Canisius faculty and staff served up a Thanksgiving feast for students at the annual sit-down dinner on Tuesday this week. The event is hosted by the Residence Hall Association and gives thanks to students – for all their hard work, in and out of the classroom.
Pictured (l-r): Denise Flannery, Controller’s Office and Linda Walleshauser, Human Resources; President Steve Stoute and Alison Stoute; Lisa Liotta, Athletics and Danielle Ianni, Enrollment Management
The Office of Student Records & Financial Services is pleased to welcome the following new employees:
Scott Badman is the new assistant director of Student Records & Financial Services. He joins the college from Bryant & Stratton, where he was a financial aid advisor and school certifying official. He has many years of experience with students utilizing VA education benefits, as well as assisting all students with navigating the financial aid process. Scott has a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and fFinance from Hilbert College.
In addition to Scott, Erick Jones joined the Student Records and Financial Services team as a financial aid and customer service specialist. Erick started on October 24.
Danielle Pagano is also a new customer service specialist in the Office of Student Records and Financial Services. She started work November 10.
Welcome to Canisius College!
Submitted by: Lynn Incardona, associate, Human Resources
Wil Green, director of the Center for Urban Education (CUE), hosted a Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework (CRSE) workshop for students in the college’s Western New York Teacher Residency (WNYTR) program on November 15. This New York State initiative focuses on four major principles for educators to incorporate into their classroom practice: A welcoming and affirming classroom environment; high expectations and rigorous instruction; inclusive curriculum and assessment; and ongoing professional learning. Green has led several CRSE professional development sessions for local school districts, most recently at Allendale Elementary in the West Seneca Central School District.
In addition to introducing CRSE and expected student outcomes, Green encouraged teacher residents to focus on practical applications for CRSE in their curriculum planning and relationship-building with students and their families.
This event concluded a monthly series of learning and professional development opportunities for WNYTR students, which included a neighborhood walking tour and a racial healing circles workshop earlier in the semester. These WNYTR-sponsored events will resume in the spring.
Submitted by: Christyn Sullivan, Graduate Assistant, Teacher Education and Leadership
Please note that the Jazz Ensemble Concert scheduled for Friday, November 18 has been rescheduled to Friday, December 2, 2022 with a unique start time of 8:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public! Please contact the Director of ArtsCanisius, Professor Yvonne Widenor, if you have any questions about this or future ArtsCanisius events at email@example.com
Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, Assistant Professor and Program Director, Art History and Music Programs, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures
The Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation (ABEC) Department, in cooperation with the SPCA of Erie County, has welcomed five foster kittens to the Margaret L. Wendt Animal Behavior Lab in Science Hall. Kittens on Campus is part of ABEC 220: Animal Learning lab class instructed by Dr. Maura Tyrrell, experiential learning coordinator for ABEC.
The morning training sessions include teaching the kittens to walk into a carrier on their own and completing a small agility course, which makes them attractive adoption candidates and encourages positive relationships with humans that will help kittens transition to their new families. Stress and anxiety attached to catching and putting cats in a carrier are major reasons why cats are seen less often by veterinarians. For these kittens, there will be no stress or anxiety, as they will choose to enter the carrier by themselves!
The lab windows will be unfrosted during training and enrichment sessions, and the campus community is invited to view the sessions during the times listed below.
The kittens will be on campus until Dec 8 (with the exception Nov 23-27), and will then be available for adoption. If you are interested in adopting a kitten, please contact Dr. Tyrrell at firstname.lastname@example.org.