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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.

Sculptor Larry W. Griffis III stands alongside the St. Peter Canisius statue

Today, we flashback to January 1996 when Canisius unveiled a seven-foot statue of St. Peter Canisius in the center of campus. The clay sculpture, presented to Canisius by the classes of 1994 and 1995 as a combined senior gift, is cast in bonded bronze and rests upon a four-foot base in the Quadrangle. Crafted and carved by local sculptor Larry W. Griffis III, such a statue would have cost $25,000 but Griffis charged students less than half of that.

The statue of St. Peter Canisius is dedicated to Rev. James M. Demske ’47, SJ, president of Canisius from 1966-93.

For more information about Sesquicentennial events, please visit

To purchase Canisius College Sesquicentennial gear, click here.

Submitted by: College Communications

RSVP Deadline Today for Supporting Humanities-Focused Scholarship Lunch

Today is the last day to RSVP (click here to RSVP) for a lunch on Friday, February 7 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. in Science Hall Room 1017 to discuss how we can best support the scholarship of faculty pursuing humanities-oriented scholarship.

Past grant recipients will have the opportunity to discuss their reasons for applying, secrets of success and how receiving grants has benefited them. We will review internal mechanisms, a range of external funding mechanisms and discuss how we can best support humanities-focused scholarship now and in the years to come.

We know the time won’t work for everyone but if it can fit in your schedule, we hope you will consider joining our conversation.

If you cannot make it but have thoughts you would like to share on the topic, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Tom Chambers, Mary Ann Langlois or Jennifer Lodi-Smith, at any time.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: Jennifer Lodi-Smith, interim assistant vice president, Academic Affairs; associate professor, Psychology

The GO MOVE Challenge Starts Tomorrow!

Go Move Challenge 2020 Photo.jpg

February 1 – 29, 2020

Attention faculty and staff: The Go Move Challenge starts tomorrow, February 1.

Canisius College has accepted the challenge and will compete against its sister schools in the 2020 Go Move Challenge.  The objective is to see which Jesuit school can be the most active during the month of February.  Awards go to the university that tracks the most minutes, the university that averages the most number of minutes per participant and the region with the most minutes.

Read below for all the details about the challenge and then watch this video:


  • Register at, even if you participated last year
  • Click the “LOG IN / REGISTER” button on the top menu bar
  • In the “REGISTER” box, enter your university email address and other required information, including your division or college/school
  • Click the “SUBMIT” button when finished
  • You will receive a confirmation email with your user email and password


  • Starting February 1 (Tomorrow), visit
  • Click the “LOG IN / REGISTER” button on the top menu bar
  • In the “LOG IN” box, enter your email address and password
  • In the “LOG MY WORKOUT” box, select the type of activity, add an activity description, enter the number of minutes, and select a single date or date range for logging multiple days
  • Click the “LOG IT” button when finished
  • Users can delete minutes that were entered in error     


  • Starts: 12:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Friday, February 1, 2020
  • Ends: 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Thursday, February, 28, 2020 (NOTE: Minutes will not be accepted after the challenge ends.)
  • Use the Go Move Challenge social media sites to share photos: FBInstaTwitter
  • Open the mobile-friendly challenge website from your phone’s browser to enter minutes on the go!
  • Read the challenge FAQ at

If you have any questions, please contact Bethany Voorhees, HR Assistant, at or 716-888-2240.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, hr assistant, Human Resources

CEEP 2020-21 Application Open

Student applications for the 2020-21 Canisius Earning Excellence Program (CEEP) award can be submitted from now until Friday, February 21.

What is CEEP?

The Canisius Earning Excellence Program awards students with funding for intellectually demanding projects that create opportunities for applied learning outside the classroom. The work completed through this program is closely related to a career or scholarly field and directly related to faculty scholarship. By working alongside faculty on research-focused projects, students are able to achieve a high level of preparedness for maintaining professional working relationships and for continued studies at the graduate level.

What are the requirements?

A 3.3 or higher GPA is required for all applicants. College policy prevents students from receiving both CEEP and federal work-study during the academic year. Students may receive CEEP in the summer and work-study during the fall and spring or vice versa but not both during the same semester. The hourly rate for CEEP 2020-21 projects is $12.50 and students may apply for a maximum of 150 hours.

How can a student apply?

More information and current online applications (opening on Friday, January 31) are available on the Academic Affairs page on the myCanisius portal. Students will also receive an email notification with details regarding the application process. Please note, current CEEP award recipients interested in continuing their project next year will need to fill out new applications for the 2020-21 award. Renewal is not automatic.


If you have any questions regarding the award and application process, contact Emily McGorry at Ext. 2121.

Submitted by: Emily McGorry, executive associate, Academic Affairs

REMINDER: Opt-in to participate!

REMINDER: #CanisiusGivingDay 2020 is scheduled for April 22, 2020! #CanisiusGivingDay is a 24-hour online fundraising campaign that harnesses the pride and generosity of alumni across the globe to come together and support areas on campus that mean the most to them. It provides a wonderful opportunity for programs on campus to leverage the day and raise funds for their area.

This year, you must opt-in if you’d like to fundraise for your area. What does that mean? If you plan to actively fundraise for your respective area on Giving Day, please notify the Canisius Fund Office by Monday, February, 3. Campaign pages and designations will only be created for the programs, departments, teams, etc. that indicate they are participating. Please Email Suli Calianno, Canisius Fund coordinator, at or call Ext. 2712 by February 3 to officially opt-in.

In addition, the Canisius Fund Office has planned a series of informal training sessions to provide you with the tools and resources you need to fundraise for your program. You are welcome to attend as many sessions as you’d like!



Join us for one (or more) of the informal training sessions below to learn how to leverage Giving Day to fundraise for your area! E-mail Suli Calianno at to register!


Tuesday, February 11 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. LY203 Conference Room
Wednesday, February 26 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. LY203 Conference Room
Thursday, March 12 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. LY203 Conference Room
Monday, March 30 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. LY203 Conference Room

Please do not hesitate to contact the Canisius Fund Office with any questions you may have!

Submitted by: The Canisius Fund Team