University Bulletin – April 23, 2013

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Prepare to Serve: Teaching at the Monroe County Correctional Facility, 2:00 to 4:00 PM Tues., April 23 in the Warren E. ’55 and Sandra Hoeffner Science and Technology Center, Niedbala Auditorium. Interested members of the ESU community are invited to participate in this 45-minute session that will explore voluntary teaching efforts at the local county jail. Glenn Geiser-Getz, Ph.D., will discuss his recent experiences teaching short courses to two different groups of inmates (a group of men and a group of women) at the Monroe County Correctional Facility in Stroudsburg. Following a short presentation, there will be opportunities for discussion. Anyone interested, who has had experience teaching in a correctional setting, or who has worked with other nontraditional student populations, is welcome to attend and even share his/her observations. The session will explore the needs of students in correctional settings, the dynamics of getting involved in such activities, and the benefits of community service.

Help to Clean the Community, 2:30 PM Thurs., April 25 on the Path Between Fine Arts and University Ridge. This is a great way to get community service hours. Gloves and bags will be provided. For more information, email Sabrina at sdr1017@

The ESU Entrepreneurship Club Will Host “Create a Company” 3:00 to 4:00 PM Thurs., April 25 on the First Floor of the ESU Innovation Center. Students will learn how to file the legal forms necessary to create a Pennsylvania corporation, partnership or LLC, and learn the benefits of incorporating a business. Open to all students. Please contact with questions.

Webinar: A Poster Session on Educational App Integration, Pedagogical Strategies and Hands-on Practice with the iPads at 2:00 PM Thurs., April 25 in the Warren E. ’55 and Sandra Hoeffner Science and Technology Center, Room 135. The Webinar: “iPads in Graduate and Professional Education” from the 2013 PASSHE Virtual Conference will be followed by poster presentations prepared by faculty and graduate students. Don’t forget to bring your iPad! Poster session will be held at 3:00 PM in the Science and Tech study area, first floor (outside of room 135). Please contact Cem Zeytinoglu, Ph.D., if you have any questions or concerns about the event which is sponsored by the Committee for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

The ESU Recycling Committee Will be Collecting Gently Used Athletic and Soccer Shoes – Sizes 7-11 During the ESU Earth Day Celebration, Noon to 4:00 PM Fri., April 26 on the Quad. Please tie the shoes together when you bring them to the ESU Recycling Committee table. For more information, contact Eun-Joo Lee, Ph.D. ( or Jeffrey Hardy, Ph.D., (

“A Day with Bernice Sandler: The Godmother of Title IX” – Two Presentations Mon., April 29 in the Keystone Room.

  • 1:00 to 2:00 PM – Dr. Sandler will present “The Life of Women in Higher Education: Reflections of a Pioneer in the Women’s Movement.”
  • 3:00 to 4:00 PM – A student-to-student sexual harassment, sexual assault and sexual bullying discussion.

Sandler’s visit to ESU will conclude with a presentation, “Title IX: The Untold Story of Sex Discrimination in Higher Education,” in the Abeloff Center for the Performing Arts from 7:00 to 8:30 PM Dr. Bernice R. Sandler, a noted national figure who has been referred to as the “godmother of Title IX” by the New York Times, has given over 2,500 presentations, written more than 100 articles, and is currently a senior scholar at the Women’s Research and Education Institute in Washington, D.C.

The Second Annual “Day Without Stress” Noon to 4:00 PM Thurs., May 2 in the Keystone Room. Take a break! Drop in! There will be lots of activities to promote relaxation and fun. Sign up for cranial-sacral and chair massage therapy. Enjoy games, ice cream, refreshments, zumba, dance, and more. Therapy dogs will also be on hand. Sponsored by Active Minds Student Organization and Counseling and Psychological Services. For more information call 570-422-3277.

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 6:00 – 7:00 PM, 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

Gestures and Postures Spring Dance Showcase From 2:00 to 3:30 PM Sun., April 28 in the Abeloff Center for the Performing Arts. This dance concert is a mixture of modern, ballet, and jazz dance. The dance collaboration will be presented by children of the ESU Community Dance Program and the University Dance Company. The cost is $5 for seniors and children under 12, and $10 for the general public.

Be a Burgy Mascot for the 2013-14 Season! Attend an Informational Meeting at 2:00 PM Tues., April 30 in Koehler Fieldhouse. For information call 570-422-3578 or email

CETL’s Faculty Colloquium on Scholarship, 12:30 to 3:50 PM Tues., April 30 in Beers Lecture Hall. Faculty from many different departments will present research in multiple stages of development as well as pedagogical techniques used in the classroom. Presentations will be short (5 minutes, with a few minutes for questions), to accommodate many presenters and to allow time for discussion and feedback. Feel free to attend the entire event or only a portion that fits your schedule. This is a great opportunity for faculty from multiple disciplines to share their ideas and scholarly endeavors, and to hear what colleagues are doing! Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Jennifer White at

ESU Freshmen and Seniors – Watch Your ESU Email for an Invitation to Take The National Survey of Student Engagement. This online survey is an opportunity for you to describe your experiences at ESU so far. ESU wants to know what you think! Complete the survey and be entered into a weekly drawing to win $50. Weekly Winners: Congratulations to Maegan Mostellar, Melvin Arcangel, Kailey Ragard, Corey Happel, Nicholas Scalzo, Mikhail McCalla, Veronica Torres, Jasmine Mogdam, Haleigh Reczka, Chinyere Udeh, Susan Schmoyer, and Matthew Hemerly. For more information, call 570-422-3574.

WESS Radio

90.3 WESS Will Host a Spring Jam on Fri., April 26 All Day! Various artists will visit the station to be interviewed and perform live. Listen to
90.3 WESS for our Spring Jam!

90.3 WESS Radio Station Will Sponsor a Test Movie Screening of Dead TV From 7:00 to 9:00 PM Tues., April 30 in the Abeloff Center for the Performing Arts. Dead TV is an indie horror film that was shot locally and featured ESU students and alumni on the production crew. Harrison Smith, the director, will talk about the film and the movie making process. Featured ESU crew members include Dimitre Iliev, Ryan Oakes, Alex Nyman, Brandon Taylor, Melissa Sherry, Dom Galenao and Mike Sherry.

Student Activities

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.

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

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, 12:00 – 4:00 PM Quad Earth Day and Bike Riding Awareness Day Celebration Featuring booths and displays, live music and guest speakers who will address environmental and bicycling issues. Activities will include tie dying, environmental trivia, biking events, and free swag. Sponsored by the Student Activity Association Inc, and the Sustainability Transportation Committee. For more information, or to register for a booth email Madeline Constantine at or call 570-422-3334.

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.

Sunday, April 28, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM Cecilia S. Cohen Recital Hall
Winds and Friends
Featuring the University Brass Ensemble
Otis C. French, Ph.D., director
Open to the public at no cost.
For information, 570-422-3483 or

April 29 – May 13
Senior Seminar and Portfolio in Art Student Exhibition

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

April 30 – May 4, 7:30 PM; May 5, 2:00 PM
Smith-McFarland Theatre
Top Girls
By Caryl Churchill
Directed by Stephanie Daventry French
Scenic and costume design by Yoshinori Tanokura
Lighting design by Annie Weigand
Presented by the Department of Theatre. Set in Margaret Thatcher’s 1980s England, Top Girls explores the challenges for women of balancing career and family historically and in the modern era. Characters from history, literature and painting intersect with a modern businesswoman, her sister and the children caught in the melee. Performances will be followed by discussions on Exploring the Balance – Women Pursuing Vocations and Avocations and Balancing Life Choices.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013