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Volume IX, Issue 7          Welcome, , to your GU eNEWS         July 6, 2010
Webcam Follows Residence Hall Construction
Construction began this summer on a new residence hall, the first new construction on campus in 20 years. Follow the building’s construction via the University’s webcam and find out more about this exciting new development. The webcam faces north, towards Lake Erie. Watch the progress >

Graduate Open House Preview
Please join us at Gannon University’s Graduate Open House on July 22 to learn about all of Gannon’s master’s and doctoral degree programs. Program directors as well as admissions and financial aid representatives will be on hand. Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at 814-871-7474 with any questions. Read more >

Shakespeare Summer Nights Returns

All alumni and friends are invited to campus to attend the seventh annual Alumni Picnic and Shakespeare Summer Nights show. This year’s performance, The Taming of the Shrew, will be held July 24 in the Morosky Academic Center's Courtyard (150 W. 10th St.). The picnic begins in the Courtyard Cafe at 6 p.m. Online registration > 
Golf Outing Supports GU Football
Alumni, parents and friends are invited to join the Gannon University football program as it hosts the second annual Knights Football Golf Classic on July 24. Gannon Athletics >

Save the Date for GIVE Day 2010
Get ready to GIVE all you’ve got at this year’s GIVE (Gannon’s Invitation to Volunteer Everywhere) Day, scheduled for Sept. 25. A Gannon tradition, the day offers faculty, staff, students and now alumni an opportunity to get involved and give back in their communities. Save the date and stay tuned for more information!

New Faces Join Campus
Two new faces have come to campus to fill newly created roles at the University. Akram Bhatti has been named the new Patient Simulation Center coordinator, while Shay Meinzer joined Gannon as the new director of community development. Read more > 

SGA Dedicates Class Gift
The 2010-11 Student Government Association invites all SGA alumni to a special open house and dedication of the Class of 2009 mobile (seen at left with artist David Seitzinger) on Oct. 22 from 4-5:30 p.m. in the piano lounge on the first floor of Waldron Campus Center. For more information, contact Cathy Fresch, director of Alumni Services, at 814-871-5842. More about Alumni Homecoming & Reunion Weekend >

Tea Time for Villa Maria Alumnae
The Villa ladies are set to enjoy another one of their fabulous afternoon teas in the boardroom of Old Main on Oct. 23 from 2:30-4 p.m. Please join us for this annual gathering of reminiscing and fellowship. For more information, contact Cathy Fresch, director of Alumni Services, at 814-871-5842. More about Alumni Homecoming & Reunion Weekend >

Young Alumni Plan Wine Tasting
Young Alumni (class years 1990-2010) and the “young at heart” are invited to participate in a special wine tasting hosted by Tammy Zampogna Liberto ’88 of Flickerwood Wine Cellars. The event will be held Oct. 24 from 7:30-9 p.m. on the fourth floor of Gannon’s Nash Library. For more information, contact Cathy Fresch, director of Alumni Services, at 814-871-5842. More about Alumni Homecoming & Reunion Weekend > 

Gannon in the News
Read all about it! Gannon University is a newsmaker, in Erie and beyond. The Web site “Teach Our Children” posted a Gannon video and information helpful to international students. introduced Gannon’s newest academic offering, a polysomnographic certificate program. A former GU student, seen in the film The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, spoke highly of his Gannon days in this article. Keep up with all the current Gannon news at

Living Our Faith
Gannon University strives to be a community where faith is vitally present and dynamic. From retreats and liturgies organized by the Campus Ministry Office to service trips arranged through the Center for Social Concerns, there are many ways to grow in your faith at Gannon. Log on to find out more about the University's Catholic Mission. Read more > 

Every Alum Has a Story
Graduate Lisa Smith '97 has spent her post-graduation years building a career in the film industry. She recently returned to her hometown of Pittsburgh after living in Los Angeles for the past 11 years and currently produces documentary films. Read more > 

Photo of the Month
The African-American Alumni Committee held their quarterly meeting on June 30. The committee has established various initiatives to re-engage African-American alumni to the university, including scholarships and other forms of financial assistance. For additional information on how you can support the scholarship efforts of the African-American Alumni committee, contact Homer Smith, assistant director of Alumni Services, at 814-871-7784.

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New Class Notes

Lauren Hopkins
Added: 6/10/2010 4:36 PM
Lauren Hopkins '08 recently completed a ...

Peter Thomas
Added: 6/10/2010 2:39 PM
Peter Thomas, BSME '01, MBA '07 from Mar...

Michael Kauffman
Added: 5/31/2010 9:17 AM
Engagements and Marriages
Michael Kauffman '08 will be wed June 26...

Jessica Yonley
Added: 5/28/2010 12:24 PM
Jessica (Kerr) Yonley (B.S. '06) began s...

Joanne Auerbach
Added: 5/24/2010 10:15 PM
Joanne (Zentis) Auerbach was recently sw...

Chrissy Fortin
Added: 5/3/2010 7:46 PM
Births and Adoptions
Chrissy (Muzia) Fortin ('01) and Phil Fo...

John Paserba
Added: 5/2/2010 10:09 PM
John Paserba has been named the Pittsbur...

Hollie Dean
Added: 4/27/2010 11:33 PM
Engagements and Marriages
Aaron Hill proposed to Hollie Dean ('06)...

Deborah Foley
Added: 4/16/2010 3:02 PM
Births and Adoptions
Deborah LaChapelle Foley (BS'02), and he...

Upcoming Events

Knights Football Golf Classic 2010
7/24/2010 12:00 PM to 7/24/2010

Alumni, parents & friends are cordially invited to attend the 2nd Annual Knights Football Golf Classic at Gospel Hill Golf Course on Saturday, July 24, 2010.

Alumni Picnic & Shakespeare Summer Nights
7/24/2010 6:00 PM to 7/24/2010

The Annual Alumni Picnic and Shakespeare Summer Nights show features The Taming of the Shrew.

Quail Hollow Golf Outing 2010
9/13/2010 11:00 AM to 9/13/2010 6:00 PM

James A. Scozzie, Ph. D. '65, former President of the National Alumni Association and current Trustee of Gannon University, cordially invites you to a golf outing and barbecue at Quail Hollow Country Club in Painesville, Ohio on Monday, September 13, 2010.

Homecoming/Reunion Weekend 2010
10/22/2010 to 10/24/2010

The Alumni Homecoming/Reunion Weekend 2010 on October 22 - 24 welcomes several Landmark Year Class Reunions and affinity groups back to campus.

We welcome your comments and suggestions! To share your thoughts or be added to our e-mail list, contact Cathy Fresch, director of Alumni Services, at

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