A Christmas Message From Gannon
From the Gannon family to your family, we wish you a Merry Christmas season and a Blessed New Year! Click Here
to watch a special holiday video message from the Rev. George E.Strohmeyer '60, Vice President for Mission & Ministry and University Chaplain (or click Here
for a text version).
Gannon Gears Up for Winter Commencement
Gannon will host its Winter Commencement ceremony at 2 p.m. December 11 in the Hammermill Center. Gannon alumna Tina M. Donikowski '85, vice president of Propulsion Systems and Services at GE Transportation, will be the keynote speaker and honorary degree recipient. Gannon President Keith Taylor, Ph.D., will award some 215 degrees. Read more >
Inauguration of Dr. Taylor
The official inauguration of the seventh President of Gannon University, Dr. Keith Taylor, took place during the first week of November 2011. To read the inaugural speech and to browse photo and video galleries from inauguration, visit here >
Gannon Annual Fund Makes a Difference
To those of you who pledged to Gannon's Annual Fund for Academic Excellence or plan to make a gift, remember that to be eligible for a 2010-11 tax deduction, your payment must be received on or before December 31st. Thank you for your supoprt of all Gannon students! You can give quickly and securely today.
**Pay your pledge by December 31st to qualify for a $250 travel gift card!
Athletics Hall of Fame to Welcome New Members
The honorees of the 2012 Gannon University Athletics Hall of Fame induction have been announced and will be honored on Jan. 21. A reception at 5 p.m. will start the evening, followed by a dinner and induction ceremony in the Yehl Alumni Room of the Waldron Campus Center. Read more >
Executive-on-Campus Shares Experiences
Gannon University business and entrepreneurship students, alumni and faculty spent the day with alumnus Donald J. Wagner ’68, a professional entrepreneur and this fall's Executive-on-Campus speaker, on Nov. 17. Wagner ran his own manufacturing company during the 1980s and has spent recent years identifying and supporting promising new start-up businesses through "angel" investing. Watch the Video >
GU Honors Martin Luther King
Join Gannon University as we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 16, 2012 beginning with a Memorial Prayer Service at 11 a.m. in the Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel at 520 Peach Street. Meet Gannon students, staff and alumni in Perry Square at noon to join the annual City of Erie MLK, Jr. Day March, immediately followed by lunch in Gannon’s Waldron Campus Center. For more information, contact Arlene Montevecchio at (814) 871-7433 or Read This >
ISO and Gannon University unlocked new frontiers for International Education Week
During the week of Nov. 13 the International Student Office (ISO) hosted this year’s International Education Week (IEW). By no means was it just a trip down the international food aisle at the grocery store; rather Gannon was transformed into a cultural principality full of ethnic food and rhythmic energy. From a pepper eating contest to salsa dancing the Gannon community was immersed in international expression. View Photos and article >
Job Search Tips from Career Services
Dedicate at least 3 - 5 hours per week towards job searching if you are currently employed full-time, and more if you are working part-time or are unemployed. Looking for a job is difficult and it can be frustrating. Adopting a consistent and persistent approach over time will yield the best results. There are many roadblocks and rejections along the way. Stay organized and focused and you will generate more opportunities. Career Services >
Do you know high school seniors who would be a good fit for Gannon?
If so, please share these dates:
is the deadline for high school students to apply for Gannon’s Full-Tuition Scholarship Contest, and to apply for one of Gannon’s partnership pharmacy programs.
is the Gannon application deadline for seniors hoping to gain entrance into Gannon’s partnership program for medical school with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM).
To schedule a personal visit, please contact the Campus Visit Coordinator at (814) 871-7407 or register online
Gannon in the News
Read all about it! Gannon University is a newsmaker, in Erie and beyond. The monks who visited Gannon in September have posted a blog
about their time on campus, calling it a wonderful experience. Goerie.com has posted a photo gallery
from the student Homecoming parade. Media coverage of the Presidential Inauguration was extensive, including an article, editorial
, and photo gallery
in the Erie Times-News
also covered the Inauguration; you can watch a video here
. Keep up with all the current Gannon news at www.gannon.edu
and on Gannon’s Facebook page
Gannon Raises Awareness of Hunger and Homelessness
Gannon’s annual Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, held Nov. 10-19, featured several new events to create a more personal, educational experience for the Gannon comm
unity. Activities included keynote speaker Ken Davis, a formerly homeless man from Cleveland; 100 students, faculty and staff created and personally delivered food baskets containing approximately $1,500 of food to 36 refugee families; and a food basket decorating contest that raised an additional $1,000 in "penny war" donations.
Photo: Jessie Badach Hubert (left) with students Courtney Lewis and Pete Messina pose during the food basket decorating contest that raised over $1,000 -- with which the Second Harvest Food Bank can purchase $17,000 worth of groceries for the needy in Erie.
David Christopher '71 Retires
David Christopher is a 1971 Industrial Engineering and Mathematics graduate of Gannon who has had an illustrious career holding various management positions at Elgin Electronics, Lord Corporation, Bliley Technologies/Sunburst Electronics, and Better Baked Foods, from which Mr. Christopher will retire this December after 40 years of operational leadership. Read more >
Poll Question of the Month
Congratulations to all who correctly guessed that answer C in the November Poll was the inaccurate “Fun Fact” trivia answer, as it was President William H. Taft, not William McKinley, who visited campus and stayed overnight in Old Main in 1912.
The December Poll question is: What is the first thing you would do if you came back to Gannon's campus? Vote now >
Photo of the Month
Gannon University's annual Social Work Club Christmas Dinner and Wellness Fair, held in the University's Hammermill Center on Dec. 4, made the holiday season a little brighter for those who otherwise may not have much to celebrate. The always-popular event, which includes a turkey dinner with all the trimmings, attracted a large crowd of needy young families and adults who enjoyed games, toys, a prize raffle, health information and screenings, and of course a visit from Santa Claus!