Tag Archives: English

Annual English Awards returns to Gannon’s campus with special guest Naomi Shihab Nye

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Gannon University celebrated its 37Th Annual English Awards Night Thursday, in the Yehl Ballroom of the Waldron Campus Center. Award-winning writer and poet Naomi Shihab Nye will be the guest speaker. English Awards Night honors the winners of national and

Gannon University graduate named president of Catholic schools

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The Shenango Valley Catholic School System has named Gannon University alumnus the Rev. Michael P. Allison as its president, effective July 7th. The system includes three schools located in Hermitage, Pa.: Kennedy Catholic High School, Kennedy Catholic Middle School and Blessed John

Gannon University offers workshops for young writers

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At Gannon University, writer’s colonies and workshops are as much a sign of summer as are lawn chairs and beach umbrellas. This summer tradition takes the form of two camps aimed at nurturing aspiring young writers. High school students interested

“Totem” literary magazine wins prize in national competition

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Gannon University’s Totem is the winner of the 2013 Program Directors’ Prize for Undergraduate Literary Magazines in the design category. The Association of Writers & Writing Programs will award a cash honorarium and recognize Totem in the Writer’s Chronicle and other media.

Wordplay in the workplace

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On Nov. 3, 2010, I published a blog here on Edge called “Wordplay: I Love My Major, Write or Wrong.” More than two years later, I’m happy to report that this statement still holds true (if you substitute “Job” for

What I did with a BA (and MA) in English

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Amidst all the warnings, I became an English major. English majors aren’t real majors, they scoffed. Why are you majoring in the language you’ve spoken for 18 years? they questioned. Print media’s dead, they shouted! There’s no money in a

From floppy disks to bleeding-edge technology

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A decade before there was such a thing as a “blog,” I attended Gannon as an undergraduate science major. In the late 1980s, I spent many hours in labs doing things such as classifying and dissecting sea creatures for Dr.

Backstage and on-stage adventures

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1. To create the look of stained glass windows for the Schuster Theatre’s production “Lives of the Saints,” the crew and I used shower liners and paint.  2 & 3. Over fall break, I went with students from the theatre

‘Sula,’ spicy Thai and Elizabeth Cady Stanton with Ann Bomberger

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Ann Bomberger, assistant professor of English, can often be found on the third floor of the Palumbo Academic Center. Let’s find out all about her. Hometown: Hicksville, N.Y. High School: Hicksville High School Favorite color: Purple Favorite movie(s): “Amelie” Favorite

Fall break for a Shakespeare geek

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It’s currently fall break on Gannon’s campus, so the streets of Erie are much quieter than usual. Many students have headed home, but I did not. This year, I’m headed to Staunton, Va. to visit the American Shakespeare Center with