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Canisius Proud

During his convocation speech earlier this week, President Hurley announced the Canisius Proud initiative to celebrate the extraordinary education we provide to our students. Canisius Proud rolls out over the coming weeks and features the many accomplishments of our faculty and alumni, and highlights our rankings and distinctions.

These points of pride will take the form of outdoor graphics and will also be displayed indoors in stanchions around the campus. Read The Dome and check social media for Canisius Proud posts.

As you begin to see these points of pride, celebrate and share them with those outside of our campus community. Take this opportunity to sing the praises of the extraordinary education Canisius has provided students for nearly 150 years.

Let’s join together to show our Canisius pride!

 Submitted by: College Communications

President Hurley attends World Assembly of Jesuit Universities

President Hurley attended the World Assembly of Jesuit Universities in Bilbao, Spain this past July, where promoting faith that does justice was a central theme. The keynote address by Rev. Arturo Sosa, S.J., Father General of the Society of Jesus calls for universities to be a “project of social transformation.”

The address is available on the campus portal homepage. Read it here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Join the Campus Conversation on Sustainability

Join the Sociology, Criminal Justice and Environmental Studies departments for two upcoming campus conversations on sustainability. Dates and locations are as follows:

Wednesday, October 17 from 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Regis Room North

Come hear about the updates on sustainability initiatives across campus, including work on the community garden, fall harvest and spring planting plans. We will also introduce a discussion on Ignatian ecological pedagogy and ways to engage the college and surrounding community around these issues. A simple vegetarian lunch will be provided.

Wednesday, November 14 from 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Regis Room North

Join us as we discuss the results of the Mission Examen with committee member and history professor Kathleen Smythe, PhD, from Xavier University. We will also engage the tenants of Ignatian pedagogy and consider ways to employ these ideas in our classes, work with students and the community. A simple vegetarian lunch will be provided.

Submitted by:  Erin Robinson, PhD, chair, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Environmental Studies

Soccer, Volleyball and Hockey Home This Weekend

It’s a crowded weekend for Canisius sports as three teams host a total of four contests over the two-day holiday weekend.

Volleyball has conference matches Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7 both at 1:00 p.m. at the KAC. Currently 4-2 in league play and residing in fourth place, the Griffs host first place Fairfield (6-0) on Saturday. The squad faces off with Quinnipiac (2-3) on Sunday.

Men’s soccer hosts a Saturday night lights affair against Fairfield. Kick-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at the Demske Sports Complex.

Hockey starts its 2018-2019 season with an exhibition game versus the University of Toronto. Puck drops at 4:35 p.m. at the HarborCenter.

For additional information on all games, visit

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Town Hall Meeting

All Canisius faculty and staff members are invited to attend a town hall meeting with President Hurley on Tuesday, October 30 in the Regis Room from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

President Hurley will provide an update on a number of topics and respond to any questions you may have. Faculty and staff are also welcomed to submit questions prior to the meeting online by clicking here. Submissions are completely anonymous and are due by the end of day on Friday, October 26.

Submitted by: Laura A. Montaro, executive associate, Office of the President