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RECREATION AND INTRAMURAL SPORTS The recreation and intramural sports department is dedicated to offering a wide variety of competitive sports for both men and women of all ability levels, free play opportunity for lifetime sports, and providing the ability for special interest groups to achieve their sports objectives. The Carnivel Athletic Pavilion provides drop in and free play opportunities in most areas of the facility. Activities including basketball, volleyball, racquetball, tennis, swimming, running and weight lifting are all available everyday. A cardio area complete with the latest treadmills, elliptical machines and spinning bikes provide the opportunity for a total fitness experience. A wide range of activities are offered from fitness classes to Club Sports. Friendly intramural sports with student, faculty, staff, and alumni take place throughout both semesters of the school year. Intramural and recreational sports provide specific benefits, which include enhanced educational outcomes, heightened sense of accomplishments, improved health, higher self-esteem, stress release, great interaction and lifetime physical benefits.
RETURNING TO EDUCATION ADULT PROGRAM (REAP) The Returning to Education Adult Program (REAP) recognizes that adult students face many challenges in balancing their multiple roles and responsibilities and is there to provide support to help make the transition into the classroom easier for non-traditional students. There is a lounge for adult students which is complete with many amenities such as a microwave, refrigerator and couches. Many students feel the lounge is a â€œhome away from homeâ€? and enjoy socializing, studying, and attending programs there. A non-traditional Commuter Adviser is there to provide support, plan activities, and connect students to events going on around campus.
SCHUSTER ART GALLERY Schuster Art Gallery, located on the third floor of Nash Library, offers a unique opportunity for regional artists to display their work. Exhibits change six times each year, displaying a variety of media. An Annual Faculty/Student Show is held, allowing students to showcase their work. The gallery is free and open to the public during regular library hours.
SCHUSTER PROGRAM FOR THE ARTS The Schuster Program for the Arts has several components, including: the Music Scholars, Patron Scholars, a Re-Grant Initiative, Studio Art Classes, "Arts Outings", and the Schuster Fund. Music Awards are available through an audition process and Patron Scholarships are available through an application process. For more information concerning these opportunities, students should contact the Financial Aid Office. The Schuster Re-Grant Initiative is a program Gannon administers, granting funds to local non-profit organizations engaging in cultural activities. Programming initiatives of the Schuster Program for the Arts encompass a non-credit studio art class program and the "Arts Outings" program. Studio Art classes are offered each semester in the evening on campus. For a nominal fee, students can enroll in these hands-on classes with professional artists. In the past, classes have been offered in photography, clay, mosaic glass, linoleum block print, painting, drawing and much more! "Arts Outings" is a program where Gannon acquires tickets to local and regional arts events and underwrites the costs to students. For a nominal charge, students can attend theatre, dance, symphony, Broadway shows and visual art events.