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Campus Candids

Tony Gasak, building repairer from Facilities Management, assisted by Jamie Pike ’15, Office of Event Management, update the international flags in the Student Center 1st floor hallway.  The flags represent the countries of all students registered at Canisius.

Submitted by:  Michael Odojewski, assistant event coordinator, Office of Event Management

Can Your Prospects Find Your Program Thru Google Search?

The Office of Web Services will be launching a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) project in the beginning of February 2014. During Phase One of this project, Web Services will be reaching out to a select group of programs for benchmark testing and implementation. During this phase of the project we are asking any interested programs/departments to download and fill out the attached pdf and send it back via interoffice mail or email to If it is determined that your landing page can benefit from SEO, your program/department will be placed into the queue for Phase Two. We will call your department to set up a short 15-30 minute meeting to discuss your landing page and our recommendations for optimizing.

Phase Two is preliminarily scheduled to start on March 1, 2014.

SEO Questionnaire-final

Submitted By: David Courtney, director, Web Services

Extra Mass Time for Super Bowl Weekend

The Office of Campus Ministry has added an extra mass to the usual Sunday schedule. Masses for the weekend will be as follows:

Saturday, Feb. 1 at  5:00 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 2 at 11:45 a.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Additionally, throats will be blessed for the feast day of St. Blaise after all masses as well as on Monday, Feb. 3 after the 12:10 p.m. weekday mass.

Submitted By: Michael Hayes, director, Campus Ministry

Video Institute Produces February Kaleidoscope Broadcast

The Canisius College Video Institute production of the February episode of Kaleidoscope airs throughout the month, beginning on Saturday, February 1 at 5:30 a.m. on WGRZ-TV Channel 2 and Sunday, February 2 at 9:00 a.m. on WGRZ-TV 2.2, Time Warner 114, and Verizon Fios 460. This 30-minute television program celebrates the religious diversity of our region, and is produced in conjunction with the Network of Religious Communities. Kaleidoscope is re-broadcast each Friday at 6:35 p.m. on Time Warner Cable 20 and each Sunday at 8:00 p.m. on Time Warner 6 in Olean.

In honor of Black History Month, this episode features a story about the history and significance of the Baptist Ministers’ Conference. Kaleidoscope talks with leaders of historical African American denominations and congregations in Western New York. Also, John Haught, professor at Georgetown University, discusses the relationship between religions and science today.

Students in the Canisius College Video Institute produce Kaleidoscope under the guidance of Barbara Irwin, PhD, professor of Communication Studies and co-director of the Video Institute, and Paula DeAngelis-Stein, COM ’86/MS ’02.

Submitted by: Barbara J. Irwin, PhD, professor, Communication Studies