Video of Accepted CILLS Program Participant Goes Viral, Puts East Stroudsburg University on the Map

A 50-second video of Rachel Grace learning she was accepted to the Career, Independent Living & Learning Studies (CILLS) program sponsored by East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania went viral a few days after her mom posted it on Facebook March 25, and by last week it had been viewed more than 14 million times.

The heart-warming video shows Rachel, a 20-year-old North Penn High School student who has Down syndrome, opening and reading aloud her acceptance notice to the CILLS program, and hollering happily, “I got in!” to her excited parents, Deb and Tom.

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ESU Greek Community Assists with Borough’s Spring Clean-Up

More than 200 students from East Stroudsburg University’s Greek organizations joined members of the local community in a day of spring clean-up on Sunday, April 3.

Members of Kappa Delta Rho, Alpha Sigma Tau (photo 1) and Theta Chi participated as a way to promote ESU’s Global Week activities and to provide service to the borough of East Stroudsburg. Students opted to clean areas that are routine pathways to and from campus for University students, faculty and staff including Analomink Street, Crystal Street, Prospect Street, Ransberry Avenue, the area near the inter-borough bridge, and East Brown Street to University Ridge Apartments.

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ESU Receives Approval for First-Ever Doctorate Program

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 on April 6. This 60-credit Ed.D. is the first doctorate program in the 123-year history of the institution.

“This is a proud day for us at East Stroudsburg University,” said ESU President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D. “We’re confident that this new offering will attract leaders in education to fill a well-established critical need in the region, particularly given the challenges of shrinking budgets and demanding professional standards. Earning these credentials enables educators to impact education, and therefore the region and state, through leadership and critical thinking.”

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Kolanowski Inspires Nursing Students During Endowed Lecture Presentation

Ann M. Kolanowski, Ph.D., RN, FGSA, FAAN, an Elouise Ross Eberly professor in the college of nursing at Pennsylvania State University; center director of the Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing at Pennsylvania State University; professor of psychiatry, college of medicine; and adjunct professor, associated faculty, school of nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, inspired ESU nursing students during her presentation, “Promoting Behavioral and Cognitive Health in People Living with Dementia,” last evening at East Stroudsburg University’s Innovation Center, 562 Independence Road in East Stroudsburg.

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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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