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Madelon Powers Gallery to Present Methodologies: Combining Art and Science September 7 – October 1

Eleven invited artists who link art and science to explore, to recreate, and to reinvent phenomena found in nature will be featured in Methodologies: Combining Art and Science, September 7-October 1 at East Stroudsburg University’s Madelon Powers Gallery.

“The artists in this exhibition investigate natural phenomena and form visual conclusions through observation, research, and experiments,” said Darlene Farris-LaBar, professor of art+ design at ESU and co-curator of the exhibit. “They set their own parameters and question the world around them. Through these new definitions new phenomena and systems of information are created, which challenge our present.”

August 19, 2016 - No Comments - Read more

Professor Awarded Shenyang Normal University Friendship Award

Robert Ackerman, Ph.D., professor of speech-language pathology at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, was awarded the prestigious “Friendship Award” from Shenyang Normal University in Shenyang, China. The award is given to a person or group who demonstrates outstanding and long-term commitment to the values and mission of the university.

At the recommendation of an ESU colleague, Dr. Ackerman and his wife, Gretchen, chose SNU to spend a semester teaching English in 1999. Since that time, Ackerman, Gretchen, and their four children have built a relationship with the school, returning often over the years.

August 2, 2016 - No Comments - Read More


New Sports Performance Institute Bridges Departments of Athletics, Exercise Science

Matthew Miltenberger

East Stroudsburg University announces the creation of the ESU Sports Performance Institute, an innovative collaboration between the Department of Athletics and the Department of Exercise Science, and the appointment of assistant professor Matthew Miltenberger, Ph.D., ATC, CSCS as Coordinator of Sports Performance.

The creation of the ESU Sports Performance Institute provides Warriors student-athletes with increased access to state-of-the-art equipment and science-based training experts while enhancing research opportunities at the university.

July 25, 2016 - No Comments - Read More


ESU Hosts Spanish at Work for Rising High School Students

Spanish at Work students

Thousands of kids growing up in Pennsylvania have a skill that can be a great advantage when they hit the job market: they are bilingual.

With the Hispanic population of the United States reaching 55 million people in 2014, including 38.4 million who grew up in Spanish-speaking homes, there is high demand across a wide spectrum of careers for employees who can act as interpreters and translators, and provide on-site expertise in Spanish language and culture.

July 14, 2016 - No Comments - Read More


Alumna Earns Fulbright Award, Heads to Northern Ireland

Christi Marchetti

For the second year in a row, a member of the East Stroudsburg University Warriors family has earned a Fulbright award, one of the nation’s most prestigious fellowship programs for teaching and studying abroad.

Cristi Marchetti M’04, a Lehighton Area High School English teacher, was chosen for the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program which will enable her to work with students and conduct research at Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, for four months next year.

July 14, 2016 - One Comment - Read More


Chair of Art Department Earns Recognition at 2016 Art of the State Exhibition

East Stroudsburg University Associate Professor and Chair of Art Joni Oye-Benintende of Stroudsburg was among those who earned honors during the “Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2016” juried exhibition presented by The State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg.

The exhibit showcases the talent, creativity and diversity of the state’s established and emerging artists. First, second, third and honorable mention prizes were awarded for submissions in painting, photography, sculpture, craft and work on paper. The William D. Davis Memorial Award for Drawing and The State Museum of Pennsylvania Purchase Award were also selected.

June 30, 2016 - No Comments - Read More


Sterling Strauser Gallery Acquires Rare, Historically Significant Painting

Jill on her Tricycle

Members of the Sterling Strauser Gallery Committee at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania have announced the acquisition of “Jill on her Tricycle,” a rare, large-scale painting of the artist’s daughter by the late acclaimed, self-taught artist Sterling Boyd Strauser (1907-1995). This most recent acquisition is significant for a number of reasons from a historical and artistic perspective. Of the thousands of paintings created by Strauser in his lifetime, there were only a few, like “Jill on her Tricycle” that he signed with his full name. The oil on Masonite painting (48” X 36”) is also featured in a catalog of Strauser’s work that was published on the occasion of the presentation of Sterling Strauser, A Modernist Revisited at the Reading Public Museum in Reading, Pa., in November 1999.

June 27, 2016 - No Comments - Read More


ESU Announces New Deans for College of Education, College of Business Management, and Library and University Collections

Joanne Bruno, J.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU), announced the appointment of three new deans: Terry Barry, Ed.D., College of Education, Trib Puri, Ph.D., College of Business and Management, and Jingfeng Xia, Ph.D., library and university collections.

June 22, 2016 - No Comments - Read More


Award-Winning Senior Creates Mural for Local Resort

Many kindergarteners are proud to see their finger paintings displayed on the refrigerator. These early childhood exhibits are what fueled ESU senior Morgan Weissbach’s passion for art. “I was always interested in art,” she said. “It was one of those things that I just grew up doing,”

Today, Weissbach’s award-winning artwork has moved from her parents’ refrigerator to public exhibits in the Pocono region. This year, she took second place in the “Works on Paper” category in the Pocono Arts Council’s 2016 Members’ Exhibition and won “Best in Show” at the juried Student Art Association Exhibition at ESU’s Madelon Powers Gallery.

June 21, 2016 - 2 Comments - Read More


Current and Retired ESU Faculty Members Co-Author Book

Caroline DiPipi-Hoy, Ph.D., East Stroudsburg University associate professor of special education and rehabilitation , and Daniel Steere, Ph.D., ESU professor emeritus of special education and rehabilitation , recently published a book titled “Teaching Time Management to Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders.”

June 16, 2016 - No Comments - Read More