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Blue and Gold Fridays

We have a weekly AND monthly winner! This energetic Boomerang below from members of the Advancement Division was the only submission received this month so the group earned the weekly and monthly titles. Congratulations to Summer Handzlik, director, Canisius Fund; Matt Gorczca, assistant director, Canisius Fund; Will Mason, Leadership Society Gift officer, Canisius Fund; Courtney Sullivan, assistant director, advancement events; and Alison Novak, alumni event coordinator, alumni engagement.

Thank you to all who have participated in Blue and Gold Fridays. Remember, during the month of December our Childhood Christmas Photo Contest replaces Blue and Gold Fridays.

Submitted by: College Communications

United Way Campaign Extended

The United Way Committee would like to remind you that our campaign will continue this year through Thanksgiving. Thank you to the 50 employees who already donated to this year’s campaign. With this support, Canisius College is already helping to make a big difference in the Buffalo community!

However, there is still work to be done to help us achieve our goal of 70 donors. As a reminder, a donation of as little as $1 per week can provide tax representation services for up to eight families. Two dollars per week can provide 10 hours of tutoring for 25 local children. Please consider making your online pledge today.

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

Planning Essential When Using Qualtrics and Google Forms

If you conduct a survey or plan to create a sign-up sheet via the web, you should know that there is more to the project than simply firing up Qualtrics or Google Forms and typing in some questions.  The Center for Online Learning & Innovation is building tutorials to help you plan, build, deploy and manage online data-gathering projects.  See our introductory video “Data Gathering Basics” for tips on how to prepare your next survey, sign-up sheet or web-based form.

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




Laptop Usage Tips

There are some quick and easy ways to make laptop usage more comfortable and productive. Click on the link below for some tips. If you have any questions contact the Human Resources Department at Ext 2240.

5 Tips for Using a Laptop Computer

Submitted by: Joe Roetterer, safety director, Human Resources


Time for Wednesday’s Basketball Game Has Changed

Tip Off is Now 1 p.m.

The game time for the women’s basketball game on Wednesday vs. Cornell has been switched from a 7 p.m. start to a 1 p.m. tip off at the Koessler Athletic Center. Tickets remain $5.00 for fans of all ages. Canisius students are admitted at no cost with an ID. Fans with tickets for Wednesday’s game who cannot attend the 1 p.m. tip off can redeem their ticket(s) at the Koessler Athletic Center ticket office for any future women’s basketball game.

Canisius was 1-1 on the young season prior to playing at Bowling Green on Sunday afternoon. Cornell is 0-3 going into this evening’s home game versus Lehigh.

For additional information on the game, please visit For ticket information, call 716-888-TIXX.

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director, External Affairs

Sew REDI to Sell Products for Small Business Saturday

Start your holiday shopping and support resettled refugees

On Small Business Saturday, November 25 from 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Sew REDI Buffalo will sell products at Ashker’s Juice Bar located at 1002 Elmwood Avenue. Items include key fobs, wine bottle gift bags, zipper pouches, totes and purses.  All products are handcrafted by resettled refugees in Buffalo.  Sew REDI Buffalo presents products in three fabric collections: Buffalo-themed fabrics, authentic ethnic fabrics and upcycled fabrics (creative reuse of unwanted materials).

Sew REDI, a project started by Canisius ENACTUS students, serves resettled refugees in Buffalo. It is supported entirely by volunteers and refugee clients keep 100 percent of profit from sales of their products.

So, if you are out and about on Small Business Saturday and looking for something unique, come support resettled refugees and the service of Canisius students.

Submitted by: Patricia Hutton, PhD, professor of economics and finance


TIAA on Campus in December

Discuss retirement goals

Greg Tedone, financial consultant for TIAA, will be on campus Thursday, December 7 in Science Hall 1017 for individual counseling sessions. 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: Dawn Rotterman, benefits specialist, Human Resources


Watch the November Episode of Kaleidoscope

Program celebrates religious diversity

The Canisius College Video Institute production of the November episode of “Kaleidoscope” premiered Saturday, November 4 at 5:30 a.m. on WGRZ-TV 2. This 30-minute television program celebrates the religious diversity of our region and is produced in conjunction with the Network of Religious Communities. “Kaleidoscope” rebroadcasts each Friday at 6:30 p.m. on Spectrum Cable Channel 20 and each Sunday at 8:00 p.m. on Spectrum Channel 6 in Olean, NY.

In the first segment, host Stan Bratton, PhD, talks with Talvir Singh, secretary of the Gurdwaras Sahib, and Amarjit Singh, MD, a surgeon with Buffalo Medical Group, about the essential beliefs of  Sikhism, Guru Nanak and the Sikh community in Western New York.

In the second segment, Dr. Bratton talks with Michael Martin, executive director of the Native American Communities Services of Erie and Niagara Counties, about the history, culture, traditions and spiritual beliefs of the Haudenosaunee.

Students in the Canisius College Video Institute produce “Kaleidoscope” under the guidance of Jamie O’Neil, associate professor of digital media arts and co-director of the Video Institute, and Paula DeAngelis-Stein ’86, MS ’02, a producer with Daybreak Productions, the broadcast arm of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo.

Submitted by: David Goodwin, graduate assistant, Communication Studies