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Congratulations to the following Canisius employees who earned their degrees this year (l-r) Deborah LaBounty, administrative associate, academic talent search, master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling, December ’15; Veronica Serwacki, executive associate to dean of arts and sciences, master’s degree in anthrozoology, May ’16; Matthew Kwiatkowski, admissions counselor, master’s degree in business administration, May ’16; and Margaret Burkard, executive associate and office manager, admissions, master’s degree in business administration, February ’16.


Congratulations to Erik Michaelsen, instructional media technician, media center, who earned a master’s degree in business administration, December ’15.

Submitted by: Public Relations

Spotlight on Student-Faculty Collaboration

sfc-kozlowskiWhile minimal federal guidelines suggest that all children should meet at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day, few children achieve this. Children with autism may participate in even less activity than their peers.

Students from the Department of Kinesiology are involved in a pilot research project focusing on the assessment of physical activity in children with autism. A research team of undergraduate students collected objective measures of physical activity from both children with autism and their typically developing peers.  Students distributed triaxial accelerometers to participants, which measure physical activity. The group evaluated each child’s physical activity, body mass index and symptom expressions.

Lindsay Heck ’17 (in the spotlight), Michaela Braun ’17, Ashley Long ’18, Macey Walker ’17 and Delia Thompson ’17 all presented their work this year at Ignatian Scholar Day.

The project was completed in coordination with Karl Kozlowski, PhD, associate professor of kinesiology, and the Institute for Autism Research (IAR). Students will continue their research this summer by introducing an exercise program to children with autism who attend the IAR summerMAX program.

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

The Dome Summer Schedule

yang0235_croppedThe Dome will switch to weekly issues for the summer months. The final daily post will be Friday, May 20.

Starting Wednesday, May 25, The Dome will be published every Wednesday until the first week of classes for the fall semester. The deadline for submissions will be 2 p.m. on the Tuesday before publication.

“In the News” and “Campus Candids” will continue throughout the summer. Special features including “Spotlights” and “Get To Know” will resume in the fall.

Submitted by: Public Relations

Watch This Month’s Episode of “Kaleidoscope”

kaleidoscope-pictureThe Canisius College Video Institute production of the May episode of “Kaleidoscope” premiered earlier this month on WGRZ-TV channel 2. This 30-minute television program celebrates the religious diversity of our region and is produced in conjunction with the Network of Religious Communities. “Kaleidoscope” will be rebroadcast on Friday, May 20 at 6:35 p.m. on Time Warner Cable 20, and Sunday, May 22 at 8:00 p.m. on Time Warner 6 in Olean.

In the first segment, host Stan Bratton, PhD, speaks with Imam Hamid Nasir Mali and Nasir Khan, PhD, of the Buffalo Chapter of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. The group discusses their community’s history, essential beliefs, the establishment of the Buffalo Chapter and Khilafat Day, which is commemorated this month.

In conjunction with the Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo, Rabbi Alex Lazarus-Klein sits down with Holocaust survivor Sophia Veffer, in honor of Yom HaShoah, which commemorates the systematic extermination of approximately six million European Jews during the reign of Adolf Hitler in Nazi Germany.

Students in the Canisius College Video Institute produce “Kaleidoscope” under the guidance of Barbara Irwin, PhD, professor of communication studies and co-director of the Video Institute; Jamie O’Neil, associate professor of digital media arts and co-director of the Video Institute; and Paula DeAngelis-Stein ’86, MS ’02, a producer with Daybreak Productions, the broadcast arm of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo.

Submitted by: Sarah Seiler, graduate assistant, communication studies

Schultz Accepts Position with the Student Records and Financial Services Center

I am pleased to announce that Kelly Schultz will join the Student Records and Financial Services Center as assistant director for financial services.  Kelly’s main responsibility will be to manage student account financial activities for the center.

Schultz began her career at Canisius in the Controller’s Office where she held the position of staff accountant. Schultz earned her bachelor of business administration degree, with a concentration in accounting, from Austin Peay State University. She is currently completing her master’s in business Administration here at Canisius. Kelly will transition into her new position over the next couple of weeks.

Submitted by: Kevin Smith, assistant vice president; director, student records and financial services