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Ignatian Scholarship Day

The 17th annual Ignatian Scholarship Day (ISD) is Wednesday, April 17 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This event is an opportunity for students to submit accomplished work from the current or previous semester for an exhibit, presentation or performance in a conference environment.

Students can apply for ISD 2024 using the online application located in myCanisius.

Applications will be accepted Monday, February 12 through Friday, March 15 at 5:00 p.m. and faculty members are asked to review and endorse applications by Wednesday, March 20.

To apply for Ignatian Scholarship Day, please visit the Ignatian Scholarship Day page on the academic affairs community page. For more information, contact the Office of Event Services at Ext. 2180.

As a reminder, classes that normally meet on a Monday, Wednesday, and Friday pattern will not meet on Ignatian Scholarship Day. Classes that normally meet on Wednesday only or on a Monday and Wednesday pattern will still meet on April 17.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: Connie M. Pileri, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs/Director, Office of Event Services

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 February 12th and ending on March 15th.

To RSVP, please check out the COLI faculty development events here.

Stay tuned to the COLI Blog and the Dome for more sessions!

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

History of Immigration in NYS

Immigrants have come to New York State for many reasons: to escape persecution, to improve their economic outlook, and to build new lives. Arrival of European immigrants into New York, like today, was also cause for discussion, disruption and practical challenges. For a state and nation built by immigrants, new arrivals were not always welcomed. Despite those challenges and injustices, immigrants’ experiences, knowledge, and cultures have enriched our state and shaped our history, Immigrants continue to build a vibrant, diverse, and modern New York State. At Canisius. an institution founded in part with the ideal of helping to acclimate and educate new immigrants, we continue that tradition into the 21st century.

Andrew L. Bouwhuis, S.J. Library is hosting a panel exhibit that focuses on European immigration to New York State from 1650 to 1950.The exhibit, created with content from New York State Digital Collections is designed as a resource to enrich engagement and discussion. The exhibit begins begins with the arrival of Dutch settlers and continues through the end of the World Wars. The exhibit is located on the main floor of the Bouwhuis Library, and available for viewing during library hours.

Immigration in New York State, 1650-1950 is designed and sponsored by the Empire State Library Network, Western New York Library Resource Council, New York State Historic Newspapers, and New York State Library and Archives.

Submitted by: Kathleen DeLaney, University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian

Updated Theme for Qualtrics Surveys

The default theme in Canisius Qualtrics has been updated! The theme applied to all new surveys features a simple white background, with a single-color blue logo for the university. With mild gray highlights for question options, and our Canisius blue as the primary color, this is optimized for both desktop and mobile browser use.

Additionally, the new Canisius logos are available in the Look and Feel Library for all Canisius users, so you can modify this or other themes for your survey. The old theme is still available within the Look and Feel Tools.