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Sandy E. White ’77 (left) interviews Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown during Wednesday’s Soup with Substance event.

The campus community filled Grupp Fireside Lounge on Wednesday, February 5 when city of Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown visited Canisius to participate in the college’s Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. “Soup with Substance” series.  Award-winning journalist and Canisius alumna Sandy E. White ’77 interviewed Mayor Brown about Dr. King’s legacy and how his influence shapes the mayor’s life and work.  The mayor then answered questions from the audience. Prior to the start of the program, Sydnie Perkins ’16 (pictured, right) performed “Lift Every Voice,” the National Black Anthem.

On Tuesday evening, February 4, the Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies hosted Campbell Price, PhD, of Manchester (UK) Museum.  Price is the exhibition curator for Golden Mummies of Egypt, opening this Saturday, February 8, at the Buffalo Museum of Science. Campbell spoke about the history surrounding these mummies from Egypt’s Greco-Roman Era, what they tell us about this era and its people, and their reception in and influence on late 18th century British culture. The talk was very well-received, resulting in standing-room only.

To see the exhibition, visit the museum’s website for ticket information at

Submitted by: Kristina Laun, social media & web administrator, ICMS

Canisius in the News

Charles J. Pelitera, EdD, is featured in the latest edition of In Good Health, Western New York’s healthcare newspaper. Pelitera is an assistant professor of kinesiology and director of health and wellness at Canisius College. He is also the founder and owner of Pelitera’s Fitness Consultants. He was interviewed for a story titled “Making New Year’s Resolutions that Stick.”

Click here to read the story, found on page 11.

The Lancaster Bee featured three Canisius students who traveled to Flint, MI as part of Campus Ministry’s Winter Service Week. The students, Victoria Conklin, Dylan Lis and Deanna Garwol, volunteered at various outreach sites within the communities they visited and learned more about the history of the Flint water crisis, which began in 2014 over lead-poisoned water.

Click here to read the story.

Submitted by: College Communications

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.

Today, we flashback to February 1991 when Canisius’ strong tradition of educating students in the sciences became more firmly cemented with the opening of the Dr. George E. Schreiner Pre-Medical Center. Established by the internationally-renowned nephrologist and 1943 alumnus, the Schreiner Pre-Med Center was an innovative concept for its time and remains so today, as it trains and supports Canisius students via professional advisement, a distinguished seminar series and scholarship assistance.  In its latter years, the center developed a Health Science Advisory and Recommendation Committee.  Comprised of medical professionals, deans and department chairs, this committee has become a national model for medical school recommendation procedures. 

Submitted by: College Communications

Qualtrics Workshop for Today, February 7, is Online

Due to possible inclement weather, the Center for Online Learning & Innovation is moving its Getting Started with Qualtrics Workshop, taking place on Friday, February 7 at 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. to an online format.  Please RSVP to if you are interested in participating.

In this workshop, participants learn the basics of building online surveys or data collection forms using Qualtrics. Afterwards, users will be able to build, manage, operate, and distribute simple forms and then receive the resulting data. They will also be ready to explore more advanced tools for enhancing their surveys and data-form procedures. This workshop is useful for skilled and experienced survey researchers planning to move into Qualtrics. It is also valuable for faculty and staff who are considering online surveys or forms for the first time, and seeking an introduction to form-building and basic data collection on the web.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, Center for Online Learning & Innovation

Register Now for TIAA’s February Webinars

These webinars will provide you with a deeper understanding of how to start planning for your financial future. Take that next step by simply registering for one of the webinars listed above. Planning ahead is something you won’t regret!

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, assistant, Human Resources