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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 trivia question is: How many student clubs and organizations are currently offered at Canisius:

a. 30+

b. 50+

c. 70+

d. 90+

And here’s a surprise … There was no winner in last week’s Trivia Tuesday contest. That’s only the second time we’ve been without a winner, since the Trivia Tuesday campaign was launched in September 2019. Last week’s Trivia Tuesday question was:

Which of Canisius’ varsity athletic teams has scored the most victories since Title IX went into effect in 1972?

The correct answer was: Softball

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

Buffalo News Reporter David Robinson interviewed Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, assistant professor of economics, about the local jobs data, released by the State Labor Department on Thursday, August 20. The story, titled “For the Buffalo Niagara Economy, the Recovery Comes in Baby Steps,” can be read by clicking here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Back to School Means Back to Your Regularly Scheduled Dome

Your favorite employee newsletter, The Dome, will resume its regular publishing schedule of Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, when the new academic year begins on Monday, August 31.

Remember, The Dome is the best place to inform the campus community about news, information and upcoming events. It’s also a great vehicle for faculty and staff to share photos of what they and students are doing.

Submitting a story to The Dome is easy. Just click the “Submit” button in the top right corner of this page. We only ask that you make your submissions by 2:00 p.m. on the day prior to publishing.

Submitted by: College Communications

Election 2020: Left, Right or Politically Homeless

In the middle of a challenging presidential campaign, Georgetown University’s Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life and the Archdiocese of Washington’s D.C. Catholic Young Adult Ministry Theology on Tap program are partnering to help young U.S. Catholics think critically about applying Catholic teachings to the 2020 election. Does our faith shape our politics or is it the other way around?  The live-streamed event, titled “Election 2020: Left, Right or Politically Homeless,” will take place on Tuesday, September 8 at 7:00 p.m. EST.  To register, click here.

A diverse group of Catholic leaders will discuss:

• How should our current context – including a renewed national focus on racism and racial injustice, a global pandemic, an economic crisis and a “throwaway culture” that fails to protect the most vulnerable among us – affect our actions as citizens?
• How should Catholics view the vocation of politics?
• What are our responsibilities as Catholics in the face of bitter polarization in our political life? How can we stay informed as Catholic voters?
• Where do young Catholics fit in the politics of 2020? What should guide our choices and priorities:  issues, character, party or our own interests?
• Should U.S. Catholics align with a particular political viewpoint or party, or are we politically homeless?
• Does our Catholic faith compel us to vote for a particular candidate? What does it mean for Catholics to have a “well-formed conscience?” Can we disagree about who to vote for?
• In a discussion on political engagement, is the decision regarding who to vote for the end of the conversation, or just the beginning?

This Salt and Light Gathering for young Catholics under the age of 40 will bring together four leaders to discuss these issues:

• Meghan Clark, an associate professor of moral theology at St John’s University; senior fellow of the Vincentian Center for Church and Society; and faculty expert for the Holy See Mission to the United Nations
• Abigail Galván, the communications and program officer of the Crimsonbridge Foundation; former development director of the Religious Freedom Institute; and a V Encuentro region IV delegate
• Charlene Howard, a religion teacher and chair of the Religion Department at Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington, D.C.; former adult faith formation instructor in the Archdiocese of Washington; and former principal and teacher at St. Francis DeSales Catholic School in Maryland
• Stephen White, executive director of the Catholic Project of the Catholic University of America; and fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center

Kim Daniels, associate director of the Initiative, will moderate the conversation.

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Mission & Identity

Prophets of a Future Not Our Own

The USA East Province of the Society of Jesus will host a five-day webinar series, beginning in September, titled “Prophets of a Future Not Our Own.”

The series will allow Jesuit justice leaders the opportunity to hear from and ask questions of lay women and men and Jesuits across every level of the Society about a variety of justice issues.  Our conversation topics will include: the Season of Creation and Laudato Si’ year; our contributions to the Universal Apostolic Preferences; the virtual IFTJ and other ways to build community online; migration in the time of Covid; and using discernment tools to guide our civic engagement.  Registration for each webinar is required and available here.  The schedule of the series and a description of each session is below:

Wednesday, September 2 at 11-11:45 a.m.: Living Laudato Si’ with Nancy Lorence and Cecilia Calvo
Nancy Lorence, chair of the environment ministry at St. Francis Xavier parish and leader of the Metro-NY Catholic climate movement will join Cecilia Calvo, senior policy advisor on environmental justice at the Jesuit Conference Office of Justice and Ecology.  They’ll help us engage more deeply in the Season of Creation, Querida Amazonia and the Laudato Si’ year, while keeping sight of intersectional issues of racial justice and the inequality laid bare by the Covid-19 virus.

Wednesday, September 9 at 11-11:45 a.m.: Vibrant Virtual Networking with Chris Kerr
Chris Kerr, executive director of the Ignatian Solidarity Network, will share his thoughts on how to effectively build community through virtual programming.  ISN has been a leader in offering online prayer, education and awareness raising and advocacy programs during the pandemic, including their response to racial injustice.  We’ll talk with Chris about how communities can get the most out of the virtual Ignatian Family Teach-in for Justice from October 19-26, 2020.

Wednesday, September 16 at 11-11:45 a.m.: Migration in a Time of Covid-19 with Caitlin-Marie Ward
Caitlin-Marie Ward, senior advisor on migration for the Jesuit Conference Office of Justice and Ecology, will join us to examine ways policies and regulations of the Trump administration have dismantled the asylum system and in conjunction with Covid-19 have put at further risk the lives of migrants fleeing violence in their home countries.  We will focus on stories that Caitlin-Marie has collected through the Solidarity Across Borders campaign.

Wednesday, September 30 at 11-11:45 a.m.: A Global Perspective from a Global Society with Xavier Jeyaraj, SJ
Xavier Jeyaraj, SJ, secretary for Social Justice and Ecology for the Society of Jesus, will talk with us about ways the social apostolate is animating the Universal Apostolic Preferences around the globe.  He’ll give us insights into how the Jesuits are responding to Covid-19.

Wednesday, October 7 at 11-11:45 a.m.: How Civic Engagement Flows from our Faith with Ted Penton, SJ
Ted Penton, SJ, secretary of the Office of Justice and Ecology for the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the U.S., will help us put into context a new resource on civic engagement that is soon to be released.  The document invites readers into an experience of prayer and discernment to integrate elements of Ignatian spirituality and Catholic Social Teaching into our civic life.  We’ll talk about how the document can lead to conversation with groups, institutions and the broader community.

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Mission & Identity