Gannon University undergraduate and graduate students will showcase their scholarly and creative work during the University’s annual Celebrate Gannon event, Friday, April 20, 12:30-4:30 p.m. in the Hammermill Center, 620 Peach St. and Palumbo Academic Center, 824 Peach St.

This event is the culmination of a year’s worth of scholarship and research and an occasion for the University to celebrate students’ hard work, excellence and accomplishments.

“Celebrate Gannon is an annual showcase of the academic accomplishments of Gannon University’s undergraduate and graduate students,” said Jessica Hartnett, Ph.D., Celebrate Gannon Chair and associate professor of psychology. “It is a wonderful opportunity to share intellectual passion with the Gannon community and to learn how to communicate the excitement you feel about the work you do as a Gannon University student.”

“Each project is developed with the assistance of a faculty or staff advisor,” said Hartnett. “Submissions are accepted for four categories of accomplishments: engagement, fine arts, research and scholarship. Students may submit either a poster or platform presentation to share their work.”

Engagement includes experiential projects that demonstrate learning outside the classroom, including service, volunteerism and mission programs. Fine arts and communication arts submissions include graphic design, photography and poetry. Research and scholarship submissions celebrate student accomplishments in engaged academic subject matter.

The event begins at 12:30 p.m. with preparation time for poster participants to setup in the Hammermill Center, followed by opening remarks and a reception at 12:45 p.m., also in the Hammermill. The poster session begins at 1:00 p.m., and platform presentations begin on the second floor of the Palumbo Academic Center at 1:30 p.m., both will continue through 4:30 p.m.