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Harmonia Chamber Singers Concert Tonight (October 29)

ArtsCanisius presents the Harmonia Chamber Singers, directed by Robert Pacillo, tonight (October 29) at 7:30 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.  The program, entitled “Comedian Harmoniacs,” features the world premiere of Rob Deemer’s Sonnetryptich for chorus, and fun and clever compositions and arrangements of works by Hassler, Swingle, Whitacre, Arlen, Porter and Daley. This concert is free, with a $10 suggested donation to the ensemble.

The Harmonia Chamber Singers is one of Buffalo’s finest singing ensembles and is known for its eclectic mix of a cappella styles.  Now in its fifth season, they plan to release their second CD in late Fall.

Submitted by:  Ellen Barnum, assistant director, ArtsCanisius

Fall 2010 Online Course Development Workshop II

For those who would like to teach online in the spring, there is a second upcoming fall session of the Online Course Development Workshop that is highly recommended.  For more information and to register, click here.

The Online Course Development Workshop was created to guide instructors and staff through the online course creation process. It is highly encouraged that instructors attend if they intend to teach online.

Submitted by:  Leah MacVie, instructional designer, ITS

Cyber Security Tip Of The Day

Faculty and staff who lose a smartphone that is connected to the Canisius Exchange environment – that is, the Email and calendaring environment for faculty and staff – should call the Help Desk and let us know.  Those who use Canisius versions of ActiveSync or the Blackberry Enterprise Server can remotely have their data wiped from the phone to keep it safe.

Submitted by:  Matthew Gracie, information security administrator, ITS

Student Payroll Timesheets Go Electronic Spring 2011

Beginning with the Spring 2011 semester, all student employees — Canisius College and Federal Work Study — will submit timesheets using Banner Self-Service and they will be approved electronically.  All current department supervisors will be contacted by Payroll in the next few weeks to identify and confirm the department approver for electronic timesheets.  College-wide training will be held early in Spring 2011.

Submitted by:  Michael J. Eadie, associate vice president of finance, controller’s office

Memorial Mass For Robert Lorenz, PhD, Saturday (October 30)

Robert Lorenz, PhD, retired faculty member in the sociology department, passed away on October 22.  His family has arranged for his memorial mass to take place on campus in Christ the King Chapel on Saturday (October 30) at 10 a.m.   All are welcome to attend.  The obituary from can be found here in The Buffalo News

Submitted by:  Rev. John Bucki, S.J., director, campus ministry