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Canisius College installed Steve Stoute as the institution’s 25th president during installation ceremonies on Saturday, October 22. Faculty, students and staff were all in attendance, as were several members of the extended Canisius community including religious, political and civic leaders.

President Stoute selected as his theme for the inauguration: Leadership for the Future: Renew. Inspire. Serve. Empower (RISE). His inaugural address called upon the Canisius community to Renew its commitment to justice, Inspire a new generation of leaders, Serve all we encounter with love, and Empower others to do the same.

To watch the full installation ceremony and hear President Stoute’s inaugural address, click here.

Shawn O’Rourke, PhD, (left) associate professor of sport management and 2022 Distinguished Faculty Award winner, leads faculty and administrators in the academic procession. Sara Morris, PhD, (center) vice president for academic affairs, carries the academic mace as grand marshal of the academic procession and master of ceremonies. Rev. Dr. Jonathan Lawrence, PhD, (right) chair of the Faculty Senate, delivers greetings to President Stoute on behalf of his colleagues, during inauguration ceremonies on Saturday.

Jahare Hudson ’24 (left), president of the Undergraduate Student Association, and Stacey Menos MS ’23, president of the student Physician Assistant Association, deliver greetings to President Stoute.

The Most Rev. Michael Fisher (left), Bishop of Buffalo, issues his formal greeting to President Stoute, during installation ceremonies. He is followed by the Very Rev. Joseph O’Keefe, SJ (center), Provincial of the East Province of the Society of Jesus, and Rev. Thomas Slon, SJ (right), rector of the Canisius Jesuit Community, who conducted the missioning of President Stoute on behalf of the Society of Jesus.

The presidential symbols were presented to President Stoute by members of the Canisius College Board of Trustees. Pictured (left): Francis Lazarus ’66, PhD (left), who presents the academic mace; Cindy Odom ’90 (center), vice chair of the Trustees, offers the college charter; and Martin Berardi ’79 (right), chair of the Board of Trustees, conferred upon Stoute the presidential medal.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

The inauguration of President Steve Stoute gathered media attention over the weekend.

WGRZ-TV Channel 2 Weekend Anchor Claudine Ewing sat down with President Stoute on Friday for a preview piece on the college’s new president, ahead of his Saturday installation. Click here to watch the story. Claudine Ewing did a follow up report on Saturday’s broadcast, which featured all the pomp and circumstance of President Stoute’s inauguration. Click here to watch that story.

The Buffalo News also reported on Saturday’s historic installation of President Stoute. The article appeared in Sunday’s edition and can be read here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Halloween Department Costume Contest

Halloween is a week away and there’s no better way to celebrate the spooky season than with a costume contest!

This year, Canisius is encouraging departments to dress up for Halloween on Monday, October 31.

Submit your photos as a department to Audrey Browka at by the end of the day, and whoever is selected as the best-dressed department will receive a pizza party!

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

Faculty Interest Group Meetups

Join your colleagues for several interest group meetups in the Old Main Faculty Lounge!

Signup for these meetups (and COLI workshops) from this link here.

There are currently two meetups:

Student Support & Engagement Meetups will be headed up by Dr. Daniel Haeusser, Dr. Mark Harrington, and Jason Francey. At these meetups, the attending faculty may hear from the Faculty-Student Liason Committee and can learn about new approaches, supports, advisement, and more from Student Affairs and the Griff Center.

Here are the dates and times for the Student Support & Engagement Meetups:

Thursday, November 3, 1:00 PM

Thursday, December 1, 1:00 PM

The next meetup series is based on Data. This series will be headed up by Dr. David Sheets, Dr. James Goldstein, and Dr. Jonathan Rodgers. These meetups will discuss different ways to collaborate with programming, pair-programming techniques, SPSS alternatives, and more.

Here are the dates and times for the Data Meetups:

Monday, November 7, 11:00 AM

Monday, December 5, 11:00 AM

Stay tuned to the COLI Blog and the Dome for future meetups and information!

Preventing Harassment and Discrimination

Dear Canisius Campus Community:

Every employer in New York State is required to provide employees with sexual harassment prevention training on an annual basis. Canisius College is committed to maintaining a workplace free from sexual harassment and is partnering with Everfi to provide “Preventing Harassment and Discrimination.”

This course prepares our faculty and staff to cultivate and maintain a workplace culture resistant to discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Faculty and staff will be equipped with the information and skills that promote intervention, empathy, and allyship. This course includes a section specific to requirements under Title IX and the Clery Act.

To comply with the New York State deadline, we ask that you complete Preventing Harassment and Discrimination by December 31.

Everfi Training Invitation

Your training invitation will be sent directly from Everfi this week.  

The self-paced, interactive course takes most people about 45 minutes to complete. The Everfi support team is available here to provide assistance by phone, email, or chat. If you have any other questions about this required course, please contact the Human Resources Office at 716-888-2240.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, employment manager, Human Resources