Academic Departments

Yvonne Troiani Sweeney Lecture Series for Nursing Enrichment Held at ESU

The Yvonne Troiani Sweeney Endowed Lecture Series for Nursing Enrichment at ESU was held in the ESU Innovation Center on Thursday, April 6. This year’s keynote address by Glen R. Finney, M.D. was titled “21st Century Cognitive Care.”  Yvonne Troiani Sweeney’78 dedicated her life to her nursing career that spanned 30 years until she was diagnosed with a form of early onset dementia called posterior cortical atrophy. In 2014 her sister, Linda Niedbala ’83, with the help of her husband, Sam Niedbala ’82, started the lecture series in her honor.

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Art + Design Professor Displays Full-Color, 3D Printed, Pocono Mountains Flowers

Darlene Farris-LaBar has loved creating and making items for as long as she can remember. As a little girl, she tinkered with her mom’s sewing machine after school when she wasn’t taking a watch apart just to see if she could put it back together. As decades have passed, Farris-LaBar’s knowledge has drastically increased, and she has made a name for herself in the 3D printing world.

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Theatre Students Find Multiple Stages Through Service Learning in the Community

Inspired by Shakespeare’s statement, “all the world is a stage,” theatre majors at East Stroudsburg University are bringing their performance skills to the Pocono community through diverse volunteer activities.

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Madelon Powers Gallery to Present Senior Seminar and Portfolio in Art Student Exhibition

East Stroudsburg University’s Madelon Powers Gallery will feature art works and portfolios of selected students in a Senior Seminar and Portfolio in Art Student Exhibition April 12-May 4.

The exhibition also will include works produced by the art + design department’s student design agency, New Mind Design; comic art created at recent Comic Thons; sketches from the Drawing II class, and other selected student works.

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Winners of Student Art Association Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

Prizes were awarded recently to the top artists in the East Stroudsburg University Student Art Association Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition.

Gavel for Ruth Bader Ginsberg, a 3-D printed work by Alyssa Gonzalez, a sophomore from Allentown, Pa. majoring in art + design, earned the “best in show” award and also the prize for the best three-dimensional piece in the exhibit.

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Debate Team Tackles Hate Speech on College Campuses

Should hate speech be allowed on college campuses? That’s the topic 22 teams from seven universities within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education will debate at this year’s Fredrick Douglass Institute Collaborative Debate Tournament on Friday, April 7. The championship debate will take place from 4 – 5 p.m. in the Student Senate Chambers located in the University Center on ESU’s campus.

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Semester Abroad Leads Student to 11 Countries

Traveling can turn a person into the most wonderful storyteller. Recounting experiences brings light into the traveler’s eyes as he or she reflects on past adventures. East Stroudsburg University junior Madison Petro says that sharing stories of her study abroad…

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History Professor to Appear on Who Do You Think You Are

Michael Gray, Ph.D, professor of history at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania will be featured on this week’s episode of TLC’s hit show “Who Do You Think You Are?” The show, in its seventh season, is a genealogy documentary series is which celebrities are paired with historians to trace their family lineage.

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Pocono Mountains’ Theater Company and ESU Department of Theater Present Staged Reading of Laughing Wild

The partnership between the Pocono Mountains’ Theater Company and East Stroudsburg University’s Department of Theatre will present a staged reading of Laughing Wild, a comedy by Tony-Award winning playwright Christopher Durang on Thursday, April 6 at 7 p.m. in Smith-McFarland Theatre of ESU’s Fine and Performing Arts Center, Normal and Marguerite streets, East Stroudsburg.

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ESU Set to Graduate First-Ever Doctorate Students

Last April, the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education approved a doctor of education in Educational Leadership and Administration for East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania. The 60-credit Ed.D. is the first doctorate program in the 124-year history of the institution.

On Wednesday, March 22 Greg Cottrell was the first student to defend a dissertation for ESU’s doctoral program. Cottrell is the assistant principal at North Hunterdon High School in New Jersey. In his dissertation research he aimed to gain an understanding of how data about student internet activity can influence the instructional design choices that teachers make in order to meet the needs of digital learners. His findings support the guiding hypothesis that there are educational benefits associated with providing teachers access to comprehensive learning analytics reports associated with their students.

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