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Information Session Re: Tuition Exchange & Employee Waiver

Faculty and staff interested in taking advantage of program encouraged to attend

Faculty and staff interested in using Tuition Exchange or the Employee Waiver for students starting in fall 2019 are highly encouraged to attend one of the following information sessions:

Wednesday, September 19, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the ITS Conference Room SH-002C

Thursday, September 20, from from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the ITS Conference Room SH-002C

Submitted by: Sean Hudson, assistant director, Student Records & Financial Services

COLI Workshop: D2L Essentials for Faculty

Sign up to learn the basics of this software system

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

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

TIAA Representative Returns to Campus

Make reservations now for your individual counseling session

Steve Masciangelo, financial consultant for TIAA, will be on campus Wednesday, September 12 and Thursday, September 27 in the Student Center Executive Conference Room for individual counseling sessions.  Steve will meet with individuals to review and discuss current investments, answer questions and review their options to help meet retirement goals.

To schedule an appointment, contact the TIAA Service and Scheduling Group at 1-800-732-8353 or click here to schedule your appointment online.

Submitted by: Dawn Rotterman, benefits specialist, Human Resources

Video Institute Produces “Kaleidoscope”

September broadcast celebrates religious diversity in the region

The Canisius College Video Institute’s September production of “Kaleidoscope” premiered on Saturday, September 1 at 5:30 a.m. on WGRZ-TV 2. The 30-minute television program celebrates the religious diversity of the 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 of the September broadcast, Rabbi Alex Lazarus-Klein from the  Congregation Shir Shalom, talks with Yonina Foster, activities director at the Jewish Federation Apartments, about the Jewish Renewal Movement and what Jewish High Holiday services look like in a Jewish Renewal setting.

In the second segment, Rev. Jonathan Lawrence, PhD, associate professor of religion and biblical studies at Canisius College, speaks with David Bentley Hart, PhD, an American Orthodox Christian philosophical theologian, cultural commentator and polemicist, about his recent visit to Buffalo.

Students in the Canisius College Video Institute produce “Kaleidoscope” under the guidance of Barbara Irwin, PhD, professor of communication studies and co-director of the Video Institute, and Paula DeAngelis-Stein ’86, MS ’02, long time senior producer/director at Daybreak TV, now Advancement Director at Notre Dame Academy.

Submitted by: David Goodwin, Communication Studies