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What's happening this semester at Edinboro University

Every semester at Edinboro University brims with exciting activities, thrilling athletic events, enlightening academic lectures and much more. Below, check out the semester schedules for the EU Planetarium (pictured above), Bates Gallery and Performing Arts Series, as well as University Programming Board’s hit-filled spring movie calendar. And don't forget to get your tickets for the EU wrestling team's upcoming DI match against Ohio State.

With this much going on, you’ll always have something to do at EU!

EU wrestling team to take on Ohio State

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On Feb. 15, the fifth-ranked Edinboro wrestling team will host No. 3 Ohio State at 1 p.m. at McComb Fieldhouse.

Tickets for the match are now available for advanced purchase here. Children four and under and adults 70 and older receive free admission. Advanced sale prices for adults are $8, with student tickets priced at $4. Reserved center section seating is $25, with limited seating in this section available. All advance ticket requests and payments must be received no later than Feb. 4. To purchase by mail, send form and payment to Denise Dobos at Edinboro University, 455 Scotland Road, Edinboro, PA 16444. Check or money orders should be made payable to Edinboro University. Tickets also may be purchased in the Athletic Department Offices, Room 114.

Ticket prices at the door will be $10 for adults and $5 for students. No passes of any kind will be honored for this event as it is an NWCA/NCAA event.

UPB lines up blockbuster spring movie schedule

The University Programming Board will screen several blockbuster films this semester. This week, the animated hit "Big Hero 6" takes over the Pogue Student Center's Scot Cinema. The film was recently nominated for the Oscar for Best Animated Feature.

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The latest Nicholas Sparks ("The Notebook") tear-jerker, "The Best of Me," will screen Feb. 4-8, followed by the action-packed box office smash "The Hunger Games: Mockinjay - Part 1." Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson and Julianne Moore, “Mockingjay” will be shown Feb. 11-15.

Another Academy Award-nominated feature will be shown Feb. 18-22 with "The Theory of Everything." Featuring Oscar contending turns from Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, "Theory" explores the relationship between famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife, Jane. Feb. 25 to March 1, Scot Cinema will be filled with laughter as the Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy-starrer "St. Vincent" takes over the celluloid.

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The UPB film series resumes following spring break with the musical “Into the Woods," running March 18-22. Additional films set to screen this semester include "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" (March 25-29), "Unbroken" (April 8-12), "The Wedding Ringer" (April 15-19), "The Woman in Black 2" (April 22-26) and the recently released cultural phenomenon "American Sniper" (April 29 to May 3). All UPB features screen in Student Center's Scot Cinema on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 5 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. All movies are free for EU students with ID. All non-students have an admission fee of $1.00. Popcorn is $.50 for everyone.

E-REG reminder: Deadline is Jan. 27

Students must indicate their intent to attend Edinboro Univeristy this semester by logging on to the E-REG site. E-REG is now open and closes on Tuesday (Jan. 27) at midnight. If you have not already, please process your E-REG immediately. Visit www.edinboro.edu/ereg for more information.

VITA tax help available on campus

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program will offer tax-preparation help on campus through April 14. Volunteers will assist people who earn $53,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and taxpayers who speak limited English in preparing their own tax returns. The service will be offered from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Feb. 3 in Wiley Arts & Science Center, Room 104. VITA assistance is free to those who quality.

New Edinboro.edu coming soon

More than a year of hard work will come to fruition on February 9 with the launch of the redesigned edinboro.edu.

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The redesigned Edinboro University website has many exciting new features, including:

• A new Offices and Services listing, which provides an alphabetical directory of each of the University’s offices, academic colleges/schools and more, alongside a brief description, contact information and a link to that area’s webpages.

• An improved Faculty and Staff directory experience that allows you to view the directory both university-wide and by academic department.

• Improved search capabilities that are featured more prominently across the site than they previously had been.

• A more visual experience that will better showcase student, alumni, faculty and staff successes and other university achievements through improved photo and video displays.

Students, faculty and staff are advised that numerous features and information intended for current students and employees of the University have been migrated to https://my.edinboro.edu/ for your convenience. The myEdinboro portal should now serve as a one-stop-shop for the needs of students already enrolled at the University.

Additional information on the new edinboro.edu will continue to be provided in the Boro Weekly newsletter, on the University’s Facebook and Twitter accounts and via emails to all students, faculty and staff in the lead-up to the site’s February 9 launch.

Bates Gallery plans spring exhibitions

Bates Gallery, located on the first floor of Loveland Hall, has set an outstanding spring 2015 schedule of student exhibitions. Bates Gallery shows are free and open to the public.

Ceramics works from Liana Agnew are on display now through Saturday, with additional scultpure works by Patrick Bell and Dylan Sonney going up in the gallery from Jan. 31 to Feb. 7.

Two dimensional media will be showcased from the Drawing and Painting Club from Feb. 7-14 and by the Illustration Club from Feb. 21-28. The Goof Troop will display their mixed media work from Feb. 14-21, and Josiah King will bring his paintings to the gallery space from Feb. 28 to March 7.

Scott Brady will present his drawings and prints from March 7-14. Ceramic works from Didem Mert and Ashley Bevington will be on display March 14-21. The month of March will conclude with a weeklong woodwork showcase from the Wood and Furniture Club.

The Student Art League will host an auction of mixed media at the gallery from March 28 to April 4.

Beginning April 4 and continuing through April 11, Ryan Butters and Bradly Belche’s paintings and drawings will be on display. Visitors to the gallery will be able to gaze on the work from the Metals Club from April 11-18. During the week of April 18-25, Margaret Gormley’s ceramics work will be presented, followed, from April 25 to May 2, by paintings from Aaron Pickens.

The final show of the semester will be held during finals week, May 2-9, and will feature the sculptures of Chris Schneider.

Performing Arts Series, Laugh/Riot plan spring stage shows

If you enjoy live music or seeing a play, the EU Performing Arts Series and Laugh/Riot Performing Arts Company have an exciting semester planned for you!

The Performing Arts Series will present the Dave Wilson Quartet on Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m., and Ethel on March 4 at 7:30 p.m. Both musical acts will perform in Louis C. Cole Auditorium – Memorial Hall.

Laugh/Riot's performances of Edward Albee's "Seascape" begin Thursday and continue through Sunday, and continue Feb. 5-8. Later this semester, the troupe will present its 3rd Annual New Works Festival (Feb. 19-22 and Feb. 26-March 1), "The Glass Menagerie” (March 19-22 and March 26-29) and "Through the Looking Glass" (April 9-12 and April 16-19). All Laugh/Riot shows are presented in Diebold Center for the Performing Arts, and start at 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. on Sundays.

Welcome to Edinboro University

EU is happy to welcome recent new employees Beth Whitford, Monica Fuller and Patsy Siggia of the OSD Personal Care; Stephen Renick of Maintenance; and Crystal Aulenbacher and Jon Vincent of the University Police.

The University also wishes retiring employee and faculty members Paul Edwards, Jeffrey Gryta, Joanne Smith, Nicholas Stupiansky, Valerie Hayes, James Mihalak, Blare Webb and Sandra Waite the very best.

May graduation card filing deadline is January 27

Students who plan to graduate in May must submit a graduation application card (undergraduate and graduate) to the Office of Records and Registration no later than Tuesday.

Graduation applications received after the deadline are subject to a $100 late fee.

Submit your graduation card to the Office of Records and Registration, located in Hamilton Hall, 210 Glasgow Road, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA 16444. Cards may also be faxed to the office at (814) 732-2130.

Please take advantage of the online graduation checklist, which is designed to take you through the necessary steps prior to graduation. Also, please return your commencement invitation response card (undergraduate and graduate) by March 27.

For additional information, email Barb Polakowski at polakowski@edinboro.edu.

 

EU Planetarium announces spring show schedule

Come stargaze at the EU Planetarium, where there is never a cloud in the sky. The Planetarium's spring 2015 schedule of programs has been announced and is as follows:

• Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. – The Sky is Falling

• Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. – Love and War

• March 3 at 7 p.m. –- Legends of the Night Sky

• March 17 at 7 p.m. – Spring Up

• March 31 at 7 p.m. – Eclipse Mania

• April 14 at 7 p.m. – Little Star that Could (children’s show for ages 2 to 6)

• April 28 at 7 p.m. – Legends of the Night Sky

All shows are free and open to the public; however, reservations are required and can be made by calling 732-2493 or through the website at www.edinboro.edu/planetarium. Weather permitting, the university observatory will be open for viewing after all planetarium programs.

For more information, contact Dr. David Hurd, professor of Geosciences and Planetarium director, at dhurd@edinboro.edu.

Calendar of Events

Lessons begin this week for the EU Community Music School. Registrations are still being accepted. For a complete schedule and cost, click here. Get the details about other upcoming events on the 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

Women's and men's basketball takes on Seton Hill University at McComb Fieldhouse on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. (women's) and 7:30 p.m. (men's). Find out who else is playing by checking out the winter sports schedules at www.gofightingscots.com.

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