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Art + Design Students Team Up with Local Business to Create and Sell Holiday Gifts

Art + Design students at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania have created a small run production line as part of their course work for Product Design 2. The course is taught by Assistant Professor Jocelyn Kolb-DeWitt.

November 17, 2016 - One Comment - Read more

Student Theatrical Organization, Stage II to Present Anon(ymous) by Naomi Iizuka

The question, which could be taken from any current news story, is key to Naomi Iizuka’s drama, Anon(ymous), a piece that uses the classic story of Homer’s Odyssey to highlight the plight of contemporary refugees. East Stroudsburg University’s student theatre organization, Stage II, will be presenting the play November 17-20.

November 7, 2016 - No Comments - Read More

Provost’s Colloquium Series at ESU to Present Talk and Art Exhibit, Cellblock Visions: “Set Free in the Penitentiary”

As part of East Stroudsburg University’s Provost’s Colloquium Series, Phyllis Kornfeld, art workshop facilitator and curator of the upcoming exhibit Cellblock Visions, “Set Free in the Penitentiary,” will discuss the exhibit Thursday, November 3 at 3 p.m. in Cecilia S. Cohen Recital Hall of ESU’s Fine and Performing Arts Center, Normal and Marguerite streets, East Stroudsburg.

The talk will open an exhibition, which will feature paintings, drawings and objects created by men and women prisoners in six states and can be viewed in University’s Madelon Powers Gallery November 1-22.

October 21, 2016 - No Comments - Read More

ESU Theatre Students Not Scared by Service Learning Project

Whether you meet Little Red Riding Hood or Freddie Krueger on the trail around East Stroudsburg’s Zacharias Pond Park this Saturday night, October 22, you’ll be meeting a Warrior.

More than 50 members of East Stroudsburg University’s two student theatre groups, Stage II and the Musical Theatre Organization (MTO), will be portraying characters for two different versions of the Stroud Region Open Space and Recreation Commission’s Haunted  Trail—a Friendly Trail from 6-8 p.m. and a Scary Trail from 8-10 p.m.

October 21, 2016 - No Comments - Read More

Early Job Search Pays Off for ESU Grad

As East Stroudsburg University students began fall classes, Zhaoyuan Guo M’16 had advice for the seniors and graduate students: Don’t wait until graduation to start your job search.

Guo, who earned her Master of Education in instructional technology from ESU in May, was hired a month later by System One, one of the largest professional staffing firms in the country, to work with a client, The Hershey Company. As a contractor, Guo develops online lessons that teach employees how to perform different tasks for the company.

October 18, 2016 - No Comments - Read More

ESU Wins $4 million National Science Foundation Grant for Scholarships and Research

In the largest single grant ever awarded to East Stroudsburg University, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is giving $4 million to help transfer students complete their education at ESU in the fields of science, technology and math.

The five-year grant for the project — dubbed Clear Path — provides scholarships for about 120 students who start their education at community colleges and transfer to ESU for bachelor’s degrees in such fields as biochemistry, physics, computer science and mathematics.

October 12, 2016 - 3 Comments - Read More

Pocono Mountains’ Theater Company in Partnership with ESU Department of Theatre to Present Staged Reading of LAUGHING WILD

“Laughing Wild”, a comedy by Tony-Award winning playwright Christopher Durang, has been selected to be the second in a series of staged readings being presented through a partnership between the Pocono Mountains’ Theater Company and East Stroudsburg University’s Department of Theatre.

The comedy will be presented Saturday, October 22 at 7 p.m. in Smith-McFarland Theatre of ESU’s Fine and Performing Arts Center, Normal and Marguerite streets, East Stroudsburg, Pa.

October 7, 2016 - No Comments - Read More

ESU Presents Thornton Wilder’s Classic Our Town, October 13-16

Playwright Thornton Wilder broke with realistic staging conventions by specifying that Our Town be presented on a bare stage with minimal props and set pieces. Now an American classic, the play was written in 1938 and continues to be performed as Wilder had intended.

“Though Wilder set the play in the fictional town of Grover’s Corner, N.H., in the early 20th century, he wasn’t aiming for realism,” noted Professor Susan P. O’Hearn, who is directing the East Stroudsburg University Theatre Department’s October 13-16 production of the drama.

October 3, 2016 - No Comments - Read More

ESyou Honoree: Dr. Jeffrey Weber

In an effort to recognize faculty and staff members for their outstanding service, Dr. Welsh has launched the ESyou campaign beginning with the fall semester, 2013. Each month during the academic year, the ESyou campaign will feature a different faculty…

October 3, 2016 - No Comments - Read More

Current and Retired ESU Faculty Members Publish Books

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania pleased to announce that Jingfeng Xia, Ph.D., dean of library services and university collections and Lawrence Squeri, Ph.D., professor emeritus of history, have each recently published books.

September 26, 2016 - No Comments - Read More