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Watch This Month’s Episode of “Kaleidoscope”

The Canisius College Video Institute production of the November episode of “Kaleidoscope” premieres on Saturday, November 2 at 5:30 a.m. on WGRZ TV 2. This 30-minute television program celebrates the religious diversity of our region and is produced in conjunction with the Network of Religious Communities. “Kaleidoscope” will rebroadcast each Friday at 6:30 p.m. on Spectrum Cable 20 and each Sunday at 8:00 p.m. on Charter 6 in Olean, NY.

In the first segment, program host Dr. Stan Bratton talks with Tristan D’Angelo, principal of Notre Dame Academy located in South Buffalo, and Brian Bartosik, Notre Dame teacher, about how their school is teaching 6th and 7th graders the art of video production.

In the second segment, Dr. Stan Bratton talks with Michael Martin, executive director of the Native American Communities Services of Erie and Niagara Counties, about the history, culture, traditions and spiritual beliefs of the Haudenosaunee. The Haudenosaunee are a historically powerful and important confederacy of the Mohawk, Onondaga, Oneida, Cayuga, Seneca and Tuscarora peoples found today primarily in Northeastern U.S. and Canada.

Students in the Canisius College Video Institute produce “Kaleidoscope” under the guidance of Barbara J. Irwin, PhD, professor in the Department of Communication and co-director of the Video Institute, Jamie O’Neil, associate professor of digital media arts and co-director of the Video Institute, and Paula DeAngelis-Stein ’86, MS ’02.

Submitted by: Christian Conner, graduate assistant, Communication Studies

International Relations Program to Host 41st High School Model UN Conference

On Thursday, November 7, the Canisius College International Relations Program will welcome 400 students from 21 area high schools to campus for the 41st annual High School Model United Nations Conference. Student-delegates will represent countries from around the world and will discuss, debate and attempt to formulate resolutions on pressing issues of the day, including but not limited to the civil war in Yemen, attempts to stop global corruption, the Chinese detention of Uyghurs and the issue of climate change.

The conference features eight concurrent simulated sessions of international deliberative bodies including the United Nations Security Council, the Economic and Social Council and the Human Rights Council, as well as a historic simulation of the UN Security Council in 1989. A volunteer staff from Canisius College will moderate and adjudicate the proceedings, which challenge participants to learn rules of parliamentary procedure as well as information about specific countries’ positions on controversial international issues. Our volunteer staff is largely drawn from our new student club, the Model UN Diplomacy Organization (MUNDO).

Please take special care when driving near Montante Cultural Center and the Student Center between the hours of 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. as there may be student delegates and school buses present in these areas. Thank you in advance for showing Canisius College hospitality to our guests.

The International Relations Program also thanks the Canisius College staff (including events management, public safety, dining services, admissions and especially Amy Beiter of the Political Science Department and the work-study students there) and our hardworking college volunteers for making this stimulating and educational experience possible for our guests.

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Submitted by: Paola Fajardo-Heyward, PhD, associate professor, Political Science; director, International Relations Program


Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies Lifelong Learners Courses

A page from the “Book of Kells” depicting Christ enthroned, AD 9th century

Registration for the Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies (ICMS) Lifelong Learners Courses will open Friday, November 1. The first six-week course titled “Jesus, from Messiah to God” will take place on Wednesday afternoon beginning January 29.

The course will be taught by Rebecca Krawiec, PhD, chair and professor of religious studies and theology, and Matthew Mitchell, PhD, associate professor of religious studies and theology. King Arthur and his legacy will be the topic of the second course of the semester, which will begin on Tuesday, February 25.

Visit the ICMS website for more information and details.

Submitted by: Kristina Laun, social media and web administrator, Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies

Discounted Sabres Tickets

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As a corporate partner of the Buffalo Sabres, Canisius College employees are being extended an exclusive discounted ticket offer for the 50th anniversary season. This offer can be accessed by clicking here. Employees will have the opportunity to choose from seven discounted games throughout the season based on availability.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, assistant, Human Resources

Online Teaching Workshop


The Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) will host a workshop developed by Timothy Sawicki, PhD, associate professor of kinesiology, focused on online teaching. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, November 13 from 4:00– 5:30 p.m. in Old Main 219.

Sawicki founded the online physical education master’s program in 2006, and has taught more than 125 online courses. He has conducted and published four research studies on his online teaching. The physical education program was the first fully online program at Canisius College and grew to more than 160 masters students.

This session offers tips for online teaching specifically related to what students like and dislike about taking online courses, written feedback considerations and teaching tips integrated into his courses from the experiences he has had. This session would be helpful to anyone currently teaching online or any instructor contemplating teaching online. The historical development of the physical education online program will be shown, followed the current research Sawicki has completed along with tips for teaching online. A Q & A period to ask questions related to online teaching and best practices for online teaching will conclude the presentation. This session provides perspectives about teaching online from someone whose full college workload has been online for the past 12 years.

Refreshments will be served. The event is open to all Canisius faculty.

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