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Take a Break from Your Busy Schedule

If you haven’t already, make plans now to attend the college’s second annual Appreciation Picnic. Set for Tuesday, July 31, from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in the Economou Dining Hall, the event serves as a great opportunity to enjoy lunch with friends and colleagues from across campus. Prior to lunch, a Mass in honor of the Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola will be offered by Rev.

Fr. Lynch will offer a short mass prior to the lunch at 11:30 a.m. on July 31 in honor of St. Ignatius Loyola in Christ the King Chapel.

This year, guests will be treated to a unique menu that offers hints of Hawaiian flare and includes Huli Huli chicken, homemade pineapple coleslaw, potato salad and fresh corn-on-the-cob.  For dessert?  Everyone’s favorite – soft-serve ice cream!

RSVPs are kindly requested by today, Wednesday, July 25.  You can do so by choosing one of the following options below or by contacting Human Resources Assistant Mary Braun at Ext. 2240 (


Submitted by: Mary Braun, assistant, Human Resources

D2L Update


On August 8, D2L at Canisius will be getting a few new screens for quiz construction and an easier-to-use “question pool” alternative to random sections.  If you use quizzes in D2L, these new features will be fairly intuitive to figure out.   You can still opt out of these new screens, at least until December, but we think you will find them quicker to use than the old screens and random section operation.

If you haven’t tried building and using quizzes in D2L, now is a good time to consider it.  Click here to read the Center for Online Learning’s (COLI’s) latest blog and to see a new video tutorial, which shows how to set up a simple, low-stakes quiz for your students.

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

Campus Candids


(L-R):  Stephanie Crockatt, executive director of Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy and Linda Walleshauser, associate vice president, Human Resources and Compliance.

Nearly 75 people attended the Happy Hour for a Cause to benefit Olmsted Parks hosted by Canisius at the Westin Buffalo (Courtyard). A long-standing tradition, the Happy Hour for a Cause events allow local professionals to meet and network in a laid back environment while benefiting a local charity.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

Economics professors George Palumbo and Julie Anna Golebiewski interviewed by The New York Times

New York Times’ reporter Jesse McKinley interviewed economics professors George Palumbo, PhD and Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, for an article entitled “Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion: Is New York Getting Its Money’s Worth.”

The story appeared in the July 2 edition.  Click here to read the article in its entirety.

Fajardo-Heyward discusses what motivates migrants to flee their countries in The Buffalo News

In the “Another Voice” column in The Buffalo News, Paola Fajardo-Heyward, PhD, director of the Latin American Studies Program and associate professor of political science, details several important points that have been left out of the debate over the immigration crisis at the U.S. border.

Read more here.

Klump weighs in regarding Trump’s Supreme Court justice choice on WBEN Radio

Bob Klump, director of the Frank G. Raichle Pre-Law Center, commented on President Trump’s choice of Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court justice on WBEN 930 a.m. morning news on July 10.

 Listen here.

He was a guest on the Baurle and Bellavia show on WBEN a.m. radio on June 27. Klump analyzed President Trump’s candidates for Supreme Court justice, discussed the nomination process and weighed the different factors that go into selecting a candidate.

Listen here.

Russell’s research on children and pet loss runs on, the website for a Spanish magazine about relationships, ran an article about research by Josh Russell, PhD, assistant professor of animal behavior, ecology and conservation on children and pet loss.

Read more here.

In The Buffalo News, O’Malley ᾽72 likens his fondness for books to the sirens in Odysseus

During his time as a Canisius student, Adjunct Professor of English Thomas O’Malley ᾽72 spent countless hours reading between the stacks of books in the library.  O’Malley chronicled his experiences in a “My View” article for The Buffalo News.

Read more here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Fall Preview Days on Campus!

Fall Preview Days are on Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 21 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Incoming students and their families will be on campus both days to visit Canisius and prepare for New Student Orientation and the beginning of classes. Students and their families will be attending sessions and moving around campus so please be on the lookout for our new Griffins and be sure to say hello!

Submitted by: Phil Ciallela, assistant director, Student Life