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Spotlight on Service

S-Emily-Baker-Spotlight-educationEmily Baker ’17, a childhood education and special education dual major, is the recipient of the Delta Kappa Gamma (DKG) Alpha Lambda Chapter Ida M. Lautz Award. DKG promotes the professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education. DKG strives to make a positive impact on students and teachers worldwide.  Each year it solicits teacher preparation programs for nominations of outstanding future teacher candidates. Emily Baker was recommended based on her performance and accomplishments both personally and professionally.  Emily not only excels in the classroom and in her field placements in local Buffalo schools, but also has successful leadership roles as a resident assistant, vice president of the Teacher Education Club and vice president of the Council for Exceptional Education. She actively participated in a pilot for the Education Living Learning Community. Emily is also involved with community service with organizations such as Vive la Casa and volunteered to help celebrate birthdays for children at The Makowski School. Presently, Emily works as an attendant with the West Seneca Recreation Department. Emily has truly embraced a life of service for others. Submitted by: Sara Morris, PhD, associate vice president, academic affairs

Canisius Alumni Panel: Careers in Sport and Health

On Tuesday, April 12, three Canisius alumni will be back on campus to speak with students about how their experiences on and off campus prepared them for their current careers.

Our panel includes:

  • Jay Josker ’07 | Senior Special Events Coordinator, Roswell Park Alliance Foundation
  • Matt Crawley ’13 | Head Sports Performance Coach with IMPACT Sports Performance, HARBORCENTER
  • Emily Herr ’13 | Coordinator of Event Services, Buffalo Bills

The panel will take place in the Employer Services Suite (Horan-O’Donnell 014) at 4:00 p.m. Students may RSVP through their Handshake account.

Please contact Allison Suflita in the Griff Center with any questions at

Submitted by: Allison Suflita, assistant director, griff center for academic engagement

AAA Membership Discounts

AAA of Western and Central NY is offering discounts for AAA memberships.  If you are interested in renewing or purchasing a membership, click here for details.

Submitted by: Dawn Rotterman, benefits specialist, human resources

Desire2Learn Workshops

d2l_logoWhether you already use Desire2Learn (D2L) to teach or are considering using it, Canisius has plenty of resources available to support you.  Two D2L workshops are available for faculty.  The first covers the basics, preparing you to save time and effort using D2L in your courses.  The second workshop focuses on the grades tool, for recording, calculating and reporting students’ grades.  We have a few workshops taking place in April and more will be available in the summer, with plenty of time to prepare for fall courses.

See our signup sheet for workshop dates and times.

Additionally, you can look up and learn about specific D2L features and tools in our D2L Faculty Users Group Video Tutorial Set.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, academic technology specialist