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Peg McCarthy moves into her new office in Churchill Tower. The former vice president for academic affairs stepped down on July 1, from the role she’s held since 2015, to return to the Canisius faculty.

Submitted by: Maggie Burkard, support manager, Academic Affairs

East West Community Garden

New additions to the East West Community Garden this summer include a meditation garden, pollinator garden, a hummingbird feeder and several insect barns. An array of painted rocks will be added soon. New additions to the garden currently being installed include a new garden sign, a sharing library box and a bulletin board.

Insect Barn
Insect Barn
Hummingbird Feeder
Hummingbird Feeder

Feel free to visit the community garden, sit on a bench and quietly enjoy its beauty and peacefulness in nature.

Meditation Garden
Mediation Garden
Pollinator Garden
Pollinator Garden

If you are able to help with the installation of these new additions, please contact Veronica Serwacki, executive associate to the dean for the College of Arts and Sciences, at Ext. 2154 or at serwacki@canisius.edu.

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

This Week’s Food Trucks

Maria’s Bene Cibo will be on campus tomorrow, Wednesday, July 17 in the Lyons Hall lot from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The truck will serve a variety of sandwiches and paninis. To add this event to your calendar, click here.

The Salad Bar will be on campus Thursday, July 18 in the Bagen Hall lot. The truck will serve a variety of build-your-own salads. To add this event to your calendar, click here.

Please contact Mary Braun, assistant for human resources, at Ext. 2240 with any questions.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, assistant, Human Resources

Qualtrics Training

The Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) is conducting a training session covering Qualtrics for surveys, forms and online data gathering on Thursday, July 18 at 3:00 p.m. in Old Main 119. Participants will learn the basics of building online surveys or data collection forms using Qualtrics’ Survey Core toolset. 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 survey and data-form procedures.

If you plan to build or manage data-gathering projects in Qualtrics during the 2019-20 year, this workshop is for you!

No RSVP or signup is required!

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

Campus Candid

Richard Reitsma, PhD, chair and assistant professor of modern languages, accompanied undergraduate students to the Ibero-American University in Puebla, Mexico in June for either a two or four week intensive language immersion. Canisius students studied Spanish language and Mexican culture in classes, home-stays and excursions. Students and faculty were also able to meet students from other universities in the U.S. and preeminent scholars from Mexico and Cuba. Reitsma taught a graduate course on “Chronicle and Testimonial Literature” for the master’s program in literature and gave two lectures as part of a month-long series on human rights at IBERO.

The first talk, entitled “The Development of LGBTQII+ Rights in Cuba,” explored historical challenges and achievements in the queer movement. The second talk, entitled “Local and Jesuit Responses to the Migration Crisis in the U.S.,” drew on work at Canisius as part of the Borders Initiative and Migrants and Borders Week. The lectures were sponsored by the Department of Humanities and the Office of Human Rights.

More information about the Ibero-American University Summer Intensive program can be found here.

For more information about Canisius College Borders Initiative, click here or contact Reitsma at reitsmar@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Maureen Kanczak, administrative associate, Modern Languages

Canisius Offers New MBA Concentration in Food Marketing

Today’s food industry is evolving rapidly as traditional business paradigms are replaced with sophisticated technology and techniques to determine demand and potential customers. To keep pace with these new trends, Canisius College is partnering with its Jesuit counterpart Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA, to introduce a new MBA in food marketing in fall 2019.

St. Joseph’s University’s Food Marketing Program is one of the best in the world and its graduates are often among the first to be recruited by Western New York’s most successful food companies. 

“The food and beverage industry here is expanding exponentially,” she says. “This new partnership will enable our regional firms, such as Rich Products, Delaware North, Wegmans, Lactalis and Perry’s, to recruit and retain local talent who have the specialized skillset they crave but also come equipped with a Canisius MBA, which educates students into ethical, socially responsible leaders able to compete in a global marketplace.”

The MBA in food marketing teaches students to think strategically as food delivery options, customer expectations and regulatory considerations continue to evolve throughout the industry. Specialized coursework includes food marketing research, consumer behavior, multicultural and international food marketing, sustainability and consumer well-being, among others.

Click here to learn more about the new concentration.

Submitted by: College Communications

Vive Guests Thank Campus Community

The 13 Vive guests thank the campus community for its support they received during their respite stay at Canisius. They will depart from campus tomorrow, Friday, July 12. Most guests will return to the Vive shelter.

One of our guests, Ronald, will be moving into his first apartment in Buffalo later this week. We’ve created an Amazon wish list to help welcome him into his home. If you’re interested, please do not hesitate to contribute by clicking here.

During the guests stay, volunteers made and delivered dinner each night, funded groceries and took some of the residents to First Friday at the Albright-Knox.

If you would like to deepen your involvement with the immigrant community in Buffalo, please contact Sarah Signorino, director of mission & identity, at signoris@canisius.edu or Ext. 2424.

For more information about Vive, click here.

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Mission & Identity

International Society for Anthrozoology Awards

 

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Molly Sumridge MS ’19 received the Student Poster Presentation Award at the 2019 International Society for Anthrozoology meeting. The organization recognized Sumridge for her research on New Guinea singing dogs. The organization also recognized Christy Hoffman, PhD, anthrozoology program director, for her role as lead author on the most popular paper in the society’s journal Anthrozoos in 2018. The paper can be viewed here for free over the next six months.

Submitted by: Christy Hoffman, PhD, program director, Animal Behavior Ecology and Conservation 

Feast of St. Ignatius Celebration

The second annual Iggy Fest, hosted by One Jesuit Buffalo, will be held on Wednesday, July 31. Last year’s event raised more than $8,000 for the NativityMiguel Middle Schools. The Feast of St. Ignatius will celebrate with mass at St. Michael’s Church, located at 651 Washington Street in Buffalo, beginning at 5:10 p.m. Mass will be followed by a street fest at 6:00 p.m., including live music by Wilmah and Broadway to Buffalo, Buffalo style food and refreshments, kids’ games, raffles and networking with your favorite Jesuits, alumni leaders and classmates.

All Jesuit alumni, family and friends are welcome. Alumni can wear their school logos to share in the spirit. All proceeds will benefit the students at NativityMiguel School.

Pre-sale tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite by clicking here. For more information, check out the Facebook event page.

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Mission & Identity

Employee Parking 2019-20

Registration for employee parking tags for 2019-20 is now open. Current parking tags expire on Thursday, August 15, 2019. To purchase tags, go to myCanisius; login with username and password; click on campus services (left side), click purchase parking – follow the prompts – make sure to “submit” or simply click on the link below.

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

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

If you pay with cash, you must still register online, but will need to pay at the Student Records and Financial Services Office located in Bagen Hall 106 where you will receive your tag.

If you have any questions, please call Shelly Baronich, accounting associate for the Controller’s Office, at Ext. 8529 or at baronicm@canisius.edu.

TO REGISTER IMMEDIATELY, CLICK HERE.

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

ITS Internet Repair

ITS will be performing work on the border router (the router that connects to the internet) tomorrow, Friday, July 12. This work is expected to take less than 30 minutes but a maximum maintenance window of 1.5 hours from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. will be set aside. During that period, connectivity between the campus and the internet will be either non-existent or erratic.

If all goes well, ITS will conduct the second phase of this repair on Sunday, July 14 (which again should take less than 30 minutes) but a maintenance window from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. will be set aside as the primary router will be reinstalled.

Submitted by: Mike Szymendera, network engineer, ITS

Turnitin Scheduled Maintenance

Turnitin tools will be down for a scheduled maintenance period on Saturday, July 13 from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. During this time, users will likely be unable to access Turnitin to submit or review assignments.

Please schedule deadlines or other submission activities in your courses accordingly.

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

Campus Candid

 

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Twenty-two students, alumni and faculty from the Anthrozoology master’s program participated in the International Society for Anthrozoology meeting in Orlando, FL from Monday, July 1 – Thursday, July 4. The conference was hosted by Beacon College alumni Brian Ogle MS ’14 and Bryan Cushing MS ’14. Nine students and alumni participated in a panel session led by Kristin Stewart, PhD, professor of anthrozoology at Canisius, that explored whether current public views regarding animals are reflected in the law.

The following students and alumni delivered podium presentations: Jessica Austin MS ’14, Jamie Feinstein MS ’19, Adriana Pisano Beaumont MS ’17 and Julia Johnson ’19.

The following individuals presented posters: Dani Brown MS ’19, Eva Cross MS ’19, Patrick Flynn ’19, Selenia Murillo MS ’15, Molly Sumridge MS ’19 and Katrina Winsor MS ’20.

Submitted by: Christy Hoffman, PhD, program director, Animal Behavior Ecology and Conservation 

 

July Food Trucks!

Canisius’ food truck season continues this month! Click here to view the full food truck schedule for July, which includes visits twice a week from local food trucks.

All trucks serve lunch from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. If you would like to check out the trucks’ menus and plan your lunches in advance, the links are available below. Attached to each truck is an invitation that will allow you to add the event to your Outlook calendar via an RSVP link. Simply click “RSVP,” list your name and email address, and the option to add the event to your Outlook calendar will appear.

  • The Great Foodini will come to campus tomorrow, Wednesday, July 10 in the Bagen Hall lot. To add this event to your calendar, click here.
  • Maria’s Bene Cibo will come to campus on Wednesday, July 17 in the Lyons Hall lot. To add this event to your calendar, click here.
  • The Salad Bar will come to campus on Thursday, July 18 in the Bagen Hall lot. To add this event to your calendar, click here.
  • Pizza Amore will come to campus on Tuesday, July 23 in the Lyons Hall lot. To add this even to your calendar, click here.
  • Center Street Smokehouse will return to campus on Wednesday, July 24 in the Bagen Hall lot. To add this event to your calendar, click here.
  • The Great Aussie Bite will come to campus on Wednesday, July 31 in the Lyons Hall lot. To add this event to your calendar, click here.

Please contact Mary Braun, assistant for human resources, with any questions at Ext. 2240. We hope you enjoy all of this summer’s culinary offerings!

Submitted by: Mary Braun, generalist, Human Resources

 

Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities Conference on Diversity and Equity

Pictured (l-r): Gustavo Dos Santos ’17, MS ’20, graduate assistant, Office of Student Life; Sababu Norris, director, ALANA Student Center; Fatima Rodriguez Johnson MS ’98, associate dean of diversity and inclusion and Devonya Havis, PhD, associate professor, philosophy
Pictured (l-r): Rodney Parker, PhD, director of ALANA Services, Loyola University Maryland (will transition to assistant dean for undergraduate and graduate studies July 15 of this year); Fatima Rodriguez Johnson MS ’98, associate dean of diversity and inclusion and Stephanie Russell, vice president and consultant for mission integration for AJCU

Six Canisius faculty, administrators and alumni recently attended the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities Conference on Diversity and Equity (AJCU-CDE) in Syracuse, NY from June 17-19, 2019. This year’s conference, entitled Magis: Breaking the Cycle of Marginalization on College Campuses, took place on the campus of Le Moyne College.

The AJCU-CDE (formerly known as the Conference on Minority Affairs) was founded in 1981 to provide a forum for professionals and students from Jesuit colleges and universities across the United States to share information relative to students of color.

Lilly Adams-Dudley ’72, MS ’76, Canisius’ retired associate dean and director of COPE, co-founded the AJCU-CDE.

“The theme, Magis: Breaking the Cycle of Marginalization on College Campuses,” is particularly important as we all strive to become more diverse and inclusive campuses,” says Fatima Rodriguez Johnson MS ’98, associate dean of diversity and inclusion.The workshops hosted by our colleagues at John Carroll University and Santa Clara University provided great insight for developing comprehensive strategies for inclusion and tools for diversifying the professoriat.”

Each year, the AJCU-CDE hosts a meeting in June on the campus of an AJCU member institution that brings together colleagues from all areas of campus to discuss the broad range of issues that significantly impact the education of students of color and the retention of faculty and staff of color at Jesuit institutions of higher education.

Sababu Norris, director of the ALANA Student Center, is a long-time participant in the AJCU-CDE and has held multiple leadership positions over the years. ”Offering valuable support to students and colleagues, the AJCU-CDE creates, educates and as a bonus, invigorates its membership,” he says. “The AJCU-CDE provides an impressive network of experienced and accessible leaders.”

Participants took part in engaging diversity workshops, listened to informative keynote speakers, sampled delicious food, and enjoyed networking with faculty and staff from 17 Jesuit institutions. Canisius alumnus Bennie Williams ’11, MS ’13, director of Le Moyne College’s Office of Inclusive Excellence & Global Education, who served as interim vice chair for the AJCU-CDE, also did a fantastic job as the conference’s main campus host.

The Canisius contingent included:

Devonya Havis, PhD, associate professor of philosophy, who served as one of the keynote speakers. Her talk, entitled “Improvising upon and Inhabiting Magis: Modes of Being Otherwise,” received an appreciation award.

Sababu Norris, director of the ALANA Student Center. Norris received a handsome plaque from the AJCU-CDE E-Board for his work in higher education, including the creation of the Canisius College Performance Troupe.  Norris was surprised and humbled by the gift. Williams ’11, MS ’13, told the banquet audience that he attended Buffalo’s Bennett High School and witnessed a performance of the Troupe, which inspired him to attend Canisius College!

Fatima Rodriguez Johnson MS ’98, associate dean of diversity and inclusion and Canisius’ campus representative for the AJCU-CDE

Gustavo Dos Santos ’17, MS ’20, graduate assistant in the Office of Student Life

Neil Savoy ’16, MS ’18, area director, Office of Campus Life & Leadership, Le Moyne College

Bennie Williams ’11, MS ’13, director of Le Moyne College’s Office of Inclusive Excellence & Global Education, AJCU-CDE’s vice chair and main campus host

Submitted by: College Communications

Africa Network for Animal Welfare Experiential Tour

Pictured back row (l-r): Maddie Blackwell ’20; Megan Miller ’20; Shakira Jinez ’20; Annemarie Ferrie MS ’20; Ellen Tremante MS ’20; Caitlin Canny ’20; Misa Gamble ’20; Erica Meehan ’20 and Kari Tuite ’19
Pictured front row (l-r): Sue Margulis, PhD, professor and chair, Animal Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation; Katrina Winsor MS ’20; Britton Pietz MS ’20; Lily Engebrecht ’20 and Cassidy Wood ’20

Africa Network for Animal Welfare (ANAW) hosted 14 Canisius students from Sunday, June 16 – Saturday, June 29. The students participated in wildlife conservation activities in Nakuru, Laikipia and Samburu counties. The tour’s objectives included understanding the involvement and participation of communities in wildlife conservation, learning about the impacts of habitat conservation and restoration efforts on animal behavior and biology, learning about the functional models combining cultural practices and modern-day innovations in conservation, and understanding the association between gender, traditions and community perspectives of animals.

During their stay, the students participated in activities such as de-snaring and animal monitoring. They visited various institutions and organizations that have programs in protecting endangered species. They were able to take note of the various initiatives these organizations are undertaking to protect wildlife species. They also interacted and learned from the local communities who live in some of the world’s wildlife hotspots.

ANAW is a renowned provider of experiential tours for animal welfare enthusiasts. Participants enjoy hands-on experiences in animal welfare work while interacting with local communities and learning about indigenous cultures.

Submitted by: Sue Margulis, PhD, professor and chair, Animal Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation; professor, Biology

Dulings are Featured Guests on “Crossroads”

Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies Dennis Duling, PhD and his wife, Gretchen Duling, PhD, are the featured guests on the July edition of “Crossroads.” The pair will speak with program host Rev. Patrick J. Lynch, SJ, about their new book, A Final River to Cross: The Underground Railroad at Youngstown, NY.

The book fills the gap in documenting Youngstown’s role in the Underground Railroad in New York State. It also offers further proof of the existence of, support for and operation of the Underground Railroad in Western New York.

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

The July edition of “Crossroads” originally aired on Sunday, July 7. If you missed the broadcast, you can catch it on the Canisius SoundCloud.

Submitted by: College Communications

Mick Cochrane Featured in The Writer’s Almanac

The Writer’s Almanac featured a poem entitled “How to Sacrifice,” written by chair and professor of English at Canisius Mick Cochrane in its Monday, July 8 edition.

Click here to listen to Garrison Keillor, American author, read the poem beginning at 4:04.

Submitted by: College Communications

Early Closure Reminder

The college will close at 3:00 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, July 3. All but essential operating personnel are included in this early closure. The college will be closed on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5 and will reopen on Monday, July 8. We wish you a safe and happy Fourth of July holiday!

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

Watch This Month’s Episode of “Kaleidoscope”

The Canisius College Video Institute production of the July episode of “Kaleidoscope” premieres on Saturday, July 6 at 5:30 a.m. 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 year since 1937, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has celebrated the stories from the Book of Mormon in the Hill Cumorah Pageant. It is one of the world’s largest outdoor theatrical productions. In the first segment, Dr. Stan Bratton talks with Neil Pitts, president of the Hill Cumorah Pageant, about the annual production and why it will end in 2020.

“Helping end homelessness… one family at a time” is the tagline for a critical program dedicated to minimizing the trauma of homeless families in Western New York. In the second segment, Dr. Stan Bratton talks with Grace Lindsey, volunteer coordinator and Luanne Firestone, executive director of Family Promise of WNY.

Students in the Canisius College Video Institute produce “Kaleidoscope” under the guidance of Barbara J. Irwin, PhD, professor of communication studies and co-director of the Video Institute, and Paula DeAngelis-Stein ’86, MS ’02.

Submitted by: Barbara J. Irwin, PhD, professor, Communication Studies; co-director, Video Institute

2020 Honorary Degree and Speaker Nominations

Nominations for 2020 commencement speakers and honorary degree recipients are now open. Suggestions are due by Thursday, August 1. Click here for guidelines.

Submitted by: Laura Montaro, executive associate, Office of the President

Campus Candids

I. Joan Lorch, PhD, professor emerita of biology and former chair of the Biology Department, received an honorary degree from Canisius College. Unable to receive her award during Commencement ceremonies, President John J. Hurley presented the award to Lorch on Thursday, June 20.

Submitted by: College Communications 

 

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Teacher residents discuss co-teaching relationships and communication based on personality traits at the first Mentor-Resident Professional Development Workshop on Saturday, June 22nd.

Success in the classroom begins when professionals collaborate to meet the needs of all learners. Teacher residents participating in the college’s WNY Teacher Residency Program were recently matched with mentor teachers and are diving into workshops surrounding co-teaching in preparation for the residency year this fall.

Submitted by: Joyce Fanning, assistant director, WNY Teacher Residency

Campus Candid

Laura McEwen, assistant dean of the Wehle School of Business and Sarah Signorino, director of Mission & Identity, participated in a Leadership Buffalo Essentials (LBE) meeting on Wednesday, June 5.

LBE meets once a month from March through August to create opportunities for non-managerial employees to experience Buffalo from all perspectives, increase their knowledge of the importance of community service, develop their servant leadership skills and create a more cohesive culture within their organizations.

Laura McEwen, assistant dean, Wehle School of Business and Sarah Signorino, director, Mission & Identity visit the WNY Book Arts Center, Irish Classical Theatre and Explore Buffalo.

McEwen and Signorino shared lunch with 35 members of the cohort (half from Lawley Insurance and half from Buffalo non-profit organizations) and learned about the challenges and growth opportunities in Buffalo.

Submitted by: College Communications

Early Closure Reminder

The college will close at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3. All but essential operating personnel are included in this early closure. The college will be closed on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5 and will reopen on Monday, July 8. We wish you a safe and happy Fourth of July holiday!

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

Last Week of June Food Trucks

Ms. Judi’s will be on campus for lunch tomorrow, Wednesday, June 26 in the Bagen Hall lot from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The truck serves an array of Korean, Italian, Polish and Lebanese dishes. To add this event to your calendar, click here.

K Cafe will be on campus for lunch Thursday, June 27 in the Lyons Hall lot from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The truck serves a variety of burgers. To add this event to your calendar, click here.

Summer Handzlik, director, Canisius Fund; Courtney Sullivan, leadership giving officer, Canisius Fund; Matt Gorczyca, assistant director, Canisius Fund; Julia Mullican, research and prospect management coordinator, Institutional Advancement and Angela Butler, advancement coordinator, Institutional Advancement, enjoying signature sandwiches and delicious wraps from Mineo & Sapio’s Street Eats on Tuesday, June 18.

Please contact Mary Braun, assistant for human resources, at Ext. 2240 with any questions.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, assistant, Human Resources

Self-Assessment Deadline Approaching

Please note that staff self-assessments should be completed by Friday, June 28. To access your self-assessment, log into MyCanisius, then click on applications and human resources appraisal. You will be able to access your self- assessment information to complete the form. Once you submit your self- assessment, your manager will be able to utilize the document to prepare your individual performance appraisal.

  • Self-assessments are designed to facilitate the performance discussion.
  • The manager will complete the performance appraisal and then schedule a meeting with you to review the details and finalize goals for the next year.
  • The employee will receive the final document and add comments and sign to acknowledge that the appraisal was received and reviewed.
  • The appraisal will be available to view at the vice president level.
  • Managers should complete all performance appraisals by Monday, August 5.

Please feel free to contact Linda Walleshauser, associate vice president for human resources and compliance/interim Title IX coordinator, at walleshl@canisius.edu if you need any assistance.

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

Canisius in the News

English Professor Eric Gansworth’s novel Give Me Some Truth is one of the 12 best books recently recognized by high school educators, nationwide, for tackling the subject of racial injustice and helping to continue the discussion around racial injustice in school and in life.

The list was compiled by PBS NewsHour, which asked teachers from different parts of the country to share their favorite contemporary books that address the ways in which racism affects different marginalized groups in the United States.

Gansworth’s Give Me Some Truth was recognized for its Native American characters, who are often underrepresented in many high school literature classes.

Click here to read more.

Submitted by: College Communications

Fundamental Physics Innovation Award

Michael Wood, PhD, chair and professor of physics, received the April Convening Award. The award is one of the many Fundamental Physics Innovation Awards that will aid him in organizing the Light Dark Matter @ Accelerators (LDMA) 2019 workshop, held this coming November in Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venezia.

The awards, funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, stimulate ideas on innovative ways in which emerging technologies can be used to address pressing problems in fundamental physics beyond the standard model by bringing people together to collaborate on ideas and explore new cost-effective approaches.

The awards, which are bestowed multiple times per year, provide funding at three levels: Lectureship Awards ($2,000) for seminar presentations, Visitor Awards ($5,000-10,000) for longer collaborative interactions and Convening Awards ($25,000-75,000) to support small scientific meetings.

Submitted by: College Communications

Six Alumni Begin Year of Service

Six members of the Canisius College Class of 2019 are set to begin a year of post-graduate service work. The students will dedicate the coming year to living simply, working for social justice and serving those who live on the margins of society with organizations such as AmeriCorps, Jesuit Volunteer Corps and the St. Joseph Worker Program. The six Canisius alumni are: 

Sara Cichon ’19  AmeriCorps (Tampa, FL)

Mallory Fahey ’19, AmeriCorps (Vicksburg, MS)

Emily Gunther ’19, AmeriCorps (Buffalo, NY)

Kira Gafkjen ’19, AmeriCorps (Vicksburg, MS)

Kaylee Konzcal ’19, St. Joseph Worker Program (Queens, NY)

Margaret Treichler ’19, Jesuit Volunteer Corps (Yakima, WA)

Submitted by: College Communications

Watch This Month’s Episode of “Kaleidoscope”

The Canisius College Video Institute production of the June episode of “Kaleidoscope” premiered earlier this month on WGRZ-TV Channel 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.

In the first segment, Dr. Stan Bratton talks with Dr. Nasir Khan, current president of the Network of Religious Communities and president of the Buffalo Chapter of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, about the challenges of interreligious understanding and cooperation in the present day, and the 39th Annual Appreciation Dinner of the Network of Religious Communities. He also talks with the community’s Imam, Adnan Ahmad, about the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and the upcoming religious celebration at the end of Ramadan.

In the second segment of the show, Annalyse Paulsen ’19 interviews Elizabeth Bruenig during her recent visit to Western New York.  Bruenig is an opinion columnist who focuses on politics, religion and morality in public life.

Students in the Canisius College Video Institute produce “Kaleidoscope” under the guidance of Barbara J. Irwin, PhD, professor of communication studies and co-director of the Video Institute, and Paula DeAngelis-Stein ’86, MS ’02.

Bookstore Markdowns

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The bookstore is making room for new fall apparel. Items are 25 – 50 percent off! Stop in and check out the new markdowns.

Submitted by: Andrew Thomas, Bookstore

Avoid Email Phishing Scams

We are all sent emails to our Canisius email inboxes that appear to have been sent by other employees insisting that we click links or reply promptly. Lately, many of us have received vague emails allegedly sent by colleagues and supervisors that need our help and might ask for our mobile phone number or money.

These are phishing scams designed to get you to reply or click a link and at some point, supply them with money or sensitive information that allows them to access our accounts or data. Many times, these come from email addresses other than Canisius accounts, which are easy for anyone to create. (Free email services, such as gmail or outlook.com take just minutes to set up). If you receive emails that claim to come from colleagues at non-Canisius email addresses, do not click links or reply to that email. If you suspect that the message or request might be genuine, contact that individual through their Canisius address or office telephone number to verify.
More sophisticated or skilled phishing scams can even send emails that claim to come from an employee’s (past or present) Canisius address. If you are at all suspicious, call that person’s telephone or forward the email to the Canisius College Help Desk for verification. The extra time and effort is well spent to avoid a more costly and time-consuming recovery.
Faculty and staff should use Canisius email addresses for official college business. With phishing and other scams common these days, if you use a private email account not supplied by the college, you may find recipients at the college do not reply to you. So for any college business, work in your Canisius email account.
Email phishing and scam efforts are a common challenge across business, healthcare, education and government, and are difficult to block without causing additional problems. We all need to exercise prudence when replying to emails or clicking links in emails or on websites. Again, if you ever have any questions concerning an email from a fellow employee of the college, please verify the authenticity of the message through other means, such as the telephone.

Here’s a quick video with tips on avoiding email scams:

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

Canisius in the News

WKBW-TV Channel 7 recently featured Canisius student Joe Licata MSEd ’20 in a story entitled “What it means to be an athlete.”

Licata is the athletic director at Bishop-Timon and currently enrolled in the graduate P/HETE program at Canisius. Earlier this year, he started to incorporate wheelchair basketball into gym classes, an idea he had after taking an adaptive physical education class at Canisius, taught by Adjunct Professor Joe Evans.

Click here to watch the story.

Submitted by: College Communications

This Week’s Food Trucks

Mineo & Sapio’s Street Eats will be on campus today, Tuesday, June 18 in the Bagen Hall lot for lunch from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The truck will serve signature sandwiches and delicious wraps. To add this event to your calendar, click here.

The BBQ Food Truck will be on campus this Thursday, June 20 in the Lyons Hall lot from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The truck will serve smoked chicken wings, ribs, pulled pork and chorizo. To add this event to your calendar, click here. Please note that this is a change from the original Salad Bar food truck. 

Please contact Mary Braun, assistant for human resources, at Ext. 2240 with any questions.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, assistant, Human Resources

Canisius College Summer Basketball Clinics

Canisius College will hold two free basketball clinics at the Koessler Athletic Center over the next two weekends.

The women’s clinic will be run by Scott Hemer, head women’s basketball coach, his staff and team on Saturday, June 22 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The men’s clinic will be run by Reggie Witherspoon, head men’s basketball coach, his staff and team on Saturday, June 29 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

All participants must be enrolled in grades one through six due to NCAA compliance rules and regulations. The clinic will be capped at the first 100 participants enrolled. All clinic participants will also receive a gift from DICK’S Sporting Goods, sponsor of the clinics.

Parents can sign children up for the clinic by providing the name(s) of the participants, age(s), contact number, e-mail address and mailing address to Nick Wojcicki, sales coordinator for athletics, at nwojcicki@vanwagner.com or by calling (716) 888-8256.

Submitted by: Nick Wojcicki, sales coordinator, Athletics

TIAA Representative on Campus

Molly Amos, financial consultant for TIAA, will be on campus Wednesday, July 10 and Tuesday, July 23 in Old Main 110 for individual counseling sessions. She will meet with individuals to review and discuss current investments, answer questions and review their options to help meet retirement goals.

To schedule an appointment, contact the TIAA Service and Scheduling Group at 1-800-732-8353 or click here to schedule your appointment online.

Click here to add this event to your calendar. (July 10)

Click here to add this event to your calendar. (July 23)

Submitted by: Dawn Rotterman, benefits manager, Human Resources

Extraordinary Change Sports Consultants

Greg Reeds, associate professor of sport psychology at Canisius, is launching a new sports performance enhancement program here in WNY. Extraordinary Change Sports Consulting is a sports consulting agency specializing in the enhancement of athletic performance. The programs focus on the growth of individual athletes, teams and clubs according to their designated mission. Reeds is partnering with Don Luce, former Buffalo Sabre, and Corrin Rutkowski, mental training expert, in this venture.

Click here to view the media release.

Submitted by: Greg Reeds, associate professor, Kinesiology

Canisius in the News

Canisius President John J. Hurley was published in the My View section of The Buffalo News on Monday, June 10 with an article entitled “Lessons in compassion on trip to El Salvador.” Click here to read the article. 

President Hurley was quoted in an article published by The National Catholic Reporter on Thursday, June 6 about moving forward with initiatives to solve the Catholic Church abuse crisis. Read the full article here.

Steven Gattuso, professor of finance and economics and executive director of the Golden Griffin Fund, contributed his two cents on credit cards in a piece on wallethub.com. Read the full article here.

Submitted by: College Communications

This Week’s Food Trucks

The Cheesy Chick will be on campus today, Tuesday, June 11 in the Bagen Hall lot for lunch from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The truck will serve a variety of mac and cheese along with grilled cheese. To add this event to your calendar, click here.

Center Street Smokehouse will be on campus tomorrow, Wednesday, June 12 in the Lyons Hall lot for lunch from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The truck will serve Southern staples such as pulled pork, brisket and sweet potato fries. To add this event to your calendar, click here.

Please contact Mary Braun, assistant for human resources, at Ext. 2240 with any questions.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, assistant, Human Resources

Corporate Challenge: Join the Canisius Hospitality Tent!

 

Save Your 2018 Zoom Recordings

Those who use Zoom for web conferencing, meetings and courses frequently make recordings of their online sessions. Canisius’ Zoom license includes plenty of room to house these recordings online but there is a limit to the total storage for all users. Periodically, the Zoom administrators at Canisius must delete old videos within the Zoom account. In most cases, videos still stored in Zoom accounts are no longer in use or haven’t been viewed anytime recently.

After Monday, July 1, videos stored within Zoom that were recorded before Tuesday, January 1, 2019 will be deleted.

If you have videos stored at Zoom that you continue to use in coursework or administrative work, please download and transfer them to your Canisius Google Drive by Monday, July 1.

For further information about Zoom video recordings and using videos hosted in Google Drive, contact the Center for Online Learning & Innovation.

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

Jeffrey Lindauer, PhD, Steps Down as Dean

Dear Colleagues,

With mixed feelings, I write to tell you that Dr. Jeffrey Lindauer has decided to step down from the dean’s position and, following a fall sabbatical, return to the faculty in the Department of Kinesiology. Jeff has done an extraordinary job leading the School of Education and Human Services over the past six years.

Time and again, Jeff focused his dedication to our Jesuit mission in ways that created new opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to truly live that mission. He is an outstanding role model for a faith-filled life. During his tenure as dean, Jeff has made remarkable strides in strengthening the college’s profile in Buffalo city schools. The Center for Urban Education, Teach for America, and the Western New York Residency Program are excellent examples of his commitment to the children and the future of this community. Through his efforts, Canisius advanced conversations on race, justice, and educational equity in the region. His vision has reinforced the college’s position as a nexus between theory and practice among educational institutions at all levels.

In addition, he was critical to our successful accreditation review in 2016 and the creation of new academic programs, including the ongoing development physician’s assistant program.

He has led the SEHS with intelligence, humility, sensitivity, and foresight. It has been an honor for me to work with him over the past few years. His thoughtful and consistent leadership have built a strong culture of trust in the School of Education and Human Services and he will certainly be missed. There is no doubt, however, that Jeff’s many talents will find new outlets as he returns to the faculty in the Kinesiology Department.

I am very pleased to announce that Dr. Nancy Wallace has accepted the position of Interim Dean of the School of Education and Human Services. Her appointment becomes effective on July 22, 2019.

Please join me in gratitude for Jeff’s outstanding service and in congratulating Nancy as she assumes her new role.

All the best,

Peg

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

Sisters of St. Mary Pentecost Event

The 200th anniversary of the founding of the Sisters of St. Mary Pentecost event will take place Sunday, June 9 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Mt. St. Mary Auditorium, located at 3756 Delaware Avenue in Kenmore, NY.

There will be a brief narrative about performances by various groups such as the Buffalo Choral Arts Society, representatives from local schools, St. Martin de Porres Church Choir, Clann na Cara Irish Dancers, Our Lady of Hope Ministries and Holy Cross Gesture Group.

If you can spare the time, and I know this is already a busy time, I’d love to see you there! It would be wonderful to have the Canisius presence with us on that day.

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

D2L Summer Maintenance

The fall 2019 course spaces are now available to begin building or adding course content. From Saturday, August 17 – Monday, August 19, D2L will undergo technical upgrades that may impact fall 2019 course spaces.

During this maintenance period, there may be service disruptions where you are unable to reach your D2L course spaces. We ask that during this time you do not attempt to add or change course content.

If you plan to build new or substantially updated content that is different from course materials stored in a previous semester before August 17, please download and save backups of the new or amended course content. D2L makes this quick and easy. See the tutorial video on exporting course packages below:

Backup is an essential practice for any faculty member so if you do not practice a backup plan, now is a great time to start.

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

Campus Candid

Faculty members participated in a four-day, three-night writing retreat from Tuesday, May 21 – Thursday, May 24 at the Spencer Hotel and Spa at the Chautauqua Institute. The Division of Academic Affairs and the Office of Mission & Identity provided this opportunity for faculty to enjoy uninterrupted writing time and colleague fellowship. Participants were given unstructured time to develop their own academic or creative works. Each evening, the group gathered for dinner and conversation. The retreat provided many graces including community building across disciplines, walks around the Institute, yoga, idea sharing and rich productivity.

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Pictured (l-r) top row: Sarah Signorino, director, Mission & Identity and Graham Stowe, assistant professor, English; director, Writing Center
Pictured (l-r) middle row: Barbara Burns, chair and professor, Teacher Education; Jean Gregorek, associate professor, English; Anita Butera, assistant professor, Criminal Justice; Sarah Woodside, assistant professor, Management; Fernanda Astiz, professor, Teacher Education; Secil Erteror, assistant professor, Sociology and Mick Cochrane, chair and professor, English
Pictured (l-r) bottom row: Erin Robinson, chair and professor, Sociology; Janet McNally, associate professor, English; Jenn Lodi-Smith, associate professor, Psychology; Peg McCarthy, vice president, Academic Affairs; Jane Fisher, associate professor, English; Jonathan Lawrence, associate professor, Religious Studies and Richard Reitsma, chair and associate professor, Modern Languages
Not pictured: Karl Kozlowski, associate professor, Kinesiology; Mary Becker, assistant professor, Finance and Joshua Russell, assistant professor, Animal Behavior Ecology and Conservation

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Common meal space at the Spencer Hotel

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Yoga class guided by Erin Robinson

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Mission & Identity

Polish Villa Food Truck

Polish Villa will be on campus tomorrow, Wednesday, June 5 in the Lyons Hall lot for lunch from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The truck will serve homemade pierogi, polish sausage and other authentic Polish dishes. To add this event to your calendar, click here.

Pictured (l-r): Reagan Jewel, graduate assistant, Graduate Admissions and Michael Seaman, senior graduate admissions counselor, enjoy protein shakes from The Blend.

The Blend came to campus yesterday, Monday, June 3, to feature its protein shakes and bites.

Please contact Mary Braun, assistant for human resources, with any questions at Ext. 2240.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, assistant, Human Resources

SSCP Outstanding Student Teacher Award Winners

Samantha Wagner ’15, graduate student in the Center for Transdisciplinary Research on Intimate Relationships at Binghamton University and Sara Blakely-McClure, incoming professor of psychology at Canisius, are the recipients of this year’s Outstanding Student Teacher Award, sponsored by the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology (SSCP). The awards recognize outstanding graduate students who are providing exceptional contributions to the science of clinical psychology. Wagner and Blakely-McClure were selected based upon their research contributions to the field of clinical psychology.

Submitted by: College Communications

Reminder: Autism and Aging Lunch & Learn This Thursday

Learn about exciting new research being conducted by the Institute for Autism Research (IAR) and the Psychology Department at Canisius College at the Autism and Aging Lunch & Learn, hosted by Jennifer Lodi-Smith, PhD, associate professor of psychology, and Jonathan Rodgers, PhD, assistant professor of psychology, on Thursday, June 6 from 12 – 1:00 p.m. in Grupp Fireside Lounge.

Research on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in older adulthood lags significantly behind that of research in other age groups. This research, funded by a grant from the National Institute on Aging, seeks to better understand the life outcomes of adults with and without ASD. During this talk, participants will learn more about what ASD is, how the science of healthy aging can potentially benefit this community, and how to get involved in this important line of research. Participants will be asked to bring their own lunches to the event.

Lodi-Smith is a personality psychologist who studies the impact of individual differences on the trajectory of healthy aging across the lifespan. Jonathan D. Rodgers, PhD, assistant professor of psychology, is a school psychologist who studies the neuropsychological, behavioral, personality and social-emotional characteristics of children and adults with autism spectrum disorder. Lodi-Smith and Rodgers combine their expertise in aging, autism and individual differences to identify potential innovative interventions for older adults with ASD.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Mary Braun, assistant for human resources, at Ext. 2240 or at braun5@canisius.edu.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, assistant, Human Resources

Welcome to Daniel Dentino, PhD

Daniel A. Dentino, PhD, vice president for student affairs and dean of students, begins his duties at Canisius tomorrow, Friday, May 31. As a strategic leader and integral member of the president’s senior leadership team, Dentino will advise college leadership on current developments in higher education as they specifically relate to student affairs. 

Welcome to Canisius Dr. Dentino!

Submitted by: College Communications

June Food Trucks!

Canisius’ annual food truck season begins in June! Click here to view the full food truck schedule for the month, which includes visits twice a week from local food trucks.

All trucks serve lunch from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. If you would like to check out the trucks’ menus and plan your lunches in advance, the links are available below. Attached to each truck is an invitation that will allow you to add the event to your Outlook calendar via an RSVP link. Simply click “RSVP,” list your name and email address, and the option to add the event to your Outlook calendar will appear.

  • The Blend will come to campus on Monday, June 3 in the Bagen Hall lot. To add this event to your calendar, click here.

PLEASE NOTE: THE BLEND SERVES PROTEIN SHAKES AND GRANOLA BARS ONLY, NOT A FULL LUNCH.

  • Polish Villa will come to campus on Wednesday, June 5 in the Lyons Hall lot. To add this event to your calendar, click here.
  • The Cheesy Chick will come to campus on Tuesday, June 11 in the Bagen Hall lot. To add this event to your calendar, click here.
  • Center Street Smokehouse will come to campus on Wednesday, June 12 in the Lyons Hall lot. To add this event to your calendar, click here.
  • Mineo & Sapio’s Street Eats will come to campus on Tuesday, June 18 in the Bagen Hall lot. To add this event to your calendar, click here.
  • The Salad Bar will come to campus on Thursday, June 20 in the Lyons Hall lot. To add this event to your calendar, click here.
  • Ms. Judi’s will come to campus on Wednesday, June 26 in the Bagen Hall lot. To add this event to your calendar, click here.
  • K Café will come to campus on Thursday, June 27 in the Lyons Hall lot. To add this event to your calendar, click here.

Please contact Mary Braun, assistant for human resources, with any questions at Ext. 2240. We hope you enjoy all of this summer’s culinary offerings!

Submitted by: Mary Braun, assistant, Human Resources

Canisius Receives $74,044 to Measure Physical Fitness in Aging and Autism Study

The Canisius College Departments of Kinesiology, Psychology, and the Institute for Autism Research (IAR) received a $72,044 federal grant from the U.S. Health and Human Services Department (HHS). The grant, from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging, is a supplement to the recently funded Canisius Aging and Autism Study. The grant provides for the addition of assessment of objective markers of physical fitness to the ongoing research on aging and autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Research will be conducted by study investigators Karl F. Kozlowski, PhD, associate professor of kinesiology and the exercise physiologist directing the physical fitness portion of the project;

Jonathan D. Rodgers, PhD, assistant professor of psychology;  Jennifer Lodi-Smith, PhD, associate professor of psychology; James P. Donnelly, PhD, professor of counseling and human services; Christopher Lopata, PsyD; professor of teacher education and co-director of the IAR; and Marcus Thomeer, PhD, associate professor of teacher education and co-director of the IAR.

The community is encouraged to get involved in this important research. You do NOT need a diagnosis of ASD to participate in this study. We hope to include individuals with varying degrees of ASD characteristics from minimal to high. We also welcome participation from adults of all ages though we are particularly interested in understanding autism in individuals age 65 and older.

To participate in this study please visit canisius.edu/iar_aging or call (716) 888-2513 to request a paper copy of the survey.

Read more here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Local Theater Produces Plays by Canisius Instructor

Thomas Snodgrass, adjunct instructor for religious studies and theology, has authored a series of plays entitled “In Crazy Love: A One Act-Play Series” that will be produced in early June. This series of 10-minute plays pulls back the curtain on all kinds of relationships, while teaching a course in the absurdity of romantic love.

Performances will take place on Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday, June 9 at 2:00 p.m. All shows will premiere at The American Repertory Theater of Western New York located at 545 Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo. Click here for ticket information.

(Warning: some plays do contain minimal adult language and elements but are rated PG-13).

Submitted by: Rebecca Krawiec, professor and chair, Religious Studies and Theology

Honeywell Continues Support of Western New York Chemistry Olympiad Program


Pictured (l-r): Crystal Sequeira, senior human resources generalist, Honeywell Performance Materials & Technologies; Robert Sikorski, plant manager, Honeywell Buffalo Facility; David Nalewajek ’74, research fellow, Honeywell Discovery Group; Mariusz Kozik, PhD, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, Canisius College and Sandy Miller, director of corporate & foundation Relations, Canisius College

Canisius College announced that it is the recipient of a $10,000 grant from Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company’s corporate citizenship initiative. Representatives from Honeywell’s Buffalo Research Laboratory presented the check to Mariusz Kozik, PhD, professor of chemistry and biochemistry and coordinator of the Western New York Chemistry Olympiad, at a gathering of Honeywell and Canisius College administrators on May 20, 2019.

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

Read more here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Autism and Aging Lunch & Learn

Learn about exciting new research being conducted by the Institute for Autism Research (IAR) and the Psychology Department at Canisius College at the Autism and Aging Lunch & Learn, hosted by Jennifer Lodi-Smith, PhD, associate professor of psychology, on Thursday, June 6 from 12 – 1:00 p.m. in Grupp Fireside Lounge.

Research on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in older adulthood lags significantly behind that of research in other age groups. This research, funded by a grant from the National Institute on Aging, seeks to better understand the life outcomes of adults with and without ASD. During this talk, participants will learn more about what ASD is, how the science of healthy aging can potentially benefit this community, and how to get involved in this important line of research. Participants will be asked to bring their own lunches to the event.

Lodi-Smith is a personality psychologist who studies the impact of individual differences on the trajectory of healthy aging across the lifespan. Jonathan D. Rodgers, PhD, assistant professor of psychology, is a school psychologist who studies the neuropsychological, behavioral, personality and social-emotional characteristics of children and adults with autism spectrum disorder. Lodi-Smith and Rodgers combine their expertise in aging, autism and individual differences to identify potential innovative interventions for older adults with ASD.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Mary Braun, assistant for human resources, at Ext. 2240 or at braun5@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, assistant, Human Resources

Catch “Crossroads” on Sunday, June 2

If you’re up early this Sunday, June 2, then tune into the monthly edition of “Crossroads.”

Program host Rev. Patrick J. Lynch, SJ, will interview Maureen Hurley about the latest developments with the Movement to Restore Trust. Hurley will discuss the various ways in which the Movement’s group of lay Catholic leaders are working to restore trust in the Diocese of Buffalo following the sexual abuse crisis. She’ll also share updates about the group’s agenda for reform.

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

If you miss the June 2 broadcast, you can catch it starting Monday, June 3 on the Canisius SoundCloud.

Submitted by: College Communications

Young Professionals Meeting Reminder

BN360 invites those interested in getting involved with the young professional development and engagement program of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership to a young professionals meeting on Monday, June 3 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the library conference room.

Canisius College has enjoyed a long relationship with the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, which means that BN360 is a program available to you for free! Meet Nancy McNamara and Rachael Herrmann from the Partnership to learn more about the program and how you can get involved. With BN360, you will have the opportunity to connect with other professionals from across the region while focusing on your personal development needs.

Click View details and reply to RSVP. If you have any questions, contact Mary Braun, assistant for human resources, at Ext. 2240 or at braun5@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, assistant, Human Resources

Griffs Summer Camps!

Summer camp season is right around the corner and there’s still time to join the Griffs!

Eight varsity athletic programs will run camps throughout the summer in the Koessler Athletic Center and at the Demske Sports Complex.

Visit www.GoGriffs.com or click here to learn more.

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

Canisius in the News

Newsday recently interviewed Peter Galie, PhD, emeritus professor of political science, about New York $261 million lobbying industry and its relationships with state officials.

Click here to read the story.

Submitted by: College Communications

Peg McCarthy Returns to Faculty

It is with mixed feelings that I announce that Margaret C. McCarthy, PhD, vice president for academic affairs, has decided to step down from her administrative position and return to the faculty.

Peg has been a highly valued leader on my team, a dedicated advocate for faculty and academic excellence, and a true embodiment of the college’s mission and values.

Since assuming the role in 2015, Peg has been at the forefront of difficult, but transformational decisions affecting the college’s direction.  She was instrumental in Canisius’ successful Middle States reaccreditation and in completing several cycles of academic program review.  Curricular and program revitalization has been a top priority for her.  Under her direction, the college initiated nearly a dozen new academic programs, established several new 4+1 programs, and is moving forward with the development of programs in cybersecurity and physician assistant. She also worked with faculty on the difficult task of suspending, discontinuing or restructuring low-enrolled programs and led the faculty during a difficult period of transition as we faced strains on enrollment and budgets.

Peg also worked closely with Student Affairs and Enrollment Management to make our new service centers – the Griff Center for Academic Engagement and the Student Records and Financial Services Center – effective vehicles for improving retention and the student experience. She undertook efforts to bring an essential spotlight on issues of diversity and inclusion and established the first office dedicated to this work.

The affinity groups she fostered have resulted in numerous new initiatives including the IMPACT Center and the Institute for Global Engagement. The annual Grant Writing Workshop has given faculty access to resources to expand grantsmanship, and the first Writing Retreat open to all faculty will take place this week.

There is never a perfect time for a transition, but Peg informed me recently of her desire to step down from her role and return to the faculty.  Even under the best of circumstances, the job of the Vice President for Academic Affairs is extraordinarily demanding, but she has done a truly remarkable job in a resource-challenged environment.  There are few who have worked harder or with more commitment to Canisius than Peg, and she has always faced the challenges and opportunities of her role with optimism, fairness, humility, and above all, great compassion for the colleagues and students she serves.  For that, we should all be in her debt.

Effective July 1, Peg will return to the faculty and will also remain available to work with me on special projects in the year ahead. 

I have decided to appoint Sara Morris, PhD, associate vice president of academic affairs, as the interim vice president. Dr. Morris has done an exceptional job in her administrative role. Among her accomplishments, she has led the college onto critical new platforms, such as Courseleaf and Degree Works, championed the development of the Physician Assistant Program, and has been a leading voice in enhancing the college’s appreciation and expression of Canisius’ Jesuit mission and identity through the Canisius Colleagues Program.  She will be working with Peg on the transition over the next several weeks and I ask that we all be patient during the transition process.  She will announce a process for selecting an interim associate vice president for academic affairs.

Please join me in expressing our thanks to Peg and our best wishes to Sara. 

Submitted by: John J. Hurley, President, Canisius College

Memorial Mass Planned for Rev. Paul J. Dugan, SJ

Canisius College will celebrate the life of Rev. Paul J. Dugan ’45, SJ, during a memorial Mass on Saturday, June 8 at 4:00 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel.  The beloved “Doogs” died on May 11 in Murray-Weigel Hall.  He was 95. 

The Mass for Father Dugan is appropriately timed to take place during Alumni Weekend, in order to accommodate an outpouring from former students who want to pay tribute to the longtime moderator of athletics. 

Click here to add the memorial Mass to your calendar.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held for Father Dugan on Tuesday, May 14 at the Murray-Weigel Hall Chapel. 

Donations in memory of Father Dugan can be made to the Rev. Paul J. Dugan, SJ, Scholarship Fund, Attn: Institutional Advancement, Canisius College, 2001 Main Street, Buffalo, NY, 14208 or by visiting www.canisius.edu/give-canisius.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

WKBW-TV Channel 7 interviewed Anne Marie Dobies, EdD, interim vice president for student affairs, for a story about the best jobs for new college graduates. Click here to read the story.

Submitted by: College Communications

Blessing of the Scuba Zone: Academic Mentoring Program

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Join the Griff Center on Friday, May 31 at 11:00 a.m. in Old main 318 when Rev. Thomas Slon, SJ, blesses the Scuba Zone: Academic Mentoring Program.

Steven A. Leonard Jr. ’07, also known as ‘Scuba Steve,’ began the Scuba Zone while an undergraduate at Canisius. The Scuba Zone is a designated room on campus that houses an expanded mentorship program.

All are welcome to attend.

Submitted by: Anne Dobies, EdD, interim vice president, Student Affairs

Summer Workshop: Using Qualtrics for Surveys, Forms, and Online Data Gathering

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The Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) will be offering a workshop throughout the summer that will introduce Qualtrics for surveys, forms and online data gathering. In this workshop, participants will 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 survey and data-form procedures.

If you plan to build or manage projects in Qualtrics during the 2019-20 year, this workshop is for you!

Workshop dates and times are as listed:

  • Wednesday, June 12 at 10:00 a.m. in OM 119

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

  • Thursday, July 18 at 3:00 p.m. in OM 119

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

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

Campus Candid

The Buffalo News photographed undergraduate commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 18 at the Koessler Athletic Center. Click here to view the photo gallery.

Submitted by: College Communications

Commencement 2019

Plenty of pomp and circumstance enveloped the Canisius campus last week as the college hosted Commencement Exercises.  Complete with all the splendor, speakers and excitement worthy of the Class of 2019, the celebratory event kicked off on Wednesday, May 15 with graduate ceremonies (pictured below). 

Graduate Commencement Ceremonies, held on Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Nearly 200 members of the class received their diplomas, after hearing from commencement speaker and Canisius alumnus Hon. Lawrence J. Vilardo ’77, HON ’19, a U.S. District Court Judge.

Graduate Commencement Speaker Hon. Lawrence J. Vilardo ’77, HON ’19 addresses the Class of 2019

Among those receiving graduate degrees on Wednesday, May 15 were the following Canisius employees. Shana Richardson, coordinator of academic support services, received a master of science in higher education and student affairs administration. Public Safety Officer Matthew Srodawa earned his master of business administration (MBA). Women’s Volleyball Coach Lenika Vazquez received a master of science in online sport administration.

Public Safety Officer Matthew Srodawa gives a celebratory smile as he prepares to process during Graduate Commencement Ceremonies on Wednesday, May 15. Srodawa earned his MBA.

The tradition of commencement week continued on Friday, May 17 with the ROTC Commissioning Ceremony (pictured below), held in the Montante Cultural Center.  A total of 19 cadets, including 10 Canisius students, were commissioned as 2nd lieutenants in the U.S. Army.  Those Canisius cadets are: Kevin Cadme – New York Army National Guard – Quartermaster; Garret Clabeaux – Distinguished Military Graduate – US Army Reserves – Transportation Corps; Daniel Emerson – Distinguished Military Graduate – Active Duty – Infantry; Trevor Hamm – Distinguished Military Graduate – Active Duty – Military Intelligence with a branch detail of Infantry; Abbey Marchewka – New York Army National Guard – Medical Service Corps; Shane Moran – Distinguished Military Graduate – Active Duty – Quartermaster; Michael Sanzone – Active Duty – Field Artillery; Theodore Snyder – New York Army National Guard – Field Artillery; Michael Solak – Active Duty – Signal Corps with a branch detail of Infantry; and Christopher Ulm – Active Duty – Medical Service Corps.

The college also recognized the newly-pinned officers during undergraduate commencement ceremonies.

Pictured (top, l-r): 2nd Lt. Garret Clabeaux, 2nd Lt. Michael Sanzone, 2nd Lt. Abbey Marchewka

This past year marked the 100th anniversary of the partnership between Canisius College and the U.S. Army.

The formation of the Student Army Training Corps, a body formed principally to train specialists for the U.S. Army made its debut at Canisius in 1918 and later transformed to ROTC in the 1950s.

In recognition of the century-old partnership, the ROTC Class of 2018-19 presented Canisius President John Hurley with a framed photograph that includes a very weathered picture of the 1918 Student Army Training Corps alongside a replicated version of the same picture, featuring the Canisius College ROTC class, 100 years later.

2nd Lt. Michael Sanzone ’19 presents Canisius President John Hurley with a framed portrait of the 1918 Student Army Training Corp and the 2018-19 ROTC class. This past year marked the 100th anniversary of the partnership between Canisius College and the U.S. Army.

Also on Friday, academic departments across campus acknowledged the exceptional scholarly efforts of graduating seniors during Spring Honors Convocation.  More than 94 academic awards were conferred to those top achieving undergraduates. 

Following Spring Honors Convocation, students, families and faculty made their way to the Koessler Athletic Center for Baccalaureate Mass (pictured below). This time-honored religious service is largely planned by Canisius students to recognize the achievements of the graduating seniors and to reflect on their personal and spiritual growth throughout their four years at Canisius. 

Pictured (top, l-r): Families of graduating seniors; Deacon Gary Andelora; Matt Smardz ’19; Below, Jared Westhoven ’19 carries the Cross during Baccalaureate Mass 2019. Behind him, Tom Karins ’19 carries the Peace Pole.

Commencement 2019 culminated on Saturday, May 18 when the college conferred more than 450 degrees to students from the Wehle School of Business, the College of Arts & Sciences and the School of Education & Human Services (pictured below).

The undergraduate Class of 2019 celebrates during Commencement Ceremonies on Saturday, May 18, 2019.

Humanitarian David N. Campbell, co-founder and chair of All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response, addressed the undergraduate class.  He was also one of five to receive an honorary doctorate during undergraduate commencement. 

Humanitarian David N. Campbell addresses the undergraduate Class of 2019

Other honorary doctorate recipients included Rev. Patrick J. Frawley, senior vice president of social responsibility for Centene Corp. and former CEO of Fidelis Care, a subsidiary of Centene; Willie “Hutch” Jones, CEO and co-founder of the Willie Hutch Jones Educational and Sports Program; and Sr. Mary Johnice Rzadkiewicz, founder and executive director of the Response to Love Center.  Professor Emerita of Biology at Canisius I. Joan Lorch also received an honorary doctorate but was unable to attend Saturday’s ceremony.   

Pictured (top, l-r) Honorary Degree recipients Sr. Mary Johnice Rzadkiewicz, Rev. Patrick J. Frawley; David N. Campbell. Below, Willie “Hutch” Jones celebrates upon the conferral of his honorary doctorate.

Submitted by: College Communications

International Education Internship

For the eighth year, Canisius College students are participating in an International Education Internship at the Jesuit Colegio San Ignacio in Oviedo, Spain. They teach English in pre K – 12 classrooms and provide immersion activities such as an American Week celebration highlighting American culture, as well as a three-day English Immersion Camp at a Jesuit castle on the Cantrabica coast. This year, students are also participating in community events, volunteering with a social services group called Cruz des Los Angeles and participating in a Walk for Cancer fundraiser.

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Submitted by: Nicki Calabrese, associate professor, Teacher Education

Canisius in the News

Higher Education Reporter Dan Miner interviewed Canisius President John J. Hurley for a story in today’s Business First entitled “How Canisius College Finally Started Growing Again.” Click here to read the story.

Submitted by: College Communications

Memorial Mass Planned for Rev. Paul J. Dugan, SJ

Canisius College will celebrate the life of Rev. Paul J. Dugan ’45, SJ, during a memorial Mass on Saturday, June 8 at 4:00 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel.  The beloved “Doogs” died on May 11 in Murray-Weigel Hall.  He was 95. 

The Mass for Father Dugan is appropriately timed to take place during Alumni Weekend, in order to accommodate an outpouring from former students who want to pay tribute to the longtime moderator of athletics. 

Click here to add the memorial Mass to your calendar.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held for Father Dugan on Tuesday, May 14 at the Murray-Weigel Hall Chapel. 

Donations in memory of Father Dugan can be made to the Rev. Paul J. Dugan, SJ, Scholarship Fund, Attn: Institutional Advancement, Canisius College, 2001 Main Street, Buffalo, NY, 14208 or by visiting www.canisius.edu/give-canisius.

Submitted by: College Communications

New Summer Parking Regulations

With the development of the Catholic Health System’s (CHS) partnership at Science Hall and increasing activity on the main campus, some new parking regulations will go into effect this summer.

We are making great progress on the renovations to Science Hall. Although we don’t expect the construction to be complete until early August, CHS and their partners at Epic health systems are planning to begin their work on campus in interim space available in Science Hall, Old Main and Churchill Tower beginning on May 22.  They are expected to have teams working on campus between 7 AM and 7 PM. 

I know parking has been a concern for some, but our studies demonstrate that we can comfortably accommodate CHS.  Our agreement with CHS provides for 125 spots over the term of the lease. Fifty (50) of those spots have been made available on the second floor of the Science Hall Parking Ramp and seventy-five (75) in the Spillman Lot. All CHS parking spots have been identified and are distinguished by White Paint stripes versus the traditional yellow. They will also receive Canisius parking tags that identify them as CHS employees and authorize them to park in designated areas. This summer, the ramp will remain open to all to accommodate the additional activity on campus.

Finally, with the Institutional Advancement Division now housed in Martin Hall, we have many additional employees on the main campus and an increased number of guests and donors visiting Canisius. Therefore, the Main Eastwood (Bagen) Lot will no longer have relaxed parking rules during the summer. Only “A” permits are permitted to park in the Main Eastwood Lot.  Please also remember that the Tower Lot is designated for visitors only throughout the year.  As a courtesy to our guests, please observe these restrictions. Flexible parking is permitted in other employee parking lots effective May 20 through August 16, 2019. 

Thank you for your support, and I appreciate your cooperation as we implement these changes.

Submitted by: Marco F. Benedetti, vice president, Business & Finance

The Dome Moves to a Summer Schedule

Starting Tuesday, May 21, The Dome will publish every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the summer, until the first week of classes for the fall semester. At that time, The Dome will then return to Monday, Wednesday and Fridays.

The deadline for summer submissions is 2:00 p.m. on the Monday and Wednesday before publication.

Submitted by: College Communications

Reminder: Register for the Corporate Challenge!

Don’t forget to sign up for this year’s Corporate Challenge!

The 3.5 mile course begins and ends at Delaware Park and will take place on Thursday, June 13. All faculty and staff, whether they are racers, joggers or walkers, are invited to join the Canisius College Corporate Challenge Team. The race start time is 6:45 p.m. The Canisius College hospitality tent opens at 5:00 p.m. and Chartwells will provide refreshments before and after the race.

To register to run or walk on the Canisius team, click here. Those who do not want to walk or run in the race but would still like to come have refreshments and socialize are welcome! The hospitality tent entry fee is $6.00 and includes parking at Demerly Hall for Canisius College participants.

RSVP to Mary Braun, Human Resources Assistant, at braun5@canisius.edu or at Ext. 2240. For all participants, make check payable to Canisius College. Send payments to Gary Lew, director of purchasing, attention: Facilities Management Office, Bagen Room 07.

Registration for the event ends on Tuesday, May 21 at 5:30 p.m. Click here to view the flyer for further details. If you have any questions, contact Gary Lew at Ext. 2255 or Mary Braun at Ext. 2240.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, assistant, Human Resources

Summer 2019 Online Faculty Development Course

The Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) will host an Online Faculty Development Course in early summer to help prepare faculty to teach online and hybrid classes. The course will run from Monday, May 27 – Saturday, June 29. The class is entirely online and simulates a real fully-online course so professors can learn to teach online while getting the online student experience.

Learn how to build engaging, rigorous online and hybrid courses that are powered by your teaching skills and enthusiasm. Discover how to sensibly incorporate interactive learning, social engagement and teaching presence in an online class space. After this mini-course, faculty will craft effective and engaging web-based courses that incorporate their personality and talents as a professor, and Canisius College’s special blend of Jesuit identity and pedagogy.

This course is available to all Canisius College faculty. Whether you plan to teach an online course in the future, aren’t yet sure you’ll teach online or would just like to know more about online courses and coursework, this is an excellent opportunity.

To enroll, contact coli@canisius.edu. View the COLI Calendar for times and locations of other faculty development events.  And visit www.canisius.edu/teachonline to see various COLI resources for teaching and learning in online or hybrid courses.

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

Download Any Zoom Videos Recorded Before 2019

Those who use Zoom for web conferencing, meetings and courses frequently make recordings of these online sessions. Canisius’ Zoom license includes plenty of room to house these recordings online but there is a limit to the total storage for all users. Periodically, the Zoom administrators at Canisius must delete old videos within the Zoom account. In most cases, videos still stored in Zoom accounts are no longer in use or haven’t been viewed anytime recently.

After Saturday, June 1, videos stored within Zoom that were recorded before January 1st, 2019 will be deleted.

If you have any videos stored in your Zoom account that you recorded before 2019 but continue to use in coursework or administrative work, please download and transfer them to your Canisius Google Drive by Saturday, June 1.

For further information about Zoom video recordings and using videos hosted in Google Drive, contact the Center for Online Learning & Innovation.

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

Canisius in the News

WGRZ-TV Channel 2 featured Sara Vescio, executive director of the Women’s Business Center at Canisius, in its City Shaper series. Vescio was recognized for “leading a team of women that’s leading women entrepreneurs to success.” Click here to watch the story.

Also, Canisius alumnus Erik Brady ’76 launched the first of an online series in The Buffalo News focused on the great personalities and great moments in Buffalo history. Brady is a recently retired sports reporter for USA Today. Click here to read his column entitled “Buffalo isn’t where I’m from. It’s who I am.”

Submitted by: College Communications

The Dome Summer Schedule

Starting Tuesday, May 21, The Dome will publish every Tuesday and Thursday until the first week of classes for the fall semester, when it will then return to Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The deadline for summer submissions is 2:00 p.m. on the Monday and Wednesday before publication.

Submitted by: College Communications

Free Tickets to Buffalo Skyride Available

Would you like the opportunity to spend a Sunday morning taking an incredible, scenic bike ride over the Buffalo Skyway?

If so, you’re in luck.  The Human Resources Department has free tickets available for this year’s Buffalo Skyride!

SkyRide is GObike Buffalo’s annual event and fundraiser, bringing thousands of cyclists on a city-wide tour of historic locations, highway infrastructure and new bicycle facilities. Riders experience the scenic views of downtown Buffalo and the waterfront from the 100-foot-high Skyway and Olmsted’s parks and parkways by bicycle. ​

​This year’s Skyride will take place this Sunday, May 19. Free tickets are available for pickup in the Human Resources Office, Old Main 100, on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For more information on the Skyride, visit the event’s website here.

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Braun, assistant, Human Resources, at Ext. 240 or at braun5@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, assistant, Human Resources

Charitable Gifts to Departments

In order to ensure continued support from loyal donors, please forward any donations that have been received by your department to Advancement Services GM 203 (attention: Katie Huck, director of advancement services for Institutional Services). 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, contact Katie Huck at Ext. 8211 or huckk@canisius.edu.

Please note that gifts may need to be forwarded to advancement services prior to Wednesday, May 29 in order to be recorded in this year’s annual fund.

Submitted by: Katherine Huck, director of advancement services, Institutional Advancement

Summer Mailroom Services

Regular mail delivery and pickup will be suspended beginning Monday, May 20 through Friday, August 16. The mailroom service window hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Please note that the service window may close temporarily during the day as needed.

Picking Up Mail: In-bound mail, inter-office envelopes and parcels may be picked up at the mailroom service window located in Science Hall.  Parcels deemed too heavy to carry will be delivered at the earliest opportunity.

Sending Mail: Out-bound mail, inter-office envelopes and parcels may be dropped off at the mailroom service window or in the drop box located near the mailroom. The drop box located in the Old Main Faculty Lounge is removed for the summer and will be returned Monday, August 19. For out-bound parcels deemed too heavy to carry, contact the mailroom to arrange for a pickup.

Regular mailroom services will resume Monday August 19.

If you have questions about mailroom services, contact Karl Fritz or George Ambrusko at Ext. 2245.

Submitted by: Gary Lew, director, Purchasing

KAC Summer 2019 Hours

The summer hours of operation for the Koessler Athletic Center went into effect on Monday, May 13.  The modified schedule is as follows:

  • Summer Hours:
    • Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4 .p.m.
    • Friday: 8 a.m. -1 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday: Closed
  • Dates the building will be closed/adjusted over the summer:
    • Monday, May 27
    • Wednesday, July 3 (Close at 1 p.m.)
    • Thursday, July 4
    • Friday, July 5

Submitted by: Tim Seil, assistant director, Athletic Facilities

Canisius Mourns Passing of Rev. Paul J. Dugan, SJ

Rev. Paul J. Dugan, S.J., longtime moderator of athletics at Canisius College, died Saturday (May 11) in Murray-Weigel Hall on the campus of Fordham University in the Bronx, N.Y. He was 95.

After teaching at Brooklyn Jesuit Prep, McQuaid Jesuit High School and Canisius High School, Dugan served as the athletic department’s moderator from 1970 through 2012, holding the position for 42 years.

“There is no person who made a more lasting impact on the lives of Canisius students, alumni and friends than Father Dugan,” Canisius Director of Athletics Bill Maher said. “Whether it was on the sideline, in the locker room or on the beach during a Canisius spring break, “Doogs” was always “Spreading the Joy” and we are all better for having him be a part of our Canisius experience. His spirit will forever be a part of Canisius athletics.”

Dugan started his collegiate education at Canisius College in the 1940s, but decided to pursue the priesthood and transferred to Woodstock College, a Jesuit seminary where he earned his B.A., M.A. and Ph.L.

Dugan was ordained at Fordham University on June 16, 1956. He taught at Brooklyn Jesuit Prep (1950-53), McQuaid Jesuit High School (1958-65) and Canisius High School (1965-70) before starting at Canisius College in 1970.

Dugan, or “Doogs” as he is commonly known at Canisius, attended countless Canisius sporting events, both home and way, where he would sit on the bench or stand on the sidelines with Golden Griffin athletic teams. He blessed teams before games, ending with his trademark phrase, “St. Peter Canisius,” and getting the response of “Pray for Us” from the student-athletes and coaches. When traveling on road trips, Dugan would also hold religious services for the athletic teams as well as serve as a counselor for student-athletes.

Dugan also has served as the public safety chaplain and alumni chaplain.

On Sept. 28, 2007, Eastwood Hall was renamed Dugan Hall at the request of the Montante family after a historic $5.1 million gift to the College. Throughout his time at Canisius, Dugan lived with the Canisius student body in Frisch Residence Hall while most Jesuits lived in Loyola Hall, the Jesuit residence.

Dugan instituted Last Chance Mass in the 1970s, which is held on Sunday nights on the Canisius campus as an alternative to morning Mass times. Dugan also opened the Mass of St. Ignatius Loyola to the entire campus community in the early 1990s, which was formerly held for the Jesuits in Loyola Hall.

Enshrined into the Canisius Sports Hall of Fame in 2000, the Athletic Department and the Office of Alumni Engagement presented the first Rev. Paul J. Dugan, SJ, Award in 2013 at the college’s annual Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. The Rev. Paul J. Dugan, SJ, Award is presented to individuals who do not qualify for consideration into the Canisius Sports Hall of Fame but whose acts or efforts have significantly benefited Canisius athletics. Each award recipient is presented with their names on a special plaque in the Sports Hall of Fame exhibit in the front of the Koessler Athletic Center. On Jan. 24, 2010, the Athletic Department issued a commemorative Father Dugan bobblehead to celebrate his 40 years of service and dedication to the College’s varsity sports programs.

Funeral arrangements are pending for Father Dugan. Canisius will hold a memorial Mass in his honor at a later date. Details will be announced in The Dome.

Summer Hours Begin on May 20!

Summer hours will begin on Monday, May 20, 2019 and will end on Friday, August 16, 2019. College departments may adjust their hours of operation (based on department need) to 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a 30 minute lunch break.

As a reminder, the college will close at 1:00 p.m. on Fridays beginning from May 24 through Friday, August 2.

Please feel free to contact the Human Resources Department at Ext. 2240 with any questions.

Submitted by: Human Resources

BN360 Young Professionals Meeting

Blue & Gold Golf Classic

Registration is open for the 22nd Annual Blue & Gold Golf Classic on Monday, July 29 at Crag Burn Golf Club. To sign up, visit www.GoGriffs.com.

Lunch will feature local food trucks beginning at 11:00 a.m. Golf will begin at 12:00 p.m. and cocktails and dinner will begin at 5:00 pm.

For more information, call (761) 888-2977.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Google Docs in D2L

If you use Google Docs to create course content, you can embed these directly into D2L. Check out our new video tutorial:

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

This Week in the Griff Center

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

Submitted by: Dominique Gagnier, graduate assistant, Griff Center

Student Health Center

The Student Health Center will begin its summer hours schedule on Monday, May 13.

Student Health Business Office

Monday, May 13 – Wednesday, August 21

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Medical Clinic – CLOSED: Monday, May 13 – Friday, August 23

REOPENS: Monday, August 26

 

Medical emergencies on campus: 911

 

Non-emergency medical will go to:

Western New York Immediate Care

Sisters Hospital Emergency Room

Private physician

Submitted by: Patricia Creahan, APRN, BC, director, Student Health

2019 JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge

Would you like to spend a beautiful summer evening running, walking or socializing at Delaware Park with other members of our campus community? Are you looking for the perfect way to celebrate the end of the school year? Then sign up for this year’s JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge!

The 3.5 mile course begins and ends at Delaware Park and will take place on Thursday, June 13. All faculty and staff, whether they are racers, joggers or walkers, are invited to join the Canisius College Corporate Challenge Team. The race start time is 6:45 p.m. The Canisius College hospitality tent opens at 5:00 p.m. and Chartwells will provide refreshments before and after the race.

To register to run or walk on the Canisius team, click here. Those who do not want to walk or run in the race but would still like to come have refreshments and socialize are welcome! The hospitality tent entry fee is $6.00 and includes parking at Demerly Hall for Canisius College participants.

RSVP to Mary Braun, assistant for human resources, at braun5@canisius.edu or at Ext. 2240. For all participants, make check payable to Canisius College. Send payments to Gary Lew, director of purchasing, attention: Facilities Management Office, Bagan Room 07.

Registration for the event ends on Tuesday, May 21 at 5:30 p.m. Click here to view the flyer for further details. If you have any questions, contact Gary Lew at Ext. 2255 or Mary Braun at Ext. 2240.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, assistant, Human Resources

Summer Workshop: Using Qualtrics for Surveys, Forms and Online Data Gathering

The Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) will be offering a workshop introducing Qualtrics for surveys, forms and online data gathering throughout the summer. In this workshop, participants will 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 survey and data-form procedures.

If you plan to build or manage projects in Qualtrics during the 2019-20 year, this workshop is for you!

Workshop dates and times are as listed:

  • Wednesday, June 12 at 10:00 a.m. in OM 119

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

  • Thursday, July 18 at 3:00 p.m. in OM 119

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

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

Employee Performance Appraisal Process

The performance appraisal process is designed to encourage open discussion between campus managers and employees to review progress, establish priorities and discuss career development opportunities across the campus. The first step in this process is to complete your self-assessment.

To access your self-assessment, log into MyCanisius and click on applications-HR Appraisal. You will be able to access your self-assessment information.

  • Once an employee submits the self-assessment, it will be available to the manager to utilize in preparing the performance appraisal.
  • Self-assessments are designed to facilitate the performance discussion. An employee will complete the appropriate form and it will be forwarded to the manager.
  • The manager will complete the performance appraisal and then schedule a meeting to review the details and finalize goals for the next year. Once completed, the manager will then submit the appraisal.
  • The employee will receive the final document and add comments and sign to acknowledge the appraisal was received and reviewed.
  • The appraisal will be available to view at the vice president level.

Self-assessments must be completed by Friday, June 28. Managers should complete all performance appraisals by Monday, August 5.

Self-assessment preparation tips:

Gather your thoughts The self-assessment is a critical tool for fostering conversation and improving communication with managers and peers. Self-assessments provide employees with the opportunity to analyze strengths and weaknesses in the context of a formal performance appraisal. Discuss what important projects have been completed, share new skills and techniques acquired, and highlight work that has been done since the last performance appraisal.

Tell your story – The main goal of the self-assessment is to highlight your accomplishments. Employees need to ensure that the work they are most proud of is highlighted in the self-assessment. Point to specific tasks and projects that highlight your best work. When describing those accomplishments, be sure to emphasize the impact each of those achievements had on the college as a whole. Accomplishments listed should connect with college objectives.

Be concise – While employees might be inclined to write about each step of the successful project or task, it’s best to be brief. The work should stand on its own.

Be honest – Honesty is another critical aspect of writing a self-assessment. It’s more than likely that the manager knows when a good job was done, so trying to highlight a project or task that was just OK, rather than great, won’t have much impact. Part of being honest also means pointing out some areas that could be improved.

Think about career development – Use the self-assessment as a time to communicate career development interests. Be proactive and think clearly about your short and long term career interests and what you need to get there.

Communicate openly with your manager – Finally, if the performance appraisal process reveals weaknesses that may be holding you back, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Admitting your weaknesses in addition to asking for constructive feedback from managers can help cultivate strong work relationships.

If you have any questions, contact Linda Walleshauser, associate vice president for human resources and compliance/interim Title IX coordinator, at Ext. 2244 or walleshl@canisius.edu or Jennifer Skowron, assistant director for human resources, at Ext. 2247 or skowronj@canisius.edu.

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

Campus Candid

Canisius President John J. Hurley poses with his daughter, Caroline ’11, MS ’17 (left) and wife, Maureen, after receiving the St. Thomas More Award.

The St. Thomas More Guild of Western New York recognized Canisius President John J. Hurley on Tuesday, May 7 during its annual luncheon at the Buffalo Convention Center. President Hurley received the St. Thomas More Award for his outstanding contributions as a Catholic lawyer.

The St. Thomas More Guild is an association of Catholic lawyers officially recognized by the Diocese of Buffalo. The organization supports lawyers in applying their faith to the challenges of professional and personal life.

In addition to his leadership of Canisius College, President Hurley is a founding member of the Movement to Restore Trust.

President Hurley congratulates Nick Spinosa ’20 upon receiving a scholarship from the St. Thomas More Guild of Western New York, during the organization’s annual luncheon on Tuesday.

The St. Thomas More Guild also recognized Nicholas J. Spinosa ’20, a math and economics dual major. Spinosa received a scholarship from the Guild for an essay he authored about faith and the law.

Submitted by: College Communications

A Remarkable Evening for the Regents Ball

Nearly 450 guests gathered to help raise money for the Canisius College
Board of Regents Scholarship Fund at the 53rd annual Regents
Ball on Saturday, May 4. Proceeds from the gala provide financial support
to promising young students who otherwise would not be able to take advantage of a Canisius education. 

Click here to view a video recap from the event.

The Board of Regents also conferred its Distinguished Citizen Award upon Hon. Anthony M. Masiello ’69, HON ’96 during the annual Regents Ball. The
former Buffalo mayor and president of Masiello, Martucci, Calabrese and
Associates was recognized for his contributions to the economic, civic and
cultural well-being of Western New York. 

Click here to watch a video highlighting Masiello’s accomplishments.  

Submitted by: College Communications

Commencement 2019 Student Speakers

The following students will deliver the commencement addresses for the graduate and undergraduate classes of 2019:

Mohamed Diyani, MBA program, will address the graduate class on Wednesday, May 15.

Saturday, May 18:

Thomas J. Karins, sports management major, will address the School of Education ceremony.

Cameron T. Rosenecker, accounting, finance and management triple major, will address the Richard J. Wehle School of Business ceremony.

Joshua P. Canavan, biochemistry major, will address the College of Arts & Sciences ceremony.

Please join in congratulating our student speakers in receiving this great honor.

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

The Western New York Prosperity Fellowship 2019-20 Class

The Western New York Prosperity Fellowship (WNYPF), sponsored by the Prentice Family Foundation, is proud to announce the fellowship recipients for the 2019-20 year. The WNYPF combines scholarships, pay for unfunded internships and network and skill-building opportunities throughout the year. This is designed to enhance fellow connections to the business world, allowing them to develop skills, find mentors and create lasting connections that will keep them in WNY upon graduation. Click here for more information about the WNYPF and to see the students of the 2019-2020 fellowship class.   

Submitted by: Diane Kelly, administrative associate, Management

Help Desk – Summer Hours

The ITS Help Desk will begin its summer hours schedule on Monday, May 13. The Help Desk will be open Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. These hours will be in effect through Friday, August 23. The Help Desk will close at 1:00 p.m. on Fridays, beginning Friday, May 24 – Friday, August 2.

Submitted by: Grant Guzda, help desk manager, ITS

Charitable Gifts to Departments

In order to ensure continued support from loyal donors, please forward any donations that have been received by your department to Advancement Services GM 203 (attention: Katie Huck, director of advancement services for institutional advancement). 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, contact Katie Huck at Ext. 8211 or huckk@canisius.edu.

Please note that gifts may need to be forwarded to advancement services prior to Wednesday, May 29 in order to be recorded in this year’s annual fund.

Submitted by: Katherine Huck, director of advancement services, Institutional Advancement

This Week in the Griff Center

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

Submitted by: Dominique Gagnier, graduate assistant, Griff Center

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