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EU featured on cover of Campus Safety magazine

An exciting project undertaken through a partnership between Edinboro University and STANLEY Security has landed on the cover of Campus Safety magazine. Titled “Going Above and Beyond ADA Compliance,” the feature details the cutting edge, technology enhanced door access system installed by STANLEY to serve EU student Norah Scholl and highlights EU’s commitment to providing the best collegiate experience possible to our students.

For Norah, STANLEY Security installed a state-of-the-art system that allows her to control her residence hall room door via a custom application on her phone and computer. The system also includes a proximity reader that responds as she approaches, activating when she is within three feet of the door.

(Read the full article here.)

With services that include the Attendant Care Program, tactile laboratory, wheelchair maintenance, Life Skills and Assistive Technology Centers, and much more, EU provides nationally renowned support services for students with documented physical disabilities.

Please check out the full article, which details Edinboro’s long history of going above and beyond to provide the best on-campus living experience available to all of our students. Indeed, as noted in a sidebar in the Campus Safety piece, according to author Chris Wise Tiedemann (College Success for Students with Physical Disabilities, 2013), Edinboro U is one of just five universities in the United States adequately equipped to allow students with serious physical disabilities to live on campus.

(Photos courtesy of STANLEY Security for Campus Safety Magazine.)

One Campus Experience presents LGBT rights panel

One Campus Experience is presenting a panel discussion titled “LGBT Rights in Pennsylvania and the US: How Far Have We Come, and How Far Do We Have to Go?” on Thursday at 7 p.m. in Butterfield Hall, Room 134.

Students, faculty and the public are invited to attend this free discussion to hear firsthand experiences of individuals fighting for the equal treatment of the LGBT community. Tiffany Jo and Wendy Titus, a married couple from Erie who have filed a lawsuit against the state of Pennsylvania for denying validation of their marriage, will be speaking about the adversity they’ve faced while continuing to fight for equal rights.

Dr. Robert Rhodes, professor emeritus of Edinboro University, will represent the Erie ACLU and Reverend Shanea Leonard, head of Equality Pennsylvania for Western Pennsylvania, will round out the panel, which will be moderated by Dr. Gerald Hoffman, professor in EU’s Chemistry Department.

Meteor Shower Mania and an Eclipse to Boot!

Come learn about a meteor shower and partial solar eclipse at the Cooper Science Center Planetarium, beginning at 7 p.m. on Monday. The public is invited to attend this special event and learn all the details about the meteor shower and find out why the eclipse will only partially occur.

The event ends at 8:30 p.m., but if clear skies are present the telescope will be available for viewing the meteor shower. This event is free, but be sure to claim your spot by registering.

Otis Murphy saxophone master class

Classical saxophonist Dr. Otis Murphy will present a master class and concert on Monday in the William P. Alexander Music Center Recital Hall. The master class will begin at 1 p.m. followed by the concert at 7:30 p.m.

Dr. Murphy is a faculty member at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. A sought after performer and teacher, Murphy will perform a duet with EU’s own saxophonist and assistant music professor, Patrick Jones, during the concert portion of his EU visit. The concert is free and open to the public.

Scheduling dates for Spring 2015 semester announced

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International Office plans faculty-led trips, readies for International Night

EU is looking ahead to 2015 and 2016 with a number of exciting faculty-led study abroad trips. Poland, Scotland, China and South Africa are just some of the educational destinations open to Edinboro students. To learn more about studying abroad, students are encouraged to attend the next Study Abroad 101 session on Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Reeder Hall third floor conference room.

Students are reminded of the November 1 deadline to register for the University’s June 16-29, 2015, trip to Ireland. For more information contact Dr. Jerra Jenrette at or Dr. Lenore Barbian at

Additionally, tickets go on sale this week in the International Student Services Office on the third floor of Reeder Hall for International Night, which is set for November 8 at 6:30 p.m. International Night brings together Edinboro’s large and diverse international student population to showcase the cultures, customs and food from their native countries. The students serve cuisine authentic to their respective nations, present a fashion show, perform music and dance selections and much more.

Academic Success Center presents Healthy U

On Tuesday, the Academic Success Center will host Healthy U from 12:30-1:30pm on the 2nd floor of the Baron-Forness Library. Participants will learn about the six dimensions of wellness and discover the resources Edinboro offers, including therapy dogs and meditation practice, to fulfill those needs. Participants also will create an action plan to take steps toward being healthier. This event is free and open to all EU students. For more information, please contact Emily Lottes at 732-1347.

ISIS and a Fractured Middle East: Panel Presentation and Discussion

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Edinboro University’s North-Africa/West-Asia Studies Committee will host a panel presentation and discussion, titled “ISIS and a Fractured Middle East,” on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Compton Hall, Room 107A. EU faculty members Dr. Baher Ghosheh and Dr. Gerry Gendlin will be part of the discussion, along with Hamdi Echkaou, visiting Fullbright Scholar from Morocco.

Dr. Ghosheh will give a presentation titled “ISIS: Evolution of ISIS and Proxy Wars in the Middle East.” Specializing in geography of the Middle East, Dr. Ghosheh has gained a unique understanding of the strategic movements made by ISIS and how it is affecting the Middle East as a whole.

Dr. Gendlin, who specializes in national security and foreign policy, will discuss “Strategies for Dealing with ISIS,” and will offer his views on what should be done to control the growing terrorist group.

Hamdi Echkaou will offer a firsthand look at the effect ISIS is having on Morocco during his presentation, “ISIS Threat to Arab and Muslim States: the Case of Morocco.”

The Role of Communication in Effective Patient-Provider Interactions

A panel discussion featuring local health practitioners and faculty from the Nursing and Communication Studies departments will be held on Tuesday from 7-8:30 p.m. in Compton Hall, Room 107A. The discussion will focus on the importance of communication between health practitioners and their patients, and will also explore the different ways patients are communicating with their health professionals. This event is free and open to the public.

Porreco College Open House

An Open House event introducing prospective students to Porreco College’s program offerings and new Porreco Promise scholarships will be held Wednesday from 3-8 p.m. at the college, 2951 W. 38th St., Erie.

If you know of anyone interested in pursuing a higher education in a community college-like setting, encourage them to attend. For more information, contact Janet Bowker at 732-1770 or via email at

EU and partners present free wedding music concert

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Calendar of Events

The UPB movie of the week is the comedy classic "Dumb and Dumber." The film screens Wednesday through Sunday in the Pogue Student Center. 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 women's soccer team will take on Slippery Rock University on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at home. Find out who else is playing by checking out the spring sports schedules at

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