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Trivia Tuesday

It’s Trivia Tuesday!

The campus community is invited to watch The Dome for special “Trivia Tuesdays,” which will be published in every Tuesday edition throughout the summer. The first person to respond to with the correct answer will win Canisius “swag.” Additionally, once a month on Tuesdays, there will be a special giveaway in which the winner will receive some of the newly designed Canisius Sesquicentennial gear.

Winners will be announced the following Tuesday of each week along with the correct trivia answer.

This week’s special giveaway question is: Which Canisius College president had the longest tenure in the position:

a. Rev. Vincent M. Cooke HON ’10, SJ

b. Rev. James McGinley HON ’60, SJ

c. Rev. James Demske ’47, HON ’76, SJ

d. Rev. Philip E. Dobson, SJ

Jennifer Herrmann, associate dean student success

Congratulations to Jennifer Herrmann, associate dean of student success, who was the winner of last week’s Trivia Tuesday contest! We’ll have some Canisius swag waiting for Jennifer when the campus returns to normal operations. Thanks for playing!

Last week’s Trivia Tuesday question was: In which profession did Canisius President John J. Hurley ’78 work, prior to returning to alma mater in 1997 to become vice president for college relations?

Answer: President Hurley practiced law for 16 years prior to return to alma mater in 1997. 

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

Local news outlets reported on Canisius College and its plans for the future amidst a budget deficit, due to falling enrollment and exacerbated by COVID-19 concerns. The links to those stories are below and include a front-page article in The Buffalo News and a report from Inside Higher Ed.

Click here to see WKBW-TV Channel 7’s report.

Click here to see the report on WIVB-TV Channel 4.

Click here to see a report from WHEC News (Rochester).

On July 18, Business First ran a feature story about Canisius’ new vice president for enrollment, Danielle Ianni. In it, Ianni talks about stepping into the position at a time when all institutions of higher education are trying to ensure stability during COVID-19. Click here to read the article. 

Buffalo News Reporter David Robinson interviewed Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, for a story in the July 17 edition. In it, the assistant professor of economics offered insight on the local job market, its signs of progress and indicators of where the recovery is headed. Click here to read the story.

Submitted by: College Communications

Workshop on Decolonizing Service Learning

Devonya Havis, PhD and Melissa Mosko, PhD, of the Philosophy Department are hosting a workshop on “Decolonizing Service Learning” as part of their Open Buffalo & Partnership for the Public Good Public Research Fellowship.

The workshop situates service learning and immersion experiences in higher education within what Anibal Quijano calls the “coloniality of power.” The coloniality of power refers to social and economic structures of power and control constitutive of modern, liberal societies. What then shifts in how we might understand and craft experiential learning when actively troubling existing service narratives? How can this positively alter our praxis? Service learning must be investigated through its various power structures: the structure of professor and student, academic institutions and the communities in which they are located, urban and suburban and the binary of the intellectual and “native.”

Rather than abandon community-based learning and service learning, they envision possibilities for decolonizing service learning and reflect on experiences building the Immersion East Side Program at Canisius College over the last 10 years.

The workshop will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, July 21 from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Click here for more information.

Submitted by: Melissa Mosko, associate professor, Philosophy

Celebrate the Feast of St. Ignatius

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Due to COVID-19, the IggyFest street festival will be postponed. You can, however, join us for Mass at St. Michael’s downtown.on July 31 at 5:15 p.m. See the flyer above for more information.

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Office of Mission & Identity

Online Faculty Development Course

The Center for Online Learning & Innovation 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 online courses.

Specifically for fall 2020, the Online Faculty Development Course (OFDC) can help professors craft engaging, interactive online experiences for students that go hand-in-hand with limited use of the classroom. Email to RSVP for the next OFDC which starts July 27.

Also, click here to check out the fall 2020 Multi-Modal Teaching Guide.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, COLI