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Campus Candids

A little rain couldn’t dampen the excitement of Move-In Day 2023 on Wednesday, August 23 when Canisius welcomed the Class of 2027. The incoming class includes more than 600 first-year and transfer students – and marks the institution’s largest group of new Griffs in the last three years. The Class of 2027 is also comprised of 53 legacy students, whose parents or grandparents have graduated from Canisius, and several international and exchange students who hail from countries across the globe such as Australia, France, Germany, Nepal, Nigeria, South Korea and Spain.

Thanks to the efforts of Student Life and our student-athletes (below) – who lent so many helping hands – so that Move-In Day could go smoothly for students and their families.

Demonstrating that Canisius truly is one family, President Steve Stoute, his wife, Alison and their daughters, joined the Move-In Day activities (below) meeting and greeting with new students and their families, as they moved into their home-away-from-home in Bosch and Frisch Halls.

Wednesday’s Move-In Day was followed on Thursday with New Student Convocation, an annual tradition for the campus community to collectively celebrate and embrace our newest Griffs and their families. As part of the celebration, faculty and staff lined the entrance to the gym in the Koessler Athletic Center to cheer on the new students as they entered and provide a show of support as they begin their academic journey (below).

Submitted by: University Communications

Canisius in the News

Move-In Day 2023 garnered the attention of the local media, which came to campus to capture the first class of Canisius University students unloading, unpacking and setting up their residence hall rooms. Channel 2 and the Buffalo News also spoke with President Steve Stoute about the excitement of a new academic year.

Associate Professor of Economics and Finance Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, spoke with The Buffalo News for two separate business stories related to Buffalo Niagara’s job market. In an August 22 article, titled “Local Unemployment Remains Low,” Golebiewski indicated that previously retired workers “may be returning to the workforce following a steep rise in prices over the past two years.” In August 17 article, titled “Buffalo Niagara Region’s Job Count Rose 2.7% in July,” Golebiewski noted that though a lack of available workers continues to dampen the region’s overall job growth, manufacturing is holding its own, “which is generally a good sign of the economy as a whole.”

Submitted by: University Communications

Invitation to Attend the MSCHE Campus Forum

Canisius is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and this accreditation is essential for Canisius to access U.S. Department of Education Title IV funding (federal financial aid, including PELL grants, GI Bill) and state funding (including TAP, HEOP, Bundy Aid, HECap grants) that afford so many of our students the opportunity to attend Canisius. Last fall, we initiated the reaccreditation process by identifying our team members, attending trainings and developing the self-study design.

The next step of our reaccreditation process is a visit by our Middle States Vice President Liaison, Dr. Anne Wahl. She will hold an open forum for faculty, staff and students on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, from 12:30 – 1:30 pm in the Science Hall Commons, which is the beginning of our critical self-study process. This process will require involvement across all areas of the university, so broad participation will facilitate a comprehensive and inclusive self-study report.

If your schedule permits, we strongly encourage you to make arrangements to join the open forum.

Submitted by: Office of the President

New Campus Projects

It’s been another busy summer on campus with several projects completed in time for the first day of classes. Thank you to the Facilities Management team for all of their hard work!

Demske Sports Complex

Check out the new turf!  The Demske Sports Complex was covered with 123,00 square feet of A-Turf, a multi-purpose, all-weather synthetic playing surface that is virtually unaffected by adverse weather conditions.

Science Hall 3rd Floor

The Office of Admissions has a new home on the 3rd floor of Science Hall.  Stop in and see the updated office and meeting spaces, reception area and lounge for students and families. The Offices of Marketing and University Communications have also moved to the 3rd floor.

Economou Dining Hall

There’s a new look in the Dining Hall just in time for the start of the semester.  Summer renovations include new kitchen equipment, furniture, and digital signage over all stations which provides daily menu items, nutrition information and sustainability icons.  A fully renovated Global Kitchen Station features a diverse menu of international cuisine and healthy options.

Market at Old Main

The Market at Old Main was completely renovated including new flooring, ceiling, lighting, signage, equipment and furniture.  In addition to your favorite snacks, soups and grab-and-go salads and sandwiches, you can now enjoy a make-to-order taco bar!

Located on the lower level of Old Main, hours are Monday-Thursday from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Submitted by:  University Communications

Professional Development Fall Series

The Office of Human Resources is pleased to announce its continued partnership with Lindsey Zajac from Career Partners International to offer a virtual professional development series this semester!

This program is open to all faculty and staff who may be interested in any of the topics throughout the semester.

Fall Schedule

Session 1: Improving your Emotional Intelligence through Self-Awareness

Tuesday, September 19 – 10:00 -11:00 a.m.

Session 2: Stress Reduction for the Busy Professional

Tuesday, October 17 – 2:00 -3:00 p.m.

Session 3: Resolving Conflict and Mastering Difficult Conversations

Tuesday, November 14 – 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Session 4: Navigating Procrastination and Managing Your Time Effectively

Thursday, December 7 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Program Description-Session 1-Improving Your Emotional Intelligence Through Self-Awareness

Success in our professional and personal lives is largely dependent on having a good amount of emotional intelligence, also known as EQ. In fact, 90% of top performers also have high EQ. According to Dr. Travis Bradberry, “Emotional Intelligence is the ability to recognize emotions in yourself and others, and your ability to use this awareness to manage your behavior and relationships.” Some of the characteristics of people with high emotional intelligence include, the ability to remain calm under pressure, the ability to effectively manage conflict, the ability to be empathetic to team members, and the ability to be thoughtful decision-makers. The good news is emotional intelligence skills can be improved with a strong commitment to increased self-awareness and a willingness to make small behavior changes.

Self-Awareness is integral to improving our Emotional Intelligence. Research suggests that when we see ourselves clearly, we are more confident and creative. We make sounder decisions, build stronger relationships, and communicate more effectively. We are better workers who get more promotions and we’re more effective leaders with more-satisfied employees.

Tuesday, September 19 – 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

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Meeting ID: 951 571 9440
Passcode: 9409

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Registration is not required and you can participate in any of the sessions that interest you. Watch for additional information regarding future sessions each month. Please contact the Office of Human Resources with any questions at Ext. 2240.

Submitted by: Linda M. Walleshauser, SPHR-SHRM-CP, associate vice president, Human Resources & Compliance