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Sept. 9 - 15, 2019
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Edinboro University joins 100Kin10 network

Edinboro University has officially joined a national network of top academic institutions, non-profit organizations and government agencies to address the nationwide STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) teaching shortage.

Edinboro University’s School of Education was accepted Thursday into the 100Kin10 network, which is designed to tackle systemic challenges and getting 100,000 outstanding STEM teachers into classrooms nationwide.

By giving STEM teachers the support they need, the network aims to help educate the next generation of innovators and problem solvers.

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the number of undergraduate education majors in Pennsylvania has declined 55 percent since 1996, while the number of newly-issued Pennsylvania Instructional I teaching certificates has dropped by 71 percent since 2009-2010 – from 15,247 to 4,412 in 2016-2017.

Founded in 2011, the 100Kin10 program aims to gather over 280 of the nation’s top academic institutions, nonprofits, foundations, companies and government agencies to train and retain 100,000 excellent STEM teachers over 10 years.

The collaboration with 100Kin10 aligns with Edinboro’s recent $1.2 million National Science Foundation (NSF) Robert Noyce Teaching Scholarship Program grant to help address the nationwide shortage of secondary STEM educators. Read more.

Stories Over Silence shines light on mental health issues

Stories Over Silence

As mental health issues become more prevalent than ever on college campuses, Edinboro University remains committed to supporting student wellness and educating the campus community about available resources.

Toward this goal, Edinboro will host Stories Over Silence (S.O.S.) Day on Tuesday. The campus-wide event will focus on holistic health, emphasizing mental-health awareness, education and self-care.

Wellness activities – ranging from guest speakers to rock climbing and therapy dogs – will be held from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Edinboro University’s main campus. Students who participate in the activities will be entered to win gift cards, gift baskets and other prizes.

“Studies have shown that college students who participate in activities that openly address topics like depression and anxiety are more likely to seek help and far less likely to stigmatize their peers who suffer from mental health disorders,” said Darla Elder, director of Ghering Health and Wellness Center. “Our ultimate goal is to encourage members of the campus community to have open, honest conversations about mental health and to speak up when they need help.”

Information tables, giveaways and health and wellness activities for students, faculty and staff will occur throughout the day, culminating with a Stories Over Silence (S.O.S.) Walk at 7:30 p.m. in Sox Harrison Stadium.

Edinboro University provides mental health services for all students through the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) program. CAPS is committed to helping students address and resolve concerns by providing a range of mental health services. For more information, contact Ghering Health and Wellness Center at Read more.

Tour five community programs at WPSD, EU open house

Open House

Edinboro University’s School of Education and the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (WPSD) welcome the community to the second annual open house at Edinboro’s main campus.

Five on-site programs and classrooms – located in Butterfield Hall – will be on full display from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday for the WPSD and School of Education Open House.

Edinboro’s campus community and visitors will learn about the Western PA School for the Deaf Children’s Center, Boro Little Learners Academy (on-campus preschool), Edinboro’s all-ages art therapy classroom, Dr. Mary Jo Melvin Literacy Center and a set of mock counseling rooms for the Department of Counseling, School Psychology and Special Education.

New this year, Edinboro University welcomes The Big Cheese food truck to campus for lunch.

WPSD & School of Education Open House schedule:

  • 10:45 a.m.: Welcome
  • 11:15 a.m.: American Sign Language presentation
  • Noon: Family Obstacle Course
  • 12:45 p.m.: Masterpiece Mandala Painting
  • 1:30 p.m.: Story Time

Guests will also learn about Edinboro University’s new Early Childhood and Deaf Education undergraduate program. Read more.

EU Student Government Association needs you!

Edinboro University's Student Government Association (SGA) will host its first congress meeting today at 6:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room of Frank G. Pogue Student Center. All students are encouraged to attend.

During the meeting, you'll learn about leadership opportunities and how to get involved in student government. SGA will hold elections for the following positions:

  • Vice President
  • Parliamentarian
  • Director of Public Relations
  • Secretary

Become a voting Congress member! Information and applications will be available at today's meeting.

Rush tunes coming to Edinboro University's Planetarium


More than 40 years ago, the holy triumvirate of Rush foretold an intergalactic war on their prog-rock album, “2112.”

Join Dr. David Hurd, director of the Planetarium and professor in the Geosciences Department, and the Planetarium team as they present "Laser Rush 2112" today at 6 and 7:30 p.m.

The program will feature a new laser light system generously donated by the Edinboro University Student Government Association. Laser shows are set to bright lights and loud music – those sensitive to either should avoid these shows.

All Edinboro Planetarium shows, which will be held in Cooper Science Center Room 169, are free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Please use the online registration form or call (814) 732-2493 and indicate the number of seats you need, your last name and email address.

If weather permits, public viewing in the Edinboro Observatory will follow each evening show.

Check out the endless ways to experience The Boro

Experience The Boro

Within Edinboro University’s spacious 585 acres and throughout the beautiful northwestern Pennsylvania region, there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re an adventure seeker, weekend warrior or music lover or just want to try something new, Edinboro has every activity you can ask for outside of the classroom. The fun is here, so where are you?

Get out. Get involved. Experience The Boro.

UPB hosts Madden Tournament for students


Grill with the Greeks on Saturday

Join the Interfraternity Council (IFC) for "Grill with the Greeks" on Saturday from 2-6 p.m. Members of Edinboro University's fraternal organizations will be grilling up free food and playing volleyball at the Highlands 1 volleyball court.

The IFC provides a sovereign governance structure for men's fraternities at Edinboro University.

Greek Life organizations at Edinboro provide service, academic and social opportunities throughout the semester, allowing members to develop leadership skills and form lifelong friendships.

Magic of J.K. Rowling returns to Edinboro

Grab your wands and dust off your broomsticks. The magic of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter saga has returned once more to Edinboro University and the surrounding community for Wizardfest (also known as Potterfest).

Check out the full schedule of events on the Edinboro Wizardfest Facebook page.

Satellite programming continues at Edinboro Tuesday

Jefferson Educational Society

Jefferson Educational Society’s free satellite programming series will continue at Edinboro University on Tuesday, featuring Mark Squeglia, a lecturer at the Jefferson since 2010.

Squeglia will discuss “Mobilizing Industry in World War II: How Did the U.S. Become an Arsenal for Democracy.” at 7 p.m. in the Dr. William P. Alexander Music Center - Recital Hall. Squeglia focuses on military history, specifically World War II. He has worked regionally for Hammermill Paper Company, Erie Insurance and General Electric.

Advanced registration is requested and can be made by visiting the Jefferson’s website – – or by calling (814) 459-8000. Seating for those without prior reservation will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. Read more.

Make a difference at EU - Join the Highland Ambassadors

Highland Ambassadors

The Highland Ambassadors lead students as role models and advocates for all things Edinboro. They perform various acts of community service, and you've probably seen them at campus events in their signature red blazers. Most importantly, they are a group of students who are proud to call Edinboro University their home.

If you are a student who maintains a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher and no judicial record and have one or more academic year to complete at Edinboro University, we encourage you to apply.

Attend the open meeting today at 6 p.m. in Pogue Student Center, Room 303C to learn more.

Applications and recommendation forms are due Friday, Sept. 20, by 4 p.m. and can be sent electronically to Rachel Scofield or delivered to the President's Suite in Reeder Hall.

Join C.O.R.E for glow-in-the-dark capture the flag

Capture the Flag

Earn college credit with CLEP exams


Student Success Ambassadors offer peer mentoring

Highland Ambassadors

Meet Madison, Jordan, Hailey, Kaytlynn and Brandon – Edinboro's newest Student Success Ambassadors.

In addition to having professional Academic Success Coordinators, the Academic Success Center now offers undergraduate peer-level ambassadors that are available to meet with students for study tips and strategies, time management and peer mentoring.

Students can set up meetings in Starfish or check out #GoBoro

Upcoming events:

Wednesday from 4:30-6 p.m.: Stop in to enjoy a root beer float with Hailey, and get to know D2L! You’ll get to ask any questions you might have about navigating the online course platform or any other apps within my.Edinboro.

Thursday from 5-7 p.m.: Stop in for study tips and sundaes with Jordan! Jordan will be available to share some study tips and strategies that might be useful. As an added bonus, you’ll get to create your own ice cream sundae!

Student Success Ambassadors pictured from left: Madison Gross, Jordan Brewer, Hailey Scopel, Kaytlynn Steiner and Brandon Torres-Nieto.

Experience an overnight adventure with C.O.R.E.

Whitewater Rafting

Join Sigma Alpha Iota for a potluck picnic

Potluck Picnic

Documentary film discusses 'The S Word'

The S Word

What's happening in the community 

75th Albion Area Fair
Albion Boro Park
Tuesday through Saturday
Click here for full event details.

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

Because You Care Walk
Liberty Park & Highmark Amphitheater
726 W. Bayfront Pkwy, Erie
Sunday from noon until 3 p.m.
Click here to learn more.

2019 ComiCon Erie
Bayfront Convention Center
1 Sassafras Pier, Erie
Friday through Sunday
Click here for full event details.

Calendar of Events

Students are invited to get to know the members of the Early Childhood Club while making a pencil holder on Thursday from 7:30-9 p.m. in Butterfield Hall, Room 301. All supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring anything you may want to use for decorating!

Stop by Pogue Student Center on Thursday for Buzz Worthy Trivia at 9 p.m.

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

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Athletic Events

Women's tennis vs. Ashland
Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Tennis vs. Daemen
Wednesday at 4 p.m.

Soccer vs. Mercyhurst
Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Football vs. Bloomsburg
Saturday at noon

Soccer vs. IUP
Saturday at 5 p.m.

Get the latest news from the Athletics Department and access the fall sports schedule at

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