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Throwback Thursday

Bernard L. Martin, PhD, dean of the college’s School of Business

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 1966 when Canisius appointed Bernard L. Martin, PhD, dean of the college’s School of Business. Recruited from the College of Business at Eastern Michigan University, Martin’s efforts during his 12-year tenure shaped the business school into one of the finest in the Northeast.

He assembled first-rate faculty, introduced the marketing major and initiated and developed the master of business administration program. Martin spearheaded the business school in its successful accreditation from the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business – an unrivaled accomplishment in the field of education. He also spent considerable time fostering relationships between the college and area business leaders. A precursor to what is today the Business Advisory Council, the group opened doors to students for authentic learning experiences.

Submitted by: College Communications

Campus Candid

This past week, the New Buffalo Institute (NBI) collaborated with Upper Room Church of God in Christ, our neighbor on Florida Street. Pastor Daniel Benning (pictured below) and Nurse Trinetta Alston (pictured above) used the Spillman parking lot to offer Covid-19 testing for the community.

The church also conducted worship services and hosted a drive-in movie night, a great way to enjoy a hot summer night!  We look forward to collaborating in the future.



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

Women’s Business Center Receives Grant from First Niagara Foundation

KeyBank, in partnership with the First Niagara Foundation, has awarded the Women’s Business Center (WBC) at Canisius College a $25,000 grant.  The grant will be used to support the WBC’s “Launch” and “Grow” programs, which support women of all backgrounds and experiences through the steps of business establishment and early stage women-owned businesses through strategic expansion.  The lack of such an intensive, long-term program in Western New York for start-up businesses led the development of these two unique programs at Canisius.

“We at KeyBank are proud to partner with Canisius College to help provide women entrepreneurs with the resources and training necessary to launch successful businesses,” said Elizabeth Gurney, executive director of the KeyBank and First Niagara Foundations.

To read the full release, click here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Watch This Month’s Episode of “Kaleidoscope”

The Canisius College Video Institute production of the July episode of “Kaleidoscope” premiered earlier this month on WGRZ-TV 2. This 30-minute television program celebrates the religious diversity of our region and is produced in conjunction with the Network of Religious Communities. “Kaleidoscope” will 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. Dr. Stan Bratton talks with 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