Keynote Event Featuring Author Nick Carr to Highlight ESU’s One Book, One Campus Discussions for Campus and Community

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania is having a conversation about technology and social media. The book “The Circle” was the university’s selection for its fourth annual One Book, One Campus initiative. The novel, written by David Eggers, is an engaging read about a fictional future and the power of social media. It was selected by a committee of students, faculty and staff because it is relatable and offers a unique perspective about the power of technology. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.

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Chancellor Brogan to Host Live Webcast on Facebook, Field Questions From Students Regarding Possible Strike

Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education Chancellor Frank T. Brogan will host a Facebook LIVE webcast to discuss the State System’s negotiations with the faculty union and to answer students’ questions, beginning at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 4.

Mr. Brogan and members of his staff will field questions submitted by students for the webcast. Students may submit questions in advance by sending them to To view the webcast, go to on Tuesday.

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ESU Presents Thornton Wilder’s Classic Our Town, October 13-16

Playwright Thornton Wilder broke with realistic staging conventions by specifying that Our Town be presented on a bare stage with minimal props and set pieces. Now an American classic, the play was written in 1938 and continues to be performed as Wilder had intended.

“Though Wilder set the play in the fictional town of Grover’s Corner, N.H., in the early 20th century, he wasn’t aiming for realism,” noted Professor Susan P. O’Hearn, who is directing the East Stroudsburg University Theatre Department’s October 13-16 production of the drama.

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State System, APSCUF Continue Negotiations, Make Some Progress Toward Agreement

Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today advanced negotiations with its faculty union, making some progress toward an agreement. “APSCUF returned to the bargaining table today at our urging, and we are encouraged by the progress we made,” said State…

September 29, 2016 - No Comments - Read More

The Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center and East Stroudsburg University Health Services kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the 16th Annual Pink Light Walk

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) and Pocono Medical Center (PMC) will host the 16th annual Pink Light Walk on Thursday, October 6 at 6 p.m. In collaboration with PMC’s Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center, ESU Health Services, the American Cancer Society and Prime Time Health of Monroe County’s Area Agency on Aging, the walk is held each year to increase awareness for breast cancer during the month of October.

This year’s Pink Light Walk is organized by PMC’s Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center’s Breast Health Nurse Navigator, Lutchana Beckford, ESU’s director of health services, Maria Hackney, and a committee from both organizations and other members from the community. “As a long-standing tradition for Pocono Medical Center, the walk serves as a movement to unite those of the community battling breast cancer, survivors of breast cancer, or those interested in supporting breast cancer awareness to walk in unison,” said Beckford.

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ESU Welcomes Families to Campus and the Pocono Mountains

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania invites community members to campus for Family Weekend activities, Friday, September 30, through Sunday, October 2. Weekend events are designed to welcome students’ families to ESU and to familiarize them with the campus, businesses and activities within the greater Pocono region. The weekend will celebrate parents, grandparents, siblings and extended family with activities for all ages and interests.

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State System and APSCUF Resume Negotiations

Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education and the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) will resume negotiations Thursday in Harrisburg.

“APSCUF has agreed to our request to meet on Sept. 29 and return to negotiations,” said State System spokesman Kenn Marshall. “We are ready to stay at the table until an agreement is reached. This is too important to our students and faculty, and we need to make progress. We look forward to continuing discussions and are hopeful we can move toward an agreement.”

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Current and Retired ESU Faculty Members Publish Books

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania pleased to announce that Jingfeng Xia, Ph.D., dean of library services and university collections and Lawrence Squeri, Ph.D., professor emeritus of history, have each recently published books.

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Opera Comes to ESU with Tristan und Isolde: Love and Death in Music

The Office of Graduate and Extended Studies and the Department of Philosophy at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania will present a lecture and discussion on the opera “Tristan und Isolde” on Thursday, October 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the Niedbala Auditorium located in the Warren E.’55 and Sandra Hoeffner Science and Technology Center on the campus of ESU.

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ESU Receives $94,318 to Help Bolster College Readiness Programs

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) has received $94,318 as a result of two one year awards as part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s participation in GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs). GEAR UP is a nationwide, college readiness grant initiative funded up the U.S. Department of Education.

ESU Professor of Psychology Bonnie Green, Ph.D. is working with the State System’s Office of the Chancellor as the research scientist for initiatives that will serve four underserved school districts in Pennsylvania – Allentown, Harrisburg, Lancaster and Norristown – to improve high school graduation and college attendance rates. Dr. Green’s student research team has been conducting research and creating measures for variables associated with academic achievement.

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