Gannon University Announces Exciting Week of Events

Posted: April 15, 2016

It's another big week at Gannon University and we wanted to give you advance notice so that you can plan coverage for the week. If you are interested in covering any of these events, please call us and we will make it easy for you to build engaging, timely stories.

Monday

Take Back the Night (7 p.m.) The 250 marchers we are expecting to participate will hear speakers at various stops during the event, which will conclude inside Gannon University's Yehl Room where survivors and others are invited to speak out and break the silence by sharing their stories. The event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by Gannon University's Center for Social Concerns.

Tuesday

APB Concert- Country Music Star Chase Rice and Special Guests (7:30 p.m.) Students from Gannon University Activities Programming Board and Edinboro University Programing Board have teamed up to welcome one of country music's brightest rising stars to Erie. Advance student tickets are $20 or $25 and can be purchased with a valid school I.D. at participating locations. Advance public tickets are $30 and $35, and day-of-event tickets are $40 and $45. Tickets are available at www.erieevents.com or by calling the Erie Insurance Arena box office at 814-452-4857.

Celebrate Gannon (3 - 7 p.m.) Gannon University undergraduate and graduate students showcase their scholarly and creative work during the University's annual "Celebrate Gannon" event in the Yehl Room of Gannon's Waldron Campus Center. The event is the culmination of a year's worth of scholarship and research and a day for the University to celebrate students' hard work, excellence and accomplishments. Gannon's Ruskin, Florida campus will host a comparable event earlier that day.

Diversity Day (8 - 11:30 a.m.) Gannon English as a Second Language students will be working with Luther Memorial School  (grades 6-8) on April 19 and 20. Gannon students are participating as part of the ESLP Listening and Speaking Class.

Wednesday

Glowtopia (7 - 11p.m.) Friendship Green and AJ's Way, adjacent to the Waldron Campus Center at 124 W. Seventh St. Gannon University students shake off the rust of a long winter with a weeklong of glowing events and celebrations beginning with a high-energy kickoff event on Friendship Green (the rain location is the lower lounge of the Waldron Campus Center).

Thursday

Suturing Workshop (6 p.m., Zurn Science Center, Room 237, 143 W. Seventh St.) -- Young doctors and medical professionals in-training get a taste of the profession as they learn the delicate and vital techniques of suturing from a team of Saint Vincent Hospital physicians.

Senator Wiley's Veterans Expo Senator Wiley and his staff are holding their third annual Veteran's Expo from 1 - 5 p.m. in the Hammermill Center, 620 Peach St.

Friday

Relay For Life (1 p.m. - 1 a.m., Recreation and Wellness Center, 103 W 4th St.) - Hundreds of members of the Gannon University community will join together on 20 teams to help finish the fight against cancer. Various special events will be happening throughout the 12-hour event.