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Canisius in the News

Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, associate professor of economics, details the struggles many businesses will face trying to rebound from the Covid-19 pandemic in two separate articles published by The Buffalo News.

In the first, Golebiewski describes the transitions businesses must make when dealing with a shortage in workers, a changed work-place and adapting to a change in wages. Click here to read that story.

In today’s paper, Golebiewski weighs in on a few hopeful signs that sidelined workers in the Buffalo Niagara region are starting to look for jobs again. Click here to read the article.

Submitted by: College Communications

Summer Hours to Continue for Fridays

We are pleased to announce that early closure on Fridays has been extended through Friday, August 13.  Some offices will continue to be required to staff their offices on Friday afternoons to meet the needs of students.

As we have in past years, alternative scheduling options will continue to remain available.  Feel free to contact the Human Resources Department with any questions.

Submitted by: Linda M. Walleshauser, associate vice president for Human Resources & Compliance

Canisius College to Establish New Community Garden

The New Buffalo Institute at Canisius College will develop a 20-bed community garden in a vacant lot on Jefferson Avenue with support from three local granting organizations. 

Plans call for a community-engaged effort to cultivate a fresh vegetable garden and create a healthy gathering space for neighbors of the college.  A cross-section of local residents, block clubs, youth groups and members of the faith community will build the garden, plant, manage and tend the vegetables throughout the growing season with support from Canisius College students.  

The initiative is receiving significant support from three local organizations:  Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC) Spark, HOPE Buffalo and Love Your Block. 

The cultivated food will provide fresh produce to the neighboring community. Vegetables harvested will also be donated to the food pantry at the Upper Room Church of God in Christ.  

To find out more about the community garden click here

Submitted by: College Communications

Fourth Annual Employee Appreciation Lunch

The Fourth Annual Appreciation Lunch will be held on Wednesday, August 4 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in the Economou Dining Hall.

Please RSVP here by tomorrow, July 22.

Submitted by: Bethany Vorhees, executive associate to the president

July Submissions for Employee of Distinction Program

Nominate a co-worker for a job well done for the month of July by completing the Employee of Distinction nomination form here.

The Employee of Distinction program provides an excellent opportunity to show appreciation and support for co-workers and to reward them for all they do. The application will request an explanation as to why a candidate is worthy of the award. A list of factors to consider when submitting a nomination include the nominee’s history of accomplishments, level of determination, motivation and interpersonal skills. 

The information provided in the application will be used to make a fair and objective selection. Upon supervisor approval, the Employee Engagement Team reviews all nominations and votes each month.

Please have all July submissions completed no later than tomorrow, July 22.  

Submissions after that date will be considered for the month of August.Once a decision is made for July, the Employee of Distinction will be featured in The Dome.  Contact the Human Resources Department at Ext. 2240 or Bethany in the President’s Office at Ext. 2100 with any questions.

Submitted by: Bethany Vorhees, executive associate to the president