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It’s Trivia Tuesday

The campus community is invited to watch The Dome for special “Trivia Tuesdays” (formerly Trivia Wednesdays), which will be published in every Tuesday edition throughout the summer. The first person to respond to with the correct answer will win Canisius “swag.” Additionally, once a month on Tuesdays, 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 Tuesday of each week along with the correct trivia answer.

This week’s special giveaway question is:

What 1977 event forced Canisius to postpone commencement ceremonies in May of that year?

a. A fire destroyed part of the Student Center Auditorium

b. New York enacted extreme budget cuts on all independent colleges across the state

c. The Blizzard of 1977

d. Canisius hosted the New York State Championships for women’s gymnastics

Pictured: Grant Guzda, help desk manager for ITS, is a previous trivia winner. He’s pictured here receiving some Canisius swag in November 2019.

Congratulations to Grant Guzda, help desk manager for ITS, who was last week’s Trivia Wednesday winner! Guzda will receive some Canisius swag once the college returns to normal operations.

Last week’s trivia question was:

What Canisius event drew nearly 80,000 people to the Main Street campus in 1923?

(a) Commencement

(b) Presidential Inauguration

(c) Blessing of the Koessler Athletic Center

(d) The Passion Play

The correct answer was: (d) The Passion Play

Submitted by: College Communications

Campus Candid…Sort Of

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Members of the Psychology Department gathered virtually to celebrate and congratulate the 2020 senior psychology majors.

Submitted by: Jenn Lodi-Smith, PhD and Charlie Goodsell, PhD, Psychology Department

Canisius in the News

Economics Professors George Palumbo, PhD, Mark Zaporowski, PhD and Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, are quoted in a May 14 Buffalo News story titled “Will the Value of Your Home be the Next Coronavirus Casualty.” The article is written by Reporter David Robinson who sat in on last week’s live economic webinar, hosted by the professors, and can be read by clicking here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Congratulations to Canisius Class of 2020!


Canisius President John J. Hurley and Dan Dentino, PhD, vice president for Student Affairs accompanied Petey on Friday, May 15 in delivering the first senior packages to members of the Class of 2020 who live in the college neighborhood.  (They’re pictured here with, l-r, Ryan Boorum, Thomas Williams and Michael Kerr.)

The packages consisted of the items seniors would have received during their senior week activities, including a Canisius photo frame, a Class of 2020 blanket and pillow and a Canisius pennant.  More packages will be delivered this week and the remainder will be mailed to students outside the area.

While we can’t be together to celebrate now, we look forward to celebrating with our graduates in October!

Submitted by: Rich Kennedy, assistant director, Office of Student Life

Physician Assistant Program to Begin Admissions Process

The Canisius College Physician Assistant Studies program is pleased to announce it received permission from the New York State Education Department to begin the process of accepting applications for its first cohort, which is expected to start in January 2021. The program had an accreditation site visit February 27-28 and is expected to hear a final decision regarding approval from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) sometime in early July. The program will not offer interviews or make selections for admittance until after it receives provisional accreditation but will begin accepting and reviewing applications through the central application site (CASPA). Information about the program can now be found at, including information about accreditation, admissions requirements and curriculum.

Canisius College has applied for Accreditation-Provisional from the (ARC-PA). Canisius College anticipates matriculating its first class in January 2021, pending achievement of Accreditation-Provisional status at the June 2020 ARC-PA meeting and New York State Department of Education program registration.

Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding accreditation-provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students. In the event that ARC-PA withholds accreditation, the Canisius College PA Program will not admit students to begin in January 2021 and will continue development and pursuit of accreditation in the next available cycle.

For more information, please email the program at

Submitted by: Aimee Larson, program director, Physician Assistant Studies