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Service of Remembrance

Campus Ministry will offer a brief service in remembrance of the victims from this weekend’s mass shooting, today, Wednesday, May 18, at 10:00 a.m. in Christ the King Chapel. All are welcomed to take time out of your day to participate.    

Submitted by: Sandra M. Estanek, PhD, Interim Vice President for Student Affairs

Opportunities to Help East Side Community

Many of our neighbors in the city of Buffalo are suffering right now. They are struck with grief, fear and anger. At the same time that they are suffering emotionally, residents of the East Side are also struggling to find basic food and supplies.  Tops Market on Jefferson Avenue was the only full-service grocery store located in this part of Buffalo.  While it is closed, there are a number of initiatives underway to get food, health, and personal care items to those who need it. 

We are grateful that so many Canisius students, faculty, staff and alumni have reached out wanting to know how they can help.  The Canisius College New Buffalo Institute and others across campus have been working with community partners to understand the needs and organizing our resources to support them. Here is how you can get involved:

First Fruits Food Pantry at Lincoln Memorial United Methodist Church, 641 Masten Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209

Donations for the following items are requested:

  • Canned corn
  • Canned Green beans
  • Chicken or vegetable broth
  • Canned tomatoes diced/stewed 
  • Canned carrots
  • Canned mixed vegetables
  • Beans dry or canned (cannellini, kidney, black, chili, pinto, black eyed peas, red)
  • Canned tuna, salmon, chicken
  • Peanut butter
  • Healthy cereals
  • Pasta and sauces
  • Rice

Donations can be dropped off on the Northland Avenue side of the church on Friday (which is prep day, and Saturdays 9:00 am – 12 noon.

Monetary donations are also greatly appreciated:

  • First Fruits Food Pantry c/o Lincoln Memorial United Methodist Church, 641 Masten Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209
    • Lincoln Memorial Cashapp account name – $changelivesthrulove 
    • Lincoln Memorial Venmo account name – Lincoln-UMC

Upper Room Church of God in Christ on 141 Florida St., Buffalo, NY 14208

Canisius College has partnered with the Upper Room Church of God to provide food to the community in the Spillman Parking Lot.

Donations for the following items are requested:

  • Perishable items: Dairy items, milk and eggs
  • Laundry and dish detergents
  • Bread/Baked goods
  • Personal health & hygiene items

Monetary donations are also greatly appreciated by the Upper Room Church: Cashapp  $COGICUPPERROOM

Buffalo Community Fridge, 257 E. Ferry Street, Buffalo, NY 14208

Donations for the following items are requested:

  • Fresh Produce
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Cheese
  • Baby formula and baby food
  • Juice
  • Water
  • Labeled cooked/canned meals (no raw meat)

Monetary donations are also being accepted by Buffalo Fridge at Venmo@bflocommunityfridge

Buffalo Slow Roll

Important Year End Information

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As we approach the end of our 2020-21 fiscal year, please review the important information, above, from the Controller’s Office.

Submitted by: JoAnn Feary, accounts payable/payroll specialist

Sign-In Updates to D2L and Zoom

For security purposes, changes are occurring to how we log into D2L and Zoom.

D2L

Starting at the end of the Spring 2022 semester (Thursday, May 19th), instead of seeing the D2L login page, you will see the familiar Canisius College login page. This is a minor change and should have little to no impact on how you access D2L.

Zoom

Sometime during the Summer months (between June and August), you will only be able to log into Zoom using your Canisius College Password. This means that, if you logged into Zoom using your Canisius Email address but used a password that was different from your Canisius Password, you will now be required to log into Zoom using your Canisius Email and Password via Single-Sign-On (SSO). This also means that you will have to go to canisius.zoom.us to access your online Zoom account instead of going to zoom.us. Additionally, for the desktop and mobile app, please view the instructions for logging in using SSO by clicking this link here. This change should have little to no impact on scheduled meetings, saved recordings, or Zoom settings.

The Dome to Switch to Summer Schedule

Beginning Wednesday, May 25, The Dome will switch to its summer schedule and publish once a week, on Wednesdays. This schedule will continue until the first week of classes for the fall 2022 semester. At that time, The Dome will return to its regular publishing schedule on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

The deadline for summer submissions is 2:00 p.m. each Tuesday.

Submitted by: College Communications

Charitable Gifts to Canisius

We have always been aware of how fortunate Canisius is to have loyal donors.  In order to ensure continued support, please forward any donations that have been received by your department to Advancement Services GM203 attention: Katie Huck.  This is an ongoing policy that helps the college to ensure the gift is recorded and the donor is provided with a charitable gift receipt. If you have any questions please call Katie Huck at Ext. 8211 or Email: huckk@canisius.edu

Please note that gifts may need to be entered prior to May 29, 2022 to be recorded in this year’s annual fund.

Submitted by: Katie Huck, director of Advancement Services, Institutional Advancement

Help Desk Starts Summer Hours

The ITS Help Desk starts its summer hours schedule today, Monday, May 16.  The Help Desk will be open Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

These hours will be in effect until Friday, August 26.  On Fridays from June 3 until August 12 the Help Desk will close at 1:00 p.m.

Submitted by: Grant Guzda, help desk manager, ITS

Canisius Names New Director of Graduate Admissions

Please join me in welcoming Amo-Augustus Kubeyinje to Canisius as the new director of graduate admissions.  Amo has extensive experience in graduate and international admissions, having previously served as an enrollment consultant at Vanguard Global Study Network, associate vice president for graduate admissions at Drew University, director of graduate admissions and enrollment services at William Paterson University, and associate director of graduate admissions at New Jersey Institute of Technology.  In addition to his role with graduate admissions, he will be working closely with undergraduate admissions to help with international recruitment.

Submitted by: Danielle D. Ianni, PhD, vice president, Enrollment Management

Women of Canisius Annual Pinning Ceremony

On Tuesday, May 17 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center all female-identifying members of our Canisius community are invited to attend the annual Women of Canisius pinning ceremony.   All female graduates are welcomed into the Canisius College alumnae community. The ceremony will be followed by a reception with light refreshments. (Please note that all genders are welcome to join us at both the ceremony and the reception.) We encourage our 2022 graduates to invite their mom, sister, grandma, etc., to join us for this special occasion.
To register for the event click the link below.

Register here!

Submitted by: Sarah Sterzinger, assistant director, Alumni Engagement

Summer Health Services

The Student Health Clinic services conclude today, Friday, May 13, for the 2021-22 academic year.

The business office will be open throughout the summer, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Student Health administrative staff can be reached by phone during these hours at 716-888-2610, select option 4 or by Email at health@canisius.edu .

 

Emergencies

For medical emergencies on campus, please contact Public Safety at Ext. 2330 or 711.

For medical emergencies off campus, please dial 911.

 

Urgent Care

For medical care that is not emergent, WellNow and Western New York Immediate Care offer urgent care services seven days a week and on holidays. There are several locations throughout Western New York including the following near campus:

WellNow Urgent Care

1597 Elmwood Ave

Buffalo, New York 14207

 

Western New York Immediate Care

2497 Delaware Ave

Buffalo, New York 14216

(Moving in the summer to 2228 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, New York)

 

Virtual Care 24/7

Catholic Health Care On Demand

www.chcareondemand.org

 

Team Health Virtual Care

www.wnyimmediatecare.com

 

WellNow Virtual Care

www.wellnow.org

Submitted by: Megan Maslanka, CMA, Student Health Center

Selecting a Mental Health Professional

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Sometimes the hardest part about seeking help for mental health can be finding the right provider for your personal needs. With May being Mental Health Awareness month, take some time to read the article, above, by Lawley Insurance Group, which gives an overview of each type of mental health professional along with recommendations on how to start the process of getting the help you need, and the right fit.

As a reminder to all faculty and staff, Canisius College offers an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH), which offers a variety of services to promote well-being. This includes free, confidential counseling, assessment and referral services to all employees.

For more resources and information related to family support, legal assistance, fitness, mental health resources and work-related help, call 1-800-386-7055 (available 24/7), Email eapcounselor@ibhcorp.com or visit www.ibhworklife.com with the login information below.

  • Username: Matters
  • Password: wlm70101

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

Buffalo Niagara Partnership Diversity & Inclusion Symposium

As part of our professional development opportunities scheduled during the college’s Juneteenth celebration and events, we have purchased a corporate pass for the Buffalo Niagara Partnership Diversity and Inclusion Symposium on Thursday, June 16 from 10:15 a.m.  – 4:00 p.m.

This unique event delivers the ongoing learning necessary in the D&I realm in a one-day virtual format that is filled with inspirational discussions and non-stop knowledge. The event is open to all faculty and staff.

To register for this online event, please use the link below and select tickets.  You will be choosing the first line that states D&I Symposium Corporate Pass RSVP.

www.eventbrite.com/e/290576380777/?discount=2022DIScorp

Please contact the Office of Human Resources with any questions.

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

COLI’s End of Semester Checklist for Instructors

It’s the end of the semester again. Here are some actions you should take by the week after grades are due:

  • Enter your Final Grades through MyCanisius. Click here for a brief video tutorial.
  • If you want students to see their Final Calculated Grade, click here to see a tutorial on how to do that.
  • Export your gradebook to archive the grades for your personal record. See this tutorial here to do that.
  • Archive your entire D2L course in the Brightspace format at the end of each term for your personal record. Click this link to see how to do that.
  • If you are teaching courses in the next semester, copy course content so you do not have to rush through it and have time to work on it in between semesters. Click here to see how. Text instructions are available here.
  • If you have not already, inform the Canisius Bookstore of any books or Cengage Unlimited products you intend to use. If you are not planning on using books or Cengage Unlimited products, let the bookstore know that as well. See their page here for more contact information.

You can click here to view the COLI Checklist page, which has further resources. View the video below for a quick overview of the End of Semester Checklist:

https://youtu.be/8bIEBVDhm8M

Sign-In Updates to D2L and Zoom

For security purposes, changes are occurring to how we log into D2L and Zoom.

D2L

Starting at the end of the Spring 2022 semester (Thursday, May 19th), instead of seeing the D2L login page, you will see the familiar Canisius College login page. This is a minor change and should have little to no impact on how you access D2L.

Zoom

Sometime during the Summer months (between June and August), you will only be able to log into Zoom using your Canisius College Password. This means that, if you logged into Zoom using your Canisius Email address but used a password that was different from your Canisius Password, you will now be required to log into Zoom using your Canisius Email and Password via Single-Sign-On (SSO). This also means that you will have to go to canisius.zoom.us to access your online Zoom account instead of going to zoom.us. Additionally, for the desktop and mobile app, please view the instructions for logging in using SSO by clicking this link here. This change should have little to no impact on scheduled meetings, saved recordings, or Zoom settings.

Honoring Presidency of John J. Hurley

More than 500 of President John J. Hurley’s closest family, friends and supporters gathered at the Atrium@Rich’s on Friday, May 6 to celebrate his 25-year legacy at Canisius College.  Independent Health sponsored the event, which radiated the spirit of Canisius.  The room sparkled with blue and gold, and was accented by visual displays that showcased the college’s transformation throughout the years. 

The evening included an invocation by Rev. Richard Zanoni, SJ, associate pastor at St. Michael’s Church, and a reflection and vocal performance by Sydnie Perkins ’16, MS ’20. The event’s honorary co-chair, Dennis Strigl ’74, HON ’11, eloquently introduced a video tribute, which encapsulated Hurley’s resilient, thoughtful and dedicated leadership. 

The program concluded with President Hurley sharing his own memorable remarks. 

Submitted by: College Communications

Men’s Swim Team Spruces Up People’s Park

The Men’s Swim team picked up where the women left off last week and continued to plant, weed, paint and spruce up the People’s Park.  The community garden houses a free little library,  garden beds, ornamental flowers and many locations to sit and enjoy the trees and flowers.   Many thanks to Scott Vandezell, the coach of the swimming team, for encouraging participation from his squad.

Community members from the New Buffalo Institute also showed up this past weekend to help turn the beds at the Jefferson Avenue garden.  Thanks to Amun Heru Ra for organizing and for the effort from all of the residents of Hamlin Park who came out to help.  If you are interested in learning more about gardening, check out this series of free courses sponsored by Freedom Gardens.

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Submitted by: Mary Rockwell, Ph.D., Director, The New Buffalo Institute

Open Comment Period

As part of our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, the offices of Human Resources and Diversity and Inclusion have partnered to develop a campus-wide policy related to DEI in the workplace. In addition, we have expanded the hiring for mission policy to include outlined DEI protocols within the college’s hiring practices.

As required, the campus community has an opportunity to comment on proposed edits to all policies. The 60-day comment period the Hiring for Mission Policy and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy is now open.

Please click on the attached link:

https://wiki.canisius.edu/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=48169056.

All feedback will be anonymous unless you choose to leave your name. Reports of the feedback submitted will be reviewed with the Senior Leadership Team. The review period concludes on Tuesday, July 5, 2022.

The collective sum of the individual differences, unique capabilities and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and institution’s achievement.

We would like to thank you for contributing to this process.

Submitted by: Linda M. Walleshauser, associate vice president, Human Resources and Compliance & Fatima Rodriguez Johnson, associate dean, Diversity & Inclusion

New Documentary History of New York’s Constitutions

Peter Galie and Christopher Bopst ’95 have been commissioned by William S. Hein & Co. Inc. to compile a multi-volume documentary history of New York’s constitutions. Hein and Co., located in Buffalo, NY, is the largest publisher of online legal materials in the country. When issued– simultaneously in print and online– it will be the only such history currently available.

Submitted by: Peter Galie, professor emeritus, Poiltical Science

Canisius in the News

Buffalo News Reporter Robert McCarthy wrote a brief commentary about former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s visit to Canisius College last week. Click here to read his analysis.

Counseling Honor Society Induction

On Saturday, May 7, 17 graduate students from the School Counseling and the Mental Health Counseling programs were inducted into Psi Chi Gamma, the Canisius Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, which is the international honor society for counseling. All inductees earned a GPA of 3.5 or better and engaged in significant community service as part of the requirements for eligibility. Chi Sigma Iota is dedicated to high standards of professional competence and service to others.

Submitted by: Department of Counseling and Human Services

Commencement Volunteers Needed!

We are thrilled to get back to our usual commencement ceremonies this year and ask that you consider volunteering for either or both of the following celebrations:

Graduate CeremonyWednesday, May 18, 2022 KAC7:00 p.m.

This is a three hour time commitment.  Volunteers should arrive in the Patrick Lee Center by 5:30 p.m.  A light meal will be available in KAC LL Room G21 at 4:30 p.m.

Undergraduate CeremoniesSaturday, May 21, 2022 KAC 10:30 a.m., and 1:30 p.m.

This is a 6.5 hour time commitment. Volunteers should arrive in the Patrick Lee Center by 9:00 am.  There will be coffee service in the morning and lunch will be available between the two ceremonies.

To volunteer, click  HERE.  If you have a special graduate you wish to marshal, please indicate this on the form.  Please note that accommodations will be made whenever possible.

We have scheduled the following Volunteer information session:

Please see detailed information on these events as well as volunteer guidelines HERE.

Faculty who wish to be part of the procession should complete this brief form (https://forms.gle/7BqezU4otDFxWvqQ6)

This event celebrates the culmination of years of hard work, dedication, and the perseverance of our students who are filled with pride, hope and the promise of a bright future.   We have all played a part in the transformation of these students and it is our hope that you want to be part of the excitement of their special day. Watching our graduates and their families is a great reminder of what we work for each day.

Thank you for volunteering!!

Submitted by: Academic Affairs

 

Canisius in the News

Bob Klump, director of the Raichle Pre-Law Center, was interviewed on Wednesday May, 4 on WBEN-AM RadioHe appeared on A New Morning with Susan Rose and Brian Mazurowski, to discuss the leaked SCOTUS draft report, the impact on justices and changes to how future draft reports are disseminated.

To listen to the full show on WBEN-AM Radio, click here. 

Submitted by: College Communications

Award-Winning Author Visits Magic Realism Class

On Wednesday evening, May 4, award-winning author and television producer Sheri Holman visited HON 378: Magic Realism on Zoom with Richard Reitsma, PhD, associate professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures.  Holman joined remotely from Brooklyn, NY, while Reitsma managed the class from Warsaw, Poland.

The class discussed her last novel Witches on the Road Tonight and talked about writing novels versus writing for TV, dealing with trauma and finding inspiration.  The class recording is available but please contact Dr. Reitsma at reitsmar@canisius.edu if you are interested in the YouTube link.

For more on Sheri Holman’s career as a writer and as a TV producer click here.

Submitted by: Dr. Richard D. Reitsma, chair, associate professor of Spanish, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, & Cultures

Kappa Delta Pi Initiation

The Upsilon Gamma Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), an education honor society, recently recognized current and new KDP inductees.  A total of 15 students participated in the ceremony with 10 new honorees inducted at the KDP Induction Ceremony on Saturday, April 30, 2022. 

KDP is the champion for future and new teachers from campus to classroom. KDP is a reliable and research-based resource of best practices for teaching, and delivers guidance and solutions to the particular issues facing teachers across the United States, while maintaining a global perspective.

Congratulations to the KDP Honorees!

Bottom row (left to right): Matthew Hein (Treasurer), Taylor Behlmaier (Historian), Renae Fisher; Middle row (left to right): Erika Eyssen (Vice President), Katie Bray, Jaime Bennett, Erin Tzetzo, Catherine Russo; Back row (left to right): Jacob Lewis, Alex Silfies, Courtney Allen, Theresa Bienko, Eamon Wallace, Keith Powers, Emma Maxson (President), Dr. Jeff Lindauer (KDP Counselor)

New initiates not pictured: Alexandra Fazio, Emilie Puzzella, Mary Banks, and Jenna Rybarczyk

Submitted by: Jeff Lindauer, associate professor of Teacher Education and Leadership

PA Studies Grant

The Physician Assistant (PA) Studies program is a recipient of a $4,000 health equity grant from Interfaith America (IA).  The college will use the grant for curriculum development in the PA Studies program.

For more information, click here.

Submitted by: College Communications 

The Spark Bird Project

In collaboration with several bird conservation organizations, Canisius announced today the launch of The Spark Bird Project. Jenn Lodi-Smith, PhD, professor of psychology and assistant vice president for academic affairs is leading The Spark Bird Project with ornithological consultation from Sara R. Morris, PhD, professor of biology and vice president for academic affairs. 

For more information, click here

To participate in The Spark Bird Project or read the spark bird stories of others, visit www.spark-bird.orgStories and findings from the study will be shared with the Roger Tory Peterson Institute, Hog Island Audubon Camp and the WNY Young Birder Club, which are partnering with Canisius on The Bird Spark Project. 

Submitted by: Jenn Lodi-Smith, PhD, professor, psychology; assistant vice president, Academic Affairs

Conservation Biology Poster Session

Don’t forget the conservation biology poster session on Thursday, May 5, 10 a.m. in the Science Hall Commons. The students have worked incredibly hard and have a lot of sustainable ideas to share. Please stop by!

Submitted by: Sue Margulis, professor, ABEC and Biology

 

Buffalo Niagara Partnership Diversity & Inclusion Symposium

As part of our professional development opportunities scheduled during the college’s Juneteenth celebration and events, we have purchased a corporate pass for the Buffalo Niagara Partnership Diversity and Inclusion Symposium on Thursday, June 16 from 10:15 a.m.  – 4:00 p.m.

This unique event delivers the ongoing learning necessary in the D&I realm in a one-day virtual format that is filled with inspirational discussions and non-stop knowledge. The event is open to all faculty and staff.

To register for this online event, please use the link below and select tickets.  You will be choosing the first line that states D&I Symposium Corporate Pass RSVP.

www.eventbrite.com/e/290576380777/?discount=2022DIScorp

Please contact the Office of Human Resources with any questions.

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

 

Guardian and Uprise Health

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Take some time to read through Guardian & Uprise Health’s May newsletter to learn more about correcting myths about mental health conditions, understanding grief and trauma, and an overview of Uprise Health’s platform called “Wellbeing Check” which helps you monitor your stress and wellbeing.

To access other resources on the website, you will need to use access code: worklife

As always, this month’s newsletter also features a webinar titled “Not Feeling Good Enough,” which will take place on Thursday, May 19 from 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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

 

All About Allergies

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Springtime is here and for many of us this also means allergy season. The short read, above, provided by Lawley Insurance Group, explains characteristics that can increase your risk of getting allergies, how to minimize the symptoms, and how to go about getting treatment. 

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

 

TIAA Live Webinars for May

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Get your finances in check with the help of webinars offered by TIAA for the month of May.

Take a look at the list for days, times and how to register to attend.

Click here to get started!

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

Join Slow Roll

Slow Roll is a free and inclusive Monday night community bike ride.  On Monday, May 16, the ride takes place in Hamlin Park! The 10-mile round-trip route has two stops, returning to Em Tea Cup Coffee Cafe for food, drinks, music and fellowship.

Meet at Em Tea Cup Coffee Cafe, 80 Oakgrove Ave. corner of Hughes Ave. for Slow Roll at 6:30 p.m.  Wear your Canisius gear!

Our 311 Ride will spotlight a city service Slow Roll squad uses along every route we ride, and show how everyday residents can help improve the state of our streets. “The City’s of Buffalo’s 311 Call and Resolution Center provides residents with fast, centralized access to city services.”   Learn more during the ride!

Submitted by: Mary Rockwell, Ph.D., director, The New Buffalo Institute

 

 

COLI’s End of Semester Checklist for Instructors

It’s coming up to the end of the semester again. Here are some actions you should take by the week after grades are due:

  • Enter your Final Grades through MyCanisius. Click here for a brief video tutorial.
  • If you want students to see their Final Calculated Grade, click here to see a tutorial on how to do that.
  • Export your gradebook to archive the grades for your personal record. See this tutorial here to do that.
  • Archive your entire D2L course in the Brightspace format at the end of each term for your personal record. Click this link to see how to do that.
  • If you are teaching courses in the next semester, copy course content so you do not have to rush through it and have time to work on it in between semesters. Click here to see how. Text instructions are available here.
  • If you have not already, inform the Canisius Bookstore of any books or Cengage Unlimited products you intend to use. If you are not planning on using books or Cengage Unlimited products, let the bookstore know that as well. See their page here for more contact information.

You can click here to view the COLI Checklist page, which has further resources. View the video below for a quick overview of the End of Semester Checklist:

https://youtu.be/8bIEBVDhm8M

Summer Software Requests

Please Email all requests for computer software for the summer session by Friday, May 6 to helpdesk@canisius.edu

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the ITS Help Desk via Email, phone (Ext. 8340) or visit here.

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

ITS Banner Upgrades Scheduled

ITS will be applying Banner upgrades to our production environment, on Sunday May 8, 2022 from 5:00 a.m – 9:00 a.m. During this maintenance window, the Banner Application, Self-Service Banner (Student Profile, registration, timesheets, leave balances, etc) will be unavailable.

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

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

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

Canisius in the News

As part of Autism Awareness Month, the Canisius IAR team was featured in the US Department of Education’s IES blog (Inside IES Research) for its series of grant-funded studies.  Jenn Lodi-Smith is part of the current studies. To read more about the studies on IES, click here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius Commencement Ceremonies

Canisius President John J. Hurley will preside over his final commencement ceremonies this month, as his tenure at the college comes to a close on June 30.  Graduate commencement is scheduled for Wednesday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Koessler Athletic Center (KAC).  Undergraduate commencement is scheduled for Saturday, May 21, also in the KAC. The college will host two undergraduate ceremonies on this day to better accommodate all graduates and their families.  Commencement for the College of Arts and Sciences will take place at 10:30 a.m.  Ceremonies for the School of Education and Human Services and the Wehle School of Business will follow at 1:30 p.m.  

In addition to the conferral of formal degrees upon graduates, each commencement ceremony will include a student speaker address and the conferral of honorary degrees and awards.  Among those individuals receiving an honorary degree, in absentia, is Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Additional individuals receiving honorary doctorate degrees during Canisius commencement ceremonies are: 

Erik Brady ’76, retired sportswriter for USA Today and contributing columnist for The Buffalo News; 

Robert J. Butler, PhD, professor emeritus of English and longtime director of the All-College Honors program at Canisius; 

Myron, MD and Joyce Glick, founders of the Jericho Road Community Health Center in Buffalo, a Federally Qualified Health Center; 

Nancy Nielsen, MD, PhD, clinical professor at the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and past president of the American Medical Association; 

George Scott, president of the Colored Musicians Club in Buffalo; and 

Hon. Shirley Troutman, associate judge of the New York Court of Appeals.  

In addition to the conferral of honorary degrees, the Canisius College Alumni Association will bestow its LaSalle Medal upon two graduates. The LaSalle Medal is awarded to alumni whose contributions have advanced the interests of alma mater.  This year’s LaSalle Medal recipients are:

Lee C. Wortham ’79, who recently concluded seven years as a member of the Board of Trustees, including four (2017 – 2021) as chair.

Anthony M. Masiello ’69, HON ’96, former mayor of Buffalo and member of the Canisius College Board of Trustees, for which he helps formulate and recommend policy to President John Hurley.

For more information and to see the full release click, here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Women of Canisius Annual Pinning Ceremony

On Tuesday, May 17 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center all female-identifying members of our Canisius community are invited to attend the annual Women of Canisius pinning ceremony in which  female graduates are welcomed into the Canisius College alumnae community. The ceremony will be followed by a reception with light refreshments. (Please note that all genders are welcome to join us at both the ceremony and the reception.) We encourage our 2022 graduates to invite their mom, sister, grandma, etc., to join us for this special occasion.
To register for the event click the link below.

Register here!

Submitted by: Sarah Sterzinger, assistant director, Alumni Engagement

Distinguished Seniors and Distinguished Faculty

The Office of Alumni Engagement is proud to announce the 2022 selection for Distinguished Faculty and Distinguished Seniors.

The 2022 Distinguished Faculty recipient is Shawn O’Rourke, PhD, co-chair, Kinesiology. This award is presented to full-time faculty members of the college who are distinguished for contributions to the academic world and teaching excellence.  Congratulations to Dr. O’ Rourke!

The 2022 Distinguished Seniors are:  Jordan Chatelle ’22, Alyssa Deacon ’22, Rosalia Sedano ’22 and Jasmine Thomas ’22.  These awards are presented to seniors who have distinguished themselves through academic excellence and leadership roles at the college.  Congratulations to Jordan, Alyssa, Rosalia, and Jasmine!

Submitted by: Sarah Sterzinger, assistant director of Alumni Engagement

Faculty Tenure & Promotions

 

The Office of Academic Affairs would like to congratulate the members of our Canisius faculty that were recently promoted in academic rank or awarded tenure.  Their work and scholarly achievements enrich Canisius College and play a significant role in preparing today’s students to become the next generation of leaders.

The following honorees were awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor:

Nathan Arbuckle, PhD, Department of Psychological Sciences

Anita C. Butera, PhD, Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice and Environmental Studies

Jonathan D. Rodgers, PhD, Department of Psychological Sciences

The following honoree was promoted to Full Professor:

Christy Hoffman, PhD, Department of Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation

Submitted by: Academic Affairs

 

Athletic Department Spring Merchandise Sale

Make sure you freshen up your summer wardrobe with some new Griffs Gear!

From May 3 – 5, the Canisius Athletic Department will hold its annual Spring Merchandise Sale in the front lobby of the Koessler Athletic Center. The sale will run from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., each day.

All members of the Canisius community are invited, and the event is open to the public.  If you know some Griffs fans looking for officially licensed merchandise, please share this information with them as well.

Go Griffs!

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

Trailblazing Author Discusses Detective Fiction

Michael Nava, author of the Henry Rios detective fiction series, visited Dr. Richard Reitsma’s SPA 436: Novela Negra class to discuss his novel Lay Your Sleeping Head, and his life as a lawyer and a writer.  Michael Nava’s importance to the detective fiction genre cannot be overstated: he created Henry Rios, the first Mexican American gay detective in fiction.

In addition to the eight book series of Henry Rios, Nava is also the author of a historical novel The City of Palaces, he is currently working on the sequel.

The conversation with Michael Nava (which was conducted in English), is available on our YouTube channel.

Submitted by: Dr. Richard D. Reitsma, chair, associate professor of Spanish, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, & Cultures

Send Someone Kudos!

Introducing Kudos Cards.  This  is an opportunity for any employee to send a quick note thanking someone for their contributions to each other, our students, visitors or the college community as a whole.

To send someone Kudos, please complete the form linked below:

https://forms.gle/pEmSKEYZiEDaKWKQ9

Submitted by: Jason Francey, director of Student Engagement, Office of Student Life

 

Pedagogy Primer Podcast: Feedback

In this episode, we discuss ways to improve professor feedback on student work.  Make your feedback commentary another great opportunity for students to learn, and help students get the most from it.

Click Here to Listen

Great Sources

Brookhart, Susan.  How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students.  ASCD, 2017.

Koehler, Johann.  The Feedback Loop: When Less is More, and When More is Less.  Graduate Student Instructor Teaching & Resource Center, University of California at Berkeley. 2016.

Walvoord, Barbara and Virginia Johnson Anderson.  Effective Grading: A Tool for Learning and Assessment in College. Wiley, 2011.

COLI.  Lesson 4 of the COLI Guide for Teaching Online.

D2L Tutorials

D2L Rubrics

D2L Dropbox Tools

D2L Quizzes and Exams

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, academic technologist, COLI

Pedagogy Primer Podcast: Matthew Kochan

In episode 12 of the Pedagogy Primer Podcast, Matthew Kochan, public service supervisor for the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library, joins us to take about information literacy, how it applies to student work, and how to do it effectively. He also discusses open education resources, also known as OER’s, how they can be used in the classroom, and the advantages and disadvantages of OER’s over traditional text. We close this episode with a brief discussion on how the Library has helped students overcome some of the struggles that they may encounter while going to college.

Click here to listen

Or Listen & Subscribe on

Apple Podcasts

Google Podcasts

Relevant Links and Resources

Works Cited

Colvard, Nicholas B., et al. “The Impact of Open Educational Resources on Various Student Success Metrics.” International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, vol. 30, no. 2, 2018, p. 15. https://uark.libguides.com/ld.php?content_id=43756953

Redden, Molly. “7 in 10 Students Have Skipped Buying a Textbook Because of Its Cost, Survey Finds.” The Chronicle of Higher Education, 23 Aug. 2011, https://www.chronicle.com/article/7-in-10-students-have-skipped-buying-a-textbook-because-of-its-cost-survey-finds/.

“Student Group Releases New Report on Textbook Prices.” Student PIRGs, 3 Feb. 2016, https://studentpirgs.org/2016/02/03/student-group-releases-new-report-textbook-prices/.

“Trends in College Pricing 2019”. College Board, Nov. 2019, p. 36. https://research.collegeboard.org/pdf/trends-college-pricing-2019-full-report.pdf

Other Links

Mr. Matthew Kochan

Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library

Information Literacy LibGuide

Open Education Resources

OER Commons

Canisius College Databases

Canisius College Research Guides

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, academic technologist, COLI

Sign-In Updates to D2L and Zoom

For security purposes, changes are occurring to how we log into D2L and Zoom.

D2L

Starting at the end of the Spring 2022 semester, instead of seeing the D2L login page, you will see the familiar Canisius College login page. This is a minor change and should have little to no impact on how you access D2L.

Zoom

Sometime during the Summer months (between June and August), you will only be able to log into Zoom using your Canisius College Password. This means that, if you logged into Zoom using your Canisius Email address but used a password that was different from your Canisius Password, you will now be required to log into Zoom using your Canisius Email and Password via Single-Sign-On (SSO). This also means that you will have to go to canisius.zoom.us to access your online Zoom account instead of going to zoom.us. Additionally, for the desktop and mobile app, please view the instructions for logging in using SSO by clicking this link here. This change should have little to no impact on scheduled meetings, saved recordings, or Zoom settings.

Campus Candids

Many thanks to the women’s soccer and basketball teams for helping The New Buffalo Institute at the Hamlin Park clean-up this past Saturday, April 23.  Thank you to Stan Martin of REACH Buffalo, Council member Ulysses Wingo’s representative Tim Brown,  Sen. Tim Kennedy and Zeneta Everhart, for organizing the event and hosting the students for lunch.

Concentrating on Wohlers Ave and Florida Streets, we filled at least 40 large garbage bags.  Neighbors came out to support and members of the Buffalo Police Department also rolled up their sleeves.   It was a great effort!

Submitted by: Mary Rockwell, Ph.D., director, The New Buffalo Institute

Canisius in the News

The kittens on campus are receiving a great deal of attention these days.

On Thursday, April 28, The Buffalo News and Channels 2, 4 and 7 visited the Margaret Wendt Animal Behavior Lab in Science Hall to get a first-hand look at the ongoing training and enrichment exercises of these furry felines.

Canisius students are teaching the eight-week old kittens how to walk into carriers on their own, how to complete small agility courses and how to high-five.  The training and enrichment exercises are aimed at making the kittens more attractive adoption candidates and encouraging positive relationships with humans. 

Click on the links below to view the stories.

WGRZ-TV Channel 2

WIVB-TV Channel 4

The Buffalo News

The Buffalo News Photo Gallery

Submitted by: College Communications

Vision Project 2022

In President John J. Hurley’s fall 2021 convocation address, he announced that the college will assist the next president through the development of two initiatives: The Vision Project 2022 and the development of a situation analysis, coordinated by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Thomas R. Chambers, PhD. Through a series of task forces, Chambers will work to develop a report to hand the next president about the state of the college and some immediate strategies or questions that should be considered to help move the college forward.

The Vision Project 2022 is a parallel process to the development of the situational analysis and seeks to understand how all members of the Canisius community see the future of the college based on a framework that is grounded in the college’s mission and oriented through a S.O.A.R. lens – Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations and Results. SOAR is a strengths-based approach to strategic planning and the college’s Strategic Planning Committee has developed a series of reflection questions in the areas of (1) teaching and learning (2) the student experience (3) mission and identity and (4) diversity and inclusion.

The campus community is encouraged to visit the Google site for more information, and to submit thoughts on these reflection questions under the Reflection & Input tab. Respond to as many questions as you like and be as specific or visionary as you prefer but along the way, please attempt to describe:

1.Goals that should be considered

2.Actions that could be taken to arrive at those goals

3. How those goals shape the college’s educational mission and position it for success in the future

Submitted by: College Communications

Important Year-End Information

As we approach the end of our 2021-22 fiscal year, here is some important information from the Controller’s Office for the campus community to keep in mind:

Requisitions

  • All requisitions are to be submitted by the end of business day on Monday May 16, 2022 to allow for sufficient approval and processing time. Related invoices should be submitted as soon as possible.

Visa/Center Suite

  • All VISA charges posted to the bank by 5/31/22 will be charged to the ’21-22 budget.
  • Any charges that post AFTER 5/31/22 will be charged to the ’22-23 budget.

o   Please note that it can take up to 1-7 business days for charges to post.

AP Checks

  • All invoices and check requests are to be submitted by end of day on Thursday May 26, 2022 to allow for sufficient approval and processing time. AP checks will be issued on Tuesday May 31, 2022.

 

Please contact Accounts Payable at 888-8525 with any questions.

Controller’s Office

Submitted by: JoAnn Feary, payroll specialist, Accounts Payable

Employee of Distinction Nominations Due Today

Nominate a co-worker for a job well done for the month of April by completing the Employee of Distinction nomination form here. Please have all April submissions completed no later than the end of the day today, April 29.

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

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

Submissions after that date will be considered for the month of May. Once a decision is made for April, the Employee of Distinction will be featured in The Dome.  Contact the Human Resources Department at Ext. 2240 or Bethany in the President’s Office at Ext. 2100 with any questions.

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

Sign-In Updates to D2L and Zoom

For security purposes, changes are occurring to how we log into D2L and Zoom.

D2L

Starting at the end of the Spring 2022 semester, instead of seeing the D2L login page, you will see the familiar Canisius College login page. This is a minor change and should have little to no impact on how you access D2L.

Zoom

Sometime during the Summer months (between June and August), you will only be able to log into Zoom using your Canisius College Password. This means that, if you logged into Zoom using your Canisius Email address but used a password that was different from your Canisius Password, you will now be required to log into Zoom using your Canisius Email and Password via Single-Sign-On (SSO). This also means that you will have to go to canisius.zoom.us to access your online Zoom account instead of going to zoom.us. Additionally, for the desktop and mobile app, please view the instructions for logging in using SSO by clicking this link here. This change should have little to no impact on scheduled meetings, saved recordings, or Zoom settings.

Inaugural Induction for First-Gen Honor Society

Canisius College inducted its first cohort of members into the Delta Gamma Chapter of the Tri-Alpha First Generation Student Honor Society on Monday, April 25th in the Grupp Fireside Lounge. Over 20 individuals were inducted including undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff.

Front Row: Hawa Saleh, Courntey Johnt, Liana Posella, Sameria Mbili, Hannah Davis, Chief Kimberly Beaty (Director of Public Safety)

Back Row: Dr. Mark Harrington (Assistant Vice President for Student Development and Academic Success), Dylan Tynan, Jesse Pfeiffer, Merce DeJesus, Haley Pond, Katara Willis, Deepthi Krishna, Jason Francey (Director of Student Engagement), Bennie Williams (Assistant Dean/Director of the ALANA Student Center).

Below is a list of all students who were inducted:

Class of 2022
• Eliyas Aman
• Merce DeJesus
• Courtney Johnt
• Sameria Mbili
• Lucas Palmer
• Jesse Pfeiffer
• Haley Pond
• Liana Posella

Class of 2023
• Hawa Saleh
• Dylan Tynan
• Olga-Iris Wanliss-Diaz
• Katara Willis

Class of 2022
• Mason Bowes

Graduate Students:
• Hannah Davis
• Deepthi Krishna
• Mallorie Lynn
• Haley Snyder

Faculty/Staff
• Chief Kim Beaty, Director of Public Safety (also pursuing her Master’s in Higher Education Student Affairs Administration)
• Mr. Jason Francey, Director of Student Engagement
• Dr. Mark Harrington, Assistant Vice President for Student Development and Academic Success
• Mr. Bennie D. Williams, Assistant Dean of Students

The college’s first generation student initiatives is a collaborative effort between various departments in the Student Affairs division. Congratulations to all of our new inductees. We look forward to inducting more members of our community in the years to come.

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

 

Beta Gamma Sigma

The Wehle School of Business welcomed 10 new inductees in Beta Gamma Sigma, the international business honor society.  Students ranking in the top 10 percent of the undergraduate and top 20 percent of graduate programs at schools accredited by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), are eligible for this invitation.   They join an expanding worldwide network of more than 625,000 outstanding business professionals who have earned recognition through lifetime membership in Beta Gamma Sigma.  

The new inductees are: Nathan Conry; Paul DiNicolantonio; Charles Drolet; Emme Foote; Caitlin Gatta; Thea Keppel; Peter Kinmartin; Peter Lyons; Ryan Miotto; Aubrey Stevenson.

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

 

National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society Induction

Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society/La Sociedad Nacional Honoraria Hispánica is the largest collegiate foreign language honor society in the U.S. This year we extend our congratulations to five new members of the Canisius chapter, Chi Tau. 

The initiation took place in Old Main 314 on April 20, 2022 where students received the membership insignia. Sigma Delta Pi’s insignia is the royal seal of Fernando and Isabel, representing Castilla, León and Aragón; its colors are red and gold, its flower the red carnation, and its motto the Greek phrase “Spanías Didagéi Proágomen” meaning “Let’s go forth/continue forth under the teaching/guidance of the Spanish language.”

Sigma Delta Pi honors those who excel in the study of the Spanish language and in the study of the literature and culture of the Spanish-speaking world. Its mission is to foster an understanding, appreciation and respect for the peoples, cultures and societies of the Spanish-speaking world, and to honor those who have promoted and reinforced a better understanding of the contributions of the Spanish-speaking world.

Front row (l-r): Leanne Hanlon ‘22, Joanna Fiorella ‘24, Emma Marzec ‘24, Julianna Falsone ’24, and Max Chew ’24

Back row (Advisers): Dr. Richard Reitsma, Margaret Stefanski

Submitted by: Margaret Stefanski, professor, Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures

 

Phi Sigma Tau

The Department of Philosophy inducted nine new members into its Phi Sigma Tau honor society on April 25, 2022.  Phi Sigma Tau is the Philosophy’s Honor Society.

Pictured above (l-r): Chris White, Dr. John Zeis, Dr. Tanya Loughead, Jayseana Jackson, Mariayah Gonzalez, Dr. Phil Reed, Mason Bowes, Harrison Dodson, Jules Lee.

Pictured (l-r): Mariyah Gonzalez, Mason Bowes, Jules Lee, Harrison Dodson, Alfonso Castillo.

Pictured (l-r): Jayseana Jackson, Patrick Healy, Chris White.

Submitted by: Tanya Loughead, Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy

Pedagogy Primer Podcast: Feedback

In this episode, we discuss ways to improve professor feedback on student work.  Make your feedback commentary another great opportunity for students to learn, and help students get the most from it.

Click Here to Listen

Great Sources

Brookhart, Susan.  How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students.  ASCD, 2017.

Koehler, Johann.  The Feedback Loop: When Less is More, and When More is Less.  Graduate Student Instructor Teaching & Resource Center, University of California at Berkeley. 2016.

Walvoord, Barbara and Virginia Johnson Anderson.  Effective Grading: A Tool for Learning and Assessment in College. Wiley, 2011.

COLI.  Lesson 4 of the COLI Guide for Teaching Online.

D2L Tutorials

D2L Rubrics

D2L Dropbox Tools

D2L Quizzes and Exams

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, academic technologist, COLI

Pedagogy Primer Podcast

In episode 12 of the Pedagogy Primer Podcast, Matthew Kochan, public service supervisor for the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library, joins us to take about information literacy, how it applies to student work, and how to do it effectively. He also discusses open education resources, also known as OER’s, how they can be used in the classroom, and the advantages and disadvantages of OER’s over traditional text. We close this episode with a brief discussion on how the Library has helped students overcome some of the struggles that they may encounter while going to college.

Click here to listen

Or Listen & Subscribe on

Apple Podcasts

Google Podcasts

Relevant Links and Resources

Works Cited

Colvard, Nicholas B., et al. “The Impact of Open Educational Resources on Various Student Success Metrics.” International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, vol. 30, no. 2, 2018, p. 15. https://uark.libguides.com/ld.php?content_id=43756953

Redden, Molly. “7 in 10 Students Have Skipped Buying a Textbook Because of Its Cost, Survey Finds.” The Chronicle of Higher Education, 23 Aug. 2011, https://www.chronicle.com/article/7-in-10-students-have-skipped-buying-a-textbook-because-of-its-cost-survey-finds/.

“Student Group Releases New Report on Textbook Prices.” Student PIRGs, 3 Feb. 2016, https://studentpirgs.org/2016/02/03/student-group-releases-new-report-textbook-prices/.

“Trends in College Pricing 2019”. College Board, Nov. 2019, p. 36. https://research.collegeboard.org/pdf/trends-college-pricing-2019-full-report.pdf

Other Links

Mr. Matthew Kochan

Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library

Information Literacy LibGuide

Open Education Resources

OER Commons

Canisius College Databases

Canisius College Research Guides

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, academic technologist, COLI

3D Printing Interest Group

The first meeting of our Canisius 3D Printing Interest Group is today, Wednesday, April 27th at 1:00 P.M. in OM 119. Come learn how 3D printers are used on campus, how they may be helpful for your work, and how to get started in 3D printing. Also, we’ll discuss the development of a community workshop featuring 3D printing on campus.

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, academic technologist, COLI

Presidential Transition Team Announced

Canisius President-elect Steve Stoute has announced the formation of a Presidential Transition Team (PTT) to advise and support him in the early phase of his presidency.  The (PTT) will be advisory to incoming-president Stoute and provide him with recommendations for meaningful events and engagements that facilitate his successful transition to Canisius College and the Western New York community. The PTT will identify opportunities that will enable President Stoute to establish important internal and external relationships and expand upon his knowledge of Canisius’ rich history and culture, as well as the strengths, opportunities, and challenges facing the college.   The PTT will work in partnership with the Board of Trustees Onboarding and Transition Oversight Committee (OATO).

Linda Walleshauser, associate vice president for Human Resources & Compliance, and Erica Sammarco, associate vice president and assistant to the President, will co-chair the team.  They will work with the following members of the Canisius community appointed to the PTT by President-elect Stoute:

·         Tim Balkin, vice president for Business & Finance

·         Mick Cochrane, professor, English

·         Sandra Estanek, interim vice president for Student Affairs /Successor

·         Kristin Finn, professor, Teacher Education

·         Jason Francey, director of Student Engagement

·         Eileen Herbert, chief communications officer, Communications/ Public Relations

·         Jahare Hudson ’23, president, Undergraduate Student Association

·         Danielle Ianni, vice president, Enrollment Management

·         Caleb Long, HESAA,’23, graduate student representative

·         Sandra Miller, Sr. director, Corporate & Foundation and Government Relations

·         Sara Morris, vice president, Academic Affairs

·         Fatima Rodriguez-Johnson, associate dean, Diversity and Inclusion

·         Denise Rotondo, dean, Wehle School of Business

·         Rev. Tom Slon, S.J., rector, Canisius Jesuit Community

·         Howard Stanger/Successor, Faculty Senate Chair

·         Kim Venti, vice president, Institutional Advancement

·         Director of Campus Ministry (TBA)

·         Trustee Onboarding and Transition Oversight Committee – representative

A kick-off meeting for the PTT will be held today with President-elect Stoute.  He will officially begin his role on July 1, but the PTT will initiate its work this spring to prepare for his onboarding and support him throughout his first year. He has expressed his gratitude to this team and looks forward to working collaboratively with members of our Canisius community in developing a vision for the future.

Submitted by: College Communications

Alpha Sigma Nu Induction 2022

Pictured above: ASN Honoree Inductees (l-r) Michael H. Wood, PhD, chair, quantitative sciences, Ray C. Barker, PhD, adjunct professor, History Department, Rev. Thomas R. Slon, SJ, rector of the Jesuit Communities in Buffalo and Rochester, Barbara Irwin, PhD, professor of communication studies.

The Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society of Jesuit Colleges and Universities extends its heartiest congratulations to its new Alpha Sigma Nu inductees.  A total of 10 students and four honorees were inducted at the Alpha Sigma Nu Induction Ceremony on Wednesday, April 21, 2022 in Christ the King Chapel. 

Alpha Sigma Nu recognizes those students who distinguish themselves in scholarship, loyalty and service.  The only honor society permitted to bear the name Jesuit, Alpha Sigma Nu encourages its members to a lifetime pursuit of intellectual development, deepening Ignatian spirituality, service to others, and a commitment to the core principles of Jesuit education.  Selection to Alpha Sigma Nu is one of the highest honors awarded on a Jesuit campus.

Pictured above: Group Inductees (top r,ow, l-r) Patrick Healy, Class of 2023, Erik Pawelski, Class of 2022, Dr. Ray C. Barker, adjunct professor of history, Zach Lundy, ASN Chapter Board Member, Rev. Thomas R. Slon, SJ, (middle row, l-r) Marisa Taylor Warren, Class of 2023, Katara Willis, Class of 2023, Matthew Johnson, ASN Chapter Board Member, Dr. Barbara Irwin, professor of communication studies, Dr. Michael Wood, professor of physics, Chair of Quantitative Sciences (front row, l-r) Liana Posella, Class of 2022, Vivian Mundschau, ASN Chapter President, Abigail Bradley, Class of 2023, Alyssa Foley, Graduate Student in College of Arts and Sciences, Thea Keppel, Class of 2023, Allison Kurthy, Graduate Student in School of Education, Ryan Iacono, Class of 2023.

 

Submitted by: Veronica Serwacki, Canisius chapter coordinator, Alpha Sigma Nu, executive associate, College of Arts & Sciences

 

 

 

Campus Candids

Canisius’ “Kittens on Campus” had a bit of a viral moment on Thursday, April 21, when the felines showed off their latest ‘trick’ just in time for National High Five Day. Here you see kittens Willow and Pheobe high-fiving their trainers.

The exercise is part of a larger animal learning lab class being taught by Maura Tyrrell, PhD, experiential learning coordinator for the Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation (ABEC) program.

In cooperation with the SPCA of Erie County, Canisius has welcomed five kittens to the Margaret L. Wendt Animal Behavior Lab in Science Hall. During their time on campus, the kittens are learning to walk into a carrier on their own and complete a small agility course, among other things. The training is intended to make the kittens attractive adoption candidates and encourages positive relationships with humans that will help kittens transition to their new families.

The kittens will be on campus until May 5, and will then be available for adoption.  If you are interested in adopting a kitten, please contact Dr. Tyrrell at tyrrell3@canisius.edu.

VIEWING SESSIONS 

Mondays:

8:20 – 9:15 a.m.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Tuesdays:

8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Wednesdays:

8:20 – 9:15 a.m.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Thursdays:

8:20 – 9:45 a.m.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Fridays:

8:20 – 9:15 a.m.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Saturdays and Sundays:

8 – 9 a.m.

1 – 2 p.m.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, associate professor of economics and finance, spoke with The Buffalo News on Wednesday, April 20, about inflation rates and how they might force workers who were planning on retiring to come back into the workforce.

To read the full article on The Buffalo News click, here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Scott Walker Comes to Canisius

Canisius College welcomes Scott Walker, former governor of Wisconsin, to campus on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. Walker, president of the Young America’s Foundation (YAF), will present the inaugural lecture under the auspices of a new conservative lecture series made possible by Canisius Trustee Jerry Canada ’86. The talk, titled “Our Rights Come from God, Not the Government,” is free and open to the public, and sponsored by the student chapter of the Young Americans for Freedom. 

A question and answer session will follow Walker’s lecture. For more information about the event click, here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Accepted Students Day

The Undergraduate Admissions team is hosting its second Accepted Students Day this Saturday, April 23 from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The event will take place in the Koessler Athletic Center. We’re excited to welcome accepted fall 2022 students and their families to campus.

This event is a great way for the Canisius College community to celebrate each accepted student and encourage them to join our incoming class of 2026. If you are around campus Saturday, be sure to welcome and congratulate tours as they go by!

Submitted by: Kayla Maggiore, senior admissions counselor, Undergraduate Admissions

Conservation Biology Poster Session

After a two year hiatus, the conservation biology class (BIO322) is back live and in-person with our poster session. Come learn about small things that you can do to help the environment and support the wonderful students in this class.

Please join us in the Science Hall Commons on Thursday May 5, at 10:00 a.m. You are sure to learn something!

Submitted by: Sue Margulis, professor, ABEC and Biology

Virtual Group Tours Met Cloisters

Students in Desire and Conquest: Urban Landscapes of Old Spain (Honors 340), taught by Margaret Stefanski, PhD, professor, Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures and Davide Salvo, adjunct professor, Classics Department,  participated in a virtual group tour at the Met Cloisters.

The students had the opportunity to see various examples of Romanesque architecture and art; such as the apse of San Martín de Fuentidueña, artifacts from the recent exhibition “Spain 1000-1200. Art at the Frontiers of Faith”, illuminated manuscripts of the Hebrew Bible, an Islamic ivory pyxis with animals from Madinat al -Zahra and a fresco depicting a camel from the Monastery of Sant Baudelio de Berlanga.

Submitted by: Davide Salvo, adjunct professor, Classics Department

 

Canisius in the News

The Hungarian news outlet Mandiner published an interview it conducted with Canisius President John J. Hurley. In the article, titled “The Silenced Majority of America,” President Hurley discusses the important role Catholic universities play in promoting free speech and expression, the search for truth and their commitment to justice in the world. Click here to read the story.

Buffalo News Reporter David Robinson interviewed Associate Professor of Economics & Finance Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, for a story about the Buffalo Niagara job market adding nearly 10,000 jobs over the first three months of the year. Click here to read the article.

Submitted by: College Communications

Josh Allen Tickets Available for Faculty and Staff

On Saturday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the Koessler Athletic Center the Undergraduate Student Association will welcome Josh Allen, quarterback for the Buffalo Bills, to campus to give a moderated Q&A for the campus community. Starting this week, we will have tickets available for faculty and staff! 

Every faculty and staff member may request up to four tickets (while supplies last) for themselves and their partners and/or children. Please fill out the form below to request yours! Requested tickets will be available for pick up starting today, Wednesday, April 20,  in the Office of Student Life. 

https://forms.gle/97iqkCXoXFm4Basx8

Please note that per that artist contract, masks will be required for the event.

Submitted by: Jason Francey, director of Student Engagement, Office of Student Life

 

 

ALANA Student Center Annual Awards

The ALANA Student Center invites applications for the ALANA Achievement and Annual MLK Awards. Award descriptions and forms are below. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the ALANA Student Center at asc@canisius.edu.

ALANA Achievement Award

Canisius would like to acknowledge the accomplishments of an African American, Latino/a 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. Toward this end, we are seeking nominations for the Canisius College ALANA Achievement Award, which will be presented annually at the Spring Honors Convocation. Nominations can be made here.

Annual MLK Award

Canisius College would like to acknowledge a student and/or a non-student (faculty, staff, or administrator) who represent the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK). Toward this end, we would like to solicit nominations for an award or awards to be presented at the Spring Honors Convocation. The nominee(s) must demonstrate qualities promoting social justice, racial harmony, civil rights, human rights, advocacy for the poor, or non-violence. Nominations can be made here.

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

 

2022 ALANA Graduation

The Canisius community is invited to the 2022 ALANA Graduation. This pre-commencement ceremony celebrates graduating ALANA students (both graduate and undergraduate).

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The community is also asked to submit a tribute video to be presented at the ceremony. You can record yourself or we can send a staff member to record your video if you wish.

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If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the ALANA Student Center at asc@canisius.edu.

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

 

 

Delta Gamma Honor Society Inaugural Induction Ceremony

Last summer, Canisius College was granted the Delta Gamma chapter of the Alpha Alpha Alpha Honor Society. This Honor Society recognizes students who identify as first generation. The inaugural cohort will be inducted on Monday, April 25 at 5:30 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge. The campus community is invited to attend.

Mark Harrington, PhD, assistant vice president for student development and academic success, and Bennie Williams, assistant dean of students and director of the ALANA Student Center, serve as the chapter advisors. Please feel free to contact either with any questions or concerns.

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

 

Employee of Distinction for March

The Human Resources Department is pleased to announce that Patricia Creahan is the Canisius College Employee of Distinction for March 2022. Pat currently works as the director of the Student Health Center and has worked in this role for more than 30 years. Pat was nominated for this award by Eileen Niland, who shared the following:

“As we approach the 2nd anniversary of the start of the Pandemic, it’s certainly time to recognize the service Patricia Creahan has given to the Canisius community throughout the Pandemic. Pat continues to commit herself fully to the safety and well-being of our community. Pat keeps us abreast of recommendations and best practices while working tirelessly, to monitor, test and treat our students. She works collaboratively with the Recovery Task Force to guide the campus response to the Pandemic. Pat Creahan’s determination and tenacity are beyond reproach. She leads and manages the Office of Student Health with compassion, commitment and integrity. Pat Creahan exemplifies “The Magis” in her approach to serving the Canisius community. We are so lucky to have a health professional of her caliber here at Canisius!”

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

To nominate a co-worker for the upcoming months, click here. The deadline for April nominations will be Friday, April 29.

“Did You Know?”

Did you know that Canisius College formed what was originally known as the Bias Response Team (BRT) in March 2020? 

This team was initially tasked with creating ways to support our students, faculty and staff through investigation of incidents related to bias and discrimination. The team began by defining its mission and reviewing the community standards in place at that time to finds ways to reduce incidents of bias and discrimination. Over time, the team realized that the community would benefit equally from having resources available, including speakers, publications and other events that would raise awareness and promote a healthier, safer and more inclusive community. The name was officially changed to the Bias Resource and Response Team (BRRT) later that year, and it continues  to develop through monthly meetings, resource publication and events such as “Canisius Conversations”.

Stay tuned for your monthly “Did You Know” series supported by your BRRT. If you are interested in participating on the team or would like more information, please Email Fatima Rodriguez-Johnson,  associate dean of diversity and inclusion, at  & rodrig23@canisius.edu

Submitted by: Aimee Larson, director, Physician Assistant Studies

 

 

CEEP Scholarship Recipients Announced

On behalf of the Canisius Earning Excellence Program (CEEP) Review and Recommendation Committee, Jenn Lodi-Smith, PhD, assistant vice president for academic affairs, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022-23 CEEP Scholarships. 

The scholarships were granted to 59 students with 32 faculty members serving as mentors.  To view the list of this year’s recipients, faculty mentors and their projects, click here.

CEEP is an exciting learning and earning opportunity that pairs students with Canisius faculty for educational and rewarding experiences. These positions are intellectually demanding, create opportunities for applied learning outside the classroom, are closely related to a career or scholarly field and directly related to faculty scholarship. By working with 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.

Congratulations to all the recipients!

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

 

Support HAIL! Fredonia Records Lend a Paw Event

HAIL! Fredonia Records and the SUNY Fredonia’s Music Industry Program is proud to present The 6th Annual Lend A Paw for Autism Fundraiser: “80s CINEPAWS on April 24, 2022 from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. at SUNY Fredonia’s Dods Grove.

Come walk your dog with us on Sunday, April 24 and enjoy listening to student artists performing live all afternoon!  Purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win one of many baskets available. Food and drink will be available for purchase as well.   Event Registration tickets are $10.

Can’t make the event, then participate in our Virtual Dog Walk where you submit a photo of your dog that will be posted on HAIL! Fredonia Record’s Facebook page.  Additionally, one virtual entrant will be chosen each week to be posted on the Facebook timeline.  Virtual Dog Walk Registration is $5.

If you don’t have a pet, donations are accepted!

To register click here.

All donations go directly to the Institute of Autism Research (IAR) at Canisius College to reduce tuition for IAR programs and for research and development of interventions for autistic children and their families. The IAR’s goal is to ensure that a family’s inability to pay will never be a reason their child cannot participate in our programs!

HAIL! Fredonia Records is a student-run record label at SUNY Fredonia under the advisement of platinum selling record producer and manager, Armand Petri.

Submitted by: Marcus Thomeer, professor, Psychology Department

Diaspora on the Front Lines Final BMI AAPI Event

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Please join us for our final Borders & Migrations event on Thursday April 21 at 6.30 p.m. in Science Hall focusing on AAPI: Diaspora on the Front Lines.

You’ve seen the cubes in the library and Science Hall come find out what it’s all about!

Submitted by: Dr. Richard D. Reitsma, chair, associate professor of Spanish, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, & Cultures

Volunteer for Waterkeeper’s Spring Sweep

The New Buffalo Institute has reservations available for volunteers to help with Waterkeeper’s Spring Sweep.  Join residents from all over Erie County to clean up our parks and rivers for Earth Day.   There are five places available at Hoyt Lake, five reservations at MLK Park and five reservations at Tifft Nature Preserve.  

If you are interested in signing up for one of the spots, Email Mary Rockwell at rockwel3@canisius.edu.

More information can be found here.

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

 

Pedagogy Primer Podcast: Feedback

In this episode, we discuss ways to improve professor feedback on student work.  Make your feedback commentary another great opportunity for students to learn, and help students get the most from it.

Click Here to Listen

Great Sources

Brookhart, Susan.  How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students.  ASCD, 2017.

Koehler, Johann.  The Feedback Loop: When Less is More, and When More is Less.  Graduate Student Instructor Teaching & Resource Center, University of California at Berkeley. 2016.

Walvoord, Barbara and Virginia Johnson Anderson.  Effective Grading: A Tool for Learning and Assessment in College. Wiley, 2011.

COLI.  Lesson 4 of the COLI Guide for Teaching Online.

D2L Tutorials

D2L Rubrics

D2L Dropbox Tools

D2L Quizzes and Exams

Canisius in the News

President-elect Steve K. Stoute discussed his passion for Catholic higher education and dedication to student success in the latest edition of Buffalo Rising. In the interview, Stoute also shares more about the transformative impact he wants to the college to have – on students, their families and the entire city of Buffalo.

To read the full article, click here.

Submitted by: College Communications.

The Dome is Off for Easter

Today, Wednesday, April 13, is the final edition of The Dome before the Easter holiday. There will be no editions published on Friday, April 15 or Monday, April 18.

The college’s employee E-newsletter will resume its normal publication schedule on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. Any submissions for that edition should be received by 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19. 

Wishing a blessed Easter to all!

Submitted by: College Communications

Early Closure on Holy Thursday

Canisius College will close on Holy Thursday, April 14 at 3:00 p.m.  All but essential operating personnel are included in this early closure. The college will be closed on Friday, April 15 and will reopen on Monday, April 18.

We wish you a safe and blessed Easter!

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

Community Clean Ups Continue

Great turn out for the campus and neighborhood clean up!  Many thanks to USA, Honors Students, Sustainability Club and the Men’s baseball team for coming out to help us beautify the campus and Hamlin Park.

The next event – the Hamlin Park Community Clean Up – will be on Saturday, April 23 at 10:00 a.m.  We will meet at the corner of East Ferry and Wohlers Ave to check-in and receive clean-up supplies.  Join our neighbors and friends to spiff up the neighborhood in honor of Earth Day.

Contact graduateassistant.nbi@gmail.com or rockwel3@canisius.edu for more information.

Submitted by: Mary Rockwell, Ph.D., director, The New Buffalo Institute

 

Canisius to Host Laudato Si’ Earth Day Celebration

Canisius College will commemorate the 52nd anniversary of Earth Day on Friday, April 22, with a campus-wide celebration.  Events surrounding Laudato Si’ Earth Day begin at 9:30 a.m. and continue through 2:00 p.m., and will feature students, faculty and staff involved in various sustainability initiatives.  Laudato Si’ (“be praised”) is the title of a Vatican-led initiative to empower the universal Church to achieve total sustainability within seven years.  Canisius College was one of the first universities in the United States to commit to the sustainability initiative, which was inspired by Pope Francis’ 2015 ecological encyclical, “Laudato Si’: On Care for our Common Home.”

Click here to view the full list of events scheduled for Laudato Si’ Earth Day.

Those planning on attending the Coffee and Conversations meeting on Friday, April 22 should instead plan to attend the Laudato Si’ Earth Day Celebration. (The next Coffee and Conversations meeting will occur on Tuesday, April 26 at 10:00 A.M. in the Faculty Lounge.)

Click here to RSVP to any or all of the events.

Submitted by: Jennifer Lodi-Smith, PhD, AVPAA & Professor, Psychology

Catholics in the Public Square

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The Canisius community is invited to “Catholics in the Public Square” featuring Rev. Matthew F. Malone, SJ, president and editor-in-chief of America Media. Father Malone will speak on Tuesday, May 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the Glynn Family Conference Center, located in the OLV Charities Administrative Building. His lecture is part of the OLV National Shrine & Basilica Centennial Speaker Series.

Father Malone has held his current post for 10 years and has been a driving force behind America Media’s expansion into digital media.

Submitted by: College Communications

Career Workshop with Shannon Callahan

Please invite your students to attend “How to Find a Job or Internship: A Workshop” Hosted by Canisius alumna Shannon Callahan ’09.

Callahan is a former member of the CCWLax Team. She has spent the last 7 years in the Staffing and Recruiting World connecting people and business in ways that change lives. On Tuesday, April 19 at 6:30pm, she will provide resume tips, interview prep and advice on finding and landing that great internship or job.

Finding a new role should be fun – let Shannon, a subject matter expert in recruiting, guide you and take the stress out of the process.

The event will be held online, on Zoom.

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

 

 

Ignatian Scholarship Day 2022

The 15th annual Ignatian Scholarship Day will take place on Wednesday, April 20 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ISD 2022 will highlight the achievements of more than 100 students in various forms of expression. The schedules and project compilations will be available online under the Ignatian Scholarship Day tab through the Academic Affairs community page beginning April 13.

Click here to log in to the portal.

Masking is optional for all participants and attendees. For more information or questions, feel free to contact Event Services.  We look forward to seeing you on April 20!

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

Volunteers Needed for Ignatian Scholarship Day 2022

The Office of Event Services is looking for volunteers for Ignatian Scholarship Day on Wednesday, April 20 in Science Hall.

Volunteers will serve as timekeepers for the digital/paper presentations, if the faculty/staff mentor is unavailable or assist with poster sessions,

As a timekeeper, volunteers will introduce the presentation and the student scholars, and keep time during the presentation.  Students have 10 – 15 minutes to present with approximately three minutes allotted for fielding questions before audience and presenters rotate out of the classroom.  Classroom (multimedia/paper presentations) sessions run from 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (10 – 10:50 a.m., 12 – 12:50 p.m., 2 – 2:50 p.m. and 4 – 4:20 p.m.), and each session is 20 minutes in length.

During the poster sessions, volunteers will assist students in setting up their posters, handout needed supplies, and/or check students into ISD. Poster sessions run from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (9 – 9:50 a.m., 11 – 11:50 a.m., 1 – 1:50 p.m., and 3 – 3:50 p.m.).

If you are interested and available to assist, please send your availability, to pileric@canisius.edu or call the Office of Event Services at Ext. 2180.

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

 

 

Remembering Richard Uschold ’53

Funeral services for Professor Emeritus of Mathematics Richard L. Uschold ’53, PhD, have been scheduled for August 8 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Christopher’s Church in Tonawanda. Uschold passed away on March 27, 2022 at the age of 93.

He joined the Mathematics Department in 1956, and served as department chair for several years. Uschold earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Canisius in 1953, a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame in 1955, and a PhD in mathematics from the University at Buffalo in 1963.  He served on the President’s Advisory Council, Academic Council, and as vice chair of the Faculty Senate. Richard earned two Bene Merenti awards (1976, 1996) given for 20 years of service to the college. He was awarded emeritus status in 1999.

Devoted to his students, he shared his passion for mathematics in the classroom. A mentor, he was faculty advisor to the Math Club.  Highly respected by his mathematics peers, Richard was a member of the American Math Society, Math Association of America, National Council of Teachers of Math, History of Science Society and Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society.

Submitted by: College Communications

Kittens Return to Campus!

Kittens are back on campus!

Maura Tyrrell, PhD, in cooperation with the SPCA of Erie County, has welcomed five kittens to the Margaret L. Wendt Animal Behavior Lab in Science Hall.  Kittens on Campus is part of ABEC 220: Animal Learning lab class instructed by Dr. Tyrrell, experiential learning coordinator for Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation (ABEC).

The campus community is invited to view the sessions during the times listed below.

The sessions include teaching the kittens to walk into a carrier on their own and completing a small agility course, which makes them attractive adoption candidates and encourages positive relationships with humans that will help kittens transition to their new families. Stress and anxiety attached to catching and putting cats in a carrier are major reasons why cats are seen less often by veterinarians. For these kittens, there will be no stress or anxiety, as they will choose to enter the carrier by themselves!

The kittens will be on campus until May 5, and will then be available for adoption.  If you are interested in adopting a kitten, please contact Dr. Tyrrell at tyrrell3@canisius.edu.

VIEWING SESSIONS 

Mondays:

8:20 – 9:15 a.m.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Tuesdays:

8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Wednesdays:

8:20 – 9:15 a.m.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Thursdays:

8:20 – 9:45 a.m.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Fridays:

8:20 – 9:15 a.m.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Saturdays and Sundays:

8 – 9 a.m.

1 – 2 p.m.

 

Submitted by: College Communications

 

Canisius Giving Day Recap

On #CanisiusGivingDay, the Canisius community rallied together and showed the power of the blue & gold, making Giving Day 2022 the biggest, and most impactful yet.

Wednesday, April 6 (and the days that followed) were nothing short of amazing. The #OneCanisius spirit proved stronger than ever with 1,879 donors making 2,295 gifts for a total of $500,706 (and counting), including $176,000 in unlocked challenges and matching gifts. Wow! Gifts were made in support of the Canisius Fund, academic programs, athletics teams, institutes and scholarships.

While Giving Day is an opportunity for alumni, family and friends to give back in support of students, I am proud to share that so many of our students (162, to be exact) also lent their support – in honor of those who will come after them. What a tremendous display of school spirit!

While Giving Day has passed, the impact of your gift – and the gifts of so many others – is just beginning. Thank you!

Submitted by: Summer Handzlik, Sr. director, Annual Giving & Stewardship

Live Well, Work Well April Newsletter

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Check out April’s Newsletter from Lawley Insurance Group, which offers advice on getting rid of seasonal allergies, how to maintain a balanced Mediterranean diet, which was named the best diet by the U.S. News & World Report, and the benefits of walking.

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

Summer Faculty Development Week Coming Up!

COLI and the Academic Affairs Division are already planning our Faculty Development Week for Summer 2022! The dates are August 15th -19th.

If you have a session or workshop idea for fellow faculty, consider proposing it to us. Sessions are roughly one hour, fifteen minutes long, but that can be conversation rather than a formal presentation. We are hoping to make this Development Week 100% in purpose, and on-campus!

Some Ideas for Topics

Interactive teaching methods for the classroom.

Faculty collaboration in teaching.

Teaching and Learning with Technology.

Community-Based Learning.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Laudato si’ and the environmental mission.

Student Support Resources

Academic Affairs Hosting Coffee & Conversations

There are only three more Coffee and Conversations meetings left:

·         Friday, April 22 at 9:30 a.m.

·         Tuesday, April 26 at 10:00 a.m.

·         Wednesday, May 4 at 9:00 a.m.

As with all our Coffee and Conversations opportunities for community connection, no RSVP is required and all are welcome. Don’t forget to stop by the Academic Affairs Office in Bagen 103 to pick up your Tim Horton’s voucher before you head over to the Laudato Si’ Earth Day Celebration to enjoy Bird-Friendly Coffee and the rest of the Earth Day events. Click here to RSVP and stay tuned to The Dome for more information about Earth Day 2022!

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, academic technologist, COLI

Campus Candids

 Pictured (l-r): Members of the Griff Center for Student Success Erik Schneider, Vaishnavi Senthil Kumar ’22, Jennifer Herrmann, Allison Kurthy ’22  and Tracy Callaghan

The campus community – faculty, staff and students – proudly showed their school spirit on #CanisiusGivingDay. Here are just a few of the snapshots from this special day on Wednesday, April 6.

Above: Members of the Student Records and Financial Services team outside their Giving Day Popcorn Bar “pop-up” event.  Pictured (front, l-r): Margaret Kraatz, Chelsea Okon and Michele Rizzo.  (back, l-r) Eileen Taly, James Nowak, Mary Koehneke and Alliana Faulise

Above: Members of the Office of Alumni Engagement (l-r): Sarah Sterzinger, Erin Zack, Tessa Pszonak (back) Monica Cuan.

Submitted by: Summer Handzlik, Sr. Director, Annual Giving & Stewardship

Volunteer Opportunities

Join students, faculty and staff for campus and neighborhood clean ups in the month of April.

USA sponsors campus clean up on Saturday April 9 from 10:00 – 12:00 p.m.  Meet at Christ the King Chapel at 10 a.m.

Lots of volunteers are needed on Saturday April 16 and April 30 to help clean up Peoples Park and prepare the garden for spring from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 2495 Main St. located within walking distance from campus.

On Saturday April 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Hamlin Park Community cleanup. The event is sponsored by Rep. Tim Kennedy’s office.  Join our neighbors in beautifying the neighborhood. Over 100 student athletes helped with this project last year. Meet at East Ferry and Wohlers Avenue, walkable from campus.

On Saturday April 23 join the Shoreline sweep with Buffalo Waterkeeper. (Hoyt Lake 5 volunteers, Tifft farm 5 volunteers, MLK park 5 volunteers)

RSVP to graduateassistant.nbi@gmail.com or rockwel3@canisius.edu

Submitted by: Mary Rockwell, Ph.D., director, The New Buffalo Institute

 

Summer Faculty Development Week

COLI and the Academic Affairs Division are already planning our Faculty Development Week for Summer 2022! The dates are August 15th -19th.

If you have a session or workshop idea for fellow faculty, consider proposing it to us. Sessions are roughly one hour, fifteen minutes long, but that can be conversation rather than a formal presentation. We are hoping to make this Development Week 100% in purpose, and on-campus!

Some Ideas for Topics

Interactive teaching methods for the classroom.

Faculty collaboration in teaching.

Teaching and Learning with Technology.

Community-Based Learning.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Laudato si’ and the environmental mission.

Student Support Resources

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