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Reminder: Fall 2021 Faculty Development Lunches and Resources

A reminder to join in two casual lunch meetup groups that came out of the Summer Faculty Development week! We also have asynchronous resources to support your faculty development needs during the semester and look forward to seeing you at faculty development sessions during the winter intersession.

Lunch Meetup Groups:

Join with your colleagues for conversation and connection over lunch. The final two lunches will happen at the Dining Hall. Please click here to RSVP for some or all of the lunch groups this semester. Note that because lunch is provided, this event is only open to vaccinated individuals.

  • Inclusive teaching. Join in conversation about general strategies from grading to open education resources to supporting individual students. Our last meeting is at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, December 6 (12/6).
  • Scholarship and writing. Come together to support and commiserate about any form of academic writing and think longingly of future writing retreats! Meets at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, December 13 (12/13).

Thanks to those colleagues who suggested faculty meetup groups for two topics and who have joined us so far! Stay tuned for spring meet ups!

Asynchronous Resources:

Winter Intersession Development Opportunities:

The first week of January, we will enjoy a scholarship-focused week with a day focused on faculty scholarship resources followed by a multi-day on campus writing retreat to help you kick off the year strong. The second week of January, get ready for Winter Faculty Development Week with a focus on inclusive and innovative teaching strategies. Please click here for more information and to RSVP!

If you have other suggestions for faculty development opportunities, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jenn Lodi-Smith, assistant vice president for academic affairs, at

Submitted by: Jennifer Lodi-Smith, AVPAA & professor, Psychology

Campus Candid II

Chartwells’ Thankful Sit Down Dinner saw an amazing turnout of students, faculty and staff. Nearly 550 guests and volunteers attended the annual event and donated more than 1,000 pounds of food to The Buffalo City Mission and St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy.

Submitted by: College Communications

Campus Candid I

Thank you to all the Canisius volunteers who lent a helping hand on Saturday, November 20 during the turkey and produce giveaway, held in the Spillman Parking Lot.

Approximately 300 turkeys and 300 boxes of produce were distributed to the neighboring Canisius community and those in need, in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The college collaborated on the drive-through with MMB Realty Group, Urban Fruits and Veggies, KeyBank and Creative Structures.

Submitted by: College Communications

Early Closure-Thanksgiving Holiday

As graciously announced by President Hurley at the Town Hall meeting on November 19, the college will close at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24. All but essential operating personnel are included in this early closure. The college will also be closed on Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26.  It will reopen on Monday, November 29.

We wish you a safe and Happy Thanksgiving holiday!

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


Leaves are Falling, Coffee is Calling!

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, as a small expression of gratitude for all that faculty and staff have done throughout another challenging year, please take a moment to relax and enjoy a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate on President Hurley from the Tim Hortons on campus!

Vouchers for a medium-sized coffee, tea or hot chocolate will be valid to use starting today, Monday, November 22 and continuing through Wednesday, November 24, and will be available for pick-up on any weekday this week at the Human Resources Office in Old Main Room 100 or the President’s Office in Bagen 100.

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