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All Saints/All Souls Day

All are invited to join in celebrating All Saints and All Souls Day this week.

For All Saints Day on Wednesday November 1, there will be Masses offered in Christ the King Chapel at 12:05 p.m., 5:15 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Prior to the 5:15 p.m. Mass, there will be a special choral prelude by Cantio Sacra, in honor of the Tops victims, beginning at 5:00 p.m.

On Thursday November 2, Masses will be offered at 12:05 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. in celebration of All Souls Day. The 7:00 p.m. Mass will have a special ribbon memorial and candle lighting ceremony.

Submitted by: Spencer Liechty, Director of Campus Ministry

Invitation to Participate in Halloween Fest

The Afro American Society and USA are joining forces for a Halloween Fest on Halloween night from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. in the Quad.

The student clubs are hoping that faculty and staff might be willing to assist with providing and giving out Halloween candy to students who are trick or treating in the Quad.

We have all been invited to join them and enjoy the food trucks, a DJ, apple bobbing and more.

Many people have family obligations or other commitments that will prevent participation on Tuesday evening but if you can’t attend and are willing to contribute to the festivities, Halloween candy can be dropped off at the ALANA Center or at the Afro club room.

Thank you for considering their request.  They would love to see friendly faces and to be supported by the broader Canisius community.

Submitted by: Sara R Morris, Vice President for Academic Affairs


Canisius Alumna Receives Coaches Honor Roll Award

Canisius alumna Annie Draves ’18 was recently recognized as one of Project Play WNY 2023 Coaches Honor Roll Award honorees!
Draves graduated from the physical education program and now shares her expertise in adaptive learning paired with a passion for swimming, which is making a huge impact at the Buffalo Area Aquatic Club – BAAC.
From leading the Waves and Tsunamis program at the BAAC to developing new ways to make swimming accessible to those with hearing and visual disabilities, Draves’ dedication and determination is seen in her work.  Congratulations, Annie!
Submitted by: School of Education and Human Resources

Winter Faculty Development Week

Winter is just around the corner and with it brings Winter Faculty Development Week (WFDW)!

Mark your calendars! This year, WFDW will be on January 8 – 11 online via Zoom. Stay tuned to the COLI Blog and the Dome for more information soon!

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, Instructional Designer, COLI

Online Faculty Development Course

The OFDC (Online Faculty Development Course) offered by COLI is for full-time and part-time faculty, whether new to D2L, or experienced with technology for teaching. This five-week mini-course prepares instructors to teach online and hybrid courses. The OFDC provides many practical tips for teaching online but more importantly, helps faculty explore new pedagogies for active learning, social presence, and community in courses on the internet.

Additionally, the updated OFDC offers insights on what Regular and Substantive Interactions (RSI) are and how to incorporate RSI into your courses. It also includes information on Panopto, Canisius’s new video content management system, how it works, and how to best fit Panopto into your courses.

The OFDC can help professors craft engaging, interactive online experiences for students, either for all-online courses, or hybrid courses that feature limited use of the classroom. This semester, we are offering one starting November 13th and ending on December 16th. Stay tuned to the COLI Blog and the Dome for more sessions! To RSVP, please check out the COLI faculty development events here.

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, Instructional Designer, COLI