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Employee of Distinction Nominations

Nominate a co-worker for a job well done for the month of February by completing the Employee of Distinction nomination form here. Please have all submissions completed no later than the end of the day on Wednesday, February 22.

The Employee of Distinction program provides an excellent opportunity to show appreciation and support for co-workers and to reward them for all they do. The application will request an explanation as to why a candidate is worthy of the award. A list of factors to consider when submitting a nomination include the nominee’s history of accomplishments, level of determination, motivation, and interpersonal skills.

The information provided in the application will be used to make a fair and objective selection. Upon supervisor approval, the Employee Engagement Team reviews all nominations and votes each month.

Once a decision is made for February, the Employee of Distinction will be featured in The Dome.  Contact the Human Resources Department at Ext. 2240 or Bethany Voorhees in the President’s Office at Ext. 2100 with any questions.

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

Griffs Dress for Success

The Career Development Office is hosting a pop-up shop for professional clothing on March 8.  We are requesting faculty and staff donations!

Submitted by: Eileen Abbatoy, director, Career Development, Griff Fair for Student Success


Celebration of Scholarship – Update

We are happy to announce an update to the Celebration of Scholarship event! Save the date: Wednesday, April 26th from 4:00 –  6:30 p.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 18.

Wine, beer and light appetizers will be provided.

Reminder to Go Move!

We are now finishing up Week 2 of the Go Move Challenge! It’s not too late to join and back-track your minutes – register for the challenge here.  Please see below for the full details.

For those who have already been participating, we would love to hear from you. Share your story by emailing us a photo of you participating in one of your favorite fitness activities, provide some reasons why you enjoy it, share how many years you have participated in the Go Move Challenge, and any other positive outcomes you have experienced from participating in the Go Move Challenge so far. You can email this to either Lynn ( or Bethany (

Go Move Challenge Details:

Calling all faculty and staff at Canisius College to join other Jesuit institutions in the 11th annual Go Move Challenge by recording your minutes of intentional physical activity that gets the heart pumping to determine which Jesuit institution is the most active. The challenge runs from February 1 – February 28, so make sure to get registered so you can begin tracking your minutes right away. Stay tuned to the Dome for fitness suggestions throughout the month of February to help you stay motivated!

Awards go to the university that tracks the most minutes, the university that averages the highest number of minutes per participant, and the university with the highest average number of minutes per region.

Canisius College faculty and staff also have a chance to win a $50 gift card to the Canisius Bookstore. If faculty and staff meet the goal of at least 600 minutes for the month of February with at least 150 minutes per week of intentional, heart-pumping exercise, their name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win. According to the American Heart Association, it is recommended that you fit in at least 150 minutes of heart-pumping physical activity every week.


  • Register here, even if you participated last year
  • Click the “LOG IN / REGISTER” button on the top menu bar
  • In the “REGISTER” box, enter your university email address and other required information, including your university
  • In the “Division/College” box, click on your division/college (ie School of Law, School of Ed, Student Life, Provost Office…) from the drop down. If you don’t see your Division/College, choose “Other” and enter the name of yours
  • Click the “SUBMIT” button when finished
  • You will receive a confirmation email with your user email and password


  • Starting February 1, visit org
  • Click the “LOG IN / REGISTER” button on the top menu bar
  • In the “LOG IN” box, enter your email address and password
  • In the “LOG MY WORKOUT” box, select the intensity of your workout and description and enter the number of minutes, and select a single date or date range for logging multiple days
  • Click the “LOG IT” button when finished
  • Users can delete minutes that were entered in error


  • Challenge runs from February 1 – 28. Minutes will not be accepted after challenge ends.
  • Get inspired and motivated by creating a team of up to 4 (including yourself) to compete against other teams at your university to see which one averages the most number of minutes!
  • Use the Go Move Challenge social media sites to share photos, tag photos #GoMoveChallenge
  • Open the mobile-friendly challenge website from your phone’s browser to enter minutes on the go!
  • Read the challenge FAQ at
  • Learn more by watching the video at

If you have any questions, please contact Bethany Voorhees, executive associate to the president, at or 716-888-2100 or Lynn Incardona, HR Associate at or 716-888-2246.

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

Faculty Meetup Series

Faculty Meetups are back in force this Spring Semester! Come join fellow colleagues and discuss the following topics:

  • Student Research
  • Tik Tok Boom! Using TikToks in a Political Science Classroom
  • A Discussion on Artificial Intelligence focused on ChatGPT
  • Time Management
  • and Student Athletics

These meetups are meant to be conversational in style, so make sure you bring a question or two (and an appetite)!

The first meetup, Student Research, will be on Monday, March 13th at 1:00PM in the Old Main Faculty Lounge. Lunch will be served!

To RSVP for this Meetup and other Meetups, fill out the Faculty Development Opportunities Form located here. More detailed information on the Meetups will be available on the Form as well.

Stay tuned to the Dome and the COLI Blog for more updates!