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Canisius in the News

During an interview with True Viral News, George Palumbo, PhD, professor of economics and finance, noted that both income and earnings are starting to grow in this region. Last year, he said, percent growth in pay for Erie County finally matched national growth percentages.

Read the story here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Town Hall Meeting is Tomorrow

All Canisius faculty and staff members are invited to attend President Hurley’s Town Hall meeting tomorrow, Thursday, October 12 in the Regis Rooms from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

The president will give an update on a number of important topics and welcome questions.  For those who do not wish to publicly present questions at the Town Hall, you may submit your inquiry in advance of the meeting by clicking here.  Your submissions will be completely anonymous and are due by 9:00 a.m. on the morning of the event.

Submitted by: Laura A. Montaro, executive associate, Office of the President

Excellence Within Reach

Following last week’s campus announcement, Excellence Within Reach officially kicked off with an integrated marketing and public relations campaign.

In addition to significant media coverage (see the most up-to-date list below), the tuition initiative is being supported by an advertising campaign that includes television, radio, display, Facebook and video advertising as well as a major social media push on the college’s Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat channels.

The campaign’s goal is to generate widespread awareness among high school students and parents throughout the Northeast in an effort to increase interest among a wider pool of prospective students. The seven-week marketing campaign is scheduled to run through November 11.

Watch the television commercial currently running in Buffalo and Rochester here.

View the Excellence Within Reach webpage here.

Excellence Within Reach media hits.

The Buffalo News Editorial Board             

The Buffalo News

Business First

National Catholic Reporter

Channel 2

Channel 4

Channel 4 (second story)

Channel 7

Spectrum News

Niagara Frontier Papers – Channel 9 Syracuse

WYRK Radio

WBFO Radio

WBEN Radio

WLVL Radio

Submitted by: College Communications

Get to Know…

Jonathan DiCicco, PhD, associate professor of political science

Jon DiCicco, PhD, exemplifies the model of the teacher-scholar. His classes are challenging, innovative and popular. Jon participates annually in conferences to present his work on international rivalry and war, foreign policy-making and teaching methods.

As director of the International Relations Program since 2011, Jon is a dedicated advisor and mentor to international relations majors and he helped the Model United Nations program to flourish. He says he is proud to serve the collective mission of Canisius College.

“Every day I am amazed and inspired by fellow members of the Canisius College faculty and staff whose devotion to cultivating an atmosphere of higher learning transcends the call of duty,” says Jon, who also serves as an elected member of the Faculty Senate and the Strategic Planning Committee.

He adds, “Often without compensation or credit, people selflessly give their time, energy, and expertise to make this institution something greater than the sum of its parts. Their collective efforts as individuals for and with others is astonishing. Together with our students, they make Canisius a special place to work.”

His peer-reviewed article, “The Things They Carried: Generational Effects of the Vietnam War on Elite Opinion” (co-authored with Ben Fordham), is forthcoming in the highly respected journal International Studies Quarterly.

Did you know?

As a vegetarian and former warehouse worker, Jon continues to be surprised at how much he misses driving a forklift and how little he misses eating meat.

Submitted by: College Communications


Welcome to Canisius

Canisius College welcomed several new faculty and staff members to our campus in August and September. If you happen to see them on campus, be sure to say hi!

Daniel Higgins is a clinical instructor of journalism. Daniel has previously taught at Hilbert College and SUNY Buffalo.

Secil Ertorer, PhD, is an assistant professor of sociology. Previously, Secil was an assistant professor at York University in Toronto, ON.

Tyler Kron-Piatek ’14 is a digital media arts lab assistant. While attending Canisius as a student, Tyler worked in the library.

Alison Novak is the new alumni engagement coordinator. Prior to Canisius, Alison was a boutique promoter at Blush Buffalo.

Sasha Bailey is an assistant coach for women’s rowing. Sasha comes to Canisius from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Nicholas Tober ’07 is an advisor for Canisius Enactus. Currently, Nicholas also works at M&T Bank as an assistant vice president/marketing manager.

Valerie Diamond is a reference librarian. Before coming to Canisius, Valerie worked for many years at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, MD.

Eugene Kmidowski joined Canisius as a public safety officer. Eugene worked for many years as a corrections officer in the town of Gowanda.

Brandon Bielecki ’16 is an assistant baseball coach. He also works as an assistant baseball coach for Tyler Junior College in Tyler, TX.

Please join the Human Resources Department in welcoming our new faculty and staff to campus.

Submitted by: Linda Walleshauser, associate vice president for Human Resources and Compliance