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Last “Teaching Tea” Today (April 28)

The Center for Teaching Excellence will hold its final “Teaching Tea” today (April 28) from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Room.  This week’s topic is open and is whatever people want to talk about.  Just come out, commiserate, brag or take a break.

For more information, contact Pat Coward at Ext. 3720.

Submitted by:  Patricia Coward, PhD, director, Center for Teaching Excellence

Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble Concert

The Canisius College Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble perform its final concert of the semester Saturday (April 30) at 7:30 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.  Paul D. Biddle directs the Concert Band in a performance of Gustav Holst’s Second Suite for Military Band, a staple in the Concert Band repertoire, as well as newer works by Samuel Hazo and Hanz Zimmer.  The Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dave Schiavone, will perform a mix of jazz and Latin jazz works.  This performance is free and open to the public.  For more information, call the Music Office at Ext. 2536.

Submitted by:  Ellen Barnum, assistant director, ArtsCanisius

Softball Senior Day Saturday (April 30)

Paige Freiberger ‘11

The final home games for a quartet of Canisius softball players is scheduled for Saturday (April 30) as the Golden Griffins host Marist at noon on the Demske Sports Complex diamond in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference twin bill.  Canisius is looking to move into the top four of the MAAC in order to qualify for the 2011 conference tournament.

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Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director – external affairs, athletics

Learn How To Build An iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad App

What does it take to develop an iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad app for education?  Learn how to make one from an Apple developer on May 19 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Lyons 122.  Lunch will be provided.

Rick Bettencourt, a system engineer at Apple on the Higher Education NE team, will present a coding/Q&A time seminar on the developer programs including information about the Software Developer Kits (SDKs), Objective C, iOS Patterns and the challenges people face as a first time developer on the iOS platform.  Those who are a web, java, c, c++ , c# developer, or those who just have a good idea for an app, are welcome to attend to learn what it will take to build an Apple app.

Bettencourt has 25 years experience as a software developer, concentrating on cross platform distributed applications and design.

To register for this event or for more information, click here.

Submitted by:  Scott Clark, computer support specialist, ITS