The Dome Returns to its Daily Schedule on January 19

The Dome’s daily schedule will resume with the start of classes on Tuesday, January 19. You won’t want to miss that issue, as the start of the new semester will bring with it a new and improved Dome.

The updated version will be more user-friendly and better align with the look and feel of the recently-launched brand. And while your favorites will remain (Campus Candids and In the News), the redesigned Dome will also include a few new features.

Stay tuned….

Submitted by: Marketing and Communication

Michael Colquhoun, PhD, passed away on January 8

Our dear friend and colleague Michael Colquhoun, PhD, passed away on Friday, January 8. Mike was a well-known composer, arranger, performer of the flute and teacher who was active in the Canisius and greater Buffalo communities. His courses in global and Afrocentric music were very popular with Canisius students and he was the recipient of an excellence in teaching award.

Mike performed regularly on campus and throughout the Buffalo area in various musical groups, including Los Caribes, a Latin-American ensemble he headed. He had a number of his works published and made recordings of his own music and with Los Caribes, all of which were critically well received. Recently, to mark an important artistic anniversary, a retrospective concert of his compositions was performed in the Montante Cultural Center. Mike was generous with his talents and always had encouraging words and expert advice for young composers who participated in the music composition competition sponsored by the college. He will be greatly missed by the Fine Arts Department. Rest in peace, friend.

The family will be present on Wednesday, January 13 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the Delaware Chapel Amigone Funeral Home, 1132 Delaware Avenue at West Ferry. A memorial service will follow at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions will be accepted to the Michael W. Colquhoun Music Trust.

Click here to read Michael’s obituary.

Submitted by: Richard Falkenstein, chair, fine arts

Electronic W-2 2015

If you haven’t already done so, please log on to MyCanisius to sign up for your electronic W-2 for 2015.

You will be able to view and print your W-2 before the mailing date of January 31, 2016. In addition, this option will provide better efficiency and cost savings to the college.

If you received your W-2 electronically in the past, your consent is still valid. We will announce when the electronic W-2 will be available.

To sign up for this service:

Log on to MyCanisius

In Self-service Banner, Click on:

  • Employee
  • Tax forms
  • Electronic W-2 consent

The box to consent to receiving your W-2 electronically

If you have any questions, please contact me at Ext 8532. Thank you.

Submitted by: Natalie Klyczek, payroll supervisor, controller’s office

Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Online Training

Canisius College is committed to an educational and work environment that is free from all forms of discrimination and harassment. The College is utilizing an online discrimination and harassment prevention training program through LawRoom. The online course is designed to increase awareness of discrimination and harassment, discuss the types of discrimination and harassment that exist, and how to report incidents.

The self-paced course takes most people about an hour to complete. You may start and leave the course as time permits. The course will return to exactly where you stopped.

Faculty and staff should have received the Canisius College Online Training email which contains a link to the course, username and password. All Canisius College faculty and staff are required to complete the new Discrimination and Harassment course by the designated due date. If you did not receive the Online Training Email or have questions, contact Jennifer Skowron, Assistant Director of Human Resources at ext. 2247 or skowronj@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Jennifer Skowron, assistant director, human resources

Canisius Hosts Mathematics Conference

Canisius College will host a professional development conference for mathematics teachers on Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Science Hall.  The conference, entitled “Mathematics: Making Connections,” is for mathematics teachers working with students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

Sessions offered will provide teachers with opportunities to discuss the common core in mathematics, successful strategies for reaching struggling mathematics students, differentiating instruction in mathematics for all students, and preparing students for college programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

The keynote speaker will be Eileen Ryan, an elementary teacher in the Williamsville School District, who will ask us to “Please Watch Your Language” as she encourages us to make small changes to our mathematics communication skills.

For more information, contact Barbara Burns, PhD, professor of teacher education, at (716) 888-3291 or at burns1@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Barbara Burns, PhD, professor, teacher education