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Campus Candid

Barbara Irwin, PhD, communication studies professor and her “Broadcasting in America” class visited WKBW-TV Channel 7 on Wednesday, October 17 to tour the studio and meet with several members of the news team. The class received an up-close look at the digital side of the news, learning about social media utilization as a way to track trending stories and how the media attempts to connect to their audience members with stories that will resonate with them, focusing on topics that are of importance to the people of WNY.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

Forbes interviewed alumna Molly Burhans ’14, founder and executive director of Catholic Geographic Information Systems Center, about how she is helping to transform the way the Catholic Church manages its land. She looks to build a local and global approach to all Catholic organizations by working with dioceses across the country. Read the full article here.

Submitted by: College Communications

53rd Annual Regents Scholarship Ball

Anthony M. Masiello, recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Citizen Award

The 53rd Annual Canisius College Regents Scholarship Ball will be held Saturday, May 4 at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. This event is the primary fundraiser for the Board of Regents Scholarship Fund, which distributes more than $80,000 annually in scholarships to deserving students.

The Regents Ball also provides an opportunity to pay tribute to individuals who have been outstanding contributors to the community. This year the Board of Regents will honor Anthony M. Masiello, president of Masiello, Martucci, Calabrese and Associates, with the 2019 Distinguished Citizen Award.

Faculty and staff tickets are currently on sale.

For more information, please contact Sandy Miller at (716) 888-8222 or at mille267@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: College Communications

 

Business Awards Dinner

The Richard J. Wehle School of Business commemorated its 50th annual Business Awards Dinner on Tuesday, October 9. Jeffrey E. Gundlach, CEO and CIO of DoubleLine Capital, received the Executive of the Year Award. A video highlighting the successes of The Richard J. Wehle School of Business was shown at the reception. Watch the abbreviated version here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Border Initiative Week

The Canisius Border Initiative is hosting a week of events beginning today, Friday, October 19. The Initiative is an Ignatian, collaborative effort by students, faculty and staff who seek to encourage discussion, reflection and engagement with refugee, immigration and border issues on a global scale. Click here for more information.

All events are free and open to the public.

Submitted by: Richard Reistma, chair, Modern Language Department

“Frankenscience” Event Featuring Canisius Physics Professors

The Buffalo Museum of Science is celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein with the “Science After Hours: Frankenscience” event tonight, Friday, October 19 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Canisius professors Michael Wood, chair and professor of physics, Erden Ertorer, clinical instructor of physics and Chrissy Colson, adjunct professor of physics, will present several science-themed demonstrations.

The event is open to guests who are 21 years old or older. There will be beer and wine available for purchase. Come show your support for the Canisius Physics Department and enjoy this Halloween-themed evening.

For more information, please click here.

Submitted by: Erden Ertorer, clinical instructor, Physics Department

Men’s Soccer Fights for Playoff Spot

The Canisius men’s soccer team fights for a top six playoff seeding for the MAAC Tourney as it hosts a crucial game Saturday night, October 20 versus St. Peter’s. Kick-off against the Peacocks is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Prior to mid-week games, Canisius was one point out of a playoff spot with St. Peter’s holding the spot immediately ahead of Canisius in the conference standings.

For more information, visit www.GoGriffs.com.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Volleyball Returns Home This Weekend

The Canisius volleyball team returns home this weekend for a pair of key matches in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.  Canisius, 7-3 and in 4th place in conference play prior to last night’s match at Niagara, hosts winless Siena on Saturday before meeting second place Marist (8-2) on Sunday. Both matches start  at 1 pm.

For additional information, visit www.GoGriffs.com

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Annual Athletics Department Merchandise Sale is Next Week

The annual Athletic Department merchandise sale will take place Wednesday, October 24 and Thursday, October 25 on the main floor of the Koessler Athletic Center. Reduced Golden Griffin gear will be available for purchase, as well as New Era caps, hoodies, 1/4 zips and more. The items make great gifts and with the holidays just two months away, this is an opportunity to get a head start on shopping. Get that championship feeling by expanding your Golden Griffin wardrobe. Credit cards are accepted.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Are You Interested in Being a Contestant on a Game Show?

Students in Professor Barbara Irwin’s “Broadcasting in America” class are producing four episodes of the game show “Bragging Rights,” which will air locally on WBBZ-TV (MeTV.)

The students are seeking several teams of three to participate. Faculty, administrators staff and student clubs and organizations are all welcome. These will be “Canisius” episodes during which the class will be promoting the college and programs. Contestants are encouraged to wear Canisius gear and there will be signs and banners in the studio.

The date is Tuesday, November 13 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Commitment would need to be for the full three hours. WBBZ will provide food and soft drinks. The teams will need audience members to cheer them on. The studio is at Eastern Hills Mall.

The show is a cross between Jeopardy and Tic Tac Toe. Questions are from a variety of categories and all are multiple choice (A, B, C.)

If you would like to participate as a team or audience member, please contact irwin@canisius.edu by Friday, October 26.

Submitted by: Barbara Irwin, professor, Communication Studies

Faculty Meetup: Student Writing

The Canisius College Writing Center and the Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) are hosting a faculty meetup focused on the pedagogy of reading, writing and academic integrity on Monday, October 29 from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Regis Room.

More than ever, college faculty are under pressure to cultivate critical reading and writing skills in students. Courses, lessons and assignments compete with a wide variety of other priorities and media. We often struggle to persuade students that these intellectual virtues are worth their time. Our most frustrating experiences come when we discover that students committed academic dishonesty, rather than making a sincere attempt to create original work.

This meetup will not be a formal presentation.  Rather, faculty should come as colleagues to share experiences and concerns. Moreover, each participant is encouraged to share triumphs, however tentative or small. For example, when did you do or discover something that you believe fostered reading and writing skills among students? What can you share with colleagues across campus that might help them in their classrooms and disciplines?

All faculty are welcome and COLI will supply refreshments. Together, we can do much more!

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

Campus Candid

Education students in EDY 209: “Developmentally Appropriate Practices: Playing to Learn” visited the Strong Museum of Play in Rochester on Saturday, October 13. The museum is highly interactive and devoted to both the history and the exploration of play. It houses the world’s most comprehensive collection of toys, games and materials related to play. The students themselves played to learn.

Submitted by: Nicki Calabrese, associate professor, Education Department  

Canisius in the News

Pictured (l-r) Barbara Irwin, PhD, and Melissa Wanzer, EdD, professors of communication studies

The Buffalo News interviewed Melissa Wanzer, EdD, communication studies professor, about her battle to overcome breast cancer. Read the full article here.

This past Saturday, October 13, Wanzer and Barbara Irwin, PhD, communication studies professor, took part in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk held at Canalside in downtown Buffalo, NY. Their team, “WomanStrong,” placed third out of 350 teams raising just more than $10,500.

Submitted by: College Communications 

40 Under 40

Buffalo’s Business First recently named five Canisius alumni to its 40 Under 40 list. The list identifies the most influential leaders, men and women under age 40, who have achieved success in their professions and who are involved in the Western New York community. Congratulations to the honorees, who are leaders in our community.

The full list of Canisius honorees are:

  • Ryan Caster ’04 – principal, Freed Maxick CPAs PC
  • Cassandra Davis MS ’14 – vice president, ambulatory services and population health, Erie County Medical Center Corp.
  • Julia Hilliker ’02 – partner, Hodgson Russ LLP
  • Alexandra Murello ’05 – executive director, American Red Cross, Western and Central New York Region
  • Bethany Solek ’01 – assistant district attorney, Special Victims Bureau Erie County District Attorney’s Office

Submitted by: College Communications                                                                                   

First United Way Basket Winner Announced

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Congratulations to our first United Way basket winner, Emily McGorry. McGorry is the executive associate for Academic Affairs.

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

The remaining prize baskets include:

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

Athletics Department donation: New Era cap, Griff t-shirt, Nike half-zip and scarf

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

Admissions Department donation: Lunch box, water bottle, baseball t-shirt, socks and power bank charger

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

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

 

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

 

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

Submitted by: Mary Braun, human resources assistant, Human Resources

Griffs Host Marist in Mid-Week Soccer Tilt

Canisus men’s soccer looks to continue its second-half surge this afternoon, October 17, as they host Marist at the Demske Sports Complex. The Griffs, winners of two straight, will kick-off at 4:00 p.m. against the Red Foxes, who have moved into second place in the conference with four consecutive victories.

For more information, visit www.GoGriffs.com.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Hockey Home Openers This Weekend

The Canisius men’s hockey team opens the home portion of its schedule this weekend against defending Atlantic Hockey Conference (AHC) champion Air Force. Game times for Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20 at HarborCenter are scheduled for 7:35 p.m. Canisius enters the weekend 1-1 after a thrilling comeback against Holy Cross this past Saturday, October 13. The Falcons knocked off the Griffs in the AHC semis last March and then advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals before losing 2-1 to national champion Minnesota Duluth.

Friday, October 19 is Military Appreciation Night. All military members will receive free admission with proper ID. The first 300 fans will receive blue camo rally towels.

Saturday, October 20 is the team’s annual Pink the Rink event. Fans are encouraged to wear a touch, or a handful, of pink to the game.

Ticket prices are $10 for general admission and $15 for reserved. Children under the age of 12 receive a discount.

For more information, visit www.GoGrfifs.com.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Harvest Time in the East-West Community Garden Ends for the Season

October means that colder weather is coming and with it a chance for the East-West Community Garden to rest for the winter.

Partners of the garden will put the garden to bed on Friday, October 19 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

They will harvest leftovers of the veggies, take stock of how the summer went, clean up the beds, eat some snacks and talk about plans for next year!

Feel free to join the sustainability initiative for the event. All are welcome.

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

Border Initiative Week

The Canisius Border Initiative is hosting a week of events beginning this Friday, October 19. The Initiative is an Ignatian, collaborative effort by students, faculty and staff who seek to encourage discussion, reflection and engagement with refugee, immigration and border issues on a global scale. Click here for more information.

All events are free and open to the public.

Submitted by: Richard Reistma, chair, Modern Language Department

 

Don’t Wait, Vaccinate

Student Health and Wegmans have teamed up to offer one more on campus flu shot opportunity. Flu shots will be given in the Student Center, outside the dining hall, on Monday, October 22 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Bring your health insurance card as most insurance is accepted. If uninsured, the cost for the flu shot is $39.99. The CDC recommends getting an annual flu shot before the end of October.

Submitted by: Patricia Creahan, director, Student Health Center

Using Videos to Teach? Replace Your Flash-Powered Content

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

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

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

Breakfast with Santa – Call for Committee Members

Although it is early to be thinking about Christmas (even though the retailers are already putting out the tinsel), the Human Resources Department would like to invite anyone who loves the Breakfast with Santa event to consider participating on this year’s planning committee. This event has been hosted by the college and the events management staff for about a decade to benefit the families of Canisius. Looking ahead, we hope to put the planning and implementation of this special event into the hands of those who benefit from it the most.

If you are among the many who have enjoyed Breakfast with Santa with your children or grandchildren and would like to assist in planning and coordinating the volunteers necessary to make this event possible, contact Mary Braun at Ext. 2240. A planning committee meeting will be scheduled at the end of October.

We are grateful to all of those in event services who have made Breakfast with Santa such a special part of our holiday traditions and we look forward to continuing this event with the support of our campus community.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, human resources assistant, Human Resources

Campus Candid

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We’re starting to see signs of the Canisius Proud initiative take shape across campus.  Last Friday, October 12, maintenance teams began hanging banners and placing stanchions around campus, each of which highlight various faculty and alumni accomplishments, as well as the college’s most significant rankings and distinctions.

 

Bagen Hall

 

During his convocation speech earlier this month, President Hurley announced the Canisius Proud initiative and explained its purpose to celebrate the extraordinary education the college provides students.As you begin to see these points of pride across campus, celebrate and share them with those outside of the college community. Take this opportunity to sing the praises of the extraordinary education Canisius has provided students for nearly 150 years.

 

 

Let’s join together to show our Canisius pride!

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

 

President John J. Hurley sat down with Phil Arno of WBBZ-TV’S “The Big Picture” last week to discuss the state of Canisius College and more specifically, the impact New York State’s Excelsior Program is having on private colleges.  The interview aired in two parts.  Watch Part 1 (above); Part 2, (below).

 

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News II

The October edition of Buffalo Spree features our very own Kimberly Beaty, director of public safety at Canisius College.  Beaty is the first woman to hold the title of director at Canisius.

Click here to read the full article, written by Canisius alumna Maria Scrivani ’76.

Submitted by: College Communications

The BPO – Canisius Connection: Celebrating 40 Years of Music and Memories

Please join ArtsCanisius on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 7:30 PM in Montante Cultural Center as we enjoy a performance of works by Handel, Bach, and Haydn. Under the direction of the BPO Assistant Conductor Todd Craven and Canisius College Chorale Director Bradley Wingert, the Orchestra and Chorale, along with soloists Cristen Gregory, soprano, Mariami Bekauri, alto, and Micheal Manganiello, bass, will celebrate the College’s collaboration with the BPO.

In May 1978, Edith DeLuca, a professor of music at Canisius College, pursued the novel and ambitious idea of having the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra come to the Canisius College campus. The series, called “The BPO Goes to College,” which began in the year 1978-79 academic year, was much larger than just the BPO performing on campus. From the very beginning, BPO musicians gave recitals on campus, faculty members were featured as soloists at concerts, and the Canisius community heard the BPO play Pops and Classical music, both on campus and at Kleinhans Music Hall. Now called the Canisius and BPO Connection, this program sustains the College’s commitment to the arts and the community’s unwavering support of the tremendous musical talent we foster at the College and in western New York.

Tickets are $25 general admission and $12 to students. They can be purchased at the door or online at https://bpo.org/event/canisius-college-concert/.

For more information about this event or others sponsored by ArtsCanisius, please visit www.canisius.edu/artscanisius or call 716.888.2536.

 

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

Digital Humanities Speaker Series Presents Dr. Rebecca Krawiec

The Digital Humanities Speaker Series resumes on Tuesday, October 16 at 4:00 p.m. in Lyons Hall 418 when Rebecca Krawiec, PhD, presents on the topic of “Studying Ancient Egyptian Christianity in a Modern Digital World.”

The chair of the Religious Studies and Theology Department will speak about her participation in a project aimed at creating a digital collection of ancient texts preserved in Coptic, a language that is linguistically related to earlier forms of Egyptian language, such as the hieroglyphs, but written in an alphabet based primarily on ancient Greek. The project itself is collaborative, with the two directors representing the areas of computational linguistics and religious studies. One of the main features of the project has been to incorporate many layers of information into the digitization so that each text provides access to multiple avenues of research. Krawiec will lay out these various layers and then focus on the specific work she has done to build the project as well as how the project has subsequently enhanced her own research about the development of Christianity in fourth and fifth century Egypt. Krawiec will also explore some of the challenges of this work, some of which are technical but also the ethical considerations about cultural heritage that are currently at the forefront of much of the study of antiquity.

Krawiec received her undergraduate degree from Brown University in 1990 and her PhD in religious studies from Yale University in 1996. She is the author of Shenoute and the Women of the White Monastery: Female Egyptian Monasticism in Late Antiquity (Oxford, 2002), which examines the lives of women in a monastery under a male leader, Shenoute. More recently, Krawiec published articles on issues of literacy and social memory in a range of forms of monasticism associated with Egypt in the fourth and fifth centuries. She is chair of the religious studies and theology Department at Canisius College. She specializes in courses on the New Testament and early Christian history, as well as women and religion more generally.

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

Women Entrepreneurship Week 2018

The Canisius College Women’s Business Center (WBC) is getting in on all the action surrounding the fifth annual Women Entrepreneurship Week, which kicked off on Saturday, October 13 and runs through Saturday, October 20.

Sara Vescio, director of the WBC (pictured above, left) and Denise Rotondo, dean of the Wehle School of Business (pictured above, right) are representing Canisius among the 130 other colleges and universities participating in the week-long event. (Check out the great shout-out they give to Women Entrepreneurship Week – and Canisius – in the video clip above!)

Later this week, on Wednesday, October 17, the WBC will host a Google live stream entitled “Drive a Holiday Shopping Rush for Your Business.”  The event is aimed at educating people on how to increase sales activity before the holidays.  Experts from Google will be on live stream to provide expert advice.

The live stream runs from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  in Science Hall, Room 063.  A meet-and-greet prior to the live stream is begins at 11:30 a.m.

Click here to register.

Submitted by: College Communications 

Servoss Organizes National Conference on School Security

School security experts from across the country will converge in Washington, D.C. later this month to evaluate the effects and effectiveness of a variety of security measures currently in use in the nation’s schools.  The national conference, to be held Sunday, October 21 – Tuesday, October 23, is being organized by Timothy J. Servoss, PhD, associate professor of psychology at Canisius College and his UB colleague, SUNY Distinguished Professor Jeremy Finn, PhD.

The conference will bring together educators, researchers and practitioners, many of whom are nationally known for their work in school security, and highlight the security disparity between schools with large minority populations and those whose student populations are predominantly white.

Servoss and Finn have studied the subject of school security measures at length.  In 2016, using survey data from the U.S. Department of Education, they found that the more security in a school, the less safe students feel.  Additionally, their research indicated that increased security does not decrease student misbehavior, crime, victimization or bullying.  It does, however, lead to higher suspension rates in schools that utilize resource officers.  Heightened security also triples the likelihood of students being arrested in schools that employ police officers.

At the conference, Servoss will present brand new results from the most recent data collections on the relationship between police in schools and student arrests, as well as racial/ethnic disparities in the implementation of security.

Click here to read more about Servoss’ research and the upcoming conference.

Submitted by: College Communications

This Week in the Griff Center

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

Submitted by: Dominique Gagnier, Griff Center

Cross Country and Rowing Host Events This Weekend

The Golden Griffins men’s and women’s cross country and rowing teams will compete at home this weekend. The cross country teams will see plenty of competition at their annual alumni classic Saturday, October 13 at Delaware Park. The women will commence at 12:00 p.m. and the men will begin competition at approximately 12:45 p.m. The women won last year’s classic, while the men placed second.

On Sunday, October 14, the rowing team takes to the pond by the West Side Rowing Club as they host the University at Buffalo, D’Youville, Oswego and Cazenovia College. Races begin at 8:00 a.m.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

On Sundays We Wear Pink

Canisius College will go pink for breast cancer awareness with a mass on Sunday, October 14 at 8:30 p.m. in the Christ the King Chapel. Campus Ministry has partnered with Colleges Against Cancer to kick off a week long campaign for breast cancer awareness. The Chapel will be decked out in pink ribbons and flowers, and the presider will wear pink vestments. Upon entering the chapel, there will be fabric on which attendants can sign the names of loved ones who have been lost to cancer. The fabric will be used as the altar cloth for the mass.

Please join Campus Ministry for this special night and remember to wear pink!

Submitted by: Michael Hayes, director, Campus Ministry

Espresso-ing Our Gratitude

The Canisius Fund team is excited to announce that the 2018-19 faculty and staff giving campaign is underway and will officially kick off with its annual coffee walk on Monday, October 15.

Canisius Fund staff members, volunteers and students will visit campus offices in the coming weeks with coffee, donuts and fall treats to personally thank faculty and staff donors for their generous support for the 2018-19 faculty and staff giving campaign.

If you have not made a gift yet, you can make one today by clicking here. There may be a special surprise for faculty and staff donors when the coffee walk makes it to your office.

In addition, the annual faculty and staff donor recognition wall (located between Tim Hortons and the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library) is now up and proudly displays the names of the faculty and staff supporters of the 2018-19 annual campaign (as well as Giving Day 2018 supporters.)

Thank you to our faculty and staff for all that you do for our campus community. Together, we can continue to provide transformative experiences and opportunities to the students who deserve it most.

Submitted by: Summer Handzlik, director, Canisius Fund

Join the Campus Conversation on Sustainability

Join the Campus Sustainability Initiative for two upcoming campus conversations on sustainability. Dates and locations are as follows:

Wednesday, October 17 from 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Regis Room North

Come hear about the updates on sustainability initiatives across campus, including work on the community garden, fall harvest and spring planting plans. We will also introduce a discussion on Ignatian ecological pedagogy and ways to engage the college and surrounding community around these issues. A simple vegetarian lunch will be provided.

Wednesday, November 14 from 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Regis Room North

Join us as we discuss the results of the Mission Examen with committee member and history professor Kathleen Smythe, PhD, from Xavier University. We will also engage the tenants of Ignatian pedagogy and consider ways to employ these ideas in our classes, work with students and the community. A simple vegetarian lunch will be provided.

Click here to learn more about the vision and themes for Ignatian pedagogy for sustainability.

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

Brown Bag Seminar Series

The Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies (ICMS) announces the next event in its Brown Bag Seminar Series. On Thursday, October 18, Rev. Daniel Jamros, S.J., will deliver a talk entitled “Thinking About God: Aquinas & Hegel” from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Student Center 207. Bring a lunch and plan to engage in interesting conversation. For more information, visit the ICMS website

Submitted by: Kristina Laun, staff, ICMS

Faculty Meetup: Student Writing

The Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) is hosting a faculty meetup focused on the pedagogy of reading, writing and academic integrity on Monday, October 29 from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Regis Room.

More than ever, college faculty are under pressure to cultivate critical reading and writing skills in students. Courses, lessons and assignments compete with a wide variety of other priorities and media. We often struggle to persuade students that these intellectual virtues are worth their time. Our most frustrating experiences come when we discover that students committed academic dishonesty, rather than making a sincere attempt to create original work.

This meetup will not be a formal presentation, rather faculty should come as colleagues to share experiences and concerns. Moreover, each participant is encouraged to share triumphs, however tentative or small. For example, when did you do or discover something that you believe fostered reading and writing skills among students? What can you share with colleagues across campus that might help them in their classrooms and disciplines?

All faculty are welcome and COLI will supply refreshments. Together, we can do much more!

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

Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library Hosts Event for National Archives Month

Thirty-six archivists, librarians and museum curators from around the state joined staff from the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library on Tuesday, October 9 to learn how to prevent, detect and mitigate mold in collections, especially printed materials.

Gillian Marcus, preservation specialist, from the Documentary Heritage Services Program of New York State, facilitated the hands-on exercises on how to deal with various fungi at different stages of growth, as well as use of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) approved personal protection equipment and health and safety after floods or severe water damage, including ice dams.

To prevent any possibility that mold might spread to Canisius collections or pose health risks to participants, only “fake mold” was used in demonstrations. This professional development program provided skill training for Canisius librarians who confront the challenge of mold outbreaks in their daily work.

Submitted by: Kathleen DeLaney, librarian, Library 

October Griff Center Events

The Griff Center is hosting workshops on tips for success this month. The dates are as follows:

Monday, October 15 at 12:00 p.m. in the library conference room (lower level room 010) and

Monday, October 22 at 12:00 p.m. in the library conference room (upper level room 115)

Join the Griff Center every Friday at 3:00 p.m. for a break from studying filled with board games and snacks.

 

Submitted by: Dominique Gagnier, Griff Center

Turnitin Available in D2L Dropboxes

Turnitin software includes an originality checker that can help students avoid plagiarism. This program also has tools so professors can provide detailed feedback to students about their writing.

Faculty can easily employ Turnitin within their D2L dropboxes. Both professors and students can access Turnitin features and feedback through D2L, rather than having to login at Turnitin’s separate site. Within the D2L dropbox editor, look for the Turnitin toolset on a new tab. Those who prefer to read and grade paper copies can still instruct students to upload papers to Turnitin via D2L.

See this quick tutorial for setting up Turnitin in your D2L dropboxes.

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

Avoid Online Scams

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The internet offers a wide world of benefits. It makes sending and receiving information easier than ever before. Like most things in life, it is not perfect. Thieves use the internet to try to steal your information. Often this involves scams called ‘phishing’ and ‘spoofing.’ Phishing occurs when an online scammer reproduces the appearance of a legitimate website in order to trick the victim into entering sensitive data. Spoofing occurs when a fraudulent email sender hopes to have someone respond to an email that is made to look as if it is from a legitimate company.

Combinations of spoofing and phishing may make convincing lies that can easily make anyone a victim. Here are some tips to help you navigate through safely:

  1. Check the website address (or URL) being used. Fake sites are commonly used to lure in the unsuspecting user. The web address for the phishing site may closely resemble the authentic website. It may even contain the address of the authentic website but also includes code to reroute the traffic to a false website. When in doubt, avoid clicking on links in an email. Instead, use a known bookmark or website to login to a service you use to verify the content of a message. Many scam emails come looking like a legitimate message tempting you to click on a link in the message.
  2. Stay alert and be skeptical of people unexpectedly contacting you by email or phone and asking about personal information. Only open emails, links and attachments from trustworthy sources. When in doubt, ask the experts in ITS.
  3. Know who your providers are for your hosting, email and internet sites. Also know how these providers will be contacting you. System administrators should never ask you for your address and passwords.
  4. Protect your computer with spam filters, anti-virus software and firewalls. For optimal protection, make sure to keep these programs up to date. ITS will provide this software with all campus owned computers. We can also recommend some options for your personally owned computers.
  5. Act immediately if you think you have been a victim of an online scam. If you have provided account numbers, pins or passwords to an unidentified source, notify the companies that you have accounts with right away. You should also change any possible compromised passwords immediately. Notify the ITS help desk if this breach involves your Canisius accounts.
  6. Change your password regularly or use strong passwords and pass phrases. Faculty and staff are required to change their password every six months. Avoid using the same password for everything. See last week’s post in the Dome for more information about passwords.

If you have a question or concern about online content, scams or other computer-related issues, contact the ITS Help Desk at Ext. 8340 or by Email at helpdesk@canisius.edu.

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

Canisius in the News

Investment guru Jeffrey Gundlach outlined his views on the economy and the financial markets during a visit with Canisius students on Tuesday, October 9.  The Buffalo News reports on his visit to campus and the conversation had in today’s edition. Click here to read the story.

The Buffalo News interviewed Economics Professor George Palumbo, PhD, for an October 5 story about the state of economic growth in the city of Buffalo. Read the full article here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Creative Writing Major Victoria Saeli Publishes Visual Poem

“What is Gender Dysphoria,” a visual poem by Canisius undergraduate creative writing major Victoria Saeli, is featured in the current issue of “Peach Mag,” an online arts magazine. Read the poem here.

Submitted by: Mick Cochrane, chair, English

 

Battle of the Bridge Series Kicks off Tonight

The Golden Griffins, winners of six consecutive Canal Cups, open defense of the Battle of the Bridge competition tonight, Wednesday, October 10, when the Niagara women’s soccer team meets the Griffs at 7:00 p.m. at the Demske Sports Complex. There will be a pre-game tailgate party for Canisius students beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the upper parking lot. The game is an athletes-for-athletes event.

For additional information on the game, visit www.goGriffs.com.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Digital Humanities Speaker Series Presents Rebecca Krawiec

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The Digital Humanities Speaker Series resumes on Tuesday, October 16 at 4:00 p.m. in Lyons Hall 418 when Rebecca Krawiec, PhD, presents on the topic of “Studying Ancient Egyptian Christianity in a Modern Digital World.”

The chair of the Religious Studies and Theology Department will speak about her participation in a project aimed at creating a digital collection of ancient texts preserved in Coptic, a language that is linguistically related to earlier forms of Egyptian language, such as the hieroglyphs, but written in an alphabet based primarily on ancient Greek. The project itself is collaborative, with the two directors representing the areas of computational linguistics and religious studies. One of the main features of the project has been to incorporate many layers of information into the digitization so that each text provides access to multiple avenues of research. Krawiec will lay out these various layers and then focus on the specific work she has done to build the project as well as how the project has subsequently enhanced her own research about the development of Christianity in fourth and fifth century Egypt. Krawiec will also explore some of the challenges of this work, some of which are technical but also the ethical considerations about cultural heritage that are currently at the forefront of much of the study of antiquity.

Krawiec received her undergraduate degree from Brown University in 1990 and her PhD in religious studies from Yale University in 1996. She is the author of Shenoute and the Women of the White Monastery: Female Egyptian Monasticism in Late Antiquity (Oxford, 2002), which examines the lives of women in a monastery under a male leader, Shenoute. More recently, Krawiec published articles on issues of literacy and social memory in a range of forms of monasticism associated with Egypt in the fourth and fifth centuries. She is chair of the religious studies and theology Department at Canisius College. She specializes in courses on the New Testament and early Christian history, as well as women and religion more generally.

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

Border Initiative Week

The Canisius College Border Initiative will host a week of events beginning Friday, October 19 through Friday, October 26. All events take place on the Canisius College campus. The initiative is a collaborative Ignatian approach by students, faculty and staff to encourage discussion about and engagement with refugee and immigration issues on a global scale.

Check the full release for specific dates and locations.

Submitted by: College Communications 

 

 

Save Time and Effort with D2L’s Gradebook Tool

 

D2L has a built-in gradebook that stores, calculates and displays grades. Gradebooks you build handle all calculations, copy to other courses and subsequent semesters, and keep students up to date on their progress in the class. This saves you time when grading and makes conversations with students about grades more efficient.

For video tutorials covering specifics of building and operating a D2L gradebook, see our Self-Paced Training resource for faculty.

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

Canisius Proud

During his convocation speech earlier this week, President Hurley announced the Canisius Proud initiative to celebrate the extraordinary education we provide to our students. Canisius Proud rolls out over the coming weeks and features the many accomplishments of our faculty and alumni, and highlights our rankings and distinctions.

These points of pride will take the form of outdoor graphics and will also be displayed indoors in stanchions around the campus. Read The Dome and check social media for Canisius Proud posts.

As you begin to see these points of pride, celebrate and share them with those outside of our campus community. Take this opportunity to sing the praises of the extraordinary education Canisius has provided students for nearly 150 years.

Let’s join together to show our Canisius pride!

 Submitted by: College Communications

President Hurley attends World Assembly of Jesuit Universities

President Hurley attended the World Assembly of Jesuit Universities in Bilbao, Spain this past July, where promoting faith that does justice was a central theme. The keynote address by Rev. Arturo Sosa, S.J., Father General of the Society of Jesus calls for universities to be a “project of social transformation.”

The address is available on the campus portal homepage. Read it here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Join the Campus Conversation on Sustainability

Join the Sociology, Criminal Justice and Environmental Studies departments for two upcoming campus conversations on sustainability. Dates and locations are as follows:

Wednesday, October 17 from 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Regis Room North

Come hear about the updates on sustainability initiatives across campus, including work on the community garden, fall harvest and spring planting plans. We will also introduce a discussion on Ignatian ecological pedagogy and ways to engage the college and surrounding community around these issues. A simple vegetarian lunch will be provided.

Wednesday, November 14 from 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Regis Room North

Join us as we discuss the results of the Mission Examen with committee member and history professor Kathleen Smythe, PhD, from Xavier University. We will also engage the tenants of Ignatian pedagogy and consider ways to employ these ideas in our classes, work with students and the community. A simple vegetarian lunch will be provided.

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

Soccer, Volleyball and Hockey Home This Weekend

It’s a crowded weekend for Canisius sports as three teams host a total of four contests over the two-day holiday weekend.

Volleyball has conference matches Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7 both at 1:00 p.m. at the KAC. Currently 4-2 in league play and residing in fourth place, the Griffs host first place Fairfield (6-0) on Saturday. The squad faces off with Quinnipiac (2-3) on Sunday.

Men’s soccer hosts a Saturday night lights affair against Fairfield. Kick-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at the Demske Sports Complex.

Hockey starts its 2018-2019 season with an exhibition game versus the University of Toronto. Puck drops at 4:35 p.m. at the HarborCenter.

For additional information on all games, visit www.GoGriffs.com.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Town Hall Meeting

All Canisius faculty and staff members are invited to attend a town hall meeting with President Hurley on Tuesday, October 30 in the Regis Room from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

President Hurley will provide an update on a number of topics and respond to any questions you may have. Faculty and staff are also welcomed to submit questions prior to the meeting online by clicking here. Submissions are completely anonymous and are due by the end of day on Friday, October 26.

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

 

In the Footsteps of the Jesuits

Canisius alumni are invited to visit the once-forbidden land of Cuba this winter, as the Institute for Global Engagement (IGE) resumes its “Road Less Traveled” pilgrimage program.

The trip to Havana, scheduled for January 1-13, 2019 will explore the history of the Cuban Revolution and how Fidel Castro’s Jesuit education impacted his thinking and the social justice movements of the revolution. Participants will also be immersed in the hybrid culture of Cuba that is reflected in its cuisine, music, religious practices, art and architecture.

The cost for the trip is $3,200* and includes airfare, room and board through homestays, guide service and translation. (*Cost may vary if participants opt for special room requests or different air travel accommodations.)

To learn more, contact IGE Director Timothy H. Wadkins, PhD, at wadkins@canisius.edu or visit canisius.edu/IGSOR.

Submitted by: Tim Wadkins, director, Institute for Global Engagement (IGE)

Catch “Crossroads” on Sunday, October 7

Tune into “Crossroads” this Sunday, October 7 when program host Rev. Patrick J. Lynch, SJ, interviews Meghan Dandrea, a religious studies teacher and director of international mission programs at the Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart.

Dandrea will provide an overview of the 9-12 school, which was founded by the Sisters of St. Francis. She will also discuss the school’s signature programs, which include STEM honors and leadership studies, the extra-curricular activities offered and its international mission programs to such places as the Dominican Republic and Zambia.

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

If you miss this Sunday’s broadcast, you can catch it starting Tuesday, October 9 on the Canisius SoundCloud.

Submitted by: College Communications

Lifelong Learner Courses Continue

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The second fall course in the Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies (ICMS) Lifelong Learner’s curriculum begins Thursday, October 11. “Crown, Sword and Charter: Making the Monarchy” will explore the medieval foundations of kingship and consider the survival of royal traditions and institutions into modern times. Taught by Julie Gibert, PhD, of the History Department, topics will include Alfred the Great, the consequences of the Norman Conquest, the meaning of the Magna Carta and the reinvention of monarchy under the Tudors. Click on the link for times and more details.

Enrollment is open to anyone in the Buffalo community interested in learning. The courses do not require papers or tests, rather they will be filled with good discussion. Courses are not part of any Canisius College degree program. All classes meet on the Canisius campus in Science Hall 1017. Parking is available. Each six-session course costs $60.

For questions, contact Kathryn Williams, PhD, chair, Classics Department, at willia94@canisius.edu or (716) 888-2713.

Submitted by: Kristina Laun, staff, ICMS

Passwords, Passwords Everywhere!

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October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. In recognition of this, ITS would like to encourage everyone to think about a plan for managing their online identities. Every day we log into websites that save our personal information, financial records and shopping orders. One thing all these sites have in common is that they require us to create a username and password to access our accounts. Each one is different and sometimes difficult to remember. Using a common username and password is the easiest to remember but is actually the least secure. If one account credential is compromised, they are, in effect, all compromised with this practice. Unfortunately, there is no perfect answer or easy solution to this dilemma. Using common sense with your data is the best advice we can give you. Use strong passwords on sites that contain extremely critical types of data such as banking and consider using pass phrases that are easier to remember. Don’t sign up or enter sensitive data unless it is necessary.

When it comes to your Canisius account, we request that you do not use the same password on other sites where you use your Canisius email address as the account name. For example, Facebook uses an email address as the user name. If you use your Canisius email address, be sure to use a different password to log into your Facebook account. We highly recommend keeping your social media and online shopping accounts separate from your work-related accounts. It seems that these types of accounts are the most likely targets for hackers.

We have created a wiki page on creating passwords that users should review next time they need to change their password. Click the link below to visit this page.

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

 

Next Week in the Griff Center

 

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The Griff Center for Academic Engagement is ‘open for business’ and ready to help you get a head start on your coursework, class schedule and career options. View the schedule above for information about what’s happening this week in the Griff Center.

For more detailed information, checkout Handshake, the college’s platform for internship opportunities, full and part-time job openings or to sign up for on-campus interviews and register for information sessions, career fairs and more!

Submitted by: Dominique Gagnier, Griff Center

COLI Tip: Governing Course Content Visibility in D2L

 

As a professor, you may wish to have specific portions of your course content available at specific times in D2L. For example, you may not wish to make all of a course’s media available to students at the beginning, but would instead like it to “roll out,” week after week. You can govern when specific, existing content in your D2L course spaces is visible to students. See the quick tutorial video above.

For more D2L tutorials, visit our D2L Self-Paced Training set.

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

Campus Candid

On Tuesday, October 2, Canisius College hosted a Wellness Fair in an effort to promote a healthy workforce and encourage healthy choices.  Vendors who visited the fair included Ashker’s Juice, the American Red Cross, Balanced Body Foods, Revolution Buffalo and Senior Wishes.  In addition, Juno, the therapy dog was on hand.

Submitted by: College Communications 

Canisius in the News

As the tension regarding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh continues, talk in the classroom is beginning to surface. Canisius College students weighed in on the topic during Kevin Hardwick’s political science class this past Friday, September 28 in interviews with WIVB Channel 4. Listen to the full interviews here.

Submitted by: College Communications

President’s Convocation – Recap

Canisius President John J. Hurley updated the campus community on the state of the college and priorities for the year ahead, during his annual convocation address on Monday, October 1.

Click here to view the convocation address.

President Hurley opened his remarks with a welcome to new faculty and staff at Canisius, including Ian Day, interim vice president for enrollment management and Denise Rotondo, PhD, the new dean for the Wehle School of Business.  President Hurley also bid goodbye and good luck to Terri Mangione, PhD, vice president for student affairs, who leaves Canisius this week after a total of 24 years to become vice president for student affairs at sister Jesuit institution Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles.

President Hurley continued his convocation address reporting on the state of the college in three critical areas:

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Freshman enrollment, he explained, was below goal although its effects were somewhat mitigated by an improvement in the freshman to sophomore retention rate and higher net tuition revenue per freshman student.  Canisius also recruited more transfer students than last year and graduate enrollment for fall was at 96 percent of goal.  The number of new graduate students is up over last year for each school.

Canisius completed several facilities projects over the summer with an intentional focus on first impression items aimed at improving the way the campus shows to prospective students.  In addition, the college completed several projects in Horan-O’Donnell to improve the Chemistry Department’s laboratories and offices, and the Division of Institutional Advancement moved out of the building on Agassiz Circle and into a newly-renovated George Martin Hall.  The Agassiz property is now on the market to be sold.

President Hurley also updated the campus community on Canisius faculty and the state of the college’s curriculum.  He indicated that 34 faculty members took the retirement incentive offered by the college last year.   Canisius hired 12 new faculty who began this semester and additional hires are expected to be made this year for 2019-20.  Additional good news, President Hurley said, is that departments reported strong candidate pools in their searches.

The process of program review and curriculum revitalization remains a large challenge and a major priority for the college.  President Hurley reported that the Academic Programming Board (APB) discontinued a number of low-enrolled programs but also encouraged such new program development as masters programs in data analytics, sport product development, childhood education/TESOL and childhood/special education. Work continues to gain approval and accreditation for a physician assistant program.

Following his report on the state of the college, President Hurley turned his remarks toward priorities for Canisius in the year ahead.

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The greatest challenge, he explained, lies in generating more revenue for the college.  While that means recruiting more students, President Hurley emphasized it also means developing new sources of revenue. He encouraged the entire campus community to develop a revenue mindset and consider ways that can help improve the student experience or assist with student recruitment.  Early success stories include this summer’s announcement that the college is making residence hall space available to students from Erie Community College; faculty collaboration with the Center for Professional Development to introduce lifelong learning opportunities for people interested in a wide variety of subjects; and grant-generated revenue similar to that expected as a result of the National Institute on Aging grant awarded to researchers at the Institute for Autism Research and the Department of Psychology.

President Hurley also reported that the Division of Institutional Advancement is implementing the recommendations of a report completed last year by West Wind Consulting.  The recommendations focus on increasing the college’s fundraising capacity; maximizing current year, unrestricted gifts, which can be helpful to the operating budget; and implementing a targeted campaign effort toward the completion of Science Hall.

Though President Hurley’s convocation address was long on challenges, he underscored how the many positive changes happening at Canisius will ultimately be the foundation of the college’s recovery.  He called for resolve among the campus community to “tackle the challenges before us” with new energy, new commitment and a new burst of creativity.  Let us remind ourselves, he continued, that “we are a great college that gets outstanding results.  We have an incredible legacy of providing an extraordinary education for 150 years.”

To keep these positive thoughts top-of-mind, President Hurley announced Canisius Proud – a new internal initiative that summarizes the essential truth about Canisius and the great education provided to students.  As the campaign is rolled in the coming weeks and months, the campus community will see photos of alumni and faculty who are doing great things and statistics about academic outcomes.

“As you see these points of pride around campus,” concluded President Hurley, “commitment them to memory and communicate them to all those you meet whether at Wegmans, at your house of worship, at the park or the gym.”

Let’s tell the world, President Hurley stated, “that Canisius remains the place where leaders are made!”

Submitted by: College Communications 

 

 

ArtsCanisius to Host Rose Ensemble

ArtsCanisius presents The Rose Ensemble’s production of a “Land of Three Faiths: Voices of Ancient Mediterranean Jews, Christians and Muslims” on Thursday, October 4 featuring a public lecture at 10:00 a.m. in the Montante Cultural Center, a presentation of Melissa Thorburn’s “Masterpieces of Music” class at 2:30 p.m. in Lyons 309, and a free performance followed by a reception at 7:30 p.m. in the college’s Montante Center.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature a mix of classical and sacred instruments. The production of “Land of Three Faiths” embarks on a captivating journey of language, spirituality and cultural exchange, connecting faiths through extrinsic vocal styles and age-old traditions. The program explores the three religions and the devastating chapters that compose their histories.

To reserve your free tickets today, contact the Fine Arts Department at (716) 888-2542.

This production of The Rose Ensemble is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Submitted by: College Communications

Borders and Migration Initiative

On Tuesday, October 23, the Department of Modern Languages, Literature and Cultures will host an immigration simulation activity in OM 314 from 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

If you are interested in participating and learning more about the event, please feel free to join us. Space is limited, so RSVP as soon as possible at (716) 888-2835.

We have established an immigration simulation team on campus, which is willing to do trainings and simulations for other clubs, organizations or classes.

The team leaders are Kaitlyn Buehlmann, associate campus minister, and Sarah Signorino, director, Mission & Identity.

Additionally, if you are interested in learning more about our service learning at the Detention Center in Batavia, students will have done at least one visitation by this date and you can speak with them about their experiences (the training for this project was last week.)

Submitted by: Richard Reitsma, chair, Modern Languages

Buffalo Peace House Fall Fling Fundraiser

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The Fall Fling Fundraiser for the Buffalo Peace House will take place on Thursday, October 18 at Wanakah Country Club in Hamburg. Hors d’oeuvres will begin at 5:30 p.m. Established in 2009, the Buffalo Peace House provides a safe, clean haven for U.S. asylum seekers. We now have two sites in Hamburg and the importance of sufficient operating funds and volunteer assistance cannot be overstated. You can help the Buffalo Peace House by spreading the word to your families, your colleagues and your friends and by supporting our fundraising efforts. If you can help out through our fall fundraiser or through donations or volunteering, it would be much appreciated.

Submitted by: Marta Rizzo, adjunct professor, Modern Languages

Arabic Drum Ensemble

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The fall 2018 semester offers a brand new musical opportunity to all Canisius College students – the inaugural semester for the Canisius College Arabic Drumming Ensemble. Directed by percussion instructor, Bob Accurso, the group is open to drummers and drumming enthusiasts of all levels. The ensemble will explore and perform traditional rhythms from the Middle East and Northern Africa. Participants will learn essential rhythms and techniques on a variety of the most commonly used drums. Don’t own a drum but would like to play? There will be drums available for you to use. Never played anything like this before? Here’s your chance to learn in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. There is still time to get in on this opportunity. Join us today, Wednesday, September 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. Join what is sure to become one of the coolest musical ensembles on campus.

Submitted by: Robert Accurso, adjunct professor, Fine Arts/Music 

Live French Theatre in Buffalo

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L’Alliance Française de Buffalo and Canisius College’s Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures are teaming up to present a play by Antoine de Saint Exupery: “Terre des hommes” (the English language version is known as “Wind, Sand and Stars”). This play will be performed in French by La Compagnie Caravague on Sunday, October 21 at 6:30 p.m. in Canisius College’s Montante Cultural Center.

The two-man play is a memoir in which themes of friendship, death, heroism and solidarity among colleagues are featured along with ideas of what really makes life worth living. André Nerman’s La Compagnie Caravague, a theatre troupe based in France, will include Buffalo on its North American tour this year.

Being fluent in French is not a requirement for enjoying this performance and English subtitles will NOT be available. If you haven’t attended a French performance yet, give it a try and bring a friend while you’re at it. Tickets can be purchased online from the website of Alliance Française de Buffalo at www.afbuffalo.org. Pre-purchased tickets will be held at the door. Tickets purchased in advance (by October 18): AFB members: $10; non-members/general public: $15; and students: $5. Tickets at the door: AFB members: $15; non-members/general public: $20; and students: $5. Canisius College student tickets: $2.

Submitted by: Maureen Kanczak, administrative associate, Modern Languages

Primatologists Gather at Canisius College

On Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29, 75 primatologists converged on the college’s campus for the fourth Northeastern Evolutionary Primatologists (NEEP) meeting. This marks the first time NEEP was held outside of the NY metropolitan area, and the first time it has been held at a primarily undergraduate, liberal arts institution. A keynote address by Dr. Julie Teichroeb, University of Toronto, kicked off the event Friday evening, with a full day Saturday of presentations and posters. NEEP aims to give students, both graduate and undergraduate, an opportunity to present their research in a relatively small venue and interact with prominent researchers in the field. The meeting was hosted by Sue Margulis, professor of ABEC and biology. Margulis’s research students, “Team Ape,” were on hand to volunteer and present.

Submitted by: Sue Margulis, professor, ABEC and Biology

If It’s Wednesday, It Must Be Soccer

For the second of six consecutive Wednesdays, Canisius will host a MAAC soccer match at the Demske Sports Complex. This week it will be the women’s turn, as they battle Monmouth at 4:00 p.m. on the Demske turf.

The Golden Griffins are coming off a 1-1 tie versus Iona, while the Hawks defeated Siena, 1-0 in their most recent outing.

For more information, visit www.GoGriffs.com.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Seymour and Garrison Present to Diocese of Buffalo Physical Educators

Clancy Seymour, EdD, assistant professor of kinesiology and director of the physical and health education teacher education program alongside colleague, Mark Garrison, PhD, professor of education policy and research and director of the educational leadership program at D’Youville College, co-presented at the Diocese of Buffalo Educator’s Convocation on Friday, September 28. Hosted locally at Cardinal O’Hara High School in Tonawanda, NY, there were close to 1,000 teachers representing the eight counties of Western New York. Drs. Seymour and Garrison’s presentation entitled “Thinking about the Purpose and Value of Physical Education in the Era of Physical Literacy” explored the various ways the purpose and value of physical education can be framed, and how teacher evaluation, physical literacy models and national PE standards are related to the role physical education plays in the lives of K-12 students. Several alumni were on hand including Nate Longbine ᾿17, Jon Fiegl ᾿07, Robert Duggan ᾿09 and Adam Wolfley ᾿18. The experience provided Drs. Seymour and Garrison the opportunity to share their current research endeavors with present K-12 physical education professionals.

Submitted by: Clancy M. Seymour, EdD, assistant professor/director, Physical and Health Education, Teacher Education 

The Buffalo Silver Band Comes to Canisius

ArtsCanisius welcomes the Buffalo Silver Band, the 716 Trombone Ensemble and the Syracuse University Brass Ensemble for a program that promises to shake the rafters. Music of Meredith Wilson, Philip Sparke and Richard Strauss will be featured on Saturday, October 13 in Montante Cultural Center. The concert begins at 3:00 p.m. and is open to the public.

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

 

Art Exhibits on Display this Semester

Stop by one or both Vogt Galleries on campus to admire the wonderful exhibits curated by Emily Mangione ’12, the new studio art galleries and college art collection director, and be sure to save the date for the Artist Talk with Patrick Foran and closing reception on Friday, October 26 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library.

Katharyn Ketter-Franklin | Nathan Deganis Librera

October 1–December 14, 2018
Vogt Gallery, Lyons Hall

This two-person exhibition features recent works on paper, sculptural installations and screen prints by Canisius College alumni from the Class of 2013. Katharyn Ketter-Franklin’s current areas of focus include minimalist illustration—an aesthetic they often bring to their movie posters for North Park Theatre—and cut paper artwork. For this exhibition, Ketter-Franklin is debuting a new sculptural installation that plays with the gallery’s unique architecture alongside recent works on paper.

The works on view by Nathan Deganis Librera surveys the past two years of his development as a screenprinter. Many of these prints depict significant places for the artist; as he has explained, “by capturing moments with small, sometimes hidden detail, I show a personal relationship I have with the spaces.”

Patrick Foran: Other Internments

October 1–October 26, 2018
Peter A. and Mary Lou Vogt Galleries, Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library

In the meticulous, monochrome drawings featured in Patrick Foran: Other Internments, the artist captures the representational hallmarks of the contemporary state of exception: the traditions of symbolic ritual that present heads of state to the public, the voracious media apparatus dependent on a steady stream of fresh crises for its survival and the militarization of the police under a regime in which the definitions of “citizen” and “enemy” have become fluid. The characters in these scenes, however, are rendered as anonymous voids in the image—these bodies could easily belong to us, our loved ones, or our enemies. Taken as a whole, the installation opens up questions about the limits of empathy, who counts as the “common” in “common good,” and what it means to allow fear to guide our decision-making.

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

 

2018 Paul G. Gassman Memorial Seminar

The Chemistry and Biochemistry Department at Canisius College is delighted to announce that Emily Weiss, PhD, professor of chemistry and materials science and engineering at Northwestern University, will be presenting the 2018 Paul Gassman Memorial Seminar on Thursday, October 4 at 1:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. The title of the seminar is “Visible Light Photocatalysis with Colloidal Quantum Dots.” Professor Weiss will also be presenting a more advanced seminar for Canisius junior and senior chemistry and biochemistry majors at 3:30 p.m. in Horan-O’Donnell Room 107 (“Hierarchical Photocatalysis”).

Paul Gassman, PhD, was a distinguished alumnus of the college and a major benefactor who established an endowment for a lecture series. Dr. Gassman died prematurely in 1993 and this seminar series was established in his honor. The Gassman Memorial Seminar series provides opportunities for science majors in the beginning of their college studies to meet with and hear a renowned chemist discuss their research and the impact of their work on our environment and society.

Professor Weiss is a leading researcher in understanding the mechanisms by which energy is converted from one form to another within inorganic nanostructures, and how organic molecules can be used to control which pathway the system takes. The model system that she uses most often in her research is a colloidal semiconductor nanocrystal, or quantum dot (QD). Recently, she developed new reaction schemes that take advantage of the unique properties of QDs and designed novel quantum dot – based sensors that enable “fast” (nanosecond to microsecond) sensing of biological processes. In addition, she has made major contributions to lowering the cost of solar energy by replacing inefficient crystalline silicon in photovoltaic cells with more efficient and less expensive mixed dimensional (MD) van der Waals (vdW) heterostructure materials.

Professor Weiss has received numerous prestigious awards recognizing her outstanding accomplishments in chemical research. During the past few years, some of the awards she has been presented include: Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), Department of Energy Early Career Research Award, ACS Award in Pure Chemistry, Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Award, A.P. Sloan Research Fellowship, Kavli Emerging Leader in Chemistry and Harry Gray Award for Creative Work in Inorganic Chemistry by a Young Investigator. In addition, she received several awards recognizing her outstanding teaching, including the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, Dow Chemical Company Teacher-Scholar Award and Distinguished Teaching Award by Northwestern Undergraduate Chemistry Council.

Submitted by: Mariusz Kozik, professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

This Week’s COLI Workshops

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The Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) will be running two workshops this week on getting started in data gathering and analysis.

On Thursday, October 4 at 1:00 p.m. in SH 002C, there will be a workshop entitled “Qualtrics: Introduction to Data Gathering” on how to use Qualtrics, our advanced online survey and form toolset.

On Friday, October 5 at 11:30 a.m. in SH 002C, there will be a workshop on Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets to learn the basics of using spreadsheets to organize, sort, filter and calculate.

You can find details about these and other workshops at canisius.edu/coli.

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

President’s Convocation

The Canisius community is cordially invited to attend John J. Hurley’s annual President’s Convocation today, Monday, October 1 at 4:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.

Each year, President Hurley hosts this event to bring the campus community together to hear about the state of the college and the priorities for the year ahead.

All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. If you are unable to be present, President Hurley’s remarks will be recorded and posted in “The Dome” on Wednesday, October 3, along with a brief recap.

A cocktail reception will follow President Hurley’s remarks.

For more information, please contact the Office of the President at (716) 888-2100 or montarol@canisius.edu.

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

El Camino de Santiago Program

Canisius alumna and LeMoyne Minister Alice Zicari, ’13 will lead a trip for alumni and lifelong learners this summer to walk the famous El Camino pilgrimage in Spain, from Sarria to Santiago. Apply now for consideration, spots are limited.

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

This Week in the Griff Center

 

 

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The Griff Center for Academic Engagement is ‘open for business’ and ready to help you get a head start on your coursework, class schedule and career options. View the schedule above for information about what’s happening this week in the Griff Center.

For more detailed information, checkout Handshake, the college’s platform for internship opportunities, full- and part-time job openings or to sign up for on-campus interviews and register for information sessions, career fairs and more!

Submitted by: Dominique Gagnier, Griff Center

Community Garden

Last Friday, Katie Costanzo and Veronica Serwacki met with Canisius alumna Marissa Verdi ’15 for some expert advice on seeds, seedlings and best practices for planting organic vegetables for “Spring in the Garden 2019.”

Verdi graduated from Canisius with a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies. She went on for her master’s degree in plant protection and pest management (MPPM) from the Entomology Department at the University of Georgia. Verdi now works for Harris Seeds, a Rochester-based company that services professional growers and home gardeners. Her role is to oversee the home garden division.

Verdi has expressed enthusiastic interest in helping Canisius with the community garden project. She made a special trip to visit the East West Community Garden at Canisius and is willing to assist with the selection of genera/varieties to grow in the garden beds and in the natural pollinator areas. Verdi also offered to provide the East West Community Garden with seeds, seedlings and growing supplies for when planting begins next spring.

Look for more information about the East West Community Garden and a fun fall event that’s being organized to button up the garden for winter.

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

Chartwells Voice to Vision Surveys

Chartwells’ annual guest engagement survey is called “Voice to Vision,” and the philosophy behind it is “insights for reinventing the campus experience.”

The goal is to provide a more robust survey asking the right questions to help us better understand our guests, how they perceive us and most importantly obtaining insight into what we can do to enhance their campus dining experience. The annual survey will consist of two parts, the first titled “Guest Engagement Surveywill start today, Monday, October 1. Click on the link to take the survey.

If you have any questions, please contact the Chartwells Marketing Department by email at hamdys@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Sharif Hamdy, marketing manager, Chartwells

 

Campus Candid

 

Fall filled the dining hall on Thursday when Chartwells hosted a free “pop-up” for students, faculty and staff to promote local farms and the products they grow. On the menu: fresh apples, candied apples and apple cider.

Submitted by: College Communications

President’s Convocation

The Canisius community is cordially invited to attend John J. Hurley’s annual President’s Convocation on Monday, October 1 at 4:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.

Each year, President Hurley hosts this event to bring the campus community together to hear about the state of the college and the priorities for the year ahead.

All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. If you are unable to be present, President Hurley’s remarks will be recorded and posted online.

A cocktail reception will follow President Hurley’s remarks.

For more information, please contact the Office of the President at (716) 888-2100 or montarol@canisius.edu.

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

Lyft Becomes Official Rideshare Partner of Canisius Athletics

Canisius athletics named Lyft, the fastest growing on-demand transportation service in the United States, the official rideshare partner of Canisius athletics. As part of the partnership, a designated pick-up and drop-off zone will be installed on campus. Available to all Lyft riders, the branded areas will help to alleviate traffic congestion and address parking concerns for fans traveling to and from Canisius athletic events.

To use Lyft, Canisius fans can download the Lyft app to their mobile devices. New users can also use the code GOGRIFFS to receive $20 in free Lyft credit to new users.

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

Using Videos to Teach? Replace Your Flash-Powered Videos

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

  • Jing, a popular screencast application. Jing records video in flash format. Videos created in Jing, hosted anywhere, will soon become practically difficult to use. Contact the Center for Online Learning & Innovation to learn about newer and more efficient screencast creation options.
  • If you had videos placed on the web by the Canisius College Media Center outside of Google Drive, they will need to be converted or replaced. New content in MP4 and several other formats can be hosted in Google Drive (as well as D2L, YouTube and other locations.) ITS plans to phase out old video servers since the technology that powers them is Flash.

Campus Candid

 

The Student Programming Board’s Homecoming Weekend took place Saturday, September 22. Fall Fest is an essential part of the weekend, consisting of local food trucks, pumpkin decorating, cider, donuts, face painting, caricatures and much more. Students and faculty gathered together to celebrate the new season.

Submitted by: College Communications 

“Project Wolf” Film Premiere

The Canisius Ambassadors for Conservation present the premier of “Project Wolf” on Monday, October 1 at 7:00 p.m. in the Regis Room, located in the Student Center.

Follow eight college students as they take on the complex issue of whether wolves should be reintroduced into the state of Colorado. The students listen carefully to experts on both sides of the issue and then directly examine the Rocky Mountain ecological conditions for themselves. Finally, when they present their findings to a vote by children in the next generation of Americans, they get an overwhelmingly affirmative response: Bring wolves back!

Come and decide for yourself. This event is free and open to the public.

Submitted by: Michael Noonan, professor, ABEC

 

Women’s Soccer Home on Saturday

The Golden Griffins women’s soccer team returns to the Demske Sports Complex this Saturday, September 29 at 1:00 p.m. for a contest against league rival Iona. Canisius is 1-1 in conference play pending the result of a MAAC game at Marist this afternoon at 4 p.m. Iona is off to an 0-2 start.

For additional information, visit www.GoGriffs.com.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Seminar: Business Intelligence and Analytics

Daniel Gerena, a data analytics consultant for Freed Maxick CPAs, will present the first data analytics seminar talk of the year on Tuesday, October 2 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in Science Hall Room 1013B. Gerena has a wide range of experience in the applications of data analytics, and works in collaboration with various businesses in the Buffalo area. This will allow him to present a range of real-world examples related to business intelligence and data analytics.

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

Arabic Drum Ensemble

The fall 2018 semester offers a brand new musical opportunity to all Canisius College students. This will be the inaugural semester for the Canisius College Arabic Drumming Ensemble. Directed by percussion instructor, Bob Accurso, the group is open to drummers and drumming enthusiasts of all levels. The ensemble will explore and perform traditional rhythms from the Middle East and Northern Africa. Participants will learn essential rhythms and techniques on a variety of the most commonly used drums. Don’t own a drum but would like to play? There will be drums available for you to use. Never played anything like this before? Here’s your chance to learn in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. There is still time to get in on this opportunity. Join us today, Wednesday, September 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. Join what is sure to become one of the coolest musical ensembles on campus.

Submitted by: Robert Accurso, adjunct professor, Fine Arts/Music 

Mammography Screening

A mobile mammography screening hosted by New York State Senator Tim Kennedy will be held on campus Monday, October 1. The truck will be parked in the Health Science parking lot from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. If you are over the age of 40 and have not had a mammogram within the last year, you are eligible to receive this screening. Please see the flyer above for additional details and call (716) 632-7465 to make an appointment.

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Braun at Ext. 2240 or by Email at braun5@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, assistant, Human Resources 

Take Action Now to Prevent the Flu

The Center for Disease Control recommends an annual flu shot for most people. Getting your flu vaccine each fall has important benefits. It reduces flu illness, doctor visits, missed work and school and prevents flu-related infections and hospitalizations.

Knowing how important flu vaccination is Student Health and Wegmans Pharmacy have teamed up to offer flu shots on campus on the following days:

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 from 8:30 am to 4: 00 pm Science Hall Atrium
Monday, October 22, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the Student Center Lobby outside the dining hall.

Most insurances are accepted. Bring your insurance card with you.

The cost is $39.99 if not covered by insurance.

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

Tonight’s Faculty Meetup: Reading, Writing and Academic Integrity

The Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) is hosting a faculty meetup focused on the pedagogy of reading, writing and academic integrity tonight, Wednesday, September 20, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Regis Room.

More than ever, college faculty are under pressure to cultivate critical reading and writing skills in students. Courses, lessons and assignments compete with a wide variety of other priorities and media. We often struggle to persuade students that these intellectual virtues are worth their time. Our most frustrating experiences come when we discover that students committed academic dishonesty, rather than making a sincere attempt to create original work.

This meetup will not be a formal presentation, rather faculty should come as colleagues to share experiences and concerns. Moreover, each participant is encouraged to share triumphs, however tentative or small. For example, when did you do or discover something that you believe fostered reading and writing skills among students? What can you share with colleagues across campus that might help them in their classrooms and disciplines?

All faculty are welcome and COLI will supply refreshments. Together, we can do much more!

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

COLI Workshop Postponed: Spreadsheet Essentials

The Center for Online Learning & Innovation is offering two workshops this semester for faculty, staff and students interested in learning some basics in using spreadsheets, either in Excel or Google Sheets. Unfortunately, COLI needs to reschedule its first workshop, originally planned for Friday, September 28. It will instead be offered on Friday, October 5 at 11:30 a.m. in Science Hall 002C (lower level Science Hall.) We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please visit www.canisius.edu/coli for other workshops, meetups and opportunities.

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

Information Technology Services: MacOS Mojave Release

Canisius faculty and staff who utilize an institutionally-owned Macintosh computer, please note that Canisius ITS has currently blocked the installation of MacOS Mojave 10.14.x in an effort to work out compatibility issues with existing campus software.

Canisius users are free to install the latest version of MacOS on their personal computers. Click here to learn more about the new features of this operating system.

Submitted by: Greg Rusch, computer support technician, Information Technology Services

Campus Candid

Some of the honorees from the Faculty Tenure and Promotion Ceremony pose for a picture with Canisius President John J. Hurley and Vice President for Academic Affairs Margaret C. McCarthy, PhD. Photo courtesy: Kristine E. Kasbohm, director, Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library

Congratulations to the 34 faculty members recognized for promotions, tenure status, emeritus status or retirement on Friday, September 21, during a ceremony in the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library.  In commemoration of their professional milestones, each faculty member selected a book that has particular significance to him/her, which the library displays for several weeks.  The books are later added to the library’s permanent collection.  Congratulations to all the honorees:

Benjamin Dunkle, in honor of his promotion to professor in the Digital Media Arts Department;

Christy Hoffman, PhD, in honor of receiving tenure in the Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation Department and a promotion to associate professor;

Susan Margulis, PhD, in honor of her promotion to professor in the Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation Department and the Biology Department;

Melissa Mosko, PhD, in honor of her receiving tenure in the Philosophy Department and a promotion to associate professor;

Ronald Rivas, PhD, in honor of his promotion to professor in the Management Department;

Michael Wood, PhD, in honor of his promotion to professor in the Physics Department;

Khalid Bibi, PhD, professor of professional studies, on his retirement from the Professional Studies Department;

Donald Bosshardt, PhD, professor of economics and finance, on his retirement from the Economics and Finance Department;

Michael Braunscheidel, PhD, professor of management, on his retirement from the Management Department;

Robert Butler, PhD, professor of English, on his retirement from the English Department;

Robert Davis, PhD, professor of accounting, on his retirement from the Accounting Department;

Patricia Erickson, PhD, professor of sociology/anthropology/criminal justice, on her retirement from the Sociology/Anthropology/Criminal Justice Department;

Sandra Estanek, PhD, professor of graduate education and leadership, on her retirement from the Graduate Education and Leadership Department;

Janet Ferguson, PhD, professor of teacher education, on her retirement from the Teacher Education Department;

Catherine S. Foster, PhD, professor of communication studies, on her retirement from the Communication Studies Department;

Edward Gress, PhD, professor of accounting, on his retirement from the Accounting Department;

James Huard, PhD, professor of mathematics and statistics, on his retirement from the Mathematics and Statistics Department;

Patricia Hutton, PhD, professor of economics, on her retirement from the Economics Department;

George Kermis, PhD, professor of accounting, on his retirement from the Accounting Department;

Leonid Khinkis, PhD, professor of mathematics and statistics, on his retirement from the Mathematics and Statistics Department;

Judith Larkin, PhD, professor of psychology, on her retirement from the Psychology Department;

Larry Lichtenstein, PhD, professor of economics and finance, on his retirement from the Economics and Finance Department;

Rev. Patrick Lynch, SJ, professor of religious studies and theology, on his retirement from the Religious Studies and Theology Department;

Michele Marable, PhD, professor of teacher education, on her retirement from the Teacher Education Department;

Candalene McCombs, PhD, professor of sociology/anthropology/criminal justice, on her retirement from the Sociology/Anthropology/Criminal Justice Department;

Gordon Meyer, PhD, professor of management, on his retirement from the Management Department;

Stephen Molloy, PhD, professor of management, on his retirement from the Management Department;

Rosemary Murray, PhD, professor of graduate education and leadership, on her retirement from the Graduate Education and Leadership Department;

Harvey Pines, PhD, professor of psychology, on his retirement from the Psychology Department;

Susan Putnam, PhD, professor of psychology, on her retirement from the Psychology Department;

Ronald Reiber, PhD, professor of economics and finance, on his retirement from the Economics and Finance Department;

Mary Shea, PhD, professor of graduate education and leadership, on her retirement from the Graduate Education and Leadership Department;

David Snyder, PhD, professor of marketing, on his retirement from the Marketing Department; and

Richard Wall, PhD, professor of economics and finance, on his retirement from the Economics and Finance Department.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

WalletHub interviewed Gregory R. Wood, PhD, professor of marketing and information systems, in an “Ask the Expert” piece about 2018’s best Barclays credit cards.

Click here to read the Q&A.

Submitted by: College Communications

United Way Campaign About to Get Underway

This year’s annual fundraising campaign for the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County is almost upon us! This year’s campaign will take place from October 1-November 18.

For those who may not be aware, Canisius participates in this fundraising campaign each year to assist the United Way in helping those in need in our community, as well as allowing them to do the work that no one nonprofit can do alone. Thanks to you, the United Way can identify the areas of most need, tackle those issues head on and promote volunteerism and engagement throughout the community.

Be sure to keep an eye on “The Dome” for upcoming raffles and events, such as the weekly prize basket raffle and the second annual United Way Chili Cook-Off.  The committee is currently calling for volunteers to make their best chili recipes for the event. Please see the included flyer for more details or contact Mary Braun at Ext. 2240 or braun5@canisius.edu.

Your support of this year’s campaign will truly make a difference in our Western New York community! We look forward to seeing you throughout this fall’s exciting campaign.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, assistant, Human Resources

 

Mind, Body and Spirit

Get ready to give the world some good energy.  Free yoga classes are back at Canisius starting tomorrow, Tuesday, September 25, and continuing every Tuesday for seven weeks, through November 13.  Classes run from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the Palisano Pavilion.

Led by Madonna McKernon, executive associate for student life, each one-hour class will relax your body and restore your mind. Mats are provided but to ensure there are enough, please RSVP to Mary Braun at Ext. 2240 or braun5@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, assistant, Human Resources

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