NEW: St. Joseph House of Faith in Action Construction Tracker

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New life and new possibilities are under construction on the 400 block of West 4th Street. “The St. Joseph House of Faith in Action provides a welcoming home for all who seek to serve in solidarity with the local urban community and to be transformed through their own efforts to transform the neighborhoods of Our […]

Habitat for Humanity Makes a Difference

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Are you interested in community service? Do you like hands-on work where you can see the difference that you’re making? If you answered yes to these questions, then Habitat for Humanity may be a great club for you to join! Background Habitat for Humanity was founded by Millard and Linda Fuller in the 1970s as […]

GIVE Day 2014

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Once again, Gannon students have happily donated a portion of their weekend to the greater good. This year, GIVE day saw 58 of the university’s clubs and organizations volunteering at 51 sites, from the Erie VA Medical Center to Gridley Park to Gannon’s own Goodwill Garden. GIVE Day coincided with the “International Coastal Cleanup Day,” and as […]

PA student’s summer packed with service, study abroad

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Katelyn Przybyszewski, a fifth-year student in Gannon’s physician assistant program, was pretty busy over the summer. Immediately after graduation, Katelyn took a service trip with campus ministry to Glenmary Farm in Kentucky. For the duration of the trip, the group completed different projects, including yard work, food pantry and interacting with people with intellectual disabilities. […]

RUNDOWN: Literacy, comedy and community engagement

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Monday, Sept. 8: It’s International Literacy Day! Spend a few minutes reading your favorite novel (or finally cracking open that textbook you haven’t used yet). Tuesday, Sept. 9: Come to the Community Engagement Expo from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Yehl Alumni Room to learn about local volunteer opportunities. Wednesday, Sept. 10: Sex Signals, […]

The healing power of theatre

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I have been doing theatre for 13 years and I love it. However, there are certain moments when I realize just how important it is to the community. On April 6 and 13, members and friends of Gannon University’s theatre fraternity, Alpha Psi Omega, performed a show called “Once upon a Forest” in collaboration with […]

I volunteer as tribute!

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…Not for the Hunger Games. Volunteering and giving to the community are huge parts of life on Gannon’s campus. The year starts off with GIVE Day, Gannon’s Invitation to Volunteer Everywhere. With representatives from nearly every on campus organization, students work all over the city, doing any sort of work from painting to picking up […]

Summer Fundays Countdown: #10

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With only 10 weeks left before school starts, Edge is conducting a countdown. Every week, we’ll  suggest a place to spend a day in Erie to make the most of your summer free time, starting with suggestion #10 this week… Most of the time when someone thinks about a zoo, they most likely think about […]

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.