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State System, APSCUF Reach Tentative Agreement, Strike Ends

Late Friday afternoon, we received an announcement that the strike between the faculty union (APSCUF) and the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education has been settled. Faculty members will return to work effective midnight tonight. For students that have regularly scheduled classes this weekend, report as scheduled. All other students should follow their class schedules starting Monday, October 24.

RED at a glance

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Research and Economic Development

The East Stroudsburg University division of Research and Economic Development (RED) was established in 2007 to address the critical role higher education plays in economic development and to position the university as a leader in innovation, entrepreneurship, research and workforce training.

MISSION: RED supports the academic mission of ESU by providing the greater campus community with access to grants, sponsored research, workforce development and entrepreneurial opportunities.

VISION: RED will be recognized as the academic partner of choice for economic development initiatives, academic excellence, innovation, and best practices that will advance the region's economic vitality.

The RED team works closely with students, faculty, staff and businesses partners in addressing regional, national and international economic development opportunities.

The RED division spearheads the university's role in economic development though the following areas:

East Stroudsburg University Innovation Center

$11.25M; 51,000 sq. ft.; completed in 2010

Business Accelerator Program

Created 118 jobs, retained 143 jobs, provided internships, supported 16 high-tech companies; $131,935 in participation fees

Entrepreneurial Leadership Center

Engaged 31 faculty and over 1000 students

Office of Sponsored Projects and Research

Secured over $19.7M in grant funding — $8M for economic development initatives

Office of Workforce Development

Awarded $1.7M to 150 companies to train 12,139 employees

Economic Development Initiatives