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Adjunct Faculty Orientation is September 7

Learn about resources and support

The Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) is hosting an adjunct faculty orientation session on Thursday September 7 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

new-adjunct-orientationThis session is not mandatory but is a great way to quickly get up to speed on the essentials for teaching at Canisius College.  Adjunct faculty who are teaching at Canisius for the first time this fall and those who  taught at Canisius in the past will benefit.  It’s a good opportunity to learn about resources and support available to you at Canisius!

See the COLI blog here for details.

Please RSVP to Kathy Peter at or at Ext. 2121.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, instructional designer, Center for Online Learning & Innovation

Serious Games Meetup September 8

See how MacVie uses games in the classroom

seriousgamesmeetup292On Friday, September 8 at 11:00 a.m. in Lyons 122, Serious Games Meetup Group convenes its first session of the fall 2017 semester.  Leah MacVie, PhD, adjunct professor, School of Education and Human Services and director, Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI), will share games she employs in her classroom, and the ways she encourages future teachers to think about gaming as part of pedagogy.  Games needn’t be complicated, tech-heavy, and big-budget activities – Professor MacVie and her students play and create “analog” paper and card games that enable learners to experience concepts as processes and activities.

Serious Games serves a wide variety of purposes: educational, scientific simulation, healthcare and therapy, personnel training, emergency management, city planning, and politics.  The Serious Games Meetup Group explores learning theories and game design, and conducts workshops for faculty, staff, and students that explore digital and analog game use and creation.  And yes, we play some games, too.

All students, faculty, staff, and alumni are welcome.

The group, facilitated by P.J. Moskal, PhD, associate professor of digital media arts, and Mark Gallimore, PhD, instructional designer,COLI, meets on the first Friday of each month for one-hour sessions.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, instructional designer, Center for Online Learning & Innovation

TIAA Financial Consultant on Campus

Review and discuss retirement goals

Greg Tedone, financial consultant for TIAA, is on campus several times in the upcoming weeks for individual counseling sessions. The schedule is as follows:

Date                                                    Time                                       Location

Tuesday, September 19                      10:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.                     Science Hall Room 1017

Wednesday, September 20                9:00 a. m. – 2:30 p.m.                      Science Hall Room 1017

Tuesday, October 24                          10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.                     SC Exec Conf Room 205

He will meet with individuals to review and discuss current investments, answer questions, and review options to help meet retirement goals.

To schedule an appointment, contact the TIAA Service and Scheduling Group at 1-800-732-8353 or click here to schedule your appointment online.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, human resources assistant, Human Resources

“From Motown to Hip Hop”

Honors Program presents lecture on the evolution of African American music

The Canisius College All-College Honors Program presents “From Motown to Hip Hop: the Evolution of African American Music,” on Thursday, September 28 at 7 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Bruce Dierenfield, PhD, director of the All-College Honors Program, at

Submitted by: College Communications