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The Dome Has a New Look

Today’s edition of The Dome debuts a fresh new look. The biggest change you will see is that articles appear in blue text on a white background. This format is more in line with the style of the college’s website. We hope you find it visually appealing and easier to read. We also removed functionality items that were obsolete and moved others around to make them easier for you to use. We hope you like the updates to your Dome newsletter.  Feel free to let us know what you think!

Submitted by: College Communications

Beaty ᾿86 Honored by NAACP

(L-R) Sababu Norris, director of ALANA; Terri Mangione, PhD, vice president for student affairs; Kathleen Brucato, director of international student programs; Kimberly Beaty ᾿86, director of public safety; Anne Marie Dobies ᾿92, MS ᾿99, MS ᾿06, assistant vice president and director of the Griff Center and Mike Hayes, director of campus ministry.  

Canisius Director of Public Safety Kimberly Beaty ᾿86 received a Medgar Evers Award from the Buffalo chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She accepted the award at a ceremony June 9.

Beaty was recognized for espousing the spirit of the NAACP in practice and in deeds. Medgar Evers Awards are named for the Civil Rights activist who served as the first state field secretary of the NAACP in Mississippi until his assassination in 1963.

Congratulations Kimberly!

Submitted by: College Communications

Venti Named Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Kimberly A. Venti has been named associate vice president for institutional advancement (AVPIA) at Canisius. She is responsible for creating, implementing and evaluating a comprehensive, multi-year plan to increase donors and dollars in support of Canisius. Venti is charged with engaging internal and external stakeholders in the planning and implementation of a compelling case for support of Canisius.

Venti works closely with President John J. Hurley and Vice President for Institutional Advancement William M. Collins, members of the Board of Trustees, and staff on development and implementation of a high-level prospect strategy. She also serves as leader of the development team, and provides day-to-day oversight for the staff by providing advice and guidance to development officers and support staff.

Venti has more than 15 years’ experience in development and fundraising for higher education and several of Buffalo’s major medical centers. Prior to Canisius, she was director of campaigns and major gifts at Erie County Medical Center (ECMC), where she created and directed a multi-million dollar capital campaign for the hospital’s new Trauma Center and Emergency Department. Venti also previously served as director of development for the University at Buffalo’s Jacob’s School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences where she was a key staff member in raising funds to build a new medical school downtown as part of a $200 million comprehensive campaign.

Venti holds a master’s degree in multidisciplinary studies and a bachelor’s degree in general studies from the State University College at Buffalo.

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Canisius Establishes Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies

Canisius recently established an Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies (ICMS) to provide interdisciplinary learning and research opportunities for students, faculty and residents of the greater Buffalo community in an effort to enrich lives through intellectual engagement. As a collaborative effort of faculty from the Departments of Classics, English, Fine Arts, History, Philosophy and Religious Studies and Theology, ICMS embraces Canisius’ Jesuit tradition by bridging disciplines in its quest for greater understanding of the past and the present.

“So much of what is happening in the world today, good and bad, is rooted in the past,” said Kathryn Williams, PhD, chair of Classics and a co-founder and co-director of ICMS. “Greater awareness of ancient and medieval societies provides critical perspectives on current events and can help us as we strive to create a better tomorrow.”

ICMS launched in March with a public lecture on “Peter Canisius, the Humanities and Jesuit Education.” Additional events included a unique interpretation of Beowulf with a Celtic harp performance and a course on “The Great Persian War.”

Read more here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Campus Candid

Canisius College President John Hurley and SUNY Erie President Dan Hocoy, PhD, signed a student housing agreement this morning at a 10 a.m. during a news conference at the Delavan Townhouse Community Center.

Presidents Hurley and Hocoy signed the agreement which leases space for approximately 65 SUNY Erie students in Canisius’ Delavan Townhouses beginning in August for the fall academic year, and discussed the importance of the public-private partnership between the two institutions.  Canisius and SUNY Erie also recently signed a dual admissions agreement.

Read more here.

Several media outlets covered the news conference.  Click here to read an article in The Buffalo News.

Watch a video of the news conference here.

Submitted by: College Communications