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Campus Candids

Students, faculty and staff gave thanks for the companionship of their furry, feathery, four-legged (and otherwise) friends at Campus Ministry’s “Blessing of the Animals.”

Services were held in Christ the King Chapel in observance of the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi – the patron saint of animals.

Submitted by: University Communications

National PA Appreciation Week Approaching

Each year, the nation celebrates physician assistants, and their contributions to improved health access and outcomes. National PA Day was initially celebrated October 6, 1987, in honor of the 20th anniversary of the first graduating class of physician assistants. Eugene A. Stead, Jr., MD, who is credited with founding the profession, was born October 6. It has since grown into a week of celebration from October 6 -12 each year.

In honor of our Jesuit values and call to serve, we honor this week at Canisius by hosting our annual Health Equity Week. Stay tuned for the amazing work our students are doing to serve our local communities as outlined in the flyer.

Oh, and feel free to hug your PA this week!

Submitted by: Aimee Larson, Program Director, PA Studies

AI & Coursework Faculty Lunch

The AI and Society Initiative and the College of Arts and Sciences are co-sponsoring a lunch for Canisius University faculty on Wednesday, October 18 at 12:00 noon in the Old Main Faculty/Staff Lounge.

This is an opportunity for faculty to take stock of where we are so far with generative artificial intelligence in our courses, assignments, pedagogy, and plans.  It is a great opportunity to learn from colleagues, or together devise lessons and assessment appropriate for the Generative AI era!

Submitted by: Dr. Jennifer Desiderio, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Men’s and Women’s Basketball Hosting Open Practice

Fans of the Canisius men’s and women’s basketball programs can catch a first glimpse of the 2023-24 Golden Griffin rosters on Tuesday, October 10, when the Athletic Department hosts an open practice from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., at the Koessler Athletic Center.

Current and potential season ticket holders, donors to the Canisius Blue & Gold Fund and Canisius faculty and staff will be able to watch both the men’s and women’s teams practice, and then have the chance to meet and interact with student-athletes and members of both teams’ coaching staffs. The event will get underway at 6:00  p.m., when the women’s team takes the floor, followed by the men’s team at 6:45 p.m. The meet-and-greet session with the men’s basketball team will take place while the women’s team is on the floor, and then the women’s team will be available to meet with those in attendance after they conclude their practice session.

Admission to this event is free of charge, and drinks and light refreshments will be provided. Representatives from the Canisius ticket office will be on hand that night to distribute season tickets to those fans who have already renewed their seats for the upcoming 2023-24 season. Fans can also purchase season tickets for the 2023-24 season at the event, as well.

To renew or purchase season tickets in advance, fans are encouraged to CLICK HERE to buy online, or call Todd Hummel in the Canisius ticket office at (716) 888-TIXX.

Submitted by: Matt Reitnour, Associate Athletic Director – Communications

Professional Development Opportunities

Please plan to join us on Monday, October 23 for a Zoom session to learn more about professional development opportunities available to all faculty and staff through the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.

Canisius University has made this investment in a membership to BNP to expand on our current leadership development program.  Liz Benkovich, vice president of member engagement and development for the BNP, will provide an update on the many opportunities including the BN 360 series for young professionals, DEI seminars, advocacy alerts and ongoing professional networking opportunities throughout the region.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 854 0864 9555

Passcode: 450271

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Please contact the Office of Human Resources with any questions.

Submitted by: Linda M. Walleshauser, SPHR-SHRM-CP, Associate Vice President for Human Resources & Compliance