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Throwback Thursday

It’s Throwback Thursday!

Each Thursday, throughout the summer, the Office of College Communications will include historical facts about the college in The Dome, on Facebook and Twitter. It’s all part of our yearlong sesquicentennial celebration, which culminates in September 2020 when Canisius turns 150 years old. 

Today, we flash back to July 1968 when Canisius College purchased the building at the corner of Delavan and Jefferson avenues from the New York Telephone Company. The plan was to convert the building into a health center that would house the Biology and Psychology departments. That plan came to fruition in spring 1971.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius College Welcomes Students Back to Campus for Fall Semester

Canisius College is making plans to welcome students back to campus for the fall semester. The college is proceeding with all the necessary planning and safety measures for students to return to classrooms and residence halls beginning on August 31, 2020. 

The college’s Recovery Task Force developed the reopening plan informed by the latest guidance from local, state and federal government officials and public health authorities.  The health and safety of students, faculty, staff and their families, remains the college’s top priority and continues to lead all decision-making.

Click here for details regarding the college’s return to campus. 

Submitted by: College Communications

Trivia Tuesday

The campus community is invited to watch The Dome for special “Trivia Tuesdays,” which will be published in every Tuesday edition throughout the summer. The first person to respond to with the correct answer will win Canisius “swag.” Additionally, once a month on Tuesdays, there will be a special giveaway in which the winner will receive some of the newly designed Canisius Sesquicentennial gear.

Winners will be announced the following Tuesday of each week along with the correct trivia answer.

This week’s special giveaway question is: In what year was the Canisius College Sports Hall of Fame established:

a. 1960

b. 1973

c. 1963

d. 1959

Congratulations to Laura Montaro, executive associate to President John Hurley, who is the winner of last week’s Trivia Tuesday contest. This is Laura’s first time winning our Trivia Tuesday contest. We’ll have some Canisius swag waiting for her when the campus returns to normal operations. Thanks for playing!

Last week’s Trivia Tuesday question was:

The Canisius community dedicated the Greatest Generation Memorial in November 2007 as a permanent tribute to alumni who served during the war years of 1941 – 1943. Where is the memorial located on campus?

(a) In the Quad, near Koessler Plaza

(b) In front of Lyons Hall, on Main Street

(c) In the plaza, between Bagen Hall and Old Main

(d) Outside the ROTC Offices at the Health Science Building

The correct answer was: (c) In the plaza, between Bagen Hall and Old Main

Submitted by: College Communications

New Arts & Sciences Associate Dean

It is my pleasure to announce that Philip A. Reed, PhD, has agreed to serve as the full-time associate dean for the College of Arts & Sciences. His three-year term begins on August 1, 2020. Please join me in congratulating Phil on his appointment.

Reed came to Canisius College in 2009 as a member of the Philosophy Department. He was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2015 and to the rank of professor in 2019. Reed earned his PhD in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame.  He also holds a Master of Arts degree in philosophy from that institution. He earned his BA from Davidson College, also in philosophy.

Reed has completed the degree requirements for a Master of Business Administration from Canisius College. A specialist in ethics and applied ethics, Reed has taught an extensive list of courses at Canisius College, including many in the All-College Honors program. He was interim director of Honors in fall 2019 and has provided extensive service to the college, ranging from the Christ and Culture Lecture Series to Faculty Senate. Currently, he serves as chair of the Philosophy Department.

Reed’s list of scholarly accomplishments includes more than a dozen articles and book chapters, co-editing a volume on David Hume’s moral philosophy, book reviews and encyclopedia entries, a score of refereed or invited presentations, and several awards and fellowships. An accomplished scholar, dedicated teacher, conscientious faculty member and keen analytical mind, Reed embodies the qualities inherent in a Catholic, Jesuit institution of higher learning.

He will work closely with Barbara Porter, PhD the current associate dean, to transition into his new role. I want to personally thank Dr. Porter for her many years of dedicated, tireless and passionate service to the students, faculty and staff at Canisius College, and I wish her well on her retirement. At some point we’ll be able to assemble in sufficient numbers to recognize her contributions.

Special thanks to the search committee, which devoted extensive hours to this search amid coronavirus and remote working conditions:  Dave Devereux, Jenn Lodi-Smith, Jon O’Brien, Kris Kasbohm and Jen Herrmann.

Submitted by: Tom Chambers, PhD, dean, College of Arts & Sciences




Faithful Voting and Global Concerns Webinar


To help voters prepare for the 2020 U.S. elections, the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns is offering a series of webinars to dive deeper into the key world issues featured in their series of two-page global issue briefs, Faithful Voting and Global Concerns.

The next webinar is this Thursday, July 9 from 12:30-1:00 p.m. EDT and will focus on climate change, an issue of critical importance for the upcoming elections and the Church.

Chloe Noel, the program coordinator for the Faith Economy Ecology, will speak on the threat of climate change, the Catholic Church’s response and the ways U.S. voters can call upon electoral candidates to promote sustainable climate policy. There will be an opportunity for Q&A.

Click here to register for the webinar.

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Office of Mission & Identity