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Campus Candids

 Pictured (l-r): Members of the Griff Center for Student Success Erik Schneider, Vaishnavi Senthil Kumar ’22, Jennifer Herrmann, Allison Kurthy ’22  and Tracy Callaghan

The campus community – faculty, staff and students – proudly showed their school spirit on #CanisiusGivingDay. Here are just a few of the snapshots from this special day on Wednesday, April 6.

Above: Members of the Student Records and Financial Services team outside their Giving Day Popcorn Bar “pop-up” event.  Pictured (front, l-r): Margaret Kraatz, Chelsea Okon and Michele Rizzo.  (back, l-r) Eileen Taly, James Nowak, Mary Koehneke and Alliana Faulise

Above: Members of the Office of Alumni Engagement (l-r): Sarah Sterzinger, Erin Zack, Tessa Pszonak (back) Monica Cuan.

Submitted by: Summer Handzlik, Sr. Director, Annual Giving & Stewardship

Volunteer Opportunities

Join students, faculty and staff for campus and neighborhood clean ups in the month of April.

USA sponsors campus clean up on Saturday April 9 from 10:00 – 12:00 p.m.  Meet at Christ the King Chapel at 10 a.m.

Lots of volunteers are needed on Saturday April 16 and April 30 to help clean up Peoples Park and prepare the garden for spring from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 2495 Main St. located within walking distance from campus.

On Saturday April 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Hamlin Park Community cleanup. The event is sponsored by Rep. Tim Kennedy’s office.  Join our neighbors in beautifying the neighborhood. Over 100 student athletes helped with this project last year. Meet at East Ferry and Wohlers Avenue, walkable from campus.

On Saturday April 23 join the Shoreline sweep with Buffalo Waterkeeper. (Hoyt Lake 5 volunteers, Tifft farm 5 volunteers, MLK park 5 volunteers)

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Submitted by: Mary Rockwell, Ph.D., director, The New Buffalo Institute


Summer Faculty Development Week

COLI and the Academic Affairs Division are already planning our Faculty Development Week for Summer 2022! The dates are August 15th -19th.

If you have a session or workshop idea for fellow faculty, consider proposing it to us. Sessions are roughly one hour, fifteen minutes long, but that can be conversation rather than a formal presentation. We are hoping to make this Development Week 100% in purpose, and on-campus!

Some Ideas for Topics

Interactive teaching methods for the classroom.

Faculty collaboration in teaching.

Teaching and Learning with Technology.

Community-Based Learning.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Laudato si’ and the environmental mission.

Student Support Resources

Guardian & Uprise Health

April is national alcohol awareness and caregiver month, and this month’s newsletter from Guardian & Uprise Health will be focused on both of these topics. Take some time to read through the above newsletter to learn more about triggers for alcohol use, support for alcohol use disorder, dealing with stress as a caregiver, addressing alcohol and addiction, and other Employee Assistance Program resources and events.

To access resources on the website, you will need to use access code: worklife

This month’s newsletter also features a webinar titled “Alcohol & Addictions,” which will take place on Thursday April 21 from 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.

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

Live Well, Work Well

April is national alcohol awareness month, take some time to read through this short article on the definition of excessive alcohol consumption for men & women, and the negative effects excessive alcohol consumption can have on the body.

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