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Campus Candids

Members of Women’s Soccer Team recently served at a Habitat for Humanity house on Minnesota Avenue.  Canisius students were among the first groups to strip the house last fall and now the house is near completion.

Submitted by: Joe Van Volkenburg, assistant to the director, Campus Ministry

Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, March 6

President John J. Hurley is pleased to announce that he will host two Town Hall Meetings for faculty and staff this semester on:

  • March 6, 2014 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Regis Room (North)
  • April 22, 2014 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Regis Room (North)

President Hurley and the vice presidents will provide an update on important developments affecting Canisius and welcome your questions, ideas and feedback.

These events have proven to be excellent opportunities to share information and engage faculty and staff in a dialogue about the most important issues facing the college.

If you have any questions, please contact the President’s Office for more information.

Submitted by: Laura A. Montaro, executive associate to the President

Open Sessions Planned With VP for Enrollment Management Candidates

Canisius College is in the final stages of recruiting a new Vice President for Enrollment Management to provide leadership for undergraduate and graduate student recruitment, retention, and financial aid.  We have been working with Terry Lahti and Associates, a national recruiting firm, to assist us in the search.

On behalf of the search committee, I am pleased to announce Erik D’Aquino and Kathleen Davis have been selected as finalists.  Unfortunately, the third finalist has accepted a position elsewhere.

Information about each finalist has been posted on the myCanisius portal under the “VP Enrollment Search” tab located on the blue navigation bar across the top of the page. An online evaluation form will also be posted there for you to submit feedback.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in the process and attend an open session with the candidates.  Each session will be held in Old Main 403 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

  • Erik A. D’Aquino on Thursday, March 6th
  • Kathleen B. Davis on Friday, March 7th

The Vice President for Enrollment Management will play a critical role in the life of the college. Please consider attending the open forums and participating in the search.

On behalf of the Search Committee,

Peg McCarthy

Chair/Search Committee

Jane Cary Hosts Music History Lecture

Today’s Women in the Arts Event features Jane Cary, professor of fine arts/music and director of the music program. Her lecture, entitled “Women’ Musical Roles in 18th Century America,” is at 2:30 p.m. in the Regis Room and will look at women composers, performers, librettists and copyists from the North and the South, including performer Graupner, performer/composer van Hagen, teacher/librettist Rowson , composer Pownell and copyist Praezel. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Music Office at Ext. 2536.

Submitted by: Ellen Barnum, ArtsCanisius co-director

Follow-up regarding MacOS and iOS security updates

As a follow-up to last week’s article regarding the necessary updates to MacOS X and iOS devices, I am sharing some web sites and additional guidance regarding the updates based on questions that we have received.

Desktop users:

While this most recent security update only impacts version 10.9 (Mavericks) or higher, you should always keep your operating system up to date by running software update. Take a moment to do this now by clicking on the Apple Menu -> About this Macintosh, and then clicking on the Software update button. If you are running any version of 10.9, you need to be sure to upgrade to 10.9.2.

More info on the Mac OS security update is available here from Apple at:

Mac OS 10.6.x – 10.8.x users are not affected by the latest security concerns but should install the latest security updates available. Apple did release security patches for all of their operating systems last month. If you are not running 10.9 (Mavericks) and wish to upgrade, you can do so through the Mac App Store. ITS has tested it and verified that our systems on campus will work with it. Before performing this upgrade, take the time to do some research to make sure that the software you use is compatible (for example, Appleworks is not). Please also note that this upgrade takes time, so plan accordingly.

iOS users:

iOS devices running iOS 6 and iOS 7 are affected and should be updated to iOS 6.1.6 and iOS 7.0.6 respectively. (Please note the change from the previous article posted on 2/28). To update your device, open “Settings,” select “General” and then select “Software Update.”

Additional information about the iOS updates is available at:
iOS 6.1.6
iOS 7.0.6

Other Software:

Another piece of software that has recently been updated is Adobe Flash Player. If you are receiving prompts in your browser to update your Flash Player, exit your browser and open the System Preference control panel. In here, click on Flash Player. Under the Advanced tab, in the middle of the screen click on the “Check Now” button to make sure you are running the most recent version. The current version as of today is Installing any Flash updates through this control panel are safe – a prompt that you receive in your web browser may not be.

You should also be running Java 7 on your computer at this time. The latest version of Java 7 can be found at:

Submitted by Scott Clark, computer support specialist, ITS