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Trivia Tuesday

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 did Canisius officially move into the computer age, digitizing 200,000 student records for the first time.

a. 1980

b. 1982

c. 1978

d. 1976

Pictured: Grant Guzda, help desk manager for ITS, from his previous Trivia Tuesday win in November 2019

Congratulations to Grant Guzda, help desk manager for ITS. Grant was the winner of last week’s Trivia Tuesday contest! We’ll have some Canisius swag waiting for him once the campus returns to normal operations. Thanks for playing!

Last week’s Trivia Tuesday question was: Which sport did Canisius add to its NCAA Division I women’s offerings in fall 2011: 

a. Rowing

b. Golf

c. Bowling

d. Diving

The correct answer was: (a) Rowing

Submitted by: College Communications

Web Workshop Week Starts Next Week!

In the second week of August, Canisius College faculty and librarians will lead a series of workshops focused on methods and resources for teaching in the fall 2020 semester. Faculty will present ways in which they have promoted learning communities in online course spaces, developed creative ways to present content and communicated effectively with students in web-based courses, especially during the COVID-19 crisis. Additionally, COLI and library staff will present resources and options for web-based course content. Each workshop will be held via Zoom and will run about one hour and 15 minutes. You can see workshop descriptions and sign up for workshops here.

To kick off Web Workshop Week, Academic Affairs will conduct a Q&A session on the preceding Friday, August 7, at 9:00 a.m. Vice President for Academic Affairs Sara Morris, PhD, will be in attendance to answer questions you may have specifically concerning teaching and coursework in the fall 2020 semester. Please RSVP to attend using this form.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, COLI

Know Justice, Know Peace: A Jesuit Antiracism Retreat

“Know Justice, Know Peace” is a four-week retreat hosted by The Jesuit Post (TJP) that seeks to assist Christians in their growth as antiracist followers of Jesus. It will consist of 12 short talks published in the form of videos and podcasts on The Jesuit Post’s media platforms.

To Dismantle White Supremacy in Our Lives

As a Jesuit retreat, participants will follow the basic structure of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola and be provided varied tools along the way from the Jesuit spiritual tradition.

Week one focuses on sin and its consequences. In this case the sin examined is racism and the consequences is the oppression of Black Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC).

Week two focuses on what it means to be a follower of Jesus and how antiracism is a necessary component of such discipleship.

Week three contemplates the passion and death of Jesus and we can see this in the unnecessary suffering and violence towards BIPOC.

Finally, week four focuses on the resurrection of Jesus and thus examines where one can find hope in the struggle towards becoming an anti-racist society.

As an “antiracist” retreat, the Jesuit Post considers racism as a matter of white supremacy. It invites participants to focus on their relationship to white supremacy: how they are influenced by it in different ways or contribute to it, and how they can begin eradicating its causes. Because white supremacy is mainly perpetrated by people who are white or pass for white, this retreat is directed mostly towards them. However, people of color will also find this retreat beneficial.

The retreat will begin on  August 3 and continue for four weeks. The talks will be published three times a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 4:00 p.m. ET. You can find those talks here.

St. Ignatius counsels all at the beginning of a retreat to start with a sense of generosity and openness. As participants embark on this retreat, you are encouraged to center yourself in a love that lives in truth. Pray with those words of St Ignatius: “Love is shown more in deeds than in words.”

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

“The Doctrine of Discovery” – Virtual Conference

“Mother Earth’s Pandemic: The Doctrine of Discovery” will offer panel discussions and perspectives from indigenous peoples in a virtual conference from 6:00-9:00 p.m. on August 6, 13 and 20. Panel discussions will feature activists such as Tink Tinker and a keynote by Turtle Clan Faithkeeper and Syracuse University’s first native graduate, Oren Lyons. Panel discussions will be followed by small group discussions.

Registration is available here. It is open to the public and participants can attend one virtual conference for $10, two for $30 or all three for $50.

The “Doctrine of Discovery,” better described as the “Doctrine of Christian Discovery and World Domination,” established the worldview that not only brought devastation to the natural world but also impaired the ability for human beings to live in proper relationship with the Earth.

Fifteenth century Papal Bulls, issued by the Vatican, justified the assault upon indigenous peoples as an artificial justification to take possession of their bodies, lands and resources in order to finance their New World Order. This worldview advanced the Age of Discovery as an extension of the Crusades and was the conceptual framework behind the Protestant Reformation, the establishment of Nation States around the world and later secularized to define colonialism, white supremacy and global capitalism.

The conference will examine how the doctrine of discovery is influencing public discourse even today. “It is a unifying piece of our shared history that explains quite a lot about why we are in the kind of very turbulent moments that we are right now,” says Philip Arnold, associate professor and chair of the Religion Department at Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences. “It is something that connects many of the issues around legal issues, the environment, even religion.”

If you are interested in attending one, two or all three sessions, please contact Sarah Signorino,

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