Watch May’s Episode of Kaleidoscope

Program celebrates religious diversity

The Canisius College Video Institute production of the May episode of “Kaleidoscope” premiered earlier this month 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 Fr. Greg Jakubowicz, OFM, campus minister, St. Joseph University Church, about the meaning and commemoration of Pentecost and the Franciscan orders, to which he belongs.

In the second segment, Bratton speaks with Imam Adnan Ahmed of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community about the meaning of Ramadan, keeping the Ramadan fast and the Ahmadiyya Muslim community.

Students in the Canisius College Video Institute produce “Kaleidoscope” under the guidance of Barbara J. Irwin, PhD, professor of communication studies 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

Online Faculty Development Course Begins Next Week

Learn to teach hybrid and online courses

The Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) is running its Online Faculty Development Course (OFDC) beginning on Monday, May 21 (This course runs for five weeks and is entirely online).

The OFDC helps prepare faculty to teach online and hybrid courses.  Discover new methods, tools and techniques for building course content and teaching online.

The course is available to all Canisius College faculty.  Whether you plan to teach an online or hybrid course in the future, aren’t yet sure you’ll teach online, or would just like to know more about online courses and coursework, this is an excellent opportunity.  Please enroll by contacting

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

COLI Lunchtime Workshop

Google Sites on May 29

The Center for Online Learning and Innovation (COLI) will host a workshop on Google Sites on Tuesday, May 29 at noon in Old Main 119 . Lunch will be served.  Google Sites is a simple website builder that’s part of the Google toolset supplied to all Canisius faculty, staff, and students, and it requires a lot less time than other web-building tools.  Google Sites is ideal for creating online lessons that contain all sorts of media and even interactive elements.  Other Google Apps-generated media, including forms and slides, and embed nicely within a Google Site.  Students can create sites themselves, for assignments that foster critical analysis of web-based presentation.   Google Sites is also great for creating training content outside of courses.

In this workshop for Canisius faculty and staff, learn the basics of using Google Sites and related apps to create interactive lessons and training modules.  The summer is a good time to pick up skills for and experiment with quick and easy technologies for teaching and learning.   Please RSVP by emailing  Hope to see you there!

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

Free Basketball Clinic June 2

Boys and girls grades 1-6 are welcome

The Canisius men’s  and women’s basketball teams and Dick’s Sporting Goods will host a free skills clinic on Saturday, June 2 in the Patrick Lee Gym at the Koessler Athletic Center.

The clinic for boys will run from 10:30 a.m – 12:00 p.m., while the clinic for girls will run from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The clinic includes instruction from Canisius head basketball coaches Reggie Witherspoon and Scott Hemer, their staffs and select Canisius student-athletes.

All participants must be enrolled in grades one through six, due to NCAA compliance. The clinic will be capped at the first 100 participants enrolled. All players who sign up receive a special gift from Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Participants must provide their name, age, parent name, parent contact number and mailing address.

Please send the above information to Joe LaVare, ticket sales and service manager, at or by calling (716) 888-8286.

Submitted by: Joe LaVare, ticket sales manager, Athletics