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2016

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Jul

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#edgeREWIND: 5 things you didn’t know about English majors

We all have an idea preconceived about English majors and how they spend their time, but how correct could those assumptions be? Here’s a few things that might just change your mind. English majors aren’t just writers. There’s this notion that possessing a degree in English means teaching or writing as a career. While those […]

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2015

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Jun

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#FridayPhoto – June 19, 2015

This week’s featured photo comes from 2015 Gannon graduate Elizabeth Mayer.  Elizabeth traveled to Thailand with the Gannon T.R.A.V.E.L. program and will be spending the next 10 months teaching English at Vittahayalai School in Hua Hin, Thailand. This is Elizabeth at the Wai Khru Ceremony (or teacher day), where students honor their teachers with handmade […]

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16

Feb

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5 things you didn’t know about English majors

We all have an idea preconceived about English majors and how they spend their time, but how correct could those assumptions be? Here’s a few things that might just change your mind. English majors aren’t just writers. There’s this notion that possessing a degree in English means teaching or writing as a career. While those […]

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2014

29

Sep

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 teaching staff, she is always glad to help, regardless of whether the issue is related […]

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17

Sep

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

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 a “cookie-cutter” English curriculum. He is the kind of professor that is open to discussion […]

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01

May

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 this award. The deadline for submissions of this award is in March, before Totem’s release […]

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29

Mar

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

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 Erie County high school poetry contests sponsored by the University, as well as the poetry, […]

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2013

03

Jul

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 Paul II Elementary School. A native of Erie, Allison graduated from Gannon in 1981 with […]

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14

Jun

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 in journalism careers can attend a one-week workshop July 8-12 taught by Frank Garland, director […]

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28

May

“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. The judge for design, Roger Lathbury of Orchises Press and George Mason University, chose this […]

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