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Applications Being Accepted for Ignatian Scholarship Days 2021

IGNATIAN logo_2021 with date.pngEach year, Canisius College looks forward to celebrating  students’ accomplished work from the current or previous semester at Ignatian Scholarship Day. With the ongoing pandemic and to keep our community safe, the 14th annual Ignatian Scholarship Day (ISD) will be held virtually over a series of days, April 19-23, 2021.

ISD projects are comprised of various forms of expression including poster presentations, long presentations (formally called oral or digital presentations), two- or three- dimensional art presentations and artistic performances.  This year, ISD submissions will need to be both (1) a pre-recorded video presentation and (2) a synchronous virtual 30-minute maximum question and answer session.  The type of project selected will determine the length of the pre-recorded presentation.

Students can apply for ISD 2021 using the online application located on the ISD portal page.

Applications will be accepted Wednesday, February 24 through Friday, March 12 at 5:00 p.m.

Faculty members are asked to review and endorse applications by Wednesday, March 24.

To apply or endorse Ignatian Scholarship Day submissions, please visit the Ignatian Scholarship Day page on the academic affairs community page. To find information on how to prepare for ISD, visit the ISD FAQ page. For more information, contact the Office of Event Services.

Submitted by: Connie M. Pileri, assistant dean,, Student Affairs; director, Event Services

Lean into Lent

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“Lean into Lent,” a scriptural reflection series, continues this week on Wednesday, February 24 at 12:30 p.m.

Rev. Dr. Jonathan Lawrence, PhD, associate professor of religious studies and theology and the director of the Religion in Western NY Project, will give the first reflection. Rev. Patrick Lynch, SJ, professor emeritus, will deliver a second reflection at 7:00 p.m.

Please contact Sarah Signorino, director of Mission & Identity, at with any questions.

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Mission & Identity

Last Week of the Go Move Challenge

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We are now in the last week of the Go Move Challenge! Let’s finish strong and power through until the end!

Even though we are in the last week, it’s still not too late to register for the challenge. You can backlog any minutes missed from the first three weeks. Make sure to get your minutes in before the end of the day on Sunday, February 28.

Click here to register and log your minutes.

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.

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.

Rather stay inside? Click here if you are interested in signing up for the FREE fitness channel, hbFIT, during the month of February. Check out their 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

Upcoming 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

Wiki Updates

A few updates concerning the Canisius College wiki:

  • After March 1, 2021, the gray lefthand sidebar will be minimized by default. Although still available, it will not automatically appear to users on desktop or laptop computers. While the sidebar appears to provide a navigation menu, it does not always do this in the most efficient way.  More importantly, the sidebar does not appear on mobile devices so it should not be relied upon to assist users in navigating wiki pages and spaces.  You can provide much better navigation within your own pages, using tools outlined here.
  • Revisit your wiki pages and update the materials there. This includes files attached to pages. If your pages are available to anyone, so is any out-of-date information posted there or in attached files, even if they are not linked on visible pages.
  • As part of an effort to assist offices and departments across the college, the Center for Online Learning and Innovation has updated and augmented our guide to using the Canisius College Wiki. The guide provides information on how to improve wiki pages, as well as some time-saving tools and tips. Access the guide here.

If you don’t have a wiki page yet, you can request that COLI create you a page. Follow the guide and add content, create subsequent pages and manage access.

With the overwhelming volume of Emails crowding into faculty, staff and student inboxes, information distributed solely through Email will likely get buried and users will later struggle to find it. Trying to distribute important information by email could be problematic. Consider including it in the wiki where users can continually refer back to it. Save time and Email links to wiki pages that users can bookmark in browsers.

Email for any questions concerning the wiki.

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