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Potterfest casts spell over Edinboro University

The playful spirit and serious themes of J.K. Rowling’s tremendously popular Harry Potter books return to the University for the 4th annual Edinboro Potterfest. A cooperative effort between the University and the wider Edinboro community, Potterfest will be observed with numerous events today through Saturday.

On the EU campus, activities will include the Potterbowl Trivia contest in three age groups, Quidditch competitions, a performance of Harry Potter movie music by the Edinboro University Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Edinboro University Singers, the Ravenclaw Academic Conference and The Hallows Ball.

Many local businesses will be decorating their storefronts to match the decor seen in the Harry Potter films. Some stores will be selling special Harry Potter themed merchandise and holding special sales throughout the week.

Additional events planned for the week include:

  • The area premiere of “Mudbloods,” a documentary film about Quidditch, at 7:30 p.m. tonight, immediately following a performance of Potter-related musical skits, in Cole Auditorium.
  • Three area schools' teams competing in the Triwizard Cup Tournament, which consists of Corn Maze and Haunted Path challenges at Wooden Nickel Buffalo Farm on Friday and a Canoe Race on Edinboro Lake on Saturday.
  • On Friday from 9 p.m. until midnight at the Off Campus Activitiy Center, students are invited to enjoy the Hallows Ball, featuring musical act Special Guest.

A full list of events can be found at the Edinboro Potterfest website.

Domestic Violence Awareness Walk

EU’s Student Health Services is hosting its annual Domestic Violence Awareness Walk on Wednesday. The students, alumni, staff and the public are invited to participate in this event as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The walk will begin at 2 p.m. in front of Pogue Student Center.

Participants are encouraged to wear purple and black to bring attention to the domestic violence epidemic. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. representatives from Safe Journey, SafeNet, Campus Ministry, Crime Victim Center, Student Health Services and Wellness Peer Educators will be available to speak with anyone with domestic violence concerns.


MFA student show at StARTup Incubator

The StARTup Incubator is hosting a gallery show featuring work by EU’s MFA students now through October 28. The public is invited to attend the showings, which run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. The StARTup Incubator is located in Biggers House at 148 Meadville Street in Edinboro.

Resume critiques for students and alumni

The Center for Career Development invites current students and alumni to a walk-in resume review session today from 3-7 p.m. Bring a copy of your resume to Room 211 of the Pogue Student Center to have it critiqued by staff at the Center. Meetings are first come, first served basis, and refreshments will be served.


Edinboro University Theatre presents 'Company'

Weeks of rehearsal (above) are about to culminate in an exciting opening night for the hardworking cast of EU’s production of the classic Stephen Sondheim musical comedy "Company."

Performances will be held Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Diebold Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $3 for Edinboro University students, faculty, staff and President's Pass holders, and $5 for general admission.

English faculty reading event planned

pres listening hour

Earth's Connected Systems: Earth Science Week special presentation

Dr. Joe Reese of the Geosciences Department will present “Earth’s connected systems: Large-scale interactions and changes viewed from Earth Observatory satellite imagery” today from 5-6 p.m. in Cooper Science Center, Room 170 in honor of Earth Science Week. This event is free and open to the public.

A Celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month

In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, One Campus Experience is sponsoring an afternoon of discussions on Tuesday from 4-6 p.m. in the Pogue Student Center.

Speakers from the Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania and Office of Vocational Rehabilitation will be on hand to talk about the challenges faced by employees with disabilities. They will also discuss what their organizations are doing to ensure the fair treatment of people with disabilities. This event is free and open to the public.


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’s Hayes proposes after football game (Video) [Erie Times-News]

Attention Muggles: Edinboro Potterfest starts Monday [Erie Times-News]

Division II sets new Make-a-Wish fundraising record [EU Athletics #3 fundraiser in country] []

Edinboro University Homecoming Weekend [WJET-TV]

Edinboro Potterfest explores literary character’s world with fun, academics, next week [Titusville Herald]

For information on EU’s new banking option, visit the PSECU website [PSECU]

8th Annual 'My Professor’s Closet' event

The Department of Middle & Secondary Education and Educational Leadership is currently seeking donations of gently used professional attire, which may be dropped off in Butterfield Hall, Room 212, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m Monday through Friday. Donations will be accepted through Friday.

My Professor’s Closet is a donation-based event providing free professional attire for students participating in student teaching and/or their field experience.

The 8th Annual My Professor’s Closet event will be held Oct. 20 and 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the main lobby of Butterfield Hall.

Calendar of Events

The Academic Success Center's Fall 2014 Workshop Series continues Thursday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Center with "There's Still Time To get Organized." 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

The EU football team takes on Gannon University at home at 7 p.m. on Thursday. Find out who else is playing by checking out the fall sports schedules at

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