University Bulletin – April 16, 2013

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Dr. Christopher Brooks Presents the “Life and Times of Gertrude Mary Smith Boddie 1886 -1941” at 5:30 PM Tues. April 16, in Stroud Hall, Room 410. In 1904, Gertrude was the first African-American woman to graduate from a Pennsylvania Normal school, specifically East Stroudsburg Normal School, today known as East Stroudsburg University.

Success Series – How to Build Your Professional Network Using Social Media From 2:00 – 3:00 PM Tues., April 16 in Stroud Hall 220. Did you know that up to 85% of companies use social media tools like Google and Linkedin to research candidates before or after interviews? Understand the science and theory of non-verbal communications and its influence on networking. Hear examples of networking success, while also dispelling common networking myths. Learn three simple changes you can make to your networking strategy. Find out how to create your personal brand statement and market it using social media to make the right connections in your industry to get you the job.

Attend a Workshop That Addresses Teaching Students Who Have Suffered From Brain Injuries, 2:00 – 4:00 PM Tues., April 16 in Monroe Hall B01. The workshop will feature speakers from the Departments of Athletic Training and Speech-Language Pathology, the Office of Disability Services, the Lehigh Valley Health Network, and the Student Veteran’s Association.

The Undeclared Advising Program will host Change of Major Day from 2:00 – 4:00 PM Thurs., April 18 on the Quad. Change of Major Day provides students the opportunity to interact with faculty members or student representatives from each major department about a particular discipline, and to hear about academic, career, and extracurricular opportunities offered through major and minor degree programs. Students can use this information during the summer to explore their academic major options. Free ice cream and giveaways will be offered throughout the event. For more information, contact Kelly McKenzie at

Fiction/Non-Fiction Writer and Poet Julie Houston Will Read a Selection From her Novel, Traveling Light at 4:00 PM Thurs., April 18 in Monroe Hall, B01. Houston is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars and has published stories and poems, as well as articles on travel, tennis, and archeology. Sponsored by the ESU English Deparment and Calliope literary journal.

Zip Line and Open Ropes Course, 3:00 to 6:00 PM Fri., April 19 at Stony Acres. The cost is $5 and transportation is available behind the Laurel parking lot at 2 p.m. You must preregister by April 17 on the top floor of the Union at the Ticket Sales Desk. For more information, contact Elaine or Maddy at or 570-223-8316.

ESU Invites the General Public to Attend a Sky Show, Titled “The Stars of Spring” and a Feature Show, “Passport to the Universe,” at 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM on Fri., April 19 in the McMunn Planetarium in the Warren E. ‘55 and Sandra Hoeffner Science and Technology Center. “Stars of Spring” describes what can be seen in the heavens during the spring months. The feature show, “Passport to the Universe,” narrated by two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks, treats the audience to realistic close-up views of star fields and planets, taking them on an exhilarating flight through a virtual re-creation of our universe. The program is open to the general public at no cost, but reservations are required due to limited seating. Reservations will be taken online starting at 8 a.m., April 15, on a first-come, first-serve basis at Group inquiries should send an email request to A schedule of planetarium shows for the spring 2013 semester is posted at

“Time to Get Your Mud on” Muddy Madness Event. Race Day Check in Begins at 12:30 PM Race Starts at 1:30 PM Sun., April 21 at Stony Acres. The preregistration begins immediately and will run through April 16 in the University Center, Room 211 at ticket sales desk. The preregistration price is $10 for ESU students, $15 for ESU faculty and staff, and $20 for the general public. All registration fees will increase by $5 after April 16. Registration is limited to 50 participants and will include a free T-shirt. Bring your own food and drink. The race will include a creek crawl, hill climb, tractor tire flip, log carry, memorization hill, fitness station and so much more! If you have any further questions, please contact: Elaine or call 570-422-3749. Check us out on Stony Acres Facebook or follow on Twitter. The race will be held rain or shine!

Northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA) Regional Bioscience Initiative: Research & Testing Roundtable From 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Mon., April 22 at the Innovation Center at 562 Independence Road. The Office of Workforce Development is hosting the Northeastern RBI Research and Testing Roundtable, an initiative based upon the conclusions of an Angelou Economics Study that recognized Northeastern PA has the bioscience resources, regional educational institutions and private sector industries to grow and sustain bioscience industry jobs. The NEPA Regional Bioscience Initiative is an eight county effort that involves: Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike Schuylkill, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming collaborating to advance NEPA’s Bioscience industry. The roundtables are focused on research and testing and include students, faculty, entrepreneurs, researchers, industry and economic development professionals. Registration is required: Please RSVP to Sharone Glasco at

A Discussion Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Rolling Stones, 7:00 – 9:00 PM Sat., May 4 in Stroud Hall, Room 117. Rob McKenzie, Distinguished Professor of Communication Studies and host of the “Stones Hour” on WESS Radio (90.3 FM), Tuesdays from 6 – 7 p.m., will lead a discussion about the Stones, showing concert footage and playing songs and unique song versions from the past 50 years. There will be a special focus on Keith Richards. Audience participation will be invited. More information can be obtained by emailing

Join Other ESU Baseball Fans on Sat., April 20 for ESU Night at the IronPigs! Hope to see you at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown at 6:35 p.m. for a great night of baseball as the Lehigh Valley IronPigs take on the Buffalo Bisons! The ESU Staff and Alumni Association will be on site greeting guests and giving away copies of their Autumn Days publication. There will be photo opportunities with Burgy as well as the IronPigs mascots. Also, a John Mayberry commemorative pint glass will be given to the first 3,000+ adults through the gate. Tickets can be purchased from the Campus Activities Board (CAB) or from Tickets range from $7-15. For more information contact Kris Novak at 570-422-3532.

Student Activities

Fri., April 19, 9:00 – 11:00 PM Open Mic Night in Common Grounds

Thurs., April 25, 8:00 PM A$AP Rocky Concert at the Sherman Theater.
Tickets on sale now for ESU students. Ticket prices are $15 for ESU students. General public tickets will be available on April 3 for $25 per ticket. For more information about the concert or tickets, please contact CAB at 570-422-3396 or the Office of Student Activities at 570-422-3055.

Sat., April 20, 6:35 PM Iron Pigs tickets available for students and faculty and staff. Game time is 6:35 p.m. Tickets cost $6 for ESU students and $10 for faculty and staff. Purchase tickets at the University Center, Student Activities receptionist, Second Floor, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Monday – Friday. For more information, please call 570-422-3055.

Wed., May 8, 2:30 PM Maury Povich Bus Trip. Bus departs ESU at 2:30 p.m. from the Sci-Tech Center. Tickets cost $5 for ESU students and $10 for guests. Price includes round trip coach bus trip and dinner at the Maury Povich studio. Bus returns to ESU about 9:00 PM For more information or to sign-up, please contact CAB at 570-422-3396.

Art, Music & Dance

Exhibition held until April 19
Madelon Powers Gallery
Art Association All University Student Juried Art Exhibit Gallery hours: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Wednesday and Thursday, and 11:00 AM- 4:00 PM, Monday, Tuesday and Friday. Open to the public at no cost For information, 570-422-3483 or

Friday, April 19, 7:30 PM Cecilia S. Cohen Recital Hall Senior Recital Paula Dixon, soprano
Open to the public at no cost.
For information, 570-422-3483 or

A Dress Rehearsal by The University Dance Company (UDC) 7 p.m. Wed., April 24 in the Abeloff Center for the Performing Arts. All seats $1 for faculty and staff only.
UDC performances open to the public:

  • 7:00 PM Thurs., April 25
  • 7:00 PM Fri., April 26
  • 2:00 PM Sat., April 27

Students/senior citizens/children, $4. ESU faculty/staff, $6. The general public $8. Purchase tickets at the door. For information call Dr. Gibbons, 570-422-3331.

Friday, April 26, 7:30 PM Cecilia S. Cohen Recital Hall Senior Recital
Erica Mendez, soprano
Open to the public at no cost.
For information, 570-422-3483 or

Saturday, April 27, 5:00 PM Cecilia S. Cohen Recital Hall
Spring Gospel Concert Featuring ESU’s Voices of Triumph Gospel Choir Open to the public at no cost For information, call the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 570-422-3896.

Courses Pending Approval by the University-Wide Curriculum Committee. Descriptions are available upon request in the office of the committee chair in the English Department (Stroud 309). Address questions within 10 university calendar days after first appearance.

PHIL 270 GE: Religions of Asia (3:3:0)
PHIL 271 GE: Islam (3:3:0)
CPSC 598 Thesis I (3:0:0)
CPSC 599 Thesis II (3:0:0)
ECED 324 Philadelphia Urban Seminar (3:3:0)
CPSC 574 Research Project (change in title, des.)
CPSC 437 Advanced Internet and Web Programming (3:3:0)

CPSC 537 Advanced Internet and Web Programming (3:3:0)
ART 252 GE: Object Design (change in title, des., pre-req)
BIOL 493/593 Biology of Tropical Ecosystems (change in code, des.)
HIST 384 Third Reich—from Hitler to Holocaust (change in #, pre-req.)
PHYS 131 GE: Fundamental Physics I (change in pre-req.)

CPSC 575 Research Project II (3:0:0)

Change in Program:
M.S. Computer Science (change in req. courses, add. reqs.)
Minor Women and Gender Studies (change in title)
B.S. Pre-K to 4th (change in req. courses)
B.A. Physics (change in add. reqs.)
B.A. General Science (change in add. reqs.)
B.S. Sport Management (change in add. reqs.)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013