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Mother Cabrini Foundation Awards 2nd Grant to PA Studies Program

Canisius College is the recipient of a grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation. The $330,000 grant will be directed to the recently established Physician Assistant (PA) Studies program; the funding will support the program’s goal to boost diversity in the allied health workforce across Western New York by providing scholarships to students from diverse backgrounds who pursue PA graduate degrees at Canisius. 

To learn more, click here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Save the Date

SAVE-THE-DATE: #CanisiusGiving Day is Wednesday, April 6!

Started in 2016, this annual 24-hour celebration of giving is an opportunity for the Canisius community  – alumni, friends, students, parents and faculty & staff – to rally together, celebrate the spirit of the blue & gold and unite in giving back to support the areas of Canisius we all love.  Stay tuned for future announcements leading up to Giving Day as this year’s celebration is going to be the biggest yet!

Submitted by: Summer Handzlik, Sr. Director, Annual Giving & Stewardship

 

Griffs Weekend Schedule Includes Hockey and Basketball

The Canisius hockey team returns to home ice this weekend (January 21 and January 22) when the Golden Griffins play host to Bentley for a pair of key Atlantic Hockey games at LECOM Harborcenter.

Canisius has earned a point in three of its last four games and the Griffs stand one-point ahead of Bentley in the league’s standings.

The Canisius men’s basketball program also returns home for a pair of MAAC games this weekend, starting tonight (January 21) when the Golden Griffins host Rider on “Tropical Night” – presented by Anderson’s. Get out of the cold and cheer on your Griffs, and then enjoy free ice cream postgame, courtesy of Anderson’s.

The Blue and Gold is set to close out the weekend home set with a league game against Saint Peter’s on Sunday (January 23) at 1:00 p.m. That game is presented by Delta Sonic.

For tickets or more information, call the Ticket Office at (716) 888-TIXX or log on to GoGriffs.com.

Submitted by: Matt Reitnour, associate athletic director for communications, Athletics

 

Suicide Prevention Training

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The Counseling Center is offering suicide prevention training for faculty, staff and students on Wednesday, January 26, from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. in Old Main 203.

QPR, the “CPR” for suicide prevention, stands for Question the person about suicide, Persuade the person to get help and Refer the person to help. QPR is designed to increase one’s ability to recognize suicidal thoughts and behaviors and to refer the person who is at risk to a professional resource. To learn more about QPR, click here.

Those who have previously participated in this training are encouraged to take it again to refresh their skills.

Registration for QPR training is encouraged but walk-ins are also welcome! To register for this training or for more details, email Megan Valery at valerym@canisius.edu.

Panopto Video Tutorials

You can use Panopto in your D2L Courses. Panopto is a Video Content Management System that allows you to quickly and easily create, edit, and share videos with your class.

You can add videos hosted on Panopto to your course in three different ways:

Use the Add Existing Activities Tool. This will be the easiest and fastest way to add videos to your course module. It will add a link to the video you select that students can then click on to view the video.

Use the Insert Stuff Tool. The Insert Stuff Tool can be found anywhere the HTML Editor is such as Module Descriptions, Activity Descriptions, Discussion Threads, and so on. This will install a YouTube-like video player into the activity or description and allow students to watch the video by simply clicking on the Play button in the middle of the video.

The final way is to use the Panopto LTI Link. The LTI link will allow you to access the Panopto Dashboard and use advanced features of Panopto, like the Panopto Video Editor. If you choose, you can also direct your students to view videos from the LTI link rather than putting videos in individual modules or activities. Otherwise, simply hide the module if you want to use the LTI link for yourself.

Bookmark the Panopto Wiki Page for future tutorials on Panopto and transcripts of the above videos:

https://wiki.canisius.edu/display/FacTS/Panopto

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

Upcoming Online Faculty Development Course (OFDC)

Updated for 2022, the Online Faculty Development Course (OFDC) offered by COLI is for faculty new to D2L and pros. This five-week mini-course prepares instructors to teach hybrid courses. The OFDC provides many practical types 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 that go hand-in-hand with limited use of the classroom. This spring semester, we are offering two courses, one starting on January 31 and ending on March 4, and a second one starting on March 28 and ending on April 29.

To RSVP for either, please check out the COLI faculty development events here. While you are there, be sure to sign up for our Online Teaching and Learning Updates Workshops and Panopto Workshops too!

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