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BORO Weekly

Sept. 14 - 20, 2020

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EU to host podcasting panel pertaining to pandemic

Even a pandemic can’t stop the burgeoning growth of one of the most popular media – podcasts.

The PRSA NWPA Chapter and Edinboro University will host “Podcasting Pandemic Style” on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 1:30 p.m. via Zoom. The pitch for the event is: “Join us for this seminar if you'd like to learn more about what podcasting is, how to do it, and how you can implement this game-changing medium into your strategy.”

Visit the registration form to register, receive Zoom details and review payment, which is $10 for PRSA members and $15 for non-members.

The panelists of the event are Erika Grotto (’00), content manager at Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA); Christopher LaFuria, deputy communications officer at Edinboro University and host of “Tartan Talks”; and Chris Lantinen (’10, M’14), social media marketing and podcast specialist at Edinboro University. Read more.

Off-campus residents invited to FREE trivia nights

Census Trivia

Edinboro Community and Economic Development (ECED) group will host trivia nights for students who are living off campus the next two Wednesdays (Sept. 16 and 23). FREE appetizers will be served to registered teams.

The Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) grant-funded events are being held as part of ECED’s efforts to boost Census participation. All state COVID-19 safety requirements will be enforced, including occupancy restrictions.

Teams of 3-4 must register here. Following registration, teams will be assigned a location.

Join University Programming Board for Pop Culture Trivia

Pop Culture Trivia

S.O.S. wellness activities continue through Friday

Edinboro University’s second annual Stories Over Silence (S.O.S.) wellness initiative continues this week with a series of events focused on holistic health, mental-health awareness and self-care.

  • Katsuigi Open StudioTuesday from noon until 2 p.m. Bring color paper and some magazines to practice the Japanese art of beautifully mending broken things.
  • Coffee Hour with Haley AtkinsThursday at noon. Relax and join Haley Atkins, Edinboro’s clinical case manager, for a virtual coffee hour.
  • Winged Messengers Open StudioThursday from noon until 2 p.m. Bring one sheet of paper or cardstock to this open art therapy studio event.
  • #EURocks Virtual StudioFriday from 6-8 p.m. Bring at least one rock or one sheet of cardstock to this open art therapy studio event.

Students are also encouraged to take part in the following ongoing activities throughout the week:

  • Achieving Your Financial Goals with PSECU – Register with your Edinboro email to begin your personalized playlist of financial topics.
  • Every Mile Matters – Contribute any distance on any route to help Campus Life raise mental health awareness. The top five participants that track their miles and tag @BoroCampusRec in their mileage posts will receive a T-shirt.
  • Reach Out and Reconnect – Call a friend you have lost touch with and reconnect.
  • Supporting the Bereaved – The Highmark Caring Place, a Center for Grieving Children, Adolescents, and their Families, offers peer support groups in the community for individuals who are grieving a death. For more information, call 814-732-6868.
  • Virtual Board Games – Compete against friends for the ultimate bragging rights.
  • Geocaching – Start geocaching on your own or follow the Ghering Health and Wellness Center on Instagram to learn about geocaching on campus.

Students who complete at least five activities from the S.O.S. Bingo card and follow Ghering Health and Wellness Center and Boro Campus Rec on Instagram will be entered to win some awesome prizes. Click on the squares with underlined text in the Bingo card for more information about each of the events. Winners will be announced on Sept. 21.

Edinboro University provides mental health services for 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

Students invited to a virtual Mocktails & Masterpieces

Mocktails & Masterpieces

Contact Piper Press for all your printing needs

Piper Press

Piper Press in Dearborn Hall is open this semester to students, faculty and staff. The only way to access Piper Press is to enter through the building entrance on Darrow Road. Please feel free to utilize Piper Press for all of your printing, lamination and large format printing needs. COVID safety protocols are in place and a mask is required.

Boro Campus Rec sponsors Disc Golf Week

Disc Golf

Edinboro student launches peer interview series

The Learning Curve

Edinboro University student Nathan Brennan kicks off "The Learning Curve," his series of student interviews, with Erika DePalma, who's active in Delta Zeta (president) and EU Phonathon.

Brennan will talk to Edinboro students throughout the semester about the challenges they are facing as a result of the pandemic.

Student Art Therapy group welcoming new members

Art Therapy

Alumnus creates online news media outlet


Brian Hagberg attributes recent success in business, in part, to days spent as a student roaming the Edinboro University campus.

He is now part of a trio of local media members who have launched an exclusively online newspaper and media outlet.

The former Warren Dragon football player and track and field athlete launched the business alongside fellow State System grads Andy Close (Clarion) and Chris Rossetti (IUP).

Hagberg is now co-owner of Your Daily Local and

These exclusively online platforms are careful to maintain one of the goals of these three founders.

"Our goal was to establish a news outlet that was free to consume," said the 2000 Warren High School graduate. "We wanted to provide enough content that local businesses would want to advertise on our platforms, and we could provide people with the news that they need and want from Warren County." Read more.

Off-campus residents: Fill out the Census today!

Whether you live in Edinboro or at home with your family, it is critical that you are counted in the 2020 Census. Census Data impacts Pell Grants and federal funding to the community.

If you lived on campus during the 2019-2020 academic year, you are already counted and do not need to do anything.

Students who resided in an off-campus residence during the 2019-2020 academic year need to complete the Census with their housemates, even if they temporarily relocated due to COVID-19.

Off-campus residents should complete the Census using the address where they lived (or would have been living if COVID-19 had not occurred) on April 1.

The Census should be completed once per household or rental unit. One person should submit a single form on behalf of all individuals who lived in the household, even if they were already included by parents or relatives on the Census form at their permanent address. If you lived with roommates, contact them to coordinate the submission process. You will need some basic information for each of your roommates, including first and last name and date of birth. If the exact date of birth is not known, use Jan. 1 of the birth year.

If you are unable to contact your roommates for their information or if you are not sure whether your roommate has already completed the Census on behalf of your household, please submit the Census for the entire household. The Census Bureau has tools in place to eliminate duplicate responses.

You can respond to the Census in one of three ways: online, by phone or through the mail. On average, it takes about 10 minutes to complete the form for a household of four. Visit to begin.

Check out this short video with more information from the Census Bureau: 2020 Census: What College Students Need to Know to Be Counted in the Right Place.

Why is it important to fill out the Census?

Census data impacts school safety, mental health services and Pell Grants.

The amount of Pell Grant money available in a given area is based on the population data of the region, not on the number of university students. It is vital for students living in the Edinboro community to be counted in the population data. A low population count in Edinboro can lead to future cuts in Pell Grant money.

Census data also influences federal funding for road maintenance in the Borough of Edinboro and allocations to local schools, hospitals and other vital programs.

For more information, visit the Census Bureau’s website.

Support Edinboro student-athletes through fund drive


The 2019-2020 season was unlike any before it – filled with the excitement and celebration of team success, student-athlete accolades, and welcoming many incredibly gifted new coaches and staff members to the Fighting Scots family. Our student-athletes faced the obstacles imposed by COVID-19 with energy and fortitude, proving once again that when challenged, Fighting Scots always rise to the occasion. Their continued success – on and off the field – is made possible through generous contributions to the Annual Athletic Fund Drive.

Our student-athletes need your support now more than ever. These are your teams, your student-athletes, your victories and your championships, and we hope you enjoy creating these memories with us. Help our champions succeed at the highest level through a gift to the Athletic Fund Drive. #GoBoro!
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