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Political Science Professor Kevin Hardwick, PhD, spoke to several media outlets about the future of Rep. Chris Collins.  Follow the links below to read the stories

POLITICO

“Democrats See Opportunity After Collins is Charged”

WIVB-TV (Channel 4)

“GOP Legislator’s Analysis: “It’s almost impossible for Collins to be off the ballot.”

WGRZ-TV (Channel 2)

“27th District Viewpoints from Clarence”   

The Wyoming County Press Examiner interviewed Andy Smith, director of sports medicine at Canisius, for an August 8 story entitled “Athletic Trainers Provide More than Ice.” Click here to read the story.

Nancy Rourke, PhD, professor of religious studies and theology, discussed Pope Francis’ call for the abolition of the death penalty on the August 6 radio program “Connections,” which airs on WXXI-AM News in Rochester, NY.  Click here to listen to the interview.

The Buffalo News featured a story on Alan G. Weinstein, PhD, professor emeritus of management and marketing, on August 3.  Weinstein is the co-author of a new book entitled Unleashing Human Energy Through Culture Change: From a Toxic Culture to a High Energy, High Performance Organization Click here to read the story.

The Buffalo News featured Canisius Marketing Professor Paul Sauer, PhD, in an August 2 story entitled “A New Prescription for Parkinson’s Patients: Hula, Flamenco and tap-dancing.” Click here to read the story.

Bakowski Named Major Gift Officer

Canisius College named Mary Ellen Bakowski a major gift officer within the Institutional Advancement Division.

Bakowski’s responsibilities include identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding long-term philanthropic relationships with the college’s most generous donors.  She reports to Kimberly Venti, associate vice president for Institutional Advancement.

Bakowski comes to Canisius with more than 30 years of development and advancement experience. She earned a bachelor’s degree in management in 1985 and a master’s in business administration in 1990 from Canisius.  Bakowski was director of development services at the college from 1986-1993.

Click here to read more about Bakowski’s career in development.

Submitted by: College Communications

Mark Your Calendars

The start of the 2018-19 academic year is less than two weeks out and the calendar is filling up fast with back-to-school events and activities.  Below is a brief list of what’s to come.  Be sure to save the dates and hopefully we’ll see you there!

Thursday, August 23

Move-In Day

8:30 a.m.

Frisch Circle / Eastwood parking lot

 

Welcome Rally

2:45 p.m.

Koessler Athletic Center / Main Gym

 

Wednesday, August 29

C-Block Bonfire

7:00 p.m. / Activities start

8:15 p.m. / Fire is lit

Bart Mitchell Quad

 

Wednesday, September 12

Mass of the Holy Spirit

9:30 a.m. / Christ the King Chapel

10:00 a.m. / Montante Cultural Center

*Buffalo Bishop Richard J. Malone presides

 

Friday, September 21

Faculty Tenure and Promotion Ceremony

2:00 p.m.

Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library

Submitted by: College Communications

Savor the New Menu Options at Canisius

Just in time for the start of the new school year, Chartwells is introducing four new dining concepts on campus that are sure to prove mouth-watering.  Even more tempting, the campus community is invited to sample items from two of the new menus – at a discounted rate – today through Friday, August 17. Below is a bit more information about each new dining option – that will sure to have you craving more:

Carved & Crafted (Student Center Dining Hall)- This brand new Deli Station features delicious, made-to-order sandwiches, subs, wraps and pockets along with new artisan delights and favorite staples.  

Today through Friday, August 17, between 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., campus employees can enjoy a sandwich and drink for only $3.99. 

500° – Savor the flavor of this new brick oven artisan pizza and pasta dining option.  500° features Chartwells’ top-notch blend of spices, quality ingredients and locally-sourced artisan crusts – baked to perfection and served up hot.  Whether you’re hungry for the ever-beloved cheese and pepperoni pizza or vegetarian and vegan options, 500° has just the pie for you.

Today through Friday, August 17, between 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., campus employees can order two (2) slices of pizza and a beverage for just $3.00.

Menuworx (Student Center Dining Hall)- This new exhibition concept features a rotating menu of authentically prepared entrees from around the world. Whether you’re craving cuisine from South America or Asia, the Middle East or Africa and Europe, Menuworx culinary options deliver a world-class experience in dining discovery.

Market (Old Main Snack Bar)- Market is a brand new convenience retail grab-and-go dining option. Market will offer a fresh new experience to the campus featuring a variety of fresh made foods, a selection of soups, snacks, beverages and in-house, cold-brewed Starbucks teas.

Submitted by: Sharif Hamdy, marketing manager, Chartwells

 

Campus Ministry Introduces New Mass Times

Campus Ministry is introducing the following new Mass times for the 2018-19 academic year.  Please contact Campus Ministry at Ext. 2420 with any questions.

Sunday Mass

8:30 p.m. / Christ the King Chapel

Weekday Masses

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

12:05 p.m./ Christ the King Chapel

Tuesday, Thursday

5:20 p.m. / Loyola Hall Chapel (*Please enter from the Quad.) 

Communion Services will be held on Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel

Submitted by: Mike Hayes, director, Campus Ministry 

Help Us Prepare to Welcome Students Back

The Human Resources Department is pleased to announce a college-wide Campus Beautification Project on Monday, August 20 from 3 – 4:30 p.m.  The goal is to assist in beautifying the campus in preparation for the return of students for the fall semester.

Participants will be asked to weed various flower beds on campus and will have the opportunity to engage with others across campus. Gardening gloves will be provided!

See the flyer above for more information.

If you are interested, please RSVP to Mary Braun at Ext. 2240 or at braun5@canisius.edu.

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

Summer Hours Come to a Close

As the summer draws to a close, so too does the college’s summer hours.  Starting Monday, August 20, all college departments resume regular working hours  of 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., with a one-hour lunch break.  Fall classes begin on Monday, August 27.

We hope everyone had a wonderful summer and look forward to the start of a new academic year.

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

Events

Hope Begins With You

Plan to make your donation at the annual Red Cross Blood Drive

The American Red Cross brings its annual blood drive to campus for two days next month.  On Thursday, September 6 and Friday, September 7, members of the campus community can donate blood during the hours of 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Palisano Pavilion.

Walk-ins are welcome or interested participants can make an appointment by visiting redcrossblood.org.

Submitted by: Andrew Nowak, lieutenant, Public Safety

 

Workshop: D2L Essentials

Learn the basics and a few features in this training session

If you are a new professor at Canisius or if you have taught at Canisius for a while but want to learn or review essentials of D2L, COLI offers a workshop that’s perfect for this.  In this training session, professors get the very basics of teaching in D2L:

  • Upload files so students can get them
  • Organize your course content
  • Set due dates so students can see them (in multiple places)
  • Build a gradebook

Later, you’ll discover all sorts of other features useful for teaching classes in your particular discipline.  This session gets you started using D2L and the internet to save time and effort teaching.  Review the COLI Calendar to see times and locations for these and other training events.

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

Learn the Essentials of Teaching at Canisius

Workshop is open to all new, returning and current adjunct professors

The Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) invites all new, returning and current adjunct professors to an Adjunct Faculty Information Session to help prepare for the 2018–19 academic year.  Attend either one of the sessions below to learn about employee resources, the library, the college mission, and technology for teaching and learning. Refreshments will be served.

The sessions are scheduled for:

 

 

  • Wednesday, August 22 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. / Old Main 115
  • Tuesday, September 4 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. / Old Main 115

This is not mandatory but it’s a fantastic way to quickly get up to speed on the essentials for teaching at Canisius College.  Adjunct faculty who are teaching at Canisius for the first time this fall can obviously benefit but adjunct instructors who taught at Canisius in the past are also welcome.

To RSVP, email coli@canisius.edu. We look forward to welcoming you to campus!

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

Campus Candid

Frank Horowitz, geophysicist, Cornell University

On July 30, Mark Castner, director of the Braun-Ruddick Seismograph Station, hosted Frank Horowitz, a geophysicist at Cornell University, who brought his gravity meter to the Braun-Ruddick Seismograph Station for calibration.  Horowitz is part of a team at Cornell studying a wide variety of geophysical characteristics in the Ithaca area to help determine the feasibility of installing a geothermal heating system for their entire campus.

As sensitive (and expensive!) as his gravity meter is, it needs to be calibrated using a known gravity site.  Thus Horowitz’s visit to the college’s seismograph station.  In 1993, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) used the original seismic pier in the basement of Old Main as a benchmark location for a gravity study the government agency was conducting. That benchmark is known as an absolute gravity site and can be used to calibrate gravity meters.  So Horowitz took a gravity reading at his base location on the Cornell campus, drove the meter to Canisius and took an absolute reading at our benchmark, then drove the meter back to the Cornell base location for a confirmation reading.  He can now tie the gravity readings from his study in Ithaca to the absolute gravity reading on file with NOAA.  There are only three absolute gravity benchmarks in the Northeast US:  Buffalo, Potsdam, NY, and Wilkes-Barre, PA.

Submitted by: Mark Castner, director, Braun-Ruddick Seismograph Station

Canisius in the News

President John J. Hurley was a guest on r-House radio show (WBEN NewsRadio 930), hosted by Peter Hunt, on Saturday, August 4.

The topics of discussion included the impact of Canisius alumni on the local economy, how Canisius develops new programs to meet the need for new jobs in the community, the shift in demographics and the current economic climate in New York State.

Listen to the interview here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Institutional Advancement Has New Home

The Institutional Advancement (IA) Division settled into its new digs in the George Martin House earlier this summer.

The George Martin House, located directly behind the Wehle Technology Center, was previously used as a residence hall until fall 2016. IA was located at 22 Agassiz Circle since 2005.

The division includes Mary Ellen Bakowski, major gifts officer; Angela Butler, advancement coordinator; William Collins, vice president for institutional advancement; Ginny Dadaian, director of stewardship and events; Patrick Greenwald, director of principal gifts; Katie Huck, director of advancement services; Kate Lockhart, research and prospect management coordinator; Carol Lower, advancement services coordinator; Renee Marciniak, administrative associate, principal gifts and major gifts; Will Mason, Leadership Society gift officer/Canisius Fund; Sandy Miller, director of corporate and foundation relations; Dennis Misko, director of external projects and major gifts officer; Terry Nusstein, stewardship and corporate foundation coordinator and Kim Venti, associate vice president for institutional advancement.

 

Be sure to stop by and say hi!

 

Submitted by: College Communications

Katherine Huck Wins George M. Martin Award

The Canisius College Division of Institutional Advancement presented Katherine Huck, director of advancement services, with the George M. Martin Advancement Award on Thursday, August 2 during the division’s annual celebration.

Established in 1983 by the late George M. Martin, then executive vice president for administrative affairs at Canisius, the Martin Award is presented annually to a member of the college’s institutional advancement staff whose initiative, creativity and teamwork brings distinction to him/herself and the college.

 

Submitted by: College Communications

 

Campus Beautification Project

The Human Resources Department is pleased to announce a college-wide Campus Beautification Project on Monday, August 20 from 3 – 4:30 p.m.  The goal is to assist in beautifying the campus in preparation for the return of students for the fall semester.

Participants will be asked to weed various flower beds on campus and will have the opportunity to engage with others across campus. Gardening gloves will be provided!

See the flyer above for more information.

If you are interested, please RSVP to Mary Braun at Ext. 2240 or at braun5@canisius.edu.

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

Reminder: Positions Available On Campus

As a reminder, open positions at the college are posted on the Human Resources website and all employees are welcome to apply. The updated list of open positions is available here.

If you have any questions about internal positions, please contact Jennifer Skowron, assistant director of human resources, at Ext. 2247 or at skowronj@canisius.edu.

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

Community Garden Veggies Available

The community garden on Lafayette Avenue has vegetables to share with the Canisius community.  When you visit Ms. Judi’s food truck today from 11:30 a.m. ‒ 1:30 p.m. in the Bagen parking lot, please stop by the table displaying freshly harvested, organic vegetables and help yourself to some free of charge.

The community garden is designed in partnership with various community organizations and groups including Oxford Square Block Club, PS #17 and the Congolese community.  One of the main goals of the garden is to provide a space that encourages lasting relationships and collaborations built around social justice, cultural exchange, ecological knowledge, the appreciation of nature’s beauty, and of course the sharing of food!  This garden embraces a shared vision, a symbol of our community’s growing dedication to sustainability and partnership.  Since the garden’s groundbreaking event on Earth Day this past spring, great progress has been made with the creation of eight vegetable beds full of food, native and wild pollinator plants along the fence, a meadow area, the installation of benches for conducting student/faculty research, and park-like benches to just sit and enjoy some peace surrounded by nature.

Submitted by: Veronica Serwacki, executive associate to the dean of Arts and Sciences

Employee Parking Registration

It’s time to register for your employee parking tag for 2018-19.  Your current tag expires on August 15, 2018.  Simply go to myCanisius, login with your username and password, click on Campus Services (left side), click Purchase Parking and enter the following:

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

Be sure to click “submit.”

To register now, click here to log in to MyCanisius.

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

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

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

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

25LIVE Offline on August 15 and 16 for Upgrade

The Office of Events Services 25LIVE scheduling software will be offline from 12:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 15 through 11:59 p.m., Thursday, August 16 for a software upgrade. We apologize for any inconvenience.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Office of Event Services at Ext. 2180.

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

Social Security Standard

The Social Security Standard has sent us their monthly newsletter for August 2018. This month’s newsletter includes tips for working while disabled, services available for young people who have lost a parent, and more. Please see the PDF below for further details. If you have any questions, contact the Human Resources Department at Ext. 2240.

Social Security Standard – August 2018

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

EVENTS

ULLC Student Premieres Film

Blodgett directs “Last July”

Rising sophomore Caleb Blodgett ᾽21, a member of the Urban Leadership Learning Community (ULLC), and digital media arts major, directed “Last July.” The film premieres at the North Park Theatre on Sunday, August 12 at 11:30 a.m. The premiere is free and open to the public. Blodgett’s film centers on the relationship changes that occur between high school and college. Click here for details.

Submitted by: Michael Forest, PhD, director, Urban Leadership Learning Community

 

 

TIAA Webinar

Diminished capacity and illness

TIAA has informed us about an upcoming free informational webinar on Tuesday, August 14 from 12– 1 p.m. This webinar will discuss planning for diminished capacity and illness, and it will go into detail about how to plan for future funding and long-term care.

Be sure to sign up today if you’re interested! Please see the flyer below for further details. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the HR Department at Ext. 2240.

Aug 2018 Planning for Diminished Capacity and Illness live webinar promo flyer

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

 

Canisius in the News

Canisius’ record-setting year featured in a Business First story

Canisius topped $10 million in fundraising in 2017-18. Business First outlined the details in a story. Read it by clicking the link below.

Canisius College set fundraising record in 2017-18 – Buffalo – Buffalo Business First

Submitted by: College Communications

Dobies discusses graduate assistantships in Business First article

 In a Business First article, Anne Marie Dobies ᾽92, MS ᾽99, MS ᾽06, EdD, assistant vice president and director of the Griff Center, talked about how graduate assistants at the college gain relevant experience in their fields while financing their educations.

Click the link below to read the article.

The quiet way masters and PhD students make money while getting ahead – Buffalo – Buffalo Business First

Submitted by: College Communications

Research by Canisius professors regarding the adoptability of black cats featured on wideopenpets.com

Do black cats have a harder time getting adopted? The latest research by Miranda Workman, clinical instructor of animal behavior, ecology and conservation and Christy Hoffman, PhD, assistant professor of animal behavior, ecology and conservation and director of anthrozoology, explores this topic.

Read about the research here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Photo Essay by Alumnus Featured in USA Today

A photo essay of scenes along Route 66 by David Kafer ᾽08 recently appeared in USA Today. As a Canisius student years ago, David participated in the first offering of Tom Wolf’s Travel Photography course. He went on to graduate school to earn an MFA in photography and is currently based in Los Angeles.  See his essay here.

Submitted by: Richard Falkenstein, chair, and Tom Wolf, adjunct professor, Fine Arts Department

 

International Jesuit Higher Education

Canisius College President John J. Hurley is the featured guest on the next edition of “Crossroads,” scheduled for broadcast on Sunday, August 5.

The focus of this month’s program is “International Jesuit Higher Education.” President Hurley will discuss his recent trip to the University of Deusto in Bilbao, Spain, where leaders from some 200 Jesuit colleges and universities around the world united to consider the common Ignatian mission and to commit to a deep collaboration to further that mission.

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

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

Submitted by: College Communications

McCarthy Named to Business First’s Power 125 Women

Margaret C. McCarthy, PhD, vice president for academic affairs, is among Business First’s 2018 Power 125 Women. In addition, members of the Canisius College community make up 17 percent of Business First’s 2018 Power 125 Women list. The list highlights the most influential women in the eight counties of Western New York.

Business First compiled these rankings and defined “power” by the level of influence a woman has at her company, in her city or county and the length of her career. Only women who live full-time in Western New York were considered. Click here for a complete listing of those members of the Canisius community who were honored.

Submitted by: College Communications

Dobies Earns Doctorate

Anne Marie Dobies, 92, MS ᾽99, MS ᾽06, EdD, assistant vice president and director of the Griff Center, recently obtained a doctorate of education in leadership in higher education from the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, 2018.

Her dissertation defense was entitled:  How can Canisius College Improve Transfer Student Retention: A Decision-Making Analysis.

Congratulations, Annie!

Submitted by: College Communications

New Food Trucks Arrive in August

Our food truck season continues into the month of August with several new offerings! The schedule has changed since the beginning of the summer, so please see the calendar below for further details. Weekly email updates on the trucks will continue as well.

Food Trucks August 2018

All trucks serve lunch from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 a.m. If you would like to check out the trucks’ menus and plan your lunches in advance, the links are available below:

Additionally, don’t forget that the Massachusetts Avenue Mobile Market will park at the Health Science lot on Spillman and East Delavan from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, August 22
  • Wednesday, September 26
  • Wednesday, October 24

Please contact Mary Braun with any questions at Ext. 2240. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

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

Canisius Receives Cummings Grant

The James H. Cummings Foundation awarded $150,000 to Canisius College for the construction of state-of-the-art allied health laboratories necessary to launch its new Physician Assistant graduate program.

A state-of-the-art simulation based gross anatomy lab will be constructed on 3,240 square feet of the sub-level of Science Hall. It will be equipped with eight Anatomage virtual dissection tables  for student instruction. This technology has been shown to successfully replace the use of cadavers in gross anatomy laboratories at top-ranked medical schools, as well as highly regarded Physician Assistant programs at many colleges and universities in the United States.

Read more  

Submitted by: College Communications

 

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Awards Canisius New Grant

Canisius received a $4,100 grant from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through the ArtsCONNECT Program to fund the presentation of The Rose Ensemble.

Later this fall, The Rose Ensemble will give a public lecture and performance in the college’s Montante Cultural Center on Thursday, October 4. The group will also present a master class at the Buffalo Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts.

Founded in 1996 by Artistic Director Jordan Sramek, The Rose Ensemble achieved an international reputation as a premiere American early music ensemble. Each performance illuminates centuries of rarely heard repertoire, bringing to modern audiences research from the world’s manuscript libraries and fresh perspectives on history, culture, politics and spirituality from around the globe. With 10 critically acclaimed recordings and a diverse selection of concert programs, the group has thrilled audiences across the United States and Europe with a repertoire spanning 1,000 years and more than 25 languages.

The engagement of The Rose Ensemble is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. More information about the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation can be found here.

The performance of The Rose Ensemble is sponsored by the Joseph J. Naples Conversations in Christ and Culture Lecture and Performance Series, ArtsCanisius, the dean of Arts and Sciences and the Classics Department, in collaboration with the Network of Religious Communities and the Canisius Jesuit Community.

For more information, contact Jonathan Lawrence, PhD, associate professor of religious studies and theology, at Ext. 2825.

Submitted by: College Communications

Finding Your Courses in D2L

In response to feedback from faculty and students, D2L added a new feature to the My Courses widget on your D2L My Home page.  Now, you can filter the course tiles using a semester filter.  Plus, D2L remembers your filter setting when next you log in.

Take a look at our updated “Finding and Pinning Your Courses” video for details.

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

Build Simple Websites using Google Sites

 

Google Sites is a simple, versatile website building toolset that’s part of Google Drive.  It’s great for building online lesson content, or having students build websites.  The Center for Online Learning & Innovation has created a set of tutorial videos showing you how to get started in Google Sites, as well as some of the things you can do with Sites using forms, drawing and other Google applications.  In the coming months, more tutorials and other materials will be added to the COLI Google Sites Guide.

Take a look at our new Google Sites Guide

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

EVENTS

Portal Upgrade

Scheduled for Friday, August 3

The Canisius College portal (my.canisius.edu) is scheduled for maintenance that requires down time, this Friday, August 3 from 1:00 – 7:00 a.m. EST. During this time, faculty, staff, alumni and students will not have access to the portal or any resources found in the portal. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Help Desk by email at helpdesk@canisius.edu or by phone at Ext. 8340.

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

Adjunct Faculty Information Session

Learn the essentials of teaching at Canisius

The Center for Online Learning & Innovation invites all new, returning and current adjunct professors to an Adjunct Faculty Information Session to help prepare for the 2018 – 19 academic year. Attend either one of the sessions to learn about employee resources, the library, the college mission, and technology for teaching and learning. Refreshments will be served.

The sessions are:

  • Wednesday, August 22 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 4 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

This is not mandatory, but is a fantastic way to quickly get up to speed on the essentials for teaching at Canisius College.  Adjunct faculty who are teaching at Canisius for the first time this fall can obviously benefit, but adjunct instructors who taught at Canisius in the past are also welcome.

Please email coli@canisius.edu to RSVP. We look forward to welcoming you to campus and to the 2018-19 academic year!

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

 

 

Canisius Tops $10 Million in Fundraising in 2018

Philanthropy at Canisius reached new heights in fiscal year 2017-18, as the college secured more than $10 million in donations from the college community.  The amount raised marked the college’s highest non-campaign annual total in its history.  In addition to several large gifts and bequests, Canisius exceeded its goal for the annual fund, raised a record total on Giving Day and added almost 40 new members to the college’s Leadership Society ($1,000+).

“Everywhere I go, I encounter alumni and parents who cannot say enough good things about the Canisius experience,” says President John J. Hurley.  “It’s so gratifying to see that come back to us in philanthropy.”

To read a more detailed report on fundraising results for FY 2017-18, click here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius Awarded HeCap Grant

Canisius College was approved for a $685,351 grant through the New York State Higher Education Capital Matching (HECap) Grant Program.  The funds will support the construction of state-of-the-art allied health labs and additional facilities for the college’s graduate program in physician assistant studies. Canisius will also direct a portion of the grant toward equipment for the program, including digital anatomy tables, practice mannequins for skills development, and computer and audiovisual equipment to record and play information for case studies.

Click here to read more about the HECap grant and the progress being made on the graduate program in physician assistant studies.

Submitted by: College Communications

2018 Summer Hours/Parking Updates

As a reminder, the adjustment of operating hours on Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. will end on Friday, July 27. Departments may continue to adjust their hours of operation (based on department need) to 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a 30-minute lunch break from Monday, July 30 through Friday, August 17.

As we welcome the staff from the Institutional Advancement Department to the Martin House this week and in preparation for ongoing parking needs on campus, please note that the relaxed parking will end on Friday, July 27 and our campus-wide parking enforcement will resume on Monday, July 30.  Be sure to display a valid parking permit in your vehicle, and park only in lots that coincide with your permit as of July 30.  Also, remember that the Tower Lot is reserved for guests and those with special permits.

Please contact the Human Resources Department with any questions.

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

Food Truck Season Rolls On

Our food truck season will continue into the month of August with several new offerings! The schedule has changed since the beginning of the summer, so please click the calendar below for further details. Weekly email updates on the trucks will continue as well.

Food Trucks August 2018

All trucks will serve lunch from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. If you would like to check out menus and plan your lunches in advance, the links are available below:

Sweet Melody’s comes to campus on Wednesday, August 1 in the Bagen lot.

Ms. Judi’s will return on Wednesday, August 8 in the Bagen lot.

The Salad Bar Truck comes to campus on Monday, August 13 in the Bagen lot.

K Cafe comes to campus on Wednesday, August 15 in the Lyons lot.

Mineo & Sapio’s Street Eats comes to campus on Wednesday, August 22 in the Bagen lot.

Additionally, don’t forget that the Massachusetts Avenue Mobile Market will be parked at the Health Science lot on Spillman and East Delavan today, Wednesday, July 25 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The truck will then be parked in the Spillman lot behind Health Science from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the following dates:

Wednesday, August 22

Wednesday, September 26

Wednesday, October 24

Please contact Mary Braun with any questions at Ext. 2240. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

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

 

Employee of Distinction

(L-R) Lindsay Miller, associate director of admissions and Terri Mangione, PhD, vice president for student affairs.

(L-R) Kayla Maggiore, admissions counselor; Kristin Hall, senior admissions counselor; Lindsay Miller, associate director of admissions; Terri Mangione, PhD, vice president for student affairs; Tyra Henson, admissions counselor; Samantha Palma, admissions counselor; Matt Kwiatkowski, senior admissions counselor and Debbie Abrahamson (front), admissions associate.

The Human Resources Department is pleased to announce that Lindsay Miller is the Canisius College Employee of Distinction for June 2018! Lindsay was nominated for the award by Tyra Henson, admissions counselor.

At Canisius for five years, Lindsay currently works as the associate director of admissions. Lindsay was selected for this award based on her ability to build morale among her team members; her critical role in coordinating marketing and communications for the Undergraduate Admissions office; and the fact that she exceeded her enrollment goals in the Fall of 2017.

Please join us in congratulating Lindsay on this achievement!

To nominate a coworker for future months, click here.

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

 

Wood to Speak at Veterans’ Affairs Summit Conference

Gregory R. Wood, PhD, professor of marketing and information systems, will speak at a New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs Summit Conference that the agency is organizing for veteran business owners in September. Wood will present an overview/introduction of digital marketing to build brands. Approximately 75 veterans will attend the day-long conference.

Submitted by: College Communications

United Way

This year’s annual fundraising campaign for the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County is almost upon us! For those who may not be aware, Canisius participates in this fundraising campaign each year to assist the United Way in helping those in need in our community, as well as allowing them to do the work that no one nonprofit can do alone. Thanks to you, the United Way can identify the areas of most need, tackle those issues head on, and promote volunteerism and engagement throughout the community.

Our United Way Campaign Committee is currently seeking new volunteers. Members of the committee get to participate in fun behind-the-scenes activities, such as planning the extremely successful Fall Chili Cook-Off! Even a small amount of your time on the committee will go a long way, as everything you do to help the United Way empowers the Buffalo community. If you are interested in joining the committee or just volunteering to help with campaign activities, please contact Mary Braun at Ext. 2240 or at braun5@canisius.edu.

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

Try an Online Gradebook

Each semester you must continuously record your students’ grades in each course.  If you record grades in a D2L gradebook, it handles the calculations and provides your students with an up-to-date grade report.  If you use D2L’s grades toolset, your students know how they are doing in the class at any time throughout the semester.  Once you build a gradebook in a course, it copies along with other course content into subsequent semesters.  With upgrades coming on August 8th, D2L’s grades tool works efficiently with their rubric toolset as well.

Take a look at what the grades tool can do for you and your students:

If you haven’t tried an online grade book yet, now’s a great time to start.

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

Campus Candid

Members of the campus community satisfied their international food cravings during a visit from Ms. Judi’s Food Truck on Wednesday, July 11.  Pictured here (l-r) are members of the Institutional Advancement team, Terry Nusstein, Ginny Dadaian, Sandy Miller and Kate Lockhart.

Submitted by: College Communications

Call the Ball

Know a young girl who wants to be ‘queen of the court?’  If so, consider signing her up for the annual summer skills volleyball camp, which runs next week, July 23 – 26, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at the Koessler Athletic Center.

Hosted by the Canisius volleyball team, this fun and interactive four-day camp is open to all girls entering 6th-12th grade and will cover all the fundamental skills of the game. Also available, a single day camp option which will be held on Thursday, July 26 for girls entering 10th – 12th grade.

For more information or to register, visit totalcamps.com/canisiusvolleyball or contact a member of the Canisius coaching staff at griffvb@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Chris Krueger, assistant volleyball coach, Athletics

 

 

Take a Break from Your Busy Schedule

If you haven’t already, make plans now to attend the college’s second annual Appreciation Picnic. Set for Tuesday, July 31, from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in the Economou Dining Hall, the event serves as a great opportunity to enjoy lunch with friends and colleagues from across campus. Prior to lunch, a Mass in honor of the Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola will be offered by Rev.

Fr. Lynch will offer a short mass prior to the lunch at 11:30 a.m. on July 31 in honor of St. Ignatius Loyola in Christ the King Chapel.

This year, guests will be treated to a unique menu that offers hints of Hawaiian flare and includes Huli Huli chicken, homemade pineapple coleslaw, potato salad and fresh corn-on-the-cob.  For dessert?  Everyone’s favorite – soft-serve ice cream!

RSVPs are kindly requested by today, Wednesday, July 25.  You can do so by choosing one of the following options below or by contacting Human Resources Assistant Mary Braun at Ext. 2240 (braun5@canisius.edu).

 

Submitted by: Mary Braun, assistant, Human Resources

D2L Update

 

On August 8, D2L at Canisius will be getting a few new screens for quiz construction and an easier-to-use “question pool” alternative to random sections.  If you use quizzes in D2L, these new features will be fairly intuitive to figure out.   You can still opt out of these new screens, at least until December, but we think you will find them quicker to use than the old screens and random section operation.

If you haven’t tried building and using quizzes in D2L, now is a good time to consider it.  Click here to read the Center for Online Learning’s (COLI’s) latest blog and to see a new video tutorial, which shows how to set up a simple, low-stakes quiz for your students.

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

Campus Candids

 

(L-R):  Stephanie Crockatt, executive director of Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy and Linda Walleshauser, associate vice president, Human Resources and Compliance.

Nearly 75 people attended the Happy Hour for a Cause to benefit Olmsted Parks hosted by Canisius at the Westin Buffalo (Courtyard). A long-standing tradition, the Happy Hour for a Cause events allow local professionals to meet and network in a laid back environment while benefiting a local charity.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

Economics professors George Palumbo and Julie Anna Golebiewski interviewed by The New York Times

New York Times’ reporter Jesse McKinley interviewed economics professors George Palumbo, PhD and Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, for an article entitled “Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion: Is New York Getting Its Money’s Worth.”

The story appeared in the July 2 edition.  Click here to read the article in its entirety.

Fajardo-Heyward discusses what motivates migrants to flee their countries in The Buffalo News

In the “Another Voice” column in The Buffalo News, Paola Fajardo-Heyward, PhD, director of the Latin American Studies Program and associate professor of political science, details several important points that have been left out of the debate over the immigration crisis at the U.S. border.

Read more here.

Klump weighs in regarding Trump’s Supreme Court justice choice on WBEN Radio

Bob Klump, director of the Frank G. Raichle Pre-Law Center, commented on President Trump’s choice of Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court justice on WBEN 930 a.m. morning news on July 10.

 Listen here.

He was a guest on the Baurle and Bellavia show on WBEN a.m. radio on June 27. Klump analyzed President Trump’s candidates for Supreme Court justice, discussed the nomination process and weighed the different factors that go into selecting a candidate.

Listen here.

Russell’s research on children and pet loss runs on EnPareja.com

EnPareja.com, the website for a Spanish magazine about relationships, ran an article about research by Josh Russell, PhD, assistant professor of animal behavior, ecology and conservation on children and pet loss.

Read more here.

In The Buffalo News, O’Malley ᾽72 likens his fondness for books to the sirens in Odysseus

During his time as a Canisius student, Adjunct Professor of English Thomas O’Malley ᾽72 spent countless hours reading between the stacks of books in the library.  O’Malley chronicled his experiences in a “My View” article for The Buffalo News.

Read more here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Fall Preview Days on Campus!

Fall Preview Days are on Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 21 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Incoming students and their families will be on campus both days to visit Canisius and prepare for New Student Orientation and the beginning of classes. Students and their families will be attending sessions and moving around campus so please be on the lookout for our new Griffins and be sure to say hello!

Submitted by: Phil Ciallela, assistant director, Student Life

Register Now for Blue and Gold Golf Classic

The 21st Annual Blue & Gold Golf Classic is slated for July 30 at Western New York’s best golf experience – Crag Burn Golf Club. Tee time is scheduled for noon with registration and lunch set to open at 10:30 a.m.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Canisius Blue and Gold Fund, which helps develop the next generation of Golden Griffin champions by providing essential funding that impacts our programs in the areas of scholarships, coaching excellence, recruiting and team travel.

Click here to register or call Ext. 2977 for additional information.

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

Performance Appraisals

As announced by President Hurley last week, the college community will focus on a core set of objectives as part of the performance appraisal discussion given the ongoing enrollment challenges that we face.

As you prepare for your individual meeting with your supervisor, please be prepared to discuss the following question and how your responses might fit into your objectives for the coming year.

As you think about your role at Canisius College, how can you improve the student experience at Canisius and help increase student enrollment in the year ahead?

Please plan to include any feedback within the “Next Year’s Objectives” section of the performance appraisal.

As a reminder, all performance appraisals should be completed by Friday, August 3. If you have any questions, please contact Linda Walleshauser at Ext. 2244 or walleshl@canisius.edu or Jennifer Skowron at Ext. 2247 or skowronj@canisius.edu. Thank you!

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

Callwood ’19 Featured on New Drake Release, “Scorpion”

The smooth, sultry vocals of Public Safety Officer Allen (Al Wood) Callwood MSEd ᾽19 are featured on the outro (conclusion) of Drake’s new single, “After Dark.”  Callwood is the former host of the Quiet Storm with Al Wood on 93.7 WBLK. He has also worked for NPR in Binghamton/Ithaca, WKBW-TV, CBS Radio and Townsquare Media. A New York State certified teacher, Callwood is in the master’s program in educational leadership and supervision at Canisius.

The new release “dropped” on Thursday, June 28 and is available on Apple Itunes, Amazon and other streaming services and will be available on CD.

Read a story here from The Buffalo News which includes the clip of Callwood’s vocals.

Submitted by: College Communications

Caserta ᾽80 Named CABMA Manager of the Year

Judi Caserta ᾽80, assistant athletic director for business operations, has been named the 2018 Collegiate Athletic Business Management Association (CABMA) Manager of the Year.  Caserta is the first person from a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) school to receive the honor, and she is just the eighth female to earn the award since it was first presented in 1966.

Read more here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Gattuso ᾽87 Speaks to Bloomberg

Steven Gattuso ᾿87, executive director of the Golden Griffin Fund and assistant professor of economics and finance, spoke to 156 finance professors from various universities at the Bloomberg New York Symposium at Bloomberg Headquarters in New York City. The topic of his talk was “Using Bloomberg in the CFA Research Challenge.”

Submitted by: College Communications

EVENTS

Massachusetts Avenue Mobile Market Continues

Enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables this summer

The Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP) Mobile Market, sponsored by the Canisius Sustainability Initiative, returns on Wednesday, July 25 from 12 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Health Science Lot located at East Delavan and Spillman Ave. MAP offers affordable and fresh vegetables and fruits during the growing season.  Additional dates include August 22, September 26 and October 24.

MAP partners with local organizations to bring produce into areas of Buffalo where access to healthy, affordable and fresh food is limited. The nonprofit also operates a farm stand at its urban farm – which will soon include a new farmhouse and Community Food Training Center – at 387 Massachusetts Avenue.

While you are there, swing by to see the developments at the East West Community Garden, 1032 Lafayette, near Main. Pick up some seasonal local produce from Breymiller Farm Market who will be there on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Submitted by: Erin Robinson, PhD, chair, Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Environmental Studies; director, Environmental Studies

Stop the Bleed Training

Learn life-saving skills

Stop the Bleed Training will be held on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. in the Regis Room North. This training teaches you three actions that can control a victim’s bleeding until emergency responders arrive.

Learn how to help in a bleeding emergency and save a life. All members of the campus are invited to attend.

Training is being offered by Student Health and the Erie County Medical Center.

Email creahan@canisius to reserve your spot.

Submitted by:  Patricia Creahan, director, Student Health

D2L Update

A better way for rubrics

On August 8, select features in D2L will be upgraded.  This includes rubrics, which are simpler for professors to use.  If you use D2L’s interactive rubric tool, you know that currently it’s a bit cumbersome when you use the rubric to grade a dropbox assignment or discussion and have rubric information display in students᾽ grade reports (that feeds from the gradebook).  Perhaps you opted not to use rubrics in D2L for this reason.  Check out the COLI blog to learn how rubrics will be easier to use in the fall semester.

Our students appreciate rubrics, having extensive experience with them in their primary and secondary educations.  They also like D2L’s gradebook feature, too.  Now, both rubrics and the gradebook are easier for professors to use.

Mark Gallimore, director, Center for Online Learning & Innovation

 

Canisius in the News

In a “My View” article in The Buffalo News, Professor Emeritus of English Robert Butler, PhD, describes the beauty of Buffalo observed from his bike.

Read the article here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Reminder – Extended Fourth of July Weekend

In appreciation of the hard work and service Canisius staff members provide to our students, President John Hurley extended the Fourth of July holiday celebration.  In addition to Independence Day, Canisius College will also close Thursday and Friday, July 5 – 6.

Thank you President Hurley!

Submitted by: College Communications

Schaber Named Interim Dean of Arts and Sciences

Dear Colleagues,

Peter Schaber, PhD

I am pleased to announce that Peter Schaber, PhD, professor of chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, accepted the role of interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences for the coming academic year. Dr. Schaber has long been a respected and contributing member of the faculty having served as department chair for ten years, as a member of the Faculty Senate numerous times, and as chair of the Faculty Welfare Committee.

Perhaps most importantly for our tenure-track faculty, Dr. Schaber is currently a member of the Committee on Faculty Status and, given the annual review of tenure-track faculty, is familiar with the progress and contributions of junior faculty members. Hopefully, this familiarity will allow a smooth transition into the mentoring and evaluative role of the dean.

Dr. Schaber’s start date is August 6, 2018, following the completion of the summer school course he is teaching.

My thanks to all those who nominated a candidate for the position, to the faculty who assisted with interviews, and to the staff members who met with the finalists. I am grateful to all who stepped forward and considered the position.

Please join me in congratulating and supporting Dr. Schaber as he undertakes his new responsibilities.

Submitted by: Margaret Cain McCarthy, PhD, vice president, Academic Affairs

Enactus Places Fifth at National Competition

Caption: Front row (L-R): Teddy Benz ᾽19; Lauren Thorne ᾽21; Nick Tober᾽06 MBA ᾽08, Enactus advisor; Rebecca Anthone ’18 and Annie Niland ’18 Back row (L-R): Luke Kennedy ᾽21, Thomas Kirch ᾽18, Collin Zapisek ᾽18 and Jack Moretti ᾽18.

Canisius Enactus (formerly SIFE) placed fifth in the Enactus United States National Exposition in Kansas City, MO from May 21-23. Out of approximately 1,300 Enactus teams in the US, only 87 teams earned a spot to compete at the national level. Canisius College Enactus advanced to the semi-final round of competition – an honor bestowed to the top 16 US Enactus teams. Canisius Enactus consistently places among the top teams in the country at national competitions.

Enactus is an international non-profit organization that brings together student, academic and business leaders who are committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, the student leaders of Enactus create and implement community empowerment projects around the globe.

The Canisius Enactus team gave a 17-minute audiovisual presentation highlighting their programs’ entrepreneurial, economic and social impact to a panel of judges from major corporations, such as Walmart, Hallmark, Unilever, KPMG, Rich’s, Johnson & Johnson, Ford and Microsoft, followed by a five-minute Q&A session.

The Canisius Enactus team included the following students:

  • Rebecca Anthone ᾽18, journalism and communication studies dual major
  • Teddy Benz ᾽19, computer science and digital media arts dual major
  • Luke Kennedy ᾽21, freshman communication studies major
  • Thomas Kirch ᾽18, finance major
  • Jack Moretti MBA᾽18, graduate student in the master’s program in business administration
  • Annie Niland ᾽18, digital media arts major
  • Lauren Thorne ᾽21, freshman mathematics and economics dual major
  • Annie Westermeier ᾽18, biology major
  • Collin Zapisek ᾽18, management major

Nick Tober ᾽06, MBA ᾽08 serves as Enactus advisor and has been involved with Canisius Enactus since fall 2004. Tober replaces Patricia Hutton, PhD, professor of economics and finance, who founded the team in spring 2004.

“The Canisius College and Buffalo communities are forever indebted to Pat for her hard work, perseverance and dedication to Enactus over the past 13 years,” says Tober. “Canisius Enactus is making a positive difference in the education of our students and is giving them a competitive edge in the job market. The team’s initiatives not only contribute to the local community and economy but are also consistent with and promote the Jesuit mission of the college, especially Buffalo’s growing immigrant community.”

“I am very impressed by the accomplishments of the Canisius Enactus team,” said Denise M. Rotundo, PhD, dean of the Wehle School of Business.  “The students are making a positive impact on the local community by helping at-risk populations develop sustainable incomes through entrepreneurial activity.  At the same time, the students are using the knowledge and skills developed in their business classes while they are living the mission of the college and the Wehle School of Business.”

Read more here.

Watch a video about Enactus here.

 

Submitted by: College Communications

Nominations Sought for 2019 Honorary Degrees

Although our spring commencement exercises are just behind us, we are already beginning the process of planning for next year’s ceremonies.  President John Hurley is asking for your help in nominating deserving candidates for honorary degrees and speakers for the 2019 commencement. The general guidelines are listed in the document below. Please provide background information on your nominees to help the Board of Trustees with the selection process.

Honorary degrees are intended to recognize people who have made significant contributions to society and whom Canisius College wishes to incorporate as members of the Canisius academic family.  Please click the link below to read the criteria adopted by the Board of Trustees.

2018 annual request on letterhead

Submitted by: Laura Montaro, executive assistant to the president

Refer a Future Griff

Do you know someone you would love to see here at Canisius?  Then refer that student to the Office of Admissions today!  You can refer an undergraduate student, graduate student, or even someone who is looking to transfer.

In order to refer a student, please complete the form found here.  They will then be contacted by an admissions counselor on the next business day.

Help us find that next Golden Griffin!

Submitted by: Justin Rogers, director, Undergraduate Admissions

McLaughlin Invited to Rangers Training Camp

Canisius forward Dylan McLaughlin ᾽19 was invited to the NHL’s New York Rangers development camp, which begins Monday. He led the Golden Griffins in goals last season and was the Atlantic Hockey Player of the Year.

Read more here

Submitted by: College Communications

 

Perkins ᾽16 Releases Her First Solo Album

Sydnie Perkins ᾽16, on-campus recruitment counselor in the Griff Center for Academic Engagement, released her first solo album, “I Love You Lord!” Perkins’ album is on sale now in select stores and online for $10.

Perkins can’t remember a time when she didn’t sing. She thanks God for giving her such a gift and the courage and confidence to share it. She credits Béyonce as her greatest musical influence.

Sample her music and learn more about Perkins here.

Submitted by: College Communications

 

COLI Quick Tip!

In the New D2L, the My Courses widget on the My Home Screen is probably the biggest change.  But it’s easy to find and pin the courses you will visit regularly in an upcoming semester.  Take a look at this quick tutorial video on using the My Courses Widget in D2L:

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

EVENTS

Massachusetts Avenue Mobile Market Starts Today

Enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables this summer

Canisius Sustainability Initiative will sponsor the Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP) Mobile Market (MAP) this summer. MAP offers affordable and fresh vegetables and fruits during the growing season.  They will be visiting campus five times this summer, from 11 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., the first being today, Wednesday, June 27 at the Health Science Lot located at East Delavan and Spillman Ave. They will return July 25, August 22, September 26 and October 24.

MAP partners with local organizations to bring produce into areas of Buffalo where access to healthy, affordable and fresh food is limited. The nonprofit also operates a farm stand at its urban farm – which will soon include a new farmhouse and Community Food Training Center – at 387 Massachusetts Ave.

While you are there, swing by to see the developments at the East West Community Garden, 1032 Lafayette, near Main. Pick up some local strawberries from Breymiller Farm Market which is selling fresh picked strawberries on Tuesdays and Thursday from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., while they are in season, at Main and Lafayette.

Submitted by: Erin Robinson, PhD, chair, Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Environmental Studies; director, Environmental Studies

COLI Summer Faculty Meetup Tonight

Online and Hybrid Coursework

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

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

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

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

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

Giving the Best of Yourself

Athletics Director Bill Maher talks sports and the Holy Spirit on “Crossroads”

Canisius College Athletics Director Bill Maher will be the featured guest on the next edition of “Crossroads,” scheduled for broadcast on Sunday, July 1.

The focus of this month’s program is “Giving the Best of Yourself,” the Vatican’s new document on sport and the human person.  Maher will share his perspective on how sports can be an instrument of encounter, formation, mission and sanctification.

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

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

Submitted by: College Communications

Stop the Bleed Training

Learn life-saving skills

Stop the Bleed Training will be held on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. in the Regis Room North. This training teaches you three actions that can control a victim’s bleeding until emergency responders arrive.

Learn how to help in a bleeding emergency and save a life. All members of the campus are invited to attend.

Training is being offered by Student Health and the Erie County Medical Center.

Email creahan@canisius to reserve your spot.

Submitted by:  Patricia Creahan, director, Student Health

 

 

Campus Candid

Nearly 35 members of the Canisius community enjoyed a beautiful day, camaraderie and a 3.5-mile walk or run during the 2018 JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge on Thursday, June 14.

Congratulations to the top male and female finishers:

James Oigara, EdD, associate professor of teacher education, with a finishing time of 24:47:00 and

Emily Mangione, adjunct professor of fine arts, with a finishing time of 25:46:00

Click the link below for the complete list of Canisius results.

CC 2018 results

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

Mason’s Boy with the Rainbow Heart featured in The Buffalo News

An article about The Boy with the Rainbow Heart, a book written by Will Mason, Leadership Society gift officer, Canisius Fund; was featured in The Buffalo News. Mason dedicated the children’s book of acceptance to his sister Jessica Lake Mason, who struggled as a teenager to come out.

Read the article here.

A feature about alumna Jessica Underberg runs on the front page of The Buffalo News

Jessica Underberg ᾽98 grew up on a farm and went on to study social sciences at Canisius. Now she is manager/CEO of the Erie County Fair and Erie County Agricultural Society, one of the 10 largest fairs in the country.

Read the article here.

Submitted by: College Communications

IAR at Canisius Awarded $880,000 Grant from U.S. Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education recently awarded researchers at the Institute for Autism Research (IAR) at Canisius an $880,431 grant.  The grant will fully fund a three-year study of the long-term beneficial impacts from an innovative school intervention for high-functioning children with autism spectrum disorder (HFASD) developed by the IAR research team.

Children with HFASD comprise nearly half of all children with ASD and, despite relative strengths in cognitive and language skills, exhibit chronic and pervasive social impairments and restricted and repetitive behaviors that severely interfere with daily functioning leading to long-term negative outcomes. These long-term negative outcomes have led researchers to suggest that existing school interventions for these students are ineffective.

Researchers at the IAR have effectively treated the clinical impairments and symptoms of children with HFASD in their comprehensive summer program (summerMAX) for more than a decade. In an effort to more effectively treat these children in school settings, the research team adapted the summer program into a school-based intervention (schoolMAX), which they tested in an earlier, large-scale randomized trial funded by the U. S. Department of Education.

Results from the school study found that students with HFASD who received schoolMAX demonstrated significantly better social understanding and social skills and fewer ASD symptoms following treatment compared to students with HFASD who received their typical-educational programming.  This latest grant from the Department of Education will enable researchers to examine the long-term beneficial impacts of the treatment.

Click here to learn more about the IAR and how it will use its latest grant from the Department of Education.

Submitted by: College Communications

Sport Product Development

Sporting goods retail is big business these days, with sales in the U.S. averaging $60 billion annually – and growing.

To help meet the increasing need for development and management professionals in the sporting goods industry, Canisius College will introduce a new master’s of science degree in sport product development, beginning in fall 2018.  The online program is comprised of 33 credit hours (nine courses), two tracks (product design and retail management) and culminates with a six-credit internship. Upon completion of the program, graduates will have developed an understanding of theoretical foundations and their practical applications; be able to communicate that knowledge and apply it to the management and business of sport product; and recognize and implement those areas of professional obligations that include diversity and global awareness.

Click here to learn more about the program.

Submitted by: College Communications

Flipping Out

Lorrisa (Hint) Naugle ᾿07 and her husband, Chris, started FlipOut Academy in the Eastern Hills Mall in Clarence, NY.  Two years and 150 flips later, the couple pitched “Risky Builders,” to HGTV and landed a television pilot!

The pilot episode of “Risky Builders” is set to air Sunday, June 24 at 2 p.m. on HGTV. If the show receives enough support, it could be picked up for a full run of episodes.

Read more here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Sound Investment

Beth Ann Sardina ’07, MBA ’09 and Eric J. Hezel ’06 recently earned the prestigious designation of Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA).

Actuaries are the leading professionals in managing risk.  They are at the heart of business strategy, ensuring sound investments are made and goals are fulfilled.  It generally takes 6-10 years to complete the requirements to become a Fellow, including passing a number of rigorous exams in areas such as probability, financial mathematics, financial economics, life contingencies and actuarial modeling.

Sardina and Hezel are both actuaries at BlueCross BlueShield of WNY.

Click here to read more.

Submitted by: College Communications

COLI Quick Tip!

The new D2L courses are presented as tiles in the My Courses widget, on the My Home screen.  You can change the image associated with your course.  What’s more, you can have that image appear as a course banner on the course’s home page, too.  This tutorial video shows you how:

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

EVENTS

COLI Summer Faculty Meetup

Online and Hybrid Coursework

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

The Dome Has a New Look

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

Submitted by: College Communications

Beaty ᾿86 Honored by NAACP

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

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

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

Congratulations Kimberly!

Submitted by: College Communications

Employee of Distinction

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

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

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

Please join us in congratulating Matt on this achievement!

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

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

Dedicated to Serve

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

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

Let’s give them a round of applause!

The following new graduates committed to a year of service:

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

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, assistant director, Campus Ministry

Venti Named Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement

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

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

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

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

Submitted by: College Communications

 

 

 

Canisius Establishes Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies

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

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

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

Read more here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Campus Candid

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

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

Read more here.

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

Watch a video of the news conference here.

Submitted by: College Communications

 

 

 

President Hurley Releases Statement of Support for UCA in Nicaragua

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

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

Submitted by: College Communications

 

Honeywell Continues Support of WNY Chemistry Olympiad

 

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

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

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

Read more here.

Submitted by: College Communications

 

Cochrane’s “Last Lecture” Trending on Good Reads

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

Read it here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Students Travel to Oviedo, Spain

 

 

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

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

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P/HETE Partners with Buffalo Public Schools

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

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

 

Independent Health June Wellness Tips

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

JuneWellnessTip2018

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

 

Social Security Standard

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

Social Security Standard – May 2018

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

 

Network File Servers Unavailable Sunday, June 10

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

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

Submitted by: Scott Clark, director, User Services

History Professor Richard Bailey is Featured Guest on Crossroads

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

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

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

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

Submitted by: College Communications

EVENTS

Faculty Meetup

Online and hybrid coursework

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

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

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

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

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

 

Campus Candid

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

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

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

Read more about the garden here.

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

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

Dugan is front and center for Stanley Cup playoffs

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

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

Read the Channel 2 story here.

Listen to the 97 Rock story here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Director of Mission and Identity Appointed

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

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

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

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

Please join me in congratulating her on this appointment!

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

Reunion Tent Party

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

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

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

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

Baseball Headed to the NCAA Tournament

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

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

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

Submitted by: Matt Reitnour, assistant athletic director, Communications

Food Trucks are Coming!

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

Food Truck Calendar 2018

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

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

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

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

Lactation Room Opens on Campus

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

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

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

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

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

Be The Light Youth Theology Institute

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

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

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

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

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

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

Learn.  Lead.  Be the Light.

Like us on Facebook here.

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

ITS Software Requests for Fall

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

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

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

Software requests from previous years must be resubmitted.

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

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

Submitted by:  Gregory Rusch, computer support technician, ITS

 

ITS Help Desk

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

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

EVENTS

Faculty Meetup

Online and hybrid teaching

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

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

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

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

COLI supplies refreshments!

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

 

 

Lactation Room Opens in Old Main

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

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

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

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

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

Commencement 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Submitted by: College Communications

 

 

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