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Blue and Gold Fridays

Our second Blue and Gold Friday is down in the history books!

margaretOur Fan(s) of the Week are (L-R) Margaret Kraatz, financial aid specialist for Student Records and Financial Services and Kathleen Mathews, executive associate to the dean of Education and Human Services. Congratulations!

Thanks to all for proudly wearing your #canisiuspride. We can’t wait to see next week’s entries!

Remember, we celebrate Blue and Gold Fridays every week. Take a photo or video of yourself ‒ or a group of office colleagues ‒ wearing blue and gold. Tweet photos using the hashtag #canisiuspride, post on Instagram or email to You will be in the running to be a Blue and Gold Fan(s) of the Week.  Weekly winners will be posted in The Dome and will also be in contention to be the Fan (s) of the Month and win a prize! Please note that weekly winners will be chosen at 2 p.m. on Fridays so be sure to post, email or send your photos before the deadline. Weekly winners will be announced on Mondays.

In support of this initiative, our campus bookstore is offering a 30 percent employee discount coupon for one Canisius business apparel item.

Please click below to access the Bookstore coupon.

Employee Discount Coupon

Submitted by: College Communications


9/11 Remembrance Today

Pick up anniversary flags in the Griff Center

Canisius College honors the 16th anniversary of 9/11 today, September 11 by passing out American flags outside the Griff Center for Academic Engagement, Old Main 013. Please stop by throughout the day and show your support for those who were impacted by this tragic event.

Thank you for joining us and taking a day to remember, reflect and come together as a community.

Submitted by:  Sierra Bonerb, assistant director, Griff Center for Academic Engagement

Canisius to Commemorate Constitution Day

Raichle Pre-Law Center hosts panel discussion

The Canisius College Raichle Pre-Law Center, along with the Bar Association of Erie County, commemorates Constitution Day on Tuesday, September 12 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. The event includes a panel discussion entitled “Responding to Constitutional Imperfections: The Theory and Practice of Constitutional Amendment throughout the United States.”

Speakers will include:

  • Christopher Bopst, chief legal and financial officer, Sam-Son Logistics
  • Professor James Gardner, University at Buffalo Law School
  • Lisa Parshall, PhD, associate professor of political science and history, Daemen College

The group examines how constitutions in the United States  – federal and state – are subject to amendment.  Robert A. Klump, director of the Frank G. Raichle Pre-Law Center, serves as moderator.  For more information, contact Klump at Ext. 2884.

Submitted by: College Communications

25LIVE Offline on September 14

Event services system software temporarily down for upgrade

25LIVE will be offline on Thursday, September 14 from 1-2:30 p.m. for a software upgrade.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact the office of Event Services at Ext. 2180.

Submitted by: Connie Pileri, assistant dean of students; director, Event Services

COLI Faculty Development Workshop

Thomas Tobin, PhD, will speak on October 12

Professional-DevelopmentThe Center for Online Learning & Innovation welcomes Thomas J. Tobin, PhD, to Canisius to conduct a faculty development workshop on October 12, 4:00 ‒ 5:30 p.m. The workshop is open to all Western New York-area teachers. Drawing upon Universal Design for Learning (UDL) concepts developed for learners with disabilities, Tobin discusses how faculty can create new kinds of learning for all students. Professors learn how to practically and efficiently build UDL into their courses to benefit many kinds of students.

Tobin spent five years as the coordinator of learning technologies in the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, and is now a faculty developer and professional consultant in State College, Pennsylvania. Read more about Tobin here.

For details, location and to register for this opportunity, please visit COLI’s blog.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, instructional designer, Center for Online Learning & Innovation