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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 August 31, 1993, when LTC James E. McNicholas ’68 retired as chair of Canisius’ Military Science Department. McNicholas served seven years in the department and led the ROTC battalion to three straight 1st place finishes at the national Advanced Camp. After his retirement, McNicholas served as director of Army instruction for the Buffalo Board of Education’s Junior ROTC program.

McNicholas is currently a member of the Canisius College Board of Trustees.

Submitted by: College Communications

Campus Candids

Though it wasn’t our typical move-in day, our new class of Golden Griffins showed up strong. They’re on campus and ready to go. Thank you to all the Griff families and friends who helped us get this school year off to a safe start.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

Buffalo News Reporter Jay Tokasz interviewed Vice President for Student Affairs Dan Dentino, PhD, for a story about the unique ability of smaller colleges and universities to offer more in-person classes to students, during the Covid-19 pandemic. The article, which appeared in the Wednesday, August 26 edition can be read by clicking here.

Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, assistant professor of economics, also weighed in with The Buffalo News for a story about the latest hurdles facing Western New York’s economic recovery. Click here to read the article, which was published on August 26.

Submitted by: College Communications

Mass of the Holy Spirit Sunday, August 30

All members of the campus community are invited to attend the Mass of the Holy Spirit on Sunday August 30.  There will be two masses at 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. in order to accommodate more attendees while complying with New York State guidelines.  In order to attend, all attendees must reserve their spot in advance by clicking here.  The Mass will also be live-streamed.  Details will be made available on Campus Ministry’s Facebook page by the end of the week.

Mass of the Holy Spirit will take place outdoors on the quad in front of Christ the King Chapel.  Please bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating.  There will be no procession this year and faculty need not wear regalia. All attendees must wear a face covering and practice social distancing.

For more information, please contact Rev. Jack Mattimore, SJ, at

Submitted by: Emily McGorry, executive assistant, Academic Affairs

Designated Entry and Exit Rules for Reopening

Dear Campus Community,

As part of Canisius’ reopening plan, we have introduced designated entry and exit rules for various doorways in all campus buildings. The doorways are clearly marked and swipe access is required for entry into buildings at appropriate access points. Please note, you are not permitted to swipe into a building if that doorway is designated as an exit, so it is important that you observe the signage. To view a campus map indicating the points of entry, click here: 

In the event of an emergency, all doors can be used to exit a building. For more information, click on the video above.

Thank you for your time and attention.

Submitted by: Marco Benedetti, vice president, Business & Finance; Tom Ciminelli, director, Facilities Management