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Reading Rainbow creator Tony Buttino and his wife, Sue (center), visited Dr. Barbara Irwin’s COM 385 – Media & Children class to talk about the history and development of the children’s reading motivation series that aired on PBS for 26 years. Buttino brought one of the five Emmy Awards he earned as executive producer of the series.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

President John Hurley discussed how Canisius is combating shrinking enrollment at private colleges with the Excellence Within Reach initiative. The Buffalo News article ran on the front page of today’s paper.

Read the story here.

Jeffrey Lindauer, PhD, dean of the School of Education and Human Services, spoke about the college’s new teacher residency program in a story that aired on WBFO radio.

Listen to the story here.

Steve Gattuso, executive director of the Golden Griffin Fund, discussed General Electric’s investment strategy on NPR’s Marketplace program.

Listen to the story here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Get to Know…

Traci Murphy, associate athletic director

Traci Murphy oversees programs to help ensure student-athletes succeed in the classroom and in sports. She appreciates being part of a collective mission to shape the future of Canisius students.

“I truly value the college’s commitment to the development of the whole student, the effort everyone makes to help students be successful and the genuine level of caring for one another,” says Traci.

She is known among her colleagues for her strong convictions but also for being receptive to collaboration.

“My door is always open,” says Traci. “I am always working and striving to make the department better.”

She attends all Canisius athletic events, concert band and jazz band concerts as well as lectures on campus. Traci volunteers for the RHA Thanksgiving Dinner and works with Mary Wilson, wife of the late Ralph Wilson, for the United Way’s Western New York Girls in Sports program. The effort encourages girls to get involved in sports to learn life lessons.

In her spare time, Traci enjoys reading, camping and traveling with her family.

Did you know..? A transplant from Louisiana, Traci is an experienced tailgate caterer.  The athletics staff looks forward to the Cajun Jambalaya that Traci and her husband, Pat, make for their famous Bills Tailgate Parties.

Pictured left from L-R: Sarah Murphy (12), Traci Murphy, Pat Murphy (Traci’s husband) and Sean Murphy (16).

Submitted by: College Communications

Volunteers Needed for RHA Thanksgiving Sit-Down Dinner Tonight

The annual Residence Hall Association (RHA) Thanksgiving Sit-Down Dinner will take place tonight, Wednesday, November 15, 2017 in the Economou Dining Hall. We are still in need of  volunteers to assist. This event brings our Canisius family closer together by uniting staff and students for a festive Thanksgiving dinner.

Seating will rotate continuously from 4:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. In keeping with tradition, we are asking the Canisius College faculty, staff, administrators and alumni to assist us in serving dinner to the students.

If you have already signed up to volunteer…THANK YOU.  If you are able to assist, please contact Lauren Semo by email at at your earliest convenience so we can prepare a list of volunteers and assign tasks.

On behalf of the students of RHA, I hope that you will consider participating in this event and help to make it successful, exciting, and enjoyable for the Canisius community.

Thank you for your consideration and I hope to hear from you soon!

Submitted by: Phil Ciallela, assistant director, Office of Student Life

Share Your Childhood Christmas Photos

We all have them…those favorite Christmas photos from our childhood.  Maybe you and your siblings are sporting matching pajamas. Perhaps your family is celebrating a holiday tradition.  Or, maybe you were snapped in the ever popular photo on Santa’s lap. We want to see them all!

Email your favorite Christmas photos to by Monday, December 11.  We will publish all photos in the Wednesday, December 13 edition of The Dome and ask you to identify your colleagues.  Don’t worry, we’ll provide the names of those who submitted photos to narrow your options.  Just match the names to the photos!

A prize will be awarded to the person who correctly identifies the highest number of his/her colleagues.

Please note, this photo contest will replace the Blue and Gold Fridays photo contest for the month of December.

We look forward to seeing your submissions!

Submitted by: College Communications