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Milestones on Main Street: Question of the Day

What historic decision did Canisius make in fall 1961 that resulted in a swell of change to the college’s student population?

Submit your answer on the college’s Facebook page.

Those that answer will be entered in a random drawing for some Canisius swag at the end of the week. For more chances to win, follow us on twitter @canisiuscollege #griffaways.

Submitted by Marketing and Communication

Website CMS Training

If you haven’t had a representative from your department sign up for CMS training, please do so now. This one-time, one-hour session will teach the basics of managing departmental pages from revising copy to adding content like videos, photos and/or social media feeds. Not only will this give you ownership of your content, it will also give you the ability to make your pages more robust and dynamic. Sign up now at

Dates available  (please note the different location and time for each day)

Tuesday, Oct. 23: 1 – 2 p.m. OM 115
Wednesday, Oct. 24: 3 – 4 p.m., WH 303
Monday, Oct. 29: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. SH 1008
Tuesday, Oct. 30: 1 – 2 p.m. OM 115
Wednesday, Oct. 31: 3 – 4 p.m., WH 303
Monday, Nov. 5: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. SH1008

Submitted by David Courtney, director of web services

SMART Board User’s Group

A SMART Board User’s Group is forming! The SMART Board User’s Group will hold an inaugural meeting on Friday, November 9th at 1:30 p.m. in the Library Conference Room in the Lower Level of the library. The purpose of this group is to share ideas and learn new integration strategies for using the SMART Board in the classroom. If you don’t use a SMART Board but are interested in learning more, please feel free to attend.

At our first meeting to get us started with dialogue and sharing, I will highlight a few of the new features within SMART Notebook 11.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me at

Submitted by Jodi Moore, Academic Technology Specialist, ITS

Nelson D. Civello ’67 Family Financial Markets Lab

Please join your fellow Canisius community members on Monday, October 22nd at 3:30 pm as we recognize the generosity of our benefactors and celebrate the renovation and expansion of the Nelson D. Civello ’67 Family Financial Markets Lab. The dedication will be held in the Financial Markets Lab, located on the first floor of Old Main. The formal program will begin at 4:00 pm. Remarks will be shared by: Dr. Rick Wall, interim vice president for Academic Affairs; Nelson Civello ’67, former professor; Christopher Hugar ’08, graduate of the Golden Griffin Fund; Mike Piemonte, director of the Golden Griffin Fund; and Dr. Dick Shick, dean Emeritus. All are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Submitted by Beth Crvelin, assistant director, advancement events & stewardship

In Need of a Passport?

Looking to travel in the future?

In need of a passport?

On Monday, October 29th there will a represetnative from the Erie County Clerk’s Department present in the Study Abroad Office (HO 014) to process passport applications.

Two passport photos can be taken for $10 (or you can provide one that was taken elsewhere.)

The representative will be able to expedite passports in 3 – 5 days for those that may need them in a hurry.

Interested? Call Margaret at ext. 2141 to schedule your 15-minute appointment.

Submitted by Kathy Kelly, administrative associate , human resources