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Student Art Association at ESU Presents “Comic Thon,” April 16

Local artists, art enthusiasts and/or comic book lovers who want to test their creativity and push their artistic limits are invited to a 12-hour Comic Thon sponsored by East Stroudsburg University’s Student Art Association.

The day of extreme cartooning will give amateur and professional cartoonists of any age 12 hours to challenge themselves to try to write, draw, and letter an entire 12-page comic story (one page per hour). Participants are not required to meet this goal, nor are they required to stay for the entire session.

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Four Members of ESU’s University/ Community Concert Band (UCCB) Participated in Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Band Festival

Four East Stroudsburg University student members of the University/Community Concert Band (UCCB) participated in 69th annual Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Band Festival held March 4-6 at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pa.

The students included Mirand Tripus, flute, a senior from Moscow, Pa. with majors in political science, philosophy, and English; Victoria Kraft, euphonium, a senior from Langhorne, Pa. majoring in middle level education with a concentration in mathematics and a minor in music; Matthew Helbers, trombone, a sophomore from East Stroudsburg, Pa., majoring in mathematics; and Jacqueline Hoffman, oboe, a freshman from Elizabethtown, Pa. with majors in nursing and in Spanish.

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Professors Attend 2016 National Association for Business Economics Policy

Todd Behr, associate professor of economics and finance, Pats Neelakantan, Ph.D., chair and professor of economics and finance, Christopher Warburton, Ph.D., instructor of economics and finance and Constantinos Christofides, professor emeritus of economics attended the 32nd Annual Economic Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. March 6-8, 2016.

March 30, 2016 - One Comment - Read More


90.3 WESS Jams out for Spring, April 2

On Saturday, April 2, 90.3 WESS, East Stroudsburg University’s (ESU) college radio station will be hosting their fourth annual Spring Jam at the McGarry Communications Center.

Ending her college career as promotions director of WESS on a high note, Brittany Winfield, a senior majoring in communication studies from Newton, N.J., finds herself with mixed feelings about what will happen when it is all over. As this semester quickly comes to a close, she has her hands full finalizing the details for WESS’s big event of the semester, “Spring Jam.”

March 28, 2016 - No Comments - Read More


Yvonne Troiani Sweeney Lecture Series for Nursing Enrichment to be held at ESU April 7, Living with Dementia Selected as Topic

Yvonne Troiani Sweeney’78 always had passion for the well-being of her patients. She dedicated her life to her nursing career that spanned 30 years after earning her bachelor’s degree in nursing from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) and a graduate degree in nursing from Villanova.

Five years ago, all of that changed for Sweeney and her family who live in Mountaintop, Pa. Diagnosed with a form of early onset dementia. Support came in many ways from Sweeney’s family. Her sister Linda Niedbala ’83, with the help of her husband, Sam Niedbala ’82, started the Yvonne Troiani Sweeney Lecture Series for Nursing Enrichment at ESU, which kicked off in March 2014. This year, the lecture series will continue on Thursday, April 7 with a keynote address by Ann M. Kolanowski, Ph.D., RN, FGSA, FAAN, titled “Promoting Behavioral and Cognitive Health in People Living with Dementia.”

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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.

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Biochemistry Program Earns National Accreditation

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania Provost Joanne Z. Bruno, J.D., is pleased to announce that the university’s undergraduate Biological Chemistry programs have received provisional accreditation from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB).

“This is great news for our students, particularly for those who are interested in moving on to advanced degrees with research options, students who want to pursue a teaching degree and others who are interested in pursuing careers in public health, healthcare and advanced medical degrees,” said Bruno.

March 16, 2016 - No Comments - Read More


ESU Political Science Club Sponsors Voter Registration Drive

East Stroudsburg University’s political science club took the lead in ensuring the campus community is registered to vote. The students from the political science club and the College Republicans sponsored a voting registration drive from February 22-26 and will be assisting the…

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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


Writer of Classic Musical The Fanasticks To Speak at ESU, February 25, During Week of Performances

Tom Jones, the author of The Fantasticks, will discuss his career in musical theatre on Thursday, February 25 at 11 a.m. at the Cecilia S. Cohen Recital Hall of East Stroudsburg University’s Fine and Performing Arts Center, Normal and Marguerite streets, East Stroudsburg,

Jones also will be attending the opening performance of the musical at ESU on Wednesday, February 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dale Snow Theatre of ESU’s Fine and Performing Arts Center.

With his composing partner Harvey Schmidt, Jones wrote The Fantasticks for a summer theatre at Barnard College. After its Off-Broadway opening in May 1960, the musical went on to become the longest-running production in the history of the American stage and one of the most frequently produced musicals in the world. The Fantasticks is currently running in a successful revival in New York.

February 19, 2016 - No Comments - Read More