Alumni Q&A: Matt Kridel

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Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in clinical/counseling psychology at the University of South Alabama, Matt Kridel ’14 reflects on his time at Gannon and plans for the future.   Looking back, how did Gannon prepare you for where you are now? Gannon prepared me for where I am now in two big ways. First, my incredible […]

A letter to my freshman self

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Dear college freshman me,   Hey, you, congratulations on graduating and starting college. Hard to believe where the last four years have gone, right? I know that feeling; I’m experiencing it right now. Friends are out and I’m sitting at home, being pensive and writing this letter and doing the homework that you waited until […]

Reflecting on freshman year with current freshman

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As their college careers come to an end, many seniors are reflecting on memories and imparting wisdom to underclassmen. But we wanted to see what the newest members of the Gannon community had to say about their first year. Here’s some memories and advice from the freshman class: What is your favorite memory of freshman […]

Less ice, more cream

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As summer approaches and temperatures rise, there’s no better way to cool off than with ice cream. Here are some local favorites to get your sweet tooth fix: Coldstone Creamery, 209 E 12th St.– Coldstone is named as such for the ice-cold piece of granite on which they create your treat! Pick an ice cream, […]

Moving doesn’t have to be a struggle

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There’s less than a month left until the end of the school year which means it’s almost moving time for many students. Here are some tips to make it easier to get all your stuff home: 1. Split it up across trips: Planning ahead can save you a lot of effort. If you’re going home […]

Performing a mental health ‘reset’

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I had the privilege of attending a lecture given by Stacy Pershall, a woman plagued by several mental illnesses. She battled an eating disorder and borderline personality disorder for a majority of her life. Her lecture was about living and coping with her conditions and how she finally found a treatment that worked for her. […]

What happened on the way to the forum with Rev. Shawn Clerkin

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Photo courtesy of Rick Klein If you’ve been around the Schuster Theatre, chances are you’ve come across Father Shawn Clerkin. Father Shawn, the Director of Theater for Gannon University, is one of the more colorful faculty members at the school. He’s currently directing the spring musical, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the […]

Game on at the Erie Insurance Arena

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From concerts, to sports, to commencement, the Erie Insurance Arena is home to a multitude of events throughout the year, serving both the Erie and Gannon communities. Originally called the Erie Civic Center, the arena was built in 1983. It was later named the Louis J. Tullio Arena after the late mayor of Erie who […]

The secret utilities of Gannon University

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As a tour guide, I get to show both potential and accepted students how I see Gannon and Erie. One way I do that is by mentioning all the “secrets” and “life hacks” I’ve discovered in my time here, the best things about Gannon that few people know about or utilize; some include: Courtyard Café: […]

Speaking publicly at Celebrate Gannon

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I’m a great public speaker. There, I said it. I’m not trying to sound like a braggart, but after three years of competing in speech and debate, two years of coaching it and eight years of theater, I think I’ve gained some skill. So when Celebrate Gannon, the University’s annual conference, rolled around I thought […]