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Live Webinar: “Navigating Academics and Students Through a Pandemic”

The Office of Alumni Engagement at Canisius will host a live webinar titled “College and Covid-19: Navigating Academics and Students through a Pandemic.” This virtual event will take place on Thursday, October 22 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. The webinar will be hosted by Canisius Vice President for Student Affairs Daniel Dentino, PhD and Vice President for Academic Affairs Sara Morris, PhD. 

Click here to read more or to register for the webinar.

Submitted by: College Communications

Submit Your Virtual Events in 25LIVE


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Event Services encourages those hosting an event to submit the virtual event through 25LIVE so it appears on the college’s event calendars.

When entering an event in 25LIVE, continue to complete all required fields. Please be sure to note in the title and/or description that the event is virtual, any links needed to participate and view the event, and complete contact information for any questions. In lieu of a physical location for an event, enter “virtual” for the space request under the “Location Search” section. Select “virtual” once it populates on the screen.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Event Services at Ext. 2180.

Submitted by: Connie M. Pileri, assistant dean of students/director, office of Event Services

Student-Athletes Reach 100 Percent Voter Registration

The Canisius Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) announced Friday that every eligible Golden Griffin student-athlete has officially registered to vote, beginning with the 2020 U.S. Election on November 3. The registration initiative was part of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) SAAC #MAACVotes program.

Canisius joins Fairfield and Siena as the first three MAAC member schools to reach a 100 percent success rate in student-athlete voter registration.

“This voter registration initiative was incredible. The way our teams stepped up to the plate and encouraged others to register was exactly the thing we needed to pull this off,” Canisius SAAC President Lexi Agee said. “The effort would not have gone as smoothly without MAAC SAAC President and Canisius cross country/track senior Turner Dirrigl. Turner was able to help provide the resources our teams needed to make the process happen even faster. I am proud of our Canisius student-athletes.”

“It’s extremely exciting to be among the first MAAC schools whose student-athlete population is completely registered to vote,” Dirrigl said. “I want to thank our SAAC representatives, coaches, Canisius athletics officials and MAAC staff members who were key in making this happen. Looking toward Nov. 3, we are eager for our student-athletes to reaffirm their commitment to civic engagement and the greater Buffalo community.”

Submitted by: Matt Reitnour, associate athletic director, Communications

Download and Save Zoom Recordings

Those who use Zoom for web conferencing, meetings and courses frequently make recordings of their online sessions. Canisius’ Zoom license has a limit to total online storage available for all users. Periodically, the Zoom administrators at Canisius must delete old videos within the Zoom account. In most cases, videos still stored in Zoom accounts are no longer in use or haven’t been viewed recently.

After Friday, October 23, videos stored within Zoom recorded before Thursday, September 24, 2020 will be deleted.  Additionally, videos recorded on or after September 24 will automatically be deleted thirty days after recording.  

If you have videos stored in Zoom that you continue to use in coursework or administrative work, please download and transfer them to your Canisius Google Drive (or other storage) by Friday, October 23, 2020. Also, bear in mind that after that date, each Zoom video you record to the Zoom cloud has a thirty-day lifespan in Zoom’s cloud. Download the video to save or use it longer than thirty days.

If Zoom usage surges, COLI and ITS may need to review this policy and shorten the time when Zoom Cloud-based videos are available.  We will provide prior warning if policy changes but it is best to download Zoom-based videos promptly to avoid any loss.

If you are unfamiliar with Zoom’s cloud recording feature and how to find or download your recordings, see our tutorial.

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, academic technologist, COLI

Borders & Migrations Initiative Events

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The Borders and Migrations Initiative presents a virtual screening of “The Garden Left Behind,” on Tuesday, October 6 at 7:00 p.m.  The screening will be followed by a question-and-answer session with Director Flavio Alves and actress Carlie Guevara.

To register for the screening, RSVP at the address noted in the above flyer.

Submitted by: Richard D. Reitsma, PhD, chair and associate professor of Spanish, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures