THE GANNON KNIGHT

I-HACK building undergoing renovations

I-HACK building undergoing renovations

September 18, 2019

Renovations to the Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge in what is currently the Knight Tower are about to begin. The renovated building will create several new labs for students, a future data center corporate space and a hatchery that will serve to connect the academic space and the corporate...

GIVE Day energizes student body

GIVE Day energizes student body

September 18, 2019

Gannon’s Invitation to Volunteer Everywhere, more commonly known as GIVE Day, will take place Saturday as the entire Knight community will participate in a tradition that has become a hallmark of the university’s image. Over 1,000 students, faculty and staff from both the Erie and Ruskin campuses...

Tobacco policy shifts campus focus, mission

Tobacco policy shifts campus focus, mission

September 11, 2019

A revision of Gannon University’s tobacco policy went into effect Aug. 1 to support efforts to transition to a tobacco-free campus as part of the university’s commitment to fostering a healthy learning, living and working environment for all members of the community. Gannon received an $8,000 Tobacco-Free...

Gannon enrollment numbers grow

Gannon enrollment numbers grow

September 11, 2019

Gannon University has reached its highest total enrollment since the fall of 1991, amassing a current tally of 4,444 students. For the second year in a row, Gannon has welcomed a class of over 700 freshmen, Bill Edmondson, the vice president for enrollment, said. Last year saw the largest freshman...

Gannon expands Ruskin campus

Gannon expands Ruskin campus

September 4, 2019

Gannon University celebrated the expansion of its branch campus Friday, Aug. 23, in Ruskin, Fla., during a Dedication and Blessing Ceremony. The addition is centered around a new $20 million, 80,000-square-foot academic building, which marks the second building to be located at the campus in the Sunshine...

Students eager for return of Politics & Pints

Students eager for return of Politics & Pints

September 4, 2019

For the second year in a row, Gannon University students will have a chance to openly discuss the current events facing our world at the discussion-based Politics & Pints. The event, which will be held this year at The Knight Club, was started last year by Jeff Bloodworth, Ph.D., history program...

CHESS dean to take leave, interim appointee named

May 15, 2019

Linda Fleming, Ph.D., dean of the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences at Gannon University since 2012, has stepped down from that role and will take a personal leave for the 2019-20 academic year. Walter Iwanenko, Ph. D., vice president for Academic Affairs, said in a press release...

Gannon University announces new dean and associate dean for College of Engineering and Business

May 7, 2019

Gannon University on Tuesday announced the appointment of Karinna M. Vernaza, Ph.D., as dean of the College of Engineering and Business (CEB), and Susantha Herath, Ph.D., as associate dean and director of the School of Engineering and Computing. Walter Iwanenko, Jr., Ph. D., vice president of Academic...

Graduates excited for commencement

Graduates excited for commencement

May 1, 2019

As another year culminates, some students are just finishing their first year of college and others are just a few final exams away from completing their final year of college at Gannon University.    Gannon’s 2019 spring commencement ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11. The commencement ceremony is the highlight of the semester...

Beloved professor retires, reflects on his journey

Beloved professor retires, reflects on his journey

May 1, 2019

Michael DeSanctis, Ph.D., a professor of fine arts, has decided that after 34 years, “a long time by anyone’s standard,” he will be retiring.   As he prepares to leave Gannon University, he reflects on his journey that has been filled with many life-changing experiences, defining moments an...

Annual Day of Caring kicks off spring season

Annual Day of Caring kicks off spring season

April 10, 2019

Gannon University’s annual Day of Caring is scheduled for Saturday and students are getting ready to celebrate the day with community service projects across Erie.   Participants should report at 8 a.m. Saturday to the Hammermill Center in Waldron Campus Center. There will be free doughnuts before the opening ce...

Budget and student tuition increase for 2020 fiscal year

Budget and student tuition increase for 2020 fiscal year

April 10, 2019

Gannon University students will see a 3.5 percent tuition increase for the 2019-20 academic year.  There is an approved tuition increase of $545 per semester for students in Business, Humanities, Education, Social Sciences and Sciences.   For students in Engineering, Computer Science and He...

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