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Campus Candids

 

Pictured (l-r) Bennie Williams, Fatima Rodriguez-Johnson, graduate assistants Mariama McCoy and Hannah Davis, and Craig Rogers

The minority faculty and staff affinity group hosted a happy hour social on Thursday, December 16 at The Rose Bar & Grill in downtown Buffalo. This affinity group exists to help support faculty and staff members from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds.

Pictured (left): Bennie Williams and Stephanie Masood; Pictured (right): Fatima Rodriguez-Johnson and Craig Rogers

If anyone is interested in more information about the group please contact co-chairs, Wil Green, director of school and community partnerships or Bennie Williams, assistant dean of students. A special thanks to Fatima Rodriguez Johnson, associate dean for diversity and inclusion, for sponsoring the gathering.

Pictured (l-r): Stephanie Masood, Gwen Baggs Ito and Reggie Witherspoon and Yanick Jenkins, African American Staff Association, Buffalo State College

Submitted by: Bennie D. Williams, assistant dean of students, ALANA Student Center

 

SAVE THE DATE: Annual MLK Celebration

The Canisius College community is asked to SAVE THE DATE for the Annual MLK Celebration, which will take place on Wednesday, February 9 at 12:00 p.m. at the campus’ Regis Rooms

Our keynote speaker will be Derrick Brooms, PhD, from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. More information will come as we get closer to the date. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the ALANA Student Center at asc@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Bennie D. Williams, assistant dean of students, ALANA Student Center

ALANA Student Center Meet & Greet

The ALANA Student Center (ASC) invites the campus community to stop by its fall semester Meet and Greet today (Friday, October 15) from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Come meet the ASC staff, learn more about what the center has planned for the rest of the semester, and enjoy some refreshments and community.

Submitted by: Bennie D. Williams, assistant dean of students, ALANA Student Center

 

Student of Color Reception

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The ALANA Student Center invites the campus community to the 2nd Annual Student of Color Reception on Tuesday, September 7, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the Bart Mitchell Quad.

This event is an opportunity for students of color across disciplines and class years to meet each other and begin to form relationships. Faculty, staff and administrators are encouraged to attend to meet both new and returning students.

This event is directly related to our commitment as a campus to “create a culture of acceptance, awareness, learning, respect and understanding inside and outside of the classroom.” Registration for the event can be done here: https://forms.gle/g7Q7Ud8CHw4LitwVA.

If you have additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the ALANA Student Center at asc@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Bennie D. Williams, assistant dean of students, ALANA Student Center

You Belong Here Posters

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As you may have recognized during New Griff Orientation, the theme that was promoted throughout all of the activities was “You Belong Here.” The ALANA Student Center is hoping to build off this theme by creating You Belong Here posters. Consistent with our Jesuit mission and our institutional efforts to create a more inclusive and welcoming community, these posters will help students visually see how important they are to us. If any offices or departments wish to have a poster for their area, please Email us at asc@canisius.edu and we will have one delivered to you.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Bennie Williams, assistant dean of students, at willi100@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Bennie D. Williams, assistant dean of students, ALANA Student Center