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Adjunct Faculty Information Session

September 4 class to provide tips for 2018-19 academic year

The Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) invites all new, returning and current adjunct professors to an Adjunct Faculty Information Session to help prepare you to teach during the 2018-19 year. Learn about employee resources, the library, the college mission, and technology for teaching and learning. Refreshments will be served.

The session is on Tuesday, September 4 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Old Main 115.

Just before the Information Session, there is a faculty tour of the Bouwhuis library, beginning at the Library Service Desk at 4:00 PM.  Bouwhuis Library is a complex organization with a lot to offer faculty, students, and staff through its services, facilities and staff expertise.  Our librarians are keen to support your teaching and research, as well as your students’ learning. The Library tour is a great way to get to know your Library.

These events are not mandatory but are a fantastic way to get up to speed quickly on the essentials for teaching at Canisius College.  Adjunct faculty who are teaching at Canisius for the first time this fall can benefit but returning adjunct instructors are also welcome.

To RSVP, email We look forward to welcoming you to campus and to the 2018-19 academic year!

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

Workshop: D2L Essentials

Beginner training session on September 7 covers the very basics  

If you are a new professor at Canisius or have been teaching at the college for a while, consider learning (or getting a refresher) of D2L. COLI offers a workshop that’s perfect for this.

In this training session, professors get the very basics of teaching in D2L:

  • Upload files so students can get them
  • Organize your course content
  • Set due dates so students can see them (in multiple places)
  • Build a gradebook

This session gets you started using D2L and using the internet to save time and effort teaching. Later, you can discover all sorts of other features useful for teaching classes in your particular discipline.

The next session of the D2L Essentials workshop takes place on Friday, September 7, from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. in Old Main 119

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

Give Me Some Truth

Acclaimed author and Professor Eric Gansworth reads from his newest novel on September 11

“Sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, always heartfelt.”  That’s just one of the many complimentary reviews of Eric Gansworth’s newest novel Give Me Some Truth.

The acclaimed author and professor of English will read from his latest work on Tuesday, September 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge.  The event is free and open to the campus community. Paintings, included in the novel, will be on display at the event.  Audience members who purchase the book at Talking Leaves or at the Canisius event will also qualify to enter a drawing for an original Eric Gansworth painting inspired by the novel.

Give Me Some Truth is a follow up to Gansworth’s first young adult novel, If I Ever Get Out of Here.  The story returns to the Tuscarora Nation reservation where high school senior Carson Mastick reasons that, if he can get a band together, he can win the local Battle of the Bands and get off the reservation.

Give Me Some Truth is Gansworth’s 11th book.  

Submitted by: The English Department

Hope Begins With You

Plan to make your donation at the annual Red Cross Blood Drive September 6 and 7

The American Red Cross brings its annual blood drive to campus for two days next month.  On Thursday, September 6 and Friday, September 7, members of the campus community can donate blood during the hours of 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Palisano Pavilion.

Walk-ins are welcome or interested participants can make an appointment by visiting

Submitted by: Andrew Nowak, lieutenant, Public Safety