Gannon to celebrate students’ achievements in annual event


Each year, Gannon University hosts a celebration to showcase the works and achievements of its graduate and undergraduate students.
Celebrate Gannon is an event that has been taking place for the past five years and has brought together students from a wide range of majors, interests and disciplines.
This year, the annual event takes place from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. April 19 in the Yehl Ballroom of the Waldron Campus Center and in the Palumbo Academic Center.
This event will be the centerpiece of the week-long celebration, taking place the week of April 18 – 22.
This event is a conference that showcases both graduate and undergraduate student work in research, engagement, scholarship and creativity.
The projects that were undertaken during the 2015-2016 school year are eligible for submission in this event.
For the creativity category, students’ work may include performance, creative writing and visual arts. The engagement category includes projects demonstrating service learning, volunteer work and mission programs.
Students may complete either of two presentation formats, the first of which is the platform format.
This includes a 12-minute presentation of their work along with three minutes of questions and answers. Visual aids that are appropriate for this discipline would be a PowerPoint, handouts, presentations or other forms of visual aid.
Students may also submit using the poster format. Work will be shown on a 40-by-40 inch PDF poster. To apply, students are required to submit an electronic PDF format to the coordinator of the category.
Last year’s event featured 34 platform presentations and 40 poster presentations representing the work of 294 undergraduate and graduate students in over 15 different disciplines.
This year, Gannon hopes to see more students participate.
Kathleen Kingston, Ph. D., and associate provost, said that “the event continues to grow every year and has become a signature showcase of student learning and faculty engagement with students.”
Alicia Thomas, a freshman nursing major, said that she was pleasantly surprised to see that Gannon had an event dedicated to the students.
“As a freshman, I think it is interesting to see that Gannon works so hard to recognize their students,” Thomas said.
“I feel like Celebrate Gannon is an excellent way for students to get their work out there and be recognized for what they do outside of the classroom.”
This event is all about rewarding students for their hard work and accomplishments over the past academic year.
Applications are available on the provost website on and are due on Feb. 25.
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