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All-College Honors Program Announces Thesis Defense Week

The All-College Honors Program is pleased to announce its fall schedule for thesis defenses next week. The topics range from the movie industry in China to the treatment of adult schizophrenia to tattoos in the workplace. All are welcome to attend these public events, which constitute the culmination of the Honors experience at Canisius. Each defense will be held in Science Hall 1017 and last no more than 45 minutes. Questions and comments are encouraged. See the complete schedule below.

Honors thesis defense schedule (F2017)a

Submitted by: Bruce Dierenfield, PhD, professor of history and director of the All-College Honors Program

Help Locate Missing Donor Checks

We are asking the campus community for assistance in locating missing mail pieces containing donor checks intended for Institutional Advancement.   Please inspect inter-office envelopes and other mail routed in error to your office or department mailbox. If you should find any such mail, please re-direct it to Attention: Mailroom. Your help is appreciated.

Submitted by: Gary Lew, director, Purchasing

Prepare Your Spring 2018 Courses in D2L

As fall 2017 courses come to an end, many faculty are already preparing their spring 2018 courses.  Here’s a quick video from Center for Online Learning & Innovation with tips for setting up your upcoming courses in D2L, including merging sections for the spring 2018 semester.

And here’s COLI’s handy checklist for end of/beginning of semester tasks in Desire2Learn.

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


Time for Tonight’s Basketball Game Has Changed

Tip Off is Now 1 p.m.

The game time for the women’s basketball game tonight, Wednesday, November 22 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