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Campus Candid

Students from the master’s degree program in differentiated instruction, under the leadership of Barbara Burns, PhD, chair and professor of teacher education, Patrick Wirth, adjunct professor of differentiated instruction, and Lynn O’Connor, adjunct professor of differentiated instruction, held the Canisius for Kids (C4K) camp last week. A total of 121 students from area schools, grades K – 8, took part in the activities in themed groups including safari (grades Pre K – 2), outer space (grades 3 – 4), superheroes (grades 5 – 6) and let the games begin (grades 7 – 8).


Submitted by: Lynn O’Connor, adjunct professor, Differentiated Instruction

Canisius in the News

Business First reporter Dan Miner recently interviewed H. David Sheets, PhD, about the college’s new master’s degree in data analytics. Sheets is director of the program and tells Miner that the rising data analytics industry can help grow the local economy.

Click here to read the story.

Submitted by: College Communications

This Week’s Food Trucks

Pizza Amore will be on campus today, Tuesday, July 23 in the Lyons Hall lot from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The truck will serve signature thin crust pizzas. To add this even to your calendar, click here.

Center Street Smokehouse will be on campus for the second time tomorrow, Wednesday, July 24 in the Bagen Hall lot from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The truck will serve Southern staples such as pulled pork, brisket and sweet potato fries. To add this event to your calendar, click here.

Please contact Mary Braun, generalist for human resources, at Ext. 2240 with any questions.

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

4th Annual MAX Charity Challenge

The 4th Annual MAX Charity Challenge will be held on Sunday, August 4 at Diamond Hawk Golf Course. The challenge will include golf, reception and prizes. Registration begins at 11:00 a.m. and a shot gun start will begin at 12:00 p.m. (scramble format). The event benefits research programs at the Institute for Autism Research (IAR) at Canisius College and reduces tuition for participating families in IAR programs.

The golf package includes greens fee with cart, one hour of range access, lunch at the course and a reception/awards ceremony. The reception will include a two hour open bar with hors d’oeuvres and assorted food stations.

Not a golfer? Join the reception/awards ceremony at 6:00 p.m. at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens.

To register, visit or click here.

If you have any questions or are interested in donating or volunteering, contact event chairs Laura and Troy Hillman at

Submitted by: Marcus Thomeer, co-director, Institute for Autism Research; associate professor, Teacher Education

Workshop: D2L Essentials

If you are a new professor at Canisius, or have taught at Canisius for awhile but would like to learn or review essentials of D2L, the Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) is offering daytime and evening D2L training sessions in August.

In each of these sessions, professors will learn the very basics of teaching in D2L:

  • Upload files so students can get them
  • Organize your course content
  • Set due dates so students can see them (in multiple places)
  • Build a gradebook

Participants will discover all sorts of other features useful for teaching classes in particular disciplines. The session will get you started using D2L and using the internet to save time and effort teaching. Review the COLI Calendar to see times and locations for these and other training events.

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