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ESU Calls for MLK Award Nominations

Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards, which will be presented at the 20th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Celebration Breakfast at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania on Monday, January 16, 2017 at 8 a.m. in the Mattioli Recreation Center. Nominees for the awards should exemplify characteristics of Dr. King’s philosophy of non-violence, equality, justice, cultural diversity and respect for humanity.

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Provost’s Colloquium Series at ESU to Present Talk and Art Exhibit, Cellblock Visions: “Set Free in the Penitentiary”

As part of East Stroudsburg University’s Provost’s Colloquium Series, Phyllis Kornfeld, art workshop facilitator and curator of the upcoming exhibit Cellblock Visions, “Set Free in the Penitentiary,” will discuss the exhibit Thursday, November 3 at 3 p.m. in Cecilia S. Cohen Recital Hall of ESU’s Fine and Performing Arts Center, Normal and Marguerite streets, East Stroudsburg.

The talk will open an exhibition, which will feature paintings, drawings and objects created by men and women prisoners in six states and can be viewed in University’s Madelon Powers Gallery November 1-22.

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ESU Theatre Students Not Scared by Service Learning Project

Whether you meet Little Red Riding Hood or Freddie Krueger on the trail around East Stroudsburg’s Zacharias Pond Park this Saturday night, October 22, you’ll be meeting a Warrior.

More than 50 members of East Stroudsburg University’s two student theatre groups, Stage II and the Musical Theatre Organization (MTO), will be portraying characters for two different versions of the Stroud Region Open Space and Recreation Commission’s Haunted  Trail—a Friendly Trail from 6-8 p.m. and a Scary Trail from 8-10 p.m.

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State System Adds Myth Busters to Negotiation Website, Remains Committed to Reaching Fair Settlement

Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education placed on its website today a list of “myth busters,” seeking to correct misinformation that continues to circulate about the negotiations between the State System and its faculty union, APSCUF. The myth busters will…

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Sewell-Allen Named Dean of Student Life At East Stroudsburg University

Doreen Tobin, D.Ed., vice president of student affairs at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU), announced the appointment of Cornelia Sewell-Allen as the Dean of Student Life effective Monday, October 17, 2016.  This position replaces the previous departmental position of assistant vice president for student affairs, which was vacated in September 2016.

“I was pleased when I learned that Cornelia submitted her application for the Dean of Students position, and was even more thrilled when she was recommended for the position by the search committee,” said Dr. Tobin. “Cornelia is highly regarded by students, faculty and staff alike. Her experience in Student Affairs, proven ability as an effective advocate for students, and collaborative working style make her the perfect match for the position. Cornelia will serve the division of student affairs and university well in her new role as the Dean of Student Life.”

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ESU Residence Halls Invite Children to Trick or Treat through Residence Halls

The Office of Residence Life and Housing at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania invites community members to Trick or Treat through residence halls on Wednesday, October 26 at 5 p.m. The event, sponsored by ESU’s Residence Hall Association (RHA), is open to all area children, kindergarten through fifth grade. There is no cost to participate. Children are asked to wear their costumes and bring a trick-or-treat bag.

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State System Proposes Raises for All Faculty, Same Healthcare Package as Other Employees Have

With the clock ticking down toward the faculty union’s announced 5 a.m., Wednesday, strike deadline, Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education has offered APSCUF a new proposal that would provide raises to all permanent and temporary faculty and a healthcare…

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State System Ready for Pivotal Weekend Bargaining Sessions with Faculty Union; Updates Student FAQs

Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education will continue negotiations with APSCUF as bargaining sessions resume tomorrow and are expected to run through the weekend. The System has updated its negotiations website with an expanded list of frequently asked questions received from students over the past week.

“We want our students, their parents and the public to have as much information as possible about these negotiations and the potential strike that has been announced by the faculty union,” said State System spokesman Kenn Marshall. “We are eager to return to the bargaining table to continue working with the faculty union to finalize an agreement. We have informed APSCUF that we are ready to stay at the table to make it happen. We must remain at the table until we reach a deal. Our students deserve nothing less.”

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Board of Governors Approves Major Policy Revisions to Ease Student Transfers, Enhance Significance and Relevance of General Education Requirements

The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education has approved a trio of policy revisions that will make it easier for students to transfer to and among any of the State System universities; will update and strengthen the universities’ general education requirements; and will require that all academic programs are regularly reviewed to ensure they comply with accreditation standards and continue to meet student and employer needs.

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LiveSafe Mobile App Now Available at East Stroudsburg University

In an effort to increase safety on campus, East Stroudsburg University will debut its latest safety feature during a press conference on Thursday, October 13 at 1 p.m. in the University Center. While campus is buzzing with Homecoming festivities this week, ESU campus police will introduce LiveSafe.

LiveSafe is a mobile application designed to help make college campuses a safer place by preventing crime and enabling better incident response. The LiveSafe technology includes an app for smartphone users that is connected to a cloud-based dashboard. This dashboard is monitored by officials within the ESU Police Department.

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