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Payroll Updates

The minimum wage will increase to $8.00 per hour December 31,2013. Employees or students employees earning less than $8.00 per hour will see an increase in their hourly rate effective 12-31-13.

Beginning the 2014 Spring Semester,Federal Work Study students will be paid on the opposite week of Department,Griffin and Ceep students. Payroll will transition Federal Work Study students with a one week pay period beginning 12-20-13 through 12-26-13 with a pay date of 01-03-14. Going forward Work Study students will be paid every 2 weeks.

Please pay close attention to the pay schedule you will receive from Financial Aid with your Federal Work Study packet.

This change is only for Federal Work Study students.

If you have any questions during this transition please call Denise Rogers at x8535 or Natalie Klyczek at x8532. Thank you for your cooperation.

Submitted by: Natalie Klyczek, payroll supervisor, Controllers Office

Canisius Swim and Dive Home This Weekend

Your Canisius swim and dive programs are home this weekend for a split meet versus Fredonia.

Friday night, the men’s and women’s divers will meet the Fredonia divers at 6 p.m. in the KAC pool. Then on Saturday morning, the men’s and women’s swim team from both schools will begin racing at 1 p.m.

Admission is free and there will be complimentary Tim Horton’s coffee at the door.

For additional information, please visit

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

Focus: Desire2Learn

The workshop schedule for Desire2Learn is posted in FacTS Center registration. The schedule has changed from its previous focus of the same session three times a week to a different format because of the short schedule in December. The four sessions on Introduction and Email, Content and Discussion Forums, Drop Boxes and Grade Book, and Quizzes will now be offered each week. This provides you the opportunity to go through the entire program in a single week. Each session is an hour long and will be held in OM-115.

Boot Camp

The FacTS Center will offer a two-day workshop based on the four modules listed above but will provide participants the opportunity to work on building your course. The FacTS Center staff will be available to answer questions and assist in your course development. You can also register for our Boot Camp using the above link for Facts Center Registration. The Boot Camp is an ideal way for faculty teaching in the summer session to prepare for their classes. It too, will be held in OM-115.

Remember, you can attend these sessions more than once should you wish to do so. Bring your questions; we’ll assist you to resolve them.

Also, remember that ANGEL will be gone by the end of May and D2L will be the only learning management system available to faculty and students.

Submitted by: Joseph F. Rizzo, academic technology specialist

Memorial Mass for George M. Martin ’42, HON ’88

The Canisius community is invited to attend a memorial Mass for George M. Martin ’42, HON ’88 on Saturday, December 21 at 11:00 a.m. The Mass will take place in Christ the King Chapel and be followed by a reception in the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center.

Martin passed away on Saturday, December 7 at the age of 92. His legacy at Canisius spans six decades. To learn more, click here.

Submitted by Marketing & Communication