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Are You Interested in Being a Contestant on a Game Show?

Students in Professor Barbara Irwin’s “Broadcasting in America” class are producing four episodes of the game show “Bragging Rights,” which will air locally on WBBZ-TV (MeTV.)

The students are seeking several teams of three to participate. Faculty, administrators staff and student clubs and organizations are all welcome. These will be “Canisius” episodes during which the class will be promoting the college and programs. Contestants are encouraged to wear Canisius gear and there will be signs and banners in the studio.

The date is Tuesday, November 13 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Commitment would need to be for the full three hours. WBBZ will provide food and soft drinks. The teams will need audience members to cheer them on. The studio is at Eastern Hills Mall.

The show is a cross between Jeopardy and Tic Tac Toe. Questions are from a variety of categories and all are multiple choice (A, B, C.)

If you would like to participate as a team or audience member, please contact by Friday, October 26.

Submitted by: Barbara Irwin, professor, Communication Studies

Faculty Meetup: Student Writing

The Canisius College Writing Center and the Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) are hosting a faculty meetup focused on the pedagogy of reading, writing and academic integrity on Monday, October 29 from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Regis Room.

More than ever, college faculty are under pressure to cultivate critical reading and writing skills in students. Courses, lessons and assignments compete with a wide variety of other priorities and media. We often struggle to persuade students that these intellectual virtues are worth their time. Our most frustrating experiences come when we discover that students committed academic dishonesty, rather than making a sincere attempt to create original work.

This meetup will not be a formal presentation.  Rather, faculty should come as colleagues to share experiences and concerns. Moreover, each participant is encouraged to share triumphs, however tentative or small. For example, when did you do or discover something that you believe fostered reading and writing skills among students? What can you share with colleagues across campus that might help them in their classrooms and disciplines?

All faculty are welcome and COLI will supply refreshments. Together, we can do much more!

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