Alumni Services Welcomes New Assistant Directors
Please join Gannon’s Office of Alumni Services in welcoming two new assistant directors, Tracy Stolz and Erin Sekerak ’04, to the staff this January. They are both excited to interact with and assist Gannon and Villa Maria alumni! Read more >
New Hall of Fame Inductees to be Honored
Mark your calendars now for the 2011 Gannon University Athletics Hall of Fame event, scheduled for Jan. 22. A 5 p.m. reception will start the evening, followed by a dinner and induction ceremony in the Yehl Ballroom of the Waldron Campus Center. Read more >
Alumni-founded ETI Client Wins Award
M-Dot Network, a retail technology company currently housed in Gannon University’s Erie Technology Incubator, recently won the fourth annual Amazon Web Services Global Start-Up Challenge. The competition received more than 1,500 applications from 22 countries. Gannon alumni Dan Bensur ’84, ’95M and Kevin Seeker ’88, along with Bill Catania, founded the company in 2008. Read more >
Cheer On Your Knights!
Join the Alumni Association for a pizza party reception before the women’s and men’s basketball teams take on the Mercyhurst Lakers on Jan. 26 and the Edinboro Fighting Scots on Feb. 9. More details and online registration >
Still Time to Join New M.Ed. Cohorts
Gannon’s Office of Graduate Admissions is pleased to announce the launch of three new M.Ed. cohorts this spring! We will begin offering our master of education in curriculum and instruction degree in St. Marys, Pa., Monroeville, Pa., and Erie. All programs begin in January 2011 and are offered in a teacher-friendly schedule at the reduced education tuition rate. There is still time to join, but please act quickly by contacting Molly McCracken
, graduate enrollment advisor, at 814-871-5819. And remember, Gannon alumni do not pay a graduate application fee!
Find Out More about Financial Aid
Gannon will host a free Financial Aid Workshop at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 12 in Room 1200 of the Palumbo Center, 824 Peach St. The workshop will cover the various aid programs available and will include a step-by-step review of the FAFSA. For information, call 814-871-7337 or 1-800-GANNON-U (1-800-426-6668). Read more >
Go Pink with Women’s Basketball
Gannon’s Lady Knights will once again host a Pink Zone game on Feb. 5 to raise awareness of and support for breast cancer research. Admission to the 1 p.m. game against Indiana (Pa.) is free. T-shirts, raffle baskets, scarves, pink ribbon pins, magnets, bracelets and pink hair extensions will be sold during the game, and survivors will be honored as well. Stay tuned to www.gannonsports.com
for more details!
Gannon to Celebrate Being a Catholic College
Gannon University will celebrate its Catholic Mission during Catholic Colleges Observance Week, Feb. 6-10, 2011. Activities include Masses, a lecture and Faith Field Day. Check out the full schedule of activities HERE
and join us!
GU Honors Martin Luther King
Join Gannon University as we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 17, 2011 beginning with a Memorial Prayer Service at 11 a.m. in the Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel at 520 Peach Street. Meet Gannon students, staff and alumni in Perry Square at noon to the join the annual City of Erie MLK Jr. Day March, immediately followed by lunch in Gannon’s Waldron Campus Center. For more information, contact Bonita Booker
Interim President and Presidential Search Committee Named
Most Rev. Donald W. Trautman, S.T.D., S.S.L., Bishop of Erie and
Chairman of the Gannon University Board of Trustees, has appointed with
Board approval longtime faculty member Dr. Phil Kelly interim president
of Gannon. The Bishop and Board also named the search committee members
who will lead the selection of the next president. Read more >
New Alumni Polling Feature!
The online alumni community at www.gannonalumni.org
now offers a GU Poll of the Month. Weigh in
with your opinion each month and see instant results. Log on today to answer January’s question: What do you remember most clearly from your time as a student at Gannon or Villa?
Gannon Gets Greener with Newsletter, Events
The Gannon Goes Green initiative continues to take off around campus, with dining services joining in the act. During lunch on Dec. 10, the Beyer Hall Cafeteria experimented with trayless dining in an effort to curtail food waste, promote healthier eating habits and reduce the amount of water and energy consumed by washing trays.
As a precursor, Metz conducted a Weigh Your Waste event in the cafeteria on Dec. 1. For the three-hour lunch period, all food that was to be thrown out was weighed; some 413 individuals discarded 109 pounds of food, which could have fed approximately 114 people.
To learn about more of Gannon’s green projects, view the recently published Gannon Goes Green newsletter
, produced by students in Ann Bomberger’s advanced composition class, or visit the Gannon Goes Green Web site
New Residence Hall Takes Shape
Curious about construction progress of Gannon’s new residence hall? Can’t make it back to campus to see the building take shape in person? Simply log on to www.gannon.edu/newreshall to watch the work in real time on Gannon's live webcam
. You can also search through prior days’ footage from the camera, which overlooks the south side of the new building.
Take a Look Back with the Annual Report
The 2010 Annual Report of the President, a year-in-review publication documenting the many changes, accomplishments and highlights of the 2009-2010 Academic Year, is now available! Check it out for information on new academic programs and study abroad, ways Gannon faculty and students live out their faith, how alumni stay connected to their alma mater, and more. View online >
What’s Going On at Gannon?
Alumni and friends are welcome to attend various lectures, concerts, plays, sporting events and Masses throughout the Spring 2011 Semester. Download your PDF copy of What’s Going On HERE
Gannon in the News
Read all about it! Gannon University is a newsmaker, in Erie and beyond. Goerie.com has more than 120 photos from Gannon’s Winter Commencement ceremony
. Several media outlets covered the University’s trayless dining efforts
, and the Centre Daily Times
picked up a local newspaper story on Gannon’s “A Knight in the Kitchen” student-produced cooking show
. Keep up with all the current Gannon news at www.gannon.edu
and on Gannon’s Facebook page
Hot Meals and Warm Clothes for Christmas
The Gannon social work program hosted its annual Christmas Dinner and Wellness Fair on Dec. 5 at the University’s Hammermill Center. Students, faculty and staff provided a free turkey dinner with all the trimmings to approximately 350 less fortunate local residents. Also, on Dec. 4, the Gannon social work program and Community Outreach Group partnered to host Clothing Distribution Day. This year, 2,400 residents received donated clothing. View photos from the Dinner >
Let it Snow!
Located in Erie, Pa., Gannon University sees its share of wintry weather. Gannon students embrace snowy days by getting some exercise—and relieving their stress from final exams—with an impromptu snowball fight on Friendship Green. Other outdoor activities, like Ski Club, help students pass the winter months with a smile.