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Posts tagged ‘Edinboro’
Posted: April 23rd, 2014

Was President Abraham Lincoln the “Great Emancipator” or was he forced into glory by the times?

That question will be part of a Lincoln and the Civil War Lecture Series that continues tonight at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

“The Iconic Lincoln” will feature professors Umeme Sababu and Ihor Bemko at 6 p.m. in Room 107A of Compton Hall, 210 E. Normal St., Edinboro.

To learn more, go to http://events.edinboro.edu/EventList.aspx?fromdate=4/21/2014&todate=4/27/2014&display=Week&type=public&eventidn=613&view=EventDetails&information_id=1447

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Posted: January 22nd, 2014

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and WQLN Public Media are hosting a free advance screening of a new PBS documentary that focuses on the career of physicist Stephen Hawking.

The event will take place Thursday at 7 p.m.  in Room 107A of Compton Hall, 210 East Normal Street, on the Edinboro campus.

If you can’t make it Thursday, you can still see the documentary when it airs locally on WQLN-TV on Jan. 29 at 10 p.m. But the advance event will have an Edinboro professor reflecting on Hawking’s contributions to the field of physics.

To learn more, visit http://events.edinboro.edu/EventList.aspx?view=EventDetails&eventidn=489&information_id=1159&type=&syndicate=syndicate or call (814) 732-2444.

 

 

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Posted: October 10th, 2013

The Erie Philharmonic will present a free pops program tonight at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

The concert is the first performance of the philharmonic’s 100th anniversary season and part of the Friends of Music Concert series.

The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the college’s Louis C. Cole Auditorium — Memorial Hall, 205 Meadville St., Edinboro. Music faculty member Patrick Jones will be the soloist on saxophone.

For more information, visit http://events.edinboro.edu/EventList.aspx?fromdate=10/9/2013&todate=10/15/2013&display=Week&type=public&eventidn=42&view=EventDetails&information_id=83 or call (814) 455-1375.

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Posted: September 27th, 2013

The 150th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry “Bucktails” will present living history demonstrations all day Saturday on the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania lawn between McComb Fieldhouse and Mallory Lake.

The Civil War encampment is part of “Remembering Gettysburg and Beyond,” Edinboro’s commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the Emancipation Proclamation.

To learn more, visit http://www.edinboro.edu/news/detail.dot?inode=578ad2a7-244f-4053-bbb0-1a79eb8beca8 or call (814) 732-2575.

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Posted: September 26th, 2013

Chances are you’ve heard the notes of “Dixie” or “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” even if you don’t know the title or the words. Music was popular during the Civil War and you can hear some of it Friday night in Edinboro.

The Concert Band of Northwest Pennsylvania will present “Brass Band Music of the Civil War” at 6 p.m. in the gazebo overlooking Mallory Lake at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. The free concert is part of “Remembering Gettysburg and Beyond,” Edinboro’s commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the Emancipation Proclamation. Events continue through Saturday.

To learn more, visit http://www.edinboro.edu/news/detail.dot?inode=578ad2a7-244f-4053-bbb0-1a79eb8beca8 or call (814) 732-2575.

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Posted: September 25th, 2013

Perhaps you’ve heard the expression “bite the bullet.” One of my college professors at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania actually had a Civil War bullet covered in teeth marks from men who’d clamped down on it while undergoing medical procedures without anesthesia after being wounded in battle.

Civil War medicine will be the topic of a Thursday night talk at 6 p.m. at Edinboro in Compton Hall 107A. “To Bind Up the Nation’s Wounds: Medicine During the Civil War” is part of “Remembering Gettysburg and Beyond,” the school’s commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the Emancipation Proclamation. The free events continue through Saturday.

To learn more, visit http://www.edinboro.edu/news/detail.dot?inode=578ad2a7-244f-4053-bbb0-1a79eb8beca8 or call (814) 732-2575.

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Posted: September 24th, 2013

Learn the answer to that question in a free panel presentation Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

“Women in the Civil War” will feature several speakers and take place in Compton Hall, 107A.

The panel is part of “Remembering Gettysburg and Beyond,” Edinboro’s commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the Emancipation Proclamation. Events continue through Saturday.

To learn more, visit http://www.edinboro.edu/news/detail.dot?inode=578ad2a7-244f-4053-bbb0-1a79eb8beca8 or call (814) 732-2575.

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Posted: September 23rd, 2013

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania is remembering the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg with free events Tuesday through Saturday.

The activities are part of “Remembering Gettysburg and Beyond,” Edinboro’s commemoration of  Gettysburg and the Emancipation Proclamation.

Tuesday’s talk at 6 p.m. in Compton Hall 107A is titled “War Unrelenting: A Realistic Appraisal of Gettysburg.”

To learn more, visit http://www.edinboro.edu/news/detail.dot?inode=578ad2a7-244f-4053-bbb0-1a79eb8beca8 or call (814) 732-2575.

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Posted: September 5th, 2013

Like piano music, Scotland or documentaries? You can get a free dose of all three Friday in Edinboro.

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania’s First Friday Concert Series event from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. in the Dr. William P. Alexander Music Center’s recital hall will feature faculty member Kristine West Denton presenting piano music of Debussey.

The 2013 Edinboro Highland Games & Scottish Festival kicks off at 6 p.m. and continues through Sunday with music, athletic competitions, demonstrations and more at various locations in the Edinboro area.

The documentary “International Experiences” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. in the university’s Diebold Center for the Performing Arts. The film introduces three families and what brought them to Erie from other countries. A Q&A will follow.

To learn more about these three free Friday events, go to http://www.edinboro.edu/news/calendar.dot?date=2013-09-06&cat=&tag

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Posted: March 14th, 2013

The Edinboro Maple Festival 2013 kicks off with a free concert Friday night.

The Gem City Concert Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Memorial Auditorium on the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania campus, according to the festival’s website.

Events, including live entertainment and craft booths, will continue Saturday and Sunday. A fun walk/run on Saturday morning is $15 in advance or $20 the day of. Pancake meals on Saturday and Sunday are $7 for adults and $3 for children. Free admission to local sugar houses is available.

To learn more, visit www.edinboromaplefestival.com or call (814) 734-3562.

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