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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 special giveaway question is:

What was the name of the publication that preceded Canisius Magazine?

Congratulations to Grant Guzda, help desk manager for ITS, who was last week’s Trivia Wednesday winner! Grant was the only respondent with the correct answer and our first repeat winner. Participants are eligible to win once a month. See below for last week’s question and answer.

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

Submitted by: College Communications

Celebrate the Great American Smokeout, November 21

Canisius celebrates the Great American Smokeout on Thursday, November 21 in Science Hall Commons.  Join us at 11:00 a.m. when President John Hurley is recognized by Cicatelli Associates Inc. (CAI) for the college’s policy to become a smoke, tobacco and nicotine-free campus.  CAI is a diverse, multi-site, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare, prevention and social services delivered to most marginalized populations.

Stop by informational tables and join activities to recognize the Great American Smokeout from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Tables will be staffed by representatives of the New York State Smokers’ Quitline, Independent Health, the Student Public Health Committee and CAI Buffalo REACH.

Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout.  The Canisius event is sponsored by the Office of Human Resources, USA Public Health Committee, Erie-Niagara Tobacco-Free Coalition, Independent Health, Lawley and Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

For more information, contact Dawn Rotterman, benefits manager, Human Resources, at Ext. 3151.

Submitted by Bethany Voorhees, assistant, Human Resources

Men’s Basketball Celebrates Sesquicentennial Anniversary

The Canisius men’s basketball team will celebrate the college’s sesquicentennial anniversary this weekend by sporting jerseys that are modeled after the 1940’s Golden Griffin uniforms. In addition, the All-Sesqui team will be introduced at halftime (see below for list).

Canisius and St. Bonaventure will celebrate a century of competing against one another on Saturday, November 23 at 2:30 p.m. at the Key Bank Center. Tickets are available at the Key Bank Center and on Following the game, nationally ranked Division II Daemen College will compete against Wilmington (DE) University at 12:00 p.m.

The Griffs are coming off an exciting last-second win over Bucknell University on November 16, while St. Bonaventure upset Rutgers in its last game.

All-Sesqui Team:

Billy Baron ’14, Brian Dux ’03, Ray Hall ’85, Michael Meeks ’96, Darrell Barley ’96, Mike Smrek ’85, Anthony Masiello ’69, Craig Wise ’96, Darren Fenn ’01, John McCarthy ’56, Frank Turner ’84, Henry Nowak ’57, Kevin Downey ’05, John Morrison ’67, Bill O’Connor ’63 and Andrew Anderson ’67.

A pre-game reception will take place at 12:00 p.m. at the Labatt Brew House. Several members of the All-Sesqui team are expected to be in attendance.

For more ticket information, call (716) 888-2885. For game information, visit

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

ArtsCanisius Presents Three Student Concerts

Join ArtsCanisius as it celebrates the talented members of the jazz ensemble, chorale and chamber orchestra with three concerts this weekend. All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Montante Cultural Center.

The jazz ensemble, under the direction of Russell Scarbrough, will welcome guest musicians Jacob Jay and Dalton Sharp from The Jacob Jay/Dalton Sharp Quintet on Friday, November 22. Click here to add this event to your calendar.

The chorale group will perform on Saturday, November 23 under the direction of Bradley Wingert. Click here to add this event to your calendar.

The chamber orchestra will close out the weekend on Sunday, November 24 with a performance that includes works by Haydn, Mozart, Grainger and Cimarosa. The orchestra will perform under the direction of Ansgarius Aylward. Click here to add this event to your calendar.

All concerts are free and open to the public.

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, visiting assistant professor and program director, Art History; director, ArtsCanisius

Colombian Chocolate Sol Tasting

Learn about Colombian history, culture and tradition with a side of Colombian Chocolate Sol Tasting on Wednesday, November 20 at 3:00 p.m. in the Library instructional room.

Hear about the opportunity to visit Colombia with Dan Higgins, assistant professor of journalism, and Paola Fajardo-Heyward, associate professor of political science, in June 2020 as part of JRN 380: Special Topics in Journalism and the Foreign Correspondent.

Submitted by: Paola Fajardo-Heyward, PhD, associate professor, Political Science; director, International Relations Program