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Throwback Thursday

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 July 1, 1993 when Rev. Vincent M. Cooke, SJ, officially became the 23rd president of Canisius College. Father Cooke’s first order of business was the formulation of a strategic plan for what Canisius should look like in 20 years. That plan would eventually grow Canisius in extraordinary ways.

During Father Cooke’s tenure, Canisius completed a total of 24 capital projects over the course of 17 years at a price tag of nearly $150 million. Nearly half of that investment included the renovation or construction of eight residence hall projects to meet the increasing demand by students of on-campus living.

Submitted by: College Communications

Campus Candid

This weekend, eight neighborhood residents gathered at the East West Community Garden on Lafayette Avenue to tend to their new beds. All beds have now been claimed!

Grandma J, Dayatra and Bree represent three generations of gardeners who spent the day working on their plot together. August and his dad joined the community garden for a fun summer activity and to grow vegetables for their family.

The New Buffalo Institute partners with nonprofits and grassroots organizations on Buffalo’s East Side and is committed to social justice and providing a welcoming place for community partners to convene, voice concerns and exchange ideas.  Check us out on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Submitted by: Mary R. Rockwell, director, The New Buffalo Institute

21-Day Ignatian Racial Equity Challenge

The Ignatian Solidarity Network presents a 21-day Email campaign that will provide daily resources to learn, pray and act on a variety of issues related to racial justice and equity. This challenge begins July 20 and continues through August 9.

Click here to RSVP.

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

Watch This Month’s Episode of “Kaleidoscope”

The Canisius College Video Institute production of the July episode of “Kaleidoscope” premieres on Saturday, July 4 at 5:30 a.m. on WGRZ TV 2. This 30-minute television program celebrates the religious diversity of the region and is produced in conjunction with the Network of Religious Communities. “Kaleidoscope” is rebroadcast each Friday at 6:30 p.m. on Spectrum Cable 20 and each Sunday at 8:00 p.m. on Charter 6 in Olean, NY.

Every year since 1937 the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has celebrated the stories from the Book of Mormon in the Hill Cumorah Pageant, one of the world’s largest outdoor theatrical productions. In the first segment of this episode, program host Dr. Stan Bratton, executive director of the Network of Religious Communities, interviews David, Dana and Moira Dwyer about the Hill Cumorah Pageant and their participation in it.

The second segment focuses on Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), which brings together theological students and clergy of all faiths (pastors, priests, rabbis, imams and others) into supervised encounters with persons in crisis to learn how to minister to them. Bowen Theory postulates that the family is an emotional unit that regulates development and behavior of its members. Stan Bratton interviews Rev. Robert Spilman, a certified Clinical Pastoral Education supervisor, about CPE and how Bowen Theory helps him understand the functioning of families and congregations.

Students in the Canisius College Video Institute produce “Kaleidoscope” under the guidance of Barbara J. Irwin, PhD, professor in the Department of Communication and co-director of the Video Institute, Jamie O’Neil, associate professor of Digital Media Arts and co-director of the Video Institute, and Paula DeAngelis-Stein ’86, MS ’02.

Submitted by: Barbara J. Irwin, Ph.D., professor, Department of Communication

Canisius Business Student Competes in “X-Culture”

Canisius College student Sara F. Nicolas was part of a winning multinational team that competed in the “X-Culture” competition during the spring 2020 semester.  Nicolas’ team was one of 28 winning teams that earned near perfect scores in the competition.  A total of 975 teams competed from around the world. 

“X-Culture” is a large-scale experiential learning project which, this year, engaged more than 6,000 undergraduate and graduate business students from 652 universities in 100-plus countries.  Participating students are placed in virtual teams of about six and charged with completing a consulting project for a multinational company.  As part of the competition, teams are required to complete a market analysis of their assigned company, and develop marketing messaging, promotional materials, operations management considerations and pricing strategies.  The competition is all that more challenging as each student on a team represents a different country and therefore must navigate cultural differences, time-zone dispersions and communication barriers. 

Nicolas is a marketing major at Canisius with an expected graduation date of spring 2021.  She became involved in the “X-Culture” competition upon enrolling in a Global Marketing Strategy course at Canisius, taught by Coral R. Snodgrass, PhD, professor of management. As part of the coursework, Snodgrass requires students to participate in the multinational competition.  

Click here to read more about the competition and Nicolas’ winning project.

Submitted by: College Communications