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Faculty/Staff Invited to Reunion Tent Party

School’s out for the summer … and that means the Alumni Tent Party is right around the corner.

Faculty and staff are invited to join us in the Quad, on Friday, June 3 at 7 p.m.  It will be three years since we’ve been able to host an in-person tent party and the Alumni Engagement Office is excited to welcome alumni back to campus – and we know that they love bumping into past faculty and staff members whom they connected with while being a student – so please consider joining us for drinks, food trucks, ax throwing and more!

Details and registration can be found online here (as well as a list of folks registered to attend): Canisius College Reunion Tent Party! Tickets, Fri, Jun 3, 2022 at 7:00 PM | Eventbrite

Submitted by: Erin Zack, director, Office of Alumni Engagement


2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration

Dear Members of the Canisius Community –

In the wake of the violent massacre that tore our Eastside community apart earlier this month, our support of and involvement with Juneteenth takes on particular meaning this year. While we continue to pray for those whose lives were lost and for the families and friends affected by grief, this is among our campus community’s opportunities to take action through education, conversation and service.

The 2nd annual Juneteenth Celebration at Canisius College will be held on Wednesday, June 15, 2022.  All faculty, staff and students are invited to share in a day of solidarity in honor of our African American community.  The event begins at 11:45 a.m. in the Science Hall Commons with lunch and concludes with a dessert reception and performance by Vibrant Strings at 4:30 p.m.  All are welcomed and encouraged to participate, and we ask that you please RSVP by Thursday, June 9. Click here to RSVP.

Juneteenth commemorates the anniversary of the date when news of emancipation finally reached most enslaved African Americans in Texas, and Canisius is proud to honor this day. It was on June 19, 1865, when Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger along with more than 1,800 federal troops, arrived in Galveston, TX, to take control of the state from the Confederate rebellion, nearly two months after the war’s last major battle.  Gen. Granger issued an order confirming the freedom promised in President Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Emancipation Proclamation and denied them by the Confederate government.  Only through the 13th Amendment, ratified six months later in December of 1865, did emancipation put an end to slavery in all of the United States, not just in the areas once occupied by the Confederate army.

In collaboration with Juneteenth Inc. of Buffalo, Canisius will have an opportunity to hear from the organization’s leaders and participate in service projects throughout the city of Buffalo, including clean-up efforts in Hamlin Park and other designated locations identified by Juneteenth. Canisius’ Juneteenth celebration hopes to inspire conversation, action and hope in our ongoing work toward anti-racism, diversity and inclusion.

Members of the college community are also invited to attend activities held throughout the month including the Sanfoka Days, (May 29 – June 16) and the Mafaa Memorial, June 21, 6:00 p.m., Broderick Park .  For more details on events and opportunities to volunteer for the city of Buffalo Juneteenth Celebration, please click here.

Resources on the history and celebrations of Juneteenth are also available below:

The Office of Human Resources also invites members of the campus to participate in the Buffalo Niagara Partnership Diversity & Inclusion Symposium, Thursday, June 16 from 10:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This unique event delivers the ongoing learning necessary in the D&I realm in a one-day virtual format that is filled with inspirational discussions and non-stop knowledge. The event is open to all faculty and staff.  To register for this online event, please use the link below and select tickets. You will be choosing the first line that states D&I Symposium Corporate Pass RSVP.

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

June TIAA Webinars

It’s already June so why not take some time to get your finances in check with the help of some new webinars offered by TIAA.

Take a look at the list for days, times and how to register to attend.

Click here to get started!

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

Courseleaf Review Sessions

The 2022-2023 Academic Catalog is scheduled to go live the first week of July. Therefore, we are asking that all catalog page and program curriculum edits be completed by Thursday, June 30. To help you with these changes, we have set up virtual review sessions and linked helpful instructions on the Academic Affairs wiki page. The virtual review sessions will go over the Courseleaf modules for the catalog (CAT), courses (CIM for Courses), and program requirements (CIM for Programs). Links to these modules are accessible from the portal. This training is recommended for any current or future chairs/program directors, faculty members who intend to develop new courses, faculty members who oversee minors or other curricula, administrative associates to academic departments, or anyone designated as a page owner. Contact Amy Beiter for the list of assigned pages. The review sessions are being offered on the following days and times:

Additional review sessions will be added if needed. If you have any questions or require additional assistance with any edits or updates, please reach out to Amy Beiter at or 716-888-2121.