Playlist: Music as a Form of Therapy

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During my freshman year, I took Theater and Culture with Fr. Shawn Clerkin. In that class we learned about different functions of art. One of those functions is therapy. While many plays and other works of theater have a therapeutic effect for the audience members, music and song lyrics also have the potential to be […]

New school, new possibilities

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One week ago, Gannon University held a ceremony to officially open the new School of Communication and the Arts, which sits at the corner of West 7th and Peach streets. Gannon announced plans for the building after the Fall 2013 semester, when enrollment at the university increased by over 200 students – a recently unheard […]

What happened on the way to the forum with Rev. Shawn Clerkin

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Photo courtesy of Rick Klein If you’ve been around the Schuster Theatre, chances are you’ve come across Father Shawn Clerkin. Father Shawn, the Director of Theater for Gannon University, is one of the more colorful faculty members at the school. He’s currently directing the spring musical, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the […]

Fortunate Victory at the Blasco Library

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“Don’t give up the ship!” Did you know these words were not originally uttered by Oliver Hazard Perry? How about the controversy surrounding the Flagship Niagara, or Commander James Elliot? In addition to Erie’s Perry 200 Celebration and the Tall Ships Festival, attendees of the original play “Fortunate Victory” were treated to a historical re-enactment […]