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Submitted by: College Communications 

 

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Students from the Physical and Health Education/Teacher Education (P/HETE) program attended the 81st annual New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NYS AHPERD) conference from Thursday, November 15 – Saturday, November 17 in Verona, NY. Teacher candidates Amber Schiele ’18 and Matt Chase MS ’18 were honored as P/HETE Major Award Winners during the Amazing Persons Ceremony on Thursday, November 15. The award is given to one undergraduate and one graduate student for outstanding performance relevant to his or her preparation for the profession in the areas of health, physical education, recreation or dance.

The conference was highlighted by a keynote address from MaryEllen Elia, New York State Commissioner of Education and president of the University of the State of New York (SUNY). Elia’s comments regarding “quality health and physical education instruction are absolutely essential to a child’s education, growth, and development” were well-received by the audience. Following her presentation, Clancy Seymour, EdD, professor of Kinesiology, was one of ten NYS AHPERD leaders invited to meet with Elia afterwards for a brief question and answer session.

Additionally, the Western Zone Chapter of the association and the Canisius College P/HETE program hosted a joint social for zone members, current teacher candidates and former alumni of the college with over 100 members in attendance. A special thanks to Joe Evans, adjunct professor of kinesiology, for his efforts to coordinate P/HETE attendance along with Dr. Seymour and Lauren Kicak, associate director of Graduate Admissions for her co-sponsorship of the event.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

Newsday interviewed Emeritus Professor of Political Science Peter Galie, PhD, for a story that questions the constitutionality of the pay raise process in Albany.  Click here to read the story.

Canisius Broadcasting Students Run the Show

Talk about your hands-on learning.

Students in Professor Barbara Irwin’s “Broadcasting in America” class were running the show – literally – last Tuesday, November 13 when they produced four upcoming episodes of “Bragging Rights.”  The quiz show airs on WBBZ-TV and pits two teams of three against one another in a race to answer trivia questions on a variety of subjects, with a classic twist, in keeping with the theme of the MeTV network programs that air on WBBZ-TV.

As producers of the program, students were required to secure eight teams to participate in the upcoming episodes.  Canisius was well-represented. Among the college teams battling it out for bragging rights: baseball vs. cross country and track; the Undergraduate Student Association vs. the Golden Griffin Great Grads; The Griffin newspaper vs. FUSION; and the English Department faculty vs. Griffins’ Best, a group of unaffiliated students. Even Petey, the college mascot, made an appearance on the game show.  Guest score keepers also hailed from Canisius.  Sandy Miller, director of corporate and foundation relations, and Matt Gorczyca, assistant director of the Canisius Fund tallied up the points for each team.

But you’ll have to wait to see who prevails with bragging rights.  The Canisius episodes aren’t scheduled to air until November 27, November 28, December 4 and December 5, at 8:00 p.m. on WBBZ-TV.

Stay tuned …

Submitted by: College Communications 

Hockey Home for the Holidays

The weekend after Thanksgiving is always a great time to enjoy Buffalo with family and friends. The Canisius men’s hockey team competes against Sacred Heart University on Friday, November 23 and Saturday, November 24 at 1:00 p.m. at HARBORCENTER. After the game on Friday, November 23, children will get a chance to meet the team and have a poster autographed by the players. On Saturday, November 24, kids of all ages can get on the ice with the Griffs.

Skate rentals will be free at HARBORCENTER pro shop. Bring along friends and family and enjoy a great afternoon at the rink.

For more information, visit www.GoGriffs.com or call (716) 888-8499.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

November TIAA Webinars

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Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (TIAA) will host a series of free webinars throughout the month of November that are available to all Canisius faculty and staff. Topics include: Demystifying Life Insurance, Halfway There: A Retirement Checkpoint, Estate Planning – Taxing Matters and more. Please see the attached flyer for further details, and be sure to take advantage of these free opportunities to learn more about your retirement plan. If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at Ext. 2240.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, assistant, Human Resources

This Week in the Griff Center

Check out what’s happening in the Griff Center this week.

Submitted by: Dominique Gagnier, graduate assistant, Griff Center

Campus Candid

Pictured (l-r) are Ian Day, vice president, enrollment management; Marco Benedetti, vice president, business and finance and John Hurley, president.

The Undergraduate Student Association (USA) hosted its annual Thanksgiving sit-down dinner on Wednesday, November 14 in the Economou Dining Hall. Students enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving meal served by Canisius faculty and staff.

 

Submitted by: College Communications

Thanksgiving Timesheets

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, employees will need to submit their timesheets by Tuesday, November 20. Approvers will still have until Monday, November 26.

Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Submitted by: Lynn Incardona, payroll associate, Finance

 

Early Closure Reminder

In gratitude for everyone’s continued hard work and knowing that many campus community members will be preparing feasts or traveling to be with loved ones for the Thanksgiving holiday, the college will close on Wednesday, November 21 at 2:00 p.m. and will stay closed through Friday, November 23. Essential operating personnel must report according to their schedules. The college will reopen on Monday, November 26.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends!

Submitted by: Linda M. Walleshauser, associate vice president, Human Resources and Compliance/Interim Title IX Coordinator

A Full House for a Guest Speaker

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On Tuesday, November 13, the Classics Department, the All-Honors Program, the Religious Studies and Theology Department and the Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies (ICMS) hosted Anthony Kaldellis, PhD, professor of classics at Ohio State University. The event was a part of the Thomas M. Banchich Annual Lecture in Classics.

Kaldellis spoke about the influences of the Byzantine civilization on the classical Greek canon and its study today. Members of the Canisius community and a history class from SUNY Geneseo attended. Kaldellis was introduced by Kathryn Williams, PhD, chair of the Classics Department and Thomas Banchich, PhD, professor emeritus of classics.

A small reception followed. Kaldellis and ICMS held a well-attended Scholars-in-Action conversation later that afternoon in Loyola Hall discussing his new project: “A New History of Byzantium.” Visit the ICMS website for upcoming events.

Submitted by: Kristina Laun, staff, Institute for Medieval and Classical Studies 

Teaching Kitchen is Back

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Please join Chartwells on Wednesday, November 28 at 5:00 p.m. in the Economou Dining Hall as Sharif Hamdy, marketing director for Chartwells and 25-year culinarian, hosts a special Teaching Kitchen. Traditional Middle Eastern hummus will be the main dish on the menu.

Hamdy joined the Chartwells team in 2016. Prior to that, he spent most of his adult working life on the kitchen line with internationally known names like Hard Rock Café to smaller single owner establishments such as pizzerias and casual and fine dining restaurants.

He started cooking his own meals at 12 years old as a latch-key kid who had two working parents. He learned how to make hummus at the age of 11 by his grandmother, Tehto, in Giza, Egypt. She could not speak English and Sharif only had a basic understanding of Arabic.

Hummus is one of the easiest and most versatile snacks that can be made. In 15 minutes or less, you can have a healthy dip that goes with almost anything such as toasted pita bread, celery, carrots, wheat thins, rye toast and more. It’s fast, cheap and is a healthy option that is also inherently vegan.

Please join Chartwells for this fun and exciting event. Limited space is available. Visit the link to sign up. Class participants will each receive a gift courtesy of Chartwells.

Submitted by: Sharif Hamdy, marketing manager, Chartwells

Santa’s Elves

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St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy is looking for volunteers for its annual Santa’s Elves event on Wednesday, December 19 at 6:15 p.m. Please see the attached flyer for details.

Submitted by: Alex Tubridy, local service coordinator, Campus Ministry

Workshops: D2L Essentials

Toward the end of the fall semester, the Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) will offer workshops covering the essentials of using D2L. If you are a new professor or have taught at Canisius for a while but would like to learn or review essentials of D2L, this is an ideal opportunity.

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

Discover all sorts of other features useful for teaching classes. The workshop will be offered at two different times:

  • Friday, November 30 at 3:00 p.m. in OM 119
  • Tuesday, December 4 at 4:00 p.m. in OM 119

Additional D2L Essentials Workshops will be offered in January. Review the COLI calendar to see times and locations for other training events.

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

“The Movement to Restore Trust” in the Diocese of Buffalo

“The Movement to Restore Trust,” the formal name of the initiative founded by nine Catholic lay people in the Diocese of Buffalo, announced details for a Wednesday, November 28 symposium at Canisius College and a follow-up workshop at the college on Saturday, December 8.

The symposium, entitled “Restoring Trust: A Path Forward for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo,” will feature the following panelists in a discussion to be moderated by Canisius College President John J. Hurley:

  • Kerry Robinson, the founding executive director and global ambassador of the Leadership Roundtable, an organization that promotes best practices and accountability regarding management issues in the U.S. Catholic Church

 

  • Matt Malone, SJ, editor-in-chief of America magazine, the Jesuit review of faith and culture

 

  • Robert Zilliox, pastor of St. Mary’s of Swormsville parish in East Amherst, a canon lawyer and former canonical adviser to Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone. Father Zilliox is a sex abuse survivor who was featured on the 60 Minutes report on the Buffalo Diocese in October 2018.

 

The symposium, scheduled for 7:00 p.m. in the college’s Montante Cultural Center, is described as a respectful dialogue on what has been done and must now be done to protect the vulnerable, hold leaders accountable, and begin to reform, renew and heal the Church in Buffalo. It will feature a moderated discussion among the four panelists with opportunity for questions from the audience.  The symposium is sponsored by “The Movement to Restore Trust,” which is not sponsored by or affiliated with the Diocese of Buffalo. The event is open to the public but seating is limited. The doors will open at 6:00 p.m.

Overflow seating with a live stream of the symposium will also be available in the college’s Winter Student Center on Hughes Avenue for those who want to participate in the question and answer session. The event will also be live streamed through the college’s website.

“This is an exceptional group of panelists who have much to offer on the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church and the role laity can play in bringing about justice for sex abuse survivors and healing for a Church scarred by scandal,” said Hurley. “Our panelists bring both a national and local perspective to the issues. We look forward to having Canisius serve as a gathering place for Catholics in the diocese – both lay and ordained – as we seek to listen, learn and discern next steps in our path forward.”

“The Movement to Restore Trust” also announced a follow-up workshop at Canisius to be held Saturday, December 8 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Science Hall. Attendees will be asked to participate in opening sessions involving specific concerns arising out of the sex abuse scandal and to form work groups to develop concrete proposals for reform.

“We felt that it was imperative to have some immediate follow-up from the Wednesday, November 28 symposium so that Catholics are assured that this is an initiative committed to action and real reform,” said Hurley.

Submitted by: College Communications 

Fifth United Way Winner Announced

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Congratulations to the fifth United Way basket winner, Mike Hayes, director of Campus Ministry.

The United Way committee will feature one last basket raffle on Friday, November 16. When you donate to the 2018 campaign, your name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of the baskets listed below.

The remaining prize basket includes:

ROTC donation: Cooler, draw-string backpack, pad-folio, coffee mug, tumbler, water bottle and t-shirt

The Canisius United Way Campaign has been extended and will run through Monday, November 19.  You can access the donation button on your MyCanisius portal page. Your pledge does not carry over from last year, so please take the following steps to make your pledge:

  1. https://uwbec.unitedwayepledge.org
    2. Click [Forgot User ID or Password?]
    3. Enter Work Email
    4. Enter Verification Code
    5. Click [Email My Information]
    6. Check your Work Email inbox for an email from donotreply@uwbec.org
    7. Click the reset password e-Pledge link in the email (will expire within 24 hours)
    8. Create a new password and click [Save]
    9. Click the [Continue] button

If you have any questions about the process of making your e-pledge, please contact one of the following members of the United Way Committee: Linda Walleshauser, associate vice president, Human Resources & Compliance (Ext. 2244); Mary Braun, human resources assistant (Ext. 2240); Maggie Burkard, academic affairs support manager (Ext. 2120); Emily McGorry, executive assistant, Academic Affairs (Ext. 2121); and Sharon Federico, assistant to the vice presidents, Student Affairs and Business & Finance (Ext. 2130.)

Submitted by: Mary Braun, assistant, Human Resources

International Education Week

Join the Office of International Student Programs for International Education Week (IEW), which runs until Friday, November 16. Sponsored nationally by the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education, the purpose of this week-long celebration is to recognize the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. The Office of International Student Programs is sponsoring celebrations all week long through collaboration with various student clubs and departments. Each day, a lunch will be offered in the Dining Hall that will spotlight a cuisine from a home country of one of Canisius’ international students.

View the attached flyer and share these events with your students. If you have any questions about the events or International Education Week, contact the Office of International Student Programs by Email at ispmail@canisius.edu or by calling Ext. 2784. We hope to see you this week!

Submitted by: Kathleen Brucato, director, Office of International Student Programs

Fall Three-Day Bookstore Sale

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The Bookstore is hosting its biggest sale of the season today, November 14 through tomorrow, November 15. Sales include 25 percent off all men’s and women’s regularly-priced outerwear including sweatshirts and sweatpants and 25 percent off all regularly-priced, long-sleeved tees and cold weather accessories. Additionally, all emblematic drinkware is 25 percent off. Stop in a get your holiday shopping done early this year!

Submitted by: Andrew Thomas, store manager, Bookstore

“Walking on the Wild Side: Field Work, Exploration and Growth in South Africa”

Please join the College of Arts and Sciences to communally celebrate the work of one of our faculty members, Sue Margulis, PhD, chair and professor of ABEC and biology, at the next Colloquia presentation and wine and cheese reception. Margulis will present “Walking on the Wild Side: Field Work, Exploration and Growth in South Africa” on Thursday, November 15 at 3:30 p.m. in Grupp Fireside Lounge.

Every student studying animal behavior dreams of visiting Africa, of being Jane Goodall and of living with and learning about wildlife. The reality of field work is often quite different from these idealized expectations. These trips introduce students to various methods and techniques for studying wildlife and expose them to a more global perspective on conservation. The impact of this trip on students’ personal growth and professional development and the research opportunities it can afford are substantial (and well-worth the 15-hour flight).

All are welcome!

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

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

Griffs Host Purple Eagles at HARBORCENTER

It’s Niagara week for the Canisius men’s hockey team as the two teams play a home-and-home series. The Griffs host the first game tomorrow, November 15 at 7:35 p.m. at HARBORCENTER. It’s the only Thursday night home game on the schedule this season. Niagara hosts Canisius at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 17 at Dwyer Arena on the Purple Eagles’ campus.

For tickets, call (716) 888-8499. For additional information, visit www.GoGriffs.com.

Canisius currently leads the 2018-19 Battle of the Bridge series, 9-1. The Griffs own an 11 game winning streak versus Niagara on the ice.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Banner Day at Koessler Athletic Center

The Canisius men’s basketball team will celebrate its 2017-18 MAAC Championship on Saturday, November 17 in the Koessler Athletic Center (KAC) as the official banner commemorating the team’s achievement will be unveiled prior to the start of the home opener.

The Canisius women’s basketball team hosts Texas-Rio Grande Valley on Saturday, November 17 at 1:00 p.m. The Canisius men will host Albany at 3:30 p.m. The first 1,000 fans who arrive after 2:30 p.m. will receive a replica banner. The Griffs are led by MAAC Preseason Player of the Year Isaiah Reese.

For discounted faculty and staff tickets, call (716) 888-8499. Game information can be found at www.GoGriffs.com.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Meet-the-Faculty Recital

Please join the Art History Department for a very special Meet-the-Faculty recital on Monday, November 19 at 12:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. Frank Scinta, adjunct professor of fine arts and Cristen Gregory, adjunct professor of fine arts, will team up on the piano and soprano to provide a performance entitled “Either a Borrower or a Lender Be.” This is the last Meet-the-Faculty recital this semester and provides everyone an opportunity to enjoy the extraordinary talents of the fine arts and music faculty members.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, visiting assistant professor and program director, Art History

 

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Canisius College commemorated Veterans Day Friday, November 9 with a wreath placing ceremony held in Old Main. Members of the Canisius community were in attendance and President John Hurley gave a speech in honor of all those who served.

Submitted by: College Communications

Search Committees Formed for Various Leadership Positions

The search committees for the vice president for student affairs, the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and the director of Canisius opportunity programs have been created. Please join me in thanking the following individuals for their willingness to accept this responsibility and to commit their wisdom and time to this important work.

Search Committee for the Vice President for Student Affairs

  • Katie Costanzo, Associate Professor of Biology
  • Marya Grande, Associate Professor of Teacher Education
  • Eileen Herbert, Chief Communications Officer/Director of College Communications
  • Mark Hodin, Professor of English
  • Peg McCarthy, chair, Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Avyana Morehead, President of the Afro-American Society
  • Craig Rogers, Associate Professor of Economics and Finance

 

Search Committee for the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

  • Richard Bailey, Chair and Associate Professor of History
  • Jennifer Desiderio, co-chair, Associate Professor of English
  • Paolo Fajardo-Hayward, Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Michael Forest, Chair and Associate Professor of Philosophy
  • Jeffrey Lindauer, co-chair, Dean of the School of Education and Human Services
  • Jeffrey McConnell, Chair and Professor of Computer Science
  • Sara Morris, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Biology
  • Sarah Signorino, Director of Mission and Identity

 

Search Committee for the Director of Canisius Opportunity Programs

  • Caitlin Daley, Housing Coordinator Student Life
  • Jennifer Herrmann, chair, Interim Director of the Griff Center for Academic Engagement
  • Mary Koehneke, Associate Director of the Center for Student Records and Financial Services
  • Monika McFoy, Senior Counselor for the Griff Center for Academic Engagement
  • Erin Robinson, Chair and Professor of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Environmental Studies
  • Timothy Servoss, Associate Professor of Psychology

Submitted by: Margaret C. McCarthy, PhD, vice president, Academic Affairs

Institute for Autism Research Finds Treatment a Success

An innovative comprehensive school treatment (schoolMAX), developed by researchers at the Institute for Autism Research, yielded significant improvements for elementary school children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Specifically, children who received schoolMAX demonstrated greater improvements in social-cognitive skills, social-communication skills and ASD symptoms compared to children who received their typical educational programming. Read the full story here.

Click here to watch the story broadcast by WKBW-TV, Channel 7.

 Submitted by: College Communications

Father Haus Memorial Lecture

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics hosts Meera Sitharam, PhD, computer and information science and engineering professor at the University of Florida, as this year’s Father Haus Memorial Lecture speaker. The lecture takes Wednesday, November 14 at 3:00 p.m. in Science Hall 1028. The lecture is entitled “Geometry and Emergence.”

Tightly enmeshed interplay between geometry and biophysics is commonplace in nature. Yet, when the interplay is cyclic, spanning multiple spatiotemporal scales, the underlying principles are poorly understood, and the intuitive concept of emergence is typically invoked. Emergent properties of the whole are assumed to supervene on basic interactions within the parts, while being irreducible to them, and even downwardly affecting them, yet somehow sidestepping problematic issues such as causal overdetermination. We are developing a mathematical theory of emergence within geometric constraint systems and their configuration spaces. The theory will employ dependence, closure, and recursive decomposability into inherently or contextually low-dimensional structures, impacting long open problems such as combinatorially characterizing generic 3D rigidity. The talk will detail these open problems, move on to the theory of emergence and end with biological applications.

Click here for more information.

 

Exhibition Opening of Kyla Kegler’s “Feel Me in the Library”

“Feel Me in the Library” is an experiential installation that reflects on the conditions of feeling and is on display in the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library through Friday, January 25. Through interactive tools and how-to guides, the work advocates finding feeling as a radical practice. In a moment in which we are ever-more distracted from intuitive feeling by traumatizing news headlines, increasing virtual mediation and the mindfulness industry’s commodification of self, “Feel Me in the Library” offers a means of resisting apathy and enhancing empathy. The installation plays on its unique context within Canisius’s library, serving as a haven where students and other members of the campus community may retreat from their cerebral activities for some moments of somatic exploration.

On Friday, November 16 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. join the Fine Arts Department for a reception and talk in the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library with the artist Kyla Kegler.

For more information on this and other Canisius Art Gallery exhibitions, please visit the ArtsCanisius website.

Submitted by: Emily Mangione, gallery director, Fine Arts

Strong Community School Partners

This past month, as part of the effort to re-engage Strong Community School partners, Anibal Soler, associate superintendent for the Office of Strategic Alignment and Innovation, met with local representatives of higher education. He shared the progress the Buffalo Public Schools (BPS) are making in our community schools with John Hurley, president of Canisius College and Lorrie Clemo, PhD, president of D’Youville College.

Also in attendance were representatives of Say Yes Buffalo, Bryant & Stratton, Trocaire, UB School of Education, Medaille College and Buffalo State College. As BPS enters the third full school year of the Education Bargain, continuing to focus on “getting better and breaking through,” Soler has asked the college partners to re-engage with the community schools as all continue to strengthen those partnerships.

Read more about the work happening in Buffalo Public Schools here.

Submitted by: Kathleen Mathews, executive associate dean, Education and Human Services

New York State Paid Family Leave Benefits 2019

The New York State Paid Family Leave deduction will increase beginning Tuesday, January 1, 2019. The current deduction will increase from 0.00126% of an employee’s weekly wage to 0.00153%. A weekly payroll calculator can be found on here.

Also in 2019, the Paid Family Leave maximum leave will increase to ten weeks and the benefit will increase to 55% of an employee’s average weekly wage – not to exceed $746.41 per week.

For more information on the New York State Paid Family Leave and the changes for 2019, visit the website.

Submitted by: Dawn Rotterman, benefits specialist, Human Resources

This Week in the Griff Center

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Check out what is happening in the Griff Center this week.

Submitted by: Dominique Gagnier, graduate assistant, Griff Center

Campus Candids

Pictured (back row, l-r): Karin (Graham) Seymour ’98, MSEd ’08, Hon. Lawrence J. Vilardo ’77, U.S. District Court, and Clancy Seymour ’97, MSEd ’99, EdD. Front row (l-r): (Triplets) Chyler, Chailyn and Chase Seymour, and Channing Seymour

Congratulations to Clancy Seymour ’97, MSEd ’98, EdD, who on Thursday, November 1, became a United States citizen. Originally from Canada, the assistant professor of kinesiology and director of the physical and health education teacher education (P/HETE) program began the naturalization process back in May 2018. Seymour was one of 52 people from 20-plus countries awarded citizenship that day.

Canisius alumnus Hon. Lawrence J. Vilardo ’77, from the U.S. District Court, performed the Naturalization Ceremony, encouraging those in attendance to embrace the heritage, traditions and culture of all Americans. Upon learning of Seymour’s ‘Canisius connection,’ Judge Vilardo invited his four children up to the bench to sit in his seat.  He later asked Seymour’s eldest son, Channing, to conclude the ceremony.

Submitted by: College Communications

Pictured: (back row l-r): Matt Gorczyca, assistant director, Canisius Fund, Olivia Miller ’21, Bill Collins, vice president for Institutional Advancement, Evan Herbold ’22, Sean Balcerzak ’21, Alayna Simmons ’22, Anezka Krobot ’20, Maria Smith, MBA ’20 and Katie Doyle ’20; (front row l-r): Gabby Wells ’20, Emie Tanner ’21, Antonio Mendez ’21 and Emily Schreiber ’21

The Canisius Fund Call Center was in full swing Wednesday night, November 7, as Bill Collins, vice president for institutional advancement, stopped by to thank the students for their hard work in reaching out to alumni. Students call year-round to keep alumni updated with news and events happening at Canisius, check in with how they’ve been since graduating and ask for their philanthropic support for the Canisius Fund.

Submitted by: Matt Gorczyca, assistant director, Canisius Fund

Canisius in the News

In today’s Buffalo News, the editorial board commended the formation of a panel of nine prominent Catholics, which includes Canisius President John J. Hurley, to help reform the Buffalo Diocese governance structure and restore trust in the institution. Click here to read the editorial.

WKBW Channel 7 interviewed Kevin Hardwick, PhD, political science professor, for a story about results in the New York State midterm election. Read the full story here.

 

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius Army ROTC Places 10th at Northeast Ranger Challenge Competition

 

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The Canisius College Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Ranger Challenge Team traveled to Fort Dix, NJ recently to compete in the annual Ranger Challenge competition. The team finished 10th overall out of 44 teams from universities across the northeast United States.

Ranger Challenge is considered the varsity sport of Army ROTC. Participation in Ranger Challenge offers cadets an opportunity to learn and practice skills beyond those instructed in class and during labs. The focus of training is on light infantry tactics, common soldier skills such as land navigation, as well as physical strength and endurance. Selection for and participation in the Ranger Challenge requires dedication. The team holds additional physical and skills training during the week in addition to regularly scheduled classes and labs. Training then culminates in the Ranger Challenge competition held each fall.

The competition consisted of eight events including a fitness test, hand grenade assault course, obstacle course, one rope bridge, tactical combat casualty care simulation, land navigation, a combined relay event and an eight-mile foot march. The events this year required a combination of physical stamina, teamwork, problem-solving and creativity to be competitive.

This year’s team from Canisius’ Golden Griffin Battalion consisted of 12 cadets representing Canisius College and SUNY University at Buffalo. The Canisius representatives were Michael Solak ’18, accounting major and team captain; Jared Browne ’20, political science major; Daniel Emerson ’18, international relations major and Patrick Rosati ’20, physical education sports studies major.

The team also included University at Buffalo students team co-captain Bryan Sommerville ’20, Ian Brown ’22, Zach Langdon ’21, Keira DiNuzzo ’20, Don Diego Florencio ’20, Gabrielle Falletta ’19, Nick Rave ’21 and Tiffany Liew ’22.

Army ROTC is open to all students and does not require a military commitment. For more information visit the ROTC website.

Submitted by: Candice M. Freyburger, captain, Military Science/Army ROTC

Veterans Day Commemoration

Join the Griff Center in commemorating Veterans Day today, November 9 at 11:00 a.m. with a wreath placing ceremony outside of Bagen Hall to remember and honor all who have served in our nation’s armed forces.

The Griff Center will be doing a Veteran’s Day giveaway from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., which will include many exciting items. All veterans are encouraged to stop by the Griff Center during those hours to pick up their gifts!

Any questions please contact Sierra Bonerb at Ext. 2476.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.   

Submitted by: Sierra Bonerb, assistant director, Griff Center

Canisius Students Participate in National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC)

Pictured back row (l-r): Johan Roche, Brother David, Sr. Liz Schoberg, Jesse Brodka and Michaela Fulton; front row (l-r): Sr. Belinda, Lisa Cavillero, Anna DiPaolo and Sydnie Perkins

Canisius College was well represented at the National Religious Vocation Conference held at the Adam’s Mark Hotel from Thursday, November 1 – Sunday, November 4. The convocation on religious life included a panel of young adults who shared their thoughts on faith, church, issues confronting the Catholic Church and the values they deem important. Sydnie Perkins, senior counselor in the Griff Center and student, and Jesse Brodka, Canisius Honors Program sophomore, made a huge impression on more than 300 religious men and women who gathered in Montante on Saturday, November 3. They were more than terrific! They answered questions addressed to them and shared their thoughts in a 4.0 kind of way.

After the panel presentation, Sydnie and Jesse led a prayer in the Chapel that they prepared. It was very appreciated and meaningful. This is another way of being “Canisius Proud.” Kudos to the students who shared their wonderful gifts with so many that day.

Submitted by: Sr. Patricia Brady, SSMN, director, Center for Service-Learning

Nationally Ranked Clarkson Visits HARBORCENTER

Ready for some college hockey? The 26th ranked Clarkson University Golden Knights visit the Canisius men’s hockey team at the HARBORCENTER tomorrow, November 10 for a 7:35 p.m. non-conference game. Canisius lost to the Golden Knights, 4-1, two weeks ago in Potsdam and the Griffs will be looking to capture their first non-league win of the season. Dylan McLaughlin was named the Atlantic Hockey Conference Player of the Week after an outstanding weekend versus Air Force. Dylan’s between-his-own-legs goal was named the top NCAA Division I play of the week. You can watch the play here.

For tickets, call (716) 888-8499. Canisius College faculty and staff qualify for a discounted rate. For game information, go to www.GoGriffs.com.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Training for Proposing or Updating Courses and Programs in Courseleaf CIM

Sara Morris, associate vice president for academic affairs, is offering five workshops to train faculty and staff on the Courseleaf CIM (Curriculum Inventory Management) systems.  Training will include how all of the Courseleaf modules are interrelated (what goes where), how the modules interact with Banner, and how workflow operates.

The CIM system can be used to propose new courses, modify existing courses (and request core designations), and propose or modify curriculum requirements for majors, minors or graduate programs.  This training is recommended for any current or future chairs or program directors, faculty members who intend to develop new courses or add core curriculum designations to current courses, faculty members who oversee minors or other curricula, administrative associates to academic departments, or anyone interested in the integration of the curriculum, catalog, and section schedule.

The workshops are being offered on the following days and times:

  • Wednesday, November 14 / 2:00-4:00 p.m. / OM119 – Click here to add this to your calendar
  • Thursday, December 13 / 1:30-3:30 p.m. / OM119 – Click here to add this to your calendar
  • Thursday, January 10 / 1:00-3:00 p.m. / SH 002C (the ITS conference room) – Click here to add this to your calendar
  • Wednesday, January 23 / 1:00-3:00 p.m. / SH 002C (the ITS conference room) – Click here to add this to your calendar
  • Thursday, January 24 / 1:00-3:00 p.m. / SH 002C (the ITS conference room) – Click here to add this to your calendar

Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops if they intend to use them for this process.  If you have new courses to propose, edits to make to existing courses, or changes to make to your curriculum (including the addition of new electives), those can be completed during the workshop.

Submitted by: Sara Morris, PhD, associate vice president, Academic Affairs

Student-Faculty Recital

A student-faculty recital will be held on Sunday, November 11 at 3:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. The event is free and open to the public. Take time to enjoy the stunning performances being prepared by our faculty and their students.

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, visiting assistant professor and program director, Art History

 

Canisius Ed Tech Free Webinar Series

The Canisius College Education Technologies Program is hosting a second FREE webinar series on practical applications of technology in the classroom. During each session, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about the technologies modeled. Participants will also earn Continuing Leadership and Leadership Education (CTLE) credits! 

Our second session will be held Tuesday, November 13 at 3:00 p.m. Robert Zdrojewski, Canisius Ed Tech professor and the K-12 director of instructional technology at Oakfield-Alabama Central Schools, will host a session on using screencasting and the flipped classroom.

The Art of Screencasting: Keys to Flipped Learning

Learn how to create a “digital YOU” using Chromebooks, Windows or Mac! We will explore how educators have “flipped” direct instruction into screencasting so students now have anytime, anywhere access to teacher-produced screencasts. When combined with an online learning platform like Schoology, teachers can create a 24-7 personalized learning environment! We will also explore the latest offerings for becoming Level 1 Flipped Learning Certified by FL Global, as well as hear the challenges that were overcome to ensure all students can view screencasts even without wifi.

Please use this link to register for the webinar.

Submitted by: Ginny Carver, administrative & data assistant, Education & Leadership/Graduate 

Data Analytics Seminar: Flu Analysis Using Healthcare Claims Data

Michelle Rua and Beth Sardina ’07, MBA ’09,  from HealthNow NY will be presenting a seminar on Tuesday, November 13 from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. in Science Hall 1013B on what we can learn about the flu using data analytics to study healthcare claims.

This case study will cover a real-world example of data analytics at a health insurer. Discussions include topics of how to approach a problem and how sound judgement must be exercised. The many steps involved will also be presented, including extracting data from a data warehouse, cleansing and validating the data, summarizing and analyzing the data and creating a final report that can be given to the end-user. The presentation wraps up with recommendations for further learning.

The event is free and open to all members of the Canisius community.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: David H. Sheets, PhD, director, Graduate Program in Data Analytics

Final Yoga Class

The last free yoga class of the semester will take place Tuesday, November 13 in Palisano Pavilion from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. The class will be led by Madonna McKernon, student affairs administrative specialist.

If you have never attended a yoga class, this is a great opportunity to learn, as the classes will focus on practicing the fundamentals of yoga. Those with experience are more than welcome, as this provides the opportunity to deepen and refine your practice.

Mats are provided for the class but make sure to wear comfortable clothing. To ensure there are enough mats, please RSVP to Mary Braun at Ext. 2240 or braun5@canisius.edu.We hope to see you there!

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Mary Braun, assistant, Human Resources

ALANA Student Center Coloring Contest


The ALANA Student Center is celebrating Native American Heritage month with a coloring contest. Coloring pages can be picked up at the ALANA Student Center (Frisch Hall 008) and all entries are due by Friday, November 30. Be creative, have fun and win prizes!

Submitted by: Madonna McKernon, student affairs administrative specialist, Public Safety 

Department of Public Safety Announces Annual Charity Drive

Public Safety is hosting its annual charity drive that will run from today, November 9 – Friday, November 30. Please join the Public Safety Department in making a difference in the lives of those less fortunate. Bring items to Public Safety. Monetary donations are gratefully accepted and will go towards The Ladies of Charity.

Submitted by: Madonna McKernon, student affairs administrative specialist, Public Safety 

Receive Your W2 Electronically

If you are still receiving a paper copy of your W-2, please consider the option to receive it electronically.

To do this, login to your MyCanisius account, click on “Self Service Banner,” “Employee,” “Tax Forms,” “Electronic W2 and 1095C Consent,” check the box for “Consent to receive W-2 electronically” and “Submit.” Your consent is only needed once. Each year, you’ll be able to access your W2 as soon as it is finished processing.

You can print your W-2 about one week before the paper mailing date of Thursday, January 31. To view or print at anytime, login to “Self Service Banner,” click on “Employee,” “Tax Forms,” “W2 Year End earning statement,” select the year you want and “Display” and print. You will also have access to all prior W2s.

If you have any question, please contact Maureen Hidy at hidy1@canisius.edu or by calling (716) 888-8531. Thank you.

Submitted by: Maureen Hidy, payroll manager, Controller’s Office 

Canisius in the News

Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, professor of economics, spoke with the editorial board at The Buffalo News last week about wages in the Buffalo metropolitan area. The editorial appeared in the paper on Saturday, November 3. Read the full article here.

WKBW Channel 7 interviewed Kevin Hardwick, PhD, professor of political science, on Monday, November 5 about the balance of power in the New York State Senate. Watch the story here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Matt Gorczyca Named Employee of Distinction

The Human Resources Department is pleased to announce that Matthew Gorczyca, assistant director of the Canisius Fund, is the Canisius College Employee of Distinction for September 2018! Matt was nominated for the award by his supervisor, Summer Handzlik, director of the Canisius Fund.

An alumnus who has now worked at the college for one year, Matt was selected for this award based on his consistently optimistic attitude, his willingness to lend a hand to colleagues in any department and his attention to detail.

Please join the Human Resource Department in congratulating Matt on this achievement!

To nominate a coworker for the upcoming months, click here.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, assistant, Human Resources

Marketing and Communication Reorganizes

To align with redefined roles and responsibilities, the Office of Marketing and Communication has been reorganized into the Office of Marketing and Brand Engagement, and the Office of College Communications. The following changes result from the move:

Matt Wojick becomes associate vice president for marketing and brand engagement with responsibility for institutional and enrollment marketing, branding, external partnerships, creative services, the college’s website and social media channels.

Staff members within the Office of Marketing and Brand Engagement include:

Josh Kruk, director of digital marketing

Patty Herkey, creative director

Gwen Ito, marketing copywriter

Cody Weiler, art director

Stephanie Masood, marketing project manager

Brianna Blank, multimedia producer

Eileen Herbert is named chief communications officer/director of college communications.  Herbert is responsible for the college’s internal and external communications, media relations and issues management, and managing a communications program on social media. She is executive editor of Canisius Magazine.

College Communications staff includes:

Audrey Browka, who is named senior associate director of college communications. Browka is the managing editor of Canisius Magazine and a primary writer and point of contact for the media.  She is the department’s second ranking communications professional.

Kristin Etu, associate director of college communications

Wojick and Herbert both report to Bill Collins, vice president for institutional advancement.

Submitted by: Institutional Advancement

Early Closure Announced

In gratitude for everyone’s continued hard work and knowing that many campus community members will be preparing feasts or traveling to be with loved ones for the Thanksgiving Holiday, the college will close on Wednesday, November 21 at 2:00 p.m. and will stay closed through Friday, November 23. Essential operating personnel must report according to their schedules. The college will reopen on Monday, November 26.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends!

Submitted by: Linda M. Walleshauser, associate vice president, Human Resources and Compliance/Interim Title IX Coordinator

Canisius CEO Chapter Excels at 2018 Global Conference and Pitch Competition

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Pictured (l-r): Nathan Waley ’21, Austin Klink ’19, Alexandra Gerspach ’20, Nicholas Buyers ’20, Dr. Ji-Hee Kim, Jonathan Wess ’21, Thomas Gilmore ’22, Gabriela Sun ’20, Jennifer Trybuskiewicz ’21 and Katherine Doyle ’20

Another year means more success for the Canisius College chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO). For the eleventh time in as many years, the college’s CEO team took home Best Chapter Awards from the CEO Global Conference and Pitch Competition, which took place November 1 – 3 in Kansas City, MO. The Canisius team competed against CEO chapters from more than 400 colleges and universities.

The Canisius CEO chapter was recognized as one of the top three universities in the Global Chapter of the Year category. The award is presented to a CEO club that demonstrates excellence in developing its organization and leaders, and offers meaningful experiences for CEO members.

Ji-Hee Kim, PhD, faculty advisor to the chapter and director of the Canisius entrepreneurship program, won first place in the category for Outstanding CEO Chapter Advisor.

Click here to read the chapter’s complete success story from the conference.

Submitted by: Ji-Hee Kim, PhD, director and associate professor, Entrepreneurship and Management

Exhibition Opening of Kyla Kegler’s “Feel Me in the Library”

“Feel Me in the Library” is an experiential installation that reflects on the conditions of feeling. The gallery will be visible in the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library from today, November 7 – January 25. Through interactive tools and how-to guides, the work advocates finding feeling as a radical practice. In a moment in which we are ever-more distracted from intuitive feeling by traumatizing news headlines, increasing virtual mediation and the mindfulness industry’s commodification of self, “Feel Me in the Library” offers a means of resisting apathy and enhancing empathy. The installation plays on its unique context within Canisius’s library, serving as a haven where students and other members of the campus community may retreat from their cerebral activities for some moments of somatic exploration.

On Friday, November 16 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. join the Fine Arts Department for a reception and talk in the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library with the artist Kyla Kegler.

For more information on this and other Canisius Art Gallery exhibitions, please visit the ArtsCanisius website.

Submitted by: Emily Mangione, gallery director, Fine Arts

Fourth United Way Winner Announced

Congratulations to our fourth United Way basket winner, Lisa Zuchlewski! Lisa is the administrative associate for the dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.

The United Way committee will feature a basket raffle each Friday. When you donate to the 2018 campaign, your name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of the baskets listed below.

The remaining prize baskets include:

ROTC donation: Cooler, draw-string backpack, pad-folio, coffee mug, tumbler, water bottle and t-shirt

United Way Committee donation: Fall-themed basket: wine glasses, oven mitts, table runner, glass platter, kitchen towels, candle and a straw tumbler

Our campaign has now been extended and will run through Monday, November 19.  You can access the donation button on your MyCanisius portal page. Your pledge does not carry over from last year, so please take the following steps to make your pledge:

  1. https://uwbec.unitedwayepledge.org
    2. Click [Forgot User ID or Password?]
    3. Enter Work Email
    4. Enter Verification Code
    5. Click [Email My Information]
    6. Check your Work Email inbox for an email from donotreply@uwbec.org
    7. Click the reset password e-Pledge link in the email (will expire within 24 hours)
    8. Create a new password and click [Save]
    9. Click the [Continue] button

If you have any questions about the process of making your e-pledge, please contact one of the following members of the United Way Committee: Linda Walleshauser, associate vice president, Human Resources & Compliance (Ext. 2244); Mary Braun, human resources assistant (Ext. 2240); Maggie Burkard, academic affairs support manager (Ext. 2120); Emily McGorry, executive assistant, Academic Affairs (Ext. 2121); and Sharon Federico, assistant to the vice presidents, Student Affairs and Business & Finance (Ext. 2130.)

Submitted by: Mary Braun,  assistant, Human Resources

Dads and Daughters Dollar Day

Calling all dads and daughters! The Athletic Department’s 3rd annual Dollar Day is Friday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the Koessler Athletic Center. The Canisius women’s basketball team opens its season under new coach Scott Hemer. The Griffs host Miami of Ohio at 7:00 p.m. All tickets and selected items at the merchandise store and concession stand are $1.

For additional information on the game and this year’s Griffs, led by all-MAAC performer Sara Hinriksdottir, visit www.GoGriffs.com. For additional ticket information, call (716)-888-8499.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Swim and Dive Hosts St. Bonaventure

The Golden Griffin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams host St. Bonaventure Saturday, November 10 at 3:00 p.m. at the ECC Burt Flickinger Center. For additional information, visit www.GoGriffs.com.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Thomas M. Banchich Annual Classics Lecture

In honor of his retirement and in celebration of his years of service and innumerable contributions to Canisius College, the Classics Department is pleased to announce the inaugural Thomas M. Banchich Annual Classics Lecture on Tuesday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge.

In partnership with the Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies, the Thomas M. Banchich Annual Classics Lecture will kick off with The Classics in the Footsteps of Byzantium, delivered by Anthony Kaldellis, PhD, professor of classics and history at Ohio State University.

Partners for this event include the All-College Honors Program, the History Department and the Religious Studies and Theology Department. The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the talk.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: Kristina Laun, staff, Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies

Makerspace as Part of International Education Week

On Tuesday, November 13 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the glass box room located in the Andrew L. Bouwhuis library, the Art History Department will host a Makerspace as a part of the International Education Week list of activities.

Words with Friends and Scrabble are very popular word games in the U.S. but what happens when foreign words are “accepted” in an arbitrary fashion? People can use sí but not oui or ja?

The Art History Department has created Multilingual Scrabble. Please encourage participants to bring a dictionary or access to one online. Art History will provide Scrabble sets in many languages (including Arabic) and look forward to some healthy competition. This Makerspace event is supported by the generosity of Taheri and Todoro PC.

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, visiting assistant professor and program director, Art History

 

Second Campus Conversation on Sustainability

The Sustainability Initiative will host a second Campus Conversation on Sustainability on Wednesday, November 14 from 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Grupp Fireside Lounge. At the October meet-up the group discussed the many ideas and developments on sustainability across campus including campus recycling.

The group will focus parts of the discussion on the tools for ecological pedagogy. Check out the sustainability blog for the latest updates on the East West Community Garden and other developments in sustainability happening across the campus community. A light vegetarian lunch will be provided. All are welcome!

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: Erin Robinson, professor and chair, Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Environmental Studies

2019-20 HESAA Graduate Assistant Process

The Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration (HESAA) at Canisius would like to share its 2019-20 graduate assistant timeline with your department, school or division if it plans to host a HESAA student as a graduate assistant next academic year. If so, please have the person who will be supervising that position fill out this form. These positions are funded by the respective division, department or school and will be posted on the HESAA program website in an effort to highlight to prospective students the possible opportunities. Actual position descriptions are not necessary until the end of the fall semester. Prospective students will come to campus on Friday, February 22 to interview for these positions. Feel free to send along this information to respective faculty/staff as you see fit. The HESAA Graduate Assistant timeline and additional information can be found below. To learn more about the HESAA program and timeline, please visit our website. For additional information, email Mark Harrington at harring4@canisius.edu.

2019–20 Graduate Assistantship Timeline

Fill out this brief form with all anticipated 2019–20 Graduate Assistant Openings (no job descriptions are necessary until December and will be notated, as anticipated openings)

Tuesday, November 6 – anticipated openings will begin to be listed on HESAA website for prospective students (as positions come in, more will be added)

Tuesday, November 6 – return to Position Intent Form given to first year HESAA students to have conversations with supervisors

Tuesday, December 4 – HESAA Graduate Assistant return to Position Intent Form due to HESAA Program Director

Monday, December 10 – deadline for anticipated openings job descriptions to be sent to hesaa@canisius.edu

Saturday, December 15 – anticipated openings listed on HESAA website with job descriptions

Friday, February 1 – deadline to apply for admission to the HESAA program to take part in the assistantship day interview process

Friday, February 8 – deadline to register for assistantship day and submit cover letter and resume

Wednesday, February 13 – materials available for graduate assistantship supervisors

Thursday, February 21 – Friday, February 22 – assistantship days (interviews will take place on February 22)

*Please note that for candidates that are not able to attend assistantship day, all phone/video interviewing should be completed by Monday, February 25

Friday, February 22 – assistantship day and candidate choice paperwork submitted by the end of the day

Monday, February 25 – Friday, March 1 – HESAA program director in touch with site supervisors about candidate preferences

Monday, March 4 – Friday, March 8 – offers extended to candidates by the HESAA program director (offers should not be extended by site supervisors to prospective students unless cleared by HESAA program director to ensure the process remains fair)

Submitted by: Mark Harrington, assistant professor, Graduate Education and Leadership; program director, Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration

Replace Your Flash-Powered Videos and Other Content

Adobe Flash, a popular technology for streaming video and interactive content, will gradually be phased out of use by Adobe and other major web browsers. If you have any web content that is dependent on Flash, plan to make arrangements to replace or convert it within the next several months. This includes (but is not limited to):

  • Jing, a popular screencast application. Jing records video in flash format. Videos created in Jing, hosted anywhere, will soon become practically difficult to use. Contact the Center for Online Learning & Innovation to learn about newer and more efficient screencast creation options.
  • Many Jing users upload their videos to a free Screencast.com account. Beginning Friday, November 2, Screencast.com will begin deleting content from free account spaces that have not been viewed in the past twelve months. If you have video content stored on screencast.com within a course you have not taught in the past year, it will likely be deleted. Be sure to download or otherwise make arrangements to convert that content.
  • If you had videos placed on the web by the Canisius College Media Center outside of Google Drive, they will need to be converted or replaced. New content in MP4 and several other formats can be hosted in Google Drive (as well as D2L, YouTube and other locations.) ITS plans to phase out old video servers since the technology that powers them is Flash.

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

November TIAA Webinars

Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (TIAA) will be hosting a series of free webinars throughout the month of November that are available to all Canisius faculty and staff. Topics include: Demystifying Life Insurance, Halfway There: A Retirement Checkpoint, Estate Planning– Taxing Matters and more. Please see the attached flyer for further details, and be sure to take advantage of these free opportunities to learn more about your retirement plan. If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources office at Ext. 2240.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, assistant, Human Resources

2019 403(b) Updates

On Thursday, November 1, the IRS announced the new limits for 2019 for 403(b) plans. Currently, the annual limit for those under age 50 is $18,500 and this will increase to $19,000 for 2019. Employees over age 50 may contribute an additional $6,000, making the annual limit $25,000 for 2019.

If you would like to change your contributions for 2019, please complete the attached 2019 Salary Reduction Agreement and return it to the Human Resources Department. If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at Ext. 2240.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, assistant, Human Resources

Foodie Feedback Survey

Chartwells’ next feedback survey is out. Foodie Feedback is another step in its ongoing process of understanding the needs and desires of Canisius guests and to continuously improve upon and cater our dining program to the students at Canisius College.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to take the survey by texting “FPVF” to 99299.

  • What is Foodie Feedback? Foodie Feedback is a survey that allows Chartwells to obtain honest feedback about individual campus dining locations so they can look at opportunities to make improvements. The survey is designed to be quick and easy to complete while on-the-go.
  • What will the survey measure? The Foodie Feedback surveys are location based surveys that ask how satisfied the guest is with a dining location. It also asks why the guest provided that rating and if they would recommend the location to a friend. The option to answer four additional questions is also provided.
  • How long will the survey take to complete? If only the first three questions are answered the survey can take less than one minute to complete. Completing all seven questions typically takes less than three minutes.
  • How will a student benefit by participating? This is a quick and simple opportunity for Chartwells to obtain feedback about a specific venue. The survey feedback can benefit the guest by helping to identify and prioritize areas that need work to improve those scores for a specific location.
  • Are responses confidential? Yes, Chartwells does not release individual data to anyone. Survey answers are entirely anonymous and all feedback is confidential.

If you have any questions, please contact Chartwells at hamdys@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Sharif Hamdy, marketing manager, Chartwells

 

Digital Humanities Speaker Series: Dr. Rebecca Krawiec

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If you missed Rebecca Krawiec, PhD, speak at the 2018-19 Digital Humanities Speaker Series on Tuesday, October 16, you can now view a video recording of her presentation at the Canisius Digital Humanities website. Watch for another Digital Humanities Speaker Series presentation in the near future, advertised here in The Dome.

The October event began with a presentation by the professor and chair of the Religious Studies and Theology Department, in which she described Coptic Scriptorium, a digital resource constructed by a team of scholars in several fields at many colleges and universities. The project provides new opportunities and avenues of inquiry for scholars working on texts in the Coptic language. Krawiec’s presentation followed with a lively discussion where faculty and students explored various aspects and implications of the project.

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

Campus Candid

The Halloween (Howl-o-ween) spirit isn’t just for kids or Canisius students.  Faculty and staff also enjoy celebrating.  Interesting characters were seen in Health Science last Wednesday, October 31 including the Harry Potter-inspired biology faculty (left) and the animal-inspired ABEC faculty and staff (right).

Submitted by: Sara R. Morris, PhD, associate vice president, Academic Affairs

Vigil for Pittsburgh

Members of the Canisius community joined Campus Ministry and Peace Action Canisius on Friday evening, November 2, to mourn the victims of the recent synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh. Eleven people were killed and several others injured when a gunman walked into the Tree of Life Synagogue and opened fire on Saturday, October 27.

Submitted by: Mike Hayes, director, Campus Ministry

Dads and Daughters Dollar Day

Calling all dads and daughters! The Athletic Department’s 3rd annual Dollar Day is Friday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the Koessler Athletic Center. The Canisius women’s basketball team opens its season under new coach Scott Hemer. The Griffs host Miami of Ohio at 7:00 p.m. All tickets and selected items at the merchandise store and concession stand are $1.

For additional information on the game and this year’s Griffs, led by all-MAAC performer Sara Hinriksdottir, visit www.GoGriffs.com. For additional ticket information, call (716)-888-8499.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

This Week in the Griff Center

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Check out what’s happening in this Griff Center this week.

Submitted by: Dominique Gagnier, graduate assistant, Griff Center

Campus Candid

The Canisius College International Relations Program welcomed 400 students from 21 area high schools to campus for the 40th Annual High School Model United Nations Conference yesterday, Thursday, November 1. Student-delegates represented countries from around the world and discussed and attempted to formulate resolutions on pressing issues of the day, including but not limited to the migration crisis, the destabilization of Venezuela, the plight of Rohingya Muslims and the effect of European secularism on religion minorities.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

Members of the local media were in attendance Thursday, November 1 when Canisius President John Hurley and eight other Catholic lay people announced the creation of an initiative to rebuild trust and confidence in the Catholic Church.  The announcement comes in the wake of what the group termed “shocking disclosures” about the Diocese’s handling of sex abuse cases involving clergy in Buffalo.

View all media coverage below:

Buffalo News

Spectrum Local News

WGRZ-Channel 2

WIVB-Channel 4

WKBW-Channel 7

WBFO 88.7

WBEN

Submitted by: College Communications

Vigil for Pittsburgh Synagogue Victims

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Join Campus Ministry and Peace Action Canisius today, Friday, November 2 at 5:00 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel to mourn the victims of the recent shooting in Pittsburgh.

Submitted by: Mike Hayes, director, Campus Ministry

Last Chance for Faculty-Staff Hockey Tickets

The Canisius Athletic Department’s annual Faculty – Staff Night at the HARBORCENTER will take place Saturday, November 3. Canisius will host Atlantic Hockey foe American International College (AIC) in a 7:35 p.m. game.

Complimentary tickets are available for all faculty and staff and can be picked up at the Human Resources Office today, Friday, November 2. Tickets will also be available at HARBORCENTER the night of the game with a valid Canisius ID.

For more information, contact the Athletic Department at (716) 888-2977.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, assistant, Human Resources

Swim and Dive Hosts Dual Meet on Saturday

The Canisius men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will host a dual meet on Saturday, November 3 at 3:00 p.m. at ECC’s Flickinger Center. The women host Colgate University and the men host Alfred University.

For additional information, visit www.GoGriffs.com.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Volleyball Battles Niagara on Saturday

The Canisius women’s volleyball team wraps up its regular season home schedule with a conference clash versus Niagara on Saturday, November 3. Game time for Senior Day begins at 1:00 p.m.

The Griffs are currently in second place in the MAAC with an 11-4 record, while Niagara is in sixth with a 9-6 record. Three teams occupy third with 9-5 records. The top two teams in the league (Iona is first at 13-1) receive a double bye into the semis of the conference tournament, which is being hosted by ESPN Wide World of Sports in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Every school plays 18 league games. Canisius will travel to Quinnipiac and Fairfield next weekend.

For additional information, visit www.GoGriffs.com.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Tune Into “Crossroads”

If you’re up early this Sunday, November 4, tune into the monthly edition of “Crossroads.”

Program host Rev. Patrick J. Lynch, SJ, interviews Denise Rotondo, PhD, about “The Wehle School of Business and Jesuit Catholic Values.”  Topics to be discussed include AACSB (American Association of Colleges & Schools of Business) accreditation, its history at Canisius and it’s significance. Rotondo will also share some of the latest success stories from the Accounting Department, the Economics & Finance Department and the Women’s Business Center.

“Crossroads” is a monthly radio program produced by the Network of Religious Communities and hosted by Father Lynch, 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 broadcast, you can catch it starting Monday, November 5 on the Canisius SoundCloud.

Submitted by: College Communications

Conversations in Christ Lecture Series

Conversations in Christ will host Elizabeth Bruenig, Opinions staff writer and editor for The Washington Post, on Monday, November 5 from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge. The event is part of the Conversations in Christ Lecture Series and is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Philip Reed, PhD, professor of philosophy, at reedp@canisius.edu.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: College Communications

Adventure with Art and Animals in Amsterdam

Join the Art History Department for informational meetings about an Education First College Study Tour of Amsterdam during spring break 2019. The trip, co-led by Sue Margulis, PhD, chair and professor of ABEC and biology, and Yvonne Widenor, professor and director of art history, will explore zoos and museums during a five-day trip. Click here for trip details or join us for one of the informational meetings listed below next week in Lyons 303:

Monday, November 5 at 1:00 p.m.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Tuesday, November 6 at 9:00 a.m.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Wednesday, November 7 at 1:00 p.m.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Thursday, November 8 at 9:00 a.m.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Friday, November 9 at 1:00 p.m.

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There will be stroopwafels! This trip is open to Canisius students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the college. Contact Sue Margulis at margulis@canisius.edu or Yvonne Widenor at widenory@canisius.edu for additional information.

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, visiting assistant professor and program director, Art History

 

Veteran’s Day

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Join the Griff Center in celebrating Veterans Day on Friday, November 9 at 11:00 a.m. for a wreath placing ceremony outside of Bagen Hall.

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Submitted by: Dominique Gagnier, graduate assistant, Griff Center

Canisius Alert Test: Fall 2018

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Canisius Alert, the college’s emergency notification system, will test on Friday, November 9 at 3:00 p.m. The purpose of the test is to activate the Canisius Alert system and ensure the college can reach people on campus. In the event of an emergency, alerts are sent by voice, text or email message. Before the test, please be sure to review your contact information, which can be accessed through myCanisius (“Campus Services” -> “Canisius Alert/Update Emergency Contacts”).

If you have any questions, contact Kathleen Brucato, director, international student programs, by calling Ext. 3781 or by email at farleyk@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Kathleen Brucato, director, Office of International Student Programs

Town Hall Meeting

All Canisius faculty and staff members are invited to attend the next Town Hall Meeting with President Hurley and the Vice Presidents on Wednesday, November 28 in the Regis Rooms from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

This Town Hall will be a series of roundtable discussions with the Vice Presidents and me. We have tried this format in the past and people responded very positively. This will give us a chance to talk with you about some of the key priorities in our respective areas and discuss, as a smaller group, any thoughts or questions you may have on your mind. We will do these in 15-minute sets to give you an opportunity to talk with several groups.  As we found last time, this led to a number of informative and engaging conversations, and we look forward to doing this again. I hope you can attend.

Refreshments will be served.

Submitted by: John J. Hurley, President

Trip to Cuba

There’s still time to explore Cuba with Richard Reitsma, PhD, chair of the Modern Languages Department, January 1-13, 2019. Visit Havana and Santa-Clara in this immersive cultural learning opportunity. For more information and to register, email Nicolle Barsch at barschn@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Nicolle Barsch, graduate assistant, Institute for Global Engagement

Campus Candid

Faculty and students enjoyed a little down-time from grading, writing and studying on Friday, October 26 at “Tea @ 2.”

Sponsored by the Classics Department, these get-togethers are held each Friday during the school semester from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Campus Ministry meeting room. It is a time of fellowship and informal conversation with people of similar interests to exchange ideas, books or other materials, or sometimes watch a relevant movie. The special feature on Friday, October 26 was a screening of Monty Python’s “Life of Brian” (1979).

If you have an interest in the Classical era, its culture or history, come join us.

Submitted by: Kristina Laun, staff, ICMS

Canisius in the News

 

WGRZ-TV Channel 2 interviewed Canisius President John J. Hurley about calls for the laity to step forward in the Buffalo Catholic Diocese.  Watch the full story here.

Also, “Another Voice” article outlines the success of School 61 after partnering with the National Urban Alliance and Canisius’ Center for Urban Education. Since partnering with the National Urban Alliance for Effective Education (NUA) and the Center for Urban Education (CUE) at Canisius College, the Arthur O. Eve School (School 61) shows the largest gains among elementary schools in the district in English Language Arts — jumping from 14.8 to 34.7 in 2018.  Read the story here.

Submitted by: College Communications

 

The Dome Adds a New Feature

 

Starting today, a new feature added to “The Dome” enables readers to save upcoming, on-campus events of interest to their digital calendars.

Wherever relevant, editors of “The Dome” will include a link at the end of each post that enables readers to “add this event” to their calendars.

When you click the link, a series of options for various digital calendars will appear.  Most options either email you a calendar invite or download a file that your email/calendar software can open as the event.

To learn more, watch the video tutorial (above) created by COLI.

Please note that this new calendar option is only available for those events that are held on campus and scheduled in 25Live.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius Fund Coffee Walk Comes to an End

Week two of the Canisius Fund’s annual Coffee Walk concluded on Friday, October 26. Members of the Canisius Fund team handed out complimentary coffee, donuts and apple cider in Bagen Hall, the George Martin House, Old Main and the Koessler Athletic Center.

While this year’s Coffee Walk is officially over, there’s still plenty of time to participate in the 2018-19 Faculty & Staff Giving Campaign. You can make your gift by calling the Canisius Fund Office at Ext. 2712 or online at www.canisius.edu/faculty-staff. We will continue to add names to the Faculty & Staff Donor Recognition Wall, and as a small way to “espresso” our gratitude we will be sending reusable coffee sleeves to all faculty and staff supporters.

Thank you, all, for everything you do for Canisius each and every day!

Submitted by: Summer Handzlik, director, Canisius Fund

 

 

All Saints Day Masses

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All Saints Day Masses will be held on Thursday, November 1 at the following times:

12:05 p.m. – Christ the King Chapel with Rev. Daniel P. Jamros, SJ, presiding

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5:20 p.m. – Loyola Hall Chapel with Rev. Patrick J. Lynch, SJ, presiding

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8:30 p.m. – Christ the King Chapel with Rev. Patrick J. Lynch, SJ, presiding

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All are welcome.

Submitted by: Mike Hayes, director, Campus Ministry

 

 

Free Tickets to Double Feature in WNY Refugee Film Festival

The Office of Mission & Identity has three tickets to the upcoming double feature during Journey’s End Refugee Services film festival. Think about going if you’d like to learn more about Journey’s End, their many services and about our refugee community here in WNY.
If you would like a ticket (or 2, or 3), contact Sarah Signorino, director of mission and identity, at signoris@canisius.edu. If you can’t make this date, tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis for the rest of year.

DOUBLE FEATURE:

“Renga for the West & Refugees of Shangri-La:” Friday, November 2 from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Read below for more information about the organization and the films that will be shown.

Journey’s End Refugee Services Inc. cordially invites you to a very special film festival on refugees in 2018-19 beginning with a series of extraordinary documentaries on the refugee experience in the U.S. and culminating in a two-day grand finale of three outstanding international films to celebrate World Refugee Day in June.

Proceeds will benefit the many programs at Journey’s End, which serve thousands of refugees, immigrants, asylees and other communities in Western New York each year. Please visit the website to learn more about the vital programs and initiatives for clients. The film festival has been curated to make this the most exciting and unique cinematic “happening” in Buffalo over the next year. Whether you are passionate about the plight of refugees or just love great, thought-provoking filmmaking, we have something for everyone. Congolese auteurs in Montana; poetry and paintings of Baghdad; refugees confronting white supremacy in Maine; a women-run food truck in Beirut; a Syrian, a Finn and a sushi restaurant in Helsinki are just the beginning.

All films are in English with subtitles and will be screened in the theater at Journey’s End, conveniently located in the Tri-Main Center at 2495 Main Street, Suite 530, Buffalo, NY, 14214. There is ample parking in lots on Halbert, Jewett and Rodney Streets. For more information, email Sarah Signorino at signoris@canisius.edu or follow Journey’s End on Facebook for the latest news and views on refugee issues and the film festival.

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Mission & Identity

Hockey Returns Home This Weekend for Faculty-Staff Night

The Canisius men’s hockey team returns home for a pair of conference games this weekend as the AIC Yellowjackets visit the HARBORCENTER. Game times on Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3 are scheduled for 7:35 pm.

AIC currently resides in second place in the league standings, while Canisius is one point behind in third place. The 2018 NCAA Tournament baseball team will be honored at the first intermission of Friday’s game. Saturday is Faculty-Staff Night. Free tickets are available at the Office of Human Resources this week for all Canisius employees.

For additional information, visit www.GoGriffs.com.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Training in Banner 9 (for Finance)

JoAnn Feary, office manager in the Controller’s Office, and Sara Morris, associate vice president for Academic Affairs, are partnering to provide training workshops for faculty or staff interested in learning or reviewing financial policies and procedures. These workshops are intended for anyone who uses any finance features of Banner, including faculty and administrators who manage budgets, administrative associates who support departmental budgets and other staff members who help process payments or manage budgets. The following workshops will be offered:

  • Wednesday, November 7 from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. in Science Hall 002C (lower level ITS conference room, please bring your laptop if you have one)

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  • Friday, November 9 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. in Old Main 119

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  • Thursday, November 15 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Science Hall 002C (lower level ITS conference room, please bring your laptop if you have one)

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Submitted by: Sara Morris, associate vice president, Academic Affairs

Annual German Christmas Mass

Canisius College will host its 51st Annual German Christmas Mass on Sunday, December 9 at 10:00 a.m. in Christ the King Chapel. A Christmas performance by the German-American Musicians will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Chapel and a breakfast reception will follow at approximately 11:00 a.m. in Grupp Fireside Lounge.

Rev. Daniel P. Jamros, SJ, professor of religious studies and theology, will preside at the Mass, which will be celebrated in German.

For more information on the German Mass, contact the College Communications Office at (716) 888-2790.

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Submitted by: College Communications

D2L’s Binder App is Phasing Out

Over the next several months, D2L is phasing out the Binder mobile app. On Thursday, November 1, D2L will no longer keep a copy of a user’s Binder content and annotations in the cloud. This data will only remain on the device where the app is installed and the web-based Binder client will no longer be available. Binder will only be able to annotate PDF documents stored on your mobile device. The “Send to Binder” button in the Content tool within D2L courses will be removed.

If you anticipate accessing your content and annotations on the Binder app after Thursday, November 1st:

  • Be sure to update the Binder app with the latest release prior to Thursday, November 1 to avoid any disruption.
  • If you use the Binder website, be sure to log into the Binder app for iOS or Android prior to Thursday, November 1 to sync all changes locally to your device.
  • Uninstalling Binder will remove the content from your device. However, Binder offers users the ability to export content using the “share” functionality in the app.

D2L anticipates ending all support for Binder in May 2019. If you use Binder to work with PDFs on mobile devices, install another PDF-capable app by that time.

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

Campus Candid

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Lifelong learners from the Buffalo community engage in conversations about the evolution of the British monarchy with Julie Gibert, PhD, History Department (pictured far left). The Thursday, October 25 lesson discussed Henry II and the Angevin Empire.

This six-week course, which began Thursday, October 11, is part of the Lifelong Learners Center courses provided by the Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies (ICMS). Previous courses included discussions about the Seven Wonders of the World and the Persian Wars. Visit ICMS’s website for more information about the program and to see what spring 2019 has to offer.

Submitted by: Kristina Laun, staff, ICMS

Canisius in the News

WBEN-930 AM did a feature story on the college’s new Esports club during today’s morning news program.  Click here to listen to the story and hear interviews from Justin Rogers, director of undergraduate admissions, and Kiernan Ensor, coordinator of Esports at Canisius.

Spectrum News interviewed George M. Palumbo, PhD, professor of economics and finance, for a story about the record unemployment rate in Western New York.  Watch the full story here.

 

Submitted by: College Communications

Dr. George E. Schreiner ’43 Pre-Medical Center Distinguished Speaker Series

The Dr. George E. Schreiner ’43 Pre-Medical Center Distinguished Speaker Series at Canisius College will host Thomas J. Madejski, MD, on Monday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the Science Hall Commons.

Madejski, president of the Medical Society of the State of New York, will speak on “The State of the Medical Profession in New York.”

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, click here or contact the Institutional Advancement Office at (716) 888-8207.

Submitted by: College Communications

 

Men’s Soccer Concludes Regular Season

The Golden Griffin men’s soccer team wraps up its regular season against Rider University on Wedesnday, October 31 at 4:00 p.m. at the Demske Sports Complex. Both teams entered the final weekend of conference play with hopes of grabbing a spot in the six-team MAAC playoffs. The contest will be the last home game for eight Canisius seniors.

For additional information, visit www.GoGriffs.com.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Phi, Set, Spike!

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Phi Set Spike is hosting a volleyball tournament on Sunday, November 4 at 2:00 p.m. in the Patrick Lee Gym located in the Koessler Athletic Center. The tournament will help raise money for The Kids in Need Foundation. Make a team of 4-9 players of your friends and play, eat, win cool prizes and have fun!

Submitted by: Caitlin Merkley, philanthropy chair, Phi Sigma Sigma

Administrative Associates Lunch Workshop

The Center for Online Learning & Innovation and the Human Resources Department are partnering to offer a one-hour workshop for administrative associates that will focus on Microsoft Word applications. This workshop takes place on Monday, November 12 at 12:00 p.m. in Grupp Fireside Lounge.

Most everyone at Canisius College uses Microsoft Word for one reason or another but most of us probably have not learned to create templates or use styles and headings. These tools are easy to learn and can save lots of time in creating documents ranging from everyday memoranda to major publications. If you know how styles and headings work in Word, you can find and use them in many web-based publishing applications.

In addition, we will have a discussion regarding campus-wide engagement opportunities and improving the student experience and increasing student enrollment.

Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to coli@canisius.edu.

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

The Inaugural Thomas M. Banchich Annual Classics Lecture

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Church of the Holy Apostles, Athens, Greece; before AD 1000

In honor of his retirement and in celebration of his years of service and innumerable contributions to Canisius College, the Classics Department is pleased to announce the inaugural Thomas M. Banchich Annual Classics Lecture. In partnership with the Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies, the Banchich Annual Classics Lecture will kick off with “The Classics in the Footsteps of Byzantium,” delivered by Anthony Kaldellis, PhD, professor of classics and history at Ohio State University.

The talk will be held on Tuesday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge in the Canisius Student Center. Partners for this event include the All-College Honors Program, the History Department and the Religious Studies and Theology Department. The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the talk.

 

 

 

Submitted by: Kristina Laun, staff, ICMS

“My Brother’s Keeper” Public Forum: Moving Forward the Hopes, Dreams and Goals of Young Men of Color

Join representatives of the Canisius College Center for Urban Education on Thursday, November 15 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Waterfront Elementary School No. 95 for a public convening to learn more about the efforts made in Buffalo Public Schools and across the city of Buffalo to honor the commitment to the “My Brother’s Keeper” Initiative.

Submitted by: Nancy Wallace, associate dean, School of Education and Human Services

Third United Way Basket Winner Announced

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Congratulations to our third United Way basket winner, Mary Koehneke! Mary is the associate director of student records and financial services.

The United Way committee will feature a basket raffle each Friday. When you donate to the 2018 campaign, your name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of the baskets listed below. You will be eligible to win the first week you pledge and throughout the campaign, so pledge early.

The remaining prize baskets include:

Alumni Relations and Advancement Department donation: T-shirt, bracelets, key chain, magnets, lanyard, pop-socket, binder clip, coaster, koozie, water bottle, thermos, pens, wine opener and wine glass

ROTC donation: Cooler, draw-string backpack, pad-folio, coffee mug, tumbler, water bottle and t-shirt

United Way Committee donation: Fall-themed basket: wine glasses, oven mitts, table runner, glass platter, kitchen towels, candle and a straw tumbler

Our campaign will run through Monday, November 12. You can access the donation button on your MyCanisius portal page. Your pledge does not carry over from last year, so please take the following steps to make your pledge:

  1. https://uwbec.unitedwayepledge.org
    2. Click [Forgot User ID or Password?]
    3. Enter Work Email
    4. Enter Verification Code
    5. Click [Email My Information]
    6. Check your Work Email inbox for an email from donotreply@uwbec.org
    7. Click the reset password e-Pledge link in the email (will expire within 24 hours)
    8. Create a new password and click [Save]
    9. Click the [Continue] button

If you have any questions about the process of making your e-pledge, please contact one of the following members of the United Way Committee: Linda Walleshauser, associate vice president, Human Resources & Compliance (Ext. 2244); Mary Braun, human resources assistant (Ext. 2240); Maggie Burkard, academic affairs support manager (Ext. 2120); Emily McGorry, executive assistant, Academic Affairs (Ext. 2121); and Sharon Federico, assistant to the vice presidents, Student Affairs and Business & Finance (Ext. 2130.)

Submitted by: Mary Braun, assistant, Human Resources

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