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Gannon University Welcomes Lil' Sibs to Campus

Posted on February 5th, 2018 at 9:27 AM
Gannon University Welcomes Lil' Sibs to Campus

Exotic animals.
Card tricks.

Erie,PA; It’s all happening on the campus of Gannon University during Lil’ Sib's Weekend, February 9-11.
The annual event is a chance for current Gannon students to connect with their younger brothers and
sisters during a weekend of fun activities— and for prospective future Golden Knights to experience what
it’s like to be a part of the Gannon family.

“It’s really important because when you’re away at college you don’t get to see your family as often as you
might like,” said Adriana Molnar, a first-year occupational therapy student from Cleveland, Ohio, and part of
the Activities Programming Board (APB) planning the event. “It shows Gannon cares about their students
and their family relationships.”

The weekend gets underway on Friday, Feb. 9 with a welcoming dinner and the movie “Wonder,” followed
by a breakfast catered by Panera Bread on Saturday, Feb. 10. Other Saturday fun includes a stuffed
animal station in which kids will be able to pick out a stuffed animal and stuff it themselves; a performance
by magician and illusionist Rick Smith Jr.; and a presentation of exotic animals by Jeff Musial, also known
as The Animal Guy.

“It’s really exciting,” Molnar said. “He’ll even let the kids touch them after the presentation, which is pretty

The weekend wraps up Sunday with a pancake breakfast, movie and Mass in the Mary, Seat of Wisdom

Interested students must pre-register for the event by filling out registration forms that will be available in
residence halls and at the front desk of the Waldron Campus Center.

About Gannon University:
Gannon University is a Catholic, diocesan university with campuses in Erie, Pennsylvania, and Ruskin,
Florida, offering online and traditional associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs to more than
4,000 academically talented and diverse students.

Gannon University is dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. Inspired by the Catholic
Intellectual Tradition, the University offers a comprehensive, values-centered learning experience that
emphasizes faith, leadership, inclusiveness and social responsibility.