Join us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Watch us on YouTube

News Detail


Events leading to Nov. 9 inauguration of Julie E. Wollman as Edinboro University’s 17th President start Saturday!


EDINBORO, Pa. – Saturday evening launches a week of events celebrating and leading up to the Friday, November 9 inauguration of Dr. Julie E. Wollman as Edinboro University’s 17th president. The 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 for Saturday and Monday:
Saturday, November 3

  • International Student Night: An evening of Cuisine and Entertainment! This ticketed event ($3 advance for Edinboro students, $5 advance for all others; $10 at the door) will be held in the Frank G. Pogue Student Center’s Multipurpose Room from 7 to 9 p.m. Edinboro University is proud of its diversity and especially its international students representing 33 countries. The evening, sponsored by International Students Affiliation and Edinboro University Dining Services, includes world music, international food, cultural dancing and performances, a traditional costumes fashion show and a Chinese martial arts performance.

Monday, November 5

  • Starting Monday and continuing through 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.
  • The day’s events include a Mock Crime Scene Lab Tour at 9:30 a.m. in Miller Hall, Room 123, sponsored by the Political Science and Criminal Justice Department; a Human Simulation Labor Tour at 10 a.m. in the Jeremy D. Brown Human Services Building, Rooms 114, 117 and 118, sponsored by the Nursing Department; and an Anthropological Research Center Tour at 1 p.m. in Hendricks Hall, Room 127, sponsored by the History, Anthropology, and World Languages Department.
  • The panel discussion, “The Effects of Educational Inequality on Our Community: It’s Time to Stand Up for our Children,” will take place at 2 p.m. at the Pogue Student Center. Participants include School of Education faculty and regional educators.
  • A Human Performance Lab Tour will be offered at 4 p.m. in the Crawford Center, sponsored by the Health and Physical Education Department, followed at 6 p.m. by “The Development of Leadership in Students,” a panel discussion by faculty, students and community leaders in Compton Hall, Room 107. Also at 6 p.m., the student panel discussion, “Gaming, Media & Social Networks: How Digital Media Builds New Communities,” will be offered by the Sociology Department at the R. Benjamin Wiley Arts and Sciences Center, Room 117.
  • A presentation by honors students, “A Brief Overview of the Women of Edinboro University,” will be offered by the Honors Program at 6 p.m. at Hendricks Hall, Room 147. Also at 6 p.m. at the Miller Learning Center, “The Children’s Literacy Hour” will feature President Wollman reading to preschool youngsters from western Erie County, helping to reinforce ongoing initiatives instilling in preschoolers a lifelong passion for reading.
  • Sponsored by the Geosciences Department at 7 and again at 8 p.m., Dr. David Hurd, will lecture at the Cooper Science Center on “Mars Exploration: A Symbol of Excellence, Optimism and Leadership.”