Students Get Global Experience Through Spring Break Service

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Every year, Gannon University students get the chance to celebrate the beginning of the spring season for a week in whichever way they choose. Some take road trips, some travel home to see family and still others choose to make a difference in the global community by taking part in Gannon’s Alternative Break Service Trips, […]

People Person: Believe It or Not, Volunteering is Rewarding AND Fun!

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Social Work: Making a Difference Daily is a new blog by Brittany Myers, a sophomore social work major from Erie, Pa. Brittany will share her academic experiences as well as the activities she participates in as she prepares to be a social worker. You can reach Brittany at myers038@gannon.edu. Thanks for checking out my new […]

Helping Haiti: Gannon’s Cara Black on Call as Translator for Orphans

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When news of Tuesday’s 7.0-magnitude earthquake in Port-au-Prince reached Gannon University senior occupational therapy major Cara Black, she said she was deeply distressed – but willing to do whatever she could to help. Black will be featured at 7 p.m. tonight on Channel 35 WSEE in Erie’s Haitian earthquake relief telethon – along with fellow […]

Spirit of Giving Lasts All Year for Fraternities, Sororities

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When people think of Greek life, many different scenarios come to mind. But what some people don’t realize is that one of the main parts of being Greek is doing community service and giving back through various service projects. Gannon University students are heavily involved in community service projects, and this applies to students who […]

Gannon Community Volunteers with ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’

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Move that bus! Approximately 50 Gannon student athletes, coaches and cheerleaders helped renovate the home of Erie native Clara Ward for ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” June 26. The special two-hour episode is slated to air 8 p.m. Sunday. Ward, 70, of 650 E. 21st St., founded the former Youth Development Center, which works with […]

A Record Number of Gannon Students GIVE

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GIVE Day – Gannon’s Invitation to Volunteer Everywhere – seems to be one of the most popular days at Gannon. Students, faculty and alumni sign up to participate in community service throughout the Erie area. Everyone who participates gets a free T-shirt, but that’s not the only benefit – those who participate in GIVE Day […]