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Kittens in Science Hall

Six kittens have taken up residence in the Margaret L. Wendt Animal Behavior Laboratory in Science Hall. In cooperation with the SPCA of Erie Country, Miranda K. Workman’s ABEC 220: Animal Learning class welcomed the kittens for enrichment and training. The sessions include teaching the kittens to walk into a carrier on their own and complete a small agility course, which makes them attractive adoption candidates and encourages positive relationships with humans that will help the kittens transition to their new families. Stress and anxiety attached to the act of catching and putting cats in the carrier is a major reason why cats are seen less often at the veterinarian. For our kittens there will be no stress or anxiety as they will choose to enter the carrier by themselves! The kittens will be on campus until Friday, May 6.

This is the second year that the college is partnering with the SPCA. Last year’s kittens were all adopted. We are happy to report that this year’s kittens have already found homes and will be adopted after the program!

Workman, adjunct professor of animal behavior, invites the faculty, staff and students to view the training and enrichment sessions during the following times:

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays – 8:00 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.

Tuesdays and Thursdays – 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Every day (Sun – Sat) – 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Watch a video of the kittens during training and enrichment here.

Workman and Malini Suchak, PhD, would love your feedback about the #KittensOnCampus project. Please go to this link for more information:

For more information about Kittens on Campus please contact Workman at

Centresuite Statement of Account Report

M&T Bank reports a defect in Centresuite software affecting selections and printing for the Statement of Account Report. Users may access an individual VISA card account statement by doing the following:

From Centresuite:

Click the Reports Tab, click Standard Reports and choose Statement of Account Report.

Scroll to the “Accounts and Units” section and select the “Account” button.

In the search box, enter of the first letter of the name on the account followed by an asterisk, then select the SEARCH button.

Example:  For a user to access an account name that starts with the letter “C”, enter C* and execute a search.  A list of account names beginning with letter “C” and belonging to the user will appear in Select Accounts.   Select an account from the list, then “RUN.”

From the Standard Reports tab, choose the View Output Log and you can download and print the report.

Please contact Joann Feary at Ext. 8528 if you have questions about Centresuite reports.

Thank you for your patience.

Submitted by: Gary Lew, Director of Purchasing

Calling All Faculty: Google for Education Summit

2016-04-14_1234This year’s Google for Education Summit will be held at Canisius College from August 4-5. This two-day high-intensity event focuses on deploying, integrating and using Google Apps for Education (and other Google tools) to promote student learning in K-12 and higher education.

Sessions will include two keynote presentations, a demo slam competition and a closing capstone session – plus two full days of informative breakouts, cutting-edge demonstrations and hands-on workshops. Each will be led by experienced and knowledgeable professional developers and local educators.

As the host school, Canisius receives a select number of tickets. If you are a faculty member who is interested in implementing Google Apps for Education in your teaching, we encourage you to fill out this short form to express your interest in attending. Individuals will be selected on a first come, first serve basis:

A call for presenters will be promoted in the coming months. Additionally, please help promote the event to external K-12 and higher education groups.

Find out more here:

Submitted by: Leah MacVie, instructional designer, academic affairs