Academic Departments

Theatre Department to Present The Fantasticks, February 24-28

Music and romance will take the stage at East Stroudsburg University as the theatre department presents the American musical classic, The Fantasticks, February 24-28.

The musical features two parents who try to trick their children into falling in love, but create a cascade of unanticipated consequences. Memorable songs like “Try to Remember” and “Soon it’s Gonna Rain” helped The Fantasticks run for more than 17,000 performances in New York City, making it the world’s longest-running musical.

February 9, 2016 - No Comments - Read more

ESU and NCC Celebrate Finalization of Accelerated Degree Programs in Business and Nursing

The presidents, provosts and deans of East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) and Northampton Community College (NCC) celebrated the signing of an agreement yesterday that will finalize a new partnership that… will fast track the completion of bachelor’s degree programs in business administration and provide a Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) completion program option right on NCC’s Bethlehem campus.

Among those participating in yesterday’s celebration were, from left: Joanne Bruno, J.D., ESU provost and vice president of academic affairs; L. Patrick Ross ’67, chair, ESU Council of Trustees; Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D., president of ESU; Diane Jones, a 2015 graduate of NCC and senior nursing major at ESU; Mark Erickson, Ph.D., president of NCC; Robert Fehnel, chair, NCC Board of Trustees; and Carolyn Bortz, vice president for academic affairs at NCC.

February 4, 2016 - No Comments - Read More


Speech-Language Pathology Students and Faculty Present at National Conference

Three faculty members and eight graduate students from East Stroudsburg University’s speech-language pathology department attended the national convention of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association during the fall semester. Over 12,000 attendees participated in the convention, which was held in Denver,…

February 3, 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


Theatre Students Earn Multiple Accolades at Region II Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

Students from East Stroudsburg University’s theatre department earned multiple honors, including two major awards, at the Region II Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) held recently at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

Founded in 1969, KCACTF is a national program that serves as a catalyst to improve the quality of college theatre through its network of more than 600 universities throughout the United States.

David Kunz, a junior from Stroudsburg, Pa. majoring in theatre and digital media technologies, earned a KCACTF Award for Sound Design Excellence, an honor that advances him to the national KCACTF competition in Washington, D.C. in April. He also earned a Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas Award for Excellence in Technology and Design, which includes a one-week master class at the institute.

February 1, 2016 - No Comments - Read More


ESU Hosts Art Exhibit: Live Design: Jocelyn Kolb-3D printed jewelry; Kimberly Snyder-Concept Product

An exhibit that highlights contemporary design, Live Design: Jocelyn Kolb-3D Printed Jewelry; Kimberly Snyder-Concept Product Design, will be featured February 1 to March 4 at the Madelon Powers Gallery of East Stroudsburg University’s… Fine & Performing Arts Center, Normal and Marguerite streets, East Stroudsburg.

Hours for the gallery are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays.

A reception for the artists will be held on Thursday, February 4 from 4-6 p.m. in the gallery. Both the exhibit and reception are open to the public at no cost.

January 28, 2016 - No Comments - Read More


ESU and NCC Finalize New Partnership, Accelerated Degree Programs in Business and Nursing

The presidents, provosts and deans of East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) and Northampton Community College (NCC) will meet at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, February 1, to finalize a new partnership that will fast track the completion of bachelor degree programs in business administration and provide a Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) completion program option right on NCC’s Bethlehem campus.

“ESU is very fortunate to have such a great relationship with President Erickson and his NCC team,” said Dr. Welsh, president of ESU. “This partnership has been a long time coming and we are grateful for the opportunities this program offers NCC students. These rewarding programs enable students to continue their studies on NCC’s campus and allow them to accelerate their degree completion in an affordable way that fits their lifestyles and gives them an advantage in a very competitive job market.”

January 27, 2016 - No Comments - Read More


Communication Studies Major Attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

Abby Krueger, a junior majoring in communication studies from Stroudsburg, Pa., is working in the office of House Democratic Whip Michael D. Hanna as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.

She is one of 16 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.

January 26, 2016 - No Comments - Read More


Rehearsals to be Held for East Stroudsburg University Concert Band

Brass, percussion and woodwind musicians with previous band experience are welcome to join the East Stroudsburg University Concert Band as it prepares for its Sunday, May 1 concert. The program will feature a wide variety of music from the wind band repertoire.

Rehearsals are on Mondays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., starting January 25 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, February 15.

January 21, 2016 - No Comments - Read More


Theatre Alumna Finds Career Opportunities in Los Angeles, Film to Premiere at Pocono Cinema and Cultural Center

Moving to Los Angeles wasn’t something Jenell Manzi ’09 ever thought she would do when she graduated.

December 24, 2015 - No Comments - Read More