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Palisano Pavilion transformed into a winter wonderland on December 5 for Christmas in the Quad. The event kicked off with a tree lighting and blessing by Darby Ratliff, graduate assistant from Campus Ministry. There was a hot chocolate bar and cookies courtesy of Chartwells and students played games and created gifts including candy jars, decorated ornaments and pictures in a snow globe. Students also enjoyed a performance by the CrescenDON’Ts. Christmas in the Quad was coordinated by the Student Programming Board (SPB). A special thank you to Claudia Hojnacki for donating the tree and the Facilities Department for helping with the set up.

Submitted by: Phil Cialella, assistant director, Student Events

Julie Daniel Named Employee of Distinction

The Human Resources Department is pleased to announce that Julie Daniel is the Canisius College Employee of Distinction for November 2017! Julie was nominated by Kevin Kwitzer, building services manager.

Julie currently works as the operations office manager in the Facilities Management Department. She has worked at the college for 12 years. Julie was selected based on her kind and compassionate interactions with faculty, staff and visitors of the college, as well as her understanding and practice of the college’s mission and values.

Please join us in congratulating Julie on this achievement! Don’t forget that next month’s nominations for Employee of Distinction are due by this Friday, December 15, 2017. To nominate a coworker, click here.

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

Student Athletes Honored at Hockey Game

The Canisius Athletics Department saluted its major award winners from the 2016-17 campaign at HARBORCENTER on Saturday, December 9.

Pictured above, from left to right, are Athletic Director Bill Maher ᾽89; Female Student-Athlete of the Year Erica Evans ᾽18 (lacrosse); Female Rookie of the Year Cassidy Ceriani ᾽18 (volleyball); Male Rookie of the Year David Hanes ᾽18 (golf) and President John Hurley. Male Student-Athlete of the Year Charles Williams ᾽17, was unable to attend due to his professional hockey commitments. Ironically, Charles posted his first professional shutout that same evening!

The presentation took place during the first intermission. Canisius defeated Niagara, 8-2.

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


Getting Started 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 the Center for Online Learning and 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.

Just after the spring 2018 semester, D2L is getting a new look!  See our sneak preview!

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

KAC Winter Break Hours of Operation

The Koessler Athletic Center has adjusted hours of operation during the upcoming winter break. They are as follows:

  • Friday, December 15 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday; December 16 and Sunday, December 17 – closed
  • Monday, December 18 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 19 through Thursday, December 21 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Friday, December 22 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 23 – Monday, January, 1 – closed
  • Tuesday, January 2 – Friday, January 5 from 8 a.m.‒ 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 6 and Sunday, January 7 – closed
  • Monday, January 8 – Friday, January 12 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 13 and Sunday, January 14 – closed
  • Monday, January 15 from 5 p.m.‒10 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 16 from 7:45 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Submitted by: Tim Seil, assistant director of athletic facilities, Koessler Athletic Center