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Serious Games Meetup on November 4

SeriousGamesMeetup2On Friday, November 4 at 1:00 p.m. in Lyons Hall Room 122, come to the first meeting of the Serious Games Meetup Group. Our goal is to familiarize faculty and staff with theories and tools for design and development of serious games or games for purposes other than pure entertainment.

Serious games can serve a wide variety of purposes: educational topics, scientific simulations, healthcare and therapeutic processes, personnel training, emergency management, city planning and politics. The group will explore learning theories, game design, and conduct workshops using various applications and “game engines” that will aid faculty and staff in the development of serious games…and yes we will play games too!

The group, facilitated by P.J. Moskal, PhD, associate professor of communication studies and Mark Gallimore, PhD, instructional designer in the Center for Online Learning and Innovation (COLI), will meet on the first Friday of the month at 1:00 p.m. for one-hour sessions.

COLI Quick Tip!  Share files with colleagues across campus (and around the world) with Google Drive.

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

Campus Candids

On Wednesday, October 26, Canisius College hosted a Wellness Fair to promote a healthy workforce and encourage healthy choices. The fair took place in the Richard E. Winter Student Center from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The fair provided attendees with educational resources and ideas for how to live a better and healthier lifestyle.

Submitted by: College Communications

Save the Date – Town Hall Meeting

President John J. Hurley will host a Town Hall meeting for faculty and staff on Tuesday, November 15, in the Regis Rooms of the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

More information to follow.

Submitted by: Laura A. Montaro, executive associate, Office of the President

Swim Team Hosts Home Opener

After spending the first two weeks of the season on the road, your Canisius men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams return to friendly waters to kick-start the home portion of its schedule. The Griffs will take on Western New York rival Geneseo at noon on Saturday, October 29 at the downtown Flickinger Center.

Divers Brent Carbone ’17 and Travis Wright ’18 have already qualified for zone competition at the end of the season.

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

Canisius College Fall 2016 Drop-in Tutoring

The Canisius College Literacy Center will be holding drop-in tutoring clinics for students in grades 1-12.  The tutoring sessions will focus on reading, writing and other English work!

The clinics will be held every Monday from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. starting on Monday, November 7 and run through Monday, December 5. Each session will be held at the Canisius College Literacy Center located in the Health Science Building on Delevan Avenue (rear of building).

The tutoring session will be led by Megan Buzzard, a graduate assistant in the Literacy Center.

The cost is $5 per day and students may come as needed. For further information, contact Megan Buzzard, graduate assistant, Literacy Program, at or call the Literacy Center at Ext. 3728.

Submitted by: Ginny Carver, administrative associate, graduate education and leadership