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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

Third-Party Integrations in D2L

This summer, as you prepare your courses for the fall 2021 semester, consider having third-party integrations for textbooks, online activities or exam tools added to D2L Course Spaces.

Before requesting this, carefully read COLI’s policy on these integrations, which can be found here.

These integrations vary widely in quality and the extent to which vendors or providers support students and faculty. COLI and ITS’ first priority is the health and reliability of course spaces and tools used by all faculty, and we will reject any tool we think potentially threatens any or all courses.

Plan to request these integrations as soon as possible. The last date to submit requests will be Thursday, July 15, 2021. COLI’s successful implementation of these integrations depends on the process according to the third-party content providers’ instructions.

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

Canisius in the News

Business First Reporter Lian Bunny interviewed Sara Vescio, executive director of the Women’s Business Center, about its new partnership with Local Initiatives Support Corporation WNY to create the Building Allyships program. Click here to read the article.

Assistant Professor of Economics Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, weighed in with Buffalo News Reporter Jonathan Epstein for a story titled “Restaurants Lead Buffalo’s Job Growth in April.” Click here to read the article.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

WBEN-AM Radio Host David Bellavia interviewed Canisius President John J. Hurley on his Wednesday program. The two discussed the impact of Covid-19 on college campuses, how Canisius navigated the unprecedented terrain and the unique approach the college is taking with commencement ceremonies this year, by conferring degrees to the Class of 2021 and also welcoming back the Class of 2020, for its graduation walk.

Click here to listen to the interview.

Submitted by: College Communications

Juneteenth Celebration

Dear Members of the Canisius Community –

We are delighted to announce the inaugural Juneteenth Celebration at Canisius College on June 18, 2021.  All faculty and staff students are invited to come together as we gather for a day of education and solidarity in honor of our African American community.   The event, held on Friday during our summer schedule, begins at 9:00 a.m. and concludes with a campus lunch at 11:30 a.m.  All are welcomed and encouraged to participate.

To participate in this day of education, service and solidarity, click here to RSVP.

It was on June 19, 1865, when Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger along with more than 1,800 federal troops, arrived in Galveston, TX, to take control of the state, nearly two months after the end of the Civil War, confirming the freedom of the last remaining enslaved Americans in the deepest parts of the South. Gen. Granger read President Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Emancipation Proclamation to them that day in Galveston. Only through the 13th Amendment ratified six months later in December of 1865 did emancipation put an end to slavery. 

Juneteenth commemorates the anniversary of the date when news of emancipation finally reached all enslaved Americans, and Canisius is proud to honor this day through acts of solidarity.  In collaboration with Juneteenth Inc. of Buffalo, Canisius will have an opportunity to hear from their organization’s leaders and participate in service projects throughout the city of Buffalo, including clean-up efforts in Hamlin Park and other designated locations identified by Juneteenth.  Following a morning of service, participants will be welcomed back to campus for a lunch and a special program by Tradition Keepers: Black Storytellers of WNY who will share stories behind the history of Juneteenth and the struggle for freedom and liberation among Black Americans. 

Canisius’ Juneteenth celebration hopes to inspire conversation, action and hope in our ongoing work toward anti-racism, diversity and inclusion.  Additional resources on the history and celebrations of Juneteenth are available here:

This marks the start of an important tradition at Canisius and a wonderful opportunity to come together in service and celebration.  Please look for future communications with program details and registration information.

Submitted by: Erica Sammarco, associate vice president, President’s Office