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Yet Another Free Movie! – Cedar Rapids

Free passes are available for a prescreening of Cedar Rapids starring Ed Helms and Sigourney Weaver Thursday (February 17) at 7:30 p.m. at the Amherst Theatre.  Faculty and staff can access the passes here and enter RSVP code: 4VIPRUN3.  For more information on the movie and to watch the trailer, click here.

Submitted by:  Kathy Kelly, administrative associate, human resources

Art History Instructor To Discuss Prized Chinese Bronze In Buffalo Collection

Kristina Laun, adjunct instructor in art history, will speak on “The Buffalo Jue: an Analysis of Shang Imagery and Design” today (February 14) at noon in the Regis Room of the Student Center. Admission is free.

The jue, a crown-jewel within Buffalo’s ancient Chinese art Collection, guards secrets of an early Chinese culture.  This lecture will begin to crack its hidden codes.  This lecture is sponsored by ArtsCanisius.

Submitted by:  Martha Dunkelman, director, art history; fine arts

Digital Mind Quest Begins This Week

Faculty and staff are invited to join the Digital Mind Quest, a reading group designed to increase awareness of the technological advances and current issues in higher education.  This brown bag lunch series, sponsored by Center for Teaching Excellence and the FacTS Center, will discuss the impact technology has on the classroom and analyze all sides of various topics and participate in lively discussions.

All resources needed for the Mind Quest will be provided electronically. Readings are short and it is encouraged that participants share resources of their own with the group.  This will be a learning experience for all who participate.

Digital Mind Quest will meet once a month at noon in February, March and April.  Light refreshments will be served.  The dates and  topics for this semester are:

  • Thursday, February 17: What’s social media and should I use it in my classroom?
  • Wednesday, March 16: To wiki or not to wiki: creating a student driven information warehouse
  • Wednesday, April 20: Ethics in the classroom face-to-face and online

To register or learn more about the program, click here or contact Kelly Showard at or at Ext. 8358.

Submitted by:  Kelly Showard, special projects analyst, FacTS