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Campus Candids

Congratulations to the Griff Center’s Academic Achievement team, which won first place in the college’s annual Halloween costume contest! The group dressed up as characters from Disney’s spellbinding sequel “Hocus Pocus 2.” Pictured (l-r): Jennifer Herrmann, as “Sarah Sanderson”; Lindy Feider, as “Winifred Sanderson”; Tracy Callaghan, as “Mary Sanderson”; graduate assistant Victoria Cirillo, as “Thackery Binx”; and graduate assistants Andrew Fron and Samantha Ianni as “Hocus Pocus” kids “Max” and “Danni.”

The team from Student Life dress as characters from the movie “Cars.”
Pictured (l-r): Mat Mulville, Al Pilato, Sam Koch, Gabby DeRocher, James Mitchell, Elaine Mrugala and Sara Pisano

From the chemistry department, “a modern take on the Village People.” Pictured (l-r) Samantha Michlin ’23, Nick Gossels ’23, Hannah Rivett ’23,
John Federice ’23, Phil Sheridan, Brendan Davie ’24, Alexis Grassl ’24 and Alann Au II ’23.

Members of the Sports medicine Department dress us as different holidays. Pictured (left, r-l): Jake Hopcroft, Paul Andary, Andy Smith, Adam Mourgas, Kristen Saviola and Taylor Kenney. Pictured (right): Betty Jones

Submitted by: College Communications

Faculty Tenure & Promotion Ceremony

Bouwhuis Library hosted the annual faculty tenure and promotion ceremony on Friday, October 28. The following faculty were recognized (pictured l-r): Anita Butera, PhD, who received tenure and was promoted to associate professor in the Sociology, Criminal Justice and Environmental Studies Department; Jonathan Rogers, PhD, who received tenure and was promoted to associate professor in the Psychology Department; and Nathan Arbuckle, PhD, who received tenure and was promoted to associate professor in the Psychology Department.

The event marked the 20th anniversary of the ceremony. More than 300 book dedications written by Canisius faculty since 2002 were on display.

Submitted by: Kristine Kasbohm, director, Andrew L. Bouwhuis, SJ Library

College Bookstore Faculty & Staff Holiday Shopping Discount

Get some of your holiday shopping done early at the Canisius College Bookstore this year!

The bookstore is offering one-time-use 30% off coupons to all faculty and staff.  Stop by the Human Resources Department in Old Main 100 to get your coupon, which will be available for use starting today until the end of 2022.  For the bookstore hours and contact information, click here.

Submitted by: Lynn Incardona, HR Associate, Human Resources

WNYTR & CUE Host Racial Healing Circles Workshop

The National Federation for Just Communities (NFJC) of Western New York led a racial healing circle workshop for students in the college’s Western New York Teacher Residency (WNYTR) program on October 25.

NFJC President Rene Petties-Jones and NFJC Youth and Community Engagement Director Kenneth Vargas, presented the benefits of racial healing circles for K-12 students and practical steps for teacher residents to implement these circles in their classrooms. Residents had the opportunity to participate in their own racial healing circles and explore concepts of personal identity, racial stereotyping and conflict resolution. This unique event brought together cohorts of the WNYTR program, with some residents just starting the program and others already serving as full-time teacher assistants in Buffalo partner schools. 

This event was co-hosted by the Western New York Teacher Residency Program and the Center for Urban Education and is part of a monthly series to promote connections between teacher residents and the local community.

Submitted by: Christyn Sullivan, graduate assistant, Teacher Education and Leadership

Lunch Updates: An Event for Faculty

In November, Academic Affairs is hosting two lunch events for faculty. We will discuss some new resources for teaching, but mostly, this is an opportunity for faculty to come together for a meal on campus. We will provide lunch, but participants can bring their own as well.

Syllabus Refresh! New Resources for Syllabi Construction (TODAY!!!)

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022 at Noon, in the Old Main Faculty/Staff Lounge

Many faculty have been teaching tried-and-true courses for years, while others are developing new courses for next semester. In either case, it’s a good idea to visit the Inclusive Syllabus developed by faculty and staff as part of inclusive teaching faculty development over the past 2 ½ years. This syllabus is a template containing all relevant information above your course, department or discipline-specific content, to help students feel welcome in your class and succeed academically. You can copy any and all language from the syllabus, or use it as a template for building a new syllabus for your course. In this Lunch Update, Dr. Jenn Lodi-Smith describes the important features of this syllabus, and answers additional questions on syllabus construction and resources available to faculty and students.

Lunch Update: Easy Course Video

Tuesday, November 29th, 2022 at Noon, in the Old Main Faculty/Staff Lounge

With Panopto, D2L now has a simple but effective toolset for recording and sharing video with (and between) students.  No more hassle with Google Drive or YouTube! In this Lunch Update, COLI staff will quickly demonstrate Panopto (it doesn’t take long!) and answer any questions about it and video for academics, generally.

Please RSVP for either or both events on our Faculty Development Event page!

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, Instructional Designer, COLI