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Bailey Awarded NEH Discovery Grant

Associate Professor of History Richard A. Bailey, PhD, recently received notification that the National Endowment of Humanities (NEH) awarded a Digital Projects for the Public Discovery Grant to the proposed work “Lucy Terry Prince: A Window into African American Life in Early Rural New England.”


Bailey will join a team of renowned scholars including Joanne Pope Melish, Christy Clark-Pujara, Thomas Doughton, Kerri Greenidge and Harvey Amani Whitfield as they work with the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association (PVMA) in the Old Deerfield Village Historic Landmark District in Massachusetts, to build an immersive and interactive website focusing on the lives and contributions of enslaved and free Africans in early rural New England. Beginning with the life story of early African American poet Lucy Terry Prince (c. 1730-1821), the project will contrast her experiences with other historical figures—African, Native and white—to increase the public’s understanding of the distinct pattern and role of slavery and servitude in rural New England towns.

For more information about the work the PVMA has been doing in recent years, click here.

Submitted by: Department of History

Get Your Giving Day T-Shirt!

510x510_Social Share 1.jpg#CanisiusGivingDay, the college’s 24-hour online celebration of giving, is back. This year’s theme is ONE CANISIUS to celebrate and showcase the resilience of the Canisius community. The goal is simple: Giving Day Shirt Design.JPGcome together on March 3 and give back to support current students.

All faculty and staff who make their Giving Day gift today, Friday, February 26 through Monday, March 1 will receive an ampersand t-shirt (pictured). Contactless pickup of t-shirts will take place on Monday, March 1 and Tuesday March 2 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Canisius Fund Office (Lyons 206).

While we won’t be able to gather for a group photo as we have in previous years, we encourage you to wear your Giving Day shirt, or blue and gold, on March 3. Snap a photo and Email We will put together a photo college of faculty and staff virtually turning campus blue and gold.

You can make your gift to the Canisius Fund or the area that means the most to you today at

One day. One Community. ONE CANISIUS.

Submitted by: Matt Gorczyca, assistant director, Canisius Fund

Pedagogy Primer Podcast: Richard Reitsma, PhD

Episode 7 of the “Pedagogy Primer Podcast” is available now! In this episode, we are joined by Richard Reitsma, PhD, director and founder of the Borders & Migrations Initiative and chair of the Modern Languages, Literature and Culture Department at Canisius College. 

Reitsma talks about how borders, migration and Jesuit pedagogy can impact learning experiences in and out of the classroom. Click here to listen.

Subscribe and listen on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts.

Additional relevant links and resources:

  • Dr. Reitsma’s faculty page
  • Borders & Migrations Initiative link
  • Borders & Migration Initiative toolkit
  • Borders & Migration events
  • Spanish Program page
  • Kino Border and Migration link

Thank you Dr. Reitsma for a wonderful conversation!

Click here for more episodes of the “Pedagogy Primer Podcast.”

Submitted by: College Communications

The Go Move Challenge Ends Soon!

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We are now wrapping up the final week of the Go Move Challenge. All minutes must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, February 28! 

It’s still not too late to register for the challenge. Backlog any minutes missed from all four weeks. Click here to register and log your minutes.

Just a reminder that the objective of this challenge is to see which Jesuit school is the most active during the month of February. Awards go to the university that tracks the most minutes, the university that averages the highest number of minutes per participant and the region with the most minutes.

Canisius College faculty and staff also have a chance to win a $50 gift card to the Canisius Bookstore for successfully achieving the most number of minutes by the end of the challenge. The winner will be announced next week!

Share photos of your fitness journey on social media by tagging #GoMoveChallenge and/or sending them to Bethany Voorhees at to be shared in The Dome.

Additionally, you can still register for the FREE fitness channel, hbFIT, to be used until March 5. Click here to register, and check out their live class schedule here.

If you have any questions, please contact Bethany Voorhees at or 716-888-2100.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, executive associate, President’s Office

Suit Up! A Virtual Discounted Shopping Event

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JCPenney is partnering with the Griff Center for Student Success to provide professional clothing at discounted prices, between 30-60% off!

During this virtual event, students, faculty, staff and alumni can purchase suits, dresses, sport coats, pants, skirts, blouses, ties and shoes to build a professional wardrobe. This event runs from Thursday, March 4 – Sunday, March 7.

To participate:

  1. Go to and view all the items included in the Suit Up promotional sale.
  2. Text GRIFF to 67292 to receive your coupon code prior to check out.
  3. Enter the code and serial number you receive into the coupon field when you are ready to check out. This coupon is good for a one time use.

Submitted by: Sheila Pettigrew, senior assistant director, Griff Center Career Development