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April 24 - 30, 2017
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EU to hold annual Pennsylvania English conference

The English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities (EAPSU) will host its annual Spring Undergraduate Conference in Frank G. Pogue Student Center on Friday. This year’s theme, “Shared Spaces,” celebrates inclusion and connectedness, and focuses on finding commonalities in the world rather than differences.

“As the host of this annual conference, Edinboro University and the Department of English and Philosophy will be in a position to showcase the strength of our programs and the hard work and dedication of our students,” said Dr. Mary Paniccia Carden, department chairperson.

Edinboro will be represented by an array of presentations, ranging from creative works to social reform and literature analyses. Conference sessions will be held on the third floor of Pogue Student Center.


The event’s keynote speaker, Jim Daniels, is an award-winning poet and Thomas Stockham Baker University Professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University. He will deliver the address during the conference luncheon, which is scheduled to begin at noon in Van Houten Dining Hall – North.

Attendees are also encouraged to attend “Best Pages,” an open mic night of prose and poetry sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta, on Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Reeder Lecture Hall. The event is open to the public.

Registration for the conference is $35. For more information and for conference registration, visit

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Office of Social Equity to host Denim Day

Denim Day

Peace Over Violence established the Denim Day campaign 18 years ago in response to a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court that overturned a rape conviction based on the victim's tight jeans. Following the ruling, women in the Italian Parliament wore jeans to work in solidarity with the victim. Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault.

Students and employees are asked to make a social statement by wearing jeans on Wednesday as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual assault.

In addition to wearing denim, please consider making a donation to the Crime Victim Center (CVC) of Erie. The CVC provides services to those who have been impacted by crime and violence. Collection containers will be distributed across campus.

Questions can be directed to the Office of Social Equity at (814) 732-2167.

Experience the adventure of a lifetime with C.O.R.E.

For nearly 50 years, Edinboro University’s Campus Outdoor Recreation Experience (C.O.R.E.) has had the same motto: “Go try something.” C.O.R.E. offers plenty of new things for students to try. Recent activities include outdoor rock climbing, indoor mountain biking and skydiving. Adventures like these can be costly, but C.O.R.E. affords students the chance to participate at little or no cost.

Jarred Lilyhorn, a student-intern with C.O.R.E., wants more people to get involved. “Once you graduate, you might not have these opportunities again,” Lilyhorn said. “While you’re here, why not take advantage of it?”

One trip remains this semester. C.O.R.E. will sponsor a whitewater rafting getaway to New River Gorge in West Virginia this Friday through Sunday. The cost is $30 per student for the three-day adventure. Visit the climbing gym in Pogue Student Center for additional details and to reserve your spot.

“Get out of your comfort zone. Go try something – whitewater rafting, skydiving or indoor mountain biking. With transportation to and from, you really can’t beat it,” said David Goodwill, coordinator of campus programs and recreation.

University Club menu

Enjoy the following delicious menu items this week at the University Club:

• Garden salad bar
• Tomato soup
• Deli bar
• Chicken parmesan
• Boston baked cod
• Fresh Italian blend vegetables
• Lemon roasted cauliflower
• Rice medley

Located in Van Houten Dining Hall North, the Club is open Tuesdays from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The buffet-style lunch is open to faculty, staff, retirees and Edinboro community members. Students are welcome to dine in the facility when accompanied by an EU employee. The cost is $7.35, which includes a salad, soup, entrée, dessert and beverages.

'Trojan Women' continues at EU

Laugh/Riot Performing Arts Company's dynamic adaptation of the ancient play "The Trojan Women," continues Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Diebold Center for the Performing Arts.

The story follows the women of Troy as they struggle to survive in the midst of post-war devastation. Please note: Due to adult content, viewer discretion is advised.

General admission is $10; $5 for EU faculty, staff, non-EU students and senior citizens; and $3 for EU students. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling (814) 323-1147.

Edinboro University students attend Student PSEA event


Edinboro University education students attended the Student Pennsylvania State Education Association conference earlier this month with EU faculty members Dr. Mary Jo Melvin and Robert Snyder.

Jess Porter, an Early Childhood and Special Education major, was selected as the Pennsylvania State Vice President. Among the EU attendees were three additional students who were selected to regional PSEA offices: Kirsten Findley, Northwestern Region President; Jen Stevenson, regional vice president; and Brittany Miller, regional secretary.

In addition to the executive office announcements, two EU students earned statewide recognition for their contribution to PSEA. Stevenson earned the Pennsylvania Exceptional Underclassman Award. Dave Zielewski earned second place in the Student PSEA for his contribution to learning centers – interactive learning stations designed by elementary and secondary education majors.

Other EU students who attended the state conference are Alexis Whitfield, Megan Chapin, Jenna Wright, Amanda Kanonczyk, Sierra Coons, Ashley Belzer, Lakin Aunkst, Mackenzie Weightman, Haley Stewart, Allison Kinecki, Christie Welch, Sarah Dininger, Emily Stuncard, Megan Hotchkiss, Casey Tokarski, Julie Bernatowicz and Lexie Gee.

Join BASIS for the Autism Awareness Walk on Friday


EU Chamber Players to perform tonight

Edinboro University Chamber Players will perform a free concert today at 7 p.m. in Blasco Library's Hirt Auditorium in Erie.

Join soprano Meghan DeWald and pianist Elizabeth Etter, both EU music instructors, as they bring several Shakespearean characters to musical life through their performance of “Opera Heroines.”

The concert is presented in collaboration with the Erie County Public Library.

Al Stone Lecture Series: Robert Seddig

The thought-provoking Al Stone Lecture Series continues this week with Robert Seddig, who will present "Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World" on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in the Diebold Center for the Performing Arts.

Seddig taught political science at Allegheny College for 45 years before his retirement in 2012.

Edinboro Film Series presents 'Invisible Hand'

Invisible Hand

The Edinboro Film Series will sponsor a screening of the unreleased film “Invisible Hand” on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. in Louis C. Cole Auditorium - Memorial Hall. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

The heart-wrenching and inspiring documentary follows several communities in their fight against corporations and their own government to protect themselves from toxic waste.

Admission is free for EU students with valid ID and $10 for the public.

Tickets available for annual Sports Memorabilia Auction

On Wednesday, May 24, the Athletics Department will host its 12th annual Sports Memorabilia Auction at the Ambassador Center at the Courtyard by Marriott, 7792 Peach St, Erie. Over the course of the evening, more than 250 items, including signed jerseys, balls, photos and other collectibles, will be available for bid. Proceeds will benefit the Fighting Scots’ 17-sport intercollegiate athletic program.

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive tackle Cam Heyward will be the featured signer, and former Penguin Mike Rupp will make a guest appearance. Also in attendance will be Bill Hillgrove, the voice of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Panthers, and EU Paralympic gold medalist Trevon Jenifer.

Tickets are $10. Admission ticket requests should be directed to Denise Dobos at (814) 732-1824.

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Health Fair promotes wellness to campus, community

Edinboro University will host its 19th Annual Health Fair on Wednesday. The event is free and open to the campus and Edinboro community. Sponsored by Student Health Services, the fair starts at 11 a.m. and continues until 3 p.m. in the Pogue Student Center Multipurpose Room.

More than 60 local health organizations and businesses will take part in this year’s event. Vendors will offer free massages, product samples and health and wellness information.

Prize baskets will be given away to attendees who visit 18 or more vendors. As in previous years, EU employees who are participating in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s “Healthy U” program will earn 10 points for attending the event.

During the fair, the Student Health Services staff will collect donations of pull tabs, used eyeglasses and cell phones. Donated items will be distributed to the community and to those in need. Community Blood Bank will also host a blood drive during the event. Attendees who donate blood and/or bring an item for donation will receive additional tickets to win prize baskets.

For more information, please call (814) 732-2743 or email Joye Dado.

What's happening in the community 

BWS Lasagna Dinner
Edinboro Volunteer Fire Department
125 Meadville St., Edinboro
Thursday from 4:30-8 p.m.
Click here to learn more.

VFW Annual Road Clean Up
Edinboro-McKean VFW Post 740
10613 Route 98, Edinboro
Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon
Click here to learn more.

Spring Fling Vendor Fair
Unity in Edinboro
130 Meadville St., Edinboro
Sunday from 1-5 p.m.
Click here to learn more.

Kentucky Derby Dance
Our Lady of the Lake Parish
128 Sunset Drive, Edinboro
Saturday from 7-11 p.m.
Click here to learn more.

Calendar of Events

The EU Planetarium will present, "What's Up," a program highlighting current stars, constellations and other objects in the night sky, today at 7:30 p.m. Reservations are now closed.

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

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Athletic Events

Softball doubleheader vs. Seton Hill
Tuesday at 2:30 and 4:30 p.m.

Lacrosse vs. West Chester
Saturday at 1 p.m.

Softball doubleheader vs. Mercyhurst
Saturday at 1 and 3 p.m.

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

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