• Joining the ESU
• Career planning.
Flu Update 3
Office Spotlight 4
Family Weekend 2009
Residence Life 5
Family Weekend is a weekend’s festivities. and Dancing with the ESU
Calendar 6 yearly event that provides Registration will be open stars.
an opportunity for the now through October 24th
family of incoming (or for your convenience. You Whether for just one day
currently enrolled) can register at or the entire weekend, we
students to see the www.esu.edu/sa. From ask you to join us and visit
beautiful East Stroudsburg there, click on the our campus for a weekend
University campus in the “Register for Family that promises to be a
Pocono Mountains. With a Weekend” link on the right special time for the entire
variety of programs, your side of the page. East Stroudsburg
entire family can enjoy, it University family including
is guaranteed to be a Traditional Family students, parents,
memorable weekend, and Weekend activities, such grandparents, siblings,
we truly believe there will as the ESU Warrior relatives and friends. We
be something for football game, family look forward to seeing you
everyone. challenge and Build-A- and sharing in the
Bear Workshop will be celebration!
This year, registration is available for everyone.
completely online, which We will also offer new
provides you with an programs for the entire
opportunity for hassle-free family, including a Classic
preparation. You can Car Show, Planetarium
register for all of the and Observatory shows,
Parents’ Association Scholarship Information
Each year, the East had the privilege of the scholarship was
Parents’ Association Stroudsburg University awarding the scholarship capped off with a formal
East Stroudsburg University
Parents’ Association to 24 students (above our interview with the
As President of the ESU awards scholarships to cap of 20) who exhibited members of the Parents’
Parents’ Association, I twenty ESU students of up characteristics of an Association.
would like to introduce to $1,000. These exemplary scholar.
you to our organization. scholarships recognize
Each scholarship nominee recipients, and their
Our membership is open each of them for the
had an outstanding record families, will be
to all parents of ESU contribution to the ESU
of community service, recognized during the
students. campus and for their
campus involvement and opening reception at
continued success both in
academic achievement. Family Weekend taking
Our group provides a and out of the classroom. th
place where parents can place October 24 and
This year, the committee The process of awarding th
meet, share ideas, and 25 2009.
learn more about the
university. It is also a
way in which you can be The mission of the ESU Parents’ Association
part of your student’s is to promote mutual understanding and
ESU experience, with goodwill between parents, guardians and
others who are like you, family members of ESU students and the
while still allowing your University community, through the exchange
child to maintain their of information and the involvement of
independence. families in a variety of campus programs.
Each year the Parents’ Through the functioning of this body, families
Our association Association awards are recognized as an integral part of the
participates in ESU scholarships of up to University community and educational
activities, such as Family experience.
$1,000 to East
Weekend, Community on
the Quad, and Stroudsburg University
Orientation. We also students.
scholarships and grants
organizations. It is a very 2009 Parent’s Association Scholarship Recipients
rewarding experience to
be able to assist students Name Major Hometown
and the ESU community.
Tesla Atkins Health & Physical Edu. Landisville, PA
We meet 2-3 times a Brittany Babau Speech & Language Levittown, PA
semester, on days that Takaziah Bowen Medical Technology Mt. Vernon, PA
you would be returning Danielle Dakis Bioligy/Pre-Med Stroudsburg, PA
your student to campus, Prince Ebo Political Science Philadelphia, PA
in the lower lounge of Heather Formica Elementary Edu. Jim Thorpe, PA
Dansbury Commons. Barbara Haug Secondary Edu. Doylestown, PA
You can link to our Heather Kaphan Physical/Health Edu. Budd Lake, NJ
association through the Matthew Khela Economics Bangor, PA
ESU website. Please join Jenell King Elementary/Special Edu. E. Brunswick, NJ
us. We always have an Maria Lopez Sociology Reading, PA
extra seat at the table for Ashley Middleton Sociology East Stroudsburg, PA
a new face. More Janet Nathani Biology Mt. Pocono, PA
information on the Jessica M. O’Donnell Speech Pathology Palmerton, PA
Association can be found Zack Ontell Health/Physical Edu. Clifton, NJ
at Stephanie Pearson Hotel/Rest/Tourism Mgt. Bushkill, PA
http://www4.esu.edu/current_stud Taja Peterkin Mclean Psychology Philadelphia, PA
ents/resident_life/parent_org.cfm Richard H. Peter Biology Allamunchy, NJ
Michael R. Quick English Parlin, NJ
Sincerely, Kelly Rhem Psychology Philadelphia, PA
Nancy Murray Lauren Riggs Mathematics East Stroudsburg, PA
President, ESU Parents’ Kevin Schafer Mathematics Fairless Hills, PA
Association Spencer A. Weishaupt Rehab. Svc’s/Psychology Shippensburg, PA
Jason Yasinskas Hotel/Rest/Tourism Mgt. Clarks Summit, PA
Tips for a successful and stress free semester!
As with most university assignments. neighbors, and advantage of activities
students, the middle of • Invest time in getting contact your RA if you on campus.
any semester can be a to know your need assistance. • Finally, make the
stressful time for even the classmates. • Keep your room most of your college
most prepared college • Get to know your clean, and orderly. It’s experience – it won’t
student. As a parent, there professors and ask for easier to stay last forever!
are a number of tips that help and ask for help organized and in a
you can give your student at the first sign of positive frame of mind
that will undoubtedly help difficulty. when your living
to make the school year a • Follow the rules – space is clean and
successful one. Below are they exist for a inviting.
some of the most helpful reason; not following • Stay healthy – eat
tips that have proven to them can have severe well, exercise
be effective over the consequences. regularly, and get
years! • Seek to resolve enough sleep, but not
• Focus on academics. conflicts directly with too much.
• Attend class and stay roommates and • Stay here, even on
up to date on weekends and take
New Happenings at ESU
University Health Services
The Office of Career Parents and Families” website that offers many
Services recently added a section. articles for parents and Services available to commuter and
new section to its website families on how to get
that is dedicated to Parents and families can involved with a child’s
help students in many Medical evaluation/treatment by
presenting information career planning is Registered Nurses and Licensed
and web links that cover ways as they work available through Physicians for illness, injuries, etc.
strategies on how to get through various issues JobWeb.
involved with your child’s and concerns in their Prescription and over-the-counter
career planning – you are Finally, if you have medications are available at no
career planning, including
in a great position to serve questions or concerns additional fee. Medications, which are
career decision-making, not available at the Health Center, may
as a “listener/sounding relating to career planning
setting goals, seeking be prescribed by our physician. The
board” and to provide in the Freshman, costs of these are the responsibility of
internships and jobs, and
encouragement and Sophomore, or Junior the students. There are local
gaining entrance to pharmacies located within walking
support, to name a few. years, contact our us at
graduate schools. Visit distance of the campus.
570-422-3219 or at
www.esu.edu/careerservices One very comprehensive www.esu.edu/careerservices
and click into the “For Self-Care Center for those minor
concerns that do not require a
H1N1 Flu Planning
TB (tuberculin) skin tests
Referral to off-campus health care
ESU is preparing for the register in advance by public spaces or for group specialists and facilities as well as ESU
highly contagious flu -- if contacting Health activities. Support Services
and when it arrives. Part Services at 570-422-3553. The most effective ways
of that preparation to mitigate the virus is to Gynecological Services
involves informing the The guidelines from the promote and practice
entire university Centers for Disease thorough hand washing, Future physical examinations (for
community, students, Control and Prevention employment, drivers license, sports,
cough and cold etiquette, etc.)
parents, faculty, staff and (CDC) for anyone with flu- and other non-
visitors. like symptoms is to self- pharmacological Education and information about
isolate -- that means not interventions (NPls). illnesses
ESU students can receive attending classes and
a free flu shot at the going home, not coming to If you have questions,
Health and Wellness programs and
Health Center. They must work and not gathering in please refer to the Health activities
Services website at
www.esu.edu/sa. Resource Library on a variety of
Homecoming 2009 – Wrap Up
Homecoming was held on Best Band in Northeast Homecoming King and
Saturday October 11. To Pennsylvania. Queen as well as the Hall
kick off the homecoming of Fame Inductees.
festivities for 2009, on Other events included free Michael Quick was
Tuesday comedian Bo face painting, a magic awarded the honor of
Burnham performed at the show, and juggling act Homecoming King and
University. provided by Mike and Alexa Detzi was named
Rebecca Straka at the Homecoming Queen.
Homecoming day began stadium.
with tailgating at the This year also marked
Alumni Center and the Saturday would not have the1st birthday of the
Warrior Fan Zone from been complete had it not Warriors #1 Fan, Burgy.
9:00 to 3:00 pm. At 1:00, included the traditional Birthday treats and special
the “Best Tailgate” award football game matching seating were available for
was given out for the best the East Stroudsburg Warriors Kids Club
and most spirited tailgate University Warriors against members.
party. the Bloomsburg University
Huskies. Bloomsburg won The homecoming events
The Picture Perfect band the game, 27 to 13. ended with a free ice
also performed at 10:00, cream social and karaoke
12:00, and at 1:30. The Halftime featured show at the Dansbury
band has been voted the recognition of the Commons.
Office Spotlight – Student Conduct & Community Standards
East Stroudsburg University risky alcohol use. Many and how they would change
maintains a policy of not students are injured or die their behavior in the future.
permitting university every year as a result of Find out from them what
students to possess or alcohol use. Make sure they have learned from the
consume alcoholic your student is aware of situation.
beverages. This policy is what alcohol poisoning
The Office of Student
intended to preserve an looks like and understands Conduct and Community
environment conducive to the importance of getting Standards is on campus in
academic success. help if someone is in order to help maintain the
danger (www.brad21.org). safety and security of the
Alcohol is the leading factor
campus. We seek to have
behind students involved in Talk to your student about educational conversations
the campus disciplinary the importance of active with students regarding
process. Alcohol use can campus engagement. One their behaviors both on and
lead to vandalism, sexual of the ways to combat off campus. We want our
assault, violence, and other possible risky and students to have a safe and
serious matters. dangerous behavior is to successful academic
immerse oneself into a experience at ESU.
If a student is found with
positive and engaging
alcohol on campus (even if You can find more
they are not drinking) they information, including
will face campus discipline If your student finds definitions of various
and could also be cited by themselves involved in a sanction levels in the
the University Police. disciplinary matter take the Student Handbook
time to talk to them. Find http://www4.esu.edu/current_
Remind your student why students/student_services/pd
out what they were doing f/08-10_handbook.pdf .
they are in school. Talk to
and ask what they have
your student about the
learned from their situation
dangers of underage or
Residence Life makes a splash during move-in!!!
Residence Life & Housing “Welcome to Campus” and an extensive waiting
opened the doors to new program. These list of students wanting to
and returning students volunteers, dressed in move on to campus.
beginning on August 28, their red, Move-In Day, t-
2009. This year we shirts, assisted new Currently, the Residence
welcomed the largest, and students and their families Hall Association is
most academically well- with the move in process organizing its annual
prepared, group of first by welcoming families, Family Day banner
year students in the history unloading vehicles and competition among the
of the university. This carrying belongings up to residence halls. Look for Approximately 125
class also has the the students’ rooms. these brightly colored, students and 35 faculty
distinction of having 18.4% creative banners hanging and staff members
of its members come from outside the halls to participated in the
Because of the large annual “Welcome to
under-represented groups. welcome families that
number of qualified weekend. We look forward Campus” program.
students that accepted to seeing all the families
On opening weekend ESU’s offer of admission
again on Family Weekend,
approximately 125 this year, we began the fall th
October 23-25 .
students and 35 faculty semester with 2,303
and staff members resident students, 165
participated in the temporarily tripled rooms,
Become a Member of the Parents’ Association
The purpose of the can become a member of information on the
Parents’ Association at the ESU Parents’ Parents’ Association
East Stroudsburg Association. website at
University exists to serve http://www4.esu.edu/current_stude
First, simply show us to a
as a platform where nts/resident_life/parent_org.cfm
parents can meet, share
meeting. Meetings are Finally, if you need to speak
ideas, and learn more
held on Sundays when to someone in regards to the
about the university at
students return to campus Association, please call at
times that are convenient
(before or after breaks). 570-422-3791.
to them. There are a
Next, you can join by
number of ways that you
simply filling out the
DANSBURY COMMONS – LOBBY RENOVATIONS
Renovations in the Lobby of Dansbury Commons will start on Monday 19, October 2009 and is
tentatively to be completed by Thursday, November 26, 2009. Work will include creating a new
“grab and go” food service venue with new service counters, millwork and equipment, new storage
closets, creating a new Catering Office, and new lounge furniture!
In addition, the men’s and women’s restrooms off the Lobby will be temporarily out-of-service for
new upgrades to include new partitions, dropped ceilings, lighting and painting. Please note:
Restrooms are available for students’ use on the Ground Floor via the West Stair tower in the
Lobby and in the corridor off the ‘Grille’ side of the Dining Room. Temporary signs will be posted to
direct students to the restrooms.
Fall 2009/Spring 2010 Calendar
24 Family Weekend
24 Spring Registration Begins
200 Prospect Street November
2 Floor Flagler-Metzger 10 Last Day to Withdraw
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
23 Last Day to Withdraw - Quarter 2
PHONE: 25-27 Thanksgiving Break - No Classes
29 Parents’ Association Meeting – 1PM
FAX: 30 Classes Resume
E-MAIL: 1 Last Day to Accept Graduation Form for May 2010
box.esu.edu 11 Quarter 2 Ends
14 15th Week Begins
18 Residence Halls Close
18 Fall 2008 "I" grades changed to "E"
18 Graduate Commencement
19 Undergraduate Commencement
23 Final Grades Due
17 Residence Halls Open
17 Parents’ Association Meeting – 1PM
We’re on the Web! 18 Martin Luther King Day - No Classes
See us at: 19 Classes Begin
Look for the next installment of the East Stroudsburg University Family Newsletter
December 1, 2009! The ESU family thanks you for your continued support!