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Milestones on Main Street: Question of the Day

Which of the following Canisius professors might assign students to watch the Ellen DeGeneres show for homework or perform a comedy stand-up routine on their final exam?

a.       Mick Cochrane, PhD – English
b.      Melissa Wanzer, EdD – Communication Studies
c.       Harvey Pines, PhD – Psychology
d.      Anne Marie Tryjankowski, EdD – Education

Submit your answer on the college’s Facebook page.

Bonus: Everyone who responds to today’s question will be entered in a random drawing to receive some Canisius ‘swag’ and Chartwells Bucks, redeemable at any dining facility on campus.

Submitted by: Marketing and Communication

Screening of Student Films about Religious Diversity in Buffalo

Dr. Jonathan Lawrence’s students in Religious Studies 399 – Religious Diversity in Buffalo, will present short films about their investigations of religious diversity on Tuesday Dec. 11 at 7 pm in the Science Hall Commons.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Dr. Lawrence at or visit

Submitted by:  Jonathan Lawrence, PhD, associate professor, religious studies & theology

Canisius Employee Christmas Mass and Luncheon

A Christmas Mass will be offered at 11:30 a.m. in Christ the King Chapel on Friday, December 21, followed by the employee Christmas luncheon from Noon – 1:30 p.m. in the Peter Gust Economy Dining Hall. Please take this time to visit with and enjoy the company of our college community as we come together to celebrate Christmas and the blessings of our friends and co-workers.

This year, in the spirit of giving, members of the Canisius community attending the events are asked to bring a non-perishable food item(s) to benefit St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy in Buffalo.

St. Luke’s serves 600 people in their dining room each day. They also run a Food Pantry, a Mission Mall, and a Catholic Home School. In addition, they have two residences for men and 25 area homes where they shelter women and children. Canisius students serve meals in their dining room several times a week, tutor in their school and often are directly serving the poor on Saturday mornings.

Drop off bins will be located in the Faculty Lounge and in Campus Ministry from December 7-21, as well as in the dining hall during the Christmas luncheon.

No RSVP is necessary and employees are released to begin their holiday immediately following the luncheon. Happy Holidays!

Submitted by:  Lisa Fischer, executive associate to the vice president, academic affairs

Turnitin for Faculty!

Canisius currently has a license to the Turnitin tool. Although it is no longer available within ANGEL, it is still available for use. Instructors, if you are interested in using the tool go to

Next, scroll to the bottom of the webpage for information. On this page are links to create an account and view tutorials/written documentation which will assist you in setting up your classes.

Need more help? Call the help desk or visit FacTS.

Submitted by: Jodi Moore, academic technology specialist, ITS

ANGEL Course Merge Requests/Spring 2013

As the semester winds down take a moment to consider the Spring Semester. Do you want to have your courses merged in ANGEL for the spring 2013 semester? (Merge means that you combine two or more sections of a course into one). If the answer is yes, simply submit an email to prior to the end of the first semester. In the email include the following:

•Instructor name- first and last (example Bea Merry)
•Courses to be merged- course code and course number (example EDC 121 and EDC 234)
If you have any questions, please contact me, Jodi Moore at

Submitted by: Jodi Moore, academic technology specialist, ITS