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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 March 1994 and the 37th annual Regents Ball, held that year at the Country Club of Buffalo. Pictured are former Canisius President Rev. James M. Demske ’47, SJ, and Richard A. Shick, PhD, dean of the Canisius College Wehle School of Business. The Regents Ball continues to serve as the principal fundraiser for the Canisius College Board of Regents Scholarship Fund. Proceeds from the annual event support promising young students who otherwise would not be able to take advantage of a Canisius education.

This year, the Canisius College Board of Regents will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the college’s 1870 founding when it hosts Canisius 150: A Blue & Gold Gala. To mark this milestone in the college’s history, proceeds from this year’s event will benefit Canisius 150, the college’s sesquicentennial fundraising campaign aimed at supporting the greatest needs of the college and its students.

Submitted by: College Communications

Happy Birthday Petey!

It’s Petey’s Birthday! Join us tonight Friday, March 6 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the Patrick Lee Gym before the Canisius vs. Niagara men’s basketball game to celebrate. There will be birthday cake, tacos in a bag, games, music, giveaways and more!

Submitted by: College Communications

Festival of Ensembles


On Saturday, March 7, 2020, ArtsCanisius welcomes all three Canisius College ensembles to the stage the Montante Cultural Center. This is the annual “Festival of Ensembles” and provides our community a chance to hear the Jazz Ensemble, Chorale and Chamber Orchestra in one evening. The ensembles will perform a wide variety of works including Festival Mass, composed by Mason Cancilla ’20. Cancilla will not only conduct the Canisius College Chamber Orchestra and the Canisius Chorale but also the Niagara County Community College Choir for this work.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m., and general admission is $5.00. To purchase tickets, click here. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, visiting assistant professor, Art History Program, Fine Arts Department and Director, ArtsCanisius

Welcome Rev. Jack Mattimore, SJ, to Canisius College

FR. Jack Mattimore.jpgCanisius College is pleased to welcome Rev. Jack Mattimore, SJ, back to our community. Father Jack works with Campus Ministry and the New Buffalo Institute.  He serves as a Campus Minister for liturgy and sacraments and helps coordinate local community service outreach for both Campus Ministry and the New Buffalo Institute. He hopes to deepen an understanding of our Jesuit mission across the campus and into the community. He will also serve as a chaplain for some of our athletic teams. In addition, Father Jack fills in as the weekend assistant at St. Mary’s Church in Swormville. Most recently, he worked as a chaplain for the Department of Corrections at Rikers Island in New York City and as director of spiritual care at the Thrive for Life Prison Project.

A native of Western New York, he attended Canisius High School and then joined the Jesuit order. Father Mattimore holds master’s degrees in divinity and theology from Regis College, University of Toronto as well as a master’s degree of English education from Teachers College at Columbia University. In his previous work in Western New York, he served as chaplain to St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy, the Federal Detention Center in Batavia and Roswell Park Cancer Institute.  Father Jack has extensive experience as a teacher and administrator of Jesuit secondary schools in Baltimore, Batavia, Buffalo, Micronesia and New York City.

He started working  at Canisius in January and his office is located in Old Main 207. Please stop by and offer him a warm welcome.

Submitted by: Dr. Dan Dentino, vice president, Student Affairs and Dean of Students



RAISE Benefit is Next Week!

Campus Ministry is hosting its annual RAISE Benefit next week.  More than 25 Canisius students will take part in one of the college’s 2020 international service-immersion experiences this summer, journeying to locations around the globe to live out the Jesuit ideals of men and women with and for others.  This year’s trips include experiences in Jamaica, Poland, El Salvador and the U.S./Mexico border.

Students are excited to embark on this transformative experience but they need your help! Participants are expected to raise funds to cover the cost of their trip. You can help them meet their goal by attending the RAISE Benefit Tuesday, March 10 and Wednesday, March 11 from 10:00-4:00 p.m. and again on Thursday, March 11 from 10:00-2:00 p.m. This event is located on the second floor lounge in Old Main. The fundraiser will include a basket raffle, 50/50 split, bake sale and grilled cheese/soup for lunch from 11:00-2:00 p.m. Raffle and auction items include a signed 2013 Stanley Cup Puck, wine, restaurant gift cards and more.

You can also attend the RAISE Benefit dinner scheduled for Thursday, March 12 from 5:00-7:30 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. The night will be complete with food tastings from around the world, live music and a cash bar.  Basket and raffle winners will be chosen!


Single tickets are $25 each

Group Discount: 4 tickets for $75

Click here to buy your tickets. To add this event to your calendar, click here.

Any questions?  Contact Kaitlyn Buehlmann in Campus Ministry at

Submitted by: Kaitlyn Buehlmann, associate minister, Campus Ministry