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Nov. 18 - 24, 2019
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EU launches Start-Up Hub for student entrepreneurs

Edinboro University will unveil its new Student Start-Up Hub at a news conference and open house scheduled for 3 p.m. on Tuesday.

The facility, which serves as a business development center/co-working space for Edinboro students who are starting a new business, is located on the second floor of Baron-Forness Library, adjacent to the University’s Center for Branding and Strategic Communication.

Tenants will have access to free office space and related services, such as Wi-Fi, printing and copying, and can also connect with the Center for Branding and Strategic Communication and partner beehives within the NWPA Innovation Beehive Network. The network is a grant-funded collaboration between Edinboro, Penn State Behrend, Gannon University, Mercyhurst University and the Erie County Public Library that focuses on regional business expansion and development.

During the news conference, attendees will have the opportunity to meet the hub’s first tenants, Tyler Waltenbaugh and Hunter Klobucar, two Edinboro students who are in the process of launching Fish Gods, a new business focused on reducing plastic pollution in local watersheds.

Additional speakers include Edinboro University President Dr. Guiyou Huang and Dr. Tony Peyronel, Edinboro’s executive director for entrepreneurial development.

Bolster your baking skills in time for the holidays


Pittsburgh band to play benefit show for EU Scholarship

Donnie Irish

One of Pittsburgh’s top local bands will be performing a special benefit concert at Molly Brannigan’s in Erie on Saturday.

The Donnie Irish Band will perform at Molly’s from 7-10 p.m., with all proceeds benefitting the Ryan Cappelletty Scholarship at Edinboro University. The Donnie Irish Band is fronted by Ricky Manning, a detective sergeant with the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Department who is also known as “Pittsburgh’s Singing Detective.”

The concert is free, but in support of Manning’s tradition of dedicating his performances to honor military, law enforcement and other first responders, donations are being directed to the Ryan Cappelletty Scholarship Fund. Cappelletty was a McDowell High School and Edinboro University criminal justice graduate who was shot and killed in the line of duty during his first year of service as a police officer in Chesterfield County, Va.

This is the third year that Manning has been involved in raising money for the Ryan Cappelletty Scholarship, but the first year that his Donnie Irish Band will be the featured performers. Read more.

Apple Fest brings apple-themed dishes to Van Houten

Apple Fest

Help those in need by donating gently used items

Edinboro University has launched a friendly competition to help those in need this holiday season. The Everyone Upcycles campaign runs today through Dec. 13 and Jan. 13-31. Teams of up to five individuals are encouraged to collect gently used items and drop them off at Ghering Health and Wellness Center. The team with the most points at the end of the competition will receive a prize.

Medical Equipment and Unexpired Diabetic Supplies – 20 points
Wheelchairs, walkers, shower chairs and other medical equipment are distributed by Chosen International Medical Assistance at no cost.

Hearing Aids – 20 points
The Lions Eye Bank distributes hearing aids to individuals who cannot afford to purchase their own.

Cell Phones – 10 points
Cell phones are provided to local domestic violence organizations and law enforcement agencies for use with their domestic violence clients by HopeLine from Verizon.

Coats – 10 points
The Erie City Mission collects gently used, clean winter coats to warm the bodies and hearts of those in need this winter season.

Blankets – 5 points
The Warming Center at the Mental Health Association is open from 11 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. for men, women and families who are homeless or otherwise unable to have shelter through the night when temperatures are 20 degrees or below.

Sandwich Bag of Pull Tabs – 5 points
Pull tabs are the little aluminum tabs from all kinds of cans. They are recycled in exchange for funds to support families that stay at the Ronald McDonald House.

Eyeglasses – 5 points
The Lions Eye Bank distributes eyeglasses to individuals who cannot afford to purchase their own.

Hats and Gloves – 5 points
The Erie City Mission collects gently used, clean hats and gloves to warm the bodies and hearts of those in need this winter season.

New or Gently Used Shoes – 5 points
Ramps of Hope utilizes shoes to raise funds to support outreach services for those affected by homelessness and disability.

Non-perishable Food Items – 1 point
Edinboro University’s campus food pantry collects and distributes desirable food items for college students such as granola bars, cereal, peanut butter, soup and crackers. Expired food cannot be accepted.

Teams can join the competition at any time. For more information, contact Ghering Health and Wellness Center at (814) 732-2743 and ask for Darla Elder.

Unwrap the spirit of giving by thanking a donor

Thank a donor

Join UPB for Mocktails & Masterpieces

Mocktails and Masterpieces

Learn more about studying abroad at CIS info table

study abroad

Green New Deal event set for 6:30 p.m. tonight

Green New Deal Event

Catch the University Players live in Diebold

University Players Live

Tickets are on sale now for the Chimera Soirée

Chimera Soiree

Edinboro’s Chimera, a student-led organization dedicated to producing a yearly exhibition of the highest quality art, literature, film and animation, will host a Soirée on Saturday from 6 – 10 p.m. in Doucette Hall's Bruce Gallery.

During the event, accepted artists and writers will showcase their submissions of poetry, fiction and nonfiction.

Pre-sale tickets can be purchased for $5 throughout the week in Loveland Hall, Doucette Hall, Dearborn Hall and Frank G. Pogue Student Center. Tickets will also be available at the door for $7.

ASL, Literacy workshop to be held Tuesday

The Western PA School for the Deaf Children's Center will host a Family Early Literacy and American Sign Language (ASL) Workshop on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. in Butterfield Hall.

Sheri Morgan, reading specialist, and Christie Homell, ASL specialist, will share ways to encourage literacy and language at home with your deaf or hard of hearing child. The event is free. To register, email

Planetarium programming continues

Edinboro's Planetarium will present "World at Night" Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Cooper Science Center.

A show designed for children ages 1-12, “A World at Night” allows guests to meet nighttime friends who live at Presque Isle State Park. One of our friends, the wise old owl, will introduce us to the night sky.

Planetarium shows are free and open to the public. Reservations are required.

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Edinboro students tour SCI Albion

Courtright Class

Students from Dr. Kevin Courtright’s “American Corrections” class toured SCI Albion last week. During the visit, the group learned about several different areas of the prison, including correctional industries, facilities, housing units and food service. They were guided by Michele Tharp, superintendent’s assistant, and Chris Seymour, corrections counselor.

The students spoke with a variety of prison employees, including unit managers, correctional counselors and prison administrators, and they heard a presentation from four inmates about their experiences serving life sentences in prison.

Pictured from left: Peter Bridges, Alicia Wells, Tiahna Kovarik, Dr. Andrea Wyman, Emma Sweigard, Kali Beck, Dr. Kevin Courtright, Aleksandra Mroz, Skylar Miller, Nolan Putnam, Brittnie Spithaler, Aaron Sanford, Tiffany Lewis and Adrian Nagy.

Ghering Health Center Toiletry drive wraps up Tuesday

Toiletry Drive

Help students with a donation to the on-campus pantry

food drive

Criminal Justice Club to host informational meeting

Criminal Justice Club

Fighting Scots finish second in the PSAC


Get ahead with EU Winter Session courses

Winter Session

What's happening in the community 

Annual Holiday Food Drive
Nick's Place
12246 Edinboro Rd., Edinboro
Wednesday from 6 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Click here for full event details.

General McLane presents "Cats"
General McLane High School
11761 Edinboro Rd., Edinboro
Thursday through Sunday
Click here to learn more.

Fall Craft and Vendor Show
Italian Civic Club
869 Water St., Meadville
Saturday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Click here to learn more.

Open Late at the Art Museum
Erie Art Museum
20 E. 5th St., Erie
Thursday & Friday from 4-9 p.m.
Click here for full event details.

Calendar of Events

The Diversity Commission will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Pogue Student Center, Room 143.

Edinboro University Players are hosting auditions for "The Crucible" this week in Pogue Student Center, Room 211. All experience levels are welcome.

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

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Athletic Events

Basketball vs. Shepherd
Saturday at 1 & 3 p.m.

Basketball vs. Shippensburg
Sunday at 1 & 3 p.m.

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