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Edinboro earns 10th consecutive Military Friendly honor

For the 10th consecutive year, Edinboro University earned national recognition for providing veterans and their families with a first-rate post-secondary education.

This month, Edinboro University earned its second gold distinction in the annual Military Friendly Schools list for 2020-2021 after earning top measurements in engaging prospective military students, educating military students and providing the students with meaningful employment.

Edinboro University most recently earned gold status in 2018-2019.

“Our mission as military veterans is to continue serving our country and our community – that especially includes those currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces and their families,” said Dr. John Christman, coordinator of the Veterans Success Center and former U.S. Marine. “We’re proud to be able to successfully provide academic programs and supports to the men and women who represent the United States every day.”

Edinboro was recognized for the achievements of the Veterans Success Center and the campus ROTC cadre. Currently, there are 185 military-related students attending Edinboro, including veterans, spouses and dependents – many of whom use Veterans Affairs benefits.

“As faculty or staff members, administrators and students, veterans enhance the Edinboro University experience with leadership and world citizenship,” said Dr. Guiyou Huang, president of Edinboro University. “To be recognized for connecting veterans to meaningful employment is the least we can do for those who serve our country.” Read more.

Fighting Scots to host Michigan Wolverines Friday


Cultural programming continues for Black History Month

Black History Month programming is set to continue this week at Edinboro, recognizing the contributions of African Americans throughout history and celebrating our diverse community.

Events include:

  • Thou Shall Not Judge,” a theatrical performance by virtual entertainment company J & J Productions, Saturday at 6 p.m. in Louis C. Cole Auditorium – Memorial Hall.
  • Mardi Gras Ball, an evening of Cajun cuisine, King Cake, music and performances by Black Rock Zydeco and X-Plus Dance Team, Friday, Feb. 28, at 6 p.m. in Pogue Student Center Gym A.

Edinboro University's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Luncheon will be held Thursday, Feb. 27, at 11:30 a.m. in Van Houten Dining Hall - North. Today is the final day to RSVP.

For more information about Black History Month events, contact the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at (814) 732-2912.

C.O.R.E. to sponsor trip to indoor adventure course

Play: CLE

Head to Diebold for 'The Crucible'

Over the next two weeks, the Edinboro University Theatre will perform an adaptation of "The Crucible," a 1953 play by American playwright Arthur Miller. The performance portrays a dramatized and partially fictionalized version of the Salem Witch Trials.

Performances are scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Diebold Center for the Performing Arts.

Tickets are available at the door for $10; $5 for Edinboro faculty and staff, seniors and non-EU students; and $3 for EU students. The doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance.

SeaWolves seeking interns

Representatives from the Erie SeaWolves will be on campus Thursday to recruit students for paid internships and hourly seasonal jobs. Stop by Baron-Forness Library from noon until 3 p.m. to learn more about employment opportunities for summer 2020.

For more information, contact Christina Moreschi, assistant director of the Center for Career Development and Experiential Learning.

Planetarium presents 'Laser Rush'

Edinboro University's Planetarium will present "Laser Rush" on Tuesday at 6 and 7:30 p.m.

Planetarium shows are free and open to the public. Reservations are required.

Celebration of Student Writing event set for Friday

Livia and Latif

Join the Department of English and Philosophy for a special literary event on Friday at 7 p.m. in Dr. William P. Alexander Music Center - Recital Hall.

"For Listeners Who Listen in the Snow: A Celebration of Student Writing Achievement" will feature poetry by EU Creative Writing minor Latif Ba—author of "Wet Monasteries" (Alien Buddha Press, 2019)—and fiction by EU English-Writing major Livia Homerski—recipient of the 2019-2020 Chuck Palahniuk Writing Scholarship.

Boro Rec Sports to host 3-point contest

Three point contest

University begins search process for new student trustee

Kyle Hurysz

With the anticipated May 2020 graduation of Student Trustee Mr. Kyle Hurysz, the University is beginning the search process for a student representative to the Edinboro University Council of Trustees (COT). The Student Trustee is an important representative of the student body on the COT and participates as a voting member on key issues affecting the success and direction of the University.

The selection process follows Edinboro University Procedure P007. Students are encouraged to apply for this position by completing an application. Completed applications should be forwarded to the Office of the Provost, Reeder Hall, 219 Meadville St., Edinboro, PA 16444. A campus committee will screen and interview applicants with the goal of making a recommendation to the President by March 25, 2020.

Questions should be directed to: Office of the Provost at (814) 732-2729.

Learn to cope with test anxiety at test-taking workshop

Test Anxiety Workshop

Education program earns top national grade


Edinboro University’s teacher-preparation program was one of 16 Pennsylvania institutions to earn the top grade for offering scientifically-based methods for literacy education.

This week, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) granted Edinboro University’s undergraduate Early Childhood Education program with an “A” grade for preparing teachers to use the most effective methods when teaching young students how to read.

The council’s 2020 Teacher Prep Review assesses reading instruction and program coursework for more than 2,000 institutions across the U.S.

“This national rating speaks to the hard work and knowledge base of the experts in our department,” said Dr. Kristina Bodamer, assistant professor in Edinboro University’s School of Education and Director of Accreditation and Program Improvement. “For the past few years, we have worked tirelessly to revamp the course offerings, taking into consideration the best practices and current research in the area of literacy instruction.” Read more.

Learn to cook with Edinboro Dining's Chef Justin

Teaching Kitchen

Learning Commons staff to host mindfulness event

Blood Drive

Make a life-saving blood donation on Thursday

Blood Drive

Students to face faculty in academic quiz competition

Edinboro University's Honors College will present "The Varsity Sport of the Mind," a students vs. faculty academic quiz competition, on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of Frank G. Pogue Student Center.

Teams include:

  • Faculty Team A: Stacy Dunn (Anthropology), Peter McLaughlin (Psychology) Paul Rovang (English) and Richard Deal (Geosciences).
  • Faculty Team B: Korey Kilburn (Math & Computer Science), Monty McAdoo (Library), Baher Ghosheh (Geosciences) and Bill Hunter (English).
  • The 2019-2020 College Bowl All-Stars: Jared McClymonds (Math and Computer Science), Zach Sanford (Secondary Education - Social Studies), Chayce Neamand (Sociology) and Josh Hudacky (Sociology).
  • A team from the Edinboro University Honors College

Dr. Roger Solberg, director of the Honors College, will serve as the master of ceremonies for the competition.

Turtles from the Erie Zoo to visit campus


Hypnotist Eric Mina to perform on campus Friday


Celebration of Scholarship entries due by March 16

Celebration of Scholarship

Success Ambassadors offer free cocoa, success tips


Greek Week registration now open

Greek Week

Build your career wardrobe at JCPenney Suit-Up Event

JCPenney Suit-Up Event

What's happening in the community 

Princess and Pirate Party
Erie Art Museum
420 French St., Erie
Sunday at 10 a.m.
Click here to learn more.

Erie's Best Coffee
Bayfront Convention Center
1 Sassafras Pier, Erie
Sunday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Click here for full event details.

Calendar of Events

How much do you know about the iconic, documentary-style sitcom "The Office?" Join University Programming Board (UPB) for a fun evening of Dunder Mifflin-themed trivia on Thursday from 9-10 p.m. in Pogue Student Center's Celtic Court.

The Animation faculty of the Art Department invites area alumni to revisit childhood at the third annual Cereal Cinema. Join faculty and current students to screen two hours of classic Saturday morning animated television. This free event will be held in Doucette Hall, Room 119. Attendees are invited to bring a box of their favorite breakfast cereal and milk – bowls and spoons provided. Pajamas welcomed.

To submit an event to the calendar, please fill out the Submission Form here.

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Athletic Events

Track and Field at Edinboro Invite
Friday at 3 p.m.

Wrestling vs. Michigan
Friday at 7 p.m.

Tennis vs. Charleston
Friday at 8: 30 p.m.

Basketball vs. Mercyhurst
Saturday at 1 and 3 p.m.

Wrestling vs. Clarion
Sunday at 1 p.m.

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