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Aug.12 - 25, 2019
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Make your gift go further on Erie Gives Day

Donors are key partners in our commitment to providing a quality education to all students who wish to pursue excellence and opportunity at Edinboro University. There is no better time to support our students than on Erie Gives Day, which will be held Tuesday.

Funds raised through Erie Gives Day will support student health and academic achievement by addressing food insecurities and the need for professional attire. Donations will impact the following areas of need:

Edinboro University Food Pantry
The on-campus pantry is a source of food for students in need.

JCPenney "Suit Up" event
During the JCPenney "Suit Up" event, Edinboro students can purchase suits, dresses, sport coats, pants, skirts, blouses, ties and shoes at a hugely discounted price. Your gift can help students dress for success.

All donations made through this community-wide fundraising initiative will receive a prorated match from the Erie Community Foundation. To qualify for a match, donations are required to be a minimum of $25 and must be submitted between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesday through the Erie Gives Day website,

Together, we can provide a bright future full of promise for EU students, their families and their communities. To make a donation, visit the Edinboro University Foundation page on the Erie Gives website.

If you would like to be reminded about Erie Gives Day, text "remind" to the Erie Community Foundation at (814) 580-5846 and you will receive a text Tuesday morning.

EU announces ‘Tartan Talks’ – a storytelling podcast

Tartan Talks

Michelle Vitali was commissioned to illustrate a re-creation of a severed head to assist law enforcement. Tim Thompson sits in awe as he embraces Scottish culture and majesty. Mary Paniccia Carden knows that women haven’t gotten the appropriate credit for revolutionizing Beat literature in the 1950s and 60s.

These three Edinboro University faculty members are among a vast collection of individuals who have a story to tell – beyond the classroom walls and lecture halls. Listen each month, as we deliver a podcast series – “Tartan Talks” – to tell these stories.

Today, Edinboro University launched the trailer episode of “Tartan Talks” as a preview to the launch on Sept. 3. On the official launch date, you’ll be able to stream or download the first three episodes of “Tartan Talks” – “Women Writers of the Beat Generation,” with Dr. Mary Paniccia Carden; “Spirit of the Scots: Edinboro’s Scottish Heritage,” with Dr. Tim Thompson; and “’Investigative’ Arts” with Michelle Vitali.

In conjunction with the second episode, you’ll hear bonus content from Edinboro University student-musician Mia Harvey, an expert on the bagpipes.

“The stories of Edinboro University faculty, staff and students are essentially what make this campus a special place to be,” said Christopher LaFuria, manager of communications at Edinboro and podcast host.

Listen to Tartan Talks on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or wherever else you listen to podcasts.

Following our initial release in September, Tartan Talks will be published twice each month, with a special holiday program in December.

Learn about what happens at Edinboro University beyond the classrooms – beyond Edinboro. And how there’s a deeper story to the faces you see around campus.

Tartan Talks is sponsored by the Office of Marketing & Communications at Edinboro University. Music and sound provided by Storyblocks and Chad Crouch of Podington Bear.

Edinboro joins Age-Friendly University Global Network

Age-Friendly University

Edinboro University has become Pennsylvania’s first member of the Age-Friendly University (AFU) Global Network, an international group of higher-education institutions committed to providing learning opportunities to students of all ages.

The pioneering initiative focuses on 10 principles, which provide a framework for understanding the needs of older adults and evaluating age-friendly programs and policies, as well as identifying institutional gaps and opportunities for growth.

“At Edinboro, we recognize the immeasurable value of intergenerational exchange and lifelong learning, and understand that an age-diverse campus contributes greatly to the intellectual and personal growth of all students,” said Dr. Guiyou Huang, president of Edinboro University. “Our campus is strong and vibrant because we treasure the contributions of all members of our community.”

Launched in 2012 by Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Dublin City University (DCU) President Brian MacCraith, the network has since grown to include more than 150 universities in Europe, North America and Asia.

As a member of the AFU network, Edinboro will team up with global partners to learn about emerging age-friendly efforts and promote lifelong learning through innovative teaching practices, research and community engagement initiatives. Read more.

Lend a hand to new Fighting Scots on Move-In Day


The Campus Life Office is seeking volunteers to assist with the move-in experience on Friday, Aug. 23. Whether helping new students move items into their residence halls or assisting with other areas that need staffing, your time can make a big difference to our new Fighting Scots.

To volunteer, please register here.

Important first-day attendance, E-REG reminders


Satellite programming continues at Edinboro Tuesday

Baher Ghosheh

Jefferson Educational Society’s free satellite programming series will continue at Edinboro University on Tuesday, featuring Edinboro professor Dr. Baher Ghosheh, from the Geosciences Department. He will discuss tensions in the Middle East with “Iran vs. Saudi Arabia” at 7 p.m. in the Reeder Hall lecture hall.

Dr. Ghosheh holds a Ph.D. in economic development from SUNY-Buffalo and has been a professor of cultural and economic geography and Middle Eastern studies at Edinboro University since 1989. He serves on the Jefferson Educational Society Board of Directors and on the Brock’s Institute Mega-issues Council.

Advanced registration is requested and can be made by visiting the Jefferson’s website – – or by calling (814) 459-8000. Seating for those without prior reservation will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. Read more.


Explore the world through EU study abroad opportunities

Study Abroad

Reconnect at the Alumni and Friends Outdoor BBQ


The Office of Alumni Engagement invites ALL Fighting Scots and their guests to enjoy music from the Small Town Rollers, libations from local craft breweries and delicious BBQ from Three B Saloon on Friday, Oct. 11, from 6-8 p.m.

In celebration of 100 years of art on campus, we're moving the party to the heart of the art department! Tents will be set up in the green space behind Doucette Hall and the Bruce Gallery (located in Doucette) will be open for attendees to enjoy the annual Gmitter exhibit.

The Alumni and Friends Outdoor BBQ has sold out every year, and reservations are required. Questions? Please contact Allison Flynn at (814) 732-1711 or

Registration now open for Whisky Tasting, Ceilidh

Highland Games

Important information about the Boro Pit

Boro Pit

Bricks have been laid, the amphitheater seating is in place and the finishing touches – including a stage for live music, hammocks, giant Jenga, cornhole boards, meditation gardens and more – will be ready when the students return. Students, faculty and staff will be able to operate the fire pit and access the games by swiping their University IDs.

In the spring of 2016, the University upgraded ID cards to accommodate newer card readers. Students or employees who have not obtained an ID since the upgrade must obtain a new ID at the Access Office, free of charge, to utilize the Boro Pit. The new IDs have “HID iClass Seos IY” on the back of the ID in the bottom left corner.

Interested in hosting an event at the Boro Pit this fall?

The venue can be requested through the EMS reservation system, which can be accessed via the Conference Services icon in myEdinboro. The reservation process is the same as all other spaces on campus. When selecting a location, Boro Pit can be found under Van Houten Dining Hall.

What's happening in the community 

Composting 101
Edinboro Branch Library
413 W. Plum St., Edinboro
Tuesday from 6-7 p.m.
Click here for full event details.

Celebrate Erie 2019
Downtown Erie
Friday through Sunday
Click here to learn more.

Tall Ships Erie 2019 Festival
U.S. Brig Niagara
150 E. Front St., Erie
Thursday, Aug. 22, through Sunday, Aug. 25
Click here to learn more.

GM Golf Program Fundraiser
Culbertson Hills Golf Resort
301 W. Plum St., Edinboro
Saturday, Aug. 24, at 1 p.m.
Click here to learn more.

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