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Aug. 14 - 27, 2017
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Help welcome the Class of 2021!

A steady parade of happy parents in pick-up trucks, mini-vans, SUVs and U-Hauls will descend on Edinboro University’s residence halls on Friday, Aug. 25, to help their first-year and transfer student sons and daughters move into their new homes away from home.

Returning residential students will move back to campus on Saturday, Aug. 26, and Sunday, Aug. 27.

Any available EU employee wishing to better connect with our new students may join staff members from Residence Life and Housing and Student Affairs to help our Fighting Scots quickly settle into their campus homes. Volunteers will receive a free T-shirt.

Interested volunteers can register here or contact Michelle Ritzel, Director of Campus Life & Leadership Development, at

Faculty, staff and students are also encouraged to attend a Welcome Back Picnic hosted by Chartwells Dining Services on Friday, Aug. 25, from 4-7 p.m. in Van Houten Dining Hall. In addition to a delicious meal, several fun activities are planned for the picnic, including a Velcro wall, a wrecking ball, a bungee run and a dunk tank.

E-REG is now open


EU to expand preschool services with boost from grant


Edinboro University’s Early Childhood and Reading Department has been awarded a $297,500 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) and Department of Human Services (DHS) to expand operations for the University’s Pre-K Counts preschool program.

According to Dr. Mary Jo Melvin, chairperson of the department, Edinboro can serve an additional 35 students with the grant, courtesy of DHS’s Office of Child Development and Learning. Since 2013, EU has offered Pre-K Counts, which served 80 total students in 2016-2017, to children in Erie and Crawford counties at no cost to participating families.

Edinboro operates Pre-K Counts programs at Meadville Children’s Center, YMCA of Corry and Timber Ridge Daycare Center in Conneautville, Pa., thanks to a continuous grant of $680,000 from the Commonwealth. With the new funding, which was approved on July 31, Edinboro plans to increase preschool seats at the Meadville and Corry operations and add locations in Cambridge Springs, Pa., and on campus at EU.

Robin Howell, an instructor in EU’s Early Childhood and Reading Department and Pre-K Counts liaison since 2012, submitted the grant application.

Summer Picnic set for Aug. 24

President Walker and his wife, Dr. Susan Newman, will host a Summer Picnic for faculty and staff members on Thursday, Aug. 24, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Commonwealth House, 214 Meadville Street.

Please RSVP for the picnic by Aug. 21 to

In the event of rain, the picnic will be moved to Crawford Center gymnasium.

Get a taste of campus life at Club Rush 2017

There’s no better way to meet people who share similar interests and be a part of campus life than by joining a student club or organization.

New students are invited to learn more about EU's campus clubs and organizations at Club Rush on Sunday, Aug. 27, from noon until 3 p.m. in McComb Fieldhouse.

Campus offices to offer extended hours

With two weeks remaining until the official start of the fall semester, several offices have announced temporary extended hours to better assist new and returning students.

Offices located in Hamilton Hall - the Bursar Office, the Financial Aid Office and the Office of Records and Registration - will be open the following hours:

  • Monday, Aug. 21 through Friday, Aug. 25: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 26: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 27: Noon - 3 p.m.
  • Monday, Aug. 28: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 29 through Friday, Sept. 1: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 5: Resume regular hours

In addition, the Payroll Office in Reeder Hall will be open on Saturday, Aug. 26, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

It's not too late to register for fall classes

There is still time to register for fall classes, which begin Monday, Aug. 28. Edinboro University offers more than 100 areas of academic study to provide students with the necessary foundation to compete in today's job market.

Sign up today for courses to help you advance in your current career or start a new one – or nudge family members and friends who might be considering a degree to take the first step toward an EU education. The deadline to register for classes is Monday, Sept. 5.

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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 Professor Featured in NASA Video For Work on Total Eclipse [ErieNewsNow]

Mover of the week: James Wertz []

PA State Grant to Help Edinboro University Preschool Program [ErieNewsNow]

The Look Back: Aug. 13, 1992 []

Gannon and Edinboro 2017 Football Previews []

Edinboro University Celebrates Life of Erie Icon, the Late Lou Porreco [ErieNewsNow]

Expectations remain high as Wayne Bradford era begins in Edinboro []

Scots anxious to begin their new journey [Meadville Tribune]

New African-American Boys Academy looks to grow in Erie []

Edinboro picked 4th, Gannon 5th in PSAC football poll []

Edinboro announces 36th Hall of Fame class []

Edinboro University forms "response team" to aid workers impacted by upcoming GE layoffs [ErieNewsNow]

What's happening in the community 

Farmers Market & Open Jam
Goodell Gardens
221 Waterford St., Edinboro
Wednesdays from 3-6 p.m.
Click here to learn more.

Celebrate Erie
Downtown Erie
State St. between 4th and 12th St.
Thursday from 6-9 p.m.
Click here to learn more.

Monarch Butterfly Migration Celebration
Goodell Gardens and Homestead
221 Waterford St., Edinboro
Sunday, Aug. 27, from 2-4 p.m.
Click here to learn more.

Car Show
Edinboro Manor
419 Waterford St., Edinboro
Sunday, Aug. 27, from 2-4 p.m.
Click here to learn more.

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