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Submit Your Nominations

The Office of Alumni Engagement is accepting nominations for the Koessler Distinguished Faculty Award and Distinguished Senior Awards. The deadline for each is Friday, March 3.

Both nominations can be submitted online here. The awards will be presented on the Friday before Commencement.

The Distinguished Faculty Award recognizes outstanding faculty members of Canisius College. To qualify a faculty member must:

  • Be a full-time faculty member of the college
  • Have served in that capacity at the college for at least three years
  • Be distinguished for contributions to the academic world and teaching excellence

The Distinguished Senior Award shall be presented to seniors who have distinguished themselves through leadership roles and involvement with the college. In order to qualify a senior must be in good academic standing and have distinguished him or herself through leadership roles and involvement with the college.

Please contact Cecelia Gotham, or 888-2758, if you have any questions.

Submitted by: Cecelia Gotham, director, Alumni Engagement

Get Involved with Campus Sustainability

Everyone is welcome to join with our spring 2023 Laudato Si’ campus sustainability initiative!

This semester we will identify short-term, mid-range, and long-term actions for a three-year plan of coordinated activity around two pillars – resource use (plastics, energy, food, paper) and nature-friendly initiatives (birds, pollinators, plants) both within the focus of our campus and local community.

All of our meetings will take place in Old Main 108 on:

  • Friday, February 17 at 3pm
  • Tuesday, March 14 at 4pm
  • Monday, April 24 at 4pm

Feel free to bring an interested friend or two and lots of ideas!

Submitted by: Jennifer Lodi-Smith, AVPAA & Professor, Psychology

Leticia Banks Basket Raffle Now Open

We are pleased to share that we have completed the website for purchasing tickets for the basket raffle being held to raise money to support the recovery of Leticia Banks.

Leticia remains hospitalized as her physicians continue monitoring her progress and the long road to recovery. Leticia still relies on significant medical care and interventions. However, recently a few of Leticia’s friends were able to visit with her and her family at the hospital. This visitation opportunity was a notable marker on her recuperation journey.

This website provides a vehicle for individuals who want to offer financial support to Leticia and her family as they embark on a significant rehabilitation process. If you would like to donate funds to this effort but do not wish to participate in the basket raffle, there is an option on the website to donate.

Individuals who want to purchase raffle tickets can place their orders online, pick up their tickets, and deposit them in the raffle pools for the baskets they are interested in winning. Once purchased, your raffle tickets can be picked up in OM-102 between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Winners will be drawn on March 1; ticket purchases will be closed at noon on February 28.

Thank you all for considering supporting Leticia and her family through this initiative.

Submitted by: Harold Fields, EdD, vice president, Student Affairs

Celebration of Scholarship

We are happy to announce an update to the Celebration of Scholarship event! Save the date: Wednesday, April 26 from 4:00 – 6:30p.m. Location to be announced– stay tuned to The Dome and the COLI Blog!

If you are interested in having your scholarship celebrated by colleagues and friends, fill out the Google Form linked here.

Please fill out the form by Tuesday, April 18th.

Wine, beer, and light appetizers will be provided.

D2L: Using Release Conditions

Did you know that you can prevent students from accessing a course activity until they complete another activity or show mastery of some material?

This simple method of interactivity can be useful for a wide range of scenarios:

  • Providing an extra module to help students that struggled with a topic/quiz
  • Prevent students from accessing the discussion until they have completed the reading
  • Assigning different project directions to different groups or sections
  • Ensuring that students complete modules or lessons before they continue on to the next lesson
  • Having students re-affirm their commitment to academic integrity before taking a quiz/exam

Here are COLI’s tutorials on setting up and using release conditions:

These tutorials can also be found in the D2L Self-Paced Training for Faculty and Staff at the bottom of the course management section.