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April 16 - 22, 2018
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Edinboro grads to receive Distinguished Alumni Awards

Edinboro University's College of Science and Health Professions will recognize three graduates with Distinguished Alumni Awards during a formal ceremony and reception at 6 p.m. on Friday at Edinboro’s Van Houten North Dining Hall. Christopher Oyesiku (Logistics Plus), Timothy W. Meyers, Ph.D. (Kent State University – College of Nursing) and Carmen Quatman, Ph.D., M.D. (Ohio State University – Wexner Medical Center) will be highlighted during the induction ceremony.

“These three individuals have inspirational stories of how they transformed their educational experience at Edinboro into extraordinary career success,” said Dr. Roy Shinn, associate dean of Edinboro’s College of Science and Health Professions.

Oyesiku (’04) is a team leader for software development and integrations at Logistics Plus in Erie. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and minor in Mathematics from Edinboro in 2004. Oyesiku has also worked as the senior IT software support team lead and application developer for Logistics Plus since joining them in 2006.

In addition to his extensive success as a solutions architect, team builder and manager, he is also an entrepreneur for software and website development.

Oyesiku will address the Edinboro community at a free public lecture, "Getting There From Here: One Humble Person's Opinion," on Friday at 2:30 p.m. in Ross Hall, Room 136.

Meyers (’02) serves as professor of Nursing and director of the Accelerated Nursing program at Kent State University. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Edinboro in 2002 and later completed a master’s degree and Ph.D. from Clarion University and Kent State, respectively. At Kent State, Meyers teaches courses in Communications and Assessment and Nursing Interventions and is also the coordinator of the honors program.

Meyers has received many awards, including a DAISY Faculty Award in 2016 for his commitment to and inspirational influence on his students, the Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award in 2010 and a Faculty Recognition Award in 2014. His research addresses how nursing simulation experience impacts learning outcomes for different student backgrounds.

Quatman (’02) is an orthopedic surgeon at Ohio State University/Wexner Medical Center and an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedics at OSU. She earned her Bachelor of Science in biology (pre-medicine) from Edinboro in 2002 while also serving on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee and leading the women’s volleyball team to the NCAA Elite 8. Carmen then completed a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences in 2009 and an M.D. in 2011, both from the University of Toledo’s School of Medicine.

During her residence at Ohio State, she received the Outstanding Resident Research Award twice, the Outstanding Resident Physician Award and the Humanism in Medicine Award. Dr. Quatman has been awarded an NIH R01 grant to investigate ACL injuries and has published and presented her research extensively.

On Thursday at 5 p.m. in Cooper Hall, Room 172, Quatman will present 'Leveraging Technology to Improve the Outcome of Surgical Patients," a discussion about her internship at Edinboro University and how the experience helped launch her career. She will deliver a second talk, "How Athletics Shaped and Enhanced My Life," in McComb Fieldhouse on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. Quatman will discuss her time as a student-athlete and the many ways volleyball has benefited her as a trauma surgeon. Both presentations are open to all faculty, staff and students.

Current and former Steelers to take on Fighting Scots


EU welcomes Xavier Williams as commencement speaker


When looking back at his time at Edinboro University, AT&T executive Xavier Williams reminiscences about a few nostalgic experiences.

There’s the 7 a.m. conditioning runs with the Fighting Scots basketball team, enjoying dinner in Van Houten Dining Hall, socializing with friends during Homecoming Weekend, tutoring in the Baron-Forness Library, and – of course – careening through a snowy campus landscape.

Two sentiments, however, stand out to the President of the Public Sector and Wholesale Solutions for AT&T Services, Inc.

“The diversity of friendships and how I was embraced for who I was as a person,” said Williams, who was selected as the spring 2018 Commencement speaker at Edinboro University.

Williams, who earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a minor in Mathematics from Edinboro in 1989, will return to campus on Saturday, May 12, to deliver a keynote address and receive an Honorary Doctorate for his contributions to society and to Edinboro University.

“Xavier exemplifies excellence in all that he does. He is a great example of the hard-working, dedicated students at Edinboro University,” said Dr. Scott Miller, Dean of Edinboro University’s School of Business and College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, who has worked with Williams over the past six years to develop the Xavier and Tina Williams Summer Business Academy for youth. “After his time at Edinboro – where he excelled as a scholar-athlete – he has demonstrated the dedication to his profession, family and community that illustrates the character of our exceptional students.”

In his current role as President, Williams has end-to-end responsibility for AT&T government clients at the federal, state and local levels, as well as education customers and wholesale customers globally. Read more.

Jayden Moffa to discuss concussion awareness


CORE, Boro Rec Sports hosts rock climbing competition

Rock Climbing

Donations accepted to Foster F. Diebold Scholarship Fund


Funeral arrangements for former Edinboro University President Foster F. Diebold, who passed away on April 1, were private.

The family suggests that those who wish to make contributions donate to the Foster F. Diebold Scholarship fund at Edinboro University, Reeder Hall, 219 Meadville St., Edinboro PA 16412.

Diebold served as Edinboro University President from 1979 to 1996. His wife, Patricia, served Edinboro for many years, including as director of the Miller Research and Learning Center.

Panelists to discuss division between Africans and African Americans

Africa Panel

Have you registered for the Spring Career Fair?

Career Fair

Dramatic Activities to perform musical

Edinboro University's Dramatic Activities will present "The Fantasticks" on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

"The Fantasticks" is a musical with songs by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones. The story follows two neighboring fathers who trick their children, Luisa and Matt, into falling in love by pretending to fight.

Tickets are $3 for Edinboro students, $5 for senior citizens, faculty and non-EU students, and $10 for general admission.

Check out 'Pitch Perfect 3' in Scot Cinema

University Programming Board (UPB) will sponsor screenings of "Pitch Perfect 3" this week in Pogue Student Center's Scot Cinema.

The schedule is as follows:

  • Wednesday & Thursday at 8 p.m.
  • Friday at 5 & 8 p.m.
  • Saturday at 2, 5 & 8 p.m.
  • Sunday at 2 p.m.

Students receive free admission. General Admission is $1.

Whitewater rafting trip scheduled for Saturday

Whitewater rafting

Mark your calendar: Zeta Tau Alpha spaghetti dinner


Join SEED Club for a trip to Asbury Woods

Asbury Woods

Celebrate the countdown to Homecoming at Boro Fest

Boro Fest

What's happening in the community 

9th Annual Lasagna Dinner
Edinboro Volunteer Fire Department
125 Meadville St., Edinboro
Thursday from 4:30-8 p.m.
Click here to learn more.

MCT Youth-theater: 'Peter Pan'
Meadville Community Theatre
400 N. Main St., Meadville
Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Click here to learn more.

95th Annual Spring Show Reception
Erie Art Museum
411 State St., Erie
Sunday from 1-3 p.m.
Click here to learn more.

Erie Earth Day Summit
Hammermill Center
109 University Square, Erie
Sunday from 1-4 p.m.
Click here to learn more.

Calendar of Events

Children and families are invited to join EU’s Planetarium team, led by Dr. David Hurd, and journey into the world as seen through the eyes of our animal friends during the nighttime hours. The presentation of "The World at Night" is scheduled for Tuesday at 6 p.m. in EU's Planetarium.

The academic accomplishments of Edinboro University’s exceptional students and the work of the very best of EU’s talented faculty will be celebrated at the Academic Honors Convocation on Friday at 4 p.m. in Louis C. Cole Auditorium - Memorial Hall.

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Athletic Events

Lacrosse vs. West Virginia Wesleyan
Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Softball vs. California University
Friday at 2:30 & 4:30 p.m.

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