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Senior Associate Campus Minister Joe Van Volkenburg was interviewed by Pegula Sports and Entertainment yesterday, March 19 regarding the various ministries he oversees here at the college. The crew also shot footage of the college’s Sandwich Ministry. The finished video will be shown at an upcoming Sabres game, where he will be honored as a recipient of Kim Pegula’s monthly One Buffalo Community Award. Watch The Dome next week for the link to the video.

Submitted by: College Communications

Pray with the President Today

Pray with President John J. Hurley today, March 20 at 12:05 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel. President Hurley will lead the community in a Communion Service with a full liturgy. Receive the Body of Christ, hear God’s word and listen to President Hurley reflect upon the gospel. All are encouraged to attend.

Submitted by: Paul Stage, associate campus minister, Campus Ministry

Griff Center Events

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The Griff Center has upcoming events you won’t want to miss!

Today, March 20 will be a Veterans Community Series at 5:00 p.m. in the Veterans Lounge located in Old Main 320.

On Wednesday, March 22, Resume Wednesday returns from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the Employer Services Suite located in Horan O’Donnell 014.

Looking ahead:

On Wednesday, March 29 Ron Raccuia ’90, president of ADPRO Sports, hosts the March Lunch and Learn Series at 12:00 p.m. in the Student Center Executive Conference Room.

A Time Management and Academic Success Workshop will be held on Thursday, March 30 at 4:00 p.m. in the Employer Services Suite located in Horan O’Donnell 014.

Submitted by: Darby Ratliff, graduate assistant, Griff Center

Men’s Lacrosse Hosts Eighth-Ranked Albany

Your 2017 men’s lacrosse team hopes to open the home portion of its schedule Tuesday, April 21 when eighth-ranked Albany visits the Demske Sports Complex. Game time is slated for 4:00 p.m. Admission is $7.00 for adults. Canisius students are admitted at no charge with a valid ID.

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Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director, external affairs

Digital Humanities Speaker Series Kicks Off on Thursday

The inaugural College of Arts & Sciences Digital Humanities Speaker Series at Canisius is Thursday, March 23, at 4:00 p.m. in the Regis Room. Special thanks to Erin Warford, PhD, adjunct professor of classics, who kicks off this series with a compelling discussion of how digital geographic information systems enable us to explore past social, political and religious life in new ways.

The Digital Humanities Speaker Series highlights pioneering work Canisius scholars are doing in digital humanities and inspires faculty and students to consider, experiment with and collaborate on new research projects or pedagogical methods employing digital technologies.  Our spring 2017 series is threaded with an underlying question: What is the relationship between humanities scholarly priorities and methods or practices of media design?

See the title and abstract of Warford’s presentation below:

Build Temples Not Walls: Mapping Border Sanctuaries and Pilgrimage Routes in Classical Athens

Borders are not always defined by walls. In ancient Athens, birthplace of democracy and at the height of its power in the 5th century BCE, the borders were marked by grand marble temples. Both Athenians and outsiders gathered at these temples to enjoy the cultural spectacle of festivals, which offered food, drink, song and dance, theatrical performances, athletic contests, and even secret initiation rituals! All of this displayed the wealth and power of Athens, as well as the touchstones of Athenian identity—myths, memorials, battlefields from the Persian Wars.

Spectacles are meant to be seen by an audience, of course. How did people get to these temples? And what was the journey like? Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping programs provide tools which I have used to reconstruct the roads that connected the city of Athens to its border sanctuaries, as well as what it was like to travel to them. As an example I will focus on the Sacred Way to Eleusis, which thousands of initiates walked every year during their initiation into the Eleusinian Mysteries, hoping for a happier afterlife. These roads were the arteries that linked Athens to her borders, the physical manifestation of the geographic and cultural unity of Athens.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, PhD, instructional designer, COLI