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The Dome Switches to Summer Schedule

Just a reminder that beginning June 2, The Dome will publish once a week, on Wednesdays. This schedule will continue throughout the summer until the first week of classes for the fall semester. At that time, The Dome will return to its regular publishing schedule on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

The deadline for the summer submissions is 2:00 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to the Wednesday publication.

Submitted by: College Communications

Are You Graduating?

Are you a Canisius employee who will also become a formal member of the Class of 2020 or 2021 during commencement ceremonies later this month? If so, we here at The Dome would like to know.

Take a moment to send an Email to Audrey Browka at In it, let her know the program for which you’ll earn your degree, whether it’s at the undergraduate or graduate level, and your class year. Once a list of all employee graduates is compiled, the names will be published in an upcoming edition of The Dome.

And congrats to all you #GriffGrads!

Submitted by: College Communications

Juneteenth Celebration

Canisius College is delighted to announce its inaugural Juneteenth Celebration on June 18, 2021.  All faculty, staff and students are invited to come together as we gather for a day of education and solidarity in honor of our African American community.   The event, held on Friday during our summer schedule, begins at 9:00 a.m. and concludes with a campus lunch at 11:30 a.m.  All are welcomed and encouraged to participate.

To participate in this day of education, service and solidarity, click here to RSVP.

It was on June 19, 1865, when Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger along with more than 1,800 federal troops, arrived in Galveston, TX, to take control of the state, nearly two months after the end of the Civil War, confirming the freedom of the last remaining enslaved Americans in the deepest parts of the South. Gen. Granger read President Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Emancipation Proclamation to them that day in Galveston. Only through the 13th Amendment ratified six months later in December of 1865 did emancipation put an end to slavery. 

Juneteenth commemorates the anniversary of the date when news of emancipation finally reached all enslaved Americans, and Canisius is proud to honor this day through acts of solidarity.  In collaboration with Juneteenth Inc. of Buffalo, Canisius will have an opportunity to hear from their organization’s leaders and participate in service projects throughout the city of Buffalo, including clean-up efforts in Hamlin Park and other designated locations identified by Juneteenth.  Following a morning of service, participants will be welcomed back to campus for a lunch and a special program by Tradition Keepers: Black Storytellers of WNY who will share stories behind the history of Juneteenth and the struggle for freedom and liberation among Black Americans. 

Canisius’ Juneteenth celebration hopes to inspire conversation, action and hope in our ongoing work toward anti-racism, diversity and inclusion.  Additional resources on the history and celebrations of Juneteenth are available here:

This marks the start of an important tradition at Canisius and a wonderful opportunity to come together in service and celebration.  Please look for future communications with program details and registration information.

Submitted by: Erica Sammarco, associate vice president, President’s Office