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Re-watch December’s Episode of Kaleidoscope

Program celebrates religious diversity

The Canisius College Video Institute production of the December episode of “Kaleidoscope” premiered Saturday, December 2 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 Deacon Dave Velasquez of St. Anthony’s Parish about the history and celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, which occurs each December.

In the second segment, Dr. Bratton speaks with Jabbir Harris, educator and founder of Muslim Pray-n-Play, about his devotion to the Prophet Muhammed and how he honors the prophet through Rap music.

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

Adjunct Faculty Information Session

Academic Affairs hosts event on January 8

The Academic Affairs Office will host an Adjunct Faculty Information Session on Monday, January 8 at 5:30 p.m.  in Old Main 119.  Refreshments will be served.

The orientation will include information from human resources, services available on campus, teaching for mission at a Jesuit college, and an introduction to the tools supported by the Center for Online Learning and Innovation (COLI), including the use of D2L, our course management software.  This event is not mandatory, however you will learn things that can save you time and effort.  This session can benefit adjunct professors new to Canisius College as well as those who have taught at Canisius before.  Please RSVP to Kathy Peter at or at 888-2121.

Academic Affairs and the Center for Online Learning & Innovation would like to hear from you. What types of workshops, training or information sessions  would help you with teaching, course management, communication or other aspects of your work at Canisius?  Let us know at!

Thank you for all you do for our students and best wishes for a fabulous spring semester.

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

Responding to Acts of Violence Training

Save the Date

Next month, the Public Safety and Human Resources departments will offer training sessions that present attendees with strategies that can assist them when responding to acts of violence in the workplace. Wil Johnson, director of public safety, will provide information on things to consider when dealing with various situations that may arise on a college campus or other locations that people frequent to ensure safety.  The dates and times for the training are as follows:

  • Wednesday, January 10 from 4 p.m. ‒ 5.p.m. in the Regis Room
  • Thursday, January 11 from 10 a.m. ‒ 11 a.m. in the Regis Room
  • Wednesday, January 24 from 2 p.m. ‒3 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge

Please save the date for one of the following sessions. If you have any questions, contact the Human Resources Department at Ext. 2240.

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

Canisius Cheer Team and Dance Team hosts Winter Instructional Clinics

Learn a routine from the Griffs teams and coaches!

Children of faculty and staff are invited to participate in Canisius Cheerleading and Dance Team instructional winter clinics to be held in conjunction with future Canisius men’s basketball home games.

The cheerleading team will hold its clinic on Sunday, January 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The dance team will hold its clinic on Sunday, February 25 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Both events will be held in the Koessler Athletic Center. All participants in the clinics will learn a routine from the Griff teams and coaches. Clinic participants will perform at halftime of the Canisius men’s basketball game that day. The Canisius Cheer and Dance Clinics are open to ages 5-14. The Dance Clinic will also feature instruction by former Toronto Raptors dancer, Morgan.

The cost is $30 for each clinic, which includes a T-shirt, lunch and a ticket for that day to the Canisius men’s basketball game. On Jan. 14, the Griffs will play host to Monmouth, while the February 25 date features a home game against Marist. Game time for both contests is set for 2 p.m.

Click here to register for the Canisius Cheer Clinic.  Click here to register for the Canisius Dance Clinic.

For more information or to sign up by phone, contact Joe LaVare  at Ext. 8286 or send an  email to at

Submitted by: Joe LaVare, ticket sales manager