Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!!!!

Hello All,

It is officially winter here in Erie, we are supposed to have 2-3 feet of the white stuff by the end of the day today. Everyone has been walking into the danceSpace looking like snow men :)

In other news, Raw Edges rehearsals have started this week and everyone is really excited to find out what the pieces they are in are like. It is always interesting and fun to see what your fellow students come up with and what talented student choreographers we have in the department.

It is also Christmas season here at Mercyhurst and the dance department is keeping the christmas joy going. The whole danceSpace has been decorated with trees, lights and snowflakes. We also do a department wide secret santa so every friday until christmas break we will be trading clues and gifts until the department Christmas party when our santa is revealed!

“It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you are.” - Author Unknown

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Heaven Has A New Ballerina

Hi Everyone,

It is with deepest sadness that I have to inform you that our dance department lost a beautiful and kind dancer over break. Junior dance major Jenni-Lynn Watson, a joy in our department, was violently taken from us. She is truly missed by everyone and will always be remembered as a shining light that brought happiness and love to everyone she came in contact with. We are supporting each other through this difficult time and send our support to her family and friends.

Mercyhurst has set up a memorial scholarship fund in honor of Jenni-Lyn, anyone that would like to make a contribution please go to http://mercyhurst.edu/news/news-releases/article/?article_id=2326

At this time I would just like to share with you some of the special sentiments felt for Jenni by her friends and family......

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. Rest in Peace Jenni-Lyn Watson." - Bryan Parker

"I really miss you ballet buddy. Thought about you all day. Praying for your family constantly. "Love is stronger than death. Though it cannot stop death from happening, no matter how hard death tries, it cannot separate people from love. It cannot take away our memories either. In the end, love is stronger than death.” ♥" - Michaela Barta

"Jenni u would have enjoyed tonight so much, we all had a good drink in ur memory and as it was karaoke there were a few beatles song sung, including let it be and hey jude. We may have ruined them a little bit and not done them complete justice but we tried our best and hey jude was sung with a lot of people. I hope ur happy now and still smiling and always dancing, ur gona be forever missed." - Billy Colton

"Jenni, I miss you so much. I want you back in our lives so bad, it's not fair. I miss my roomie and I'm not sure how to go on with out you..." - Constance Ashley

"Jenn-ayyy. "When I see you again....i will make this face :O!!" And i hope you are falling the bathtub and making the sound of a water buffalo for everyone in heaven. Remember the alphabet, especially f-ing L. I even hope that the yankees win when they play the red sox in heaven. Love you so much unrelated sister ♥" - Tori Scott

"Jenni, I want to start off by saying how amazingly beautiful you are and always will be...no one can take away our memories that I will hold nearest and dearest to my heart forever. You are the best big sister anyone can ask for and know that I'm not alone, not only do I have you forever in my heart but I have so much support so I do not want you to worry about me, I know that you are always here when I need you. I love you more than anything in the world.
P.s I'm going to watch white christmas everyday before christmas because I know thats youre favorite. I love you♥" - Lauren Watson

"I hope wherever you are there is a furry wall and russel brand, lots of pandas and huskies, dave and beatles playing on a constant loop, all the grape soda you can drink, a closet full of ed hardy, a tv to watch the pens and yankees, a beautiful stage with a standing room only every night just to see you dance, a mustang for every day..." - Rachel Torgesen

"I hope you dance love! I will never forget you, you have been taken away from us but now can watch over us! I love you rest in peace!" - Alexa Bradley

"Jenni you were a beautiful woman, a talented ballerina and choreographer, and a great friend. I will miss your sweet smile and laugh around the dancespace and in class. I feel honored to have known you and been friends with you for the time that you were given to us. Rest in God's arms." - Heather Gorres

"i love you so much jenni. i cannot put into words how badly i am taking this news. and i cannot express how badly you will be missed. you are a beautiful girl and will be rememered as such. i will think about you everyday and remember the fun spirit that you have always been. this isn't "goodbye", it's "until next time" until i see you again ♥" - Carrington Lorenz

"may angels lead you in ♥ JMW" - Amy Deer

"guess God needed some good angels up in heaven. jenni-lyn you will be in my heart forever! i love you so much! ♥ RIP JLW! only the good die young." - Hailey Glover

We Love you Jenni-Lyn, forever and always! <3