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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 - No Comments - 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


ESU Announces New Deans for College of Education, College of Business Management, and Library and University Collections

Joanne Bruno, J.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU), announced the appointment of three new deans: Terry Barry, Ed.D., College of Education, Trib Puri, Ph.D., College of Business and Management, and Jingfeng Xia, Ph.D., library and university collections.

June 22, 2016 - No Comments - Read More


Award-Winning Senior Creates Mural for Local Resort

Many kindergarteners are proud to see their finger paintings displayed on the refrigerator. These early childhood exhibits are what fueled ESU senior Morgan Weissbach’s passion for art. “I was always interested in art,” she said. “It was one of those things that I just grew up doing,”

Today, Weissbach’s award-winning artwork has moved from her parents’ refrigerator to public exhibits in the Pocono region. This year, she took second place in the “Works on Paper” category in the Pocono Arts Council’s 2016 Members’ Exhibition and won “Best in Show” at the juried Student Art Association Exhibition at ESU’s Madelon Powers Gallery.

June 21, 2016 - 2 Comments - Read More


Current and Retired ESU Faculty Members Co-Author Book

Caroline DiPipi-Hoy, Ph.D., East Stroudsburg University associate professor of special education and rehabilitation , and Daniel Steere, Ph.D., ESU professor emeritus of special education and rehabilitation , recently published a book titled “Teaching Time Management to Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders.”

June 16, 2016 - No Comments - Read More


Athletic Training Students take First Place at Pennsylvania Athletic Training Society Symposium

Three East Stroudsburg University students attended the 2016 Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium on June 4, and left with first place trophies. Nicole Koniarz, a senior from Boonton, N.J., presented her case study on an NCAA Division II swimmer that competes while suffering from Cystic Fibrosis, and earned the first place spot in the research presentation competition. Mariah Morrsion, a senior from Scranton, Pa., and Matthew Hugg, a junior from Burlington, N.J., joined Koniarz in dominating the 10th Annual PATS Quiz Bowl, which tests teams of three on a wide variety of academic subjects, and claimed first place out of 10 Athletic Training Programs from across the state.

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Alumna Reflects on Career with United Through Sport

East Stroudsburg University alumna Domineque Scott went to South Africa to work with the nonprofit group United Through Sport in an effort to change the lives of disadvantaged children there — what she found changed her life.

Scott, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 2008 and a master’s degree in 2009, both in sport management, had been coaching field hockey at a private college when she decided she needed to look for new horizons.

June 6, 2016 - 4 Comments - Read More


Psychology Department Hosts 39th Biannual Research Forum

The psychology department at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania hosted its 39th Biannual Research Forum on April 26 in the Niedbala Auditorium of the Hoeffner Science and Technology Center. The Research Forum was established almost 20 years ago by Sussie Eshun, Ph.D., professor of psychology, and Richard Wesp, Ph.D., distinguished professor of psychology, as a venue to showcase the outstanding student research being done in the psychology department. It has steadily grown and now includes numerous research and internship posters, student research presentations, student award presentations, and honor society inductions.

June 3, 2016 - No Comments - Read More