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October 11: Create Something New with Fellow Canisius Faculty and Staff

canisiuscreatedayOn October 11, the Center for Online Learning & Innovation will host #CanisiusCreateDay, a day set aside for learning something new.

This event will take place on the fourth floor of Old Main, from 10:00 3:00 p.m.  You’ll come away with inspiration and new skills to begin creating something useful for your work or life.

Sessions are led by your colleagues, Canisius faculty and staff, including:

  • Bryan Sibbetts
  • Jonathan Lawrence, PhD.
  • Patricia Waters, PhD.
  • PJ Moskal, PhD.

Topics include gaming in education, blogging and digital newsletters, Google Apps for teaching, social media for campus offices, screencasting, and tools for making administrative work quicker and easier.

The day is open to everyone on campus (faculty, staff and students).  So come learn something new!

Click here for more information, sign up to attend, and see the schedule. 

Canisius to Host Six-Hour Defensive Driving Seminar

Canisius College will host a Defensive Driving Seminar on Monday, October 17 and Wednesday, October 19 in Tower 205 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

aaa-of-central-WNYThe AAA Defensive Driving course provides tips and techniques on how to reduce risk through proper management of visibility, time and space, how to handle emergencies, and driver and passenger safety.

Licensed drivers receive certificates of upon completion that can reduce their insurance premiums for three years, and take up to four points off of their driving records for moving violations within the last 18 months.

To register please contact Kristen Godzala at with your name, address and phone number. Payment of $28 is due before the beginning of the seminar. Please make check or money order payable to AAA.

Class size is limited to 40 participants. Register now!

Submitted by: Brianna Fasanello, human resources assistant, Human Resources Department

Kinesiology Majors Assess Childhood Fitness

Students in the Department of Kinesiology hosted students from Stanley Makowski (BPS #99) and The Falk School Tuesday, October 4 at the Koessler Athletic Center. Students from both Dr. Kozlowski’s exercise principles course (HED 337) and Dr. Seymour’s teaching methods of physical education class (PED 441/541) assessed fourth grade student fitness levels using the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America’s FitnessGram Assessment.  This includes the PACER, push-up, sit-and-reach, and curl-up batteries.  Both schools will return in the spring semester for follow-up testing.

The experience is enjoyable for the children and allows Kinesiology majors the opportunity to analyze pre-and post-test data and conduct fitness assessments in an authentic environment.


Submitted by: Clancy Seymour, EdD, assistant professor/director of physical & health education teacher education