Gannon University Open House Looks To the Future

Posted: April 20, 2017

When students and their families arrive at Gannon University's Open House on Saturday, April 22, they will see a campus in transformation. The signs are as large as the multimillion-dollar renovation of the Nash Library, now past the halfway point, and as small as the new digital outdoor kiosks that will bring a message of welcome on bright, bold screens.

There is much that is new on the Gannon campus, including the expanded Recreation and Wellness Center, the gleaming Center for Business Ingenuity, the Center for Communication and the Arts, Beyer Hall and the Forensic Investigation Center. All are among the recently opened or renovated exceptional learning environments that students and families can tour at Open House.

Open House formally kicks off inside the Hammermill Center with a welcome from Gannon University President Keith Taylor, Ph.D. Following this, prospective students and families will have an opportunity to explore new programs, initiatives, dozens of activities, demonstrations and presentations led by Gannon students and faculty as part of an academic expo.

Engineering students will showcase a balloon floating 70 feet above Friendship Green in the heart of campus. This won't be your average balloon, though. But, rather, is one they've created to carry a payload to observe the solar eclipse this summer as part of a NASA-funded research project.

Similar technology and research-focused presentations will greet visitors to Gannon's Centers for Advanced Engineering and Business Ingenuity.

In the Morosky Academic Center, laboratories will be open for demonstrations and tours, and live scenarios like the kinds found in actual healthcare facilities will take place in Gannon's high-tech Patient Simulation Center.

At the beautiful new Recreation and Wellness Center, students can experience live testing using the cutting-edge equipment in the Human Performance Laboratory.

Students interested in a career in the expanding criminal justice fields will want to see the demonstrations using the firearms simulator and forensic labs at the Forensic Investigation Center, while the Palumbo Academic Center and Center for Communications and the Arts will host interactive activities in both facilities.

 Opportunities to speak with professors, department chairs, financial aid experts and student life representatives throughout all campus locations will make Open House an ideal opportunity to answer vital questions and make the college search process easier to navigate for students and families alike.

Gannon University was built on Catholic Tradition that emphasizes affordability and access for all. Generous scholarships and financial aid packages ensure that a high-quality Catholic education is within the reach of all who desire it, and Open House is a perfect place to start.

Registration for the event is available by clicking here.

For more information contact Gannon University Office of Admissions at 814-871-7240 or 1-800-GANNON-U.