An Investment in Students

IMG_2033-gattusoCanisius College increased the number of Bloomberg Terminals on campus to 10, thanks to a $125,000 gift from the Uncle Bob’s Self Storage Foundation. Eight terminals are located in the Nelson D. Civello ’67 Financial Markets Lab and two are in the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library.

“We are extremely grateful for this generous gift, which will support expanded enrollment and help more of our students prepare for careers as Chartered Financial Analysts (CFAs) and Certified Financial Planners (CFPs),” said Daniel Borgia, PhD, dean of the Richard J. Wehle School of Business.  “It will also ensure that our finance program continues to be among the elite programs in the Northeast and that we maintain our dominance in the CFA Investment Research Challenge.”

IMG_2042- WallThe Bloomberg Terminals include the software platform for the Bloomberg Professional Service, which is a leading information system for global financial markets. Terminals provide real-time and historical data, market moving news and analytics information 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and store information on virtually every private and public company.

Click here to read more about how the new terminals will be used.

Animal Welfare and the Environment in Africa

ssThe Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation Department (ABEC) will welcome Kahindi Lekalhaile to campus on Thursday, October 20, 2016.  Lekalhaile is from the Africa Network for Animal Welfare.  His lecture, entitled “Animal Welfare and the Environment in Africa: The 21st Century and Beyond,” will take place from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center, Regis Room.  The event is free and open to the campus community.

Lekalhaile’s job experience in nature conservation spans 25 years.  He helped establish the Samburu Elephant Research Centre under the Save the Elephants charity.  Lekalhaile also implemented the United Nation’s Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants (MIKE) program in Kenya.

A renowned crusader against illegal global trade of wildlife and wildlife products, Lekalhaile is an Earthwatch Fellow in Madagascar and the recipient of the 2006 Disney Conservation Hero Award.

Submitted by: Miranda K. Workman, clinical assistant professor, Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation

Do the Drill

SDA_101514Canisius will hold fire drills on Friday, October 14, 2016.  Regulations forbid announcing the exact times of the fire drills but they will begin at 9 a.m. and end at approximately 3 p.m.

When the alarm sounds, please leave the building by the nearest exit as shown on the posted emergency exit routes. Generally, a drill lasts no more than 6 or 7 minutes. All persons must leave the building they are in when the alarm sounds. One person may remain in each office or suite to answer phones. Elevators may not be used.

The following buildings will be included in the fire drills on October 14:

  • Bouwhuis Library
    • Churchill Tower
    • Old Main
    • Bagen Hall
    • Horan O’Donnell
    • Richard E. Winter Student Center
    • Palisano Pavilion
    • Christ the King Chapel
    • Loyola Hall
    • New Science Hall
    • Health Science
    • Koessler Athletic Center
    • Lyons Hall
    • Montante Cultural Center
    • Demerly Hall
    • 23 Agassiz

Please note: If you are involved in an event, which cannot be interrupted without serious complications, please notify Lt. Rick Miller in the Public Safety Office at Ext. 2330 or rmiller@canisius.edu.  He will discuss an exemption for your event.

Submitted by: Kathy Peter, executive associate and office manager, Academic Affairs

Sign Up Now for #CanisiusCreateDay

Canisius Create Day!On Tuesday, October 11, the Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) will host #CanisiusCreateDay, a day set aside for learning something new.

The event takes place on the fourth floor of Old Main and will feature sessions led by Canisius faculty and COLI staff.  In each session, you’ll be introduced to new concepts, technologies, and methods for teaching, getting administrative work done or communicating about important events, resources or services to various audiences.  For example, you can learn new ways to broadcast your department’s message on the internet, how best to collaborate on projects with colleagues, or different ways to employ gaming in coursework.  

The event 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.

Also, join COLI on October 13 at 3:30pm in the Montante Cultural Center when we celebrate 10 years of online education here at Canisius College!