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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 1948 – The Griffins traveled to Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium to compete against John Carroll’s Blue Streaks, led by Don Shula, in the second Great Lakes Bowl on December 5, 1948.

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Submitted by: College Communications

Campus Candid

Sarah Signorino, director of Mission & Identity, poses with her husband, Jerod Sikorskyj ’04, ’13, and two daughters. They picked out a T-shirt that they felt represented them best. Her husband picked an Elon Musk space man shirt. Signorino chose one about immigrants. Her younger daughter picked one with emojis on it and her eldest chose one of the college’s sesquicentennial shirts! When Signorino asked her why she felt that represented her best, her daughter responded, “I want to be a Griff!”

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Canisius in the News

America Magazine featured an article written by President Hurley on the next steps for the Buffalo Diocese amid Bishop Malone’s resignation. Click here to read the story.

NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, The Buffalo News, Spectrum News and WBFO all spoke with President Hurley about the Bishop Malone’s retirement.

WKBW Channel 7 interviewed Canisius students on their reactions of the news of Bishop Malone’s resignation. Click here for more.

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Templeton Foundation Awards Canisius $1.8 Million Grant

Canisius College is pleased to announce that the John Templeton Foundation has awarded a $1.8 million dollar grant to the Institute for the Global Study of Religion (IGSOR). The grant will be used to conduct the first comprehensive, comparative and empirical study of megachurches in the global south.

The study, titled Modernization, Mega Churches and the Urban Face of Christianity in the Global South, will be conducted over the next three years and focus on 17 megachurches, each with congregations of more than 15,000 in 10 different countries: Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Brazil, El Salvador, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, the Philippines and South Korea. Researchers will examine why and how these churches have become so large; how they differentiate themselves organizationally, theologically and spiritually; and how these megachurches shape and are shaped by the world. 

“In seeking the answers to these questions, we will pay particular attention to the larger themes of modernization, Christianization and secularization,” explains Project Director Timothy H. Wadkins, PhD. 

Wadkins is a professor of religious studies and theology at Canisius, where he specializes in modern Christianity in the southern hemisphere. He is also director of the Canisius Institute for the Global Study of Religion where the project will be housed.

Click here to learn more about the grant and how it will be used.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius Accounting Graduates #1 in New York State

The Canisius College accounting program maintained its stronghold in New York State following results from the 2018 Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam. 

Alumni of Canisius’ undergraduate accounting program, who sat for the CPA exam for the first time within one year of graduation, earned the highest overall pass rate on the exam in New York State, ranking first (1st) overall.Canisius candidates also ranked first (1st)in New York State on the regulation/tax portion of the 2018 CPA exam; first (1st) on the audit portion of the exam and second (2nd) in New York State on the financial reporting section of the exam. Nationally, Canisius participants scored in the top four percent (4%), overall, among first-time test takers of the 2018 CPA exam. 

The 2018 exam results are the most recent to be published by the National Association of the State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and reaffirm the 2020 ranking by U.S. News & World Report, which placed Canisius’ BS in accounting program among the top six percent (6%) nationally. 

Click here to read more about the latest rankings.

Submitted by: College Communications