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Make your gift go further on Erie Gives Day

Over the past several months, Fighting Scots have faced extraordinary personal and financial challenges. But through the chaos and uncertainty spurred by COVID-19, there is one thing we know for sure – Edinboro alumni and friends are passionate about student success.

Time and time again, the Edinboro family has stepped up to support our students. And there is no better time to give than Erie Gives Day on Tuesday, Aug. 11.

All donations made through the community-wide fundraising initiative will receive a prorated match from the Erie Community Foundation.

Gifts to the Edinboro University Foundation on Erie Gives Day will benefit the Student Hardship Fund, which provides funding to students with technology needs, lost wages, food and housing insecurities and other educational barriers. Donations, regardless of the amount, open doors, fund creativity and change lives.

To qualify for a match, donations must be a minimum of $25 and be submitted between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Aug. 11. Visit the Edinboro University Foundation page at to donate.

Don't miss out! Submit your cell phone number on the Erie Gives website to receive a text reminder.

One gift. Twice the impact.

The Fighters: Check out the fall 2020 issue of 'The Boro'

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In it Together (Virtual) One Mile – Run with the Scots

Virtual one mile

This fall, the Edinboro University community might not be getting together physically to cheer on the Fighting Scots, but this virtual race is a way to show your support from anywhere.

All you have to do is register for the FREE event, run or walk one mile at your location between Aug. 7-9 and submit your time to the Edinboro cross country staff. Complete instructions will be sent when you register online at

This virtual “race” is open to Fighting Scots of all ages and abilities – students, employees, alumni, families and friends. There will be prizes for the top 5 women, top 5 men and 90 random racers.

Hosted by the Edinboro Cross Country and Track & Field program, the goal of this race is to connect over 500 participants. Share this message with your family and friends, and let’s support the Fighting Scots this fall.

Edinboro earns national Early Childhood ranking badge, one of the leading higher-education research websites since 2004, recognized Edinboro University’s affordability, accessibility, quality and value by naming the Early Childhood and Reading program No. 15 Best Early Childhood Education Programs for 2020 in the entire U.S.

This list of accredited, non-profit public and private colleges and universities features analytics from the U.S. Department of Education related to tuition cost, financial aid, admittance rates, educational support, student-to-faculty ratio and career resources.

“Successful early childhood education programs exist for reasons beyond the basic instruction of young learners,” said Dr. Mary Jo Melvin, head of the Early Childhood and Reading Program. “Our outstanding faculty – coupled with campus resources and support – train pre-service and active teachers to become leaders in the classroom and beyond.”

Edinboro University offers both an undergraduate and graduate track for early education, housed in the award-winning School of Education and School of Graduate Studies. Read more.

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Bagpipe instructor leads virtual summer sessions

Sean Patrick Regan

As the COVID-19 pandemic forced many educational institutions to modify summer programming, one Edinboro University faculty member is leading a charge to temporarily convert a Pittsburgh music school to a virtual arena.

Sean Patrick Regan, an award-winning professional bagpiper and instructor at Edinboro University, has led the digital efforts of Pittsburgh’s Balmoral School of Piping & Drumming to transition to online learning through Zoom sessions and virtual performances.

The online schools have attracted new students from faraway states and nations, for whom travel to Pittsburgh would have been prohibitively expensive. This has led to the school’s decision to include online programing as part of the regular schedule once in-person gatherings become possible.

“I can’t say enough nice things about Sean,” said Elaine Lee, marketing director for Balmoral School. “He has almost single-handedly pulled the school online. Even as he juggled Zoom schedules and fixed tech problems, he found time to help students with their piping so they would be prepared for class. Edinboro is lucky to have him.” Read more.

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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:

Mover of the week [ (Erie Times-News)]

Edinboro University earns national rank among top early childhood programs [Sharon Herald]

Erie County United worker has found her niche [ (Erie Times-News)]

CFNA awards scholarships to Austin students [Bradford Era]

Edinboro administrator will also work at Slippery Rock [ (Erie Times-News)]

Ike’s Jaquay Taking Wrestling Talents To Edinboro [Jamestown Post-Journal]
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