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Reminder – Regular Hours Resume Today

All offices resume regular working hours (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) with a one-hour lunch starting today, Monday, January 13.

Please note that the college will be closed on Monday, January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

Submitted by: Deborah Winslow-Schaber, director of Human Resources

Library Renovation Begins

Pardon our dust!  The renovation of the Bouwhuis Library has begun. Rest assured that you will continue to have access to the library and also to Tim Horton’s.

The renovation project will transform the space into a technology-rich learning commons. Phase One of renovation includes two new group study lounges and a new state-of-the-art classroom. The project also includes the expansion of the curriculum center, which houses a comprehensive collection of teaching materials to help education students enrich their lesson plans, and a complete transformation of the study space near the in-house Tim Horton’s. The latter will provide students with a more collaborative and modernized learning environment.

Submitted by Marketing and Communication

Canisius Chorale Launches Spring Season, Invites New Members

The Canisius College Chorale invites students, faculty and staff to join its ranks for its upcoming Spring season of concerts.

The choir’s first rehearsal will take place on Monday, January 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. Rehearsals will continue each Monday evening at the same time. Auditions are NOT necessary for membership and everyone is welcome.

The course numbers for Chorale are FAM 181 (CRN: 40136) for 1 credit and FAM 171 (CRN: 40133) for 0 credit.

The Chorale just ended a very successful Fall season that included performances throughout Western New York. Its acclaimed “Sacred Spaces” series brought hosts of eager listeners to a number of the region’s most beautiful and historic churches. And the choir’s annual Winter Concert drew a capacity audience to the college’s Montante Cultural Center again this year.

The coming season’s activities include performances in some of the region’s finest concert venues, including a February 4 performance with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

Consider membership in the Canisius Chorale!

For more information, call Ext.2536, 716-907-0466 or email the Chorale at

Submitted by: Frank Scinta, adjunct professor of Fine Arts

Tune in to Crossroads

In case you missed it, the January 5 edition of “Crossroads” is now available on the college’s iTunes site.  This month’s guest is Mary Lou Wyrobek, adjunct professor of religious studies and theology.  Wyrobek’s interview includes a conversation about the traditional Polish-American Christmas.  She also sings some of her favorite Polish Christmas carols. Rev. Patrick Lynch, SJ, chair of religious studies and theology, is the host of “Crossroads.”

Submitted by: Marketing and Communication

Classroom Upgrades for Spring ’14

Welcome back from the Media Center! During the break, the Media Center completed work on the following classroom projects:

  • OM 300: Upgraded from a Level 1 to a Level 3 classroom
  • OM 422: Upgraded the observation suite recording equipment
  • Four additional classrooms received a projection screen upgrade (16:10 aspect ratio)
  • Three additional classrooms received a new ceiling-mounted LCD projector

For a complete listing of changes, please visit the “What’s New?” section of the Media Center community @ myCanisius.

Instructions for use for all of the new and renovated Instructional Technology Classrooms have been updated online and can be found by visiting “What’s In My Classroom?”.

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