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Nominations for Distinguished Seniors

The Office of Alumni Engagement presents the Distinguished Senior Award annually to seniors who have distinguished themselves through academic excellence and leadership roles at the college. These awards (up to three) are presented at the Honors Convocation which will be held on Friday, May 15, 2020.

Nominations can be submitted online here.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, January 24, 2020.

Submitted by: Erin Zack, director, Alumni Engagement


Teaching Retreat

Canisius College will host a teaching retreat titled “There is Room: Intentionally Incorporating Race into Course Content” on Wednesday, January 8 from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Loyola Hall.

This day of focus will feature a panel of faculty and students, as well as information on institutional resources that can help build race into courses. Time and quiet, collaborative space will be available throughout the day so that participants can work on ideas. A continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon reception will be provided.

RSVP by Friday, December 13 by clicking here or contact Jennifer Lodi-Smith, interim assistant vice president for academic affairs and associate professor of psychology, at

Submitted by: Jennifer Lodi-Smith, interim assistant vice president, Academic Affairs; associate professor, Psychology

Adjunct Faculty Information Session

The Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) invites all new, returning and current adjunct professors to attend an adjunct faculty information session to help professors prepare to teach during the spring 2019 semester. The session will take place on Thursday, January 2 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in Science Hall 1008.

Learn about employee resources, the library, the college mission and technology for teaching and learning. Refreshments will be served.

This is a fantastic way to get up to speed quickly on the essentials for teaching at Canisius College. Adjunct faculty who are teaching at Canisius for the first time this fall can benefit, but returning adjunct instructors are also welcome.

To RSVP, email Mark Gallimore, director for the Center for Online Learning & Innovation, at

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

Celebrate the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Celebrate the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at the Soup for Substance event on Wednesday, February 5 at 12:00 p.m. in Grupp Fireside Lounge.

Special guests for the event include Hon. Mayor Byron W. Brown II and Sandy E. White (program moderator). Sydnie Perkins, assistant director of communications, virtual engagement and data for alumni engagement, will perform.

The event is part of the college’s sesquicentennial celebration. It is free and open to the public.

Submitted by: Madonna Privitere McKernon, student affairs specialist, ALANA


TIAA Live Webinars

Give yourself the gift of learning effective financial strategies this holiday season with TIAA’s live webinars. Schedule one online by clicking here.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, assistant, Human Resources