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Campus Candids

Many thanks to the women’s soccer and basketball teams for helping The New Buffalo Institute at the Hamlin Park clean-up this past Saturday, April 23.  Thank you to Stan Martin of REACH Buffalo, Council member Ulysses Wingo’s representative Tim Brown,  Sen. Tim Kennedy and Zeneta Everhart, for organizing the event and hosting the students for lunch.

Concentrating on Wohlers Ave and Florida Streets, we filled at least 40 large garbage bags.  Neighbors came out to support and members of the Buffalo Police Department also rolled up their sleeves.   It was a great effort!

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

Canisius in the News

The kittens on campus are receiving a great deal of attention these days.

On Thursday, April 28, The Buffalo News and Channels 2, 4 and 7 visited the Margaret Wendt Animal Behavior Lab in Science Hall to get a first-hand look at the ongoing training and enrichment exercises of these furry felines.

Canisius students are teaching the eight-week old kittens how to walk into carriers on their own, how to complete small agility courses and how to high-five.  The training and enrichment exercises are aimed at making the kittens more attractive adoption candidates and encouraging positive relationships with humans. 

Click on the links below to view the stories.

WGRZ-TV Channel 2

WIVB-TV Channel 4

The Buffalo News

The Buffalo News Photo Gallery

Submitted by: College Communications

Vision Project 2022

In President John J. Hurley’s fall 2021 convocation address, he announced that the college will assist the next president through the development of two initiatives: The Vision Project 2022 and the development of a situation analysis, coordinated by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Thomas R. Chambers, PhD. Through a series of task forces, Chambers will work to develop a report to hand the next president about the state of the college and some immediate strategies or questions that should be considered to help move the college forward.

The Vision Project 2022 is a parallel process to the development of the situational analysis and seeks to understand how all members of the Canisius community see the future of the college based on a framework that is grounded in the college’s mission and oriented through a S.O.A.R. lens – Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations and Results. SOAR is a strengths-based approach to strategic planning and the college’s Strategic Planning Committee has developed a series of reflection questions in the areas of (1) teaching and learning (2) the student experience (3) mission and identity and (4) diversity and inclusion.

The campus community is encouraged to visit the Google site for more information, and to submit thoughts on these reflection questions under the Reflection & Input tab. Respond to as many questions as you like and be as specific or visionary as you prefer but along the way, please attempt to describe:

1.Goals that should be considered

2.Actions that could be taken to arrive at those goals

3. How those goals shape the college’s educational mission and position it for success in the future

Submitted by: College Communications

Important Year-End Information

As we approach the end of our 2021-22 fiscal year, here is some important information from the Controller’s Office for the campus community to keep in mind:


  • All requisitions are to be submitted by the end of business day on Monday May 16, 2022 to allow for sufficient approval and processing time. Related invoices should be submitted as soon as possible.

Visa/Center Suite

  • All VISA charges posted to the bank by 5/31/22 will be charged to the ’21-22 budget.
  • Any charges that post AFTER 5/31/22 will be charged to the ’22-23 budget.

o   Please note that it can take up to 1-7 business days for charges to post.

AP Checks

  • All invoices and check requests are to be submitted by end of day on Thursday May 26, 2022 to allow for sufficient approval and processing time. AP checks will be issued on Tuesday May 31, 2022.


Please contact Accounts Payable at 888-8525 with any questions.

Controller’s Office

Submitted by: JoAnn Feary, payroll specialist, Accounts Payable

Employee of Distinction Nominations Due Today

Nominate a co-worker for a job well done for the month of April by completing the Employee of Distinction nomination form here. Please have all April submissions completed no later than the end of the day today, April 29.

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.

Submissions after that date will be considered for the month of May. Once a decision is made for April, 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 Voorhees, executive associate, President’s Office