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Latinx Heritage Month

Edinboro University celebrates Latinx Heritage Month

Every year since 1968, from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, a month is dedicated to celebrating the culture, heritage and accomplishments of Latinx people in the U.S.

Edinboro University is proud to once again join in these important festivities with several virtual events.

This year, the Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Latinx committee at Edinboro are proud to present the second annual Latinx Heritage Month with on-campus, virtual and hybrid events for the campus community.

The highlighted event in this year’s Latinx Heritage Month celebration is the “Café con Leche Panel Discussion about Latinx Cultura,” which will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 6. This live panel is coordinated by faculty member Dr. Stephanie Diez-Morel (Social Work) and will feature Latinx faculty from Edinboro, California and Clarion universities.

Panelists include Dr. Diez-Morel (Edinboro, Social Work), Dr. Sheila Lorenzo de la Peña (Edinboro, Art Therapy), Dr. Andrea Vargas Cencich (California, Humanities), Thomas Garcias (California, Enrollment Management), Dr. Sandra Trejos (Clarion, Social Sciences) and Dr. Jason Heavilin (Clarion, Finance, Law, Accounting & Real Estate).

To participate in the panel and following Q&A, access Edinboro University’s Zoom link. To view the panel in its entirety, visit Edinboro University's YouTube channel. Read more


Join University Programming Board for Grocery Bingo

Grocery Bingo



Ambassadors invite interested students to open meeting

Highland AmbassadorsThe Edinboro University Highland Ambassadors are a group of students who strive to be role models within the University and community. The organization is accepting applications for membership now through 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7.

Completed applications, along with a one-page essay and two letters of recommendation from faculty, staff or alumni, should be submitted to the President's Suite in Reeder Hall or sent electronically to Rachel Scofield at

Minimum requirements for membership consideration:

  • You must be currently enrolled at Edinboro University. 
  • You must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average. Judicial records will also be considered.

Students who meet the GPA requirement are invited to learn more about the Highland Ambassadors during an open meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in Frank G. Pogue Student Center, Room 143.


Crossfit gym now open in Pogue Student Center

Crossfit Gym

Boro Campus Recreation is excited to unveil a new workout space for students in Frank G. Pogue Student Center. Located near the Rock Climbing Gym in the back hallway of the Fitness Center, the space is outfitted with Crossfit and functional fitness training equipment.

Regardless of your interest or fitness level, Edinboro's Fitness Center has something for everyone.


Edinboro students attend CFA Society regional forum

CFA SocietyEight students from Edinboro University’s School of Business attended the 2021 CFA Society Pittsburgh Career Fair earlier this month.

Held at the Rivers Club, the event consisted of three speaker panels throughout the day. The CFA Charter and Program Explained outlined the three levels of the CFA exams and how to join the CFA Society Pittsburgh. Building Your Network – Network and Making Connections for Career Success covered how to successfully network at a corporate/professional event.

Job Search Strategy Uncensored featured three seasoned hiring managers discussing their interviewing insights and experience. There were several chances between panels to learn about internship and employment opportunities from representatives of Basilone Executive Search, BNY Mellon, C.S. Mckee, Culturora, Erie Insurance, Federal Home Loan Bank, Federated Hermes, Fort Pitt Capital, Goldman Sachs Ayco, PNC, Shore Bridge Wealth Management, Troutwood and Wilshire.

All students who attended are enrolled in Edinboro University’s Personal Financial Planning and/or Finance Programs. For information about Edinboro University’s Personal Financial Planning Program and/or Finance Program, please contact Dr. Michael Engdahl or Dr. Shaun Pfeiffer.

Pictured: Tyler Herberg, Stephen Myers, Tek Dangal, Anthony Mendicino, Brian Martin, Scott Mackey, Alex Umble, Richson Nguyen, and Dr. Shaun Pfieffer.


S'more fun planned for Friday at the Boro Pit

S'more event



Faculty explores abortion rights and restrictions in 2021

Texas-sized Problem

In a polarized America, perhaps no issue is as divisive as the right to an abortion and efforts to protect, restrict or eliminate it. What are the big questions that drive our views on abortion and its legality? And what will happen if the Supreme Court allows states to recriminalize abortion? 

Consider answers to these timely questions during a discussion led by Dr. Jim Fisher, Edinboro University professor of Politics & Legal Studies.


Jim Fisher is a graduate of Edinboro University (BA), the College of William & Mary (JD), and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Ph.D.), he teaches courses in American politics, law and politics and political theory. Professor Fisher is particularly interested in reproductive politics, constitutional law and U.S. Supreme Court.


Have a ball at UPB-sponsored Knockout Tournament

Knockout Tournament


Alumna to present on-campus book reading Sept. 27

Girls Who Stepped Out of Line

On Monday, Sept. 27, English alumna and retired U.S. Army Major General Mari K. Eder (’75, M’76) will read from her recently published book, "The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line," a series of profiles on the unrecognized women who participated in the Allied war effort in World War II. 

The event, part of the English & Philosophy Department's Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series, will take place at 7 p.m. in the Alexander Music Center - Recital Hall. 


Join CORE on a white water rafting adventure

White Water Rafting


Antiracism Book Club gets underway Oct. 6

Antiracism Book Club

The Antiracism Book Club will host weekly meetings on Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. beginning Oct. 6. All members of the campus community are invited to participate.

Books selected for the fall include:

For more information, please contact Dr. Heather Baron.


Highlights from Edinboro Athletics

Edinboro University student-athletes are off to an impressive start for the fall 2021 semester. Here are some highlights from the past week:

  • Edinboro volleyball bounced back with two quality wins on Saturday. Read more
  • #16 Edinboro soccer team remains undefeated with dominant second-half performance against Clarion University. Read more.

Keep up with all Edinboro Athletics news at



Calendar of Events

Athletic Events

Edinboro University Theatre will host auditions for its annual Battle of One Acts beginning today through Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Diebold Center for the Performing Arts. No experience is necessary!

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

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Volleyball vs. Notre Dame (Ohio)
Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Football vs. Cal U
Saturday at noon

Volleyball vs. Cal U
Saturday at 4 p.m.

Get the latest news from the Athletics Department and access live stats and updates at

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