Volume VIII, Issue 9            Welcome, , to your GU eNEWS!            September 4, 2009

New Class Notes

Gregory Pashke
Added: 10/28/2009 9:23 AM
Greg Pashke contributed a chapter on &qu...

Kristen Stimmell
Added: 10/16/2009 12:38 PM
Births and Adoptions
Kristen (Ballant) Stimmell (B.A. '99, M....

Nicole Halladay
Added: 10/15/2009 9:28 AM
Births and Adoptions
Nicole (Kuss) Halladay (BA '02) and her ...

William Grieshober
Added: 10/8/2009 12:03 PM

Bill Grieshober, a Senior Bu...

Eric LaPrice
Added: 10/8/2009 8:43 AM
Eric La Price, BS-1994, MS-1999, won Bes...

Darin Sutton
Added: 10/1/2009 8:46 AM
Engagements and Marriages
Married Christine (Bond) August 22, 2009...

Amber Hornburg
Added: 9/29/2009 1:05 PM
Engagements and Marriages
Amber Ashley (01) married Michael Hornbu...

Chip Rohrbach
Added: 9/17/2009 6:13 PM
Chip Rohrbach, D.O. '96 was granted the ...

Gannon Alumni to G.I.V.E. Back
Gannon alumni across the country are invited and encouraged to participate in G.I.V.E. (Gannon’s Invitation to Volunteer Everywhere) Day on Sept. 19. As Gannon students, faculty and staff work together to better the Erie community, alumni will also join forces for a day of service in their respective regions. Get involved! >
It’s Tailgate Time!
As fall approaches two things come to mind: tailgating and football! Dig out your Gannon hats, shirts and jackets and help us support our student-athletes as the Golden Knight Booster Club hosts a football tailgate on Sept. 12, prior to the Gannon vs. Cheyney University game at 6 p.m. Find out more and register today! >
Business Ambassadors Coming to GU
Please join us for a timely, interesting and interactive presentation at the next Gannon University Business Ambassadors Group meeting on Sept. 16. “Successful Exporting: Entering and Staying in the Global Market” will feature an exclusive presentation by Dorte Heffernan, international trade manager for the Northwest PA Regional Planning and Development Commission, and Gretchen Seth ’79, ’82M, vice president of international sales at Logistics Plus. More information and registration details >

Alumni Lunchtime Lecture Series
Back for its fourth year, the Alumni Lunchtime Lecture Series kicks off on Sept. 17 with David B. Barker, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology at Gannon, speaking about “Stress and Coping.” Get ready to be educated, entertained and engaged with the 2009-10 Alumni Lunchtime Lecture Series! Registration and more information >

Graduate & Professional School Fair
Representatives from over 50 schools will be on Gannon’s campus on Oct. 6 to answer questions and provide information about graduate and professional school opportunities. The event will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Waldron Campus Center, 124 West 7th St., and is open to all students and alumni. See the list of participating schools >

It’s Almost Time to Re-U-Knight

Mark your calendars for Oct. 23-25 and plan on returning to Erie for this year’s Alumni Homecoming & Reunion Weekend. From events to affinity reunions to landmark class celebrations, the weekend is guaranteed to help you reminisce and reunite. Event listings, schedule & more information >

Next Lacrosse Alumni Game Scheduled
Thanks to the success of the first-ever lacrosse alumni game held May 2, a second game has been scheduled to coincide with Alumni Homecoming & Reunion Weekend! Lace up your turfs and join us Oct. 24 at 9:15 a.m. at Gannon Field. For more information, contact head coach Alicia Groveston at (814) 871-5625 or grovesto001@gannon.edu.

Gannon is All Over Pittsburgh
    Let’s All Get Together!
You’re invited to join President Garibaldi, faculty, coaches and leading Pittsburgh alumni on Oct. 27 for an exciting evening when alumni, prospective students and parents can mingle, learn from each other and enjoy an ice cream social. Gannon's mascot, Drake, has already paid the city a visit (click HERE to check it out). Even if you can’t make the event, please show your GU pride by wearing maroon and gold on Oct. 27! Read more >
Join the Lady Knights at Disney
Gannon’s women’s basketball team will kick off the 2009-10 season with a trip to Orlando, Fla., to participate in Disney’s Division II Tip-Off East Coast Classic. Gannon University alumni and fans are encouraged to join the team for this special event, held Nov. 6-8 at the Disney Wide World of Sports Complex. Find out more >

2009 National Alumni Association Officers
Want to know more about your Alumni Association leaders? Read biographies of President Dana Kennedy Fallon, Esq. ’91, Vice President Brian Fargo ’71 and Secretary Scott Krall ’84 HERE. They look forward to working with you in making the National Alumni Association the best it can be!

Partner with Gannon University Today
Great alumni help create great universities. Gannon University and Villa Maria College alumni now have a meaningful opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Gannon students and fellow alumni by joining the Alumni Partners Program. From student recruitment and mentoring to recognizing outstanding alumni, contributing your time and talents to the University is a simple, but important, way to give back. Get involved! >

Share Your Info with the Alumni Directory
With the help of Harris Connect, LLC, a trusted partner of Gannon University, work on the 2010 Gannon University Alumni Directory has begun. The directory will contain not only listings of thousands of fellow alumni, but also gives you a chance to share your stories, pictures and life experiences with friends and former classmates. Find out more >

Annual Fund Gets New Name
Gannon’s Annual Fund has a new name to better reflect the importance of the fund to Gannon and its students: the Annual Fund for Academic Excellence. Your generous support helps Gannon offer more scholarship support to deserving students, increase faculty and student research, broaden technology throughout academic buildings and much more. Please consider making a gift today >

Gannon in the News
Read all about it! Gannon University is a newsmaker, in Erie and beyond. This month, readers of Whirl, greater Pittsburgh’s premier lifestyle magazine, got to know Gannon. Read more >

Every Alum Has a Story 
Dion Clarke ’75, a native of New York City, received a bachelor of arts in communications from Gannon University. Dion is presently the CEO and president of JWD Enterprises, Inc., a diversity marketing company, based in New York, that he founded in 2003. He is also the founder of African American Theater Night (a subsidiary of JWD Enterprises), a traveling educational and theatrical production for schools, civic and social organizations that highlights multicultural history and relationships in American society. Read more > 

Photo of the Month 
More than 720 new Gannon students officially began college life on Aug. 23 when the University hosted its annual Welcome Mass and New Student Convocation. The Class of 2013 includes 26 valedictorians and 11 salutatorians, representing 18 states, the Virgin Islands and nine countries.


Upcoming Events

33rd Annual Golden Harvest Food Drive
11/7/2009 8:00 AM to 11/7/2009 4:00 PM
Food Drive where university students, alumni and staff will collect canned food throughout the city for the Second Harvest Food Bank.  
Contact Name:  Kayla Coan 814-871-7205, Student Living Office  

Blessing & Re-dedication of Zurn
11/12/2009 to 11/12/2009
Join Bishop Trautman and Dr. Garibaldi at the Blessing & Re-dedication of the Zurn Science Center at 4:00 p.m. in Zurn 101.

Alumni Lunchtime Lecture - John Mangus '56
11/19/2009 12:00 PM to 11/19/2009 1:00 PM
Location: WCC, Room 219
Registration Deadline: Monday, November 16th
Topic: "The Impact of Optics on the New Cosmology and Religion"

We welcome your comments and suggestions! To share your thoughts or be added to our e-mailing list, contact Cathy Fresch, director of Alumni Services, at fresch001@gannon.edu.

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