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Campus Candids

Retirees Mary Koehneke (l) and Michele Rizzo with President Steve Stoute

Canisius President Steve Stoute joined with the campus community on Thursday, October 26 to recognize retirees and those employees marking service milestones this year. The annual Celebration of Service ceremony took place in the Grupp Fireside Lounge and honored those commemorating five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years of service at Canisius.

Pictured (l-r) Michele Folsom (30 years); Patrick Greenwald (45 years); and Mary Owusu (10 years)

President Stoute poses with 15-year honorees (l-r) Carol Lower, Dennis Misko, Sharon Federico and Thomas Ciminelli

Pictured (left): Twenty-year honorees Virginia Carver and Donald Hamilton

Submitted by: College Communications

Presidential Inauguration Recap

In case you missed the inauguration of President Steve Stoute on Saturday, October 22, here’s a video recap that highlights the entire weekend. The video was produced with footage provided by Photographer Tom Wolf and Multimedia Producer Brianna Blank.

Submitted by: College Communications

Gansworth Book Launch

Eric Gansworth, professor of English and creative Writing, and Lowery Writer-in-Residence, will mark the release of his newest novel, My Good Man, with a book reading, signing and reception on Thursday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge, located on the second floor of the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center.  The event is free and open to the public, and the book will be available for purchase at that time.

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Submitted by: Tom Chambers, dean, College of Arts & Sciences


Reminder about Email Security Measures

As we close out Cyber Security Month, ITS would like to remind the campus about safe Email practices. Some of the more recent “spoofed” Emails make it appear that someone from Canisius has Emailed you requesting information, but remember, malicious senders are creative and make it look like someone you may know. Remember to look at the actual Email address (using your mouse, hover over the sender’s name in the FROM line) to better identify valid email requests.

From time to time, Canisius accounts can be compromised and then used to send out a phishing email to other Canisius accounts. If you are questioning a request or links in any Email, reach out to the person directly or contact the ITS Helpdesk to verify authenticity. Here’s a quick video with tips on avoiding email scams:

Also keep in mind that ITS will never send an Email concerning authentication (e.g., password expiration) that contains a link.

For faculty/staff, additional measures were deployed in early 2020 for Microsoft Exchange to help identify “safe” vs “unsafe” Emails. Outside Emails will be easily identifiable via one of the following colored alerts. This includes some of the email found in your “Junk” folder that is already marked as “SPAM”.

NOTE: These banners will be displayed as PLAIN TEXT for email messages placed in your junk folder, but if you move it to any one of your other mailbox folders, you will see the full color versions of the above alerts.

We have identified “trusted” emails sent from some of our partner vendors (Slate, Adirondack, Medicat, emails sent by Advancement through Benchmark, etc.) so they will not get this type of header. If you discover we have missed a vendor that should be trusted, please email the ITS Help Desk at

Please help keep our systems safe, and when in doubt, contact the ITS Help Desk at

Submitted by: Michele Folsom, Director of Administrative Computing, ITS

Data Analytics & Ecosystems Host Webinar

The Canisius Center for Data Analytics and Ecosystems presents Analyst to Consultant: What I’ve Learned in Each Role and What I Wish I Knew Before Graduating.  The webinar will be held October 31, from 12:00 -1:00 p.m., during which Michelle Rua, a member of our Analytics Advisory Council, will detail her career path in business intelligence and analytics and what she has learned along the way.

Following the presentation, there will be a Q&A session with the panelists, moderated by Dr. Jim Goldstein, program director of the Business Analytics program and Dr. David Sheets, program director of the Data Analytics program. If you have been considering a career in analytics, this webinar is for you!

Webinar Registration – Zoom

Submitted by: Kimberly Walkow, executive associate to Dean Rotondo, Wehle School of Business