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Canisius in the News

Several large media outlets reported on Mike Noonan’s recently released research on beluga whales.

The Huffington Post, Science Daily and Science World Report all ran stories about the research, which provides insight as to why belugas blow bubbles. In addition, Discover
Magazine and “Daily Planet,” part of Discovery Channel Canada, also interviewed Noonan for upcoming features on his research.

Mike Noonan, PhD, is chair of the ABEC program at Canisius. He collaborated on his research with Deb Burhans, PhD, associate professor of computer science, and Elizabeth George ’15.

Submitted by: Marketing and Communication

Winter Break Hours Start Monday, December 21

The college is pleased to announce that Christmas hours will be in effect starting Monday, December 21, 2015 through Friday, January 15, 2016. The hours will be from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with a 30-minute meal break. Adjustments in hours may be made where workloads require different operating hours.

Best Wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season!

Submitted by: Linda Walleshauser, AVP, human resources and compliance

Employee Christmas Mass and Luncheon

A Christmas Mass will be offered at 11:30 a.m. in Christ the King Chapel on Tuesday, December 23, followed by the employee Christmas luncheon from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the Peter Gust Economou Dining Hall. Please take this time to visit with and enjoy the company of our college community as we come together to celebrate Christmas and the blessings of our friends and co-workers.

In the spirit of giving, members of the Canisius community attending the luncheon are asked to bring a non-perishable food item(s) to benefit St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy. The items collected will be used for distribution from their food pantry. In addition, St. Luke’s serves about 600 people a day in its dining room.

St. Luke’s does not receive money from the government or the diocese. Trusting in God’s divine providence, the ministry depends on donations from individuals like you. Drop-off bins will be located in the dining hall during the Christmas luncheon. Please help in any way that you can.

No RSVP is necessary. All but essential employees are released to begin their holiday immediately following the luncheon.

Happy Holidays!

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

Watch the December Episode of “Kaleidoscope”

The Canisius College Video Institute’s production of the December episode of “Kaleidoscope” premiered earlier this month on WGRZ-TV 2. This 30-minute television program celebrates the religious diversity of our region and is produced in conjunction with the Network of Religious Communities. “Kaleidoscope” will rebroadcast on Friday, December 18 at 6:35 p.m. on Time Warner Cable 20, and Sunday, December 20 at 8:00 p.m. on Time Warner 6 in Olean.

In the first segment, Stan Bratton, PhD, talks with Father Peter Drilling, rector of St. Joseph’s Cathedral in downtown Buffalo, about the meaning of Advent and Christmas and how the birth of Jesus is celebrated at St. Joseph Cathedral.

On the occasion of Mawlid al-Nabiy, the anniversary of the birth of Prophet Muhammad, Bratton talks with Faizan Haq, founder of WNY Muslims, about the life of Prophet Muhammad and Islam in the world today.

Students in the Canisius College Video Institute produce “Kaleidoscope” under the guidance of Jamie O’Neil, associate professor of digital media arts and co-director of the Video Institute and Paula Angelis-Stein ‘86, MS ‘02.

Submitted by: Barbara Irwin, PhD, professor, communication studies

Web Time Entry Holiday Schedule

The BA27 pay period, Sunday, December 13 – Saturday, December 26, will be paid on Thursday, December 31.

– Employees will have until Monday, December 21 to submit timesheets.

– Approvers will have until Tuesday, December 22 to approve timesheets.

– Please contact Maureen Hidy at Ext. 8531 or Natalie Klyczek at Ext. 8532 with any questions.

The BW27 Work Study pay period, Friday, December 11 – Thursday, December 24, will be paid on Thursday, December 31.

– Students have until Monday, December 21 to submit timesheets.

– Approvers will have until Tuesday, December 22 to approve timesheets

– Please contact Denise Rogers at Ext. 8535 with any questions.

PLEASE communicate this schedule to your student workers.

All time sheets must be approved before you leave for the Holiday break.

Please use the following guidelines for recording time during the holiday shutdown period.

Non-exempt employees should record shutdown days with the “holiday” pay code. Employees required, for business purposes, to work during the shutdown period should record the hours that are worked using the “regular” pay code. Employees who are required to work during shutdown will be given a floating holiday, which must be used prior to the end of the fiscal year on May 31, 2016.

Exempt employees who work during shutdown should NOT submit a timesheet. Employees who work during shutdown will be given a floating holiday, which must be used prior to the end of the fiscal year on May 31, 2016. Supervisors are asked to please keep track of days worked and floating holidays taken.

Submitted by: Natalie Klyczek, payroll supervisor, Controller’s Office