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Mass Of The Holy Spirit Brings Canisius Community Together

Canisius students, faculty, administrators and members of the Jesuit community gathered yesterday (September 2) in the Montante Cultural Center for the annual Mass of the Holy Spirit. A chicken barbecue followed in the Quad for all members of the Canisius community.

Submitted by: Office of Web Services

2010-11 ArtsCanisius Season Begins September 10

The 2010-2011 ArtsCanisius season begins Friday, September 10 at 5 p.m. with an art reception in the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library featuring the work of Rev. Michael Flecky, S.J.  Also, the first Meet-the-Faculty recital is Sunday, September 12 at 3 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center and includes performances by faculty members, Anna Mattix, oboe; Ellen Barnum, bassoon; Jane Cary, piano; Melissa Thorburn, mezzo-soprano; Karen Schmid, piano; Bryan Eckenrode, cello and Michael Colquhoun, flute.  Both events are free and open to the public.

For more information on these or any other ArtsCanisius event, click here.

Submitted by:  Ellen Barnum, assistant director, ArtsCanisius

Clickers Now On Campus

The FacTS Center has partnered with eInstruction to support the CPS Wireless Student Response system on campus.

The CPS system is open to a variety of uses.  Faculty members can use it to poll students in their class and quickly receive group answers.  Administrative staff can use it for larger group meetings or seminars for the same purpose.  The system allows students and meeting participants to interact with the instructor or leader in a wide variety of ways, and is an especially wonderful way for faculty to engage students in class.

Those wishing to utilize the CPS system are eligible to receive a free receiver for use in the classroom or meeting.  The clickers are available for purchase in the bookstore along with other course supplies.

For more information, please contact Chris Filkins in the FacTS Center (CT-003) at Ext. 8353.  Please note – eInstruction CPS is the only “clicker” hardware/software currently supported on campus.  For any concerns or questions regarding other clickers, please contact Chris Filkins in the FacTS Center.

Submitted by:  Chris Filkins, academic technology specialist, academic computing

New Softchalk, Elluminate Software To Be Used

This Fall, Information Technology Services (ITS) rolls out two great pieces of software on campus that will amplify online course content and promote interactive learning.

Softchalk helps faculty to easily engage their students through the creation of interactive content including games, quiz questions and pop-up text annotations.  Specialized training sessions will be held beginning October 29 with a three-week “Mission Softchalk” seminar for all levels of users ranging from beginners to advanced users.

Softchalk is available to all faculty and staff.  For information about Softchalk and the October 29 training sessions, click here.

Elluminate is a virtual environment and web-conferencing tool optimized for learning.  Students can also use Elluminate if their instructors have set up a room for them.  For information about Elluminate, click here.

Submitted by: Leah MacVie, instructional designer, ITS