Category Archives: Faith & Service

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

Gathering in praise every Thursday

Thursday Mass

As a Catholic university, the Gannon community finds it important to promote faith in a way that is easily accessible to students. There are many opportunities for students to celebrate their faith, even if they aren’t Catholic. Gannon’s campus is

Gannon faculty and staff feed the hungry, pound for pound

Sports and Excercise

In the fall of 2011, the sport and exercise science department and Exercise Science Club were charged with developing healthy recipes using ingredients traditionally found in the food banks and pantries within Gannon’s Erie-Gannon Alliances to Improve Neighborhood Sustainability (Erie-GAINS)

Singing the Christmas spirit

APO Carroling

Christmas carols are a huge part of holiday traditions for many people. Songs, old and new, help to spread the feelings of the season and create a festive mood. This year the theatre fraternity, Alpha Psi Omega (APO), took time