Knightly News

Notre Dame speaker to give lecture
Todd David Whitmore, Ph.D., will be the keynote speaker at Gannon University’s Thomas J. and Mary H. Loftus Lecture on Catholic Thought and Action.
The lecture is free and open to the public and will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, in the Waldron Campus Center’s Yehl Ballroom.
Whitmore is an associate professor of theology and director of the Catholic Social Tradition program at the University of Notre Dame.
Whitmore’s lecture is entitled “The Coherence of Catholic Social Teaching: A Framework for the Global Economic Crisis” and will cover a broad array of topics regarding Catholic social teaching and contemporary social concerns.
Among Whitmore’s credentials are his role as co-editor of “Catholic Social Tradition,” a running book series published by the University of Notre Dame Press, and his writing has appeared in the Annual of the Society of Christian Ethics, Theological Studies, and the Journal of Religion.

ITS prepares to launch new portal
Gannon’s ITS department is holding open workshops to introduce students, faculty and staff to the new Gannon portal website, which is estimated to launch in the second week of February.
All are welcome to preview the new portal, with future workshops to be held 3 p.m. Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. Monday, 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, and 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31.
Each preview will be held in Room 104 of the Zurn Science Center.

Orientation advisers wanted

Any student interested in taking part in formally welcoming Gannon’s next class of students to campus should apply for a spot on the Summer Orientation Adviser staff.
Completed applications are to be turned into the New Student Services office by Friday, Jan. 27, and can be found at the front desk in the Waldron Campus Center.
Any questions are requested to be directed to Student Orientation Coordinator Kaleigh McCarthy by emailing [email protected]

“God of Carnage” drama reading
Alpha Psi Omega, Gannon’s theatre fraternity, is sponsoring two dramatic readings of the play “God of Carnage” at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday at One Green World Cafe.
The play’s plot centers on a conflict between two families when two couples meet and try to discuss the violence that has occurred between their children.

Phi Eta Sigma blood drive
Gannon’s national honors society, Phi Eta Sigma, is holding a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, in the Hammermill Center. Come donate blood and help save a life.

Ireland trip sign-ups now accepted
The Rev. Shawn Clerkin is leading an Irish heritage tour through Education First College Study Tours May 15-24. For more info, email Clerkin at [email protected]
MLK 25 Challenge
The Center for Social Concerns is hosting a giving challenge from Martin Luther King Jr. Day until the Day of Caring on April 21.
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day the center is encouraging people to sign up on the Facebook page, or to email Arlene Montevecchio at [email protected] to participate in the event.
Participants are given a form where they can keep track of 25 service, philanthropy, education or justice activities they do between now and then.
Montevecchio encourages participants to list the events they do on the Facebook page, and write a mini-reflection of them.
The form with the 25 completed activities must be submitted to the Center for Social Concerns no later than April 16 to participate in the lunch held for those who complete the tasks.

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