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BORO Weekly
March 20 - 26, 2017
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EU to officially install 18th president, Dr. H. Fred Walker

Embracing both the traditions of its 160-year history and its new leadership toward a dynamic future, Edinboro University will officially install Dr. H. Fred Walker as its 18th President on Thursday.

President Walker has chosen “Tradition & Transformation” as the theme for his installation, which will be highlighted by a formal 1 p.m. ceremony in Louis C. Cole Auditorium – Memorial Hall. A reception will follow in Van Houten Dining Hall – North.

Expected participants include Chancellor Frank T. Brogan and Board of Governors Chairperson Cynthia D. Shapira, representing Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education; members of the Edinboro University Council of Trustees; delegates representing other colleges and universities; designated representatives of Edinboro’s faculty, students and alumni; and regional elected officials. The campus and broader communities also are invited to attend.

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“As I reflect on the generations of students who have chosen to start their careers and public service here at Edinboro and consider the work of the 17 individuals who led this institution before me, I am humbled but also greatly energized by this occasion,” President Walker said. “That sense of history is a source of great strength as we work to ensure an enduring future for Edinboro University. That is the essence of ‘Tradition & Transformation.’”

Visit the Inauguration page on the University website for full event details.

Edinboro University kicks off 2017 Academic Festival

The annual Edinboro University Academic Festival is a time to celebrate the academic excellence and scholarship of our students, faculty, staff and alumni.

This year's festival begins Thursday and runs through Wednesday, March 29, featuring visiting keynote speakers and performers as well as presentations by EU faculty, staff and students. Several fascinating lectures are planned for this week:

  • “Japanese-Americans During WWII” presented by Dr. Xin-Zhu Chen of the History, Politics, Languages and Cultures Department, Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m., Hendricks Hall Room 100.
  • "Ways Women Lead: Feminist Organizing Principles and Female Entrepreneurs" presented by Dr. Melissa Gibson of the Communication Studies Department, Friday from 9-9:50 a.m., Compton Hall Room 200.
  • Professor Elizabeth Gillette of the Nursing Department will deliver "RN to APRN Transition: What Helps and What Hinders," Friday from 9-9:50 a.m., Lobby of the Human Services Building.
  • Dr. Michael Engdahl of the Business and Economics Department will outline a homeowner's duties after suffering an insurable loss from a covered peril such as fire, theft or water damage, Friday from 10-10:50 a.m., Hendricks Hall Room 246.
  • Dr. Karim Hossain of the Physics and Technology Department will present “Physics is Boring?...Far From It!,” Friday from 11-11:50 a.m., Cooper Science Center Room 172.
  • "Being Campus Media" presented by Dr. Ronald K. Raymond of the Journalism and Public Relations Department, Friday from noon to 12:50 p.m., Pogue Student Center Multipurpose Room.
  • Dr. Kathleen Dailey, director of the Center for Faculty Excellence, and Jennifer Lau of the Early Childhood and Reading Department will examine the role of textbooks as tools for learning, Friday from 2-2:50 p.m., Pogue Student Center Multipurpose Room A.
  • Deterioration of a society in Plato’s “The Republic” will be the topic of a presentation by Dr. Karen Seubert of the English and Philosophy Department, Friday from 3-3:50 p.m., Hendricks Hall Room G56.

A complete list of events is available at

Center for Career Development to host career expo

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Download the EU Shield safety app today

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Edinboro University’s mass notification system, EU Shield, provides important, life-saving information in emergency situations. This system includes enhanced safety features to protect students, employees and visitors to our campus.

A key component of the system is the EU Shield mobile web application. This safety app for your smartphone offers ready access to emergency alerts, emergency procedures information, "Emergency" button, crime map and more. Students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to download the free EU Shield app through the Google Play or Apple App Store.

To ensure that the "Emergency" button is fully effective in aiding police with locating you in an emergency, it is important for new and existing users to be certain they have enabled location services within the application.

More details about EU Shield are available on the University website. Click here.

University Programming Board presents 'La La Land'

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University Programming Board will present “La La Land” on Wednesday and Thursday at 8 p.m., Friday at 5 and 8 p.m., Saturday at 2, 5 and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. All showings will be held in Pogue Student Center’s Scot Cinema.

“La La Land” follows the story of a jazz pianist (Ryan Gosling) who falls in love with an aspiring actress (Emma Stone) in Los Angeles and then must decide what is more important: the spotlight or a once-in-a-lifetime romance. This PG-13 musical was nominated for an astounding 218 awards and won another 182, including six Oscars and seven Golden Globe Awards.

Admission and popcorn are free for EU students with a valid ID. Admission is $1 for non-students. Popcorn is $1 for non-EU students without a Family Fun Night Pass.

Are you ready for some meatballs?

Edinboro University’s Highland Ambassadors will host an all-you-can-eat meatball dinner to benefit the wheelchair basketball team on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the Edinboro Fire Hall, located at 125 Meadville Street.

Menu items include: Meatball sandwiches, pasta and meatballs, sweet and sour meatballs, delicious desserts and more.

The cost is $5, but additional donations are encouraged.

Town Hall Meeting is open to all

As we enter the next phase of the inclusive process to ensure the sustainability of EU, our working groups will share the results of their SCOT analysis. Additionally, the external validation of data from their first round of analysis will be presented in a town hall meeting on Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of Pogue Student Center.

The public is invited to attend that presentation or to watch the live video stream on the EU Facebook page.

Women's History Month continues at EU

Don't miss the following Women's History Month presentations this week:

  • “Women and their Complex Relationship with the Law: How Much We May Take For Granted!,” an exploration of historical aspects of law related to the rights of women, presented by Dr. Joseph P. Conti of the Criminal Justice, Anthropology, and Forensic Studies Department, today at 6 p.m., Compton Hall Room 107 A.
  • “Baroness von Riedsel: A Strong German Woman During the American Revolution” presented by Dr. Leo Gruber of the History, Politics, Languages & Cultures Department, Tuesday at 4 p.m., R. Benjamin Wiley Arts & Sciences Center Room 107.
  • “Life after Edinboro as a Veterinarian” by EU alumna Dr. Susan Stroup, Tuesday at 7 p.m., Alumni House.
  • A screening of “Julia Robinson and Hilbert’s Tenth Problem,” a documentary film about the life of the famous mathematician, hosted by the Mathematics and Computer Science Department and the Math Club, Wednesday at 7 p.m., Cooper Science Center Room 172.
  • DIVA Jazz Orchestra, a high-energy performance packed with unique improvisation, spontaneity and fun, featuring 15 extremely talented and versatile musicians, Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Louis C. Cole Auditorium – Memorial Hall.

A complete list of Women's History Month events, and additional information about the programs listed above, is available on the Commitment to Diversity page on EU's website.

EU Psychology Department welcomes children, adults to explore the brain

The Edinboro University Psychology Club and the Psychology Department are hosting “Brain Awareness Day” on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. by the Widget Kidz Zone in the Millcreek Mall.

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“Many people come to the mall specifically to do our activities, but a very large number of attendees are people of all ages who happened to be shopping and stop by our event,” said Dr. Peter McLaughlin, Edinboro University psychology professor and organizer of the event. “Kids learn about their senses through illusions and try different activities that demonstrate how their brains work.”

Children from the elementary level through high school can participate in the free events, which feature games, activities and – yes – candy, while learning about how the brain works. As part of the fun, children will join a dozen EU psychology majors to make candy neurons while discovering different parts of the brain cell.

For more information about Brain Awareness Day, contact McLaughlin at (814) 732-1787 or check out the official “Brain Awareness Day at the Millcreek Mall” Facebook page.

Don't miss International Night on Saturday

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Check out today's Planetarium show

The Edinboro University Planetarium will present "Countdown to Easter: Follow the Moon" today at 7 p.m. in Cooper Science Center.

Please note: the light show is not suitable for persons with light-induced seizures or those sensitive to loud music.

Admission is free, but seating is limited. Reservations are required.

Tartan Transfer Day is Tuesday

Do you know someone who is interested in transferring to Edinboro University?

The Undergraduate Admissions Office will host Tartan Transfer Day sessions on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until noon and 1-3 p.m.

Prospective transfer students and families can participate in an Admissions presentation and transfer credit workshop followed by a campus tour. Registration is available on the Tartan Transfer Days page of the website.

Celebrate the Artist Michael V. Gmitter Memorial Scholarship Exhibition opening set for Wednesday

The opening reception for the annual Celebrate the Artist Michael V. Gmitter Memorial Scholarship Exhibition will be held Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. in Bruce Gallery. The awards ceremony portion of the event, which will recognize the recipient of the Michael V. Gmitter Memorial Scholarship, begins at 6 p.m.

Finalists for the scholarship award are Edinboro students Zane Carlson, Matthew George, Yurie Hayashi, Courtney Huebner, Asuka Kato, David Kiefer, Ross Kirby, Brenden Lovejoy, Natalie Miczikus, Rosalie Pekelnicky, Ashley Stone, Nick Wilkinson, Seul Yi and Ryan Zimmerman.

The Michael V. Gmitter Memorial Scholarship was created to honor and cherish the memory of Michael V. Gmitter, who passed away on July 25, 2006 at the age of 22, and to celebrate his passion for art. Michael was expected to graduate from Edinboro University with a degree in fine arts with an emphasis in jewelry design/metalsmithing in the spring of 2007. The scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a major or minor degree in fine arts.

The student artwork is on display in Bruce Gallery now through April 1. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 12-7 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 12-3 p.m.

University Club dining facility to reopen Tuesdays

Chartwells Dining Services, Edinboro University's on-campus dining service provider, has announced the reopening of the University Club on Tuesdays, March 21 – May 9, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Located in Van Houten Dining Hall North, the buffet-style lunch is open to faculty, staff, retirees and Edinboro community members. Students are welcome to dine in the facility when accompanied by an EU employee. The price at the door is $7.35, which includes a side salad, soup, entrée, dessert and beverages.

The buffet will feature past favorites, as well as new healthy options. Entrée items for Tuesday include lemon-dill pollock, smoked pork roast, macaroni and cheese, collard greens and roasted carrots.

Parties of nine or more are asked to make reservations by calling (814) 732-1500.

What's happening in the community 

Lenten Fish Dinner
Our Lady of the Lake Church Social Hall
128 Sunset Drive, Edinboro
Friday from 5-7 p.m.
Click here to learn more.

Ohio Valley Branch Eastern United States Pipe Band Association Competition
Edinboro University
Louis C. Cole Auditorium
Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Click here to learn more.

General McLane High School's 36th Annual Broadway Dinner
McLane Church
12511 Edinboro Road, Edinboro
Friday, March 31-Sunday, April 2
Purchase tickets here.

Vendor & Craft Fair
General McLane High School
11761 Edinboro Road, Edinboro
Saturday, April 8, from noon to 3 p.m.
Click here to learn more.

Calendar of Events

The Edinboro University Council of Trustees will hold its quarterly business meeting Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Pogue Student Center Seminar Room 143.

Do you know anyone in the Erie area who would be interested in Porreco College’s affordable, high-quality associate degree programs? Porreco College will host an Open House on Tuesday from 3-6 p.m. No registration is required for the information sessions, which will take place in the lobby of the red barn classroom complex.

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

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Athletic Events

Women's lacrosse vs. Slippery Rock University
Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Men's tennis vs. West Liberty University
Saturday at 7 p.m.

Get the latest news from the Athletics Department and access the spring sports schedule at

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