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Supporting Student Excellence Workshop

Bring your lunch and spend some tie learning how best to advise with an eye towards supporting student excellence.

This latest workshop, hosted by the Office of Academic Affairs, is scheduled for Tuesday, January 21 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. in the Library Conference Room.  the agenda is as follows:


11:30 – 11:35. Introductions

11:35 – 11:45. CEEP & ISD

11:45 – 11:55. Study Abroad

11:55 – 12:05. Year of Service

12:05 – 12:15. Career Development

12:15 – 12:45. Questions & Discussion

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

Canisius Introduces Staff Mentoring Program

Canisius College is committed to providing professional development opportunities that will enhance personal and professional growth, and improve the engagement and retention of our staff. As part of this commitment and in response to feedback from staff through the performance appraisal process, the college is introducing a Mentor Program to pair individuals (mentor) who have expertise, knowledge and skill with staff (mentee) who are interested in gaining knowledge and skills in order to further develop professional expertise.

Mentoring begins when a person strategically affects the professional life of someone else by fostering insight, identifying needed knowledge and expanding the other person’s experience. Mentoring is an enabling process that facilitates career development and skills exchange. Good mentors are able to share life experiences and wisdom, as well as technical expertise. A mentor is a combination of many different people – part cheerleader, part coach, part teacher, part student, part guide, and part listener. A mentor guides, inspires, encourages, counsels, advises, questions, and answers.

Watch for additional information regarding how you can participate in this professional development initiative.

Please contact Linda Walleshauser, associate vice president for human resources & compliance at Ext. 2244 with any questions.

Submitted by: Linda M. Walleshauser, associate vice president, Human Resources and Compliance



Puebla Mexico 2020

Plan now to spend your summer studying Spanish and soaking up Mexican culture, cuisine and civilization.  Richard Reitsma, PhD, chair of modern languages, literatures and cultures, will host Puebla Mexico 2020, from June 1-30.  The trip is open to all majors, as knowledge of the Spanish language is not necessary.  Faculty and staff are invited as well.  (They can go for half the time for half the cost, if they choose.)  The trip includes a family stay with three meals per day, excursions to Oaxaca, Mexico City and Cholula, among other places, and courses in Spanish language, Latin music and dancing, and Mexican culture and cuisine.

View the (above) flyer for more information or contact Richard Reitsma at

Submitted by: Maureen Kanczak, administrative associate, Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures