Surviving Lent: Getting over the loss of (chocolate, soda, naps etc.)

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The Catholic observance of the Lenten season is one marked by the themes of sacrifice and absolution for sins. Those who actively practice Catholicism tend to mark their commitment to this 40-day period by giving up something or adding some sort of service activity to their daily lives. This extra challenge helps students focus on […]

Gathering in praise every Thursday

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As a Catholic university, the Gannon community finds it important to promote faith in a way that is easily accessible to students. There are many opportunities for students to celebrate their faith, even if they aren’t Catholic. Gannon’s campus is close to many different churches and temples for those who practice various religions. There’s also […]

Gannon A to Z: I is for Ichthi

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Ichthi is not only the Greek word for fish, but the name of Gannon’s Catholic faith-sharing group. Members meet Thursday nights in the upper lounge of Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel to discuss everything from theological questions (Does prayer work? How?) to moral issues (the death penalty) to personal matters (romantic relationships). They also participate […]

The “Whole” Experience: Holistic Medicine, Holistic Education

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Quick, define holistic. Do you know the answer? It comes from the Greek word “holos” meaning “all” or “whole,” and is defined as, “An approach towards anything as a sum of its parts instead of its individual components.” If you’ve ever had a brush with the world of alternative medicine or read just about any […]

Technology to Theology: More Ways to Use Your Gannon Degree

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Stephen R. Hooper, AAP, CTP ’77 Mathematics My mentor before, during and after my time at Gannon was the late James Freeman, professor of mathematics. His guidance and steadying influence made the difference between success and failure at a crucial time in my life, and with Freeman’s encouragement, I obtained my master’s degree in mathematics […]

10 Ways to Give Back While at GU

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As part of our Catholic identity and Gannon’s mission, all students are encouraged to spend some time each semester volunteering. There are even some classes that require a certain number of volunteer hours for a grade. Here are 10 easy ways to help others in your spare time.

Gannon Celebrates Faith During National Catholic Colleges Week

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Gannon is marking National Catholic Colleges Week with plenty of events, including a presentation called “Sharing the Journey.” The presentation, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday,  features Edge staffer Kelly Miele, senior English/secondary education major, discussing her spiritual development at GU. Get the complete schedule of Gannon’s National Catholic Colleges Week here.

10 Ways We Bet You Didn’t Know You Could Get a Gannon Scholarship

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It’s no secret that college can be a financial burden on students and their families, but many schools – Gannon included – hit the mark on sending much-needed aid to students. If you’ve already applied for scholarships outside of Gannon, don’t think you’ve exhausted all routes for finding extra cash for college. The college itself […]