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Winter Hours 2018-19

Winter Break hours will be in effect from Monday, December 17 – Friday, January 11. Hours are from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with a 30-minute meal break. Adjustments may be made where workloads require different hours.

With early dismissal on Friday, December 21, please note that employees who have scheduled that day off need to charge a full day of vacation or personal leave, and should record this as a full day in the web time entry system.

Best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season!

Submitted by: Linda Walleshauser, associate vice president, Human Resources and Compliance

Web Time Entry Holiday Shutdown Schedule

Pay period from Saturday, December 8 – Friday, December 21 will be paid on Friday, December 28. Please enter hours and submit time sheet for this pay period on or before Monday, December 17. Approvers will have until Tuesday, December 18 to approve timesheets.

Please contact Maureen Hidy, payroll manager, Controller’s Office, at Ext. 8531 or Lynn Incardona, payroll associate, Controller’s Office, at Ext. 8532 with any questions.

Work Study Payroll from Saturday, December 8 – Friday, December 21 will be paid on Friday, December 28. Students have until Monday, December 17 to enter hours and submit timesheets for this pay period. Approvers have until Tuesday, December 18 to approve timesheets.

Please contact Denise Rogers, payroll associate, Controller’s Office, at Ext. 8535 with any questions.

Please communicate this schedule to your work study employees. 

Submitted by: Lynn Incardona, payroll associate, Controller’s office

Help Desk Winter Break Hours

Help Desk hours for winter break through the first week of the spring semester are as follows:

Monday, December 17 – Thursday, December 20: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Friday, December 21: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Monday, December 24 – Tuesday, January 1: CLOSED (Winter Break)

Wednesday, January 2 – Friday, January 11: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Monday, January 14 – Wednesday, January 16: 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Regular hours resume on Thursday, January 17:

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

If you have any questions, visit the help desk located in Horan O’Donnell 016, by Email at or at Ext. 8340.

Submitted by: Grant Guzda, help desk manager, User Services

Study Participants Needed for Research on Aging and Autism

The Institute for Autism Research and Department of Psychology recently received a $379,731 federal grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging to examine the relationship between aging and aspects of ASD in older adults.

We are asking for your help in this new program of research. Please reach out to older friends and family members who might be willing to participate in this study. You can also participate yourself.

The focus of this grant is on individuals age 65 and older. However, participants are not required to be 65 and older and they do not need a diagnosis of ASD to participate in this study. An important component of this research project is the assessment of adults of all ages with varying degrees of ASD characteristics from none – high.

To participate, simply go to:

Study participants will complete approximately 30 minutes of online surveys and a small number of participants will be asked to do a battery of in-person assessments. Participants will be characterized on multiple domains of aging including physical health, cognitive performance, characteristics of ASD and psychological well-being.

Please be aware that you are under no obligation to participate. Your participation in this research will in no way impact your relationship with Canisius or the services you could receive in the future from the IAR or community-based ASD service programs.

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Lodi-Smith, associate professor of psychology, at or (716) 888-2513.

Submitted by: Jennifer Lodi-Smith, associate professor, Psychology/IAR

Workshop: D2L Essentials

Starting at the beginning of the spring semester, the Center for Online Learning and Innovation (COLI) will offer workshops covering the essentials of using D2L. If you are a new professor or have taught at Canisius for a while but would like to learn or review essentials of D2L, this is an ideal opportunity.

In this training session, professors get the very basics of teaching in D2L such as:

  • Uploading files so students can get them
  • Organizing your course content
  • Setting due dates so students can see them (in multiple places)
  • Building a gradebook

Discover all sorts of other features useful for teaching classes. The workshop will be offered at two different times:

  • Thursday, January 17 at 10:00 a.m. in OM 119
  • Tuesday, January 22 at 5:00 p.m. in OM 119

Review the COLI calendar to see times and locations for other training events.

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