Knightly News

Cedar Point tickets now on sale

The Activities Programming Board’s annual trip to Cedar Point will be on Saturday, Oct. 22. Tickets are now on sale at for $40 per person.

Up to two tickets can be purchased with an undergraduate ID. Participants will depart by bus at 7:30 a.m. for the park and return in the evening.

Events for Alcohol Awareness Week set

The week following the return from fall break, Gannon University will be participating in National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week.

Several events will be held that week in recognition of alcohol awareness, including speaker Aaron Cooksey’s lecture “Drop Your Pride” at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 18 in Zurn Science Center Room 104, and KnightlLIFE’s OcSOBERfest Halloween party from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at the Carneval Athletic Pavilion.

Totem deadline approaching

Totem, Gannon’s premier creative writing and arts publication, is still accepting submissions from all students and faculty. Participants should send their submissions to [email protected] no later than 5 p.m. Oct. 28.

The Totem staff accepts all entries of poetry, short fiction, artwork and photography. All entries will be reviewed by a select panel of judges to determine which pieces will be published.

Women’s basketball team to receive award

The Gannon women’s basketball team will be honored by the Northwest Regional Association of the American Fundraising Professionals for its work to raise money and awareness of breast cancer.

The team and coach Cleve Wright will receive the AFP’s “Outstanding Young Philanthropist” Award. The award recognizes the team’s popular “Pink Zone” games held each of the last four seasons. This past season’s Pink Zone game raised $12,500 for the Erie Unit of the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Fund, increasing the Knights’ total contribution to $52,500. Wright and his team will accept the award at a Nov. 15 luncheon.

“We’re very honored to be recognized,” Wright said in a press release. “What we’ve accomplished through the Pink Zone games is credit to the tremendous support we’ve had from the community.”

Enjoy the City/Save Around Erie Book Sale

APB is selling coupon books to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Each book costs $20 and can be purchased by contacting APB President Emily Taft by email at [email protected]

This year’s goal is to raise $1,000 to present to representatives from Make-A-Wish at Gannon’s Light Up A.J.’s Way holiday lighting ceremony in December. Books will be on sale until Dec 1.

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