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Boro Weekly LogoJune 21 - July 4, 2022

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Boro with the Works

Fireworks, food trucks, family fun coming to Edinboro

Gather your friends, put on your favorite red, white and blue ensemble and join members of the community for a family-friendly Independence Day celebration on the Edinboro campus.

Presented by Rebich Investments, Boro with the Works will kick off at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 3, near Mallory Lake.

Festivities will include a patriotic performance by the Concert Band of Northwest Pennsylvania, music by Millennium Sound, a Kids Zone sponsored by Edinboro alumnus Dr. Kenton Andryc of Greater Erie Dental Associates: Edinboro, and a fireworks display at 10 p.m. by Flagship Fireworks, LLC. 

Local food trucks – including The Atacolypse, The Big Cheese, Bro-Man's Sammiches, The Chameleon, Donutology, Food for Thought, Tha Flavor Bucket, JEB's Concessions Frozen Treats, Kona-Ice Erie, RB Concessions & Kettle Corn, Signature Concessions, Smiley's Ice Cream, Sticks and Bricks Wood Fired Pizza, Three B Saloon, A Waffle Miracle and Wooden Nickel Buffalo Farm – will be serving up tasty treats all evening.

Additional sponsors include Andover Bank, Boro Beer, Borough of Edinboro, Coldwell Banker Select, Realtors, Comfort Suites, Compadres Mexican Grill, Country Fair, The Crossroads Dinor, Deiss & Halmi Engineering, Edinboro Hotel Bar, Edinboro University, The Empty Keg, Engine House 39, Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority (ECGRA), First National Insurance, Flip Café, Hamilton Insurance Agency, John's Wildwood Pizza, Knox Law Firm, Lakeside Bagel & Deli, McDonald's, Sunview Miniature Golf Course, Tim Hortons, Tim Mannino - Edward Jones Investments and Washington Township.

In the event of rain, the firework display will take place on the night of July 5. Pre-order the official event T-shirt or donate to this community event here.


Dr. Dale awarded certificate from Army War College

Dr. Dale Army War College

Dr. Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson, leader of the Pennsylvania Western University integration, was recently awarded a certificate of leadership development from the U.S. Army War College – a four-day national leadership symposium.

Pehrsson, who was selected among a diverse cross-section of 160 national leaders, completed the National Security Seminar (NSS) June 9 in Carlisle, Pa., with 25 colleagues from national organizations. NSS invites selected guests to examine national security issues through distinguished speakers and workshops to explore issues in society and within their communities.

During the four-day workshop, participants met with future leaders of the U.S. Armed Forces, government departments and the Army War College’s faculty and international fellows. This culminating event featured leaders from diverse backgrounds, working with the future military leaders to discuss and provide solutions for international issues.

“This program brought together an amazing confluence of thoughtful leaders and informed thinkers with whom I’ve ever had the opportunity to speak,” said Pehrsson, who has studied leadership since her career in nursing. “Our job was to problem-solve some of the thorniest issues, using different lenses and perspectives.” Read more.


There's still time to enroll in Edinboro summer sessions

Summer Session

 With convenient scheduling and a wide range of course offerings, Edinboro summer sessions are a great way to catch up, keep up and get ahead. 

Registrations are currently being accepted for sessions three and four. The registration deadline is the first day of classes for each session.


Orr earns second prestigious Fulbright Award

Dr. Penelope Orr

Edinboro faculty member Penelope Orr, Ph.D., clinical coordinator of Edinboro’s nationally acclaimed art therapy program, has received a Fulbright Award to launch the first corresponding graduate-level program in India.

Dr. Orr, who was instrumental in creating the Master of Arts in Counseling – Art Therapy program at Edinboro, earned the Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowship to establish the program at MIT Art, Design & Technology University (MIT-DTU) in Pune, Maharashtra.

“No graduate programs in art therapy currently exist in India, and it is often impossible for people in India to afford a U.S. or UK education,” said Orr, chairperson of the Counseling, School Psychology and Special Education Department at Edinboro. “I built the Edinboro program for the same reason; I saw that many persons wishing to learn about art therapy were not able to gain access to graduate programs due to life constraints, whether they had families, jobs or differing abilities that would not allow them to move for two years for graduate studies.”

A practicing art therapist and experienced art therapy educator, Dr. Orr was contacted by U.S.-based art therapists Sangeeta Prasad and Susan Anand to assist with program development. The trio has been working alongside art therapists and arts-based practitioners from the U.S. and India to develop the MIT-DTU curriculum since 2020.

Dr. Orr will visit India as a Fulbright Scholar during spring and summer 2023 to conduct faculty training workshops, present to students and help with the transition to a fully autonomous program.

“Cultivating an international dialogue in art therapy helps us to better serve our clients and expands access to the field of art therapy and mental health care,” said Orr, who received her first Fulbright Award in 2015 to teach classes and conduct research in London. “The opportunity to assist in the development of the first art therapy master’s degree in India is a final goal in this lifelong mission.”

The Fulbright is one of the most prestigious and selective scholarship programs operating worldwide. Read more.

United by IX: Celebrating theimpact of TitleIX

Edinboro is marking the 50th anniversary of Title IX with a yearlong, campus-wide celebration, highlighting the triumphs and struggles of current and former student-athletes. To learn more about the festivities or to contribute to women-serving scholarships, funds and special initiatives, visit

Title IX


Chayse Wolf named to 2022 Toyota Team USA roster

Chayse Wolf

The National Wheelchair Basketball Association and U.S. Men's Head Coach Robb Taylor have announced the final roster for the 2022 Toyota Team USA Men's Wheelchair Basketball Team.

Former Edinboro standout Chayse Wolf made the cut. He will compete with Team USA at the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) America's Cup held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, July 9-19. The America's Cup is a qualifier for the IWBF World Championships, which will take place November 16-27 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 

This is Wolf's first selection to the Senior Men's National Team after competing for the U23 team in 2017. Wolf was a two-time All-American for the Scots, finishing his career with 1,619 points, 940 rebounds, 645 assists and 164 steals. He was also a two-time Academic All-American.


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