News briefs: Jan. 24

Category:  News
Thursday, January 24th, 2019 at 10:21 AM

Edinboro University's online nursing and education programs ranked in top 100

Edinboro University recently ranked in the national top 100 for both Best Online Nursing Program and Best Online Education Program. 

“Edinboro University’s online structure has proven to meet the needs of graduate students from all backgrounds in the region and beyond,” said Dr. Erinn Lake in a press release, who is Edinboro’s executive director of graduate studies and research. 

The university was listed 35th out of 100 in the national ranking for 2019 nursing programs. Edinboro also placed 89th in the 2019 education programs, per U.S. News & World Report.

Lucas Hershelman |

University calls for award nominees

Edinboro University is in search of nominees for the yearly Martin Luther King Jr. Award, as well as the third annual Dr. Joseph Laythe Award. Nominations are due by Tuesday, Feb. 11. Both are presented on Feb. 28 during the annual awards luncheon. 

For the Martin Luther King Jr. Award, Edinboro is looking for someone who possesses the traits of selflessness and a kindhearted mentality: one that is giving to society and portrays morals. This is a non-student award.

Nominees for the Dr. Joseph Laythe Award, meanwhile, must currently be an enrolled student at Edinboro University. This award honors a student who stands for equality, both on campus and in the community. 

Both awards require a detailed interpretation of the nominee’s achievements and contributions to society. 

Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 11. 

You can submit them to: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards Committee, c/o Ms. Pertrina Marrero, 237 Frank G. Pogue Student Center, 405 Scotland Road, Edinboro, PA, 16444; or they can be emailed to

Lucas Hershelman |

PASSHE Chancellor officially assumes role

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) chancellor Daniel Greenstein formally assumed the office Jan. 16, according to a press release from the PASSHE communication director Ken Marshall. Greenstein also delivered his first ‘State of the System’ address. 

In his address, Greenstein cited hopes that the state system will transform itself in order to expand educational opportunists for students, saying, according to the press release: “I know we can alter the path we are on.” Greenstein was recommended for the position by Gov. Tom Wolf. 

Shayma Musa |

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