From Australia to Erie, Social Work Across the Globe

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Meet Elle, an international student from Canberra, Australia studying abroad in the social work program here at Gannon. Hear what she thinks about the small social work cohort “family” she is a part of here and experiences she’s had while studying here in the US. Australian social work student loves Gannon — GU Social […]

My Experience as an International Student at Gannon University

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Contributed by Gannon University Global Student (and student ambassador) Lameck Kapupa My name is Lameck Kapupa and I am from a city in Zambia known as Livingstone city. I graduated in December 2015 from the University of Zambia, obtaining an undergraduate degree in Social Work. I came to know about Gannon University through William Edmondson in […]

5 things to know about social work

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A Gannon student gets the unique experience of finding a major that is just right. With the help of the faculty and other students you can find your niche. One major that might be the right fit is social work. The social work department maintains about 50 students at all times, and for good reasons. […]

Building professional skills in an on-campus job

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Sophomore social work major Ryann Gardner tells us about her experience in the physician assistant office. What is a typical day like in your work study position? I make copies for professors, file paperwork within the department and create various documents that faculty members need. It’s relatively easy. What is your favorite part of your […]

For Social Work Students, Christmas Starts with Service

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It’s official… the Christmas season is definitely here.  There are Christmas decorations everywhere, twice as many people in the mall as usual and nothing but Christmas carols on most radio stations.  With Christmas parties all over  and the end of the fall semester behind us, it seems that everyone is getting into the “Christmas spirit.”  […]

Helping Others and Engineering Innovation: More Ways to Use Your Gannon Degree

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Cheryl A. Baldwin ’98 Social Work Gannon helped me launch my second career. After 21 years in nursing, I decided to pursue a career in social work—and Gannon was clearly the place to achieve that goal. The program featured excellent professors and offered internship opportunities that have enhanced my career: since graduation, I have earned […]

Trivia Night: Having Fun and Helping Out

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Hey readers, Last Wednesday, my service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega was involved in an event called Erie Trivia Night, which took place down at the Bayfront Convention Center. It was the 20th annual trivia night, and there was a great turnout. APO volunteered at this event last year, so we took our places at our […]

Broken Bones, Puffy Face, Positive Outlook

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Hey readers! Welcome back – I hope classes are going well so far. I thought I would share a story from my break with y’all. 🙂 The day after Christmas, I flew to Texas with my little brother for our annual trip to visit our mom for New Year’s. It was nice for the first […]

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.

People Person: Have Fun and Help Others at the 30 Hour Fast

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Hello again, and thanks for checking out my blog! Do you like doing fun activities with good friends and meeting new friends in the process? Do you enjoy helping others? Would you be up for the challenge of having an empty stomach for a little over a day for a good cause to later be […]