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COLI Workshop: Easy and Innovative Web Presentation Apps

WorkshopsNow more than ever, creating graphics, interactive or innovative presentations, and even video is easy to do and no longer requires hours of learning to use expensive applications.

On Wednesday, October 19 at 3:00 p.m., COLI is running a new workshop focused on innovative ways to create beautiful and compelling web pages and graphics.  Microsoft Sway and Adobe Spark are two easy tools useful for creating attractive and interactive social graphics, web pages, animations and more.  These are useful for various things: for example, as an assignment, students can create scrollable presentations or posters.  Faculty and staff can create attractive promotional material or professional infographics.

After the workshop is the monthly WordPress Meetup.  All faculty and staff are encouraged to come and share insights on using WordPress for teaching, research, and web publication.  If you’re new to WordPress, this is a great opportunity to learn from those using it now!

There is no need to register for the meetup, but it’s a good idea to register for the workshop:


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

Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges

Each fall semester, Canisius is given the opportunity to nominate a number of talented junior and senior students for inclusion in the publication “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.”

The selection committee invites faculty and staff to actively participate in the nomination of juniors and seniors for this honor.  In order to obtain the broadest base of nominees, junior and senior Canisius students have been invited to submit their own names in nomination this year.  The selection committee is still hopeful that most faculty members and administrators will take the time to nominate students they feel are deserving of this honor.  Reconsideration of students not selected last year but highly recommended is appropriate.

In choosing nominees, please bear in mind the three criteria, which will serve as a guide to the selection committee:

  1. Academic achievement as demonstrated by the maintenance of at least a 3.0(B) grade point average.
  2. Significant participation in at least one extra-curricular activity on campus and one off campus, or two on campus activities if nothing off campus.
  3. Evidence of exemplary character and leadership qualities.

Students are eligible to self-nominate also.  Please include as much detail as possible in the nomination.  It is highly encouraged to attach a copy of the student’s resume to the attached applicationThe deadline for nominations is February 1, 2017.  Applications are to be brought to the Office of Student Life, in the lower level of Dugan Hall.  Attached is the application.

 Any questions or concerns feel free to contact Jenna Cochrane, selection committee chair, at

Submitted by: Jenna Cochrane, student life coordinator, student life