University Bulletin – August 30, 2013

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Support Prince Hall Elementary School! The Gamma Xi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (International Honor Society in Education) would like to invite you to join us in a special project to support Prince Hall Elementary School in Philadelphia. ESU has had a partnership with Prince Hall Elementary School for over 20 years. We have had a number of Prince Hall Scholars successfully complete their degrees at ESU. In addition, we have many of our ESU students participate in field experiences and student teaching at Prince Hall.

Prince Hall Elementary School is facing many budgetary challenges at this time. We would like to support the students at this school by helping to supply them with backpacks and school supplies. Our Gamma Xi Chapter is organizing a collection of new backpacks and/or any type of school supplies (pencils, crayons, markers, glue, folders, etc.) that can be used by the 4th grade students at Prince Hall. Our goal is to supply the school with 90 backpacks filled with school supplies.

We would love for you to help us by donating a new backpack and/or any school supplies that would be appropriate for a student in 4th grade (age: 9-10 years old). There will be a collection box in Rosenkrans (outside the College of Education Office) for you to drop off any donated supplies. We would like to have all items donated by noon on Wednesday, Sept. 4. For more info send an email to Dean – College of Education, Dr. Pamela Kramer Ertel at

A Note from President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D. – In a letter dated November 16, 2012, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) reaffirmed East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania’s accreditation while requesting a monitoring report due September 1, 2013. The report is to document ESU’s further implementation of an organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve student learning, in all programs including general education, with evidence that assessment results are used to improve teaching and learning and to inform planning and resource allocation. Essentially, we need to show how we use assessment results to continuously improve student learning, i.e., evidence-based decision making. Through the efforts of many across the university, especially in academic affairs, the monitoring report is complete and is available through the following ESU webpage: A small team of MSCHE representatives is scheduled to visit our campus on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 to verify that ESU is in compliance with mandatory accreditation standards.

Public Notice Message: The Teacher Education Unit at East
Stroudsburg University is hosting an accreditation visit by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) in October 2013. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the visiting team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the party’s relationship to the institution (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates). We invite you to submit written comments to:

Board of Examiners, NCATE, 2010 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036-1023 or by email to:

mtvU, the premier college television station for news, sports and music videos, is available in the University Center Food Court, Dansbury Commons and channel 16 of the campus cable system. Catch it daily for announcements of upcoming programs and events at ESU!

Get Free Newspapers – FREE copies of The New York Times, USA Today, The Philadelphia Inquirer or the Pocono Record available for students in the University Center lobby and the first floor of Stroud Hall. Simply swipe your eCard. Your Dining Dollar or eDollar accounts will NOT be charged. This is part of the USA Today Collegiate Newspaper Readership Program and sponsored by the Student Senate.

Attention All Student Organizations: Your 2013 – 2014 Officer Update Card and membership information must be logged onto WarriorLink (rather than the excel files used in the past). In order to access your accounts, you must first submit your officer information. In order to maintain your recognition, all completed information must be logged on WarriorLink by Friday, September 20. If you have any questions please contact the Student Senate or Student Activity Association Office.

Application for Graduation – Master and Doctoral Degree Candidates: The deadline to apply for Winter 2013 Graduation for all master and doctoral candidates is September 16. Application forms can be found online or at the Graduate College which is located in Zimbar-Liljenstein Hall, Room 154. The graduation fee is $30 and is non- refundable. Checks should be made out to East Stroudsburg University.

Fall Club Fair, September 10 – Student organizations interested in having a booth at the Fall Club Fair must submit their applications by Friday, Sept. 6. Applications are available from the Student Senate Office (Room 119 of the University Center) and the Student Activity Association Office (Room 223 of the University Center). Sponsored by the Student Senate.

Free September 5 WorkshopsFall 2013 B.A.L.A.N.C.E. Being An Active Learner Among New College Experiences
Title: Sometimes Love Hurts…Relationship Violence And Its Impact On You
Presenter: Chief Robin Olson, University Police
Time: 2:00 – 2:50 PM
Title: Shattering The Silence…Sexual Assault And Its Impact On Campus Life
Presenter: University Police/Women’s Resources
Time: 3:00 – 3:50 PM
Both Workshops Held in Beers Lecture

Parlez-vous français? If you do, or you want to practice your spoken French, come to the French table every Wednesday from 1:00 – 2:00 PM in Stroud Hall, Room 206. Feel free to bring a bag lunch. You don’t need to be fluent, as all levels are welcome! For more information, contact Karin Drennan, modern languages secretary at 570-422-3407 or

Art, Dance, Music & Latino Heritage Month Film Festival

September 3 – October 4
Madelon Powers Gallery
Ciocca Prints/Yanashot Sculpture
Featuring artists Mark Ciocca and Denis Yanashot
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

Sunday, Sept. 8, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Madelon Powers Gallery
Reception for artists Mark Ciocca and Denis Yanashot
Open to the public at no cost.
For information, 570-422-3483 or

Thursday, Sept. 19, 7:00 PM
Beers Lecture Hall
Latino Heritage Month Film Festival
Negro (2013) directed by Dash Harris (USA) Open to the public at no cost.
Sponsored by the Departments of Modern Languages, History, and Multicultural Affairs
For more information, contact Dr. Annie Mendoza at

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7:00 PM
Beers Lecture Hall
Latino Heritage Month Film Festival
Wilaya (2012) directed by Pedro Pérez Rosado (Spain) Open to the public at no cost.
Sponsored by the Departments of Modern Languages, History, and Multicultural Affairs.
For more information, contact Dr. Annie Mendoza at

Thursday, Sept. 26, 7:00 PM
Beers Lecture Hall
Latino Heritage Month Film Festival
Clandestine Childhood/Infancia clandestina (2012) directed by
Benjamin Ávila (Argentina/Spain/Brazil) Open to the public at no cost.
Sponsored by the Departments of Modern Languages, History, and Multicultural Affairs.
For more information, contact Dr. Annie Mendoza at

Community Dance Program Classes for Children and Adults Start Sept. 7.
Children’s Dance: Saturdays
Session 1: Sept. 7 – Oct.12
Session 2: Oct. 19 – Nov. 23
9:30 – 10:15 AM ……..Creative Dance 4 – 5 year olds (new)
10:15 – 11 AM …………Creative Dance 4 – 5 year olds (return)
11 – 11:45 AM …………Lyrical Contemporary 6-8 year olds
11:45 AM – 2:45 PM …….Hip-Hop/Jazz 9-12 year olds
Cost: $60 per 6-week session

Adult Classes Fall 2013
Adult Yoga/Pilates: Mondays 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Adult Zumba: Tuesdays, Thursdays 5:30 – 6:30 PM Session 1: Sept. 9 – Oct. 17
Session 2: Oct. 21 – Dec. 12 (no class Nov. 18-21)
Cost for each 6-week session: $66 once a week, $132 twice a week

To register contact the ESU Office of Conference Services 570-422-3061, 96 Normal St. East Stroudsburg University.

Auditions For Theatre Department’s production of Lord of the Flies will be held in the Smith-McFarland Theatre of the Fine & Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 6:30 – 8:30 PM and Wednesday, Sept. 4, 6:30 – 8:30 PM Callbacks will be held Thursday, Sept. 5, 6:30 PM For those interested in auditioning, please read the play (copies available for sign out in Fine Arts Room 218). Prepare a one minute monologue from the play. Both men and women are invited to audition. Sign up for an audition slot on the sheets in the lobby of the Fine & Performing Arts Center. For more information, please contact Becky Solis, director at

Thursday, August 30, 2013