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WBBZ-TV “Bragging Rights”

Tune in to WBBZ-TV over the next couple weeks to cheer on your favorite Canisius teams competing on the game show “Bragging Rights.” Students in Professor Barbara Irwin’s “Broadcasting in America” class produced four of the upcoming episodes, which pits two teams of three against one another in a race to answer trivia questions on a variety of subjects.

The Canisius-produced episodes, which feature contestants from the Canisius community, are scheduled to air Tuesday, November 27, Wednesday, November 28, Tuesday, December 4 and Wednesday, December 5 at 8:00 p.m. on WBBZ-TV.

Here are the teams scheduled to compete:

Game 1 – Tuesday, November 27: Canisius College English Department (red) versus Canisius College Quadrangle (blue)

Game 2 – Wednesday, November 28: Canisius College Student Newspaper, “The Griffin” (red) versus Canisius College Video Game Club, “Fusion” (blue)

Game 3 – Tuesday, December 4: Canisius College Undergraduate Student Association (USA) (red) versus Canisius College Communication Department alumni (blue)

Game 4 – Wednesday, November 5: Canisius College Golden Griffins baseball (red) versus Canisius College cross country and track (blue)

Petey, the college mascot, also makes an appearance on the game show as does Matt Gorczyca, assistant director of the Canisius Fund, who served as a guest score keeper.

Submitted by: College Communications 

Dennis Duling Authors New Book

On Thursday, December 6 at 6:00 p.m., the Burchfield-Penney book club will host A Final River to Cross: The Underground Railroad at Youngstown, NY by Dennis Duling, PhD, professor emeritus of religious studies and theology and Gretchen Duling, PhD.

This local and regional study fills the gap in documenting Youngstown’s role in the Underground Railroad in New York State. It also offers further proof of the existence of, support for and operation of the Underground Railroad in Western New York. It is a comprehensive and extensive book meant for both the general reader and scholars. The authors have uncovered a rich treasure of information in newly discovered primary source materials. Learn the compelling stories of the village and its citizens who formed an intricate Underground Railroad network.

Save Your Zoom Videorecordings to Google Drive

Those who use Zoom for web conferencing, meetings and courses frequently make recordings of their online sessions. Canisius’ Zoom license includes plenty of room to house these recordings online but there is a limit to the total storage for all users. This January, the Zoom administrators at Canisius will begin deleting videos that were recorded before the fall 2018 semester. In most cases, videos still stored in Zoom accounts are no longer in use or haven’t been viewed anytime recently. If you have videos stored at Zoom that you continue to use in coursework or administrative work, please download and transfer them to your Canisius Google Drive by January 7, 2019.

For further information about Zoom video recordings and using videos hosted in Google Drive, contact the Center for Online Learning & Innovation.

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