The 2021 Faculty Writing Retreat at Beaver Hollow Conference Center was a wonderful way to come together in connection and productivity at the end of the intense 2020-2021 year! Looking forward to 2022!
Submitted by: Jennifer Lodi-Smith, AVPAA & Associate Professor, Psychology
Robyn Brouer, PhD, professor and chair of the Management Department, weighs in on current post-pandemic job market trends in a recent interview with Zippia. Brouer says that many organizations will stay remote or partly remote and cites the ease-of-use of online meet tools as a reason why. Another reason, she suggests, is that remote-work is more cost effective.
Click here to read Brouer’s full interview with Zippia.
Submitted by: College Communications.
A friendly reminder that Canisius College will host its inaugural Juneteenth Celebration 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
The College of Arts & Sciences is set to introduce a new undergraduate major in data science for fall 2021. Data science develops in students a core set of technical skills in mathematics, computer science and business intelligence. The program is complemented by experiential learning opportunities in which students use the latest technologies to explore and analyze data sets and anticipate how they might be applied to various problem-solving situations. Rounding out the program is a holistic approach to the ethical issues that guide the use of data in modern life.
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Submitted by: College Communications
The Human Resources Department is pleased to announce that Mark Gallimore, PhD, is the Canisius College Employee of Distinction for May 2021. At Canisius for almost 10 years, Mark was nominated for the award by Grant Guzda, help desk manager for the ITS Department.
Mark currently works as director of the Center for Online Learning & Innovation. He was selected for this award because he has been an integral part of Canisius, being able to successfully function during the pandemic. Mark is quick to share his knowledge with the Canisius community. Collaborating with various departments and tailoring his help to their specific needs, while maintaining a patient and positive attitude. Mark is innovative, motivated and has a constant willingness to assist faculty, staff and students with projects and new processes through the use of various virtual tools. His contributions have made the Center for Online Learning & Innovation a successful department and we are very grateful for all he has done.
Please join the Human Resources Department in congratulating Mark on this achievement!
To nominate a coworker for the upcoming months, click here.
Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, executive associate, President’s Office