Select Page

Lunch Time Laptop Seminars

All are invited to bring a lunch and laptop to the Student Center Executive Conference Room for the first in a series of Lunch Time Laptop Seminars offered by FacTS and facilitated by Marie Larcara, EdD. These are one hour, informal gatherings where best practices and available tools on specific topics will be shared. There are three dates and topics now available:

Thursday, March 3, 12:00 pm
Content, Writing, and Technology: The Connection to Student and Faculty Success
– Discussing technology tools to help students and faculty plan and implement large papers and projects.

Thursday, April 7, 12:00 pm
PLAGIARISM! The Never-ending Battle for Truth!
– Discussing plagiarism prevention tools, and technology to help students learn to write in a scholarly fashion and avoid plagiarism.

Thursday, May 5, 12:00 pm
How to Be Hybrid: The How and Why to Use Online Discussion in Your F2F Classroom
– Discussing the steps to moving online and why a hybrid course may be beneficial to a content area.

To sign up for any or all of these, click here.

Submitted by: Marie Larcara, EdD, instructional designer, ITS

Piano Recital Saturday

ArtsCanisius, in conjunction with the Stecher and Horowitz Foundation present award-winning pianist Leann Osterkamp on Saturday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. The performance will feature works by Bach, Mozart, Mendelssohn, R. Schumann, Mesto and Tchaikovsky. Osterkamp, who is 19 years old, is a rising young artist recognized for her dynamic sound and compelling performances. She was named a “Young Steinway Artist” in 2010 and was a finalist in the 4th New York Piano Competition, where she received outstanding recognition for her performance of the commissioned work. Osterkamp’s participation in the competition will be profiled in the forthcoming PBS documentary “On a Personal Note.” This recital is free and open to the public. For more information, visit

Submitted by:  Ellen Barnum, assistant director, ArtsCanisius

Art History Lecture on Contemporary Photography

On Thursday, March 10, at 2:30 pm in the Regis Room of the Student Center, Elizabeth Legge, PhD, professor of modern art at the University of Toronto, will give a lecture entitled, “Superfaciality: The Ethics of Taking Photographs in a Mirror.”

Legge will be covering  Michael Snow’s Authorization (1969), which is a series of five Polaroid photographs taken in a mirror and mounted on the mirror in which they were taken. It is a specimen and test case for a number of claims being made for conceptual photography, and for the nature of the artist, at the time.

Sponsored by ArtsCanisius. Free and open to the public.

Submitted by: Martha Dunkelman, PhD, director, art history, department of fine arts

Digital Mind Quest, Dates Added

The Digital Mind Quest reading group has expanded. Due to an increase in demand, additional reading group dates have been added!  Meetings will be held on March 16 and 17 and April 20 and 21. All meetings will be held at noon.

The March topic has been changed to “Pen and Paper vs. the Laptop: Note taking in the Classroom.” Readings for the March group are currently posted in the OLC. For more information or to register for one of the group meetings, please visit the OLC. If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Showard at or at Ext. 8358.

Submitted by:  Kelly Showard, special projects analyst, FacTS

WNY Writing Project Special Event

The WNY Writing Project is holding a special event, titled Mind, Body, Spirit: Celebrating Poetry and the Arts. These workshops will be held on Saturday, April 9, from 8:30 am until noon. All events will be held in Lyons Hall and Maday Theater.

This event is open to the entire community, and fuses writing poetry with the arts for a good cause. Participants will have the opportunity to choose from three different creative writing workshops incorporating percussion performance, photography, and artwork to help express themselves on paper. All proceeds from this event will be donated to WNY Breast Resource Center at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

Applications are available in Churchill Tower, room 1112 or by calling Rosemary Evans at Ext. 3134.

Submitted by: Rosemary Evans, administrative associate, WNY Writing Project