate and graduate business majors.  GGF students select potential companies in which to invest, manage and analyze portfolio holdings, and evaluate and recommend companies to add to the portfolio.

Click here to learn more.

Submitted by: Richard J. Wehle School of Business

Nominations Now Open for Distinguished Faculty Award

The Office of Alumni Engagement invites you to submit nominations for the 2024 Kenneth L. Koessler Distinguished Faculty Award.

Individuals eligible for nomination must meet the following criteria:

The Kenneth L. Koessler Distinguished Faculty Award recognizes outstanding full-time faculty members of the university who are distinguished for contributions to the academic world and teaching excellence. One award may be given per year.

The Kenneth L. Koessler Distinguished Faculty Award is presented at the Honors Convocation on May 17, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.

Please submit nominations to the Office of Alumni Engagement no later than  Friday, March 8, 2024. 

The nomination form is available ONLINE. Please complete the section of the form that corresponds to the Kenneth L. Koessler Distinguished Faculty award.

Questions? Please reach out to Lauren Orlowski, director of Alumni and Constituent Engagement, at orlowskl@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Sarah Sterzinger, assistant director, Alumni and Constituent Engagement

Cabrini Film Screening and Reception

Celebrate International Women’s Day with the Women of Canisius!

Canisius University alumni and friends are invited to join the Women of Canisius as we celebrate International Women’s Day with a reception and screening of the film Cabrini.

Friday, March 8
International Women’s Day

5:30 p.m. – Casual reception at Mes Que
7:00 p.m. – Cabrini screening at North Park Theatre

$15 includes your film ticket, appetizers and cash bar at Mes Que!

Don’t forget to wear some Canisius apparel and show your Griff pride on International Women’s Day!

Please register by March 5.
Register Here!

Cabrini was partially filmed right here in Buffalo, including scenes from Canisius University’s very own Lyons Hall!

Submitted by: AnneMarie Haumesser, Assistant Vice President, Office of Advancement

Women of Sport Panel Discussion

Today is your last chance to register for the Women of Sport Panel that highlights amazing Canisius women from the sporting world!

As a reminder, the Women of Sport Panel is on Thursday, February 15 @ 4:30 p.m. before the women’s basketball team’s Play 4 Kay gameThis is a great opportunity for faculty and staff to hear from female leaders in sport and former Canisius student athletes about their experiences and journey to where they are now.
Please RSVP with the link below. Anyone who RSVPs will receive a free Tim Hortons gift card! We will also look to provide food for the event as well and there will be post-game ice cream after the WBB game.
Submitted by: Ethan Clarke, Director of Sponsorship Sales and Marketing Fulfillment, Athletics

Canisius Welcomes Author and Educator Robin Wall Kimmerer

Canisius will welcome Robin Wall Kimmerer to campus on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.

A scientist, author and educator, Kimmerer is a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She will discuss her widely acclaimed book Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants. The event is held under the auspices of the university’s William H. Fitzpatrick Chair of Political Science Lecture Series and is free and open to the public.

Kimmerer is a SUNY distinguished teaching professor of environmental biology and the founder and director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment. The center creates programs which draw on the wisdom of both indigenous and scientific knowledge for shared goals of sustainability.

As a writer and a scientist, Kimmerer’s interests in restoration include not only restoration of ecological communities but restoration of our relationships to land. She is the author of numerous scientific papers on plant ecology, bryophyte ecology, traditional knowledge and restoration ecology.

Read more here.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

For more information, contact Richard A. Bailey, PhD, Fitzpatrick professor of history, at Ext. 2684 or bailey22@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: University Communications

 

Canisius Expands Reading Ready Tutoring Program

Thanks to the generous funding from the Benedict Silverman Foundation, Canisius University is able to bring Reading Ready to Buffalo in two, transformative ways: paid tutoring opportunities and embedded field work tutoring.

Eleven paid tutors have been paired with 37 second and third graders at Buffalo Public School #89.  In addition, 15 students in ECCH 221: Emergent Literacy with Professor Joyce Fanning, have been placed in grades K-2 at Buffalo Public School #17.  Here, Reading Ready is implemented during the 20 hours of field experience, with 30 students in their assigned classrooms.  Students receive one-on-one literacy tutoring three days each week.

Finally, three teacher residents in the Canisius University Teacher Residency Program (CUTR) will be implementing Reading Ready in their residency classrooms.  Together, Elizabeth Turner and Joyce Fanning will continue to support and grow the Canisius University Reading Corps through the Reading Ready tutoring initiative.  Tutors can be any major at Canisius and are hired and trained at the beginning of each semester.

Submitted by: Elizabeth Turner, Director of Educational Partnerships, Teacher Education & Leadership Department

Biochemistry Major Awarded Grant for Organic Chemistry Research

Biochemistry major Jeb Braunscheidel received a grant to support his research into the synthesis of Rhytismatones A and B, in Professor Tim Gregg’s lab in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Jeb spent the summer of 2023 working on a novel synthesis procedure for these fungal-derived natural compounds that originated in a Canadian spruce forest.  The molecules have a complicated dihydropyran-2-one structure, have never been synthesized before, and have interesting biological activity that can only be investigated further if a lab procedure makes them available in suitable quantity.

The award, from the Rochester Academy of Science (RAS), will help with materials needed to complete the synthesis that Jeb detailed in his proposal to RAS.  Jeb’s research project was one of nine funded this year by the RAS Undergraduate Student Research Grant Fund.  The Rochester Academy of Science is an affiliate of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Submitted by: Phil Sheridan, Professor and Chair, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Black History Posters

The month of February is Black History Month. The ALANA Student Center has a variety of posters highlighting various individuals who identify as black and have made contributions to our society.

If an office or department would like a poster to put in their area for the month of February, please send a representative to the ALANA Student Center to get one. There is a limited supply so the posters will be given out on a first come-first served basis.

The ALANA Student Center is located in the lower level of the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center next to the commuter lounge and bookstore. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at Ext. 2787 or via Email at asc@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Bennie D. Williams, Assistant Dean of Students, ALANA Student Center

Community Engagement and Volunteer Fair A Success

The New Buffalo Institute extends its sincerest gratitude to all those who showed up for its inaugural Community Engagement and Volunteer Fair last week. We had more than 10 community partners in attendance to share their respective missions and available volunteer and internship opportunities, and the Canisius community was all ears!

Thank you to all the faculty and staff who encouraged their students to attend and to all those who stopped by the fair to support! We appreciate you!

Submitted by: Shana Richardson, director, New Buffalo Institute

Last Day to RSVP for Faculty Writing Retreat!

 

We are pleased to announce that Academic Affairs will sponsor the 2024 Winter Faculty Writing Retreat on campus, Tuesday, February 20.

Faculty scholarship is critical to the academic excellence of Canisius, and time for scholarship has been far too lean in the past four years. With this opportunity, we hope to provide the gift of time and recognize the importance of scholarship at the university.

Breakfast, lunch and childcare will be provided. Participants will be invited to work at Loyola Hall and enjoy a number of spaces for individual work and/or group work. We hope that the retreat gives a chance to further our scholarly and creative projects as well as get to know our colleagues a bit better.

Applications are due by today, Wednesday, February 14.  Click here to apply.   

Please direct any questions to Yvonne Widenor, assistant vice president of Academic Affairs at widenory@canisius.edu.

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

Mission in Curriculum Spotlight

The Mission in Curriculum website is happy to announce an addition to our case studies!

Dr. Shyam Sriram, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, writes about the students from his Spring 2023 PSC338: Refugee Resettlement in the United States course helping with the Jewish Family Services (JFS) of Western New York.

Click on the image below to view an introductory video that Dr. Sriram recorded:

Dr. Sriram introducing his course, PSC338: Refugee Resettlement in the United States

If you are interested in further exploring Dr. Sriram’s case study, click this link to view it in full.

To explore other case studies, check out the Case Studies page on the Mission in Curriculum site.

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

Ignatian Scholarship Day

The 17th annual Ignatian Scholarship Day (ISD) is Wednesday, April 17 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This event is an opportunity for students to submit accomplished work from the current or previous semester for an exhibit, presentation or performance in a conference environment.

Students can apply for ISD 2024 using the online application located in myCanisius.

Applications will be accepted Monday, February 12 through Friday, March 15 at 5:00 p.m. and faculty members are asked to review and endorse applications by Wednesday, March 20.

To apply for Ignatian Scholarship Day, please visit the Ignatian Scholarship Day page on the academic affairs community page. For more information, contact the Office of Event Services at Ext. 2180.

As a reminder, classes that normally meet on a Monday, Wednesday, and Friday pattern will not meet on Ignatian Scholarship Day. Classes that normally meet on Wednesday only or on a Monday and Wednesday pattern will still meet on April 17.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: Connie M. Pileri, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs/Director, Office of Event Services

Online Faculty Development Course

The OFDC (Online Faculty Development Course) offered by COLI is for full-time and part-time faculty, whether new to D2L, or experienced with technology for teaching. This five-week mini-course prepares instructors to teach online and hybrid courses. The OFDC provides many practical tips for teaching online but more importantly, helps faculty explore new pedagogies for active learning, social presence, and community in courses on the internet.

Additionally, the updated OFDC offers insights on what Regular and Substantive Interactions (RSI) are and how to incorporate RSI into your courses. It also includes information on Panopto, Canisius’s new video content management system, how it works, and how to best fit Panopto into your courses.

The OFDC can help professors craft engaging, interactive online experiences for students, either for all-online courses, or hybrid courses that feature limited use of the classroom.

This semester, we are offering one starting February 12th and ending on March 15th.

To RSVP, please check out the COLI faculty development events here.

Stay tuned to the COLI Blog and the Dome for more sessions!

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

History of Immigration in NYS

Immigrants have come to New York State for many reasons: to escape persecution, to improve their economic outlook, and to build new lives. Arrival of European immigrants into New York, like today, was also cause for discussion, disruption and practical challenges. For a state and nation built by immigrants, new arrivals were not always welcomed. Despite those challenges and injustices, immigrants’ experiences, knowledge, and cultures have enriched our state and shaped our history, Immigrants continue to build a vibrant, diverse, and modern New York State. At Canisius. an institution founded in part with the ideal of helping to acclimate and educate new immigrants, we continue that tradition into the 21st century.

Andrew L. Bouwhuis, S.J. Library is hosting a panel exhibit that focuses on European immigration to New York State from 1650 to 1950.The exhibit, created with content from New York State Digital Collections https://nyheritage.org/ is designed as a resource to enrich engagement and discussion. The exhibit begins begins with the arrival of Dutch settlers and continues through the end of the World Wars. The exhibit is located on the main floor of the Bouwhuis Library, and available for viewing during library hours.

Immigration in New York State, 1650-1950 is designed and sponsored by the Empire State Library Network, Western New York Library Resource Council, New York State Historic Newspapers, and New York State Library and Archives.

Submitted by: Kathleen DeLaney, University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian

Updated Theme for Qualtrics Surveys

The default theme in Canisius Qualtrics has been updated! The theme applied to all new surveys features a simple white background, with a single-color blue logo for the university. With mild gray highlights for question options, and our Canisius blue as the primary color, this is optimized for both desktop and mobile browser use.

Additionally, the new Canisius logos are available in the Look and Feel Library for all Canisius users, so you can modify this or other themes for your survey. The old theme is still available within the Look and Feel Tools.

Canisius in the News

Philosophy Professor Philip Reed, PhD, published an article in the latest edition of PSYCHE Magazine. The piece, titled “Why so Many Plagiarists are in Denial About What They Did Wrong,” can be read by clicking here.

Submitted by: University Communications

Updated: Griffs vs. Bentley Hockey

A great night of hockey just became even better – and more affordable!

All faculty and staff receive two free tickets to Saturday night’s crucial hockey game between Canisius and Bentley.

Game time is 6:00 p.m. at the LECOM Harborcenter in downtown Buffalo on Saturday, February 10.

After the game, skate rental is available to skate with the team and Petey, as well as 250 Tim Hortons gift cards.

Submitted by: Mike Kochczynski, Assistant Athletic Director, Department of Athletics

 

Faculty Writing Retreat

We are pleased to announce that Academic Affairs will sponsor the 2024 Winter Faculty Writing Retreat on campus, Tuesday, February 20.

Faculty scholarship is critical to the academic excellence of Canisius, and time for scholarship has been far too lean in the past four years. With this opportunity, we hope to provide the gift of time and recognize the importance of scholarship at the university.

Breakfast, lunch and childcare will be provided. Participants will be invited to work at Loyola Hall and enjoy a number of spaces for individual work and/or group work. We hope that the retreat gives a chance to further our scholarly and creative projects as well as get to know our colleagues a bit better.

Applications are due by Wednesday, February 14.  Click here to apply.   

Please direct any questions to Yvonne Widenor, assistant vice president of Academic Affairs at widenory@canisius.edu.

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

New York State AHPERD Western Zone Awards

On Monday evening, the Western Zone Physical Education and Health Association held its 2024 Awards Ceremony at the Brawlers PUB in the Pearl Street Grill. This event recognized a distinctively Canisius University group of honorees:

Tim Mondello ’99, MS ’05, Admin ’14 received the Elementary PE Teacher of the Year Award for his excellence in Teaching at the Global Concepts Charter School.

Julie Hodge ’02, MS ’04 was recognized as the Health Education Teacher of the Year. Julie teaches at Herbert Hoover Middle School.

John Strong ’98 was the 2024 honoree as the Western Zone’s Amazing Person. John is an assistant professor at Niagara County Community College where he also serves as the chief diversity and equity officer. John was a member of the Canisius NCAA Division IAA football team where he met his wife Kelly who was a member of the Women’s volleyball team. The Strong’s son, Jackson, is currently pursuing his degree in Health and Physical Education at Canisius and is a member of the baseball team.

Congratulations to this year’s award winners.

                                     Photo (l-r): John Strong, Tim Mondello, Julie Hodge and Brian Rosintoski, Western Zone President

 

 

Submitted by: Greg Reeds, Adjunct Professor, Kinesiology

Still Time to Order Your Spring Bouquet

There’s still time to get in on Hospice Buffalo’s 38th annual Spring Bouquet Sale!

The Student Records & Financial Services Center has once again teamed up with Hospice Buffalo to take orders.  This year, you can purchase a gorgeous mixed bouquet for $14 or a tribute bouquet for $35. (For every tribute bouquet purchased, a $14 bouquet will be sent to brighten the day of a current Hospice patient.) Orders with payment are due no later than Tuesday, February 13. Cash and checks are accepted. Checks can be made out to Hospice Foundation.

Flowers will delivered on Monday March 4 and you will be contacted when they arrive for pick up.

If you have any questions, please contact Allaina Faulise at faulisea@canisius.edu or Margaret Kraatz at kraatzm@canisius.edu. Help us bring a dose of springtime and happiness to the people impacted by serious illness and loss.

Submitted by: Margaret M. Kraatz, financial aid specialist, Student Records & Financial Services 

CALLI Book Club Takes on a Medieval Murder Mystery

Join the Canisius Adult Lifelong Learning Institute (CALLI) for its spring 2024 book club.

On Tuesday, March 19, at 1:00 p.m., we will discuss the first book in the Brother Cadfael series: A Morbid Taste for Bones, a mystery set in the Middle Ages. This is a little different than our usual fare and we’re looking forward to it.

Meetings are in Old Main 219. Bring your lunch and join the conversation.

Submitted by: Kristina Laun, Social Media & Website Administrator, CALLI

Campus Candids

Women’s lacrosse is helping to make dreams come true!

The Golden Griffins teamed up with Sleep in Heavenly Peace of Buffalo to build bunk beds for children in need. The Griffs put their sanding and sawing skills to work to construct a record 42 beds in a single day!

It’s moments like this that remind us of the power of teamwork and giving back

Submitted by: University Communications

President’s Town Hall

Just a reminder that Canisius President Steve Stoute will host a Town Hall for the campus community tomorrow, Thursday, February 8, at 3:00 p.m. in the Chester HON ’01 and Diane Stranczek Science Hall Commons. At this time, he will discuss strategic initiatives, delve into more detail about the President’s Innovation Fund, and engage the campus community in a discernment about the future of Jesuit higher education.

Those planning to attend tomorrow’s Town Hall are encouraged to watch the 6:00 minute video (above), produced by the International Association of Jesuit Universities and featuring Rev. John Dardis, SJ, general counsellor for discernment and apostolic planning for the Society of Jesus.

Click here to add the Town Hall to your digital calendar.

On Thursday, January 25, President Stoute announced that Canisius will invest $1 million over the next five years to fund innovative concepts and practices that have the potential to advance the university’s strategic agenda and achieve verifiable positive outcomes for students.

This opportunity is made possible by alumni and donors who responded in remarkable ways over the past year by investing in the President’s Innovation Fund. The fund enables donors to make unrestricted gifts to support initiatives with the greatest potential to move Canisius forward.

Submitted by: University Communications

Online MS in Education Among Best in Nation

The School of Education & Human Services (SEHS) at Canisius University earned high marks on the U.S. News and World Report 2024 rankings for Best Online Master’s in Education Programs. The ranking puts Canisius in the top 100 nationally at No. 88, rising 54 places on this year’s list. Canisius was also ranked No. 1 in Western New York and No. 4 in New York State. This is the seventh consecutive year the university was named to the list.

The rankings considered five general categories: engagement, faculty credentials and training, peer assessment, services and technologies, and student excellence. Canisius scored high in these categories, including ranking No. 17 nationally and No. 1 in New York State in faculty credentials and training. 

“These outstanding rankings from U.S. News are a testament to the long tradition of excellence within the School of Education & Human Services,” said Nancy Wallace, PhD, dean of the SEHS. “This is a reflection of the exceptional knowledge and professional experience our faculty bring to the classroom.” 

Click here to read the full story.

Submitted by: University Communications

2024 MLK Celebration

In recognition of Black History Month, Canisius University will honor the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a presentation featuring nationally-renowned speaker Joshua Fredenberg, EdD.  His lecture, titled “Advancing the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” is scheduled for today, Wednesday, February 7 at 3:30 p.m. in the Regis Room, located on the second floor of the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center.  The event is sponsored by the ALANA Student Center and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion.

Submitted by: Bennie D. Williams, Assistant Dean of Students, ALANA Student Center

Community Engagement and Volunteer Fair

The New Buffalo Institute will host a Community Engagement and Volunteer Fair this Thursday, February 8, from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., in the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center, outside of the dining hall.

This is a great opportunity for the Canisius community— especially students — to connect with community partners and learn about available volunteer opportunities, and even potential internships. We hope everyone will consider spreading the word and encouraging students to attend.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Shana Richardson, director of the New Buffalo Institute, at willia23@canisius.edu or at Ext. 2128.

Submitted by: Shana Richardson, Director, New Buffalo Institute

Minoritized Faculty & Staff Affinity Group

The Minoritized Faculty and Staff Affinity group welcomes faculty and staff members from marginalized racial identities to join the affinity group.

The affinity group is an opportunity to connect with colleagues across the university, participate in campus committees, and help educate the community on topics of racial and cultural matters.

Interested individuals should Email co-chairs Stephanie Masood at masoods@canisius.edu or Bennie Williams at willi100@canisius.edu to be added to the Email list.

A meeting for the group will be held on Thursday, February 29 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Campus Ministry Conference Room.

Some opportunities for members of the affinity group to participate in include the celebration of National Arab Heritage Month on April 18 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. and the university’s Juneteenth Celebration on June 13.

Submitted by: Bennie D. Williams, Assistant Dean of Students, ALANA Student Center

Women of Sport Panel Discussion

On behalf of the Athletic Department, the Canisius community is invited to a Women of Sport panel discussion on Thursday, February 15 at 4:30 p.m., before the women’s basketball “Play 4 Kay” game, which highlights breast cancer awareness.

This is a great opportunity for staff to hear from female leaders in sport and former Canisius student athletes about  how their experiences led them to where they are now.

If you would like to attend, please fill out this google form for tracking RSVPs, as there is limited space available!

We will provide pizza for the event and there will be post-game ice cream after the game provided by Andersons!

If there are any questions don’t hesitate to reach out!

Submitted by: Ethan Clarke, Director of Sponsorship Sales and Marketing Fulfillment, Athletics

Women’s Business Center Hosts Sip & Shop Excursion

The Women’s Business Center is hosting it’s first ever Sip & Shop Extravaganza on March 2, from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Make a toast at Coco Bar & Bistro (must be 21+) with other shoppers before being chauffeured around town in limo busses to women-owned stores featuring products such as home goods, gift items, craft supplies, accessories, snacks and more on  the Women’s Business Center.
Early bird tickets are now available.  Purchase yours here: https://givebutter.com/J71MBo
Submitted by: The Women’s Business Center 

Passport Agency Representative on Campus

A representative from the Buffalo office of the US Passport Agency will be on campus on Thursday, February 15, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., in the lobby of the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center.

Submitted by: Brian Smith, Director, Study Abroad and International Student Programs, Center for International Education

Stress Less Day Seminar

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Please plan to join Independent Health and Lawley as they offer a Stress Less Seminar on March 7 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge.

Presentations will include mindfulness eating and progressive relaxation techniques, along with information regarding mental health benefits that are currently part of our health insurance and employee assistance programs. Join your colleagues for this relaxing session and opportunity to engage with your peers.

Lunch will be provided!

Please RSVP to hr@canisius.edu by March 4.

Click here to add this event to your digital calendar.

Your mental health matters. We look forward to seeing you there!

Submitted by: Lynn Incardona, HR Associate, Human Resources

Go Move Challenge and Campus Polar Walk

Calling all faculty and staff! Help Canisius University win the 12th annual Go Move Challenge by recording your minutes of intentional physical activity that gets the heart pumping to determine which Jesuit institution is the most active. Awards go to the university that tracks the most minutes, the university that averages the highest number of minutes per participant, and the university with the highest average number of minutes per region. Join us in our efforts for focus on our physical health and wellness!

HOW TO JOIN THE CHALLENGE

  • Register at GoMoveChallenge.org, even if you participated last year
  • Click the “LOG IN / REGISTER” button on the top menu bar
  • In the “REGISTER” box, enter your university email address and other required information, including your university
  • In the “Division/College” box, click on your division/college (ie School of Law, School of Ed, Student Life, Academic Affairs Office…) from the drop-down. If you don’t see your Division/College, choose “Other” and enter the name of yours
  • Click the “SUBMIT” button when finished
  • You will receive a confirmation email with your user email and password

 

HOW TO LOG MINUTES

  • Starting February 1, visit GoMoveChallenge.org
  • Click the “LOG IN / REGISTER” button on the top menu bar
  • In the “LOG IN” box, enter your email address and password
  • In the “LOG MY WORKOUT” box, select the intensity of your workout and description and enter the number of minutes, and select a single date or date range for logging multiple days
  • Click the “LOG IT” button when finished
  • Users can delete minutes that were entered in error

                                                      

CHALLENGE RULES AND TIPS

  • Challenge runs from February 1 – 29. Minutes will not be accepted after the challenge ends.
  • Get inspired and motivated by creating a team of up to 6 (including yourself) to compete against other teams at your university to see which one averages the most minutes!
  • Use the Go Move Challenge social media sites to share photos, and tag photos #GoMoveChallenge
  • Open the mobile-friendly challenge website from your phone’s browser to enter minutes on the go!
  • Read the challenge FAQ at GoMoveChallenge.org/FAQ

As part of our annual Go Move Challenge this year, the Human Resources Department will host its second annual Faculty/Staff Campus Polar Walk!

On Tuesday, February 20 at 11:00 a.m., starting in the Faculty Lounge in Old Main 109, take some time out of your busy day to warm up over some hot chocolate and healthy snacks before taking a refreshing, wintery walk with your colleagues across campus led by Michelle Carbery from Independent Health!

Please RSVP below by Thursday, February 15:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfXBxEcTOSjXrIqbeQN6nOAwBP6ek4ViLusa_w9KDdnKdUhSw/viewform?usp=sf_link

If you own any Canisius winter swag, make sure to wear it for the walk! Contact the Office of Human Resources with any questions!

Submitted by: Lynn Incardona, HR Associate, Human Resources

Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night with Canisius Hockey

Canisius hockey hosts Atlantic Hockey foe, Bentley, for Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night on Saturday, February 10 at 6:00 p.m. in the LECOM Harborcenter.

Sponsored by Tim Hortons, fans receive a free post-game open skate with the Hockey team and our beloved Petey the Griffin.

Tickets are only $10 for a great night of hockey and family fun and – if Canisius wins, up to 250 fans will also go home with Tim Hortons gift cards.

See you at the game and Go Griffs!

Submitted by: Mike Kochczynski, assistant athletic director, Department of Athletics

New Default Theme for Qualtrics Surveys

The default theme in Canisius Qualtrics has been updated! The theme applied to all new surveys features a simple white background, with a single-color blue logo stack for the university. With mild gray highlights for question options and our Canisius blue as the primary color, this is optimized for both desktop and mobile browser use.

Additionally, the new Canisius logos are available in the Look and Feel Library for all Canisius users.  As before, users can also create their own custom themes.

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

 

Canisius in the News

Canisius President Steve K. Stoute reflects on what the Jesuit aspect asks of him in his position as president, in the latest edition of Conversations Magazine. Click here to read the story.

Submitted by: University Communications

President’s Town Hall

Canisius President Steve Stoute will host a Town Hall for the campus community this Thursday, February 8 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chester HON ’01 and Diane Stranczek Science Hall Commons. At this time, he will discuss strategic initiatives and engage faculty and staff in conversation about the President’s Innovation Fund, a new grant opportunity which will enable faculty and staff to submit proposals for funding.

Click here to add the Town Hall to your digital calendar.

On Thursday, January 25, President Stoute announced that Canisius will invest $1 million over the next five years to fund innovative concepts and practices that have the potential to advance the university’s strategic agenda and achieve verifiable positive outcomes for students.

This opportunity is made possible by alumni and donors who responded in remarkable ways over the past year by investing in the President’s Innovation Fund. The fund enables donors to make unrestricted gifts to support initiatives with the greatest potential to move Canisius forward.

Submitted by: University Communications

Spring Career Events

Please encourage your students to attend our spring career events.

New this semester:  our LinkedIn Headshot Studio, located in Horan O’Donnell 014, Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.  No appointment necessary!

Submitted by: Eileen Abbatoy, Executive Director, Career Development, Griff Center for Student Success

 

Call for Programming Initiatives

The Resource Council of WNY is looking to revamp its Saturday youth programming and would like Canisius’ help!

If there are any groups, student clubs or departments interested in leading unique and engaging workshops, arts and crafts classes, STEM based activities or sports clinics, the Resource Council wants your help!

The commitment can be for one Saturday for an hour or two, or recurring.

If you are interested or have any students who may want to learn more about the opportunity, please reach out to Shana Richardson, director of the New Buffalo Institute, with questions or for more details.

Submitted by: Shana Richardson, Director, New Buffalo Institute

NYS Immigration Exhibit at Bouwhuis Library

Ellis Island Building, New York

The Andrew L. Bouwhuis, SJ, Library is hosting the exhibit Immigration in New York State, 1650-1950 throughout the month of February.

This exhibit focuses on European immigration to New York State from 1650 to 1950, beginning with the arrival of Dutch settlers and continuing through the end of the World Wars.  Immigrants have come to New York State for many reasons: to escape persecution, to improve their economic outlook and to build new lives.  Even in a state and nation built by immigrants, new arrivals were not always welcomed.  Despite challenges and injustices, immigrants’ experiences, knowledge and cultures have enriched our state and shaped our history, and will continue to build a vibrant, diverse and modern New York State.

The exhibit is on display on the main floor of the library and made possible by the Empire State Library Network and the WNY Library Resources Council.

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

Students Can Give their Professional Wardrobe Some Love

On Valentine’s Day, please encourage students to stop by the Career Development Office in Horan O’Donnell 014 to give their professional wardrobe some love!

Our pop-up shop collaboration with Griff’s Thrifts will run through February 29.  We have clothing, jewelry and accessories available to all students.  At the close of our pop up shop, all remaining items will be donated to Griff’s Thrifts.  Look for information regarding our JCPenney Suit Up collaboration later this month!

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

 

Online Faculty Development Course

The OFDC (Online Faculty Development Course) offered by COLI is for full-time and part-time faculty, whether new to D2L, or experienced with technology for teaching. This five-week mini-course prepares instructors to teach online and hybrid courses. The OFDC provides many practical tips for teaching online but more importantly, helps faculty explore new pedagogies for active learning, social presence, and community in courses on the internet.

Additionally, the updated OFDC offers insights on what Regular and Substantive Interactions (RSI) are and how to incorporate RSI into your courses. It also includes information on Panopto, Canisius’s new video content management system, how it works, and how to best fit Panopto into your courses.

The OFDC can help professors craft engaging, interactive online experiences for students, either for all-online courses, or hybrid courses that feature limited use of the classroom.

This semester, we are offering one starting February 12th and ending on March 15th.

To RSVP, please check out the COLI faculty development events here.

Stay tuned to the COLI Blog and the Dome for more sessions!

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

Griffs Dress for Success Accepting Donations

The Career Development Office is currently in need of slacks, blazers, ties and button-down shirts for its professional pop-up clothing shop.

All donations can be dropped off in Horan O’Donnell 014.  Any items that are not given away during our pop-up shop, will be donated to the new student-run Griff’s Thrifts shop.

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

February Recruiters on Campus

The Career Development Office is hosting organizations for its “Recruiters on Campus” program each week in February.  Please encourage your students to stop by Horan O’Donnell to network with recruiters.

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

Conversations in Christ and Culture Kicks Off Spring Lecture Series

Canisius University’s Joseph J. Naples Conversations in Christ and Culture Lecture and Performance Series will welcome two renowned speakers to campus during the spring 2024 semester.  The annual series fosters conversations about important issues involving the relationship between Christianity and culture.  It promotes cooperation and understanding across religious, gender and ethnic lines.  

The spring 2024 lecture series kicks off on Tuesday, February 13 with Vigen Guroian, PhD, professor emeritus of religious studies (Eastern Christianity) at the University of Virginia, who will deliver a lecture titled “The Meaning of Mentor: Touchstones of Literature.”  The event begins at 5:00 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge of the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center and is free and open to the public. 

Click here to add this event to your digital calendar.

An Orthodox Christian theologian, Guroian has written widely on ethics, politics, culture, literature and education.  In addition to his academic role at the University of Virginia, he is a senior fellow at both the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Reneal in Mecosta, MI and the Center on Law and Religion at Emory University.  

Guroian is the author of several books, as well as editor of an edition of Russell Kirk’s ghost stories, Ancestral Shadows: An Anthology of Ghostly Tales.  He has also published nearly 200 articles in books and journals on a range of subjects including marriage and family, children’s literature, ecology, liturgy and ethics, genocide, and medical ethics.  

Guroian received a BA from the University of Virginia and a PhD in theology and culture from Drew University.  

Click here to read more about additional upcoming events.

Submitted by: University Communications

Canisius Names Professional Director of CCADE

Canisius named Heather M. Campbell professional director of the Canisius Center for Analytics and Data Ecosystems (CCADE).

Campbell’s responsibilities include building partnerships between the university and the Western New York data community. As professional director, she promotes the university’s data-related programs, recruits students, and secures internship opportunities and grants.

Before joining Canisius, Campbell served as education coordinator for The Jacobs Institute. She previously was program coordinator of professional science master’s programs at SUNY Buffalo State University.

Campbell earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Concordia College and a master’s degree in cancer immunology from the University at Buffalo.

Submitted by: University Communications

Scholarships for PA Students Announced

The PA program was fortunate again this year to receive a substantial grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation to continue our efforts toward diversifying the healthcare workforce. This grant allows us to provide seven scholarships that will cover half of each student’s tuition in addition to the ability to cover diversity initiatives and support for smaller daily living burdens for our students. While there are a number of very deserving students who applied, these seven recipients stood out for the adversity they faced on their journey to PA school and their overwhelming commitment to our mission. Congratulations to (from left to right): Tagreed Al Abed, Farrah Shidid, Danielle Haynes, Moamal Flayh, Fattimah Fakih, Shwe Aye, and Karishma Agarwal.

Submitted by: Dr. Aimee Larson, Program Director, PA Studies

Call for Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2024 I. Joan Lorch Award for Women & Gender Studies.  This award honors “a person who has made a significant contribution to women and who exemplifies the pursuit of liberation and justice regarding sex, gender, and sexuality.”

The three categories for the Lorch award are: (1) Student award: this award honors any current undergraduate or graduate student at Canisius College; (2) Canisius colleague award: this award honors any current Canisius University employee (faculty, staff, or administrator — full or part time), and; (3) Community member award: this award honors any member of the wider community who is not a current student or employee of Canisius University.

The celebration to honor the three awardees will take place during the month of March, Women’s History Month.

Deadline for nominations is February 15, 2024. All nominations should include: your name, your nominee’s name and contact information, and a 100-200 word description as to why the nominee is a deserving recipient of the Lorch award. The nomination form can be filled out here:  https://www.canisius.edu/lorch-award 

Submitted by: Tanya Loughead, Professor, Department of Philosophy and Women & Gender Studies

 

 

 

Save the Dates for Accepted Student Days

Mark your calendars: The undergraduate admissions staff will be welcoming accepted students for the Canisius University Class of 2028 to campus on Sunday, April 14 and Saturday, April 27 for Accepted Students Day events!

We are excited for our prospective students to have the opportunity to connect with various departments on campus through these event experiences!  More details will be forthcoming.

Submitted by: Rachel Massaro, Director of Academic Achievement, Griff Center for Student Success

Student Publishes Essay in National Honors Journal

Hawa Saleh ’24, a creative writing, English and history triple major and member of the All-College Honors program, published an essay entitled “Giving Brown’s Clotel Another Chance: A Worthy Melodramatic Text” in the most recent issue of Sigma Tau Delta Review, the annual journal of the national English honors society Sigma Tau Delta.

Saleh began her research under the direction of Dr. Jennifer Desiderio in her “Rise of the American Novel” course.

Submitted by: Mick Cochrane, Professor, English

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