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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 1925, when Canisius announced the formal completion of the left and right wings of Old Main. Canisius’ growing enrollment had necessitated the expansion of the college’s signature classroom building. The new wings were each built adjacent to either side of Old Main’s original structure. The construction was completed by Boehm Bros. Inc.

Submitted by: College Communications

Second Candidate for VP for Enrollment Management Visits Today

Thank you to all of those who participated in the meetings with Kevin Hearn, EdD, candidate for the vice president for enrollment management, Monday, February 24. If you had an opportunity to meet with him, attend his open forum or watch the video of his presentation (available on the MyCanisius portal or by clicking here) please complete the evaluation form, also on the portal, and share your feedback on his interview. 

We will welcome the second candidate, Danielle Ianni, PhD, today, Friday, February 28.  She will host a forum for faculty and staff from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. in Old Main 203.  Information about Ianni is posted on the myCanisius portal under the “VP for Enrollment Management Search” tab located on the blue navigation bar across the top of the page. The evaluation form is also posted there. 

The vice president for enrollment management is a critical position for the college.  Please consider attending this event and adding your voice to the process.

Click here to add Friday’s forum to your calendar.

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

Lacrosse Game – Postponed

Friday afternoon’s women’s lacrosse game vs. St. Bonaventure has been postponed. The game will now be played at 4:00 p.m., March 11, at the Demske Sports Complex.

Click here to add the rescheduled game to your calendar.

For more information, visit

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Hall of Fame Day is Saturday

For those of you on campus, both faculty and staff, who enjoyed watching Canisius baseball or women’s lacrosse a decade ago, enjoyed the championship success of women’s cross country 30 years ago, or go way back to the late 1970s of the highest scoring basketball team in school history, then this weekend is a special occasion for you.

On Saturday, February 29, the college will host its Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

The Saturday morning brunch at Montante has been sold out for three weeks but you can still touch base with your former students at the basketball game that afternoon, as Canisius hosts first place St. Peter’s at 2:00 p.m. For discounted faculty and staff tickets, call 888-TIXX.

Being inducted are:

Ashley Gray – W. Lacrosse

Kevin Mahoney  – Baseball

Duke Richardson (’82) – Basketball

1990 Women’s Cross Country Team – Kathaleen Bechard Recker, Lisa Borja Harrington, Jeannette Enright Yoder, Ellen Mary Farrell, Shauna Felix Andres. Jennifer Graf, Heidi Herzog Insinna, Dr. Melanie McNally, Holly Mitchell Palmer, Karen O’Donoghue Callahan, Mary Beth Riley Metcalf (1991 NCAA Woman of the Year), Heather Whalen Appenheimer (1990 MAAC Champion), Margaret Whelehan, Kerry Wille, Susan Wood Kane, Coach Dan McNaughton, Women’s Coach Joanne York

Jim and Dave Schofield – Rev. Paul J. Dugan ’45, SJ, Award.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics


Next Steps for Fundraising on Giving Day!


In preparation for Giving Day 2020, scheduled for Wednesday, April 22, the Canisius Fund Team is communicating with program directors and/or the respective contact for the programs, institutes, teams, etc. that have opted in to fundraise on Giving Day. With the 24-hour fundraising campaign less than two months away, it’s now time to begin submitting content for your respective campaign pages.

This information has been communicated via email to those who have opted in to fundraise, and is also below:

  • Copy and images for campaign pages due! Please Email Suli Calianno ( with any copy and images that you would like to appear on your campaign page no later than Thursday, March 19. To reference your page from last year, visit can access your campaign page by clicking on your respective program from the Giving Day 2019 Leaderboards.)
  • Submit your list request! If you will need the Canisius Fund Office to provide an Email list of graduates from your program, please notify Suli Calianno ( no later than Monday, March 23. List requests submitted after the deadline may not be honored.

The Canisius Fund Team is here to support those fundraising on Giving Day so please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions. You can contact the Canisius Fund Office at Ext. 2712.

In addition, you are encouraged to join us for one (or both) of our remaining Giving Day Training Sessions to learn how to leverage this special campaign to fundraise for your area. Email Suli Calianno ( to register!

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


Submitted by: The Canisius Fund Team