ESU Dance Team Hosts Annual Showcase, April 16 & 17

The University Dance Team at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania will host its sixth annual showcase at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 16 and 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 17. Each performance will be held in the Abeloff Center for the Performing Arts on the front circle of campus.

The performance will include t-shirt giveaways, a basket raffle, refreshments and a lot of entertainment. All the dances were choreographed by the students and include styles such as jazz, tap, contemporary and hip hop. The cost of attendance is $3 for ESU students and $5 for the general public. All contributions go to the dance team.

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Four Members of ESU’s University/ Community Concert Band (UCCB) Participated in Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Band Festival

Four East Stroudsburg University student members of the University/Community Concert Band (UCCB) participated in 69th annual Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Band Festival held March 4-6 at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pa.

The students included Mirand Tripus, flute, a senior from Moscow, Pa. with majors in political science, philosophy, and English; Victoria Kraft, euphonium, a senior from Langhorne, Pa. majoring in middle level education with a concentration in mathematics and a minor in music; Matthew Helbers, trombone, a sophomore from East Stroudsburg, Pa., majoring in mathematics; and Jacqueline Hoffman, oboe, a freshman from Elizabethtown, Pa. with majors in nursing and in Spanish.

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Professor Hosts Opera Talk, March 30

Opera enthusiast Eugene Galperin, Ph.D., an associate professor of mathematics at East Stroudsburg University, will host a talk titled “How to See Madama Butterfly without Leaving Town” on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at 7 p.m., in Stroud Hall 117on ESU’s campus.

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ESU Hosts Frank Campagna, author of Autism Daddy, April 12

As a part of Autism Awareness month, Frank Campagna, author of “Autism Daddy,” a famous blog series which reached 4 million views this year, will be speaking at East Stroudsburg University on Tuesday, April 12 in the Hoeffner Science and Technology Building room 117.

Campagna is the father of a 12-year-old son who was diagnosed with severe, non-verbal autism. He has spent the past 10 years writing a blog about his experiences. In that time period, Campagna became a social media sensation, generating 120,000 Facebook fans. He began speaking to large crowds about his experiences in 2015 at Utah Valley University.

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Professors Attend 2016 National Association for Business Economics Policy

Todd Behr, associate professor of economics and finance, Pats Neelakantan, Ph.D., chair and professor of economics and finance, Christopher Warburton, Ph.D., instructor of economics and finance and Constantinos Christofides, professor emeritus of economics attended the 32nd Annual Economic Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. March 6-8, 2016.

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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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