Skip to main content

Gannon University presents Making Connections, 2022-23 CHESS Speaker Series

Published: 09/10/2022

Presenters: Dr. Leighann Forbes (CHESS Associate Dean and Associate Professor in the School of Education) & Mr. Daniel Salamone (Director of the Honors Program)

Presenters: Dr. Leighann Forbes (CHESS Associate Dean and Associate Professor in the School of Education) & Mr. Daniel Salamone (Director of the Honors Program)

Gannon University’s College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences is presenting its 2022-23 CHESS Speaker Series, Making Connections. 

This year-long series emphasizes making connections in all its forms - from reconnecting with each other at the interpersonal scale, to forging connections across academic fields at the interdisciplinary scale and to exploring the interconnectedness of nations at the global scale. This year’s series is designed to help society continue to emerge from the isolation of the pandemic and renew prior social bonds even as we learn about and forge new ones. Join us on this year-long journey, one event at a time, and make connections.

The first event in this series, Service Learning, Solitary Bees and the Secret Garden, will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14 in Gannon’s Goodwill Garden. Visit Gannon’s Goodwill Garden and learn how solitary bees are supporting a healthy and educated community in Our West Bayfront.

This event will explore the benefits and challenges of service-learning as a strategy for increasing engagement, and the speakers will share information about the community garden, its projects and opportunities for future engagement.

Co-Sponsor: Office of Academic Community Engagement (ACE)
Presenters: Dr. Leighann Forbes (CHESS Associate Dean and Associate Professor in the School of Education) & Mr. Daniel Salamone (Director of the Honors Program)

Registrations will open soon - visit gannon.edu for details to come. 

Upcoming events in the series

> Sept. 27 | 12:30 p.m. | AML Talks: Cryptocurrency Laundering Risk and Partnership

> Oct. 3 | 8 p.m. | Schuster Theatre, Core Ensemble (Los Valientes)

> Oct. 18 | 7 p.m. | Gannon READS

Please note: The Sept. 17 Improv as Life: The Art of Making Connections has been postponed. 

All media inquiries can be made by contacting Doug Oathout, Chief of Staff and Director of Marketing and Communications, at (814) 871-7470 or oathout002@gannon.edu.