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Lenten Reflections II

Sharon Federico will present our second reflection for Lent in Loyola Hall’s Great Room on Thursday, March 12 from 1:00–2:00 p.m. She will base her reflections on Mark 10:17-22, the story of the devout rich man who was unable to give his possessions to the poor and to follow Jesus. Lunch will be provided. If you wish to join this reflection session, please RSVP to Rev. Patrick Lynch, SJ, at, by 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11.

The flyer above will give you information about the other presenters and dates for our Lenten reflection series.

Submitted by: Rev. Patrick Lynch, S.J.–Jesuit Associate for Mission & Identity; Professor Emeritus, Religious Studies & Theology

Griff Fair 2020 is Two Weeks Away!

Griff Fair 2020, the biggest career event on campus, takes place on March 24.  With close to 70 employers recruiting for jobs and internships, it is a great opportunity for students of all majors and alumni of all class years.  Students can register and find a list of participating employers on Handshake.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: Eileen Abbatoy, senior associate director, Career Development

Borders & Migration Week

The Canisius College Borders & Migration Week 2020 gets underway on Tuesday, March 24. The initiative will run through Thursday, April 2 and include a series of events, which are free and open to the public.

The Canisius College Border Initiative is a collaborative space where Canisius students, faculty, and staff, together with members of the Western New York Community work to understand and support the lives of immigrants and refugees around the globe.

The Border Initiative develops programs, events and opportunities for our community to support justice for migrants, refugees, and those who meet and cross borders.   It is guided by the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm, which insists that different perspectives, reflection and action intersect so that we become women and men for others.

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Submitted by: Richard Reitsma, PhD, chair, Modern Languages, Literature and Cultures


Preparing Academics for Emergency Campus Shutdowns

Canisius College is dedicated to excellence in academics.  From time-to-time, emergencies arise where campus resources – classrooms, internet tools, or even the campus itself – are not available.  We are committed to continuing to teach and learn nonetheless.  If certain internet tools suddenly become unavailable, we can adapt using traditional means, such as face-to-face meetings and paper printing.  If the campus or at least some classrooms become unavailable, we have practices developed for high-quality online education, that can help us modify our courses for online teaching and learning.

The Academic Affairs Division offers a variety of resources and opportunities to help faculty prepare to move face-to-face courses online, in response to an emergency where classrooms are no longer available:

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, COLI

D2L 2014 Courses to be Removed During Spring Break

Canisius College maintains five years of course content in D2L.  During the 2020 spring break, March 16-20, ITS will perform a routine purge of course content from spring, summer and fall 2014 courses. This will delete all content uploaded or created by professors and students in 2014 courses as well as the course spaces and semester headings for 2014.

Since there is no possibility of recovery, please be certain you have exported and saved any of your 2014 course content that you wish to save by Friday, March 13 at 5:00 p.m.  COLI has a tutorial video showing how you can export a backup package from your courses, including anything you created or uploaded but not student work.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, COLI