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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

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


Residence Life Participates in Greater Poconos Relay for Life

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania’s office of Residence life was the top fundraising team in this year’s Greater Pocono 24-hour “Relay for Life,” which was hosted at ESU’s Eiler-Martin Stadium on Saturday, June 11.

ESU’s Office of Residence Life has had a staff team in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life since its beginning in Monroe County over 25 years ago. This year the team brought in approximately $20,700. Bob Moses, director of Residence Life, was the top fundraiser in the relay with $9,160 in donations. Kelly Weaber, residence director of Hawthorn Suites, was the second highest bringing in a total of $4,018.

June 23, 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


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


ESU Announces Spring Semester 2016 Dean’s List

A total of 1,485 students have been named to the Dean’s List at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) for the Spring 2016 semester of the 2015-2016 academic year, according to Joanne Bruno, J.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs.

June 16, 2016 - No Comments - Read More


ESU Foundation Celebrates 26th Annual Golf Classic to Benefit Prince Hall Scholarship Fund

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, the ESU Foundation and the Prince Hall School of Philadelphia, Pa., are teaming up to host the 26th Annual Educational Scholarship Golf Classic to benefit the Prince Hall Endowed Scholarship Fund on August 1, 2016, at Mount Airy Casino Resort in Mount Pocono, Pa.

Pennsylvania State Rep. Dwight Evans, 203rd District of Philadelphia, is the honorary chair and Sharon Patton-Thaxton, former principal of the Prince Hall School, is the event’s honorary co-chair.

June 15, 2016 - No Comments - Read More


Burgy, ESUs Number One Fan Retires After Eight Years of Service

After eight years of service to East Stroudsburg University as the Number One Fan of Warrior Athletics, Burgy has announced his official retirement effective Friday, June 10.

Burgy’s arrival was celebrated by the ESU campus community during Homecoming in October, 2008, and his mission was to: continue the rich traditions of the university through good will among all, support community service for others, and inspire a winning season year after year.

June 15, 2016 - No Comments - Read More


Baseball, Softball Teams Announce Partnership With Stroudsburg Little League And Stroud Township Board of Supervisors To Seek Support To Enhance Facilities

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) Department of Athletics, the ESU Foundation, the Stroudsburg Little League (SLL) Board of Directors and the Stroud Township Board of Supervisors announced today a new partnership and intentions to raise funds and community support in order to enhance and utilize the ESSA & Hughes Field Complex at Creekview Park, 335 Powerhouse Lane, Stroudsburg.

“This is such a great opportunity for Stroudsburg Little League,” said Board of Directors President Jerry Robertson. “I’ve been involved in Stroudsburg Little League for more than 24 years and I have to say we feel very fortunate that our local university wants to partner with us to create a facility that is not only state-of-the-art, but a wellspring of mentorship for the young, influential kids involved in our program. Little League participants will be able to see for themselves that there’s a place for teamwork and comradery throughout their youth and into adulthood.”

June 10, 2016 - No Comments - Read More


Schisler Museum and McMunn Planetarium Sets Summer Hours

The Schisler Museum of Wildlife & Natural History and McMunn Planetarium at East Stroudsburg University has set its summer hours. Both facilities are open Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and from June 7 through August 20, they will also be open Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Both facilities are open for a single admission price.

June 10, 2016 - No Comments - Read More