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Campus Candids

The campus community demonstrated a tremendous outpouring of support and engagement at last week’s Juneteenth celebration.  More than 90 Canisius faculty and staff members came together for an afternoon of education, conversation and service work at various locations around the college neighborhood. 

Canisius’ active involvement in the East Side is especially important this year as our community continues to heal in the wake of the horrific Tops Market shooting last month.

Juneteenth commemorates the anniversary of the date when news of emancipation finally reached most enslaved African Americans in Texas in 1865.  Juneteenth was celebrated on June 19 this year.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

Buffalo News Reporter David Robinson interviewed Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, for a June 17 article titled “No Signs of a Slowdown for the Buffalo Niagara Job Market.” The associate professor of economics noted that despite soaring prices, rising interest rates and a plunging stock market, the local job industry appears to be holding up well.

Click here to read the story.

Submitted by: College Communications

Staff Performance Appraisal Process Begins

The performance appraisal process at Canisius College is designed to encourage open discussion between our managers and employees to review progress, establish priorities and discuss career development opportunities across the campus. In addition to helping plan for the development and progression of our talent pool, introducing regular communication with staff regarding performance management allows for planned, consistent conversations that will drive engagement, and convey a sincere interest in individual development and career planning.


The first step in the appraisal process is for employees to complete a self-assessment through Dynamic Forms. For your convenience, all staff will now have access to all prior performance appraisals in the portal under the Human Resources tab in “HR Appraisal History”.

All notifications will be generated through your Canisius E-mail account and will be sent directly from Please save any E-mails that you receive regarding your appraisal.

  • Employees will receive an E-mail invitation from with a link to the Self-Assessment form on June 22nd.
  • Once the assessment is completed, the Supervisor will receive an E-mail notification advising them to move forward with the preparation of the performance appraisal.
  • Employees should complete the self-assessment by July 15.
  • Performance appraisal meetings should be scheduled between July 18 and August 12.
  • We encourage all Supervisors to pre-schedule your appraisal meetings in advance to assure completion by August 12.
  • Once completed, the Supervisor will then submit the appraisal.
  • The employee will receive a final E-mail to add comments and sign to acknowledge the appraisal was received and reviewed.

Training sessions will be scheduled to assist staff in completing the self-assessment. To assist Supervisors in completing performance appraisals, please note that Zoom training sessions will be scheduled. Watch for additional information including dates and times.

 Please contact Linda Walleshauser  at or Ext. 2244 or Mary Braun at  or Ext. 2247 if you have any questions regarding the process.

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

Sport Programs Move to Business School

The Richard J. Wehle School of Business is adding three new programs to its academic offerings beginning in fall 2022. The new academic programs being offered are: sport management (bachelor’s degree), sport administration (master’s degree) and sport product development (master’s degree).  Originally housed in the college’s School of Education and Human Services, all three academic programs consistently rank among the best in the nation and produce graduates who secure successful careers at the intercollegiate, amateur and professional sports levels, as well as in facility and event management. 

“We are excited to welcome new colleagues and the excellent programs they have built into the Wehle School of Business,” said Dean Denise M. Rotondo, PhD.  “There was already an existing connection between the business and sport programs, as we share many alumni, as well as a steadfast commitment to helping students launch rewarding careers.  But by moving the sport programs into the Business School, we now have a unique opportunity to partner on new and emerging fields in the sports business industry.”

Click here to read more.

Submitted by: College Communications

Summer Faculty Development Week

The Academic Affairs office is organizing a Summer Faculty Development Week for August 15-19. These will be hosted on-campus in Old Main. Each session will be approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes long.  Breakfast and Lunch will also be served all five days in the Faculty Lounge.  

Bookmark this page to stay tuned for more information and other events happening this week!

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, academic technologist, COLI