Tag Archives: English

Compassion in composition


Anyone who has walked down the English wing of the Palumbo can tell you it is a welcoming place. One reason for this sense of hospitality is Carol Hayes, an instructor in the English department. A beloved member of Gannon’s

A new addition to Gannon’s faculty: Richard Clark, Ph.D.

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Clark is a visiting professor, so he’s only here for a short time, but he’s already leaving an impact on students. A member of the English department, Clark teaches lecture courses such as Prose Literature. He focuses on quality over

2013 Totem wins big


Gannon University’s literary arts publication, Totem, has once again won the 2014 National Program Directors’ Prize in the Design Category from the Association of Writers and Writing Program (AWP). This is the second time in two years Totem has received

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


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


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


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


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


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.