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On campus: International Education Week, Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

Published: 11/10/2023

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Gannon University annually observes International Education Week and Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, scheduled this year from Nov 13-17. Both national initiatives address important and timely topics that all students should consider as citizens of both this country and the globe.

The Center for Social Concerns, the Center for Global Learning, PSGA, APB, and the Office of Global Student Support and Engagement are offering the following events: 

Nov. 12 – APB International Education TikTok game
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. | TikTok

Find APB throughout the day for a chance to win a prize! APB will be at various spots around campus at the start of every hour from 11-5. Be the first to answer our question of the hour and you'll win a prize! Contact for more information.  

Nov. 12 – Global Summit: “The State of American Politics: A Conversation with Val Demings and Michael Steel” 
7:30 – 9 p.m. | Cathedral Prep

Come to this Global Summit featuring a conversation with Val Demings, an American politician and former police officer who served as the U.S. representative from Florida's 10th congressional district from 2017 to 2023, and Michael Steele, former Lt. Governor of Maryland and the first African American chairmanship of the Republican National Committee in 2009. Register for this event here.  

Nov. 14 – Worldly Brews: A Celebration of International Coffee and Tea Culture
3 – 5 p.m. | Nash Library

Come enjoy the rich traditions, flavors, and aromas that unite coffee and tea enthusiasts from around the world. Stop by Nash Library to taste, smell, and learn more about these beverages with Global Learning, OGSSE, and the Center for Social Concerns. Contact Paige Leary for more information.  

Nov. 14 – Cricket Match: Battle on the Pitch  
5 – 6:30 p.m. | Recreation and Wellness Center field

Join the Center for Global Learning to watch or play a match of Cricket and to learn more about this popular, international sport. This event is free to all Gannon faculty, staff, and students. Contact Paige Leary for more information.

Nov. 15 – Crafts Around the World 
3 – 4 p.m. | The Deck

Join us for Crafts Around the World, a new series where we explore a traditional art form or craft from various cultures around the world. Our first event features the mandala: geometric designs symbolic of the universe used in Hinduism and Buddhism as an aid to meditation. For more information contact Kseniya Kampova at

Nov. 15 – Fulbright Scholars Information Session
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. | Palumbo 2205

Learn about the US Fulbright Student program that provides grants for U.S. graduating seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to pursue graduate study, conduct research or teach English abroad and serve as US cultural ambassadors. For more information, contact Anjali Sahay at

Nov. 15 – Pizza with a Purpose: Hunger & Homelessness in Erie 
5 p.m. | Kraus Hall 

Join the Center for Social Concerns to learn about issues of hunger and homelessness in Erie with folks from EUMA. Enjoy some pizza as we talk about this important issue that affects many in our community. For more information contact

Nov. 16 – Global Coffee Hour 
3 – 4:30 p.m. | Beyer 2nd Floor

Enjoy delicious foods, coffees and teas and meet others – and bring a friend or meet new friends. This event is free and open to all Gannon University students, faculty and staff. For more information contact Marilee Wilkosz at

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