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Canisius in the News

President John Hurley is among private college presidents speaking out against Governor Cuomo’s proposal to eliminate $30 million from the Bundy Aid Program, which is used to provide financial aid to students.  See the link below to the article titled College leaders raise alarm of Cuomo’s ‘major assault on higher education,’  which ran in today’s edition of The Buffalo News.

Read the article here.

Electronic W2’s Available Now

Electronic W-2’s are available now. If you received your W-2 electronically in the past, your consent is still valid.  To access your 2017 W-2, log on to MyCanisius. in Self-Service Banner, click on “employee,” then “tax forms,” then “W-2 Year-End Earnings Statement.” Select “2017” from the drop down box, then select file and print. If you did not consent to receive your W2 this way, please check the box “Electronic W-2 Consent” to receive your W-2 electronically. You can view and print your W-2 before the paper mailing date of January 31, 2018. You can view and print any year on Self-Service Banner. Please call Maureen Hidy at Ext. 8351 if you have any questions.

Submitted by: Maureen Hidy, payroll manager, Controller Office




Federal Tax Table Updated

In accordance with the Internal Revenue Service change to the income-tax withholding tables for 2018, the college made the necessary adjustments which will be reflected in your next paycheck. For many, less tax will be withheld, resulting in more money in your paycheck.

Click here to read more about the new IRS Withholding Tables:

Please consult with your tax advisor if you have any questions.

Submitted by: Maureen Hidy, payroll manager, Controller’s Office



Griffs Host Marist on Sunday

Head to the KAC for some hardwood action

Your Canisius women’s basketball team continues its four-game home stand on Sunday, January 28 when the Griffs welcome Marist to the KAC. Tip-off is slated for 2 p.m. Tickets are only $5 and there is no football to watch, so saunter on down to the Koessler Center for a fun afternoon of family entertainment.

For additional information, visit Call 888-TIXX for tickets.

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


Serious Games Meetup

Explore virtual reality

Join us for our first Serious Games Meetup of 2018 on Friday, February 2 at 11 a.m. in the digital media arts lounge on the third floor of Lyons Hall.  We’ll look at some virtual reality simulations and try out Dr. Jonathan Lawrence’s Creation Game, which he and his students played last semester in class.

Serious Games can serve a wide variety of purposes: educational, scientific simulation, healthcare, therapy, personnel training, emergency management, city planning and politics.  The Serious Games Meetup is sponsored by the Digital Humanities Group.  Here, faculty, staff and students explore learning theories and game design, and conduct workshops where participants explore digital and analog game use and creation.  And yes, they play some games, too!

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

Faculty Meetups

Reading, writing and academic integrity

This spring, the Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) hosts two faculty meetups focused on the pedagogy of reading, writing and academic integrity.

They are on Friday, February 16, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. and Thursday, March 22 from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. in the library learning center.

Now more than ever, college faculty are under pressure to cultivate critical reading and writing skills in students.  But in their worlds, courses, lessons and assignments compete with a wide variety of other priorities and media. We often struggle to persuade our students that these intellectual virtues are worth their time.  Our most heartbreaking and frustrating experiences come when we discover that they commit academic dishonesty rather than make a sincere attempt to create original work.

This meetup will not be a formal presentation. Instead, faculty should come and share experiences and concerns as colleagues.  Moreover, each participant is encouraged to share triumphs, however small or tentative.  For example, when did you do or discover something that fostered reading and writing skills among your students?  What can you share with your colleagues across campus that might help them in their classrooms and disciplines?

All faculty are welcome and COLI supplies the refreshments.

Together, we can do much more!

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