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Mark Your Calendars

The start of the 2018-19 academic year is less than two weeks out and the calendar is filling up fast with back-to-school events and activities.  Below is a brief list of what’s to come.  Be sure to save the dates and hopefully we’ll see you there!

Thursday, August 23

Move-In Day

8:30 a.m.

Frisch Circle / Eastwood parking lot

 

Welcome Rally

2:45 p.m.

Koessler Athletic Center / Main Gym

 

Wednesday, August 29

C-Block Bonfire

7:00 p.m. / Activities start

8:15 p.m. / Fire is lit

Bart Mitchell Quad

 

Wednesday, September 12

Mass of the Holy Spirit

9:30 a.m. / Christ the King Chapel

10:00 a.m. / Montante Cultural Center

*Buffalo Bishop Richard J. Malone presides

 

Friday, September 21

Faculty Tenure and Promotion Ceremony

2:00 p.m.

Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library

Submitted by: College Communications

Savor the New Menu Options at Canisius

Just in time for the start of the new school year, Chartwells is introducing four new dining concepts on campus that are sure to prove mouth-watering.  Even more tempting, the campus community is invited to sample items from two of the new menus – at a discounted rate – today through Friday, August 17. Below is a bit more information about each new dining option – that will sure to have you craving more:

Carved & Crafted (Student Center Dining Hall)- This brand new Deli Station features delicious, made-to-order sandwiches, subs, wraps and pockets along with new artisan delights and favorite staples.  

Today through Friday, August 17, between 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., campus employees can enjoy a sandwich and drink for only $3.99. 

500° – Savor the flavor of this new brick oven artisan pizza and pasta dining option.  500° features Chartwells’ top-notch blend of spices, quality ingredients and locally-sourced artisan crusts – baked to perfection and served up hot.  Whether you’re hungry for the ever-beloved cheese and pepperoni pizza or vegetarian and vegan options, 500° has just the pie for you.

Today through Friday, August 17, between 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., campus employees can order two (2) slices of pizza and a beverage for just $3.00.

Menuworx (Student Center Dining Hall)- This new exhibition concept features a rotating menu of authentically prepared entrees from around the world. Whether you’re craving cuisine from South America or Asia, the Middle East or Africa and Europe, Menuworx culinary options deliver a world-class experience in dining discovery.

Market (Old Main Snack Bar)- Market is a brand new convenience retail grab-and-go dining option. Market will offer a fresh new experience to the campus featuring a variety of fresh made foods, a selection of soups, snacks, beverages and in-house, cold-brewed Starbucks teas.

Submitted by: Sharif Hamdy, marketing manager, Chartwells

 

Campus Ministry Introduces New Mass Times

Campus Ministry is introducing the following new Mass times for the 2018-19 academic year.  Please contact Campus Ministry at Ext. 2420 with any questions.

Sunday Mass

8:30 p.m. / Christ the King Chapel

Weekday Masses

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

12:05 p.m./ Christ the King Chapel

Tuesday, Thursday

5:20 p.m. / Loyola Hall Chapel (*Please enter from the Quad.) 

Communion Services will be held on Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel

Submitted by: Mike Hayes, director, Campus Ministry 

Events

Hope Begins With You

Plan to make your donation at the annual Red Cross Blood Drive

The American Red Cross brings its annual blood drive to campus for two days next month.  On Thursday, September 6 and Friday, September 7, members of the campus community can donate blood during the hours of 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Palisano Pavilion.

Walk-ins are welcome or interested participants can make an appointment by visiting redcrossblood.org.

Submitted by: Andrew Nowak, lieutenant, Public Safety

 

Workshop: D2L Essentials

Learn the basics and a few features in this training session

If you are a new professor at Canisius or if you have taught at Canisius for a while but want to learn or review essentials of D2L, COLI offers a workshop that’s perfect for this.  In this training session, professors get the very basics of teaching in D2L:

  • Upload files so students can get them
  • Organize your course content
  • Set due dates so students can see them (in multiple places)
  • Build a gradebook

Later, you’ll discover all sorts of other features useful for teaching classes in your particular discipline.  This session gets you started using D2L and the internet to save time and effort teaching.  Review the COLI Calendar to see times and locations for these and other training events.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, Center for Online Learning & Innovation

Learn the Essentials of Teaching at Canisius

Workshop is open to all new, returning and current adjunct professors

The Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) invites all new, returning and current adjunct professors to an Adjunct Faculty Information Session to help prepare for the 2018–19 academic year.  Attend either one of the sessions below to learn about employee resources, the library, the college mission, and technology for teaching and learning. Refreshments will be served.

The sessions are scheduled for:

 

 

  • Wednesday, August 22 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. / Old Main 115
  • Tuesday, September 4 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. / Old Main 115

This is not mandatory but it’s a fantastic way to quickly get up to speed on the essentials for teaching at Canisius College.  Adjunct faculty who are teaching at Canisius for the first time this fall can obviously benefit but adjunct instructors who taught at Canisius in the past are also welcome.

To RSVP, email coli@canisius.edu. We look forward to welcoming you to campus!

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, Center for Online Learning & Innovation

Events

Hope Begins With You

Plan to make your donation at the annual Red Cross Blood Drive

The American Red Cross brings its annual blood drive to campus for two days next month.  On Thursday, September 6 and Friday, September 7, members of the campus community can donate blood during the hours of 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Palisano Pavilion.

Walk-ins are welcome or interested participants can make an appointment by visiting redcrossblood.org.

Submitted by: Andrew Nowak, lieutenant, Public Safety

Health Center Starts Summer Hours

The Student Health Center will operate on a modified schedule during the summer months.  The reduced hours begin Monday, May 14 and continue through Friday, August 17.

The business office of the Student Health Center will be open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  (These hours may vary in May and June to accommodate staff vacation leave). The office will be closed entirely on Thursdays throughout the summer. 

In addition, medical and nursing clinic hours end today, Friday, May 11.  In the event of a medical emergency on campus, please call 911 or Public Safety at Ext. 2330.

Students in need of medical attention  for non-emergent illnesses or injuries should seek care at Western New York Immediate Care, MASH Urgent Care or at their primary medical providers.

Students who need assistance with health requirements should Email student health at health@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Patricia Creahan, director, Student Health