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Alumnus Lands Job with Minor League Baseball Team

Eager baseball fans line up outside the stadium, with tickets in hand, to see their Daytona Tortugas play America’s favorite pastime. A familiar voice greets them over the stadium speakers, a voice also familiar to East Stroudsburg University students. A former station manager at ESU’s college radio station, Cory Nidoh ’15 greets the incoming fans and welcomes them to another baseball game at Jackie Robinson Park in Daytona Beach, Fla.

When Nidoh graduated from West Scranton High School in Scranton, Pa., he believed his baseball career ended.

“I knew my baseball days were numbered,” he said. “But I still wanted to be a part of the game.”

May 20, 2016 - No Comments - Read more

Microbiology Students Join Worldwide Crowdsourcing Effort to Tackle the Antibiotic Crisis

Imagine the power of thousands of minds, worldwide, all focused on a single, critical scientific research project — to discover new antibiotics.

Crowdsourcing science is a novel and highly effective tool, and students across the globe are tackling the research needed to combat the problems of antibiotic resistance and the diminishing number of effective antibiotics.

It is also a way to engage students in active, practical, hands-on, applied science.

May 11, 2016 - No Comments - Read More


Physics Department to Host Observation of Transit of Mercury Monday, May 9

The physics department at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania invites the public to observe a celestial event known as the Transit of Mercury on Monday, May 9, 2016 between 12 noon and 2:30 p.m.

“The Mercury Transit is extremely rare, occurring only 13 times each century,” said David Buckley, Ph.D., professor of physics. “It’s exciting to be able to share such a unique event with our community.”

May 6, 2016 - No Comments - Read More


Graduating Senior Returns from South Africa Internship

Not all East Stroudsburg University students study at Kemp Library, grab a bite to eat at the University Center or attend lectures inside of Stroud Hall. ESU senior Christine Munsell wasn’t even in the same time zone this academic year. Munsell, a rehabilitative and human services major, was studying 7,000 miles away at the Sarah Fox Children’s Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa.

May 3, 2016 - One Comment - Read More


Species of Insect Named for ESU Professor

East Stroudsburg University Biology Professor Matthew S. Wallace gained a bit of immortality recently and it comes with six legs, four wings and a talent for disguising itself. The newly named Selenacentrus Wallacei is a type of treehopper insect that was discovered by two entomologists from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

April 20, 2016 - 5 Comments - Read More


Art + Design Students Gain Professional Experience with New Mind Design

For Cameron Maher being a part of New Mind Design (NMD) is like riding a bike with the training wheels on it.

“It really let me get a feel for what a design job is in the real world.” he said.

NMD is an in-house design agency that works with businesses throughout Northeast Pennsylvania. It is made up of East Stroudsburg University art + design students and is housed in the Innovation Center. The faculty team started NMD as a pilot run by integrating the agency in the classroom during spring 2014. The official doors for the agency opened in fall of 2014.

March 17, 2016 - One Comment - Read More


Psychology Class Takes on Clients to Measure Success

How do you accurately measure whether a program or special initiative works? That question is at the heart of what students grapple with in psychology class called “Measurement and Evaluation in Psychology” where they help outside agencies and groups gauge the effectiveness of their work.

February 29, 2016 - No Comments - Read More


Criminal Justice Professor Awarded National Grant

At 19 years old, Carrie Maloney sat in a lecture hall at Pennsylvania State University listening intently to a woman who had been exonerated from death row.

February 17, 2016 - 10 Comments - Read More


Graduate Student Blazes Path to Success

Blaise Delfino is a busy man. If you’re lucky enough to run into him on ESU’s campus, he’ll either be studying for a speech-language pathology exam, writing a song, or working on his latest invention. There is a lot going on in the young professional’s life, and he is managing to make it work flawlessly.

At a young age, Delfino was immersed in the musical arts. His father taught him how to play the drums at five years old. As he got older, Delfino intensely practiced his instruments, discovering new ones along the way. Eventually, he learned how to play the saxophone and guitar. His abundant knowledge of music and instrumental skills helped him to become a self-taught pianist and singer/songwriter. Though music was a crucial part in his life, he gravitated toward other hobbies.

February 9, 2016 - No Comments - Read More


Love for Animals Leads ESU Junior to Volunteer in Thailand

Sweat running down her face, Renee Joyal struggled to sleep her first night in Thailand. Used to the comfort of her air-conditioned home, she found herself sleeping beneath a mosquito net in a room over 8,000 miles away from her family and all the comforts her home provides.

February 1, 2016 - No Comments - Read More