Knightly News

Recyclemania challenge continues

Recyclemania is underway and will continue through Saturday. 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 in Room 101 of the Zurn Science Center. Registration will begin at 11:45 a.m.

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

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.

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.

University to host Asian Festival

Gannon Universty will host the Erie Asian Pacific American Forum’s annual Asian Festival from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Hammermill Center. The event is designed to promote a greater understanding of cultural diversity as well as Erie’s many and varied Asian cultures.

The event will feature ethnic artifacts, artwork, handicrafts and performances from several Asian countries as well as various ethnic foods. Attendees also will be treated to traditional dance and music representative of numerous Asian countries. The event also will include activities and demonstrations for children.

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.

The Mobile Vet Center to come to Gannon

A mobile veterans’ center is visiting the university by the Gannon Arch Monday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The Vet Center is a Veterans Affairs readjustment counseling agency that will provide services to war time veterans and their families. If you are not able stop by, please call their office with any questions at 814-453-7955.

Take Back the Night to be held Monday

An annual vigil and walk , Take Back the Night, against sexual violence, will be held 7 p.m. Monday. Gather in Perry Square Gazebo to begin the evening, and end in Yehl Ballroom around 8:30. Partners include Crime Victim Center of Erie County, SafeNet, the District Attorney’s office and GU Counseling Services. Contact Jessie Badach at [email protected]

Pizza competition winner announced

Students’ taste buds have determined that Steel 12 Grub & Chug has the best pizza in Erie.

Hungry Gannon University students sampled slices of pizza Tuesday and raised $800 to help finance the senior class gift during Gannon’s third annual Best Pizza Competition fundraiser.

Attendees sampled the creations of a number of local businesses, including Domino’s; Hungry Howie’s; Little Caesar’s; Metz & Associates, Ltd.; Porky’s Pizzeria; Scully’s Pub & Pizza Parlor; Steel 12 Grub & Chug; and Slugger’s Sports Bar.