SCHOOL OF EDUCATION HOSTS ACTING SECRETARY OF PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
Acting Secretary Eric Hagarty and his team spent a September morning engaging with students on the importance of their profession. He asked what he could take back to Harrisburg and advocate for that would help them be successful now – and when they become full-time educators. They held a spirited and enthusiastic discussion about state plans for emergency certifications, recruitment, training and support structures, delays caused by the pandemic, and the re-evaluation of standardized testing.
I-HACK'S TRIANGULUM SEES COMPLETION
Thanks to a generous gift provided by Deacon Martin P. Eisert ’85M, ’89M and Kathryn A. Eisert, CPA, a new sculpture rests in the Inspiration Plaza of the Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge. Named the Triangulum, this original work created from steel, granite and glass was conceptualized and created by local artists Thomas Ferraro and Edward F. Grout who engaged with students, faculty and staff during the design phases. The three faces of the Triangulum are representative of aspects of Gannon, I-HACK and cyber knowledge, continuing Gannon’s trend of building a curated collection of art contributing to the student experience and supporting the values of our liberal core.
TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE CONTINUES WITH NEW AND REPEAT AWARDS
Gannon was recognized as a 2022 Great College to Work For®. This is the fifth time receiving this designation after achieving an overall score higher than the Carnegie comparison group. Gannon was also ranked as a Top National University by U.S. News and World Report for the fourth consecutive year, with special recognitions for undergraduate nursing and engineering programs, and high marks in social mobility. New to Gannon’s accolades, I-HACK and its architectural firm, The Collaborative, was awarded Honorable Mention for Additions, Renovations and Restorations by AIA Ohio, a society of the American Institute of Architects.
RUSKIN COMMUNITY RECOVERY AND SERVICE AFTER HURRICAN IAN
As our Gannon students, faculty and staff returned to the Ruskin, Florida campus after the impacts of Hurricane Ian in October, they not only reunited in support of each other, but immediately launched into service of others. Knights gathered to support efforts delivering an industrial-size generator to Fort Myers that was used to help maintain food supply for evacuees and first responders. The campus community also collaborated with Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Venice directing traffic, distributing food and water and generally supporting affected sites in the area.
REV. MONSIGNOR THOMAS J. MCSWEENEY '66 MULTIMEDIA SUITES DEDICATED AT GANNON CENTER FOR COMMUNICATION AND THE ARTS.
Students, colleagues and friends gathered in a surprise celebration to honor the founder of Gannon’s Departments of Speech and Drama, Radio and Television, and 90.5 WERG-FM. For his contributions encouraging and transforming young minds, guiding them as they honed skills at the microphone, in the sound booth, on stage or behind the scenes, the Thomas J. McSweeney Multimedia Suites are now so named inside the Center and a scholarship was made in his name.
STUDENT CENTERED SPACE ABOVE DOC'S LANDING GIVEN NEW NAME AND PURPOSE
Gannon’s Activities Programming Board and Student Government Association teamed up to revitalize and repurpose the second-floor space of the Waldron Campus Center above Doc’s Landing. Previously a quiet space for dining or studying – still with views of Friendship Green and Gannon’s iconic sculpture of Jesus the Teacher – is now an entertainment space equipped with intentionally selected TVs and projectors, speakers and new furniture. The final piece? Students voted on social media to make the space their own, giving it the name: The Deck.