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It’s Trivia Tuesday

The campus community is invited to watch The Dome for special “Trivia Tuesdays,” 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: In what year was the Golden Griffin ‘born’?

a. 1942

b. 1950

c. 1938

d. 1933

Congratulations to Anthony J. Bellia, dean emeritus of enrollment management, who is the winner of last week’s Trivia Tuesday contest. We’ll have some Canisius swag waiting for Tony when the campus returns to normal operations.

Last week’s Trivia Tuesday question was: What was the original name of the DiGamma Honor Society?

The correct answer was: The Coffin Club

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

Vice President for Enrollment Management Danielle Ianni, PhD, spoke with The Buffalo News about the college’s decision to suspend the requirement that students submit SAT or ACT scores when applying for admission in fall 2021. The article can be read by clicking here.

The Buffalo News also interviewed Economics Professor Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, for a June 18 article about the Buffalo Niagara region’s private-sector jobs, which fell 21percent from a year ago in May. The full article can be read here.

And on June 19, Mary Owusu, assistant professor of marketing and director of the college’s Integrated Marketing Communications Center, spoke with Buffalo News Reporter Jason Wolf for a story about why the Buffalo Bills chose to publicly support ‘Black Lives Matter.’ The article can be read here.

The Wall Street Journal reached out to Political Science Professor Kevin Hardwick, PhD, for insight into New York’s Primary Day election and how it is unprecedented in several ways. Hardwick spoke specifically about the race to represent the 27th Congressional District. The seat has been vacant since Chris Collins pleaded guilty to insider-trading charges in November. Click here to read the story.

Hardwick also weighed in with WIVB-TV Channel 4 about today’s Primary Day race involving the special election in New York’s 27th Congressional District. Click here to watch the story, titled “Coronavirus and Two Elections: Experts Say Expect Confusion in the 27th.”

Clancy Seymour, EdD, spoke with a reporter from On Board and E: Erie 1 BOCES Journal about the new physical education standards for schools, which were recently adopted by New York State. Seymour is the director of physical and health education teacher education (P/HETE) at Canisius and was a member of the team that developed the new standards, which are intended to guide physical education teachers.

On Board is the online publication of the New York State School Boards Association. Click here to read the full article.

E: Erie 1 BOCES Journal is a printed publication of educational trends and programs affecting the local community. Click here to read its article on the new physical education standards.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius College Presents Live Webinar on Big Data

The Canisius College School of Arts & Sciences will present a live webinar on Thursday, June 25 at 12:00 p.m. titled “Causal Impacts: Extracting Evidence of Causality from Big Data.”  The webinar is being hosted by H. David Sheets, PhD, director of the MS program in data analytics at Canisius.  Because the webinar is live, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.    

To register for the webinar, click here.

Considered ‘the next frontier for innovation,’ data analytics is becoming a necessity for U.S. businesses, which consider it a key tool for investigating complex issues, identifying and solving problems, better decision-making and providing an edge over competitors. To learn more about the data analytics program and the upcoming webinar, click here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Virtual Immersion on Migration

The Office of Campus Ministry invites you to participate in a virtual immersion experience with the Kino Border Initiative (KBI).

The immersion will take place July 27-31 via Zoom and will offer participants an opportunity to explore the theme of migration as well as deepen their understanding of the broader context of the border and immigration. Sessions will consist of conversations with migrants and KBI staff, a virtual border crossing and desert walk, and daily reflections. You can learn more about the experience and see the complete schedule here.

There is no cost to participate but participants do need to complete a brief application as there are a limited number of spots available.  Applications are due Wednesday July 1.  The immersion is open to all Canisius faculty, staff and students.

Please contact Kaitlyn Buehlmann, associate campus minister, at for more information.

Submitted by: Kaitlyn Buehlmann, associate campus minister, Campus Ministry

Jesuit Book Club Welcomes Author Alice McDermott

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The Jesuit Book Club, from the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States, is an online community open to anyone interested in Ignatian spirituality. Their summer reading selection is The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott, who will join in a live conversation about her novel on July 27. Sign up to read along and get more info at

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Office of Mission & Identity