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Business School Accreditation Extended

The Canisius College Richard J. Wehle School of Business received extended accreditation from AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). For more than a century, AACSB accreditation has been synonymous with the highest standards in business education.

“AACSB congratulates each institution on their achievement,” said Stephanie M. Bryant, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB. “Every AACSB-accredited school demonstrated a focus on excellence in all areas, including teaching, research, curricula development and student learning. The intense peer-review process exemplifies commitment to quality business education.”

“We are proud to earn this extension of our AACSB International accreditation,” said Denise M. Rotondo, PhD, dean of the Wehle School of Business. “AACSB is the hallmark of business education and the strongest endorsement possible to shine the spotlight on our high-quality faculty and programs. The Wehle School of Business has been AACSB accredited for more than 40 years.”

Achieving accreditation is a process of rigorous internal focus, engagement with an AACSB-assigned mentor, and peer-reviewed evaluation.

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Submitted by: College Communications

Borders & Migrations Spring 2021

The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, in collaboration with Campus Ministry, the Office of Mission & Identity, Academic Affairs and others, invites the campus community to the spring 2021 Borders & Migrations event series, which will run throughout the semester.  This event series will feature a variety of live-streamed events including talks, film screenings and presentations.

The series kicks off on February 24 at 4:00 p.m. with “Voices of the Border,” a book launch and interview with Maria Engracia Robles Robles and Tobin Hansen (see flyer below).

For more information on the Borders & Migration series, click here.

Submitted by: Amy Beiter, administrative associate, College of Arts & Sciences



Hospice Spring Bouquet Sale

The Student Records & Financial Services Center has teamed up with Hospice Buffalo to take orders for the organization’s 35th 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.)

In celebrating the 35th year of the bouquet sale, Hospice is giving away 35 prizes for 35 years. Each tribute bouquet will receive a scratch off card for the opportunity to be a lucky winner! 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 19. Cash and checks are accepted. Checks can be made out to Hospice Buffalo. You can also venmo to Allaina @Allaina-Rosemarie.

Flowers will delivered on Monday March 1 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: Margaret M. Kraatz, financial aid specialist, Student Records & Financial Services

Resources for New Semester

Here are some links to core COLI resources helpful for faculty preparing for the spring 2021 semester:

Winter Faculty Development Week – A week of fantastic webinars dedicated to helping faculty succeed in 2021.

Canisius Faculty Preparedness Guide – COLI’s guide for rapidly transitioning courses to online format, in response to Covid-19 social distancing. This includes tutorials, possibilities for building online activities, links to live training and our faculty mentors list.

Covid-19 Academic Resources – Policies, guidelines, and tips from the Academic Affairs Division, concerning teaching during the Covid-19 crisis.

Canisius Student Preparedness Guide – Our guide for students during circumstances where all courses must be remote/online format. Professors should scan it, since there may be helpful links for their syllabus, assignment instructions or D2L course space.

Resources for Teaching Online – The complete list of resources for faculty teaching online or hybrid courses.

Faculty Development Opportunities – Live trainings and meetups where professors can learn core technologies for teaching online and discuss possibilities with fellow faculty.

D2L Self-Paced Training – Although individually they appear elsewhere, the complete list of current D2L tutorials for Canisius faculty can be found here.

Google Apps Tutorials – For faculty and students, these are fresh tutorials explaining how to integrate Google Drive-based content with D2L.

Zoom Tutorials – Resources for using Zoom for synchronous course meetings.

Pedagogy Primer Podcast – COLI’s podcast focusing on teaching and learning. The latest episodes include tips for asynchronous discussions, which are a common element in online teaching and learning.

Canisius College Helpdesk – Ask questions about information technology here. Your question will be channeled to the right person (or persons) who can best answer it.

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, academic technologist, COLI