March 2019

See Dr. Gaia Bistulfi (Assistant Professor of Biology) perform with her band 9Ts On on Mardis Gras night!

Efrain Talamantes MD to Speak at Honors Convocation
On Wednesday, March 6 at 2:00 PM at Kleinhans Music Hall, Talamantes will share the knowledge and passion with D’Youville students as the guest speaker at the D’Youville Honors Convocation.

Shamrock Happy Hour | Friday, March 15* | 3:30-5pm 
Community Beer Works
This happy hour will be hosted by the ITI and the Humanities Department. All faculty and staff are welcome. Faculty will enjoy one free drink while tickets last – see Leah or Danielle to get your drink ticket.
*Please note that CBW is also hosting a ‘Notorious RBG’ birthday party on this date and during this time, which means double the fun if you appreciate the fair treatment of women and equal rights for all U.S. citizens:  

Save The Date – Day of Giving 2019
Tuesday, April 2nd
Join the D’Youville community in celebration of our third annual Day of Giving!Show your Spartan Pride by visiting one of our tables in SASE, the Spartan Café (ALT), and the College Center. Interested in getting involved? Contact AnneMarie Cucci, Annual Fund and Alumni Engagement Director, for more information:, x7802

Mental Health First Aid Training – April 5th and April 12th
Students are arriving on today’s college campuses and experiencing more stress and anxiety than ever before. Student Life is pleased to announce a partnership with Compeer of Greater Buffalo to offer faculty and staff Mental Health First Aid training to assist in identifying students who may be in crisis and how to support them. The training is 8 hours in length and will be offered over the course of two days. Those in attendance will be expected to attend both days.  The training is scheduled for Friday April 5th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and Friday April 12th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm in the College Center Blue Lounge. Space is limited to 30 participants.  Don’t wait and sign up today.
Faculty Development & Opportunities
On Wednesday, March 27, D’Youville is holding a screening of a patient safety documentary ‘To Err is Human’ at the Kavinoky Theatre at 4:00 PM.

Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training
D’Youville is committed to maintaining a workplace free from sexual harassment. You should have received an email to complete the mandatory D’Youville Sexual Harassment training which is to be completed by May 1, 2019.   If you have not received the aforementioned email please utilize the link below.

We are pleased to announce the 6th Annual D’Youville Research and Scholarship Day

Date:  April 17th
Time:  4:00-6:30 pm
Location:  College Center, Blue Lounge

Please use the form on the page below to submit your abstract.  Faculty and students from all disciplines at D’Youville are encouraged to present their research. Following last year’s success, we will again include short TED-style talks called FacTalks in this year’s event. The deadline for submission of abstracts is Wednesday, March 20th at 5 pm.

Creative Strategies for the Health Professional Educator | April 12
Led by Dr. Judith W. Herrman PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, a nurse, educator, and researcher with a passion for educating and learning across the lifespan. Dr. Herrman is extremely excited to come to D’Youville College to share with the faculty how to infuse healthcare professional’s education with creativity, fun, and increased learning! The purpose of this presentation will be to offer participants with creative teaching strategies which may be incorporated into healthcare professional’s education practices. These strategies may be used in lecture and the clinical setting to enhance learning, improve
retention, and engage today’s learners.
>>More info and to register

This Innovative Course Recognition Award acknowledges innovative approaches in addressing innovative course design or innovative improvements you’ve made to the course. Some examples include, but are not limited to, improvement of objectives and/or outcomes, implementing new teaching methods and techniques, implementing high-impact practices, utilizing educational technologies, application of a new taxonomy or pedagogy, collaboration with other classes or community groups, or interdisciplinary or interprofessional approaches.
Submissions are due May 15. 

The Institute for Teaching Innovation (ITI) is pleased to announce D’Youville’s second Conference on Teaching Innovation. This event will take place August 5, 2019. More info is forthcoming. Please save the date.

The Institute for Teaching Innovation (ITI) is pleased to announce D’Youville’s second Faculty Retreat, entitled “Summer Refresh.” This three-day retreat will take place August 6-8, 2019, at the Holiday Valley Inn in Ellicottville, NY, and will provide time and support for faculty members to focus on course design/redesign or research.

The Institute for Teaching Innovation (ITI) and Academic Affairs are pleased to announce D’Youville’s first Chair’s Retreat. This two-day retreat will take place August 8-9, 2019, at the Holiday Valley Inn in Ellicottville, NY, and will provide time and support for chairs to compare notes, discuss policies, and discover new ways of working. More info is forthcoming and will be announced at Academic Council.
Our Faculty

Congratulations to OT!
Winners of the SPIRIT PRIZE and ITI-sponsored lunch for being the largest faculty department to attend the Feb. 11 MVP dinner.
Community Benefit Spending Among North Carolina’s Tax-Exempt Hospitals After Performing… – Abstract – Europe PMC
A paper co-authored by Dr. Elmer Fos, Health Services Administration, in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice : JPHMP.
This study, co-authored by Dr. Renee Cadzow, Assistant Professor in Health Services Administration, examines the association between perceived social support and the prevalence of physical and mental health conditions among adult patients …
Learning from Historic Disaster Response: Reviewing Old Lessons on Disaster Mental Health
A paper co-authored by Dr. Lauren Clay, Assistant Professor in Health Services Administration, in the Journal of Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy.
A paper co-authored by Drs. Susan Kowalewski (Professor) and Magdalene E. Halasz (Assistant Professor), in Business, in the Archives of Business Research.
Now in the ITI Library:
An Italian Adventure (The Italian Saga)
An Italian Adventure (The Italian Saga) (Volume 1) by Gaia B Amman (Bistulfi). Come by and check it out!

Student Physical Therapist Clinical Outcomes as Measured with the FOTO Tool: An Observational Study
Dr. Eric Miller, Associate Professor in Physical Therapy, presented at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Washington, DC in January 2019.

If you or a colleague has published, presented, or participated, let us know about it!>>
Teaching Methods
This semester, the ITI is focusing on IDEAs. IDEAs are intentionally designed educational activities featured in the book Teaching for Learning by Major, Harris, and Zakrajsek. These IDEAs are designed to respond to what the research reported says about discussion:
The library is constantly adding to its extensive ebook collection. In this post we highlight five new nursing titles. Read any of these titles while wearing your pajamas, enjoying coffee in the comfort of your own bed (or wherever you are more comfortable reading). All you need is an internet…

Faculty Research & Scholarship

Scott McLemee evaluates international research — and the resulting attention — focused on the gender gap in the publication of articles in academic journals.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Dr. Nancy Chick, co-editor of Teaching & Learning Inquiry, has just edited a new book to introduce folks to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), the movement within higher education…
While UNLV has a tradition of excellence in scholarship and teaching, the UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo in January 2017 was the first of its kind as a large, campus-wide event to call attention to scholarly, evidence-based approaches to teaching and learning at the institution.
Educational Technology
Online Certificate Course – Sign-up (Spring 2019)

Online Learning will be offering another session of the Online Certificate Course this spring (April 1st – 26th). The goal of the course is to both prepare faculty to teach online/hybrid courses and to inform in-person teaching as well. The course is intended for faculty who have little or no online teaching experience. Although “veteran” online faculty are welcome to participate. The course will be offered through Canvas, so if you’ve never enrolled in an online course you’ll be able to experience one from a student’s perspective. You can expect to spend approximately 4 hours a week in the class. Both online and hybrid course design principles are covered.  You may sign up for the course using the following link:

The course will be delivered in a hybrid format consisting of one in-person meeting a week along with supplemental online activities. The in-person meeting times are dependent on the availability of the participants. Therefore, meetings times will be announced once the cohorts are established. If you cannot participate this semester, the course will be run again as an online course over the summer.

Feel free to contact Jeremiah Grabowski if you have any questions.

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What We’re Reading
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Other News

Staff Development Video Series – Office of Professional Development 

The Office of Professional Development has created short informational videos about some of the departments on campus.

Staff can view the videos via the below news link on the Professional Development SharePoint site. Following the videos, there are questions to help assess your knowledge of the offices.

Faculty and staff that watch the videos and complete the assessments will be entered for a chance to prizes from the Office of Professional Development and Human Resources.

If you would like to create a video for your department, please contact Phil Ciallela in the Office of Professional Development at or 716-829-8014

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Important Dates

-The last day for a student to request a course as pass/fail is Friday, March 8th
-Mid-term grades due Friday, March 8th. 
-The last day to withdraw or take a leave of absence is Friday, March 29th
-Fall 2018 incompletes are due Thursday, April 11th

Mail Room Hours

The hours for the Mail Room, in the lower level of the D’Youville Academic Center are Monday – Friday 8:30 am —4:30 pm.

Book a Librarian
Have students working on a research assignment or project this semester? The librarians are happy to assist by visiting your class to talk about what resources and tools we have available. Each session reviews the latest library resources and services so that students may independently and confidently locate, evaluate, and use scholarly sources. To invite a librarian into your class simply fill out this form on the Library’s website or contact: Mark Bialkowski, Instruction Librarian, ext.8106
24/7 online tutoring for D’Youville College students!D’Youville offers free online tutoring, on-demand, through Tutors are always available, even late at night when your instructor or TA may not be. Stuck on a problem? Want someone to review your paper? Need assistance with your resume or have a job interview? This tutoring service is easy to use and can be accessed on any device that connects to the internet.

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