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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 flash back to February 1968 for the rededication of the library, located at the corner of Jefferson and Hughes avenues, in memory of Rev. Andrew L. Bouwhuis, SJ.  

Father Bouwhuis began his 20-year career as the Canisius librarian in 1935, when the college had just moved the library from its original home in a second floor classroom of Old Main to the building’s first floor.  Father Bouwhuis was charged with making order out of chaos.  Up against space limitations, poor furnishings and non-existent operational procedures, he remained steadfast in developing the Canisius library into the focal point of campus life. 

Submitted by: College Communications

Open Forum Set for VP for Enrollment Management Candidate

Faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in an open forum with Kevin Hearn, candidate for the vice president for enrollment management, on Monday, February 24 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. in Old Main 223. 

Information about Hearn can be found on the myCanisius portal under the “VP for Enrollment Management Search” tab located on the blue navigation bar across the top of the page. An evaluation form is also posted here for you to submit feedback. 

The vice president for enrollment management will play a vital role in the life of the college.  Please consider attending this event.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: Erica Sammarco, associate vice president, President’s Office

Missed “A Conversation with Rev. James Martin, SJ?”

Good news for those of you who couldn’t make it to the live “Zoom” lecture presented by Rev. James Martin, SJ, earlier this week. It’s now available for viewing on the college’s YouTube channel.

Father Martin is the editor-at-large at America Media and consultor to the Vatican’s Dicastery for Communication. He presented a virtual lecture on Tuesday, February 18 titled “What Would Ignatius Say in These Challenging Times?” The event was hosted by Canisius College in conjunction with Magis Buffalo.

Established in 2017, Magis Buffalo fosters continuing growth for laity and religious who have completed (or are contemplating) the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, are otherwise acquainted with Ignatian Spirituality or simply curious about it.

Click here to watch Father Martin’s talk.

Submitted by: College Communications

Ash Wednesday Masses: February 26

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The 2020 Lenten season begins on Ash Wednesday, February 26.  Mass will be held that day at 12:05 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel.  Ashes will be distributed from 1:00 – 5:30 p.m., also in the Chapel.

The campus community is invited to join Campus Ministry for lunch in the undercroft following the 12:05 p.m. Mass.  Grilled cheese and vegetarian soup is on the menu.  Proceeds will support Canisus students traveling internationally to El Salvador and the U.S./Mexico border.

Click here to add the 12:05 p.m. Mass to your calendar.

Click here to add the 8:30 p.m. Mass to your calendar.

Submitted by: Mike Hayes, director, Campus Ministry

Deadline Today for MLK Nominations

Today, Friday, February 21, is the last day to submit nominations for the 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Awards.  This honor recognizes Canisius community members who promote social justice, racial harmony, civil rights and advocacy for the poor or change through non-violence.

Nominations are accepted from faculty, staff and current students. Make a nomination here. MLK Awards will be presented at the Spring Honors Convocation.

For more information, contact the Office of College Communications at Ext. 2790.

Submitted by: Gary Everett, retired chief, Canisius College Public Safety and chair, Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Committee