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The Art History Department would like to thank all faculty, staff and students who knit and crocheted the Makerspace scarf that now adorns Saint Peter Canisius in the Quadrangle. Last spring, the scarf kept Petey the Griffin warm. In December and January, our faculty, staff and students voted for its new location.

The Art History Department appreciates the work of the facilities crew for placing it on the statue. We thank Taheri and Todoro PC for its support of Makerspace events on campus throughout 2018 and 2019. We are planning this semester’s activities this week.

Makerspace is a place where students can create physical or digital items in common work spaces using shared resources and equipment. Makerspaces are designed to be a mechanism for encouraging students to explore and learn outside the classroom.

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

Starr Featured in Author Series

Daniel Starr, PhD, emeritus professor of history, will be featured in The Larkin Square Author Series for a book talk on Wednesday, February 20 at 5:30 p.m. in the Filling Station. The event is free. More information can be found here.

Starr’s new novel, entitled Starr Gazing, will be available for purchase at the event through Talking Leaves. The Filling Station will have refreshments and snacks available for purchase.

Submitted by: College Communications

Academic Computing Advisory Committee Today

The next Academic Computing Advisory Committee (ACAC) meeting is today, February 6 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the President’s Board Room. The agenda is as follows:

– Real news – Scott Clark, director, user service, ITS

– Real news – Mark Gallimore, director, Center for Online Learning and Innovation

– Tools for academic integrity – Mark Gallimore

– Cellphone recycling – Susan Margulis, chair and professor, Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation, and Biology

Read minutes from the December 2018 meeting here.

A representative from each academic department is invited to attend.

 Submitted by: Michael Wood, chair, Academic Computing Advisory Committee; professor, Physics

2018-19 Marketing Campaign Highlights

During the next few weeks, the Office of Marketing and Brand Engagement will share highlights from its 2018-19 undergraduate and graduate marketing campaigns, which launched last August. Included are brief descriptions of ads running throughout the campaign and how they support our overall marketing strategy.

Undergraduate Print Ad

Leveraging the college’s undergraduate campaign theme introduced in 2015 — “You Can” — this ad reflects the refreshed brand positioning developed last year that serves as the foundation of Canisius’ marketing communication:

Canisius transforms students into inspired leaders by igniting their passion, purpose and intellect so they can go into the world and make a difference.

Designed to introduce Canisius to prospective students, versions of this ad have appeared in college-focused publications in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Long Island. Accompanying the ad in many cases is an article that highlights distinctive facts about the college. Click here to read the article in its entirety.

Submitted by: Matthew Wojick, associate vice president, Marketing and Brand Engagement

Dean of Arts and Sciences Search

Peter Schaber, PhD, interim dean for the College of Arts and Sciences, will meet with the Canisius community tomorrow, February 7 and Friday, February 8. All are invited to attend Dr. Schaber’s open forum scheduled for tomorrow, February 7 from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge.

Information about each finalist is posted on the myCanisius portal under the “Dean of Arts and Sciences Search” tab located on the blue navigation bar across the top of the page. Please take time to review their curricula vitae and application letters prior to attending the open forums.

Electronic surveys are also available for each candidate.  As you interact with a candidate by attending an open forum or in any other scheduled meetings, please take the time to provide thoughtful feedback by filling out the appropriate survey. There will also be an opportunity to evaluate the candidates in a summary survey after interviews are complete.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: Jennifer Desiderio, PhD, associate professor, English