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Open Forum is Today for VP for Enrollment Management Candidate

Faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in an open forum, today, February 24, with Kevin Hearn, candidate for the vice president for enrollment management. Hearn will be available to speak with the campus community from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. in Old Main 223. 

Information about Hearn is posted on the myCanisius portal under the “VP for Enrollment Management Search” tab located on the blue navigation bar across the top of the page. An evaluation form is also posted here for you to submit feedback. 

The vice president for enrollment management will play a vital role in the life of the college.  Please consider attending this event.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: Erica Sammarco, associate vice president, President’s Office

Women’s Hoops Hosts Niagara Tonight

The next installment of the Battle of the Bridge competition takes place this evening (Monday, February 24) when your Canisius women’s basketball team hosts Niagara at the Koessler Athletic Center. Game time is slated for 7:00 p.m. with free Anderson’s Ice Cream for all fans immediately after the game. All tickets are $5.00

Canisius currently leads the Canal Cup competition, 12-10.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

For more information, visit www.GoGriffs.com.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Blaze Pizza Fundraiser Today

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Support students participating in Campus Ministry’s international service-immersion experiences to El Salvador and the U.S.-Mexico border by attending their Blaze Pizza Fundraiser.

The fundraiser will take place today, Monday, February 24 from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Blaze Pizza in the Boulevard Shopping Center, located on Niagara Falls Boulevard.

If you show the flyer (above) at the time of purchase, Blaze Pizza will donate 20 percent of the proceeds from your meal to the team.  Thank you for your support!

Submitted by: Kaitlyn Buehlmann, associate campus minister, Campus Ministry

It’s the Last Week of the Go Move Challenge!

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Don’t let Petey down.  Finish the Go Move challenge strong!

This is the last week of the challenge, so let’s make it count! If you have not signed up already, there is still time. You can back-date any movement you have had during the entire month of February. Make sure your log is all caught up by Thursday, February 28th at 11:59 p.m. Also, don’t forget to stop by Human Resources to claim your Go Move tote bag once you have signed up, modeled above by our fabulous mascot.

For further details on how to participate in the challenge, please read below:

Canisius College has accepted the challenge and will compete against its sister schools in the 2020 Go Move Challenge.  The objective is to see which Jesuit school can be the most active during the month of February.  Awards go to the university that tracks the most minutes, the university that averages the most number of minutes per participant and the region with the most minutes.

Read below for all the details about the challenge and then watch this video: https://youtu.be/xk8YPf3pgto.

HOW TO JOIN THE CHALLENGE

  • Register at GoMoveChallenge.org, even if you participated last year
  • Click the “LOG IN / REGISTER” button on the top menu bar
  • In the “REGISTER” box, enter your university email address and other required information, including your division or college/school
  • Click the “SUBMIT” button when finished
  • You will receive a confirmation email with your user email and password

HOW TO LOG MINUTES

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

CHALLENGE RULES AND TIPS

  • Starts: 12:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Friday, February 1, 2020
  • Ends: 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Thursday, February, 28 2020 (NOTE: Minutes will not be accepted after the challenge ends.)
  • Use the Go Move Challenge social media sites to share photos: FBInstaTwitter
  • Open the mobile-friendly challenge website from your phone’s browser to enter minutes on the go!
  • Read the challenge FAQ at GoMoveChallenge.org/FAQ

If you have any questions, please contact Bethany Voorhees, assistant, Human Resources, at voorheeb@canisius.edu or 716-888-2240.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, assistant, Human Resources

H. David Sheets, PhD, Contributes to National Institute of Standards Report on Forensics

H. David Sheets, PhD, director of the graduate program in data analytics, was one of 23 participants who contributed to “Forensic Handwriting Examination and Human Factors: The Report of the Expert Working Group for Human Factors in Handwriting Examination.”  The report was recently published by the National Institute of Standards (NIST) and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and is available by clicking here.

The joint NIST/NIJ panel of experts, of which Sheets was a part, was charged with:

  • Examining and analyzing the human factors in current policies, procedures, and practices within

the field of forensic handwriting examination.

  • Developing practices based on scientifically sound research to reduce the likelihood of errors in

forensic document examination

  • Evaluating various approaches to quantifying measurement uncertainty within forensic document

analysis

  • Publishing findings and recommendations that include future research initiatives.

The working group consisted of an international group of forensic science experts in handwriting examination (working as sole practitioners or in larger forensic laboratories), legal scholars, academics in forensic science, statisticians, cognitive scientists and representatives of professional organizations.  The 246-page document was produced to serve as a technical guideline for forensic practice.

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

Ash Wednesday Masses

The 2020 Lenten season begins on Ash Wednesday, February 26.  Mass will be held that day at 12:05 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel.  Ashes will be distributed from 1:00 – 5:30 p.m., also in the Chapel.

The campus community is invited to join Campus Ministry for lunch in the undercroft following the 12:05 p.m. Mass.  Grilled cheese and vegetarian soup is on the menu.  Proceeds will support Canisus students traveling internationally to El Salvador and the U.S./Mexico border.

Click here to add the 12:05 p.m. Mass to your calendar.

Click here to add the 8:30 p.m. Mass to your calendar.

Submitted by: Mike Hayes, director, Campus Ministry

February Brown Bag Teaching Lunch

Inspired by a recent piece in Inside Higher Ed, we invite you to share your pro tips on efficient grading with your colleagues on Wednesday, February 26 at 12:30 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge of Old Main.

Submitted by: Jennifer Lodi-Smith, interim assistant vice president, Academic Affairs; associate professor, Psychology

Canisius’ Employee Assistance Program

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As a reminder to all faculty and staff, Canisius College offers an Employee Assistance Program through Integrated Behavioral Health. This service provides free confidential counseling, assessment and referral services to employees.  The information sheet above goes further into detail about the services available to you. To connect to a counselor for free support services, you can do one of three things:

  1. Send an Email to eapcounselor@ibhcorp.com
  2. Call at 1-800-386-7055 (available 24/7)
  3. Log into the Integrated Behavioral Health website at ibhworklife.com
    • Username: Matters
    • Password: wlm70101

The well-being and quality of life for you and your family is important. Don’t be afraid to get the help you need.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, assistant, Human Resources

Flashback Friday

It’s Flashback Friday!

Each Friday, we will include historical facts about the college in The Dome, on Facebook and Twitter.  Flashback Fridays are another part of our yearlong Sesquicentennial celebration, which culminates in 2020 when Canisius turns 150 years old. 

Today, we flash back to February 1968 for the rededication of the library, located at the corner of Jefferson and Hughes avenues, in memory of Rev. Andrew L. Bouwhuis, SJ.  

Father Bouwhuis began his 20-year career as the Canisius librarian in 1935, when the college had just moved the library from its original home in a second floor classroom of Old Main to the building’s first floor.  Father Bouwhuis was charged with making order out of chaos.  Up against space limitations, poor furnishings and non-existent operational procedures, he remained steadfast in developing the Canisius library into the focal point of campus life. 

Submitted by: College Communications

Open Forum Set for VP for Enrollment Management Candidate

Faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in an open forum with Kevin Hearn, candidate for the vice president for enrollment management, on Monday, February 24 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. in Old Main 223. 

Information about Hearn can be found on the myCanisius portal under the “VP for Enrollment Management Search” tab located on the blue navigation bar across the top of the page. An evaluation form is also posted here for you to submit feedback. 

The vice president for enrollment management will play a vital role in the life of the college.  Please consider attending this event.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: Erica Sammarco, associate vice president, President’s Office

Missed “A Conversation with Rev. James Martin, SJ?”

Good news for those of you who couldn’t make it to the live “Zoom” lecture presented by Rev. James Martin, SJ, earlier this week. It’s now available for viewing on the college’s YouTube channel.

Father Martin is the editor-at-large at America Media and consultor to the Vatican’s Dicastery for Communication. He presented a virtual lecture on Tuesday, February 18 titled “What Would Ignatius Say in These Challenging Times?” The event was hosted by Canisius College in conjunction with Magis Buffalo.

Established in 2017, Magis Buffalo fosters continuing growth for laity and religious who have completed (or are contemplating) the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, are otherwise acquainted with Ignatian Spirituality or simply curious about it.

Click here to watch Father Martin’s talk.

Submitted by: College Communications

Ash Wednesday Masses: February 26

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The 2020 Lenten season begins on Ash Wednesday, February 26.  Mass will be held that day at 12:05 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel.  Ashes will be distributed from 1:00 – 5:30 p.m., also in the Chapel.

The campus community is invited to join Campus Ministry for lunch in the undercroft following the 12:05 p.m. Mass.  Grilled cheese and vegetarian soup is on the menu.  Proceeds will support Canisus students traveling internationally to El Salvador and the U.S./Mexico border.

Click here to add the 12:05 p.m. Mass to your calendar.

Click here to add the 8:30 p.m. Mass to your calendar.

Submitted by: Mike Hayes, director, Campus Ministry

Deadline Today for MLK Nominations

Today, Friday, February 21, is the last day to submit nominations for the 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Awards.  This honor recognizes Canisius community members who promote social justice, racial harmony, civil rights and advocacy for the poor or change through non-violence.

Nominations are accepted from faculty, staff and current students. Make a nomination here. MLK Awards will be presented at the Spring Honors Convocation.

For more information, contact the Office of College Communications at Ext. 2790.

Submitted by: Gary Everett, retired chief, Canisius College Public Safety and chair, Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Committee

Last Day to Submit CEEP 2020-2021 Applications

Today, Friday, February 21, is the last day for students to submit applications for the 2020-2021 Canisius Earning Excellence Program (CEEP) awards. Supervisors will have until Friday, February 28 to submit approvals.

What is CEEP?

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

What are the requirements?

A 3.3 or higher GPA is required for all applicants. College policy prevents students from receiving both CEEP and federal work-study during the academic year. Students may receive CEEP in the summer and work-study during the fall and spring or vice versa but not both during the same semester. The hourly rate for CEEP 2020-2021 projects is $12.50 and students may apply for a maximum of 150 hours.

How can a student apply?

More information and links to the online applications are available on the Academic Affairs page on the myCanisius portal. Please note, current CEEP award recipients interested in continuing their project next year will need to fill out new applications for the 2020-2021 award. Renewal is not automatic.

Questions?

If you have any questions regarding the award and application process, contact Jenn Lodi-Smith at Ext. 2513.

Submitted by: Emily McGorry, executive associate, Academic Affairs

Ignatian Scholarship Day

The 13th annual Ignatian Scholarship Day (ISD) is Wednesday, April 15 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Science Hall, Christ the King Chapel and Alumni Gallery.

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

Students can apply for ISD 2020 using the online application located in myCanisius. The types of presentations students can choose from are poster displays, oral papers, digital presentations, two-or-three dimensional art and artistic performances.

Applications will be accepted Monday, February 24 through Friday, March 6 at 5:00 p.m.

Faculty members are asked to review and endorse applications by Monday, March 16.

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

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: Connie M. Pileri, assistant dean for student affairs/director, Office of Event Services

Final Home Hockey Game is Tonight

Your Canisius hockey team plays its final regular season home game tonight, February 21, when Robert Morris visits the LECOM HarborCenter at 7:35 p.m. Both teams will travel to Pittsburgh immediately following the game to complete the two-game weekend series at the Colonials rink.

Reduced priced tickets for faculty and staff are available by calling 716-888-TIXX. For more information on the game, visit www.GoGriffs.com. Canisius could host a home playoff series in March depending on the outcome of their final four regular season games.

Three of the Griffs retro-style jerseys (see picture) will be auctioned off during Friday’s game. The raffle tickets are $5 each or three for $10.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

The Heart & Mind Connection

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Mental health can have a dramatic effect on heart heath and vice versa. This article explains how stress can negatively affect the heart and how to reduce this stress through meditation techniques.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, assistant, Human Resources

RAISE Benefit Coming Soon!

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Campus Ministry is hosting its annual RAISE Benefit in early March.  More than 25 Canisius students will take part in one of the college’s 2020 international service-immersion experiences this summer, journeying to locations around the globe to live out the Jesuit ideals of men and women with and for others.  This year’s trips include experiences in Jamaica, Poland, El Salvador and the U.S.-Mexico border.

Students are excited to embark on this transformative experience but they need your help! Student participants are expected to raise funds to cover the cost of their experiences. You can help them meet their goal by:

  • Submitting a basket or raffle item for our RAISE Benefit by March 6
  • Purchasing a ticket for our RAISE Benefit dinner scheduled for Thursday, March 12 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. The night will be complete with food tastings from around the world, live music and a cash bar.  Basket and raffle winners will be chosen! Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Tickets:

Single tickets are $25 each

Group Discount: 4 tickets for $75!

Buy your tickets here www.canisius.edu/RAISE

Any questions?  Contact Kaitlyn Buehlmann in Campus Ministry at buehlmak@canisus.edu

Submitted by: Kaitlyn Buehlmann, associate campus minister, Campus Ministry

February Brown Bag Teaching Lunch

Inspired by a recent piece in Inside Higher Ed, we invite you to share your pro tips on efficient grading with your colleagues on Wednesday, February 26 at 12:30 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge of Old Main.

Submitted by: Jennifer Lodi-Smith, interim assistant vice president, Academic Affairs; associate professor, Psychology

Using Google Drive

More and more, offices, departments and classes at Canisius use Google Drive for storage and sharing of documentation. Here are two COLI tutorial videos showing the basics of Google Drive and how to access documents shared to you through Google Drive.

Google Drive Basics

How Canisius Faculty and Staff Google Accounts Work (and How They Are Different from Gmail Accounts.)

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

It’s Trivia Wednesday

The campus community is invited to watch The Dome for special “Trivia Wednesdays,” which will be published throughout the school year in every Wednesday edition. The first person to respond to pubrel@canisius.edu with the correct answer will win Canisius “swag.”

Additionally, once a month on Wednesdays, there will be a special giveaway in which the winner will receive some of the newly-designed Canisius sesquicentennial gear.

Winners will be announced the following Wednesday of each week along with the correct trivia answer. This week’s giveaway question is:

What is the name of the Canisius alumnus currently under contract with the National Hockey League team the Tampa Bay Lightning?

a. Felix Chamberland MS ’19

b. Ryan Schmelzer ’18

c. Carl Hudson ’10

d. Cory Conacher ’11

Congratulations to Kaitlyn Buehlmann, associate campus minister, who won last week’s Trivia Wednesday contest. The question was:

Which one of the following student clubs is among the oldest at Canisius:

a. Little Theater

b. Classics Club

c. Circle K Club

d. Tennis Table Club

The correct answer was: (a) Little Theater

Submitted by: College Communications

Wilbert Green II Named New Director of School and Community Partnerships

Welcome to Wilbert R. Green II, who joined the Canisius community on February 3 as the new director of school and community partnerships within the School of Education and Human Services. Responsible for cultivating and sustaining school and community partnerships, Green also oversees student teaching and field placements with the college’s teacher education programs. In these roles, Green works closely with the college’s coordinator of student teaching, teacher education faculty and associate deans.  He will also contribute significantly to the college’s Center for Urban Education (CUE) and New Buffalo Institute (NBI), both of which facilitate collaborations within the college and the local community in an effort to work in solidarity with partners on challenges and opportunities. 

Green comes to Canisius from Say Yes to Education Buffalo, where he served as the Community Schools East Zone leader. 

He earned a bachelor of arts degree in English and secondary education from Alfred University, and a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Phoenix.  He also holds a certification in executive conflict coaching.

Click here to read more about Wil Green.

Submitted by: College Communications

Stay in Shape with Pilates and Yoga

And another fit photo.jpgThere’s still time to get in on the free Pilates and yoga classes being offered during the spring 2020 semester.  Sponsored by the Human Resources Department for faculty and staff, these classes are great for all levels of expertise. The next class is tonight, Wednesday, February 19.  See below for more upcoming dates so you can mark your calendars:

Pilates Classes (led by Instructor Larry Tassini, laboratory manager, Biology) will continue to take place on Wednesdays from 5:00-6:00 p.m., at the following locations:

  1. Feb. 19 –         Regis Room
  2. Feb. 26 –         Regis Room
  3. Mar. 4 –          Regis Room
  4. Mar. 11 –        Regis Room

Yoga Classes (led by Instructor Madonna McKernon, administrative specialist, Student Affairs) will take place on Tuesdays from 5:00-6:00 p.m. at the following locations:

  1. Mar. 3 –          Grupp Fireside Lounge
  2. Mar. 10 –        Regis Room
  3. Mar. 31 –        Regis Room
  4. Apr. 7 –          Regis Room
  5. Apr. 14 –        Regis Room
  6. Apr. 21 –        Regis Room
  7. Apr. 28 –        Regis Room
  8. May 12-          Regis Room

To ensure we supply enough mats and equipment, please RSVP to Bethany Voorhees at Ext. 2240 or via Email at voorheeb@canisius.edu. We hope to see you there!

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, assistant, Human Resources

Women’s Basketball Tips-Off Three-Game Homestand

We are into the homestretch of the college basketball season and your women’s basketball team plays four of its final six games at home. They begin the stretch with  a three-game homestand on Thursday, February 20 against Manhattan, continuing Saturday versus Monmouth and concluding with a Big Monday Battle of the Bridge contest with Niagara.

Thursday’s Manhattan game begins at 7:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon’s contest tips at 2:00 p.m. and the schedule concludes with a 7:00 p.m. game on Monday, February 24 versus the Purple Eagles. Anderson’s Ice Cream will supply free ice cream to all fans immediately after the Niagara battle.

Click here to add the Thursday night game to your calendar.

Click here to add the Saturday afternoon game to your calendar.

Click here to add the Monday night game to your calendar.

For additional information, visit www.GoGriffs.com. For tickets (only $5), call 888-TIXX.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Teaching Online: Updates & New Resources

Canisius College is regularly updating resources available to professors teaching online or hybrid courses. D2L, Zoom, or Google Apps may have new features that you might like to try out in your next course. Plus, COLI develops new online tutorials that may help you or your students.

The Center for Online Learning and Innovation offers an online live-remote workshop that helps attending faculty discover new tools and resources for teaching online.  Our next Online Teaching Updates Workshop is Friday, February 21, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Please RSVP by Emailing coli@canisius.edu.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

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

Physics/Pre-Engineering Seminar

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Join the Physics Department for a seminar on Friday, February 21 from 2:10 – 3:10 p.m. in Science Hall 1028.  Michael Wood, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Physics, will be talking about his research on quarks. The title of his talk is “Quark Confinement or Why Quarks Are Never Lonely.”

Submitted by: Erden Ertorer, PhD, clinical instructor, Physics

February Brown Bag Teaching Lunch

Inspired by a recent piece in Inside Higher Ed, we invite you to share your pro tips on efficient grading with your colleagues on Wednesday, February 26 at 12:30 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge of Old Main.

Submitted by: Jennifer Lodi-Smith, interim assistant vice president, Academic Affairs; associate professor, Psychology

Nominate a Senior for the ALANA Achievement Award

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The time has come to nominate a deserving ALANA senior for the ALANA Achievement Award, presented annually during Spring Honors Convocation.

The ALANA Achievement Award acknowledges the accomplishments of an African American, Latinx American, Asian American or Native American (ALANA) graduating senior who exemplifies the Jesuit value of magis through academic excellence, exceptional leadership, character, dedication and service to Canisius and the community-at-large.

Nominations can be submitted by clicking here and are due by Thursday, February 27.

Submitted by: Rev. Patrick J. Lynch, SJ, chair, Committee for Outstanding Senior ALANA Achievement Award; professor emeritus, Religious Studies & Theology

Walking El Camino de Santiago: May 2020

There are still a few seats left to walk El Camino this May 2020.

Students, faculty and administrators are invited to join us for this one week walk (of approximately 70 miles) following one of the oldest medieval pilgrimage routes to St. James Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, located in the Northeast part of Spain.

Santiago de Compostela is a legendary burial place of St. James, venerated by Christians around the world. Archetypical travels of St. James and its supposed entombment in the Iberian Peninsula gave birth to the eschatological myth and created one of the most important pilgrimages in the Medieval world known as El Camino de Santiago.

Faculty and students walked El Camino first in 2016 and then in 2018. This year’s dates are May 24-30. Seats are limited.

For more information, contact Margaret Stefanski, PhD, at stefansm@canisius.edu or by calling Ext. 3736.

Submitted by: Margaret Stefanski, PhD, associate professor, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures

 

The Dangers of Heart Disease

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Heart disease is currently the leading cause of death in both men and women over age 60 in the United States. Read this article to learn the facts about the risk factors, warning signs and treatment for heart disease, as well as actions that can be taken for prevention.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, assistant, Human Resources

Flashback Friday

It’s Flashback Friday!

Each Friday, we will include historical facts about the college in The Dome, on Facebook and Twitter. Flashback Fridays are another part of our yearlong Sesquicentennial celebration, which culminates in 2020 when Canisius turns 150 years old.

Today, we flashback to February 1979 and this photo (above), taken by Harry M. Hadaway, which captures Old Main and its connecting bridge to Churchill Tower.

Submitted by: College Communications

Petey Says it’s Time to Get Moving!

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Don’t let our beloved mascot down! The Go Move Challenge continues throughout February. Once you have signed up, come claim a small token of appreciation for your participation by stopping by Human Resources in Old Main Suite 100 to get your Go Move tote bag, pictured above.

See below for further details on how to participate:

Canisius College has accepted the challenge and will compete against its sister schools in the 2020 Go Move Challenge.  The objective is to see which Jesuit school can be the most active during the month of February.  Awards go to the university that tracks the most minutes, the university that averages the most number of minutes per participant and the region with the most minutes.

Read below for all the details about the challenge and then watch this video: https://youtu.be/xk8YPf3pgto.

HOW TO JOIN THE CHALLENGE

  • Register at GoMoveChallenge.org, even if you participated last year
  • Click the “LOG IN / REGISTER” button on the top menu bar
  • In the “REGISTER” box, enter your university email address and other required information, including your division or college/school
  • Click the “SUBMIT” button when finished
  • You will receive a confirmation email with your user email and password

HOW TO LOG MINUTES

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

CHALLENGE RULES AND TIPS

  • Starts: 12:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Friday, February 1, 2020
  • Ends: 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Thursday, February, 28 2020 (NOTE: Minutes will not be accepted after the challenge ends.)
  • Use the Go Move Challenge social media sites to share photos: FBInstaTwitter
  • Open the mobile-friendly challenge website from your phone’s browser to enter minutes on the go!
  • Read the challenge FAQ at GoMoveChallenge.org/FAQ

If you have any questions, please contact Bethany Voorhees, assistant, Human Resources, at voorheeb@canisius.edu or 716-888-2240.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, assistant, Human Resources

Kudos to Sue Margulis, PhD

Kudos to Sue Margulis, PhD, recipient of the Animal Behavior Society’s Exceptional Service Award for 2020. The chair and professor of the biology and animal behavior, ecology and conservation programs at Canisius is being recognized for her sustained service contributions to the professional organization.

Most recently, Margulis served as chair of the society’s Education Committee (2016-2018). She is also a past secretary and parliamentarian of the organization.

Margulis will receive the Exceptional Service Award this summer at the 57th annual conference of the Animal Behavior Society, which is being held at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She was nominated by three of her colleagues in the animal behavior field: Jeanne Altmann, PhD, professor emerita of ecology and evolutionary biology at Princeton University and Marulis’ former advisor at the University of Chicago; Dan Rubenstein, PhD, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Princeton University; and Robert Seyfarth, PhD, emeritus professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.

Submitted by: Academic Affairs

Lacrosse Teams Host Games This Weekend

Snow is in the air and on the ground and the temperature is plummeting. However your men’s and women’s lacrosse teams will host games this weekend (indoors).

Both the men and the women will be at the Pinnacle Athletic Complex in Victor, NY on Saturday, February 15 and again Sunday, February 16. The men meet Robert Morris at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, while the women host Merrimack at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday. There will be a small charge at the door.

For additional information, visit www.GoGriffs.com. Call 888-TIXX for ticket information.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Amber Quinney, the Scholarship Queen

On Wednesday, February 12 the COPE Office hosted Amber Quinney, the Scholarship Queen, for two scholarship workshops for HEOP students. The workshops, called Money on the Table, taught students skills to market themselves to win scholarships for college.

Amber went over numerous important skills with the students, from setting “SMART ” goals for their scholarship search to using network connections, such as their academic advisers or Canisius alumni, to help achieve those goals. Attendees were inspired to build their personal, authentic brand. She also covered the importance of encouraging and affirming themselves along the way.

Amber introduced concepts to students including how to study before a scholarship interview. She discussed how to do this and provided a helpful checklist. Students also had the opportunity to practice pitching themselves, the way they would before a potential scholarship board. Amber spoke about storytelling as the secret to winning scholarships and the pitching exercise helped students begin to work out their own stories.

Amber ended the workshop by putting the numbers up front and showing that the amount of money you can earn from a scholarship is well worth the time spent putting in the leg work. These workshops were an excellent opportunity for students to learn, in Amber’s own words, “how to stack dollars instead of debt.” The price of college can be a barrier for many students, which is why Amber aims to teach students additional ways to fund their college dreams so they can thrive in college without the stress of student loan debt.

Amber Quinney is an alumna of Canisius College who paid her own way through college with the scholarships she earned. She is now an entrepreneur, competitive scholarship coach and speaker. The COPE Office was excited to welcome her back to campus for these workshops.

 

Submitted by: Branwyn Wilkinson, administrative associate, COPE Office

2020 Celebration of Service Honorees

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The annual Celebration of Service will be held on Friday, April 24 at 3:00 p.m.

The Celebration of Service will honor all faculty and staff who have reached 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 or more years of service at the college. The event will also honor those who have retired or will be retiring from the college this year. The service will be held in Grupp Fireside Lounge, with wine, light snacks and other refreshments to accompany the event. Family and friends of retirees are also welcome to join us.

Please view the list below. If you are not included on the list and feel that you should be or if you are included on the list and any of your information is incorrect, please contact Bethany Voorhees, human resources assistant at Ext. 2240.

All are invited to join the college in celebrating the accomplishments of the honorees and to thank them for their valuable contributions to the college!

2020 Celebration of Service List of Honorees

Retirees

Christine M. Blum – Administrative Associate for COPE

Karl L. Fritz – Mail Stock Clerk for Facilities Management

John L. Maddock – Senior Associate Athletic Director for Athletics

Sababu Norris – Director of the ALANA Student Center

Barbara J. Porter, PhD – Associate Dean for the College of Arts & Sciences

Denise T. Rogers – Payroll Associate

Patrick J. Young – Stationary Engineer for Facilities Management

40 Years of Service

Joel A. Cohen, PhD – Reference Librarian

Eileen C. Herbert – Chief Communications Officer/Director of Communications

Richard A. Wall, PhD – Professor Emeritus of Economics & Finance

35 Years of Service

Michael G. Dolan – Professor of Kinesiology

Rev. Daniel P. Jamros, S.J. – Professor of Religious Studies and Theology

Margaret M. Kraatz – Financial Aid Specialist & Special Projects

Ian J. Redpath, PhD – Chair & Professor of Accounting

30 Years of Service

Mary Ellen Carver – Executive Associate for the Wehle School of Business

Edward J. Garrity, PhD – Professor of Marketing & Information Systems

Julie S. Gibert, PhD – Associate Dean for the College of Arts & Sciences & Associate Professor of History

Lt. John F. Hach – Lieutenant for Public Safety

Christine Kinsey, PhD – Professor of Mathematics & Statistics

Mariusz M. Kozik, PhD – Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Mark Meyer, PhD – Associate Professor of Computer Science

Paul L. Sauer, PhD – Professor of Marketing & Information Systems

Veronica A. Serwacki – Executive Associate for the College of Arts & Sciences

David Sheets, PhD – Director of the Data Analytics Program & Professor of Physics

25 Years of Service

Harlan Q. Mostiller – Groundskeeper for Facilities Management

Andrew M. Nowak – Lieutenant for Public Safety

Kevin M. Smith – Assistant Vice President & Director of the Student Records & Financial Services Center

Yvonne K. Widenor – Clinical Instructor of Fine Arts

20 Years of Service

Michael J. Forest, PhD – Associate Professor of Philosophy

Angela Galante – Financial Aid Specialist

David J. Koenig – Computer Support Specialist

Ronald H. Kotlik, PhD – Director of Educational Technology & Emerging Data

Gerald A. Melock – Building Repairer for Facilities Management

Joseph B. O’Donnell, PhD – Professor of Accounting

Shawn O’Rourke, PhD – Assistant Professor of Kinesiology & Sports Administrative Program Director

James A. Phillips – Security Guard for Public Safety

Michael E. Rutter, PhD – Associate Professor of Counseling & Human Services

Sharon L. Sicignano – Administrative Associate for the Griff Center for Student Success

Kevin D. Stone – Stationary Engineer for Facilities Management

15 Years of Service

Patricia A. Coward, PhD – Assessment Coordinator for the Library

Julie B. Daniel – Business Services Specialist

Pamela M. Dart – Programmer Analyst

Jennifer A. Desiderio, PhD – Associate Professor of English

Rosemary A. Evans – Administrative Associate for Counselor Education

Ms. Claudine Ewing – Adjunct Professor of Journalism

Nancy A. Farrell, PhD – Associate Dean for the School of Education & Human Services

Mary Beth M. Fortunato, Adjunct Professor for Communication

Timothy M. Gregg, PhD – Associate Professor for Chemistry & Biochemistry

Rosanne L. Hartman, PhD – Professor of Communication

Jason D. Jacobs, Adjunct Professor of Biology

Dennis W. Koch, PhD – Associate Professor & Director of the Office of Professional Studies & Internship Coordinator

Jonathan D. Lawrence, PhD – Associate Professor of Religious Studies & Theology

Tanya M. Loughead, PhD – Professor of Philosophy

William J. Maher – Director of Athletics

Brian S. McIntyre – Public Safety Officer

Madonna P. McKernon – Student Affairs Administrative Specialist

Donna L. Ortolani – Center for Global Education Assistant

Mark J. Piatkowski – Associate Director of Student Life

Deborah W. Prohn – Assistant Director  & Registrar, Student Records & Financial Services

Ronald M. Rivas, PhD – Professor of Management

Erica Sammarco – Associate Vice President

Karen B. Schmid – Adjunct Professor of Fine Arts

Kimberly J. Walkow – Administrative Specialist for the Wehle School of Business

Michael P. Walsh, PhD – Adjunct Professor of Philosophy

Richard V. Warcholak – Stationary Engineer for Facilities Management

10 Years of Service

Sierra M. Bonerb – Associate Director of Support Services for the GRIFF Center

Russell P. Calianno – Programmer Analyst

Allen W. Callwood – Public Safety Officer

Carlton Coker – Housekeeper for Facilities Management

Katie S. Costanzo, PhD – Associate Professor of Biology

Philip J. Davis – Counselor & Academic Talent Search Specialist

Paola C. Fajardo-Heyward, PhD – Associate Professor of Political Science

Kristen T. Frawley – Adjunct Professor of Differentiated Instruction

Charles A. Goodsell, PhD – Chair & Associate Professor of Psychology

Arvela Heider, PhD – Adjunct Professor for the Office of Professional Studies

Curtis Hinson, PhD – Adjunct Professor of Kinesiology

Courtney L. Kelly – Adjunct Professor of Kinesiology

Matthew K. Kochan – Librarian & Head of Public Services

Kristina L. Laun – Administrative Associate for ITS

Devorah Lucas – Adjunct Professor for the Office of Professional Studies

James M. Moore – Adjunct Professor of Marketing & Information Systems

Lisa M. Morey, PhD – Co-Chair & Associate Professor of Biology

Davina A. Moss-King, PhD – Adjunct Professor of Counselor Education

Beth Richter – Adjunct Professor of Literacy

Patricia W. Stevens, PhD – Adjunct Professor of Counselor Education

Amanda J. Summers – Public Safety Officer

5 Years of Service

Luis R. Ayala – Housekeeper for Facilities Management

Amy K. Beiter – Administrative Associate for Political Science & Fine Arts

Michael D. Bossert – Game Worker

John A. Breckner, PhD – Adjunct Professor for Counselor Education

Paul R. Burgess – Game Worker & Announcer

James A. Caskie – Adjunct Professor of Communication

Shane M. Dembowski – Groundskeeper for Facilities Management

Anthony DiGesare, Adjunct Professor of English

Matthew J. Gleason – Computer Support Specialist

Julie Anna M. Golebiewski, PhD – Assistant Professor of Economics & Finance

Daniel P. Haeusser, PhD – Assistant Professor of Biology

Laurie A. Hennessy – Administrative Operations Coordinator for Athletics

Patricia A. Herkey – Creative Director for Marketing & Communications

Joshua E. Kruk – Digital Marketing Director

Daniel J. McKenna – General Worker for Facilities Management

Godwin O. Moka – Tutor for C.O.P.E.

Sean P. O’Hara – Head Coach for Men’s Rowing

Peter E. Olexenko – Electrician for Facilities Management

Kelly L. Schultz – Associate Controller

Timothy J. Seil – Assistant Director of Athletic Facilities

Thomas J. Snodgrass – Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies & Theology

Cynthia L. Stewart, PhD – Adjunct Professor of Political Science

Arthur A. Taft, PhD – Director of Respiratory Care for the Office of Professional Studies

Carolyn M. Thompson – Coordination Supervisor for the Office of Field Experience

Catherine P. Velardi – Adjunct Professor of Modern Languages, Literature & Cultures

Linda M. Walleshauser – Associate Vice President for Human Resources & Compliance

William Z. Welte – Adjunct Professor of Philosophy

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, assistant, Human Resources
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Are You in Need of a Retreat Over Spring Break?

The Office of Mission & Identity is launching a series of “Magis” retreats that will focus on discernment. Faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to attend a two-night, three-day Magis: Canisius Collaborators retreat over spring break.

Our new Magis program was inspired by Boston College’s Halftime program—an experience that focuses on discernment and three central questions: What brings me joy? What am I good at? What does the world need from me?

The retreat will take place from Tuesday, March 17 (arrival around lunch) through Thursday, March 19 (departure after dinner) at the Mercy Spirituality Center. This retreat will provide participants with ample time for reflection and quiet at the Mercy Spirituality Center, located next to Highland Park in Rochester.

We will continue building community across divisions at Canisius by each briefly sharing part of our own story (professional, personal or spiritual). Each day will include shared meals, a nightly Examen, optional spiritual direction and lots of unstructured time for you to care for your whole person.

Limited spaces are available. If interested, please apply here. Spots will be given on a first come, first served basis. Applications are due by Thursday, February 20.

There is no cost to attend. Housing, meals, and programming will be provided.

           

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Office of Mission & Identity

Coronavirus

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The above article touches on some important facts to know about the coronavirus. Due to the recent outbreak first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, it is important to be aware of its common symptoms, what to do if you start noticing such symptoms and what measures to take to help prevent infection.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, assistant, Human Resources

Blaze Pizza Fundraiser

Support students participating in Campus Ministry’s international service-immersion experiences to El Salvador and the U.S.-Mexico border by attending their Blaze Pizza Fundraiser.

The fundraiser will take place Monday, February 24 from 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Blaze Pizza in the Boulevard Shopping Center.

If you show this flyer at the time of purchase, Blaze Pizza will donate 20% of the proceeds from your meal to the team.  Thank you for your support!

Submitted by: Kaitlyn Buehlmann, associate campus minister, Campus Ministry

Hospice Spring Bouquet Sale Reminder

The Student Records & Financial Services Center has teamed up with Hospice Buffalo to take orders for the organization’s 34th annual Hospice Spring Bouquet Sale.  This year, you can purchase a gorgeous mixed bouquet for $10 or a tribute bouquet for $30. (For every tribute bouquet purchased, a $10 bouquet will be sent to brighten the day of a current Hospice patient).

Also, to celebrate the 34th year of the bouquet sale, Hospice is giving away 34 prizes for 34 years. Each tribute bouquet will have a peel-n-reveal sticker for the opportunity to be one of the lucky winners! All proceeds from the Spring Bouquet Sale benefit Hospice Buffalo’s patients and their families.

Orders with payment are due no later than Friday, February 14. Cash and checks are accepted. Checks can be made out to Hospice Buffalo. Flowers will delivered the week of March 2 and you will be contacted when they arrive for pick up.

If you have any questions, please contact Allaina Faulise at faulisea@canisius.edu or Margaret Kraatz at kraatzm@canisius.edu.

Help us bring a dose of springtime and happiness to the people impacted by serious illness and loss.

Thanks a bunch! As our appreciation, fresh popcorn will be available in our lobby from Wednesday through Friday!!

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

ITS System Maintenance Scheduled

ITS will be performing system maintenance on Saturday February 15, 2020 from 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. During this maintenance window, Banner, Self Service Banner (SSB), Degree Audits and custom Canisius Web Applications (iAdvise, HR Appraisals, athlete travel contracts, budget management, etc) will be unavailable.   

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

Campus Candid

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On February 5, 2020, Dr. Michael Wood spoke at the Correlations in Partonic and Hadronic Interactions conference at CERN, the European Center for Nuclear Research.  His talk was on experiments to study how subatomic particles are created from free quarks.  After his talk, Dr. Wood and Petey visited the exhibit “Universe of Particles” on the main CERN campus.  The exhibit describes the many achievements of CERN over the past 60 years such as the discovery of the W, Z and Higgs boson.

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Petey also got to visit the Compass Experiment.  This experiment uses a muon beam to probe the interior structure of the proton.  Below is a picture of Petey next to the muon beam line.

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Submitted by: Michael Wood, PhD, chair, Physics

Canisius in the News

WGRZ-TV Channel 2, and WBEN-AM and WBFO radio all interviewed Canisius President John J. Hurley about his recent meeting with the Papal Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, while in Washington, DC.  President Hurley was in Washington to share the results of an open symposium held by the Movement to Restore Trust in December, which generated input from the public on what traits they would like to see in a new bishop.  President Hurley discussed those traits in his hour-long conversation with the Papal Nuncio. 

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

Click here for the WBEN-AM story.

Click here to listen to the WBFO story.

Submitted by: College Communications

It’s Trivia Wednesday

The campus community is invited to watch The Dome for special “Trivia Wednesdays,” which will be published throughout the school year in every Wednesday edition. The first person to respond to pubrel@canisius.edu with the correct answer will win Canisius “swag.”

Additionally, once a month on Wednesdays, there will be a special giveaway in which the winner will receive some of the newly-designed Canisius sesquicentennial gear.

Winners will be announced the following Wednesday of each week along with the correct trivia answer. This week’s giveaway question is:

Which one of the following student clubs is among the oldest at Canisius:

a. Little Theater

b. Classics Club

c. Circle K Club

d. Table Tennis Club

Congratulations to Matt Gorczyca, assistant director of the Canisius Fund, who won last week’s Trivia Wednesday contest. The question was:

Which Canisius College professor conducted extensive scholarly research into the origins of Santa Claus:

a. Timothy Wadkins, PhD, Religious Studies & Theology

b. Frank Riga, PhD – English

c. E. Christine Moll, PhD – Counseling and Human Services

d. Richard A. Bailey, PhD – History

The correct answer was: (b) Frank Riga, PhD, English

Submitted by: College Communications

Men’s Basketball Meets Monmouth Friday Night

The Canisius Golden Griffins will host Monmouth Friday, February 14 at the Koessler Athletic Center. Game time for this Valentine’s Day clash is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

The Griffs are down to their final four home games, so this weekend is a great time to watch the team before the regular season comes to a close. Canisius will not be home again for almost two weeks.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Hockey Hosts First Place AIC This Weekend

Your Canisius hockey team, one of the hottest squads in Atlantic Hockey since Christmas, hosts league leading and defending conference champion AIC this weekend at HarborCenter. Game times are scheduled for 7:35 p.m. on Friday, February 14 and 4:05 p.m. on Saturday, February 15. Prior to Saturday’s game, the Griffs seven seniors will be honored.

With only three weekends of play remaining before the start of conference playoffs, all games are taking on a higher level of importance. For Canisius, these contests are crucial in an attempt to secure a first round home series at HarborCenter the weekend of March 6-8.

Discounted tickets are always available for faculty and staff. Call 888-TIXX to reserve your seats for the weekend. For additional information, visit www.GoGriffs.com.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Join a Conversation with Rev. James Martin, SJ

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Magis Buffalo and Canisius College present a conversation with Rev. James Martin, SJ – “What Would Ignatius Say in These Challenging Times?” – via live “ZOOM” on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the college’s Montante Cultural Center.  Perhaps one of the most recognizable Jesuits in America, Father Martin is a social media pioneer.  Hundreds of thousands of followers – both Catholic and non-Catholic – look forward to his insightful, provocative and prayerful reflections via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  Father Martin has the unique ability to make matters of faith clear, user-friendly and relevant in today’s world. Father Martin is consultor to the Vatican’s Dicastery for Communication and editor-at-large of America, the national Catholic magazine published by the Jesuits.

The evening, which is free and open to the public, begins with Eucharist at 6:00 p.m. followed by light refreshments.  Father Martin will begin the conversation at 7:00 p.m.  Copies of Father Martin’s book The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything: A Spirituality for Real Life will be available for purchase during the event.

Click here for more information.

Click here to listen to a message from Father Martin.

Click here to add this to your calendar.

Submitted by: College Communications

Call for Lorch Award Nominations – Deadline Extended

Nominations for the 2020 Dr. I. Joan Lorch Award have been extended through Tuesday, February 25.

The Dr. I. Joan Lorch Award for Women & Gender Studies honors individuals who have made significant contributions to women, and who exemplify the pursuit of liberation and justice regarding sex, gender and sexuality.

Please submit nominations for the Canisius Colleague Award, Canisius Student Award or Canisius Community Award to: Johanna Fisher, professor, English [fisherj@canisius.edu] AND Melissa Mosko, professor, philosophy [moskom@canisius.edu]. Include a one paragraph statement why the nominee should be considered for the award.

Submitted by: Johanna Fisher, adjunct professor, English, Women and Gender Studies; co-Director Women and Gender Studies

Workshop: Getting Started in Qualtrics

In this workshop, participants learn the basics of building online surveys or data collection forms using Qualtrics. Afterwards, users will be able to build, manage, operate, and distribute simple forms, and get the resulting data. They will also be ready to explore more advanced tools for enhancing their survey and data-form procedures. This workshop is useful for skilled and experienced survey researchers planning to move into Qualtrics. It is also valuable for faculty and staff who are considering online surveys or forms for the first time, and seeking an introduction to form-building and basic data collection on the web.

This workshop is offered as a classroom session on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. in Old Main 119.  The workshop is also available as an online session on Thursday, February 27 2020 at 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Please RSVP by Emailing coli@canisius.edu

For this and other development opportunities, check out our Development Resource.

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

Academic Talent Celebrates Black History Month

The campus community is cordially invited to attend Canisius College Academic Talent Search annual Black History Month Program on Thursday February 27, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. This event will be held at Zion Dominion Global Ministries located at 895 North Forest Road, Amherst, N.Y. 14221.

The theme this year is: “You Can… With Intellect and Heart.”

We have planned an exciting program for our students and their families. The focus of the program this year will be to highlight cultural, economic, and educational and health issues critical to the students we serve, their families, and communities in which they live.

There will be workshops and informational stations from various organizations consisting of educational opportunities, career choices, financial literacy, mental health and wellness, voter registration and cultural topics.

We will feature as keynote speaker, Jeremy Anderson, a leading educational expert, author of six books and motivational speaker in the educational arena.

This is a time when students can gain valuable information from professionals, businesses and community leaders as well as showcase their talents. We acknowledge your busy schedule but sincerely hope you will attend this event.

For registration information, please contact Lee Thomas, administrative specialist, at 716-888-3280 or Email thoma151@canisius.edu  to confirm your attendance.

We look forward to seeing you at the Canisius College Academic Talent Search Annual Black History Month Program.

Submitted by: Lee Thomas, administrative specialist, Talent Search

Georgetown Law Professor and Constitutional Theorist to Deliver Raichle Lecture

The Canisius College Frank G. Raichle Lecture Series on Law in American Society welcomes Randy E. Barnett to campus on Wednesday, March 25 at 7:15 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge, located on the second floor of the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center.  The event, titled “Is the U.S. a Democracy or a Republic (and Why Does it Matter)?,” is free and open to the public.  Barnett’s lecture will be followed by a question and answer session. 

Randy Barnett is the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches constitutional law and contracts, and serves as director of the Georgetown Center for the Constitution.

Click here to read more.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: College Communications

Blue & Gold Gala to Commemorate Canisius’ 150th Anniversary

The Canisius Board of Regents will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the college’s 1870 founding on Saturday, May 2, 2020 when it hosts Canisius 150: A Blue & Gold Gala at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.  Cocktails begin at 5:30 p.m.; dinner is at 7:00 p.m. followed by a celebrity headliner performance by Grammy Award nominee and showman Tony Orlando.

Canisius 150: A Blue & Gold Gala is part of the college’s yearlong sesquicentennial celebration to mark 150 years of Jesuit education and leadership in the city of Buffalo and Western New York.  In addition to the headliner performance by Tony Orlando, valuable prize packages will be raffled off throughout the evening. Proceeds from the gala benefit Canisius Fund 150, the college’s sesquicentennial fundraising campaign, which supports the greatest needs of the college and its students. Click here to read more.

Submitted by: College Communications

Keep Work Stress from Coming Home with You

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Take some time to read through this newsletter provided by Canisius’ Employee Assistance Program: Integrated Behavioral Health, and learn several tips on managing stress, money and more.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, assistant, Human Resources

You Get a Grant! And You Get a Grant!

Special thanks to Tim Wadkins and Tom Chambers for sharing their experience with writing successful grant applications focused in the humanities, and how receiving grants has benefited them. Attendees received valuable information related to the grant process and how the sponsored programs office at Canisius can assist faculty interested in pursuing their research with grant funding.  In addition to this event, Mary Ann Langlois holds a monthly grant writing group meeting, which gives faculty the opportunity to discuss their research, receive valuable feedback from their peers and assistance submitting grant applications.  If you are interested in joining this group, please Email Mary Ann at langloim@canisius.edu for more information.

Submitted by: Jennifer Lodi-Smith, interim assistant vice president, Academic Affairs; associate professor, Psychology; Mary Ann Langlois, director, Sponsored Programs

Amazing Opportunity for Student Scholarship and More

The WNY Prosperity Fellowship  is currently recruiting full-time rising juniors and seniors in any major and MBA and data analytics master’s students.  The application deadline is March 1 and open to entrepreneurially and civic- minded students who are committed to WNY.

The Fellowship includes:

  • Need-based scholarships of up to $25,000
  • Paid Summer Internships
  • Skill and Network Building Opportunities
  • Travel, study abroad, research, and conference funding

Who is Eligible:

  • All undergraduate majors
    • Rising juniors and seniors
  • Graduate Business and Data Analytics students
  • No minimum GPA 

For more information:

  • 716-888-2226
  • wnyprosp@canisius.edu

 

Submitted by: Dr. Robyn Brouer, director, WNY Prosperity Fellowship, Management Department

Extra! Extra!

The Office of College Communications has extra copies of Canisius 150 available for the campus community.

The magazine was recently published to commemorate the college’s sesquicentennial, and delivered to more than 43,000 Canisius alumni, faculty, staff, administrators and friends of the college. A small overrun left us with magazines to spare so if you or someone you know would like an extra copy for home, a friend or even to keep in your office suite for visitors to read, simply send an Email to ccmag@canisius.edu with your name and office location, and we’ll drop it in the mail for you.

Submitted by: College Communications

Watch This Month’s Episode of “Kaleidoscope”

The Canisius College Video Institute production of the February episode of “Kaleidoscope” premiered earlier this month on WGRZ-TV 2. This 30-minute television program celebrates the religious diversity of our region and is produced in conjunction with the Network of Religious Communities. “Kaleidoscope” will rebroadcast each Friday at 6:30 p.m. on Spectrum Cable 20 and each Sunday at 8:00 p.m. on Charter 6 in Olean, NY.

Every February since 1926, Americans have honored the gifts and contributions of African Americans with the celebration of Black History Month. In honor of this tradition, program host Dr. Stan Bratton, speaks with Rev. James Lewis III and Rev. Zandra Lewis, leaders of African American denominations and congregations located in Western New York.

In commemoration of the 160th Anniversary of the Network of Religious Communities, a Multi-faith Celebration of Religions and Spirituality in Western New York was held. An event called Faith Songs Spirit Voices was held at Canisius College to celebrate religion and spirituality. At this event, there were a number of performances including songs, dances, and storytelling. In the second segment, Dr. Stan Bratton interviews Rev. Dr. Jonathan Lawrence, a professor in the Department of Religion at Canisius College, about Faith Songs Spirit Voices as an introduction to the sights and sounds of the program.

Students in the Canisius College Video Institute produce “Kaleidoscope” under the guidance of Barbara J. Irwin, PhD, professor in the Department of Communication and co-director of the Video Institute, Jamie O’Neil, associate professor of digital media arts and co-director of the Video Institute, and Paula DeAngelis-Stein ’86, MS ’02.

Submitted by: Christian Conner, graduate assistant, Communication Studies

Friendly February

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Spread the love this February by taking a moment each day to share an act of kindness with those around you using this calendar as a guide for ideas.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, assistant, Human Resources

Canisius in the News


WGRZ-TV Channel 2 interviewed Public Safety Director Kimberly Beaty for a story about domestic violence. Beaty was one of several victim advocates who came together on Saturday, February 8 to host a panel discussion on the subject of domestic violence in Western New York. Click here to watch the story.

Submitted by: College Communications

January’s Employee of Distinction Winner

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The Human Resources Department is pleased to announce that Stephanie Masood is the Canisius College Employee of Distinction for January 2020.

At Canisius for a little more than three years, Stephanie currently works as the marketing project manager for the Marketing and Brand Engagement Department. She was selected for this award because she has proven to be an effective, behind-the-scenes leader through her ability to ensure the marketing team is meeting their deadlines, while also maintaining a high standard for upholding personal values and quality of work. Specifically, Stephanie has done an exceptional job of ensuring Canisius has a consistent brand among all channels of communication to students, alumni, staff and donors. Overall, Stephanie sets a great example to her colleagues through her honest character, strong work ethic and positive attitude.

Please join the Human Resources Department in congratulating Stephanie on this achievement!

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

Historian Erik Seeman, PhD, Explores Early American Relationships with the Dead

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Make plans to join the Department of History as it hosts historian Erik Seeman, PhD, in the Grupp Fireside Lounge at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. Seeman, is a professor of history at the University at Buffalo, and will deliver a talk from his recently-published book, Speaking with the Dead in Early America, which is already receiving recognition as one of the year’s best new books in cultural history.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: Richard Bailey, PhD, chair, History Department

MAAC Swimming and Diving Championships Come to Buffalo

Canisius will serve as co-host for the 2020 MAAC men’s and women’s swimming and diving championships, which will be held February 12-15 at the Flickinger Center in downtown Buffalo. The meet starts at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday night and continues Thursday, Friday and Saturday with preliminaries starting at 10:00 a.m. and finals at 6:00 p.m. each day.

For more information visit www.maacsports.com and click on the link to championships.

For up to date information on Canisius results follow @GriffsSwim or check www.gogriffs.com.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

 

Do You Want REAL Connections?

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Think of everyone you have met. You might know them but can you say you are connected to them?

Developing emotional connections sets the stage for long-term relationships – professionally and personally!

Join connection-building expert and Niagara University’s director of centers and college outreach, Phil Catanese, on Wednesday, February 12, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., for a Skills for Success Event, hosted by the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.  You’ll learn:

  • How your story can be directed by the connections you choose to foster
  • How skills like humility and active listening can help you make an impact in the community
  • How to engage meaningfully and with resonance

The event takes place at 257 West Genessee Street in Buffalo (14202).  Click HERE to register!

Tickets are free for BN360 members; $25 for individual non-member tickets.

Not a member?  Become one today and get access to 18+ events. Forgot your promo code? Contact Charlene Janiga.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, assistant, Human Resources

Stay in Shape with Pilates and Yoga Classes

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Don’t miss out on your opportunity to sign up for free Pilates and yoga classes this spring 2020 semester.  Sponsored by the Human Resources Department for faculty and staff, these classes are great for all levels of expertise. See below for the upcoming dates so you can mark your calendars:

Pilates Classes (led by Instructor Larry Tassini, laboratory manager, Biology) will continue to take place on Wednesdays from 5:00-6:00 p.m., at the following locations:

  1. Feb. 12 –         Regis Room
  2. Feb. 19 –         Regis Room
  3. Feb. 26 –         Regis Room
  4. Mar. 4 –          Regis Room
  5. Mar. 11 –        Regis Room

Yoga Classes (led by Instructor Madonna McKernon, administrative specialist, Student Affairs) will take place on Tuesdays from 5:00-6:00 p.m. at the following locations:

  1. Mar. 3 –          Grupp Fireside Lounge
  2. Mar. 10 –        Regis Room
  3. Mar. 31 –        Regis Room
  4. Apr. 7 –          Regis Room
  5. Apr. 14 –        Regis Room
  6. Apr. 21 –        Regis Room
  7. Apr. 28 –        Regis Room
  8. May 12-          Regis Room

To ensure we supply enough mats and equipment, please RSVP to Bethany Voorhees at Ext. 2240 or via Email at voorheeb@canisius.edu. We hope to see you there!

Coming Up This Week from ICMS

On Thursday, February 13, the Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies will hold its first Brown Bag seminar of the semester. From 11:45a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Johanna Fisher, PhD, of the English Department and Women’s & Gender Studies Program, will talk about women mystics during the Middle Ages in Female Voices in the Silence: Hildegard von Bingen and Mechthild von Magdeburg. Guests should plan to meet in the ICMS Reading Room: OM 418. Bring your lunch and join the conversation. Everyone is welcome.

Additionally, on Friday, February 14, the Classics and the Fine Arts departments will team up to bring a special Tea@2/Art in the Afternoon. Join the group in the Student Center’s Regis Room for a viewing of Gift, a documentary of artistic expressions from around the world centered on giving. Because of this event, this week’s Classics Tea@2 will not be held in OM 418. Come at 2:00 p.m. to the Regis Room instead; the film begins at 2:30. This event is free and open to the public. Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: Kristina Laun, social media & website administrator, ICMS

Art in the Afternoon Series Continues with “Gift”

Please join us for a screening and discussion of Gift on Friday, February 14 at 2:30 p.mm. in the Regis Room. The Art History program in the Fine Arts Department and The Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library will “join forces” with the Classics Department Tea@2 to host this moving and beautiful documentary sharing stories of creative gifts and gifting practices from numerous cultures. Check out the trailer by clicking here.

Light refreshments along with tea will be served. For more information, contact Yvonne Widenor at widenory@canisius.edu

The screening is free and open to the public.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, visiting assistant professor, Art History; Fine Arts Department

2020 Balanced Living Monthly Webinar Calendar

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Check out these free webinars, provided by Canisius College’s Employee Assistance Program: Integrated Behavioral Health, which will be available any time for viewing throughout the month in which they are listed. To watch them, just click HERE and use the following username and password to sign in:

Username: Matters

Password: WLM70101

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, HR Assistant, Human Resources

Mission & Identity Reading Group

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The Mission and Identity Reading Group will meet on Wednesday, February 12 from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. in the Loyola Hall Great Room. Wine and cheese will be provided.

This month’s topic is “Soul Education: An Ignatian Priority,” written by Rev. Howard Gray, SJ, and found on pp. 195-208 of A Jesuit Education Reader.  The group will also discuss Father Gray’s video “Catholic & Jesuit Identity: Appropriation & Mission.”  Click here to watch the video.

Father Gray was a beloved Jesuit who served in various capacities at Georgetown University up until his passing in May 2018.

Please contact Rev. Patrick J. Lynch, SJ, at lynchp@canisius.edu to receive the link to the material and the discussion questions and to indicate interest in attending the session.

Submitted by: Rev. Patrick J. Lynch, SJ, Jesuit associate, Mission & Identity; professor emeritus, Religious Studies & Theology

Campus Candids

Sandy E. White ’77 (left) interviews Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown during Wednesday’s Soup with Substance event.

The campus community filled Grupp Fireside Lounge on Wednesday, February 5 when city of Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown visited Canisius to participate in the college’s Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. “Soup with Substance” series.  Award-winning journalist and Canisius alumna Sandy E. White ’77 interviewed Mayor Brown about Dr. King’s legacy and how his influence shapes the mayor’s life and work.  The mayor then answered questions from the audience. Prior to the start of the program, Sydnie Perkins ’16 (pictured, right) performed “Lift Every Voice,” the National Black Anthem.

On Tuesday evening, February 4, the Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies hosted Campbell Price, PhD, of Manchester (UK) Museum.  Price is the exhibition curator for Golden Mummies of Egypt, opening this Saturday, February 8, at the Buffalo Museum of Science. Campbell spoke about the history surrounding these mummies from Egypt’s Greco-Roman Era, what they tell us about this era and its people, and their reception in and influence on late 18th century British culture. The talk was very well-received, resulting in standing-room only.

To see the exhibition, visit the museum’s website for ticket information at sciencebuff.org.

Submitted by: Kristina Laun, social media & web administrator, ICMS

Canisius in the News

Charles J. Pelitera, EdD, is featured in the latest edition of In Good Health, Western New York’s healthcare newspaper. Pelitera is an assistant professor of kinesiology and director of health and wellness at Canisius College. He is also the founder and owner of Pelitera’s Fitness Consultants. He was interviewed for a story titled “Making New Year’s Resolutions that Stick.”

Click here to read the story, found on page 11.

The Lancaster Bee featured three Canisius students who traveled to Flint, MI as part of Campus Ministry’s Winter Service Week. The students, Victoria Conklin, Dylan Lis and Deanna Garwol, volunteered at various outreach sites within the communities they visited and learned more about the history of the Flint water crisis, which began in 2014 over lead-poisoned water.

Click here to read the story.

Submitted by: College Communications

It’s Flashback Friday

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Each Friday, we will include historical facts about the college in The Dome, on Facebook and Twitter. Flashback Fridays are another part of our yearlong Sesquicentennial celebration, which culminates in 2020 when Canisius turns 150 years old.

Today, we flashback to February 1991 when Canisius’ strong tradition of educating students in the sciences became more firmly cemented with the opening of the Dr. George E. Schreiner Pre-Medical Center. Established by the internationally-renowned nephrologist and 1943 alumnus, the Schreiner Pre-Med Center was an innovative concept for its time and remains so today, as it trains and supports Canisius students via professional advisement, a distinguished seminar series and scholarship assistance.  In its latter years, the center developed a Health Science Advisory and Recommendation Committee.  Comprised of medical professionals, deans and department chairs, this committee has become a national model for medical school recommendation procedures. 

Submitted by: College Communications

Qualtrics Workshop for Today, February 7, is Online

Due to possible inclement weather, the Center for Online Learning & Innovation is moving its Getting Started with Qualtrics Workshop, taking place on Friday, February 7 at 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. to an online format.  Please RSVP to coli@canisius.edu if you are interested in participating.

In this workshop, participants learn the basics of building online surveys or data collection forms using Qualtrics. Afterwards, users will be able to build, manage, operate, and distribute simple forms and then receive the resulting data. They will also be ready to explore more advanced tools for enhancing their surveys and data-form procedures. This workshop is useful for skilled and experienced survey researchers planning to move into Qualtrics. It is also valuable for faculty and staff who are considering online surveys or forms for the first time, and seeking an introduction to form-building and basic data collection on the web.

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

Register Now for TIAA’s February Webinars

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These webinars will provide you with a deeper understanding of how to start planning for your financial future. Take that next step by simply registering for one of the webinars listed above. Planning ahead is something you won’t regret!

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, assistant, Human Resources

GriffAudit 2.0 for Undergraduate Freshmen and First-Year Transfer Students

GriffAudit_Freshman.pngBeginning Monday, February 10, Canisius College freshmen and first-year transfer students will have access to the new degree audit system, GriffAudit 2.0. Please note that the undergraduate degree audits were created from the 2019 – 20 academic catalog. Therefore, Griff Audit 2.0 will not be available for upper-classmen at this time.

Links to the system can be accessed from the following sections on the myCanisius portal:

  • Advisor Services or Faculty Services—These sections are found under the Launchpad heading and provide links to both versions of GriffAudit.
  • Student Profile—This button is located under the My Campus heading and takes you to the new advisor tool, which allows you to view your advisees’ audits through their individual student profiles. Students can only view their own profiles, but advisors can view the profiles of all of their advisees.

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This comprehensive academic advising and degree audit solution provides students and advisors with tools and information to successfully navigate degree requirements. With GriffAudit 2.0,

students have a complete guide to degree completion and seamlessly integrates with information from CourseLeaf and Banner. These new efficiencies will provide better support for our students’ academic goals and better access to academic advice for advisors.

Undergraduate advisers should begin to familiarize themselves with the new degree audit system prior to the start of advisement and registration. Please refer to the “Learn About Student Profile” button on the MyCanisius portal to review all training documentation. Video tutorials and FAQs are available on this wiki page to help navigate the system and better understand all of its features.

In addition, there will be training sessions next week that cover both GriffAudit 2.0 and the Student and Advisor Profiles during the following times:

  • Monday, February 10 @ 4:00 p.m. in Science Hall 002C (ITS Training Room)
  • Tuesday, February 11 @ 8:30 a.m. in Old Main 119
  • Wednesday, February 12 @ 12:30 p.m. in Science Hall 002C (ITS Training Room)

If you cannot attend but wish to schedule a training session for yourself or your department, please contact Emily McGorry at mcgorrye@canisius.edu or at Ext. 2121.

Students will be instructed to contact their advisors directly with questions or concerns regarding their degree audit. If you believe there is an error or missing information on a student’s audit, please contact the Student Records and Financial Services Center utilizing the new “GriffAudit” mailbox at griffaudit@canisius.edu. Please include the student’s ID number and details regarding the error or omission. If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding the new GriffAudit 2.0 system, please submit using the GriffAudit mailbox and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Many thanks to the implementation team, especially Samantha Brennan, student services processing specialist for student records and financial services; Pam Dart, programmer analyst for ITS; Lisa Fischer, assistant registrar for student records and financial services; Michele Folsom, director of administrative computing for ITS; Jeff Lindauer, interim assistant vice president for academic affairs; Emily McGorry, executive assistant for academic affairs; Deborah Prohn, assistant director for student records and financial services; and David Shakarjian, senior programmer analyst for ITS who worked diligently to ensure the audits match the catalog and reflect our current curricular practices. Additionally, we appreciate the numerous faculty and staff members who provided assistance entering exceptions, answering questions and testing the degree audits. Your participation was critical to the successful roll-out of GriffAudit 2.0. This was truly a team effort, and we hope that students and their advisors find our work will make their lives easier.

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

Italian Language Study Abroad

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Ciao! Have you ever wanted to learn Italian? Here is your opportunity to learn it in Florence, Italy! No prior experience with Italian is required, although it would be helpful. It is open to all Canisius students, faculty and staff.  If interested, please contact Marta Rizzo at rizzo25@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Marta Rizzo, adjunct professor, Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures

The Dome Glitch

For those of you who regularly submit stories to The Dome, you may have noticed a glitch recently, which prevents images from being uploaded. That glitch has been attributed to Internet Explorer for Microsoft Windows. Specifically, Microsoft is phasing out the Internet Explorer browser making it no longer suitable for most work on the web.

For many, this means they will have to change their default browser from Internet Explorer to Google Chrome, which ITS and COLI universally recommend.

Changing your default browser is easy. Simply click here and follow the steps in the tutorial provided by COLI.

If problems persist with uploading images to The Dome after changing your default browser, contact the Office of College Communications at Ext. 2792.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius College Staff Mentoring Program – Apply Today!

Canisius College is committed to providing professional development opportunities that will enhance personal and professional growth, improve engagement and retention of staff. As part of this commitment and in response to feedback from staff through our performance appraisal process, we are introducing a Mentor Program to pair individuals (mentor) who have expertise, knowledge and skill with staff (mentee) who are interested in gaining knowledge and skills in order to further develop professional expertise.

We have several leaders across the Canisius College campus who have agreed to participate as mentors in the program.  A mentor is a combination of many different people – part cheerleader, part coach, part teacher, part student, part guide, and part listener. A mentor guides, inspires, encourages, counsels, advises, questions and answers.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BEING MENTORED?

We are currently seeking mentees who are interested in being assigned a mentor in 2020. The schedule and time commitment will be flexible and scheduled based on your assigned mentor and your meeting preferences.

Please click the link to the Mentee Form if you are interested in participating:

Please contact Linda Walleshauser, associate vice president for Human Resources & Compliance at Ext. 2244 with any questions.

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

Hospice Spring Bouquet Sale Reminder

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The Student Records & Financial Services Center has teamed up with Hospice Buffalo to take orders for the organization’s 34th annual Hospice Spring Bouquet Sale.

This year, you can purchase a gorgeous mixed bouquet for $10 or a tribute bouquet for $30. (For every tribute bouquet purchased, a $10 bouquet will be sent to brighten the day of a current Hospice patient.)

Also, to celebrate the 34th year of the bouquet sale, Hospice is giving away 34 prizes for 34 years. Each tribute bouquet will have a peel-n-reveal sticker for the opportunity to be one of the lucky winners! All proceeds from the Spring Bouquet Sale benefit Hospice Buffalo’s patients and their families.

Orders with payment are due no later than Friday, February 14. Cash and checks are accepted. Checks can be made out to Hospice Buffalo. Flowers will delivered the week of March 2 and you will be contacted when they arrive for pick up.

If you have any questions, please contact Allaina Faulise at faulisea@canisius.edu or Margaret Kraatz at kraatzm@canisius.edu.

Help us bring a dose of springtime and happiness to the people impacted by serious illness and loss.

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

Campus Candid

Pictured (l-r): Richard D. Reitsma, PhD; Yvonne K. Widenor; Canisius President John J. Hurley; and artist Edreys Wajed

The campus community gathered in the hallway between Old Main and the Library on Tuesday, February 4 for the debut of the new sesquicentennial mural on campus.

Hand painted by Buffalo artist Edreys Wajed, the mural was designed to symbolize 150 years of excellence at Canisius. The project was directed by Richard Reitsma, PhD, chair of the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and Yvonne Widenor, visiting assistant professor and director of the Art History Program.

The debut of the mural is the latest in a series of events the college is hosting throughout 2019-20 to commemorate Canisius’ 150 years of excellence. Click here to view a full list of upcoming sesquicentennial events.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

Mick Cochrane, PhD, chair of the English Department and Creative Writing program, penned the essay “Caped Crusaders,” which appeared in the February 4 edition of The Daily Good.   The newsletter leverages the internet to promote positive and uplifting news around the world to more than 100,000 subscribers.

Submitted by: College Communications

 

It’s Trivia Wednesday

The campus community is invited to watch The Dome for special “Trivia Wednesdays,” which will be published throughout the school year in every Wednesday edition. The first person to respond to pubrel@canisius.edu with the correct answer will win Canisius “swag.”

Additionally, once a month on Wednesdays, there will be a special giveaway in which the winner will receive some of the newly-designed Canisius sesquicentennial gear.

Winners will be announced the following Wednesday of each week along with the correct trivia answer. This week’s giveaway question is:

Which Canisius College professor conducted extensive scholarly research into the origins of Santa Claus:

a. Timothy Wadkins, PhD, Religious Studies & Theology

b. Frank Riga, PhD – English

c. E. Christine Moll, PhD – Counseling and Human Services

d. Richard A. Bailey, PhD – History

Congratulations to Suli Calianno, Canisius Fund coordinator, who won last week’s Trivia Wednesday contest. The question was:

Canisius admitted its first group of African American students under the new Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Program in what year:

(a) 1970

(b) 1968

(c) 1975

(d) 1962

The correct answer was: (b) 1968

Submitted by: College Communications

Soup with Substance

City of Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown will visit Canisius today, Wednesday, February 5, to participate in the college’s Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. “Soup with Substance” series.  Award-winning journalist and Canisius alumna Sandy E. White ’77 will interview Mayor Brown about Dr. King’s legacy and how his influence shapes the mayor’s life and work.  The mayor will also take questions from the audience.  The event begins at 12:00 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge, located on the second floor of the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center. 

The Honorable Byron Brown was re-elected to a fourth four-year term as mayor of New York’s second largest city in November 2017.  Under his leadership during the past 14 years, Mayor Brown has directed and delivered on major projects in every section of the city, improving and strengthening Buffalo’s neighborhoods. In just the past eight years, the area has experienced $7.3 billion in economic development.

Click here to keep reading.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: College Communications

Makerspace Fun in February

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The Art History program is hosting two Makerspace events this month.

The first, today, Wednesday, February 5 is from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the library.  The group will continue work on the LEGO Hogwarts Castle.

The next Makerspace event is on Wednesday, February 19 from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the library.  At this gathering, the group will create artwork with the vast collection of plastic lids donated during the spring 2019 semester. Students will have canvases, glue guns and the lids to use,  The finished works will be installed in the library for all to admire.

This project was inspired by the plastic lid artworks created by Mary Ellen Croteau. (One of her landscapes using lids is found on the flyer above).

Both events are made possible through the generous support of Taheri and Todoro PC.

Please contact Professor Yvonne Widenor at widenory@canisius.edu if you have any questions.

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, visiting assistant professor, Art History Program, Fine Arts Department

 

Huge Celebration Set for Saturday’s Women’s Basketball Game

When you check your campus mailbox this week, you’ll find four tickets for Saturday’s women’s basketball game versus Fairfield. Tip-off is slated for 2:00 p.m. It’s Faculty-Staff Day for the women’s team and everyone on campus is invited to the game at no charge.

It’s also Play4Kay Day with the first 150 women receiving a complimentary pink knit cap, courtesy of New Era. So, arrive early if you would like to receive one of these stylish caps. Everyone is encouraged to wear pink to the game. Doors open at 1:00 p.m.

The Athletic Department will also be saluting its all-sesquicentennial team Saturday afternoon. The team will be introduced at halftime. Listed below are the 16 women named to the team:

Mary Achramovitch, Patricia Aronson, Amanda Cavo Bevilacqua, Gina Castelli, Heather Fiore DiBiase, Karen Freeman, Shauna Geronzin Green, Caren Jachimiak, Mimi Lamagna O’Connell, Deb Laux, Lori Pasceri Asher, Kara Haun Rehbaum, Brittane Russell, Jenel Stevens, Cindy Ulreich Reinhard, Becky Zak Kelly

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

For more information, visit www.GoGriffs.com.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

 

Hockey Home for Two vs. Air Force

Over the past five years, Canisius and Air Force have won more conference games than any team in Atlantic Hockey except for Robert Morris. This weekend, the two titans meet at HarborCenter for conference points that are becoming more valuable each week, as the regular season starts to wind down.

This weekend’s games commence a stretch of five consecutive home contests that will be vital to the Griffs’ playoff positioning for next month’s championship.

Game time on Friday, February 7 is set for 7:35 p.m. while Saturday’s contest (great if you have children) faces off at 4:05 p.m. There will also be an autograph table following the game on Saturday.

For reduced price faculty and staff tickets, please call 888-2885. For more game information, visit www.GoGrifs.com

Submitted by: John Maddock, athletics

Mission & Identity Reading Group

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The Mission and Identity Reading Group will meet next Wednesday, February 12 from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. in the Loyola Hall Great Room. Wine and cheese will be provided.

This month’s topic is “Soul Education: An Ignatian Priority,” written by Rev. Howard Gray, SJ, and found on pp. 195-208 of A Jesuit Education Reader.  The group will also discuss Father Gray’s video “Catholic & Jesuit Identity: Appropriation & Mission.”  Click here to watch the video.

Father Gray was a beloved Jesuit who served in various capacities at Georgetown University up until his passing in May 2018.

Please contact Rev. Patrick J. Lynch, SJ, at lynchp@canisius.edu, by Tuesday, February 11 at 5:00 p.m. to receive the links to the material and the discussion questions and to indicate interest in attending the session.

Submitted by: Rev. Patrick J. Lynch, SJ, Jesuit associate, Mission & Identity

 

Discarded Ancestors: At the Intersection of Art and Ancestry

In collaboration with City of Light Publishing, the spring 2020 Archives Speaker Series presents “Discarded Ancestors: At the Intersection of Art and Ancestry” on Friday, February 28, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the Canisius College Andrew L. Bouwhuis, SJ, Library.

The presentation and subsequent book launch will feature mixed-media artist Elizabeth Leader, who is drawn to places and objects most people would pass by on a street without ever giving a glance. When she found a photo album, curbside, on Buffalo’s East Side, Leader wondered how she might find clues to the lives of people found in the pictures? Whose faces are those lost in another time?

Out of these artifacts, Leader first created art, bringing stories to new life. Then, a chance meeting with two Canisius College librarians changed everything. The hunt for “Eleanor” was on!

Elizabeth Leader, along with librarians Lisa Sullivan and Kathleen DeLaney, will share how “finding Eleanor” led to personal stories of Buffalo’s rich immigrant history, the workplaces and urban landscapes filled with treasured legacies and secrets sometimes living among rubble that make for more mysteries to be solved.

Leader’s new book, Discarded Ancestors, is her debut as a non-fiction writer and features the artwork inspired by the photo album.
This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.  Books will also be available for purchase.

For more information, contact Kathleen DeLaney, archivist/special collections librarian at Ext. 8421 or at kdelaney@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Kathleen Delaney, archivist/special collections librarian, Andrew L. Bouwhuis, SJ, Library

Ignite Awards Luncheon 2020

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Please join the Women’s Business Center (WBC) at Canisius College on Wednesday, March 18 for the Ignite Awards ceremony.  The annual event celebrates women business owners who have created success and supports the women-owned businesses that are looking to grow.  The event will be held in Science Hall from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Information on tickets, registration and sponsorship opportunities is below.

According to the Harvard Business Review, “women start businesses at twice the rate of men but only 2% of women-owned businesses break the $1 million threshold in terms of revenues.”

Through the WBC’s 16 years of existence, the center has served thousands of women seeking to launch new businesses or scale up their existing businesses. Last year alone, the WBC’s economic impact helped launch 19 new businesses; supported 363 jobs and fostered more than $3.80 million in revenue growth.

The Ignite Awards luncheon will be a telling visual of support with business resources and corporate services that serve small businesses. The energy will be palpable and meaningful connections will be made by all, as this very unique event will match up attendees at the tables with potential clients, partners and/or mentors.

Let’s take this opportunity to join forces to create greater success for us all!

EVENT DETAILS

Date & Time:

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Venue:

Canisius College Science Hall, 1901 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14208

Cost:

Early Bird Tickets                   $50.00             Cutoff date at midnight on February 14, 2020

Regular Price Tickets             $65.00             Cutoff date at midnight on March 9, 2020

Last Chance Tickets               $75.00             Cutoff date at midnight on March 17, 2020

Events Details:

https://thewomensbusinesscenter.com/ignite-2020/

Luncheon Registration: 

https://griffpay.canisius.edu/C20497_ustores/web/classic/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=1523

Sponsorship Opportunities: 

https://griffpay.canisius.edu/C20497_ustores/web/classic/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=1529

Sponsor a Seat:

https://griffpay.canisius.edu/C20497_ustores/web/classic/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=1526

Submitted by: The Women Business Center at Canisius College

Sesquicentennial Mural Debuts

The campus community is invited to celebrate the completion of the sesquicentennial mural on campus.  Please join us as we celebrate this beautiful addition to our campus on Tuesday, February 4 at 4:00 p.m. in the hallway between Old Main and the Library. 

The college continues to commemorate its 150-year anniversary throughout the 2019-20 academic year with events and speakers that showcase Canisius’ academic distinctions, social justice initiatives and Catholic, Jesuit identity.

The mural, hand painted by Buffalo artist Edreys Wajed, represents 150 years of Canisius excellence. Wajed will be in attendance at tomorrow’s event.

Refreshments will be served.

Submitted by: College Communications

LAST CHANCE: Opt-in to participate!

#CanisiusGivingDay 2020 is just three months away!

If you would like to fundraise for your area you must “opt-in” by today, Monday, February 3.

What does that mean? If you plan to actively fundraise for your respective area on Giving Day, you must notify the Canisius Fund Office by today, as campaign pages and designations will only be created for the programs, departments, teams, etc. that indicate they are participating.

Please Email Suli Calianno, Canisius Fund coordinator, at lyons@canisius.edu or call Ext. 2712 today to officially opt-in!

We need to provide our Giving Day software provider a list of the areas fundraising so they can create individual campaign pages and designations that donors can support.

We cannot guarantee that we will be able to add more once we submit our list to the software vendor, so it’s critical that you let us know if you plan to participate.

Submitted by: The Canisius Fund Team

Coming Up from the ICMS

Tomorrow, Tuesday, February 4, Campbell Price, PhD, will speak at 7:00 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge. Price is the curator of the new exhibit opening at the Buffalo Museum of Science, Golden Mummies of Egypt. Join the Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies as Price speaks about the accidental discovery of thousands of mummies dating from the Greco-Roman Era of Egyptian history.

Submitted by: Kristina Laun, social media & web administrator, ICMS

Nominate a Senior for ALANA Achievement Award

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The time has come to nominate a deserving ALANA senior for the ALANA Achievement Award, presented annually during Spring Honors Convocation.

The ALANA Achievement Award acknowledges the accomplishments of an African American, Latinx American, Asian American or Native American (ALANA) graduating senior who exemplifies the Jesuit value of magis through academic excellence, exceptional leadership, character, dedication and service to Canisius and the community-at-large.

Nominations can be submitted by clicking here, and are due by Thursday, February 27.

Submitted by: Rev. Patrick J. Lynch, SJ, chair, Committee for Outstanding Senior ALANA Achievement Award; professor emeritus, Religious Studies & Theology

Participate in New Magis: Canisius Collaborators Retreat

The Office of Mission & Identity is launching a series of “Magis” retreats that will focus on discernment.  Faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to attend a two-night, three-day Magis: Canisius Collaborators Retreat over spring break.

Our new Magis program was inspired by  Boston College’s Halftime Retreat—an experience that focuses on discernment and three central questions: What brings me joy? What am I good at? What does the world need from me?

The retreat will take place from Tuesday, March 17 (arrival around lunch) – Thursday, March 19 (departure after dinner) at the Mercy Spirituality CenterThis retreat will provide participants with ample time for reflection and quiet at the Mercy Spirituality Center, located next to Highland Park in Rochester.

We will continue building community across divisions at Canisius by each briefly sharing part of our own story (professional, personal or spiritual). Each day will include shared meals, a nightly Examen, optional spiritual direction and lots of unstructured time for you to care for your whole person.

Limited spaces are available. If interested, please apply here. Spots will be given on a first come, first served basis. Applications are due by Wednesday, February 19.

There is no cost to attend. Housing, meals, and programming will be provided.

Questions can be directed to Sarah Signorino, director of Mission & Identity, at Ext. 2424 or signoris@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Office of Mission & Identity

Women’s Basketball Hosts Iona

Your Canisius women’s basketball team opens a two game homestand Thursday, February 6, when Iona visits the Koessler Athletic Center. Game time for the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference contest is slated for 7:00 p.m.

The game will be broadcast live on ESPN+. For additional information, visit www.GoGriffs.com.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

New Medieval Studies Minor

Beginning this semester, Canisius students can minor in Medieval Studies. The Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies has developed this new interdisciplinary minor with support from the departments of Classics, Fine Arts, English, Philosophy and Religious Studies and Theology. Those interested can find more information at the Classics Department Office in Churchill Tower 616.

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

Puebla, Mexico 2020

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Plan now to spend your summer studying Spanish and soaking up Mexican culture, cuisine and civilization.  Richard Reitsma, PhD, chair of modern languages, literatures and cultures, will host Puebla Mexico 2020, from June 1-30.  The trip is open to all majors, as knowledge of the Spanish language is not necessary.  Faculty and staff are invited as well.  (They can go for half the time for half the cost, if they choose.)  The trip includes a family stay with three meals per day, excursions to Oaxaca, Mexico City and Cholula, among other places, and courses in Spanish language, Latin music and dancing, and Mexican culture and cuisine.

View the (above) flyer for more information or contact Richard Reitsma at reitsmar@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Maureen Kanczak, administrative associated, Modern Languages

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