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Events leading to Friday’s inauguration of Julie E. Wollman as Edinboro University’s 17th President continue Tuesday!


EDINBORO, Pa. – Events celebrating and leading up to Friday’s inauguration of Dr. Julie E. Wollman as Edinboro University’s 17th president continue Tuesday with a special presentation by world-renowned author and speaker, Sister Joan Chittister, O.S.B., of Erie (details below). All events are intended to celebrate the inauguration theme of “Excellence. Optimism. Leadership” embodied in all the people and programs of the University.

Media coverage is welcome at all events. Attached is a complete Inauguration Week schedule. The schedule can also be found at  For your inauguration coverage planning purposes, here are Inauguration Week highlights Tuesday:
Tuesday, November 6

  • At 11 a.m. in the Crawford Center Conference Room, R.I.S.E. (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) Grant Presentations will be sponsored by the School of Graduate Studies.
  • At 2 p.m., “Sustainability,” a panel discussion by the S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) faculty, sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, will take place in the Pogue Center’s Scot Cinema.
  • “Are NCAA Sanctions Against Penn State Fair?” a panel discussion by Philosophy students and alumni, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. in Hendricks Hall, Room 100.
  • The special presentation by globally recognized author and lecturer, Erie’s Sister Joan Chittister, O.S.B., will take place at 6 p.m. at the Frank G. Pogue Student Center.  Chittister, a Benedictine nun who served as the president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, has authored more than 45 books and articles in various journals and magazines. Considered one of America’s foremost visionary spiritual voices for decades, Sister Joan speaks and writes on women in the church and society, human rights, and peace and justice in the areas of war and poverty, religious life and spirituality. She is recognized in the U.S. and abroad for her work for justice, peace and equality, especially for women, in the Church and in society. She is the founder and executive director of Benetvision, a resource and research center for contemporary spirituality, and was an advisor for the groundbreaking report, “A Woman’s Nation,” led by Maria Shriver in 2009. Sister Joan, who served as the prioress of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie for 12 years, will speak on “American Women and the Rest of the World: No Woman Left Behind.” This event is sponsored by the Edinboro Women’s Studies Committee.
  • Continuing Tuesday and Wednesday to celebrate Dr. Wollman’s lifelong commitment to education, the University’s Community Outreach Center and School of Education are sponsoring a “Stuff the Bus” initiative during which a full-size Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority bus, parked at the Frank G. Pogue Student Center, will be filled with donated supplies for area schools. The bus will be staffed and open to accept donations daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.