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Call for Nominations

The Office of Alumni Engagement is soliciting nominations for the Distinguished Senior and Distinguished Faculty awards.

The Distinguished Senior Award is presented to seniors who have distinguished themselves through leadership roles and involvement with the college.  The senior must be in good academic standing.

The Distinguished Faculty Award recognizes an outstanding, full-time professor.  He/she must have served as a faculty member at Canisius for at least three years and be distinguished for contributions to the academic world and teaching excellence.

The deadline for nomination submissions is Friday, February 7, 2020.  Nominations can be sent directly to the Office of Alumni Engagement or completed online by clicking here.

Please contact Sharon Kasperczyk at Ext. 2703 with any questions.

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


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Join Buffalo Niagara 360 at the 2020 BN360 Kickoff party on Thursday, January 23! Talk and play the night away with co-workers and friends at Explore and More Children’s Museum, as BN360 celebrates the start of its 12th year. The 2020 Spotlight Professionals and the full year of events and programming will be announced at this event.


Enjoy complimentary appetizers and a night of networking. Cash bar available. Don’t come alone, invite a friend, co-worker or two.

Thursday, Jan. 23  |  5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Explore & More

130 Main Street

Buffalo, NY 14202



FREE to BN360 members

$25 Individual Event Ticket for Non-members

For more details and to register, click HERE.


Last Chance to Reserve Seat for Teaching Retreat

Time is running out to reserve your seat for the upcoming teaching retreat, titled “There is Room: Intentionally Incorporating Race into Course Content.”

Interested participants have until the end of the day today, Friday, December 13, to register for the retreat, which is scheduled for 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.

To register for the retreat, click 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

January Writing Retreat

The Office of Academic Affairs and the Writing Center will co-host a day-long writing retreat for faculty on Tuesday, January 7 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the new writing center space in the library.

The goal of the retreat will be for faculty to work on their own research or projects with others doing the same. Time will be spent talking about projects and setting achievable goals for the day but the majority of the time will be spent simply working. Lunch will be provided for participants.

RSVP by Friday, December 20 by clicking here.

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