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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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Opera Comes to ESU with Tristan und Isolde: Love and Death in Music

The Office of Graduate and Extended Studies and the Department of Philosophy at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania will present a lecture and discussion on the opera “Tristan und Isolde” on Thursday, October 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the Niedbala Auditorium located in the Warren E.’55 and Sandra Hoeffner Science and Technology Center on the campus of ESU.

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Theatre Alumnus Lands Apprenticeship with Shakespeare Company

Jamil Joseph defines “summer fun” differently than most people. A May 2016 graduate of East Stroudsburg University’s Theatre Department, Joseph spent 12 weeks in Massachusetts in intensive study as part of the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s Apprentice program.

Based at Babson College in Wellesley, Mass., the program’s 26 apprentices took classes in movement, voice and Shakespearean text analysis. They also received individual coaching. The apprentices performed in one of two Shakespearean plays, Cymbeline and Measure for Measure and supported the company’s main production of Love’s Labour’s Lost, presented on Boston Common.

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Pocono Mountains’ Theater Company in Partnership with ESU Department of Theater to Present Staged Reading of Stet

STET, a new drama by Kim Davies, will open a series of three staged readings being presented this fall through a partnership between the Pocono Mountains’ Theater Company and East Stroudsburg University’s Department of Theatre.

The staged reading of this drama, will be presented Saturday, September 24 at 7 p.m. in Smith-McFarland Theatre of ESU’s Fine and Performing Arts Center, Normal and Marguerite streets, East Stroudsburg, Pa.

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Band Musicians Invited to Join ESU Community Concert Band

Brass, percussion and woodwind musicians with previous band experience are welcome to join the East Stroudsburg University/Community Concert Band (UCCB) as it prepares for its Sunday, December 11 concert.

Rehearsals are on Mondays from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Cecilia S. Cohen Recital Hall at the University’s Fine and Performing Arts Center, Normal and Marguerite streets, East Stroudsburg. Community members are welcome and asked to join no later than Monday, October 3.

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Senior English Literature Student Attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

Senior English literature student Jenny Bront is working in the office of Lt. Gov. Michael Stack as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.

Bront is from Feasterville, PA. She is one of 12 students participating in The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS) program, which provides students the opportunity to work in all areas of state government while earning a full semester’s worth of credits. THIS invites students from each of the 14 State System universities to participate.

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