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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.

Today, we flashback to February 1979 and this photo (above), taken by Harry M. Hadaway, which captures Old Main and its connecting bridge to Churchill Tower.

Submitted by: College Communications

Petey Says it’s Time to Get Moving!

Petey the Griffin - GO MOVE.jpg

Don’t let our beloved mascot down! The Go Move Challenge continues throughout February. Once you have signed up, come claim a small token of appreciation for your participation by stopping by Human Resources in Old Main Suite 100 to get your Go Move tote bag, pictured above.

See below for further details on how to participate:

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, 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, assistant, Human Resources, at or 716-888-2240.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, assistant, Human Resources

Kudos to Sue Margulis, PhD

Kudos to Sue Margulis, PhD, recipient of the Animal Behavior Society’s Exceptional Service Award for 2020. The chair and professor of the biology and animal behavior, ecology and conservation programs at Canisius is being recognized for her sustained service contributions to the professional organization.

Most recently, Margulis served as chair of the society’s Education Committee (2016-2018). She is also a past secretary and parliamentarian of the organization.

Margulis will receive the Exceptional Service Award this summer at the 57th annual conference of the Animal Behavior Society, which is being held at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She was nominated by three of her colleagues in the animal behavior field: Jeanne Altmann, PhD, professor emerita of ecology and evolutionary biology at Princeton University and Marulis’ former advisor at the University of Chicago; Dan Rubenstein, PhD, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Princeton University; and Robert Seyfarth, PhD, emeritus professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.

Submitted by: Academic Affairs

Lacrosse Teams Host Games This Weekend

Snow is in the air and on the ground and the temperature is plummeting. However your men’s and women’s lacrosse teams will host games this weekend (indoors).

Both the men and the women will be at the Pinnacle Athletic Complex in Victor, NY on Saturday, February 15 and again Sunday, February 16. The men meet Robert Morris at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, while the women host Merrimack at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday. There will be a small charge at the door.

For additional information, visit Call 888-TIXX for ticket information.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Amber Quinney, the Scholarship Queen

On Wednesday, February 12 the COPE Office hosted Amber Quinney, the Scholarship Queen, for two scholarship workshops for HEOP students. The workshops, called Money on the Table, taught students skills to market themselves to win scholarships for college.

Amber went over numerous important skills with the students, from setting “SMART ” goals for their scholarship search to using network connections, such as their academic advisers or Canisius alumni, to help achieve those goals. Attendees were inspired to build their personal, authentic brand. She also covered the importance of encouraging and affirming themselves along the way.

Amber introduced concepts to students including how to study before a scholarship interview. She discussed how to do this and provided a helpful checklist. Students also had the opportunity to practice pitching themselves, the way they would before a potential scholarship board. Amber spoke about storytelling as the secret to winning scholarships and the pitching exercise helped students begin to work out their own stories.

Amber ended the workshop by putting the numbers up front and showing that the amount of money you can earn from a scholarship is well worth the time spent putting in the leg work. These workshops were an excellent opportunity for students to learn, in Amber’s own words, “how to stack dollars instead of debt.” The price of college can be a barrier for many students, which is why Amber aims to teach students additional ways to fund their college dreams so they can thrive in college without the stress of student loan debt.

Amber Quinney is an alumna of Canisius College who paid her own way through college with the scholarships she earned. She is now an entrepreneur, competitive scholarship coach and speaker. The COPE Office was excited to welcome her back to campus for these workshops.


Submitted by: Branwyn Wilkinson, administrative associate, COPE Office