News Release

ESU Announces Plans to Drop SAT, ACT Scores from Admissions Process

The Office of Admissions in conjunction with the Office of Academic Affairs at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) is introducing a pilot approach to student recruitment for spring 2017; it’s eliminating the mandatory submission of SAT and ACT scores, a long-standing requirement of the admissions process. ESU will be the first university within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education to introduce test-optional admissions for all applicants, which launches ESU into an elite group of more than 850 educational institutions nationwide including many colleges and universities that are now test optional, such as Temple University, Bryn Mawr College, Duquesne University, Franklin and Marshall College, Juniata College and Saint Joseph’s University.

May 26, 2016 - No Comments - Read more

ESU Signs Dual Admission Agreement with Bucks County Community College

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania recently signed a dual admission agreement with Bucks County Community College.

“This collaboration between our institutions only serves to strengthen our partnership and demonstrates the commitment by ESU and Bucks County Community College to student success,” said ESU President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D. “A dual admission agreement will help to create a seamless transfer of credits for students who are coming to ESU from Bucks County Community College with an associates degree.”

May 20, 2016 - No Comments - Read More

ESU Faculty and Students Combine Nursing with Community Outreach

Lori Pierangeli, Ph.D., associate professor of nursing at East Stroudsburg University, along with senior community health nursing students and members of the nursing faculty, engaged in a variety of events to teach and learn the values of service and community health throughout the spring semester.

Through careful planning, Dr. Pierangeli utilized these events to emphasize goals and initiatives not seen in the classroom. “Students realize how much nursing has to offer the public, which then energizes students to continue volunteer opportunities after graduation,” she said.

May 18, 2016 - No Comments - Read More

Several Continuing Education Workshops held at ESU for Licensed Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Sociology, Social Work and Criminal Justice has taken steps to enable licensed professionals to complete the 30 hours of continuing education required every two years to renew their licenses by the Pennsylvania Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.

“For many years licensed social workers, marriage and family therapists and professional counselors in our community have often needed to travel to the Lehigh Valley or the Scranton-Wilkes Barre area in order to complete the majority of their continuing education training, and now they can complete their hours here at ESU,” said John Kraybill-Greggo, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of sociology, social work and criminal justice.

May 11, 2016 - No Comments - Read More

Honor Society Students Meet Middle School Pen Pals

Six student members of East Stroudsburg University’s (ESU) Sigma Pi Epsilon Delta honor society made a trip to visit their pen pals from Bethlehem Area School District Northeast Middle School (NMS) in April after a year of correspondence.

Coordinated by NMS Learning Support Teacher Ms. Lisa Craven and Dr. Caroline DiPipi-Hoy, associate professor of special education and rehabilitation at ESU, the program allowed students from both groups to socialize, play games, and talk about their letter-exchange experiences.

May 10, 2016 - No Comments - Read More

Office of Sponsored Projects and Research Holds First Firecracker Event: Focus on Faculty Research

On Tuesday, April 19, the Office of Sponsored Projects and Research (OSPR) at ESU held its first “Firecracker” event. ESU faculty had exactly five minutes to present an area of their research in order to spark interest in a wide range of teaching and research topics. Ten faculty members were timed as they shared their varied interests and areas of study with attendees. The faculty represented a handful of ESU’s academic departments and the presentations covered topics ranging from 3D printing to app development.

Firecracker was inspired by TED Talks and is utilized to enhance inter-department relationships while encouraging faculty to continue conducting research in their specific areas of interest.

May 10, 2016 - No Comments - Read More

ESU Announces University Leadership Award and University Service Award Winners

The University Leadership Award and the University Service Award are the highest non-academic honors a senior can receive. To be eligible for either award, a student must have attended the university for at least two years and have a cumulative grade point average of 2.60 or above.

May 10, 2016 - No Comments - Read More

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.

May 6, 2016 - One Comment - Read More

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.”

May 6, 2016 - No Comments - Read More

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.

May 4, 2016 - One Comment - Read More