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Heart Gallery of WNY Comes to Canisius

Have you noticed the faces of children lining the wall of the hallway near Tim Hortons?

Those images are just a glimpse into the Heart Gallery of Western New York, which will host its opening here at Canisius on Thursday, November 10 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Science Hall Commons.

The Heart Gallery of WNY is a compelling photography exhibit featuring children in our community who are awaiting adoption.  The mission of this initiative is to use the power of photography to capture the individuality and dignity of children living in foster care in order to raise public awareness of the need for adoptive families for waiting children.  Please consider attending this event to learn more!

Submitted by: Luanne Firestone, senior associate campus minister, Campus Ministry

Upcoming COLI Workshops

Online-Learning-NEws-Training-1024x576The Center for Online Learning and Innovation (COLI) will hold the following workshops and events for faculty and staff in November:

  • Spreadsheets: Excel and Google Sheets
    Wednesday, November 2, 3:00 p.m. – Old Main 115
  • Qualtrics Workshop: Smarter Surveys and Forms
    Wednesday, November 2, 4:00 p.m. – Old Main 115
  • Google Apps Workshop: From Term Paper to Video Creation: Easy Video Assessments
    Thursday, November 3, 10:00 a.m. – Old Main 115
  • Online Learning: Strategies for Engaging Students Online
    Wednesday, November 9, 4:00 p.m. – Online Session
  • WordPress and Divi: Creating Your Digital CV
    Thursday, November 10, 10:00 a.m. – Old Main 115
  • BYOD Workshop: Explain Everything and YouTube Editing
    Wednesday, November 16, 3:00 p.m. – Old Main 115

Register for these and other COLI workshops today!

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

Help Conservation Efforts in South Africa

The students in the ABEC 404: Wildlife Ecology and Conservation in South Africa class embarked on wonderful fundraising efforts, and they need your help! The class is raising funds for two projects: (1) to purchase a cattle-guarding dog for a farmer in South Africa and (2) to begin to replace old power lines with insulated power lines to prevent primates from being electrocuted. Here are three ways that you can help:

  1. Check out the Go Fund Me Page: to help purchase a cattle-guarding dog. These dogs are raised with the cattle and stay with them day and night. Their mere presence deters predators like leopards.
  2. Go to the Panera location at 765 Elmwood Avenue for dinner on November 15 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and show the below flyer. The power line project will receive 20 percent of the proceeds.image
  3. Buy some lovely posters designed by the students, which will be on sale near the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library during the week of November 8.

Submitted by: Sue Margulis, PhD, associate professor, ABEC