Nursing Professor Receives Certification in Health Care

Marcia L. Gasper, Ed.D., associate professor of nursing at East Stroudsburg University, became a certified health care simulation educator on April 25. The certification was awarded by The Society for Simulation in Health Care, a non-profit organization established in 2004 to develop simulation in health care.

This certification, an international recognition, demonstrates quality to consumers and industries. In addition to meeting the standards that had been set through a peer-developed process, Dr. Gasper met the experiential requirements and passed a standardized exam to earn this distinction. To maintain these credentials, she must meet continuing education expectations.

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Education Professor Leads Archeological Trip for Middle School Students

Four years ago, Doug Lare, Ed.D., knew he wanted to get his hands dirty. He came up with an idea to provide middle school students with a chance to participate in archeological digs. On April 30, months of planning paid off as students and professionals spent over six hours digging in the dirt. He started by working with a social studies teacher at the Allentown Harrison Middle School to get students signed up for the trip. While scouting for possible locations, Dr. Lare came across the Governor Wolf Historical Society. Spending time recruiting a team of faculty members and professional archeologists, Dr. Lare felt ready to take on the project for the third year. On April 30, months of planning paid off as students and professionals spent over six hours digging in the dirt.

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Two Professors’ Work Selected for Art of the State Exhibit

East Stroudsburg University Associate Professor and Chair of Art Joni Oye-Benintende and Assistant Professor of Art Jocelyn Kolb-DeWitt recently had their work selected for the 2016 Art of the State Exhibition, an annual event that features the finest art and artisanry in Pennsylvania. The exhibit runs from June 26 through September 11, 2016 at The State Museum of Pennsylvania. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 12 to 5 p.m.

May 26, 2016 - No Comments - Read More

ESU Announces Plans to Drop SAT, ACT Scores from Admissions Process

The Office of Admissions in conjunction with the Office of Academic Affairs at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) is introducing a pilot approach to student recruitment for spring 2017; it’s eliminating the mandatory submission of SAT and ACT scores, a long-standing requirement of the admissions process. ESU will be the first university within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education to introduce test-optional admissions for all applicants, which launches ESU into an elite group of more than 850 educational institutions nationwide including many colleges and universities that are now test optional, such as Temple University, Bryn Mawr College, Duquesne University, Franklin and Marshall College, Juniata College and Saint Joseph’s University.

May 26, 2016 - No Comments - Read More

ESU Signs Dual Admission Agreement with Bucks County Community College

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania recently signed a dual admission agreement with Bucks County Community College.

“This collaboration between our institutions only serves to strengthen our partnership and demonstrates the commitment by ESU and Bucks County Community College to student success,” said ESU President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D. “A dual admission agreement will help to create a seamless transfer of credits for students who are coming to ESU from Bucks County Community College with an associates degree.”

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ESU Faculty and Students Combine Nursing with Community Outreach

Lori Pierangeli, Ph.D., associate professor of nursing at East Stroudsburg University, along with senior community health nursing students and members of the nursing faculty, engaged in a variety of events to teach and learn the values of service and community health throughout the spring semester.

Through careful planning, Dr. Pierangeli utilized these events to emphasize goals and initiatives not seen in the classroom. “Students realize how much nursing has to offer the public, which then energizes students to continue volunteer opportunities after graduation,” she said.

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Several Continuing Education Workshops held at ESU for Licensed Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Sociology, Social Work and Criminal Justice has taken steps to enable licensed professionals to complete the 30 hours of continuing education required every two years to renew their licenses by the Pennsylvania Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.

“For many years licensed social workers, marriage and family therapists and professional counselors in our community have often needed to travel to the Lehigh Valley or the Scranton-Wilkes Barre area in order to complete the majority of their continuing education training, and now they can complete their hours here at ESU,” said John Kraybill-Greggo, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of sociology, social work and criminal justice.

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Honor Society Students Meet Middle School Pen Pals

Six student members of East Stroudsburg University’s (ESU) Sigma Pi Epsilon Delta honor society made a trip to visit their pen pals from Bethlehem Area School District Northeast Middle School (NMS) in April after a year of correspondence.

Coordinated by NMS Learning Support Teacher Ms. Lisa Craven and Dr. Caroline DiPipi-Hoy, associate professor of special education and rehabilitation at ESU, the program allowed students from both groups to socialize, play games, and talk about their letter-exchange experiences.

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Office of Sponsored Projects and Research Holds First Firecracker Event: Focus on Faculty Research

On Tuesday, April 19, the Office of Sponsored Projects and Research (OSPR) at ESU held its first “Firecracker” event. ESU faculty had exactly five minutes to present an area of their research in order to spark interest in a wide range of teaching and research topics. Ten faculty members were timed as they shared their varied interests and areas of study with attendees. The faculty represented a handful of ESU’s academic departments and the presentations covered topics ranging from 3D printing to app development.

Firecracker was inspired by TED Talks and is utilized to enhance inter-department relationships while encouraging faculty to continue conducting research in their specific areas of interest.

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ESU Announces University Leadership Award and University Service Award Winners

The University Leadership Award and the University Service Award are the highest non-academic honors a senior can receive. To be eligible for either award, a student must have attended the university for at least two years and have a cumulative grade point average of 2.60 or above.

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