The Student News Site of Gannon University since 1947


The Student News Site of Gannon University since 1947


The Student News Site of Gannon University since 1947


Knightly News

Recyclemania challenge continues

Recyclemania is underway and will continue through April 2. During this time, Gannon will be measuring and reporting its recycling and waste production to compete in this nationwide collegiate challenge aimed at increasing our recycling awareness and participation. Faculty and staff can do their part by making a conscious effort to recycle paper, bottles, cans and plastics. So instead of throwing those items out, please place them in the proper bin.

Gannon to host graduate open house

Gannon University will host a Graduate Open House for individuals hoping to take the next step in their career or pursue an advanced degree. The Open House will run from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 3 in Room 101 of the Zurn Science Center. Registration will begin at 11:45 a.m.

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Attendees will be able to learn more about Gannon’s graduate programs and meet with program directors and representatives from admissions and financial aid. The normal application fee will be waived for all attendees. For more information, or to RSVP, contact Gannon’s Office of Graduate Admissions at 814-871-7474 or visit

Nash Library tour

Gannon faculty, staff and students are invited to learn about the resources available at and offered by Nash Library. You are welcome to participate in a building tour and receive individualized instruction with a librarian. All attendees will be entered to win an 8GB jump drive. Tours will be held 5-7 p.m. Wednesday; 5-7 p.m. March 17; 3-5 p.m. March 21; and 5-7 p.m. April 7.

Gannon to showcase research

Celebrate Gannon will be held from 1-5 p.m. on March 25 in the Waldron Campus Center. The event is designed as a showcase for undergraduate and graduate students who excel in research and creativity.

This event combines the former Graduate Research Conference and the Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creativity Celebration.

The four categories are undergraduate research and scholarship, graduate research, creativity (artwork, poetry, performance) and engagement (service, athletics and campus/community involvement).

Faculty and staff are welcomed and encouraged to attend and celebrate the many and impressive achievements of Gannon students.

Editor-in-chief applications available

Applications are available for the position of editor-in-chief of The Gannon Knight for the 2011-2012 school year. The form can be obtained by e-mailing Abby Badach, current editor-in-chief, at [email protected]. Applications are due to Frank Garland, adviser of The Knight, in Palumbo 3229 no later than 5 p.m. Friday, April 1.

Afterward, The Gannon Knight adviser and the current editor-in-chief will arrange an interview with each candidate to discuss the written application in person and ask further questions.  Contact The Knight staff at [email protected] with questions or for further information.

Maroon and Gold award submissions

Please consider nominating deserving faculty, staff and administrative members who demonstrate exceptional effort in supporting our students. The nomination form and an explanation of the awards can be found at: The deadline for nominations is April 8. For more information, contact Jerry Miele at 814-871-7597.

Gannon to hold celebration for Garibaldi

On April 7, the University will host a special celebration for Dr. Antoine and Mrs. Carol Garibaldi. The celebration is free and open to the public and will be held from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in the Yehl Ballroom. Please mark your calendars as we acknowledge and thank Dr. Garibaldi for his nearly 10 years of exemplary and distinguished service to Gannon. RSVPs are not required. For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Services at 814-871-5842.

Scholarship opportunity available

Abbott & Fenner has a $1,000 scholarship available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post-secondary institution.

Interested applicants will need to write an essay on the topic, “What have you done outside of the classroom that demonstrates qualities sought after by universities and other educational facilities? Of these, which means the most to you?” The essay must between 500 and 1,000 words and must be e-mailed to [email protected]. The deadline for the award is June 18.

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