Duke Ellington returns to ESU

The 3rd Annual Duke Ellington Nutcracker Suite will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 7 p.m. in the Cecilia S. Cohen Recital Hall at East Stroudsburg University.

The original music to this iconic piece will be performed by the Water Gap Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Matt Vashlishan, who is also the Coordinator of the Al Cohn Memorial Jazz Collection at ESU. Narration of the story will be read by Duke’s grandson, Edward Ellington II, as well as local jazz vocalist Nancy Reed.

General admission tickets are $20 ticket for students and children under 12 are $10. Click here to purchase tickets.

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Plans are set for Cherry Blossom Brunch

Join ESU President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D., for the Annual Cherry Blossom Brunch that welcomes alumni and friends from the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. This year’s featured speaker is Rory Yanchek ’84. His topic will be: Innovation Through Uncommon Connections: The 3M Model.

Read more and register.

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Fall/Winter 2018 Alumni Herald released

As the first African-American to graduate from East Stroudsburg Normal School, Mary Gertrude Smith Boddie’s education reached far beyond her own life, positively affecting others, including her own children and step-children. In this issue of the Alumni Herald, step back in time with Mary Gertrude’s granddaughter, Cynthia Boddie-Willis, and discover a family legacy that transcends decades.

This issue also features ESU’s 125th Anniversary Celebration, says farewell to a longtime Warrior, plus plenty of alumni features, news from campus, Class Notes and athletic updates. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and nestle in with the Fall/Winter 2018 edition of the Alumni Herald magazine.

CLICK HERE to read online.

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Florida: Coming Your Way!

Join ESU President Marcia Welsh, Ph.D., the ESU Foundation, and the ESU Office of Alumni Engagement for the 2019 Alumni and Friends Florida Events Tour.

Take a look to find which of these events is close to you. READ MORE.

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Join the Lehigh Valley Chapter for holiday event

Celebrate the Holidays in Downtown Bethlehem by joining the ESU Lehigh Valley Chapter for the Annual Holidays in Bethlehem event on Dec. 6, 2018. As a highlight, prior to the event, the ESU Music/Theater student group will be performing nearby at the DBA’s Annual Live Advent Calendar at 5:30 p.m. at the 1810 Goundie House. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.

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We’re thrilled ESU’s students have returned!

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania welcomed 1,100 freshmen and transfer students to campus today, Friday, August 24, 2018. Student, faculty, staff and alumni volunteers were on campus to help students and their families move in to their residence halls. Among the volunteers was President of ESU, Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D.

By Sunday evening, approximately 2,800 students will be moved in to ESU, their home away from home for the academic year. Classes begin on Monday, August 27.

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Monroe County update at upcoming economic summit

The sixth annual East Stroudsburg University Economic Outlook Summit will be held on Friday, September 7, 2018 from 7:30 a.m. to noon in the Mattioli Recreation Center on the ESU campus. The theme for the 2018 Summit is “Monroe County: Where are we going? How will we get there?”

This year’s Summit will feature Ed Morrison, J.D., founder of the Strategic Doing Process and Director of the Purdue University Agile Strategy Lab, and Randal Pinkett, Ph.D., serial entrepreneur and chair and CEO of BCT Partners. READ MORE. 

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Commemorative Edition! Spring/Summer Herald is here

Happy Birthday ESU! East Stroudsburg University crossed a historic milestone in 2018 and is celebrating its 125th Anniversary in a big way. Historic displays, special events and more are on tap as the university revisits its remarkable past and sets sights on a bold future. This issue of the Alumni Herald takes a look back more than a century to a campus that’s evolved with the times and strives to set itself apart from so many others. Also in this issue, we’ve got compelling alumni features and event wrap ups, news from campus, Class Notes, athletic updates and so much more. READ IT NOW. 

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Feel Good Story! Class ring returned to granddaughter

What would you do if you found a college class ring more than 60 years old, buried under a tree in a county park?

You might try to imagine who the owner was, and how it got there. You might wonder if the owner was still around, and place a lost-and-found ad to see if anyone would claim it. Or you might sell it for the value of the gold — you could pocket $100 or so.

Or, if you are amateur treasure hunter Kevin Catalfamo, you launch a passionate quest to find out who lost that Class of 1953 East Stroudsburg Teachers College ring and return it. READ MORE.

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Check out the new turf going on the field!

East Stroudsburg University’s Eiler-Martin Stadium is in the midst of a regularly-scheduled FieldTurf replacement project early this summer, replacing the surface that was initially installed in summer 2008.

Video of the project is available at the following links:
on-campus (ESU network)

After clicking the link, enter the credentials “user” and “camview”.

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