News Release

State System Gap Analysis Study Reveals Pennsylvania’s Future Workforce Needs

Nearly one million skilled jobs will need to be filled across Pennsylvania through 2024, with the greatest need in the areas of healthcare, business and finance and computer and mathematical occupations. Significant workforce “gaps” could occur in many of those high-demand fields, meaning there won’t be enough educated workers to fill all of the available positions.

July 15, 2016 - No Comments - Read more

Board of Governors Approves Smallest Tuition Increase for ESU and State System Universities in More Than a Decade

Thanks to continued cost-saving efforts by East Stroudsburg University and the 13 other universities within Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, combined with increased investment by the Commonwealth, the State System Board of Governors approved the smallest tuition increase in more than a decade. The 2.5 percent tuition increase for the 2016-2017 academic year amounts to just $89 per semester.

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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.

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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

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


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.

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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.

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