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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Drawing from her compelling memoir, “The Glass Castle,” which has been adapted into a highly-anticipated major motion picture, Jeannette Walls will share anecdotes from her childhood and from throughout her life, demonstrating that we all have more in common than we think and that our flaws can be our greatest assets. Join in the conversation on Nov. 2. Ticket information and read more by CLICKING HERE.
Former East Stroudsburg University All-America wrestler Gary Kessel ’77 is one of seven individuals selected for induction in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame’s class of 2018, it was announced Thursday.
Kessel will be inducted in the organization’s “Meritorious Official” category, recognizing outstanding service as a referee, judge or official. Read more.
Impulsi, an exhibit of artworks by Giovanni Lombardini, one of Italy’s most renowned contemporary artists, will be featured November 1-22 at East Stroudsburg University’s Madelon Powers Gallery.
Lombardini’s pieces focus on light, color and reflection and derive from his experimental use of unusual materials such as paint fixatives and clear glossy acrylic applied to laminated plastic, wood and paper. Click here to learn more.
Alumni and friends of East Stroudsburg University had a blast last weekend at Hollywood Homecoming 2017. Pictures are showing up on the ESU Flickr page every day. Take a look by CLICKING HERE.