THE GANNON KNIGHT

Gannon’s ESL program receives accreditation

Gannon’s ESL program receives accreditation

September 25, 2019

Gannon University’s English as a Second Language Program assists international students who do not know English as their primary language. Coming to Gannon, students are required to know English for specific programs. After taking an assessment that determines their standing on English, they are put...

Gannon celebrates past with Flashback to Antlers

Gannon celebrates past with Flashback to Antlers

September 25, 2019

The Gannon University Alumni Association is holding a “Flashback to Antlers Pub” for Homecoming weekend. Formerly Antlers Pub, the event will be held in The Knight Club. The event will start at 8 p.m. where students and alumni can go to reminisce on the times that Antlers was an integral part of...

Send Suicide Packing to help raise mental health awareness

September 23, 2019

Friendship Green was covered in backpacks Thursday as part of Send Silence Packing, an event that Gannon University hosted to raise mental health awareness and promote suicide prevention. Send Silence Packing is an exhibit consisting of 1,100 backpacks that represent the number of students who die...

Powerful traveling exhibit seeks to break the silence surrounding suicide prevention

Powerful traveling exhibit seeks to break the silence surrounding suicide prevention

September 18, 2019

Active Minds is working to change the conversation about mental health on college campuses across the country, and Gannon University’s chapter of this national organization is no exception. Its active member base can be seen tabling with information in the Waldron Campus Center, gathering groups of...

CHESS series kicks off with Islamic hip-hop lecture

September 18, 2019

The intersection of hip-hop music and Islam might seem strange to someone who doesn’t know much about either, but for Amer F. Ahmed, Ed.D., the two are intertwined. Hip-hop has influenced the Islamic culture and religion in a way that created a voice for Muslim youth in inner-city communities in the...

Psychology professor writes statistics blog for students

September 18, 2019

Jessica Hartnett, an associate professor in Gannon University’s psychology program, shares her love of statistics with students and the world alike through a statistics blog called Not Awful and Boring Ideas for Teaching Statistics. Hartnett started at Gannon in 2009 right after she received her doctorate...

WERG becomes an affiliate with NBCNewsRadio

WERG becomes an affiliate with NBCNewsRadio

September 11, 2019

Listeners of Gannon University’s student-produced radio station, 90.5 WERG, may notice a change in broadcasting this semester. The award-winning radio station WERG, NBC NewsRadio and Erie News Now are now affiliates. The partnership officially started on July 1, ending the station’s search for a...

Students presented with poetry opportunities

Students presented with poetry opportunities

September 11, 2019

There’s no shortage of poetry opportunities for Gannon University students on campus or in the surrounding Erie community. “There’s a strong, vibrant poetry community in Erie,” Berwyn Moore, an adjunct lecturer at Gannon said. This community leads to a lot of different chances to get involved. One...

A growing trend among students

A growing trend among students

September 11, 2019

With foods like the Impossible Burger and zucchini noodles gaining popularity, it begs the question of what vegan and vegetarian meals are available to college students on Gannon’s campus. Junior Spanish major Nicolina Cuzzola said when she became vegan her freshman year of college, the biggest challenge...

Putting in the netWORK as a college student on campus

Putting in the netWORK as a college student on campus

September 4, 2019

Networking is becoming an increasingly more popular tool to help guide careers. Research done by LinkedIn in 2017 found that nearly two-thirds of professionals globally agree that regular online interaction with other professionals can lead to job opportunities. Lots of students may know about networking...

Students dig into the Jordan culture

Students dig into the Jordan culture

September 4, 2019

This summer, a group of three Gannon University students and history professor Suzanne Richard went on an archaeological trip to Khirbat Iskander, Jordan. The group, consisting of Calley Palicia, Michael Stewart and Jasna Dedic, were there for 4 1/2 weeks, stretching from June 5 to July 11. The students...

Gannon begins physical activity philanthropy challenge

September 4, 2019

On Aug. 26, Gannon University began its Physical Activity Philanthropy Challenge. Partnering with Hamot Health Foundation and Our West Bayfront, the Recreation and Wellness Center (RWC) looked for 200 people to participate in a six-week challenge. For every million steps walked, the Hamot Health Foundation...

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