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ESU Junior to Represent Student Body on Council of Trustees

Mariam Juya, a junior majoring in biology from Stroudsburg, Pa., was sworn in as the student member of the East Stroudsburg University Council of Trustees on Tuesday, March 29. The student trustee represents the entire student body and gains the opportunity to work with top university officials.

Juya was selected from a pool of extraordinary applicants. Each of Pennsylvania’s state-owned universities has a Council of Trustees consisting of 11 members including one undergraduate student.

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PA Community Colleges, State System Universities Sign Statewide Reverse Transfer Agreements

Students who began their studies at a community college in Pennsylvania before transferring to a university within Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education might already have earned enough credits to receive their first degree. And now there’s an easy way for them to get it, through the newly launched “reverse transfer” initiative.

The 14 community colleges in the state and the 14 State System universities today signed a statewide reverse transfer agreement that will allow students who have earned at least 60 total credits to apply for an associate degree from the community college where they started. Receiving the degree could immediately enhance the student’s earning potential, even as he or she continues working toward a bachelor’s degree or other certification or credential at a State System university.

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Psychology Professor Presents Seminars in Costa Rica

Dr. Drago, psychologist and professor and chair of the psychology department in the College of Arts and Sciences at ESU, hosted five seminars at Universidad De Iberoamerica (UNIBE) in Costa Rica to provoke discussions on mental health issues within the country.

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Student Art Association at ESU Presents “Comic Thon,” April 16

Local artists, art enthusiasts and/or comic book lovers who want to test their creativity and push their artistic limits are invited to a 12-hour Comic Thon sponsored by East Stroudsburg University’s Student Art Association.

The day of extreme cartooning will give amateur and professional cartoonists of any age 12 hours to challenge themselves to try to write, draw, and letter an entire 12-page comic story (one page per hour). Participants are not required to meet this goal, nor are they required to stay for the entire session.

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ESU Dance Team Hosts Annual Showcase, April 16 & 17

The University Dance Team at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania will host its sixth annual showcase at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 16 and 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 17. Each performance will be held in the Abeloff Center for the Performing Arts on the front circle of campus.

The performance will include t-shirt giveaways, a basket raffle, refreshments and a lot of entertainment. All the dances were choreographed by the students and include styles such as jazz, tap, contemporary and hip hop. The cost of attendance is $3 for ESU students and $5 for the general public. All contributions go to the dance team.

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Four Members of ESU’s University/ Community Concert Band (UCCB) Participated in Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Band Festival

Four East Stroudsburg University student members of the University/Community Concert Band (UCCB) participated in 69th annual Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Band Festival held March 4-6 at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pa.

The students included Mirand Tripus, flute, a senior from Moscow, Pa. with majors in political science, philosophy, and English; Victoria Kraft, euphonium, a senior from Langhorne, Pa. majoring in middle level education with a concentration in mathematics and a minor in music; Matthew Helbers, trombone, a sophomore from East Stroudsburg, Pa., majoring in mathematics; and Jacqueline Hoffman, oboe, a freshman from Elizabethtown, Pa. with majors in nursing and in Spanish.

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Professor Hosts Opera Talk, March 30

Opera enthusiast Eugene Galperin, Ph.D., an associate professor of mathematics at East Stroudsburg University, will host a talk titled “How to See Madama Butterfly without Leaving Town” on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at 7 p.m., in Stroud Hall 117on ESU’s campus.

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ESU Hosts Frank Campagna, author of Autism Daddy, April 12

As a part of Autism Awareness month, Frank Campagna, author of “Autism Daddy,” a famous blog series which reached 4 million views this year, will be speaking at East Stroudsburg University on Tuesday, April 12 in the Hoeffner Science and Technology Building room 117.

Campagna is the father of a 12-year-old son who was diagnosed with severe, non-verbal autism. He has spent the past 10 years writing a blog about his experiences. In that time period, Campagna became a social media sensation, generating 120,000 Facebook fans. He began speaking to large crowds about his experiences in 2015 at Utah Valley University.

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Professors Attend 2016 National Association for Business Economics Policy

Todd Behr, associate professor of economics and finance, Pats Neelakantan, Ph.D., chair and professor of economics and finance, Christopher Warburton, Ph.D., instructor of economics and finance and Constantinos Christofides, professor emeritus of economics attended the 32nd Annual Economic Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. March 6-8, 2016.

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Fourth Grader Gives ESU Faculty Powerful Lesson

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) professors are used to being the ones doing the teaching, but this week 30 faculty members got a lesson from a Wind Gap fourth-grader on how to bring art to children who have none.

Bethany Kuster, a 10-year-old student at Wind Gap Middle School in the Pen Argyl Area School District, spoke to the ESU College of Education faculty Tuesday, March 22, about her project “Color for Kids” that has collected and delivered more than 1,200 pounds of crayons, markers, paints and other art materials to nearly 1,000 low-income children around the world within the past five months.

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