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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

Consider Suicide Prevention Training To Respond To Distressed Students

The Counseling Center is offering suicide prevention training for the Canisius College community. Students, faculty and staff are invited and encouraged to participate in a 90 minute suicide prevention training program QPR, the CPR for suicide prevention.  QPR stands for Question… the student about suicide, Persuade…the student to get help, and Refer…the student for help.

QPR training workshops will be offered at the following times in Regis South:

Thursday, November 4, 4:30 – 6 p.m.

Friday, November 12, 8:30 – 10 a.m.

Thursday, November 18, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Wednesday, December 1, 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Please call the Counseling Center to reserve a seat.  Space is limited.  To learn more about QPR, click here.

Submitted by:  Eileen Niland, director, counseling center

iLife ’11, Microsoft Office 2011 Now Available For Mac Users

Information Technology Services (ITS) announces upgrades for Mac users.

This year’s installment of the iLife suite features all new versions of iPhoto, Garage Band and iMovie with many new enhancements.  Also included is iWeb and iDVD.  Click here for details.  All campus owned Macintosh computers are eligible for this free upgrade.  Minimum system requirements for iLife ‘11: 2006 or newer Intel-based Mac running Mac OS 10.6.3 or greater, 5GB free disk space, 1GB RAM.

Microsoft Office 2011 finally brings Outlook to the Macintosh along with upgrades to Word, Excel and Powerpoint.  Users will be able to interact with shared calendars and Email on par with the Windows Office version.  Mac users will now share the ribbon bar interface as well as numerous other features.  Minimum system requirements: 2006 or newer Intel-based Mac running Mac OS 10.5.6 or greater, 2.5 GB free disk space, 1 GB RAM.  For more information on the new features available, please visit the Microsoft Office for Macintosh web site here.

To schedule an upgrade, please contact Scott Clark in ITS at Ext. 8357 or via Email at  Work-at-home disks should be available soon for Mac Office 2011 and the Apple Software Bundle, which includes iLife ’11, iWork ’09 and Mac OS 10.6.

Submitted by:  Scott Clark, computer support specialist, ITS

Final Home Games For Women’s Soccer This Weekend

Kelly Reinwald ‘13

The Canisius women’s soccer team wraps up the regular season with visions of a conference championship dancing in their heads.  The Griffs host Manhattan on Friday (October 29) at 5 p.m. and then complete the regular season with a Senior Day finale against St. Peter’s at 1 p.m. on Sunday (October 31).  Both games will be at the Demske Sports Complex.

The Griffs currently reside in second place in the MAAC with a 5-2 mark.  Canisius trails Marist by one game heading into the final weekend.  The conference championships will be in Baltimore November 5 & 7.

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Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director – external affairs, athletics