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Come Congratulate Sarah Mendola

The team from the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library invites the Canisius community to a gathering in honor of our executive associate, Sarah Mendola, upon her retirement.

Please join the librarians and staff, Monday, August 3 in the Faculty Lounge (OM-109) between 2:30 and 4:00 p.m. to celebrate Sarah, wish her good luck and farewell .

Sarah joined Canisius in May 1995 as a secretary for personnel (now human resources). By 1997 she was secretary and console attendant for ITS, and then in fall of 2000 became secretary for library and information services. Shortly thereafter, she became secretary for the associate vice president of library and ITS. She was promoted in 2007 to executive associate for associate vice president of library and ITS, and remains in that position today for the director of library.

Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Kathleen DeLaney, archivist and special collections librarian, at Ext. 8421 or at

Submitted by: Kathleen DeLaney, archivist/reference librarian

2015-16 Academic Calendar

Following the recommendations of the 2013-14 Retention Task Force, the timeline for student withdrawal, progress and deficiencies has been reviewed and more appropriately aligned to promote student academic success. Please note the following changes in the 2015-16 academic calendar:

Fall 2015 dates:

Wednesday, September 30; Faculty progress report submission begins
Wednesday, October 7; Faculty progress report submission ends

Wednesday, November 4; Faculty deficiency report submission begins
Wednesday November 11; Faculty deficiency report submission ends

Friday, November 20; Last day to withdraw from a course

Spring 2016 dates:

Wednesday, February 17; Faculty progress report submission begins
Wednesday, February 24; Faculty progress report submission ends

Wednesday, March 23; Faculty deficiency report submission begins
Wednesday, April 6; Faculty deficiency report submission ends

Friday, April 15; Last day to withdraw from a course

To view the full Academic Calendar, visit here.

Should you have questions or if you require additional information, please contact your academic dean. Thank you to the many faculty and administrative groups who have helped to move this recommendation forward.

Submitted by: Margaret Cain McCarthy, PhD, professor, vice president for academic affairs

Panas ’15 Makes MAAC History

Canisius baseball standout Connor Panas has been named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Male Student-Athlete of the Year in a vote of the league’s sports information directors. Panas, who also won this award after the 2013-14 academic year, is just the third male in conference history to earn the honor in back-to-back years.

“Being named MAAC Student-Athlete of the Year for a second consecutive year is truly an outstanding accomplishment for Connor and the Canisius community is exceptionally proud to have him as a Golden Grifffin alumnus,” said Canisius Director of Athletics Bill Maher. “Knowing the effort that Connor put into his academic and athletic career at Canisius, this recognition has defined a new level of achievement that all of our student-athletes can now strive to achieve. I cannot think of a finer representative for all that Canisius College stands for than Connor Panas.”

Click here to read this story in its entirety.

Submitted by: Marketing and Communication

Provide Feedback on the Online Student Examen

The Office of Mission and Identity, in collaboration with the FacTS Center and Le Moyne College, has drafted an online student examen which we invite individuals at Canisius College to collaborate on. By clicking on this link, you can leave comments on various parts of the document for the drafters.

Other members of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) Technology Teaching and Learning (TTL) group have also been asked to solicit participation at their respective institutions. Later, TTL members will be able to disseminate this piece as they see fit at their respective institutions. This draft serves as a good example of how Jesuit institutions can collaborate to create small, yet meaningful resources.

For more information, click here.

Submitted by: Leah MacVie, instructional designer, FacTS center