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Canisius in the News

Canisius College honored the life of Aaron Salter Jr. during undergraduate commencement ceremonies this past weekend, when it, posthumously, conferred a bachelor of arts degree upon the Tops Market security guard who lost his life in the racially motivated shooting. Salter fired multiple times at the shooter before being shot and killed himself. Salter’s son, Aaron Salter III, accepted the Canisius diploma from the college on Saturday. His father needed only three credit hours – or one class – to complete his degree. All the local media outlets attended commencement ceremonies to report on the degree conferral:

The Buffalo News

WGRZ-TV Channel 2

WIVB-TV Channel 4

WKBW-TV Channel 7

Submitted by: College Communications

Human Resources Updates

As we eagerly move into the summer months, please review these important reminders and updates from the Office of Human Resources.

Use of Vacation Time Through June 30

For all regular staff not subject to the college’s collective bargaining agreement, your vacation and personal time is available for your use through June 30, 2022. Staff are permitted to carry over 5 days (37.5 hours) of vacation time into the new benefit year, beginning July 1..

Personal leave must be used by June 30 and will not carry over into the next year. Please check your balances in Self-Service Banner and work with your supervisor to schedule your time off.

 Early Closure on Fridays & Summer Hours Program Begins!

  • Early closure on Fridays will begin on May 27 and will continue through August 12 with the following hours:  8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Effective May 31, office hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
  • Some offices may 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 remain available.

Please contact the Office of Human Resources with any questions. Thank you!

Submitted by: Linda M. Walleshauser, Associate Vice President for Human Resources and Compliance

ITS Software Requests

ITS will be preparing the campus computer labs for the next academic year.  To do this efficiently we need your input.  We are starting from a clean slate so any previously installed software may not be available unless it is specifically requested. Our goal is to provide faculty and students the software they need for teaching and research. 

Please use the Google form below to review the basic list of software that will be included in the lab builds and submit your requests for additional software before June 10th.  This includes podium computers in classrooms and software in AppsAnywhere.   Requests received after this date may not be able to be accommodated in a timely fashion.

Why are we doing this? 

With the turnover in staff and faculty, and changes in faculty practices during the pandemic era, there is a lot of software out there that is no longer used.  These software builds keep getting bigger and bigger.  If we eliminate unused or redundant software, we could save the college significant amounts of money without impacting the quality of a Canisius education. This will also make computers easier for students to navigate.  We are going to start evaluating new versions of the computer operating systems (MacOS Monterey and Windows 11) later this year for deployment in 2023 so we need this updated software list in preparation for this task.  

We are also going to expand the ITS web pages with computer and software recommendations for students.  If we know these software needs we can better recommend computer specifications for incoming freshman and current students if they choose to bring a laptop with them to campus.  With these recommendations we can also include a list of software that particular academic programs may need.  

We will be expanding the ITS “New Computer” pages in the weeks to come.  This is a great resource for students, staff and faculty to explore options for personal computer purchases and recommendations.  Links to purchase software and hardware for home use are already available and will be expanded based on some of this information.  

Feel free to check it out…

Submitted by: Scott Clark, director of User Services, ITS