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Spotlight on Innovations in Teaching and Learning

ITL-Ferguson spotlightJanet Ferguson, EdD, a professor in the Teacher Education Department, is taking students away from the classroom and into the field. This semester, Ferguson taught Middle Childhood Cognition, Learning and Assessment (EMC 391/553), one of two classes students must take to obtain teacher certification at the middle school level. Every Monday, Ferguson takes students to Sweet Home Middle School, where they learn to apply their classroom knowledge with real world experience.

ITL-Ferguson extraThey begin the day by reviewing textbook theories and concepts. After review, the students split up and enter the classrooms where they interact with the middle school students. At the end of the day, Ferguson’s students listen to a speaker who discusses current events and issues occurring within the school.  These speakers represent a variety of areas that affect middle school education and include a guidance counselor, family services representatives, curriculum coordinator, a representative from special education and the assistant principal.

One of Ferguson’s students commented “The best way to learn is to get our head out of the textbook once in a while and live what we are learning.” Ferguson has adopted a similar notion by showing her students how theory and practice come together.

Submitted by: Sara Morris, PhD, associate vice president, academic affairs

The Griffin Lands on Campus

20160429_120259The Golden Griffin statue arrived safely at Canisius!

The college is planning to unveil the majestic mascot during an (informal) ceremony on Friday, May 6 outside the Science Hall commons area.  Look for additional details in Thursday’s edition of The Dome.

The 1,500- pound bronze sculpture is a gift from the Undergraduate Student Association and will serve as a permanent symbol of Canisius pride for generations of students and alumni.

Submitted by: Public Relations

Broadcast Center Open During MAAC Championship Games

MG_2195Canisius is hosting the women’s lacrosse MAAC championships this weekend and the video production of the games, which will be broadcast by ESPN3, will be handled by students in JRN 358 and JRN 359, the sports field broadcast courses.

Visitors are welcome to stop by the Golden Griffin Sports Broadcast Center to watch the broadcasts live and see the production process. The control room in Science Hall will be open to visitors during the tournament games. The semifinal games are this Friday, May 6, at 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. The championship game will be held on Sunday, May 8, at noon.

JRN 358 and JRN 359 are taught by Sam Hallett, digital media director for the Athletic Department.

Submitted by Catherine Foster, Director, Journalism

College-Wide Shredding

After the great success of last year’s shredding event, the college decided to have another campus-wide shredding event for college-related materials. This year, changes made to the process will allow the event to be more efficient.

– A secured central shredding location will be used and managed by the Facilities Department.

-This event is intended for Canisius College related material only. No personal shredding material please.

-All material to be shredded must be boxed. We will not be using bins for shredding this year.

-If you need boxes, a Work Order must be placed in the Facilities Work Order system, which is located in My Applications on MyCanisius. Boxes will be delivered to your office by the facilities staff. Please DO NOT call the Facilities Office for boxes, as you will only be referred to the work order system.

-Once your department shredding is boxed, a new Work Order must be placed to have the boxes picked up and moved to the central shredding location. This can be done as soon as everything is boxed. The facilities staff will complete work orders according to their availability and time schedule. Please DO NOT call the Facilities Office for pick-up, as you will only be referred to the Work Order system.

-The cut-off point for work orders to pick up shredding is Friday, May 27 at 3:00 p.m. The Facilities Staff will complete work orders according to staff availability. Please be patient and give them time to get to your department.

-Please note: The central shredding location will be locked and secured by facilities until the date that the shredding company comes to campus.

Thank You!

Submitted by: Ronald Haberer, controller