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Trivia Wednesday

The campus community is invited to watch The Dome for special “Trivia Wednesdays,” which will be published throughout the school year in every Wednesday edition. The first person to respond to with the correct answer will win Canisius “swag.”

Additionally, once a month on Wednesdays, there will be a special giveaway in which the winner will receive some of the newly-designed Canisius sesquicentennial gear.

Winners will be announced the following Wednesday of each week along with the correct trivia answer.

This week’s giveaway question is: Which former All-American basketball player from Canisius went on to make NBA history as one of only three players to record a triple-double in a playoff debut?

a. Michael Smrek ’85

b. Johnny McCarthy ’56

c. Leroy Chollet ’50

d. Andrew Anderson ’67

Congratulations to Allison Daley, head coach for women’s lacrosse, who was last week’s Trivia Wednesday winner! Allison will receive some Canisius swag once the college returns to normal operations.

Last week’s Trivia Wednesday question was: Canisius played its first game in Memorial Auditorium on December 11, 1940. What national powerhouse team did the Griffins face?

a. Duke


c. Oregon

d. Georgetown

The correct answer was: (c) Oregon

Submitted by: College Communications

Campus Candid

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Monday, April 27 marked the Feast of St. Peter Canisius on the Jesuit calendar of saints, although the Catholic Church generally celebrates the Feast, of this doctor of the Church and leader of the Counter-Reformation, on December 21, the date St. Peter Canisius’ death.

The Canisius Jesuit Community has two mementos of Canisius’ life in its chapel (pictured above): They are two pieces of cloth believed to have been worn by Peter Canisius.  The brown cloth is believed to have been part of a cloak worn by the saint; the other, a part of one of the cassocks that he wore as a Jesuit priest.  These items were a gift to the late Jesuit American historian and former rector of the Canisius Jesuit community Rev. James J. Hennesey, SJ.

Submitted by: Rev. Patrick J. Lynch, SJ, emeritus professor, Religious Studies & Theology

President and Senior Leadership Host Town Hall

President Hurley and the vice presidents recorded a Town Hall meeting on Zoom to address the many questions and comments members of our community submitted about the state of the college as we continue to implement our response to the COVID-19 public health crisis.  It is available on the Coronavirus Information section of the MyCanisius portal (log-in required).

I must apologize in advance for the quality of the recording. There is a portion, relatively early on in the video, where some type of translation error occurred in the file, and the audio and visual quality was impaired for several minutes. As we know from participating in many Zoom meetings over the past several weeks, the technology is great when it works, but it is certainly not immune to errors. Despite the recording flaws, it is understandable and the Senior Leadership Team thought it best to get this important information out to you in a timely fashion.

If anyone has any follow-up questions or needs clarification on the responses, you can email the Office of the President.

Submitted by: Erica Sammarco, associate vice president; assistant to the President

Online Faculty Meetup: Thursday at 2:00 PM

Each Thursday at 2:00 p.m., COLI Director Mark Gallimore hosts a virtual meetup during which professors can discuss techniques, troubles and triumphs in remote teaching.  Mark is there to answer questions but faculty learn most great things from each other!  Please RSVP to if you plan on attending the COLI Remote Teaching Meeting.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, director, COLI

Alumnae Win Article of the Year Award


Canisius alumnae Sara LaBelle ’10, PhD and Hannah Ball ’12, PhD, are the 2020 recipients of the prestigious Eastern Communication Association’s Article of the Year Award. Their article, titled “College Student Goals in the Context of Prescription Stimulant Misuse: an Application of Goals-Plans-Action Theory,” was published in Communication Quarterly (67,1).

LaBelle is an assistant professor of communication and assistant dean of academic programming and faculty development for the School of Communication at Chapman University in California.  She was recently promoted to associate professor with tenure, effective August 2020.  Ball is an assistant professor of communication at Chapman University.

Submitted by: Charles J. Wigley III, PhD, professor emeritus, Communication