Alumni Lunchtime Lecture: The Real Batman


Join the Gannon University Alumni Association
for an Alumni Lunchtime Lecture on
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Dr. Steve Ropski ’78 is
The REAL Batman:
Gannon's Bat Tracking Project

Come to this spooktacular lecture to find out more about Pennsylvania's native bat species and specifically about Dr. Ropski's project to track and tag the bats in the belfry -- or stairwells, porches, and archways-- throughout Gannon's campus.  Learn why Dr. Ropski is the real (non-)Caped Crusader superhero of the natural world right here in downtown Erie!

Location: Msgr. Yehl Alumni Room, second floor of the Waldron Campus Center, 124 West 7th Street
Check-in: 11:45 a.m.
Lecture: Noon - 1 p.m.

About Dr. Ropski

Dr. Steve Ropski is a 1978 graduate of Gannon University.  He attained his doctorate in ecology from Indiana State University. Dr. Ropski has been a professor of biology at Gannon since 1984 and he also advises the Tri-Beta Biology Honors Society and is an active contributing member of Gannon Goes Green for campus sustainability.  Dr.
Ropski will co-lead the sold-out Alumni Association Galapagos Wildlife Adventure travel trip to Ecuador next spring.  He also co-leads trips to Yellowstone National Park for students, alumni and friends each summer and recently returned back from his twenty-sixth trip. Dr. Ropski literally wrote the book on Yellowstone tourism; signed copies of his "Let Yellowstone Come to You" book are available for sale at the Gannon Bookstore.


The Alumni Lunchtime Lecture is free to attend and open to the public.  Your RSVP includes a choice of ham, turkey, roast beef or vegetarian boxed lunch, courtesy of the Gannon University Alumni Association.

The registration deadline will be FRIDAY, OCT. 18, 2013. 

To reserve your seat at the lecture, proceed to the online Registration button at the top of this page. You may also contact Tracy Lyons, Director of Alumni Services at or (814) 871-7473.

If you need to cancel or change your reservation, please contact Tracy no later than 24 hours in advance of the lecture.  The Office of Alumni Services reserves the right to invoice the cost of lunch for any no-show reservations.

This Alumni Lunchtime Lecture is generously sponsored by Liberty Mutual, a Gannon Alumni Benefits program partner.  Learn more>

Contact Information
Primary Contact
Tracy Lyons
Date & Location
Date: 10/23/2013
Time: 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Yehl Alumni Room, Waldron Campus Center