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Rev. Msgr. Robert Zapfel, chair, corporate members board/Bishop’s Representative for Healthcare, Diocese of Buffalo; blesses the Catholic Health Innovation Center at Canisius College on the third floor of Science Hall on Tuesday, September 10.

Members of the Canisius community and Catholic Health employees gathered on Tuesday, September 10 for the blessing of the Catholic Health Innovation Center on the third floor of Science Hall. President John Hurley offered remarks, during which he recounted the history of Science Hall. Rev. Thomas Slon, S.J., rector of the Jesuit community, gave the gospel reading.  After the blessing, guests enjoyed refreshments at a reception.

President John Hurley gives his remarks regarding the partnership between Canisius College and Catholic Health.

Students and faculty mingle at the Classics Tea@2 on Friday, September 6.

Classics Tea@2 is a relaxed get together that involves eating pastries, drinking copious amounts of various teas and enjoying good conversation. Normally, Classics Tea@2 is held in the new Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies (ICMS) reading room in OM 418, but it was moved to the fourth floor Commons so the ICMS room could begin its upgrade to an enjoyable gathering space.

A reminder that the Classics Tea@2 this Friday, September 13 is cancelled. Join us instead for ICMS’s Tea & Talk in Grupp Fireside Lounge that day at 2 p.m. Classics Tea@2 will pick up again next week on September 20. See you there!

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

Assistant Professor of Journalism Daniel Higgins published a personal essay in The New York Times on Friday, September 6. His essay, entitled “Coffee with the Man Who Used to Be My Wife,” appears in the “Ties” column, which deals with various family relationships.

Higgins has an MFA in creative nonfiction from Goucher College. He writes essays and reported features, and his scholarly interests include press freedom, as well as structural analyses and modes of understanding and discussing “fact” in literary journalism.  This is his third year at Canisius in the Department of Communication.

Read The New York Times here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Reminder: Sesquicentennial Mass

All are welcome to join both Canisius College and Canisius High School as they kick off the 150th anniversary at the Sesquicentennial Mass on Saturday, September 14 at 4:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral. The celebrant will be the Very Rev. John J. Cicero, S.J., USA Northeast Provincial.

Submitted by: College Communication

Welcome to Trivia Wednesdays

The campus community is encouraged to watch The Dome for special “Trivia Wednesdays” published throughout the year in each Wednesday edition. The first person to respond to with the correct answer will win Canisius “swag.” Additionally, once a month on Wednesdays, there will be a special giveaway in which the winner will receive some of the newly-designed Canisius Sesquicentennial gear.

Winners will be announced the following Wednesday, along with the correct trivia answer.

This week’s question is:

Canisius diplomas were written in Latin for the last time in what year?

(a) 1934 (c) 1940 (d) 1944 (b) 1954

Good luck!

Submitted by: College Communications

Women’s Soccer Hosts Bona on Thursday night

The Canisius women’s soccer team, fresh off a thrilling 1-0 double overtime win versus Valparaiso, hosts St. Bonaventure on Thursday, September 12 at 7 p.m.

Canisius is currently 2-2, while St. Bonaventure, which also beat Valpo by a 1-0 score, is 3-3.

Pick up some dinner from several local food trucks that will be on site prior to the game. The contest will be televised live on ESPN+.

For additional information, visit

Submitted by: John Maddock, senior associate director, Athletics