University Bulletin – February 1, 2013

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mtvU – The premier college television station for news, sports and music videos, is available in the University Center Food Court, Dansbury Commons and Channel 17 of the campus cable system. Watch it daily for announcements of upcoming programs and events at ESU!

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

Attention All Funded Student Organizations – Budget Workshops will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, February 5 and at 7:00 PM Wednesday, February 6 for all organizations interested in receiving a Student Activity Association allocation for 2013 – 2014. Both workshops will be held in Stroud Hall Room 113. You must attend one of the workshops to receive your budget submission information. Budget submission deadline is at 4:00 PM, Monday, February 18. If you have questions, contact the Student Senate Office at 570-422-3417.

Leadership Teleconference Series – “Principled Leadership: In the Face of Change and Crisis,” at 7:00 PM Tuesday, February 5 in Beers Lecture Hall. Featuring Rudy Giuliani renowned 107th Mayor of New York City (1993-2001). Giuliani reduced the overall crime and murder rate to make New York City the safest large city in America. Just when New Yorkers were beginning to enjoy the city’s revitalization, the unimaginable hit on 9-11. Giuliani swiftly marshaled his remarkable leadership skills to pull his city, and perhaps the entire nation, through the crisis. Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities. For more information, call 422-3429.

Student Trustee Information Session: ESU’s Office of the President and the Council of Trustees are seeking applications for the position of student trustee, the highest level of student service available. Each applicant must be a full-time, first or second semester sophomore in good academic standing with a 2.5 minimum quality point average. The current student trustee will hold an information session about the position on January 29 from 3:00 – 4:00 PM in the President’s Boardroom, Reibman Administration Building. All are welcome.

Student Trustee Applications: Eligible students who are interested in the position of student trustee must submit an application and two letters of recommendation no later than February 4, 2013. Applications are available in the president’s office, 204 Reibman Administration Building or online at For more information, please contact the president’s office at 570-422-3546 or

Multicultural Organization Fair, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Friday, February 1, 2013, in the Keystone Room. Learn about multicultural organizations on the ESU campus. For more information contact Cornelia Sewell-Allen, coordinator of multicultural affairs, at 570-422-3896 or email

Ice Skate – Cross Country Ski – Snowshoe, 4:00 – 6:00 PM Monday, February 4 and Tuesday, February 5. Enjoy ice skating on the pond or skiing/snowshoeing through the trails at Stony Acres. Hot chocolate and a fire for roasting marshmallows will also be available at no charge. (Dependent on weather conditions!)

Resume Building Workshop, 3:00 PM Tuesday, February 5 in Stroud 220. What are employers and graduate schools looking for? Develop an understanding how to write a resume that is appropriate for your career path. If you never written a resume before or are having trouble putting one together, this workshop is for you.

Career Fair Preparation 4:00 PM Tuesday, February 5 in Stroud 220. When there are hundreds of companies and thousands of job seekers, how do you stand out in the crowd? Come and learn how to make the Career and Internship Fair work for you! Empower yourself with an effective Elevator Pitch – engaging questions, an abundance of confidence, and a strategic action plan that’s designed to separate you from the competition and potentially transform opportunities into offers.

Graduate & Professional Student Association (GPSA) Meeting, 2:00 PM Tuesday, Feb. 5 in the University Center, Room 206C. GPSA seeks to enhance the advanced learning, research, scholarship, leadership and professional service experiences of graduate and professional students at ESU. GPSA will serve as a forum for graduate students to share opportunities and concerns they experience as students at ESU. GPSA will also empower members to suggest opportunities for student activities and recommend solutions to current issues to enhance the graduate student experience. All registered students are eligible to participate in GPSA, with the understanding that it focuses on aspects of graduate student life at ESU. If you are unable to attend but you are interested in participating, please contact Adam Demetros at, or visit the GPSA Facebook page at!/GPSAESU?fref=ts and leave a message.

Application for Graduation – Master and Doctoral Degree Candidates: The deadline to apply for spring 2013 graduation for all master and doctoral candidates is February 15. 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.

Alumni & Friends Jersey Boys NYC Broadway Bus Trip, Saturday, February 16, 2013. Join the Office of Alumni Engagement for the perfect trip to take in the city and beat the winter blues! Jersey Boys is the Tony Award winning story of how Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons went from being unknown New Jersey kids to international pop superstars. The coach bus departs from ESU at 9:00 AM; the show is at 2:00 PM, which includes show ticket and transportation. Bus departs for return at 5:15 p.m. Cost is $130 per ticket. To register, visit or call 570-422-3530.

Events at Stony Acres

Ice Skate – Cross Country Ski – Snowshoe, 4:00 – 6:00 PM Monday, Feb. 4 and Tuesday, Feb. 5. Enjoy ice skating on the pond or skiing/snowshoeing through the trails. Hot chocolate and a fire for roasting marshmallows will also be available at no charge. (Dependent on weather conditions.)

Cross Country Ski Along the Delaware River, from 3:00 – 5:00 PM Wednesday, Feb. 6. Relax in the peaceful scenery while cross-country skiing along the Delaware River. This program is co-sponsored by the ESU Outing Club. (Dependent on weather conditions.)

Ice Skate/Cross Country Ski/Snowshoe, 4:00 – 6:00 PM Thursday, Feb. 7. Enjoy ice skating on the pond or skiing/ snowshoeing on the trails. Hot chocolate and a fire for roasting marshmallows will also be available at no charge. (Dependent on weather conditions.)

Important Note: You must pre-register for an event 24 hours in advance at the ticket sales desk on the second floor of the Union (Room 211). For more information, contact Elaine at 570-422-3749 or the Stony Acres caretaker, Maddy, between 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM at 570-223-8316.

Study Abroad

A Great Opportunity to Study and Travel in China This Summer and Earn ESU Credits! Our ESU summer program in China will be offered again in 2013. Based at our partner university, Shenyang Normal University, in northeast China, the program is scheduled to run from May 25 through June 19, 2013.

Wenjie Yan, Ph.D., who has successfully run the program for seven consecutive summers, will teach Chinese 1 (FLCH 116) again through the program. Joining him is Ken Mash, Ph.D., who will teach Politics in Asia (POLS 230). No prior knowledge of the Chinese language is required to take either class.

In addition, you will visit many well-known cultural sites in China. They include the Imperial Palace in Shenyang, the Great Wall and the Forbidden City in Beijing, and the Shaolin Temple and the Longmen Grottoes in Henan Province.

It will be an exhilarating once-in-a-life-time experience. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Yan at You are also encouraged to attend either one of the two informational sessions. The first session is at 3:00 PM Feb.12 in Room 206 AB of the University Center. The second session is at 3:00 PM Feb. 19 in Room 213 of the University Center.


February 4 – March 15
Madelon Powers Gallery
Recent Work: Brenda Quinn, ceramics
Sharon Cosgrove, paintings
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 call, 570-422-3483 or email

Auditions For The April 30 – May 5 Production of Top Girls will be held in the Smith-McFarland Theatre of the Fine and Performing Arts Center, Tues., Feb. 5 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM and Wed., Feb. 6 from 7:30 – 9:30 PM Please read the script (copies available for sign out in Room 218 of the Fine and Performing Arts Center and prepare a 1-minute monologue from the opening scene. You can piece together monologues by cutting other characters’ interjections out of your character’s story. The expectation is that the show will be cast with seven women, all except Marlene playing multiple roles, and all actors will be in the opening scene. For information, contact the director, Prof. Stephanie French, at

Female Singers Needed (Any Voice Range) to work with the University/Community Orchestra for its spring concert. Faculty, staff and students are welcome. No audition is necessary. Please meet Wed., Feb. 6 at 7:00 PM in Room G-1 (band room) of the Fine and Performing Arts Center. For more information, contact Betsy Buzzelli-Clarke, Ed.D., at

Student Activities

Fri., Feb. 1 AAHM Kickoff
10:00 PM, Keystone Room

Tues., Feb. 5 Matt Cranstoun, Acoustic Musician
9:00 PM, Dansbury Commons

Thurs., Feb. 7 Soul Food Dinner
4:30 PM, Dansbury Commons

Fri., Feb. 8 Late Night at The Rec.
10:00 PM – 2:00 AM, The Mattioli Recreation Center
Activities include TRON laser tag, stuff-a-plush, race cars and lots of free food! Come early to reserve your bear and stay late to enjoy all the Recreation Center activities. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Activities at 570-422-3055.

Tues., Feb.12 Ethan Cramer, Acoustic Musician
9:00 PM, Dansbury Commons

Fri., Feb. 15 Love Jones Open Mic
9:00 PM, Common Grounds

Sat., Feb. 16. Bus Trip to Franklin Institute and The Titanic Exhibit.
The bus departs ESU at 11 a.m. and returns to campus at 10 p.m. The cost is $30 for ESU students and $45 for guests. Students may sign up at the Student Activities Complex, University Center, second floor. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board. For more information, please call 570-422-3396 or 570-422-3055.

Friday, February 1, 2013