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Trivia Tuesday

It’s Trivia Tuesday!

The campus community is invited to watch The Dome for special “Trivia Tuesdays,” which will be published in every Tuesday edition throughout the summer. The first person to respond to with the correct answer will win Canisius “swag.” Additionally, once a month on Tuesdays, there will be a special giveaway in which the winner will receive some of the newly designed Canisius Sesquicentennial gear.

Winners will be announced the following Tuesday of each week along with the correct trivia answer.

This week’s special giveaway question is:

Which of Canisius’ varsity athletic teams has scored the most victories since Title IX went into effect in 1972?

Lynn Incardona, payroll associate

Congratulations to Payroll Associate Lynn Incardona who won last week’s Trivia Tuesday contest. Last week’s Trivia Tuesday question was:

The long wait for a campus athletic facility ended when Canisius opened a $2.5 million physical education complex in what year:

a. 1969

b. 1971

c. 1975


The correct answer: (a) 1969

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

Vice President for Student Affairs Dan Dentino, PhD, spoke WIVB-TV Reporter Sarah Minkewicz on Monday, August 17, about the college’s plans to welcome students to campus and the changes its made to ensure a safe and socially-distanced learning environment. Click here to watch the story.

Submitted by: College Communications

McConnell Earns Accolades for Conference Paper

The European Conference for Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE) recently named Professor Jeffrey J. McConnell, PhD, among the top five recipients of its 25 Award.  The award recognizes the top ITiCSE papers submitted during the first 25 years of the conference.  McConnell is professor and chair of the Computer Science Department at Canisius College.  He was recognized for his paper, titled “Active Learning and Its Use in Computer Science,” which he authored in 1996. 

McConnell’s paper maintained that student learning and the depth of students’ knowledge increased when active learning methods were employed in the classroom.  The paper further went on to suggest strategies for active learning, specifically as it relates to computer science students. 

Click here to read more.

Submitted by: College Communications

Classrooms Set Up for Video Recording

The Media Center has set up Old Main Room 208, Old Main Room 301 and Science Hall Room 1004 for video recording, which will be available through August 28. The classrooms have a pan/tilt/zoom PTZ video camera, hanging microphone and class capture video recorder, which stores the video files on a USB drive that you must provide.  The classrooms also have touch panel control, computer, document camera, DVD or Blu-ray player, internet/network, rear monitor, screen/projector and laptop connection.

Additionally, Science Hall Room 064 is set up to video record via ZOOM (you would need a ZOOM Pro account to record), and also be available through August 28.   This classroom has a web camera, microphone/speaker unit, computer, Blu-ray player, document camera, internet/network, screen/projector and laptop connection.

To reserve or schedule these classrooms, use 25 Live.  Swipe card access is available from 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Instructions are available at the Canisius Wiki ITS –Media Center “What’s in My Classroom” select from list of classrooms

The Media Center has setup a video recording space in the seminar room, located in Old Main 417.  This room has a video camera, microphone, lights, LCD panel and video recorder (USB drive needed). This room will remain open during the fall semester. Contact the Media Center at Ext. 3278 to open this room.  Operating instructions for OM-417’s recording technology can be found at the room’s “What’s in My Classroom?” Wiki page

Contact the ITS Help Desk at Ext. 8340 for additional support.

Submitted by: Dan Drew, director, Media Center

Ready to Help

The Canisius College Help Desk, staffed by ITS User Services, stands ready to assist you with information technology problems, concerns and possibilities in your work at the college. You can quickly contact the Help Desk by Email at or visit

Questions addressed to the ITS Help Desk regarding D2L, Google Drive, Qualtrics and other applications are efficiently routed to COLI staff. This is a better option than Emailing individual COLI or ITS staff members, since it allows many COLI and ITS employees to see and assist with your questions, resulting in better response times. Where concerns overlap between COLI and ITS divisions, we can easily work together to assist you.

Before you contact the ITS Help Desk, save time by visiting the COLI Wiki and browsing various self-paced training resources. We are continually updating these with new and better guides and tutorials.

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