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Gannon’s Annual Writing Awards to be held virtually

Gannon’s Annual Writing Awards to be held virtually
October 8, 2020

Gannon University’s 43rd Annual Writing Awards will take place virtually at 6:30 p.m. Friday, six months later than it was originally scheduled. Like most other events, the awards ceremony was postponed...

Greek life sees changes, adapts to pandemic guidelines

Members of the fraternity Pi Kappa Alpha, also known as Pike, participate in service on GIVE Day, one of the events Greek Life organizations didn’t have to adapt much to fit pandemic guidelines.
September 30, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought on numerous challenges for groups and organizations across campus, including Greek life. Fraternities and sororities have had to adjust normal activities to meet university...

Writing & Research Center met with challenges

Alyssa Bileck, consultant supervisor at Gannon's Writing & Research Center, and Nicole Borro, assistant director, sit at a socially distanced table in the center, located in the lower level of the Nash Library. It is open Monday through Friday and Sunday nights.
COVID-19 restrictions create boundaries between students and in-person tutoring
September 30, 2020

COVID-19 and its impact on operations, both social and academic, at Gannon University have been a topic of conversation held by students and faculty alike since the students’ return to campus on Aug....

Alumna Column: Organizing Homecoming @ Home

Alumna Column: Organizing Homecoming @ Home
September 28, 2020

Most years, early fall signals a time for many Gannon University alumni to return to campus to catch up with old friends, reminisce and check out changes to their old stomping grounds. Like many events...

Semester break changes met with mixed opinions

Students and faculty voice thoughts on changes due to COVID-19 pandemic
September 22, 2020

Because of the coronavirus outbreak, Gannon has deemed it necessary to adjust its semester break schedule to accommodate for utmost safety and protection against the virus. This year, there are no mid-semester...

Mauro completes individual Ironman challenge

Steve Mauro, right, stands next to his son before completing his individual Ironman challenge. Mauro was set to compete in the 2020 Ironman at Lake Placid before the event was postponed and subsequently canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
VP of Strategies and Campus Operations tests physical strength by competing against himself
September 22, 2020

Every Monday and Wednesday morning, freshmen file into Palumbo 2237 to their class with Steven Mauro, Ph.D., Gannon University’s vice president of strategies and campus operations. The topic is setting...

Speaking to Suicide event brings awareness

Alicia Fenton, junior physical therapy major, speaks to a those in attendance at Thursday’s Speaking to Suicide panel. The panel, held both in person and on Zoom, focused on the importance of mental health and seeking help.
Student-led panel preaches importance of vulnerability with mental health struggles
September 15, 2020

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, during which the call to bring more awareness to and engagement in the conversation surrounding suicide sounds. In order to foster more of this conversation,...

Commuter Life met with challenges amid pandemic

Sajita Elaprolu (front), Anna Ramalho (left) and Daniel Grabowski (center) sit in the commuter corner between classes, which has been greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
September 15, 2020

The Commuter Corner acts much like a safe haven for commuters. This is a place where commuter students can come to eat meals, do homework or even nap to avoid traveling all the way home in between classes. Next...

Education students to gain virtual field experience

Education students to gain virtual field experience
September 8, 2020

With the onset of a pandemic comes the onset of changes. Changes in routine, changes in protocol and even changes in education have all become a part of life since March. Gannon University’s School...

Perry earns 40 Under 40 recognition

Becky Perry, who graduated from Gannon with her bachelor’s degree and from Ohio University with her master’s degree, worked to become the director of Gannon’s Center for Social Concerns and Global Exploration, work which earned her a spot on the Erie Reader’s 40 Under 40 list.
Lifelong devotion to social justice and service puts CSC director on Erie’s map
September 8, 2020

If you asked Becky Perry to describe her life, it would consist of meaningful work. Her work life and her personal life often mesh, but if you ask Perry, she wouldn’t have it any other way. As director...

Navigating study spaces during COVID-19

Navigating study spaces during COVID-19
As the semester settles in, students learn how to study with social distancing
September 2, 2020

It is a no-brainer that studying is a part of a college student’s daily routine and is essential for performing well in class. However, after universities sent students home in response to the COVID-19...

Student leaders train amid ongoing pandemic

Student leaders train amid ongoing pandemic
September 2, 2020

It has been more than a month since Gannon University’s resident assistants, transition guides and other student leadership arrived on campus for a training session like no other. Preparing for the...

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