Good morning Canisius community. This is as painful for you as it is for us but yesterday, President John Hurley had to ‘make good’ on that friendly bet he wagered with his presidential counterpart at Rockhurst University, Rev. Thomas Curran, SJ, ahead of Sunday’s Buffalo Bills/Kansas City Chiefs game.
As you can see, the loser of that bet had to sport the winning team’s facemask for a day … and show proof that he obliged.
Assistant Professor of Economics Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, recently weighed in with The Buffalo News about how the level of cautiousness surrounding the economy has increased as government mandates have gone into effect. The story, titled “As Covid Cases Rise, Buffalo Niagara Job Market Takes Turn for the Worse,” can be read by clicking here.
The spring 2021 edition of Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education includes an article authored by Richard Reitsma, PhD, chair of the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures. The article, titled Going Beyond Tolerance and Acceptance, can be found by clicking here. Reitsma’s piece appears on page 18.
This issue is the second in a two-part series on the four Universal Apostolic Preferences of the Society of Jesus. Find part one from fall 2020 here. In it, you will find an article authored by Nancy Rourke, PhD, associate professor of religious studies, titled Recognizing Environmental Racism is the First Step in Fighting It.
The latest rankings by U.S. News & World Report recognize Canisius College’s online master’s degree programs in education among the best in the nation. Canisius ranked in the top half of the 296 colleges and universities included on the list of Best Online Master’s Education Programs, coming in at No. 132. This is the fourth consecutive year that U.S. News named Canisius to this ranking.
While women perform as well as their male counterparts at work they are drastically underrepresented in the onboarding process to senior leadership. To shed some light on this disparity, Rosanne L. Hartman, PhD, and Emily G. Barber MS ’19 examined the potential differences of occupational self-efficacy, work engagement and career aspirations between women and men. Hartman is a professor of communication studies; Barber is director of contract staffing at StraussGroup Executive Search Consultants. The study originated from Barber’s capstone research paper. Results showed that occupational self-efficacy has a positive effect on career aspirations of women in the workplace. Further, there was no statistically significant difference between occupational self-efficacy and work engagement between men and women. However, the research found men to have statistically, significantly higher career aspirations than women.
Individuals who are high in occupational self-efficacy may set their own path in advancing within their career. However, individuals who are low or moderate in occupational self-efficacy may require further encouragement and development using additional resources as a catalyst for advancement guidance.
Much more on Hartman’s and Barber’s findings can beread here.