Massachusetts Avenue Mobile Market Continues

Enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables this summer

The Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP) Mobile Market, sponsored by the Canisius Sustainability Initiative, returns on Wednesday, July 25 from 12 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Health Science Lot located at East Delavan and Spillman Ave. MAP offers affordable and fresh vegetables and fruits during the growing season.  Additional dates include August 22, September 26 and October 24.

MAP partners with local organizations to bring produce into areas of Buffalo where access to healthy, affordable and fresh food is limited. The nonprofit also operates a farm stand at its urban farm – which will soon include a new farmhouse and Community Food Training Center – at 387 Massachusetts Avenue.

While you are there, swing by to see the developments at the East West Community Garden, 1032 Lafayette, near Main. Pick up some seasonal local produce from Breymiller Farm Market who will be there on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Submitted by: Erin Robinson, PhD, chair, Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Environmental Studies; director, Environmental Studies

Stop the Bleed Training

Learn life-saving skills

Stop the Bleed Training will be held on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. in the Regis Room North. This training teaches you three actions that can control a victim’s bleeding until emergency responders arrive.

Learn how to help in a bleeding emergency and save a life. All members of the campus are invited to attend.

Training is being offered by Student Health and the Erie County Medical Center.

Email creahan@canisius to reserve your spot.

Submitted by:  Patricia Creahan, director, Student Health

D2L Update

A better way for rubrics

On August 8, select features in D2L will be upgraded.  This includes rubrics, which are simpler for professors to use.  If you use D2L’s interactive rubric tool, you know that currently it’s a bit cumbersome when you use the rubric to grade a dropbox assignment or discussion and have rubric information display in students᾽ grade reports (that feeds from the gradebook).  Perhaps you opted not to use rubrics in D2L for this reason.  Check out the COLI blog to learn how rubrics will be easier to use in the fall semester.

Our students appreciate rubrics, having extensive experience with them in their primary and secondary educations.  They also like D2L’s gradebook feature, too.  Now, both rubrics and the gradebook are easier for professors to use.

Mark Gallimore, director, Center for Online Learning & Innovation