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BORO Weekly
Nov. 20 - 26, 2017
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EU ceramics program receives collection of pottery

Phyllis Blair Clark was a regional celebrity in the ceramics world. An exhibition curator, workshop host, scholarship founder and energetic ceramics collector, Clark’s professional and personal life was seemingly consumed by all things clay before her passing in 2015.

This month, Dennis Clark – Phyllis’ son – and his wife, Susan, generously donated handmade studio pottery from Phyllis’ expansive collection to Edinboro University. Showcased in the East Hall ceramics building, the collection represents the work of national and international potters, providing a valuable resource for Edinboro students to study various creative approaches to studio pottery.

In 2013, Edinboro University professors Lee Rexrode and Charles Johnson borrowed pottery from this collection to be included in a Ceramics Invitational at Edinboro’s Bruce Gallery. Fast-forward to Nov. 9, when the Clark family, residents of Wooster, Ohio, visited Edinboro’s art department to share their matriarch’s love of ceramics and open the public display for the EU community.

Phyllis Clark spent three decades as the assistant curator and secretary of the art department at the College of Wooster in Ohio. In the early 1970s, Clark organized a yearly workshop that included an exhibition of studio pottery. In addition to collecting ceramics, she also contributed regularly to Ceramics Monthly magazine.

“We are extremely grateful to Dennis and Susan Clark and would like to acknowledge their generosity publicly, to our campus community,” Rexrode said.

Some of the potters featured in the Phyllis Clark collection include David Shaner, Jeff Oestreich, Virginia Cartwright, Harding Black, Wayne Bates, Linda Arbuckle, Warren MacKenzie, Kevin Crowe, Chris Staley, Dick Lehman and Mark Nafziger and international potters Jim Smith and Phil Rogers.

Thanksgiving break, end of semester reminders

Students are reminded that Thanksgiving break begins at the close of classes Tuesday. Classes will resume at 8 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 27.

The residence halls will close at 8 p.m. Tuesday and re-open at noon on Sunday. Please plan accordingly. For more information, email

With the end of the semester quickly approaching, students are also reminded that the last day of fall semester classes is Friday, Dec. 8, with the final exam period beginning on Monday, Dec. 11. The semester concludes on Friday, Dec. 15, and fall Commencement will be held on Saturday, Dec. 16.

EU to offer Clinical Medical Assistant Program

Music and Theatre Department events

Edinboro University students and faculty will showcase their musical talents during two events today. Matthew Lowther's senior trumpet recital will begin at 5 p.m., followed by a Lowlander Brass Concert at 7:30 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public and will be held in the Dr. William P. Alexander Music Center - Recital Hall.

'Through the Years' on display in the library

In celebration of Edinboro University's 160th anniversary, a "Through the Years" exhibit will be on display on the first and second floors of Baron-Forness Library beginning Tuesday.

Join Edinboro University at Splash Lagoon

Are you ready for the tropics? Edinboro University alumni and friends are invited to join the Office of Alumni Engagement for a weekend of fun at Splash Lagoon, January 12-13.

Packages start at $228 plus tax and fees. Availability is limited. Call 1-866-3SPLASH to reserve your spot by Tuesday, Dec. 12.

Women's Studies Committee seeking proposals

Edinboro University's Women's Studies Committee invites faculty, staff and students to submit proposals for this year's Women's History Month Celebration, which will be held the last two weeks of March. Individuals who are interested in organizing an event or presenting should submit a short description of the event, along with a preferred date, time and location, to Dale Hunter by Friday.

Phlebotomy Technician Program classes start March 5

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 women extend winning streak to 5 [ | Erie Times-News]

Edinboro women place 19th at D-II cross country nationals [ | Erie Times-News]

Edinboro’s Trathen named to all-PSAC volleyball first team [ | Erie Times-News]

Wayne Bradford officially named Edinboro head coach [ | Erie Times-News]

Six Fighting Scots earn all-conference accolades [Meadville Tribune]

Edinboro fraternity raises awareness of homelessness []

Edinboro finishes season in record-setting fashion [ | Erie Times-News]

Solemn Ceremony for Veterans at Edinboro University [ErieNewsNow]

Edinboro students explore ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ [ | Erie Times-News]

What's happening in the community 

Holiday Extravaganza
The Light in the Woods
12270 Edinboro Road, Edinboro
Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Click here to learn more.

Winter Wonderland Art & Craft Show
Warner Theatre
811 State St., Erie
Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Sunday from noon until 4 p.m.
Click here to learn more.

Calendar of Events

"Use Your Illusion," an exhibition of perceptual and color field artwork, is currently on display in Bruce Gallery.

Please note: Piper Press will be closed Wednesday through Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Athletic Events

Men's basketball vs. Lake Erie College
Saturday at 3 p.m.

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