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iPad Users Group to Meet

The iPad Users Group will meet on Friday, November 9 at 1:00 in SH-1017. Anyone who owns an iPad, an Android tablet or a phone with either operating system is welcome. The focus of this group is to find out how others are using mobile devices in their professional and personal lives. If you’re just thinking about purchasing a tablet find out the pros and cons of the various platforms to help you make an educated purchase. Learn where to find free applications, what others have found, and other useful tips. If you want to know more, please contact either Joe Rizzo at x8354, or Scott Clark at x8357,

Submitted by:  Joseph F. Rizzo, academic technology specialist, ITS

Hockey Returns To Conference Play

Starting to miss hockey yet?

Well, your Golden Griffin ice hockey team is back on home ice Friday night when Robert Morris pays a visit to the Buffalo State Ice Arena for a 7 pm face-off. The Griffs are coming off a pair of ties against visiting ECAC foe, Clarkson, while Robert Morris’s 3-3 record includes a domoinating win at RIT.

For additional information call 888-2885 or visit

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

Veteran Brian Castner to Read from The Long Walk : A Story of War and the Life that Follows

On Monday, November 12 at 1 p.m., Western New York’s Brian Castner will read from his critically acclaimed book, “The Long Walk : A Story of War and the Life that Follows”, in Andrew L. Bouwhuis, S.J. Library.

Castner, a Marquette University graduate, served as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) officer in the U.S. Air Force from 1999 to 2007, deploying to Iraq to command bomb disposal units in Balad and Kirkuk in 2005 and 2006. He and his team “disabled roadside IEDs, investigated the aftermath of roadside car bombings and searched door to door to uncover bomb-makers at their homes.” He is a Bronze Star recipient who continues to train EOD teams to disable bombs, as a civilian.

His memoir offers a hard look at the reality of war and the effect on warriors “in country” and back home. Critics have compared The Long Walk … to Erich Maria Remarque’s, “All Quiet on the Western Front”, and recognize Brian Castner as a gifted writer whose candor will strike a chord with veterans of all wars, and those who love them.

This special Veterans Day Commemoration event is co-sponsored by the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library and Office of Veterans Affairs. The program is free and open to the public.

For more information, click here or contact Kathleen DeLaney at

Submitted by: Kathleen DeLaney, archvist/reference librarian

“He Said-She Said” on November 15

The jury is in! The great debate on relationship communication and responsible decision making takes center stage with “He Said-She Said”  at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 15 in the Regis Room. This program is open to the entire Canisius College community.

An entergetic presenter will take the audience through the real-life story of two students who meet at the beginning of the school year in Calculus class. They become study partners. One night they meet up at a party. They both drink and then hook-up. Did someone cross the line, or did both behave irresponsibly?

With witty references to Facebook pokes, text messaging, and friend lists; the story of Jake and Erica resonates with today’s campus culture, instantly enabling students to see themselves in a similar situation. Combining this youth currency with information about substance use and sexual assault research, our skillful presenter will challenge students to take responsibility for their community as well as examine their role as bystanders in a number of social settings.

For more information on this Fuel Your Mind, Body, & Spirit / New Year, New You sponsored program please contact the office of Campus Programming & Leadership Development (CPLD) at x2190. Sponsored by CPLD, Athletics, and Public Safety.

Submitted by: Katie Martoche, assistant director, Campus Programming & Leadership Development