You're invited to be our guest at the next Alumni Lunchtime Lecture, sponsored by Liberty Mutual. Judy Van Rheenen ’85, director of Gannon’s International Student Office, and a panel of international students and alumni representing the cultures of India, China, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia will present “It’s a Small World: International Gannon.” Sample ethnic cuisine, learn about foreign cultures, and see a sneak preview of Gannon’s International Night. RSVP by Mar. 12 >
A Walk Down Erie’s Memory Lane
In their book, Italian Americans of Greater Erie
, Mary Lou Scottino '74, Dr. Sandra Lee and Norma Palandra Webb have collected 150 years worth of pictures chronicling the Italian American experience in the Erie community. Join us on Mar. 28 from 6-8 pm in the Boardroom of Old Main for this complimentary evening Alumni Lecture! A reception with light refreshments, book signing, and photo presentation will follow. RSVP online >
Support Gannon Performing Arts
The annual fundraiser for the Alex Clemente Fund for the Performing and Related Arts at Gannon University will be held Friday, Mar. 9. This year's performance of "The Glorious Ones," a musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, is directed by Almi Clerkin ’85 and features Gannon alumni including professors Fr. Shawn Clerkin ’86 and Dr. Steve Ropski ’78. Details and online ticket purchase >
Get W.I.L.D. with Gannon’s SBDC
There’s still time to register for the fourth annual W.I.L.D. (Women in Leadership Development) Conference, hosted by Gannon University’s Small Business Development Center. This year’s conference is Friday, May 11 at the Erie Bayfront Convention Center, with registration beginning at 7:45 a.m. Keynote speakers include Peggy Klaus, president of Klaus & Associates, and Grace Killelia, Senior VP of Talent for Comcast Cable. Go W.I.L.D. >
Celebrate Black History Month
Gannon will host several events in celebration of Black History Month, which is recognized every February. All alumni, parents, and community members are invited to participate.
Black History Month Events >
Gannon Alumni Affinity Benefits
The Gannon University Alumni Association is pleased to announce the establishment of four special partnerships which will provide benefits and discounts to all Gannon University and Villa Maria College alumni! To date we have partnered with: B. F. Fields Moving and Storage; Howard Hanna Real Estate Services Gold Advantage; Loesel-Schaaf Long-Term Care Insurance; and Liberty Mutual Auto and Home Insurance. Learn More >
Travel to Italy with Gannon!
On October 5 – 14, 2012, join the Gannon University Alumni Association and Dr. Michael E. DeSanctis, professor of fine arts specializing in design and architecture, and director of the Gannon University Honors program, to experience ITALY’S SACRED SPACES: Venice, Florence, Rome and the Tuscan Hills
. Special "Early Bird" super savings: $100 discount per person for all deposits received on or before Mar. 30, 2012! Trip Details >
Every Alum Has A Story! Barbara A. Martzall '73VMC
Meet the Right Reverend Mother Bishop Barbara A. Martzall, a Villa Maria College nursing graduate from the class of 1973. Find out how this alumna went from a labor and delivery room to being consecrated as a bishop. Read more >
Gannon Women's Basketball Nationally Ranked
The Lady Knights basketball team continues to climb in national ranking. As of Jan. 31, the Gannon women are ranked No. 20 in the USA Today ESPN Top 25 Coaches Poll with a 16-3 overall record, 13-2 in conference play. Read more >
Don't forget about the Gannon Lady Knights' Pink Zone Game
on Feb. 18 to raise awareness of and support for breast cancer research. Admission to the 1 p.m. game in the Hammermill Center against Lock Haven University is free. Check out www.gannonsports.com
Save These 2012 Dates!
Mark your calendars for the following alumni and family events at Gannon.
Saturday, Apr. 21 Day of Caring
Gridley Park clean-up
Saturday, Sept. 15 Gannon’s Invitation to Volunteer Everywhere
national alumni day of service
Friday, Oct. 19- Sunday, Oct. 21 Alumni and Student Homecoming & Reunion Weekend
There's Still Time to Apply
High School Seniors:
It’s not too late to apply. Gannon operates on a rolling admissions basis. In addition to applying, sending high school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores, students should also work with their families to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Refer a student to apply to Gannon, and their application fee will be waived! Admissions events >
Find Out More about Financial Aid
Gannon will host a financial aid workshop at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 in room 1200 of the Palumbo Academic Center, 824 Peach St. The workshop is free and open to the public and will include an overview of the entire financial aid process, including definitions of common terms, an explanation of the various aid programs available and a step-by-step review of the questions on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Advance registration is not required. For more information, contact the Gannon University Financial Aid Office at 814-871-7337 or 1-800-GANNON-U (1-800-426-6668).
Job Search Tips from Career Services
Develop a professional presentation. Invest in a business suit (navy blue or charcoal gray) and portfolio case to carry your documents. Be prepared to communicate information in an effective manner (voice tone, grammar, posture, eye contact, listening skills). Demonstrate enthusiasm for the job and the company. Be sure to research the company prior to the interview. Be aware of your online footprint, i.e. what is your public image on Facebook, blogs, etc.? Make sure your email address and voicemail greeting do not draw any negative attention. Use formal communications when sending emails or texts. Career Services >
Gannon in the News
Read all about it! Gannon University is a newsmaker, in Erie and beyond. Jessica Badach Hubert
, assistant director of the Gannon Center for Social Concerns, was one of the inaugural recipients of an award based on service to the community and volunteerism. Read her accolades here
. Dr. David Kozak
, who long has been sought after as an interviewee on all things political and presidential, recently was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article
on Ron Paul. Keep up with all the current Gannon news at www.gannon.edu
and on Gannon’s Facebook page
Living Our Faith
This year’s Thomas J. and Mary H. Loftus Lecture on Catholic Thought and Action
, The Coherence of Catholic Social Teaching: A Framework for the Global Economic Crisis, was presented by Todd David Whitmore, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. The standing-room-only crowd learned about their rights and duties in our national and world economies. Pictured: Dr. Whitmore (l) with Thomas '56 and Mary Loftus.
Poll Question of the Month
The January poll revealed Greek lettered organizations to be the no.1 way GU eNews
readers were involved as students. Which Gannon fraternity was most memorable during YOUR time as a student?
(a) Alpha Phi Delta; (b) Delta Chi; (c) Delta Sigma Phi; (d) Pi Kappa Alpha; (e) Tau Kappa Epsilon; (f) Zeta Beta Tau;(g) The Sheiks; (h) Sigma Tau Gamma; (i) Kappa Delta Rho. Vote now >
Athletics Hall of Fame 2012
A sell-out crowd welcomed the new class of athlete honorees to the 2012 Gannon University Athletics Hall of Fame. See all the event photos in the Photo gallery >