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Students (not faculty and staff as The Dome email previously stated) enjoyed free enjoyed free chair massages as part of Stress Less Day sponsored by the Counseling Center on Wednesday, October 8. The event also included paraffin hand waxes, arts and crafts, tea and snacks.

Watch The Dome for information on the upcoming Stress Less Day for faculty and staff.

Submitted by: College Communications

Veteran’s Day Observances Today

Today, Friday, November 10, please join the Griff Center for Academic Engagement as it hosts a variety of events to remember and honor those who have proudly served in our nation’s armed forces.

From 9:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m., outside of Old Main 013, the Griff Center will host a giveaway for veterans. All veterans on campus are eligible to receive FREE exciting giveaways, as well as an opportunity to win Sabres tickets for the November 20 game vs. the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The Griff Center will also host “Rock It for Veterans.”  Please stop by Old Main 013 and write a message of patriotism, hope and thanks to our veterans on a rock. These rocks will be placed around the garden of the VA Hospital. All members of the college community are invited to participate.

The Veteran’s Day observance with a wreath laying will take place at the Greatest Generation Memorial in front of Old Main/ next to Bagen Hall at 11:45 a.m.  The rain location will be in the Veteran’s Lounge, Old Main 320.  All are welcome to join the Griff Center for refreshments and desserts after the ceremony.

If you have any questions, please contact Sierra Bonerb, assistant director of the Griff Center at Ext. 2476.

Submitted by: Sharon Sicignano, administrative associate, Griff Center

Employee Engagement Team

We are looking new members of the employee engagement team to promote continuous engagement opportunities as we move into 2018. The team will meet every other month for one hour. Take this opportunity to share your insights and work in collaboration with other colleagues!

Our Employee Engagement Team has been working diligently in developing recommendations for improvements based on the engagement survey administered in December 2016.

This engagement team was formed to further review the results and recommend new initiatives that would help improve employee engagement at Canisius. These initiatives are categorized in four critical areas:

  • Recognition and appreciation of employees
  • Communication
  • Building trust
  • Professional development

You see many new initiatives introduced including Blue and Gold Fridays, employee recognition programs, increased leadership communications, the employee appreciation luncheon, enhanced training and development opportunities and additional health and wellness events.

Our leadership team is committed to administering the survey annually to enhance our engagement strategies and measure our progress. Our next survey is scheduled for after Thanksgiving.

Please RSVP to Linda Walleshauser at if you are interested in participating.

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



Fifth United Way Winner Announced!

Congratulations to our fifth United Way basket winner, Brian Smith, director of study abroad! Brian chose the admissions basket for his prize.

The United Way committee features a basket raffle each Friday. When you donate to the 2017 campaign, your name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win the last remaining basket donated by ROTC, which includes a cooler on wheels, water bottle, tumbler, mug, padfolio and a nylon drawstring bag.

When you give to the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, not only does your gift help those in need in our community, it also allows the United Way to do the work that no one nonprofit can do alone. Thanks to you, the United Way can identify the areas of most need, tackle those issues head on, and promote volunteerism and engagement throughout the community. Please consider giving a gift this year.

Also, please note that your donation can be designated directly back to Canisius College! Help us to achieve our goal to increase participation from 72 to 100 donors!

Submitted by: Mary Braun, human resources assistant, Human Resources

HEOP Honors Adams-Dudley

The Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) recognized Lilly-Adams Dudley, associate dean and director of COPE, for more than 40 years of service at its statewide conference held in Verona, NY, November 1-3.

Adams-Dudley, who also delivered the keynote address at the event, is currently the most senior HEOP professional staff person in New York State.

She began her career in HEOP at the college in January 1975 as a language arts specialist in the COPE Office. Adams-Dudley was promoted to assistant director in 1977 and later to director in 1980.  She is one of the founding members of the Conference on Minority Affairs in Jesuit Colleges and Universities.

In 1994, Adams-Dudley wrote and won a federal TRIO grant (Talent Search) and has directed that grant since then, along with HEOP and the Martin Luther King (MLK) Scholarship. She also directed two GEAR-UP grants as well as the Liberty Partnership Grant during her tenure at Canisius.

A member of the Canisius Class of 1972, she was accepted into the very first class of MLK Scholarship winners when it was a full academic scholarship for students of color from Buffalo inner city schools who met Canisius College criteria for regular admissions. Adams-Dudley went on to obtain her master’s degree in education in 1976 and a master’s degree in educational administration in 1984.

Submitted by: College Communications