News Release

New Students Arrive to Campus

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania welcomed 1,400 freshmen and transfer students to campus today, Thursday, August 25, 2016. There were 200 student volunteers and 40 faculty, staff and alumni volunteers on campus to help students and their families move in to their dorms. Among the volunteers was President of ESU, Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D.

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State System Assures Students that Fall Classes Will Begin as Scheduled Despite APSCUF Strike Threats

Harrisburg – As representatives from Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education and its faculty union continue negotiations toward a new contract, State System officials assured students this week that classes will begin Monday, as scheduled, despite the union’s threat of a strike.

Leadership of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) have announced they will meet Thursday to consider calling for a strike authorization vote among the union’s full membership sometime during the fall semester. Such votes, which would give APSCUF leadership the authority to call for a walkout at any time, have become a regular part of the contract negotiations process between the union and the State System.

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New Director of Graduate and Extended Studies Named

Joanne Bruno, J.D., provost and vice president of academic affairs at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU), announced the appointment of William J. Bajor, Ph.D. as the director of graduate and extended studies.

Dr. Bajor comes to ESU from New Jersey City University (NJCU) where he most recently served as the acting director of the division of professional and lifelong learning. In this role he developed new revenue streams for NJCU, aligned University training programs with the State of New Jersey’s economic development priorities and increased the number of NJCU’s strategic and innovative community and business partnerships. The division of professional and lifelong learning included NJCU’s Continuing Education unit, which Bajor previously oversaw along with graduate studies. In that role he supervised the administration of admission, registration, matriculation, scheduling, advisement and graduation/completion policies governing graduate and continuing education students.

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Madelon Powers Gallery to Present Methodologies: Combining Art and Science September 7 – October 1

Eleven invited artists who link art and science to explore, to recreate, and to reinvent phenomena found in nature will be featured in Methodologies: Combining Art and Science, September 7-October 1 at East Stroudsburg University’s Madelon Powers Gallery.

“The artists in this exhibition investigate natural phenomena and form visual conclusions through observation, research, and experiments,” said Darlene Farris-LaBar, professor of art+ design at ESU and co-curator of the exhibit. “They set their own parameters and question the world around them. Through these new definitions new phenomena and systems of information are created, which challenge our present.”

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State System ‘Fact Center’ Provides Event Greater Transparency About Universities

Looking for information about Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education?

Maybe you’re curious about how many students attend the 14 universities, what are the most popular majors, or how many degrees the institutions award each year?

How about the economic and employment impact the universities have on their communities, their regions and the Commonwealth?

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New Board Chair Learned Value of Education at Very Young Age From Father and Mother

As a very young girl, Cynthia Shapira, the daughter of a dentist father and a traditional homemaker mother, was certain that girls could do anything boys could do. And academic achievement was a high priority in her home growing up.

“Our parents placed the highest expectations on me, and on my brothers,” she said. Report cards were scrutinized; parent-teacher conferences solemnly attended. Cindy loved school and took it seriously—to the point where her parents, concerned that she was a bit too zealous about grades, once offered her a dollar for every “C” she would bring home.

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State System Addresses Faculty Union Negotiations

Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education continues to bargain in good faith with the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF), the union that represents faculty at the 14 state-owned universities. The two sides have met 18 times since negotiations began last year, with the latest session concluding this afternoon.

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Professor Awarded Shenyang Normal University Friendship Award

Robert Ackerman, Ph.D., professor of speech-language pathology at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, was awarded the prestigious “Friendship Award” from Shenyang Normal University in Shenyang, China. The award is given to a person or group who demonstrates outstanding and long-term commitment to the values and mission of the university.

At the recommendation of an ESU colleague, Dr. Ackerman and his wife, Gretchen, chose SNU to spend a semester teaching English in 1999. Since that time, Ackerman, Gretchen, and their four children have built a relationship with the school, returning often over the years.

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Office of Workforce Development WEDnetPA to allocate $318,603 to businesses for training grants

East Stroudsburg University’s Office of Workforce Development was awarded $318,603 for fiscal year 2016-17 to support workforce training though the Workforce and Economic Development Network of Pennsylvania (WEDnetPA). Funding for WEDnetPA is provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).

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ESU Chapter of National Student Speech Language Hearing Association Wins Award

The East Stroudsburg University chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) received the Bronze Award for the 2015-2016 academic year. This award recognizes any chapter that has gone above and beyond expectations.

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