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Canisius in the News

The Buffalo News recently featured a story on the college’s physician assistant studies program and its efforts to address a shortage of workers and diversity in Western New York healthcare programs. Click here to read the story.

Submitted by: College Communications

Strategic Planning & Prioritization Survey

On Thursday afternoon, the Strategic Planning and Prioritization Committee held a forum in which we presented the draft of the strategic pillars and some bulleted objectives for each.  We also presented several cross-cutting themes that exist within each pillar that you won’t see explicitly referenced. These include Jesuit mission; Diversity, equity, and inclusion; Athletics as a vehicle for education, campus culture, engagement, enrollment; Sustainability–both environmental and institutional; Enrollment and retention; and Financial stability and resources (grants, fundraising, scholarships, etc.). We then asked attendees to provide feedback  on our pillars and objectives.

For anyone who could not attend, we wanted to provide the opportunity to contribute at this stage of the process by commenting on our draft pillars and some objectives.  We have created a survey to collect objectives from any member of the community.  The survey is available at  Responses are completely anonymous, so the survey is limited to the Canisius community (please note that you are required be logged into your google drive through Canisius).  The survey will remain open through 5pm on Wednesday,  March 8th.

Thank you for considering contributing.

Chair: Sara Morris, Vice President for Academic Affairs

Vice-Chair: Ron Haberer, Controller

Vice-Chair: Joshua Russell, Associate Professor, ABEC

Tim Balkin, Vice President for Business and Finance

Jim Goldstein, Associate Professor, Accounting

Amo Kubeyinje, Director of Graduate Admissions

Aimee Larson, Clinical Assistant Professor and Chair, Physician Assistant Studies

Jonathan Lawrence, Associate Professor, Religious Studies and Theology (Faculty Senate Chair)

Lisa Liotta, Senior Associate Athletics Director

Tanya Loughead, Professor, Philosophy

Sandy Miller, Director of Government and Foundation Relations

Linda Walleshauser, Associate Vice President for Human Resources

Bennie Williams, Assistant Dean and Director of the Multicultural Student Center

Liaison: Erica Sammarco, Associate Vice President and Assistant to the President

Liaison: Lauren Young, Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness

Submitted by: Amy Beiter, curriculum and student support project associate, Academic Affairs

Stress Less Day

As part of Stress Less Day on campus, Tara McPherson, a corporate wellness consultant at Lawley Benefits Group and Michelle Carbery, senior corporate wellness specialist at Independent Health, will present over lunch and refreshments for faculty and staff on Wednesday, March 22 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in Regis Room.

Registration is limited to 80 participants and will be collected on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Please RSVP to Bethany Voorhees at by Wednesday, March 15, and provide any dietary restrictions if applicable.

Click here to add this event to your digital calendar.

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

March TIAA Webinars and Counseling Sessions

Get your finances in check with the help of webinars offered by TIAA for the month of March.  Take a look at the list for days, times and how to register to attend. Click here to get started!

Additionally, Ed Haspett, Canisius’ TIAA representative, will be on campus in the Library Conference Room on Wednesday, March 15. Appointments can be made by going to

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

Screencast-O-Matic Changing to ScreenPal

Many faculty use Screencast-O-Matic, provided through our Canisius College license. It’s an easy-to-use video recorder and editor with a few more features than Panopto’s (also excellent) onboard video tools.

In the next several weeks, Screencast-O-Matic is changing its name to ScreenPal, although they indicate that this will have little effect on users. So don’t be surprised, when next you update your app, that the name has changed.

This might be a good time to experiment with Panopto’s onboard recorder, if you have not done so. For many faculty who make few or no edits to their videos, it’s much faster than using a separate app to record and edit videos that are going in front of your students via D2L-Panopto, anyway.

However, if you stick with Screencast-O-Matic/ScreenPal, this is a good time to remember to regularly update your Screencast-O-Matic/ScreenPal app! This ensures that it will continue to run smoothly on your PC or Mac. To update the app:

Click the ? icon in the upper right of your Screencast-O-Matic dashboard. On the subsequent dialog box, you’ll see that it’s time to update the app:

Simply click download, and when the dialog indicates it’s ready to use, restart your Screencast-O-Matic app to move to the updated version. If you’d like, you can verify that you have the latest version: