A Look Into the GU OTD White Coat Ceremony & Celebrate Ruskin

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On Friday May 4th, 2018, the 2nd Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) cohort (c/o 2019) at the GU Ruskin campus gathered with faculty, families, and loved ones at Prince of Peace Catholic Church to display their scholarly research for Celebrate Ruskin and to attend their White Coat ceremony. Around 2pm, OTD students awaited anxiously near their […]

GIVE (365) Day(s)

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Doesn’t matter if it’s the scheduled day in the Fall Semester or pop-up days and events year round, Gannon’s Invitation to Volunteer Everywhere (GIVE Day)’s spirit remains the same. This week, Gannon’s physical therapy doctorate (DPT) students in Ruskin, Florida shared GIVE events on their Instagram page. Give Day Part 1: First year Gannon University […]

A New [School] Year & Self-Care

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As the new school year sets in, we begin to experience the  typical cocktail of excitement, nervousness, & sometimes anxiety that comes along with the start of a new year. Whether you are a first-time college student or a second-year graduate student like myself, it’s important to take time to practice self-care. Please feel free […]

Orientation Week Pro-tips for Summer @ GU Ruskin

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For some, summer is more than just a break, it’s an opportunity to jump start classes! Physical therapy and athletic training students will be arriving on our Ruskin, Florida campus beginning May 30, and new OT’s will be here mid-August (i.e., before you know it!). Check out OTD student Sue’s tips for a stress-free orientation experience. […]

Gannon’s Gulf Coast Guide: Summer in the South

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With its palm trees and sunshine all year round, the Ruskin campus is spoiled with summer weather for most of the school year, but the hard work doesn’t stop. For the first time in a year, the students and faculty were able to have a bit of a break while still focusing on laying the […]

Gannon’s Gulf Coast Guide: Serving & Inspiring

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In the Occupational Therapy Doctorate program, we are required to complete a level I fieldwork relating to the area of occupational therapy currently being studied.  We have been placed at local and national organizations, giving us unique opportunities to reach out to the community around the Ruskin campus while supporting the Gannon University mission. In […]

Gannon’s Gulf Coast Guide: GU Ruskin’s Inaugural Class

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As a student at the Ruskin campus, I am often asked how it feels to be part of Gannon University’s inaugural class for the new campus and Doctorate of Occupational Therapy program. But I think it is time to highlight the professionals chosen to lead our class and create the framework for this program. This […]

#FridayPhoto – June 5, 2015

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This week’s featured photo comes to us from Claire Gongaware in St. Augustine, Florida.  Claire, senior sport and exercise science major, was able to visit the oldest wooden school house in the U.S.A. The school house was built in the early 18th century and was completely handmade. Email your photos along with your name to edge@gannon.edu and […]

Gannon taking Florida by storm

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Gannon University is extending its reach all the way to Ruskin, Fla., by opening a new campus location that offers health science programs including an occupational therapy doctoral program. In the summer of 2015, Gannon intends to offer graduate Health Professional programs after being granted Florida State Education Commission approval. Gannon is waiting on accreditation […]

What are your plans for spring break?

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The warm weather in Erie is making many students anxious for spring break, even though it is still three weeks away. Here’s what several students are planning to do with their time off: Samantha Heller, freshman chemistry/pre-pharmacy major: I’m spending my spring break working at my part-time job at Wegman’s – the greatest grocery store […]