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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.

March 27, 2017 - No Comments - Read more

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.

March 23, 2017 - No Comments - Read More


Black Maria Film Festival Coming to ESU

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania will host a screening of the Black Maria Film Festival Tour on Monday, April 3, at 3:15 p.m. in the Dale Snow Theatre of ESU’s Fine and Performing Arts Center, Normal and Marguerite streets, East Stroudsburg.

March 23, 2017 - No Comments - Read More


Student Art Association at ESU to Present “Comic Thon”

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.

March 22, 2017 - No Comments - Read More


ESU Professor and Students Reflect on World Summits of Nobel Laureates

Dr. Quainoo, along with two ESU students, attended the 16th World Summit of Nobel Laureates from February 2-6 in Bogota, Colombia. Quainoo, who also took part in previous summits in Poland, South Africa and Spain, participated in workshops with other students led by leaders from around the world, including the presidents of Colombia, Costa Rica and Poland. The Summit’s goal is to find viable ways to bring about peaceful resolutions to conflicts around the world.

March 20, 2017 - 2 Comments - Read More


Madelon Powers Gallery to Present Student Art Association Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit

The Madelon Powers Gallery of East Stroudsburg University will host the Student Art Association Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition March 23 to April 7.

Entries will include a wide range of artistic media, including paintings, graphic design, drawing, photography, sculpture, mixed media and 3D printed works All current ESU undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to submit works for possible inclusion in the exhibit.

March 17, 2017 - No Comments - Read More


Students Prepare for Inaugural European Spring Academy in Germany

Photo Caption: East Stroudsburg University students will be traveling to Otzenhausen, Germany for a 13 day study abroad experience. Pictured from left to right: Matthew Deegan, Christopher Cummings, Anthony Honorowski, Daren Sealey, William Evans, Johalys Marte Reyes, James Gerrish, Nicholas Jauch, Sarah Kendl, Mackenzie Strunk, Dr. Leif Johan Eliasson.

Students at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania are taking part in a new collaborative program with West Chester University and the European Academy in Otzenhausen, Germany. Ten ESU students will attend the inaugural “European Spring Academy: Transatlantic Relations” seminar at the European Academy in Otzenhausen March 9 – 21.

March 7, 2017 - No Comments - Read More


Yvonne Troiani Sweeney Lecture Series for Nursing Enrichment to be held at ESU

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. Her colleagues and patients became her second family. Nursing led her to leadership roles at what is now the Lehigh Valley Health Network, Franklin Square Hospital in Maryland, Albert Einstein Medical Center and the Geisinger Health System. Wherever her occupation led her, she became an inspiration to others for the incredible level of care she delivered every day.

March 7, 2017 - No Comments - Read More


Faculty and Students Set to Present at Eastern Psychological Association Annual Conference

Founded in 1896, the Eastern Psychological Association is the oldest regional Psychological Association in the United States. The goal of EPA is to advance the science and profession through the dissemination of professional information about the field of psychology. The annual conference attracts approximately 2,000 professors, graduate students, and undergraduate students in psychology from New England and the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.

March 1, 2017 - No Comments - Read More


ESU Presents The 39 Steps

“Hitchcock meets hilarious” is how Director Stephanie Daventry French, professor of theatre, described the upcoming production of The 39 Steps, a lighthearted adaptation by Patrick Barlow of the classic film, which is being presented February 28 – March 5 by East Stroudsburg University’s Department of Theatre.

To bring this 2008 Drama Desk award winner, with an abundance of zany characters and fast-paced action, to the ESU stage, French and set designer Emma McDonough, a junior from Matamoras, Pa. majoring in technical theater, have reconfigured the interior of the Fine and Performing Arts Center’s Dale Snow Theatre to provide multiple playing areas for the comedy’s many scenes.

February 14, 2017 - No Comments - Read More