March 4th, 2014
If you love photography, you will not want to miss what the Erie Art Museum has prepared for this weekend.
The museum will host a 4 day photography event called Photopalooza.
From Thursday, March 6, until Sunday, March 9, the Erie Art Museum will feature world renowned, Canadian-born New York City photographer Robert Polidori, along with other photographers from New York City and the Erie region.
They will be part of the Photopalooza photography weekend hosted by the museum.
On State Street, there is a building which can seem nondescript from the outside. Once you step inside, you’ll find that there is much more than you expected.
The Erie Art Museum is one treasure. This center for visual art contains works of artists from Erie and around the world.
There are cycles of exhibits which go through the museum.
For more than 50 years the Irish Rovers have played their music all over the world. As their music career comes to end, they are stopping by Mercyhurst on March 8.
Mercyhurst is just one of the early stops on their “Farewell to Rovin’” Tour, which is traveling to Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, is thru December of 2015.
Though all members are originally from Ireland, the band was formed in Toronto, Canada, in 1963. The band of eight has released over 40 albums worldwide.
Running a 5 kilometer race sounds like a challenge, but running a 5 kilometer race while getting splattered in color sounds fun. Registration is now open for the first Color Run to be held in Erie.
The Erie Sports Commission announced that The Color Run will be in downtown Erie Saturday, Aug. 9.
Since its founding in January 2012, more than a million people worldwide have taken part in the 5K. Over the years, the event’s popularity in the United States has grown, making it the single largest event series in the country.
Mercyhurst Student Government recently announced the performers for spring break. Opening the show they will have Transit and We are The In Crowd. They will be opening for New Politics and Mayday Parade.
MSG and SAC always manage to surprise the students with great performers and not necessarily in a good way. For the past two years with performers like Sean Kingston and The White Panda, this year expectations were high. Unfortunately, not many people know about the performers and attendance to the most awaited event on campus.
The Mercyhurst wrestling team earned the PSAC Division II regular season dual championship for the second consecutive year. This made conference history as the first Division II dual titles to be won back-to-back.
The eight-ranked Lakers won with a 23-15 victory over 15th-ranked Pittsburgh at Johnstown on Feb 19. Mercyhurst furthered its winning streak to 13 consecutive matches and completed the PSAC conference with a 7-0 record.
The Mercyhurst University men’s hockey team beat Robert Morris University with a 5-2 victory on Saturday and tied 5-5 in overtime on Friday to close out the regular 2013-14 season.
The Lakers improved to 19-12-7 overall and finished with a 17-4-6 mark in the Atlantic Hockey Association standings.
Redshirt junior goaltender Jordan Tibbett had a career-high with 48 saves while senior Daniel O’Donoghue scored a pair of goals Sunday to boost the Lakers score on Saturday.
Senior Christine Bestland of the eighth-ranked Mercyhurst University women’s hockey team was announced as a top-10 finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award announced today by The USA Hockey Foundation.
The honor is bestowed annually upon the top player in NCAA Division I women’s ice hockey and this year will be unveiled at a brunch ceremony at Oakdale Theater in Wallingford, Conn., on Saturday, March 22, as part of the NCAA Women’s Frozen Four weekend hosted by Quinnipiac University.
Unless they are fans of history, it is unlikely that students outside of Erie know about the rich naval history attached to the city.
They may have heard about the Battle of Lake Erie from a high school history class, or vaguely remember the name of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, but these are just things from a book. Down on the lake, at the Erie Maritime Museum, there is a much better example of history, which can be seen, touched and sailed upon - the US Brig Niagara.
The seaworthy re-creation of the Niagara is the heart of “Sail Trainee Program,” which was founded six years ago and brings together about 45 people, consisting of 15 to 20 professional crew members and 20 to 25 volunteers and trainees. Each year, this make-shift crew operates the Niagara and sails it across the Great Lakes.
Researchers from the Mercyhurst Psychology De- partment have taken on the challenge of understanding one of the biggest killers on Earth – tobacco.
According to the World Health Organization, tobacco kills an estimated 6 million people each year, making it “one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced,” as well as one of the most preventable.