News briefs: Feb. 27

Category:  News
Thursday, February 28th, 2019 at 9:43 AM

University seeks speaker for spring ceremonies


Edinboro University is seeking a senior, graduating in May of 2019, to speak at the spring commencement ceremony. The senior must have a grade point average of 3.5, have earned a minimum of 60 credits at Edinboro, and they must be registered for spring commencement. The office of the provost sent out an email invitation to student meeting this criteria. Students who received this invitation may submit a one-page synopsis of the address to Renee Kirk at by March 15. 


Shayma Musa |


A.L.I.C.E. training opportunity offered to staff, students

ALICE training is being offered to the public by the Edinboro University Police Department. 

ALICE stands for alert, lockdown, inform, counter and evacuate. The purpose of this training is to prep individuals on how to prepare in case of an active shooter situation.  

ALICE looks to educate individuals on how to survive such a situation, while also leading others to safety. In all 50 states, ALICE is the leading active shooter response program.  

ALICE is not mandatory training, however, the department strongly advises that everyone attend.  

There are two session offered to the university. 

Sessions will be held in the Frank G. Pogue Student Center Scot Cinema on Monday, March 11, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and on Tuesday, March 12, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

To ensure the number of attendees for each session, anyone interested is required to pre-register for the session they would like to attend. Please contact Marisa Smith at, or by calling 814-732-1648. 


Lucas Hershelman |

Ealry childhood education graduate program earns national ranking form Online Masters


A national ranking was recently awarded to Edinboro University’s early childhood education program for providing “in-depth, online programming for pre-service and active educators.”  

This month, EU ranked No. 41 in the “Top 50 Best Online Master’s in Early Childhood Education” programs list by Online Masters. This topped fellow PASSHE institution, West Chester University. Online Masters granted Edinboro additional honors for “Best in Early Childhood Studies.” 

“Educators have a significant responsibility for preparing young children to become lifelong learners and the leaders of tomorrow,” said Dr. Karen Lindeman, head of the early childhood education graduate program, in a university press release. “I’m extremely proud of our faculty and students for meeting this challenge and dedicating their lives to the service of children.” 

Edinboro gained recognition from Online Masters by creating a “unique virtual environment that fosters growth for tomorrow’s leaders.” Online Masters also took notice that students in Edinboro’s program excel in their careers “thanks to the meticulous curriculum that provides students to gain a better understanding of early childhood education.”  

“The online master’s in early childhood education has wonderful professors that are so helpful in pursuing your degree,” said student Amber Rice-Hannes in the press release. Rice-Hannes is a Fairview, Pennsylvania, native who anticipates completion of the program in May. “The format of the online courses are easy to follow and the coursework is manageable while having a teaching position in an elementary school and raising two children.”

The master’s degree is offered online with a 1-week summer residency on campus. Students in the early childhood master’s program are offered to pursue Pennsylvania’s Early Childhood certification, as well. 

To take the 30-credit program, students must have obtained a baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited institution of higher education.


Lucas Hershelman |


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