BORO Weekly
March 5 - 11, 2018
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Vote now for the theme of EU Homecoming 2018

Superheroes have flown and fought their way down Meadville Street. Video game characters have kicked, flipped and raced past rows of tartan-clad bystanders. Even Hollywood stars have walked alongside students and alumni at Edinboro University’s Homecoming parade.

EU’s Homecoming themes always bring an element of fun and excitement to the already extravagant display of Fighting Scot pride. With just over 200 days left until EU’s 2018 Homecoming celebration, preparation for the event has begun. This year, EU’s Homecoming committee is asking for help as they pick the 2018 Homecoming theme.

Homecoming Theme

Edinboro students, faculty members and staff are encouraged to participate in the online poll located on BoroSync. Voters can choose between the following themes:

  • My Hometown
  • Mythical Monsters
  • Beach Party

The poll closes on Tuesday at noon.

The 2018 Homecoming celebrations will kick off on Sept. 28. Students, faculty, alumni and members of the community can look forward to traditional events such as alumni reunions, the Kilted Mile, the Homecoming Parade and a Fighting Scots football game.

EU seeks May Commencement student speaker

EU is looking for a graduating senior who has a minimum grade point average of 3.5 to speak during the May Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 12. Students must have earned a minimum of 45 credits at EU and completed the graduation application located in SCOTS. Qualified students should have received a letter from Provost Dr. Michael J. Hannan inviting them to apply.

For consideration, submit a 1-page synopsis of the address you propose to deliver to the Office of the Provost in Reeder Hall, no later than Friday, March 23. You may also email the synopsis to Ms. Renee Kirk.

A committee of academic deans and students will review the proposals and select the finalists. Each finalist will be contacted to arrange for a brief oral presentation of his or her topic during the week of March 26.

EU women's basketball captures PSAC Championship title


Congratulations to the Edinboro University women's basketball team, who won its fifth PSAC Championship title on Sunday. With the win, the Fighting Scots received an automatic bid to the NCAA Division II Women's Basketball Tournament.

Edinboro is the No. 4 seed in the Atlantic Region and will face Virginia State in the first round of the Atlantic Regional on Friday. Good luck!

Chamber Players to co-sponsor concert at Blasco Library

Chamber Players

Students gain hands-on experience at corrections facility

Student Tour

On Wednesday, Feb. 28, Dr. Kevin Courtright of EU’s Criminal Justice, Anthropology, and Forensic Studies Department and students that are currently enrolled in CRIM370 Probation, Parole and Community Corrections toured the state-run Community Corrections Center.

Operated by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, the facility provides intermediary and temporary housing options for offenders who are leaving state correctional institutions on parole and do not have approved parole plans to reside in the community and State Intermediate Punishment (SIP) offenders who are being released from state prison as part of their sentence.

Director Ebony Frith, who graduated from EU’s criminal justice program in 1997, and Lt. Jamie Harmon provided students with a presentation about the purpose and role of the facility, offered the class a tour and led a Q&A session to conclude the afternoon. The students met with an offender regarding his personal circumstances and the obstacles he has encountered in his individual reentry effort.

(EU students from left: Trevor Johnson, Austin Matthews, Scott Edinger, Emily Osterberg, Cody Curtis, James Groover, Lucas Stull, Nash Oertly, Kyle Swain, Baylon Northrup and Dylan Donahue).

Explore the world through EU study abroad programs

Study Abroad

Women's History Month celebration continues at EU

Throughout the month of March, Edinboro University experts will highlight the unique legacies, accomplishments and struggles of women who have impacted our society.

This week's presentations include:

  • Children’s Books Showcase, today at 4 p.m., Butterfield Hall, Room 134. Dr. Mary Jo Melvin, chairperson of the Early Childhood and Reading Department, and EU students Peyton Hanlon and Kelsey Leasure will showcase children's books featuring brilliant and inspirational women.
  • “Successful Women in Physics and the Experiences that Inspired Them,” Tuesday at 5 p.m., Ross Hall, Room 135. Dr. Corinne Schaeffer of the Math and Computer Science Department and EU students Halie Lewis and Jordan Gregor will present their research on successful women physicists.
  • “The Rise of Spiritualism and the Women’s Suffrage Movement,” Wednesday at 5 p.m., Frank G. Pogue Student Center Scot Cinema. EU staff member Susan A. Stush will discuss spiritualism and the religion’s important role as a conduit for the progression of the Women’s Movement during the 19th century.
  • “Planned Parenthood of Pennsylvania,” Thursday at 5 p.m., Compton Hall, Room 107A. EU graduate student Devin McLaughlin, a previous intern at Planned Parenthood of Pennsylvania, will share the history of the organization, current battles and the progress of reproductive rights.

All Women’s History Month events at EU are free and open to the public. A complete list of Women's History Month events is available on the University's events calendar.

Painting and Drawing Club to host rummage sale

rummage sale

Social justice activist and educator to speak at EU

Aneesah Smith

Nationally recognized speaker, activist and social justice educator Aneesah Smith will bring her passion for inclusion to the Pogue Student Center on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Smith will present a lecture about hope, activism and solidarity.

As a queer, Christian woman of color, Aneesah Smith has dedicated her life’s work to creating accepting environments for all. She’s been featured at conferences across the nation, and she focuses on helping campuses meet the demanding needs of their students using an intersectional approach.

The event is free and open to all who wish to attend.

For more information, contact Pertrina Marrero, Director of Diversity and Inclusion.

Kick off spring break with an ice cream social

Graduation Fair

Film Society of NWPA features Dr. Rhonda Matthews

EU’s Dr. Rhonda Matthews will be featured at the Film Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania’s presentation of the Oscar-winning “Get Out” on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Bourbon Barrel, 1213 State St, Erie.

“Get Out” is the story of an African-American man who goes to meet his white girlfriend’s parents at their secluded estate in the woods. Before long, the friendly and polite ambiance gives way to a nightmare. The horror film, which has been praised for addressing racism head-on, scored numerous awards and is one of the highest rated films on Rotten Tomatoes. Dr. Matthews will conduct a debriefing before the film and host an interactive Q&A.

“’Get Out’ is, in fact, a horror film, and is such, because it accurately depicts the real interactions and effect of racialized thinking that black people have to navigate every day,” Dr. Matthews said. “This is a reality for which most audience members have no first-hand information. I look forward to connecting the events of a fictional world to that of the real world.”

Dr. Matthews is an associate professor in EU’s History, Politics, Languages and Cultures Department. She recently led a trip to a screening of Marvel’s “Black Panther,” a film with a predominately black cast. Dr. Matthews is a firm believer that representing diversity is essential, stating that a lack of representation leads to erasure and a promotion of stereotypical ideals and images.

“Films and forms of popular visual media are more than just ‘entertainment.’ They are, in fact, vehicles for the delivery of social and cultural messages to the audience,” Dr. Matthews said. “It is important to have films that address as wide of a range of the population as possible.”

More information and tickets are available at

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bake sale

SEED Club presents screening of 'Chasing Coral'

Graduation Fair
EU website launch

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:

Brain Awareness Day at Millcreek Mall Focuses on Mental Health [ErieNewsNow]

Edinboro women win PSAC basketball tournament title []

Edinboro lands big PSAC West all-star honors []

Edinboro student, instructor honored at MLK awards luncheon []

Lewis Brownlee wins this year's MLK Jr. Award at Edinboro University []

Review: Edinboro students gamely tackle ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ []

Women's History Month spotlighted at Edinboro University [Meadville Tribune]

Edinboro heavyweight Billy Miller of Perry working to make it to Cleveland for NCAA Tournament [The News-Herald]

Mason breaks father’s scoring record at Edinboro []

What's happening in the community 

Lenten Fish Dinner
Our Lady of the Lake Church
128 Sunset Dr., Edinboro
Friday from 5-7 p.m.
Click here to learn more.

Edinboro VFD Monthly Dinner
Edinboro Volunteer Fire Department
125 Meadville Street, Edinboro
Thursday from 5-6:30 p.m.
Click here to learn more.

Calendar of Events

Edinboro University Players will hold auditions for "The Fantasticks" on Wednesday and Thursday from 6:30-9 p.m. in the Diebold Center for the Performing Arts. "The Fantasticks" is a 1960 musical featuring music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones.

Edinboro University’s Model United Nations Club will meet on Tuesday from 4-5 p.m. in Hendricks Hall, Room 100. The club will discuss the yearly conference in New York City. Model UN is a program designed to help students learn about diplomacy, international relations and the United Nations.

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

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Athletic Events

Tennis vs. Roberts Wesleyan
Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. (Erie)

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