Welcome back to campus, Gannon students! Also welcome to all the new first-year students. I’m sure that you’re getting yourself settled into your new life on campus.

I moved into a new apartment this semester and I really love it here. Even though I know I am going to be busy again, I enjoy having an apartment on campus; not to mention I’m living with some of the awesome friends I made last year.

For the new students, I would like to let you know that ITS (Information and Technology Services) is located on the third floor of the Palumbo Academic Center. They are the people to go to if you have any computer problems. As I mentioned in a previous blog, I work there, so don’t be afraid to stop in if you are having problems with your computer.

To keep with the tech-theme, if anyone is interested in computer, engineering, gaming, networking or just having a good time, you should check out the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). I am the president of the chapter here at Gannon and we are always looking for new people to join. Joining clubs is such a great way to get involved at Gannon and I am so happy that I did. If you’re looking a good way to make new friends and have a good time, then join a club. You will meet some awesome people.

Finally, I recently read an article about college students that said this year’s incoming students to college will be the most “connected” group of students ever. That is pretty astounding if you ask me. It got me thinking of how many of new students probably have a smartphone and/or laptop, plus any other technology they brought to school with them. I’m pretty much a super geek, so I have a lot, but technology is becoming more and more mainstream. I think back to my parents telling me when their family got a TV; how excited they were just for that. It is crazy to think that not too long ago even smartphones were just emerging on the scene. Now even students coming to college for the first time have them.

Just something to chew on,


Want to get involved on campus? Curious about maybe even starting your own club? Check out Tyler Babcock’s post on how to start a club in just 10 days.