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Campus Candids

It’s beginning to look a lot like Griffmas on the Canisius campus! On Wednesday night, members of the Student Programming Board lit this 20 foot, Frasier Fir Christmas tree that now stands tall in Bart Mitchell Quad. The annual tree lighting event also included student carolers and hot cocoa for all.

Thanks to President Steve Stoute and his Christmas elves for helping to ‘flip the switch’ on this year’s beautiful Christmas tree.

This year’s tree came from the Arboretum on the Blue Hill, in Springville NY.

Submitted by: University Communications

Canisius in the News

The multimedia organization Big Think interviewed Philosophy Professor Philip Reed, PhD, about his newly-published research, “Discrimination Against the Dying.”

Originally published in the Journal of Medical Ethics, Reed’s research argues that discrimination against the dying is a unique and important kind of discrimination that differs from discrimination against the old (ageism) and the disabled (ableism).

Click here to read the story published by Big Think. The article was published alongside six commentaries, with a response by Reed.

Open Forum for Director of Public Safety

The Search Committee for the Director of Public Safety has been busy interviewing candidates for this important role and has selected three finalists. We invite you to an open forum to meet the selected finalists next week. The dates are:

Tuesday, December 12
Wednesday, December 13
Thursday, December 14

*Click on the dates above to add to your digital calendar.

Each open forum will take place from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge or the Richard E. Winter Student Center. The finalists will introduce themselves and provide a short presentation, followed by approximately 45 minutes for members of the campus community to ask questions. At the conclusion of each open forum, we will ask attendees to complete a short evaluation.

We hope you will join us for this opportunity to meet the finalists for the Director of Public Safety!

Submitted by: Shana Richardson, director, New Buffalo Institute

Nominate an Employee of Distinction

Nominate a co-worker for a job well done by completing the Employee of Distinction nomination form here. Please have all submissions completed no later than the end of the day on Friday, December 8. Four employees of distinction will be selected for the months of September-December. 

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.

Once a decision is made for the months of September-December, the Employee of Distinction will be featured in The Dome.  Contact Lynn Incardona in the Human Resources Department at Ext. 2240 with any questions.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, projects assistant

Podcast Studio Revamped


COLI, in collaboration with the Media Center, has revamped the Digital Media Labs Podcast Studio!

New lights and bookshelves makes the room much more relaxed and inviting, while a new control system makes using the Podcast Studio easier than ever!  Take a look below (click on an image to expand it):


While the room is set up for up to four individuals, you can have several more in the room at the same time.

Additionally, the Podcast Studio is great for alternatives to traditional student projects and even for course resources or materials!

Interested? Check out the Podcasting at Canisius University Wiki page or contact COLI for more information!

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, Instructional Designer, COLI