Academic Departments

ESyou Honoree: Dr. Jeffrey Weber

In an effort to recognize faculty and staff members for their outstanding service, Dr. Welsh has launched the ESyou campaign beginning with the fall semester, 2013. Each month during the academic year, the ESyou campaign will feature a different faculty…

October 3, 2016 - No Comments - Read more

Current and Retired ESU Faculty Members Publish Books

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania pleased to announce that Jingfeng Xia, Ph.D., dean of library services and university collections and Lawrence Squeri, Ph.D., professor emeritus of history, have each recently published books.

September 26, 2016 - No Comments - Read More


Opera Comes to ESU with Tristan und Isolde: Love and Death in Music

The Office of Graduate and Extended Studies and the Department of Philosophy at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania will present a lecture and discussion on the opera “Tristan und Isolde” on Thursday, October 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the Niedbala Auditorium located in the Warren E.’55 and Sandra Hoeffner Science and Technology Center on the campus of ESU.

September 26, 2016 - No Comments - Read More


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


Professor Awarded Shenyang Normal University Friendship Award

Robert Ackerman, Ph.D., professor of speech-language pathology at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, was awarded the prestigious “Friendship Award” from Shenyang Normal University in Shenyang, China. The award is given to a person or group who demonstrates outstanding and long-term commitment to the values and mission of the university.

At the recommendation of an ESU colleague, Dr. Ackerman and his wife, Gretchen, chose SNU to spend a semester teaching English in 1999. Since that time, Ackerman, Gretchen, and their four children have built a relationship with the school, returning often over the years.

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