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Pride Month Advocacy and Resources

Chloe Forbes, Editor-in-Chief

June 29, 2020

As Pride Month comes to an end, continue to stay informed and be an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community. A statement made by the Gannon community called “Sexuality as God’s Gift and Our Response to Gay and Lesbian Student Concerns” can be found in the student handbook and outlines Gannon’s call ...

Gannon alumnus Mike Nunes talks television as an industry insider

Students and faculty in a Zoom chat with Mike Nunes.

April 24, 2020

Mike Nunes fondly recalls his time at Gannon University as a communication arts major, saying Gannon gave him a large-scale education with a variety of different skills that helped him gain an understanding of what he did and didn’t want to do. Torn between education and communications, Nunes said...

International students face challenges with campus closure

Gannon's international students gathered for a day of ice skating before the global pandemic.

April 3, 2020

A woman draped in an electric orange turtleneck practically glows against the sea of turquoise chairs left empty, clutching her hands together, white-knuckled and bowing in prayer. The wide windows of the Nairobi Baptist Church in Kenya flood the sanctuary in light as Mass is live streamed online due...

CHESS Day goes virtual amid COVID-19 outbreak

CHESS Day goes virtual amid COVID-19 outbreak

April 1, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, campus closure and switch to remote learning, Gannon University’s inaugural CHESS Day was canceled, but that didn’t stop the event’s planners from creating opportunities for students to learn about possibilities in the humanities. Staff in the Office of Career Exploration...

Students voice concerns about campus closing

Students voice concerns about campus closing

March 18, 2020

In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, students and faculty alike are charting new territory by working remotely. Many students are moving away from campus and have to find new ways to keep up with their schoolwork, learning by alternative delivery methods. Cam Swantek, a sophomore education major,...

Coronavirus concerns close Gannon

Coronavirus concerns close Gannon

March 13, 2020

Gannon University will suspend face-to-face classes for the rest of the semester beginning Monday due to the spread of the coronavirus. Classes will resume Monday, March 23, using an alternative delivery method.  In light of Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement to practice social distancing, university ...

Gannon alumna creates food tour business

Gannon alumna creates food tour business

March 11, 2020

When Kelly Karns graduated from Gannon University with a master’s degree in 2009, her career plan was nowhere near creating a food tour business for the Erie area. Somehow, that is exactly what she ended up doing. Karns earned her master’s in curriculum and instruction in 2009, then returned to...

OT students welcome wellness at LECOM

OT students welcome wellness at LECOM

February 26, 2020

As occupational therapy students at Gannon University continue on their level-one fieldwork, two students are being recognized for their work at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Center for Health and Aging. Adriana Lasky and Cassandra Shelpman, both junior occupational therapy majors, are helping...

Gannon family mourns loss of alumna

Gannon family mourns loss of alumna

February 26, 2020

The Gannon University community lost a member Friday night when Kaitlyn Eckelberry died from injuries sustained in an auto accident just north of Pittsburgh. Eckelberry, a member of the softball team for four years, earned her bachelor’s degree in 2018 and added a master’s in physician assistant...

Project questions crime and poverty correlation

Project questions crime and poverty correlation

February 26, 2020

Another headline reports a man fatally shot. A drug deal went wrong. A fight broke out. A burglary occurred. Erie residents are almost desensitized to the articles at this point, writing off an area where crime occurs as a “bad part of town.” The areas where the most crime occurs in Erie County...

Gannon alumnus makes history as mayor

Gannon alumnus makes history as mayor

February 19, 2020

Earlier in the academic year, Gannon alumnus Chris Frye made Pennsylvania history. In November 2019, he was elected as the 37th mayor of New Castle, the first ever African American mayor of the region. Frye graduated from Gannon University in 2010, as a social work major, studying under professors like...

Gamers unite on Gannon’s campus

Gamers unite on Gannon’s campus

February 19, 2020

Whether they be gruesome, intense or even a little bit odd, video games have been an outlet for procrastinating students for years. Transporting players into entirely new dimensions, they can be major stress relievers for the people who need it. So how can students at Gannon play along? The first...

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