In the News…

The steeple from the Christ the King Chapel. A local restoration company has been contacted to determine if it can be repaired. Photo credit: Alicia Cagle.

Over the last couple of days, there has been a number of news articles about Mercyhurst. For those not following the local paper, and any who might have missed it, here’s a quick recap on some of the headlines making the news…

  • First and foremost, be sure to read the local reporting on last night’s big win over Gannon University on the basketball court…it was a great game all the way through. Read more from the Erie Times News…
  • Steeple toppled by storm – A strong storm rolled through Erie on Tuesday evening, and in its path it topped the original steeple on the Christ the King Chapel. Read more from Erie Times News…
  • Mercyhurst men’s hockey program and coach Rick Gotkin were profiled by NHL.com on their hot start to the 2011-12 season. The program has been playing great hockey, 10-3-2 in the league – good for first place, despite a very young roster. Gotkin’s group of 14 freshmen have been garnering national attention. Read more from the NHL…
  • Speaking of hockey, Mercyhurst alumnus Paul Colontino is a familiar name for many. He played at Mercyhurst, and then became part of the coaching staff for two different stints. He is now familiar for another reason – he’s the head coach of the women’s program at Robert Morris, a conference rivalry for the Mercyhurst women’s hockey team. He will return to the Mercyhurst Ice Center this weekend, only will be standing behind a different bench. Read more from the Erie Times News…
  • Speaking of alumni, the Gannon Knight ran a nice article about Mercyhurst alum Thurman Schaetzle ’11, a volutneer assistant for the Gannon men’s basketball team. On top of attending Mercyhurst for high school and college, Thurman is also the son of Mercyhurst football coach Marty Schaetzle, further fueling the cross-town rivalry. Read more from the Gannon Knight…
  • The Mercyhurst dance program is admired around the world, and is drawing headlines yet again. This time, they will be performing a show titled “In Her Shoes,” a show created to reflect on the roles of today’s women. Read more in the Erie Times News and in the Mercyhurst press release.

 

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