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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.

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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.

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English Professor Publishes Novel

A trip to the Houston Zoo over 14 years ago led Bill Broun to publish his first novel. “Night of the Animals,” which will be on sale beginning July 5, follows a homeless man named Cuthbert Handley who, over the course of the night, works to release the animals of the London Zoo.

“The first spark for a tale about a mentally ill old man’s interaction with zoo animals came from a very close friendship with a schizophrenic man whom I once spotted ‘talking’ to a troop of howler monkeys during our visit to the Houston Zoo,” Broun said.

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Nursing Professor Receives Certification in Health Care

Marcia L. Gasper, Ed.D., associate professor of nursing at East Stroudsburg University, became a certified health care simulation educator on April 25. The certification was awarded by The Society for Simulation in Health Care, a non-profit organization established in 2004 to develop simulation in health care.

This certification, an international recognition, demonstrates quality to consumers and industries. In addition to meeting the standards that had been set through a peer-developed process, Dr. Gasper met the experiential requirements and passed a standardized exam to earn this distinction. To maintain these credentials, she must meet continuing education expectations.

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Education Professor Leads Archeological Trip for Middle School Students

Four years ago, Doug Lare, Ed.D., knew he wanted to get his hands dirty. He came up with an idea to provide middle school students with a chance to participate in archeological digs. On April 30, months of planning paid off as students and professionals spent over six hours digging in the dirt. He started by working with a social studies teacher at the Allentown Harrison Middle School to get students signed up for the trip. While scouting for possible locations, Dr. Lare came across the Governor Wolf Historical Society. Spending time recruiting a team of faculty members and professional archeologists, Dr. Lare felt ready to take on the project for the third year. On April 30, months of planning paid off as students and professionals spent over six hours digging in the dirt.

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Two Professors’ Work Selected for Art of the State Exhibit

East Stroudsburg University Associate Professor and Chair of Art Joni Oye-Benintende and Assistant Professor of Art Jocelyn Kolb-DeWitt recently had their work selected for the 2016 Art of the State Exhibition, an annual event that features the finest art and artisanry in Pennsylvania. The exhibit runs from June 26 through September 11, 2016 at The State Museum of Pennsylvania. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 12 to 5 p.m.

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Alumnus Lands Job with Minor League Baseball Team

Eager baseball fans line up outside the stadium, with tickets in hand, to see their Daytona Tortugas play America’s favorite pastime. A familiar voice greets them over the stadium speakers, a voice also familiar to East Stroudsburg University students. A former station manager at ESU’s college radio station, Cory Nidoh ’15 greets the incoming fans and welcomes them to another baseball game at Jackie Robinson Park in Daytona Beach, Fla.

When Nidoh graduated from West Scranton High School in Scranton, Pa., he believed his baseball career ended.

“I knew my baseball days were numbered,” he said. “But I still wanted to be a part of the game.”

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ESU Faculty and Students Combine Nursing with Community Outreach

Lori Pierangeli, Ph.D., associate professor of nursing at East Stroudsburg University, along with senior community health nursing students and members of the nursing faculty, engaged in a variety of events to teach and learn the values of service and community health throughout the spring semester.

Through careful planning, Dr. Pierangeli utilized these events to emphasize goals and initiatives not seen in the classroom. “Students realize how much nursing has to offer the public, which then energizes students to continue volunteer opportunities after graduation,” she said.

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Microbiology Students Join Worldwide Crowdsourcing Effort to Tackle the Antibiotic Crisis

Imagine the power of thousands of minds, worldwide, all focused on a single, critical scientific research project — to discover new antibiotics.

Crowdsourcing science is a novel and highly effective tool, and students across the globe are tackling the research needed to combat the problems of antibiotic resistance and the diminishing number of effective antibiotics.

It is also a way to engage students in active, practical, hands-on, applied science.

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Several Continuing Education Workshops held at ESU for Licensed Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Sociology, Social Work and Criminal Justice has taken steps to enable licensed professionals to complete the 30 hours of continuing education required every two years to renew their licenses by the Pennsylvania Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.

“For many years licensed social workers, marriage and family therapists and professional counselors in our community have often needed to travel to the Lehigh Valley or the Scranton-Wilkes Barre area in order to complete the majority of their continuing education training, and now they can complete their hours here at ESU,” said John Kraybill-Greggo, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of sociology, social work and criminal justice.

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