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Latino/a Heritage Program in the Soup With Substance Series

A Latino/a Heritage Program in the Soup with Substance Series 2013 – 2014 will be held 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Thursday, October 17 in the Regis South Room of the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center. It is free and open to the public. A vegan Venezuelan Pabellon Criollo (black bean) soup and Mayan hot chocolate will be provided by Chartwell’s Dining Services.

Hosted by Professor Julia Wescott of the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, the program will feature Gilbert Hernandez, host of WIVB-TV’s “Hispanic Voices” and Edwin Martinez, publisher of Western New York’s Panorama Hispanic News. Voices”
Soup With Substance Series is sponsored by the ALANA Student Center and Chartwell’s Dining Services. For more information, feel free to stop by ASC (FH 008) or call us at 888-2787.

Submitted by:  Kathleen Mathews, administrative associate, ALANA Student Center

Mark Your Calendars

The Office of Marketing & Communication invites you to join us at our Open House on Wednesday, October 16, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., in Lyons Hall, Room 209.

Stop in and meet our new team members and reconnect with the “old.” Learn more about how Public Relations, Creative Services and Web Services can help support your programs and projects. And share with us important information about your latest research, news and events.

If nothing else, stop by to enjoy some refreshments and score a free T-shirt.

See you then!

Submitted by: Marketing and Communication

Hockey At Niagara on Saturday Night

Anxious to see the defending Atlantic Hockey champs? Your Griffs don’t open at home until Nov. 9 however, you can catch the team in its season opener, Saturday night when they travel across the Grand Island bridge to battle the Purple Eagles.

Game time on Monteagle Ridge is slated for 7 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door, or you can purchase in advance by calling the Niagara ticket office.

Don’t forget, there is still time to purchase hockey season tickets. Only $75 per seat for 14 games. Call 716-888-2885.

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

Managing Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders

Renay Moran of the Epilepsy Association of WNY (EAWNY) will give a presentation on epilepsy on October 16 at 6:30 p.m. in Science Hall Room 1053.

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder affecting about 2.5 million Americans. The mission of the EAWNY is to assist individuals and their families in coping with and adjusting to epilepsy and seizure disorders, and to enable them to lead more independent, productive and satisfying lives. Renay (M Ed.) will discuss the disorder and the programs administered by the EAWNY to meet its mission. She has been the Information Services Coordinator for Erie County for 10 years and is the director for the annual Maggie Lee memorial race that will be held October 26 at Delaware Park.

The presentation is open to the public. For more information contact Mel Crotzer at

Submitted by: M.E. Crotzer, PhD, adjunct professor of mathematics and statistics

Gaming Industry Veteran To Address Local Talent

Richard Wnuk, a veteran of the electronic game industry, will give a presentation at Buffalo Game Space at the Paddock Chevrolet Golf Dome, 75 Brompton Road, Tonawanda, NY on Tuesday, October 15 at 6:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Wnuk’s experience includes senior management positions for Atari, Time Warner Interactive, Red Storm Entertainment, Konami of America, Jaleco Entertainment, and Majesco Entertainment. Currently, he is senior advisor with Kik Interactive, a high tech company behind the popular instant messenger system Kik.

Wnuk will talk about the challenges that face the industry and opportunities for independent game developers who are interested in creating games in HTML5 and other open technologies for mobile platforms.

Buffalo Game Space is a membership-based group of creative individuals (visual artists, musicians, writers, programmers, educators, students, professionals and hobbyists) interested in creating and developing games, and DIY interactive projects.

This event is organized in collaboration with Perfect Parallel, a golf simulation company and the Game Design Concentration of the Canisius College Digital Media Arts Program.

For more information, contact PJ Moskal, PhD, assistant professor of digital media arts, at Ext. 2110 or

Submitted by: Marketing and Communication