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Giving Day Reminders


Please find below a link to the video recording of the Giving Day Training Session! We appreciate those who were able to take time from their day to participate. For those who couldn’t we hope the recording is a good resource for you. A PDF version of the slides used in this presentation as well as a toolkit complete with a timeline, messaging and content ideas is available. Please Email us at

Training session recording:

Two important and upcoming deadlines for you to be aware of:

  • Tuesday, February 9 – This is the deadline for any class lists or lists of past supporters of your support area to be requested. List requests can be made by Emailing
  • Friday, February 12 – This is the deadline for you to submit the content, pictures, etc. that you would like to appear on your support area’s campaign page. This content can be written copy, videos or photos that help display the impact of your support area on our students and the Canisius community. Capturing student stories, alumni successes and unique opportunities your program provides will resonate with alumni and friends and encourage their gifts in support of your program. Any content can be submitted by Emailing

Please do not hesitate to reach out to the Canisius Fund team with any questions at or Ext. 2712.

Submitted by: Matt Gorczyca, assistant director, Canisius Fund

Upcoming Online Faculty Development Course

The Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) offers a five-week mini-course for Canisius College faculty that prepares professors to teach online and hybrid courses. This course, called the Online Faculty Development Course (OFDC), provides many practical tips for teaching online but more importantly, it helps faculty explore new pedagogies for active learning social presence and community building in courses on the internet.

Specifically for spring 2021, the OFDC can help professors craft engaging, interactive online experiences for students that go hand-in-hand with limited use of the classroom. This upcoming semester, we have two OFDC courses running:

  • Monday, February 22 through Friday, March 26.
  • Monday, March 29 through Friday, April 30.

To RSVP for either, please check out the COLI faculty development events here.

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

Faculty Meetups Each Thursday

A reminder that there are a faculty meetups every week on Thursdays at 2:00 p.m.

Meet fellow faculty and academic staff in an informal atmosphere, where we discuss pedagogy and ways to make our teaching more effective and courses more manageable. Bring your questions for fellow colleagues!

If you are interested, please Email to receive the Zoom information.

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

MLK Celebration


On Wednesday, February 10, Canisius College will celebrate Black History Month and honor the life and legacy of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This annual celebration will feature Dr. Catherine Collins of the New York State Board of Regents. Dr. Collins will discuss the importance of honoring Dr. King’s legacy and how the current global pandemic and issues of racial justice are impacting the mental and physical health of individuals.

Registration is required to attend the event. Click here to register.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the ALANA Student Center at

Submitted by: Bennie D. Williams, assistant dean of students, ALANA Student Center

Week 2 of the Go Move Challenge

Abdominal Snowman 2.jpgLet’s fight the winter blues together and make the most of it. The abdominal snowman believes in you!

We are now in week 2 of the 2021 Go Move Challenge. If you still haven’t registered, it’s not too late! All faculty and staff are invited to join with a chance to win a $50 gift card to the Canisius College Bookstore for achieving the most number of minutes by the end of the challenge. You can backlog any minutes you may have missed in Week 1 to catch up.

Click here to register and start logging your minutes.

The challenge runs from February 1 – 28 and all minutes must be logged by the end of the month.

Planning to participate in any fun winter fitness activities soon? Make sure to document these moments, and share your photos on social media by tagging #GoMoveChallenge. Send them to Bethany Voorhees at to be shared in The Dome.

Click here if you are interested in signing up for the FREE fitness channel, hbFIT, during the month of February.  To start planning out your fitness schedule, take a look at the live class schedule here.

If you have any questions, please contact Bethany Voorhees at or 716-888-2100.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, executive associate, President’s Office