Knightly News

Provost candidates open meetings

Gannon University will be holding community meetings for the three remaining provost candidates from 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in the Board Room on the first floor of Old Main.

These meetings are open to all students and faculty interested in seeing the final three candidates for the position vacated by current university President Keith Taylor, Ph.D.

The first candidate’s open meeting was held Monday afternoon.

Sigma Tau Delta book drive ending

Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honors Society, will be closing its fall semester book drive with a last call for donations due Dec. 15.

Gently used textbooks and other literary donations should be placed within the green, orange and white Better World Book Drive cardboard bins, located throughout campus.

Sigma Tau Delta will then package the donated books and mail them to Better World Books, who will then ship them across the world to spread the joy of learning.

One Green World art competition

Gannon is sponsoring an Arts Challenge open to all students, faculty and staff.

This year’s theme is “One Green World,” inspired by Gannon’s One Green World Café.

Participants may submit artwork targeted in any one of these three areas: One World, Green World and Gannon.

Interested students can sign up for the competition at the Information Desk in the Waldron Campus Center or at One Green World Café.

Those who sign up will also be given supplies.

There will also be an arts workshop 7-11 p.m. Wednesday at One Green World Café.

Submissions for the competition will be accepted until midnight Thursday.

Light Up A.J.’s Way

Gannon University’s Activities Programming Board is hosting its annual Light Up A.J.’s Way lighting ceremony 7 p.m. Friday on A.J.’s Way outside the Zurn Science Center.

Come and see Gannon’s Christmas lights display switched on for the holiday season.

The event is free but donations will be accepted for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Gannon Band Christmas Concert

The Gannon University Band will perform its annual Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Mary Seat of Wisdom Chapel.

This will be first-year band director Dana Bennett’s debut concert after filling the position left vacant by the death of Bruce Morton Wright.

The concert will feature a medley of delightful holiday favorites with a contemporary twist.

M.E. “Modern Warfare” tourney

The Gannon chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers is holding a “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3” videogame tournament at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, in Rooms 143 and 146 of the Zurn Science Center.

Cost for participation is $2, and the funds raised will benefit the club and allow for future trips to engineering conferences.

Interested students should send an email Tanner Furno at [email protected]

Social work program hosts dinner

Gannon’s social work program will host the 34th annual Christmas Dinner and Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

The event – held in the Hammermill Center – is designed to help the less fortunate of Erie.

It will include a turkey dinner and a chance to meet with representatives from local health and human service agencies.

It is free and open to the public.

Also, the program is hosting a clothing distribution service held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at St. John Lutheran Church, 2216 Peach St.

All are welcome to pick up donated clothing, coats, shoes, blankets and toys.

For more information on these events, contact the Gannon University social work program at 814-871-7781.

APB sponsors Christmas game show

The Activities Programming Board is hosting a Christmas game show event for Gannon students at 7 p.m. Saturday in Room 104 of the Zurn Science Center.

The event will combine a variety of gameshows, such as “Jeopardy,” “Family Feud,” “Trivia” and “Who Wants to be a Millionaire.”

Students who contribute $3 to a cash box will have a chance to win $400.

Knight photo corrections

In the Nov. 16 issue of the Gannon Knight, the News staff misprinted several photo credits of photographs that were taken by Melanie Smolter.

The Knight regrets the error.

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