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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 October 2009 – Appointed following a unanimous vote by the Board of Trustees on October 19, 2009, John J. Hurley became the 24th president of Canisius College and the first lay leader in the Jesuit institution’s 140-year history.

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Submitted by: College Communications

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Pictured (l-r): Dr. Kenneth M. Sroka, Dr. Walter Sharrow, Laura Brosnahan, Patrick Greenwald Sr. and Katie Juhasz

Pictured: Koessler Distinguished Faculty recipients along with Katie Juhasz, Laura Brosnahan and President John Hurley

Canisius faculty members previously awarded the prestigious Kenneth L. Koessler ’29 Distinguished Faculty Award gathered at the Buffalo Country Club on Thursday, October 10. Dinner was hosted by Kenneth Koessler Jr., Katie Juhasz, former Board of Trustee member and Laura Brosnahan, former Board of Trustee member, in honor of their father Kenneth Koessler.

Submitted by: Ginny Dadaian, director of stewardship, Institutional Advancement 

Canisius TV Campaign Launches Tomorrow, October 19

We are excited to introduce a new series of TV ads that will begin airing tomorrow, Saturday, October 19. The 30-second ads, produced in conjunction with our partners at Pegula Sports and Entertainment, focus on the themes of leadership, mentorship and outcomes and feature Canisius faculty, students and alumni. The spots will air on network and cable TV during news, prime time, late night and selected sporting events through Saturday, November 23. The first series of ads includes information about our upcoming Open House on November 9.

Click here for a preview: Inspired Leaders, Mentors and Transformation

Submitted by: Matt Wojick, associate vice president, Marketing & Brand Engagement

Canisius Achieves Record NCAA Graduation Success Rate

The NCAA released its annual Graduation Success Rate (GSR) data for incoming student-athletes from 2009-12 on Wednesday, and the scores for Canisius’ student-athletes are the highest since the NCAA began issuing the report in 1998. Golden Griffin student-athletes covered during the most recent report graduated at a 94 percent rate, up one percent from last year’s report, which was the previous high for the College’s athletic department.

Additionally, the NCAA’s national GSR average for this year’s reporting range is up to 89 percent.

The Graduation Success Rate measures graduation rates for student-athletes by team. The GSR considers student-athletes who are on scholarship their first year and who graduate from their respective universities or leave their programs, via transfer to other universities or for professional opportunities, while in good academic standing.

Click here to read more about the scores for Canisius’ student-athletes.

Click here to view the NCAA’s complete and searchable Graduation Rates Report.

Submitted by: Matt Reitnour, associate director, Athletics

Canisius Teams at Home This Weekend

The Canisius women’s soccer team returns home to the Demske Sports Complex tomorrow, Saturday, October 19 to host MAAC rival St. Peter’s University at 1:00 p.m. With only 11 days remaining in the regular season, both teams are fighting for a playoff spot.

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The Canisius men’s and women’s cross country team will host its annual Alumni Classic tomorrow, Saturday, October 19 at Delaware Park.

Canisius will vie for the championship, competing against 13 other teams including Niagara University, the University at Buffalo, Cornell University, Robert Morris University, Youngstown State University and Detroit Mercy University. The women’s race will start at 12:00 p.m. and the men’s race will begin at 12:45 p.m., both on Saturday.

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Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics