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The west rose window, above the entrance of Christ the King Chapel.

There are five rose windows in the Chapel, one in the West over the entrance, one each in the North and South transepts and two smaller roses in the North and South walls near the West Rose.  The West Rose has at its center Christ the King crowned.  The 12 petals radiating outward glow with symbols of the 12 Apostles.  The two smaller rose windows in the North and South walls contain symbols of the Passion and of four Old Testament prophets: David, Ezekiel, Isaiah and Jeremiah.  In the center of the great rose window in the North transept is the Nativity under which are stained glass panels of the Joyful Mysteries.  The petals of this rose are inscribed with symbols of the Litany of the Blessed Virgin.  Finally, in the South transept are the Glorious Mysteries in four stained glass panels underneath the rose window.  The center of that window depicts the Pentecostal descent of the Holy Spirit upon His Apostles and the petals of the rose contain symbols for the seven Sacraments, the three theological virtues (Faith, Hope and Charity; for the Church; and for Prayer and Good Works).  In the stained glass windows on the left hand side of the altar are the Joyful Mysteries and the Glorious Mysteries are on the right hand side.  The Sorrowful Mysteries which are nowhere to be seen in the Chapel but are suggested implicitly by the 14 simple unadorned crosses which serve as stations of the cross.

To read more on the history of Christ the King Chapel, click here.

Submitted by: Gary Steltermann, communication specialist, college communications

Early Closing on July 1

On Friday, July 1, offices will be allowed to close at 3:00 p.m. All but personnel deemed to be essential by management are included in this early dismissal. In some offices there may be extraordinary needs, which require longer hours. Please check with your supervisor if there are any questions.

Have a happy and safe Fourth of July holiday!

Submitted by: Linda Walleshauser, associate vice president for human resources

Tune in to “Crossroads”

Religion and film will be the topic of discussion on “Crossroads” this Sunday, July 3.  Program host, Rev. Patrick J. Lynch, SJ, interviews Girish Shambu, PhD, about the films “The Diary of a Country Priest” and “The Flowers of St. Francis.”

An associate professor of management at Canisius, Shambu is also a film critic.  He is co-founder and co-editor of the online journal Lola (

“Crossroads” is a monthly radio program produced by the Network of Religious Communities.  It airs on the first Sunday of each month at 6:00 a.m. on MIX-96 (96.1 FM) and at 6:30 a.m. on JACK-FM (92.9).

In case you miss Sunday’s broadcast, the July program will be available on the Canisius SoundCloud beginning Tuesday, July 5.

Submitted by: College Communications

Campus Fire Drills Scheduled for July 1

Fire drills will be held on Friday, July 1, 2016 beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at approximately 3:00 p.m. The buildings included are:

  • Bouwhuis Library
  • Churchill Tower
  • Old Main
  • Bagen Hall
  • Horan O’Donnell
  • Richard E. Winter Student Center
  • Palisano Pavilion
  • Christ the King Chapel
  • Loyola Hall
  • New Science Hall
  • Health Science
  • Koessler Athletic Center
  • Lyons Hall
  • Montante Cultural Center
  • Demerly Hall
  • 23 Agassiz

Regulations forbid announcing the exact times. When the alarm sounds, please leave the building by the nearest exit as shown on the posted emergency exit routes. Generally, a drill lasts no more than six or seven minutes. All persons must leave the building they are in when the alarm sounds. One person may remain in each office or suite to answer phones. Elevators may not be used.

Please note: If you are involved in an event which cannot be interrupted without serious complications, please notify Lt. Rick Miller in the Public Safety Office at Ext. 2330 or, to discuss an exemption for your event.

Submitted by: Kathy L. Peter, executive associate and office manager, academic affairs

Rifle Team Places Second in MAC

The Canisius College Rifle Team competed in the Mid-Atlantic Conference Rifle Championships and the National Rifle Association (NRA) Intercollegiate Nationals this spring in Lexington, VA and Ft. Benning, GA, respectively. The team placed second in the varsity smallbore of the marksman division in the MAC competition and ninth in the team smallbore division at the NRA championships. Team members are Jeffrey Donovan ’17, Jared Westhoven ’19, Lauren Reno ’19 and Elias Lipka ’19. Scott Clark, director of user services and Sgt. Barth Payne Jr., traveled with the team.

To read more about the competition and see photos, click here. Picture one of ten features all four members of the Canisius team. Second, third, fourth and fifth from the right are: Lipka (backwards hat), Westhoven (looking down), Donovan and Reno.

Submitted by: College Communications