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Welcome to Edinboro University!

Dear Edinboro University Students,

It is my special pleasure to welcome you to campus as we begin another exciting year at Edinboro University. I’ve never stopped enjoying the first day of school and am thrilled to see so many new faces and familiar friends. We missed you this summer!

There’s a special energy and enthusiasm that a new academic year creates here on campus, and I look forward to joining you all at the many programs, activities and events we have to offer. I hope you’ll get involved and take full advantage of the many extracurricular options here as well as the expertise of our dedicated faculty and staff. Embrace new opportunities, push yourself to do your very best in your studies, aim for excellence in all that you do!

Wishing you great success this academic year,

Dr. Wollman

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The 2014-15 Academic Year kicks off!

Classes began today for the fall 2014 semester at Edinboro University. The University is excited to welcome more than 1,600 freshmen and transfer students and welcome back our sophomore, junior, senior and graduate students.

A few important start-of-semester dates to keep in mind:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 2: Last day to add or drop a class in person by 4:30 p.m. in Hamilton Hall.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 2: Last day to add or drop a class by 11:59 p.m. using S.C.O.T.S.
  • Sept. 3-Oct. 31: Course Withdrawal: Students may withdraw from a course and receive a “W” grade via S.C.O.T.S.

There will be no classes on Monday, Sept. 1, in observation of the Labor Day holiday.

The Bursar, Financial Aid and Records and Registration offices in Hamilton Hall will be open for extended hours to serve our students in person and by phones through Friday (August 29), from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Click here for the full fall 2014 academic calendar. For the latest updates, University news and information on campus events and activities, be sure to "like" Edinboro University on Facebook and follow EU on Twitter at @edinboro.

EU welcomes new employees

Fai Howard joins EU as Director of Academic Success and Student Retention. In this important role she will direct the Academic Success Center and lead our vital efforts to ensure that our students persist and succeed. In another senior position appointment, Dr. Amy Franklin-Craft is the new Director of Residence Life and Housing. Franklin-Craft comes to EU from Michigan State University, where she was a Student Affairs and Services Specialist.

EU also is happy to welcome recent new employees Justus Cotterill in the Art Department, Michael Stamp and Cody Allen in University Center Operations and Brad May in University Advancement.

'Rollercoaster' performances continue in Diebold

Performances of Laugh/Riot Performing Arts Company's production of "Rollercoaster" continue Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Diebold Center for Performing Arts. Laugh/Riot Performing Arts Company is the resident theatre troupe at Edinboro University. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $3 for Edinboro students, and $5 for students, seniors and EU faculty and staff.

‘Neighbors’ to screen at Pogue Center

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Screening this week at the Student Center's Scot Cinema – “Neighbors,” starring Zac Efron, Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne. In the film, which proved to be a summer blockbuster, grossing more than $150 million at the U.S. box office, a couple (Rogen and Byrne) with a newborn baby face unexpected issues after they are forced to live next to a particularly rowdy fraternity led by Teddy Sanders (Efron) and Pete Regazolli (Dave Franco). As tensions mount, a prank war hilariously escalates, leading to a showdown over an end-of-the-year party.

The comedy screens Wednesday and Thursday at 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. All UPB movies are free for EU students with ID. All non-students have an admission fee of $1. Popcorn is $.50 for everyone.

New computer support for employees available

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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, bring your 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 your Banner account. Once the charges have been posted, you can pay for the services at the Bursar’s office, provide the receipt of payment and your employee ID to the StudentNet Help Center, and pick up your equipment.

Take advantage of these services and savings today. Hours of availability are Monday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

New commuter lounge in Pogue Center

A new commuter lounge in the Frank G. Pogue Student Center promises to provide traveling students with a place to relax between classes. The lounge is located in Room 240 of the Pogue Center and features four desktop computers with internet access, two study tables with four chairs each, a couch and two soft chairs, television, refrigerator, microwave and lockers (for daily use only - must provide own lock).

E-REG now open

Students must indicate their intent to attend Edinboro this semester by logging on to the E-REG site. E-REG is now open and closes on Tuesday, September 2, at midnight. For more information and E-REG instructions, click here.

Students are also reminded of the first day attendance requirement for all classes. This means that students must attend the first class meeting of each course on their schedule. Instructors will take attendance and report daily to the Office of Records and Registration throughout the "ADD" period.

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Edinboro University alum wins fourth Emmy Award

Edinboro University grads keep racking up the gold! At the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on August 16, EU alum Josh Earl (left), who majored in Applied Media Arts – Film & Video, scored his fourth Emmy Award for his work on the Discovery Channel’s high-rated adventure series “Deadliest Catch.” His prize again came for his expert work in the Outstanding Picture Editing For Reality Programming category. Read more about the show’s continued awards success (in total, the acclaimed series has won 13 Emmys) in the Hollywood Reporter.

In additional Emmy news -- how many schools can say that? -- Edinboro alum Brian F. Henry's hard work on a video piece titled “In the Name of Honor,” about one town's remembrance of fallen Air Force Capt. Sean Ruane, has been nominated for a Mid-Atlantic Emmy by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in the Single Camera Video Essay category. Brian, who earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in photography from EU, is a photojournalist for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and his acclaimed work as a photographer previously has been recognized by the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association, the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors group and the Wedding Photojournalist Association. Read all about his nomination here.

December graduation card filing deadline is Aug. 29

Students who will be graduating in December must submit a graduation card, available online (undergraduate and graduate) and at the Office of Records and Registration, no later than Friday, Aug. 29.

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 our online graduation checklist, which is designed to take you through the necessary steps prior to graduation.

For additional information, please email Barb Polakowski at polakowski@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:

Becoming a Freshman, Again [by President Julie E. Wollman] [Inside Higher Ed]

Freshmen enrollment up at Erie County colleges [Erie Times-News]

In Brief: EUP’s Porreco College adds program [Erie Times-News]

Highland Games at Edinboro University (photo above) [WJET-TV]

Harris’ return stokes ’Boro’s PSAC hopes [Erie Times-News]

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

NOTE: Voting continues through August 31 for the 2014 Erie's Choice Awards. Be sure to cast your vote for the Porreco College in the Education-Career and Tech School category and help celebrate EU’s efforts to make obtaining a college education affordable for Erie County residents. Vote here.

Calendar of Events

Get the details about 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

Edinboro Women's Soccer takes on Gannon University at 6 p.m. on Sept. 4 at home. Find out who else is playing by checking out the fall sports schedules at www.gofightingscots.com.

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