Canisius College is pleased to announce that the John
Templeton Foundation has awarded a $1.8 million dollar grant to the Institute
for the Global Study of Religion (IGSOR). The grant will be used to
conduct the first comprehensive, comparative and empirical study of
megachurches in the global south.
The study, titled Modernization, Mega Churches and the Urban
Face of Christianity in the Global South, will be conducted over the next three
years and focus on 17 megachurches, each with congregations of more than 15,000
in 10 different countries: Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Brazil, El Salvador,
Guatemala, India, Indonesia, the Philippines and South Korea. Researchers
will examine why and how these churches have become so large; how they
differentiate themselves organizationally, theologically and spiritually; and
how these megachurches shape and are shaped by the world.
“In seeking the answers to these questions, we will pay
particular attention to the larger themes of modernization, Christianization
and secularization,” explains Project Director Timothy H. Wadkins, PhD.
Wadkins is a professor of religious studies and theology at
Canisius, where he specializes in modern Christianity in the southern
hemisphere. He is also director of the Canisius Institute for the Global
Study of Religion where the project will be housed.
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learn more about the grant and how it will be used.
The Canisius College accounting program maintained its
stronghold in New York State following results from the 2018 Certified Public
Accounting (CPA) exam.
Alumni of Canisius’ undergraduate accounting program, who sat for the CPA exam for the first time within one year of graduation, earned the highest overall pass rate on the exam in New York State, ranking first (1st) overall.Canisius candidates also ranked first (1st)in New York State on the regulation/tax portion of the 2018 CPA exam; first (1st) on the audit portion of the exam and second (2nd) in New York State on the financial reporting section of the exam. Nationally, Canisius participants scored in the top four percent (4%), overall, among first-time test takers of the 2018 CPA exam.
The 2018 exam results are the most recent to be published by
the National Association of the State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and
reaffirm the 2020 ranking by U.S. News & World Report, which placed Canisius’ BS in accounting program among the
top six percent (6%) nationally.
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read more about the latest rankings.
The Canisius Fund team hosted a Cookies and Cocoa Social on Monday, December 2 as a special thank you to faculty and staff who have supported the 2019-20 Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign or made a gift on the college’s 4th annual Giving Day.
Sweet treats and conversation were enjoyed by all and kicked off the holiday season! View a photo gallery from the event below.
It is not too late to support the 2019-20 Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign – make your gift to Canisius Fund 150 during this momentous time in Canisius’ history! Simply click here or call the Canisius Fund Office at (716) 888-2712 to make your gift!
Mark Gallimore, director, Center for Online Learning & Innovation
Sarah Signorino, director, Mission and Identity
Ginny Dadaian, director, Stewardship
Submitted by: Matt Gorczyca, assistant director, Canisius Fund
The Office of the President welcomes all campus faculty and
staff and their families to the annual Breakfast with Santa event on Saturday,
December 14 at 10:00 a.m. in the Student Center Dining Hall. The morning
includes a full breakfast, photos with Santa, arts and crafts, cookie
decorating and a holiday performance by Sydnie Perkins, assistant director of
communications, virtual engagement and data for alumni engagement.
The cost is $15 per person (ages 13 and older) and $7 for
children 12 and under. To register and pay online, click here.
Winter break hours will be in effect beginning Monday, December 16 through January 10. Hours will be from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with a 30-minute meal break. Adjustments in hours may be made where services and needs require different operating hours.
Please remember that the campus has an opportunity to comment on proposed changes to the general hours of work policy in the Canisius College Policy Manual. The proposed changes are available online here.
As President Hurley reported in his November 25 email, the college’s Employee Engagement Team has made some recommendations about the college’s hours of work policy, including:
Revise the standard business office hours to 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. year-round. Presently, this schedule is offered during the summer and winter months and is preferred by many.
Reduce the lunch period from one hour to 30 minutes. The one hour lunch was reported as occasionally problematic for departments with limited coverage, and was considered longer than necessary, as many staff members reported that they typically do not like to leave campus during lunch.
Continue to provide departments the flexibility they need to meet the needs of students and the college. Certain departments may remain open until 5:00 p.m. by offering of a schedule rotation for coverage.
The college’s Senior Leadership Team is supportive of the recommendations and welcomes the campus’ feedback. The campus has 60 days to comment on the proposed changes. If approved, the changes will become effective January 13, 2020. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at Ext. 2244 with any questions.
Best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season!
Submitted by: Linda M. Walleshauser, associate vice president, Human Resources and Compliance