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Canisius in the News

Management and Marketing Professor Howard Stanger, PhD, weighed in on the ongoing strike by journalists at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He is quoted in the October 18 online edition of TribLive, saying the strike is “stuck in neutral.” TribLive is a multimedia outlet in the Greater Pittsburgh region and provides local news, sports and entertainment content. Click here to read the story.

Submitted by: University Communications

Welcome to our New Faculty

If you’ve noticed some new faces across campus, they’re likely one of the university’s six new faculty members.  The group joined the Canisius community at the start of the fall semester and now that they’re acclimated to campus, we thought it an apt time to introduce each of them, individually, in upcoming issues of The Dome.

Today, we say “welcome” to: Maura Snyder, PhD / Assistant Professor, Communications

Dr. Snyder is a communication scholar who studies the ins and outs of audience-media interaction, examining how people communicate with others about media, as well as how media impact unique audiences. A Pittsburgh, PA native, Dr. Snyder completed her PhD in Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is excited to return to the northeast. Dr. Snyder is passionate about teaching students about the nuances and applications of communication research. When not on campus, Dr. Snyder can be found hiking and exploring dog parks with her pup, Winnie, and watching every single Food Network baking competition.



Submitted by: Jennifer Lodi-Smith, AVPAA 

Faculty/Staff Headshots

Due to popular demand, we are offering an additional day for new headshots.

Do you need a new or updated headshot?

Our campus photographer, Brianna Blank ’14, is taking new headshots for any faculty or staff member who needs one on Wednesday, November 15. 

Please sign up for a timeslot here.

Submitted by: Stephanie Masood, Marketing Project Manager, Marketing

Halloween Department Costume Contest

Halloween is just over one week away and there’s no better way to celebrate the spooky season than with a costume contest!

This year, Canisius is encouraging departments to dress up for Halloween on Tuesday, October 31.

Submit your photos as a department to Audrey Browka at by the end of the day, and whoever is selected as the best-dressed department will win a pizza party!

Submitted by: Lynn Incardona, HR Associate, Human Resources

In Memoriam

Canisius University is saddened to report the passing of Helen Leistner, mother to JoAnn Feary, payroll specialist in the Controller’s Office, (Deacon Gregory). She was 91.

Visitation is scheduled for today, Friday, October 20, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at PACER FUNERAL HOME Inc., located at 2275 George Urban Blvd. (2 blocks east of Dick Rd). A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Andrew’s Church, on Crocker and Reiman Streets in Sloan, on Saturday, October 21 at 10:00 a.m. Please assemble at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association or St. Andrew’s Church. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Helen, please visit this floral store.

Submitted by: University Communications