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Theatre Alumnus Lands Apprenticeship with Shakespeare Company

Jamil Joseph defines “summer fun” differently than most people. A May 2016 graduate of East Stroudsburg University’s Theatre Department, Joseph spent 12 weeks in Massachusetts in intensive study as part of the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s Apprentice program.

Based at Babson College in Wellesley, Mass., the program’s 26 apprentices took classes in movement, voice and Shakespearean text analysis. They also received individual coaching. The apprentices performed in one of two Shakespearean plays, Cymbeline and Measure for Measure and supported the company’s main production of Love’s Labour’s Lost, presented on Boston Common.

September 21, 2016 - No Comments - Read more

Pocono Mountains’ Theater Company in Partnership with ESU Department of Theater to Present Staged Reading of Stet

STET, a new drama by Kim Davies, will open a series of three staged readings being presented this fall through a partnership between the Pocono Mountains’ Theater Company and East Stroudsburg University’s Department of Theatre.

The staged reading of this drama, will be presented Saturday, September 24 at 7 p.m. in Smith-McFarland Theatre of ESU’s Fine and Performing Arts Center, Normal and Marguerite streets, East Stroudsburg, Pa.

September 16, 2016 - No Comments - Read More


Band Musicians Invited to Join ESU Community Concert Band

Brass, percussion and woodwind musicians with previous band experience are welcome to join the East Stroudsburg University/Community Concert Band (UCCB) as it prepares for its Sunday, December 11 concert.

Rehearsals are on Mondays from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Cecilia S. Cohen Recital Hall at the University’s Fine and Performing Arts Center, Normal and Marguerite streets, East Stroudsburg. Community members are welcome and asked to join no later than Monday, October 3.

September 14, 2016 - No Comments - Read More


Senior English Literature Student Attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

Senior English literature student Jenny Bront is working in the office of Lt. Gov. Michael Stack as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.

Bront is from Feasterville, PA. She is one of 12 students participating in The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS) program, which provides students the opportunity to work in all areas of state government while earning a full semester’s worth of credits. THIS invites students from each of the 14 State System universities to participate.

September 1, 2016 - No Comments - Read More


New Director of Graduate and Extended Studies Named

Joanne Bruno, J.D., provost and vice president of academic affairs at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU), announced the appointment of William J. Bajor, Ph.D. as the director of graduate and extended studies.

Dr. Bajor comes to ESU from New Jersey City University (NJCU) where he most recently served as the acting director of the division of professional and lifelong learning. In this role he developed new revenue streams for NJCU, aligned University training programs with the State of New Jersey’s economic development priorities and increased the number of NJCU’s strategic and innovative community and business partnerships. The division of professional and lifelong learning included NJCU’s Continuing Education unit, which Bajor previously oversaw along with graduate studies. In that role he supervised the administration of admission, registration, matriculation, scheduling, advisement and graduation/completion policies governing graduate and continuing education students.

August 23, 2016 - No Comments - Read More


Madelon Powers Gallery to Present Methodologies: Combining Art and Science September 7 – October 1

Eleven invited artists who link art and science to explore, to recreate, and to reinvent phenomena found in nature will be featured in Methodologies: Combining Art and Science, September 7-October 1 at East Stroudsburg University’s Madelon Powers Gallery.

“The artists in this exhibition investigate natural phenomena and form visual conclusions through observation, research, and experiments,” said Darlene Farris-LaBar, professor of art+ design at ESU and co-curator of the exhibit. “They set their own parameters and question the world around them. Through these new definitions new phenomena and systems of information are created, which challenge our present.”

August 19, 2016 - No Comments - Read More


New Sports Performance Institute Bridges Departments of Athletics, Exercise Science

Matthew Miltenberger

East Stroudsburg University announces the creation of the ESU Sports Performance Institute, an innovative collaboration between the Department of Athletics and the Department of Exercise Science, and the appointment of assistant professor Matthew Miltenberger, Ph.D., ATC, CSCS as Coordinator of Sports Performance.

The creation of the ESU Sports Performance Institute provides Warriors student-athletes with increased access to state-of-the-art equipment and science-based training experts while enhancing research opportunities at the university.

July 25, 2016 - No Comments - Read More


ESU Hosts Spanish at Work for Rising High School Students

Spanish at Work students

Thousands of kids growing up in Pennsylvania have a skill that can be a great advantage when they hit the job market: they are bilingual.

With the Hispanic population of the United States reaching 55 million people in 2014, including 38.4 million who grew up in Spanish-speaking homes, there is high demand across a wide spectrum of careers for employees who can act as interpreters and translators, and provide on-site expertise in Spanish language and culture.

July 14, 2016 - No Comments - Read More


Alumna Earns Fulbright Award, Heads to Northern Ireland

Christi Marchetti

For the second year in a row, a member of the East Stroudsburg University Warriors family has earned a Fulbright award, one of the nation’s most prestigious fellowship programs for teaching and studying abroad.

Cristi Marchetti M’04, a Lehighton Area High School English teacher, was chosen for the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program which will enable her to work with students and conduct research at Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, for four months next year.

July 14, 2016 - One Comment - Read More


Chair of Art Department Earns Recognition at 2016 Art of the State Exhibition

East Stroudsburg University Associate Professor and Chair of Art Joni Oye-Benintende of Stroudsburg was among those who earned honors during the “Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2016” juried exhibition presented by The State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg.

The exhibit showcases the talent, creativity and diversity of the state’s established and emerging artists. First, second, third and honorable mention prizes were awarded for submissions in painting, photography, sculpture, craft and work on paper. The William D. Davis Memorial Award for Drawing and The State Museum of Pennsylvania Purchase Award were also selected.

June 30, 2016 - No Comments - Read More