Alumna making history on Capitol Hill

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As cliché as it might sound, Gannon University was the best thing to ever happen to my life, both personally and professionally. I grew up in a tiny town outside of Pittsburgh and was always involved in after-school activities at my high school. However, after I got to Gannon, I became extremely involved in numerous […]

Gannon students gaze into the future

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With all the exams and projects that comprise college life, it’s easy for students to lose sight of what they’re working toward. Some, however, have a clear picture in mind. In five years, they see themselves… Jared Schaaf, freshman history/pre-law major: …continuing my education here at Gannon. I will be working hard to pay for […]

Summer Fundays Countdown: #5

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Ever wish all the clouds would go away at night and all the lights would go out so you could sit and stare at the stars? Despite the street lights, downtown Erie has a perfect place for stargazing: the Erie Planetarium. Just across the street from Gannon’s Kenilworth Apartments, the Erie Planetarium offers many public […]

History of Irish Holiday Shows Cultural Balance

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Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. It’s a holiday associated with the color green, leprechauns and shamrocks. It’s a day where suddenly the entire world has turned into Emerald City with everyone wearing green. However, most people who don the color have no idea what the day is truly about. Some don’t even know […]

Day with the Dean (Humanities, Education and Social Sciences)

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Gannon is hosting a Day with the Dean of the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences on Friday, April 9th. It’s a chance for you and your parents to visit Gannon and get a first-hand look at everything these programs have to offer. Registration will begin at 9:30 am with the welcome beginning promptly […]

Erie History Mystery: Who is Strong Vincent?

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If you’ve ever walked or driven around the city of Erie, chances are you’ve noticed the name “Strong Vincent” emblazoned somewhere on a building, bridge or bench. Well that raises a question – just who is this Strong Vincent, and why is he everywhere in the city?

Learn to Teach: As Former ‘Decathlete,’ I Love Academic Decathlon!

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While most college students spent their spring break on vacation, spending time with friends or relaxing at home, I spent my spring break preparing high school students for their Academic Decathlon State Competition. What is Academic Decathlon? Academic Decathlon is a team competition where students match their intellects with students from other high schools. No, […]

The Joe Show: Watching Movies in Class

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You may know I’m a communications major. That means I learn all about the mass media (TV, newspapers, advertisements, etc). Currently, I’m in a class that also has a lot of history and political science majors. The class is titled “History through Film.”

Keeping a Job in School: It is Possible!

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Balancing schoolwork, extracurricular activities and a job can be quite the juggling act – but many students at Gannon are willing to take on the challenge. College is a time of making new friends, learning new things and ultimately preparing for the future. One way students experience the responsibilities of the future is by holding […]

Honors Program Bonds Bright Minds

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You may have heard about Gannon’s Honors Program – you may have even been told you qualify. But what does that mean for you? Does this mean exams more often? Is the workload more than it is for non-honors classes? Are specialized classes offered for each major? Are there extra classes students have to take […]