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Canisius to Host “Cats in Context”

The Canisius College Institute for the Study of Human-Animal Relations (ISHAR) will host “Cats in Context” on Sunday, January 20 from 4:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. and Monday, January 21, from 8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Regis Room of the Winter ’42 Student Center.

The two-day event welcomes experts from multiple disciplines for a thorough examination of humankind’s relationships with cats. They will discuss everything from the history of cats and humans to the welfare of cats in animal shelters.

Click here to learn more about the symposium and the various topics to be discussed.

Submitted by: Marketing and Communication


W2’s for 2012 Now Available

W2’s for 2012 are now available to view and print from Banner Self Serve. New this year is Box 12DD where the employer’s cost of health coverage is reported. This is for your information only and is not taxable. You can also pick up your W2 at the Controller’s Office. Please bring your Canisius ID.

Submitted by:  Natalie Klyczek, payroll supervisor, controller’s office

New Open Swim Hours at the KAC

Please note the updated changes to the Koessler Athletic Center Pool hours, starting for the Spring 2013 semester.

For noontime swim:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Evening swims:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday: 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Weekend hours:
Saturday: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Sunday: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Submitted by:  Julie Wysocki, equipment manager, Koessler Athletic Center

E-Mail Retention Information

Get a head start on clearing out that unruly inbox and that over-stuffed sent mail folder. Go to the Canisius College ITS wiki for step-by-step instructions on how to rid yourself forever of that junk mail that got through to your inbox. Find out how to create folders and move your messages to them. If you need or want direct assistance you can attend one of the workshops offered by ITS. Simply go to the workshop registration page and sign up for the one-hour sessions held throughout the week. We are also willing to provide workshops for up to ten people if you’d like to do them for a department. If you have any questions about the instructions in our wiki or about workshops, please contact Joe Rizzo at x8354.

Submitted by:  Joseph F. Rizzo, academic technology specialist, ITS

Media Center @ myCanisius

The Media Center is happy to announce that our community on the portal is now available for faculty, staff, and students. After signing in to myCanisius, you will find it under More Communities in your My Community Pages drop down menu. Information found on our old website has been updated and is now available at our new online home. Be sure to look for future Under the Dome articles highlighting new available resources on our community page!

The What’s In My Classroom? section, an invaluable guide for faculty on the use of the instructional technology in the classrooms at Canisius, has also been moved to the portal.

Additionally, Old Main 221 was upgraded during the winter break. It now features a new ceiling-mounted LCD projector, pull-down projection screen, resident PC, document camera, Blu-ray player, and laptop connectivity. This unique room also allows for group collaboration with three LCD TV carts for student use. Information on the use of OM 221 can be found here.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns about instructional technology in the classroom or would like to schedule training, please feel free to contact Bob Grabowski (ext. 3278) or Dan Drew (ext. 2569)

Submitted by:  Bob Grabowski, instructional support specialist, media center