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Welcome to the new Dome! The upgraded employee newsletter includes changes in both appearance and functionality. The beautiful aerial shot of the campus was taken by drone photographer Steve Rosenthal. We returned to our Canisius blue and gold color palette to better align with the college’s new brand. And, our social media outlets and website are now easily accessible from The Dome’s email page.

The Dome is still the best place to announce news of upcoming events and accomplishments. The following sections, some new, and some back by popular demand, engage and inform our community:

Please continue to share your photos in the Campus Candid section. Find links to media coverage garnered by the college in Canisius in the News. The Spotlight section, introduced last month by Sara Morris, PhD, associate vice president for academic affairs, now includes a daily submission that recognizes the college’s successes in five areas: Mondays – Student Learning; Tuesdays – Faculty Scholarship; Wednesdays – Innovations in Teaching and Learning; Thursdays – Student-Faculty Collaboration and Fridays – Service.

And finally, the new Get to Know section features a member of the Canisius community.   Profiles include a photo and share the information written about the honorees for the college’s Celebration of Service. Get to Know features will run weekly on Tuesdays.

We hope you enjoy the new Dome. “Click” around and discover all of the new functions The Dome now offers.   Please send us your thoughts and suggestions (by “clicking” on the email icon) so that, together, we can continue to improve our employee newsletter.

Submitted by: Public Relations


Canisius in the News

Business First recently ran a story on the Canisius Center for Professional Development’s new partnership with Dent Neurologic Institute. The two are collaborating on an innovative neuromarketing project to measure the effectiveness of marketing strategies. Click here to read more.

Submitted by: Public Relations

Spotlight on Faculty Scholarship

GansworthEric Gansworth, a professor of English and Lowery Writer-in-Residence at Canisius, is one of the recommended authors on the middle school book lists for New York City in the NYC Reads 365 program. His debut young adult novel, If I Ever Get Out of Here, is a powerful story of friendship, memory and the joy of rock ‘n’ roll.gansworth-if I ever get out of here

Middle school is lonely for Lewis Blake, the only Native American in his class. That changes when a new seventh-grader moves to town.  The boys connect through their mutual passion for music but Lewis has to lie to hide the reality of his family’s poverty from his new friend.

Gansworth’s other books include novels and collections of poetry.  His literary works feature paintings as integral parts of their narratives.  Both his written work and his paintings depict themes that draw on his experiences growing up on the Tuscarora Reservation and integrate classic iconography with contemporary issues facing the Haudenosaunee.

Submitted by: Sara Morris, associate vice president, academic affairs

Get to Know…

MontaroSince Laura Montaro marked her 15th anniversary at the college in 2009, her life at Canisius has changed rather dramatically. She was put in charge of orienting a new president, she saw the number of administrative associates in the president’s office cut in half, and she had the number of her bosses doubled. She has taken it all in stride, running the day-to-day operations of the President’s Office, and keeping the president on schedule and on track with a professional, cheerful and helpful manner. Laura is the principal administrative support for the college’s Board of Trustees. She maintains critical documents for the college. She is very often the person who answers the phone when a parent or a neighbor has vowed to go “straight to the top” to get an issue addressed. Her job requires patience, discretion and diplomacy, three of her best traits.

Laura’s Canisius career started in the Talent Search Office where she worked 14 years at increasing access to higher education for many disadvantaged students.

Laura is an avid Buffalo Sabres fan who suffered through this past season as the losses mounted. Besides hockey, she is a devoted gardener, a daily walker around the campus, and the mother of two adult girls – both Canisius graduates – and a son-in-law.

Did you know…Laura spent 24 years in the New York Air National Guard. She retired in August 1999 and was the first ever woman First Sergeant in what was then the 107th Air Refueling Wing.

Submitted by: Public Relations