ESU Success Stories

Men’s Basketball Wins First Regional Title, Heads to Sioux Falls, SD for Elite 8

ESU’s men’s basketball team won its first NCAA Division II regional title in school history on Tuesday night, topping Shippensburg 84-72 for the Atlantic Region championship. The Warriors advance to the Elite 8 in Sioux Falls, S.D. and a quarterfinal match-up vs. Northern State (S.D.) on Tuesday, March 20. If ESU advances, it would play in the semifinals on Thursday night, followed by the national championship game on Saturday at 3 p.m. ET, broadcast on CBS.

March 14, 2018 - No Comments - Read more

Future Teachers Challenging Students who are Gifted – and Vice Versa

With a gaggle of elementary school children in front of him, Dane Barhite was peppering the kids with questions about small containers of different types of liquids on a table in the Innovation Center at East Stroudsburg University.

March 12, 2018 - One Comment - Read More

ESU’s Warrior Promise Will Make College More Affordable

Starting this fall, ESU will become the first public university in Pennsylvania to guarantee the same fixed-rate tuition for all four years for degree-seeking undergraduate students.

February 26, 2018 - No Comments - Read More

Learning Lessons from the Jungle

Waking up to find a venomous snake in your sleeping quarters might be enough to make most people rethink their internship in a remote village in the Panama jungle.

But for East Stroudsburg University senior Olivia Hollister it was all part of what made her adventure abroad last fall “life-changing.”

February 12, 2018 - No Comments - Read More

ESU Students Invent Computer Malware Cure, Entering PASSHE Competition

Interning at a hospital technology department after their freshman year at East Stroudsburg University, Zach Waldman and Nick Neely got tired of having to stop projects to go fix the computers of employees who had accidently downloaded malware while clicking on ads.

“All the time we would get issues where people would say ‘my computer is slow, my computer is messed up,’” Neely said. “It would have saved me so much time at work if I could have told someone, ‘Click the reset button.”

February 2, 2018 - One Comment - Read More

Eleven Students Participate in European Union Simulation

When the fall 2017 semester ended last December, 11 students at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania began preparing for the international European Union Simulation (Eurosim). As part of a political science course offered over winter break the students, accompanied by L. Johan Eliasson, Ph.D., professor of political science, participated in Eurosim in Brussels, Belgium from January 4-7, 2018.  The rigorous, four-day exercise strives to enhance participants’ knowledge of international law, the European Union (the world’s largest single market, largest economy, and emerging political union, consisting of 28 member states), negotiating strategy, and diplomatic protocol, by negotiating real life legal and policy problems. The 2018 simulation was held at the Free University in Brussels.

January 26, 2018 - No Comments - Read More

East Stroudsburg University Celebrates 125th Anniversary

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania has seen its share of changes in higher education since opening its doors in 1893, and many of those transformations will become part of the institution’s 125th anniversary celebration that begins this month.  ESU’s year-long celebration will kick off on January 22 with a variety of activities taking place inside the University Center, located along Normal Street in East Stroudsburg.

January 5, 2018 - No Comments - Read More

Poster Project Spreads Message of Inclusion

For her poster in the East Stroudsburg University Inclusion Project, sophomore Chelsea Bacon created pictures of all sorts of families – interracial, same-sex, single parents – as well as an ESU family. She says it’s about making people of different backgrounds feel like they belong. “When you go into certain situations you feel excluded if your family doesn’t look like the picture-perfect family,” says Bacon, an art + design major from Easton.

November 17, 2017 - 2 Comments - Read More

Father’s Service to Country Motivates ESU Student

When Sarah Heidecker was growing up, her father often emphasized the importance of education. Today, Sarah is working towards her degree and uses her father’s service to our country as motivation in her educational endeavors. Master Sergeant Joseph Heidecker served…

November 8, 2017 - No Comments - Read More

Warriors to Watch: Two ESU Grads Aim for Stardom

Jenni-Lyn Williams was nearly eight months pregnant when she flew to Los Angeles to film an episode of the hit ABC television show “Shark Tank” in June. The show’s producers were worried that Williams, who graduated from East Stroudsburg University in 2009, wouldn’t be able to board a plane that close to giving birth. But there was no way she was missing the opportunity to be one of the show’s entrepreneurs competing for business deals and to promote her new company “Snarky Tea.”

November 1, 2017 - No Comments - Read More