University Bulletin – April 18,2014

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Ticket Sales:
Bronx Zoo Trip – May 3: $25 Students and $45 Guests. Discount Movie Tickets – Pocono Community Theater and Cinemark Stroud Mall, $5.50 Students, $8 Non-Students. Now Playing at Cinemark: Noah, Divergent, Sabotage, Muppets Most Wanted, God’s Not Dead, 300: Ride of an Empire, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Need for Speed, Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club, Non-Stop, The LEGO Movie.
Pocono Community Theater: 12 Years a Slave, Noah, God’s Not Dead and The Dallas Buyers Club. All tickets can be purchased in Room 211 of the University Center.

ESU will host the Seminar, Spirituality and Academia, from 5:00 to 6:30 PM, Tuesday, April 22, at Beers Lecture Hall. The Department of Sociology, Social Work and Criminal Justice will host three panelists as part of deceased Professor Emeritus, Peter Roche De Coppens’ Spirituality Fund. Panelists will discuss the connections between spirituality and academia drawing from their own spiritual and religious perspectives. The public is invited at no cost.

Mike Dawson will visit ESU as a Guest Speaker to talk About Identity & Authority Through Cartooning, from 3:00 to 4:00 PM, Wednesday, April 23, in Stroud Hall, Room 113. The public is invited at no cost.

The Political Science Department at ESU will Present the 115th State House Debates – Republican Candidates, from 6:00 to 10:00 PM, Thursday, April 24, in Beers Lecture Hall. The public is invited at no cost.

Sigma Tau Delta at ESU will Present a Philanthropic Spelling Bee where Volunteer Faculty Members will Compete to win Donations toward their Philanthropy of Choice, from 5:00 to 10:00 PM, Thursday, April 24, in Stroud Hall, Room 117. The public is invited at no cost.

The Entrepreneurs-on-Entrepreneurship: Leading Edge Technology Bootcamps will be in the ESU Innovation Center, 562 Independence Road (Brown Street and Route 447), East Stroudsburg. The bootcamps are free and open to the public. However, registration is required. Contact Carter McClure at 570-422-7953 or email with your name and email address for reservations. The series includes:

  • Visual Studio Integration in ERP Solutions, Thursday, April 24, 6:00 to 8:00 PM
  • The Fundamentals of 3D Printing, Tuesday, April 29, 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Direct Assessment of Global Citizenship, from 12:30 to 1:30 PM, Tuesday, April 22, in Stroud 117. Learn from your peers unique tools and ideas to provide evidence of this important general education student learning outcome. Featuring Jeffrey Weber, Ph.D., associate professor of political science; Joni Oye-Benintende, associate professor of art; Matthew Wallace, Ph.D., professor of biological sciences; Adam McGlynn, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science and Chin Hu, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology. For more information, contact Chris Willis at 570-422-3459 or

ESU Planetarium to Host The Little Star that Could, at 7:00 and 8:00 PM, Friday, May 2 in the McMunn Planetarium in the Warren E. ’55 and Sandra Hoeffner Science and Technology Center. The show is open to the public at no cost, but reservations are required due to a limited number of seats. Reservations are taken on a first- come, first-served basis and should be made at www.esu. edu/planetarium starting at 8 a.m. on April 29. The program is suitable for children of all ages. Please note the planetarium will be extremely dark. For group information, email A full schedule for the Spring 2014 semester can be found at

Women’s Center Lawn Party, from 1:00 to 3:30 PM, Tuesday, April 29, at 411 Normal Street. Find out about the resources of the Women’s Center, space available for your meetings, classes and socials. Food, music, prizes, giveaways, Women’s Center and VOICE information and fun! Door prizes: ESU parking pass for a year, ESU parking pass for a semester, ESU blanket. All receive a free T-shirt and ESU sunglasses! Brief remarks at 1:00 PM.

Final Paper Push at the Writing Studio in the Kemp Library from April 28 – May 3. The Writing Studio is hosting Final Paper Push to help students with all their writing needs as the semester comes to a close. Come for one-on-one tutoring, free coffee and snacks, and a quiet study space. Open Monday – Thursday 1:00 to 9:00 PM and Friday 1:00 to 5:00 PM The last day is Monday, May 3.

Cultural Events

March 26 – April 18
Madelon Powers Gallery, ESU Fine & Performing Arts Center
Art Association All-University Student Juried Art Exhibit
Gallery hours: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. Open to the public at no cost.
For information, 570-422-3483 or email

ESU Departments of Music and Theatre to Present Talk, The School for Lovers and Why was Opera so Important to Mozart, at 7:00 PM, Monday, April 21, in the Dale Snow Theatre. Opera enthusiast Eugene Galperin, Ph.D., assistant professor of mathematics at ESU, will discuss Mozart’s dramatic art and emotional reach and his ability to breathe life, depth and humanity into archetypal characters. “Cosi Fan Tutte,” one of the Metropolitan Opera’s Live-In-HD series designed to make outstanding opera productions accessible to audiences throughout the world, will be screened Saturday, April 26, at 12:55 PM and Wednesday, April 30, at 6:30 PM at Cinemark Theater in the Stroud Mall. For more information, please call Galperin at 570-422-3931.

Come Celebrate the Environment with your Fellow Classmates, Staff and ESU Community at Earth Day from noon to 4:00 PM, Tuesday, April 22, on the Quad. There will be an eco-friendly fashion show featuring styles that have been repurposed. Swag and prizes will be given away throughout the day for our Earth Day trivia. Games, tie-dye, and live music will also be featured at this event. If you are interested in volunteering or having your club present a booth at this event, please contact Kate at

University/Community Orchestra Concert, 7:30 PM, Wednesday, April 23, in Cecilia S. Cohen Recital Hall. Betsy Buzzelli-Clarke, Ed.D., director. Open to the public at no cost. For more information, call 570-422-3483 or email

ESU’s Madelon Powers Gallery to Present Senior Seminar and Portfolio in Art Student Exhibition from April 23 to May 16. The exhibition will include works that students produced for various clients as part of the art department’s student design agency, New Mind Designs. Hours for the gallery: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM , Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. A reception for the artists will be Wednesday, April 23, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM in the gallery. Both the exhibit and reception are open to the public at no cost. For more information on the exhibit or reception, contact the Fine and Performing Arts Events Line at 570-422-3483 or

Spring Performance – University Dance Company, 7:00 PM, April 24 – 25, and 2:00 PM, April 26, in the Abeloff Center for the Performing Arts. General admission, $8; faculty and staff, $6; senior citizens and students, $4. Tickets will be available at the door only. For information, call 570-422-3331 or email

April 24 – 25, 7:30 PM; April 26, 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM; April 27, 2:00 PM
Smith-McFarland Theatre
The Wizard of Oz
Directed by Margaret Joyce Ball, D.M.A.,
Scenic and costume design by Professor Yoshinori Tanokura Dorothy once again finds herself “over the rainbow” in this musical adaptation of the classic L. Frank Baum novel first produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company. This version includes the memorable songs from the beloved MGM film which is marking its 75th anniversary.
General admission, $12;
Faculty/staff and senior citizens (with ID), $10; Students (with ID), $7; Youth, $5.
Tickets available in advance online at (credit cards only online).
Remaining tickets available at the box office 7:00 to 8:00 PM on performance dates (cash only at box office). Please arrive early. Latecomers cannot be seated.
For other information, please call 570-422-3483, ext. 4.

Student Senate Invites Local Businesses, Clubs and Organizations to 14th Annual Community on the Quad Event, on Saturday, April 26, from noon to 4:00 PM. This year’s theme of “In the Jungle,” is meant to bring the campus and local communities together for a fun, yet productive gathering for students, faculty and staff members and area residents. In order to participate, Student Senate asks that you provide a nominal donation of $20 which will be used for scholarship funding through ESU’s Foundation. With that donation, vendors are welcome to sell merchandise at a private space which will include two chairs and one, 6-foot table, which may be decorated to go along with this year’s theme. Those wishing to reserve a space or looking for more information about the event should contact Student Senate member and special events coordinator Melissa Ciment at by April 4.

Spring Choral Concert Concert Choir, 7:30 PM, Wednesday, April 30, in Cecilia S. Cohen Recital Hall. A Cappella Ensemble, Featuring Gloria by Francis Poulenc. James Maroney, Ed.D., director. Open to the public at no cost. For more information, call 570-422-3483 or email

Spring Concert University Jazz Ensemble, 7:00 PM, Thursday, May 1, in Cecilia S. Cohen Recital Hall. Otis C. French, Ph.D., director. Open to the public at no cost. For more information, call 570-422-3483 or email

Twenty-seventh Annual Spring Band Concert University/ Community Concert Band, University Percussion Ensemble Sunday, May 4, 7:00 PM, in Cecilia S. Cohen Recital Hall. Otis French, Ph.D., director. Open to the public at no cost. For more information, call 570-422-3483 or email

Student Voice Recital, 7:30 PM, Tuesday, May 6, in Cecilia S. Cohen Recital Hall. Open to the public at no cost. For more information, call 570-422-3483 or email

Friday, April 18, 2014