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Canisius in the News

Business First reporter Dan Miner interviewed Denise Rotondo, PhD, regarding her hire as the first female dean of the Richard J. Wehle School of Business.

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College of Arts and Sciences 2018 Faculty Awards Ceremony

The College of Arts and Sciences will hold its 2018 faculty awards ceremony and reception to honor its faculty award winners in the Regis Rooms today (Monday, April 9) at 3:15 p.m.

Please join us in celebrating and congratulating the outstanding accomplishments and contributions of the following faculty members:

  • Adjunct Faculty Teaching Award: Johanna M. Fisher, adjunct professor, English and German
  • Faculty Service Award: Tanya M. Loughead, PhD, professor, Philosophy
  • Faculty Scholarship Award: Bruce J. Dierenfield, PhD, professor, History
  • Faculty Teaching Award: Peter Boehm, PhD, professor emeritus, German (posthumously)

All faculty and staff are welcome! Refreshments will be served.

Submitted by: Veronica Serwacki, executive associate, College of Arts & Sciences

Employee of Distinction

President John Hurley presents Kristin Hall with her Employee of Distinction Award.

The Human Resources Department is pleased to announce that Kristin Hall is the Canisius College Employee of Distinction for March 2018! Kristin was nominated by Lindsay Miller, senior assistant director for admissions.

At Canisius for three years, Kristin currently works as a senior admissions counselor. Kristin was selected for her attentive focus on the needs of prospective students, her ability to stay calm and organized under pressure, and her involvement in countless successful student events.

Please join us in congratulating Kristin on this achievement!

To nominate a coworker for future months, click here.

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

Our Past, Our Progress

It’s been 50 years since a group of five African-American students founded the Afro-American Society at Canisius.  A student club, yes, but one with an infrastructure focused less on social activities and largely on advocacy initiatives aimed at diversifying the student body, diversifying the academic curriculum and introducing diversity to the campus community.

The latest issue of Canisius Magazine commemorates this milestone in college history, reflecting on the origins of the Afro-American Society, examining its progress over the past half-century and considering what the future holds for diversity at Canisius – and on college campuses everywhere.

Also in this issue: A new study by Ann Marie Lenhardt, PhD, identifies some of the greatest risk factors for school violence and suggests a new framework for school safety; Neurosurgeon Erin E. Biro ’02, MD, practices medicine’s most difficult art; and John Brinkworth Jr. MBA ’96 revs up Buffalo Harley-Davidson while fueling the spirit of a family business.

Read Canisius Magazine here.

Submitted by: College Communication



Second Act

Baby Boomers may be heading into retirement in droves but not all are interested in boundless years of leisure. Many, in fact, embark on encore careers.

Some repurpose their professional experiences and put them to work for the greater good. Others revisit an earlier passion they perhaps put aside for more practical career paths. There are also those who simply seek ways to make their golden years more meaningful.

If you know a Canisius alumnus/a who is currently pursuing an encore occupation, Canisius Magazine wants to hear from you.

Share his/her story with us at Responses will be published in a future issue of Canisius Magazine and at

Submitted by: College Communication