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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 1992 – Canisius appointed Joan Connell, PhD, vice president for academic affairs, in November 1992. This made her the first woman and the first non-Jesuit in Canisius history to hold the position.

For more information about Sesquicentennial events, please visit

To purchase Canisius College Sesquicentennial gear, click here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Campus Candid

Pictured (l to r): Stan Martin, director, REACH Buffalo, CAI; Abigail Hughes ’20, president, USA; John J. Hurley, president, Canisius College; and Terry Alford, community engagement manager, CAI.

Canisius celebrated the Great American Smokeout today, Thursday, November 21 in Science Hall Commons. President John Hurley accepted an award on behalf of the college for its policy to become a smoke, tobacco and nicotine-free campus. The award was presented by Cicatelli Associates Inc. (CAI), a diverse, multi-site, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare, prevention and social services delivered to most marginalized populations.

Canisius President John J. Hurley addresses the audience after accepting an award, on behalf of the college, for implementing a smoke, tobacco and nicotine-free campus policy.

Representatives of the New York State Smokers’ Quitline, Independent Health, the Student Public Health Committee and CAI Buffalo REACH were present to inform participants about the dangers of smoking, as well as to recognize the Great American Smokeout.

Submitted by: College Communications

Hockey at Home

The Canisius men’s hockey team continues its lengthy homestand with a game against Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) tomorrow, Saturday, November 23 at 7:35 p.m. at the LECOM Harborcenter.

The game marks a homecoming for Dave Smith and Scott Moser.  Smith coached the Griffs for 12 seasons before becoming head coach for RPI hockey in 2017.  Moser was an assistant coach for the Golden Griffins prior to joining RPI as an assistant coach this past summer.

There will be Thanksgiving aprons distributed at the door complete with Golden Griffin branding on the front.

For more information, visit For tickets, call (716) 888-8499.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics


Employee Engagement Survey Rollout

The rollout of the 2019 Employee Engagement Survey is scheduled for Monday, November 25.

This survey is designed to provide employees with a venue to offer open feedback and a direct voice to the leadership team of the college. The employee engagement team was established in 2017 and has worked diligently in developing recommendations based on the engagement survey results. The engagement team along with the senior leadership team have worked in partnership to implement many of these recommendations.

The senior leadership team remains committed to improving employee engagement and is again seeking your input through the 2019 Annual Employee Engagement Survey.

Watch for an email on Monday, November 25 that will include a direct link to complete the anonymous survey. Please contact Linda Walleshauser, associate vice president for human resources and compliance, at Ext. 2244 with any questions.

Submitted by: Linda M. Walleshauser, associate vice president, Human Resources and Compliance

Watch This Month’s Episode of “Kaleidoscope”

The Canisius College Video Institute production of the November episode of “Kaleidoscope” premieres on Saturday, November 2 at 5:30 a.m. on WGRZ TV 2. This 30-minute television program celebrates the religious diversity of our region and is produced in conjunction with the Network of Religious Communities. “Kaleidoscope” will rebroadcast each Friday at 6:30 p.m. on Spectrum Cable 20 and each Sunday at 8:00 p.m. on Charter 6 in Olean, NY.

In the first segment, program host Dr. Stan Bratton interviews Tristan D’Angelo, principal of Notre Dame Academy located in South Buffalo, and Brian Bartosik, Notre Dame teacher, about how their school is teaching 6th and 7th graders the art of video production.

In the second segment, Dr. Stan Bratton interviews Michael Martin, executive director of the Native American Communities Services of Erie and Niagara Counties, about the history, culture, traditions and spiritual beliefs of the Haudenosaunee. The Haudenosaunee are a historically powerful and important confederacy of the Mohawk, Onondaga, Oneida, Cayuga, Seneca and Tuscarora peoples found today primarily in Northeastern U.S. and Canada.

Students in the Canisius College Video Institute produce “Kaleidoscope” under the guidance of Barbara J. Irwin, PhD, professor in the Department of Communication and co-director of the Video Institute, Jamie O’Neil, associate professor of digital media arts and co-director of the Video Institute, and Paula DeAngelis-Stein ’86, MS ’02.

Submitted by: Christian Conner, graduate assistant, Communication Studies