University Bulletin – February 12, 2013

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A Rebroadcast of Dr. Noam Chomsky’s Talk, “Public Education and the Common Good,” from 7:00 – 10:00 PM Tuesday, Feb. 12 in Beers Lecture Hall. Dr. Chomsky, a world-renowned academic and social activist, shared his views on education in society during his visit to ESU on Wednesday February 6, 2013. The rebroadcast will provide an opportunity for those who could not attend to hear the talk. For more information about the rebroadcast or for special accommodations, please contact Peter Pruim, Ph.D., professor of philosophy and religious studies, at 570-422-3601, or by email at

Sanofi, Sanofi Pasteur, and Genzyme Summer Internship Information Session, 6:00 PM Tuesday, Feb. 12 in the Niedbala Auditorium in the Sci. Tech. Center. RSVP Career Development at 570-422-3282. Limited seating. Attention All Funded Student Organizations: Did you miss the Budget Workshops? If so, you must contact Mark Ruf, coordinator of finance for the student senate, at 570-422-3417 to receive your budget submission information. All budget requests for 2013 – 2014 must be submitted to the Student Activity Association Office on the second floor of the University Center by 4:00 PM on Monday, Feb. 18.

ESU Multi-faith Prayer Service with Scripture, Music and Conversation for Seekers, Journeyers and Anyone on a Spiritual Path, 6:00 PM Sunday Evenings in Beers Lecture Hall. For more information, contact Pastor John Harding or Vicar Deb Taylor at 570-422-9422 or

The Assessment Consulting Team (ACT): Do You Need Help with Assessment? The Assessment Consulting Team is here to help. The ACT is made up of people from across the campus with training and experience in assessment who have volunteered to share their expertise with others. The consultants work with your department, program, or group to solve the particular problems you face. To schedule a consultation, email Chris Dudley at

Authors’ Forum Series, From Idea to Published Book, 6:00 to 7:30 PM Thursday, Feb. 21 in the Computer Lab Located on the Ground Floor of the Kemp Library. ESU students are invited to attend the inaugural Authors’ Forum organized by the Library Advisory Committee. Hear ESU faculty discuss the goals and inspirations behind the books that they have written.

The invited authors for this first event are: Esther Daganzo-Cantens, Ph.D., (Modern Languages), book title – Carmen De Burgos: Educación, Viajes, y Feminismo en los libros de viajes de Carmen de Burgos en Europa; Johan Eliasson, Ph.D., (Political Science), book title – America’s Perceptions of Europe. Shannon Frystak, Ph.D., (History), book title – Our Minds on Freedom: Women and the Struggle for Black Equality in Louisiana, 1924-1967. Dr. Jeff Ruth, Ph.D., (Modern Languages), book title – Urban Honor in Spain: The Laus Urbis from Antiquity through Humanism. The evening will begin with a panel discussion, concluding with breakout sessions where the authors will answer questions from the audience.

Applications For Community Assistant (CA) At University Ridge. Applications for the Community Assistant position at University Ridge are now available! If you are interested in being a CA next year, you can get an application in the University Ridge office or on our website at

This year we are looking for Summer Community Assistants (SCA), who will only work over the summer months and regular Community Assistants (CAs) who will only work through the academic year, including winter break. SCAs will be paid a base salary for their summer work and CAs will be compensated with free housing for the entire year. If you have any questions, please call Luke in the University Ridge office at 570-422-2400.

The Active Minds Club is Growing! Leadership Positions Available. Anyone with an interest in mental health awareness and a dedication to helping people is welcome. We meet on Thursday at 3:00 PM in Stroud 420. Active Minds seeks to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and getting professional help. With over 260 clubs at colleges nationwide, the national Active Minds members participate in such events relating to National Stress Out Day, Suicide Prevention Week, Depression and Eating Disorders Awareness, to name a few. See and Facebook. For further information, call Counseling & Psychological Services, 570-422-3277.

Annual Empty Bowls Luncheon, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Thursday, March 14 in the the Keystone Room. Empty Bowls is a National Organization that supports local food donations in the community. Please join us at our 6th annual event. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from Linda in the Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management Department, Monday – Friday from 8:30 – 11:30 AM.

Events Stony Acres

Cross Country Ski at Promised Land State Park from 2:00 – 5:30 PM Tuesday, Feb. 12. Enjoy a brisk ski adventure within the 3,000 acres that comprise Promised Land State Park located in Greentown, Pa. This program is weather dependent and co-sponsored by the ESU Outing Club.

Reservations for all the exciting winter programs should be made at the Ticket Sales Desk on the second floor of the University Center (Room 211) and should be made at least 24 hours in advance unless otherwise noted. Transportation and equipment is available for all programs at no charge. Basic instruction will also be provided. All programs are free unless otherwise noted. Programs are subject to change with advance notice and are dependent on weather conditions. For more information, contact Elaine at 570-422-3749.

Student Activities

Fri., Feb. 15 Love Jones Open Mic
8:00 PM, Common Grounds

Sat., Feb. 16. Bus Trip to Franklin Institute and The Titanic Exhibit.
The bus departs ESU at 11:00 AM 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 570-422-3055.

Art & Theatre

Exhibit shown until 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

Faculty & Staff

WellU Group Fitness Classes. All classes are open to faculty and staff. You must have an eCard to participate and wear athletic clothing and sneakers. Monday: 5:15 – 6:00 PM, Kick-N-Sculpt Tuesday: 5:30 – 6:15 p.m., Cardio/Strength Thursday: 5:15 – 6:00 PM, Zumba All classes are held at Rec B Fitness Center. For more information, contact Jessica Kornhausl, MA, PHR, assistant director of employee services, at 570-422-3747.

Sewell, Weber to Co-chair ESU Foundation Faculty And Staff Campaign. Two well-known and respected members of ESU’s faculty and staff will kick off the East Stroudsburg University Foundation’s 2013 Faculty and Staff Campaign next week. Cornelia Sewell, coordinator of multicultural affairs, and Jeffrey A. Weber, Ph.D., chairman of the political science department, will lead the charge in the fundraising campaign that begins February 12, 2013, and runs through late March. You will soon receive your Faculty and Staff Campaign packet through the university mail. Valuable information is included about the ESU Foundation Annual Fund, the cornerstone of the Foundation’s fundraising efforts. Through private contributions, the ESU Foundation Annual Fund helps replace lost state funding to the university’s operating budget. It provides immediate support where ESU and its students need it most.

  • Annual scholarships
  • Improvements to academic and athletic programs
  • Faculty research grants
  • Enhanced technology
  • Enrichment of departments

Make Your Gift Early. Go to payroll deduction and take advantage of the ESU Foundation’s easy payroll deduction method of giving. For more information, contact Robin Opperlee, assistant director of the Annual Fund, at 570-422-3019, or fax: 570-422-3301, or by email:,”>

Art & Theatre

Exhibit shown until 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

Tuesday, February 12, 2013