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Throwback Thursday

Buffalo Bills owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr. meets his inaugural scholarship recipients

It’s Throwback Thursday!

Each Thursday, throughout the summer, the Office of College Communications will include historical facts about the college in The Dome, on Facebook and Twitter. It’s all part of our yearlong sesquicentennial celebration, which culminates in September 2020 when Canisius turns 150 years old. 

Today, we flash back to June 1995 when Ralph C. Wilson Jr., owner of the four-time defending AFC Champion Buffalo Bills, visited Canisius to permanently endow a $500,000 sports scholarship. The Ralph C. Wilson Sports Scholarship annually awards four student-athletes, from Western New York or Southern Ontario, who are in good academic standing and play a college-level varsity sport.

At the time of Wilson’s gift, it was one of the 10 largest scholarship endowments in college history. It has since benefited nearly 100 student-athletes.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

Economics Professor Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, provided insight to Buffalo News Reporter David Robinson about the region’s jobs report for May. The article, titled “From Highest to Simply High: Local Unemployment Rate Fell in May,” can be read by clicking here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Register for the 23rd Annual Blue & Gold Golf Classic

Registration is now open for the 23rd Annual Blue & Gold Golf Classic. This year’s event is scheduled for August 3 at Wanakah Country Club. Tee times will begin at 11:00 a.m. on both the first and 10th tees with a box lunch available upon arrival and dinner in small groups upon conclusion. Entry fee includes golf, a cart, lunch, dinner, a bottle of wine and a gift bag containing a Nike duffel and a sleeve of golf balls.

To register, visit and click on the rotating banner ad across the front of the web site.

For questions, call 716-888-2977.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Emergency Food Assistance – Volunteers Needed

Due to loss of employment, hundreds of families in our community are without food.  Through the efforts of Pastor Kinzer Pointer and the Health Equity Task Force, a food supply is available and ready for packaging but volunteers are needed.  If you are available on Monday, June 29 at 9:00 a.m., please join us Mt. Olive Church, located at 701 East Delavan Avenue (come to the parking lot adjacent to McDonalds), to help sort and pack groceries for needy families.  Social distancing guidelines will be strictly observed. Volunteers are asked to please wear a mask or face shield.

To sign up or get more information, contact Mary Rockwell at

Submitted by: Mary Rockwell, director, New Buffalo Institute

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