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Chartwells Brings Teaching Kitchen to Canisius

Please join Chartwells on Wednesday, September 19 at 5:00 pm for dinner as Mid-Atlantic District Chef Sarah Bodner hosts a special Teaching Kitchen. On the menu:  Vietnamese Vegetable Summer Rolls!!!  These light refreshing snacks are just one of countless ways to prepare vegetables so they taste amazing.

Chef Sarah is a graduate of the esteemed Johnson & Wales University and has been with Chartwells for six years. Additionally, she owns a farm-to-table catering company with her husband.

Chef Sarah started cooking at home as a child with her grandmother.  Her first cookbook was the Roald Dahl Cookbook, which featured recipes from his children’s books such as Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Chef Sarah’s most influential chef is the famed Julia Child.

Please visit the sign-up link below to reserve a seat, as limited openings are available.

Submitted by: Sharif Hamdy, marketing manager, Chartwells



Buffalo Humanities Festival

It’s time to get your tickets for the fourth annual Buffalo Humanities Festival!  Canisius is sponsoring the event in collaboration with other local institutions.  In addition, the three-day festival will feature presentations by two of Canisius’ own: Mark Gallimore, director of the Center for Online Learning and Innovation (COLI) and Marshelle Woodward, PhD, assistant professor of English.

To purchase tickets click here.  See the schedule for full details and highlights including Friday’s keynote featuring Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give.

Please spread the word among colleagues, students, and friends, and check out the Festival’s blog and Facebook page!

Online Faculty Development Course


Beginning Monday, September 17, the Center for Online Learning & Innovation will offer an online faculty development course to help prepare faculty to teach online and hybrid courses.  Discover new methods, tools and techniques for building course content and teaching online.

This course will run from Monday, September 17 through  Saturday, October 20.  The class is entirely online, so you learn to teach online while getting the online student experience.

This course is available to all Canisius College faculty.  Whether you plan to teach an online 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 And see the COLI Calendar for times and locations of other faculty development opportunities and events.

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

Conserve the Lives of Projector Lamps

Did you know that the lamps in classroom video projectors have a finite life span and that they cost between $99 and $400 (depending on the projector model) to replace? 

Did you know that when “standby” or “A/V Mute” is selected, the projector lamp is still being used? 

Please help the college get the best value from its lamps by shutting down the projectors in classrooms at the end of each class.  

Need information on how to shut down a projector in a particular room or on how to use the document camera, play a DVD or hook up your laptop to the projector? 

Log on to the portal, click on Campus Services in the Launchpad to open its drop-down menu and click on “What is in My Classroom?”.  You can use the “Select Classroom” option to find valuable information on how to operate the technology in each classroom on campus.

Need a demonstration of a particular feature of a room?  Contact the Media Center by Emailing Erik Michaelsen (, Nathan Johnson (, or Dan Drew (, and within a few days we will post a link on our portal page to a video showing how to use the feature of the room that you are interested in.

Submitted by: Erik Michaelsen, instructional media technician