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2017

21

Jan

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From my experience: Michael’s audition tips

Every summer through middle and high school I participated in the Saltworks Theater camp. At Saltworks, they had an audition and monologues class where they showed me some audition tips I kept with me. After auditioning for more shows and performing, I  have developed my own guide for auditions. Keep practicing those monologues and songs […]

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17

Jan

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A life-changing guest speaker in my theology class

Every student at Gannon is required to take either “Theology of Moral Response” or “Philosophy of Ethics.” I ended up taking the theology class this semester with Dr. Kerr, who brought in a guest speaker named Miguel. Miguel suffered a broken back in a motorcycle accident and began to realize the discrimination people with disabilities […]

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15

Jan

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Education fieldwork survival guide

This is a field placement survival guide written by an education majors for education majors. Field experiences are your first taste of what it is like to be a teacher in a classroom. It is nerve-wracking because you’re in front of the students for the first time. To make things worse, you have a supervisor […]

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12

Jan

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An English teacher learning to teach science

As a Middle Level Education major I have to be prepared to teach upper elementary math, social studies, and science even though my concentration is English. This is why I have to take some science classes, even though I ultimately want to teach English. This semester, I took two of the science classes Middle Level […]

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09

Jan

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Theater Opportunities in Erie for College Students

When I was in high school I came up with the brilliant idea of double majoring in Middle Level Education and Theater. When searching for schools, I wanted to find a school which had a lot of theater opportunities. On Gannon’s website, it said that there were a ton of theater opportunities in the Erie […]

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05

Jan

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School of education hosts Harry Potter learning carnival

Gannon’s chapter of the international education education honor society Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) held a Harry Potter themed learning carnival last semester for children in the boys and girls club. This event is part of literacy alive, KDP’s service initiative that promotes literacy in the chapter’s community. As a KDP member, I was more than […]

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2016

21

Dec

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Dr. Seuss and historical messages for grown-ups

One of the most celebrated children’s authors is Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. Seuss wrote many children’s classics including “The Cat in the Hat,” “Green Eggs and Ham” and “The Lorax.” While these are books loved by many children, these books have many messages that make sense only to the adults. I realized […]

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17

Nov

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The School of Communication and the Arts adds two new programs

Gannon University’s School of Communications and the Arts are offering two new programs: Performance for Media and Stage and Theater Technologies and Design. Theater professor Rev. Shawn Clerkin said that the professors in the theater department looked at the best practices in other theater schools and The National Association of Schools of Theater (NAST) regarding […]

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17

Nov

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Costume Assistant: Past, Present, and Future of a Theater Artist

This fall, I had the opportunity to help with the costumes for Schuster Theater’s production of “Crimes of the Heart” by Beth Henley. As a double major in education and theater, I decided to make sure I spend as much time learning about several aspects of theater because I could always end up teaching them. […]

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16

Nov

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My First Playhouse Show

During the first few weeks of my freshman year, I saw “Spamalot” (a musical adaptation of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”) at the Erie Playhouse. It was a hilarious musical that I instantly wanted to be a part of. I ended up setting one goal for myself before I graduate: I was going to […]

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