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Campus Candids

I. Joan Lorch, PhD, professor emerita of biology and former chair of the Biology Department, received an honorary degree from Canisius College. Unable to receive her award during Commencement ceremonies, President John J. Hurley presented the award to Lorch on Thursday, June 20.

Submitted by: College Communications 


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Teacher residents discuss co-teaching relationships and communication based on personality traits at the first Mentor-Resident Professional Development Workshop on Saturday, June 22nd.

Success in the classroom begins when professionals collaborate to meet the needs of all learners. Teacher residents participating in the college’s WNY Teacher Residency Program were recently matched with mentor teachers and are diving into workshops surrounding co-teaching in preparation for the residency year this fall.

Submitted by: Joyce Fanning, assistant director, WNY Teacher Residency

Campus Candid

Laura McEwen, assistant dean of the Wehle School of Business and Sarah Signorino, director of Mission & Identity, participated in a Leadership Buffalo Essentials (LBE) meeting on Wednesday, June 5.

LBE meets once a month from March through August to create opportunities for non-managerial employees to experience Buffalo from all perspectives, increase their knowledge of the importance of community service, develop their servant leadership skills and create a more cohesive culture within their organizations.

Laura McEwen, assistant dean, Wehle School of Business and Sarah Signorino, director, Mission & Identity visit the WNY Book Arts Center, Irish Classical Theatre and Explore Buffalo.

McEwen and Signorino shared lunch with 35 members of the cohort (half from Lawley Insurance and half from Buffalo non-profit organizations) and learned about the challenges and growth opportunities in Buffalo.

Submitted by: College Communications

Early Closure Reminder

The college will close at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3. All but essential operating personnel are included in this early closure. The college will be closed on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5 and will reopen on Monday, July 8. We wish you a safe and happy Fourth of July holiday!

Submitted by: Linda M. Walleshauser, associate vice president, Human Resources and Compliance/Interim Title IX Coordinator

Last Week of June Food Trucks

Ms. Judi’s will be on campus for lunch tomorrow, Wednesday, June 26 in the Bagen Hall lot from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The truck serves an array of Korean, Italian, Polish and Lebanese dishes. To add this event to your calendar, click here.

K Cafe will be on campus for lunch Thursday, June 27 in the Lyons Hall lot from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The truck serves a variety of burgers. To add this event to your calendar, click here.

Summer Handzlik, director, Canisius Fund; Courtney Sullivan, leadership giving officer, Canisius Fund; Matt Gorczyca, assistant director, Canisius Fund; Julia Mullican, research and prospect management coordinator, Institutional Advancement and Angela Butler, advancement coordinator, Institutional Advancement, enjoying signature sandwiches and delicious wraps from Mineo & Sapio’s Street Eats on Tuesday, June 18.

Please contact Mary Braun, assistant for human resources, at Ext. 2240 with any questions.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, assistant, Human Resources

Self-Assessment Deadline Approaching

Please note that staff self-assessments should be completed by Friday, June 28. To access your self-assessment, log into MyCanisius, then click on applications and human resources appraisal. You will be able to access your self- assessment information to complete the form. Once you submit your self- assessment, your manager will be able to utilize the document to prepare your individual performance appraisal.

  • Self-assessments are designed to facilitate the performance discussion.
  • The manager will complete the performance appraisal and then schedule a meeting with you to review the details and finalize goals for the next year.
  • The employee will receive the final document and add comments and sign to acknowledge that the appraisal was received and reviewed.
  • The appraisal will be available to view at the vice president level.
  • Managers should complete all performance appraisals by Monday, August 5.

Please feel free to contact Linda Walleshauser, associate vice president for human resources and compliance/interim Title IX coordinator, at if you need any assistance.

Submitted by: Linda M. Walleshauser, associate vice president, Human Resources and Compliance/Interim Title IX Coordinator