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Supporting Humanities-Focused Scholarship Lunch

Inspired by a conversation with humanities faculty at the Scholarship Workshop before break, the Office of Sponsored Programs and the College of Arts & Sciences will host a lunch on Friday, February 7 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. (location to be determined) to discuss how we can best support the scholarship of faculty pursuing humanities-oriented scholarship.

Past grant recipients will have the opportunity to discuss their reasons for applying, secrets of success and how receiving grants has benefited them. We will review internal mechanisms, a range of external funding mechanisms and discuss how we can best support humanities-focused scholarship now and in the years to come.

We know the time won’t work for everyone but if it can fit in your schedule, we hope you will consider joining our conversation.

Please click here to RSVP by January 31. If you cannot make it but have thoughts you would like to share on the topic, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Tom Chambers, Mary Ann Langlois or Jennifer Lodi-Smith, at any time.

Submitted by: Jennifer Lodi-Smith, Interim AVPAA & Associate Professor, Psychology; Mary Ann Langlois, director, Sponsored Programs; Tom Chambers, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences


Associate BPO Concert Master, Amy Glidden, Performs at Canisius

ArtsCanisius extends an invitation to the college community to join us on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. in Montante Cultural Center for a performance by Amy Glidden entitled Inspirations.

Glidden is the associate concertmaster for the Buffalo Philharmonic orchestra.  She will perform works by Johannes Brahms, Béla Bartók and John Corigliano. Glidden will be accompanied by Alison d’Amato, piano and William Amsel, clarinet.

Tickets are available online by clicking here or at the door.  The price is $15 for general admission and $7.00 for faculty, staff and students.

This performance is one of three Informally-Formal concerts this semester, which are part of the Canisius/BPO Connection series.

Please also plan to join us on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. when Tim Smith, trombone, performs and on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 7:30 p.m., when we welcome Janz Castelo, viola, to campus.

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Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, visiting assistant professor, Art History and Fine Arts, director, ArtsCanisius


34th Annual Hospice Spring Bouquet Sale

The Student Records & Financial Services Center has teamed up with Hospice Buffalo to take orders for the organization’s 34th annual Hospice Spring Bouquet Sale.

This year, you can purchase a gorgeous mixed bouquet for $10 or a tribute bouquet for $30.  (For every tribute bouquet purchased, a $10 bouquet will be sent to brighten the day of a current Hospice patient.)

Also, to celebrate the 34th year of the bouquet sale, Hospice is giving away 34 prizes for 34 years.  Each tribute bouquet will have a peel-n-reveal sticker for the opportunity to be one of the lucky winners!  All proceeds from the Spring Bouquet Sale benefit Hospice Buffalo’s patients and their families.

Orders with payment are due no later than Friday, February 14. Cash and checks are accepted.  Checks can be made out to Hospice Buffalo.  Flowers will delivered the week of March 2 and you will be contacted when they arrive for pick up.

If you have any questions, please contact Allaina Faulise at or Margaret Kraatz at

Help us bring a dose of springtime and happiness to the people impacted by serious illness and loss.

Submitted by:  Allaina Faulise, customer service specialist, Student Records & Financial Services


Online Faculty Development Course

The Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) is offering a five-week mini-course for Canisius College faculty that prepares professors to teach online and hybrid courses. This course provides many practical tips for teaching online but more importantly, helps faculty explore new pedagogies for active learning, social presence and community building in courses on the internet. The core of COLI’s approach to online teaching and learning is that the professor is the single most important element in successful student learning. The Online Faculty Development Course (OFDC) helps professors achieve a strong teaching presence within their online and hybrid courses. The OFDC also simulates a quality online course, so participating faculty get a sense of what it’s like to be an online student.

All Canisius College faculty are eligible to participate in the OFDC. Whether you plan to teach an online or hybrid course in the future, aren’t yet sure you’ll teach online or would just like to know more about online courses and coursework, this is an excellent opportunity. The next OFDC begins on February 3rd, 2020. To enroll, email

To learn more about the OFDC, and see other opportunities for faculty development offered by the Academic Affairs division, visit the Faculty Development Resource.

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

Student Concern Submission Updates in iAdvise

If you are looking to submit a concern for a student, please know that the tab name in iAdvise has changed from SOC/SSR to Student Concerns.

Once a faculty or staff member selects Student Concerns, there is a drop down list where you can choose the form you wish to complete. Select either Create Behavioral Concern or Create Academic Concern.

What constitutes a behavioral concern?
Concerns about behavior can include but are not limited to:

  •  Excessive absences
  •  Significant decline in work/participation
  •  Changes in behavior/mood/personal hygiene
  •  Self-reported personal/medical/family issues

For more extensive information regarding the possible reasons to submit a behavioral concern, please review the guidelines provided in the Create Behavioral Concern tab.
All behavioral concerns will be routed to Jennifer Herrmann, associate dean in the Griff Center, for a response and action plan.

What constitutes an academic concern?
Concerns about academic issues can include but are not limited to:
•          Poor attendance
•          Missing assignments
•          Lack of engagement
•          Missing textbooks
•          Repeated tardiness

If a student has not responded to your outreach attempts to address these issues, please create an academic concern report.

All academic concerns will be routed to appropriate staff on campus for the particular student.  For example, athletes will be routed to the athletic academic liaison; international students will be routed to the director of international students and study abroad; probation students will be routed to the appropriate associate dean, etc.

For more extensive information regarding the possible reasons to submit an academic concern, please review the guidelines provided in the Create Academic Concern tab.

Submitted by:  Tracy Callaghan, associate director, Griff Center for Student Success