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Today’s edition of The Dome debuts a fresh new look. The biggest change you will see is that articles appear in blue text on a white background. This format is more in line with the style of the college’s website. We hope you find it visually appealing and easier to read. We also removed functionality items that were obsolete and moved others around to make them easier for you to use. We hope you like the updates to your Dome newsletter.  Feel free to let us know what you think!

Submitted by: College Communications

Beaty ᾿86 Honored by NAACP

(L-R) Sababu Norris, director of ALANA; Terri Mangione, PhD, vice president for student affairs; Kathleen Brucato, director of international student programs; Kimberly Beaty ᾿86, director of public safety; Anne Marie Dobies ᾿92, MS ᾿99, MS ᾿06, assistant vice president and director of the Griff Center and Mike Hayes, director of campus ministry.  

Canisius Director of Public Safety Kimberly Beaty ᾿86 received a Medgar Evers Award from the Buffalo chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She accepted the award at a ceremony June 9.

Beaty was recognized for espousing the spirit of the NAACP in practice and in deeds. Medgar Evers Awards are named for the Civil Rights activist who served as the first state field secretary of the NAACP in Mississippi until his assassination in 1963.

Congratulations Kimberly!

Submitted by: College Communications

Employee of Distinction

(L-R) Matt Kochan, librarian, head of public services and John J. Hurley, president.

The Human Resources Department announced Matt Kochan as the Canisius College Employee of Distinction for May 2018! Matt was nominated for the award by several of his coworkers.

At Canisius for eight years, Matt currently works as the librarian, head of public services in the library. Matt was selected for this award based on his outstanding customer service skills when interacting with students, faculty, staff and visitors; his consistent embodiment of Canisius’ vision and ideals; and his willingness to regularly perform tasks above and beyond the call of his job duties.

Please join us in congratulating Matt on this achievement!

To nominate a coworker for future months, click here. As a reminder, this month’s nominations are due by Friday, June 15.

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

Dedicated to Serve

Every year, members of our graduating class decide to do something courageous. Before continuing their education or finding a job, they decide to put their Jesuit education to good use immediately by committing a year or more of full-time volunteer service to marginalized communities all over the world.

To these 14 young alumni we want to say, Canisius is proud of you!

Let’s give them a round of applause!

The following new graduates committed to a year of service:

  • Lindsey Bradley, Mercy Volunteer Corps, Friendship Park Loaves & Fishes in Sacramento, CA
  • Emily Smith, Mercy Volunteer Corps, Mercy Retirement and Care Center in Oakland, CA
  • Rachael Weissenburg, Mercy Volunteer Corps, Saint Michael’s Association for Special Education, Window Rock, Arizona
  • Amanda Momoh, Mercy Volunteer Corps, Mercy High School, Baltimore, MD
  • Pamela Rivas, Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest, Community Health Specialist for House of Charity, Spokane, WA
  • Lydia Beinhauer, Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest, YMCA ASPIRE program, Yakima, WA
  • Madelyn Reed, Faith Community at Covenant House, New York City, NY
  • Zachia Gayle, AmeriCorps, City Year, Miami, FL
  • Timothy Utz, AmeriCorps, Washington AIDS Partnership, Washington, D.C.
  • Christina Kolbmann, AmeriCorps, Dune Steward through the Student Conservation Association, Watertown, NY
  • Manenfy Tavarez, AmeriCorps VISTA, Erie County Youth Bureau, Buffalo, NY
  • Patricia Beaulieu, AmeriCorps, City Year, Philadelphia, PA
  • Grace Lindsey, AmeriCorps VISTA, Family Promise of Western New York, Buffalo, NY
  • Peyton Richmond, AmeriCorps VISTA, Rural Outreach Center, Western New York.

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, assistant director, Campus Ministry

Venti Named Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Kimberly A. Venti has been named associate vice president for institutional advancement (AVPIA) at Canisius. She is responsible for creating, implementing and evaluating a comprehensive, multi-year plan to increase donors and dollars in support of Canisius. Venti is charged with engaging internal and external stakeholders in the planning and implementation of a compelling case for support of Canisius.

Venti works closely with President John J. Hurley and Vice President for Institutional Advancement William M. Collins, members of the Board of Trustees, and staff on development and implementation of a high-level prospect strategy. She also serves as leader of the development team, and provides day-to-day oversight for the staff by providing advice and guidance to development officers and support staff.

Venti has more than 15 years’ experience in development and fundraising for higher education and several of Buffalo’s major medical centers. Prior to Canisius, she was director of campaigns and major gifts at Erie County Medical Center (ECMC), where she created and directed a multi-million dollar capital campaign for the hospital’s new Trauma Center and Emergency Department. Venti also previously served as director of development for the University at Buffalo’s Jacob’s School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences where she was a key staff member in raising funds to build a new medical school downtown as part of a $200 million comprehensive campaign.

Venti holds a master’s degree in multidisciplinary studies and a bachelor’s degree in general studies from the State University College at Buffalo.

Submitted by: College Communications

 

 

 

Canisius Establishes Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies

Canisius recently established an Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies (ICMS) to provide interdisciplinary learning and research opportunities for students, faculty and residents of the greater Buffalo community in an effort to enrich lives through intellectual engagement. As a collaborative effort of faculty from the Departments of Classics, English, Fine Arts, History, Philosophy and Religious Studies and Theology, ICMS embraces Canisius’ Jesuit tradition by bridging disciplines in its quest for greater understanding of the past and the present.

“So much of what is happening in the world today, good and bad, is rooted in the past,” said Kathryn Williams, PhD, chair of Classics and a co-founder and co-director of ICMS. “Greater awareness of ancient and medieval societies provides critical perspectives on current events and can help us as we strive to create a better tomorrow.”

ICMS launched in March with a public lecture on “Peter Canisius, the Humanities and Jesuit Education.” Additional events included a unique interpretation of Beowulf with a Celtic harp performance and a course on “The Great Persian War.”

Read more here.

Submitted by: College Communications