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Debate Team Tackles Ferguson Controversy: Riot or Protest: Community Reactions to Police Brutality

Riot or Protest? That’s what members of East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Debate Society will explore on Wednesday, April 6 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Student Senate Chambers in the University Center at ESU as they examine community reactions to police brutality.

According Storm Heter, Ph.D., head coach of the debate team and ESU associate professor of philosophy and religious studies, the debaters will consider the following proposition: The civic unrest that followed recent instances of police brutality should be considered protests rather than rioting. One team (affirmative) will argue for the proposition. The other team (opposition) will argue against the proposition. Debaters will be allowed constructive speeches, rebuttal speeches and cross examination periods.

March 25, 2016 - No Comments - Read more

ESU Hosts International Students Organization Festival, April 2

To celebrate the many different cultures that make up the East Stroudsburg University community, the international student organization (ISO) is kicking off Global Week with its annual spring festival on April 2 at the University Center from 4-8 p.m.

“The festival brings together the ESU community by celebrating the diverse culture that we have on campus,” Binetou Fall, a senior majoring in business management and president of ISO, said. “It is a great learning experience and just a really good time.”

March 24, 2016 - No Comments - Read More


ESU’s Recreation Center Hosts 5k, April 2

East Stroudsburg University invites the general public to “Run the Globe,” a 5K race that will kick off ESU’s first Global Week, which will be held from April 2-8. The race begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 2 at Eiler-Martin Stadium. The participation fee is $25 for community members, $20 for ESU faculty and staff, and $15 for students.

“This could be someone’s first step into a healthy lifestyle,” Melissa Huzar, a graduate student studying exercise science, said. “We love involving the community in university events — I guarantee it will be a good time.”

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Chris Sandy to Speak on Drunk Driving at ESU, March 30

At 22 years old, Chris Sandy’s life changed forever. Attending a party with a few friends one night, he decided to have a few drinks. When it was time to leave, Sandy put his keys in the ignition and proceeded to travel at a speed of 77 mph in a 35 mph zone on a country road outside of Atlanta, Ga. Moments later, his car crashed into an oncoming vehicle, killing an elderly couple. Sandy spent 8 ½ years in a Georgia state prison after being charged with vehicular homicide and driving under the influence.

Now on probation until 2031, Sandy travels around the U.S. and shares his story with students, small groups, and businesses. On March 30 at 7 p.m., Sandy will tell his story in the Abeloff Center of the Performing Arts at East Stroudsburg University.

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Residence Hall Association Hosts Annual Easter Egg Hunt, March 26

The office of residence life and housing at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania invites community members to an “Egg Hunt” on Saturday, March 26 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. The event, sponsored by ESU’s Residence Hall Association (RHA), is open to all elementary-aged children in the community at no cost.

Please plan to meet in the Linden Residence Hall, located at the center of campus, near the Mattioli Recreation Center and Koehler Fieldhouse, at 12 p.m. An adult is required to accompany children to campus and must remain present throughout the course of the event. Student volunteers from across campus will offer face painting and help kids with arts and crafts. Children will get the chance to participate in coloring activities and take pictures with the Easter bunny.

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ESU Hosts Prize-Winning Poet D. Nurkse, March 24

On March 24 at 4 p.m. in Lower Dansbury, East Stroudsburg University will welcome prize-winning poet D. Nurkse.

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ESU Hosts Hearing Loss: The Lived Experience, March 24

Looking to educate others, Vincenzo Bono, an East Stroudsburg University sophomore from Kunkletown, Pa., who’s majoring in rehabilitation and human services, will participate in an event titled Hearing Loss: The Lived Experience. Joining Bono in this program will be Thomas Stocker, a freshman history major from Bohemia, N.Y, Byron Crone, a graduate student from East Stroudsburg, Pa., studying history, and Susan Dillmuth-Miller, Au.D., assistant professor of speech-language pathology and audiologist. This event will be held on Thursday, March 24 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Stroud Hall 117.

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Yvonne Troiani Sweeney Lecture Series for Nursing Enrichment to be held at ESU April 7, Living with Dementia Selected as Topic

Yvonne Troiani Sweeney’78 always had passion for the well-being of her patients. She dedicated her life to her nursing career that spanned 30 years after earning her bachelor’s degree in nursing from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) and a graduate degree in nursing from Villanova.

Five years ago, all of that changed for Sweeney and her family who live in Mountaintop, Pa. Diagnosed with a form of early onset dementia. Support came in many ways from Sweeney’s family. Her sister Linda Niedbala ’83, with the help of her husband, Sam Niedbala ’82, started the Yvonne Troiani Sweeney Lecture Series for Nursing Enrichment at ESU, which kicked off in March 2014. This year, the lecture series will continue on Thursday, April 7 with a keynote address by Ann M. Kolanowski, Ph.D., RN, FGSA, FAAN, titled “Promoting Behavioral and Cognitive Health in People Living with Dementia.”

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Biochemistry Program Earns National Accreditation

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania Provost Joanne Z. Bruno, J.D., is pleased to announce that the university’s undergraduate Biological Chemistry programs have received provisional accreditation from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB).

“This is great news for our students, particularly for those who are interested in moving on to advanced degrees with research options, students who want to pursue a teaching degree and others who are interested in pursuing careers in public health, healthcare and advanced medical degrees,” said Bruno.

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ESU Hosts Fourth Annual Patricia Graham Step Show, March 19

East Stroudsburg University will be hosting the fourth annual Patricia Graham, Step Show, where sororities and fraternities compete against each other for a first place cash prize of $500, on Saturday March 19 at 7 p.m.

Each group will be performing a stepping routine— marching in a rhythmic and staled beat in unison. The event will showcase the talent and history of stepping in the African American Culture.

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