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ESU’s Campus Community join the State System in Leading Advocacy Effort in Harrisburg

East Stroudsburg University (ESU) students canvassed the Capitol on Wednesday, April 6, meeting with legislators to discuss the important role the university plays in the Commonwealth. ESU was among the other 13 universities that comprise Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.

The students talked with legislators about their own college experiences and how important the education they are receiving is to them and to their families. About 90 percent of the more than 100,000 students who attend State System universities are Pennsylvania residents, and the vast majority will stay here after graduation, to work, to live and to raise their families.

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Winners of Student Art Association Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition Announced

Prizes were awarded recently to the top artists in the East Stroudsburg University Student Art Association Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition.

Running, a pen and ink drawing by Morgan Weissbach, a junior from Saylorsburg, Pa., majoring in both art + design and fine arts with a concentration in studio art, was named best in show.

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ESU Hosts PASSHE Interdisciplinary Association for Philosophy and Religious Studies (IAPRS) Conference, April 8-9

East Stroudsburg University is hosting the 29th annual Interdisciplinary Association for Philosophy and Religious Studies (IAPRS) Conference April 8-9. Presenters will include students and faculty members from ESU, as well as Edinboro, Kutztown, Millersville, and Slippery Rock Universities.

The two-day conference, which is held at a different Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education university each year, aims to provide undergraduate students the opportunity to present their papers for peer review in an academic conference, foster and develop critical thinking, and promote mentorship between faculty and students. The keynote speaker will be Gordon C.F. Bearn, Ph.D., a philosophy professor at Lehigh University.

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ESU Named Among Top 40 Colleges and Universities for Community College Transfer Programs

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania is among the top 40 colleges and universities nationwide being recognized by Phi Theta Kappa as an inaugural member of the Excellence in Community College Transfer Honor Roll, which identifies the top four-year colleges and universities for creating dynamic pathways to support community college transfer.

Other institutions joining ESU in this honor include: Ohio State University, Iowa State University, University of Arizona and University of Kansas. Phi Theta Kappa is the oldest, largest and most prestigious honor society recognizing students pursuing two-year degrees, comprised of more than 3 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in nine nations.

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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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