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BORO Weekly
Dec. 11 - 17, 2017
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Congratulations, December 2017 graduates!

Edinboro University is scheduled to celebrate the academic success of 348 students during undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremonies Saturday.

Undergraduate Commencement begins at 10 a.m. at McComb Fieldhouse. Laura Bequeath, who earned a Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies this summer, will provide the student address. The Buffalo, N.Y. native graduates Summa Cum Laude with a diploma from the Edinboro University Honors Program.

Graduate Commencement will follow at 2 p.m. in Louis C. Cole Auditorium - Memorial Hall. Rebecca Leonard, of Jeannette, Pa., who is receiving a Master of Arts in College Counseling, will deliver the student remarks. Leonard completed her Bachelor of Science in Education from EU in 2015.

Information for graduates is available on the University website. Both commencement ceremonies will be filmed and streamed via Edinboro Now’s YouTube channel at

Students and their families are encouraged to share their best commencement photos and shout out their best wishes on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook using the hashtag #boroUgrad. The University will do its best to share the happy messages that come our way using the hashtag.

M.Ed. in Educational Psychology among top 25 nationally

Best Colleges

Edinboro University’s graduate-level educational psychology program is among the top 25 nationally, according to

The online resource and ranking system that researches institutions with accredited programs, awarded EU’s Master of Education in Educational Psychology the No. 21 spot among the Top 25 Online Master’s in Psychology Programs for 2018. The rankings were determined based on admissions selectivity, student loan default rates, retention and graduation rates and the percentage of students enrolled online.

Edinboro University is one of only two universities in Pennsylvania to be recognized. The list also included top national institutions such as Harvard University, University of Georgia and Penn State University.

“We are pleased that recognizes Edinboro University’s academic excellence and is helping us to share that accomplishment beyond our campus,” said Dr. Erinn Lake, executive director of EU’s School of Graduate Studies and Research. “We are committed to continuous improvement in terms of student success and academic excellence, and we are not surprised by the company we keep in the rankings.”

DNP program granted 5-year national accreditation

Edinboro University’s doctor of nursing program has gained prestigious national accreditation.

The five-year accreditation, the maximum duration for a first-time applicant, comes just seven months after EU graduated nine Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students in May.

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the nationally recognized accrediting agency of the U.S. Department of Education, conferred the 5-year accreditation to Edinboro University, which offers the program in conjunction with Clarion University.

“This comes after a huge amount of work from a number of talented, hard-working and dedicated faculty and staff,” said Thomas White, D.Ed., chairperson of EU’s Department of Nursing.

With this accreditation, Edinboro’s Department of Nursing expects more incoming students to be eligible for national scholarships and employer-reimbursement funds.

“This degree program involves direct translational research,” said program coordinator Meg Larson, who earned her bachelor’s degree and master’s in nursing from Edinboro University. “It allows nursing leaders to use valuable research to make patients safer and improve healthcare quality.”

Library extends hours for Finals Week

To accommodate the need for additional study time during Finals Week, Baron-Forness Library has extended its hours. The library will be open from 8 a.m. until 2 a.m. today through Thursday, so students can get in as much study time as possible.

The library will be open Friday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., and will be closed Saturday and Sunday.

Final Boro Weekly of the semester

Please note: This newsletter will be the final Boro Weekly of the fall semester.

Look for the next next Boro Weekly on Monday, Jan. 22.

Resources available through Student Health Services

In an effort to promote optimal wellness and increase retention by removing barriers to learning, Student Health Services is offering bags of food, hygiene items and baby supplies to Edinboro University students. Students who are in need of these resources should contact Student Health Services in the Ghering Health and Wellness Center at (814) 732–2743.

Ghering Health and Wellness Center will operate on the following schedule:

Today through Friday: 9 a.m. until 10 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 3-10 p.m.
Dec. 18 - Dec. 21: Noon until 4 p.m.
Dec. 22 - Jan. 1: Closed
Jan. 2 - 19: Monday through Friday from noon until 4 p.m.
Jan. 20: Resume normal hours

Register today for EU Winter Session online courses

EU website launch

In case you missed it: EU in the news

The achievements of Edinboro University’s students, faculty and staff are always making headlines. Here are several recent news stories about excellence at EU:

Edinboro University Discusses "Me Too" Movement [ErieNewsNow]

Calling all tuba lovers! []

Edinboro University, Jamestown Community College sign articulation agreements []

Meet seven women who ran for office in Erie County []

Swank earns milestone win for Edinboro women []

Edinboro women stay unbeaten with rout of Cheyney []

Edinboro sophomore Yana Miletska was named the PSAC women’s swimmer of the week []

Men's Basketball - Edinboro 74, Cheyney 60 []

EU social workers offer holistic healthcare through Wellness Connection [PASSHE]

What's happening in the community 

Winter Wonderland
Asbury Woods
4105 Asbury Rd, Erie
Friday through Sunday from 6-9 p.m.
Click here to learn more.

GMHS Holiday Choir Concert
General McLane High School
11761 Edinboro Road, Edinboro
Saturday at 7 p.m.
Click here to learn more.

Calendar of Events

The final exam period begins today and continues through Friday for all students.

Join the High Brass Ensemble for a holiday sing-along concert on Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the Dr. William P. Alexander Music Center - Recital Hall.

To submit an event to the calendar, please fill out the Submission Form here.

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Athletic Events

Men's Basketball vs. University of Charleston
Monday, Dec. 18, at 2 p.m.

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