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Sept. 18 - 24, 2017
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First-year students take ‘Steps to Stamp Out Hunger’

Members of EU’s Class of 2021 will walk to combat hunger during "Steps to Stamp Out Hunger: Get in the Mood to Donate Some Food," a community service and social awareness activity, on Tuesday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. As part of the First-Year Experience Program, students will make donations of money, nonperishable food and other items before walking the inner campus loop to raise awareness about hunger nationwide and in the local community.

Contributions also will be accepted from University employees, students and others who would like to support the Class of 2021’s efforts to address this need.

The collection point will be at the base of the Fighting Scot statue, and all donations will be given to the Edinboro Food Pantry. For more information, contact Ashley Wassel in the Academic Success Center.

Campus prepares for seventh annual Potterfest


Wizards of all ages have received their Hogwarts acceptance letters and are invited to Edinboro’s seventh annual Potterfest, a weeklong Harry Potter-themed festival that celebrates the J.K. Rowling literature and film series.

From Sept. 23-30, Edinboro University and the surrounding community will celebrate the pop culture icon Harry Potter through philosophical discussions, professional presentations, games and contests, music, food and more.

The 2017 festivities begin on Saturday with “Day at the Castle,” an all-ages event that brings the magical experience of Hogwarts to life. Wizard candidates can begin registering for the morning session at 9 a.m. for the 9:30 a.m. start. The afternoon session begins at 1:30 p.m., and participants should begin registering by 1 p.m. Both sessions will be held on the third floor of the Frank G. Pogue Student Center.

New this year, KentHogwarts, from the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent, Ohio, will present a “Defense Against the Dark Arts” course on Sunday from 1-5 p.m. in the Pogue Student Center. During the workshop, presenters will teach peace, courage and tolerance through Harry Potter.

For more information about Edinboro Potterfest, visit

Prevent fires by following these kitchen safety tips

Did you know that cooking is the leading cause of fires and fire alarms on college campuses?

Here are a few tips to prevent cooking-related fires:

  • Be on alert! If you are sleepy or lethargic, don’t use the stove or stove top.
  • Keep an eye on your cooking and stay in the kitchen. If you leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, turn off the stove.
  • Clean cooking surfaces frequently to prevent food and grease build-up.
  • Turn pan handles inward to prevent food spills and burns.
  • Wear short or close-fitting sleeves. Loose clothing can catch fire.
  • Keep anything that can catch fire – oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains – away from your stovetop.
  • Store solvents and flammable cleaners away from cooking appliances.
  • Do not disable smoke alarms or smoke detectors because of nuisance alarms caused by cooking fumes.
  • Keep a lid nearby when you are cooking to smother small grease fires.

In the event of a small grease fire:

  1. Slide the lid over the pan and turn off the stovetop. Leave the pan covered. Never carry the pan outside or put it into the sink. Never use water or flour on grease fires.
  2. Activate the building’s fire alarm and immediately evacuate according to your building's evacuation procedure.

In the event of an oven fire:

  1. Turn off the heat and keep the door closed.
  2. Activate the building’s fire alarm and immediately evacuate according to your building's evacuation procedure.

If there is a microwave fire:

  1. Keep the door closed and unplug the microwave.
  2. Activate the building’s fire alarm and immediately evacuate according to your building's evacuation procedure.

NAAAS seeks abstracts for 2017 national conference

Abstracts related to the African and African American, Hispanic and Latino, Native American, Indigenous Peoples and Asian experience are now being accepted for the 26th Annual National Association of African American Studies & Affiliates Conference scheduled for Feb. 12-17 in Dallas.

Suggested topics include literature, demographics, history, politics, economics, education, health care, fine arts, religion, social sciences and business.

Abstracts should not exceed two pages in length. Please include the title of the paper, presenter’s name, home and institutional organization address and email. Submissions must be postmarked, emailed or faxed by Saturday, Nov. 11, to:


Lemuel Berry, Jr., Ph.D.
Executive Director, NAAAS & Affiliates
PO Box 6670
Scarborough, ME 04070-6670
Telephone: (207) 856-2500
Fax:(207) 856-2800

EU to present screening of 'Bring it to the Table'


Are you sick of divisive politics and the disservice it does to democracy?

Emmy-Nominated director and filmmaker Julie Winokur travels to diverse communities across the country to ask citizens to sit down and speak candidly about their political beliefs in a non-confrontational setting.

The Friends of Baron-Forness Library invite you to attend a special live screening of "Bring It to the Table," followed by a Table Talk with Winokur on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. in Louis C. Cole Auditorium - Memorial Hall.

The event is being held as part of Edinboro University Homecoming 2017. Details about "Bring it to the Table" and other events, and registration for the Homecoming Parade and Kilted Mile are available at

I-79 southbound ramp to close today

PennDOT has announced that the southbound on-ramp to Interstate 79 at Exit 166 (Albion/Edinboro) is scheduled to close for construction today. The ramp is expected to be closed through Oct. 2.

A detour will be posted using Route 6N, Route 98 and Route 198. More information is available here.

Give $10, get $10 in support of EU Athletics

Visit Presque Isle Downs & Casino now through Sept. 30 to make a donation in support of Edinboro University Athletics.

Donate $10 at Guest Services, and you will receive $10 in Free Play.

The limit is $10 per person, per day.

Bring your own device for EU photography exhibit

Mobile devices have transformed the way photographs are captured – from the professional level to amateurs and casual photographers. This October, join the Edinboro University art department for a special photography exhibit, featuring work produced entirely by mobile devices.

The collected works of students, faculty, staff and alumni will be on display in the Bruce Gallery of Doucette Hall throughout the month of October. The entire Edinboro University community is invited to submit their photos for the exhibit, titled “Left to Their Own Devices.” On Wednesday, Oct. 4, the public is invited to a gallery opening from 5-7 p.m. to view the display and enjoy complimentary refreshments.

To enter your work, the first step is taking photos with your mobile device. Then, bring your photos to Piper Press in Dearborn Hall on a USB drive or an emailed JPG to make a 7-by-7 or 7-by-9 print. Staff members from the Bruce Gallery will handle the transportation and display of the photos after printing is complete.

All submissions are due by Sept. 30. No submissions will be rejected. Contact Justus Cotterill at with any questions.

Welcome to Edinboro University

Edinboro University is happy to welcome new employees Gregory Benninger of University Marketing; Thomas Johns of Information Technology Services; Everett Painter of Counseling, School Psychology, and Special Education; Jessica Gray of University Advancement; Angela Burrows of University Communications; Lee Anderson of Athletics; and Stephanie Hansen of Admissions.

The University also wishes the very best to retiring employees Donald Sheehy of English and Philosophy; Alan Biel of Biology and Health Services; Michael Vetere of Middle and Secondary Education, and Educational Leadership; and Cathleen Wierzbowski of Nursing.

What's happening in the community 

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

Edinboro Kiwanis Garage Sale
Our Lady of the Lake Church
128 Sunset Dr., Edinboro
Saturday at 8 a.m.
Click here to learn more.

7th Annual Apple Festival
YMCA Camp Sherwin
8600 W. Lake Rd., Lake City
Saturday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Click here to learn more.

Asbury Woods Honey Harvest Festival
Asbury Woods Nature Center
4105 Asbury Rd., Erie
Saturday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Click here to learn more.

Calendar of Events

The Global Education Office will host an information session about the 2018 South Africa study abroad program on Tuesday at 5 p.m. in Cooper Science Center Room 147.

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

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Athletic Events

Soccer vs. Roberts Wesleyan College
Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Soccer vs. Kutztown University
Sunday at 1 p.m.

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