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Burrito Project and Community Day

The first Burrito Project of the fall semester will be held on Tuesday, September 27 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Faculty, staff, family members and students are invited to join the Office of Campus Ministry to provide home-made burritos to the marginalized and homeless population in downtown Buffalo

Burritos will be prepared in the kitchen located in the undercroft of Christ the King Chapel from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. From 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., the group will walk a four-mile route and serve burritos, snacks and cold drinks. A college van follows the team as we walk.

The annual Canisius Community Day is Saturday, October 1, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Faculty, staff, students and families are welcome to join groups that will be missioned out in the community to serve with non-profit organizations in the City of Buffalo.

To sign up for these opportunities, contact Joe Van Volkenburg, senior associate Campus Minister at Ext. 2875 or by email at

Submitted by: Joe Van Volkenburg, senior associate campus minister, Campus Ministry

Google Apps Workshops

WorkshopsMore and more people at Canisius are using Google Drive and related productivity applications for coursework, administrative tasks and other jobs.  This week, the Center for Online Learning and Innovation is running two workshops that introduce Google Drive to Canisius employees.

  • Tuesday, September 27 is our Kickstarter session.  Participants will become familiar with Google Drive, and how they may use it to store, share and collaborate within files on the web.
  • Wednesday, September 28 is our Google Apps Workshop focused on using Google Drive for coursework.  In this session, faculty will try out different ways they might securely share and collect files from students in Google Drive, build class activities around collaboration within Google Docs, and use Google Drive for hosting video content.

Enroll for these and other technology workshops, and browse our self-paced training and social media content in our wiki.


Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, instructional designer, Center for Online Learning and Innovation

Core Capstone Hearings

Last year, the Core Curriculum Committee (CCC) charged a subcommittee to review the status of the core capstone. The CCC received the subcommittee’s report and forwarded it to the Faculty Senate in May.

On September 9, the senate unanimously passed a resolution stating “the changes proposed by the Core Capstone Committee are substantive changes to the Core Curriculum and require hearings.”  The Educational Policy Committee (EPC) is charged with organizing and facilitating those hearings.

Hearings on the proposed changes will be held on the following dates:

Monday, October 3, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the Regis Room

Thursday, October 13, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the former Faculty Dining Room, on the first floor of the student center.

The hearings are open to all and as stated in the Faculty Senate Constitution “interested parties may submit written or oral arguments.”  Members of the EPC will facilitate discussion, keep a record of the proceedings, and present a report to the Senate.

Please review the attached recommendations and attend the hearings to share your views.  Feel free to bring your lunch—we’ll provide dessert!

Submitted by: Karl Kozlowski, PhD, Faculty Senate, Chair

Weight Room and Athletic Equipment Sale

A good assortment of used athletic equipment is still available for purchase. Items include used dumbbells, weight racks, elliptical machines, treadmills (some assembly required), exercise bikes, as well as used basketballs, soccer balls, volleyballs, floor hockey sticks and blades.

Also available is collapsible fencing (32) sections, a set of goal posts, benches, water polo goals, field hockey goals. We even have old wooden lockers, 400 used softballs, old bases and soccer end line markers. Contact Mike Rappl, assistant to the athletic director, for a full inventory and to arrange a viewing at

As of Saturday, October 1, the sale will be opened to the general public.

Submitted by: Mike Rappl, assistant to the athletic director, athletics