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Women’s Basketball Hosts Dads and Daughters Day

Your Canisius women’s basketball team opens its 2016-17 season this Sunday, November 13 when Northeastern makes a visit to the Koessler Athletic Center. Game time is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.

With the Buffalo Bills enjoying their bye week, the contest has been designated “Dads and Daughters Day” with all females admitted to the game at no charge. All other tickets are only $3.00.

C-Block members will receive their 2016-17 membership t-shirts, as well.

For more information, visit, or call 888-TIXX to purchase tickets.

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

EAP ElderCare Seminar

An EAP Enrichment Seminar on alternative care and living options will be held on Wednesday, November 16 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Regis Room. Hilary Dollinger, outreach coordinator for the Weinberg Campus, will provide information on the topic.

Education is the key when it comes to the world of senior living.  You might find yourself asking the questions: What are your options? What resources can guide you through this process?  When should you consider alternative care and living options?

The seminar is open to all faculty, staff and students.

Submitted by: Brianna Fasanello, Human Resources Assistant, Human Resources

Know Your Laptop: What’s My Video Output?

Planning to present from your own laptop for the first time during an upcoming class or meeting? Bringing an outside presenter on campus who needs to use his/her own laptop?

It’s highly recommended that you identify the laptop’s video output well in advance of the class or meeting. Knowing the type of video output available on the laptop helps to determine if you need an adapter in order to connect it for display, which in turn makes the presentation setup go more smoothly by eliminating any last minute rush to track down the necessary adapter.

To help with this process, the Media Center has put together the following infographic:

Adapters are available for sign-out from both the Bouwhuis Library and the Media Center. Additionally, the Office of Event Services can provide adapters for an event if the proper adapter is specified in advance.

More information is available online at

Please contact Bob Grabowski at Ext. 3278 if you have any questions.

Submitted by: Bob Grabowski, Instructional Support Specialist, Media Center

COLI Offers Online Survey Resources

survey-options-may16-avatarAt Canisius College, the Center for Online Learning and Innovation (COLI) offers several tools for collecting information from survey participants, clients and co-workers online.

Qualtrics is a comprehensive survey toolset for creating simple or advanced surveys and forms that adapt to respondents even as they complete the form.  Google Forms is a simple, easy-to-use form builder that takes minutes to learn and uses Google Sheets to organize easy-to-read response data.  RedCap is a powerful data collection toolset ideal for scholarly research in social science and biomedical fields.

To learn about options available to you as a Canisius faculty or staff member, check out our survey and form resource at

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

403(b) Annual Limits

On October 27, the IRS announced that the limits for 403(b) plans will not change from the 2016 limits.  The current annual limit is $18,000.  Employees over age 50 may contribute an additional $6,000 for a total contribution of $24,000.00.

You are eligible to change your TIAA contributions four times in a calendar year – when to change is your decision.

Those who would like to change their contributions for calendar year 2017 can download and return the completed form to Human Resources.

Submitted by: Dawn Rotterman, benefits specialist, Human Resources