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(L-R) Director of Campus Ministry Mike Hayes with Cat Gallagher ’21, Rebecca Praetzel ’21 and Bridget Brogan ’21, who served as altar servers for the Sesquicentennial Celebration Mass on Saturday, September 14 at St. Joseph Cathedral. Photo credit: Mike Hayes.

Rev. Patrick J. Lynch, S.J., professor emeritus of religious studies and theology.

St. Joseph Cathedral was filled with Canisius alumni, faculty and staff and friends of the college to celebrate the Sesquicentennial Mass.

The Very Rev. John J. Cecero, S.J., USA Northeast Provincial, served as the celebrant for the Mass. Rev. David S. Ciancimino, S.J., president, Canisius High School; Rev. Michael P. Corcoran, S.J.. campus minister, Canisius High School and Rev. Thomas R. Slon, S.J., rector, Canisius College were concelebrants.

President John Hurley did the first reading at Mass, which was from Exodus.

(L-R) Gift bearers Abby Hughes ’20, USA president; Marissa Brandel ’23 and James Garvey ’20. Photo credit: Mike Hayes.

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Campus Candids

Student leaders filled the Quad with American flags in observance of the 18th anniversary of 9/11. The Griff Center for Student Success, Veteran Services honored the anniversary of 9/11 by passing out flags and veteran prayer cards outside the center.

David Devereux, PhD, professor of history, (far right) leads a conversation on China and the Silk Roads during the Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies (ICMS) first Lifelong Learners course for the season. This six-week course is held on Wednesday afternoons and is in its second week. The topic was “Confucius and philosophy.” Starting October 9, the Lifelong Learners will begin a new course on the Vikings. There is still time to sign up. Visit the ICMS website here for registration and information.

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Welcome to Flashback Fridays!

It’s Flashback Friday! 

Each Friday we will include historical facts about the college in The Dome, on Facebook and Twitter.  Flashback Fridays are another part of our yearlong Sesquicentennial celebration, which culminates in 2020 when Canisius turns 150 years old.

Flashback to September 1961 – Eight young women became the first female students to enroll in the day division at Canisius College.  Four years later, Canisius opened its doors to women in all academic day divisions.

For more information about Sesquicentennial events, visit  Purchase Sesquicentennial gear here.

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Campus Candids

Rev. Msgr. Robert Zapfel, chair, corporate members board/Bishop’s Representative for Healthcare, Diocese of Buffalo; blesses the Catholic Health Innovation Center at Canisius College on the third floor of Science Hall on Tuesday, September 10.

Members of the Canisius community and Catholic Health employees gathered on Tuesday, September 10 for the blessing of the Catholic Health Innovation Center on the third floor of Science Hall. President John Hurley offered remarks, during which he recounted the history of Science Hall. Rev. Thomas Slon, S.J., rector of the Jesuit community, gave the gospel reading.  After the blessing, guests enjoyed refreshments at a reception.

President John Hurley gives his remarks regarding the partnership between Canisius College and Catholic Health.

Students and faculty mingle at the Classics Tea@2 on Friday, September 6.

Classics Tea@2 is a relaxed get together that involves eating pastries, drinking copious amounts of various teas and enjoying good conversation. Normally, Classics Tea@2 is held in the new Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies (ICMS) reading room in OM 418, but it was moved to the fourth floor Commons so the ICMS room could begin its upgrade to an enjoyable gathering space.

A reminder that the Classics Tea@2 this Friday, September 13 is cancelled. Join us instead for ICMS’s Tea & Talk in Grupp Fireside Lounge that day at 2 p.m. Classics Tea@2 will pick up again next week on September 20. See you there!

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Reminder: Sesquicentennial Mass

All are welcome to join both Canisius College and Canisius High School as they kick off the 150th anniversary at the Sesquicentennial Mass on Saturday, September 14 at 4:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral. The celebrant will be the Very Rev. John J. Cicero, S.J., USA Northeast Provincial.

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