Embracing Emotional Wellness at Gannon University

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As students, faculty and staff of Gannon University return from a restful Thanksgiving break, Good for U looks to continue promoting a culture of wellness by reminding the campus community to embrace their emotional wellness as the semester concludes. Emotional wellness is the ability to understand ourselves, express our emotions in an appropriate manner, and […]

REDACTED: I go to counseling. So what?

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I go to counseling. Some may know this about me, but others may take this as a surprise. After all, you wouldn’t suspect an editor-in-chief of a student-run publication who is a member of a leadership group, president of an honors organization and very active in his community to go to counseling. And yet, that’s […]

#SendSilencePacking event raises suicide awareness

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Nearly 1,100 college students die each year from suicide. It is a staggering statistic, and one that is quoted all too often. Luckily for us, student groups like Active Minds are here to ensure students never feel alone and to promote mental wellness on campus. On April 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Active […]

Ms. Shernisky goes to Washington

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So if you haven’t heard — or seen my mom’s dozens of proud Facebook posts — I’m spending the spring semester in Washington, DC. Through an organization called the Washington Center, about 400 other college students and I obtained internships, housing and academic programming in the nation’s capital.   It’s a really diverse group of […]

RUNDOWN: Support Active Minds and the ANNA Shelter

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Monday, Nov. 3: If you have a talent for cake decorating, register to be a part of the 2014 Cupcake Wars. The event, sponsored by Advertising and Promotions Club, will take place Nov. 13, but registration is this week only in the Waldron Campus Center. If you think you’re the best cupcake decorator in all […]

Performing a mental health ‘reset’

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I had the privilege of attending a lecture given by Stacy Pershall, a woman plagued by several mental illnesses. She battled an eating disorder and borderline personality disorder for a majority of her life. Her lecture was about living and coping with her conditions and how she finally found a treatment that worked for her. […]

Posting secrets

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“I am literally dying to be skinny.” “If my friend hadn’t knocked on that window, I wouldn’t be here today.” “I want to run down AJ’s Way naked.” These are some of the secrets of the students at Gannon University, submitted to PostSecret U. PostSecret U is hosted by Active Minds at Gannon, a club […]

RUNDOWN: Dyeing to tell to tell secrets and more

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Monday March 31st: Post Secret U will be opening tonight in the Schuster Theater. There will be a reception from 6-8pm along with the display. Tuesday April 1st: CLASS IS CANCELLED TODAY….April fools!!!! Wednesday April 2nd: Alpha Sigma Tau will be having an event at their house tonight from 6-8pm! All women looking at Greek […]

Post Secret U returns

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Post Secret U, is being presented by Gannon University’s Active Minds organization, will be going on Wednesday until March 14. Post Secret U is a campus-based community art project that uses submitted secrets as an art display. PostSecret is an ongoing community art project and blog, created and maintained by Frank Warren, where people mail […]