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5th Annual Appreciation Luncheon

The Office of Human Resources is pleased to present the fifth annual Faculty & Staff Appreciation Lunch. As our community reconnects and prepares for the start of the fall semester, we also look forward to celebrating the arrival of President Steve Stoute to Canisius College! The luncheon will take place in the Economou Dining Hall on Wednesday, August 17 from Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Please join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of last year, look forward to the new academic year ahead, and take some time to enjoy each other’s company.

Please RSVP here or to Bethany Voorhees at voorheeb@canisius.edu by Thursday, August 11.

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

5th Annual Faculty Staff Appreciation Luncheon

The Office of Human Resources is pleased to present the fifth annual Faculty & Staff Appreciation Lunch. As our community reconnects and prepares for the start of the fall semester, we also look forward to celebrating the arrival of President Steve Stoute to Canisius College! The luncheon will take place in the Economou Dining Hall on Wednesday, August 17 from Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Please join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of last year, look forward to the new academic year ahead, and take some time to enjoy each other’s company.

Please RSVP here or to Bethany Voorhees at voorheeb@canisius.edu by Thursday, August 11.

We hope you can make it!

 

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

The Fourth Annual Appreciation Lunch is Today!

The Fourth Annual Appreciation Lunch is being held today in the Economou Dining Hall. If you did not RSVP and would like to join the lunch today, please email Bethany at voorheeb@canisius.edu to see if there are more spots available.

Please come to the lunch with your mask on, and once you are seated at your table, you may remove your mask, kick back, and enjoy! See you there!

Submitted by: Bethany Vorhees, executive associate to the president

Fourth Annual Employee Appreciation Lunch

The Fourth Annual Appreciation Lunch will be held on Wednesday, August 4 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in the Economou Dining Hall.

Please RSVP here by tomorrow, July 22.

Submitted by: Bethany Vorhees, executive associate to the president

4th Annual Staff and Faculty Appreciation Lunch

The Fourth Annual Appreciation Lunch will be held on Wednesday, August 4 from 12:00 –1:00 p.m. in the Economou Dining Hall.

Please RSVP here by Thursday, July 22nd.

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

President’s Office Hosts Appreciation Lunch

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The Fourth Annual Appreciation Lunch will be held on Wednesday, August 4 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in the Economou Dining Hall.

Please RSVP here by Thursday, July 22nd.

 

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

President’s Office Hosts Appreciation Lunch

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The Fourth Annual Appreciation Lunch will be held on Wednesday, August 4 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in the Economou Dining Hall.

Kindly RSVP here by Thursday, July 22nd.

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

Employee Appreciation Lunch

Members of the Admissions team gather for the Employee Appreciation Lunch. (L-R) Matt Kwiatkowki, assistant director of undergraduate admissions, Jack Neitz, admissions counselor, Ian Day, vice president for enrollment management and Justin Rogers, director of undergraduate enrollment.

The Economou Dining Hall was packed with college employees who gathered for the 3rd annual Employee Appreciation Lunch on Wednesday, August 14. Guests enjoyed a picnic lunch of hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, potato salad and ice cream for dessert. The event was hosted by President John Hurley.

(L-R) Mike Hayes, director, campus ministry; Kaitlyn Buehlmann, associate campus minister and Lauren Carlin, graduate assistant, campus ministry.

Pictured above left: (left row, front to back) Gwen Baggs Ito, marketing copywriter, Suli Lyon, Canisius Fund coordinator and Matt Gorczyca, assistant director, Canisius Fund. Right row, front to back: Courtney Sullivan, Leadership giving officer, Canisius Fund and Summer Handzlik, director, Canisius Fund.

Pictured above right: (L-R) Chuck Wigley, PhD, professor emeritus of communication studies; Robert Butler, PhD, professor emeritus of English and Walter Sharrow, PhD, professor emeritus of history.

Submitted by: College Communications

Employee Engagement Team

We are looking new members of the employee engagement team to promote continuous engagement opportunities as we move into 2018. The team will meet every other month for one hour. Take this opportunity to share your insights and work in collaboration with other colleagues!

Our Employee Engagement Team has been working diligently in developing recommendations for improvements based on the engagement survey administered in December 2016.

This engagement team was formed to further review the results and recommend new initiatives that would help improve employee engagement at Canisius. These initiatives are categorized in four critical areas:

  • Recognition and appreciation of employees
  • Communication
  • Building trust
  • Professional development

You see many new initiatives introduced including Blue and Gold Fridays, employee recognition programs, increased leadership communications, the employee appreciation luncheon, enhanced training and development opportunities and additional health and wellness events.

Our leadership team is committed to administering the survey annually to enhance our engagement strategies and measure our progress. Our next survey is scheduled for after Thanksgiving.

Please RSVP to Linda Walleshauser at walleshl@canisius.edu if you are interested in participating.

Submitted by: Linda Walleshauser, associate vice president, Human Resources and Compliance

 

 

RSVP for Summer Faculty Development Week

The Sign-Up Sheet for the Summer Faculty Development Week (SFDW) is now Live! Click here to go to the SFDW page and sign-up now!

A few of the highlights:

  • Information Technology for Faculty
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Collaborative Annotation via Hypothes.is
  • Diversifying the Library Collections
  • Self-Care and Wellness
  • QPR Suicide Prevention Training
  • Classroom Technology
  • Mission and Identity
  • Grant Incubator
  • Introductory R Workshop

Other Community activities happening during SFDW include the Employee Luncheon (click here to RSVP separately) and the Canisius Women’s Soccer team will kick off the season versus St. Francis Brooklyn at the Demske Sports Center!

Take a Break from Your Busy Schedule

If you haven’t already, make plans now to attend the college’s second annual Appreciation Picnic. Set for Tuesday, July 31, from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in the Economou Dining Hall, the event serves as a great opportunity to enjoy lunch with friends and colleagues from across campus. Prior to lunch, a Mass in honor of the Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola will be offered by Rev.

Fr. Lynch will offer a short mass prior to the lunch at 11:30 a.m. on July 31 in honor of St. Ignatius Loyola in Christ the King Chapel.

This year, guests will be treated to a unique menu that offers hints of Hawaiian flare and includes Huli Huli chicken, homemade pineapple coleslaw, potato salad and fresh corn-on-the-cob.  For dessert?  Everyone’s favorite – soft-serve ice cream!

RSVPs are kindly requested by today, Wednesday, July 25.  You can do so by choosing one of the following options below or by contacting Human Resources Assistant Mary Braun at Ext. 2240 (braun5@canisius.edu).

 

Submitted by: Mary Braun, assistant, Human Resources

Read Student Testimonials on Successful Faculty & Staff Campaign

With a 22 percent increase over last year in participation by current faculty and staff and more than $500,000 donated in 2014-15, Canisius celebrated its faculty and staff donors at the annual Faculty & Staff Donor Thank You Luncheon on Wednesday, March 31.

In total, 302 current, former, and retired faculty and staff made contributions this year in support of the Canisius Fund, endowed scholarships, and/or capital projects. “While gifts to the Faculty & Staff Campaign support virtually all areas of campus, it is our 4,181 students who benefit most,” shared Walter Sharrow, PhD, professor emeritus of history, and co-chair of the faculty and staff campaign. “Our philanthropy supports the educational experiences that are part of the Jesuit tradition of academic rigor for our students.”

At the luncheon, Emily Dorward ’17, Megan Teed ’17, and Angel Saldivar ’18, whose pictures have been featured in this year’s campaign materials, as well as on the Faculty & Staff Recognition Wall, shared what about their Canisius education they are most thankful for and expressed their sincere appreciation to the donors for making their Canisius education possible.

“The Jesuit values that define the Canisius experience have shaped my life in the way I know it,” expressed Dorward. “I strive every day to live as a woman with and for others.” Teed shared her appreciation for the opportunity to serve the community with people she loves while Saldivar thanked donors for the institutional aid he receives. “If I did not receive the assistance that I did, I would not have been able to attend Canisius and receive the rich education that is offered,” said Saldivar. “As a first-generation college student, this opportunity means everything to me.”

President John J. Hurley also spoke at the luncheon, conveying his sincere appreciation to faculty and staff donors for their added measure of commitment by giving to Canisius.

With less than two months to go in this year’s campaign, there is still time to support your favorite academic department or campus initiative. Please consider joining your colleagues in making a gift to Canisius today at canisius.edu/faculty-staff.

Thank you for all that YOU do each and every day to make a Canisius education possible for our students.

Submitted by: Summer Handzlik, assistant director, Canisius Fund