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Oct. 14 - 20, 2019
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Grad students earn prestigious social work fellowships

Three graduate social work students from Edinboro University were selected to receive the prestigious Minority Fellowship Program award from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Laronda Baker (Montgomery, Pa.), Monique Aviles (North Brunswick, N.J.) and finn phoenix (Madison, Wis.) – Master of Social Work students in Edinboro’s School of Graduate Studies – were recognized with the national fellowship, which helps pre-service and practicing social workers reduce the effects of substance abuse and mental illnesses on their communities.

The fellowship aims to increase the number of individuals who are trained to work with underrepresented and underserved minority citizens who are at risk for mental health or substance abuse disorders. Read more.

Dr. Reese to discuss space photos taken by astronauts


In honor of Earth Science Week, Dr. Joseph Reese will present “Astronaut Photography: Expanding Our Understanding of Interlinked Earth Systems, Environmental Changes, Human Impacts and Ourselves” on Wednesday at 5 p.m. in Cooper Science Center, Room 172.

The discussion, which is co-sponsored by the Department of Geosciences and Sigma Gamma Epsilon, will focus on photos taken by astronauts in space and how they expand our understanding of global processes, interlinked systems, environmental changes and human impacts.

Dr. Reese joined the Edinboro University Geosciences faculty in 2002 after six years at NW Missouri State. Beyond courses related to his expertise in structural geology, tectonics and the geologic history of Laurentia, he created new courses on geologic hazards and Marcellus Shale geology and helped develop the new Energy Resources track.

EU welcomes future Fighting Scots to Fall Open House

Open House

Award-winning programs. Faculty experts. Championship NCAA athletics. Modern learning facilities.

Prospective students and their families will accomplish this checklist and more during two Fall Open House programs at Edinboro University this Saturday and Nov. 9. With an exploratory format for the visits, Edinboro’s Office of Admissions will lead visitors through tours of campus and allow guests to apply to Edinboro at no charge.

“Everyone on campus has a unique story to tell. These event allows us to share these stories and connect incoming Edinboro students with faculty, current students and alumni,” said Diane Raybuck, director of Admissions at Edinboro.

Both Fall Open House programs will follow the same schedule, featuring welcoming remarks from Edinboro’s President Guiyou Huang and a presentation from Admissions counselors. Following the welcome and general session, visitors will have the opportunity to explore majors with academic departments, faculty and staff, participate in financial aid, admissions, career, and student life sessions, as well as tour our 585-acre campus and the Highlands residence halls.

Students will also have the opportunity to apply to Edinboro at no cost. Read more.

Join Student Success Ambassadors for pumpkin painting


All students are invited to join Edinboro's Student Success Ambassadors – Madison, Jordan, Hailey, Kaytlynn and Brandon – for free pumpkin painting on Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Learning Commons on the second floor of Baron-Forness Library.

Paint and brushes will be provided. Pumpkins are available to the first 24 students, but attendees can also bring their own pumpkin.

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Disney's 'Aladdin' comes alive in Pogue Student Center


University Programming Board’s fall 2019 movie lineup continues this week with “Aladdin.”

Take a seat in Pogue Student Center's Scot Cinema and experience Disney's live-action adaptation of the 1992 treasured film, Aladdin. Closely aligned to the original plot line, a street thief named Aladdin (Mena Massoud) falls in love with the beautiful Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott). After stumbling upon a magic lamp and unleashing a powerful genie (Will Smith), he must stop the evil sorcerer Jafar (Marwan Kenzari) from securing the lamp and overthrowing the kingdom.

Movies are shown Wednesdays at 8 p.m.; Thursdays at 8 p.m.; Fridays at 5, 8 and 11 p.m.; Saturdays at 5 and 8 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Admission and popcorn are free for Edinboro students with a valid University ID. General admission is $1 per person, per movie.

'Come Together' for a special Planetarium show

Abbey Road

You might be familiar with the iconic 1969 album by John, Paul, George and Ringo that features classic tracks like “Come Together” and “Here Comes the Sun.” But have you ever listened to the Beatles during a laser show?

Hear the classic Beatles album set to laser lights with this brand new show in the Edinboro University Planetarium on Tuesday at 6 and 7:30 p.m.

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

'I'm First' Speaker Series features Jason Lavery

Jason Lavery

Jason D. Lavery, '05, M'08, president of Lavery Brewing Company, will discuss his journey from Edinboro student to award-winning BrewMaster on Friday from noon until 1 p.m. in the Learning Commons.

Jason and his wife, Nicole, founded Lavery Brewing Company in 2009. Erie-born and bred, Jason received his B.A. in History and M.A. in Communications from Edinboro University.

The presentation is part of the I'm First Alumni Speaker Series, which celebrates the accomplishments of first-generation students and alumni. All students, faculty and staff are welcome, and lunch will be provided at no cost.

Al Stone Lecture Series continues Thursday

The Al Stone Lecture Series continues this week at Edinboro University.

Director Emeritus John Vanco, who led the Erie Art Museum for 49 years, will present "Climate Change" Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in the Diebold Center for the Performing Arts. Vanco has been the artistic director of the Erie Blues and Jazz Festival for the past 27 years and a leading board member of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council. Early in his distinguished career in Erie County, he introduced early childhood and refugee-based programs.

The lecture environment is friendly, encourages dialogue and is free and open to the public. Parking is available for lecture attendees in the Reeder Hall parking lot behind the Diebold Center from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Additional parking will be available on surrounding streets. Read more.

Edinboro University celebrates Homecoming 2019


What an amazing weekend at Edinboro University. Thank you to all the students, employees, alumni and friends who made Homecoming 2019 a weekend to remember. Enjoy this photo recap.

What's happening in the community 

ZooBoo 2019
Erie Zoo
423 W. 38th St., Erie
Thursday through Wednesday, Oct. 30
Click here for full event details.

Fairview Fall Fest
Pleasant Ridge Park
8271 Barker Rd., Girard
Sunday from 1-4 p.m.
Click here to learn more.

Peek'n Peak Fall Fest
Peek'n Peak
1405 Olde Rd., Clymer
Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Click here to learn more.

Youth Wrestling Sportsman's Raffle
Edinboro Volunteer Fire Department
125 Meadville St., Edinboro
Saturday from 6-10 p.m.
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Calendar of Events

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The Diversity Commission will meet on Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Pogue Student Center, Room 143. Students, staff and faculty are welcome to attend.

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Athletic Events

Swimming vs. IUP
Friday at 5 p.m.

Football vs. Slippery Rock
Saturday at noon

Soccer vs. Cal U
Saturday at 5 p.m.

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