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It’s Flashback Friday!

It’s Flashback Friday! Each Friday we will include historical facts about the college in The Dome, on Facebook and Twitter. Flashback Fridays are another part of our yearlong Sesquicentennial celebration, which culminates in 2020 when Canisius turns 150 years old.

Flashback to September 1940 – Buffalo Memorial Auditorium opened to the community in October 1940, and in December that same year, Canisius had the honor of playing the first collegiate basketball game against Oregon in the $2.7 million arena, which seated upwards of 15,000.

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Submitted by: College Communications

Campus Candid

Davide Salvo, PhD, adjunct professor of classics, and Joshua Russell, PhD, assistant professor of animal behavior, ecology and conservation (ABEC), led a field trip to the Cleveland Museum of Art to see the exhibition “Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders” as part of Salvo’s CLS 219: Animals in the Ancient World course. Seven students from ABEC, classics and art history courses participated in the trip.

Organized by the Morgan Library & Museum, this groundbreaking exhibition exploring the complex social role of monsters in the Middle Ages is the first of its kind in North America. The exhibit displays the pages of more than 60 manuscripts from the Morgan’s superb collection of illuminated manuscripts covering devotional, liturgical and secular functions dating from the 800s to the late 1500s. Some of these sumptuously decorated works belonged to well-known patrons such as Henry VIII of England. The exhibition also includes works drawn from the Cleveland Museum of Art collections, such as tapestries, sculptures and other carvings.

The field trip was funded by the Institute for the Study of Human-Animal Relations (ISHAR) and the Classics Department.

Submitted by: Davide Salvo, PhD, adjunct professor, Classics


Sesquicentennial Pins

Have you received your Sesquicentennial pin? 

In celebration of the college’s 150th anniversary, Sesquicentennial lapel pins were ordered for all faculty and staff members.  If you haven’t received your commemorative pin, you can pick one up from Angela Butler in the George Martin House, Room 106.

Let’s wear our “Sesqui” pins with pride throughout the upcoming year as we celebrate 150 years of Jesuit education in Buffalo.

Submitted by: College Communications

Three Teams Compete on Home Turf

The Canisius women’s volleyball team, currently sitting atop the MAAC standings with a perfect 3-0 conference record, will host two teams at the Koessler Athletic Center. The women compete against St. Peter’s University tomorrow, Saturday, October 5 at 1:00 p.m. Click here to add this event to your calendar. The Griffs compete against Rider University on Sunday, October 6 at 1:00 p.m. Click here to add this event to your calendar.

The Canisius women’s soccer team will battle Fairfield University tomorrow, Saturday, October 5 at 1:00 p.m. at the Demske Sports Complex. Canisius is 1-1 in conference play and 6-3 overall, while Fairfield has won only one league game and is 4-3-1 on the season. Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Hockey fans can get the first glimpse of the 2019-20 Griffs tomorrow, Saturday, October 5 during the team’s first annual Blue & Gold scrimmage at the LECOM HarborCenter. Game time is 1:00 p.m. and is free to all fans.

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Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics