PostSecretU and Day of Silence at Gannon

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Service, inclusiveness and social responsibility are all part of Gannon University’s mission. Each appears in Gannon’s mission statement and there’s even a department – the Center for Social Concerns – dedicated to these goals. And in the month of April, two campus groups – Active Minds and Love is for Everyone (LIFE) – are hosting […]

Gannon to 'TreeVitalize' Erie during GIVE Day

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Gannon University students on Saturday, Sept. 15 will plant more than 135 trees in the City of Erie generally and within the University’s Erie-GAINS neighborhood specifically. The Erie-GAINS (Gannon Alliances to Improve Neighborhood Sustainability) neighborhood is comprised of about 200 city blocks bordered by Presque Isle Bay to the north, Parade Street to the east, 11th Street to the […]

Campus job supports social services

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Another week, another work study. This week’s spotlight shines on Allison Adkins, senior liberal studies major and her job in the Center for Social Concerns. Allison plans to enter the higher education workforce after graduation. What are some of your typical duties? I make Excel spreadsheets and update the volunteer database for the university. I […]

Spring break service: Descanso de primavera de servicio en El Salvador

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The semester is just flying by. Gannon students are back from spring break and (hopefully) refreshed, rejuvenated and ready for the second half of the term. Some students went home to spend time with family and friends, some went on a well-deserved vacation and other students, like me, went on a different kind of adventure. […]

CLICK-WORTHY: Clicking in the new year

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It’s a brand new year, which can only mean one thing: brand new links for your reading (or watching) pleasure. – With MLK Day only two days away, it’s time we take a look at what the holiday really stands for. That’s why Gannon’s Center for Social Concerns wants you to check out this video.

Click Thru GU: Waldron Campus Center

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Waldron is one of the busiest buildings on campus. Here, you’ll find three dining options (the Cafeteria, Doc’s Landing and Knight’s Cove) and several offices (Activities Programing Board, Student Government Association, Student Office of Leadership Development, Service Learning, Campus Ministry and Center for Social Concerns). There’s also the power room downstairs and a game room […]

Students Prepare for Alternative Break Service Trips

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Senior biology major Amanda Stolz said she commits her spring breaks to service trips so she can “pay it forward.” Junior communication arts major Beth Gaertner said she serves to learn about the issues that might not have a big impact on her life but will greatly impact someone else’s life. Gaertner and Stolz will […]

10 Ways to Give Back While at GU

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As part of our Catholic identity and Gannon’s mission, all students are encouraged to spend some time each semester volunteering. There are even some classes that require a certain number of volunteer hours for a grade. Here are 10 easy ways to help others in your spare time.