DNA Lab gets recognized in Harrisburg

On Monday, December 11 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania State Representative Rosemary Brown recognized the Northeast Wildlife DNA Laboratory at East Stroudsburg University for being a leader in tick testing and the prevention of Lyme disease and tick-borne illness on the state House floor.

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted primarily by ticks. In the last six years, Pennsylvania ranked highest in the country in the number of confirmed cases of Lyme disease. The disease poses a serious threat to the quality of life of many Pennsylvanians and our visitors. READ MORE. 

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Jazz concert at the Fine Arts Center tomorrow night!

Take a break and enjoy the University Jazz Ensemble’s Winter Concert on Wednesday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Cecilia S. Cohen Recital Hall of ESU’s Fine & Performing Arts Center. Two compositions, Waltz for Gene and Placebo, by ensemble director Matt Vashlishan will be featured. The concert is open to the public at no cost. For more information, email esuarts@esu.edu or call 570-422-3483.

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Alumni: Celebrate the holidays with us in Bethlehem!

Celebrate the Holidays in Downtown Bethlehem by joining the ESU Lehigh Valley Chapter for the Annual Holidays in Bethlehem event. 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. READ MORE AND REGISTER! 

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Support ESU and its amazing students on Giving Tuesday!

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This concert will get you into the holiday spirit!

East Stroudsburg University’s Al Cohn Memorial Jazz Collection will present Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite on Saturday, December 2, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cecilia S. Cohen Recital Hall of the university’s Fine & Performing Arts Center, Normal and Marguerite streets, East Stroudsburg. Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite will be performed by the Water Gap Jazz Orchestra, directed by Matt Vashlishan, D.M.A. The 17-piece ensemble will be joined by local jazz vocalist Nancy Reed and Duke Ellington’s grandson, Edward Ellington II, as guest narrators telling the story of the Nutcracker.


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Alumnus Jonathan Weber to share Antarctica experience

East Stroudsburg University’s Fall 2017 Provost’s Colloquium Series concludes with a presentation by ESU alumnus Jonathan Weber. Weber will present “Living and Working in Antarctica” in Beers Lecture Hall on November 29, 2017 from 5:30-7 p.m.

In 2016-2017, Jonathan Weber spent four months living and working at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica with the United States Antarctic Program. Throughout his stay at the most remote and isolated scientific outpost in the world, Weber experienced Antarctic conditions including 24-hour daylight and temperatures as low as minus 60 degrees Fahrenheit with wind chill down to minus 90. READ MORE. 

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Let’s go Warriors field hockey! A big game Friday in Kentucky!

ESU Field Hockey Set for NCAA DII Final 4 in Louisville, Semifinal Match-Up vs. Shippensburg on Friday. See game details and how you can cheer on the Warriors! CLICK HERE.

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ESU’s hockey team is doing great this season!

East Stroudsburg University’s Ice Hockey team, a club sport, is currently first in the American East division and first in the Delaware Valley Collegiate Hockey Conference (DVCHC) with an 8-1-2 record. Coming off of a losing season last year, ESU has rallied with a new wave of rookie players and an all-around team chemistry. READ MORE.

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Congrats to our Men’s Soccer Team! Good luck Sunday!

WEST CHESTER, Pa. – In the most important moment thus far of the 2017 season, East Stroudsburg University head coach Rob Berkowitz turned to a goalkeeper who had played only 33:37 minutes on the year. Junior Steven Robak rewarded that faith in a big way.

ESU and West Chester were forced into penalty kicks after a 0-0 deadlock through 110 minutes of Friday afternoon’s PSAC semifinal. Robak did not play in regulation, but his diving stops on the final two Golden Ram attempts gave the Warriors a 5-4 advantage in the tiebreaker and sent them into Sunday’s championship game. Read more.

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Sunday: ESU grads to be on Shark Tank

Jenni-Lyn Williams was nearly eight months pregnant when she flew to Los Angeles to film an episode of the hit ABC television show “Shark Tank” in June.

The show’s producers were worried that Williams, who graduated from East Stroudsburg University in 2009, wouldn’t be able to board a plane that close to giving birth. But there was no way she was missing the opportunity to be one of the show’s entrepreneurs competing for business deals and to promote her new company “Snarky Tea.”

“I would have walked there if they wouldn’t have let me fly,” Williams said.

The “Shark Tank” episode airs 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5 on ABC. Read the full story.

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