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May 11 - 24, 2020
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Animation program once again among best in U.S.

Edinboro University’s award-winning animation program was once again listed as a top university by Animation Career Review’s School Rankings. Edinboro placed among the top 50 nationally, top 15 on the East Coast and top 5 in Pennsylvania among schools offering an Animation BFA.

Animation Career Review considers Edinboro University’s academic reputation, admission selectivity, depth of program and faculty, tuition value and the program’s geographic location in the annual rankings.

Edinboro University offers a wide variety of animation courses with expert faculty and state-of-the-art facilities. Students in Edinboro’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Applied Media Arts program can focus on traditional animation, computer animation, or film and video. Graduates of the program have landed careers with Disney Animation, Pixar and Discovery Channel as animators, filmmakers, directors and producers.

Edinboro honors Dahle as 2020 Staff Member of the Year


Even before the spread of COVID-19 forced higher-education institutions across the nation to transition to online instruction, Edinboro University was ready. In fact, Edinboro’s pandemic plan long predates the current global health crisis.

That’s because Jim Dahle is at his best when he’s preparing for the worst.

As Edinboro’s director of Safety and Risk Management, Dahle, (’06), oversees all aspects of the University’s hazard mitigation efforts, including emergency preparedness, occupational, environmental and fire safety, regulatory compliance, access control and security systems.

His vigilant, ongoing work to enhance University safety programs and procedures was integral to Edinboro’s swift and decisive response to COVID-19. And his leadership throughout the crisis is one of the many reasons he was named Edinboro’s 2020 Staff Member of the Year. Read more.

EU Shield provides storm warnings wherever you are

EU Shield

Summer is a season of potentially volatile weather in the Edinboro area, and timely warnings about possible tornadoes and other dangers are important.

The University’s EU Shield Mass Notification System can alert students, faculty and staff with text messages on their cell phones. Time-sensitive instructions can go wherever you are. In addition to texts, EU Shield enables the University to also send important information simultaneously via email, desktop alerts, the campus cable TV system and the University’s website and Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Students are automatically enrolled to receive text and email notifications and can opt out if they choose. Employees who have not already done so should sign up for text and email alerts through the myEdinboro launchpad.

The EU Shield service is voluntary and free, but your phone service provider’s messaging rates will apply.

The Technology Help Center in the Ross Hall lobby can provide assistance with access to EU Shield by calling (814) 732-2111 or using the Tech Help icon on the myEdinboro launch pad.

Summer classes begin; second and third session registration open

Summer sessions

With convenient scheduling and a wide range of course offerings, EU summer sessions are a great way to catch up, keep up and get ahead. First summer session classes began today, and registrations are currently being accepted for sessions 2 and 3. The registration deadline is the first day of classes.

  • Second session: June 1 through July 1
  • Third session: July 7 through Aug. 6

For additional information and to register, visit the Summer Session page on the EU website. Questions may be directed to (814) 732-2761 or (888) 846-2676.

DOH Public Health Safety order still in effect


Caps, gowns now available from Campus Bookstore

Grad Cap

Graduation caps and gowns can now be purchased online from the Edinboro University Campus Bookstore.

Graduates who wish to purchase caps or gowns, may do so through the Campus Bookstore's website.

Hoods for the graduate commencement ceremony cannot be purchased at this time.

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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:

Edinboro University is offering a free seminar to education majors close to graduation [ (WJET/WFXP-TV)]

Entertainment notes: Five & 20 marks special month, year [ (Erie Times-News)]

Tony Buba’s Genre-Blending 1988 Film Lightning Over Braddock Gets A Timely Re-Release [Pittsburgh Current]

Edinboro wrestler Spaulding named Scholar All-American [ (Erie Times-News)]

Erie Hall inductee Jakubowski served many roles [ (Erie Times-News)]

Kris Risto's Quarantined Inspiration [Erie Reader]

Edinboro’s graphic design seniors show work virtually [ (Erie Times-News)]

Baumgartner retires from Edinboro post [ (Erie Times-News)]

Bruce Baumgartner, Todd Jay Retire from Edinboro [ErieNewsNow (WSEE/WICU-TV)]
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