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Germany 2020 Spring Break



Students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to join Sue Margulis, PhD, chair and professor of animal behavior ecology and conservation (ABEC) and biology, and Yvonne Widenor, visiting assistant professor and program director of art history, on a trip to Germany in spring 2020 to study zoo and museum exhibits. This seven-day trip will take participants to Berlin, Hamburg and Leipzig, and offer opportunities to see historic landmarks and enjoy traditional German food.

Information meetings are scheduled for next week and will be held in Lyons Hall 303 as follows:

Tuesday, September 10 at 9:00 a.m.

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Thursday, September 12 at 9:00 a.m.  

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Friday, September 13, at 1:00 p.m.

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All are welcome to attend these meetings. For more information, contact Sue Margulis at or Yvonne Widenor at

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, visiting assistant professor and program director, Art History


Brown Bag Seminar Series

The Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies (ICMS) will begin its fall 2019 Brown Bag Seminar Series with a Buffalo connection on Wednesday, September 11. Jonathan Lawrence, PhD, associate professor of religious studies and theology, will present Ancient Images, Modern Buildings: Examples of Sacred Art in Buffalo. Starting with Canisius’ Christ the King Chapel, Lawrence will help explain the traditions, symbolism and imagery seen on campus and around the city.

The talk will take place in the new ICMS reading room located in Old Main 418 from 11:50 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. Brown Bag Seminars are free and open to everyone. Bring a lunch and join the conversation!

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Submitted by: Kristina Laun, staff, Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies


Canisius Sustainability Spot


Sustainable reuseable items are now on sale. Chartwells is offering reusable dining utensils, straws, bags and cups. These sleek and trendy items will be on sale at all of the dining locations and branded with the Canisius Dining logo. The goal is to encourage the culture of reusability and to influence the next generation of leaders to avoid using single-use items as much as possible.

Items for sale are:

Stainless fork/spoon/chopsticks – $4.25

Plastic knife/spoon/fork – $2.00

Steel straw with pouch and cleaner – $3.00

Key chain case/silicon straw – $2.00

Large grocery non-woven tote – $2.50

Submitted by: Sharif Hamdy, marketing manager, Chartwells

Website Office Hours

Do you have a question about your department’s web page? Are you interested in learning how to edit pages and add content or just need a refresher? Web Services is here to help. Beginning Tuesday, September 17, the department will offer hours open to all faculty and staff.

Hours include:

Tuesdays: 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fridays: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

To set an appointment, contact Josh Kruk, director of digital marketing, at or use Calendly to set an appointment.

As a reminder, to make an edit to a web page in your area of focus, you can still use the form located on the Creative Services section of the portal as usual.

Submitted by: Josh Kruk, director, Digital Marketing

Workshop: Getting Started in Qualtrics

The Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) will offer a workshop to train participants in using Qualtrics, a toolset used for data gathering, surveys and forms online. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, September 25 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. in Science Hall 036.

Participants will learn the basics of building online surveys and data collection forms using Qualtrics. Afterwards, users will be able to build, manage, operate and distribute simple forms and get the resulting data. They will also be ready to explore more advanced tools for enhancing their survey and data-form procedures. This workshop is useful for skilled and experienced survey researchers planning to move into Qualtrics. It is also valuable for faculty and staff who are considering online surveys or forms for the first time and seeking an introduction to form-building and basic data collection on the web.

To see other trainings offered by COLI as well as a range of faculty development opportunities brought to you by the Academic Affairs Division, visit the Faculty Development Community Resource.

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