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Retirement Reception for Blair Foster

Please join us in the Grupp Fireside Lounge on Tuesday, May 19 at 3:00 p.m. to thank Blair for his service to Canisius College. Light refreshments will be provided.

Blair has served our campus community with patience, care and expertise for 38 years. His leadership and innovation sets an amazing example for those working with and for him. We wish him well as he retires, and recognize that he has left behind a legacy of creative and technological initiatives that will enhance our future.

Submitted by: Lisa Fischer, executive associate, academic affairs

Watch the FacTS Center Desire2Learn Videos

It’s finals week already?! The FacTS Center has quick tutorial videos helpful for faculty wrapping up their spring courses, and preparing for their summer or fall courses. Take a look at this summary video, and our handy checklists.

Also, remember that in faculty and staff email accounts (through Microsoft Exchange and Outlook), emails have an expiration date! See this guide to saving your old emails.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, academic technology specialist

Register for the Young Writers Workshops

The Western New York Writing Project is accepting registrations for its workshops for young writers being held Monday, July 6 to Friday, July 17.

The Young Writers’ Camp is open to students entering grades 3-7 and runs from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. each day. The Teen Writing Workshop is open to students entering grades 8-12 and runs from 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. each day.

To register, please complete the attached application and forward to Diane Kelly in Bagen 201. If you have questions, please call Diane at 888-2547.

Submitted by: Diane Kelly, administrative associate, school of education and human services

ITS Help Desk is on the Move

The library renovation project will have an impact the ITS Help Desk operation. The walk up portion of the ITS Help Desk will be moving out of the library after the spring semester is over. The new location will be in the lower level of Horan O’Donnell in Room 016, located right up the hall from the Campus Bookstore.

Faculty and staff should feel free to stop by this new location in HO-016 after Memorial Day with their questions or to drop off Scantron exams. This will not affect users calling the Help Desk as those calls will still be answered just as before at extension 8340.

Once the library renovation is complete, our student workers will be joining the library student workers at the new circulation desk.   This combined group of students will be trained to answer most of the questions that are handled at the walk up portion of the Help Desk currently. This includes printing, wireless, email and other basic concerns.

If you have any questions please feel free to call us at extension 8340.

Submitted by: Scott Clark, director, User Services – ITS

GrifFit Wellness Continues Over Summer Break

As the academic year winds down and many faculty and students leave for the summer, I remind everyone to keep wellness in your thoughts. Below is a list with links to health education presentations. I encourage you to view the presentations that may be beneficial to you.

Health Education Seminars

Exercise for a Healthier Life (Duration: 15 minutes)

Supermarket Savvy (Duration: 18 minutes)

Sports Nutrition (Duration: 19 minutes)

Ergonomics & Back Health (Duration: 29 minutes)

Eating on the Run (Duration: 15 minutes)

Stress Management (Duration: 13 minutes)

Have a safe and healthy summer.

Submitted by Richard A. Wall, PhD, vice president for academic affairs