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EU to mark 40th anniversary of OSD with celebration

Widely recognized as one of the leading universities in the nation in providing services to students with disabilities, Edinboro University will mark 40 years of commitment to excellence in providing access to educational opportunities with a weeklong celebration, Monday through Saturday. The observance will conclude with a dinner featuring Carol Glazer, president of the National Organization on Disability (NOD), as the keynote speaker.

Since beginning her work with NOD in 2006, Glazer has helped the organization develop important new relationships with the US Army, leading employers, national and local foundations, allied disability organizations and scores of new corporate donors to NOD’s programs. She also is a contributor to The Huffington Post.

The theme of the week, “Opening Doors, Building Bridges,” emphasizes the human connections vital to Edinboro’s dedication to students and employees with disabilities. Throughout the week, there will be a number of special events held to celebrate EU’S 40 years of excellence in service to students with disabilities. Some of the highlights include:

Monday: Access to Higher Education, including a visitation day for prospective students with disabilities.

Tuesday: Raising Awareness, which will include a disability simulation and screenings of the films “Shameless: The Art of Disability” and “Power of 504: Civil Rights Movement and Persons with Disabilities.”

Wednesday: International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which will be marked by a focus on students’ transition to higher education and employment, as well as by students with disabilities sharing their experiences. Participants with and without disabilities are invited to participate in adaptive intramural and recreational sports that evening.

Thursday: Excellence in Student/Alumni Engagement, including a Disability Etiquette program and a reading by alumnus Rob Kocur from his autobiography, "The Long Journey Home."

Friday: Excellence in Scholarship and Innovation, which will include a focus on accessibility technology.

Saturday: Excellence in Athletics, to be marked with wheelchair basketball competition in addition to the anniversary dinner.

Full event details for Opening Doors, Building Bridges can be found here.

Are you ready for finals? Check out 'A Smarter Way to Learn'

The Academic Success Center’s last workshop of the semester will be held on Wednesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Baron-Forness Library, Room 201. Students who are in need of help preparing for finals should take advantage of this opportunity.

The workshop, titled "A Smarter Way to Learn," will focus on ways to improve study methods, memory and exam scores. During this time, popular study methods will be reviewed, along with providing additional suggestions on how to best prepare for finals.

Star of Wonder Planetarium show

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. on Monday for the EU Planetarium’s holiday show, “Star of Wonder.” The first program begins at 7 p.m., with an encore showing beginning at 8:30 p.m. Students, alumni, faculty and the public are invited to participate in this free event to celebrate Christmas and explore the changing seasonal sky. To secure your spot, be sure to make a reservation.

Campus Bookstore holiday sale

Looking for a great way to stock up on gifts for the holidays, without breaking your budget? The Campus Bookstore will hold its end of semester Holiday Sale from Monday through Saturday. Be sure to stop in and receive an additional 25 percent off clothing, gifts, insignia and clearance items.

With your support, our Fighting Scots thrive

Thanks to many of our proud Boro supporters, our annual Athletic Fund Drive has had a very positive impact on Edinboro University’s student-athletes. If you know any alumni, friends of the University, or if you as a faculty or staff member would like to make a gift to EU Athletics, now is a great time.

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If you have already given this fall, we thank you. If you have not yet donated, please consider what your gift can do. Giving to EU Athletics provides our student-athletes with resources they need to maintain the level of excellence we have all come to expect from true Fighting Scots.

All athletes know it takes a team to succeed. Any gift, no matter the size, will add up to make a world of difference. Support opportunities for EU student-athletes by donating now.

Thank you for your support, and best wishes for a safe and joyous holiday season. Go Boro!

INCANDESCENCE: Ceramic Art Exhibition

A special ceramics art exhibit, created by MFA candidate Neil Simak, will be on display through Saturday at the StARTup Incubator, located at 148 Meadville St. An opening reception for the exhibit will be held on Monday from 6-9 p.m. Students, alumni, staff and the public are invited to attend this free event and support an Edinboro student artist.

EU Athletics Toys for Tots drive

The EU Athletic Department will host its annual Toys for Tots Day on Saturday, during the basketball doubleheader against Mercyhurst University, with tipoff for the women’s game set for 1 p.m. and the men’s at 3 p.m. Bring your donation to the game and receive free admission. If you can’t make it to the games, the donation bin will be located in the lobby of McComb Fieldhouse throughout the week leading up to the event. The Athletic Department greatly appreciates your generosity during the holiday season and hopes that you will take part in this worthy cause.

$100 promotion for faculty & staff from PSECU

If you are a staff or faculty member in the market for a new bank account, now is a great time to take advantage of a special offer from PSECU. PSECU is offering new members a $100 bonus when they sign up and are approved for a checking account with payroll direct deposit. After the first direct deposit of $100 or more goes into the new account, participants will receive a $100 deposit on the 20th of the month following the direct deposit. This promotion runs through December 31. Don’t miss your opportunity to receive $100 simply for signing up. For additional information, contact PSECU at 734-8792.

Nominations for 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards

EU is accepting nominations for individuals whose contributions to society reflect the spirit, philosophy and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for the university’s 19th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards.

Nominations must contain a narrative description of how the candidate challenges the systems designed to deny access to basic rights and privileges, emulates Dr. King’s work in their own life, makes a significant impact on society above and beyond normal responsibilities, makes contributions to the community, and demonstrates a commitment to education. Contact information for both the nominee and the nominator also should be included.

If you know someone who meets these criteria, submit your nomination to: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards Committee, c/o Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, 218 Frank G. Pogue Student Center, 405 Scotland Road, Edinboro, PA 16444. Completed nominations can also be e-mailed to cwaldinger@edinboro.edu. Nominations must be received by 4:30 p.m. on January 26.

Edinboro Excellence: Congratulations to Dr. Viki Hedderick

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Brass in Pocket: Christmas Sale at Bruce Gallery

Brass in Pocket is a showcase of student work that is available for purchase. Unique items from all mediums to give as gifts or to add to your collection will be offered. Bruce Gallery is located on the lower level of Doucette Hall. The sale will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday.

China field study information session

Have you ever thought about studying abroad in China? Don’t miss your opportunity to learn how to make this possible. Dr. Baher Ghosheh of the Geosciences department will host an informational session on Wednesday from 2-3 p.m. in Cooper Hall, Room 172 to discuss the upcoming two-week field study course in China. For more information please contact Dr. Baher Ghosheh at ghosheh@edinboro.edu.

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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:

A keen perspective: An Edinboro honors student marries art and math [Erie Reader]

Move of the Week: Victoria Hedderick [Erie Times-News]

In brief: Edinboro University among ‘Best for Vets’ [Erie Times-News]

Edinboro fraternity goes homeless for a week [WJET-TV]

Gov.-elect Tom Wolf names 11-person steering committee for transition [EU President Dr. Julie Wollman named to steering panel] [The Patriot-News]

Calendar of Events

Porreco College, located at 2951 W. 38th St. in Erie, will be hosting an Open House on Wednesday from 3-8 p.m. Prospective students will be introduced to the campus and given an overview of what classes Porreco College has to offer. If you know someone interested in pursuing higher education in a community-college setting, be sure to inform them of this opportunity. For more information, contact Janet Bowker at 732-1770. Get the details about other upcoming events on the new and improved online calendar at www.edinboro.edu/calendar.

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

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Athletic Events

Fighting Scots wrestling takes on Cleveland State University on Thursday at 7 p.m. at McComb Fieldhouse. Find out who else is playing by checking out the winter sports schedules at www.gofightingscots.com.

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