Gannon University Students Are Saying Anchors Aweigh, with SPRINGtopia Events

Posted: April 24, 2014

It's SPRINGtopia at Gannon University and the students are saying Anchors Aweigh to the school year. With finals week just around the corner Gannon's Activities Programing Board has lined up a week full of activities for students to get involved in and take a break from studying.

"A lot of time and thought was put into this event so we hope that it is as rewarding of an experience for our students as it is for us planning it," said Vernadette Delos Santos, Activities Programing Board, special events co-chair. "Our hopes for Springtopia this year is to engage students in activities and events that they will enjoy during their final 'real' week of school before finals begin."

The theme for this year is Anchors Aweigh; a sailing term that means the anchor is clear of the bottom and the boat is ready to take off. "We picked the theme  Anchors Aweigh for many reasons, but mostly because the anchor symbolizes hope, faith and love, and aweigh means taking off, which is very interesting, given the types of activities and atmosphere we are providing for the students," said co-chair Julia Leix.