Schisler Museum and McMunn Planetarium Sets Summer Hours

The Schisler Museum of Wildlife & Natural History and McMunn Planetarium at East Stroudsburg University has set its summer hours. Both facilities are open Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and from June 7 through August 20, they will also be open Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Both facilities are open for a single admission price.

June 10, 2016 - No Comments - Read more

Athletic Training Students take First Place at Pennsylvania Athletic Training Society Symposium

Three East Stroudsburg University students attended the 2016 Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium on June 4, and left with first place trophies. Nicole Koniarz, a senior from Boonton, N.J., presented her case study on an NCAA Division II swimmer that competes while suffering from Cystic Fibrosis, and earned the first place spot in the research presentation competition. Mariah Morrsion, a senior from Scranton, Pa., and Matthew Hugg, a junior from Burlington, N.J., joined Koniarz in dominating the 10th Annual PATS Quiz Bowl, which tests teams of three on a wide variety of academic subjects, and claimed first place out of 10 Athletic Training Programs from across the state.

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Psychology Department Hosts 39th Biannual Research Forum

The psychology department at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania hosted its 39th Biannual Research Forum on April 26 in the Niedbala Auditorium of the Hoeffner Science and Technology Center. The Research Forum was established almost 20 years ago by Sussie Eshun, Ph.D., professor of psychology, and Richard Wesp, Ph.D., distinguished professor of psychology, as a venue to showcase the outstanding student research being done in the psychology department. It has steadily grown and now includes numerous research and internship posters, student research presentations, student award presentations, and honor society inductions.

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English Professor Publishes Novel

A trip to the Houston Zoo over 14 years ago led Bill Broun to publish his first novel. “Night of the Animals,” which will be on sale beginning July 5, follows a homeless man named Cuthbert Handley who, over the course of the night, works to release the animals of the London Zoo.

“The first spark for a tale about a mentally ill old man’s interaction with zoo animals came from a very close friendship with a schizophrenic man whom I once spotted ‘talking’ to a troop of howler monkeys during our visit to the Houston Zoo,” Broun said.

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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.

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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.”

May 20, 2016 - No Comments - Read More

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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