Do you have a dog who would benefit from basic manners training? The Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation Department is hosting a dog training program this semester as part of the Applied Dog Behavior course (ABEC 320/320L), taught by Dr. Maura Tyrrell.
We are looking for faculty or staff members who are interested in bringing their dogs to campus to participate in this eight-week training program (Feb 28-May 4). The aim of the program is for students to learn to create individualized dog training plans and to gain hands-on experience in training basic manners and life skills that contribute to a harmonious existence between dogs and their human family.
Depending on the dog’s needs and previous training experience, training may involve learning or refreshing basic “obedience” cues (e.g. sit, down, stay, leave it, come, heel, etc.) and/or training exercises to improve focus and communication between dog and handler. All training exercises use force-free, positive reinforcement techniques. Dogs selected for the program must be friendly toward humans and tolerant of other dogs since the training will take place in a group class setting.
One-hour training sessions will take place twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays at approximately 1-2pm from February 28 – May 4 in the Animal Behavior Lab in Science Hall. The students in the Applied Dog Behavior class will be the primary handlers during training sessions, under the instruction of Dr. Tyrrell. Owners are not required to stay during the training sessions (owners may drop off their dog for training and pick them up afterwards). The students will provide owners with detailed instructions about how to continue training at home.
If you are interested in this free training opportunity, please fill out this application. Dogs selected for the program must be up to date on their vaccinations and pass an in-person behavior evaluation. Applications will be considered on a first-come first-serve basis. Please contact Maura Tyrrell at email@example.com to learn more about the program.
Submitted by: Maura Tyrrell, Experiential Learning Coordinator, Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation
To kick off the 11th annual Go Move Challenge this year, the Human Resources Department will host its first ever Faculty/Staff Campus ‘Polar’ Walk!
On Wednesday, February 1 at 11:00 a.m., starting in the Faculty Lounge in Old Main 109, take some time out of your busy day to warm up over some hot chocolate and cookies before taking a refreshing, wintery walk with your colleagues across campus.
To ensure we have enough of everything (including Canisius snow caps), please RSVP by Emailing either Bethany at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lynn at email@example.com no later than Wednesday, January 25.
If you own any Canisius winter swag, make sure to wear it for the walk!
Please also make sure to register for the February Go Move Challenge by following the instructions below:
Go Move Challenge Details:
Calling all faculty and staff at Canisius College to join other Jesuit institutions in the 11th annual Go Move Challenge by recording your minutes of intentional physical activity that gets the heart pumping to determine which Jesuit institution is the most active. The challenge runs from February 1 – February 28, so make sure to get registered so you can begin tracking your minutes right away. Stay tuned to the Dome for fitness suggestions throughout the month of February to help you stay motivated!
Awards go to the university that tracks the most minutes, the university that averages the highest number of minutes per participant, and the university with the highest average number of minutes per region.
Canisius College faculty and staff also have a chance to win a $50 gift card to the Canisius Bookstore. If faculty and staff meet the goal of at least 600 minutes for the month of February with at least 150 minutes per week of intentional, heart-pumping exercise, their name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win. According to the American Heart Association, it is recommended that you fit in at least 150 minutes of heart-pumping physical activity every week.
HOW TO JOIN THE CHALLENGE
- Register at org, even if you participated last year
- Click the “LOG IN / REGISTER” button on the top menu bar
- In the “REGISTER” box, enter your university email address and other required information, including your university
- In the “Division/College” box, click on your division/college (ie School of Law, School of Ed, Student Life, Provost Office…) from the drop down. If you don’t see your Division/College, choose “Other” and enter the name of yours
- Click the “SUBMIT” button when finished
- You will receive a confirmation email with your user email and password
HOW TO LOG MINUTES
- Starting February 1, visit org
- Click the “LOG IN / REGISTER” button on the top menu bar
- In the “LOG IN” box, enter your email address and password
- In the “LOG MY WORKOUT” box, select the intensity of your workout and description and enter the number of minutes, and select a single date or date range for logging multiple days
- Click the “LOG IT” button when finished
- Users can delete minutes that were entered in error
CHALLENGE RULES AND TIPS
- Challenge runs from February 1 – 28. Minutes will not be accepted after challenge ends.
- Get inspired and motivated by creating a team of up to 4 (including yourself) to compete against other teams at your university to see which one averages the most number of minutes!
- Use the Go Move Challenge social media sites to share photos, tag photos #GoMoveChallenge
- Open the mobile-friendly challenge website from your phone’s browser to enter minutes on the go!
- Read the challenge FAQ at GoMoveChallenge.org/FAQ
- Learn more by watching the video at https://youtu.be/xk8YPf3pgto.
If you have any questions, please contact Bethany Voorhees, executive associate to the president, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-888-2100 or Lynn Incardona, HR Associate at email@example.com or 716-888-2246.
Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, executive associate, President’s Office
It’s that time of year again! Spring is around the corner!
The Student Records & Financial Services Center has once again teamed up with Hospice Buffalo to take orders for the organization’s 37th annual Hospice Spring Bouquet Sale.
This year, you can purchase a gorgeous mixed bouquet for $12 or a tribute bouquet for $35. (For every tribute bouquet purchased, a $12 bouquet will be sent to brighten the day of a current Hospice patient.) Orders with payment are due no later than Monday, February 13th. Cash and checks are accepted. Checks can be made out to Hospice Buffalo.
Flowers will delivered on Monday March 6th and you will be contacted when they arrive for pick up.
If you have any questions, please contact Allaina Faulise at firstname.lastname@example.org or Margaret Kraatz at email@example.com.
Help us bring a dose of springtime and happiness to the people impacted by serious illness and loss.
Submitted by: Margaret Kraatz, Financial Aid Specialist