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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 1980 – Canisius President Rev. James M. Demske ’47, SJ, sits alongside then U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale during a Canisius vs. St. Lawrence football game at War Memorial Stadium on November 15, 1980.

For more information about sesquicentennial events, please visit

To purchase Canisius College sesquicentennial gear, click here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Campus Candid

The Griff Center for Student Success was a busy place on Tuesday morning, November 12, as students crowded the office to take advantage of registration assistance being offered by the team.

Submitted by: Tracy Callaghan, associate director of academic achievement, Griff Center for Student Success

Canisius in the News

Fordham University President Rev. Joseph M. McShane. SJ, discusses the future of American Catholic higher education during his visit to Canisius on Tuesday, November 12.

“The Future of American Catholic Higher Education” made for an engaging conversation earlier this week, when Fordham University President Rev. Joseph McShane, SJ, visited Canisius.

If you missed the event, you can catch the highlights from WBFO-88.7 by clicking here.

Father McShane’s visit was part of the Sesquicentennial Year Series, which will bring three Jesuit university presidents to campus this academic year to discuss “The Future of American Catholic Higher Education.” The series is sponsored by the college’s William H. Fitzpatrick Institute of Public Affairs and Leadership.

Click here to learn more about the series.

Submitted by: College Communications

Another Week, Another Happy United Way Raffle Winner

Congratulations to Lisa Fischer, assistant registrar of student records and financial services.  She is the college’s sixth United Way basket raffle winner.UW Winner 6 LisaFischer.jpg

The United Way Committee will draw a name each Monday during the campaign, which runs until Friday, November 22. When you donate to the 2019 campaign, your name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of the baskets listed below. You will be eligible to win the first Monday after you pledge and throughout the remaining weeks of the campaign, so get your pledge in early.

Thanks to donations from the offices of Academic Affairs, Advancement, Athletics, Admissions, Alumni, Student Accounts, Student Life and the Canisius Bookstore, we offer the following raffle baskets:

  • “Out on the Town” Basket: $24 AMC Movie Gift Cards, (4) tickets to a Canisius Athletics event, tee shirt, sun glasses, blue & yellow wig, New Era cap, drawstring bag, mug, cell phone pocket, stuffed Griffin, plastic glasses, plus some extras.
  • Fall Home Decor Basket
  • “Gear up” Basket: Canisius wind breaker (L), t-shirt, mug, water bottle, pop socket, cell phone pocket, Canisius magnet, “Always a Griffin” neck warmer, New Era cap, sesquicentennial post-it notes

You can access the donation button on your MyCanisius portal page. Your pledge does not carry over from last year so please take the following steps to make your pledge:

  2. Click [Forgot User ID or Password?]
  3. Enter Work Email
  4. Enter Verification Code
  5. Click [Email My Information]
  6. Check your Work Email inbox for an email from
  7. Click the reset password e-Pledge link in the email (will expire within 24 hours)
  8. Create a new password and click [Save]
  9. Click the [Continue] button

If you have any questions about the process of making your e-pledge, please contact one of the following members of the United Way Committee: Linda Walleshauser, associate vice president, Human Resources & Compliance (Ext. 2244); Mary Braun, human resources assistant (Ext. 2240); Maggie Burkard, academic affairs support manager (Ext. 2120); Emily McGorry, executive assistant, Academic Affairs (Ext. 2121); Sharon Federico, assistant to the vice presidents, Student Affairs and Business & Finance (Ext. 2130); and Bethany Voorhees, human resources assistant (Ext. 2246.).

Submitted by: Emily McGorry, executive associate, Academic Affairs


Physics/Pre-Engineering Seminar

The Canisius College Physics/Pre-Engineering Seminar series will welcome John Olenick and Kathy Olenick, both of ENrG Inc., to campus today, Friday, November 15 at 2:10 p.m. in Science Hall, Room 1028.  The president and business development manager, respectively, will discuss the company’s product zirconia ceramic ribbon, which is attracting significant attention from the energy industry due to its extraordinary thermal and mechanical properties.  The pair will also share their knowledge of engineering and entrepreneurship.

EnrG Inc. is a Buffalo-based manufacturing company and inventor of zirconia ceramic ribbons.

Submitted by: Erden Ertorer, PhD, clinical instructor, Physics/Math and Statistics