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Students excited to educate others at Iowa caucus simulation

Students excited to educate others at Iowa caucus simulation

January 29, 2020

Gannon University’s School of Public Service & Global Affairs is preparing to host an Iowa Caucus simulation for humanities students. The event, which will take place at 5 p.m. Monday in the third floor atrium of the Palumbo Academic Center, is intended to help students understand what a caucus...

CHESS speaker series kicks off for spring

CHESS speaker series kicks off for spring

January 29, 2020

Gannon University’s spring portion of the “#MakeChange: Stand up. Speak out” event series begins Thursday with a talk by Lo Myrick. Events will continue throughout the semester, ending March 26 with a student-led spoken word event featuring student narratives. The Thursday talk, “Why Your Mindset...

Award recognizes social work program

Award recognizes social work program

January 22, 2020

Gannon University’s social work program has been recognized as the highest-ranked program in the region, according to a university press release. The social work program is being recognized based on criteria determined by the Council on Social Work Education, which factors in average salaries of graduates,...

Gannon purchases West Eighth building

Gannon purchases West Eighth building

January 22, 2020

Gannon University’s latest plans for expansion comes in the form of a newly purchased building on the corner of Eighth and Sassafras streets, the RCWE building. Closing will take place on Feb. 1. Terms for the sale were agreed upon in December, Doug Oathout, Gannon’s chief marketing and communications...

Renovations continue for Gannon chapel

Renovations continue for Gannon chapel

December 4, 2019

The renovations for Gannon University’s Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel are closer to completion, as the goal remains to have the project finished by the end of the spring semester. The design for the chapel will hopefully be approved by the end of the month, when there will be a meeting with the Rev....

Politics and Pints features recent impeachment debate

Politics and Pints features recent impeachment debate

December 4, 2019

Students gathered at The Knight Club on Nov. 21 to participate in the monthly Politics & Pints, with the topic revolving around impeachment. The impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump has started a fierce debate among students at Gannon. Jeff Bloodworth, Ph.D., history program director,...

Commencement ceremony to honor graduates

Commencement ceremony to honor graduates

December 4, 2019

Gannon University will be handing out 146 degrees at Winter Commencement Sunday. At least 117 students of the total 146 are expected to walk. Gannon’s Winter Commencement will be held at 2 p.m. in the Hammermill Center, located in the Waldron Campus Center. All graduates are expected to assemble...

New Gannon initiative launches

New Gannon initiative launches

November 20, 2019

You may have noticed the GU+ symbols painted on the ground along popular Gannon University walkways, and those have to do with GU+. This week starts training sessions to introduce employees, faculty and staff to the service framework that GU+ is all about. GU+ is a part of Gannon’s Wildly Important...

Board of Trustees meet; discuss key issues

Board of Trustees meet; discuss key issues

November 20, 2019

Gannon University’s Board of Trustees met Friday as part of its yearly schedule to come together and discuss contemporary campus events. The meeting, which lasted from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., was attended by all but two trustees, according to Doug Oathout, Gannon’s chief marketing and communications...

Model UN excites eager students

Model UN excites eager students

November 13, 2019

Gannon University hosted its 67th Model United Nations conference Friday and Saturday. Gannon University Model United Nations is the second longest-running Model U.N. club in the nation after the University of California, Berkeley. This conference serves as one of the biggest recruitment events on...

Waitlisting creates issues for certain students

Waitlisting creates issues for certain students

November 13, 2019

As registration begins for the spring semester, waitlists form and advisers worry about how prepared their students will be. One adviser and associate professor in the School of Communication and the Arts, Mary Carol Gensheimer, said the waitlist system has changed and students don’t seem to know...

Hagel visit kicks off speakers’ summit

Hagel visit kicks off speakers’ summit

November 6, 2019

The Global Summit XI kicked off its annual speaker series at Gannon University Monday evening with the moderated talk featuring former U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. Hagel, a two-time Purple Heart recipient in the Vietnam War and former U.S. Senator from Nebraska, fielded questions posed from...

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