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Reminder To Complete SimpsonScarborough Survey

For those Canisius faculty and staff who have not done so already, please fill out the online survey sent by SimpsonScarborough.  The link will be in the Email sent by SimpsonScarborough on March 30.

The purpose of the survey is to explore views regarding the image and identity of Canisius College. This online survey is a component of a comprehensive research study being conducted by Canisius; faculty and staff participation is critical to the success of this study. The survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete.

A reminder Email will be sent today by SimpsonScarborough.

SimpsonScarborough, a higher education market research firm, was recently hired by the college to conduct this research. To ensure confidentiality, responses will be submitted directly to SimpsonScarborough. The results of the study will only be presented to Canisius in the aggregate. Please direct any questions about the survey to Samantha Hacker, SimpsonScarborough project strategist, at

Submitted by: Office of Web Services

Softball Home Opener Saturday (April 9)

Lauren Hope

The Golden Griffin softball team will (finally) play its home opener this weekend when St. Peter’s and Manhattan visit for a weekend of doubleheaders.  The Griffs have opened their campaign with 22 consecutive games away from the Demske Sports Complex.

Saturday’s (April 9) twin bill versus St. Peter’s will start at noon, while Sunday’s (April 10) doubleheader against Manhattan will also start at noon.  There is no admission charge for either day.

Please note that due to the Shoes for Shelter event on Sunday, parking will be limited in the upper KAC lot and fans are encouraged to park in the ramp.

For additional information on Canisius softball, visit

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

Second Lunch Time Laptop Seminar Thursday (April 7)

All are invited to bring a lunch and laptop for the second in a series of Lunch Time Laptop Seminars on Thursday (April 7) at Noon in the Student Center Executive Conference Room.  This session is entitled “Plagiarism! The Never-ending Battle for Truth!” and is facilitated by Marie Larcara, EdD of FacTS Center.

Those who are concerned about plagiarism and want to know how to avoid it or help others to avoid it should attend. Best practices and available tools for avoiding plagiarism will be shared.

The next session will be held Thursday, May 5 at Noon and is entitled “How to Be Hybrid: The How and Why to Use Online Discussion in Your F2F Classroom.”  Steps to moving online and why a hybrid course may be beneficial to content areas will be discussed.

To sign up for the sessions, click here.

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