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Free Webinar on Technology in the Classroom

Jason Steinagle, adjunct professor of education technology/emerging media and New York State Teacher of the Year, will host a free “Practical Applications of Google in the Classroom” webinar Wednesday, October 24 at 4:00 p.m. It will offer practical applications of Google Drive and Google Classroom for all grade levels and curriculum. Creating, communicating and sharing resources with colleagues and students are critical components in designing the best teaching practices for classes. The session will also describe Flubaroo, a forms add-on that allows teachers to create self-graded assessments to easily report and analyze student performance.

To register for the webinar, contact Ron Kotlik, director of the Education Technology & Emerging Media Program, at  Once participants are registered, they will receive a link to join the webinar, which can be watched from their own devices.

Submitted by: Ronald Kotlik, PhD, director, Education Technology & Emerging Media Program 

United Way Chili Cook-Off

The Canisius United Way Campaign committee is hosting a chili cook-off on Thursday, October 25 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Grupp Fireside Lounge. Members of the Senior Leadership Team will serve as judges. Tickets for the event are $5 to sample all entries. All proceeds go towards the United Way campaign.

The Committee is happy to announce that tickets for the event are on sale now. To purchase a ticket, click here. Purchasing tickets in advance will help the committee determine how many attendees to prepare for, so please purchase your tickets early.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Mary Braun at Ext. 2240. The United Way committee hopes to see you at this great social event that benefits both the United Way Campaign and our Canisius community.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, human resources assistant, Human Resources

Campus Fire Drills

Campus-wide fire drills will be held on Friday, October 26 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The participating buildings include:

  • Bouwhuis Library
  • Churchill Tower
  • Old Main
  • Bagen Hall
  • Horan O’Donnell
  • Richard E. Winter Student Center
  • Palisano Pavillion
  • Christ the King Chapel
  • Loyola Hall
  • Science Hall
  • Health Science
  • Koessler Athletic Center
  • Lyons Hall
  • Montante Cultural Center
  • Demerly Hall
  • Martin House

Regulations forbid announcing the exact times. When the alarm sounds, please leave the building by the nearest exit as shown on the posted emergency exit routes. Generally, a drill lasts no more than six or seven minutes. All must exit the building they are in when the alarm sounds. One person may remain in each office or suite to answer phones. Elevators may not be used.

Please note: If you are involved in an event, which cannot be interrupted without serious complications, please notify Rick Miller, Lt., Public Safety at Ext. 2330 or

Submitted by: Emily McGorry, executive associate, Academic Affairs

Faculty-Staff Night Hockey Game

The Canisius Athletic Department’s annual Faculty – Staff Night at the HarborCenter will take place Saturday, November 3. Canisius will host Atlantic Hockey foe American International College (AIC) in a 7:35 p.m. game.

Complimentary tickets are available for all faculty and staff and can be picked up at the Human Resources Office from Monday, October 29 – Thursday, November 1 (see attached flyer for details.) Tickets will also be available at HarborCenter the night of the game with a valid Canisius ID.

For more information, contact the Athletic Department at (716) 888-2977.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics


Writing Center Now Open

Canisius College’s new writing center is now open and ready to assist students with their writing. The center is located in Old Main 308 and is staffed by undergraduate peer tutors who are currently enrolled in a tutor training course. Tutors are prepared to help with writing at any stage of the writing process (brainstorming, drafting, proofreading, etc.) in any discipline, whether a hard science, a social science or the humanities. Hours will vary from week-to-week but students can find the schedule by logging in here.

The writing center is also available to provide workshops for classes on a wide variety of topics. The center will tailor each workshop to the needs of the class. Common workshop topics include thesis development, academic style conventions, using secondary sources, citation styles and grammar pitfalls.

Finally, the writing center tutors have crafted the following mission statement in their training course, hoping to give the Canisius community a good sense of its aims as the writing center continues to develop:

“The Canisius College Writing Center exists to help writers in all disciplines become better writers. To this end, we engage with writers in thoughtful dialogue. We trust that all writers have important contributions to share with their discourse communities. We approach writers with humility because we value their ideas and the linguistic diversity of our campus. We have faith in both the writers we work with and the evolving tutoring process. We have hope that writers are willing to engage in the writing process, and we will treat all writers as if they are entirely invested in their work. And most of all, we will love writers where they are as colleagues, peers, and fellow human beings whose ideas and voices deserve to be heard and understood.”

For more information, if you have any questions or to schedule a workshop, contact Graham Stowe at

Submitted by: Graham Stowe, assistant professor, English Department; director, Writing Center