News briefs: Feb. 20

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Thursday, February 21st, 2019 at 11:10 AM

School adjusts parking decal requirements

In an email sent out Feb. 15, Edinboro University announced changes in on-campus parking. According to the message, the following changes are effective immediately: 

Students with valid student parking permits (acquired from campus police), can park in any student lot, regardless of their decal designation (resident, commuter or McComb). The change means that students who live in nearby off-campus housing can also park in these lots. They were previously restricted to parking in the McComb Fieldhouse lot, the Towers South lot and the Lake Front lot.

To obtain a parking decal from the police department, students must first register their vehicle by going though MyEdinboro and clicking on the parking decal icon; the decal can then be picked up and paid for at the campus police department one hour after online registration. 

The university hopes these changes will convenience students as they are implemented. 

Shayma Musa | eupnews.spectator@gmail.com

 

Edinboro University hosts regional scholastic competition

Over 100 high school students visited Edinboro University Friday and Saturday for the 2019 Academic Decathlon Western Regional Competition. 

The students, often preparing for months in advance, squared off in a series of 10 scholastic events, which consisted of interviewing, essay writing, speeches, exams and the Super Quiz. Students were tested in art, economics, literature, mathematics, music, science and social science.  

Before the event started, Dr. Melissa Gibson, faculty member in Edinboro’s Communication, Journalism, and Media Department, who also helped organize the event, stated, “Edinboro University is honored to be hosting this year’s competition…Our faculty, staff, students and alumni have volunteered to be judges, and the campus is ready to host these talented young people.”

The two-day competition took place in two different locations: on Friday, at 12:20 p.m., it was in the multipurpose room of Frank G. Pogue Student Center; and on Saturday, it was in Louis C. Cole Auditorium.

This year’s theme of the academic decathlon was “The 1960s: A Transformational Decade.”

Schools that attended in the competition included Clarion-Limestone High School, Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy, Commodore Perry High School, Corry Area High School, Meadville Area Senior High School, Moniteau Junior-Senior High School, McDowell Senior High School, North Clarion High School, Northwestern Senior High School, Reynolds Junior-Senior High School and Seneca Valley Senior High School.

On March 15-16, the top seventeen contestants advance to the state championship in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. 

Seneca Valley High School of Cranberry township placed first out of the 14 high schools in attendance, and will be going to Carlisle.

For more information regarding the competition, visit https://eriesd.org/asl or contact Gibson at mgibson@edinboro.edu. 

Lucas Hershelman | eupnews.spectator@gmail.com

 

Edinboro calls for applicants for its business academy

According to a university e-mail, Edinboro will once again welcome high school students all over the U.S. to campus for their summer business academy. 

The academy will take place from June 9-13 and for all students entering grades 10-12. The event is arranged by Edinboro’s school of business and is held on the main campus. 

To cover the cost for each participant, scholarships are available through the academy’s benefactors, AT&T executive and Edinboro alumnus Xavier Williams (’89) and his wife, Tina. 

The academy aims to give students business experience through intense seminars that focus on team building, business strategy, management, finance, marketing, problem solving and financial planning for college. During the academy, students will have access to the business school and those in local business. 

“This program has served more than 100 students from over 50 schools in the last six years,” said Dr. Scott Miller, dean of Edinboro’s school of business. “Students learn about business networking and present business plans at the end of the week to a panel of judges from the business community.”

The primary objective of the camp is for students to work in groups and construct a product or service that solves a common problem in society. Each team is responsible for creating their own building and marketing plan for the product or service. 

At the end of the academy, students must present their product in a venture capital-style presentation to a group of judges consisting of both Edinboro faculty and regional business men and women. 

To be considered for the Xavier and Tina Williams Summer Youth Business Academy, students are required to apply by March 22 and must be nominated by a teacher or guidance counselor. 

The student application form and link to the teacher and counselor recommendation can be found at edinboro.edu/businessacademy.

Previous participants of the Summer Youth Business Academy are welcomed to partake in the newly formed Fellows Program.

The Fellows Program aims to strengthen the leadership skills of participating students, by providing academy coaches as mentors. 

Applications for the Fellows program can be found at bit.ly/SYBAFellow. 

For further information about the business academy, contact Dawn Dillen or Kim Zimmer at (814) 732-2460.

Lucas Hershelman | eupnews.spectator@gmail.com

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