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United Way Kick-Off Event

united-way73Please join us for the United Way kick-off event on Monday, September 19 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge!

President Hurley and the United Way Committee will be in attendance.

The United Way of Buffalo and Erie County is a world-class organization that transforms the quality of life in our community. Karen Christie will discuss how the United Way brings people, organizations and resources together to improve community well-being.

Compeer, a non-profit organization that trains volunteers to develop relationships with children, adults, military veterans and seniors to promote good mental health, will also be participating. Presentations by employee Karen Bartowiak and past client CeCe Martin, who has benefitted from Compeer’s services, will discuss the resources that are provided to clients, how to promote positive mental health and how the United Way impacts their lives.

A schedule of events will be distributed and cookies will be served!

Submitted by: The United Way Planning Committee, Canisius College

WNY Flash vs Thailand Women’s National Team at Canisius

The Western New York Flash, Buffalo’s professional women’s soccer team, will be on campus Saturday, September 17 at 7:00 p.m. to face off against the Thailand Women’s National Team in a friendly match. Following their match against the US National Team in Columbus, OH, the team travels to Buffalo, to take on the Flash.



Tickets are only $10. For more information contact Dave Maurer, communications manager, WNY Flash at

Submitted by: College Communications

ITS Notes on OSX Sierra and iOS 10

On Tuesday, September 20, Apple will release another major OS update, MacOS Sierra. To all faculty and staff with Canisius-owned Macintoshes, ITS asks that you hold off upgrading your devices until it has checked the compatibility with existing systems and software. Later on in the year, ITS will provide the green light to download Sierra through either the App Store or Self Service.
iOS 10

On Tuesday, September 13, Apple released iOS 10 to the general public. At this point ITS has no current restrictions for faculty and staff to upgrade their devices to 10. However, ITS advises users to keep the following in mind:

1. Consider waiting until a later version of the OS has been released. Usually a couple weeks to a month after the release date, developers have solved several of the major bugs.
2. Backup your iOS device using iTunes on your PC or Mac.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Greg Rusch at Ext. 8347 or by email at

Submitted by: Greg Rusch, Computer Support Technician, ITS

K-dron, the Geometric Bridge Between Art and Science

k-dronposterwebJoin the Digital Media Arts Program and Permanent Chair of Polish Culture at Canisius College for a lecture entitled K-dron: The Geometric Bridge Between Art and Science on Thursday, September 29 at 6:00 p.m. in Lyons Hall, Room 418.

Janusz Kapusta, PhD, is a Polish artist living in Brooklyn, NY who has an interest in mathematics and philosophy. In 1985, Kapusta discovered K-dron, a three-dimensional geometrical shape that emerged from his drawings exploring the nature of infinity.

In this lecture, Kapusta will present K-dron’s many unique properties, applications and its placement in the universe of pure geometric forms. More information about the artist can be found at

This event is open to the public.

Submitted by: Przemyslaw J. Moskal, PhD, associate professor, digital media arts

Leadership Development Workshop for Department Chairs and Program Directors

Mark your calendars for a one day on-campus Leadership Development workshop scheduled for Monday, May 22 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., location TBA. 

This year the college will be hosting an on-campus team-centered leadership development workshop for all Canisius College’s department chairs and program directors designed to enhance leadership skills and effectiveness.

Jonathan Millen, PhD, dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Education and Sciences at Rider University will facilitate this interactive training comprised of case study-based sessions on topics tailored to our institution such as:  The Chair as Academic Leader; Resource Management; Recruitment, Retention and Development of Faculty; Managing People and Conflict; Faculty Evaluation; and Working with the Dean.

Dr. Millen earned his PhD from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1992) in communication. He joined the faculty in the Department of Communication and Journalism at Rider in 1991 and served as department chair from 2005-2010.  In addition to teaching a wide array of communication courses, Millen also offers a mediation course for the Law and Justice Program, as well as a course on the social impact of rock and roll for the American Studies Program.  A past president of the New Jersey Communication Association and member of the editorial board of the Atlantic Journal of Communication, his research on conflict resolution has been published in Mediation Quarterly, Human Communication, and Human Systems.  Millen regularly serves as a facilitator for the CCAS Seminars.

The workshop promises to provide an opportunity to connect with each other while exploring ways in which to work collaboratively across colleges and departments to further the college’s educational mission in service of our students.

Both a continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

I hope you will consider attending this unique development opportunity.

Please RSVP for the workshop and suggest potential workshop topics at

Submitted by: Linda M. Walleshauser, PHR, SHRM-CP, associate vice president, Human Resources and Compliance