ESU Success Stories

Alumnus Lands Job with Minor League Baseball Team

Eager baseball fans line up outside the stadium, with tickets in hand, to see their Daytona Tortugas play America’s favorite pastime. A familiar voice greets them over the stadium speakers, a voice also familiar to East Stroudsburg University students. A former station manager at ESU’s college radio station, Cory Nidoh ’15 greets the incoming fans and welcomes them to another baseball game at Jackie Robinson Park in Daytona Beach, Fla.

When Nidoh graduated from West Scranton High School in Scranton, Pa., he believed his baseball career ended.

“I knew my baseball days were numbered,” he said. “But I still wanted to be a part of the game.”

May 20, 2016 - No Comments - Read more

Microbiology Students Join Worldwide Crowdsourcing Effort to Tackle the Antibiotic Crisis

Imagine the power of thousands of minds, worldwide, all focused on a single, critical scientific research project — to discover new antibiotics.

Crowdsourcing science is a novel and highly effective tool, and students across the globe are tackling the research needed to combat the problems of antibiotic resistance and the diminishing number of effective antibiotics.

It is also a way to engage students in active, practical, hands-on, applied science.

May 11, 2016 - No Comments - Read More

Graduating Senior Returns from South Africa Internship

Not all East Stroudsburg University students study at Kemp Library, grab a bite to eat at the University Center or attend lectures inside of Stroud Hall. ESU senior Christine Munsell wasn’t even in the same time zone this academic year. Munsell, a rehabilitative and human services major, was studying 7,000 miles away at the Sarah Fox Children’s Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa.

May 3, 2016 - One Comment - Read More

Species of Insect Named for ESU Professor

East Stroudsburg University Biology Professor Matthew S. Wallace gained a bit of immortality recently and it comes with six legs, four wings and a talent for disguising itself. The newly named Selenacentrus Wallacei is a type of treehopper insect that was discovered by two entomologists from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

April 20, 2016 - 5 Comments - Read More

ESU Alumna Heads to the Peace Corps

Without hesitating, Colleen Sullivan ’15 sold her car and packed her bags. In just over a month, she will travel to Kyrgyzstan as a Peace Corps volunteer.

“I’ve always wanted to do this,” she said. “It’s about giving back to the world, and that is so important to me.”

April 13, 2016 - 2 Comments - Read More

Schisler Museum and McMunn Planetarium Set for Grand Opening, April 2

With a polar bear, planetary bodies, and plenty of exploration to offer, the Schisler Museum of Wildlife & Natural History and McMunn Planetarium at ESU has set its much anticipated public opening for April 2, 2016.

Housed in the Warren E. ’55 and Sandra Hoeffner Science and Technology Center on the ESU campus, the facility offers a state-of-the-art planetarium as well as a world-class museum with more than 130 taxidermy exhibits, a 300-gallon aquarium, and insects from around the globe.

Catherine T. Klingler was hired as the new curator of the Schisler Museum and McMunn Planetarium in September 2015, after working for 20 years with the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh in a range of roles including assistant director of exhibits, curatorial assistant, and manager of media services.

March 30, 2016 - No Comments - Read More

ESU Celebrates the World with First Ever Global Week

One hundred students from 21 countries around the world walk the campus of East Stroudsburg University every day. Inside a Stroud Hall classroom, individuals of many different ethnicities work alongside one another, including Hispanic, African American, Asian, Native Hawaiian and Caucasian.

“It’s like a big potluck in a small university,” Binetou Fall, a senior majoring in business management who is originally from Senegal, Africa, said.

With a desire to laud the diversity on campus, East Stroudsburg University will host its first Global Week from April 2-8.

March 25, 2016 - 5 Comments - Read More

Art + Design Students Gain Professional Experience with New Mind Design

For Cameron Maher being a part of New Mind Design (NMD) is like riding a bike with the training wheels on it.

“It really let me get a feel for what a design job is in the real world.” he said.

NMD is an in-house design agency that works with businesses throughout Northeast Pennsylvania. It is made up of East Stroudsburg University art + design students and is housed in the Innovation Center. The faculty team started NMD as a pilot run by integrating the agency in the classroom during spring 2014. The official doors for the agency opened in fall of 2014.

March 17, 2016 - One Comment - Read More

Warriors Fight Back with Relay for Life

This April, ESU will be hosting its annual Relay for Life Walk to help raise funding for cancer research and give individuals a better chance at beating their diagnoses.

Three years ago, Ashley Sudol’s mother had a difficult conversation with her doctor. She was told that she had lung cancer.

“I received a phone call from my father,” Sudol said. “He told me that my mom had a massive heart attack and that she might not make it.”

March 7, 2016 - No Comments - Read More

Psychology Class Takes on Clients to Measure Success

How do you accurately measure whether a program or special initiative works? That question is at the heart of what students grapple with in psychology class called “Measurement and Evaluation in Psychology” where they help outside agencies and groups gauge the effectiveness of their work.

February 29, 2016 - No Comments - Read More