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Canisius in the News

In a story that aired yesterday morning on WBFO 88.7 FM, reporter Marian Hetherly previewed the Black-Jew Dialogues performance at Canisius. The program, which combines fast-paced sketches, improvisations, multi-media, puppets, a game show and a post-show discussion, is intended to promote open and honest conversations about diversity.

Listen to the entire story here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Celebration of Life for Ann Wright, PhD

The Biology Department invites all who knew Ann Wright, PhD, professor of biology, to attend an informal “Celebration of Life” reception on Thursday, October 20 at 6:00 p.m. in Science Hall Commons. Share your memories of Ann with friends, colleagues and Ann’s family.

Food and beverages will be provided.

Submitted by: Elizabeth Hogan, PhD, associate professor, co-chair, biology

Cross Country Home On Saturday

The men’s and women’s cross country teams host their final meet of the year this weekend on cgriffSaturday, October 15. Delaware Park will be invaded by 25 schools for the Canisius Alumni Invitational. There will be 13 squads racing in the women’s event at noon and a dozen teams competing on the men’s side at 12:45 p.m.

For additional information, visit

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director, external affairs

Upcoming COLI Workshops

In the next few weeks, the Center for Online Learning and Innovation (COLI) will be offering workshops and a WordPress event which will be particularly helpful for faculty and staff.

The upcoming workshops include:

  • Tuesday, October 18 at 10:00 a.m.: Qualtrics Kickstarter: A Brief Overview
  • Wednesday, October 19 at 3:00 p.m.: New Ways to Present Content: Microsoft Sway & Adobe Spark
  • Thursday, October 20 at 9:00 a.m.: Screencasting with Screencast-O-Matic & YouTube
  • Tuesday, October 25 at 10:00 a.m.: Translating Your Course for the Online Environment

Register for these and other workshops today!


Wednesday, October 19 at 4:00 p.m. is our WordPress Meetup in Old Main 115.  Come share ideas, or just explore what’s possible with your colleagues using WordPress!  No registration is required for this event.


This afternoon, come to Montante Hall at 3:30 p.m. to enjoy good company and refreshments, as we celebrate 10 years of online education at Canisius College!


Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, PhD, instructional designer, COLI

Upcoming Training: Center for Professional Development

cpd-logo-final-larger-accThe Center for Professional Development (CPD) is hosting two trainings, which Canisius employees can attend for no cost to their departments.

Developing Your Critical Thinking Skills on November 2, 2016

Creating & Conducting Training That Sticks on December 2, 2016

If you would like to attend, register at our website and use code “CANEMP16” in the shopping cart.  If you have any questions, please contact the CPD at Ext. 8490.

Submitted by: Colleen Kowtun, manager of sales operations, CPD