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Nov. 16 - 29, 2020

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Counseling program ranked among top in the U.S.

Edinboro University’s graduate-level counseling program – which offers five unique academic tracks – recently received the No. 21 national ranking among the 25 Best Online Master’s in Counseling for 2021, as chosen by Best Masters Degrees.

The academic metrics agency validated Edinboro’s quality curriculum, flexibility of course offerings and faculty expertise in the Art Therapy, Clinical Mental Health, College Counseling, Clinical Rehabilitation and Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling emphases.

“Quality of life and enhanced mental health are two capacities in which we can never take for granted,” said Dr. Erinn Lake, executive director of Edinboro’s School of Graduate Studies. “To be considered among the best graduate schools for preparing future counselors – who address these two areas personally and professionally – is an outstanding recognition for our program.”

Best Master’s Programs editors selected the best online counseling master’s programs from accredited, trusted colleges and universities offering fully online and hybrid master’s degrees. These institutions are ranked according to factors including cost, reputation and salary potential from Niche and Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) data.

Edinboro ranks among some of the top higher-education institutions across the U.S. The Top 5 schools on the Best Master’s Programs list include North Carolina State University, University at Buffalo, San Diego State University, Wake Forest University and West Virginia University.

Support the Student Hardship Fund this holiday season

Season of Giving

As we prepare to celebrate the holiday season, filled with joy, warmth and the spirit of giving, please remember to support your Fighting Scots Family.

Our goal is to raise $5,000 for the Student Hardship Fund during the month of November. The Student Hardship Fund supports students who have experienced unexpected loss, financial challenges, food insecurities, technology inefficiencies, the elimination of student work-study jobs and much more. Your gift means more than ever to our students. This fund has significantly impacted 40+ students, and we’re hopeful to touch more lives this holiday season.

Lindsay Freeborough

Open your heart to students like Lindsay and make a gift to the Edinboro University Hardship Fund.

Self-care resources available to students through CAPS

Helping Hands and Healing Hearts

Fitting fitness into the curriculum

Exercise Science

If staying fit is your way of life, you can also turn it into a career.

A bachelor’s degree from Edinboro University in Exercise Science, part of the Health and Physical Education Department, will set you on the right path in a high-demand, exciting field.

According to Dr. James Roberts, chairperson and professor of the department, the field started to grow exponentially years ago.

The trend continues. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that jobs for physical therapists, exercise physiologists, fitness trainers and instructors will grow faster than most occupations between now and 2026 as businesses, insurance companies and other organizations recognize the benefits of health and wellness and offer incentives for joining gyms and other health clubs.

Roberts explained that graduates can use their bachelor’s degree to pursue many different occupations, including work in medical offices, personal training, strength and conditioning, cardiac rehab and other medical settings.

The program also positions students for continuing education beyond undergrad. Through free electives and other coursework, students will be qualified to attend graduate school as well as physical therapy (PT) or occupational therapy (OT) schools. Read more.

Do your part to help stop the spread of COVID-19

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Virtual career, internship events continue

Edinboro University's Center for Career Development and Experiential Learning offers valuable career-related services and resources – even in the midst of a global pandemic.

This week, check out a series of virtual career and internship opportunities:

  • Better Money Habits at Bank of Americatoday from 3-4 p.m.: The Fall 2020 Campus Connect Webcast Series is designed to educate you on all that Bank of America has to offer and to help you define your interests. This webcasts will provide guidance as you begin your journey towards pursuing a future career.
  • Day in the Life of AmeriCorps ServiceTuesday from 3-4 p.m.: The virtual event will offer information about Habitat AmeriCorps service opportunities, benefits to service and application details.
  • Power up Your Career! How Technology Can Influence Your Personal BrandWednesday from noon until 1 p.m.: Presented by CSL Behring, the presentation will feature technology & lifestyle expert, Stephanie Humphrey. She is a former engineer-turned-media personality and the technology contributor for ABC News.
  • Education Week Global Org TourWednesday from 1-2:30 p.m.: Come and learn from a panel of Pittsburgh-area employers with a global footprint, and explore opportunities here and abroad!
  • Imposter SyndromeWednesday from 4-4:45 p.m.: Now more than ever, Imposter Syndrome is sneaking up on all of us. Join Liberty Mutual Insurance representatives for a workshop discussing Imposter Syndrome (what it is, why types there are, how to combat it, etc.) and hear some real life experiences from full time employees.
  • Info Session with St. John’s UniversityWednesday from 4-5:30 p.m.: Learn about cross disciplinary study in St. John’s University’s master’s degree programs in Public History, Museum Administration and Library and Information Sciences from program directors and faculty.

For more information about the Center for Career Development and Experiential Learning and additional upcoming virtual events, visit or follow @careersEU on Twitter.

UPB offering free stress balls to students

stress balls

Find out what PSECU can do for you


PSECU is available to meet with you virtually. To schedule an appointment, please email Katie Krasa at

If you have any questions about your account, PSECU member services is available extended hours to assist you. To reach a member of our team, please call 1-800-237-7328 ext 3838.

If you would like to open a FREE, no minimum balance checking and/or savings account, please visit Select Edinboro University and complete the online application with the promo code GET50 to earn $50 for joining PSECU. Visit the PSECU website for eligibility details.

Dining Services announces Finals Food Fest

Finals Food Fest

Advancement offers free donuts to all employees

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