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Women’s Basketball Hosts Defending Champs!

Your Canisius women’s basketball team hosts a busy weekend of hoops on Friday night when defending MAAC Champion Marist pays a visit to the KAC. Game time is slated for 7 pm with the Hyatt Regency catering staff providing free hot chocolate for all fans. The Red Foxes sit atop the league standings with a 4-0 mark, while your Griffs have settled into second with a 3-1 league record.

The weekend doesn’t end on Friday night, as Coach Terry Zeh’s quintet meets Rider for the second time in 10 days on Sunday afternoon. Game time is slated for 2 p.m.

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

Science Minutes

Have you ever wondered what those screens next to the seismograph station in the Old Main tunnel represent? Have you ever wondered what those squiggles that go up and down on the screens stand for?

If so, please join us next week for a 15-minute introduction to “Earthquakes 101” and what these displays about current earthquake activity can tell you. We will meet in the hallway outside OM 011.

Presentations will take place on Tuesday, January 22 at 2:30 p.m. or Wednesday, January 23 at 10:00 a.m.

Submitted by: Mark Castner, director of the Braun-Ruddick seismograph station

R.A.I.N. Training

Gary Everett, director of public safety, will once again offer  R.A.I.N (Respond, Assess, Isolate, Notify) training on Friday, January 25 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in Regis North to any employees that have not attended in the past. Please attend to learn what to do in the unlikely event that a crisis should occur.

Submitted by: Kathy Kelly, administrative associate, human resources

Winter Canisius4Kids Afterschool Program

The Differentiated Instruction program is offering a new after-school program for children in grades 3-8. Similar to the summer camp, the activities will be interdisciplinary and focus on critical and creative thinking. Meetings will be on Wednesdays from 4:30-6:30pm beginning February 6th! Sign up today at

Submitted by: Kara M. Schwabel, director, differentiated instruction

Academic Accommodations from Disability Support Services are Now Online

Dear Faculty,

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and college guidelines, each semester the Disability Support Services Office is responsible for notifying faculty of academic accommodations that may be necessary for students with disabilities who are registered with the DSS office. In the past, these notifications have been with a paper process. Beginning spring 2013 a new, electronic process will be implemented. We have been working closely with ITS to develop an electronic notification system which will be effective and efficient for you and meet the needs of our students.

This new system will be more budget and environmentally friendly, while making information more readily accessible.

To access the academic accommodation information for your students, please follow these steps:

  • Login to faculty portal at
  • In online tool selection, click on All Applications and Services.
  • Under Faculty Services, click on Academic Accommodations.
  • It will automatically take you to the page where you can view courses for the current semester that have students with academic accommodations.
  • Once you have viewed the accommodation information for each student in each course, please check the box acknowledging you have viewed the information and click the Save Acknowledgements button to confirm receipt.

The academic accommodation information will be available in the faculty portal throughout the semester.

Please remember that this information is confidential and should be kept for your records only. Protecting the privacy rights of individuals with disabilities is a necessity and we appreciate your continued assistance and discretion.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact either myself, Jennifer Herrmann, at Ext. 3748 or or Anne-Marie Dobies at

Submitted by:  Jennifer Herrmann, associate director, disability support services, Student Academic Support Services (SASS)