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Canisius in the News

WKBW-TV Channel 7 interviewed Anne Marie Dobies, EdD, interim vice president for student affairs, about a newly-established mentoring program at Canisius, named in honor of alumnus Steven A. Leonard Jr. ’07.

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Annual German Christmas Mass

Canisius College will host its 51st Annual German Christmas Mass on Sunday, December 9 at 10:00 a.m. in Christ the King Chapel. A Christmas performance by the German-American Musicians will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Chapel and a breakfast reception will follow at approximately 11:00 a.m. in Grupp Fireside Lounge.

Rev. Daniel P. Jamros, SJ, professor of religious studies and theology, will preside at the Mass, which will be celebrated in German.

For more information on the German Mass, contact the College Communications Office at (716) 888-2790.

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Submitted by: College Communications

New Trash and Recycling Stations in Old Main

On Monday, December 10 new trash and recycling stations will be unveiled in Old Main as part of the sustainability initiative at Canisius College to expand efforts to reduce waste on campus. This consists of a series of projects that you’ll hear more about in 2019. The first step is an enhanced recycling program that will kick off with a pilot in Old Main on Monday. Not only does this benefit the environment, but it will reduce the college’s costs for hauling trash. The new programs will also streamline the recycling and trash collection process, freeing up time for the housekeeping staff to work on other tasks resulting in a cleaner, more sustainable campus.

Stay tuned for more information on the pilot program coming in January 2019.

 Submitted by: Thomas Ciminelli, director, Facilities Management 

Adjunct Faculty Information Session

The Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) invites all new, returning and current adjunct professors to an adjunct faculty information session on Monday, January 7 at 5:00 p.m. in Old Main 119. This session will help prepare professors to teach during the spring 2019 semester and learn about employee resources, the library, the college mission and technology for teaching and learning.

Just before the information session, there will be a faculty tour of the Andrew L. Bouwhuis library beginning at the library service desk at 4:00 p.m. The library is a complex organization with much to offer students, faculty and staff through its services, facilities and staff expertise. Its librarians are keen to support your teaching and research as well as your students’ learning. This tour is a great way to get to know the library.

These events are not mandatory but are a fantastic way to get up to speed quickly on the essentials for teaching. Adjunct faculty who are teaching for the first time this spring can benefit and returning adjunct instructors are also welcome. Refreshments will be served.

To RSVP, email We look forward to welcoming you to campus and to the spring 2019 semester!

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

Nominations for Distinguished Faculty and Distinguished Senior Awards

The Office of Alumni Engagement is looking for nominations for the Distinguished Faculty and Distinguished Senior awards. The deadline for each is Saturday, February 9 and both can be submitted online here.

Please note The Distinguished Faculty Award recognizes outstanding faculty members of Canisius College. To qualify a faculty member must:

  1. Be a full-time faculty member of the college
  2. Have served in that capacity at the college for at least three years
  3. Be distinguished for contributions to the academic world and teaching excellence

The Distinguished Senior Award shall be presented to seniors who have distinguished themselves through leadership roles and involvement with the college. In order to qualify a senior must be in good academic standing and have distinguished him or herself through leadership roles and involvement with the college.

If you have any questions, contact Sharon Kasperczyk, senior assistant director, Office of Alumni Engagement at Ext. 2703.

Submitted by: Sharon Kasperczyk, senior assistant director, Alumni Engagement