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Changes to Ordering Supplies for Printers

The way the college gets supplies for the printer-copiers is changing.

Toner will no longer be automatically shipped to each device. There was too much over shipment and loss of items to make this work on our campus. From now on, all requests for supplies will go through the ITS Help Desk.

When you receive the “low toner” messages on a device, please contact the ITS Help Desk and they will send you the appropriate items. Do not replace them until the device indicates to replace them but this way you will have them on hand when needed.

You can submit these requests to the Help Desk by calling Ext. 8340, Emailing or by visiting

If you find your device is out and you do not have toner on hand you can also visit the Help Desk in Horan O’Donnell Room 016 and pick it up as needed. Staple cartridges for devices that have that finishing option are also available at the Help Desk. There is no longer an additional charge for these supplies.  Paper ordering has not changed.

Click here to see the article on the Canisius College wiki page for more information on all these procedures related to printing and supplies.

If you have spare toner left over from the old devices, please drop it off at the Help Desk or send it via campus mail.  We will sort through it and return what we can to ComDoc or reuse on campus as possible.

Feel free to contact the Help Desk if you have any questions, comments or concerns.

Submitted by: Scott Clark, director, User Services/ITS

Protect Your Computing Environment

With malware, destructive hacking, ransomware and phishing in the news again today affecting Erie Community College computer systems, ITS wants to remind everyone to stay safe and be vigilant when you are at your computer. Please review this video from the Center for Online Learning and Innovation.

Check out our “Quick Tip” video on avoiding email phishing scams and malware. Click here to view.

Click here for the article regarding ECC, titled “Erie Community College Target of Ransomeware Cyber Attack.”

Submitted by: Scott Clark, director, User Services/ITS

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