Softball Home This Weekend

Doubleheader vs. Siena

After 29 straight games away from home, your Golden Griffin softball team returns to Buffalo for its home opener. On Saturday, April 14, the team hosts a conference twin bill versus Siena. First pitch for game one is slated for noon at the Demske Sports Complex.

For more information, visit ww.GoGriffs.com

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director, External Affairs

 

 

Shoes for the Shelter 5K is This Sunday

20th anniversary of popular race

The 20th annual Shoes for the Shelter 5K is this coming Sunday, April 15. The race starts at 10 a.m. from the corner of Main and Delavan.

There is a pre-race Mass set for 8:30 a.m. with a post-race celebration at approximately 10:20 a.m. (both held in the Patrick Lee Center). Awards will be distributed at 11 a.m. for age groups, male and female, from under 10 to over the age of 90. Awards will also be given to male and female top three finishers for faculty/staff, students and alumni.

Donations of shoes will be accepted for the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Registration can be done in person at Room 181 in the KAC  throughout the week or on-line at Go Griffs.com. Packet pickups are slated for Friday and Saturday afternoon in the Koessler Center.

For more information, call Ext. 2977.

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director, External Affairs

Serious Games Meetup

Group explores science education

The last Serious Games Meetup of the 2017-18 academic year is Friday, April 20 at 11 a.m. in the DMA Lounge on the 3rd floor of Lyons Hall. We’ll look at some things related to science education, including simple 3D physics development in Unity, and Kerbal Space Program, a humorous but sophisticated spaceflight mechanics simulator.

Serious Games can serve a wide variety of purposes: educational, scientific simulation, healthcare, therapy, personnel training, emergency management, city planning and politics.

 

 

The Serious Games Meetup is sponsored by the Digital Humanities Group.  Here, faculty, staff and students explore learning theories and game design and conduct workshops where participants explore digital and analog game use and creation.  And yes, they play some games, too!

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, instructional designer, Center for Online Learning & Innovation

 

 

Star Paws

Dog walk to benefit The Institute for Autism Research

Grab your pooch and head down to Fredonia for Star Paws: A Dog Walk to Benefit the Institute for Autism Research on Sunday, April 22 from 12 – 4 p.m. Registration for the Star Wars-themed dog walk around the Fredonia State campus begins at 11 a.m. at the SUNY Fredonia clocktower. The event will feature food, raffles, games, live music and more. Registration forms are available at the SUNY Fredonia ticket office. If you are unable to attend the walk, but would like to donate to the Institute for Autism Research, click here.

Submitted by: College Communications