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Spotlight on New Faculty

nf-woodside-spotlightSarah Woodside, PhD, is a new faculty member in the Department of Management. Her research focuses on how organizations and entrepreneurs manage tensions that arise between generating revenue and pursuing social mission goals.

This semester, Woodside is teaching managerial environment, a course in which students examine the interplay between business and society, and explore corporate responsibility vis-à-vis pressing social and environmental issues. She also teaches a graduate course on negotiations, which focuses on integrative negotiation and value creation.

Before joining Canisius, Woodside was a lecturer in negotiations at Babson College and worked at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.

Woodside received her PhD from Boston College and her MA from the University of Massachusetts-Boston. Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, she looks forward to exploring Buffalo, its restaurants, cultural offerings and social enterprises.

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

Get to Know…

L.FirestoneLuanne C. Firestone
Associate Campus Minister, Campus Ministry

Lu Firestone tries to get people to fall in love.  She thinks Jesuit education is transformational – probably because she has been transformed by her own Jesuit education. She has come to believe in the power of intentional and prayerful encounters, especially with different people and those on the margins: encounters with ideas that do not fit into black and white categories, encounters outside our comfort zones, encounters with a God who delights in us despite ourselves. These encounters, which happen all the time at Canisius if we are paying attention, are flames which help to ignite our hearts to recognize and fall in love with the world for what it is – God’s kingdom.  This, ultimately, is what Lu encourages participants to do in taking leaps to participate in the Campus Ministry service-immersion program or in a year of post-graduate volunteer work – risk a little and fall in love.  That is transformational.

When Lu gets home from work, she gets to delight in being Peter’s wife, in raising Isaiah (7) and Madelynn (1), in tending after four cats and in her garden. Lu and her family love walking/biking around the neighborhood searching for ice cream stores/ice cream trucks, visiting playgrounds, hanging out at Delaware Park picking up their CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share, etc.

Did you know…Lu and her husband put on musical performances for their daughter’s daycare. Their performances cover all the classics – “This Little Light of Mine,” “Mr. Sun,” “ABCD” and lots of stuff in between. They are known to bring guitars, banjos, ukuleles, drums, harmonicas and kazoos.

Submitted by: College Communications


Avoid Email Phishing Scams


Information Technology Services (ITS) and the Center for Online Learning and Innovation (COLI) have some tips for avoiding email phishing scams.  Periodically we all receive emails in our Canisius inboxes that look vaguely like they were sent by ITS, insisting we click links or reply promptly before our “accounts” are suspended.  Or, people we don’t know tell us they’ve tagged us in a Facebook feed or sent us some sort of goods in the mail (with a link to click for details).  These are phishing scams, designed to get us to reply or click a link and in some way, at some point, supply them with sensitive information that allows them to access our accounts and data.

Here’s a COLI Quick Tip video with advice for identifying and avoiding phishing scams:

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, PhD, Center for Online Learning and Innovation