Mercyhurst Magazine Fall 2013

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Glinsky commission celebrates Erie Phil’s 100th season

Two years ago, the erie philharmonic

’ commissioned music professor dr. albert glinsky to write a piece to commemorate the orchestras 100th season.

’ alumnus now serving on the board. lev directs the national intellectual property rights coordination center, which leads the u.s. government s response to global intellectual property theft. hes held a variety of positions since joining government service in 1992, including roles with u.s. immigration and customs enforcement (ice) and homeland security. ’ Lev Kubiak ’88 named trustee lev J. kubiak ’88 has been elected a mercyhurst trustee, the 14th

’ audiences can experience the debut of his overture Sun Chanter at the erie phil s centennial concert on saturday, nov. 9, at the warner Theatre. a feel-good, upbeat showpiece, the piece will be enjoyed by classical and pops audiences alike. after taking a year to write the initial Sun Chanter score for two pianos and percussion, glinsky spent the better part of this summer orchestrating – or, as he puts it, exploding it out to all the instruments. “ ”

Dance Dept. to celebrate anniversaries celebrating 40 years of dance at mercyhurst university, The mercyhurst dancers honor artistic director Tauna hunter and production manager/ resident designer michael gleason for their passionate commitment to dance.

’ hes the son of retired history professor richard kubiak (1962-1998) and elizabeth a. yonushonis kubiak ’63, a graduate of the cadet teacher program. other alumni among mercyhurst s 31 voting trustees are chair marlene diTullio mosco ‘68, Vice chairs richard a. lanzillo ‘83 and sister Joanne k. courneen ‘64, secretary robert s. miller ‘11 and assistant secretary mary ellen dahlkemper ‘73. also serving are sister mary ann bader, rsm ’73, rosemary d. durkin ’77, sister mary felice duska, rsm ’64, Joseph g. necastro ’78, matthew J. robaszkiewicz ’88, mary ellen hammond ryan ’64, frank b. Victor ’87 and patrick J. weschler ’78. elizabeth meehan greenleaf ’52 and sister maura smith, rsm ’48 have been named trustee emeriti. ’ Faculty members earn promotions, tenure Two veteran teachers at mercyhurst have been named full professors. promoted were Tauna hunter, chair of the dance department, and brian reed, ph.d., a member of the english faculty who also now serves as dean of faculty.

“ returning alumni will join current dancers may 2-4, 2014, in a program featuring a 20-year collection of choreography by hunter and gleason, including for loss of renee, Quiet chaos and symphonie italienne. alums of all eras are invited to attend this historic dance department event. ”“ ” “ ”

in other recent promotions, the mercyhurst board of Trustees granted tenure to r. scott Tomlison, ph.d., and promoted him to associate professor of music. mary gavacs, director of the associate degree program in occupational therapy, was named assistant professor.

Tauna Hunter

Brian Reed, Ph.D.

R. Scott Tomlison, Ph.D.

Mary Gavacs


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