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Help Preserve Canisius History

Faculty and staff in all areas of the college are a vital part of documenting the official record and history of Canisius.

Policy 3.3.19 confirms the need to preserve materials and defines the official record as the original copy of any record created or received in the course of college business. To assist with this, please send copies of your brochures, marketing material, templates (of forms, letters to students, and similar), flyers, reports, meeting minutes, and any other material that fits the above definition to Kathleen DeLaney, college archivist.

Help us tell the story of Canisius to future Griffs and community researchers.

If you have questions about what to send or need assistance, please contact Kathleen DeLaney at delaneyk@canisius.edu or Ext. 8421.

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

Holiday Cookie Exchange

Holiday Cookie Exchange 2022

Make your holiday baking a bit easier this Christmas season by participating in the college’s Holiday Cookie Exchange! Simply bring three dozen of your favorite Christmas cookies to swap on Thursday, December 8.  All bakers will meet in the Regis Room at 4:00 p.m., where the Human Resources Department will host a small reception.  (And don’t forget to wear your most festive holiday sweater!)

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

  

      

 

Change is Possible Because of You.

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Congratulations to Shannon Lyons ’07, coordinator for annual giving and stewardship and Ryan Grimmer, collection and discovery services coordinator in the Library.  They are the latest winners in the United Way campaign prize drawing.  We are grateful for their pledge to help break a cycle of hardship for families across Erie County. Change starts at United Way and change is possible because of you!.

With a pledge of $1 per week you can still qualify to win the United Way’s grand prize, a pair of 2023 Buffalo Bills Season Tickets!  The drawing will take place next week!

You can make your gift online. Your Login is your Canisius College Email address.

Here’s how:
Go to uwbec.unitedwayepledge.org
1. Click [FORGOT USER ID OR PASSWORD?]
2. Type in your Work Email
3. Check the box marked [I’m not a robot]
4. Click [E-MAIL MY INFORMATION] (only make one request)
5. Check your Work Email inbox for an email from donotreply@uwbec.org
6. Click the reset password e-Pledge link in the email (will expire within 24 hours)
7. Create a new password and click [Save]
8. Click the [Continue] button

Please know that you do have the ability to designate your favorite charity as the recipient of all or part of your donation.

Submitted by: The United Way Committee

3D Printing for Pre-Engineering Students

COLI’s FDM 3D Printers, Rigby and Mordecai, were again hard at work printing for students!

Dr. Mike Wood’s Introduction to Engineering class (EGR111) have designed and are building a solar-powered water elevation system – an Archimedes Screw. While they have constructed much of it from available materials, they required specialized fittings, and submitted their designs to COLI for printing.

With this project, EGR 111 students are introduced to some basics of professional design, fabrication, and engineering excellence. We may do the printing, but students are doing the critical design work!

Thanks to Dr. Wood for letting us assist in this authentic learning experience for our Canisius students!

Adjunct Faculty Information Session

On Thursday, January 5 at 5:00 p.m. COLI is hosting an Adjunct Faculty Information Session, where new and returning part-time faculty can learn about resources available to them at Canisius College. This includes HR services, the Library, and information technology tools and options. We also serve dinner!

This is a great opportunity to get acquainted with teaching at Canisius, and learn about things that can help you teach either face-to-face or online.

Register for WFDW

The Winter Faculty Development Week Registration page is now LIVE! Mark your calendars! WFDW is from January 9th, 2023 to January 12th, 2023.

You can view all of the sessions and register for them by clicking here.

A few things to note about this year:

We currently have one Zoom session, Tik Tok Boom! The Pros and Cons of Using TikToks in Political Science!. If you are unable to attend this session on Campus, you can get a link by filling out the Zoom Registration link on the WFDW page. For those on campus at this time, please fill out the WFDW registration page. We will move to OM 301 for this session.

Additionally, this year we are doing a Celebration of Scholarship! Faculty with publications from 2021-2022 are encouraged to fill out the Scholarship in Celebration form and join us in Old Main 104 to have their work celebrated with colleagues! This link is also available on the WFDW page.

Campus Candids

Thank you to everyone who lent a helping hand on Thursday, December 1 at the United Way’s Service to Go project. More than 30 faculty and staff rallied in the Old Main Lounge to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the Buffalo City Mission, which then distributed the sandwiches to families in need.

Pictured (left) Dennis Misko and Kim Venti, from Institutional Advancement; pictured (right) Jennifer Herrmann, Griff Center and Amy Beiter, Academic Affairs

Pictured (left) Erica Sammarco, President’s Office; (center) President Steve Stoute, Sara Morris, PhD, vice president of academic affairs and Karl Kozlowski, PhD, professor of kinesiology;

(right) Rachelo Lapinski, student affairs and Fatima Rodriguez Johnson, associate dean of diversity and inclusion.

Loading up the car to take the sandwiches to the Buffalo City Mission. Pictured (l-r) Erica Sammarco, Heather Mattiuzzo from the Buffalo City Mission,
and Lynn Incardona and Linda Walleshauser, from the Human Resources Department

Deck the Halls Holiday Contest

‘Tis the season to deck the halls – or in this case, the doors!

The Human Resources Department is hosting a holiday door decorating contest and every department is encouraged to participate.  Have fun, be unique and show your Christmas creativity.  Then, submit a photo of your department door to Stephanie Masood at masoods@canisius.edu by noon on Friday, December 16.  The department selected as having the most creative door will win a breakfast party.

(Bonus points when the department door picture is accompanied by a photo of the team decked out in their favorite holiday sweaters!)

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

Annual Christmas Mass & Luncheon

President Steve K. Stoute cordially invites Canisius faculty and staff to attend the Annual Canisius College Christmas Mass & Luncheon on Thursday, December 15, 2022.

For further details and to RSVP by Wednesday, December 7, please click here: View details and reply

If you run into any issues with the link, please send Bethany an Email at voorheeb@canisius.edu to RSVP instead.

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

Canisius College Alumni and Friends Holiday Party!

All faculty and staff are invited to celebrate the most joyous season with your Canisius Community!

Friday, December 9 | 6:30 p.m. | Hartman’s Distilling Co.
55 Chicago St, Suite 110
Buffalo, NY 14204
$35 per person
Use code “Griffmas” for a special staff and faculty discount!
Included with your ticket:
-Open bar from 6:30- 7:30 p.m.
-Buffet that includes charcuterie, flat breads and pork sliders
-Holiday cheer
To register, please click here. For questions, please reach out to Sarah Sterzinger at 716-888-2704 or by Emailing sterzins@canisius.edu.
Kindly register by December 2.
Please note: Tickets increase to $40 per person after December 2 and at the door.

In the spirit of the holiday season, Canisius College Alumni has teamed up with Buffalo Public School Hamlin Park to give 10 students in need a Christmas to remember. The Canisius College Buffalo Alumni Chapter has built this wish list from what the school provided. Our goal is to purchase everything on this list by December 14th. We will be wrapping and delivering the week of Dec 19th. Please select the provided address for Canisius College Alumni Lyons Hall at check out. We will take care of the wrapping and delivery for you!

Click here to view the Wish List!

Submitted by: Office of Alumni Engagement

You Can Help Us Reach Our Goal

The More Than a Game campaign to support the Canisius athletics’ Blue & Gold Fund and the college’s 20 varsity athletics programs is on the verge of reaching a historic milestone – and YOU can help us cross the finish line!

To date, the campaign has raised more than $297,000 – with the anticipation of reaching its $300,000 goal.

You can knock our socks off with a gift of $50 or more before Monday, December 5, and receive a pair of Canisius branded athletic crew socks!

Please visit www.canisius.edu/give and designate your gift to the Blue & Gold Athletics Fund or any of our 20 varsity athletic programs.

Thank you for your support of Canisius Athletics and Go Griffs!

Submitted by: Brandon Bielecki, Assistant Director, Annual Giving & Stewardship

 

Hockey Closes First Semester at Home

The Canisius hockey team will close out the first semester at home, at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 3, when the Golden Griffins play host to long-time league rival RIT. Face-off is at the LECOM Harborcenter.

Faculty and staff tickets start at just $10, and can be purchased in advance of the game at the Canisius ticket office, located in the main lobby of the Koessler Athletic Center. Tickets are also available for purchase at the gate on the night of the game. Please use your Canisius ID to secure your faculty/staff discount.

A note on parking: Because KeyBank Center is hosting an event on Saturday evening as well, parking in the LECOM Harborcenter ramp will be restricted. The Athletic Department recommends taking the NFTA Metro Rail to and from the game.

Submitted by: Matt Reitnour, associate athletic director for communications, Athletics

Conservation Biology Social Media Takeover

The students in conservation biology have a lot to teach us! Follow us on Social Media for our week-long social media takeover! You can follow us via the ABEC or Biology Facebook or Instagram pages.

Submitted by: Sue Margulis, professor, ABEC and Biology

Live Well, Work Well

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This short read, provided by Lawley, encourages prioritizing your emotional well-being during the holidays, giving your favorite recipes a healthy makeover, and walking to lower your risk of chronic disease. If you’re not tired of turkey yet, check out the featured recipe for the month: Roast Turkey Breast with Rosemary, Sage & Thyme.

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

Annual Christmas Mass & Luncheon

President Steve K. Stoute cordially invites Canisius faculty and staff to attend the Annual Canisius College Christmas Mass & Luncheon on Thursday, December 15, 2022.

For further details and to RSVP by Wednesday, December 7, please click here: View details and reply

If you run into any issues with the link, please send Bethany an Email at voorheeb@canisius.edu to RSVP instead.

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

 

Women’s Basketball Returns Home Tonight

The Canisius women’s basketball team returns home tonight, Wednesday, November 30, as the Golden Griffins play host to UAlbany in non-conference action at the Koessler Athletic Center. Game time is set for 7 p.m.

The Griffs are led by junior guard Dani Haskell, who ranks third in the MAAC with her 16.6 points per game scoring average. As a team, the Blue and Gold are good for 5.8 3-point field goals per game, which ranks fourth-best in the league.

For tickets, or more information, call the Canisius ticket office at (716) 888-TIXX, or stop by the ticket office in the main lobby of the Koessler Center during normal business hours.

Submitted by: Matt Reitnour, associate athletic director for communications, Athletics

 

Show Your Team Spirit

Our favorite hometown football team kicks off against the New England Patriots at 8:15 p.m. tomorrow, for Thursday Night Football. To show our team spirit, the campus community is encouraged to wear its best Buffalo Bills gear on game day.

Go Bills!

Submitted by: College Communications

A Very Special Chamber Orchestra Concert

Please join ArtsCanisius, Ansgarius Aylward, director of the Canisius College Chamber Orchestra, and members of the Chamber Orchestra as they dedicate two pieces by Bach to the memory of Damita (“Kimi”) Scrivani on Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.

Kimi was a member of the Class of 2023 and majored in management and entrepreneurship. She was a member of the Chamber Orchestra since 2019 and Alpha Kappa Psi.  Kimi was also very active in the FUSION Gaming Society, Anime Club, LASAF, Unity, ENACTUS, ALANA Student Center, Canisius Entrepreneurs Organization, Mixed Martial Arts Club and Project Conservation.

For more information about this concert, kindly contact Professor Yvonne Widenor at widneory@canisius.edu.

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

PBJ Sandwich Service Project

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The Human Resources Office and President’s Office, in partnership with the United Way, invite faculty and staff to serve together on Thursday, December 1, 2022, from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge in Old Main.  Participants will make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the Buffalo City Mission to distribute to families in need. Click here to sign up!

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

IRS Announces 2023 Contribution Limits

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The IRS has announced the new maximum contribution limits for 2023 for 403(b) plans.  The annual maximum contribution limit for those under age 50 will increase to $22,500.  Employees who are over age 50 (or will turn 50 in 2023) may contribute an additional $7,500 increasing the annual maximum contribution limit to $30,000 for 2023.  Please note that these limits apply only to the Employee contributions.

Click on How to Change your Contributions Online for directions on making a change to your contributions for 2023.

TIAA will notify Human Resources of the change request and Human Resources will update the contribution amount.

If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at Ext. 2240.

Submitted by: Dawn Rotterman, benefits/HRIS manager, Human Resources

SAVE THE DATE: Annual MLK Celebration

The Canisius College community is asked to mark their calendars for Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 3:30 p.m. in the Regis Rooms for the annual MLK Celebration sponsored by the ALANA Student Center.

This year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Tara Jabbaar-Gyambrah, CEO and founder of TMJ Consulting.

More details about the event will come as we get closer to the date. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the ALANA Student Center at asc@canisius.edu.

Click here to add this event to your digital calendar.

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

Honors All Around at AHPERD Conference

Students and faculty from the Physical and Health Education/Teacher Education (P/HETE) program attended the 84th annual New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NYS AHPERD) conference from Thursday, November 17 – Saturday, November 19 in Verona, NY. Current teacher candidates Shane Rende and Jesse Pfeiffer along with Darcy Mitchell MS ‘22 were honored as P/HETE Major Award Winners during the Amazing Persons Ceremony on Thursday, November 17. The award is given to two 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.

Additionally, three noteworthy professionals received awards for their efforts in K-12 health and physical education.

Brandi Pettit ’15 (pictured, left) and Kevin Yarnell (pictured, right) took home Amazing Person honors while Lorie Bifarella (pictured,below) received statewide distinction as NYS AHPERD’s Professional of the Year.  Both Yarnell and Bifarella serve as student-teaching supervisor instructors for the college.

The Western Zone Chapter of the association and the Canisius College P/HETE program collaborated once again for the annual social for zone members, current teacher candidates and former alumni of the college. A special thanks to Lauren Kicak, associate director of graduate admissions, for her co-sponsorship of the event.

Finally, Clancy Seymour, EdD, associate professor and director of health, physical education and sport pedagogy in the Teacher Education and Leadership Department, presented on several occasions culminating with Historical Perspectives in Physical Education: Then and Now at the 16th Annual Dr. Ron Feingold Lecture Series. Dr. Seymour was also bestowed NYS AHPERD’s customary Past President Jacket for his efforts as President of the Association over the past four years.

Submitted by: Clancy Seymour, EdD, associate professor and director of health, physical education, and sport pedagogy, Teacher Education and Leadership Department

Submitted by: Clancy Seymour, EdD, associate professor and director of health, physical education, and sport pedagogy, Teacher Education and Leadership Department

WFDW Registration is Now LIVE!

The Winter Faculty Development Week Registration page is now LIVE! Mark your calendars! WFDW is from January 9th, 2023 to January 12th, 2023.

You can view all of the sessions and register for them by clicking here.

A few things to note about this year:

We currently have one Zoom session, Tik Tok Boom! The Pros and Cons of Using TikToks in Political Science!. If you are unable to attend this session on Campus, you can get a link by filling out the Zoom Registration link on the WFDW page. For those on campus at this time, please fill out the WFDW registration page. We will move to OM 301 for this session.

Additionally, this year we are doing a Celebration of Scholarship! Faculty with publications from 2021-2022 are encouraged to fill out the Scholarship in Celebration form and join us in Old Main 104 to have their work celebrated with colleagues! This link is also available on the WFDW page.

Final Meetups of the Semester

 

The last of the Faculty Meetups are coming up this week and next. Make sure to mark your calendars! For a reminder, sign up here.

Meetups

Come and join your colleagues in a discussion about these interesting topics. However, make sure to bring your own lunch as only light snacks will be provided.

Student Support & Engagement

Thursday, December 1, 1:00 p.m., Old Main Faculty/Staff Lounge

Student Support & Engagement Meetups will be headed up by Dr. Daniel Haeusser, Dr. Mark Harrington, and Jason Francey. At these meetups, the attending faculty may hear from the Faculty-Student Liason Committee and can learn about new approaches, supports, advisement, and more from Student Affairs and the Griff Center.

Data Meetup

Monday, December 5, 11:00 a.m., Old Main Faculty/Staff Lounge

This series will be headed up by Dr. David Sheets, Dr. James Goldstein, and Dr. Jonathan Rodgers. These meetups will discuss different ways to collaborate with programming, pair-programming techniques, SPSS alternatives and more.

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, instructional designer, COLI

Volunteers Requested for Lightboard Studio

We now have a Lightboard Studio on campus  and COLI is looking for volunteers in preparation for general use. The Lightboard Studio allows for efficient lecture recording for faculty who teach primarily using a chalkboard or whiteboard. Here is a quick demonstration of how you can teach in recordings using the LightBoard. You can view other examples of lightboard video here and here.

If you plan on recording a lecture or would just like to try it out, send us an email. We’ll set up times for you to record!

Sync your D2L Calendar

In D2L, your students can sync the D2L Calendar with a personal calendar application, such as Google Calendar or Outlook Calendar, and see events, due dates and tasks.

Note that only instructors can create events and due dates. Additionally, the personal calendar may take 24+ hours to update from the D2L calendar.

If you are interested in syncing your D2L calendar to a personal calendar, view our tutorial below:

https://canisius.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Embed.aspx?id=ac24ffaf-71d1-4161-9598-af56010f0cbb&autoplay=false&offerviewer=true&showtitle=true&showbrand=true&captions=false&interactivity=all

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, instructional designer, COLI

The Dome Takes a Brief Break

Just a reminder that everyone’s favorite employee E-letter will be going on a brief break for the Thanksgiving holiday. Today, Monday, November 21, is the last day The Dome will publish. There will be no Dome on Wednesday, November 23, Friday, November 25 or Monday, November 28. Publication will resume on Wednesday, November 30.

All submissions to The Dome must be received by 2:00 p.m. of the day prior to publication.

Click here to submit a story.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Submitted by: College Communications

Early Closure Thanksgiving Holiday

 

As graciously announced by President Stoute, the college will close at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23. All but essential operating personnel are included in this early closure. The college will also be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 and will reopen on Monday, November 28. We wish you a safe and Happy Thanksgiving holiday and a wonderful weekend with your families!

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

 

Free Holiday Anxiety Webinar

MHA’s Child & Family Support program joins Parent Network of Western New York and NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities to sponsor an online workshop to help families cope with the stressors brought on by the holidays.

The holidays are a time for special moments and new memories. But they can also STRESS US OUT.  This workshop will give you the tools to help you and your family “Let It Go” so you can feel more empowered to enjoy and experience the joy of the holiday season.

Presented by Joe Clem, a licensed marriage and family therapist and behavior analyst, the live Zoom event will be held Thursday, December 1 from 6:00-8:00pm. Registration is free. To register Email info@parentnetworkwny.org, or call 716.332.4170, or go online to parentnetworkwny.org/events. Once registered you will be sent a link for the event.

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

ITS Banner Upgrades Scheduled

ITS will be applying Banner upgrades to its production environment, on Sunday November 27, 2022 from 5:00 –11:00 a.m. During this maintenance window, the Banner Application, Self-Service Banner (Student Profile, registration, timesheets, leave balances, etc) will be unavailable.

 

The ITS systems status page, found in dark blue top section of the portal, will be updated accordingly.

 

If you encounter any issues post upgrade, please contact the help desk at helpdesk@canisius.edu or at 888-8340.

Submitted by: Michele Folsom, Director of Administrative Computing, ITS

Griff Choice Available to Faculty and Staff

It’s your key, your ID, even your money.  Your Griff Pass (ID Card) is also your Griff Choice debit card. Griff Choice can be used throughout the entire year and is accepted at the bookstore, all Dine On Campus locations, printing and vending machines with Griff Pass readers, and off campus at participating locations.  Purchases are subject to tax.  Funds will carry over from year to year.  You can add funds to your Griff Choice account online by clicking on GriffPass under Campus services in MyCanisius.

The Griff Choice Off-Campus Merchant Program is offered to all faculty/staff and enables participants to use funds from their Griff Choice Account at local businesses.

Newly Added Merchants

All Griff Choice Off-Campus Merchants

  • EM Tea Coffee Cup & Cafe (80 Oakgrove Ave Buffalo, NY 14208)
  • Golden Corner (1715 Jefferson Ave Buffalo, NY 14208), (716) 882-6339
  • Grubhub+
  • Main Culture Nutrition @maincultureBuffalo (1526 Main Street)
  • Rite Aid (424 Elmwood,756 Delaware, 1070 Genesee, 1410 Delaware, 291 West Ferry, 2585 Main)
  • Salud Market (1832 Main St, Buffalo NY 14208, 716-939-3542)
  • Tops Market (1275 Jefferson Ave, 3500 Main Street, 345 Amherst Street, 2101 Elmwood Ave)

Submitted by: Kevin Smith, AVP and Director, Student Records and Financial Services Center

Well Balanced November

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During this month of Thanksgiving, take some time to read through the above newsletter from the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA), which features a recipe for Oven Roasted Breakfast Potatoes and a couple of articles: “Growing in Gratitude for Mind, Body and Soul”, “What an Attitude of Gratitude can do for your Health”, “Cold, Dark Mornings Making to Tough to Get Up? How to Get Over it”, and “Feeling Unsteady? Easy Moves to Regain Your Balance.”

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

Pedagogy Primer Podcast

In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Justin Del Vecchio and Matthew Gracie, both faculty in the Department of Quantitative Sciences and the Cybersecurity graduate program.  They discuss the possibilities for cybersecurity students and graduates, and some of the day-to-day aspects of work for cybersecurity professionals.  They also offer advice on keeping current in cybersecurity issues, and great practices for the rest of us in keeping our digital data, work, and life secure from intrusion or loss.

Upcoming Lunches and Meetups

The last in our series of Lunch Updates and Faculty Meetups for this semester are coming up soon! Mark your calendars so you don’t miss out on these wonderful topics!

Lunch Update: Easy Course Video

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 12:00 p.m., in the Old Main Faculty/Staff Lounge

Lunch will be provided, but participants can bring their own as well.

With Panopto, D2L now has a simple but effective toolset for recording and sharing video with (and between) students.  No more hassle with Google Drive or YouTube! In this Lunch Update, COLI staff will quickly demonstrate Panopto (it doesn’t take long!) and answer any questions about it and video for academics, generally.

RSVP for the Lunch Updates!

Meetups

Come and join your colleagues in a discussion about these interesting topics. However, make sure to bring your own lunch as only light snacks will be provided.

Student Support & Engagement

Thursday, December 1, 1:00 p.m., Old Main Faculty/Staff Lounge

Student Support & Engagement Meetups will be headed up by Dr. Daniel Haeusser, Dr. Mark Harrington, and Jason Francey. At these meetups, the attending faculty may hear from the Faculty-Student Liason Committee and can learn about new approaches, supports, advisement, and more from Student Affairs and the Griff Center.

Data Meetup

Monday, December 5, 11:00 a.m., Old Main Faculty/Staff Lounge

This series will be headed up by Dr. David Sheets, Dr. James Goldstein, and Dr. Jonathan Rodgers. These meetups will discuss different ways to collaborate with programming, pair-programming techniques, SPSS alternatives and more.

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

Final Exams in D2L

With final exams around the corner, it may be useful to review these features of D2L Quizzes and Dropboxes.

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

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

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

For more information on D2L Dropboxes, click here. For tutorials on D2L Rubrics, click here. Or sign up for one of our many workshops here.

COLI has compiled other resources on the various tool sets in D2L. Click here to access those.

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

Asynchronous Discussion Introduction for Students

With asynchronous discussion topics now common in our online course spaces, COLI has created a general introduction video that shows students how to read, post, and reply in the discussion. Along with that, the video presents some very basic tips for discussion etiquette and reminds them that our online discussion expectations accord with our commitment to mutual respect and inclusiveness on campus. This video will be found across various student guides and tutorial sets, but you may wish to install it in your own course space, as well.

You can use this URL: https://youtu.be/yBSPuTuNM30

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

Campus Candids

Pictured (l-r): Al Pilato Jr. and Mark Piatkowski, from Student Life

Canisius faculty and staff served up a Thanksgiving feast for students at the annual sit-down dinner on Tuesday this week. The event is hosted by the Residence Hall Association and gives thanks to students – for all their hard work, in and out of the classroom.

Pictured (l-r): Denise Flannery, Controller’s Office and Linda Walleshauser, Human Resources; President Steve Stoute and Alison Stoute; Lisa Liotta, Athletics and Danielle Ianni, Enrollment Management

Pictured (l-r): Shannon Lyons, Canisius Fund; Tanya Loughead, PhD, philosophy; Erica Sammarco, President’s Office

Submitted by: College Communications

Welcome New Hires

The Office of Student Records & Financial Services is pleased to welcome the following new employees:

Scott Badman

Scott Badman is the new assistant director of Student Records & Financial Services.  He joins the college from Bryant & Stratton, where he was a financial aid advisor and school certifying official. He has many years of experience with students utilizing VA education benefits, as well as assisting all students with navigating the financial aid process. Scott has a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and fFinance from Hilbert College.

In addition to Scott, Erick Jones joined the Student Records and Financial Services team as a financial aid and customer service specialist.  Erick started on October 24.

Danielle Pagano is also a new customer service specialist in the Office of Student Records and Financial Services.  She started work November 10.

Welcome to Canisius College!

Submitted by: Lynn Incardona, associate, Human Resources

WNYTR & CUE Host Culturally-Responsive Teaching Workshop

Wil Green, director of the Center for Urban Education (CUE), hosted a Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework (CRSE) workshop for students in the college’s Western New York Teacher Residency (WNYTR) program on November 15. This New York State initiative focuses on four major principles for educators to incorporate into their classroom practice: A welcoming and affirming classroom environment; high expectations and rigorous instruction; inclusive curriculum and assessment; and ongoing professional learning. Green has led several CRSE professional development sessions for local school districts, most recently at Allendale Elementary in the West Seneca Central School District. 

In addition to introducing CRSE and expected student outcomes, Green encouraged teacher residents to focus on practical applications for CRSE in their curriculum planning and relationship-building with students and their families.  

This event concluded a monthly series of learning and professional development opportunities for WNYTR students, which included a neighborhood walking tour and a racial healing circles workshop earlier in the semester. These WNYTR-sponsored events will resume in the spring. 

Submitted by: Christyn Sullivan, Graduate Assistant, Teacher Education and Leadership

Jazz Ensemble Concert Rescheduled

Please note that the Jazz Ensemble Concert scheduled for Friday, November 18 has been rescheduled to Friday, December 2, 2022 with a unique start time of 8:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public!  Please contact the Director of ArtsCanisius, Professor Yvonne Widenor, if you have any questions about this or future ArtsCanisius events at widenory@canisius.edu

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, Assistant Professor and Program Director, Art History and Music Programs, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures

 

Kittens on Campus

Kittens are back on campus!

United We Win

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Congratulations to Monika McFoy, associate director of support services in the Griff Center, who was selected as this week’s United Way prize winner.

Thank you to Monika and everyone who has joined United Way in working to break a cycle of hardship that affects so many in our community. Real community change takes time, but it starts with people like you who give.

Your 2022 support means that:

  • More babies in our community will be born healthy.
  • More children will be ready for kindergarten.
  • More workers have the skills and supports to find and keep better-paying jobs.
  • More people like you have the opportunity to learn, connect, and serve through United Way engagement & volunteer initiatives.

Our annual United Way campaign will soon come to an end, but there is still time to participate by making a pledge online.   Here’s how:
Go to uwbec.unitedwayepledge.org
1. Click [FORGOT USER ID OR PASSWORD?]
2. Type in your Work Email
3. Check the box marked [I’m not a robot]
4. Click [E-MAIL MY INFORMATION] (only make one request)
5. Check your Work Email inbox for an email from donotreply@uwbec.org
6. Click the reset password e-Pledge link in the email (will expire within 24 hours)
7. Create a new password and click [Save]
8. Click the [Continue] button

Don’t forget, the united way will draw a pair of 2023 Buffalo Bills Season Tickets the week of December 12th.  A pledge of just $1 per week makes you eligible for this prize or a $1,000 gift card!

Please know that you do have the ability to designate your favorite charity as the recipient of all or part of your donation.

Submitted by: The United Way Committee

 

 

Asynchronous Discussion Introduction for Students

With asynchronous discussion topics now common in our online course spaces, COLI has created a general introduction video that shows students how to read, post, and reply in the discussion. Along with that, the video presents some very basic tips for discussion etiquette and reminds them that our online discussion expectations accord with our commitment to mutual respect and inclusiveness on campus. This video will be found across various student guides and tutorial sets, but you may wish to install it in your own course space, as well.

You can use this URL: https://youtu.be/yBSPuTuNM30

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, instructional designer, COLI

Campus Candids

Many thanks to MMB Realty group and their sponsors for distributing more than 500 turkeys and produce bags this weekend at the Spillman Lot.  Student and staff volunteers helped out the neighborhood volunteers and President Steve Stout pitched in, too.  Thanks to the Department of Public Safety for overseeing the traffic flow and helping to make things run smoothly.

Pictured (above): Members of the Alpha Kappa Si fraternity

 

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

 

Canisius in the News

President Steve Stoute’s announcement earlier this week that Canisius is adopting a test-free admissions policy garnered attention from all of the local media outlets, print and broadcast.

WKBW-TV Channel 7 Reporter Sydni Eure visited campus to interview President Stoute and students about the change. Click here to watch the story, which aired on Monday night’s 11:00 p.m. news

WIVB-TV Channel 4 invited President Stoute to be ‘live’ in studio for its “News 4 at 4” program on Tuesday to discuss the new test-free policy. Click here to watch the interview.

WGRZ-TV Channel 2 and The Buffalo News also reported on the story.

Submitted by: College Communications

Employee of Distinction

Nominate a co-worker for a job well done for the month of November by completing the Employee of Distinction nomination form here. Please have all submissions completed no later than the end of the day on Monday, November 21.

The Employee of Distinction program provides an excellent opportunity to show appreciation and support for co-workers and to reward them for all they do. The application will request an explanation as to why a candidate is worthy of the award. A list of factors to consider when submitting a nomination include the nominee’s history of accomplishments, level of determination, motivation and interpersonal skills.

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

Once a decision is made for November, the Employee of Distinction will be featured in The Dome.  Contact the Human Resources Department at Ext. 2240 or Bethany Voorhees in the President’s Office at Ext. 2100 with any questions.

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

Student-Athletes Awarded Wilson Scholarships

Pictured (l-r): Daniel Bowen, Emily Blake, Grace Van Buren, Mary Wilson, Michael Maurer, Alexander Hiltbrand and President Steve Stoute

Mary Wilson, from the Ralph Wilson Scholarship Fund, visited campus this week to award scholarships to five student-athletes from the Canisius College swimming team. The Ralph Wilson Scholarship Fund was started by the former Buffalo Bills owner in 1995. He funded the annual scholarships, which were to be awarded to students from Western New York who are participating in or interested in athletics. For a number of years now the Athletic Department has designated these grants for members of the varsity swimming program. Ralph Wilson endowed this scholarship program with a charitable bequest in his will.

His wife, Mary has come to campus annually to visit with the scholarship recipients, continuing a tradition her husband initiated when he started the program.

Submitted by: J. Patrick Greenwald, director, Principal Gifts

PBJ Sandwich Service Project

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The Human Resources Office and President’s Office, in partnership with the United Way, invite faculty and staff to serve together on Thursday, December 1, 2022, from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge in Old Main.  Participants will make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the Buffalo City Mission to distribute to families in need. Click here to sign up!

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

El Camino de Santiago

In May 2023, members of the the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, its students, alumni and friends are heading to Galicia, in Northern Spain, to walk over 70 miles on the medieval trail known as El Camino, to the symbolic tomb of St. James in Santiago de Compostela. It’s a six-day walk during which the group will also participate in several cultural activities unique to the Galician region.

Galicia is one of the three historic autonomies on the Iberian Peninsula with its own language, medieval architecture, folklore, handicrafts, and one of the richest cuisines in Spain. This is the third time Canisius faculty, students and friends will partake in this transformative experience that culminates with Mass of the Pilgrim at the Cathedral of St. James.

Submitted by: Margaret Stefanski, chair, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Final Exams in D2L

With final exams around the corner, it may be useful to review these features of D2L Quizzes and Dropboxes.

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

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

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

For more information on D2L Dropboxes, click here. For tutorials on D2L Rubrics, click here. Or sign up for one of our many workshops here.

COLI has compiled other resources on the various tool sets in D2L. Click here to access those.

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

Pedagogy Primer Podcast

In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Justin Del Vecchio and Matthew Gracie, both faculty in the Department of Quantitative Sciences and the Cybersecurity graduate program.  They discuss the possibilities for cybersecurity students and graduates, and some of the day-to-day aspects of work for cybersecurity professionals.  They also offer advice on keeping current in cybersecurity issues, and great practices for the rest of us in keeping our digital data, work, and life secure from intrusion or loss.

Upcoming Lunches and Meetups

The last in our series of Lunch Updates and Faculty Meetups for this semester are coming up soon! Mark your calendars so you don’t miss out on these wonderful topics!

Lunch Update: Easy Course Video

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 12:00 p.m., in the Old Main Faculty/Staff Lounge

Lunch will be provided, but participants can bring their own as well.

With Panopto, D2L now has a simple but effective toolset for recording and sharing video with (and between) students.  No more hassle with Google Drive or YouTube! In this Lunch Update, COLI staff will quickly demonstrate Panopto (it doesn’t take long!) and answer any questions about it and video for academics, generally.

RSVP for the Lunch Updates!

Meetups

Come and join your colleagues in a discussion about these interesting topics. However, make sure to bring your own lunch as only light snacks will be provided.

Student Support & Engagement

Thursday, December 1, 1:00 p.m., Old Main Faculty/Staff Lounge

Student Support & Engagement Meetups will be headed up by Dr. Daniel Haeusser, Dr. Mark Harrington, and Jason Francey. At these meetups, the attending faculty may hear from the Faculty-Student Liason Committee and can learn about new approaches, supports, advisement, and more from Student Affairs and the Griff Center.

Data Meetup

Monday, December 5, 11:00 a.m., Old Main Faculty/Staff Lounge

This series will be headed up by Dr. David Sheets, Dr. James Goldstein, and Dr. Jonathan Rodgers. These meetups will discuss different ways to collaborate with programming, pair-programming techniques, SPSS alternatives and more.

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

 

Copy Course Videos in Panopto

Some of you may be setting up your courses for the Spring already. If you used Panopto to host and/or record your course videos, you can quickly copy them from a previous course and re-use them.

The quick rundown:

  1. Do a D2L Course Copy
  2. Access the Panopto Tab
  3. Do a Panopto Copy Course
  4. Check the video links

A few things to note:

First, the Panopto Course Copy process will NOT delete any videos that you already have in your Panopto course– it will simply add to them. You can even record and upload videos while you wait for the Copying process to finish.

Second, you can only do the Panopto Course Copy ONCE and it is IRREVERSIBLE. So when doing the course copy, please make sure that you have selected the correct course to copy from and that you are copying to the correct course as well.

Third, if you make edits to the original video, you will also make edits to the copy (which can be extremely useful if you use the video across multiple courses– you only need to edit the one video rather than each copy individually). However, if you make edits to the copy, it will not affect the original video.

Fourth, you can copy a D2L course with Panopto links to your new course and then use the below process to make copies of the Panopto videos. The Panopto links in D2L will automatically update, making it so that you do not have to manually update the links yourself. This will only work if the D2L copy and the Panopto copy are from the same course.

These tutorials use the Panopto LTI link, but you can simply click on the Panopto Tab in the course navbar. Everything else should be the same.

Copy Videos from a Previous Course (Closed Captions)

Copy Videos from a Previous Course (Text)

Campus Candid

Pictured (l-r): Rev. Dr. Jonathan D. Lawrence, Dan Starr ’68, Canisius President Steve K. Stoute, Jim McNicholas ’68, MS ’97

Canisius College saluted two alumni on Veterans Day last Friday, November 11. James McNicholas ’65, MS ’97 and Dan Starr ’58 received “Hero Boxes” from Senior Wishes, a local organization that grants life-enhancing wishes to local senior citizens.

Jonathan Lawrence organized the brief ceremony and Canisius President Steve Stoute attended to personally recognize McNicholas and Starr for their service to the country. Members of the Canisius chorale also performed.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

English Professor Eric Gansworth is receiving rave reviews from The Buffalo News for his newest book, My Good Man. Click here to read the review.

Event Services Names New Assistant Director

The Office of Event Services is pleased to welcome Gil Jacobs as its the new assistant director.

Gil joins us from NCCC where he served as the theatre’s technical director, as well as an adjunct professor for Avid Protools for film production and Veraview, an audio-visual technological company.  He has many years of experience in audio engineering, lighting and event production.

Gil has a bachelor of science degree in music industry and two master of arts degrees: one in sound design and the other in music scoring and composition both for visual media.

Please join us in welcoming Gil to Canisius!

Submitted by: Connie M. Pileri, assistant dean, Student Affairs/Director, Event Services

Sociodramatic PLAY Centers

 

Education students in EDY 209 have field placements  at ECC #54, near our Canisius campus. They create and facilitate play centers for pre-K students that demonstrate their knowledge of early childhood development. These play centers provide lots of enjoyment and many opportunities to improve children’s  language and math skills.  They also provide fine and gross motor activities as well as practice with social and emotional skills.

Joanna Fiorella and Erin Tzetzo designed this bakery which was a huge success!

Submitted by: Dr. Nicki Calabrese, Professor Emerita

 

Family Nature Walk

Jenn Lodi-Smith invites the Canisius community to join her on Saturday, November 19 from 10am – 12pm on a nature walk to look for and learn about Wild Turkeys and their habitat.  Participants will be joined by Jon Roth, adjunct professor of environmental studies and program coordinator & naturalist educator with Earth Spirit Educational Services, at JP Nicely Park!

This event is organized by the WNY Young Birder Club, mentored by Jenn Lodi-Smith, assistant vice president for academic affairs and professor of psychology. The club is designed to help connect young and young at heart people who love birds and nature – all are welcome! Please RSVP to lodismij@canisius.edu or wnyyoungbirders@gmail.com so we know to look for you!

Submitted by: Jenn Lodi-Smith, assistant vice president for academic affairs and professor of psychology

Veterans Day

On this Veterans Day, we extend a sincere “thank you” to the brave men and women who are serving or have served our country.

To commemorate the day, Canisius College will recognize two alumni for their service to the country.

James McNicholas ’65, MS ’97 and Dan Starr ’58 will receive “Hero Boxes” from Senior Wishes, a local organization that grants life-enhancing wishes to local senior citizens.

The brief ceremony and reception takes place at 11:00 a.m. in the Library Instruction Room. All are invited to attend this salute to these alumni veterans.

Submitted by: College Communications

DiGamma Inducts 12 New Members

The Canisius College DiGamma Honor Society inducted 12 new members on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 during a ceremony at Christ the King Chapel.  The prestigious honor society is composed of Canisius alumni, faculty, administrators and students who have distinguished themselves through exemplary service to the college over an extended period of time.

The DiGamma Honor Society was pleased to have President Steve K. Stoute, President of the Alumni Board of Directors and grand master, Mike Kochczynski, and moderator and faculty Advisor Rev. Benjamin Fiore, SJ, in attendance.

This year’s inductees are:

Eliana DeGlopper ‘23 is in the All-College Honors Program and is a Biology major on the pre-med track, with a minor in Creative Writing. She is the Vice President of the Beta Beta Beta Biological Honors Society, as well as a nationally inducted member, a Resident Assistant, conducts CEEP-funded research in the Biology department on microplastics, works at a Primary Care office as a Medical Assistant, is on the dance team, is a Griffin Writer, was the Society of Pre-Health Professionals Allopathic Committee Co-Chair for two years, and has volunteered with Danceability, Compeer, and the ENERGY Literacy Program. She is attending medical school next year to pursue a career as a doctor.

Alexandria Fazio ‘23 is a senior in the All-College Honors Program and is majoring in Adolescent Education and History. She is a member of the Kappa Delta Pi Honors Society, the Phi Alpha Theta Honors Society, and is the captain of the Canisius College Dance Team. In previous years, she worked as a Resident Assistant and was the Events Coordinator for the Commuter Student Association.

Hannah Fischer ‘22 is in the All-College Honors Program and is triple majoring in Environmental Studies, Journalism, and Digital Media Arts with a concentration in filmmaking. She has been a three-year Orientation Leader, a First-Year Experience Peer Mentor, a member of the Canisius Earning Excellence Program for the Sociology Department, a Digital Media Tutor, and has attended a Winter Service Week in Detroit and Flint, Michigan with Campus Ministry. Additionally, she is an intern at Full Circle Studios, a film studio downtown, and also produces Kaleidoscope, a TV program exploring different religions, for use on WGRZ, Spectrum, and Yo​​uTube. This environmental and media work prompted her to create a 30-minute thesis documentary entitled “Exploring the Intersectionality of Climate Justice and How it Impacts the Western New York Community.” She hopes to continue this work documenting environmental and climate concerns in the future through film.

Jillian Galanti ‘24 is majoring in Criminal Justice with minors in Spanish and Forensic Psychology with a concentration in Law Enforcement. She is a three year member of the Undergraduate Student Association where she now serves as the Executive Vice President. Jillian is a level 3 member of  the Golden Griffin Leadership Academy. She is also a 3-year member of the Canisius Women’s Lacrosse team. Off campus, Jillian is an after-school Spanish teacher with The Enrichment Company where she teaches students from K-4 Spanish vocabulary by using her 9 years of Spanish. She volunteers with Justice for Migrant Families where she provides support and necessary resources to individuals that are mistreated by the immigration laws of the U.S.

Mylan Hawkins ‘23 is a double major in Journalism and Strategic Communication. She is in the Urban Leadership Learning Community (ULLC) and the All-College Honors Program. Currently, she is the President of the Association of Women and Men in Communication, a communication-based club on campus, the Secretary of Lambda Pi Eta, a national communication honor society, a student intern for the ULLC, and Chair of the Diversity Committee. Additionally, Mylan has proctored for two foundation courses on campus, one in English and the other in Religious Studies. Outside of campus, Mylan is a social media intern for Councilman Joel Feroleto highlighting the various murals on Hertel Ave.

Patrick Healy ‘23 is studying History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Urban Studies. He is Treasurer of Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society, President of Model United Nations Club, President of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, and Managing Editor of The Griffin. At Canisius, Patrick has served as a Research Assistant, Writing Tutor, Orientation Leader, and Peer Mentor. Active in local politics, this year Patrick was elected to the Erie County Democratic Committee and appointed to the West Seneca Environmental Commission.

Myles Hervey ‘22 is a graduate student pursuing his MBA with a concentration in Accounting. He is a member of the Canisius Accounting Society, the Graduate Assistant/Program Advisor for the Accounting Department and a Western New York Prosperity Fellow. Additionally, he is a Board Member of the Education Collaborative of Western New York and an alumni and active volunteer of Buffalo Prep. In this way, he shows his dedication to improving education inequality in the Western New York community.

Jahare Hudson ‘24 is a Psychology and Sociology Major with a minor in Clinical Counseling for Adults and Creative Writing. He is a member of the Urban Leadership Learning Community. During the 2021-2022 school year, Jahare served as the Speaker of the Undergraduate Student Association (U.S.A.). This year, he serves as the President of U.S.A. and is a General Body Member of the Afro-American Society club and the Latin American Students and Friends (L.A.S.A.F.) club. He is an Urban Leadership Learning Community Intern-in-Training. He is a Research Lab Assistant for Dr. Arbuckle in the Psychology Department and a Proctor for classes like Philosophy 101 and English 111. Additionally, Jahare is a member of the Psi Chi Honor Society. Lastly, he is a recently joined member of the NAACP, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, which is the oldest and largest civil rights organization.

Hannah Iqbal ‘23 is a Biology major with a Sociology minor in the All-College Honors Program. On campus, she is the Vice President of the Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students, a Research Assistant in Dr. Grebenok’s lab, and has served as the Assistant Features Editor and Writer for the Griffin, as well as a Mentor in the Emerging Health Scholars Program. Off campus, she volunteers at Harvest House Ministry Center, is a member of the New York State Area Health Education Center (NYS AHEC) Scholars Program, and has dedicated many hours to Pediatric Adolescent Urgent Care as a volunteer. She has also taken part in Remote Area Medical, a no cost pop-up clinic in Belmont, NY, and served as a Crisis Counselor for Crisis Text Line.

Lanie Masset ‘23 is an Environmental Science major with an Art History minor on the pre-health track in the All-College Honors Program. She is the President of Women in Science as well as a member of the Society of Pre-Health Professionals, Vegetarian Club, and Project Conservation. She has participated in the Remote Area Medical trips sponsored by the Pre-Health Center, as well as the Winter Service Week trips to Wheeling, West Virginia. She will also serve as a student leader on the 2023 Winter Service Week trip. Additionally, she works as a Medical Assistant at the Buffalo Medical Group. Lanie also dedicates her time to volunteering with local not-for-profits like Feral Cat Focus and the Ten Lives Club.

Emma Radel ‘24 is a double major in Creative Writing and Psychology with minors in English, Spanish, and Neuropsychology, and is a part of the All-College Honors Program. On campus, Emma is the copy editor of The Griffin, the school’s newspaper, as well as an executive editor of Quadrangle, Canisius College’s literary magazine. She is also a part of Sigma Tau Delta, a national English Honors Society.

Lauren Ritchie ‘24 is a Biology major on the pre-PA track in the All-College Honors Program. She is involved in many clubs on campus, most notably the Society of Pre-Health Professionals, of which she is on the E-Board. Lauren is also an Honors Mentor for the incoming first-year Honors students and an Orientation Leader for New Griff Orientation. She volunteers with various healthcare organizations such as Remote Area Medical, which is a nonprofit that provides free medical care to those without access, and Susan G. Komen, a breast cancer foundation dedicated to finding a cure. Off campus, she is a Medical Assistant with Primary Care of WNY and spends a lot of her time shadowing in doctor’s offices.

Submitted by: Sarah Lynch, student, Integrated Marketing Communication and Digital Media Arts

Connecting with Canisius

Join the 25th President of Canisius, Steve K. Stoute, for a virtual conversation as he calls on the college community to RISE: Renew its commitment to justice, Inspire a new generation of leaders, Serve all we encounter with love and Empower others to do the same.
Advanced registration is required. Questions may be submitted when registering for the event or by using the chat feature during the webinar. A Zoom link will be provided following registration. Please register here.
Submitted by: Tessa Pszonak, graduate assistant, Office of Alumni Engagement

Professional Development Opportunity in Indigenous Cultural Perspective

The division of Academic Affairs in conjunction with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion has partnered with Native American Community Services to offer a two-part training series addressing Native American culture, historical trauma, trauma-informed care and its relevance to institutions of higher education.

The two-part series, entitled “Working with All Our Relations – A Journey Toward Exploration & Understanding Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion from an Indigenous Cultural Perspective,” will take place on Wednesday, November 30, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and Thursday, February 16, from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Both sessions will be facilitated by Pete Hill, special initiatives director for the Native American Community Services.

Please consider attending with members of your office and/or departments.  These sessions will be offered in person and in a virtual format through Zoom.

REGISTER HERE

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

 

 

Can Collection Competition

The undergraduate Sustainability Committee is leading a Can Collection Competition! Faculty and staff can drop off cans in the Old Main Mailroom and Lounge through November 17.

Submitted by: Jennifer Lodi-Smith, AVPAA and professor, Psychology

Campus Candid

Students in literacy courses ECCH 222 and EDCH 509 worked this past month with Director of Educational Partnerships Elizabeth Turner and Say Yes Buffalo to create family-friendly literacy activities for local students and their families. These activities were showcased during the October 22 and November 5 Saturday Academy events at PS #59 Dr. Charles R. Drew Science Magnet School, which is attached to the Buffalo Museum of Science. 

Several Buffalo public schools host Saturday Academies every weekend, which aim to promote student engagement and curiosity across academic subject areas, including language and literacy. These events are free and open to the public. 

The Canisius students’ activities included “Saturday Academy Jeopardy,” which featured literacy concepts and general knowledge trivia, and “The Great Race,” which had students digging for hidden words to build sentences. Not only were these activities fun and engaging – they reinforced key literacy skills for more than 20 students. 

Sweety D’Monte, a graduate student in the Western New York Teacher Residency program whose daughter participated in the event, reflected on her experience. 

Saturday Academy is a safe place where our children can come together with their classmates and the children from their neighborhood,” she said. “Here, as parents, we are sure that there will be activities that we will approve of, that are fun, yet subtly academic.”

Participation in Saturday Academies is part of an ongoing partnership between Canisius College Center for Urban Education and Buffalo Public Schools.

 

 

 

 

Submitted by: Christyn Sullivan, graduate assistant, Teacher Education and Leadership

Give Today, Change Someone’s Tomorrow

Pictured: Katherine Kreis

Congratulations to Mary Ann Langlois, director of sponsored programs, week two winner and Katherine Kreis, adjunct professor in teacher education, week three winner in our United Way prize drawing.  When generous people like them give to the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, they help improve the health, education and financial stability of every person. And right now that’s needed more than ever.

So please take a minute to donate. Because what we do today together, determines how we Live United tomorrow. 

Until November 23rd, you can make your gift online at: uwbec.unitedwayepledge.org

 

Your Login is your Canisius College email address.

 

Below are the steps for randomly generated passwords:

uwbec.unitedwayepledge.org

1. Click [FORGOT USER ID OR PASSWORD?]

2. Type in your Work Email

3. Check the box marked [I’m not a robot]

4. Click [E-MAIL MY INFORMATION] (only make one request)

5. Check your Work Email inbox for an Email from donotreply@uwbec.org

6. Click the reset password e-Pledge link in the email (will expire within 24 hours)

7. Create a new password and click [Save]

8. Click the [Continue] button  

Submitted by: The United Way Committee

PBJ Sandwich Service Project

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The Human Resources Office and President’s Office, in partnership with the United Way, invite faculty and staff to serve together on Thursday, December 1, 2022, from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge in Old Main.  Participants will make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the Buffalo City Mission to distribute to families in need. Click here to sign up!

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

Final Borders & Migrations Event

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Please join us for the final Borders & Migrations event featuring the film “FLEE” and a talk by the art director, Jess Nicholls.

There will be a free screening of the film in OM 314 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Monday, November 14 (space is limited).  The film is also available via streaming through the library website for registered Canisius students, faculty and staff, or on paid streaming services.

On Tuesday, November 15 at 12:00 p.m., in the Library Learning Center, we will host Jess Nicholls, the art director for the film who will join us virtually from Copenhagen.  The event will be hybrid with online viewing option at c.anisi.us/FLEE.

The film tells the traumatic story of an Afghan family fleeing through Russia to Scandinavia and how their plight is exacerbated by their gender and sexual identities.  The film uses documentary, drama, interviews, and animation to tell their harrowing story.

Click here to add this event to your digital calendar.

Submitted by: Richard D. Reitsma, PhD, associate faculty dean, Inclusion and Engagement; associate professor of Spanish, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, & Cultures

K.O. Influencers Interview President Stoute

The K.O. Influencers are back with a new podcast. This time, Drs. Karl Kozlowski and Shawn O’Rourke welcome special guest Steve K. Stoute, the 25th president of Canisius College. On the podcast, President Stoute shares stories about the people who influenced his life and how he hopes to influence others. Click here to listen.

Submitted by: Karl Kozlowski, PhD, professor, Kinesiology

Student Ensembles Bring Music to Montante

Please join ArtsCanisius as it hosts the upcoming concerts for the college’s three student ensembles. All of these concerts are at Montante Cultural Center, begin at 7:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

The Jazz Ensemble will perform on Friday November 18, 2022, under the direction of Russell Scarbrough.  The Chamber Orchestra, as directed by Ansgarius Aylward, will perform on Sunday, December 4, 2022.  The Canisius Chorale will take the stage on Monday, December 5, 2022 with Dr. Bradley Wingert as their director.

Information about additional concerts, upcoming art exhibits, and art and art history content can be found at canisius.edu/artscanisius

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

Living in Color

LEROI: Living in Color 
Exhibition Opening November 11, 2022
Burchfield Penney Art Center
5:30 pm — 8:00 pm


The highly anticipated LEROI: Living in Color exhibition opens at the Burchfield Penney Art Center on November 11, 2022, from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. on M&T Second Friday! Bold, vibrant colors, as well as African, Caribbean, and South American cultural influences, are central to internationally acclaimed artist and Canisius alumnus LeRoi Johnson’s paintings. His work combines depictions of dreams, visions, African ancestry, and otherworldly elements with his unique viewpoint and experiences. The artwork engages with multiple perspectives of identity, social justice, and narrative to blur the lines between real and surreal. More than 70 paintings will be on view in the East Gallery in the artist’s first museum retrospective. Four of the exhibit pieces are from the Canisius College collection.

Fostering a spirit of community collaboration, the exhibition incorporates an innovative partnership with local youth programs at the Buffalo Center for Art and Technology, Squeaky Wheel Film and Media Art Center, Just Buffalo Literary Center, and the Buffalo Public Schools. In response to LeRoi’s work, students have created multimedia compositions that enhance the exhibition’s central themes. 

LEROI: Living in Color surveys Johnson’s intuitive paintings, bringing together a dynamic selection of works that address important conversations around themes like identity, social justice, and community,” shares Tiffany Gaines, curator of the exhibition. “The communal spirit present in his work is expanded even further with our partnerships, which bring diverse voices of the next generation into the conversation. The profound and imaginative contributions from each student take LeRoi’s influential career celebrated by this retrospective to even greater heights.” 

The exhibition will be on view through March 26, 2023, and will incorporate programming and special events throughout the run of the show. Mark your calendar for a screening of the documentary, 100 Years from Mississippi, on November 17, 2022 at 7:00 pm! As part of the Beyond Boundaries Screening and Discussion Series, the program will feature a conversation including longtime friends, director Tarabu Betserai Kirkland and artist LeRoi Johnson. 

Learn more about LEROI: Living in Color
LEROI: Living in Color is presented by M&T Bank.

Submitted by: Kristine Kasbohm, director, Library

Upcoming Winter Faculty Development Week

The 2023 Winter Faculty Development Week (WFDW) is coming up! Mark your calendars! Organized by Academic Affairs and COLI, these sessions will run from January 9th through the 12th.

Join us for amazing sessions on teaching, research, writing, and more!

Stay tuned to the COLI Blog and the Dome for when the signup goes live and more information!

Panopto for Student Assignments

Have you needed students to do a video assignment and have been unable to view it for some reason (for example, because the student forgot to share the link with you or allow you to view the video)?

In Panopto, you can make it so that students can upload and/or record videos (the same way you can) to a D2L Dropbox. Panopto will automatically share the video with you and none of the other students. You can then use D2L to grade the video and give feedback.

The quick rundown:

  1. Create a Panopto Assignment Folder so students can upload/record videos to your course.
  2. Create a D2L Dropbox Folder. Change the Submission Type from File Submission to Text Submission
  3. Install into your course the Students: How to Submit Video Assignments and Use the Panopto Recorder Wiki Page and/or install this video that also shows students how to submit Video Assignments using Panopto.

If you would prefer quick video tutorials:

Create a Panopto Assignment Folder

Setup a D2L Dropbox Folder So Students can Upload or Record to Panopto

For text tutorials:

Create a Panopto Assignment Folder

Setup a D2L Dropbox Folder so Students can Upload or Record to Panopto

For more Panopto Tutorials, visit the Panopto Wiki page here.

Data Faculty Interest Group Meetup TODAY!

Join your colleagues for several interest group meetups in the Old Main Faculty Lounge!

Signup for these meetups and other Faculty Development Opportunities and Lunches here.

Today we have the Data Interest Group Meetup. This series will be headed up by Dr. David Sheets, Dr. James Goldstein, and Dr. Jonathan Rodgers. These meetups will discuss different ways to collaborate with programming, pair-programming techniques, SPSS alternatives, and more.

Canisius in the News

The Western New York Teacher Residency (WNYTR) made headlines this week. The Buffalo News published a feature story on the growing program, which aims to recruit and retain more teachers by better preparing them for the classroom and increasing diversity in the profession. Canisius College was the first to pilot such a program, when it launched the WNYTR in 2018. Click here to read the story.

Submitted by: College Communications

Congratulations President Stoute

Congratulations go out to President Stoute this morning. Today’s edition of Business First ranks Canisius’ president 31st among Buffalo’s “Power 100 Business Leaders of Color.”

The ranking recognizes those men and women who have risen to the top of Western New York organizations and are impacting how business is being done to affect positive change for the region. 



Submitted by: College Communications

Voice to Vision Dining Surveys

Chartwells is currently conducting a country-wide survey seeking feedback on its campus dining programs, as well as the eating habits of everyone within the campus community. These surveys ask a range of questions that are campus specific and will be used to help us make informed decisions on the best meal offerings moving forward.

We are seeking some faculty and staff feedback so that we can stay in touch with the pulse of everyone on campus. Please click here or copy the link below and take a few minutes to fill out this survey. The survey link will go offline on November 11. We appreciate any and all feedback.

LINK TO SURVEY
https://selfserve.decipherinc.com/survey/selfserve/160d/220900

Submitted by: Aaron Abruzzino, Marketing Manager, Chartwells Higher Ed

 

Daylight Savings to Affect Multi-Factor Authentication

Due to Daylight Savings Time changes on Sunday November 6, at 2:00 a.m., faculty/staff/students who have configured Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) for the my.canisius.edu portal will get prompted for additional verification on all trusted devices. Setting up MFA is easy, required for employees and highly recommended for students to keep our systems (and your information) secure. Instructions are available here: https://wiki.canisius.edu/x/Zy_8BQ

Advanced users can also use a digital authenticator app.  Digital authenticator is NOT required but is available as an alternative authentication method.  Instructions are available here: https://youtu.be/8FgVuQdjz5M

The Canisius Help Desk is available to answer any questions or problems you may encounter.  For assistance, stop by the Help Desk in Horan O’Donnell 016, call 888-8340 or Email helpdesk@canisius.edu.

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

Alumnus to Receive Presidential Distinguished Service Award

Canisius College is proud to announce that Joseph M. Hassett, PhD, from the Class of 1964, is a recipient of Ireland’s Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad. Established in 2012, the award is conferred annually, and recognizes an individual’s distinguished and sustained contributions to Ireland, Irish communities abroad and Ireland’s international reputation. Joe Hassett is one of 10 people from around the world to receive this prestigious honor for 2022.

A significant contributor to the Irish cultural sphere, Hassett is the author of several literary works including Yeats Now: Echoing into Life and The Ulysses Trials: Beauty and Truth Meet the Law. 

Canisius students are often beneficiaries of Hassett’s scholarship. The annual Hassett Reading, which he established, brings prominent Irish literary figures to campus to read from their works. Past speakers include Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney, Marina Carr, Alice McDermott, Eamon Grennan and Paul Muldoon.

Click here to read more about Joseph Hassett.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius Salutes Alumni Veterans

Canisius College will recognize two alumni for their service to the country on Veterans Day, November 11.

James McNicholas ’65, MS ’97 and Dan Starr ’58 will receive “Hero Boxes” from Senior Wishes, a local organization that grants life-enhancing wishes to local senior citizens.

The brief ceremony and reception takes place at 11:00 a.m. in the Library Instruction Room. All are invited to attend this salute to these alumni veterans.

Submitted by: Jonathan Lawrence, associate professor, Religious Studies and Theology

Guardian & Uprise Health November Newsletter

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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, which is the most common cause of cancer in the U.S. and worldwide. This month’s newsletter from Guardian & Uprise Health reviews some important facts about lung cancer, tips for creating a positive mindset for success, and how to use the Uprise Health Digital Platform to track your well-being.

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

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

POSTPONED – November 7 Meet the Musicians Recital

The November 7 ArtsCanisius recital featuring Frank Scinta has been postponed until the spring 2023 semester, when ArtsCanisius will begin hosting “Meet the Musicians.”

“Meet the Musicians” is the new iteration of the “Meet the Faculty” music series, and is a most delightful weekday series of recitals performed by members of the Canisius College music faculty.

Stay tuned for recital dates!

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

Campus Candids

Congratulations to the Griff Center’s Academic Achievement team, which won first place in the college’s annual Halloween costume contest! The group dressed up as characters from Disney’s spellbinding sequel “Hocus Pocus 2.” Pictured (l-r): Jennifer Herrmann, as “Sarah Sanderson”; Lindy Feider, as “Winifred Sanderson”; Tracy Callaghan, as “Mary Sanderson”; graduate assistant Victoria Cirillo, as “Thackery Binx”; and graduate assistants Andrew Fron and Samantha Ianni as “Hocus Pocus” kids “Max” and “Danni.”

The team from Student Life dress as characters from the movie “Cars.”
Pictured (l-r): Mat Mulville, Al Pilato, Sam Koch, Gabby DeRocher, James Mitchell, Elaine Mrugala and Sara Pisano

From the chemistry department, “a modern take on the Village People.” Pictured (l-r) Samantha Michlin ’23, Nick Gossels ’23, Hannah Rivett ’23,
John Federice ’23, Phil Sheridan, Brendan Davie ’24, Alexis Grassl ’24 and Alann Au II ’23.

Members of the Sports medicine Department dress us as different holidays. Pictured (left, r-l): Jake Hopcroft, Paul Andary, Andy Smith, Adam Mourgas, Kristen Saviola and Taylor Kenney. Pictured (right): Betty Jones

Submitted by: College Communications

Faculty Tenure & Promotion Ceremony

Bouwhuis Library hosted the annual faculty tenure and promotion ceremony on Friday, October 28. The following faculty were recognized (pictured l-r): Anita Butera, PhD, who received tenure and was promoted to associate professor in the Sociology, Criminal Justice and Environmental Studies Department; Jonathan Rogers, PhD, who received tenure and was promoted to associate professor in the Psychology Department; and Nathan Arbuckle, PhD, who received tenure and was promoted to associate professor in the Psychology Department.

The event marked the 20th anniversary of the ceremony. More than 300 book dedications written by Canisius faculty since 2002 were on display.

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

College Bookstore Faculty & Staff Holiday Shopping Discount

Get some of your holiday shopping done early at the Canisius College Bookstore this year!

The bookstore is offering one-time-use 30% off coupons to all faculty and staff.  Stop by the Human Resources Department in Old Main 100 to get your coupon, which will be available for use starting today until the end of 2022.  For the bookstore hours and contact information, click here.

Submitted by: Lynn Incardona, HR Associate, Human Resources

WNYTR & CUE Host Racial Healing Circles Workshop

The National Federation for Just Communities (NFJC) of Western New York led a racial healing circle workshop for students in the college’s Western New York Teacher Residency (WNYTR) program on October 25.

NFJC President Rene Petties-Jones and NFJC Youth and Community Engagement Director Kenneth Vargas, presented the benefits of racial healing circles for K-12 students and practical steps for teacher residents to implement these circles in their classrooms. Residents had the opportunity to participate in their own racial healing circles and explore concepts of personal identity, racial stereotyping and conflict resolution. This unique event brought together cohorts of the WNYTR program, with some residents just starting the program and others already serving as full-time teacher assistants in Buffalo partner schools. 

This event was co-hosted by the Western New York Teacher Residency Program and the Center for Urban Education and is part of a monthly series to promote connections between teacher residents and the local community.

Submitted by: Christyn Sullivan, graduate assistant, Teacher Education and Leadership

Lunch Updates: An Event for Faculty

In November, Academic Affairs is hosting two lunch events for faculty. We will discuss some new resources for teaching, but mostly, this is an opportunity for faculty to come together for a meal on campus. We will provide lunch, but participants can bring their own as well.

Syllabus Refresh! New Resources for Syllabi Construction (TODAY!!!)

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022 at Noon, in the Old Main Faculty/Staff Lounge

Many faculty have been teaching tried-and-true courses for years, while others are developing new courses for next semester. In either case, it’s a good idea to visit the Inclusive Syllabus developed by faculty and staff as part of inclusive teaching faculty development over the past 2 ½ years. This syllabus is a template containing all relevant information above your course, department or discipline-specific content, to help students feel welcome in your class and succeed academically. You can copy any and all language from the syllabus, or use it as a template for building a new syllabus for your course. In this Lunch Update, Dr. Jenn Lodi-Smith describes the important features of this syllabus, and answers additional questions on syllabus construction and resources available to faculty and students.

Lunch Update: Easy Course Video

Tuesday, November 29th, 2022 at Noon, in the Old Main Faculty/Staff Lounge

With Panopto, D2L now has a simple but effective toolset for recording and sharing video with (and between) students.  No more hassle with Google Drive or YouTube! In this Lunch Update, COLI staff will quickly demonstrate Panopto (it doesn’t take long!) and answer any questions about it and video for academics, generally.

Please RSVP for either or both events on our Faculty Development Event page!

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

Campus Candids

Retirees Mary Koehneke (l) and Michele Rizzo with President Steve Stoute

Canisius President Steve Stoute joined with the campus community on Thursday, October 26 to recognize retirees and those employees marking service milestones this year. The annual Celebration of Service ceremony took place in the Grupp Fireside Lounge and honored those commemorating five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years of service at Canisius.

Pictured (l-r) Michele Folsom (30 years); Patrick Greenwald (45 years); and Mary Owusu (10 years)

President Stoute poses with 15-year honorees (l-r) Carol Lower, Dennis Misko, Sharon Federico and Thomas Ciminelli

Pictured (left): Twenty-year honorees Virginia Carver and Donald Hamilton

Submitted by: College Communications

Presidential Inauguration Recap

In case you missed the inauguration of President Steve Stoute on Saturday, October 22, here’s a video recap that highlights the entire weekend. The video was produced with footage provided by Photographer Tom Wolf and Multimedia Producer Brianna Blank.

Submitted by: College Communications

Gansworth Book Launch

Eric Gansworth, professor of English and creative Writing, and Lowery Writer-in-Residence, will mark the release of his newest novel, My Good Man, with a book reading, signing and reception on Thursday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge, located on the second floor of the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center.  The event is free and open to the public, and the book will be available for purchase at that time.

For more information, go to: https://www.canisius.edu/news/eric-gansworth-debuts-newest-book

Click here to add this event to your digital calendar.

Submitted by: Tom Chambers, dean, College of Arts & Sciences

 

Reminder about Email Security Measures

As we close out Cyber Security Month, ITS would like to remind the campus about safe Email practices. Some of the more recent “spoofed” Emails make it appear that someone from Canisius has Emailed you requesting information, but remember, malicious senders are creative and make it look like someone you may know. Remember to look at the actual Email address (using your mouse, hover over the sender’s name in the FROM line) to better identify valid email requests.

From time to time, Canisius accounts can be compromised and then used to send out a phishing email to other Canisius accounts. If you are questioning a request or links in any Email, reach out to the person directly or contact the ITS Helpdesk to verify authenticity. Here’s a quick video with tips on avoiding email scams: https://youtu.be/82NrZ8R05ts

Also keep in mind that ITS will never send an Email concerning authentication (e.g., password expiration) that contains a link.

For faculty/staff, additional measures were deployed in early 2020 for Microsoft Exchange to help identify “safe” vs “unsafe” Emails. Outside Emails will be easily identifiable via one of the following colored alerts. This includes some of the email found in your “Junk” folder that is already marked as “SPAM”.

NOTE: These banners will be displayed as PLAIN TEXT for email messages placed in your junk folder, but if you move it to any one of your other mailbox folders, you will see the full color versions of the above alerts.

We have identified “trusted” emails sent from some of our partner vendors (Slate, Adirondack, Medicat, emails sent by Advancement through Benchmark, etc.) so they will not get this type of header. If you discover we have missed a vendor that should be trusted, please email the ITS Help Desk at helpdesk@canisius.edu.

Please help keep our systems safe, and when in doubt, contact the ITS Help Desk at helpdesk@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Michele Folsom, Director of Administrative Computing, ITS

Data Analytics & Ecosystems Host Webinar

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The Canisius Center for Data Analytics and Ecosystems presents Analyst to Consultant: What I’ve Learned in Each Role and What I Wish I Knew Before Graduating.  The webinar will be held October 31, from 12:00 -1:00 p.m., during which Michelle Rua, a member of our Analytics Advisory Council, will detail her career path in business intelligence and analytics and what she has learned along the way.

Following the presentation, there will be a Q&A session with the panelists, moderated by Dr. Jim Goldstein, program director of the Business Analytics program and Dr. David Sheets, program director of the Data Analytics program. If you have been considering a career in analytics, this webinar is for you!

Webinar Registration – Zoom

Submitted by: Kimberly Walkow, executive associate to Dean Rotondo, Wehle School of Business

Canisius to Host Real Talk About Race

Renowned author Robin DiAngelo and East Buffalo resident and workshop facilitator Nanette D. Massey to lead Real Talk About Race hosted by Canisius College on Saturday, November 5, 2022 from 10 am – 4 pm in the Montante Cultural Center.

The full-day workshop is led by the inter-racial team of DiAngelo, renowned author of the book, “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism,” and Massey, East Buffalo resident and facilitator of the workshop “Moving BEYOND ‘White Fragility’: Honest and Effective Conversations About Race.”

DiAngelo and Massey bring 25 combined years of leadership in racial justice education. They will focus on the skills and perspectives needed to build racial stamina and create more racially just norms and practices in the workplace and in the community.

The workshop is free for faculty, staff and students with Canisius ID.  Lunch will be provided by TOPS Friendly Markets.  Click here to register. Please note, registration cut-off is 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 5, with no additional registrations taken at the door.

The event is sponsored by BestSelf Behavioral Health, HIGHMARK Western New York, The Presbytery of Western New York, Try-it Distributing, and TOPS Friendly Markets.

Click here to add this event to your digital calendar.

Submitted by: Eileen Herbert, Chief Communications Officer

Preferred Name/Personal Pronoun/Gender Identification Information

Canisius College recognizes that faculty, staff and students may wish use a preferred first name rather than their legal first name to identify themselves. The college offers the option of the use of a preferred first name to help foster a more welcoming, supportive and respectful campus climate. In addition, you also have the ability to select a personal pronoun and gender identity. To create a preferred name, select your personal pronouns and/or your gender identity, use the link called Personal Information found under Campus Services in the portal (my.canisius.edu).

At this time, many applications such as iAdvise, D2L, the online phone directory, various reports, and my course roster have already been configured to use preferred first names. Personal pronouns have also been added if configurations allow for them.

The college has been updating applications, processes, reports and communications to use preferred names systematically based on requests from administrative offices.  If you need assistance modifying your automated letters, Emails, reports or web applications, please email ITSPROG@canisius.edu, use the subject “Preferred Name Change Request” and send as much information as you can regarding your request; screenshots or attachments are helpful. ITS will review each request and make the change(s). Certain third party integrations, such as tax documents, clearinghouse for transcript requests, FAFSA or other integrations where legal name is required may not be possible to update. This continues to be an ongoing process and your patience is appreciated.

Note: The preferred first name is not a legal name change. Students who are legally changing their names can use the link called Change Address, Name, SSN found under Forms in the portal (my.canisius.edu); faculty and staff should contact the Human Resources Office.

Submitted by: Michele Folsom, Director of Administrative Computing, ITS

Winter Faculty Development Week

Do you have you a teaching method or other academic productive process that you would like to share with colleagues? Winter Faculty Development Week is coming up, January 9  – 12.

Consider participating by presenting pedagogical methods, research or scholarly processes, practical tips for student advising, or any other day-to-day practices you think other faculty may adopt, for their own and their students’ benefit.

Sessions are typically a little over an hour, including Q&A, and can be organized around a single faculty presenter or discussion leader, or a panel.

Email coli@canisius.edu to discuss your idea!

Campus Candid

Lucy Molitor, a fourth-year finance major designed the RISE t-shirts that were given away at last Friday’s community luncheon and worn by the banner carriers at Saturday’s inauguration. Lucy’s design was selected from more than a dozen student submissions last month.  Congratulations Lucy!

Submitted by: Dr. Harold Fields, vice president, Student Affairs & Dean of Students

Celebration of Service

As we continue to celebrate the inauguration of President Steve K. Stoute, the Human Resources Department is pleased to invite the campus community to support and recognize all honorees for their service to Canisius College at the 2022 Celebration of Service on Thursday, October 27 at 3:00 p.m in the Grupp Fireside Lounge.

Take this opportunity to visit with your colleagues and President Stoute, and to enjoy refreshments including wine, cheese and cookies.

The following honorees will be recognized:

Five Years:

Stephanie Masood, Marketing Project Manager

Jennifer Patrick, Director of Executive Educational Leadership Development

Monika McFoy, Associate Director of Support Services

Mary Braun, Employment Manager

Michael Morris, Public Safety Officer

George Ambrusko, Lead Mail Stock Clerk

Tyler Kron-Piatek, Academic Technologist

Derek Marks, Associate Head Coach for Men’s Lacrosse

Dr. Secil Ertorer, Associate Professor of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Environmental Studies

Daniel Higgins, Assistant Professor of Journalism

Brandon Bielecki, Assistant Director for Annual Giving

Samantha Palma, Senior Admissions Counselor

Lynn Incardona, Human Resources Associate

Julie Almendinger, Assistant Director of Student Records & Financial Services

Shelia Pettigrew, Associate Director of Career Development

10 years:

Mary Owusu, Assistant Professor of Marketing & Information Systems

Dr. Malini Suchak, Associate Professor of ABEC

Melissa Petrie, Staff Nurse

Sara Vescio, Executive Director of the Women’s Business Center

Fifteen Years:

Charita Price, Counselor

Thomas Ciminelli, Director of Facilities Management

Dennis Misko, Director of External Projects & Major Gift Officer

Sharon Federico, Director of Advancement Services

Carol Lower, Advancement Services Coordinator

Twenty Years:

Virginia Carver, Administrative & Data Assistant

Donald Hamilton, Housekeeper for Facilities Management

Twenty-Five Years:

Larry Tassini, Laboratory Manager

Thirty Years:

Michele Folsom, Director of Administrative Computing

Thirty-Five Years:

Dr. Gregory Wood, Chair & Professor of Marketing & Information Systems

Forty Years:

Dr. David Farrugia, Professor of Counseling & Human Services

Dr. Peter Schaber, Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Forty-Five Years:

Patrick Greenwald, Director of Principal Gifts

Retirees:

Mary Koehneke, Associate Director of Student Records & Financial Services

Michele Rizzo, Assistant Director of Financial Services

 

Please RSVP here if you would like to attend. We hope you can join us for this very special event!

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

 

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