Fourth Grader Gives ESU Faculty Powerful Lesson

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) professors are used to being the ones doing the teaching, but this week 30 faculty members got a lesson from a Wind Gap fourth-grader on how to bring art to children who have none.

Bethany Kuster, a 10-year-old student at Wind Gap Middle School in the Pen Argyl Area School District, spoke to the ESU College of Education faculty Tuesday, March 22, about her project “Color for Kids” that has collected and delivered more than 1,200 pounds of crayons, markers, paints and other art materials to nearly 1,000 low-income children around the world within the past five months.

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ESU Hosts Warrior Women: Empowering Ourselves to Speak Up, March 30

On Wednesday, March 30, East Stroudsburg University’s (ESU) Women’s Center and Women’s Studies Program will host a panel discussion “Warrior Women: Empowering Ourselves to Speak Up!” The event will tackle important issues such as gender pay gaps, women’s reproductive issues and economic justice.

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90.3 WESS Jams out for Spring, April 2

On Saturday, April 2, 90.3 WESS, East Stroudsburg University’s (ESU) college radio station will be hosting their fourth annual Spring Jam at the McGarry Communications Center.

Ending her college career as promotions director of WESS on a high note, Brittany Winfield, a senior majoring in communication studies from Newton, N.J., finds herself with mixed feelings about what will happen when it is all over. As this semester quickly comes to a close, she has her hands full finalizing the details for WESS’s big event of the semester, “Spring Jam.”

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ESU Third in Improving Graduation Rates/Closing Gap for Black Students at Public, Four-Year Institutions

In a follow-up report released this week by The Education Trust, Rising Tide II: Do Black Students Benefit as Grad Rates Increase?, East Stroudsburg University (ESU) ranked third nationally and first in Pennsylvania among 232 institutions that have improved overall graduation rates during the past decade utilizing an average three-year graduation rate cohort size of at least 30 first-time, full-time black students and 30 first-time, full-time white students in 2003 and 2013. ESU was among the top 52 institutions, along with others such as The Ohio State University and Texas Tech, that stand out in the report for raising graduation rates among black students and narrowing gaps.

“At ESU we continue to do all we can to ensure our campus remains diverse,” said ESU President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D. “We welcomed a record 39 percent of minority students to ESU last fall and as our strategic plan indicates, we intend to continue to serve all students that choose our University with equal and outstanding educational opportunities.”  Welsh added that the number of African American freshmen in the 2015 entering class increased by 40.7% and Hispanic freshmen enrollment is up 14.4% over the previous year.

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Debate Team Tackles Ferguson Controversy: Riot or Protest: Community Reactions to Police Brutality

Riot or Protest? That’s what members of East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Debate Society will explore on Wednesday, April 6 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Student Senate Chambers in the University Center at ESU as they examine community reactions to police brutality.

According Storm Heter, Ph.D., head coach of the debate team and ESU associate professor of philosophy and religious studies, the debaters will consider the following proposition: The civic unrest that followed recent instances of police brutality should be considered protests rather than rioting. One team (affirmative) will argue for the proposition. The other team (opposition) will argue against the proposition. Debaters will be allowed constructive speeches, rebuttal speeches and cross examination periods.

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ESU Hosts International Students Organization Festival, April 2

To celebrate the many different cultures that make up the East Stroudsburg University community, the international student organization (ISO) is kicking off Global Week with its annual spring festival on April 2 at the University Center from 4-8 p.m.

“The festival brings together the ESU community by celebrating the diverse culture that we have on campus,” Binetou Fall, a senior majoring in business management and president of ISO, said. “It is a great learning experience and just a really good time.”

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ESU’s Recreation Center Hosts 5k, April 2

East Stroudsburg University invites the general public to “Run the Globe,” a 5K race that will kick off ESU’s first Global Week, which will be held from April 2-8. The race begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 2 at Eiler-Martin Stadium. The participation fee is $25 for community members, $20 for ESU faculty and staff, and $15 for students.

“This could be someone’s first step into a healthy lifestyle,” Melissa Huzar, a graduate student studying exercise science, said. “We love involving the community in university events — I guarantee it will be a good time.”

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Chris Sandy to Speak on Drunk Driving at ESU, March 30

At 22 years old, Chris Sandy’s life changed forever. Attending a party with a few friends one night, he decided to have a few drinks. When it was time to leave, Sandy put his keys in the ignition and proceeded to travel at a speed of 77 mph in a 35 mph zone on a country road outside of Atlanta, Ga. Moments later, his car crashed into an oncoming vehicle, killing an elderly couple. Sandy spent 8 ½ years in a Georgia state prison after being charged with vehicular homicide and driving under the influence.

Now on probation until 2031, Sandy travels around the U.S. and shares his story with students, small groups, and businesses. On March 30 at 7 p.m., Sandy will tell his story in the Abeloff Center of the Performing Arts at East Stroudsburg University.

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Residence Hall Association Hosts Annual Easter Egg Hunt, March 26

The office of residence life and housing at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania invites community members to an “Egg Hunt” on Saturday, March 26 from 12 p.m. to 2 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.

Please plan to meet in the Linden Residence Hall, located at the center of campus, near the Mattioli Recreation Center and Koehler Fieldhouse, at 12 p.m. An adult is required to accompany children to campus and must remain present throughout the course of the event. Student volunteers from across campus will offer face painting and help kids with arts and crafts. Children will get the chance to participate in coloring activities and take pictures with the Easter bunny.

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ESU Hosts Prize-Winning Poet D. Nurkse, March 24

On March 24 at 4 p.m. in Lower Dansbury, East Stroudsburg University will welcome prize-winning poet D. Nurkse.

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