News Release

ESU to Host Spring Commencement Exercises May 6, 7

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania will award a record 1,166 degrees at separate commencement exercises for undergraduate and graduate students on May 6 and 7.

ESU will hold three graduation ceremonies: one for graduate students on Friday, May 6 at 7 p.m. and two ceremonies for undergraduate students on Saturday, May 7.

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Physics Department to Host Observation of Transit of Mercury Monday, May 9

The physics department at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania invites the public to observe a celestial event known as the Transit of Mercury on Monday, May 9, 2016 between 12 noon and 2:30 p.m.

“The Mercury Transit is extremely rare, occurring only 13 times each century,” said David Buckley, Ph.D., professor of physics. “It’s exciting to be able to share such a unique event with our community.”

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Sam Rudy, Press Agent for the Musical Hamilton, Shares Insights into Promoting Broadway Productions

Rudy took many questions from more than 50 students at the two-hour session sponsored by ESU’s Department of Theatre with the support of an ‘entrepreneurship across the colleges’ grant. “Every work of art is different and people respond to a variety of things,” he said.

During a short break in the discussion, ESU musical theatre majors Sam Kashefska, a freshman from Scotrun, Pa. and Cherval Royster, a sophomore from Philadelphia, Pa., performed the opening number from Hamilton delighting both Rudy and their fellow students.

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East Stroudsburg University Foundation Announces Funding for Seven Faculty Grants

The East Stroudsburg University Foundation announced the funding of seven faculty grants totaling $6,242.

The faculty grants are designed to give faculty members the opportunity to pursue needed educational resources and conduct research that benefits the university’s students.The ESU Foundation secures private funds from generous philanthropists within the community – and beyond – with every dollar having a direct impact on the quality of education that students receive. A total of 12 grants proposals were submitted totaling $10,212. Projects were evaluated on their ability to advance the academic and educational mission of ESU and the demonstrable need for the grant in accordance with university, school and departmental priorities.

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ESU Graduates First Cohort of Exercise Science Students in Accelerated Program

In 2013, East Stroudsburg University’s exercise science department launched an accelerated program, which allowed students to earn their bachelor’s degrees in three years. In the spring of 2016, the department is graduating its first cohort from the program.

“We are so proud of these students and all they have accomplished,” Shala Davis, Ph.D., professor and chair of exercise science, said. “We tell our prospective accelerated students to take advantage of every opportunity to garner experience and gain a competitive edge in the professional market, and these students did that.”

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Sixteen Students Inducted into National Political Science Honor Society

Sixteen East Stroudsburg University (ESU) students were inducted into Iota Chi, ESU’s chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society, according to Ko Mishima, Ph.D., associate professor of political science, and Iota Chi’s faculty adviser.

After being inducted, individuals are rewarded with a lifetime membership to the nationally recognized organization, Pi Sigma Alpha. Members will have access to local lectures discussing key political topics, as well as regular national events hosted by Pi Sigma Alpha.

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Social Work Students attend Social Work Legislative Advocacy Day in Harrisburg

Over 35 social work students and several faculty members from the department of sociology, social work, and criminal justice from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania joined practicing social workers, social work students and social work faculty from around the state on April 12 to participate in Social Work Legislative Advocacy Day at the Capitol in Harrisburg.

Advocacy Day is sponsored annually by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and focused this year on advocating for practice protection level licensure for social workers in Pennsylvania.

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Two Doctoral Degrees to be Awarded at Spring Commencement

Two doctoral degrees will be awarded during the spring graduate commencement exercises at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania on Friday, May 6, at 6:45 p.m. in Koehler Fieldhouse.

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William Parrish, ESU Chief of Police, Honored by Monroe County Bar Association and NAACP

William Parrish, Chief of Police at East Stroudsburg University (ESU) and recently retired Chief of Police for Stroud Area Regional Police, will be honored by the Monroe County Bar Association (MCBA) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) on April 29 and 30, respectively, for his outstanding service and support of these community groups.

Chief Parrish will receive the MCBA’s Liberty Bell Award at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 29 as part of the Law Day ceremonies in Courtroom One of the Monroe County Courthouse.  Each year, MCBA’s Liberty Bell Award accepts nominations recognizing a man or woman in the community who has promoted a better understanding of the rule of law, encouraged greater respect for the law and courts, as well as stimulated a sense of civic responsibility.

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ESU Faculty and Staff Recognized for Years of Service

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania honored 63 employees for their service and dedication during the annual Employee Recognition Ceremony on April 27.  Employee service ranges from 10 to 40 years.

“It is great to see such a nice cross-section of campus represented during this year’s recognition ceremony,” said ESU President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D. “Some of this year’s honorees teach in the broad range of disciplines across the curriculum, while others provide administrative support services or student services, make sure this campus is in pristine condition or serve the campus by keeping our technology running smoothly.  The work by all of these individuals is important for both recruiting and retaining our students and in successfully fulfilling the university’s mission.”

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