College Values website names East Stroudsburg University Top School for Marine Science

College Values Online has named East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania one of the top schools in the nation to study marine science.

The website, which ranks everything from types of colleges to specific degree programs, listed the ESU as number 14 in a list of the top 20 bachelor’s degrees in marine science programs in the country. The rankings were based on tuition, percentage of students receiving financial aid, customization options within the program and a “wow factor” for unique features in the program.

March 28, 2017 - No Comments - Read more

Residence Hall Association Hosts Annual Easter Egg Hunt

The office of residence life and housing at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania invites community members to an “Egg Hunt” on Saturday, April 15 from noon to 1 p.m. The event, sponsored by ESU’s Residence Hall Association (RHA), is open to all elementary-aged children in the community at no cost.

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Pocono Mountains’ Theater Company and ESU Department of Theater Present Staged Reading of Laughing Wild

The partnership between the Pocono Mountains’ Theater Company and East Stroudsburg University’s Department of Theatre will present a staged reading of Laughing Wild, a comedy by Tony-Award winning playwright Christopher Durang on Thursday, April 6 at 7 p.m. in Smith-McFarland Theatre of ESU’s Fine and Performing Arts Center, Normal and Marguerite streets, East Stroudsburg.

March 27, 2017 - No Comments - Read More

Provost’s Colloquium Series Continues with Black Mirror and Philosophy

As part of the East Stroudsburg University Provost’s Colloquium Series, Tim Connolly, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the philosophy and religious studies department, will present his talk “Black Mirror and Philosophy” from 5:30-7:00 p.m. on April 5, 2017, in Beers Lecture Hall.

Black Mirror, an acclaimed British television series recently released on Netflix, deals with themes of technology and modern society. Critics have called it a “warped reflection of ourselves and our culture” as well as “cynical, searing, shockingly good — and often disturbing.” Connolly states, “Black Mirror is fascinating to watch because it holds a mirror up to contemporary society: our technology, our politics, and most of all, our ways of relating to one another. It is a very dark show, but also highly entertaining, and many of my students have told me how they’ve watched the entire series from start to finish in just a few days.”

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Global Week Returns to East Stroudsburg University

This year’s theme is Be the Change. “Our goal this year is to focus on three aspects of the human experience,” said Fernando Alcántar, director of student engagement. “We want the students to become an advocate to those who need a voice, learn how to communicate with someone who is different than them in some way, and experience something new and extraordinary.”

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ESU Set to Graduate First-Ever Doctorate Students

Last April, the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education approved a doctor of education in Educational Leadership and Administration for East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania. The 60-credit Ed.D. is the first doctorate program in the 124-year history of the institution.

On Wednesday, March 22 Greg Cottrell was the first student to defend a dissertation for ESU’s doctoral program. Cottrell is the assistant principal at North Hunterdon High School in New Jersey. In his dissertation research he aimed to gain an understanding of how data about student internet activity can influence the instructional design choices that teachers make in order to meet the needs of digital learners. His findings support the guiding hypothesis that there are educational benefits associated with providing teachers access to comprehensive learning analytics reports associated with their students.

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Black Maria Film Festival Coming to ESU

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania will host a screening of the Black Maria Film Festival Tour on Monday, April 3, at 3:15 p.m. in the Dale Snow Theatre of ESU’s Fine and Performing Arts Center, Normal and Marguerite streets, East Stroudsburg.

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Student Art Association at ESU to Present “Comic Thon”

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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Provost’s Colloquium Series Continues with Proving Patriotism: Latino Military Service in the United States

As part of East Stroudsburg University’s Spring 2017 Provost’s Colloquium Series, Adam McGlynn, Ph.D., associate professor of political science, will give a presentation titled Proving Patriotism: Latino Military Service in the United States on Wednesday, March 29, at 5:30-7:00 p.m. in Beers Lecture Hall.

Using original survey data of Latino military veterans in the southwestern United States, Dr. McGlynn will discuss how he and Dr. Jessica Lavariega Monforti, examined how these veterans perceive their military service, and specifically, whether in a time when the Latino community is facing increased discrimination and questioning of their citizenship and loyalty to the United States, if service in the U.S. military led to increased acceptance and recognition of citizenship for Latino veterans.

March 21, 2017 - One Comment - Read More

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

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania is among the top 65 colleges and universities nationwide being recognized by Phi Theta Kappa as a member of the 2017 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, the 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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