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Campus Candid

Students presented their works to the campus community during Ignatian Scholarship Day. View photos of presentations below.

To see more photos from the event, visit our Flickr page.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

Sara Morris, PhD, professor of biology and associate vice president for academic affairs, provided expert comment for an Associated Press article about the upcoming August 21 solar eclipse and everything related to the event. Sara discussed how birds react to a solar eclipse in the article (under LOCATIONS AND WEATHER in the links below) which was picked up in more than 150 media outlets across the United States including US News and World Report, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Miami Herald, San Antonio Express and San Francisco Chronicle, to name just a few.

Submitted by: College Communications

Policy Manual Q-and-A Session

As part of the public comment period of the policy manual project, faculty and staff are invited to participate in a web conference with the college’s project consultant, Stephen Lazarus, today (April 6) from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in Horan O’Donnell Room 109.

Stephen will join us by video to address questions from our campus community regarding the project.  Due to the volume of detailed policy information available for discussion, faculty and staff are encouraged to submit questions in advance of the meeting.  This will help Stephen prepare and organize his responses. Submissions may be made online by clicking here.  All submissions will be anonymous unless you choose to identify yourself. Please be sure to have all submissions in by 1:00 p.m. today.

We encourage you to attend the public meeting but if you want to participate remotely, you can find the link and teleconference information required to join the discussion via Zoom Meeting.

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +14086380968,708384456# or +16465588656,708384456#

Or Telephone: Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)

Meeting ID: 708 384 456

International numbers available:

We will also record the session and make it available for anyone who is not able to participate and wants to view it later.

Thank you for your time and involvement in the project.  If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact Linda Walleshauser, associate vice president of human resources & compliance at, or Erica Sammarco, associate vice president, assistant to the president at

Submitted by: Erica C. Sammarco, AVP, assistant to the president and secretary, Board of Trustees

In Memory of Karen Dutt-Doner, PhD

Our dear friend and colleague Karen Dutt-Doner, PhD, passed away after a very brief illness, leaving behind her family members Todd, Allison, Megan and Shannon. Karen meant the world to them, her colleagues here at Canisius and World Gym. A GoFundMe page has been created to help support her husband and children as they carry on with life amidst their grief. All contributions will be given to Todd to spend as he sees fit. In the short term we request funds to support vegan meal preparation and performing household duties.

Click here to visit Karen’s GoFundMe page.  

Submitted by: Teacher Education

Employee Engagement Team Meets

The first meeting of the Employee Engagement Team was held on April 4. The team continues to discuss the four key engagement drivers identified through the employee engagement survey results along with recommendations for improvement opportunities. Watch for additional updates as the team continues to meet in late April!

If you’re interested in joining the Employee Engagement Team, contact Linda Walleshauser, associate vice president of human resources and compliance, at

Thank you to the following staff members who have agreed to participate:

Marie McMullen, assistant director, Admissions Processing
Leah MacVie, director, Center for Online Learning and Innovation (COLI)
Mary Koehneke, associate director, Student Records and Financial Services
Kathleen Mathews, executive associate, School of Education and Human Services
Ginny Dadaian, director, Stewardship and Events
Julie Zulewski, associate director, Griff Center
Veronica Serwacki, executive associate, School of Arts and Sciences
Lisa Zuchlewski, administrative associate, Fine Arts
Mike Hayes, director, Campus Ministry
Maggie Burkard, coordinator, Enrollment Management Data
Eileen Abbatoy, associate director, Griff Center
Bryan Sibbitts, counselor, Graduate Admissions
Sharon Federico, assistant to the vice presidents, Student Affairs, Business and Finance
Audrey Browka, associate director, College Communications
Sandy Miller, director, Corporate and Foundation Relations
Dan Warner, leadership gift officer, Institutional Advancement
Bill Morris, assistant athletic director, Compliance
Dawn Rotterman, benefits specialist, Human Resources
Jennifer Skowron, assistant director, Human Resources
Kelly Schultz, assistant director, Financial Services

Submitted by: Linda Walleshauser, associate vice president of Human Resources & Compliance