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Get ready for Commencement at Graduation Fair

EU and the Office of Alumni Relations will host a Graduation Fair for May 2014 graduates on April 22 and 23 from noon to 6 p.m. in the Frank G. Pogue Student Center.

Tickets for the May 10 Commencement ceremony will be available for pickup, and undergraduate and graduate students will also be able to complete their required exit interviews with University Financial Aid staff. In addition, students can speak with career counselors regarding resume preparation and searching for employment, obtain information about graduate school and receive post-graduate financial services and discounted auto insurance information from representatives from PNC Bank and Liberty Mutual.

Graduating undergraduate students will be able to record their 10-second self-introduction videos for the Commencement Ceremony with no appointment needed. The make-up date for introductory video recording will be April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Compton Hall, Room 109.

Students, faculty recognized at Academic Honors Convocation

Edinboro University honored three extraordinary employees on April 11 during the University’s annual Academic Honors Convocation ceremony at Louis C. Cole Auditorium - Memorial Hall.

The individual awards went to:

Dr. James Roberts of the Health and Physical Education Department as Faculty Member of the Year.

Dr. Heather Snyder of the Psychology Department as Scholar of the Year.

Dr. Ron Craig of the Psychology Department as Advisor of the Year.

Jennifer Gardner was previously announced as the Staff Member of the Year.

Edinboro’s highest-achieving students were recognized at the annual event. Graduating seniors who will receive summa cum laude, magna cum laude and cum laude honors were announced and received their stoles and cords. Brenna Cosgrove and Dustin Thomas received the Scholar-Athlete of the Year Awards; Andre Roberts, president of the EU Student Government Association, was awarded the Leadership Award; and Kaitlyn Nicole Knight, nominee for the 2014 Syed R. Ali-Zaidi Award for Academic Excellence, received special recognition.

"It is with tremendous pride that we recognize the academic accomplishments of our exceptional students and acknowledge the work of the very best of our talented faculty," said EU President Dr. Julie E. Wollman. "At Edinboro University we are committed to student success, and the individuals we recognized embody that commitment. The high level of achievement attained by these students and nurtured by these mentors fulfills our mission, reflects our values and demonstrates true Edinboro excellence."

Laugh/Riot New Works Festival

Laugh/Riot Performing Arts Company's New Works Festival continues Thursday through Sunday in the Diebold Center for the Performing Arts. All performances will begin at 7:30 p.m., except an April 13 matinee, which will be at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are free for EU students, $5 for students, seniors and EU faculty/staff, and $10 for general admission.

Finals prep workshop

When should you start preparing for your final exams? How much time should you spend studying? Come to this workshop to learn successful test preparation strategies. Students will learn techniques for maximizing their success on final exams. The workshops will be held Wednesday and Thursday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Baron-Forness Library, Room 201.

Baron-Forness Library to hold used book sale

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Looking for bargains on books? Then look no further than the Edinboro University Baron-Forness Library!

On Thursday and Friday, Baron-Forness Library will host a used book sale as part of National Library Week. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the library’s purchase of new materials.

The sale will take place on the first floor of the library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on each day. For more information, contact the Baron-Forness Library at 732-2273.

Highland Ambassadors Etiquette Dinner

Have you ever been to a business or professional dinner and not known which fork to use? Well, the Highland Ambassadors are here to help. During the span of a five-course meal, learn the essential proper etiquette techniques needed while dining with future employers, colleagues or other business officials.

The Highland Ambassadors Etiquette Dinner will be held April 25 from 5-8 p.m. in the Pogue Student Center Multipurpose Room. The cost for students is $5. New this year, Karen Omniewski will join presenter Barb Ruscitto to address multicultural etiquette.

Faculty and staff in need of an etiquette refresher are welcome to join the fun as well. The cost for faculty/staff is $40, which covers the actual cost of the five-course meal.

Sign up now in the C-Store on the second floor of the Student Center. Please email with any questions.

New Tech Help Center services for employees available

The Student Technology Help Center (StudentNet), will now provide assistance to EU employees for their personal computers at a significant discount from typical market rates. All of the students working in the StudentNet Help Center receive technical and customer service training from University employees and two current student employees have earned CompTIA A+ certifications.

To request service, employees can bring personal computer equipment to the StudentNet Help Center on the upper level of Ross Hall. After the work has been performed, charges will be posted by the Bursar to Banner accounts. Once the charges have been posted, employees can pay for the services at the Bursar’s office, provide the receipt of payment and employee ID to the StudentNet Help Center, and pick up equipment. For more information, contact the Help Center at 732-2111.

16th Annual EU Health Fair set for Wednesday

Edinboro University will host its 16th Annual Health Fair on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Frank G. Pogue Student Center. The event is free and open to the entire campus and Edinboro community.

The theme is “The First Wealth is Health.” More than 60 vendors will offer health and wellness information, massages, product samples and more. The Health Fair is sponsored by the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) and Student Health Services. For additional information, phone 732-2743 or e-mail

Duo Scarlatti classical guitar performance

Duo Scarlatti, an acclaimed Italian classical guitar duo, will perform Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Dr. William P. Alexander Music Center Recital Hall. The performance is free and open to the public.

The duo – Nicola Pignatiello and Daniele Sardone – are two of the youngest teachers at the Conservatorio S. Celelia in Rome. Their repertoire consists of original music for two guitars and baroque music written for cembalo and transcribed by the duo. They have won numerous national and international competitions, and a number of important contemporary composers are writing new music for Duo Scarlatti.

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Pop Culture Presentation Series is 'Taking Superheroes Seriously'

They protect major cities from nasty villains and fly through the air with the greatest of ease, but have you ever wondered what messages the superhero stories that dominate film, TV, comics and fantasy novels are sending about real-world issues like gender, politics, disability and more?

Check out “Making a Wheelchair Super: Disability in Comic Books,” the final presentation in the “Taking Superheroes Seriously” presentation series, on Wednesday from 4:30-6 p.m. in the Dr. William P. Alexander Music Center Recital Hall to find out. The panel is free and open to the public. Parents of young children are advised that the series will contain adult content.

Calendar of Events

Edinboro University music student Anita Szymanski will present her Senior Piano Recital on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Dr. William P. Alexander Music Center Recital Hall. Get the details about other upcoming events on the new and improved online calendar at

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

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Athletic Events

Women's lacrosse takes on East Stroudsburg University at 2 p.m. on Saturday at home. Find out who else is playing by checking out the spring sports schedules at

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