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It’s Throwback Thursday

It’s Throwback Thursday!

Each Thursday, throughout the summer, the Office of College Communications will include historical facts about the college in The Dome, on Facebook and Twitter.  It’s all part of our yearlong sesquicentennial celebration, which culminates in September 2020 when Canisius turns 150 years old. 

Today, we flash back to June 1970 when the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education granted full accreditation to Canisius’ teacher education program. This made the college one of only two private liberal arts colleges in New York State to be so designated. 

Submitted by: College Communications 

Canisius in the News

WGRZ-TV Channel 2 interviewed Canisius Athletic Director Bill Maher on its June 8 broadcast about how the college is preparing for the return of student-athletes. Maher spoke about guidance provided by the NCAAClick here to watch the story. 

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Gordon Meyer, PhD, Receives National Mentoring Award

The Management and Organizational Behavior Teaching Society (MOBTS) has conferred one of its highest honors upon Gordon W. Meyer, PhD, emeritus professor of management in the Richard J. Wehle School of Business at Canisius College. Meyer is the recipient of the Peter J. Frost Mentoring Award, bestowed by the national organization to acknowledge an individual who has distinguished him or herself as a gifted teacher and scholar, and as someone who unselfishly imparts these gifts through the mentoring of students, colleagues and associates. 

“This annual award recognizes the energy and dedication of Gordon Meyer who, through his willingness to provide advice, guidance, friendship and a supportive ear, furthers the development of current and future students, teachers, scholars and mentors in the field of management and management education,” said Micheal Stratton, president of the MOBTS, in announcing the award. 

Meyer’s depth and breadth as a mentor, teacher and colleague are evidenced through the several nomination letters submitted to the MOBTS by alumni and colleagues. 

Described as someone who “embodies the extraordinary qualities for which Peter J. Frost was admired,” those who nominated Meyer for the award characterized him as “a listener who never spoke for you but offered honest, insightful guidance” and “a passionate advocate for faculty.”  He was someone who “went above and beyond, was critical to people’s success and made you his top priority,” said one nominator.  Another added, Meyer is “a relationship-oriented individual who had a unique ability to create a harmonious working environment.”  Still another wrote, “He’s provided honest, insightful guidance and perspective as I’ve navigated the twists and turns of my career, and my roles as a husband and father.”

During Meyer’s more than two decades in the Canisius classroom, he supervised undergraduate internships for academic credit and mentored students pursuing their undergraduate honors theses. Meyer also furthered the school’s business explorations course, which provided undeclared business majors with the opportunity to learn about the diversity of business fields and help them identify the program that best met their interests and career aspirations.

Meyer’s education and mentorship of students is paralleled only by the ways in which he modeled teaching, scholarship and leadership to junior faculty and colleagues at Canisius.

To read more about this, click here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius College Hosts Virtual Commissioning Ceremony

The Army Reserve Officers Training Corp (ROTC) program at Canisius College commissioned twelve cadets as second lieutenants during a virtual ceremony on Friday, June 5 at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony starts 1:44 into the video.

The guest speaker for the ceremony was Brigadier General John C. Andonie, Joint Staff, New York Army National Guard. President John Hurley also offered remarks and congratulations.

Read the full article here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Particles for Justice

On June 10, Physics Professor Michael Wood, PhD, joined the #ShutdownSTEM and #Strike4BlackLives strike. The strike was a small action by not participating in academic research for one day. He did this in conjunction with his colleagues in the CLAS Collaboration at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, located in Newport News, VA.

For more information, click here.

Submitted by: Michael Wood, chair/professor, Physics