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Sacred Spaces Concert Series

The Canisius College Chorale, under the direction of Frank Scinta, continues its 2016-2017 Sacred Spaces Concert Series with a performance on Monday, April 3, in Stella Niagara Campus Chapel, 4421 Lower River Road in Lewiston at 7:30 p.m. This will be the chorale’s first-ever performance in Stella Niagara’s historic sanctuary.

The program is free and open to the public and will feature works of Vivaldi, Whitacre, Lauridsen, Dawson, Biebl and many others.

Sacred Spaces stems from an idea the choir proposed 10 years ago to feature its music in some of Western New York’s most beautiful and acoustically resonant environments – namely, the sanctuaries of our area’s churches. As a result, the choir has visited nearly 40 houses of worship with its repertoire of sacred and secular music spanning five centuries.

Now in its 20th season, the Canisius College Chorale remains one of Western New York’s most active collegiate music ensembles. Composed of 100 undergraduate and graduate members, the chorale regularly presents concert programs to school, church, and community audiences throughout Western New York and Southern Ontario. In recent years, the chorale has performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Ars Nova Chamber Musicians, Amherst Symphony Orchestra, Camerata di Sant’Antonio, Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus and the Dave Brubeck Quartet.

Please join us for this wonderful collaborative music experience in one of our region’s most historic sanctuaries.

For more information, contact the Canisius College Music Office at Ext. 2536.

Submitted by: Frank Scinta, Adjunct Professor of Fine Arts

“Crossroads” Airs Sunday, April 2

Paul Waldau, PhD, professor of animal behavior, ecology and conservation and director of the anthrozoology program, is the featured guest on “Crossroads” this Sunday, April 2.  Program host Rev. Jonathan D. Lawrence, PhD, speaks with Waldau about religious concepts of the relationships between humans and animals and how these ideas have changed.

“Crossroads” is a monthly radio program produced by the Network of Religious Communities.  It airs on the first Sunday of each month at 6:00 a.m. on MIX-96 (96.1 FM) and at 6:30 a.m. on JACK-FM (92.9).

In case you miss Sunday’s broadcast, the March program will be available on the Canisius SoundCloud beginning Monday, April 3.

Jonathan Lawrence, PhD, is filling in as program host while Rev. Patrick Lynch, SJ, is on sabbatical. Lawrence is associate professor of religious studies and theology at Canisius and director of the Religion in Western New York Project.

Submitted by: College Communications

Employee Reimbursements Update

Beginning April 1, all employee expense reimbursements will be made as Automated Clearing House (ACH) payments (electronic funds transfer). The college will no longer issue paper checks for these transactions. The use of an ACH payment process will provide efficiency and cost savings to the college.

If you are currently using direct deposit for your paycheck, the Controller’s Office will use your primary payroll account information to set up your ACH payment account.  If you are not using direct deposit for your paycheck, you will need to provide your banking information prior to requesting an expense reimbursement.  Expense reimbursements will be processed on Tuesdays with the funds available at your bank on Fridays. Email notifications will be sent when reimbursements have been processed.

If you have any questions, please contact JoAnn Feary in the Controller’s Office at Ext. 8528.

Submitted by: JoAnn Feary, office manager, Controller’s Office

D2L Workshop: Gradebook

colid2lOn Wednesday, April 19, the Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) is conducting a workshop for faculty interested in using Desire2Learn’s (D2L) built-in gradebook.  D2L’s Grades Toolset is much more than an online spreadsheet. It offers a variety of calculation options, including score weighting and dropping the lowest score for each student within an assignment category.

Plus, it generates a real-time grade report for each student so they always know how they are doing in class.  Whether you use D2L Grades now but would like a refresher on its various features, or are interested in learning about the toolset for the first time, this is the workshop for you.

This workshop takes place online via web conferencing, so to participate you need not be on campus.

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

Beta Gamma Sigma Welcomes New Inductees

The Canisius College Wehle School of Business Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma congratulated 34 new inductees at its ceremony held on March 26 at Salvatore’s Restaurant. Inductees join an expanding worldwide network of more than 625,000 outstanding business professionals who earned recognition through lifetime membership in Beta Gamma Sigma.  Students ranking in the top 10 percent of the baccalaureate and top 20 percent of graduate programs at schools accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) are eligible for this invitation.

The 34 inductees include 31 business students as well as Donald R. Fishback, vice president and CFO of Moog, Inc.; Marco F. Benedetti, vice president for business and finance; and Ji-Hee Kim, PhD, associate professor of management and director of entrepreneurship.

Click here to see the full list of students inducted into the Canisius Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma.

Submitted by: Daniel J. Borgia, PhD, dean, Richard J. Wehle School of Business