ESU Graduate Student Wins State System’s Fifth Annual Business Plan Competition

Blaise Delfino, a graduate student at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania who developed “Fader Plugs,” designed to protect the wearer from harmful noise, won the $10,000 first place prize in the fifth annual Student Business Plan Competition sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. This is the second time that ESU won first place in the competition with Jonathan Weber ’15, winning $10,000 in 2011 for eDentified. In 2012, Thomas Rounsville M’12, won the $5,000 second place prize for his company Wildlife Integrative Forensics.

“The faculty and staff at ESU have displayed great support, compassion and excitement as I embark on my journey of founding Fader Plugs, LLC,” said Delfino. “I consider myself both lucky and blessed to be a student at East Stroudsburg University. The faculty members and the staff tied to the University’s business accelerator and entrepreneurial leadership center truly care about the success of their students and they want to see them succeed; they are willing to go the extra mile.  Words just can’t express how thankful I am for their continued support and belief in me as a student, an entrepreneur and CEO of Fader Plugs LLC.”

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ESU Peer Educators Present Sexual Assault Awareness Programming to Board of Governors

It’s hard to grasp the importance of what the peer educators at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania do unless you see them in action.

After the peer educators made such an impression on Doreen Tobin, D.Ed., ESU vice president of student affairs, and Victoria Sanders, D.Ed., associate vice chancellor, chief compliance officer, and executive vice chancellor of the executive office at the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), they wanted to make sure these students were heard by PASSHE’s Board of Governors, a group that establishes broad educational, fiscal and personnel policies and oversees the efficient management of the State System.

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ESU Hosts Third Annual Peter Roche de Coppens Spirituality Event April 11

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania’s department of sociology, social work & criminal justice is hosting its third annual Peter Roche de Coppens Spirituality Event on April 11 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Hoeffner Science and Technology Center, room 117. This year’s event is a lecture presentation titled Rejoining Life: How We Pieced Our Lives Together After DEATH ROW. A Story of love, healing and the human spirit.

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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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