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Makerspace Event Designed to Send Messages of Hope

Please join the Art History Department for a holiday card workshop on Friday, November 30 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library. Help make cards for detainees at the Batavia Detention Center and members of the military. This Makerspace event is co-hosted by the Digital Media Program and the Art History Program with a generous donation of supplies from Taheri and Todoro, PC.

For more information about this activity, please contact Ben Dunkle, professor of digital media arts, at or Yvonne Widenor, visiting assistant professor and program director of art history, at

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, visiting assistant professor and program director, Art History


Buffalove Affinity Group

Please join the Office of Mission and Identity for its first Buffalove Affinity Group on Friday, November 30 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. in the Regis room.

How are you connected to the Buffalo community? The office of Mission and Identity would love to hear about your research, partnerships, connections, volunteer service, advocacy and neighborhood involvement. The Buffalove Affinity Group is a chance to share what you are passionate about, collaborate and connect with colleagues.

Finger foods and beverages will be provided. For more information or questions, contact Erden Ertorer, PhD, clinical instructor of physics/mathematics and statistics, at Ext. 2499 or by Email at or Sarah Signorino, director of Mission and Identity, at Ext. 2424 or by Email at

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Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Mission and Identity

“New Life” Gospel Ensemble

Join the Canisius College Gospel Ensemble for a “New Life Gospel Explosion” on Saturday, December 1 at 7:00 p.m. in Palisano. The event is free and open to the campus community.

Submitted by: Madonna Privitere McKernon, administrative specialist, Student Affairs


Faculty and Staff Donor Profile

Mark Gallimore is the director of the Center for Online Learning and Innovation. He is quick and eager to help faculty, staff and students with their technology needs but more importantly looks to help them grow both academically and professionally. He is happy to answer questions and looks to create resources to help make the lives of his colleagues easier and more efficient.

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What motivated you to make your first gift to the Canisius Fund?

“My students. This includes those in my classes but also the many students I interact with in other contexts. It also helped that the Canisius Fund made it very easy to do.”

Why is giving back important to you?

“For those who work and study here, Canisius is an Ignatian project: we continually help each other become our better selves. That seems like a good investment to me.”

Why do you feel it is important for faculty and staff to give back and support current students?

“I am continually impressed with my colleagues’ commitment to our students.  In a variety of ways, some visible and many others less visible, staff and professors support Canisius students’ academic, personal and professional growth. I think many students become aware of this at some point in their time here, and it shapes their own ethics in ways beneficial for our communities locally and globally.”

How would you describe what Canisius means to you using only three words?

“Our better selves.”

Just for Fun: If you could have dinner with any famous person who would it be and why?

“Perhaps my wife isn’t famous but somehow we never seem to have dinner together often enough.”

You can join Mark and your fellow colleagues by participating in the 2018-19 Faculty & Staff Giving Campaign. Supporting the Canisius Fund means investing directly in our students’ futures. You’ll ensure that the tuition assistance, academic and program support and student services are available to each and every student. The gift you make today will provide unrestricted possibilities and limitless opportunities.

You can make your gift today by using the Faculty/Staff Gift form by visiting:

Submitted by: Matt Gorczyca, assistant director, Canisius Fund

Mailroom Introduces UPS Express Package Delivery Service and Pitney Bowes Desktop Shipping Application

UPS will replace FedEx for Express Package Delivery Service. This change is the result of a competitive solicitation by the Educational and Institutional Cooperative. The competitively awarded contract includes discounted rates for domestic and international shipments.

Pitney Bowes SendPro Enterprise is a new desktop shipping application. Filling out a paper shipping document is no longer required. Instead, users enter shipping information in the application, select the type of delivery service needed (i.e. next day by 3:00 p.m.), print a ship request form and attach it to the item. The mailroom staff scans the ship request form to create a shipping label and capture budget information. A user’s profile, budget information and frequently used shipping addresses are saved in the application, avoiding the need to enter this information again.

For more information about UPS or Pitney Bowes SendPro Enterprise, contact Gary Lew, director of purchasing, at Ext. 2255 or by Email at To request UPS Express envelopes and shipping boxes, call the mailroom at Ext. 2245.

Submitted by: Gary Lew, director, Purchasing