Knightly News

University to hold annual Wellness Fair

Gannon University will hold its annual Wellness Fair 8 a.m. Tuesday in the Yehl Room of the Waldron Campus Center.

Organizers of the fair said they hope the event drives home the importance of “numbers.”

Those numbers include important health indicators such as blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol and body mass index (BMI). Gannon faculty, staff and students will have an opportunity to measure where they stand in those areas and others during the fair.

The fair will include more than 20 outside vendors. Some 300 students and employee’s attended last year’s event.

The fair is designed to help raise awareness of relevant health issues, differentiate between wellness “myths and facts” and reinforce to participants the importance of continually monitoring their numbers.

Vendors schedules to participate include the Hamot Center for Healthy Living, Hamot Wellness Center, Whole Foods Co-op, Saint Vincent Health System, the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), the Downtown YMCA and two local chiropractic offices.

Dr. Garibaldi to be honored

City Council will honor former Gannon University president Dr. Antoine M. Garibaldi at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2., in Council Chambers at Erie City Hall, 626 State St. The Gannon community is invited to attend.

University celebrates Black History Month

Gannon University will host a showing of “Soundtrack for a Revolution” as part of its celebration of Black History Month.

The showing is free and open to the public and will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, in room 104 of the Zurn Science Center. Following the movie, Ann M. Bomberger, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, will lead a brief discussion. Bomberger teaches African-American literature, composition and civic engagement.

“Soundtrack for a Revolution” is a 2009 documentary focusing on the civil rights movement, along with an emphasis on the power of music.

The showing is sponsored by the Gannon University Center for Social Concerns. For more information on the event, contact the Center at 814-871-7433.

APB Executive Board

applications available

Applications for executive board positions on the Activities Programming Board are now available at the front desk of the Waldron Campus Center. President Applications are due Friday, vice president applications are due Tuesday and chair Applications are due Feb. 4.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. contest

Gannon is holding its fourth annual contest related to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The contest is open to undergraduate and graduate students. This year’s theme is “Remember! Celebrate! Act!”

Students may submit their works in any medium (photographs, posters, poems, paintings, essays, songs, weavings, sculptures, etc.) that illuminates some aspect of King’s legacy. Submissions will be judged on their originality and insight into the theme.

Three winning entries will be selected, and prizes will be awarded – $100 for first place, $75 for second and $50 for third.

The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4; submissions are to be made to Dr. Sara Lichtenwalter and can be e-mailed to [email protected] or sent to office in Room 1214 of the A.J. Palumbo Academic Center.

Pink Zone Game to be held Feb. 5

The women’s basketball team will host its fourth annual Pink Zone game at the Hammermill Center at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, as the Lady Knights host Indiana (Pa.).

Admission is free to the women’s game and to the men’s game to follow between Gannon and IUP.

All money raised will benefit the Erie Unit of the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Fund. T-shirts, available in gray and pink, can be purchased for $13 each in the Waldron Campus Center.

For more information on purchasing a shirt or making a donation, contact the women’s basketball office at 814-871-5811.

Volunteer opportunity available

The Pennsylvania Behavioral Health & Aging Coalition is seeking older adult volunteers for their Aging Coalition Trainers (ACT) program. Volunteers must be 60 or older.

The ACT Program is a new training project that trains older adult volunteers to provide information to other older adults in group settings. Information will include behavioral health concerns, substance abuse, suicide prevention and the knowledge of the availability of resources in the local community.

Training will be held on March 11 at the Stairways Behavioral Health Center, 2185 W. 8th St. Interested volunteers can call 717-649-0452.

University marks Catholic Colleges Observance Week with lecture

On Tuesday, Feb. 8, Gannon will host a lecture on Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman.

The lecture is free and open to the public and will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Yehl Room.

The Rev. Nicholas Rouch, S.T.D., vicar for education for the Diocese of Erie, and Sister Kathleen Dietz, F.S.O., instructor, in the Gannon theology department, will present the lecture, which is part of Gannon’s celebration of Catholic Colleges Observance Week.

Newman was an important figure in England’s religious history.