Freedom is: Gannon University

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Freedom. It is a simple word that almost everyone knows the definition of. Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary defines freedom as “the quality or state of being free, such as the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action.” It seems like a simple concept, yet many lives have been laid down for this simple […]

Dr. Gerald Clark: SWAT Certified, Former FBI, Gannon Professor

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Gannon is full of interesting and unique people who teach and prepare students to enter the world of the profession they dream of being part of.  One of these people at GU is Dr. Gerald Clark, Assistant Professor of the Criminal Justice program. Dr. Clark has a lot of experience in the field of criminal justice from […]

My Interesting Adventure into the World of Criminal Justice

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GU holds student events and activities throughout the year.. some during holidays, with themes and everything. One of these events that had the opportunity to participate in this past year was the Valentine’s Day Mystery event held by the members of the Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society (because nothing says Happy Valentine’s Day […]

Edge Spotlight on: Criminal Justice

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All college majors come with assumptions. What I mean by that is, when I started three years ago as a first-year psychology student, I had dreams of psycho-analysis classes and experiments with other students on campus. Granted, those things do exist, but not without a handful of entry-level courses to prepare you for the “good […]

FIC opens its door to local law enforcement

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Gannon University’s new Forensic Investigation Center is in full motion with students flowing in and out for classes. An open house for law enforcement personnel will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Gannon’s FIC is located at 246 W. Sixth St., and opened its doors this past summer. It is a cutting […]

CSI comes to life at Forensic Investigation Center

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The Forensic Investigation Center (FIC) at Gannon University is devoted to academic excellence through a unique multidisciplinary program and delivers outstanding educational, research, and professional training opportunities for students and/or current professionals. This innovative learning facility looks like an actual family dwelling, but it is really a “working laboratory” where students practice the skills they’ve […]

Project offers books, hope for local refugee children

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Gannon University’s criminal justice majors are not only learning about violence prevention, but actively trying to prevent violence. The department’s new Books for Refugees project works to reduce the risk of violence later in life by providing access to books and early childhood education. Chris Magno, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the criminal justice program, […]

Renovations to former TKE house open new doors

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Gannon University’s Board of Trustees met in late September to discuss and vote on several initiatives, one of which involves the renovation of the former Tau Kappa Epsilon house on West Sixth Street. President Keith Taylor, Ph.D., said in a press release that the Board of Trustees approved creation of a new Forensic Investigation Center […]

Gannon announces endowed professorships

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Michael Ganger, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, and Christopher Magno, Ph.D., program director and assistant professor of criminal justice, have been named to the second class of Gannon University’s Cooney-Jackman Endowed Professorships. The Cooney-Jackman Endowed Professorship was created in 2011 to provide the recipients with the necessary time and resources to move their significant research […]

In the classroom for criminal justice

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Gannon’s faculty members come from all walks of life. Enter retired FBI agent Dr. Gerald Clark, the university’s new criminal justice professor. Take a firsthand look at what his experience brings to his classes and his students. [youtube_sc url=””]