Campus Candids

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After a delay caused by last week’s weather, the spring 2019 edition of the Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies (ICMS) Brown Bag seminar series kicked off on Wednesday, February 6 with a discussion of ancient Chinese tomb vessels.

Presented by Kristina Laun, administrative assistant, ITS, the lunchtime talk discussed early Bronze Age Chinese history, funerary art and traditions, and examined four tomb artifacts from the late Shang Dynasty housed in the collection of the Buffalo Museum of Science. Future installments of this series will feature a discussion on Jewish writings about Jesus and an examination of deception as a Homeric virtue.

Visit the ICMS website or Facebook page at “ICMSCanisius” for times and locations of all events.

Submitted by: Kristina Laun, staff, Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies

Members of the college’s Board of Regents, Alumni Board and faculty and staff gathered Wednesday, February 6 and Thursday, February 7 to write notes to accepted students sharing their Canisius experiences and encouraging them to come to Canisius.

Submitted by: College Communications

Partnership with Catholic Health to Bring Innovative Collaborations

Dear Canisius Faculty and Staff:

I want to share some very exciting news with the Canisius campus community that has far-reaching impact on our academic programs. Catholic Health and Canisius College today are announcing a unique partnership wherein Catholic Health will lease and renovate 20,000 sq. ft. on the third floor of Science Hall as part of a major and transformational technology project they are undertaking.

Catholic Health is making the largest investment in the history of the health system, dedicating more than $100 million in state-of-the-art technology that will connect its hospitals, laboratories, clinician offices and health centers with patients throughout the community. With Catholic Health’s large network, this transformational investment marks a major milestone in a healing ministry that dates back more than 165 years.

To create a technology center to build and test the new system-wide Epic Electronic Health Records (EHR) system, Catholic Health will locate its 150-member EHR implementation team in Science Hall. One of Catholic Health’s goals is to create a talent pipeline between the college and our health system to give students real-world experience that they can put into practice within the health system.  

Read the full release here.

Submitted by: John J. Hurley, president, Canisius College

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 Facebook Campaign

Undergraduate marketing primarily targets 16 to 18-year-old high school students, a group commonly referred to as “Gen Z” (people born after 1995). Practically born with smartphones in their hands, Gen Z are digital natives who have grown up in an online world. Therefore, a strategic focus of our marketing plans involves engaging prospective students where they live most often – on their phones. Because social media consumes a large portion of their screen time, we invest heavily in paid campaigns on Facebook and Instagram to reach this audience. Attached are examples of static and video ads currently running in Western New York and in growth markets throughout New York State, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Illinois. The primary objective is to introduce Canisius and convert students into interested prospects. Referenced in the ad are key distinctions like immersive learning experiences, professional opportunities and Ignatian perspectives. Our digital campaigns link to a landing page that builds on these themes and where students can request information or schedule a visit.

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

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 tomorrow, 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