Category Archives: Faith & Service

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week inspires giving

soup with substance

As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s more important than ever to think of those who don’t have the same privileges that we do. For this reason, the Center for Social Concerns sponsored Gannon’s annual Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. On Sunday, the

Unity in service

Gamma Sigma Sigma

What does it mean to be a Greek? To many, the term “Greek life” seems to be a synonym for wild antics, but that’s far from what it’s all about. Being Greek an opportunity to do some good and gather

GIVE Day 2014

GIVE Day 2014

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 gives back

GIVE Day 2012

Every year, Gannon encourages students to give back to the Erie community and make a few memories along the way. This day, known as GIVE Day, has become a tradition; it simply wouldn’t be fall if students didn’t wear matching

Giving LIFE a hand

Hand Holding

If one characteristic seems immediately noticeable about Gannon, it’s the charisma and connection our students feel with each other. From GIVE Day to campus-wide activities, Gannon is often associated with a sweeping kindness created by our community. Certain groups, clubs

Presenting Mr. and Miss GU

Mr and Ms GU

A lot of the best memories from college are created when you exit your comfort zone and do something that frightens you. One such way to do this is by showcasing your talents in front of your peers. For the

Students and faculty keeping the world warm, one hat at a time

ESL Students

For Brian How, English as a Second Language (ESL) adjunct lecturer at Gannon University, knitting is a hobby; a way for him calm down and relax after a long day. He also finds the entire process interesting. So when How

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


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

5k runners can ‘Be A Hero’ for the Erie Community Child Abuse Task Force

Presque Isle

The Erie Community Child Abuse Task Force (CATF) is sponsoring a 5k running race and 2K run/walk on April 13 at Presque Isle State Park. Called “Be A Hero,” the race is held in association with Crime Victim Center of

Project offers books, hope for local refugee children

Books for Refugees

Gannon University’s criminal justice majors are not only learning about violence prevention, but actively trying to prevent violence. The department’s new Books for Refugees project works to reduce the risk of violence later in life by providing access to books