Friday Fact: Look back at the first graduation

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Wonderful graduation story for an exciting weekend!

Mehmet Barzev, age 38, is graduating from East Stroudsburg University this May with a degree in English with a concentration in professional and digital media writing.

For more than 20 years Barzev, from South Stroudsburg, has been thriving in his career as a paramedic for the City of Allentown’s Department of Emergency Management Services.  But he says that the fact that he had never finished his bachelor’s degree has haunted him for years. So that exchange with his 11-year-old daughter, Lucy, stopped him cold and convinced him to complete his degree. READ MORE.

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ESU proud to unveil Bloomberg Lab this month

East Stroudsburg University will celebrate the opening of its Bloomberg Finance Lab on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. in Beers Lecture Hall followed by guided tours of the Lab located in Gessner Hall, Room 117.

The Bloomberg Finance Lab features the Bloomberg Terminal used by leading business and financial professionals worldwide.

The Lab includes the Bloomberg Terminal, a platform offering that provides trusted real-time and historical data, market moving news and analytics, as well as execution platforms for every asset class, research and a global network to communicate securely and reliably. READ MORE.

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COBM alumni: Great event coming up at Kalahari

Professor Carol Miller ’81 and Dr. Sheila Handy invite you to reconnect with fellow alumni, senior students and faculty from the College of Business and Management (COBM: Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism Management; Business Management; Sport Management; and Digital Media Technologies) for a wine tasting reception at Double Cut, a contemporary steakhouse at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in the Poconos. READ MORE AND REGISTER.

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Alumni welcome to Sunday’s 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, the featured speaker is Jeffrey Carr ’90 and his topic is: Health Care Trends: What’s next for employers, healthcare providers and consumers? READ MORE.

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Troiani-Sweeney lecture series looks at concussion care

The Troiani-Sweeney Endowed Fund Lecture Series at ESU was held in the Niedbala Auditorium on Thursday, March 22. This year’s keynote address by Jane McDevitt ‘01, Ph.D., was titled “The Evidence Based Approach to Concussion Care.” The lecture also included a demonstration of the new Riddell InSite football helmets worn by the ESU Warriors by athletic trainers Colleen Shotwell Ph.D. and Jayme Galdieri. READ MORE. 

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Congratulations to Men’s Basketball for a great run!

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Redshirt senior forward Steve Harris scored a career-high 28 points in his final collegiate game and redshirt junior guard Jakwan Jones had 15, but East Stroudsburg University’s historic 2017-18 men’s basketball season and the first NCAA Division II Elite 8 appearance in school history ended 79-71 vs. Northern State (S.D.) on Tuesday night at the Sanford Pentagon. READ MORE.

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Steve Somers coming to ESU for speaker series

The President’s Distinguished Entrepreneur Speaker Series brings entrepreneurs to ESU’s campus to talk about the various challenges they’ve faced in their careers as well as life experiences and educational opportunities that have guided them on their journey as they are chaning the world. Next up: Steve Somers, Owner/President, Vigon International, Inc. READ MORE.

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Congrats to Men’s Basketball – PSAC Champs!

East Stroudsburg University used an 18-4 run midway through the first half to take a commanding lead and won the fourth PSAC men’s basketball championship in program history, and third in the last seven years, with an 89-67 win over Gannon on Sunday at Koehler Fieldhouse. READ MORE.

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Nominations for Presidential Medals being taken

The President’s Distinguished Medal honors those who exemplify the values of ESU and are committed to the principles of intellectual integrity, freedom of expression, the fair and equal treatment of all, good citizenship, and environmental stewardship.

The President’s Distinguished Medal is the highest honor the university can award to an individual or organization and it is awarded at the discretion of the President of East Stroudsburg University.

Established by ESU President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph. D. the University Medal has three categories: community leader, corporation/foundation, and current or retired faculty/staff.

The President’s Office welcomes nominations regarding outstanding individuals for the President’s Distinguished Medal. Nominees should be individuals whose life and work has enhanced the community, state, nation or world. Special consideration will be given to those who meet these requirements and who are distinguished by their support for East Stroudsburg University. Nominations are accepted at any time. NOMINATE HERE.

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