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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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Event Management Organization at ESU to Host Cpl. Bryon Dickson Memorial Run

The Event Management Organization at East Stroudsburg University will host the second annual Corporal Bryon Dickson Memorial Run/Walk on September 10, 2016. Registration for the race the 5k race begins at 8:00 a.m. in the parking lot of Eiler-Martin Stadium at ESU. The race will begin at 9:00 a.m.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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