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Flashback Friday

This is it folks … our final Flashback Friday, as the college’s yearlong sesquicentennial celebration culminates tomorrow, Saturday, September 5, when Canisius officially turns 150 years old.

Yes, it was that long ago when, on September 5, 1870, in the small, two-story brick building at 434 Ellicott Street (pictured above), that Canisius opened its doors to its first cohort of students (35 in all). The institution’s founding mission was to instruct youth – especially Catholic youth – in all disciplines of liberal arts and higher branches of knowledge.

Now, 150 years later, that mission and the academic excellence that it yielded continue to transform the hearts and minds of our students.

Happy Sesquicentennial Canisius College!

Submitted by: College Communications

Campus Candids

The Student Programming Board (SPB) continued its Welcome Week festivities last night! SPB set up in the Quad and handed out Canisius blankets and pre-packaged Build-A-Buddy kits for students to make. Students also enjoyed dinner from Lloyd Taco truck and the Ice Cream “Men.”

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

Canisius College Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Daniel A. Dentino, PhD, spoke with The Buffalo News about the college’s five confirmed Covid-19 cases, all of them involving students who live off campus. Four of the students who tested positive already have been cleared to return to campus. 

To read the full article, click here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Online Book Discussion with Jessica Goudeau, PhD


Journey’s End Refugee Services is holding an online book event and community discussion with Jessica Goudeau, PhD, author of the highly acclaimed new book The Last Border: Two Families And The Stories of Refuge in America. Goudeau will speak along with Syrian refugee Beri Wais, whose family was resettled by Journey’s End.

This virtual event, brought to you by the Journey’s End WNY Refugee Film Festival and supported by Talking Leaves Books, will take place on Thursday, September 17 at 7:00 p.m. For more info and to register, click here.

Purchase your copy of The Last Border from your favorite local bookstore or online, although it is not necessary to enjoy and participate in this special event.

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

Download and Save Old Zoom Recordings

Those who use Zoom for web conferencing, meetings and courses frequently make recordings of their online sessions. Canisius’ Zoom license has a limit to total online storage available for all users. Periodically, the Zoom administrators at Canisius must delete old videos within the Zoom account. In most cases, videos still stored in Zoom accounts are no longer in use or haven’t been viewed recently.

After Friday, September 18, videos stored within Zoom, which were recorded before August 24, 2020 will be deleted.

If you have videos stored in Zoom that you continue to use in coursework or administrative work, please download and transfer them to your Canisius Google Drive (or other storage) by Friday, September 18, 2020.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, COLI