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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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Heather Artinian Presents Life After Sound and Fury at ESU

When Heather Artinian was six-years-old, a documentary was created about her life. “Sound and Fury” depicts a deaf family’s struggle with the decision to get a cochlear implant for their daughter. Artinian did receive a cochlear implant when she was 9-years-old. Now, she is a student at Harvard Law School. East Stroudsburg University is proud to welcome her to campus on Wednesday, March 16 to celebrate Deaf awareness month.

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Muslim Student Association Host Events for Islamic Awareness Week

The Muslim Student Association (MSA) at East Stroudsburg University will be hosting a series of events from March 21- March 24, during Islamic Awareness Week.

We want to celebrate Islamic culture and remove any misconceptions or stereotypes surrounding our community,” Binetou Fall, a senior majoring in business management who is also president of  MSA, said. “This is a great opportunity for others to learn about another culture — it’s something that I hope impacts many people.

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ESU Political Science Club Sponsors Voter Registration Drive

East Stroudsburg University’s political science club took the lead in ensuring the campus community is registered to vote. The students from the political science club and the College Republicans sponsored a voting registration drive from February 22-26 and will be assisting the…

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State System Leaders Support 2016-17 Funding Request, Appear before House, Senate, Appropriations Committees

Drew Johnson, a senior majoring in communication studies and president of ESU’s Student Senate, joined Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education Chancellor Frank T. Brogan and other System leaders today and urged members of both the House and Senate appropriations committees to support increased funding for the state-owned universities as they consider the proposed 2016-17 Commonwealth budget.

The State System has requested a 2016-17 state appropriation of $521.2 million, which would represent an approximately $87.8 million increase over the level recommended in this year’s still-unfinished budget.

The System is facing at least $41 million in mandatory cost increases next year, and also is seeking an additional nearly $47 million from the state to invest in student support services and new academic programs, such as those in the high-demand STEM and healthcare fields; online learning; and other initiatives important to strengthening Pennsylvania’s economy.

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ESU Students Nominated for National College Radio Awards

Two students are finalists for a national contest sponsored by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System. The Intercollegiate Broadcasting System is a not-for-profit organization that serves national college radio, television and webcasting stations. Each year it holds an international contest that recognizes outstanding stations and the individuals who represent them.

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Madelon Powers Gallery to Present Student Art Association Annual Juried Art Exhibit

The Madelon Powers Gallery of East Stroudsburg University will host the Student Art Association Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition March 21 to April 14.

Entries will include a wide-range of artistic media including paintings, graphic design, drawing, photography, sculpture, mixed media and 3D prints.

Jody Singer, founder of Origins Gallery in Stroudsburg, Pa., will be this year’s juror.  The exhibition is being organized by the Student Art Association, a student organization that provides cultural opportunities for the campus and community.

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Professor Selected to Speak at Salem County Courthouse

Christopher Brooks, Dr. phil., associate professor of history at East Stroudsburg University, spoke at the Cumberland/Gloucester/Salem Vicinage at an event that celebrated Black History Month while honoring the life of Salem-born John S. Rock,… a Renaissance man in a time of slavery whose groundbreaking admittance to the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court in 1865 signaled a dramatic departure from the Dred Scott decision that had denied citizenship rights to African-Americans less than a decade earlier.

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