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Hockey Home Openers This Weekend

The Canisius men’s hockey team opens the home portion of its schedule this weekend against defending Atlantic Hockey Conference (AHC) champion Air Force. Game times for Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20 at HarborCenter are scheduled for 7:35 p.m. Canisius enters the weekend 1-1 after a thrilling comeback against Holy Cross this past Saturday, October 13. The Falcons knocked off the Griffs in the AHC semis last March and then advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals before losing 2-1 to national champion Minnesota Duluth.

Friday, October 19 is Military Appreciation Night. All military members will receive free admission with proper ID. The first 300 fans will receive blue camo rally towels.

Saturday, October 20 is the team’s annual Pink the Rink event. Fans are encouraged to wear a touch, or a handful, of pink to the game.

Ticket prices are $10 for general admission and $15 for reserved. Children under the age of 12 receive a discount.

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Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Harvest Time in the East-West Community Garden Ends for the Season

October means that colder weather is coming and with it a chance for the East-West Community Garden to rest for the winter.

Partners of the garden will put the garden to bed on Friday, October 19 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

They will harvest leftovers of the veggies, take stock of how the summer went, clean up the beds, eat some snacks and talk about plans for next year!

Feel free to join the sustainability initiative for the event. All are welcome.

Submitted by: Veronica Serwacki, executive associate to dean, Arts & Sciences 

Border Initiative Week

The Canisius Border Initiative is hosting a week of events beginning this Friday, October 19. The Initiative is an Ignatian, collaborative effort by students, faculty and staff who seek to encourage discussion, reflection and engagement with refugee, immigration and border issues on a global scale. Click here for more information.

All events are free and open to the public.

Submitted by: Richard Reistma, chair, Modern Language Department


Don’t Wait, Vaccinate

Student Health and Wegmans have teamed up to offer one more on campus flu shot opportunity. Flu shots will be given in the Student Center, outside the dining hall, on Monday, October 22 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Bring your health insurance card as most insurance is accepted. If uninsured, the cost for the flu shot is $39.99. The CDC recommends getting an annual flu shot before the end of October.

Submitted by: Patricia Creahan, director, Student Health Center

Using Videos to Teach? Replace Your Flash-Powered Content

Adobe Flash, a popular technology for streaming video and interactive content, will gradually be phased out of use by Adobe and other major web browsers. If you have any web content that is dependent on Flash, plan to make arrangements to replace or convert it within the next several months. This includes (but is not limited to):

  • Jing, a popular screencast application. Jing records video in flash format. Videos created in Jing, hosted anywhere, will soon become practically difficult to use. Contact the Center for Online Learning & Innovation to learn about newer and more efficient screencast creation options.
  • Many Jing users upload their videos to a free account. Beginning Friday, November 2, will begin deleting content from free account spaces that have not been viewed in the past twelve months. If you have video content stored on within a course you have not taught in the past year, it will likely be deleted. Be sure to download or otherwise make arrangements to convert that content.
  • If you had videos placed on the web by the Canisius College Media Center outside of Google Drive, they will need to be converted or replaced. New content in MP4 and several other formats can be hosted in Google Drive (as well as D2L, YouTube and other locations.) ITS plans to phase out old video servers since the technology that powers them is Flash.

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