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It’s Trivia Wednesday!

The campus community is invited to watch The Dome for special “Trivia Wednesdays” which will be published throughout the school year in every 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 of each week along with the correct trivia answer.

This week’s giveaway question is:

The Canisius Class of 1990 gave which of the following to the college as its senior class gift:

(a) cross/globe atop Old Main (b) carillon (c) clock (d) abstract canvas artwork

Congratulations to Suli Lyon, coordinator for the Canisius Fund, who was last week’s Trivia Wednesday winner! See below for last week’s question and answer.

Canisius College is the only area institution to house which of the following: Seismograph

Submitted by: College Communications

Griffs Standing Against Hunger Announce Initiatives

Pictured (l-r) in Petey’s Pantry: Daniel Dentino, PhD, vice president for student affairs and dean of students; Abigail Hughes ’20, president, Undergraduate Student Association (USA); Ken Schwab, associate director, Chartwells; Mike Hayes, director, Campus Ministry and Lauren Carlin, graduate assistant, Campus Ministry

The Division of Student Affairs, Chartwells and the Undergraduate Student Association (USA) have joined forces to reenvision the food pantry on campus. As a result, Petey’s Pantry, located in Palisano Pavilion 002, is now open. Created to combat food insecurity and provide a place where students facing hunger can receive help, Petey’s Pantry is open this fall on Fridays from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., Sundays from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Tuesdays from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Canisius is a member of the College & University Food Bank Alliance (CUFBA), a network of campus food pantries that connect, support and share resources in the vital work of serving students with food insecurity.

Donations to Petey’s Pantry can be made in the form of a check made payable to “Canisius College” during the Thanksgiving Sit-Down Dinner on November 20 from 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. in the Economou Dining Hall. In addition, donations are graciously accepted in Campus Ministry, Old Main Room 207. Personal hygiene products are also being collected, but food donations are not at this time.  

Please contact Mike Hayes, director of Campus Ministry, at Ext. 2420, if you have further questions.

Coming soon – Swipe out Hunger, an initiative that allows students to donate two meal “swipes” to a bank that will be allocated to fellow students in need.

Watch The Dome for more information about initiatives related to Griffs Standing Against Hunger.

Submitted by: College Communications

Hockey, Hoops and Volleyball at Home

The busiest weekend of the sports year is currently upon us. Put your weekend plans on hold and schedule a bunch of blue and gold into the weekend ahead.

The Canisius men’s hockey team looks to get on track against archrival and Battle of the Bridge opponent Niagara University. The Griffs meet the Eagles Friday, November 15 at 7:35 p.m. at the LECOM Harborcenter. The two teams meet again on Saturday, November 16 at 4:05 p.m. at the LECOM Harborcenter. This is an important conference matchup for both teams. Reminder, the hockey team will wear its retro-jerseys on Friday night as a part of their participation in sesquicentennial festivities.

The men’s basketball team hosts its home opener on Saturday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. at the Koessler Athletic Center against Bucknell University. New Era caps will be given away at the door. Click here to add this event to your calendar.

The women’s basketball team also hosts its home opener on Sunday, November 17 at 6:00 p.m. at the KAC against Big Four opponent St. Bonaventure University. Free koozies will be given away with your ticket to the women’s game. Click here to add this event to your calendar.

The volleyball team closes out its regular season with a pair of conference matches. The Griffs clinched a MAAC Tournament spot with its win over Marist College on Sunday, November 10. The Griffs will host first place, undefeated Fairfield University on Saturday, November 16 at 1:00 p.m. at the KAC. Click here to add this event to your calendar. Canisius will then host sixth place Quinnipiac University on Sunday, November 17 at 1:00 p.m. at the KAC. Click here to add this event to your calendar. The Griffs are currently in a four-way battle for second place with only one game in the standings separating Canisius, Niagara, Rider and Marist.

Reminder, all faculty and staff receive discounted tickets to hockey, men’s basketball and women’s basketball games via the ticket office. Call (716) 888-2885 for details.

For more information on all of this weekend’s activities, visit

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Permanent Chair of Polish Culture Concert

The Permanent Chair of Polish Culture at Canisius College and the Polish Arts Club will host Karolina Fraczak, Springfield Symphony violinist, on Friday, November 15 at 7:00 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel.

Karolina Fraczak

Fraczak is currently working toward her master’s degree in violin performance at Missouri State University under the guidance of David Hays, DMA, string area coordinator in the Music Department. She will perform with Yuet Yang Siew, pianist, who is also a prize-winning performer studying at Missouri State University under the direction of Wei-Han Su, DMA, keyboard area coordinator in the Music Department. Both Fraczak and Siew began performing at a young age. 

The concert will feature music by Moniuszko, Szymanowski and Wieniawski. The event is co-sponsored by the Center for Polish Studies at Daemen College and the Polish Arts Club of Buffalo. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the Fine Arts Department at Ext. 2542.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: College Communications

The Sin of Jesuit Slaveholding: Continuing the Conversation on Racism

Join the Religious Studies & Theology Department on Friday, November 15 from 1:00 – 2:15 p.m. in the library instruction room, located on the main floor, to hear the story of the Jesuits’ sale of 272 slaves to save Georgetown University in 1838. A webinar with Cheryllyn Branche, one of the descendants of this sale, and Rev. Timothy Kesicki, SJ, president of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States, will be viewed.

Submitted by: Fatima Rodriguez Johnson, associate dean; Diversity & Inclusion; Rev. Patrick Lynch, SJ, professor emeritus, Religious Studies & Theology